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‘Peace, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice’ study abroad course

Posted on September 22, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 12 p.m. | Lommen 101 or Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 4:30 p.m. | Lommen 203

Professors Jeremy Carney and Geraldine Hendrix-Sloan are offering a study abroad course in Ireland titled, “Peace, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice” during Spring semester. Travel will take place for 16 days in May 2018. If you would like to learn more about this program, please attend either of the following informational meetings on September 27: 12 noon in Lommen Hall 101 or 4:30 p.m. in Lommen 203.

Faculty present at Midwest Campus Compact Conference

Posted on September 18, 2017

A collaborative faculty team from the College of Education and Human Services and College of Humanities and Social Sciences presented at the “Doing Democracy: Asset-Based Engagement and Culture Change” Midwest Campus Compact Conference on 7 June, 2017 in Chicago, Ill. The team members comprising of Dr. Michael Coquyt, Dr. Yolanda Arauza, Rachel Stotts, Janelle Miedema, and Dr. Nandita Bezbaruah presented their findings “Creative Collaboration in Service –Learning Research and Implementation.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Visiting Scholar Series: Dr. Sara Langworthy

Posted on September 15, 2017

Friday, Sept. 15 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

The College of Education and Human Services Visiting Scholar Committee will be hosting Visiting Scholar, Dr. Sara Langworthy on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. She will talk on Bridging the Relationship Gap: Becoming an Ally for Children Facing Adversity.

On Friday, Sept. 15 in the CMU Ballroom she will be talking on Bridging the Relationship Gap: Approaches for Working with Children to Build Resilience and Promote Children’s Learning and Mental Health. This will be from 9 to noon. Both talks are free. If you think you will be bringing students to either talk, please let Marci Glessner know the numbers you expect to attend at marci.glessner@mnstate.edu.

Donuts with Dragons Celebrates Moorhead Public Schools

Posted on September 05, 2017

To celebrate the impressive number of Dragons working around the F-M community, the MSUM Alumni Foundation brought donuts to another area business.

In August, President Anne Blackhurst, Ok-Hee Lee, Shireen Alemadi, Gina Monson, Ashley Quinn, and Meghan Feir visited the Moorhead Public School System to bring donuts and swag to the hundreds of MPSS employees tied to MSUM.

From its inception, MSUM has been an educational leader in the community, training students to become educators. For many Dragons, teaching has become a family trade that continues to inspire younger generations to help and teach the world around them.

Janelle Frost-Geiser ’87 (history education), a social studies teacher, is a Dragon and the mother of three MSUM students. Each of her daughters has followed her in their plans to become teachers of art, history and mathematics.

“I started out as a mass comm student and worked at the radio station at the union for awhile, which was fun, but I eventually realized I loved education and went into history,” Frost-Geiser said. “I student-taught here at Moorhead High School and eventually came back here to work in 1990.”

As Dragons came up to the MSUM table to visit and get a sweet treat, one statement heard time and again was how meaningful their experiences were at MSUM.

David George ’14 (elementary inclusive education), a fourth-grade teacher, said the energy and open spirit was always palpable on campus.

“I’m proud to be a Dragon because they really made you feel at home,” George said. “You came to campus and felt the energy every day,” George said. “It was bright and positive. You felt like a family with everyone you were taking classes with, and I just really loved my experience there.”

Spring Commencement today

Posted on May 12, 2017

MSUM will award degrees to about 875 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 12 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.  

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, Health and the Environment, and Graduate Studies.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies.  Read the rest of this entry →

Welcome Dragons into the alumni family

Posted on May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, be a part of the Annual Alumni Flag Corps. Please join us as we smile and wave flags, welcoming Dragons into the alumni family for the ceremony. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the ceremony so we can be prepared for the graduates as they walk by. This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni! Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM expects 875 students to graduate May 12

Posted on May 02, 2017

MSUM will award degrees to about 875 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 12 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.  

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, Health and the Environment, and Graduate Studies.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies.  Read the rest of this entry →

Join the Alumni Flag Corps at Commencement

Posted on May 01, 2017

Friday, May 12, be a part of the Annual Alumni Flag Corps. Please join us as we smile and wave flags, welcoming Dragons into the alumni family for the ceremony. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the ceremony so we can be prepared for the graduates as they walk by. This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni!

