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‘Scotty’ set to reach milestone, not missing Dragons football game since 1967

Posted on October 09, 2015

MOORHEAD—Larry Scott still remembers details from that fall day even though it was nearly 50 years ago. The Minnesota State Moorhead football team was playing at Bemidji State, the fourth game of the 1967 season.

“It ended in a tie, and the bus broke down on the way back,” the 70-year-old Scott said with a chuckle. “It was a strange day.”

Now it would be strange if the former longtime MSUM sports information director wasn’t part of Dragons game day. Affectionately known as “Scotty,” he hasn’t missed working a football game since.

“It’s mind-boggling when you really think about it,” Dragons athletic director Doug Peters said.

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Tracy Wright receives award

Posted on October 09, 2015

Tracy Wright received the MEDSURG Nursing Journal 2015 Continuous Quality Improvement Writer’s Award. Congratulations Tracy! Read the rest of this entry →

Alumna Carol Meissner honored with Certificate of Recognition from MDH

Posted on October 09, 2015
Community Health Awards honor Minnesota health professionals for leadership, impact, service
The Minnesota Department of Health today honored seven individuals and two groups for outstanding contributions to Minnesota’s public health system. The Community Health Awards were presented at the department’s annual Community Health Conference in Brainerd.

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Dr. Jim Swenson and Ben Clapp have article published in Business Journal for Entrepreneurs

Posted on October 09, 2015

Dr. Jim Swenson and Ben Clapp have had their article “Darwin Meets the Entrepreneur” accepted for publication in the Business Journal for Entrepreneurs. The article talks about how innovation is the process of finding a new and better way of doing things. Entrepreneurship and innovation are companion terms. They involve the discovery, development and delivery of a new idea into the market place. In nature evolution is synonymous with evolution. The article applies the concepts of Darwinian Evolution to entrepreneurship and innovation and show how entrepreneurs can use the concepts of design and analogy. The authors show that the concept of Designed Innovation can be adapted to the evolution of business models.

“Single-Molecule Nano-Circuits” this Friday

Posted on October 09, 2015

Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents
Single-Molecule Nano-Circuits
By Dr. Yongki Choi
Department of Physics
North Dakota State University
Friday, October 9 | 3:30 pm | HA 325 Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Theatre presents “Really Really”

Posted on October 09, 2015

Faculty and staff are invited to a free performance of the play “Really Really” to consider if the production is an opportunity for curricular and co- curricular conversations on sexual violence.

The play is described as a “quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me” and it contains adult content including sexual situations and sexual violence.

Director Craig Ellingson noted that, “we are staging this play because it shows the challenges that we all face in life. It is a beginning of a conversation on very personal, difficult subjects.”

In addition to personal choices and individuality, the play includes one perspective regarding sexual assault—the occurrence, those involved, others impacted, and events that may follow.  To ensure that those in attendance receive factual, supportive community information, post show panel discussions will be hosted with representation from Fargo Moorhead Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, MSUM Sexual Assault Services, and MSUM Title IX Coordinator. Speakers will answer questions from the audience and address various aspects of sexual assault. Read the rest of this entry →

Student Madeline Murnion’s solo exhibition opens Oct. 9 in downtown gallery

Posted on October 09, 2015

Madeline Murnion, student at MSUM with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, has a solo exhibition at the downtown gallery Make Room. The show runs through October, opening reception is on October 9th from 7:00 – 9:00. This opening is free to the public. Murnion’s show features her current relief work in woodcuts. 806 Main Ave. Fargo, ND. Read the rest of this entry →

Swing Dance tonight at Great Gatsby Night

Posted on October 09, 2015
The MSUM Tri-College Swing Dance Club is partnering with Dragons After Dark this week to have Great Gatsby Night in and around the CMU Underground and Union City.
Beginner Swing Dance Lessons, 8-9pm
Open Dancing and Activities, 9-12am
Activities include a photo booth, swing dancing, poker, and bedazzling (fedoras and headbands). Cupcakes, pop, pigs in a blanket, and mock-tails will be served.


Workshop on Advising for Study Abroad led by Janet Haak, Director of Study Abroad

Posted on October 09, 2015

Friday, October 9th, 2:00-3:00pm in LI 124, Faculty Development Center

Do you have advisees who ask you about studying abroad? What is the best time for students to study abroad? Where should they go? In this session we’ll review talking points for advisors who want to encourage their students to study abroad. Read the rest of this entry →

Candlelight Prayer Vigil open to Moorhead Community Oct. 11

Posted on October 09, 2015

In response to the recent mass shooting on an Oregon campus, many have felt a desire to express their grief, faith and hope.  Violence takes many forms in our communities, like; gun violence, bullying, sexual assault & abuse.  Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).  Shine a light in the darkness of violence.  Share in prayer, rallying speakers, and receive options for future action.  

When it comes to hunger, we know giving a can to the food bank helps.  When it comes to violence, it can be harder to know even one way we can help.  Please come, make a positive difference, and show your support for decreasing violence in our nation and community.  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus Preview Days October 15, 16 and 17

Posted on October 09, 2015


MSU Moorhead will host Campus Preview Days October 15, 16 and 17 in the university’s Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. Both morning and afternoon sessions will be offered.

