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  • MSUM Celebrates 43rd Annual Fourth of July at Bluestem Center for the Arts

    July 2, 2015

    Parking Options Parking is available at the Southside Regional Sports Complex (2000 40th Ave. S., Moorhead). Shuttle buses will transport people to Bluestem. No parking pass is required to park at the soccer complex. The 43rd annual old-fashioned community 4th of July celebration will be held at the Bluestem Center for the Arts (801 50th Ave. S.W., Moorhead) instead of on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. A major renovation to MSUM’s SCHEELS Field this summer prompted the venue change. Activities begin at 7 p.m. with Games Galore. A short program featuring MSUM President Anne Blackhurst and members of Trollwood Performing Arts School will be held midway through the evening. The children’s bike parade will not be held this year. Concessions will be available for purchase. The Lake Agassiz Concert Band and the Front Fenders will provide the evening’s musical entertainment with fireworks beginning at 10:30 p.m. Neighborhood viewing gatherings are encouraged. For more information, visit mnstate.edu/july4. The 43rd annual old-fashioned community 4th of July celebration is sponsored in part by Moorhead Public Service.

  • Register for the Dragon Women’s Golf Scramble

    July 2, 2015

    Dragon Women’s Golf Scramble Tuesday, July 7, 2015 The Moorhead Country Club 11:30-1 p.m. Registration 1 p.m. Shotgun Start Brochure REGISTER ONLINE

  • Register for your 2015-16 Parking Permit today!

    July 2, 2015

    The registration window is open, and the site can be found at www.mnstate.edu/parking We ask that all permit registrants use the online registration application, which can be found on the left-hand side of the Parking website home page. Permit pricing has stayed largely the same, with minor tweaks to accommodate sales tax processing. Reserved permit owners are eligible to renew their permit. Please select the Reserved lot you’re assigned to while completing the registration process. If you’re interested in a Reserved permit but have not had one before, please register for a General Permit and email the Parking Office (parking@mnstate.edu) to request placement on a Reserved Lot Waiting List. We will contact you if space should become available. To serve you better we can process sales with cash/check/credit card in our office, or by charging to the Student Account or processing a Payroll Deduction. We’re happy to inter-campus mail permits to the on-campus offices of our Faculty/Staff colleagues; please just select that as the delivery option if you’re interested. Please contact us with any questions, comments or concerns!

  • There’s still time to register your kids for July College for Kids & Teens courses

    July 2, 2015

    Registration is still open for the July College for Kids & Teens courses. Visit www.mnstate.edu/collegeforkids to check out the schedule and descriptions for open July courses. A discount is also available this year – Register for 3 and the 4th is FREE. This discount applies to all courses registered for by one family. Finally, there is need-based scholarship money available. This scholarship money comes from grant awards from FM Area Foundation and Lake Region Arts Council. If you have any questions contact Shireen Alemadi, Director of College for Kids & Teens at cfk@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2579.

  • Parking Office Updates Posted

    July 2, 2015

    Effective July 1, 2015, Daily Parking Passes sold over-the-counter will be $4.00/day. Day passes sold to Departments for official use are now sold at a rate of $2.00/day. Please contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.

  • Scholarship fund established in tribute to Kvalvog boys

    July 2, 2015

    MSUM and the Moorhead community are deeply saddened by the tragic accident claiming the lives of two Moorhead boys. Brothers Zachary and Connor Kvalvog were the only children of alumni Ray (’84 Business Administration) and Kathie (’98 Political Science) Kvalvog. Zachary, a senior at Park Christian high school was interested in attending MSUM and continuing in his parents footsteps as Dragons. Staff and friends have established a scholarship fund in tribute to the Kvalvog boys. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alumni Foundation.

  • Administrative realignment of three offices occurs today

    July 1, 2015

    To enhance student services and success, and better coordinate departmental goals and objectives, the following administrative alignments will be effective July 1, 2015.   The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Jennifer Aranda, director, will report to Chief Diversity Officer Donna Brown.   The MSUM Bookstore, Kim Samson, supervisor, will report to the Division of Finance and Administration, Jean Hollaar, vice president.   The Office of Campus Sustainability (vacant) will report to the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Yvette Underdue Murph, vice president.  