Requirements: Must be able to smile and wave flag Friday, May 12, 2017! Read the rest of this entry →

Nominate a colleague or professor for the prestigious Dille Lecturer Award

Posted on April 10, 2017

Nominate your respected colleagues or favorite professors for the prestigious Dille Lecturer Award! Successful nominees will demonstrate how they transform the world by transforming students’ lives.

Each year, students, faculty and staff are asked to submit a nomination for the faculty member they believe best exemplifies the award criteria. The Provost’s Council reviews the nominations and selects a recipient. That faculty member will be honored at a Fall Semester 2017 awards ceremony during which they will present a lecture of their choosing, and receive the award’s $1,200 honorarium. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM new hires

Posted on April 04, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

March 13, 2017

  • Carol Kaszynski- Adjunct Faculty, Management
  • Richard Courtney- Adjunct Faculty, Educational Leadership

March 20, 2017

  • Jill Helm – OAS Senior, Registrar’s Office

March 22, 2017

  • Scott Lein – General Repair Worker, Housing & Residential Life 

April 3, 2017

  • Dana Bisignani – Women’s Center Coordinator, Women’s Center

Meet the new Noyce scholars

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Lexi Byler, MSUM Marketing Intern

MSU Moorhead’s Robert Noyce Grant Project gives current students majoring in science or mathematics, or community members who’ve received a STEM degree, the opportunity to earn a teaching license free of cost. This semester, MSUM awarded four student scholarships to David Cord, Christian Larson, Brooke Mayer and Jennifer Williams. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Present at National Conference on Co-Teaching

Posted on October 31, 2016

Marilyn Labrensz, Shirley Johnson, and Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the National Conference on Co-Teaching in Minneapolis, Minn. Their session was titled Creative Co-Teaching: Broadening the Practice in Pre-K through Higher Education.

Dominican Republic Study Abroad Information Meeting

Posted on October 31, 2016

Monday, Oct. 31 | 12 p.m. | Lommen 91

Travel with us on a study abroad to the Dominican Republic from May 15-27, 2017. Be immersed into a unique, culture and participate in a service learning project called, “Empowering the Children in the Dominican Republic.”

We will have an information meeting on Monday, Oct. 31 at 12 p.m. in Lommen 91.

If you can not attend the meeting, please contact Dr. Mary Dosch (doschma@mnstate.edu) or Dr. David Paul (david.paul@mnstate.edu) for more information.

Carney presents at aging and disability conference

Posted on October 21, 2016

Dr. Jeremy Carney presents the opening keynote address at the 2016 Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability. The presentation was entitled “Social Work Practice Ethics and Social Media.” Read the rest of this entry →

And the winners are…

Posted on October 11, 2016

Our Homecoming 2016 office decorating winner is the Early Childhood Office.

The winner of the Homecoming 2016 Dean’s Chili Feed is Chicken Chili by Dean Ok-Hee Lee from the College of Education and Human Services.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

Harvest Party Oct. 18

Posted on October 10, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 7 p.m. | Harwood, N.D.

Join the Education Minnesota Student Program for the second annual Harvest Party. It will be a fun night with other education majors for the autumn social event. Transportation will be provided from the Lommen parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. A van will leave every 20 minutes

Dr. Paul Invited to Speak at ND Behavior Health Conference

Posted on September 07, 2016

Dr. David Paul, the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor and in the Counseling and Student Affairs program in the Graduate School of Education and Human Services, was recently invited to present at the North Dakota Behavior Health Conference on Sept. 6, 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Council for Exceptional Children Meeting Sept. 7

Posted on September 07, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 7 | 6 p.m. | Lommen 91 Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty, Students Return from Study Abroad Trip to Peru

Posted on June 10, 2016

Five faculty — Mary Dosch, Janelle Miedema, David Paul, Vicki Riedinger, and Lisa Stewart — just returned from a leading a two week study abroad in Peru with 23 students.

For the second year in a row, the group was a cross disciplinary service-oriented group consisting of undergraduate and graduate students from education, psychology, speech language hearing sciences, counseling and social work. Read the rest of this entry →

Two Mathematics Faculty, Six Math Education Majors Take Part in State Math Conference

Posted on May 04, 2016

Monica Maus, Aaron Moser, Joanna Rogness, Kain Schow, and Professor Tim Harms presented a session titled: “What we did to Engage Students in Mathematics” at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference in Duluth April 28-30. Read the rest of this entry →

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