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GIS Day at MSUM

Posted on November 16, 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | CMU Ballroom

Discover how geographic information systems are being utilized in our community by attending GIS Day at MSUM.

A variety of talks, displays and informational tables will allow you to explore how this cross-disciplinary technology is being used to visualize and analyze data. Speakers will discuss everything from weather to crime to natural resource mapping.  Read the rest of this entry →

‘Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies’ Colloquium

Posted on November 10, 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167

Dr. Ted Gracyk will presenting a colloquium titled: Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. All are welcome to attend!

See the attached flier for more information.

Gerontology Program Earns Ranking Among Top 20 Great Value Colleges for Gerontology 2016-2017

Posted on November 07, 2016

MSUM has been identified as a great value college for Gerontology in a recent ranking by Great Value Colleges. Of the approximately 60 bachelor degree programs in Gerontology nationwide, MSUM ranks 19th. MSUM offers the only bachelor degree in Gerontology in a four-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2016 Religious Studies Speaker Series Tonight

Posted on October 12, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 7 p.m. | Langseth Hall 118

Dr. Adam Kitzes, Ph.D., UND, Department of English

Praise More, whose _ _ falls _ _, or What Do We Know About Martyrs in Performance on the Early Modern Stage?

Dragons in the News

Posted on October 10, 2016

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week.

MSUM campus hosts community block party to kick of their homecoming, WDAY: “Moorhead is bursting with Dragon pride this week. Monday night, students, faculty and families rallied at a community block party for MSUM’s Homecoming.”

Roers/Keller William put on annual Chili Feed to raise money for United Way, WDAY: “It was the perfect day for a bowl of steamin’ hot chili. More than 900 people bellied up for the annual Chili Feed for United Way put on by Roers/Keller Williams. Along with a free-will donation, people could try 50 different types of chili made by everyone from the Killbourne Group to MSUM President Blackhurst.”

MSUM celebrates Professor Conteh and his retirement, WDAY: “An MSUM icon is being honored tonight for his contributions to higher education. Andrew Conteh has been teaching international relations and law at the university for more than 30 years.”

‘Printober’ at Plains celebrates art of printmaking, InForum: “The Plains Art Museum has stamped this month as Printober, with events and workshops dedicated to the art and education of printmaking.”

Gibson ties school record, leads Dragons to homecoming victory, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead wide receiver Damon Gibson was the model of scoring efficiency Saturday night, Oct. 8, at Alex Nemzek Stadium. Gibson caught four passes and all went for touchdowns. His performance vaulted the Dragons to a 41-12 homecoming victory against Minnesota-Crookston in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football at Scheels Field.”

Dragons induct 11 individuals, one team into sports hall of fame, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead is inducting 11 individuals and one team into its sports hall of fame.”

Small in stature, Dragons receiver Ambrose makes big impact, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead quarterback Jake Hodge was in the head coach’s office earlier this week when he tossed a playful verbal jab at wide receiver Cory Ambrose.”

Impact of immigration topic of MSUM lecture, InForum: :”Oscar Flores, a professor of economics at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will discuss the “Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy” during a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at King Hall, Room 110, on the MSUM campus.”

MSUM Wraps Up Homecoming Week With a Parade, KVRR: “MSUM is ending their eventful Homecoming Week with a parade. Students, faculty and staff came out to show their Dragon Pride as they joined the Homecoming Parade.”

Serving up Homecoming Spirit at MSUM’s “Ice Cream Palooza”, KVRR: “They served up free ice cream to students and a few professors got a pie in the face this afternoon at MSUM. The “Ice Cream Palooza” was all a part of homecoming week and put on by all the homecoming court nominees.”

How does Immigration Impact the U.S. Economy?, Valley News Live Point of View: “One of Donald Trump’s main platforms this election is that immigration has a negative impact on American native born jobs and wages. Is that true? Does research back up that claim?”

Oscar Flores to Give Talk on “The Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy”

Posted on October 10, 2016

Monday, Oct. 10 | 7 p.m. | King Hall

What does economic research say about the impact of immigration on U.S. wages and employment? Oscar Flores will address this and other questions regarding immigration in his talk “The Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy.”

1066@950: Commemoration of the Battle of Hastings Oct. 14

Posted on October 10, 2016

Friday, Oct. 14 |4 to 6 p.m. | NDSU’s Barry Hall

On October 14, 1066, William of Normandy overcame Harold of England to change the shape forever of English history and the English language. In a cooperative endeavor to acknowledge this significant historical moment, Concordia College, MSUM, and NDSU present on Friday, October 14, 2016, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., 1066@950: Commemoration of the Battle of Hastings. Read the rest of this entry →

Thank You, Dr. Andrew Conteh

Posted on October 05, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

After more than 30 years, Dr. Andrew Conteh is retiring and moving to California. Before he leaves, we want as many people as possible who have been touched by this extraordinary man to say “thank you.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Go West, Young Man! Then Travel the World!

Posted on October 05, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167 

Dr. Konrad Czynski will be presenting his colloquium Go West, Young Man! Then Travel the World! on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. Read the rest of this entry →

Introduction to Cultural Management Class to Present Program at Comstock House

Posted on October 03, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Comstock House  Read the rest of this entry →

The Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy

Posted on October 03, 2016

Monday, Oct. 10 | 7 p.m. | King Hall 
Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2016 Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on September 15, 2016

The Fall 2016 Religious Studies Speaker Series has been announced.  Read the rest of this entry →

3 Alumni Sworn in as Moorhead Police Officers

Posted on August 02, 2016

MSUM alumni A.J. Schlee, Andy Werk and Taylor Huss were sworn in as the Moorhead Police Department’s newest officers on Friday. The trio graduated in 2015 with degrees in criminal justice.

Help us in thanking Schlee, Werk and Huss for their service to the community!

See coverage of the event from WDAY, Valley News Live and KVRR.

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 →

Criminal Justice, Gerontology, Sociology Students Inducted into National Honor Societies May 5

Posted on May 09, 2016

On Thursday, May 5, the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice inducted 17 students into one of three national honor societies, including one student was inducted into two national honor societies. The faculty also announced the winners of the department’s annual awards.  Read the rest of this entry →

More Psychology Course Options for Fall 2016

Posted on May 04, 2016

There are now three more Psychology course options on the Fall 2016 schedule. Check them out and enroll now. Read the rest of this entry →

Honors Program Scholarships Awarded

Posted on May 02, 2016

The Honors Program is pleased to announce that four students have been selected to receive new Honors Program Scholarships for 2016-17. Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

“Death – Who Is It Bad For?” presented by Phil Mouch

Posted on April 27, 2016

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

Dr. Phil Mouch from the Philosophy Department will be presenting a colloquium on “Death – Who Is It Bad For?” on Wednesday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167.

Please see attached flyer for more details. All are welcome to attend!

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