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Coffee with Anne

Posted on September 27, 2017

During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with some of our new employees and shared the rich history of MSUM as well as talked about the culture, mission and core values of our university.

President Anne is pictured with new hires Lori Schmidt – Nurse Practitioner (Hendrix Clinic & Counseling Center), Ashok Aryal – Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Mathematics), Lois Wagner – Accounting Technician (Alumni Foundation), Carol Hall – Print Coordinator (Marketing & Communications), and Melissa Dingmann – Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships (Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid).

Welcome to MSUM!  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Posted on September 14, 2017

Seventy-five new citizens welcomed to U.S. during Sept. 14 Naturalization Ceremony

In honor of Constitution Day, MSUM will host a naturalization ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom, located at 14th Street South and 6th Avenue South. September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus Budget Discussion

Posted on September 13, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 3 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

Faculty and staff are invited to a budget discussion at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13 in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom led by President Blackhurst. The meeting will be to share information on the FY18 and FY19 budget plans, and review how the university’s new two-year budgeting process is using our Strategic Framework and the Academic Master Plan to shape budget priorities.  Read the rest of this entry →

Coffee with Anne

Posted on August 30, 2017

During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with some of our new employees and shared the rich history of MSUM as well as talked about the culture, mission and core values of our university.  Read the rest of this entry →

Door Prize Drawing Winners Announced

Posted on August 22, 2017

A few door prizes remain unclaimed. Check your ticket number to see if you have won.

The following ticket numbers have been drawn from the door prize drawing held at the All-Campus Welcome Back Reception.  Read the rest of this entry →

Watch President Anne’s Opening Address

Posted on August 17, 2017

On Wednesday, President Anne Blackhurst welcomed faculty and staff back to campus and kicked off the new academic year with her annual Opening Address. She focused on MSUM’s core values of grit, humility, and heart, and stressed how each one of us plays an integral role in fulfilling our university’s mission of transforming the world by transforming lives.

Here is the direct link: https://mediaspace.mnscu.edu/media/President%27s+Opening+Address+2017/0_eo3k8416?_ga=2.102227977.944083802.1502725694-887986704.1473685760

Coffee with Anne

Posted on June 15, 2017

During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with some of our new employees and shared the rich history of MSUM as well as talked about the culture, mission and core values of our university.    

President Anne is pictured with new hires Alison Fraase (OAS Sr. – Business Services), Austin Jordahl (General Maintenance Worker – Residence Halls) and Tom Reburn (Director of Undergraduate Admissions).

Welcome to MSUM!  Read the rest of this entry →

President Blackhurst awards all 10 Fargo Marathon reimbursements

Posted on February 24, 2017

President Blackhurst has awarded all 10 Fargo Marathon registration reimbursements.

Please note that no additional MSUM student Fargo Marathon reimbursements are available.

President Blackhurst, VP for Finance & Administration Hollaar testify on behalf of Minnesota state budget request

Posted on February 23, 2017

Yesterday, President Anne Blackhurst and Vice President for Finance and Administration Jean Hollaar testified to the House Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee on behalf of the Minnesota State budget request. You can watch their testimony online. Their testimony begins approximately 13 minutes into the video.

Today, President Blackhurst and VP Hollaar will testify to the Senate Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee at 1 p.m.

View the Minnesota Senate agenda and video archives here.

Wenger, Kruse celebrate 45 years of service to MSUM

Posted on February 21, 2017

Yesterday, President Anne Blackhurst had lunch with Karla Wenger and Nancy Kruse, both who are celebrating 45 years of service to MSUM.

Karla and Nancy will be recognized for their service on Friday at the Service Recognition and Memorial Observance Brunch. Read the rest of this entry →

Plans for Downtown Moorhead organization underway

Posted on February 17, 2017

 

The Downtown Moorhead project is a collective, collaborative effort to envision and realize a new, 21st century downtown neighborhood for Moorhead.

The Downtown Moorhead project is led by a steering group made up of the presidents of Moorhead’s three colleges/university (Concordia College, M State, and Minnesota State University Moorhead) and several business and civic leaders in the community. The steering group has led the efforts to secure pledges from the Moorhead business community to support an initial three-year startup of a downtown-focused organization in Moorhead. There are currently 28 investors with combined commitments nearing half a million dollars over the next three years.  Read the rest of this entry →

Who’s in my parking spot?

Posted on February 16, 2017

President Anne’s donation keeps on giving

President Anne’s workday usually begins from home before 6 a.m. and often ends well into the evening. Her days include non-stop meetings on and off campus; multiple travel trips in and out of state; and frequent evening and weekend school-sponsored events and activities. She gets a lot of use out of her parking spot next to Owens Hall.

So it was a generous offer last spring when she donated that parking spot to the annual Spring Scholarship Gala to raise money for student scholarships. Read the rest of this entry →

President Blackhurst to sponsor MSUM student marathon runners

Posted on February 13, 2017

The Fargo Marathon is Saturday, May 20, 2017 and we are excited that the course includes the MSUM campus.

President Anne Blackhurst, a veteran marathon runner, will again reimburse up to 10 marathon registrations for MSUM students.

Sponsorships are for the full marathon, 2-person relay, and 4-person relay only.

For reimbursement, send your marathon registration confirmation, showing full payment, to Kathy Abraham, abraham@mnstate.edu, by Feb. 28, 2017.

