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  • New Public Safety Director Chris Nelson joins MSUM

    January 30, 2015

    Chris Nelson has begun his new duties as MSUM’s Director of Public Safety. Nelson has 15 years of experience in emergency and facility management and 13 years of experience teaching and implementing facility safety and emergency preparedness programs. “I am pleased to welcome Chris to our campus community and the President’s Cabinet,” said President Anne Blackhurst. “His experience and leadership capabilities will be invaluable as we continue to enhance the safety and security of our campus.  I am confident that under his direction Pubic Safety will be an active and engaged partner in supporting our educational mission.” Most recently, Nelson worked at the Hennepin County Department of County Corrections and Rehabilitations where he was responsible for the development of emergency operation plans and safety procedures for adult and juvenile men’s and women’s detention facilities including the Hennepin County Juvenile Home School. He also managed and directed its Office Safety and Inspection Program (OSI)– including OSHA and National Fire Protection Association work safe practices. In addition, for twelve years, Nelson was a fire captain/safety officer for the Metropolitan Airport Commission, Bloomington, MN, emergency manager for Fairview Hospital System, Minneapolis, and he has served as a search and rescue command task force officer and firefighter. Nelson has a B.S. degree in Engineering/Design Technology from Bemidji State University and is completing a M.S. in Public Safety Leadership from Capella University. Search committee members were Randy Cagle, Chair, Dean CHSS, Stephanie Schmidt, Sergeant, Public Safety, Sara Hartwig, Financial Aid and Scholarships (MSUAAFF ), Katie Richardson Jens, Sociology and Criminal Justice (IFO), Gary Lacher, Groundskeeper Intermediate (AFSCME), and Kyle Kopacek, Grounds and Roads Maintenance Supervisor (MMA).

  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day is Saturday at Dragon Basketball

    January 30, 2015

    On Saturday afternoon, Dragon Athletics will honor faculty and staff for their invaluable contributions to our campus community with Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Dragon Basketball. Faculty & Staff get in FREE with MSUM ID. The first 250 fans through the door will receive a Dragon t-shirt (doors open at 3pm). Saturday, January 31st vs. Minnesota State Mankato -Women’s Game @ 4pm -Men’s Game @ 6pm

  • Japan Night is this Saturday at 6 p.m.

    January 30, 2015

    Japan Night is this Saturday at 6pm in the CMU Ballroom! Come enjoy fun booths, free food, and performances! The doors open at 6pm, food is served at 7:30, and performances start at 8. There will be a free raffle for prizes as well! Come and enjoy Japanese culture with us!

  • How Do I Prepare A SoTL article for publication?

    January 30, 2015

    Combine your teaching and your scholarly activities by learning about what it takes to put together a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project that can lead to publication. Vegetarian chili and spinach salad will be served – and the chocolate supply has been replenished in the FDC pantry! Join us when you can between 12:30 and 1:30 pm today (Friday, Jan 30th) in the Faculty Development Center. The video will begin at 12:45 pm with discussion to follow and good food available throughout.

  • Economic Society collecting old phones and accessories

    January 30, 2015

    The Economic Society is collecting old phones and accessories for our service project. Donations will be collected in boxes in the following locations: MacLean 380 (Department of Economics, Law & Politics), CMU (close to US Bank ATM), Library (Front Desk), Women’s Center, and Grantham and Nelson Front Desk. We are partnering with the Soroptimist International of Moorhead to collect used cell phones and accessories (chargers, cases, etc.) for clients of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo-Moorhead. Any donated phones in working condition are reset to call 911 only. Phones which are not in working condition are welcomed as the parts will go toward purchasing additional phones. Thank you to all who donated last year. We collected 74 phones and many accessories and hope to collect even more this year! Contact Kofi Boadu ( with any questions or concerns.

  • Tech Talk: D2L Dropboxes

    January 30, 2015

    Join us Friday, January 30th from 12:00-12:30 pm via WebEx. If a password is required, use ‘MSUM’. To access all Tech Talk links (Friday noon live sessions and recordings) for the entire semester, contact Brandyn Sauer and ask to be added to the “Tech Talk” D2L course.

