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MSUM sponsoring, participating in Fargo-Moorhead Pride

Posted on August 11, 2017

MSUM is a proud sponsor of and participant in Fargo-Moorhead Pride.

On Saturday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. stop by the MSUM booth at Pride in the Park (Island Park, Fargo) to say hi to SPECTRUM student leaders, Admissions staff, and Rainbow Dragon Center staff.

MSUM students, faculty, and staff are invited to ride the Dragon train during the FM Pride Parade on Sunday, Aug. 13. Those wishing to join us on the Dragon Express train should meet at the Physical Plant between 1:00-1:15 p.m. or meet us downtown by the parade staging area (corner of NP and Broadway, Fargo) at 1:30 p.m. The parade begins at 2 p.m. in downtown Fargo.

If you would like to ride the Dragon Express train, please email diversity@mnstate.edu or call 218-477-2476. Please indicate whether you plan to join us at the Physical Plant or when we arrive to the staging area downtown. Dragon Express train participants will receive candy to pass out along the parade route.

For more information about the FM Pride Parade and other events, please visit: fmpride.com.

Student Senate motion to expand knowledge, awareness of diversity

Posted on May 04, 2017

At our meeting on March 30, 2017, we (Student Senate) attempted to address a race-related issue. In doing so, an accumulation of ignorant comments were made that resulted in black students who were in the public forum to walk out. We recognize that the students who walked out were disappointed in what was said and do not feel accurately represented by us.  Read the rest of this entry →

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Film Screening: Moana

Posted on April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Langseth 104

Join us for a free screening of the film “Moana” with a facilitated discussion to follow. All are welcome! Free snacks will be provided.  Read the rest of this entry →

Bobby Chakraborty presentation

Posted on April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13 | 4 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121

Join us for a workshop about addiction and how one can overcome battling addiction. All are welcome.  Read the rest of this entry →

Korean Language Lesson

Posted on April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121

Join us to learn basic words and phrases in Korean and enjoy some snacks. The lesson will be led by Erica (Jinsol) Lee, a Korean student at MSUM. No prior Korean language experience required. Sponsored by the Asian Multicultural Organization.

Questions? Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2652.

Slam poetry event scheduled for March 28 cancelled

Posted on March 22, 2017

The slam poetry event scheduled for March 28 has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to offer the event at a later time.

Questions? Contact Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mnstate.edu or Kari Barnick at barnickka@mnstate.edu.

Listening Session: Experiences and Support for Black Students

Posted on March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21 | 4:30 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121

Join us to share your experiences at MSUM and any recommendations you have for creating a more welcoming, inclusive campus community for black students. Facilitated by Dr. Donna Brown, MSUM Chief Diversity Officer. Free snacks provided.

Questions? Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2652.

Safe Zone Program training opportunities

Posted on January 31, 2017

Monday, Feb. 6 | 3-4:45 p.m. | CMU 203

Due to strong interest, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be offering an additional level one Safe Zone training opportunity on Monday, Feb. 6 from 3-4:45 p.m. in CMU 203.  Read the rest of this entry →

Lunar New Year celebration

Posted on January 24, 2017

Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Intercultural Center 
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Solidarity and community LGBT+ social

Posted on January 20, 2017

Friday, Jan. 20 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Bridges 150

SPECTRUM recognizes the upcoming inauguration could leave LGBT+ students feeling vulnerable. We welcome everyone to join us on Friday, Jan. 20 for reflections, thoughts, concerns, solidarity, community, and of course food. Pop in between classes or stay the whole time from 11-1 in the Rainbow Dragon Center (Bridges 150).  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Mentor and SMART Start Mentor info sessions

Posted on January 18, 2017

Interested in learning about the Dragon Mentor and SMART Start Mentor positions available for fall 2017? Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 5-6 p.m. in the Intercultural Center (CMU 121) to learn about the SMART Start Program and mentor position, ask questions, and enjoy snacks. From 6-7 p.m., stop by the Dahl Lounge to learn about the Dragon Mentor position, learning communities, and ask questions. Students can apply for both positions through the Student Leadership Application available in DragonJobs. Application deadline is Feb. 3, 2017.  Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

Power in Diversity Conference

Posted on January 13, 2017

The annual Power in Diversity Conference will be held at St. Cloud State University from Jan. 26-28, 2017.  Read the rest of this entry →

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Hosting Election Discussion

Posted on November 10, 2016

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a discussion for students, administrators, faculty and staff to discuss the election, implications for society and the university, and how we can work together to bring about solutions to areas of common concern.

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Place: Intercultural Center

Please contact Donna Brown at (218) 477-2721 or Olivia Matthews at (218) 477- 2476 for more information.

American Indian Heritage Month Events: Nov. 1-4

Posted on November 04, 2016

Join us for this week’s American Indian Heritage Month events. Read the rest of this entry →

Diversity Dialogue: Black Lives Matter

Posted on November 03, 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.

Dragons in the News

Posted on October 31, 2016

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

Kittens Recovering After Photographer Rescued Them From Brush Fire, The Huffington Post: “Talk about being saved by a whisker. A pair of kittens is on the mend after they became trapped inside a pile of burning brush in North Dakota, only to be saved by a passing photographer who heard them crying.”

Photographer rescues two kittens from controlled burn, Valley News Live: “Pyro and Manni are the names of two kittens being called little fire fighters. The two barely survived after being trapped by a controlled burn in rural North Dakota. … Thankfully, a photographer [Carlos Pacheco] stopped to capture the controlled burn, and rescued them.”

F-M artists’ works bring beauty to Moorhead’s bland utility boxes, InForum: “Art and technology are meeting on and around the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. … Hanna Loegering, a senior at MSUM, was the first of the seven winners of the CenturyLink technology-themed competition to see her art placed as a wrap.”

MSUM student decked out a utility box for Century-Link art inspired contest and won, WDAY: “Seven utility boxes in Moorhead are getting a makeover. Century-Link held a contest back in September calling for technology inspired art. … Seven winners were chosen, three of which are Minnesota State University Moorhead students, the other four are local artists.”

Gibson sets school receiving record, Dragons cruise to victory, InForum: “Junior quarterback Demetrius Carr threw for 277 yards and five touchdowns to lift Minnesota State Moorhead to a 42-24 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football win against Minto State on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Scheels Field at Alex Nemzek Stadium. Hunter Braaten caught four passes from Carr for 114 yards and two touchdowns, while Damon Gibson caught seven passes for 129 yards and one touchdown. Gibson, a junior from Beardsley, Minn., set a new single-season school record for receiving yards. He now has 1,184 yards this season.”

MSUM women’s basketball team picked to finish fifth in NSIC, InForum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead women’s basketball team has been picked to finish fifth overall and second in the North Division of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.”

Dragon men’s basketball team picked to finish third in NSIC, InForum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead men’s basketball team has been picked to finish in a tie for third place overall while picked to finish first in the North Division of the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.”

Diversity dilemma: 1 in 4 students in F-M aren’t white, but 98 percent of teachers are, InForum: “A strong jobs climate in Fargo-Moorhead has for years attracted people of all backgrounds from across the United States to chase the American dream. Many immigrants and refugees from Asia, Africa and the Middle East have also settled here and found safety, new jobs, and new, productive lives. The children in our schools reflect this diversity. About a quarter of students in Fargo, Moorhead or West Fargo schools identify themselves as ethnically Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander, according to 2015-16 school year data requested by The Forum.”

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 →

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 →

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