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Planning underway in anticipation of major research and education initiative at MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center

Posted on February 24, 2015

Planning is underway in anticipation of a major research and education initiative at the MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center. A proposal to study the restoration of developed land to a natural state has been in the works for more than 30 years, and now a $527,760 grant application is working its way through the final funding process. If awarded, work will begin this summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Scholarship luncheon honors student achievements

Posted on October 30, 2014

The Alumni Foundation and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship host the third annual Scholarship Luncheon Friday, Nov. 7 in the CMU Ballroom. The scholarship luncheon celebrates the achievements of MSUM students and provides scholarship recipients an opportunity to meet donors who have greatly impacted their lives through their generosity and dedication to student success.

“This scholarship has allowed me to really immerse myself in the college experience without having to worry so much about money,” said freshman music industry major Rebecca Garvey. Read the rest of this entry →

Science, technology and math majors: Learn about paid internships with Minnesota companies on Monday

Posted on September 25, 2014

Attention science, technology and math majors: Learn about paid internships with Minnesota companies on Monday, September 29 at 2:30 in HA 325.

SciTechsperience is an internship program that connects talented college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to rewarding, paid, STEM internship opportunities in dynamic Minnesota companies

Today’s Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 23, 2014

An Academic Symposium featuring a series of student and faculty presentations from a variety of disciplines will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 as part of inauguration week activities. The theme tying the presentations together will be “How Persistence, Resilience, and Grit Make a Difference.”

Concluding the daylong activities will be the TED Talk video “Grit: The Key to Success” by Angela Lee Duckworth, with post-film discussion moderated by President Janis at 2:30 p.m. in CMU 101.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. in various locations on campus. The Academic Symposium schedule is on the inauguration website.

Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Open at MSUM Library

Posted on September 23, 2014

September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor
Library Hours

“Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open Sept. 22 in the Livingston Lord Library, second floor, where it will be on view through Oct. 10. Read the rest of this entry →

Presidential inauguration during #DragonPride Homecoming

Posted on September 16, 2014

Alumni and friends are cordially invited to celebrate the installation of Anne Blackhurst as MSUM’s 11th president Friday, September 26 at 2 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Hansen Theatre. A celebratory reception in the Center for the Arts gallery will follow. For details on inauguration activities taking place during homecoming week, visit For more information on homecoming activities, visit

Anne Blackhurst became the 11th president on July 1, 2014. Prior to her appointment, she served as MSUM’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs since 2011.

Students chosen to present Workshop at FEMMSS5 Conference in August

Posted on April 01, 2014

Students Kate Lucero and Whitney Oxendahl are working with faculty to develop a case study on the Hydraulic Fracturing taking place on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Lucero and Oxendahl will be presenting this work at the FEMMSS5 Conference.

Lucero is a double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy and Oxendahl is majoring in Sustainability – Environmental Science emphasis with a minor in Biosciences. The two students are working with an interdisciplinary faculty team consisting of Claudia Murphy, Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy, Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, Alison Wallace, Biosciences and Sara Anderson, Biosciences. The FEMMSS (Feminist Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodologies and Science Studies) Conference will be held at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario in August 10-13, 2014.

Summer 2014 advising & registration begins March 3

Posted on February 21, 2014

Summer advising begins Monday, March 3 and summer registration begins Monday, March 10. There are no specific registration windows assigned for summer through your e-services – open enrollment for summer 2014 will begin on March 10 at 8 a.m.

Fall 2014 registration windows

Posted on February 21, 2014

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester is scheduled from March 10-14 and March 24-28, 2014. During this time, currently enrolled or returning students have an opportunity to register before new students. Registration proceeds according to the number of semester hours individual students have completed. Students with more earned semester hours are allowed to register earlier than students with less semester hours. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate MSUM’s distinguished alumni at the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration

Posted on September 25, 2013

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s outstanding alumni and friends. At the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration we honor the professional and personal achievements of our outstanding alumni and recognize in appreciation MSUM alumni & friends who give their time and talent to further the mission of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

We hope you’ll be able to join us to share in this special evening. The evening begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Awards will be presented, with a brief acceptance speech given by each recipient. Read the rest of this entry →

Kaplan rep on campus Thursday

Posted on September 23, 2013

A representative from Kaplan will be in the Science Lab Atrium Thursday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any students who have questions about test prep or about the following exams in general: GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT.

Also, Kaplan offers some FREE test prep; check out the attached flyer for more information.


Wisenden is Wednesday’s Dille Lecturer

Posted on September 18, 2013

Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, is this year’s Dille speaker. His talk is entitled “Minnows and Cichlids and Worms! Oh My! The Behavioral ecology of predator avoidance as uncovered by undergraduate researchers”. The talk is Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. SL 118.  The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.



Graduate School Week Events

Posted on September 17, 2013

The MSUM Career Development Center is hosting the two workshops leading up to the Graduate & Professional School Fair:

• How to Apply for Graduate School; Monday, Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m., MA 165
• Life as a Graduate Student; Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m., CMU 205

No pre-registration is required to attend the fair or workshops.

Graduate & Professional School Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CMU Ballroom Read the rest of this entry →

Sherman Alexie’s visit and the “common read”

Posted on September 17, 2013

Please complete survey

If you read Alexie’s book, had your students read his book, and/or attended his talk last week, we would like your input! Please complete the survey.

Webinars on communicating science in the Faculty Development Center

Posted on September 17, 2013

Today and Thursday

  • Communicating Science Amid Confusion and Uncertainty: How to Deal with Tough Questions, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.
  • A Scientist’s Guide to the Media: Sharing a Compelling Message with the Press, will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.

See Union of Concerned Scientists webpage for more information.

STEM Teaching Toolbox:

Posted on September 17, 2013

Using reflective writing in math and science courses

STEM Teaching Toolbox: Using reflective writing in math and science courses, will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 4:30 pm in the Faculty Development Center.

Biosciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Seminar Series kicks off today

Posted on September 09, 2013

The Biosciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department seminar series presents:

Rod Tweten, Ph.D.
George Lynn Cross Professor
Microbiology & Immunology
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Read the rest of this entry →

Biology Seminar today

Posted on September 06, 2013

Biology Seminar by Professor Dan McEwen presents a general seminar based on his research entitled “Arctic Birds & Insects: A Case Study of Climate Match-Mismatch” on Friday, Sept. 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. in SL 118.


Faculty Development Center Conversation: “Who are our students?”

Posted on August 30, 2013

From 2 to 3 p.m. today (Friday, Aug. 30), faculty and staff will have a chance to learn more about our changing student population from Ginny Bair, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Jim Anderson, Assistant Director of Admissions; and Julia Roland, Director of First Year Programs. This session is part of the New Faculty Orientation series, but anyone is welcome to join in on the conversation and to also greet our new faculty members. Read the rest of this entry →

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