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  • Senior Nikkie Nouwen currently trending in National Geographic photo contest

    December 19, 2014

    Senior Nikkie Nouwen is currently trending (getting a high number of views/votes) out of more than 11,500 photos submitted to National Geographic’s “Your Shot” photography contest under the assignment, “The Walk.” Nikkie’s photo features the MSUM campus on a foggy day. View and vote for the photo here.

  • View President Anne Blackhurst and the Alumni Foundation’s holiday greeting

    December 19, 2014

    If you haven’t seen President Anne Blackhurst and the Alumni Foundation’s holiday greeting yet, watch it now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05DBBhD-zNs

  • Watch Dragons explain their funny or unique holiday traditions

    December 19, 2014

    We asked fellow Dragons what some of their traditions are surrounding the holiday season. What do you, your family and friends do that may be funny or unique? Share with us on Twitter or Facebook! Watch the video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lMvtzwrZbg

  • Finalist for Director of Public Safety to lead open forum today

    December 19, 2014

    Public Safety Director Finalist Paul Dunkel will hold an open forum today at 12:00 in CMU 201. ¬Paul Dunkel is currently State Patrol Trooper with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in Mendota Heights. He has also worked with the Courtland Fire Department, as well as for the Mapleton, Amboy, and Lake Crystal Police Departments. He served as Chair of the Judiciary Board at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In addition, he holds a M.S. in Corrections and Sociology and a B.A. in Law Enforcement, Psychology, and Sociology from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  • No parking enforcement in general or metered lots over break

    December 19, 2014

    There will not be any parking enforcement in General or Metered lots over break. Enforcement in these areas has stopped and will resume January 12, 2015. Questions? Contact the Parking Office at parking@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2675

  • Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

    December 18, 2014

    Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live. Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. State Representative Ben Lien, a 2008 MSUM political science graduate, will deliver the commencement address. His district, 4A, is comprised of the city of Moorhead and Oakport Township. Lien will serve his second term in the Legislature after his re-election in 2014. He grew up in Moorhead, attended Moorhead Senior High School and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead. During the last legislative session, he served on the House of Representatives Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee. He would like to continue serving on the Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee because of his passion for higher education as a driver of personal success for students and economic development for his district. Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live. Minnesota State University Moorhead is a comprehensive regional university and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Tomorrow’s ceremony will also include live tweeting, so get your phones out and log in to Twitter! Follow @MSUMoorhead and use #MSUM2014 to show your support and excitement for the graduates!

  • Join the Annual Alumni Graduation Welcome Flag Corps today

    December 18, 2014

    Requirements: Must be able to smile and wave flags! Preferred: Wear MSUM Red 

Thursday December 18th, 2014:

• 30 minute obligation
• Meet at Nemzek gym entrance prior to the 1 p.m. ceremony.
• Line up at the ceremony entrance and wave Proud Alumni Flags as the new graduates enter commencement. • Additional optional duties – Hand out and collect graduate surveys and help nervous grads at the alumni table equipped with static guard, breath mints, pins etc.
• Assist in selling great grad gifts: MSUM Memories anniversary book, scarves, special alumni T-shirts, flags & photo frames.

This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here! Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni!

  • Recycle bins and boxes galore: Pick them up from OCS

    December 18, 2014

      Due to the recent arrival of new recycling bins, the Office of Campus Sustainability has a plethora of recycling bins available. Two different types are available, and pictures can be seen at the OCS Facebook Page.   Need a box for that holiday gift?  MSUM recycles several tons of cardboard boxes each year.  Feel free to check the cardboard dumpster near you, odds are good that you’ll find the perfect box to reuse. If you don’t know where the nearest dumpster is, email the Office of Campus Sustainability at OCS@mnstate.edu.     Tip of the day: closing the window blinds in your office (or at home) is an easy way to add a thin thermal barrier between you and the Minnesota winter.  Studies in the office show a 10 degree change in surface temp at the windows with the blinds shut!    

  • Records Office will be closed at 11 a.m. today

    December 18, 2014

    The Records Office will be closed from 11am-4:30pm today, Thursday, Dec. 18 for Fall Commencement. We will reopen Dec. 19 at 8AM.

  • International Student Sash Ceremony is today from 4-6 p.m.

    December 17, 2014

    The International Student Sash Ceremony is on Wednesday, December 17th from 4pm – 6 p.m. in the CMU ballroom. The Sash Ceremony is designed to recognize MSUM’s graduating international students. Each graduate is presented with a sash that represents the flag from their country of citizenship. The graduates will wear their sashes at commencement the following day. Twenty three international students will be graduating representing 11 countries. All are invited, Please join us in the celebration. http://www.mnstate.edu/international

  • Give to MSUM while you shop through Amazon Smile this holiday season

    December 17, 2014

    You can now give to MSUM through Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same prices, selection and convenience as Amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite organization. Just in time for holiday shopping!

  • Electronic Door system maintenance scheduled for Monday

    December 17, 2014

    What: All of the current door controllers are being replaced. When: Monday December 22, 2014        4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Each controller should take about 15 minutes. Where: Hagen and Langseth Hall Why: The door controller hardware is old and need to be replaced. Process: Each of the controllers will be shut down and replaced, tested and brought back online We will start with the 1st floor of HA and complete that facility and then go to the 1st floor of SL and complete that facility. Impact:  As each controller is replaced all of the doors affiliated with that controller will lock and the readers will not respond until the new controller is completely installed. Any questions/comments regarding this procedure can be sent to accesshelp@mnstate.edu

  • Director of Public Safety finalist to lead open forum today

    December 17, 2014

    Public Safety Director finalist Catherine Foley will lead an open forum today at noon in CMU 205 Catherine Foley is currently Emergency Management Consultant with the White Bear Lake School District. From 2008 to 2011 she was School Resource Officer Supervisor with the Minneapolis Public School District, where she was also Incident Commander and led the District Emergency Response Team. She has anti-terrorism preparedness training through the National Institute of Homeland Security. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bemidji State University.

