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What is your Dragon story?

Posted on March 30, 2017

The University is seeking a graduate interested in presenting their Dragon Story at the Friday, May 12 Commencement ceremony. Are you the one that will inspire your fellow graduates, your families/friends, and faculty and staff with your MSUM experience?

To apply, you must:  Read the rest of this entry →

Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid free office supplies

Posted on March 30, 2017

The Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid has a variety of office supplies (including lots of binders) available for FREE through Friday, March 31. Stop by and take what you need for work in your department.

D2L Brightspace tentatively unavailable June 2-3, 2017

Posted on March 30, 2017

28D2L Brightspace is tentatively scheduled to be unavailable Friday-Saturday, June 2-3, 2017 for maintenance and upgrade to version 10.7.0. The specific time and duration of the downtime on June 2-3 is yet to be determined and will be communicated in the coming weeks. Visit the ITS Blog (http://collaborate.mnstate.edu/public/blogs/itsblog/d2l-brightspace-10-7-0-update/) for more details.

Request your Summer 2017 D2L Brightspace course shells

Posted on March 30, 2017

Beginning Wednesday, March 15 instructors can request their Summer 2017 course shells using the D2L Brightspace Request Form (https://my.mnstate.edu/ITS/Forms/RequestD2LShell).

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Summer 17 shells can be requested March 15-April 27. On April 28, all unrequested summer sections will be created as single section course shells.
  • Fall 17 shells can be requested April 28-August 1. On August 2, all unrequested fall sections will be created as single section course shells.  Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrating 50 Years of the CMU

Posted on March 30, 2017

April begins a year-long celebration of the Comstock Memorial Union’s 50th anniversary, which opened its doors to the public on April 24, 1967.

We’re planning a party in honor of the CMU’s 50th year! We’re celebrating Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. — mark your calendars. Come to the CMU ready to make memories, win prizes, eat cake and celebrate in your student union. More details about our birthday party coming soon.  Read the rest of this entry →

Check Out Gala Live and Silent Auction Items

Posted on March 30, 2017

Check out the auction items that will be available to bid on at this year’s Spring Scholarship Gala on April 8!

Whether it’s a trip to Orcas Island or a grill, tickets to a Vikings game or to a performance at the Guthrie Theater, there’s something interesting for everyone to bid on! Check out today’s featured auction items below, and take a peek at the list of the live auction items and a sampling of the silent auction items online. Read the rest of this entry →

Let alumni know their opinions matter

Posted on March 30, 2017

Faculty and staff, please pass this information on to MSUM alumni you know. On Wednesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 6, the MSUM Alumni Foundation will be hosting four one-hour focus group sessions for alumni. We will be asking participants about their opinions and interests. This will help us as we plan for future alumni-related events and services. 

Please encourage Dragons you know to sign up for a one-hour focus group session on either date. Whether you ask them via social media, word of mouth, email, or a combination of those mediums of communication, we appreciate any effort made in helping us spread the word.
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Heads or Tails Raffle at the Spring Scholarship Gala

Posted on March 30, 2017

Saturday, April 8 | CMU Ballroom

Participate in the Heads or Tails Raffle at the Spring Scholarship Gala April 8! For $25, you will receive a Scorch raffle paddle that will allow you to participate in three separate raffles during the event. Each raffle will consist of multiple rounds where each participant will use their paddle to select heads or tails. The emcee will flip a coin and announce the coin flip. Those with the correct choice will remain in the game and continue to play the next round until only one remains––the winner! Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series: Student-Developed Planetarium Shows

Posted on March 30, 2017

Friday, March 31 | 3 p.m. | Planetarium (BR 167)  Read the rest of this entry →

Metamorphoses

Posted on March 30, 2017

April 5-8 | 7:30 p.m. | Gaede Stage

Challenging production transforms Gaede Stage into 20-ton pool of water

Ovid’s mythological tales undergo dramatic transformation by contemporary, award-winning director/playwright Mary Zimmerman in a production of Metamorphoses, presented by the MSUM School of Performing Arts April 5 to 8 on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts.  Read the rest of this entry →

Speed Mock Interviewing

Posted on March 30, 2017

Tuesday, April 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | CMU Ballroom  Read the rest of this entry →

