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Help with National Voter Registration Day

Posted on September 22, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Students United Moorhead is looking for volunteers to help with National Voter Registration Day on September 26. If interested in helping, contact Stevie Larson, Campus Organizing Intern at slarson@studentsunited.org.

Minnesota State kicks-off next phase of search for chancellor

Posted on September 21, 2017

With the retirement of Steven Rosenstone, who served as chancellor from 2011-2017, and with Devinder Malhotra serving as interim chancellor, Minnesota State has begun the next phase in the search for its permanent chancellor.  Read the rest of this entry →

Adobe Connect available for faculty, staff

Posted on September 07, 2017

We are excited to inform you that Minnesota State has contracted with Adobe Connect, and you and MSUM students have full access to its many features. Adobe Connect is a web conferencing software that supports online meetings and collaborations, virtual classrooms, break-out groups, and large webinars. It is especially valuable for online programs and courses, but provides many opportunities for those working on campus as well. Here are some ideas of how you might find it useful:

  • Collaborate with colleagues at other institutions or businesses.
  • Allow students to work on team projects, even if they are not all on campus at the same time.
  • Deliver virtual presentation to a remote audience.
  • Hold virtual office hours when you cannot meet in-person.
  • Invite members to meetings who cannot make it to campus, and avoid stalling progress or missing their perspectives.  Read the rest of this entry →

Statement of Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra regarding DACA

Posted on September 06, 2017

At Minnesota State, our core commitments include opening the doors of educational opportunity and ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans.  The diversity of our campus communities is a key strength – one that makes us who we are and allows our state colleges and universities to play the critical role they do.

As our nationwide dialog concerning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  (DACA) continues to unfold, we will continue to express our steadfast support for this policy and strongly urge our federal delegation to preserve its protections. Terminating or phasing out DACA would leave thousands of young people across the country, including perhaps some of our students, with uncertain futures. We are committed to working with our students, our faculty, our staff, and our representatives in Washington toward a long-term solution that supports DACA students and allows them to continue to contribute to our vibrant communities throughout Minnesota and to our economy. Our campuses will remain safe and welcoming places of inclusion, hope, and opportunity for all of our students, faculty, and staff.

Adobe Connect available for students

Posted on September 05, 2017

MSUM Students: We are excited to inform you that Minnesota State has contracted with Adobe Connect, and you as MSUM students have full access to its many features. Adobe Connect is a web conferencing software that supports online meetings and collaborations, virtual classrooms, break-out groups, and large webinars. It is especially valuable for online programs and courses, but provides many opportunities for those working on campus as well. Here are some ideas of how you might find it useful:

  • Collaborate with colleagues at other institutions or businesses.
  • Allow groups to work on team projects, even if you are not all on campus at the same time.
  • Deliver virtual presentation to a remote audience.
  • Attend an instructor’s virtual office hours.

Read the rest of this entry →

Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness deadline approaching

Posted on September 01, 2017

The deadline for new MSUM students to complete the Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness is quickly approaching. Please take the time to do it today!

Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA) is a training course, developed by Minnesota State system office. The course focuses on promoting the intellectual awareness of all students, offering accessible resources and services from the university regarding sexual violence. At the university, we believe that students need to be actively engaged in their education and engaged in contributing to keeping the campus safe.  Read the rest of this entry →

MNSCU name change to MinnState reminders

Posted on August 17, 2017

With the continued work on changing the name from MNSCU to MinnState, here are some applications and services that are currently affected and some in the future.  Read the rest of this entry →

Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA)

Posted on August 17, 2017

Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA) is a training course, developed by Minnesota State system office. The course focuses on promoting the intellectual awareness of all students, offering accessible resources and services from the university regarding sexual violence. At the university, we believe that students need to be actively engaged in their education and engaged in contributing to keeping the campus safe.

All new, incoming students have been enrolled by the university in the (FY 18) PETSA course on D2L Brightspace. We will continue to adjust enrollments through the first week of classes. The course is for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Students enrolled in the training course should log on to D2L Brightspace and complete the training modules by the deadline date: September 1, 2017.

Please note: there are important announcements in the course providing additional details.

Students United looking for campus committee members

Posted on August 02, 2017

Students United is looking for new members to join our campus committee! For more info or to apply, please contact Campus Organizing Intern Stephen Larson, slarson@studentsunited.org.

Unique item added to RED

Posted on July 10, 2017

RED, MSUM’s digital repository, has just added an item so unique that even the Minnesota Historical Society doesn’t have a copy: Minutes of meetings of the Presidents of the Minnesota State Teachers Colleges, 1927-1942.

These were the years of the Great Depression, leading up to the Second World War. State Teachers Colleges in Minnesota were exploring the professionalization of their degrees. The relationship of the several Teachers Colleges to the state board of education was discussed, revised, and discussed again.

These minutes will be of interest to those exploring the history of the education of teachers in rural areas and to students of higher education policy. Find them at http://red.mnstate.edu/pres_meeting_minutes/.

Dragons in the news

Posted on June 26, 2017

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in recent weeks. Stories are presented in chronological order.

Kloos named interim St. Cloud tech college president, SC Times: “The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities announced Wednesday that Lori Kloos will be interim president of St. Cloud Technical & Community College effective Aug. 1 … Kloos has a diploma from Austin Area Vocational Technical Institute — now Riverland Community College — and a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.”

Vaudrin competes in javelin, sprints for Dragons, Park Rapids Enterprise: “Park Rapids’ Mady Vaudrin competed in the javelin and sprints for the Minnesota State University Moorhead women’s track and field team this spring.”

