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Volunteer at the MSUM Fargo Marathon Expo Booth

Posted on May 19, 2017

MSUM has been given an Expo Booth to promote MSUM to a huge audience for the Fargo Marathon. There are often long lines of people waiting to spin the MSUM prize wheel and gives us the opportunity to interact with those in line. Last year we had great interactions with Alumni, Current students,  future students and general public that loved seeing MSUM promoting.

Sign up to volunteer at  Read the rest of this entry →

Fargo Marathon Watch Party

Posted on May 19, 2017

Saturday, May 20 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Campus Mall

Cheer for your 2017 Fargo Marathon runners at MSUM. With lots of room to set up your cheering section, it’s ideal to watch the race. See your runners pass twice as they loop through campus, and give them the encouragement they need to finish the race!

  • Conveniently located
  • Ample parking
  • Comfortable
  • Live music

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MSUM Loop of the Fargo Marathon – Volunteers Needed

Posted on May 19, 2017

The 2017 Fargo Marathon will be running through the MSUM campus! The date is Saturday, May 20, 2017. Last year MSUM received a great deal of praise for our efforts, energy and excitement in cheering on runners as they ran through MSUM’s campus. Our goal is to do even better this year and we need your help!  Read the rest of this entry →

Finalists named for the Assistant Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

Posted on May 01, 2017

The campus community is invited to attend the presentation portion of the candidate’s interview. The candidates have been provided a prompt and will speak for 20 minutes. We will then have 10 minutes for Q and A from the audience.

Here are the presentation details:

Monday, May 1
Candidate: Shireen Alemadi
Presentation: 9:45-10:15 a.m. in CMU 205  Read the rest of this entry →

College for Kids & Teens awarded Lake Region Arts Council grant

Posted on April 21, 2017

MSUM College for Kids & Teens has been awarded $9,550 in grant support from Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) for Summer 2017. This is the sixth year in a row that the program has applied for and been awarded money from LRAC to support their K-12 courses in the arts.

The $9,550 will be used to support need-based scholarships for K-12 students that want to attend MSUM College for Kids & Teens Arts courses. Examples of courses that students could take include: Science and Art of Making Soap, Clay and Toy Animation, Peculiar Painting, Water Wonder World, Dare to Design, Kids and Clay and many more.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon SAAC Hosts Grill Out to Support Make-A-Wish Foundation on April 22

Posted on April 21, 2017

Saturday, April 22 | Nemzek Hall

During the Red & White Celebration on Saturday, April 22, the MSUM Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting a Grill Out in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Full lunches (brats/hamburgers, chips, & drink) are $5 and will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. We would love to see you there in support of Dragon Athletics and Make-A-Wish!  (Shannon Galegher, SAAC President)  Read the rest of this entry →

Volunteers needed for on-campus event for local high school students

Posted on March 27, 2017

MSUM is hosting a new event for high school students called “College Connections Careers” on Thursday, March 30. This event is an opportunity for local high school students to interact with local professionals and employers to learn about the connection between college and careers.

To make this event an success we need volunteers for a few things: transferring high school students from session to session around campus (about a 20 minute task between sessions) and then college students to chat with the high school students during lunch (you would get lunch as well). Please check out the sign up for times that work for you and sign up today!  Read the rest of this entry →

Register for College for Kids & Teens classes this summer

Posted on February 16, 2017

Don’t miss out on registering your children or grandchildren for some great classes this summer! Visit to view the schedule and descriptions. Don’t forget to share the information with your circle of friends, family and community members – we don’t want the kids to miss out on these fun and educational courses! An extra bonus for children of MSUM faculty, staff and students – take 10% off you balance.

Great things are happening this summer!  Read the rest of this entry →

Volunteers needed for 10th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons Feb. 10

Posted on February 10, 2017

Mark Your Calendar for the 10th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons!  This year’s event is set for February 6-10, 2017 and celebrates 10 years of bringing awareness to breast cancer and other cancers.  Sign up to volunteer at the Go Pink volunteer online sign-up.

For more information about Go Pink with the Dragons, contact Gloria Riopelle at or 218-477-5824 or visit 10th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons.

#GetActive with today’s Volunteer and Service Fair

Posted on February 02, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 2 | 1-4 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

On Thursday, Feb. 2, from 1-4 p.m. the Office of Student Activities will be hosting the 5th Annual Volunteer and Service Fair in the CMU Ballroom.

This fair is a great opportunity for you to meet with local nonprofits and discuss possible volunteer and service learning opportunities as well as possible internships or careers in a nonprofit setting.  Read the rest of this entry →

Get out and embrace winter at Frostival this weekend

Posted on January 23, 2017

Okay, admit it. You really don’t hate winter as much as you say you do. So grab your friends, bring your spirit of adventure (and maybe some mittens) and join us for a weekend celebrating the cool of winter in one of the coolest places around. Take in the Opening Kickoff on Friday night featuring live music, fire pits, s’mores, Cocoa Cook-Off, carriage rides and more. On Saturday, chill at Base Camp, do snowga (yoga in the snow) or check out some of the other Frostival activities going on throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the Frostival website or the Facebook page.

