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Sudden Enlightenment as Revolutionary Enlightenment

Posted on October 18, 2017

Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | MA 167

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong of the MSUM Philosophy Department will present his colloquium Sudden Enlightenment as Revolutionary Enlightenment on October 18 in MA 167 at 4:30 p.m. Please see flyer for more details. All are welcome to attend.

Hamrick presents at Science, Religion, and Lunch Seminar

Posted on October 17, 2017

Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 12-1 p.m. | NDSU Memorial Union

Please join the Science, Religion, and Lunch Seminars (SRLS) hosted by the Northern Plains Ethics Institute for Stephen Hamrick’s “Teaching Religious Studies in the 21st Century College Classroom.” The talk will begin promptly at 12 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Memorial Union’s Arikara room (on the second floor) at North Dakota State University. Hamrick is Professor of English Literature & Religious Studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Read the rest of this entry →

Drs. Kramar, Branden publish article with student co-authors

Posted on October 16, 2017

Dr. David Kramar of the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, and the Center for Geospatial Studies, and Dr. Karen Branden of the the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice recently published an article entitled “A Spatially Informed Analysis of Environmental Justice: Analyzing the Effects of Gerrymandering and the Proximity of Minority Populations to U.S. Superfund Sites” in the Journal of Environmental Justice. This was a collaborative effort with faculty from Southern Oregon University (SOU), and included two student co-authors: Hayley Hilfer of MSUM, and Aaron Anderson of SOU.

Minnesota State Employees’ Combined Charities Campaign is here

Posted on October 13, 2017

From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, join us in a competition with the other Minnesota State Universities to be the most charitable institution. We are competing for the highest percentage of employee participation—even $10 helps! Employees can donate to a charity of their choice through payroll deduction. Set it up once, and your generosity keeps giving all year long! 

This process makes your donation stretch further to help Minnesotans in need. The campaign includes Charitable Federations, groups of charitable organizations that represent charities working on similar issues. This collaboration keeps administrative and fundraising expenses low, making your contribution dollars go as far as possible.

Donate to the cause that matters most to you––environment, education, women’s issues, breaking the cycle of poverty, and much more!  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Enrollment Increases for 2nd Straight Year

Posted on October 12, 2017

The official Fall Semester enrollment figures for Minnesota State University Moorhead show an overall increase led by gains in new entering freshman and graduate students. Overall total headcount for undergraduate and graduate students is up 1.67 percent driven by a 21 percent increase in graduate students and a 2.5 percent increase in new entering freshman. Fall Semester headcount is 6,019, with 5,147 undergraduate and 872 graduate students. The official numbers are calculated after 30 class days and are used for standardized reporting purposes.  Read the rest of this entry →

‘Peace, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice’ study abroad course

Posted on September 27, 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.

Why Infant and Toddler Autonomy Matters and What it Means for Caregivers

Posted on September 27, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167

Dr. Marilea Bramer will be presenting her colloquium “Why Infant and Toddler Autonomy Matters and What it Means for Caregivers” on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. All are welcome to attend! Please see flyer for more information.

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 →

Dr. Bramer presents at, attends international conferences

Posted on September 08, 2017

On July 13, Dr. Marilea Bramer presented her paper, “The Importance of Autonomy Support for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children,” at the Philosophy and Childhood Conference at the University of Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria. Then, from July 21-23 she attended the conference “Kant on Sex, Love, and Friendship” at the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Retired MSUM professor Anoush Khoshkish passes away

Posted on June 08, 2017
Anoush Khoshkish, a retired MSUM professor, passed away on the morning of May 28, 2017, at home in New York City. He leaves behind his wife, constant companion and best friend of 36 years, Irene R. Miller. 

Anoush grew up in Paris, studied in Geneva, worked in Geneva and later Paris and settled in the United States in 1966.  Read the rest of this entry →

Gompf presents Continuing Legal Education Webinar to attorneys

Posted on May 30, 2017

Professor Tracy Gompf, Paralegal, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, presented a Continuing Legal Education Webinar “Increase Profitability and Efficiency of Your Firm Through Paralegal Utilization” to regional attorneys on May 24. This webinar was sponsored by the North Dakota State Bar Association.

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 →

Gerontology students and faculty attend the Minnesota Gerontological Society Conference

Posted on May 04, 2017

Gerontology students Haley Cox, Leah Oien, Anna Samson, and Linda Vue, along with Life Science Education student Jonathan Verdon and Gerontology Program Coordinator Sue Humphers-Ginther attended the 41st annual meeting of the Minnesota Gerontological Society in Brooklyn Center, MN on April 28, 2017. This year’s conference theme was “The Business of Aging: Exploring Partnerships, Possibilities & Priorities.” Leah Oien, a senior majoring in both Gerontology and Social Work, was awarded a highly competitive Gerald Bloedow Scholarship to support her continued study of Gerontology in the fall.

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 →

Gerontology student awarded scholarship from MN Gerontological Society

Posted on April 27, 2017

Leah Oien, a senior majoring in both Gerontology and Social Work, has been awarded a Gerald Bloedow Scholarship from the Minnesota Gerontological Society. In 1994, MGS established the Bloedow Scholarship fund to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to further their education in gerontology. Oien will receive the scholarship at the 41st Annual MGS Conference on April 28 in Brooklyn Center.

Final Spring 2017 Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26 | 7 p.m. | Langseth 118

“What Is Buddha-Nature?”

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Ph.D. | Professor, Philosophy Department, MSU Moorhead

Lectures are free and open to the public.

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 →

Drama by N.D. playwright, MSUM professor opens in Australia

Posted on March 29, 2017

Heretics, a play by MSUM English Professor and Fargo, N.D., resident Richard Zinober, opened a two-week run at the Owl and Cat Theatre in Melbourne, Australia last week.

The cross-continent connection is the result of a call for scripts by Owl and Cat Theatre last fall. “I attached the script to an email query and was notified a month ago that Owl and Cat wanted to include the play in its 2017 season,” Zinober said. Read the rest of this entry →

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