News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Behl recognized by Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance for curriculum

Posted on June 08, 2017

Joshua Behl, assistant professor in the Professional Management Department, has been recognized by the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance for his curriculum.

His work, “Microsoft Dynamics CRM Project Service Module Curriculum Package,” has been selected as this year’s honorable mention for the Curriculum award.

The Curriculum Award ceremony is scheduled for Monday, June 19 at the Microsoft Redmond campus.

Microsoft Career Exploration Program March 24

Posted on March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24 | 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Interested in learning more about Microsoft Careers and visiting the Microsoft campus?  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on October 03, 2016

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week.

Innovative Program Provides Valuable Microsoft Dynamics CRM Experience, Making Students Competitive in the Job Market, Microsoft: “By connecting three pinnacles of success—industry, education, and application—the faculty and administration at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) are preparing their students by teaching them the essential skills and strategies of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).”

14th Annual Fargo Fantastic Film Festival Comes to a Close, KVRR: “‘Minnesota State University Moorhead is the only school in the region that has a four year film degree program. Actually Minneapolis doesn’t even have one. So between Chicago and Seattle MSUM is the place to go for film…’ says Chairman of the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival Tony Tilton.”

MSUM Making Effort to Clean Up Cigarette Butts, KVRR: “Students at MSUM are trying to get people to stop throwing their cigarette butts on the ground. The week-long campaign began on Monday.”

MSUM students Trash the Ash, Valley News Live: “A week long campaign to Trash the Ash began at MSUM on Monday. Students on campus who are Wellness Educators will devote the week to picking up cigarette butts around campus.”

MSUM student travels the world as professional video gamer, InForum: “Brandon Qual is fighting a cold he picked up on a trip to Toronto where he played in a video game tournament. It’s an occupational hazard. Stress, fatigue and jet lag go along with his job. Qual is a professional gamer, one of the world’s top contestants in StarCraft. He commutes from here to compete in tournaments around the world.”

Social media to play a huge role in Presidential Debate Monday night, WDAY: “Some think it’ll simply just be for entertainment, rather than a way to sway a vote. ‘I do not see most people following seriously to make judgments. But they’ll pay attention. Like who gets the most re-tweets, or what phrase was retweeted the most, or what becomes the best ‘hashtag,’ said Denise Gorsline, MSUM Communications Professor.”

WDAY and WDAZ Nominated for 8 Emmy Awards, WDAY/WDAZ: “We here at WDAY and WDAZ are giving ourselves a pat on the back this morning. We are up for 8 Upper Midwest Regional Emmys. The nominees were announced Friday morning.” Congratulations to our alumni nominated for awards: Dana Mogck ’83 Kevin Wallevand ’84, Andrew Nelson ’12 and Jordan Schroeer ’15.

Dr. Yuri Boreisha awarded grant by Microsoft

Posted on December 10, 2013

Dr. Yuri Boreisha, CSIS Department, has been awarded a Windows Azure Educator Grant by Microsoft. Boreisha will use the platform in his CSIS 405 E-Commerce Technologies course in Spring 2014.

Juniors and seniors invited to discussion with Microsoft executive and alumnus today

Posted on May 10, 2012

Juniors and seniors are invited to join Tami Reller, chief financial officer for Windows at Microsoft Corporation and the 2012 spring commencement speaker, as she discusses leadership in the workforce, navigating employment after graduation and her experiences working in finance, marketing, strategic planning and technology. Reller is eager to visit with MSUM students to share her experiences and answer questions about preparing for life after MSUM.

3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10th, CMU 227 Read the rest of this entry →

Learn New Skills in 2010

Posted on January 19, 2010

Would you like to learn more about using Microsoft software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access or learn more about web design, digital photography or Photoshop? MSUM employees and students have full access to over 700 online training courses at to help develop software skills, learn digital tools and techniques and apply these new skills to help advance academic or career goals.

How to access

To access the MSUM portal at and start learning from any campus computer, go to and select a learning topic by subject or software title.

To access the MSUM portal at from home or MSUM wireless connections, please note that you must use the MSUM VPN client. For instructions on installing and using the MSUM VPN client, go to To set up the MSUM VPN client for off-campus access to the MSUM portal at, begin with Step 2: Install VPN Client Software #1 and go through Step 3.

Each time you wish to access the MSUM portal at from home, you must first start the MSUM VPN client and authenticate with your MSUM email username(do not include and password. Then go to and start learning!

Microsoft promotions ending October 31st

Posted on October 23, 2009

Currently Microsoft is offering two promotions for students and employees on the MSUM eSoftware Store Front that are scheduled to end October 31st. Microsoft Office Enterprise has been discounted since the beginning of fall term, making it less expensive than Office Professional Pro. MSUM has also been a pilot sight for their Download Option program. Effective November first, we expect the price to increase about $45 when both options cease. Go to and log in with your Dragon ID and PIN to take advantage of these savings. Please note that the download option is not available with Office 2008 for Mac.

Discounted software for students, employees

Posted on August 28, 2009

MSUM students and employees can purchase a variety of software at substantial savings from the MSUM eSoftware Web Store run by Professional versions of select Microsoft and Adobe products are available at costs lower than retail pricing for educational versions of the same titles. In addition there are statistical packages, anti-virus, reference software and more. Go to for additional information and a link to the eSoftware Web Store.

Microsoft pilots free Electronic Software Delivery through Oct. 31

Posted on August 28, 2009

Microsoft is offering a pilot program of Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) Aug. 31 through Oct. 31, 2009. This offer will be available at the MSUM eSoftware Web Store in addition to the usual media delivery options. The Student Select ESD option provides the following benefits:

* Instant access to software

* Lower costs

* No shipping fees

* Full download support

* Software and serial key attached to your profile as long as you are an MSUM student or employee.
Go to for a link to  the MSUM eSoftware Web Store. This is a trial program and the Electronic Software Download is set to expire on Oct. 31, 2009. However, you will still be able to access your software key as long as you have an active DragonID and PIN.

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