During Preview Day, prospective students and their families will meet faculty and current students, enter for a chance to win a scholarship, tour campus and the residence halls, hear about student life from current students, learn about academic programs and student services, and get admitted with official transcripts.

Register for Campus Preview Day or learn about other campus visit options  or call 218.477.2161 or 1.877.678.6463.

Get your tickets now for Artemis, a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game

Posted on October 09, 2015

October 23-25   |   Friday & Saturday 3 pm – 11 pm,  Sunday 3 pm – 9 pm    –   Get tickets online now before they’re gone!
Want to drive a spaceship through space with your friends? Blow up enemy ships? Go on rescue or reconnaissance missions? Come and play in the planetarium!
Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.
Have a team of friends you want to play with?  Have a group who could use some team-building experiences?  Come check out Artemis!  Pay to play, but FREE to watch! Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Sherryse Corrow to speak Oct. 14

Posted on October 09, 2015

The Psychology Department is pleased to host a research talk by Dr. Sherryse Corrow—Winner of MSUM 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Award and 2008 MSUM Psychology graduate. Dr. Corrow will present “The stranger in the mirror: Understanding the brain through neuropsychological cases of face blindness” on Wednesday, October 14th at 4:00 pm in Bridges 162. Sherryse is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in neurology/ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of British Columbia. The talk is sponsored by the Comstock fund and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Quartet to perform Thursday, Oct. 22

Posted on October 09, 2015
Quartet to perform Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., on the Gaede Stage. Male classical quartet includes high voice of countertenor.
“Their performance epitomized what truly fine singing is all about.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
You’ve probably heard the voices of Prince, Adam Levine, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and the lead singer in the Four Tops. If you weren’t familiar with their music, but heard them on the radio, you may have mistaken them for female singers because they often sing in falsetto.
You may have never heard a countertenor sing. The range is similar, but the technique used for getting that high is different. The sound produced by a countertenor is bigger and purer than that of a man singing in falsetto.
A countertenor is one of four male singers that make up New York Polyphony. The other voices are tenor, baritone and bass. The quartet performs Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. The performance is the second event in this season’s Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series.

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We are Dragons: MSU Moorhead’s Homecoming to take place October 12 – 18

Posted on October 09, 2015

Get ready, Dragons! This year’s theme is We are Dragons. Homecoming begins Monday, Oct. 12 and ends Sunday, Oct.18 with events scheduled throughout the week. Notable events include the community block party, the burning of the M, the Homecoming parade and various sporting events, including the Dragon football game.

To see the full lineup of events at MSUM’s Homecoming, visit

World’s Most Ambitious Job Seeker to Speak at MSU Moorhead

Posted on October 09, 2015

Daniel Seddiqui, named by USA Today as the Most Rejected Man in the World, is scheduled to speak at Minnesota State University Moorhead Tuesday, October 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118. Hear valuable lessons from a man who has impacted communities across America and created a platform for students to discover the world around them. Read the rest of this entry →

Oct. 30, visit the planetarium for Muggle Magic! (FREE)

Posted on October 09, 2015

Friday, October 30   |  6 pm – 8 pm
Come out to MSUM and have a surreal time! Family friendly events, activities and planetarium shows to delight every ghost and ghoul. The MSUM Planetarium will be presenting Hogwarts Astronomy.  Come learn about all the characters of the beloved book series who have their own place in the sky!  Join the Society of Physics Students for fun “Muggle Magic” science demos and experiments.  Best of all… it’s FREE!!

Homecoming Tailgating lunch Oct. 13

Posted on October 09, 2015

We invite you to our Homecoming Tailgating lunch for some energy to kick-off the spirit-filled week!

Kise Commons, Tuesday, October 13 from 11am – 2pm. Read the rest of this entry →

Welcome party to be held for new community members Oct. 20

Posted on October 09, 2015

There will be a Smart Connections party to welcome folks who are new to the community. They are encouraging staff and faculty to bring their families, as well.

Attendees can meet other new residents and locals, learn more about Fargo-Moorhead and have a fun evening.
If you’d like to attend, please join us. The Smart Connections event is October 20 from 6-9 at Ecce, 216 Broadway North.

Tickets and more info is available at this link. Use the code: CANTWAIT

Make sure to register if you’re attending; tickets are going to go fast!

Learn straight from the professionals at the annual Tri-College CareerX Event, Thursday, Oct. 29

Posted on October 09, 2015

CareerX is a mini-conference hosted by the MSUM, NDSU, and Concordia Career Consortium on Oct. 29 from 3-7:30 p.m. to help students move through career exploration and preparation, with topics such as personal branding, interviewing, how to make a good impression, and how to network. Mark J. Lindquist will be the keynote speaker with the topic of Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours. A networking social and dining etiquette dinner will conclude the event. Professionals from the community will be hosting the breakout sessions and networking social. Read the rest of this entry →

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