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  • (FY14) SHV Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness – News: Training Notice

    February 27, 2015

    On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).  The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act was added within the reauthorization and provides new regulations for colleges and universities.  Last Spring, MSUM updated the university Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures as the Minnesota State Universities and Colleges (MnSCU) Board of Trustees Sexual Violence Policy and System Procedure were amended and approved with appropriate changes. Under the requirements of VAWA, the university must provide sexual violence awareness training to all students, focusing on promoting awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  MnSCU started their work in developing this training early in Summer 2014 and continued into the Fall semester.  With the training finalized and released to campuses, the University has loaded the training into D2L. The Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness training has been developed to provide all students with education and awareness concerning sexual violence.  It has been loaded into every enrolled student’s D2L.  All students of the campus community are directed to complete the Awareness training. For more information about the university’s polices, procedures, and resources, please visit the following links: MSUM Gender Equity web page: MSUM Sexual Violence Policy & Procedure:    

  • Dragon Basketball Teams @ NSIC Basketball Championship Tournament – Viewing Parties Scheduled on Saturday & Sunday

    February 27, 2015

    The NSIC 2015 Basketball Championship Tournament gets underway this weekend at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD.   More information about the Tournament, can be found at this link:   NSIC 2015 Basketball Championship Tournament You are invited to join Dragon Fans at the following viewing parties: Women’s Basketball game on Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. at Grizzly’s in Moorhead – private room on the left side of the restaurant. Men’s Basketball game on Sunday, March 1 at 12:00 noon at Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead – Upstairs Area Questions? Contact Gloria Riopelle at   Go Dragons!

  • Copy2Print will be closed and WebServices will be unavailable after 2 p.m. on March 4

    February 27, 2015

    Copy2Print will be closed starting at 2 p.m., March 4th for the rest of that day. We will re-open for business at 8 a.m., March 5. During this time, WebServices (Web2Print) will be unavailable for use, as we will be performing a Pageflex Test Migration Data Move. Any jobs sent to Web2Print during this migration will be lost. We will also be updating our Point of Sale Computer prior to our move over to Grier Hall. Please plan accordingly your printing projects for March 4.

  • MSUM alumna and WDAY anchor Kerstin Kealy to interview President Obama in sit-down at White House

    February 26, 2015

    MSUM adjunct professor, alumna and WDAY news anchor, Kerstin Kealy, went live from the White House lawn this morning on First News. Click to hear about her historic meeting with President Obama later today WDAY’s Kerstin Kealy to interview President Obama in sit-down at White House By Adrian Glass-Moore The Forum of Fargo-MoorheadFARGO, N.D. – When Kerstin Kealy received a message from the White House, she thought it was a practical joke.But it’s for real – the WDAY anchor has been invited to Washington, D.C., for a one-on-one, sit-down interview with President Barack Obama on Thursday. This will be the first presidential interview for Kealy, though she did cover Bill Clinton’s visit to Grand Forks as a student journalist in 1997. “It’s a real rarity,” she said. Four or five minutes is all she will get to ask the president some questions. “It’s not going to be an hour-long Diane Sawyer interview, unfortunately,” Kealy said. She said she is brainstorming questions that are timely and relevant to this region. The email from the White House came late on Monday and was followed up with a phone call inviting her to a full day of press briefings on the economy, trade and jobs – and, of course, the solo interview with Obama. Kealy said she is the only anchor from North Dakota, Minnesota or South Dakota to be invited, though there will be other anchors attending the White House event. So why was Kealy chosen? She wondered that herself. A regional White House communications official told her he had seen her work and “thought it would be a great match,” she said. “They chose news departments that were strong,” Kealy added. WDAY News Director Jeff Nelson said the invitation “shows the quality of news we have.” For Kealy, the chance to interview a president is “a great honor,” and though it hasn’t ...

  • Ruth Lumb and Vinod Lall had paper accepted for publication in the Indian Journal of Economics and Business

    February 26, 2015

    Ruth Lumb and Vinod Lall, Paseka School of Business Minnesota State University Moorhead and Abel Moreno, College of Business Metropolitan State University of Denver have a paper titled ‘Chinese Consumers’ Perception of Indian Products: A Multi-Year Comparison’ accepted for publication in the April 2015 issue of Indian Journal of Economics and Business.