  • Make campus even safer: Vote for MSUM in the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools Grant Program

    January 30, 2015

    Show your Dragon Pride and vote for MSUM! MSUM has been nominated to win up to $100,000 in the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools Grant Program. The grant could be used towards access control, video cameras, emergency communications, or improving safety and security on campus through other security products or services. From Jan. 19 through Feb. 13, encourage classmates, professors, friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances to vote for MSUM every day. The top two schools receive funding. There are many ways to cast your vote daily. Go online and visit and vote for mnstate Tweet using #STANLEYSecurity & #mnstate Text unique school keyword mnstate to 334455 By texting, you are agreeing to receive a confirmation reply by text message. Consent is not required and is not a condition for purchase. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. THIS IS NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. For voting methods and official rules, visit  Vote between 10:00 a.m. CST on 1/19/15 and 11:59 p.m. CST on 2/13/15. Limit one (1) vote per person/method of voting/per day.  Sponsored by STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions, Inc., 55 Shuman Blvd, Ste 900. Naperville, IL 60563

  • RSVP to the 7th Annual Founders Scholarship Gala

    January 30, 2015

    For more than 125 years, Minnesota State University Moorhead has impacted the lives of students, helping make our community, region and world a better place. The founders of MSU Moorhead believed in success, service and citizenship. Today these same values are embodied in the recipients of the Founders Scholarship, named in recognition of the founders of MSUM. Since 2009, fifty scholarships totaling nearly $120,000 have been funded by the annual Founders Scholarship Gala. Please join us for the 7th Annual Founders Scholarship Gala, as we celebrate these scholarship students and raise funds to continue providing scholarship support to students who are passionately pursuing their dreams. You can help transform the world by transforming their lives. Founders Scholarship Gala Friday, February 20, 2015 Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom, MSUM Campus 5:30 PM                Social Hour with Complimentary Champagne and Hors d’Oeuvres 7:00 PM                Dinner, Dessert & Brief Program 8:45 PM                Dance to Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome 9:00 PM                Mystery Wine Sale 9:30 PM                Silent Auction Closes Cash bar and complimentary photos available Valet parking at southwest door of CMU (sponsored by MSUM Football) Complimentary coat check (sponsored by MSUM Softball) RSVP Required • Proceeds Benefit Founders Scholarships For more event details, visit our website at

  • Recognize someone for a Dragon Pride Award

    January 30, 2015

    Did you know we give out Dragon Pride Awards each month? You could recognize a student leader, a student organization, or a student advisor for how they contribute to MSUM. In the 5 minutes it takes you to fill out the form, you could make someone’s day. Nominate online: due January 31st.

  • International film series viewing party Feb. 6

    January 30, 2015

    The Spanish Department and The Film Loop are sponsoring the international film series to the students from MSUM and the community. We will screen AMORES PERROS, a horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love. Amores Perros has 18 nominations as Best Foreign Language Film, and has been awarded 57 times by important film competitions around the world, including BAFTA Awards, Cannes Film Festival, and Palm Springs International Film Festival. When? February 6th @ 7pm Where? Bridges Hall 162 FREE POPCORN!

  • Make a difference on campus with a student leadership position

    January 30, 2015

    Want a job that makes a real difference in someone’s life? Or one that makes an impact on campus? Or one that’s a lot of fun? With a Student Leadership Position, you can have all three in one job! Apply today to be a Dragon Ambassador, Dragon Mentor, Diplomat, Resident Assistant, Student Orientation Counselor, Smart Start Mentor or a Wellness Educator! Apply for one or all of them–it is all on one application through DragonJobs. Follow this link for more information:

  • Fiscal year 2016 Student Organization Budget applications due Feb. 11

    January 30, 2015

    Fiscal year 2016 Student Organization Budget applications are due no later than 11:59pm on February 11, 2015. See website for budget application form and pdf poster for more information.

