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MSUM Working Through National Tragedies

Posted on July 15, 2016

President Anne Blackhurst recently sent an email to the campus community, reminding students, faculty and staff that MSUM stands in solidarity with those most affected by the fatal shootings in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas.

She stressed the importance of supporting one another during these tragedies, and offered resources for students, faculty and staff.  Read the rest of this entry →

Article Discusses Importance of Diversity on University Campuses

Posted on July 11, 2016

A recent article in The Forum titled, “Area colleges, universities say range of ethnicities on campus improves learning,” discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion on university campuses. The article quotes Donna Brown, MSUM’s Chief Diversity Officer.

She cites MSUM’s newly written diversity plan, and says departments are seeking to bring different perspectives into classrooms to better prepare all students for life.

For more on diversity in Red River Valley colleges and universities, you can read the full article at inforum.com.

Donate Graduation Gowns, Books to Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Posted on May 12, 2016

Congratulations, 2016 graduates! Are you unsure what to do with your gown after graduation? Do you have books that you can’t sell back?  Read the rest of this entry →

Fuzz Therapy Offered on Study Day

Posted on May 04, 2016

Wednesday, May 4 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CMU 111

Fuzz Therapy will be offered in the American Indian Research and Resource Center (CMU 111) and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (CMU 114) on Study Day, May 4 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Please see posters around campus for pictures of our canine guests. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2652.

Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice Honors 2 at Recognition Awards/Dialogue Series

Posted on May 02, 2016

May 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | CMU 205

The Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice is honoring Lexi Byler (MSUM student, President of the Black Student Union) and Jody Steile (Coordinator, White Earth/MSUM program) for their work in Diversity and Social Justice.

You can find more information here.

Follow-up Teleconference with Dr. Roni Ellington

Posted on April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29 | 2:30-4 p.m. | CMU 101

Dr. Roni Ellington, the featured plenary speaker for our Faculty Professional Development Day this February, will be holding a follow-up teleconference for faculty who would like to continue the conversation on Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success.

Please join us today in CMU 101 at 2:30 p.m.

LGBTQ+ and Christianity dialogue

Posted on April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 27 | 3 p.m. | Rainbow Dragon Center (CMU 217) Read the rest of this entry →

Free massages and apple tasting on April 26

Posted on April 13, 2016

Tuesday, April 26 | Women’s Center (BR 154) 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Rainbow Dragon Center (CMU 217) 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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Tri-College Lavender Graduation on April 21

Posted on April 13, 2016

Friday, April 21 | 7 p.m. | CMU 101 Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Faculty Fellowhip Opportunity with The Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice

Posted on April 07, 2016

The Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice (ICDSJ) is calling for a Faculty Fellow for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

The Centers Mission ~ To create a vibrant interdisciplinary space on campus for faculty, students and staff who wish to connect in order to grow diversity and social justice curriculum, research, ideas, programs, and communities.

Requirements ~ You must be a full-time probationary track or tenured faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead. You will need your Dean’s approval to receive the six total credits of reassigned time funding. The Center’s Steering Committee members are not eligible. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Faculty Fellowship Opportunity

Posted on April 04, 2016

The Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice (ICDSJ) is calling for a Faculty Fellow for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Please consider applying. Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s History Month Facts

Posted on March 31, 2016

Dorothy Hodgkin’s discoveries of the structure of penicillin and insulin led to significant improvements in health care.

Billie Holiday helped define the jazz era after being given the title of “First Lady of the Blues.”

Women’s History Month Facts

Posted on March 30, 2016

Simone de Beauvior’s book, The Second Sex, depicted the traditions of sexism that dominated society and history. It was a defining book for the feminist movement.

Woodlands and High Plains Powwow Saturday, April 2

Posted on March 29, 2016

NDSU is the host institution for the 27th Annual Woodlands and High Plains Traditional Powwow scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 12:30 to 10 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom. The event is a collaboration of NDSU, Concordia College, M-State and Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The theme for this year’s powwow is “Educate. Empower. Continue the Legacy.” Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s History Month Facts

Posted on March 29, 2016

Katherine Hepburn, through her acting, helped redefine traditional views of women’s roles in society.

Eva Peron campaigned tirelessly for both the poor and for the extension of women’s rights.

Women’s History Month Facts

Posted on March 28, 2016

Marie Curie is credited for the discovery of two new elements, polonium and radium.

Women’s History Month Facts

Posted on March 25, 2016

Coco Chanel was one of the most innovative fashion designers. She took traditionally male clothes and redesigned them for the benefit of women.

Women’s History Month Facts

Posted on March 24, 2016

Helen Keller campaigned tirelessly on behalf of deaf and blind people.

Indira Gandhi was the first female prime minister of India.

Women’s History Month Facts

Posted on March 23, 2016

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first women to receive a medical degree in America and the first women to be on the UK medical register.

Susan B. Anthony helped lay the ground work for later laws which gave women the right to vote.

Women’s History Month Facts

Posted on March 22, 2016

Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to hold the title of Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Australian feminist Germaine Greer’s book, The Female Eunuch, was a defining manifesto for the feminist movement.

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