  • Several MSUM students presenting at second annual Posters at St. Paul today

    February 26, 2015

    Several MSUM students will be presenting their mentored undergraduate research at the second annual Posters at St. Paul on Thursday, February 26th. Students will meet with their state legislators and showcase the research going on at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Darcy Smith, Oleana Herron, Linnea Elizabeth Dahlquist, Angella Voravong, Carra Strader, and Bret Salter (Department of Anthropology and Earth Science) will present “Complimentary, Necessary Parts of a Whole: The Gendered World of the Meskwaki, 1640-2013. They are mentored by Erik Gooding.” Whitney Swanson and Molly Strong (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) will present “Evaluating the Phosphorylation of the Na+- H+ Exchanger Isoform 1 to Identify Potential Therapeutic Targets for the Treatment of Lung Cancer.” They are mentored by Mark. A Wallert. Isaak Skalsky (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) will present “The Link Between Science Fair Participation and Higher MCA III Science Scores, with Strategies to Increase Alignment of Science Fair with Minnesota Standards.” He is mentored by Richard Lahti.

  • President Blackhurst to give speech titled “The Power of Potential” today

    February 26, 2015

    Join President Blackhurst as she gives a speech titled “The Power of Potential” in the CMU room 101 this Thursday at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided, and the first 30 students to pledge to a fitness goal for the month of March will receive a cool feminist T-shirt.

  • LaserFest 2015 begins today, February 26, and goes through March 8

    February 26, 2015

    Come rock out under the dome in an experience like none other in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Treat your senses to pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects. Featuring music from over five decades, hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the dazzling colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights in an immersive visual environment. From Rock to Pop, Metal to Alternative there is sure to be something for everyone! General admission- $8, Students- $5 Purchase tickets online from the MSUM Box Office and check out what shows we have to offer on the planetarium website!

  • Faculty Workshop on Graphic Organizers today

    February 26, 2015

    Familiar Unfamiliar: Using Familiar Organizers to Navigate Unfamiliar Information, happens today (Thurs, Feb 26) from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the Faculty Development Center. Claudia Gates, School of Teaching an Learning, will identify the definition of expository text and why it is important to understand its structure. She will describe how the use of graphic organizers can assist collegiate readers in recording key ideas during the reading and writing process. Handouts, activities, and simulations will be provided to promote the integration of graphic organizers into daily instruction. Come early (12:30) for a free lunch!

  • MSUM is traveling to Arizona March 7-8, 2015

    February 26, 2015

    Gatherings for Arizona Dragons, snowbirds, and anyone looking for a weekend of Dragon Pride with fellow MSUM Alumni & Friends are planned for March 7-8! Each year dragons of all ages enjoy camaraderie, campus updates, networking and making local connections. Special guests include MSUM President Anne Blackhurst  and MSUM’s 2014 award-winning CASE Professor of the year Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson. All are welcome! RSVP required. For more information, call 218.477.2143 or email

  • Special dining offers expire Feb. 28

    February 26, 2015

    Our special dining offers expire Feb 28th! Don’t miss your chance on these great deals available for off-campus students, faculty and staff. Save up to $175 on our Kise plans or $149 on our Dragon Dollar plans. Kise Plans Casual Diner – 5 meals in Kise for $35 (a $48 value) Social Diner – 25 meals in Kise for $175 (a $240 value) Regular Diner – 45 meals in Kise for $313 (a $432 value) Frequent Diner – 65 meals in Kise for $449 (a $624 value) Dragon Dollar Plans $103 – Receive $100 in Dragon Dollars and 3 free meals in Kise (a $129 value) $155– Receive$150 in Dragon Dollars and 6 free meals in Kise (a $208 value) $206 – Receive $200 in Dragon Dollars and 8 free meals in Kise (a $277 value) $309 – Receive $300 in Dragon Dollars and 11 free meals in Kise (a $406 value) $515 – Receive $500 in Dragon Dollars and 17 free meals in Kise (a $664 value) Click here to purchase one of these plans. (You will need to login with your StarID credentials) Questions? Call MSUM Dining Services at 218-477-2836. You will need your Dragon ID to use these plans.

  • Recognize the hard work of others

    February 26, 2015

    Recognize someone’s hard work! Nominate a student leader, a student organization, or a student advisor for a Dragon Pride award! In the 5 minutes it takes you to fill out the form, you could make someone’s day! Nominate here by Feb. 28.  

  • Student Academic Conference applications due March 2

    February 26, 2015

    Applications to present at MSUM’s 2015 Student Academic Conference are being accepted here. The purpose of the Student Academic Conference is to showcase the work and talent of MSUM students through presentations, posters and creative works at a one day conference held at MSUM each April. This year’s conference is on April 14, 2015. All students are encouraged to talk to their academic advisor, instructors, or any faculty/staff members to determine a presentation topic and to submit an application to present. For more information, visit To present at MSUM’s SAC on April 14, applications are due by March 2, 2015.