  • Summer Cinema Series Opens with Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”

    July 1, 2015

    Mondays in July feature silent films Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series enters its 39th season with a silent comedy-drama, a silent sci-fi drama, a silent drama-romance and an evening of silent comedy short films. The Series opens Monday, July 6, with a classic from 1921, titled The Kid, starring the film’s director, Charlie Chaplin in the role of a tramp, and Jackie Coogan as the kid. The film tells the story of Edna, a woman who leaves her new-born baby in a limousine and goes off to commit suicide, and Charlie, a tramp who finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna is an opera star but does charity work for slum youngsters in hope of finding her boy. Following several turns in the plot, a kind policeman reunites Charlie with the Kid at Edna’s mansion. Second in the line-up on Monday, July 13, is Metropolis, starring Brigitte Helm. This 1927 science fiction film depicts a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners. It is considered a masterpiece of director Fritz Lang. Heart o’ the Hills, a 1919 drama featuring Mary Pickford, takes place in the Kentucky hills, where greed, revenge and romance fuel the action. The film screens on July 20. Closing the series on Monday, July 27, is a selection of silent comedy short films by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Charley Chase and Laurel & Hardy. After this showing, treats will be served in the hallway. All shows are in Weld Hall on the MSUM campus and start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 per movie, and are available at the door. Pre-show organ music performed by organists Alex Swanson (July 6 and 20)and Ryan Hardy (July 13 and 27)begins at 7:15 p.m.      

  • President Blackhurst to speak at TEDxFargo

    July 1, 2015

    TEDxFargo – it’s more than a conference.On top of taking in big ideas worth spreading from our 20+ speakers, your TEDxFargo ticket gets you lots of other perks. We’ll keep your body and mind nourished all day long, providing you endless caffeine and hydration, light breakfast, full lunch, delicious snacks and more. This year’s TEDx theme is WONDER … a place where probability is suspended and possibility is born. TEDxFargo is proud to introduce to you three (of many!) speakers that focus on education.Are you an #AnneFan? We are! Meet Dr. Anne Blackhurst: It’s been less than a year since Dr. Anne Blackhurst became president of Minnesota State University Moorhead, but in that time, she’s still created quite the following. (Seriously- there’s an entire backchannel on social media that exists in her honor.) Dr. Blackhurst is using her 30+ years in higher education to lead the university for the long run. She’ll take the TEDxFargo stage to share her passion for helping others unlock their potential. Don’t miss it.  

  • Register for the Dragon Wrestling Technique Camp

    July 1, 2015

    The Dragon Wrestling Technique Camp is still accepting campers for July 6-8. Walk-ups are welcome! It’s a great chance to get some wrestling experience! http://tickets.mnstate.edu/search/camp

  • Lines&Notes performers Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno are featured at Teacher Training Institute

    June 30, 2015

    Poet and spoken-word artist Kevin Zepper and pianist Terrie Manno were guest performers at Prairie Public Television’s Regional Arts, History Culture and STEM Teacher Training Institute that took place at Concordia College on June 23 – 24, 2015. Their hour-long performance included many of their signature collaborative works, plus two pieces that they developed and created on-the-spot with help from the sixty K-12 teachers in attendance. Manno and Zepper modeled some of their creative strategies based on random themes that conference attendees can adapt for use in their own classrooms. The Lines&Notes performance was supported in part by the Minnesota Legacy Live Fund.

  • Get tickets to Footloose – July 15-19

    June 30, 2015

    Footloose ~ July 15-19 The Straw Hat Players season was shortened by one show to accommodate the Gooseberry Park Players, a summer youth theatre company which vacated its former home at Concordia College. The Gooseberry Park Players are staging the musical Footloose July 15 to 19. Hansen Theatre and the Gaede Stage are located in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. except for a matinee performance of Cats on June 27 at 2 p.m., and Gooseberry’s July 19 show, which starts at 1 p.m. Signed performances for the hearing impaired are Thursdays for all Straw Hat shows. Tickets are available for the entire Straw Hat season at a discount, for individual shows and for Gooseberry’s Footloose online or by calling the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at (218) 477-2271.

