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Finalist for Dean of Education and Human Services to lead open forum today

Posted on March 05, 2015

Dr. Kathleen Brock is Interim Lead Instructor of Education Research at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Read the rest of this entry →

Five Finalists for Dean of Education and Human Services to lead open forums in March; another held today

Posted on March 04, 2015

Dr. Kathleen Brock is Interim Lead Instructor of Education Research at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She was Vice President of Academics at Minnesota State Community and Technical College /M State in Moorhead from 2011 to 2014. She was Dean of Instruction at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minneosta from 2007 to 2011. Dr. Brock received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from Iowa State University in 1994. She holds an M.A. in adult and higher education from the University of South Dakota and a B.A. in Secondary Educationfrom the University of Northern Iowa. Her open forum is Thursday, March 5, at 1:00 p.m. in CMU 203. Read the rest of this entry →

Five Finalists for Dean of Education and Human Services to lead open forums in March; first held today

Posted on March 04, 2015

Dr. Ok-Hee Lee is Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. She served as Co-Chair of the School of Teaching and Learning from 2006 until 2014. Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University in 2004, and her M.A. in school administration from Indiana University in 1994. She earned a B.A. in elementary education from Seoul National Teacher’s College in 1988, and was an elementary school teacher in Seoul from 1988 to 1991. She has been at MSUM since 2001. Her open forum is Wednesday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m. in CMU 203. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM alum named 2015 Moorhead Teacher of the Year

Posted on January 26, 2015

We Are Proud of Pam Kiser, ’92, first-grade teacher and early literacy support at Robert Asp Elementary School, for being named the 2015 Moorhead Teacher of the Year. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Pride: Head athletic trainer Andy Scott receives national award

Posted on October 30, 2014

Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead head athletic trainer Andrea “Andy” Scott was named the Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Division II by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) at their annual meeting last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Scholarship luncheon honors student achievements

Posted on October 30, 2014

The Alumni Foundation and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship host the third annual Scholarship Luncheon Friday, Nov. 7 in the CMU Ballroom. The scholarship luncheon celebrates the achievements of MSUM students and provides scholarship recipients an opportunity to meet donors who have greatly impacted their lives through their generosity and dedication to student success.

“This scholarship has allowed me to really immerse myself in the college experience without having to worry so much about money,” said freshman music industry major Rebecca Garvey. Read the rest of this entry →

Today’s Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 23, 2014

An Academic Symposium featuring a series of student and faculty presentations from a variety of disciplines will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 as part of inauguration week activities. The theme tying the presentations together will be “How Persistence, Resilience, and Grit Make a Difference.”

Concluding the daylong activities will be the TED Talk video “Grit: The Key to Success” by Angela Lee Duckworth, with post-film discussion moderated by President Janis at 2:30 p.m. in CMU 101.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. in various locations on campus. The Academic Symposium schedule is on the inauguration website.

Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Open at MSUM Library

Posted on September 23, 2014

September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor
Library Hours

“Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open Sept. 22 in the Livingston Lord Library, second floor, where it will be on view through Oct. 10. Read the rest of this entry →

Presidential inauguration during #DragonPride Homecoming

Posted on September 16, 2014

Alumni and friends are cordially invited to celebrate the installation of Anne Blackhurst as MSUM’s 11th president Friday, September 26 at 2 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Hansen Theatre. A celebratory reception in the Center for the Arts gallery will follow. For details on inauguration activities taking place during homecoming week, visit For more information on homecoming activities, visit

Anne Blackhurst became the 11th president on July 1, 2014. Prior to her appointment, she served as MSUM’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs since 2011.

Summer Session Benefits

Posted on April 08, 2014

Summer classes ensure students stay on track

Whether you take summer classes to get ahead, catch up or stay on track, Summer Session offers many benefits for current and new students.

“I take summer classes to keep me on track to graduate by 2016,” said Erika Keller, an English Education major who said summer classes lighten her load during the school year and allows her to focus intently on each class.

