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Staff Development Day March 7

Posted on February 24, 2017

Tuesday, March 7 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

Please join us for a fun day of professional development on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. Our theme this year is “Explore…Learn…Grow.” Attached is an overview of the sessions offered for the day. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Percussion Ensemble to perform Steve Reich masterwork

Posted on February 24, 2017

As a part of the MSUM Freshman/Transfer Scholarship Audition Day this Friday, the MSUM Percussion Ensemble will present an open rehearsal/performance of Steve Reich’s epic masterwork “Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ” in the Center for the Arts Art Gallery from 1:30-2:20 p.m. Come listen to this gentle, flowing work which begs the listener to practice “deep listening” to a variety of slowly shifting musical tambres. Admission is free.  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News story on FM Autism Support Group airing Feb. 25

Posted on February 24, 2017

Campus News will be doing a story on the FM Autism Support Group that is run by Rachel Stotts from the SLHS department the collaboration with the MSUM students from the Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences program. The story will run on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 a.m. on Prairie Public television.

Dragon Fire Booster Club hosting viewing party

Posted on February 24, 2017

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead to watch the Dragon Women’s Basketball team take on Sioux Falls at 12 noon as part of the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament. Free appetizers and door prizes! Everyone is welcome! Learn more at

Scott Westby hired as Admissions Representative

Posted on February 24, 2017

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce that Scott Westby has been appointed as our new Admissions Representative, effective Feb. 27, 2017.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Valley City State University. Scott is coming to us from the University of Minnesota – Crookston where he has served as an Admissions Counselor since June of 2016, working with prospective first-year students from North Dakota and northern Minnesota. Prior to that experience, Scott held the position of Enrollment Services Specialist at Valley City State University. Additionally, during his time as an undergraduate at VCSU, he worked with prospective students as a Viking Ambassador where he discovered his passion for admissions and enrollment services.

Scott will work with prospective first-year students from North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.

Please join us in welcoming Scott to MSUM!

MSUM new hires

Posted on February 24, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

February 8, 2017

  • Meagan Viken – Dragon Swim School Coordinator, Athletics

Donate a bottle or more of your favorite wine

Posted on February 24, 2017

Donate a bottle or more of your favorite wine to the Mystery Wine Sale at this year’s Spring Scholarship Gala! The minimum value is $20 per bottle but can exceed to any amount. Wine donations will be received until March 31, 2017.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Mentor applications accepted through Feb. 24

Posted on February 24, 2017

Applications are being accepted for the Dragon Mentor Student Leadership position now through Friday, Feb. 24.

To view the job description and to apply, please go to DragonJobs at the rest of this entry →

President Blackhurst, VP for Finance & Administration Hollaar testify on behalf of Minnesota state budget request

Posted on February 23, 2017

Yesterday, President Anne Blackhurst and Vice President for Finance and Administration Jean Hollaar testified to the House Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee on behalf of the Minnesota State budget request. You can watch their testimony online. Their testimony begins approximately 13 minutes into the video.

Today, President Blackhurst and VP Hollaar will testify to the Senate Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee at 1 p.m.

View the Minnesota Senate agenda and video archives here.

Gov. Dayton appoints George W. Soule to fill vacancy on the Minnesota State Board of Trustees

Posted on February 23, 2017

On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of the Honorable George W. Soule to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota State Board of Trustees. Mr. Soule is replacing Margaret Anderson Kelliher, and his term will expire on June 30, 2018.

“George Soule has had a very distinguished career bringing justice and opportunity to people throughout Minnesota,” said Gov. Dayton. “I believe that Mr. Soule will bring this dedication to ensuring excellent higher education and career training opportunities for all students at Minnesota State.”

George W. Soule is a judge of the White Earth Tribal Court of Appeals and a founding partner of Soule & Stull LLC, where he is a civil trial attorney handling cases involving product liability, commercial, and negligence claims. Previously, he was a founding and managing partner at Bowman and Brooke LLP, and an associate at Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett. Judge Soule earned his B.A. from Moorhead State University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Bodwin new Dean of the College of Science, Health and the Environment

Posted on February 23, 2017

Dr. Jeffrey Bodwin has accepted an offer to become the new Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment. 

