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BIOL 335 informational meeting

Posted on September 20, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Langseth 118

There will be an informational meeting on Friday, Sept. 22 in Langseth Hall 118 at 2 p.m. to discuss BIOL 335 Tropical Conservation Biology. This course is offered in the spring semester and includes a 12-day trip to Costa Rica over spring break (March 1-12). This course is 3cr, LASC goal area 10, and open to students of any major.  Read the rest of this entry →

Research paper by Wisenden, undergraduate students accepted for publication in CHEMOECOLOGY

Posted on September 07, 2017

Brian Wisenden, Biosciences Department, and seven undergraduate collaborators, had a research paper accepted for publication this week in the international peer-reviewed journal CHEMOECOLOGY. Co-authors were MSUM undergraduates Mikaela Hanson and Whitney Shegrud, University of Minnesota Undergraduates Alexai Falkner, Ingrid Holstrom, Samantha Molitor, and Samual Willard, and University of Utah undergraduate Joshua Gillen.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s Nursing RN to BSN program one of most affordable in Minnesota

Posted on September 07, 2017

MSUM’s Nursing RN to BSN program was recently named to the “10 Most Affordable Nursing Degrees in Minnesota for 2017” list by College Choice.

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Health Services Administration Program receives North Dakota Long Term Care Association Accreditation

Posted on September 06, 2017

MSUM’s Health Services Administration (HSAD) program has received accreditation/approval from the North Dakota Long Term Care Association. Students interested in working as Nursing Home Administrators/Executive Directors (CEO) can complete classes at MSU Moorhead as program meets education requirements outlined by North Dakota Long Term Care Association.

MSUM’s HSAD program is also accredited from the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA), MN.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM new hires

Posted on August 07, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the following 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! 

July 28, 2017

  • Bertha Vasquez – Art Gallery Director, College of Arts, Media, and Communication (Re-hire)

 July 31, 2017

  • Melissa Dingmann – Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

August 1, 2017

  • Sara Schultz – Planetarium Director, College of Science, Health & the Environment (Re-hire) 

August 7, 2017

  • Mikaela Scullen – Early Education Center Teacher, Early Education Center (Re-hire)
  • Kristen Fildes – Early Education Center Teacher, Early Education Center
  • Karisa Gratton – Early Education Center Teacher, Early Education Center
  • Ryan Koehler – Graphic Arts Specialist (Graphic Designer), Marketing & Communications

Athletic Training students place fourth in 2017 NATA Quiz Bowl Competition

Posted on August 01, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the MSUM Athletic Training student quiz bowl team placed fourth among a field of ten United States teams in the 2017 National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Student Quiz Bowl competition in Houston, Texas. To qualify for the national quiz bowl competition, the team first won the Minnesota Athletic Trainer’s Association (MATA) student competition and then the won the NATA District 4 competition. This team was the first MSUM team to win the quiz bowl at the state level, and then the first Minnesota champion team to win at the district level.

Members representing the 2017 MSUM quiz bowl team were Shae Brown, Jesse Differding, Shawn Sherman, and Alexis Berscheit. Congratulations to the MSUM student quiz bowl team for representing MSUM so well this past spring and summer locally, regionally and nationally!

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 →

Celebrate Dr. Asoka Marasinghe’s retirement

Posted on May 03, 2017

Wednesday, May 3 | 2-4 p.m. | Hagen Hall Library 104

Please join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as they wish Dr. Asoka Marasinghe a happy and joyous retirement.
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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 →

Prehistoric beachfront property: Locating prehistoric deposits and landforms at the Regional Science Center

Posted on April 03, 2017

Featuring Dr. Garry Running, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Department of Geography and Anthropology

Monday, April 3 | 4 p.m. | Center for Business Room 111

Dr. Running and his research students visited the Regional Science Center during the summer and fall of 2016 to investigate the landscape history of Lake Agassiz and the Buffalo River Valley. His talk will discuss his collaborative work with the MSUM Department of Anthropology and Earth Science to understand landform evolution and prehistoric land use at the Regional Science Center.

This talk is made possible by support from MSUM’s College of Science, Health & Environment, Regional Science Center, and Department of Anthropology & Earth Science.

Dr. Garry Running at the MSUM Regional Science Center.

 

Noyce internships available for math, science majors

Posted on March 29, 2017

Interested in sharing your enthusiasm for Science and Math? Noyce internships are available for Math and Science majors. Interns are being recruited to help with summer K-12 science and math enrichment activities. Preference is given to first and second year undergraduates.  Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

Noyce Scholarship information sessions

Posted on March 22, 2017

Interested in STEM and STEM education? Noyce Scholarships are available for math or science majors who add a teaching major. Current undergraduates are eligible for multi-year scholarships and returning students can receive one year of funding.

Noyce Scholars receive full tuition and partial room/board (a bit more than $13,000 per year).

Noyce Scholarship applications are open until March 29. See the website to learn more about the program and for an online application.  Read the rest of this entry →

Biosecurity Expert Michael Osterholm to speak at MSUM March 23

Posted on March 13, 2017

Michael Osterholm

Author of Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Michael Osterholm, an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, will present a free, public talk on “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs,” Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in MSUM’s Langseth Hall room 104.

Osterholm is co-author with Mark Olshaker of the book of the same title, “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs,” to be released March 14, 2017. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Bodwin new Dean of the College of Science, Health and the Environment

Posted on March 03, 2017

Dr. Jeffrey Bodwin has accepted an offer to become the new Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment. 

Jeff earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2001 and joined MSUM in 2003. In 2011, he was elected Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. During the 2014-15 academic year, Jeff served as Acting Dean of the College, and has served as Interim Dean since Summer 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. T. J. Hansen to present this week’s Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on February 22, 2017

Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring T. J. Hansen | Mathematics: A Language for Discovery and Decision Making  Read the rest of this entry →

Biology students present at MN meeting of The Wildlife Society

Posted on February 20, 2017

Fourteen students attended the MN chapter annual meeting of The Wildlife Society at Maplelag Resort in Calloway, Minn., Feb. 14-16. The students presented seven posters and networked with professionals in the wildlife and land management professions, as well as potential graduate school options. Other meeting events included a student-professional mixer, the society’s annual business meeting, and the Quiz Bowl, in which students from different universities form teams for a wildlife trivia competition. Students are also members of MSUM’s TWS Student Chapter, advised by Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm.  Read the rest of this entry →

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