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Applications being accepted for University Writing Director position

Posted on October 07, 2015

Applications are being accepted for the position of University Writing Director. An applicant should send a CV as well as a brief letter addressing interest and qualifications to: Dr. Randy Cagle, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, by no later than noon on October 22, 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

Author Hoffbeck to talk about his book, “The Haymakers,” at upcoming events

Posted on October 05, 2015

Steve Hoffbeck, History Department, author of the book “The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families,” will talk about the stories behind his book at the Frazee Library LINK Site Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hoffbeck will also be at Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s (LARL) Mahnomen LINK Site, Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The HAYMAKERS presentation is part of LARL’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Series. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hoffbeck’s book chronicles the story of five different farm families in five different eras. In this history of farming in microcosm, Hoffbeck relates how the work of cultivating hay has changed during the last century and a half—a story not just about grass, alfalfa and clover, but also about the sweat, fears, toil and loss experienced by these Minnesota farm families. Read the rest of this entry →

McGrath Visiting Writers Series kicks off Sept. 29

Posted on September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29 | 4:30 p.m. | Library Porch

Ladan Osman, author of the chapbook Ordinary Heaven, which appears in Seven New Generation African Poets (Slapering Hol Press, 2014), will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 29 as part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series. It’s free and open to the public.

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NSF Noyce grant celebration this evening

Posted on September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015
 | 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Langseth Hall Atrium 

Come celebrate Minnesota State University Moorhead’s recently awarded National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship grant of nearly $1.2 million for the project, “Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient in Outstate Minnesota.”

We will celebrate with words, food and cool science demos the new five-year award as well as the successful conclusion of the $262,000 NSF Noyce Capacity Building grant, which led to the development of an MSUM Learning Assistant Program and a summer internship program with our public school partners. Read the rest of this entry →

Join Red Weather’s for their first meeting of the year Sept. 23

Posted on September 18, 2015

Interested in editing, publishing, writing, poetry, or visual arts? Come to the first meeting for Red Weather, MSUM’s literary and visual arts magazine. Red Weather has a strong history of presenting the poetry, prose, and visual arts of MSUM’s students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and we need you to help keep up the tradition.

Join us next Wednesday, September 23rd in the Weld Hall Library (second floor of Weld) to see what you can do as a part of Red Weather!

First Red Weather meeting of the year Sept. 23

Posted on September 15, 2015

Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary magazine, is holding its first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Weld Library. Come join the tradition and help in the production of the next excellent issue of Red Weather! Writers, artists, editors, publishers, creatives, and everyone else are all welcome!

Spanish program is offering a new class

Posted on August 19, 2015

The Spanish program is offering a newly-created section of SPAN 102. It will be taught this fall on M-W-F at 1:00-1:50 p.m.For more information, contact Prof. Katia Sherman.

MSUM archaeologist retires after 40 years in the trenches

Posted on May 18, 2015

INFORUM, By Tu-Uyen Tran

MOORHEAD—When Mike Michlovic arrived at Minnesota State University Moorhead to start a field anthropology program, he said he was told to not bother digging in the Red River Valley because there’s nothing here.

MikeMForty years and a dozen archaeological sites later, he and his students have discovered much about the life of the ancient American Indians who lived here thousands of years ago.

As Michlovic tells it, that was all by necessity. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement to be broadcast live on WDAY’Z Extra

Posted on May 14, 2015

Also streamed live online

MSU Moorhead commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live for the first in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Extra.

“Commencement is one of our most meaningful ceremonies so we thought we should share it with the greater community,” said Denise Gorsline, dean of the university college. “Not only will we broadcast both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies in their entireties, but we will also have hour-long pre-commencement programs with interviews, student videos and other content that will be anchored by MSUM alumna Lane Zyvoloski.” Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM expects more than 940 students to graduate

Posted on May 14, 2015

MSU Moorhead will award degrees to 940 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 15 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse and will be broadcast live for the first time in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Xtra.

