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Tom and Keri DeSutter’s paper accepted for publication

Posted on September 07, 2017

Tom DeSutter, School of Natural Resource Sciences (NDSU), and Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning (MSUM), had a paper titled “A unique approach to teaching co-listed science courses: ’40 Chances’ for improved graduate student education” accepted for publication in Natural Sciences Education.

Amy Ruley named to MSUM development position

Posted on July 13, 2017

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation has hired Amy Ruley to be its new Senior Director of Development for Athletics.  In this role, she will connect donors with opportunities to transform the lives of student athletes through scholarships, and to support other Athletics Department areas of priority.

“I have admired the outstanding leadership President Blackhurst has been providing and the energy and enthusiasm around MSUM,” said Ruley. “I am hopeful that I can become a positive addition to an already vibrant community. Athletics Director Doug Peters is doing a great job of steadily growing the support for Dragon Athletics.  Joining his team and working with the outstanding coaches, student athletes, alums and supporters of MSUM will be an exciting challenge.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Driving Simulator Core Facility Open House

Posted on March 31, 2017

The Center for Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience Driving Simulator Core Facility in the Department of Psychology will host an open house for the Driving Simulator Core Facility on Friday, March 31. The open house will give potential researchers an opportunity to tour the facility, drive the simulator, hear how other successful researchers have used the facility to address their research questions and discuss new research ideas and directions.  Read the rest of this entry →

Two men suspected of stealing textbooks at NDSU may have been at MSUM

Posted on March 02, 2017

MSUM Public Safety is asking that people report incidents of stolen textbooks following an NDSU alert last week that two men are suspected of stealing high value textbooks.

In the alert, NDSU Police said that on February 23 between 5:40 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., two males entered multiple locked offices in NDSU’s Barry Hall and stole a large number of textbooks. “It appears that the suspects are mostly interested in stealing text books related to subjects like, but not limited to: Accounting, Economics and Econometric.”

MSUM Public Safety Director Jim Schumann said the suspects were seen on video at MSUM’s Center for Business on Friday, February 24, 2017, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. MSUM Public Safety has taken several reports of missing books from offices in the Center for Business and asks that anyone missing textbooks or sees any suspicious individuals to call Public Safety. If you can identify either of these individuals, please call Public Safety at 477-2449. Thank you.  Read the rest of this entry →

Wisenden to present at NDSU Science Café

Posted on January 13, 2017

NDSU’s next Science Café will examine how human behavioral traits impact mate selection and committing homicide.

Brian D. Wisenden, chair of biosciences at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is scheduled to present “Sex and Violence: Understanding behavior of the human animal from an evolutionary perspective” Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in Stoker’s Basement of the Hotel Donaldson, 101 N. Broadway.

MSUM Collaborative Student Exhibition at Plains Art Museum Oct. 13

Posted on October 05, 2016

In tandem with a series of month long events called “Printober” focused on printmaking at the Plains Art Museum, Corinne Teed’s intermediate printmaking class created a collaborative screenprint installation titled “Fragile Preservation: A Tallgrass Community” that will be installed in the museum’s sky bridge. The students developed a collaborative public work focused on ecology and threatened species in the tallgrass prairie after a guided tour at the MSUM Science Center by Biology Professor Dr. Alison Wallace.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6–8 p.m. Also opening that night is a Tri-College print exchange titled “The Matrix” featuring prints of students, faculty and alumni of MSUM, NDSU and Concordia.

Zombie Run 5K

Posted on October 05, 2016

Saturday, Oct. 29 | Benson Bunker Field House, NDSU  Read the rest of this entry →

Careers in Public Health

Posted on September 26, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 12 p.m. | Langseth Hall 118  Read the rest of this entry →

Practicing Peace in the Wake of 9/11

Posted on September 08, 2016

Sunday, Sept. 11 | 4-5 p.m. | NDSU Festival Concert Hall  Read the rest of this entry →

Woodlands and High Plains Powwow Saturday, April 2

Posted on March 29, 2016

NDSU is the host institution for the 27th Annual Woodlands and High Plains Traditional Powwow scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 12:30 to 10 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom. The event is a collaboration of NDSU, Concordia College, M-State and Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The theme for this year’s powwow is “Educate. Empower. Continue the Legacy.” Read the rest of this entry →

VCSU, NDSU and MSUM team up to help alleviate teacher shortage

Posted on September 30, 2014

Prairie Public News

North Dakota continues to experience teacher shortages.

Many school districts have had to go outside North Dakota to recruit teachers. And the state’s Education Standards and Practices Board says for this year, it has licensed more teachers from outside the state than it has in-state college graduates.
Valley City State University officials say they’re working to meet the needs.