Food pantry volunteer opportunity today

Posted on January 17, 2017

Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Emergency Food Pantry

In the spirit of community and service to others, the Black Student Union and Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be volunteering at the Emergency Food Pantry in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Tuesday, January 17 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

Volunteer opportunities available at Frostival 2017

Posted on January 17, 2017

The Fargo-Moorhead area’s winter celebration, Frostival, is next weekend and volunteers are still needed. Opportunities available include helping during the Opening Kickoff on Friday evening, assisting with the kickball tournament, judging the cardboard sled races, helping build snow forts and more.  View all available opportunities and sign up here.

Registration open for Frostival’s North of Normal Games

Posted on January 13, 2017

Let’s play in the snow! Frostival, a weekend of games and activities in the middle of winter, happens Jan. 27-28. Part of the event is a series of competitions, the North of Normal Games.

Registration is now open for the competitions including snow golf, volleyball, kickball, softball, disc golf and more. View all competitions and register here.

Frostival volunteer opportunities, sign up today

Posted on January 12, 2017

The 2nd Annual Frostival is taking place January 27-28. This is an amazing event to “Embrace the Cool of Winter.” There will be activities and events happening day and night all over the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo communities.

Frostival is also looking for volunteers to help with different events. Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, a variety of ages, have a wealth of experience, and ALL share one thing in common: they care about our community. Be a part of the Frostival experience. This will only take a minute or two to fill out! Sign up for each task and shift can be done via this link. Please note that you can sign up for more than one shift.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on December 13, 2016

MSUM’s Sannes nabs 2nd NSIC player of the week honor, WDAY: “For the second time this season, Minnesota State University Moorhead junior Drew Sannes has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week in women’s basketball.”

Tough stuff: First-year teachers learn new lessons, West Fargo Pioneer: “Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate Abby Neppl, a special education teacher at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo, didn’t know what to expect for her first year of teaching.”

MSUM wins Salvation Army Mascot Challenge, Inforum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead raised the most funds during the Salvation Army’s Mascot Challenge Saturday, Dec. 3, at Scheels All Sports here.”

Gibson earns All-American honors, Morris Sun Tribune: “Minnesota State University Moorhead wide receiver Damon Gibson’s record-setting season continues to give him accolades. The junior was named to the American Football Coaches Association Coaches All-America Second Team, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 7.”

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Beavers ousted late by Moorhead, Bemidji Pioneer: “In a game that could have gone either way, the Bemidji State men’s basketball team got the short end of the stick, falling 90-84 to Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday night.”

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Dragons double up BSU, Bemidji Pioneer: “Chelsea DeVille challenged her Bemidji State women’s basketball team to find its identity after a 102-50 drubbing from Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday night.”

MSUM rolls past Bemidji State, Inforum: “Ayob Ayob scored a game-high 22 points and Tanner Kretchman finished with 18 points and eight assists as Minnesota State-Moorhead defeated Bemidji State 90-84 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate men’s basketball on Saturday, Dec. 10.”

Dragon men and women each extend winning streaks to eight games, WDAY: “Coming of their second buzzer beater in as many weeks, the MSU Moorhead men’s basketball team was in Bemidji going for their eighth win in a row.”

Dragons upend Bemidji State in women’s basketball, Inforum: “Jacky Volkert recorded 16 points and ten rebounds and Drew Sannes poured in 28 points as Minnesota State-Moorhead defeated Bemidji State 102-50 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball on Saturday, Dec. 10.”

MSUM expects 430 students to graduate Dec. 15, Inforum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to about 430 students during its fall commencement program at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.”

MSUM Community Hour of Code

Posted on November 28, 2016

Hello! I’m happy to share information about our second Annual MSUM Community Hour of Code. This was a great event last year that brought in a lot of families from the community to learn about the value of computer programming fundamentals. One of the best parts, though, was seeing families working through code together and learning from the exercises on

This year’s event is again family based (ages 7 and up) and will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can sign up on eventbrite here:

While a pizza lunch is served, we have a lightning round of inspirational speakers from the community who work in the field.  Read the rest of this entry →

FM Community Hour of Code

Posted on November 14, 2016

Kids: come learn some code! Parents: come learn along with them!

Our FM Community Hour of Code kicks off the nationwide Week of Code (Dec. 5-11) with an opportunity to complete the Hour of Code with mentors, hear from alumni and students who code, and learn about the local organizations and companies that support computer science literacy. (Get info about the national event and the exercises we’ll do at  Read the rest of this entry →

Volunteers Needed for Robert Asp Elementary School Carnival

Posted on November 14, 2016

A local Moorhead Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help with their school carnival on Friday, Nov. 18. Check the details below and use the link to sign up to assist. Free dinner included!  Read the rest of this entry →

Community Outreach Looking for Faculty, Student Volunteers

Posted on October 25, 2016

On Friday, Nov. 4 there will be 120 8th graders on campus from Detroit Lakes, Minn. These students will be on campus all day taking part in a range of activities (Planetarium Show, Lunch in Kise and engaging in Faculty/College Student panels).

Volunteers are needed for Major Specific Faculty and College Student panels/activities. Panels are at 11 a.m., 11:40 a.m., and 12:20 p.m. This group has students with specific majors of interest, so please review the need below. If you are willing and able to help out at the panel that corresponds with your major please email Shireen Alemadi ( no later than Friday, Oct. 28.  Read the rest of this entry →

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