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Mall Madness at the Moorhead Center Mall is tonight

Posted on August 28, 2015

WHO: MSUM students & Moorhead Center Mall businesses

WHAT: Mall Madness is designed to connect the university with local businesses and to connect our students with their college city.

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 6 to 8 p.m.

Free transportation to/from the Moorhead Center Mall and the Dahl/Nelson/Grantham parking lot loop will begin at 5:45 p.m.

WHERE: Moorhead Center Mall

OTHER DETAILS: Bingo, music by MSUM students, fashion show featuring MSUM Bookstore and Moorhead Center Mall businesses, door prizes, DIY projects, caricatures, and more.

This event is open to any MSUM student!

Roger Olson’s retirement party is Aug. 28

Posted on August 28, 2015

The Comstock Memorial Union announces the retirement of our General Maintenance Worker, Roger Olson. He has been a loyal and dedicated employee for more than 30 years. Roger’s experience and integrity have been integral to our success and has played a large role in our daily operations.

To celebrate Roger’s well earned retirement, we are hosting a farewell gathering in CMU 101 on Friday, August 28th from 1pm-4pm. Please join us to celebrate and honor Roger for his years of service. We wish him the best of luck!

Classroom technology walkthroughs offered this Thursday and Friday

Posted on August 28, 2015

Informational Technology is offering classroom technology walkthroughs this Thursday and Friday. If you are new to our classroom equipment or would like a quick refresher. Please drop by even if you just have a quick question about how to do something in the classroom. We will be in the Center of Business 111 on Thursday the 27th from 9am to 10am and in Maclean Hall 172 on Friday the 28th from 11am to noon. If those times do not work for you please contact us through for a individual walkthrough at a time that works better for you.

Dragon Breakfast Blast is this Saturday

Posted on August 28, 2015

The Dragon Breakfast Blast will be on Saturday Aug. 29 from 9-11 p.m. in Kise Commons. Free breakfast will be served to MSUM students including scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, sticky rolls and more. Prizes will be given away throughout the night and there will be games and entertainment.

YOU can help us by sharing this information with your students and encouraging them to show their Dragon Pride and connect with other MSUM students in a fun and safe atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry →

StreetsAlive! celebrating students this Sunday

Posted on August 28, 2015

StreetsAlive! is celebrating students in this open streets festival on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 12 to 5 p.m. Three miles of downtown streets in Fargo Moorhead are closed to traffic so you can walk, run, bike, rollerblade, dance, and move! Music and activities to celebrate play and a more active lifestyle line the route. See the attached route and join the Facebook page for more information. Read the rest of this entry →

Opening Day at Scheels Field Sept. 3

Posted on August 28, 2015

Over $10,000 will be given out at Opening Day at Scheels Field

The Minnesota State University Moorhead football team opens the 2015 season on Sept. 3 when it hosts Winona State at 6 pm. The night marks the first game at Scheels Field at MSUM and many exciting events and giveaways are planned as a part of “Opening Day at Scheels Field.” Read the rest of this entry →

Register for the ACE ND Fall Conference – Monday, September 21, 2015

Posted on August 28, 2015

Registration information for the upcoming ACE ND Women’s Network Fall Conference is now up and running at the following link: (just click on the Network’s logo to access the registration page).

Schedule for the day:

ACE ND Fall Conference – Monday, September 21, 2015

The 2015 Fall Conference is co-hosted by North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, and Rasmussen College at NDSU’s Memorial Union. Senator Heidi Heitkamp will be our keynote speaker. Read the rest of this entry →

Sign up for a weekend of book arts classes

Posted on August 28, 2015

Minnesota Center for Book Arts and New Rivers Press are teaming up to bring a weekend of book arts classes to the Fargo-Moorhead community.