President Blackhurst to hold office hours Feb. 13

Posted on February 09, 2017

President Anne Blackhurst will hold open office hours for faculty and staff on Monday, Feb. 13 from 1-3 p.m. in the President’s Office, Owens Hall 203.

President Blackhurst to hold office hours Feb. 8

Posted on February 07, 2017

President Anne Blackhurst will hold Student Office Hours this week on Feb. 8 from 2-4 p.m.

The location is Owens Hall 203. No appointment is necessary.

Statement from President Blackhurst

Posted on January 31, 2017

In light of the recent Executive Order affecting international students, faculty, and staff from specified countries, I am writing to reaffirm MSUM’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Minnesota State University Moorhead values the many contributions of our international community members and scholars. We welcome and support students without regard to nationality or religion and will continue to admit students in accordance with our nondiscrimination policy. Once students are admitted, MSUM is committed to fostering an environment in which all students can succeed.

As a reminder, MSUM safeguards individual privacy and does not release private information, including information about national origin or immigration status.

Any member of the campus community who has questions or concerns about the Executive Order and its implications can contact Janet Hohenstein, Director of International Student Services, at hohenst@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2956. University administrators are monitoring the status of the Executive Order and its interpretation and will provide updates to the campus community as appropriate.

Coffee with Anne

Posted on January 20, 2017

During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with some of our new employees and shared the rich history of MSUM as well as talked about the culture, mission and core values of our university.  Read the rest of this entry →

Minnesota State female presidents’ commentary featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted on January 04, 2017

President Anne Blackhurst, along with Joyce Ester, president of Normandale Community College; Connie Gores, president of Southwest Minnesota State University; and Barbara McDonald, president of North Hennepin Community College, wrote a commentary featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The commentary is titled, “The Benefits of Gender Balance in a System’s Presidential Offices.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on January 04, 2017

The Benefits of Gender Balance in a System’s Presidential Offices, The Chronicle of Higher Education: “In the past year, national discussions about glass ceilings in politics and in the board room, and sexist news coverage of the Olympics, have brought the subject of gender equity to the forefront of the American consciousness in compelling ways. Higher-­education institutions are no strangers to the issue, as they struggle to meet their own aggressive gender-equity goals.”

F-M college campus retention efforts aim to help students succeed, Inforum: “MSUM has seen its retention increase by 3 percent per year for the past three years. The retention rate is now 76 percent. ‘We would like to see that get up to 80 percent,’ said Brenda Amenson-Hill, MSUM’s vice president of enrollment management and student affairs.”

‘You look like a bug and you’re ready to roll’: Winter biking with Sara Watson-Curry, Inforum: “Sara Watson-Curry has been a utilitarian cyclist since her parents dropped her off at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2001 with her mother’s tank-sized bike. It was another eight years before she ventured to pedal when the snowplows are in full force and most folks are busy scraping ice off their vehicles.”

Dragons women ranked in Division II top 25 for first time since 2009, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead senior Natalie Van Wyhe said it’s ‘cool’ the Dragons are nationally ranked, but the team would rather keep a low profile. ‘We liked not being ranked because we feel like the underdog,’ Van Wyhe said. ‘At the end of the day, it doesn’t mean anything until you actually prove it.'”

MSUM Women Win 11th Straight, Men Back in Win Column, KVRR: “A balanced offensive attack helped the Minnesota State University Moorhead women’s basketball team win its 11th straight game on Saturday as the Dragons topped Concordia-St. Paul, 76-63 at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn.”

Dragon men cruise past Concordia-St.Paul, WDAY: “John Doss led MSUM with 19 points as the Dragons bounced back from their loss against Mankato. MSU Moorhead cruised past Concordia St. Paul 74-60.”

Dragons End 2016 on the Right Foot, Defeat Concordia-St. Paul 74-60, Valley News Live: “Minnesota State University Moorhead headed into the new year on a high note, winnings its final game of 2016 by defeating Concordia-St. Paul by a final score of 74-60.”

Dragons women extend winning streak to 10 games, Inforum: “A nearly two-week break between games didn’t slow down the surging Minnesota State Moorhead women’s basketball team.”

Dragon women’s basketball team wins tenth game in a row, men fall to Mankato, WDAZ: “The MSUM men’s basketball team was back from their holiday break on Friday, with a game against Minnesota State Mankato.”

MSUM women shoot past Concordia-St. Paul, WDAZ: “The MSUM women’s basketball team remained hot to extend its winning streak to 11 games. The Dragons shot 61 percent from beyond the arc to beat Concordia-St.Paul 76-63.”

Doss leads Dragons men to conference win, Inforum: “Heading into the New Year, the Minnesota State Moorhead men’s basketball team is still trying to hone an identity. The Dragons took another step in that direction Saturday, Dec. 31, at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.”

Ham scores career high to help Dragons women extend winning streak, Inforum: “Ham made the most of her court time, scoring a career-high 17 points. Her effort helped the surging Dragons earn a 76-63 victory against Concordia-St. Paul in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball before 565 fans.”

Coffee with Anne

Posted on October 11, 2016

During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with our newest employees and shared the rich history of MSUM as well as talked about the culture, mission and core values of our university.  Read the rest of this entry →

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