Register for the free Dragon Youth Soccer Clinic on April 22

Posted on March 30, 2017

Saturday, April 22 | Nemzek Soccer Field

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletic Department’s 12th Annual Red and White Celebration is scheduled on Saturday, April 22 at Nemzek Hall. This year’s day events include a youth soccer clinic, open swim, volleyball scrimmages, football spring scrimmage. Also, the student athletes will be serving food to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

The Dragon women’s soccer team will hold a FREE soccer clinic for youths ages four through 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Nemzek Soccer Field. The camp is designed for players at all levels from the Fargo-Moorhead community and surrounding area. You can sign up HERERead the rest of this entry →

Dragon Athletics’ Red & White Day Celebration

Posted on March 30, 2017

Saturday, April 22 | Nemzek Hall

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletic Department’s 12th Annual Red and White Celebration is scheduled on Saturday, April 22 at Nemzek Hall. This year’s day events include a youth soccer clinic, open swim, volleyball scrimmages, football spring scrimmage. Also, the Student Athletes will be serving food to raise money for Make-A-Wish.  Read the rest of this entry →

Clarence Glasrud Lecture Series: Madelon Sprengnether

Posted on March 30, 2017

Wednesday, April 5 | 4 p.m. | Library Porch

Author Madelon Sprengnether has been selected for guest speaker for the Clarence “Soc” Glasrud Lecture Series. On Wednesday, April 5, Sprengnether will provide a lecture at 4 p.m. followed by a creative reading at 7:30 p.m. Both will take place on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus in the Livingston Lord Library Porch. This event is free and open to the public.  Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s Center Coordinator welcome reception

Posted on March 30, 2017

Tuesday, April 4 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center – Bridges 154

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to help us welcome our new Women’s Center Coordinator, Dana Bisignani, to campus. Free food will be provided.

Questions? Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 218-477-2652.

Director of Undergraduate Admissions open forums

Posted on March 29, 2017

MSUM will be hosting four candidates for the position of Director of Undergraduate Admissions the week of April 3-7. The campus community is invited to an open forum where each candidate will present a five minute relevant overview of their educational and professional background focusing on management and leadership experiences. The overview will be followed by a presentation regarding areas of opportunity and concern for undergraduate recruitment based on the MSUM Undergraduate Enrollment Report and other public information and a short question and answer time.

The open forums will be held in CMU 205 from 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the following dates for each candidate:

  • April 3 – Tom Reburn – Associate Director of Admissions for Data and Operations
  • April 5 – Pete Lien – current Associate Director of Admissions at Concordia College
  • April 6 – Justin Grams – Assistant Director of Admissions and Records at North Dakota State College of Science
  • April 7 – Erik Johnson – Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation at Northern Arizona University

Nominations now accepted for Student Organization Awards Ceremony

Posted on March 29, 2017

Hey Dragons!

We are now accepting award nominations for the 2017 Annual Student Organization Awards Ceremony. Nominations will be accepted beginning on March 29, 2017, and due by 12 p.m. April 10, 2017. To nominate, use the online DragonCentral form. The link can be found under the Campus Links section of DragonCentral. The categories this year are as follows:  Read the rest of this entry →

Black Student Union searching for performers

Posted on March 29, 2017

The Black Student Union is looking for more performers for the Black Lives Matter Banquet. Do you have a talent that you’d like to share? Contact their president, Lexi Byler at bylerel@mnstate.edu.

The event is on Monday, April 24 starting at 4:30 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom.

To RSVP to the event go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1340394706045605/.

Drama by N.D. playwright, MSUM professor opens in Australia

Posted on March 29, 2017

Heretics, a play by MSUM English Professor and Fargo, N.D., resident Richard Zinober, opened a two-week run at the Owl and Cat Theatre in Melbourne, Australia last week.

The cross-continent connection is the result of a call for scripts by Owl and Cat Theatre last fall. “I attached the script to an email query and was notified a month ago that Owl and Cat wanted to include the play in its 2017 season,” Zinober said. Read the rest of this entry →

Stories from Refugees

Posted on March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29 | 7-8 p.m. | LCM Blue House

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a refugee? To be forced to leave one’s homeland and start over in a new country? Tonight at the Lutheran Campus Ministry Blue House four high-school students will be sharing their stories during LCM’s time of worship. All MSUM students are welcome. The event is from 7-8 p.m. at the LCM Blue House, which is one block west of Hagen Hall (619 10th Street South). No cost. Bring a friend and come listen to stories of those who have lived the refugee experience first hand.

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