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Safe Zone Program

Posted on September 25, 2017

Safe Zone Training Level I – Tuesday, October 17 from 2:00-4:00 PM (CMU 205)
Safe Zone Training Level II – Tuesday, April 10 from 2:00-4:00 PM (CMU 205)

Register now on the Rainbow Dragon Center DragonCentral page. The program is open to MSUM staff, faculty, and administrators. Read the rest of this entry →

Student Success Workshop: ‘Building Academic Relationships with Faculty’

Posted on September 25, 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.

Poster-Making for Take Back the Night

Posted on September 20, 2017

Tuesday and Wednesday | 3-5 p.m. | Women’s Center

The Women’s Center staff invite people to drop by the Women’s Center (Bridges 154) Tuesday and Wednesday, 9/19-20 from 3-5 p.m. to create signs for our Take Back the Night rally and march on Wednesday night. Take Back the Night supports survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and foregrounds their voices. Students may carry the signs they make or create them for others to display at the event. All supplies are provided. Questions about this or other Women’s Center events? Contact Dana Bisignani, Women’s Center Coordinator, at

Activist’s Toolkit Inaugural Workshop: “Rabblerousing 101”

Posted on September 11, 2017

Monday, Sept. 11 | 4:30 p.m. | Bridges 154

Curious about activism? Want to be a changemaker but not sure where to start? Join us in the Women’s Center on Monday, 9/11 at 4:30 p.m. for the first of our new monthly Activist’s Toolkit Workshops! Dana Bisignani, Women’s Center Coordinator, will lead the inaugural workshop where you’ll learn the basics of direct action planning and strategies to speak truth to power and create change. Whether you want to grow your student org, work in advocacy or local government, create an awareness campaign, or take to the streets, a rabbelrouser can never have too many tools in their belt!

Honoring Savanna

Posted on August 28, 2017

Monday, Aug. 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Intercultural Center

Our community is deeply saddened by the loss of Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind. To honor Savanna, we will be hosting a gathering today for those who wish to discuss the events of the last week or grieve in the wake of this tragedy. Dr. Donna Brown, Jody Steile, Olivia Matthews, and Dana Bisignani from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be present. All of our cultural and identity centers will be closed during this time.

Our Diversity Dialogue planned for today has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Intercultural Center to allow for this time to honor Savanna.

Diversity Dialogue: “Intersectionality 101” rescheduled to Oct. 30

Posted on August 28, 2017

Monday, Oct. 30 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Intercultural Center (CMU 121)

Join us for the first Diversity Dialogue of the semester!  Dana Bisignani, MSUM’s Women’s Center Coordinator, will unpack what intersectionality is, what it means for our research and social justice work, and why it’s so important to our understanding and solving complex social problems. All are welcome to attend. Check out this lively discussion on Monday, Oct. 30 in the Intercultural Center (CMU 121) from 3-4:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Women’s Center.  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus Feminist Organization welcomes new Women’s Center Coordinator

Posted on April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Women’s Center

Join the Campus Feminist Organization (CFO) in welcoming our new Women’s Center Coordinator, Dana Bisignani, with a feminist social and open forum on April 25 from 11-2 in the Women’s Center (Bridges 154). Snacks will be provided!

MSUM new hires

Posted on April 04, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

March 13, 2017

  • Carol Kaszynski- Adjunct Faculty, Management
  • Richard Courtney- Adjunct Faculty, Educational Leadership

March 20, 2017

  • Jill Helm – OAS Senior, Registrar’s Office

March 22, 2017

  • Scott Lein – General Repair Worker, Housing & Residential Life 

April 3, 2017

  • Dana Bisignani – Women’s Center Coordinator, Women’s Center

Women’s Center Coordinator welcome reception

Posted on April 04, 2017

Tuesday, April 4 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center – Bridges 154

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to help us welcome our new Women’s Center Coordinator, Dana Bisignani, to campus. Free food will be provided.

Questions? Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 218-477-2652.

Women’s Center Coordinator Candidate Interview Rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 8

Posted on December 08, 2016

We are excited to have Dana Bisignani, a finalist for the Women’s Center Coordinator position, visiting campus on December 8, 2016.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for the candidate’s open forum on December 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Hagen 207.

Students are encouraged to stop by the Women’s Center (BR 154) between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on December 8 to get to know the candidate and share feedback.

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