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Drs. Dosch, Paul lead study abroad course in Dominican Republic

Posted on June 22, 2017

Dr. Mary Dosch, Psychology, and Dr. David Paul, Counseling and Student Affairs, recently returned from co-teaching a 12 day study abroad course to the Dominican Republic. This intercultural, interdisciplinary tour included graduate and undergraduate students from Counseling and Student Affairs, Anthropology, Social Work, Speech Language Hearing and Education.  Read the rest of this entry →

Free 10 day pass at the Gerdin Wellness Center June 21-30

Posted on June 22, 2017

Wednesday June 21 – Friday, June 30

The Gerdin Wellness Center will have a free 10 day pass starting June 21-June 30. Simply check in at the front desk during the 10-day period, sign your liability waiver, and get access to the gymnasiums, cardio and strength equipment, group fitness classes and the massage chair.

This is a great time to try out the facility for the first time, bring a workout buddy, or to get back into your fitness routine!

If you haven’t been to our gym before, this is a great way for you to check it out free of charge.

Hours are: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sundays noon – 5 p.m.

Must be 18 or over to use the facility.

Any questions, please contact

Jenny Jensen retirement celebration

Posted on June 22, 2017

Friday, July 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Library Porch

After more than 28 years at MSUM, Jenny Jensen is retiring from the Livingston Lord Library! Please join us in appreciation on her last day, July 7, 2017. The celebration will be held in the Library Porch (Library 100), from 2 – 4 p.m., so stop by then and send her off in style.  Read the rest of this entry →

Summer Cinema Series opens with comedy shorts

Posted on June 22, 2017

Four summer Mondays feature silent films and music

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series enters its 41st season with four evenings of silent films preceded by live organ music. The Summer Cinema Series is a collaborative project of MSUM’s School of Media Arts & Design and the Red River Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.

The Series opens Monday, July 10, with three short films featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. The films are Chaplin’s The Pawnshop, Keaton’s The Blacksmith, and Lloyd’s Never WeakenRead the rest of this entry →

City of Moorhead Consumer Confidence Report

Posted on June 22, 2017

Each year the City of Moorhead sends out their Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which details the drinking water quality in Moorhead. They are required by the EPA to send the CCR to all of their customers by July 1 of each year.

Following is the link to the 2016 Consumer Confidence Report.

Following unauthorized access, StarID passwords need to be reset

Posted on June 20, 2017

Faculty, staff and student StarID passwords are set to expire at 11 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 as a precautionary measure following the unauthorized access and release of data from a MSUM computer server in early June. An unauthorized party accessed non-sensitive but private data on students, as well as public information on faculty and staff. No financial information, passwords, social security numbers or academic records of faculty, staff or students were stored on the server or were accessed.

The first and last names, preferred first and last names, and StarID and Dragon ID numbers of approximately 800 faculty and staff were accessed without authorization. By law, these are public records on employees. The same information on approximately 8,000 students was also accessed. Student StarID and Dragon IDs are defined as limited directory information and are therefore private data on students. A fraction of the data accessed has been posted on various third party’s website.

The affected server has been taken off-line and MSUM and Minnesota State IT security staff are continuing their investigation.

Affected faculty, staff and students will be sent an email with directions on how to reset their StarID passwords. After a password has expired, individuals will need to set a new password before accessing services that require a StarID. Students will also be notified of this event by mail, as required by law.

Minnesota State University Moorhead regrets this incident and any inconvenience it may cause. We make every effort to protect private data and to being transparent in our actions. If you have further questions related to this incident, please contact Dan Heckaman at or 218 477-2300.

College for Kids & Teens

Posted on June 14, 2017

June 12-15 | June 19-22 | July 10-13 | July 17-20

College for Kids & Teens is a summer camp program for students K-12. Expert instructors teach classes that will encourage exploration, adventure and creativity while cultivating young people’s understanding and appreciation for a variety of topics. Register for College for Kids & Teens today!


  • June 12-15
  • June 19-22
  • July 10-13
  • July 17-20

Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre

Posted on June 13, 2017

Celebrate the 54th season of Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre at MSUM with four shows: Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits; Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping; The Glass Menagerie; and Hello, Dolly!  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM alumnus named news photographer, editor of the year

Posted on June 12, 2017

MSUM alumnus Chad Nelson ’07 (mass communications), a photojournalist with KARE 11 in the Twin Cities, won two top honors in the 2017 National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Video Best of Photojournalism awards, in what’s being called an “unprecedented sweep.”

Nelson was named both the Ernie Crisp News Photographer of the Year and Editor of the Year at a ceremony June 2.  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News named national finalist in SPJ 2016 Mark of Excellence awards

Posted on June 12, 2017

Campus News was named a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2016 Mark of Excellence national finalist in the Best All-Around Television Newscast category.

Watch the winning newscast: Campus News 4-30-16.

Campus News is a collaborative learning project where faculty and industry professionals mentor students to produce a weekly television program that airs on Prairie Public Television. MSUM’s Campus News is broadcast into the homes of more than a million people via Prairie Public Television. The 30-minute newscast includes local, regional and national stories, and is written, reported, photographed, edited, anchored and produced by students.