  • Finalists for the Director of Public Safety to lead open forum today

    December 16, 2014

    Finalists for Public Safety Director will be lead open forums this week. All forums will be held at 12:00 in CMU 205. Today, December 16: Christopher Nelson has been Fire Captain and Safety Officer with Metropolitan Airport in Bloomington, Minnesota since 2001. He teaches Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support at Fairview Hospital. He has certification in hazardous materials management from Anoka-Hennepin Technical College. He has worked for Benson Engineering as a safety and OSHA requirements supervisor, and holds a B.S. in Engineering and Industrial Safety from Bemidji State University. Wednesday, December 17: Catherine Foley is currently Emergency Management Consultant with the North East Metro School District, White Bear Lake. From 2008 to 2011 she was School Resource Officer Supervisor with the Minneapolis Public School District, where she was also Incident Commander and led the District Emergency Response Team. She has anti-terrorism preparedness training through the National Institute of Homeland Security. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bemidji State University. Friday, December 19: Paul Dunkel is currently State Patrol Trooper with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in Mendota Heights. He has also worked with the Courtland Fire Department, as well as for the Mapleton, Amboy, and Lake Crystal Police Departments. He served as Chair of the Judiciary Board at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In addition, he holds a M.S. in Corrections and Sociology and a B.A. in Law Enforcement, Psychology, and Sociology from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  • Submit your application to present at the 2015 Student Academic Conference

    December 16, 2014

    Applications to present at MSUM’s 2015 Student Academic Conference are now 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. In addition, MSUM will be participating in the state-wide Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Conference at Winona State University on April 13, 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 http://www.mnstate.edu/sac/checklists.aspx. To present at MSUM’s SAC on April 14, applications are due by March 2, 2015. If you also wish to present at the state conference, your application is due January 30, 2015.

  • Records Office will be closed for Fall Commencement

    December 16, 2014

    The Records Office will be closed beginning at 11 AM this Thursday, Dec. 18th. All staff will be participating at the Fall Commencement ceremony. We will reopen on Friday, Dec. 19 at 8 AM.

  • Office of Student Activities hosting 3rd Annual Volunteer and Community Service Fair

    December 16, 2014

    Save the date! The Office of Student Activities will host the 3rd Annual Volunteer and Community Service Fair on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 11am to 2pm in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. Students, student organizations, and classes that are looking for volunteer opportunities in the community and those thinking about future employment or internships at a nonprofit are encouraged to attend. Please contact Steve Fox, Interim Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations at fox@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2120 with any questions.

  • MSUM is accepting applications to fill the position of Dean of Education and Human Services

    December 15, 2014

    MSUM is looking to fill the position of Dean of Education and Human Services. DATE OF APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2015 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Required: • Earned doctorate. • Record of effective leadership and interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly achievement. • Commitment to collaborative decision making. • Experience with professional accreditation, curriculum development, and assessment of student learning at the higher education level. • A demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity of the campus community. • Combined seven (7) years of teaching and administrative experience. • A record of scholarly accomplishment commensurate with a senior appointment in one of the departments within the College. Preferred: • Record of having earned tenure, and achieved rank of associate or full professor. • Evidence of professional involvement in community and region. • Understanding of and experience with multiple methods of curriculum delivery. • Familiarity and experience with collective bargaining agreements. • Experience with fundraising and development activities. • Experience in graduate program teaching or administration. • Three (3) years as Department chair or other similar academic leadership experience in higher education. Responsibilities: • Reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. • Serves as a collaborative member of the Provost’s Academic Affairs Council. • Provides leadership and financial oversight for the College of Education and Human Services in support of the institution’s academic and strategic priorities. Departments in the College are: Social Work and Counseling and Student Affairs, School of Teaching and Learning, and Speech Language Hearing Sciences. • Supports and evaluates the professional development and achievements of faculty within the College of Education and Human Services. APPLICATION INFORMATION AND DEADLINE: Applications must include: a letter of interest addressing the qualifications and position responsibilities, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references. Applications received by January 16, 2015 will receive full consideration. Apply to: Questions should be addressed to: Dr. Randy Cagle, Chair of the Dean of the College of Education and ...

  • Take A Finals Break With AISA

    December 15, 2014

    The American Indian Student Association (AISA) invites you to the American Indian Resource and Research Center to take a finals break on Tuesday, December 16. Stop by the American Indian Resource and Research Center in Comstock Memorial Union Room 111 anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join us for FREE food, fun, and conversation. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Sponsored by: American Indian Student Association (AISA) and American Indian Student Activities

  • Dragon Digest and Student News unavailable Thursday and Friday

    December 10, 2014

    Dragon Digest and Student News are currently unavailable to external audiences (those off campus). On Thursday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 12, Dragon Digest and Student News will be undergoing updates and will not be sent out. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to get information out via the university’s Twitter account, please email Meghan Feir at feirme@mnstate.edu.

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