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Community Outreach Receives $7,500 Grant from FM Area Foundation

Posted on June 22, 2017

For K-12 Summer Camp Scholarships  

MSUM  has received a $7,500 grant from the FM Area Foundation to support student scholarships for the MSUM Community Outreach K-12 Summer Camps.

The grant will fund partial and full need-based scholarships for students in K-12 attending any of the summer camps offered by MSUM Community Outreach. Camps offered this summer include: College for Kids & Teens (ages 6-18), Multimedia Journalism Camp (ages 13-18), Coding Camp (ages 13-18) and SCRUBS, a residential camp for students entering grades 9 through 12. Read the rest of this entry →

Planned IT Maintenance

Posted on June 19, 2017

On Tuesday June 20, 2017, starting at 9 a.m., there will be planned IT Maintenance. We will be upgrading one of our database servers. The down time of each application may vary as we move the applications to the new environment. This planned maintenance will affect the following applications.

  • Accessibility Services
  • Alumni SOS form
  • Bookstore Fin Aid Changing
  • Bookstore Course Schedule
  • Budget Requests
  • Career Services and Academic Success Request System
  • Chemical Inventory Manager
  • Chemistry Exit Survey
  • CIBS – Dragon Consulting Student Application
  • Clearinghouse
  • College for Kids
  • Data Warehouse Security Requests
  • Dean’s List/Graduation List
  • DIARY/Cooperating Teacher Survey
  • Directory Manager
  • Distance Dragon Card
  • Dragon Card
  • DragonFire membership tracking
  • Driver License Verification
  • Event Attendance
  • Film equipment Checkout
  • Financial Aid Scholarship Manager
  • Hendrix Immunization Form
  • Housing forms
  • HR forms
  • IT application Inventory
  • IT forms
  • IT person Verify
  • ITS forms
  • Key/Card forms
  • KMSC song log
  • MSUM mobile app
  • Name Badge Ordering Form
  • Nursing Online Application
  • Online Course Evaluations
  • Paralegal Internship Manager
  • Parking Permit Request
  • Positive Pay
  • Retiree Directory Manager
  • Scholarship Listing
  • SCJ Camera Checkout
  • Security Photos and New Prox Cards
  • SPA – Events Form
  • Transcript Requesting
  • Wellness Center
  • Work orders (Housing and Main)


Posted on June 19, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the following employee to a permanent position at Minnesota State University Moorhead! Make sure to stop by her department to say hello and let her know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

July 1, 2017

  • Shireen Alemadi – Assistant Director for Community Outreach & Engagement, Community Outreach

College for Kids & Teens

Posted on June 14, 2017

July 17-20

College for Kids & Teens is a summer camp program for students K-12. Expert instructors teach classes that will encourage exploration, adventure and creativity while cultivating young people’s understanding and appreciation for a variety of topics. Register for College for Kids & Teens today!


  • June 12-15
  • June 19-22
  • July 10-13
  • July 17-20

Homes For Our Troops Volunteer Day

Posted on June 01, 2017

Saturday, June 3 | 10 a.m.

Homes For Our Troops is building a home for injured Moorhead veteran MSG Eric Marts. The organization is hosting a Volunteer Day Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

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

Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

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