Active Shooter Training on June 20

Posted on June 12, 2017

Tuesday, June 20 | 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

If you were unable to attend the presentations that were offered in February, you are encouraged to attend an active shooter presentation specifically addressing colleges and other education/government environments.  The presentation will include information on what to do in an active shooter situation to increase the probability of survival and potential pre-event indicators of a person preparing to embark on a mass violence event. The topic will also instruct attendees in using “Active Listening Skills” to assist people with preventing an active shooter situation and not just surviving one.  Read the rest of this entry →

D2L Brightspace upgraded to version 10.7.0

Posted on June 08, 2017

D2L Brightspace was upgraded to version 10.7.0 on Tuesday, June 6 from 4-8 a.m.

Status of the upgrade will be posted at

Visit the ITS Blog for more details and to learn about new features and functionality. The latest post covers updates to the D2L Discussion tool that make small group discussions easier to use.

The MSUM tutorial of the D2L Brightspace changes is attached. Also, there are tutorials provided by the Minnesota State system office below:

MSUM Operations Management degree ranked No. 4 in nation

Posted on June 08, 2017

MSUM’s online Operations Management degree was ranked No. 4 nationwide in a ranking by Best Degree Programs. The organization reviewed 56 accredited colleges and universities listed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES College Navigator) that offered online bachelor’s in operations management, project management, or closely related degree programs. Also reviewed were rankings received from major publications like U.S. News and World Report and cost of attendance.

See the full “20 Best Online Bachelor’s in Operations or Project Management 2017” article.

Learn more about MSUM’s online Operations Management and Project Management degrees.

Leonard attends Drone Focus Conference

Posted on June 08, 2017

Karl Leonard, Associate Professor of Geosciences in the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, attended the annual Drone Focus Conference May 31 and June 1 in Fargo. The conference featured many prominent speakers who discussed the emerging UAS industry, and Karl attended several workshops that focused on UAS applications in agriculture, construction, and energy. Karl also attended a ground training class to obtain the FAA Part 107 UAV operators license. The Department of Anthropology and Earth Sciences recently received funding to purchase several DJI UAVs and will be incorporating these systems into course work and research.

Volunteer for Special Olympics of North Dakota on June 8

Posted on June 01, 2017

Sign up to volunteer on Thursday, June 8 for the Special Olympics of North Dakota “Parade of Athletes and Fans in the Stands” at the Fargo downtown Civic Center.

Below is information about the event. You do not have to be a student-athlete to volunteer.

Please let Justin Solberg know by Thursday, June 1 if you can volunteer. Email or call 701.899.2300.  Read the rest of this entry →

Homes For Our Troops Volunteer Day

Posted on June 01, 2017

Saturday, June 3 | 10 a.m.

Homes For Our Troops is building a home for injured Moorhead veteran MSG Eric Marts. The organization is hosting a Volunteer Day Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

Gompf presents Continuing Legal Education Webinar to attorneys

Posted on May 30, 2017

Professor Tracy Gompf, Paralegal, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, presented a Continuing Legal Education Webinar “Increase Profitability and Efficiency of Your Firm Through Paralegal Utilization” to regional attorneys on May 24. This webinar was sponsored by the North Dakota State Bar Association.

University Traffic & Parking Regulation changes

Posted on May 25, 2017

The Facility, Grounds & Safety Committee (FGSC) is charged with annually reviewing the University’s Traffic & Parking Regulations. The committee has implemented the following approved changes:

Permit Price Adjustments:

  • Semester-only General permit prices will change to be the same for each semester. Fall-only permits will increase from $80 to $85 and spring-only will decrease from $90 to $85. This change will take effect in fall 2017.

Summer & Holiday Parking in General Lots:

  • All General Parking lots (lot names that begin with a G) will not be ticketed in the summer or on all University holidays and breaks (all days when there are no classes and/or offices are closed). This change took effect on May 15, 2017.
  • Reserved Lots, Meters, and Handicapped areas will continue to have ticketing enforced year round.

Overflow Parking or “Parking Down”

  • Overflow parking or “parking down” will be allowed for reserved permit holders as needed. Reserved permit holders can park in R (reserved) lots other than their home lot or in a G (general parking) lot on an as needed basis. This change took effect on May 15, 2017.

Thank you for your continued support as we work to improve service and safety in our campus parking areas.

Fargo Marathon Watch Party

Posted on May 19, 2017

Saturday, May 20 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Campus Mall

Cheer for your 2017 Fargo Marathon runners at MSUM. With lots of room to set up your cheering section, it’s ideal to watch the race. See your runners pass twice as they loop through campus, and give them the encouragement they need to finish the race!

  • Conveniently located
  • Ample parking
  • Comfortable
  • Live music

Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Loop of the Fargo Marathon – Volunteers Needed

Posted on May 19, 2017

The 2017 Fargo Marathon will be running through the MSUM campus! The date is Saturday, May 20, 2017. Last year MSUM received a great deal of praise for our efforts, energy and excitement in cheering on runners as they ran through MSUM’s campus. Our goal is to do even better this year and we need your help!  Read the rest of this entry →

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