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What is your Dragon story?

Posted on March 24, 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 →

Fall 2016 Commencement Stream

Posted on December 27, 2016

A stream of the Fall 2016 Commencement ceremony is available for viewing. You can watch the ceremony by following this link.

Fall 2016 Commencement

Posted on December 15, 2016

Thursday, Dec. 15 | 1 p.m. | Nemzek Fieldhouse 

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to about 430 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.

If you can’t attend commencement, you can view the live stream online. You can also download the “#MSUM2016” app for detailed Commencement information, directions, and social media streams.

Be sure to tweet your congratulations to graduates at #MSUM2016!

Transportation for Commencement

Posted on December 15, 2016

A reminder that Minnesota State University Moorhead will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies this Thursday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse. Transportation to and from the event is as follows:  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on December 13, 2016

MSUM’s Sannes nabs 2nd NSIC player of the week honor, WDAY: “For the second time this season, Minnesota State University Moorhead junior Drew Sannes has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week in women’s basketball.”

Tough stuff: First-year teachers learn new lessons, West Fargo Pioneer: “Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate Abby Neppl, a special education teacher at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo, didn’t know what to expect for her first year of teaching.”

MSUM wins Salvation Army Mascot Challenge, Inforum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead raised the most funds during the Salvation Army’s Mascot Challenge Saturday, Dec. 3, at Scheels All Sports here.”

Gibson earns All-American honors, Morris Sun Tribune: “Minnesota State University Moorhead wide receiver Damon Gibson’s record-setting season continues to give him accolades. The junior was named to the American Football Coaches Association Coaches All-America Second Team, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 7.”

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Beavers ousted late by Moorhead, Bemidji Pioneer: “In a game that could have gone either way, the Bemidji State men’s basketball team got the short end of the stick, falling 90-84 to Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday night.”

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Dragons double up BSU, Bemidji Pioneer: “Chelsea DeVille challenged her Bemidji State women’s basketball team to find its identity after a 102-50 drubbing from Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday night.”

MSUM rolls past Bemidji State, Inforum: “Ayob Ayob scored a game-high 22 points and Tanner Kretchman finished with 18 points and eight assists as Minnesota State-Moorhead defeated Bemidji State 90-84 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate men’s basketball on Saturday, Dec. 10.”

Dragon men and women each extend winning streaks to eight games, WDAY: “Coming of their second buzzer beater in as many weeks, the MSU Moorhead men’s basketball team was in Bemidji going for their eighth win in a row.”

Dragons upend Bemidji State in women’s basketball, Inforum: “Jacky Volkert recorded 16 points and ten rebounds and Drew Sannes poured in 28 points as Minnesota State-Moorhead defeated Bemidji State 102-50 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball on Saturday, Dec. 10.”

MSUM expects 430 students to graduate Dec. 15, Inforum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to about 430 students during its fall commencement program at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.”

Fall 2016 Commencement

Posted on December 01, 2016

Thursday, Dec. 15 | 1 p.m. | Nemzek Fieldhouse 

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to about 430 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.  Read the rest of this entry →

What is your Dragon story?

Posted on November 17, 2016

MSUM is seeking a graduate interested in presenting their Dragon Story at the Thursday, Dec. 15 Commencement Ceremony. Are you the one that will inspire your fellow graduates, your families/friends, and faculty and staff with your MSUM experience?  Read the rest of this entry →

#MSUM2016 Trends on Twitter

Posted on May 17, 2016

Leading up to and during Friday’s Commencement ceremonies, students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends were encouraged to share their Dragon pride, congratulations and excitement on Twitter by using #MSUM2016.

The hashtag was a success, trending on Twitter by mid-morning and throughout the evening.

#MSUM2016 was used in 2,040 tweets that garnered nearly 2.95 million impressions.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Watch Commencement Ceremonies Online

Posted on May 13, 2016

MSUM’s Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies are today at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Can’t make it, but still want to watch? We’ll be live-streaming both ceremonies on our website.

Share Your Dragon Pride and Excitement with #MSUM2016 on Twitter

Posted on May 13, 2016

It’s Commencement day! Students and soon-to-be graduates, tweet your Dragon pride and excitement with #MSUM2016 on Twitter! We will be live-tweeting during Friday’s commencement ceremonies and encourage everyone to participate. Remember to follow @MSUMoorhead for daily news updates!

Job Search Jumpstart Today

Posted on May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12 | 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | CMU 205

Are you graduating and worried about what’s next?

Attend Job Search Jumpstart on May 12 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the CMU, Room 205.