It will also be streamed live online 

The College of Education & Human Services, College of Science, Health & the Environment, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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MSU Moorhead Names New Provost, Senior VP Academic Affairs

Posted on May 11, 2015

JoeBesPicMSUM President Anne Blackhurst has named Joseph D. Bessie to be Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Bessie is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, where he also served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Read the rest of this entry →

Cheer on Fargo (and Dragon) Marathon Runners tomorrow

Posted on May 08, 2015

MarathonGraphic_175x100Saturday, May 9 | About 8:30 a.m. | Campus Mall

Wear your Dragon Pride and roar your Dragon Support as Dragon and Marathon runners race through campus! Read the rest of this entry →

Political Science Honors Graduates, Pi Sigma Alpha Members and 2015 Outstanding Political Science Student

Posted on May 07, 2015

2015-gradsOn the evening of May 5, Political Science held a banquet honoring Spring 2015 graduates and current and new members of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science national honor society. Held at Usher’s House in Moorhead, the event celebrated the Political Science and International Studies programs 18 seniors who are graduating. MSUM Political Science also inducted 8 new members to the Alpha Eta Mu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. Read the rest of this entry →

Seeking campus input on Facilities Master Plan

Posted on April 28, 2015

April 27 | 5-7pm | CMU Main Lounge OR April 28 | 12-2pm | Flora Frick Corridor

Cuningham Group Architects will be on campus April 27 and 28 seeking faculty, staff and student input on MSUM’s Facilities Master Plan to help set the direction for future buildings and grounds. Stop by any time and share your thoughts on issues and needs related to campus facilities. Read the rest of this entry →

Diversity Mapping Project presentation is today

Posted on April 27, 2015

Monday, April 27 | 1 to 2:30 p.m. OR 3 to 4:30 p.m. | CMU 101  

Rona Halualani, a representative of Halualani & Associates, will be on campus Monday, April 27 to present the findings of a recent Diversity Mapping Project undertaken to identify MSUM’s level of diversity/inclusion achievement. Read the rest of this entry →

James Lenfestey to read at MSUM April 30

Posted on April 22, 2015

Thursday, April 30 | 4:30 p.m. | Livingston Lord Library Porch

lenfestey-image copyJames P. Lenfestey, a former editorial writer for the StarTribune who won several Page One Awards for excellence, will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in the university’s Livingston Lord Library Porch. The free reading is part of the Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series.

Lenfestey has published a collection of personal essays, five collections of poems, a poetry anthology, and co-edited Robert Bly in This World, published by University of Minnesota Press. A memoir with prose and poems, Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain, published in 2014 by Milkweed Editions, is a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. Read the rest of this entry →

President Anne finishes 2015 Boston Marathon

Posted on April 21, 2015

President Anne completed the Boson Marathon yesterday in a time of 4:38:30 seconds. In the WDAY news story  (transcribed below), she told Dom Izzo it was a grueling race but it was well worth it.

After running the 26-mile course, Blackhurst hosted a reception last night with Boston area alumni.

Despite poor weather, MSUM President Anne Blackurst says 2015 Boston Marathon was a memorable one


Boston, MA (WDAY TV) – MSU Moorhead president Anne Blackhurst told me last week s she didn’t know what to expect when she lined up for the start of Monday’s Boston Marathon.

I’m sure she wasn’t expecting 40 degrees, rain and 30 mile-per-hour winds, which greeted the runners during the entire race. Read the rest of this entry →

Students and professor received awards at 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference

Posted on April 17, 2015

Twenty-one students represented MSUM at the 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse April 9th through 12th, 2015. They were advised by Dr. Andrew Conteh and led by Model UN President Uchenna Onyeama. The team received several awards: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s ‘rock star’ president making strong impression

Posted on April 01, 2015

By Grace Lyden | Inforum

Tweet by tweet, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s new president is trying to tear down the ivory tower. 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 →

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