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4 MSUM Students Awarded by Penny Program

Posted on April 29, 2016

The Penny Program award winners have been chosen for the spring of 2016, and four MSUM students were selected. Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Scholarship Gala surpasses years prior in attendance and money raised

Posted on April 28, 2016

Last Saturday, April 23, 2016, the university’s largest, annual fundraising event for need-based, merit, academic and athletic scholarships was held and saw a record-breaking 343 in attendance. The event raised over $167,000. Read the rest of this entry →

EMSP End of Year Celebration

Posted on April 26, 2016

Education majors, STL and Teacher Prep faculty members are invited to celebrate the great things we’ve done this year! We will gather at MB Johnson Park in Moorhead from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, where there will be food and games. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM professor and grad host community event for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted on April 19, 2016

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, along with MSUM recent graduate Michaela Kolness, Netha Cloeter, Director of Education and Social Engagement, and Catie Miller, Manager of Educational Programming, will be co-leading an inclusive community event at the Plains Art Museum for students with multiple impairments on Tuesday, April 19. This event is a continuation of the work between museum leaders, community volunteers, and Dr. Brandt to develop inclusive experiences for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special education needs. Students from outside of the Fargo-Moorhead region will be attending the event with teachers and volunteers. Dr. Brandt will be speaking on this work at the 2016 International Inclusive Education Conference in Venice, Italy, in June of 2016.

Spring Scholarship Gala | Students Directly Impacted by Event Proceeds

Posted on April 14, 2016

By Meghan Feir

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MSUM will once again be hosting an event targeted toward raising money for need-based, merit, academic and athletic student scholarships. Previously known as the Founders Scholarship Gala, the Spring Scholarship Gala is the university’s biggest fundraising event and directly impacts the lives of students across departments.

On a seemingly regular school day, Tomi Thompson got a call from her cousin, MSUM Mass Communications Department Secretary Wendy Olsgard. Deadlines were approaching for scholarship applications and the encouraging cousin knew Thompson was more than qualified.

Fast forward to 2016. With tears in her eyes, the senior, double-majoring in broadcast journalism and integrated advertising and public relations, explained how receiving scholarships made it possible for her to accept an internship with the Minnesota Vikings last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

The College of Education and Human Rights Global Human Rights Summit

Posted on April 12, 2016

On April 8, 2016 students from the College of Education and Human Services participated in a global human rights day trip to Winnipeg, Canada. The centerpiece of the tour was a visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a world-class structure dedicated to the understanding of human rights and the promotion of respect for others. Read the rest of this entry →

Summer and Fall 2016 registration begins March 29

Posted on March 29, 2016

Registration for the summer and fall 2016 semester is scheduled to begin March 29th, 2016.  Fall registration proceeds according to the number of semester hours individual students have completed with grades.  Students with more earned semester hours are allowed to register earlier than students with less semester hours. Read the rest of this entry →

Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa attended AACTE

Posted on March 24, 2016

Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa, School of Teaching and Learning attended the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 68th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and received a pre-conference training session on validity and reliability of assessment rubrics to evaluate teacher education candidates’ performance. The sessions attended were strategically selected to provide both accreditation coordinators with a clearer understanding about the requirements of the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards.

Culture, Environment, and Human Services in Tanzania

Posted on March 24, 2016

Dr. Bruce Roberts (Anthropology/Earth Science) and Dr. John Benson (School of Teaching and Learning) will be leading a four week study tour to Tanzania in May and June. Participants can sign up for the Education course, Anthropology course, or sign up for both. ANTH 390 (3 credits) /STL 390 (3 credits). Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Sheila Marquard co-facilitated a workshop at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference

Posted on March 23, 2016

Dr. Sheila Marquardt, School of Teaching and Learning, co-facilitated a workshop at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference. The session, “Internationalizing teacher education: Creating curriculum spaces for global content” helped teacher educators consider ways to integrate competencies for global citizenship throughout their coursework, despite the pressure to cover US-centric materials.

Keri DeSutter presented at ACRES conference

Posted on March 16, 2016

Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) conference in Las Vegas, Nev. The presentation, “Exploring Academic and Personal Profiles of Undergraduate Students at One University in the Rural Midwest,” shared results of research conducted in collaboration with Ximena Suarez-Sousa.

