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Cindy Sogn Passes Away

Posted on May 27, 2016

Recent retiree Cindy Sogn passed away Thursday morning.

Cindy retired last spring after working at MSUM for 27 years. During her time at MSUM she worked in the Bookstore, English Department, Keys, Parking, and IT.

Please keep Cindy’s family in your thoughts. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 31 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Barnesville, Minn.

Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m., Monday, May 30 at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

You may read Cindy’s obituary here.

Fargo Marathon Success at MSUM

Posted on May 27, 2016

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 Fargo Marathon a success!

We had thousands of visitors at our Expo booth, and more than 300 community members watching and cheering for runners on campus last Saturday.

Alumnus Mark Knutson, executive director of the Fargo Marathon, said that for the second year in a row he’s heard overwhelmingly positive comments about the marathon running through MSUM’s campus.

Manno’s Article Published in ‘The Piano Magazine’

Posted on May 27, 2016

Terrie Manno’s article, titled “What are they thinking? The key to your students’ best performances” has been published in the May/June 2016 edition of Clavier Companion, “The Piano Magazine.” Her thesis is that music students perform more successfully when they have developed and practiced mental thought streams that they link and sync to the physical execution of their work.

Dr. Severson Earns QM Certification for Course

Posted on May 27, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for her online course: SPED 620 – Perspectives and Policies in Special Education.

QM Reviews are a rigorous peer review process. She will be recognized for this success at both the state and national level. Congratulations to Sue on this achievement!

Special Olympics ND Needs Volunteers for State Summer Games in Fargo

Posted on May 27, 2016

The Special Olympic State Summer Games need your help June 9-11. The games will be held in Fargo. Help make the games a memorable and enjoyable experience for all the athletes!  Read the rest of this entry →

Provost Announces Newly Tenured, Promoted Faculty

Posted on May 25, 2016

Please join us in congratulating our newly tenured and promoted faculty members, and wishing them continued success in their careers.  Read the rest of this entry →

Paul Appointed to Fargo-Moorhead Pride Collective Board of Directors

Posted on May 25, 2016

Dr. David Paul, Counseling and Student Affairs program, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at the Fargo-Moorhead Pride Collective. Dr. Paul was nominated by faculty and students at MSUM.  Read the rest of this entry →

2016 Fargo Kidney Walk Looking for Volunteers

Posted on May 25, 2016

Saturday, June 4 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Lindenwood Park  Read the rest of this entry →

Free Dental Care Available July 22-23

Posted on May 25, 2016

If your family is in need of dental care and, for any reason, is having difficulty obtaining care, help is available this summer! Hundreds of Minnesota and North Dakota dentists are volunteering at the fifth Mission of Mercy to be held in Moorhead on July 22-23, serving people in the Moorhead, Fargo and surrounding area.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM New Hire

Posted on May 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!

May 16, 2016

  • Gary Haugo – VP for University Advancement, University Development & Alumni Relations

Shine Up Your Golf Clubs for the 37th Annual Dragon Open Golf Tournament

Posted on May 25, 2016

Monday, June 6 | Moorhead Country Club Read the rest of this entry →

FargoConnect: Tech Up Your Marketing Game

Posted on May 25, 2016

Tuesday, August 30 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Fargodome  Read the rest of this entry →

Copy2Print Hours June 1-3, 7-10

Posted on May 25, 2016

Copy2Print will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on June 1-3 and 7-10. We will be at the New Student Orientation in the CMU on those dates.

Library Seeks Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards Committee Members

Posted on May 25, 2016

The Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University Moorhead is looking for MSUM faculty, staff, or administrators who are interested in serving on the 2016-17 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards Committee.  Read the rest of this entry →

What’s Happening in Admissions

Posted on May 23, 2016

Each week the Office of Admissions will be sharing a few things happening on campus and in our recruiting territories. We hope to provide a brief look into what’s happening in Admissions.

  • Graduation Cards will be mailed to our accepted freshman class on Monday. We will be sending out over 1200 cards, so thanks again to all on campus who have helped!
  • Last week four admissions reps attended the MIDWest Conference, which brought over 600 college representatives and high school counselors from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota together for professional development.

If you would like to participate in an activity happening on campus please call Admissions or us email us at

Sign Up for Intro to Art Therapy Workshop

Posted on May 23, 2016

June 13-15, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

Straw Hat Players Opens Summer Season with Nostalgic Humor

Posted on May 23, 2016

Gooseberry Park Players continues collaboration with MSUM

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre opens its 53rd season with Church Basement Ladies. Inspired by Growing Up Lutheran, a book by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, Church Basement Ladies is a humorous “scrapbook of memories” of growing up Lutheran in the 1950’s Midwest. The musical runs May 31 to June 3 on the Gaede Stage.  Read the rest of this entry →

CMU Summer Hours

Posted on May 23, 2016

The Comstock Memorial Union is open 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Please visit our website for individual office and dining services options:

University Writing Support Center Summer Session

Posted on May 23, 2016

The University Writing Support Center (UWSC) Opens for Summer Session on Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

SPECTRUM to Create List of LGBT Faculty, Staff as Student Resource

Posted on May 23, 2016

MSUM’s LGBT organization, SPECTRUM, would like to create a list of LGBT faculty and staff as a resource for students. The compiled list would be posted in the Rainbow Dragon Center and included on SPECTRUM’s Facebook page.  Read the rest of this entry →

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