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D2L Brightspace Terminology Changes

Posted on July 25, 2016

D2L has changed the terminology for some Brightspace tools and features. These changes will take effect at all Minnesota State D2L Brightspace sites as of Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016Read the rest of this entry →

Find Student Workers with DragonJobs

Posted on July 25, 2016

Need student workers for the Fall? It’s easy with DragonJobs!

If your office does not have an account yet or has questions, please give the Career Development Center a call and we can guide you.

Summer Cinema Continues with ‘Safety Last’ Tonight

Posted on July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Weld Hall

MSUM’s Summer Cinema continues Monday night with Harold Lloyd’s Comedy Classic “Safety Last” at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall. Tickets are $4.

View our previous Dragon Digest post for more information.

Community Members Reflect on Yazidi Genocide

Posted on July 25, 2016

Saturday, Aug. 6 | 11:30 a.m. | Trinity Lutheran Church  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM New Hires

Posted on July 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!

July 22, 2016 

  • Laquone Robinson – Adjunct, Athletics
  • Michelle Crary – Adjunct, Athletics

Look Out Point Screened in Rome

Posted on July 21, 2016

Look Out Point, an experimental film by Kyja K-Nelson (School of Media Arts & Design), recently screened as part of two curated programs in Rome, Italy. K-Nelson’s film is currently screening at the Experimental Art, Architecture and Design Festival at the BAU International Academy of Rome. In addition, K-Nelson’s film was part of an exhibition at the Worldhotel Ripa Roma called Oxygen, a contemporary video art and performing art festival, curated to explore the re-appropriation of the natural world to give new interpretations to psychical and physical places that transform our lives.  Read the rest of this entry →

Memorial Service for Carol Grimm on August 6

Posted on July 21, 2016

Carol Grimm, 63, passed away Saturday, July 16 at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Carol retired from MSUM June 30 after serving as director of Hendrix Health and Gerdin Wellness Center for the past eight years.

Please keep Carol’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6 at Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo with a reception to follow. Carol’s full obituary can be found at

Register for Parking Permit Today

Posted on July 21, 2016

Bringing a vehicle to campus next year? Beat the rush and register for your 2016-17 parking permit today. Visit for permit pricing, regulations, registration and more.

Eyes Wide Open Event: Phase 2

Posted on July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Fargo Theater  Read the rest of this entry →

Students United MSUM Hiring

Posted on July 20, 2016

Students United MSUM is hiring the following positions for the 2016-2017 school year: Issue Specialist (2), Public Relations Specialist, and Legislative Specialist.

Each position is about 5 hours/week and have a $1,000 stipend. Please apply online at

Affinity Plus on Campus Now Open

Posted on July 20, 2016

The Affinity Plus campus location is now open after the floor construction in the hallway of the CMU. We will be open for the rest of the summer normal hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What’s Happening in Admissions

Posted on July 18, 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.

  • MSU Moorhead is seeking to hire a Campus Visit Coordinator. The Campus Visit Coordinator serves as the primary initial contact for visiting guests on campus and those who call, message, or email into the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Campus Visit Coordinator schedules and maintains all campus visits for prospective students and their guests while maintaining exceptional customer services and university values, mission statement and playbook. Screens, selects, trains and supervises the office assistant student workers. Assists with general Admissions Office activities such as data processing, managing calendars and appointments, and organizing supplies.
    • To view the posting and to apply, please go to  the State’s Employment site:    
    • The posting number is 6619. Applications accepted through Wednesday, July 20, 2016. If there are questions, please contact Nancy Kruse, or call (218) 477-2183 or (218) 477-2157.
  • 60 students from the College of St. Scholastica Upward Bound will be visiting campus on Tuesday, July 19 for a campus tour with our Dragon Ambassadors and will learn about student life and opportunities at MSUM from an Admissions Representative.

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

Redesigned Website to Launch July 28

Posted on July 18, 2016

MSUM’s web redesign project was presented and discussed at the Town Hall meetings April 27. The first phase of the redesign effort includes the homepage, undergraduate and graduate admissions pages. Work teams have focused on developing the site to be responsive on desktop and mobile devices, and to be enrollment focused for prospective students. These pages will launch July 28, in time to support the fall recruiting season.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Supports United Way of Cass-Clay School Supply Drive

Posted on July 18, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead is proud to join many Fargo-Moorhead organizations in the support of the 18th Annual School Supply Drive, sponsored by the United Way of Cass-Clay.

The School Supply Drive is an annual project that creates lasting change in the community by providing new a new backpack and a basic set of school supplies to children in Cass and Clay counties.  Last year, 5,260 local students grades K-12 were equipped with a backpacks and set of school supplies. More than 500 volunteers donated a tremendous amount of supplies and time to help students in the community be confident and prepared for school.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Working Through National Tragedies

Posted on July 15, 2016

President Anne Blackhurst recently sent an email to the campus community, reminding students, faculty and staff that MSUM stands in solidarity with those most affected by the fatal shootings in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas.

She stressed the importance of supporting one another during these tragedies, and offered resources for students, faculty and staff.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Welcomes Dr. Julie Zaloudek as Dean of Online and Extended Learning

Posted on July 15, 2016

Please join MSUM in welcoming Dr. Julie Zaloudek to the MSUM Campus. Dr. Zaloudek has accepted our offer to serve as Dean of Online and Extended Learning. She brings an extensive background in online education, mostly recently serving as Program Director and Assistant Professor of the Human Development and Family Studies Online Degree Completion Program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. In this position, Julie grew the online program from 25 students to more than 130 students in five years.  Read the rest of this entry →

Moorhead Fire Department Training in Nelson Hall Today

Posted on July 15, 2016

The Moorhead Fire Department will conduct training Friday, July 15 in Nelson Hall.  The training will be conducted inside the building but people may see fire trucks parked outside.

MSUM Hosting Author Event for One Book, One Community Project

Posted on July 15, 2016

Save the date: MSUM is hosting the culminating author event for this year’s area-wide One Book, One Community project. The book is “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang, who will do a reading and book signing at the CMU Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 14.  Read the rest of this entry →

Online QM Workshop Aug. 2-16

Posted on July 15, 2016

Take advantage of QM training being offered in August before fall classes start!  Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace Webinars

Posted on July 15, 2016

New to D2L Brightspace or looking to brush up on your existing skills?

D2L Brightspace webinars, covering a variety of topics, will run multiple sessions from the end of July through early September. Space is limited, so register for these FREE webinars today!

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