MSUM new hires

Posted on March 14, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to MSU 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 4, 2016
Vincent Williams,  Adjunct, School of Teaching and Learning

March 14, 2016
James Schumann, Public Safety Director, Public Safety

Elizabeth Maleki, OAS Intermediate (Temporary), Music

MSUM employee passed away

Posted on February 25, 2016

Ronald Ardel Messelt, 72, Fargo, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 22, in Mayo Clinic Methodist Campus. Ron was an Adjunct Faculty in Field Experience Department for the College of Education and Human Services from August 23, 2001 – May 15, 2015.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at Hope Lutheran Church – North Campus in Fargo. The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Hope Lutheran Church – South Campus in Fargo.

Arrangements by Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo

Lisa Staiger and Dr. Camille Brandt Participated in Increasing Teacher Diversity in Minnesota conference

Posted on February 22, 2016

Dr. Camille Brandt and Lisa Staiger, School of Teaching and Learning, participated in the Increasing Teacher Diversity in Minnesota: An Ongoing Community Conversation and Call to Action with more than 200 other people from more than organizations, school districts, institutions and various racial/ethnic communities throughout the state (see attached list). The event was held Saturday, Feb. 6 at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

Participants united around a common goal to double the current number of teachers of color in the state by 2020, and ensure that 20% of candidates in the teacher preparation pipeline are people of color and American Indian. Nearly 30 percent of students in Minnesota schools are students of color and American Indian students, yet 4 percent of their teachers are of color or American Indian. The gap is much wider in many Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota schools with a majority of students of color and American Indian students. Read the rest of this entry →

The Professional Teacher Principal Panel

Posted on February 04, 2016

Join the Education Minnesota Student Program (EMSP) on Thursday, February 4th at 7:00pm in CMU 101 as local principals share their experiences to help us gain a better insight on various education topics including the hiring process, working with families, classroom expectations and more. Bring your questions, a friend, and your appetite!

Dr. Valerie Ritland presented at the Hawaii International Education Conference

Posted on January 19, 2016

Dr. Valerie Ritland, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the Hawaii International Education Conference in Oahu, Hawaii. The conference was held January 2nd through January 6th, with over 1200 participants from 31 different countries attending. Dr. Ritland’s topic was, “Partnering with Parents to Maximize Student Outcomes.”

MSUM Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

Posted on January 11, 2016

From National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program

MSU Moorhead has been awarded close to $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program. The five-year grant, Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient, will facilitate the licensure of approximately 35 new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers in outstate Minnesota.

The majority of the grant funds will be used to provide both scholarships and internships for talented science and math undergraduates and recent graduates in a STEM field. Interns will work with our partners, including Fargo and Moorhead Public School Districts and Lakes Country Service Cooperative, to assist in the delivery of summer opportunities for K-12 students, including English language learners, in the subjects of science and math. Read the rest of this entry →

David Paul presents leadership skills training

Posted on January 11, 2016

Dr. David Paul, CNSA program, presented Leadership Skills Training for college students interested in leadership positions in the Student Affairs field. The presentation was part of Augsburg College’s Career Education Day January 6, co-sponsored by Minnesota College Personnel Association.

SLHS students and faculty involved in American Sign Language Santa service work

Posted on December 17, 2015

MSUM student organization National Student Speech Language Hearing Association/Collegiate Sertoma and MSUM faculty member Bruce Hanson assisted at the Fargo Moorhead Sertoma and the Fargo Quota Club ‘Signing Santa’ event on Sat. Dec. 12 at Blue Stem event center.

The event served over 150 children and their families across the region from the Deaf community. Santa communicated with the children through American Sign Language and handed out gift bags prepared by the MSUM student club. The event also featured sleigh rides, games, and a meal for families. This annual event is looked forward to with excitement by children from the Deaf community in the area.

Campus Holiday Hours

Posted on December 17, 2015

Here is a complete list of campus holiday hours:

The following offices will remain open during the holiday season:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Admissions
  • Alumni Foundation
  • College of Business & Innovation, office
  • College of Education & Human Services, office
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Human Resources
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • International Student Services
  • Marketing Communications
  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • President’s Office
  • Physical Plant
  • Public Safety (open during the entire break, 24/7, including holidays)
  • Wellness Center

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