On September 12 & 13, two guest teacher artists will be leading a weekend of book arts workshops open to the community. The classes are designed for all levels of adult students to learn a new skill or to expand their knowledge of a hobby. Courses include Pamphlet Binding and Asian Stab Binding, Decorative Techniques on Paper, Intro to Cartonage, Long-Stitch Book, Case-Bound Book, and Sketchbook with Reverse Piano-Hinge Binding. Read the rest of this entry →

Open forums scheduled in Sept. for assessing U-WSLO #3

Posted on August 28, 2015

MSUM’s HLC Assessment Academy Team, a sub-committee of the University Assessment Committee, has been working the past two years preparing for the HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation visit scheduled for April 2017. Choosing the Open Pathways Project is one of the requirements for fulfilling our Reaffirmation. As part of that preparation, our MSUM community reached a consensus on these University-Wide Student Learning Outcomes: These areas are being targeted for intensive collection in Fall2015 (critical thinking) and Spring 2016 (written and oral communication). Read the rest of this entry →

10th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk is Sept. 13

Posted on August 28, 2015

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention North Dakota Chapter will be having their 10th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk on September 13th at Lindenwood Park. Registration starts at 1pm with the walk starting at 2pm. Did you know that the leading cause of death in the state of North Dakota is suicide for young adults ages 15-24. Please join in on the fight for suicide prevention. For more questions about the event please contact Sara at Read the rest of this entry →

Night at the CA offers fun, hands-on activities and free food

Posted on August 28, 2015

Come Play at the CA!

Night at the CA
Tuesday, September 1
6-9 pm
Center for the Arts

An evening of fun hands-on arts activities including steel drums, recording studio, filmmaking, backstage tours, papermaking, caricatures, comedy improv, and more! Concert and play ticket give-aways, 3D printed M logos, Dragon gear, and FREE FOOD!

Each student organization must attend September Student Organization Officer Assemblies

Posted on August 28, 2015

Attention Student Organization Officers! Each student organization needs to send at least one officer to our September Student Organization Officer Assemblies on either 7-8pm on Tuesday, September 8 or 4:30-5:30pm Wednesday, September 9. Important updates impacting student organizations and resources that the Office of Student Activities can provide will be shared. The information will be the same each day and both sessions will be held in the CMU Ballroom. At least one officer needs to attend one of the two meetings, but don’t let that stop you from sending more!

Get your employee photo taken for the directory today

Posted on August 28, 2015

Isn’t it time to put a name to a face?

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MSUM prides itself on being a welcoming and friendly community. How about we put a face to that?

If you don’t have a photo on file, please have one taken. If you want to update your old photo, we can do that too!

Drop-in studio hours for employee headshots, located in Grier Hall, lower level:


  • Monday 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – noon
  • Also by appointment: Dave Arntson  |218.477.2338 |

Technology tools for school: Things to know

Posted on August 28, 2015

The MSUM Information Technology Helpdesk is cheering you on for a successful year! We want you to know that the IT Helpdesk can assist with most of your technology related questions. Today’s topic; ToolsForSchool

What is Tools4School?
MSUM offers a number of technology tools that you can use while a student or employee. Whether it is utilizing the 24-hour computer labs on campus, educational discounts on hardware or taking advantage of the free software; make sure to check out your opportunities. Read the rest of this entry →

Updated University Fixed Asset Policy

Posted on August 28, 2015

Business Services maintains inventory records for the University’s fixed assets. Fixed assets include: Read the rest of this entry →

Peter Geib and Jim Swenson published paper

Posted on August 27, 2015

Peter Geib and Jim Swenson, Paseka School of Business, have published a paper in Advanced Management.  The title is “China: Bubble-Up Innovation.”

Night at the CA is Sept. 1

Posted on August 27, 2015

Night at the CA
Tuesday, September 1, 6-9 pm
Center for the Arts

Come Play at the CA! Read the rest of this entry →

Want to be a Big Brother or a Big Sister?

Posted on August 27, 2015

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you will ever do.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center matches youth who need mentors with volunteers in the community to form safe, caring friendships. You have the opportunity to change the life of a young person right here in Fargo-Moorhead. As you and your Little learn and grow together, you will leave a legacy through your gift of friendship. Read the rest of this entry →

Records Office now named Registrar’s Office

Posted on August 27, 2015

The Records Office has officially changed their department name to the Registrar’s Office. We have also updated our email address to and our Twitter account to @MSUMRegistrar. Please update any correspondence to reflect this name change.
We have also created a quarterly newsletter that will be sent out the beginning and end of both fall and spring semesters. We hope it is both informative and entertaining!

View the first issue of the newsletter here.

Submit story ideas on sustainability

Posted on August 27, 2015

Dragons, do you know of alumni who are tied to organic/sustainable farming, repurposed and recycled clothing, furniture and the like, alumni who actively approach research in an environmentally conscious way, or who have an eco-friendly business? The Marketing & Communications team is actively looking for alumni who work in fields relating to sustainability. Let us know by emailing

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