Kurdish-American author to share memoir at library June 28, West Fargo Pioneer: “Local author Newzad Brifki will present his recently published memoir “My Journey to America: A Kurdish American Story” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N. … It is the story of his successful struggles, leading to a degree in business administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008 and a feeling of peace with his identity as a new American.”

Print materials updated to reflect Minnesota State rebrand

Posted on May 11, 2017

Minnesota State recently released its updated brand identity manual to reflect changes made during the rebrand from MnSCU to Minnesota State late last year.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is updating its print materials to reflect the change. The new branding will be implemented when supplies are reordered, after the current supply of business cards, stationary, brochures and other print materials are exhausted.

For more information, view the initial news release, or contact David Wahlberg at david.wahlberg@mnstate.edu.

Google Docs phishing messages

Posted on May 04, 2017

A serious email phishing campaign occurred earlier yesterday, attempting to steal Google credentials and hijack Google accounts. If you may have received a phishing message is from someone you may or may not know who would like to share a Google Doc with you.  The email appears to be sent to hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh@mailinator.com.

Current Status

Google has taken the malicious sites offline and they have also taken steps to block further spread of the attack. Microsoft is working very hard to eradicate any messages that may be in their system as well. There are a growing number of reports in the press.

Cleanup

If you clicked on the link and entered your Google credentials, you need to change your Google password as soon as possible. Finally, if you accidentally clicked on “Allow,” go to https://myaccount.google.com/u/0/permissions?pli=1 to revoke permissions.

If you have further concerns, please contact the IT Help Desk.

 

Five MSUM employees selected for 2017 Luoma Leadership Academy

Posted on April 24, 2017

Five MSU employees have been selected for the 2017 Luoma Leadership Academy. They are:

Lee Vigilant, Sociology and Criminal Justice; Jeff Bodwin, Dean, College of Science, Health and the Environment; Jeff Goebel, Physical Plant Manager; Ronny Bradtke, Admissions; and Jason Sobolik, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Service.  Read the rest of this entry →

Greg Toutges receives 2017 Professional Excellence in Service Award

Posted on April 20, 2017

Greg Toutges, Disability Resource Center Director, received the 2017 Professional Excellence in Service Award presented by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees yesterday, April 19, 2017.

During the luncheon, seven award nominees from Minnesota State universities, along with 31 Outstanding Educators from colleges throughout the state, were recognized by the Board of Trustees.

The Professional Excellence in Service Award acknowledges outstanding service to our universities and to the Minnesota State system. It recognizes the key role service faculty fulfill at our system’s universities in advising and counseling students; in the recruitment, retention, and placement of students; in residential life programming; in facilitation of student groups and student leadership; and other involvement in university and community activities.  Read the rest of this entry →

Students United Diversity Luncheon

Posted on April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CMU 205

Join Students United at their Diversity Luncheon! Free lunch will be served on Tuesday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in CMU 205 while Diversity Specialist and Black Student Union President, Lexi Byler and Chief Diversity Officer. Dr. Donna Brown address the audience.

To learn more about Students United go to: www.studentsunited.org

Students United hiring Campus Organizing Intern

Posted on April 13, 2017

Students United is searching for its next Campus Organizing Intern. If you’re looking for a great way to build your resume, get paid, and advocate for students, this is the perfect job for you. The application deadline is April 14, 2017.

To apply go to: http://www.studentsunited.org/hiring-intern

Surveys Open for Suggestions on Transfer Pathways Under Development

Posted on April 11, 2017

An online survey is in place for each of the pathways under development until April 19, 2017. The purpose of each pathway is to streamline the process of transfer for students with an associate degree from a MN State College to complete their bachelor’s degree at a MN State University. They should be able to transfer to any of the MN State universities with a parallel degree with 60 credits that apply to that major. You are encouraged to read the proposed pathway, answer survey questions, and give suggestions for the particular pathway to help in the development process. The surveys are for the pathways currently being developed:  Read the rest of this entry →

Transfer Pathways update

Posted on March 23, 2017

Another group of Transfer Pathways are soon ready for input from stakeholders in the two year Minnesota State Colleges and the four year Minnesota State Universities. The Transfer Pathways are designed so students utilizing one would enter any Minnesota State university with a parallel baccalaureate degree as a junior with the first 60 credits complete. Discipline Stakeholders Meetings will be held at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids for sessions on March 27 – 30 and at Normandale Community College for the sessions on March 31. You are welcome to attend in person or by WebEx. Please register by March 24 no matter how you will attend. See the attachment for specific times and locations and links to register.  Read the rest of this entry →

Minnesota State SharePoint username change

Posted on March 22, 2017

The current Minnesota state SharePoint sites, know currently as https://mnscu.sharepoint.com, will be changing the username format to access the SharePoint sites.

What is the current username format? Employees currently use StarID@mnscu.edu and students currently use StartID@go.mnscu.edu.

What will the new username format be? Employees format StarID@minnstate.edu and students format StartID@go.minnstate.edu.

When will this username format change take place? The changes will start in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 28. Due to the large number of accounts this may take a couple days to complete. Continue using your current username format until it is no longer accepted and then make the change to the new format.

What if I need assistance? Please contact the MSUM IT Helpdesk and they will assist you with this change.

MSUM IT Helpdesk
Livingston Lord Library Room 122
218.477.2603
support@mnstate.edu

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