  • Registration for the Ross Fortier Classic now open

    June 30, 2015

    Registration for the Ross Fortier Classic is now open and available online. The golf tournament is Friday, July 31st, 2015 at the Moorhead Country Club. Shotgun start at 1PM. Register online at tickets.mnstate.edu. For more information, please contact Ashley Armstrong at armstrong@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2618.

  • STARS (Systemwide Training and Registration Site) Transitions to ELM (Enterprise Learning Management)

    June 30, 2015

    The current system used by MnSCU for employees enrollment and tracking of training, STARS (Systemwide Training and Registration Site), will be going away as of June 30, 2015.  STARS will no longer be used after this date for enrollment, however, you can access the system to see your training history up until Sept 1, 2015.  MnSCU will be pulling all records out of STARS and they will be placed in the replacement system as historical data.  You do not need to worry about retrieving your records. The replacement system is called ELM, Enterprise Learning Management.  ELM is a tool for planning, scheduling, delivering, tracking and reporting on learning activities such as: training, e-learning, on-the-job training, independent assignments, testing and survey results.  It is a built-in feature of the State’s SWIFT (Peoplesoft, SEMA4) system for comprehensive tracking and reporting of state employee training.  MnSCU, and other state agencies, are moving to ELM to comply with federal and state reporting/tracking guidelines for all employees.  Employees (and the employees manager) will register for courses and have access to their individual training record through the State’s self-service site.  This system is already active and being utilized for select training opportunities. You can access ELM via the Employee Self-Service website.  Quick Reference Guides are located on the Human Resources page under Resources & Links > Other Links. Please contact Melissa Osland in Human Resources at 477-2158 if you have any questions.

  • Kvalvog scholarship fund established

    June 26, 2015

    MSUM and the Moorhead community are deeply saddened by the tragic accident claiming the lives of two Moorhead boys. Brothers Zachary and Connor Kvalvog were the only children of alumni Ray (’84 Business Administration) and Kathie (’98 Political Science) Kvalvog. Zachary, a senior at Park Christian High School, was interested in attending MSUM and continuing in his parents footsteps as Dragons. Staff and friends have established a scholarship fund in tribute to the Kvalvog boys.  Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alumni Foundation.

  • Joerger to Headline MSUM Coaches Clinic Sponsored by Sanford Health

    June 26, 2015

    MSU Moorhead men’s basketball will hold a Coaches Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 12. The clinic, which is being sponsored by Sanford Health, will be headlined by Dave Joerger, the head coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies who also is a 1997 graduate of MSUM. The camp is open to coaches at any level. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Nemzek Hall on the MSUM campus in Moorhead, Minn.  Cost is $100 for early registration and walk-up registrations (the day of the event) will be $125. Lunch will be provided from noon to 1 p.m.. Those interested in attending the clinic can sign up online above. Additional guest speakers for the clinic, will be announced in the weeks ahead. “This is just another opportunity for Minnesota State University Moorhead to continue our momentum in Dragon Athletics,” MSUM head men’s basketball coach Chad Walthall said. “Dave is a good friend and alum that has always expressed how proud he is to be a a part of the Dragon family.  It is an opportunity for coaches in the region to listen and learn from one of the best basketball minds in the country.” Joerger will be entering his third season as the Memphis head coach. In two seasons he has compiled a 105-59 record (.640) and led the Grizzlies to back-to-back playoff appearances, including a trip to the Western Conference semifinals this past season. A native of Staples, Minn., Joerger was a solid point guard during his time at MSU, compiling an impressive 227 assists in 54 games during his two seasons as a Dragon. In 1995-96, Joerger played in 27 games, shooting 47.8 percent from the three-point line, best on the team, and led the team with a 95.5 free-throw percentage (42-of-44). He set the ...