Register for this event through DragonJobs by May 10.

During this half day session jumpstart your job search with information on all aspects of the job search process. Hear from local employers about what they look for when hiring, and have the opportunity to do mock interviews, work on your resume or LinkedIn profile then receive feedback, and have your questions answered!

The $10 fee includes lunch and a professional padfolio.

Donate Graduation Gowns, Books to Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Posted on May 12, 2016

Congratulations, 2016 graduates! Are you unsure what to do with your gown after graduation? Do you have books that you can’t sell back?  Read the rest of this entry →

Transportation Available for Commencement Ceremonies

Posted on May 10, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead will hold its Spring Commencement ceremonies this Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse. The morning ceremony will include graduates from the College of Arts, Media & Communication; the College of Business & Innovation; the College of Humanities & Social Sciences; and Graduate Studies. The afternoon ceremony will include graduates from the College of Education & Human Services; the College of Science, Health & the Environment; and Graduate Studies.  Read the rest of this entry →

Start Tweeting Your Dragon Pride for Graduates with #MSUM2016

Posted on May 09, 2016

Faculty and staff, start tweeting your Dragon pride for graduates today by using #MSUM2016 on Twitter! We will be live-tweeting during Friday’s commencement ceremonies and encourage everyone to participate. Remember to follow @MSUMoorhead for daily news updates!

#MSUM2016 Commencement App Live on App Store, Google Play

Posted on May 06, 2016

The #MSUM2016 commencement app is live on App Store and Google Play. If you downloaded the #MSUM2015 app last year, you just need to update it for the latest information.

Overcoming Obstacles

Posted on December 15, 2015

How one MSUM student defied all odds to graduate

By Nate Gilbraith, MSUM Marketing Intern

The alarmingly high dropout rate of American Indian students is not a new reality. According to the National Indian Education Association, the national dropout rate for American Indian students is 15 percent. However, Minnesota State University of Moorhead criminal justice major Cera Swiftwater refused to be a statistic.

Cera_5561 webcopySwiftwater grew up on the South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation, where she was raised by her 17-year-old single mother. When Swiftwater was 15, she and her four brothers and sisters were placed in foster care. During her time in the foster care system, Swiftwater moved from school to school and even switched schools three different times over the course of four months.

Swiftwater stayed focused and remained on track to graduate high school. She says she was motivated by hoping to set an example for her younger family members. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM EXPECTS MORE THAN 425 STUDENTS TO GRADUATE DEC. 17

Posted on December 15, 2015

Weather keeping you from getting to campus to attend commencement?

Watch the ceremony live on WDAY’Z Extra. Or, watch it on your computer.

MSU Moorhead will award degrees to more than 425 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.

The ceremony will be broadcast on WDAY’Z Extra and will include an hour-long pre-commencement program with interviews, student videos and other content that will be anchored by MSUM alumna Lane Zyvoloski, a 2013 mass communication/media studies graduate and WDAY’s First News anchor and producer.

In addition, anyone can download the #MSUM2015 free mobile app to get real-time notifications, share photos, access the commencement program, and follow the action on Twitter!

Guest speakers include alumni Vincent Williams (social studies & MS curriculum and instruction) and Erma Vizenor (elementary education, MS guidance and counseling, & Specialist education administration).  Read the rest of this entry →

Transportation and lineup Information for Fall Commencement

Posted on December 15, 2015

A reminder that Minnesota State University Moorhead will hold its Fall Commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 17 at 1:00 pm in Nemzek Fieldhouse.

Transportation

Beginning at 12:15 pm, vans will pick up at three locations and drop-off at Nemzek Fieldhouse:

Lot M-3 between Owens Hall and Bridges Hall

Lot M-5 west side of Comstock Memorial Union

Lot R-6 east side of the Center for the Arts building

Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM featured pre-commencement shows for the first time this spring

Posted on June 01, 2015

The commencement ceremonies that took place May 15 in Nemzek Fieldhouse took a new twist on celebrating students’ collegiate accomplishments. This spring’s event featured pre-commencement shows with live and taped video, which aired on WDAYZ Xtra and the MSUM website.

“The idea of the pre-game shows came as we were talking about how we could extend our story beyond the commencement ceremony and beyond tweeting,” MSUM’s Associate Vice President for Academic Planning Denise Gorsline said. “Tweeting is still a key social media strategy, but we felt we could do more.” Read the rest of this entry →

#HighFiveFriday: How #MSUM2015 Transformed Graduation into a Social Celebration

Posted on May 27, 2015
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