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MSUM new hires

Posted on August 07, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the following 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 28, 2017

  • Bertha Vasquez – Art Gallery Director, College of Arts, Media, and Communication (Re-hire)

 July 31, 2017

  • Melissa Dingmann – Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

August 1, 2017

  • Sara Schultz – Planetarium Director, College of Science, Health & the Environment (Re-hire) 

August 7, 2017

  • Mikaela Scullen – Early Education Center Teacher, Early Education Center (Re-hire)
  • Kristen Fildes – Early Education Center Teacher, Early Education Center
  • Karisa Gratton – Early Education Center Teacher, Early Education Center
  • Ryan Koehler – Graphic Arts Specialist (Graphic Designer), Marketing & Communications

Thank you from the Little Dragons lemonade stand

Posted on July 13, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came to the Early Education Center Lemonade Stand. We appreciate your business! After much thought the kids decided to buy a new set of Magngatiles with their earnings. We are pretty excited and love to play with them! Thanks again.

Little Dragons Annual Lemonade Stand

Posted on July 11, 2017

The children of the Early Education Center will be out selling ice cold cups of lemonade on Wednesday, July 12. Come find us in the campus mall area (outside of Lommen) and buy a cup! Stand hours from 10:30-11:30, 25 cents per cup!

Moorhead KidsFest volunteers needed

Posted on April 11, 2017

The Early Childhood Initiative in Moorhead is teaming up with the Moorhead Center Mall to celebrate KidsFest during Week of the Young Child!

This year the KidsFest will be on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are looking for volunteers who can help with the day during two different shifts, either in the morning from 9:30-12 or in the afternoon from 12-2:30.  Read the rest of this entry →

Moorhead KidFest volunteers needed

Posted on February 21, 2017

The Early Childhood Initiative in Moorhead is teaming up with the Moorhead Center Mall to celebrate KidFest during Week of the Young Child!

This year the KidFest will be on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are looking for volunteers who can help with the day during two different shifts, either in the morning from 9:30-12 or in the afternoon from 12-2:30.  Read the rest of this entry →

Early Education Center receives 4-star MN Parent Aware rating

Posted on January 09, 2017

The MSUM Early Education Center received their renewed MN Parent Aware rating last week. As part of a volunteer quality rating system (Parent Aware) they were rated a 4-Star (highest possible) Center in Minnesota. This rating system allows scholarships to be available to families who qualify and are enrolled at the Center. Congratulations to the teachers and staff at the Center for being a model of quality.

MSUM New Hires

Posted on October 14, 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!

September 12, 2016

  • Mikaela Scullen – Preschool Teacher – Substitute, Early Education Center

And the winners are…

Posted on October 11, 2016

Our Homecoming 2016 office decorating winner is the Early Childhood Office.

The winner of the Homecoming 2016 Dean’s Chili Feed is Chicken Chili by Dean Ok-Hee Lee from the College of Education and Human Services.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

Early Education Center Having Lemonade Stand

Posted on July 13, 2016

The Early Education Center will be holding a lemonade stand on Wednesday, July 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The stand will be located in the campus mall area outside of Lommen Hall. Come visit the kids and enjoy a glass of lemonade for 25 cents!

Please note the change in day. Due to the rain our lemonade stand will be held on Wednesday instead of Monday like originally planned.

Interest in Child Development Led This Year’s Probstfield Teacher of the Year to Education

Posted on June 01, 2016

Liz Fritel’s experience growing up with younger twin siblings led to her interest in early childhood education.

“It was interesting how two children the same age from the same family were completely different. That is when I knew I wanted to learn more about how children grow and learn,” said Fritel, a kindergarten teacher at Probstfield Elementary and this year’s Probstfield Teacher of the Year.  Read the rest of this entry →

Donate your gallon-size ice cream buckets to the Early Education Center

Posted on April 18, 2016

The Early Education Center is collecting empty, clean, gallon-size ice cream buckets if you have any to donate you can drop off at the Center or call Lacey at 477-2214 to come pick up. Thank you.

Early Education Center collecting books for the Little Free Library

Posted on October 19, 2015

The Early Education Center is helping to collect books for Clay County’s Little Free Library Program! If you have any children or adult books you’d like to donate please leave them in the drop boxes that are located on the 1st (near the computer lab) and 2nd (in the STL deparment) floors of Lommen Hall. Read the rest of this entry →

Early Education Center celebrating their 44th year

Posted on September 10, 2015

Did you know that the Early Education Center has been apart of campus since 1971! We celebrating our 44th year caring for children and families this year. If you are interested in more information about the Center for your course work or your own child please contact Lacey. She would be happy to show you the Center and tell you more about how we serve MSUM students, faculty, staff and the community! https://mnstate.edu/childcare

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students return from Macedonia

Posted on August 11, 2015

Annette Kleinkauf Morrow and MSUM students Justine Peterson and Meagan Wensted recently returned from Stobi, Macedonia where they participated in the Balkan Heritage Archeological Site Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture. While at the archeological dig, they learned various state of the art techniques for documenting artifacts including RTI, Photogrammetry, 3-D imaging, and surveying. They also visited many Hellenistic and Roman sites in the area.

Tax Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly to visit MSUM

Posted on April 02, 2015

Minnesota State Tax Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly will visit MSUM’s Early Education Center today, April 2 at 9 a.m. to hold a news conference to talk about the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Read the rest of this entry →

Early Education Center recently became a 4-star MN rated center

Posted on February 06, 2015

The Early Education Center has recently become a 4-star MN rated Center! Childcare centers in Clay County are now able to apply for the MN Parent Aware rating system. Read the rest of this entry →

Silent auction, benefit concert for former MSUM employee family

Posted on October 01, 2014

A silent auction and benefit concert for Michael and Joyce Gallo will be held Sunday, October 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. Joyce was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2006; she is now 64. Michael taught at the MSUM Preschool for about 20 years and then taught in the Education department for about 6 years. He touched many lives–young children and their families, and college students, which earned him an advising award. Please join us in supporting Michael and Joyce and check out the great silent auction items: a bed and breakfast stay in Vail, Colorado; golf clubs; clothing from Strauss; gift certificates from local restaurants; and many more usable items. Folk singer Pat Surface will provide the music. Refreshments and a free will offering provided. Questions? Contact Steve Grineski, grineski@mnstate.edu or x2017.

 

 

Early Education Center family featured in the Forum

Posted on July 15, 2014

A story in the Forum’s Sunday paper featured a family from MSUM’s Early Education Center. You can read the story here. A benefit will be held for the Sylstad family on Friday, July 18.

If you go

  • What: Sylstad Family Benefit, including silent auction, baked-potato bar, BYOB, 21+ event.
  • When: Friday, July 18, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Where: Hartl Ag Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo.
  • Info: https://www.facebook.com/sylstadfamilybenefit/info

Early Education Center bake sale today

Posted on July 01, 2014

The children of the Early Education Center will be having a bake sale on Tuesday, July 1st from 10 a.m. to noon (or when sold out) in the campus mall area outside of Lommen Hall. All of the proceeds from our sale will go to our teacher Brittany Sylstad’s family benefit which is being held on Friday, July 18th.

Bake Sale

Vacancy notices

Posted on March 26, 2014

Three (3) MSU Moorhead Vacancy Notices (attached) were recently posted via NEOGOV to our website.

Instructor, Early Childhood Education
1427F-Early Ed Vacancy Final Version



Librarian: Public Services
1443FL-Librarian Vacancy

Assistant Professor, Literacy
1422P-Asst Prof Literacy Vacancy

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