The sophomore isn’t a summer school newbie. She took summer classes during high school at her local technical college to prepare for the transition to MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

Early Education Center is collecting labels for learning

Posted on February 21, 2014

The Early Education Center is currently collecting these labels:

  • Cashwise grocery receipts
  • Tyson Project A+labels—these can be found on any Tyson product (chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, Tyson any’tizers, etc.
  • Country Hearth or Village Hearth bread products (Loaves 4 Learning program)
  • Campbell’s Labels for Education (which includes the following products: Bic, Campell’s, Dannon, Read the rest of this entry →

Summer 2014 advising & registration begins March 3

Posted on February 21, 2014

Summer advising begins Monday, March 3 and summer registration begins Monday, March 10. There are no specific registration windows assigned for summer through your e-services – open enrollment for summer 2014 will begin on March 10 at 8 a.m.

Fall 2014 registration windows

Posted on February 21, 2014

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester is scheduled from March 10-14 and March 24-28, 2014. During this time, currently enrolled or returning students have an opportunity to register before new students. Registration proceeds according to the number of semester hours individual students have completed. Students with more earned semester hours are allowed to register earlier than students with less semester hours. Read the rest of this entry →

Brandt to present at American Montessori conference

Posted on December 16, 2013

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, has been accepted as a presenter at the American Montessori Society’s Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. Past presenters at this conference include Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Marian Wright Edelman, Greg Mortenson, and Daniel Pink. Dr. Brandt will be sharing information related to parent perspectives on quality education for preschool and early elementary age children. Conference dates are March 27-30, 2014. This conference is attended by teachers, administrators, and parents from around the globe.

Random Act of Kindness: Student returns money to owner

Posted on December 11, 2013

Dilworth woman ‘never really had second thoughts about it,’ returns $2,800 in cash to owner

By: Wendy Reuer, INFORUM

MOORHEAD – When 19-year-old Erica Clark found an envelope full of crisp $100 bills in a McDonald’s parking lot here, she couldn’t help but wonder if someone’s Christmas had just been ruined.

“All I could think about was what if someone was going Christmas shopping and all their money was gone,” she said.
Clark had stopped for lunch at the Eighth Street McDonald’s and was returning to her car on Tuesday afternoon when she found the Wells Fargo envelope stuffed with $2,800.

Without hesitation, she took steps to find a way to get the money back to its rightful owner.

“I never really had any second thoughts about it,” she said. “I really didn’t know what to do, but I knew I wanted to turn it in right away. I just didn’t know where.” Read the rest of this entry →

This week’s 125 Faces

Posted on October 18, 2013
This week’s 125 Faces of MSUM featured David Tack and Lacey Saga. Read more below.

Name: David Tack
Profession: Assistant professor of educational foundations, coordinator of secondary education
No. of years at MSUM: 3 

Q: What is one of your favorite hobbies?
A: Oh, well that’s an easy one. I love to golf – if you can call it that – and every summer, we have the Author Open, or the Poet Pro-Am, I guess, with Thom Thammaro and Mark Vinz and Terry Rude, all of the English department, and then me. Although they can kick my butt in poetry, I can hold my own on the course. It’s great fun, and I think it’s really surreal to know that I go home, and I have their books on my shelves. I read them, truly love them and admire what they do as poets. They’re just great, great people. To sit in the golf cart just talking – it’s just the best. I play guitar a lot, so that’s my other one. I’m big into music. My buddy and I play a lot of music together. It’s been awhile since we’ve done live shows, but we still get together and think we’re rock stars. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate MSUM’s distinguished alumni at the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration

Posted on September 25, 2013

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s outstanding alumni and friends. At the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration we honor the professional and personal achievements of our outstanding alumni and recognize in appreciation MSUM alumni & friends who give their time and talent to further the mission of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

We hope you’ll be able to join us to share in this special evening. The evening begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Awards will be presented, with a brief acceptance speech given by each recipient. Read the rest of this entry →

Kaplan rep on campus Thursday

Posted on September 23, 2013

A representative from Kaplan will be in the Science Lab Atrium Thursday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any students who have questions about test prep or about the following exams in general: GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT.

Also, Kaplan offers some FREE test prep; check out the attached flyer for more information.


Graduate School Week Events

Posted on September 17, 2013

The MSUM Career Development Center is hosting the two workshops leading up to the Graduate & Professional School Fair:

• How to Apply for Graduate School; Monday, Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m., MA 165
• Life as a Graduate Student; Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m., CMU 205

No pre-registration is required to attend the fair or workshops.

Graduate & Professional School Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CMU Ballroom Read the rest of this entry →

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