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MSUM Supports United Way of Cass-Clay School Supply Drive

Posted on July 27, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead is proud to join many Fargo-Moorhead organizations in the support of the 18th Annual School Supply Drive, sponsored by the United Way of Cass-Clay.

The School Supply Drive is an annual project that creates lasting change in the community by providing new a new backpack and a basic set of school supplies to children in Cass and Clay counties.  Last year, 5,260 local students grades K-12 were equipped with a backpacks and set of school supplies. More than 500 volunteers donated a tremendous amount of supplies and time to help students in the community be confident and prepared for school.

The MSUM school supply drive will run from Tuesday, July 12 through Friday, July 29 at 12 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

Find Student Workers with DragonJobs

Posted on July 27, 2016

Need student workers for the Fall? It’s easy with DragonJobs!

If your office does not have an account yet or has questions, please give the Career Development Center a call and we can guide you.

Potter Attends Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Posted on July 27, 2016

Peg Potter, Psychology, recently attended a Public Policy Institute co-sponsored by The George Washington University and the National Association of School Psychologists in Washington, D.C.  Read the rest of this entry →

Drs. Severson, Suárez-Sousa Attend CAEP Site Visitor Training

Posted on July 27, 2016

Drs. Sue Severson and Ximena Suárez-Sousa, School of Teaching and Learning, attended the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)’s Site Visitor Training in Hunstville, Ala., July 23-26, 2016.

This event is part of intensive training CAEP initiated this summer and that includes a series of webinars, in-person sessions, as well as examinations. As CAEP Site Visitors, Severson and Suárez-Sousa will have a supportive role in enhancing teacher education programs’ ability to prepare highly effective P-12 educators.

Library Instruction Sessions Utilize Best Practices in Effective, Engaged Teaching

Posted on July 27, 2016

For both Fall and Spring semesters, Brittney Goodman will be the lead librarian scheduling library instruction while Stacy Voeller is on sabbatical. Please contact Brittney at or 218.477.2923.  Read the rest of this entry →

Welcome Week Driving Directions for Incoming Students

Posted on July 26, 2016

Reconstruction on 8th Street in Moorhead is behind schedule. The Minnesota Department of Transportation recommends the following routes for students coming to campus Aug. 18 for Welcome Week:

  • Students coming to Moorhead on I-94 from the east (Fergus Falls, Twin Cities) should be able to take the 8th Street exit (1A) and drive north to campus
  • Students coming to Moorhead on I-94 from the west (Fargo, Bismarck) should take the 20th Street exit and drive north to campus
  • Students coming to Moorhead on Highway 75 from the south (Breckenridge) should follow the detour signs to 20th Street if in place. Otherwise, follow 8th Street if it is open.

For current highway information, visit MSUM’s Campus Map.

‘Brighter’ D2L Brightspace Coming Your Way

Posted on July 26, 2016

A brighter, fresher look to D2L Brightspace is coming your way in early August!

We are rolling out a cosmetic change to the D2L Brightspace user interface. The target date is Friday, Aug. 5.  Read the rest of this entry →

Harms Presents at 2016 Noyce Summit

Posted on July 26, 2016

Tim Harms, Professor of Mathematics Education, presented a poster at the 2016 Noyce Summit held in Washington, D.C., July 20-22.  Read the rest of this entry →

Lindaas Attends AAPT Summer Conference

Posted on July 26, 2016

Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, attended the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) summer conference last week. He presented a workshop, “Demo Kit in a Box: Mechanics,” gave an invited talk, “Deepening Understanding by Implementing (Simple) Systems Modeling,” contributed a talk, “Adding Arduinos to a traditional Analog Electronics course,” to the “Ardiuno, Teensy, FPGA’s et al.” session and participated in the annual Demo Show. Read the rest of this entry →

Tell the World Why the Arts Matter to You

Posted on July 26, 2016

Dayna Del Val, executive director of The Arts Partnership, reflects on why the arts matter to her in her monthly column for the InForum’s Variety section. She cites many instances where the arts helped transform her into who she is, including her time acting in Straw Hat Players productions while in college.  Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace Terminology Changes

Posted on July 25, 2016

D2L has changed the terminology for some Brightspace tools and features. These changes will take effect at all Minnesota State D2L Brightspace sites as of Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016Read the rest of this entry →

Summer Cinema Continues with ‘Safety Last’ Tonight

Posted on July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Weld Hall

MSUM’s Summer Cinema continues Monday night with Harold Lloyd’s Comedy Classic “Safety Last” at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall. Tickets are $4.

View our previous Dragon Digest post for more information.

Community Members Reflect on Yazidi Genocide

Posted on July 25, 2016

Saturday, Aug. 6 | 11:30 a.m. | Trinity Lutheran Church  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM New Hires

Posted on July 25, 2016

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!

July 22, 2016 

  • Laquone Robinson – Adjunct, Athletics
  • Michelle Crary – Adjunct, Athletics

Look Out Point Screened in Rome

Posted on July 21, 2016

Look Out Point, an experimental film by Kyja K-Nelson (School of Media Arts & Design), recently screened as part of two curated programs in Rome, Italy. K-Nelson’s film is currently screening at the Experimental Art, Architecture and Design Festival at the BAU International Academy of Rome. In addition, K-Nelson’s film was part of an exhibition at the Worldhotel Ripa Roma called Oxygen, a contemporary video art and performing art festival, curated to explore the re-appropriation of the natural world to give new interpretations to psychical and physical places that transform our lives.  Read the rest of this entry →

Memorial Service for Carol Grimm on August 6

Posted on July 21, 2016

Carol Grimm, 63, passed away Saturday, July 16 at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Carol retired from MSUM June 30 after serving as director of Hendrix Health and Gerdin Wellness Center for the past eight years.

Please keep Carol’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6 at Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo with a reception to follow. Carol’s full obituary can be found at

Register for Parking Permit Today

Posted on July 21, 2016

Bringing a vehicle to campus next year? Beat the rush and register for your 2016-17 parking permit today. Visit for permit pricing, regulations, registration and more.

Eyes Wide Open Event: Phase 2

Posted on July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Fargo Theater  Read the rest of this entry →

Students United MSUM Hiring

Posted on July 20, 2016

Students United MSUM is hiring the following positions for the 2016-2017 school year: Issue Specialist (2), Public Relations Specialist, and Legislative Specialist.

Each position is about 5 hours/week and have a $1,000 stipend. Please apply online at

Affinity Plus on Campus Now Open

Posted on July 20, 2016

The Affinity Plus campus location is now open after the floor construction in the hallway of the CMU. We will be open for the rest of the summer normal hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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