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Minnesota Paralegal Association Moorhead’s Annual Toy Drive

Posted on December 02, 2016

It is time for the Minnesota Paralegal Association Moorhead’s Annual Toy Drive! We will be collecting toys until December 9 around campus our boxes are located in MacLean and in the CMU! The donation will be going to Toys for Tots. The toys do not need to be expensive and anything donated will be greatly appreciated. Please no violent toys, gift cards, or clothes! Help us collect toys and give back to our community.

Join the Annual Alumni Flag Corps at Commencement

Posted on December 02, 2016

Thursday, Dec. 15, be a part of the Annual Alumni Flag Corps. Please join us as we smile and wave flags, welcoming Dragons into the alumni family for the ceremony. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the ceremony so we can be prepared for the graduates as they walk by. This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni!

Requirements: Must be able to smile and wave flag Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016! Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty in the School of Social Work Presented at International Council on Active Aging Conference

Posted on December 02, 2016

Nandita Bezabruah, School of Social Work, presented at the International Council on Active Aging Conference on 18 November at Orlando, Florida. The theme of this year’s conference was “Reimagine Aging.” The title of the presentation was “Improving Hand Comfort and Function As Well As Multiple Wellness Dimensions in Two Retirement Settings.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Swenson’s Paper Accepted for Publication in Business Education Innovation Journal

Posted on December 02, 2016

Dr. Jim Swenson, professor in the Paseka School of Business, had his paper, “Teaching by Design Using a Question Template to Transform Student Writing” accepted for publication in Business Education Innovation Journal; Vol. 8, No. 2, December 2016.

Unsilent Night

Posted on December 02, 2016

Caroling for the Digital Age

Friday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Atomic Coffee

Members of the community are invited to join the MSUM Percussion Studio when they take to the streets for the second annual performance of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

Community Video Project Screening

Posted on December 02, 2016

Film students collaborate with community members

On Friday, Dec.2, MSUM Film Studies students will showcase films made for community organizations. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the MSUM Library, Room 103. The films are the result of a class taught by Ray Rea.

Students work with organizations to create short films that promote and explain the work of the organizations. The class helps prepare students for work in the film industry.

The event is free and open to the public, and will include representatives from the organizations that worked with students to develop the films.

Teacher’s Night Out This Saturday at Dragon Basketball

Posted on December 02, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 3 the Dragon men’s and women’s basketball faces off against Minot State at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Any educator (College, High School, Middle School, Elementary School, etc.) will get FREE admission to both games by showing their school issued identification. MSUM Dragon Athletics is committed to education and educators in our community and wish to thank them for their dedication to teaching and learning.  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Leadership Position Information Session

Posted on December 02, 2016

Monday, Dec. 5 | 5 p.m. | LI 103

Student Leadership Position applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year!

There will be an Informational Session held on Monday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. in Library 103 regarding the following Student Leadership positions:  Read the rest of this entry →

Holiday Art Sale

Posted on December 02, 2016

The Ceramic, Illustration, and Works on Paper Guild are having an art sale just in time for the holiday season!  Read the rest of this entry →

SPECTRUM Fundraiser Dec. 7

Posted on December 02, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Kise Commons

SPECTRUM will be selling buttons 2 for $1 as a fundraiser on December 7 from 10-4 in front of Kise. A variety of designs representing sexuality, gender, and LGBT pride will be available! Any questions please contact Kari at

Open Forum, Student Social for Women’s Center Coordinator Candidate

Posted on December 02, 2016

We are excited to have Dana Bisignani, a finalist for the Women’s Center Coordinator position, visiting campus on December 7, 2016.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for the candidate’s open forum on December 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Hagen 207.

Students are encouraged to stop by the Women’s Center (BR 154) between 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 7 to get to know the candidate, share feedback, and enjoy some free lunch.  Read the rest of this entry →

Rock Your Ugly Sweater

Posted on December 02, 2016

In honor of National Ugly Sweater Day, join the Business Services Staff and wear your Ugly Sweater on Friday, December 16.

Business Services Staff will be providing hot apple cider and treats from 1-3 p.m.

No contest, just loads of fun!

Fuzz Therapy Offered on Study Day

Posted on December 02, 2016

Join us in the Rainbow Dragon Center (Bridges 150) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 for Fuzz Therapy with dogs visiting from Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley! Students are welcome to visit the Women’s Center (Bridges 154) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on study day for snacks after spending some time with the canine guests.

Questions? Contact Diversity and Inclusion at or 218-477-2652.

Bald Man Brewing Social and Sustainability Talk in Eagan

Posted on December 02, 2016

Join us Dec. 9 at Bald Man Brewing in Eagan for a fun social and a discussion on sustainability with Dennis Jacobs and Karen Brandon. Check out our Facebook event and share with friends!

Live2Lead Leadership Event

Posted on December 02, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | King Hall 110

At MSUM, we believe that everyone is a  leader and can lead from wherever they are.

You are invited to attend this high-impact video presentation on leadership on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon in King Hall room 110.

Each speaker will present for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a brief discussion period.  Read the rest of this entry →

2016-17 Go Pink Scholarship Applications Due Dec. 5

Posted on December 02, 2016

Applications for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship are due on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  The scholarship is awarded to a student-athlete and a non-student-athlete who have been directly affected by cancer. Award amounts are between $200 – $1,000 and will be awarded for the spring 2017 semester. Scholarship applications are available in the Athletic Department office, NZ 106 or download the application here.

The Go Pink with the Dragons Scholarship was founded in 2012 by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletic department from funds raised by the annual Go Pink initiative. Learn more about the Go Pink Scholarship here. Read the rest of this entry →

Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Hosting Posters at St. Paul

Posted on December 01, 2016

Do you have undergraduate students working on a research project that may be ready to present to Minnesota state legislators in poster form at the capitol on March 2?

Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars, a consortium of MN State institutions who support undergraduate research, scholarly works and creative activity is hosting Posters at St. Paul on Thursday, March 2, 2017. MSU Moorhead will be allowed to take up to four student presenters.

Please contact Oscar Flores,, by January 11, 2017 with the student’s name and email, your name, the title of the project and an abstract of up 250 words.

Watch Last Night’s DragonsLIVE Fall Sports Recap

Posted on December 01, 2016

In case you missed it, here’s an extended cut of DragonsLIVE Fall Sports Recap from last night.

Sodexo Promotes New Catering Manager

Posted on December 01, 2016

Sodexo would like to congratulate Chris Carpenter on his recent promotion to catering manager. Chris was originally hired by Sodexo in 2007 as a catering manager and is excited to resume the role. Most recently Chris was retail supervisor in WOW Café.  Read the rest of this entry →

Sinner Selected to Participate in Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition

Posted on December 01, 2016

Professor Kelli Sinner was selected as 1 of 12 artists nationwide invited to participate in the Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition. The exhibition is available to view online at and runs until December 31, 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

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