“We have 290 elementary education majors, and 250 secondary majors (at Valley City State),” said Gary Thompson, the dean of the school of education at Valley City State. “But I guess we’re still not meeting the needs of what the state needs right now.”
Thompson says the rapid growth out west and the number of baby-boomer retirements is outstripping the number of people enrolled in teacher education programs.

Valley City is working with NDSU and Minnesota State University Moorhead to recruit teachers. The schools call it the “Valley Partnership.” Read the rest of this entry →

Tri-College New Leadership Development Institute Receives Bush Foundation Leadership Network Grant

Posted on September 26, 2014

Tri-College National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Development Institute has been awarded a 2-year, $40,000 Bush Foundation Leadership Network grant. NEW Leadership is a non-partisan intensive 5-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women. The Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute is sponsored by Tri-College University, a nonprofit consortium of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), Concordia College, and North Dakota State University (NDSU). Read the rest of this entry →

Noted primatologist to give public lecture on biological origins of morality

Posted on April 23, 2013

Feeling and showing empathy are not exclusive to humans. Animals, such as monkeys, apes and elephants, demonstrate compassion too, according to noted Dutch/American biologist Frans de Waal. For example, during a fight, these animals will go to another’s aid. After an attack, they will put an arm around the victim.

De Waal will show how empathy comes naturally to a variety of animals, including humans, during NDSU’s seventh annual Community Lecture. Read the rest of this entry →

Tri-College Jazz Combo performs today in Fox Recital Hall

Posted on March 19, 2013

The Tri-College Jazz Combo, under the direction of Michael J. Krajewski, Music, will perform Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall. The combo features Mike Lauer – Guitar (MSUM), Chad Hanson – Keyboard (MSUM), Andrew Stermer – Drums (MSUM), and Andy Long – Saxophone (NDSU). The group will perform music by Mike Stern, Benny Golson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Charlie Parker.


MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Friday

Posted on January 29, 2013

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Graduate Opportunities in Materials and Nanotechnology at NDSU

Erik K. Hobbie
Department of Physics, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials
North Dakota State University

Friday, February 1, 2013
3-3:50 p.m.
325 Hagen Hall Read the rest of this entry →

Free medication review, cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar screening

Posted on January 16, 2013

NDSU’s Thrifty White Concept Pharmacy is offering FREE cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure screenings along with medication reviews!

Volunteer to let NDSU’s Thrifty White Concept Pharmacy improve your health and save you money. Your participation will help their 3rd year students gain practical experience and advanced skills for their future careers. Read the rest of this entry →

Call for workshop leaders for Expanding Your Horizons

Posted on November 21, 2012

Participate as a workshop leader in the 34th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference for 7th-9th grade girls to be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Area women and men volunteer their time to provide a day full of interactive, hands-on presentations that explore the fields of science, math, and engineering. Whether you are a researcher, executive, or professor, we are asking women from area business and colleges to help us show young girls what careers are available to them. Even if your day-to-day responsibilities don’t directly involve math and science, that’s okay. Did you need to take the courses to pursue your career path? Read the rest of this entry →

Benjamin Smith was invited speaker at NDSU’s Global Business Week

Posted on November 16, 2012

Benjamin Smith, Languages and Cultures, was invited to speak during Global Business Week at NDSU on the cultural impact of the Camino de Santiago on the economy of Spain. He spoke Nov. 14 to Pete Simonson’s class on Introduction to Marketing.  Read the rest of this entry →

Physics/Astronomy Lecture Series Friday

Posted on October 30, 2012

MSUM Physics/Astronomy Lecture Series Presents:
Kinetic theory for the collective motion of self-driven units: flocking of bacteria, birds and robots
By: Thomas Ihle from the Department of Physics, NDSU

Friday, Nov. 2
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Hagen Hall 325 Read the rest of this entry →

Tri-College Diversity Conference Oct. 30

Posted on October 24, 2012

The 2012 Tri-College Diversity Conference will be held at NDSU on Oct. 30. Some of the seminar topics include recruiting a diverse workforce, working with new Americans, understanding the needs of gays and lesbians (GLBT), and communicating more effectively with Millenial college students. Up to six continuing education credits for human resource professionals will be offered. A reduced rate of $50 offered to all MSUM faculty and staff (students can go free, but need to register). Please see the registration form and brochure. Contact Matt Pearcey at or extension 2047 with questions.

2012 Diversity Conference Registration Form

2012 Annual Diversity Conference Brochure

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