  • Riewer Signs With Oettinger Rockets of Gotha Germany Pro A Division

    June 26, 2015

    Former MSUM men’s basketball standout Jordan Riewer has signed a contract to play for the Oettinger Rockets in the Gotha Germany Pro A Division. Riewer will leave for Germany on Aug. 8 and begin training camp on Aug. 10. The team will play several preseason games before beginning the regular season on Sept. 28. The season is slated to last around nine months, depending on how the team does in the playoffs. Oettinger finished fifth out of 16 teams in the league a year ago. Riewer, 2014-15 MSUM Male Athlete of the Year, had a decorated senior season to cap off a stellar Dragon career. He helped the Dragon men reach the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Riewer was named NABC First-Team All-American, Daktronics Third-Team All-American, Basketball Times Second-Team All-American and to the Division II Bulletin All-America Third Team. As a senior he averaged 16.2 points, 5.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 50.4 percent from the field. He was the NSIC Co-Player of the year and also earned NSIC All-tournament honors. He led the nation in free-throw percentage at 94.9 percent. He was second in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio. Riewer leaves MSUM with 1,382 points scored and has school career records with 470 assists and 226 three-pointers made.  He led the NSIC in three different statistical categories as well. The Staples, Minn., graduated from MSUM this past May. Read the Inforum article.

  • Get tickets to Cats – playing June 23-27

    June 25, 2015

    Cats ~ June 23-27 The final show of the season is the hit musical Cats. The show runs June 23 to 27 on the Hansen Theatre stage. Cats is one of the longest-running musicals ever. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Cat’s introduced the song standard “Memory.” Footloose ~ July 15-19 The Straw Hat Players season was shortened by one show to accommodate the Gooseberry Park Players, a summer youth theatre company which vacated its former home at Concordia College. The Gooseberry Park Players are staging the musical Footloose July 15 to 19. Hansen Theatre and the Gaede Stage are located in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. except for a matinee performance of Cats on June 27 at 2 p.m., and Gooseberry’s July 19 show, which starts at 1 p.m. Signed performances for the hearing impaired are Thursdays for all Straw Hat shows. Tickets are available for the entire Straw Hat season at a discount, for individual shows and for Gooseberry’s Footloose online or by calling the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at (218) 477-2271.

  • MSUM alumnus, Troy White, presenting at “How to Survive: A Conversation” this weekend

    June 25, 2015

    Troy White, an MSUM mass communications graduate of 1996, is a featured presenter for this weekend’s “How to Survive: A Conversation” event surrounding the release of the book “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” and 10-minute film screening by the same name. White will be speaking Friday night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Richard Barry Hall (811 2nd Ave. N. Fargo, ND) June 26, 2015. “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” features hope-filled messages from survivors of childhood abuse, and audience members will be encouraged to join the conversation about how we survive the challenges in our lives. Since graduating from MSUM, White has owned and operated an advertising agency and is currently the director of sales at S&S Promotional Group in Fargo. White is a co-author of the book, “Authentic Voices: How We Survive.” “That was the catalyst for me embark on a journey into the non-profit world,” White said. “I became the executive director at Bonanzaville, as well, and I do public speaking engagements for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center. I also work with CAWS of ND to provide domestic violence prevention training to first responders across North Dakota.” While everyone is encouraged to come to the event, those in certain fields are especially encouraged to attend. “All people are or will be fighting a battle within themselves or find themselves in trying times at some point in their lives,” White said. “I would especially encourage anyone in criminal justice, psychology, social work, and women’s studies to come. I think it’s important to get men there, as they often do not discuss their feelings. I have found that when they see me discussing mine, they open up, and we need more of that.” “How to Survive: A Conversation” is part of a two-day event sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota and funded ...

  • Stop by the retirement party for Korella Selzler and Dianne Schmidt June 26

    June 25, 2015

    Please join us in celebrating the retirements of Korella Selzler and Dianne Schmidt Friday, June 26, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Livingston Lord Library.

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