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Diversity Dialogue: New Americans

Posted on October 27, 2016

Oct. 27 | 3 – 4 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121

Facilitated by MSUM Professor C. Munene Mugi

Questions? Contact Diversity and Inclusion at 218.477.2652.

MSUM Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

Posted on October 27, 2016

Join us as we celebrate American Indian Heritage Month in November 2016. A complete list of events is below.  Read the rest of this entry →

Diversity Dialogue: Black Lives Matter

Posted on October 26, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121

Join us for a conversation on Black Lives Matter and its connection to various movements in America’s history. Yes, all lives matter, but… it seems to be as though America is saying black lives matter less than another socially constructed race. The movement is not just about police brutality against blacks, but about addressing injustices and inequities on many fronts.

Preferred Name Update

Posted on October 24, 2016

MSUM students, faculty and staff: We are happy to inform you that if you have or will request a preferred name, you can now request a replacement Dragon ID card that will include your preferred name. To request a new Dragon ID card, please stop by the IT Helpdesk, which is located in the Library. Without using your legal name, the US Bank functions will be removed from your ID card.  Read the rest of this entry →

Strategic plans available on SharePoint site

Posted on October 14, 2016

The Strategic Enrollment Plan, Diversity Plan and Academic Master Plan are now available on one SharePoint site. There is a place to add comments on this site as well. You need to login with your StarID credentials in order to view the plans.

Diversity Dialogue: Pipelines

Posted on October 14, 2016

Friday, Oct. 14 | 1 p.m. | Intercultural Center (CMU 121)

A student panel discussion will be held in the Intercultural Center (CMU 121) Friday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. The students will be speaking from different perspectives. There will be both academic and cultural perspectives represented.  Read the rest of this entry →

National Coming Out Week

Posted on October 14, 2016

Join us for National Coming Out Week events:  Read the rest of this entry →

Service Trips Abroad Information Session Today

Posted on October 13, 2016

Thursday, October 13 | 7 p.m. | Intercultural Center, CMU 121

Interested in learning about service trips abroad? Heather McFall from the God’s Child Project will be visiting campus to share information about service trips abroad that include building homes for the poor, caring for malnourished infants, helping in classrooms, working with social workers or medical staff, and opportunities to stay with host families who help learn Spanish through immersion.She will also share ITEMP human trafficking information. Questions? Contact Diversity and Inclusion at 218-477-2652.

Dr. James Loewen to Speak on “Lies My Teacher Told Me about Native Americans”

Posted on October 11, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 1 p.m. | King Hall 110

In school, we learn BS about Native Americans from BC (Before Columbus) down to now. Loewen will start with how and when Native people got here, discuss what we get wrong about Columbus and other explorers, and then strap on the “$24 myth,” about how the Dutch got Manhattan. He will conclude with the word “syncretism,” the key to moving forward.  Read the rest of this entry →

Coming Out Stories Night

Posted on October 06, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 6 p.m. | Weld Hall, Glasrud Auditorum  Read the rest of this entry →

Safe Zone Program Training

Posted on September 30, 2016

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce our updated Safe Zone Program.

The Safe Zone Program is a collaborative initiative with Minnesota State Community and Technical College that consists of interactive trainings where participants will learn about the LGBTQ+ community, campus resources, the importance of inclusive language and creating safe spaces, and how to be a supportive advocate and ally for LGBTQ+ social justice and equality. The program is open to staff, faculty, and administrators from MSUM and M State.  Read the rest of this entry →

Diversity and Inclusion Event

Posted on September 28, 2016


Sept. 28 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on September 26, 2016

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week.

Encouraging Diversity in the Red River Valley, KVRR: “After the UND Snapchat controversy went viral, some people are asking if schools and communities are doing enough to educate students about diversity sensitivity. NDSU and MSUM both have plenty of information online highlighting the importance of diversity on their campus.”

Former Dragon Sevlie to Play Overseas, WDAY: “One of the best players to ever play for the Dragons will continue his career overseas. Former all-conference forward Isaac Sevlie has signed with BK NH Ostrava in the Czech Republic, a team that competes in the highest level in that country.”

How College Career Counseling Can Help Students, North Dakota Today: “Many students enter college not knowing what they want to do once they graduate. Director of the Career Development Center, Troy Nellis, with MSUM shared how career counseling can help and what options there are for students.”

Election ’16: Minnesota Secretary of State Visits MSUM, KVRR: “Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon made a stop in Moorhead on his annual trip around the state. This year he’s focusing on increasing voter turnout. His first stop was at MSUM.”

Dragons Linebacker Roehrich has Sweet Hairstyles and Math Skills, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead linebacker Abe Roehrich sported a unique haircut at the start of fall football camp: short on top with lines shaved in the sides and a mullet in the back. … While Roehrich has currently settled into a more traditional hairdo, his play on the gridiron still gets him noticed. The 5-foot-11, 212-pound Roehrich is tied for the team lead in tackles through three games with 26.”

Take Back the Night Sept. 15

Posted on September 15, 2016

Thursday, Sept. 15 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Campus Mall  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Senate Diversity Committee Recruiting New Members

Posted on September 13, 2016

The Student Senate diversity committee is currently recruiting for new members. You DO NOT need to be a student senator to join the committee. If you’re passionate about diversity and interested in joining you can contact the chair, Lexi Byler, at

Diversity Dialogue: Dr. Donna Brown

Posted on August 29, 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Intercultural Center (CMU 121)  Read the rest of this entry →

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

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 or 218.477.2652.

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