News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

‘Peace, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice’ study abroad course

Posted on September 22, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 12 p.m. | Lommen 101 or Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 4:30 p.m. | Lommen 203

Professors Jeremy Carney and Geraldine Hendrix-Sloan are offering a study abroad course in Ireland titled, “Peace, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice” during Spring semester. Travel will take place for 16 days in May 2018. If you would like to learn more about this program, please attend either of the following informational meetings on September 27: 12 noon in Lommen Hall 101 or 4:30 p.m. in Lommen 203.

Percussion professor begins trio performances

Posted on September 22, 2017

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 7:30-9 p.m.

Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Percussion at MSUM, performed Thursday evening at the Fergus Falls “Concert in the Park” series along with members of the Varying Degrees Trio: MSUM percussion alumni Tom Christianson and Lucas Bernier. The trio received a Jade Presents grant from the Arts Partnership to present a variety of performances throughout the Red River Valley area this fall. Aside from their performance in Fergus Falls, the trio will also perform in Bismarck, Jamestown, Fargo, and Detroit Lakes as in a variety of Performing Arts events, including a performance on the campus of MSUM on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Anti-Racism in Higher Education Training

Posted on September 22, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 28 | 6–10 p.m. | CMU 205 or Friday, Sept. 29 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | CMU 205

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to host Debra Leigh from High Impact Training to facilitate two “Anti-Racism in Higher Education” training sessions for MSUM students. The training will cover the topics of diversity (what it is, why it is important), racism (what it is, where it comes from, different types), relevant concepts (privilege, bias, oppression, etc.), how to address and resolve conflict, how to navigate difficult conversations, how to be an effective ally, and bystander intervention.  Read the rest of this entry →

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.

Interested in Graduate School?

Posted on September 22, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Paseka School of Business Atrium

Come to the Graduate/Professional School Information Day on Wednesday, September 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Paseka School of Business Atrium meet with representatives from a variety of graduate school programs.  Read the rest of this entry →

Why Infant and Toddler Autonomy Matters and What it Means for Caregivers

Posted on September 22, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167

Dr. Marilea Bramer will be presenting her colloquium “Why Infant and Toddler Autonomy Matters and What it Means for Caregivers” on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. All are welcome to attend! Please see flyer for more information.

Fat Girls Hiking Body Love Workshop, Group Hike to Maplewood State Park

Posted on September 22, 2017

Sept. 28-29

Do you need some body positive messaging in your life? Do you love being out in nature? Fat Girls Hiking co-founder Summer Michaud-Skog is coming to campus for two events:

  • Body Love Workshop (Thursday, Sept. 28, 3-4 p.m., Women’s Center) – focuses on joyful movement, self-care, the body love spectrum and our connection with nature and ourselves. Open to students of all body types and gender identities.
  • Group Hike at Maplewood State ParkMN (Friday, Sept. 29, 2-7 p.m.) – travel with Summer and continue the discussion about body positivity in this beautiful natural setting during fall’s peak. Transportation and snacks provided. Depart from CMU parking lot at 2 p.m. Open to students of all body types and gender identities. Hike is limited to 20 participants. Registration required. Email dana.bisignani@mnstate.edu to register by 9/25.

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FM Welcome Party

Posted on September 22, 2017

Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sanctuary Events Center

The Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation is putting on a Welcome Party for those MSUM employees who are new to the area. The FM Welcome Party is a great way for new residents to get connected to the community. The event will take place on October 24 at the Sanctuary Events Center in downtown Fargo from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be food, a variety of entertainment, and activities for children. Tickets are $5, but you may waive the fee by visiting fmwelcomeparty2017.eventbrite.com and entering promotional code NEWHERE.

Mandatory student organization treasurer training

Posted on September 22, 2017

Monday, Sept. 25 | 6-7 p.m. | CMU 205

Mandatory student organization treasurer training will cover topics such as: locating organization account number, how to reimburse members, how to request funds for special travel or events. Please RSVP for a session. One opportunity remains. Learn more in the attached document.

Student Success Workshop: ‘Building Academic Relationships with Faculty’

Posted on September 22, 2017

Monday, Sept. 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Intercultural Center

Facilitated by Dana Bisignani. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

More than just help with homework, professors can provide guidance about possible career paths, research and internship opportunities, and letters of recommendation – but only if they know you! In this workshop, Dana will share tips for getting the most out of interactions with faculty, asking for recommendations, and taking ownership of your education so you feel less awkward walking into office hours. Dana Bisignani is Coordinator of the Women’s Center and a faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at MSUM.

Widmer Roel PC Audit Internship deadline approaching

Posted on September 22, 2017

The deadline to apply for the Widmer Roel PC Audit Internship is Friday, September 29.

Widmer Roel PC will be doing on-campus interviews in the Career Development Center for their Audit Internship on Thursday, October 5.

Students can view this position and application instructions through DragonJobs by going to mnstate.edu/dragonjobs.

Graduate Assistantship vacancies

Posted on September 22, 2017

Graduate Students: Are you wanting to gain experience as a Graduate Assistant (GA) and add valuable skills to your resume while earning some extra money? Check out the current GA openings.

Homecoming: Forever Red

Posted on September 21, 2017

Oct. 2-8, 2017 

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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 →

Add your contact preferences for Dragon Alert emergency notifications

Posted on September 21, 2017

If you haven’t already, add your contact preferences for Dragon Alert emergency notifications.

Don’t be the last one to know what’s going on!

Learn about campus closures and MSUM/neighborhood emergencies as soon as they happen (so you can avoid driving to school in a snow storm or potentially dangerous situation near campus).  Read the rest of this entry →

Nonprofit Leadership Training Begins Oct. 11 

Posted on September 21, 2017

A high impact training program for nonprofit professionals

Minnesota State University Moorhead, in partnership with Dakota Medical Foundation and the Impact Foundation, will offer “High Impact Nonprofit Leadership” beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11 in MSU Moorhead’s Center for Business.  Read the rest of this entry →

Curriculum & Instruction program ranked No. 25 nationwide

Posted on September 21, 2017

In a review of schools across the nation, MSU Moorhead’s Curriculum & Instruction graduate program stood out in both quality and affordability. It was ranked No. 25 in the U.S. by AffordableColleges.com.

The ranking was based on three metrics: financial, student success and program. View more about AffordableColleges.com’s methodology.

Dorothy Dodds Elementary ribbon cutting

Posted on September 21, 2017

There will be a ribbon cutting for a Moorhead elementary school named after a 1945 Moorhead State Teachers College alumna and educator, Dorothy Dodds.  The event will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. Tours of the facility will follow.

Dorothy Dodds Elementary is the Moorhead School District’s newest kindergarten through fourth grade school. The elementary school opened this fall and holds 750 students. It is located at 4400 24th Ave. S.  Read the rest of this entry →

Join Bridge International

Posted on September 21, 2017

Wednesdays and Thursdays | 7-8 p.m. | CMU 204

It’s a Bible Group Study small group for international students. Come and join us!  Read the rest of this entry →

Trash the Ash

Posted on September 21, 2017

Sept. 25-29

Trash the Ash is an annual event put on by the Wellness Educators that promotes a clean campus by raising awareness of cigarette butt litter. Hendrix Wellness Educators will be placing a yellow flag wherever a butt was found and disposed of on campus.  Read the rest of this entry →

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