Jeff earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2001 and joined MSUM in 2003. In 2011, he was elected Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. During the 2014-15 academic year, Jeff served as Acting Dean of the College, and has served as Interim Dean since Summer 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

Security Updates for Macs and PCs

Posted on February 23, 2017

The MSUM Information Technology Department will be performing additional security updates on university issued computers across the entire campus and will begin 02/27/2017, lasting through 03/20/2017. During this time, your computer will request a scheduled reboot and will then incorporate a software agent name change from Lumension to HEAT EMSS Agent Control Panel.

The IT Department continuously strives to keep university computers working efficiently, and to keep them safe from viruses and other security vulnerabilities.

If you experience issues or have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 218 477-2603 or email to

Student Academic Conference application deadline Feb. 26

Posted on February 23, 2017

The application deadline for the Student Academic Conference is Sunday, Feb. 26. Please encourage your students to present their research or creative activities at the Andrew B. Conteh 19th Student Academic Conference on April 11.

Forum editorial: Restoring downtown Moorhead’s former glory

Posted on February 23, 2017

Fargo’s downtown began a transformation two decades ago. It’s easy to forget that what’s now a bustling entertainment and retail destination in the heart of the city once had deteriorated into an uninviting eyesore. Moorhead’s downtown has suffered from similar problems, common to many downtowns that were hollowed out during the misguided “urban renewal” period of the 1960s and ’70s.

Moorhead has been trying for years to enliven its downtown, with steps including recent redevelopments that nicely blend with the remaining old buildings. Now civic, business and higher education leaders are launching a new effort to bring vitality back to Moorhead’s downtown. It’s off to a promising start, with $500,000 in pledges to help start the initiative, which will be led by local campus presidents, underscoring Moorhead’s strong and distinctive higher education presence.

Read the rest of the Forum editorial here.

Speaker: Nick Gaines

Posted on February 23, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium

Dragon Entertainment Group is hosting Nick Gaines—an MSUM alum—to speak Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Glasrud Auditorium (Weld Hall). Check out The Group’s social media pages for more information.
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Night at the CA

Posted on February 23, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Center for the Arts

Activities, free food and fun. Come play at the CA! Read the rest of this entry →

Join the Economic Society in donating unwanted cellphones

Posted on February 23, 2017

During the month of February, the Economic Society is hosting a phone drive for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in support of preventing Rape and Abuse of all types. Donate your unwanted cellphones, cellphone accessories, and chargers at one of our donation boxes across campus. All donations by the Economic Society and Soroptimists International of Moorhead will go to the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center clients to either be used as quick access to 911 or to be sold to raise funds for their needs.

Phones can be donated in drop boxes at these designated areas: Read the rest of this entry →

Support STLF by eating at Space Aliens on Feb. 27

Posted on February 23, 2017

Greetings Earthlings! Help STLF to raise additional funds for our upcoming Pay It Forward Tour to Nashville by enjoying an out of this world meal at Space Alien’s in Fargo on Monday, Feb. 27. Bring the attached flyer with you or save it to you phone and show your waiter or waitress and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the MSUM Student’s Today Leaders Forever.

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Let your voice be heard, and you could win a Nikon COOLPIX B500 digital camera

Posted on February 23, 2017

MSUM Dining Services conducts a Customer Satisfaction Survey every semester as part of our ongoing efforts to not only meet, but to exceed your needs.

Take our survey from now until March 1, which takes less than 7 minutes. All responses are completely anonymous. The more feedback we get, the better equipped we will be to improve our existing services and develop new ones to meet emerging needs.  Read the rest of this entry →

Building a leadership culture on campus

Posted on February 22, 2017

“Although it is true that some people are born with greater natural gifts than others, the ability to lead is really a collection of skills, nearly all of which can be learned and improved.” ~ John Maxwell

As part of the university’s effort to invest in the people who make MSUM a great place to work, John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership is gaining steam on campus.

The program grew out of the campus climate survey, which identified the desire to increase empowerment and connection. Charged with the task of identifying a leadership development opportunity to do that were Dean Marsha Weber, Dean Randy Cagle, former Dean Tim Borchers, CIO Dan Heckaman, Interim Dean Denise Gorsline and AD Doug Peters. They reviewed several leadership development-training models, but chose Maxwell’s 21 Laws. Maxwell’s life work is focused on leadership, and he’s written more than 50 books on the topic.

“We chose Maxell because his biggest theme is the critique of positional leadership. For Maxwell, leadership is influence, no matter what position you are in. It seemed like a good model for MSUM to adopt,” said Randy Cagle, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Read the rest of this entry →

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