  • “$5 million gift from Hebron Brick CEO is largest ever for MSUM, will fund business school scholarships”

    February 25, 2015

    By Grace Lyden on Feb 24, 2015 at 1:18 p.m. MOORHEAD – A $5 million donation to Minnesota State University Moorhead unveiled Tuesday is the university’s largest, a gift that administrators hope kick-starts an ambitious campaign to quadruple the school’s endowment. The donation comes from Rodney and Carolyn Paseka and prompted MSUM to rename its business college, which dates to the 1940s, in their honor. Rodney Paseka is the CEO of Fargo-based brick-making company Hebron Brick. On Tuesday morning, MSUM President Anne Blackhurst unveiled the Paseka School of Business to an atrium packed with business students, staff and faculty. “The naming of the school was secondary to what my purpose in this gift is,” Rodney Paseka said. “This is less about me than it is those students.” At least 80 percent of the endowment created by the couple’s donation will go toward scholarships for business school students. The rest could go to research, faculty positions, program development or other uses. Paseka graduated from MSUM in 1971 with accounting and business administration degrees. His wife attended the college, then joined its staff for 15 years as a senior clerk in various offices. In addition to keeping students out of debt, one of Paseka’s goals with this donation is to inspire other MSUM alums to “pay it forward” by creating scholarships, he said. Leaders of the school’s alumni foundation also hope for that outcome. Foundation President Scott Nelson said the gift would serve “as a call to action for the many of us that have been sitting on the sidelines, and now it’s our time to follow your lead and consider major gifts of our own.” The gift is a strong start in the university’s campaign to raise its endowment to $60 million by 2024. As of June 30, MSUM’s endowment was $15.6 million – small compared to similarly sized public universities around ...

  • School Psychology Students Attend and Present at National Conference

    February 25, 2015

    Seven School Psychology graduate students and faculty member, Peg Potter, recently attended the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in Orlando, Florida. Second year graduate student Sean Soehren did a verbal presentation of his Master’s project: “Evidence-based Compilation Intervention Designed to Increase Classroom Compliance” while third year student Matt Steinborn did a poster presentation based on his Master’s thesis: “An Observation System for Use With the Nurtured Heart Approach.” The students and the Program are grateful for the financial support of the Student Activities Board which facilitated this experience. MSUM School Psychology Program alum Kirsten Westergard Newell, now in the doctoral program in School Psychology at the University of Minnesota, did two verbal and one poster presentation based on her research at the U. Alums Terese Schaefer and Sarah How attended NASP governance meetings as the North Dakota state delegate and North Dakota Association of School Psychologists president, respectively.

  • NSIC Playoffs tonight at Nemzek

    February 25, 2015

    Come cheer on both your Dragon men’s and women’s basketball teams tonight in Nemzek as they are seeded atop the league and host the first round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament. It’s #GLOWDragons and 250 glow-in-the-dark shirts will be given away as well as $500 in CASH! Don’t miss it! Women start at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.!

  • Location and time change for the Hélène Binet lecture today

    February 25, 2015

    There has been a location and time change for the Hélène Binet lecture scheduled for this afternoon of February 25. The lecture will now be held in Weld Auditorium from 1:30pm – 2:30pm on the same day, February 25. Please join us for this special lecture delivered by world renowned photographer Hélène Binet, titled From John Hedjuk to the Atacama Desert.

  • MSUM’s Poco Fuego Steeldrum Quintet to Perform

    February 25, 2015

    The School of Performing Art’s popular community outreach steelband quintet, Poco Fuego, will be performing this evening at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School from 6-7pm. Directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams and composed of students form within the MSUM Percussion Studio, Poco Fuego frequently performs at public and private events throughout the community, including a recent performance with the Fargo Moorhead Symphony. Tonight’s event is a part of a Moorhead School District initiative to promote literacy and reading for elementary school children and their families. Admission is free.

  • Black Student Union hosting 3rd Annual Soul Food Dinner Feb. 25

    February 25, 2015

    The Black Student Union will be hosting its 3rd Annual Soul Food Dinner on Wednesday February 25th at 7:00pm in CMU 101. Join us for Fried Chicken, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Cornbread, Lemon Bars for dessert, and water and lemonade – all for free! Come and celebrate the end of Black History Month with us!

  • Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company to bring night of improv comedy tonight

    February 25, 2015

    The Dragon Entertainment Group presents a night of Improv Comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company. This is an improvisational comedy group created by Amy Poehler. They will be performing at MSUM on Wednesday Feb. 25th. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall.

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