  • Music alum’s life a mix of glamour and grit

    January 29, 2015

    Imagine an event where make-up artists wait in the restrooms to refresh your “look,” where champagne flows like water, where the entrances and exits of A-list celebrities are choreographed to the second by dead-serious backstage workers with “walkies,” and where Oprah Winfrey personally compliments you on your necklace. For MSUM alum Rachael Goers, that was a night at work, albeit an extraordinary one. Goers, a 2013 graduate of the Music Industry program with an emphasis in business, works full-time for The Teahouse Company in Los Angeles. Teahouse represents and manages six different bands, hired out for special events. The event described above was the Golden Globes. The band hired to perform as guests arrived and entered the ballroom was one of Teahouse’s — the Black Canary String Band. “It’s a surreal event,” says Goers of the Golden Globes. “Definitely glamorous.” Goers coordinated timing of sound checks, worked with the production crew and made sure the musicians had everything they needed. “I took on the role of roadie as well, and assisted Black Canary in set-up and unloading. When their set ended, we had to quickly tear down, within five minutes, so we weren’t on the stage as the cameras started rolling.” After the set, Goers and the band then attended the awards show as guests. A few celebrities approached them and complimented the band on their performance, she said. Others ignored them. “Hollywood is definitely a different beast. When you get a large group of well-known actors and musicians together, you are bound to have some big attitudes.” A more typical day at Teahouse is varied, if not so glamorous. Goers oversees and runs the company’s day-to-day operations, responds to inquiries, cultivates business, runs events and manages all the company’s social media outlets. “In a sense, I do a bit of everything,” she says. Teahouse hired ...

  • Check out the organizations at the Volunteer & Service Fair

    January 29, 2015

    Wondering what organizations will be at the Volunteer & Service Fair on Feb. 3? Here’s a list! Join us between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom to learn about volunteer, internship and job opportunities in the Moorhead-Fargo area. •Alzheimer’s Association MN ND •American Red Cross •Arc West Central •CassClayAlive! •CHARISM Neighborhood Center •Churches United for the Homeless •Directors of Volunteer (DOVS) •Essentia Health •Family HealthCare •Fargo Moorhead Community Bicycle Workshop •Fargo Park District •Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons •Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality •FirstChoice Clinic •FirstLink •Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons •Great Plains Food Bank •Heartland Industries & Adult Life Programs •Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County •Hockey Ministries International •Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity •Lakes & Prairies Community Action •Lutheran Social Services New Americans •Minnesota Reading Corps •MSUM Academic Service Learning •MSUM OSA/DLP •New Life Center •North Dakota Autism Center, Inc. •Project English •Rape and Abuse Crisis Center •REACH (Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters) •Rebuilding Together Fargo – Moorhead Area •Red River Youth for Christ •Red River Zoo •River Keepers •Ronald McDonald House Charities Of The Red River Valley •RSVP+ •SENDCAA HEAD START BIRTH TO FIVE •Special Olympics North Dakota •STLF •The Salvation Army •The Stage at Island Park/Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre •Trollwood Performing Arts School •Villa Maria •World Endeavors •Youthworks

  • February Fitness Challenge begins February 2

    January 29, 2015

    February Fitness Challenge begins February 2nd. Your MSUM Wellness Educators challenge you to participate in February Fitness month. Workout or participate in group exercises at least four days a week for 30 minutes and be eligible to win weekly prizes. If you complete the challenge every week you will be eligible to win a grand prize. Pick up your fitness card packets at the Wellness Center, have a Wellness Center employee or fitness instructor sign your card after your workout, turn in your fitness card to Hendrix Health Center by the following Monday by 4 p.m. and be eligible for great prizes! Good luck and have fun! feb-fitness-challenge-pdf

  • Missed DragonsLIVE Last Night?

    January 29, 2015

    Watch the Full Episode Here DragonsLIVE is a monthly 30-minute coaches show covering everything Dragon Athletics. Find previous episodes and the most recent one, which aired last night, by clicking the link provided.

  • Win A Volkswagen CC at Dragon Basketball Friday

    January 29, 2015

    You could win a new Volkswagen CC just by coming to Dragon Basketball and signing up at the door. One lucky fan will have a chance to win during halftime of the men’s game. Games begin at 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Visit for tickets and information.

  • Someone will win a 50” Smart TV at Dragon Basketball Saturday

    January 29, 2015

    Do you need a new TV? Then sign up at the door of Dragon Basketball this Saturday and you could win one! Games are at 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.; contest will happen during the men’s game halftime. Good luck and GO DRAGONS!

  • #DragonPrideNight Saturday at Dragon Basketball

    January 29, 2015

    #DragonPrideNight means wear your red and white this Saturday to Dragon Basketball at 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Those showing the most Dragon Pride will win prizes!

  • First 250 fans to Dragon Basketball on Saturday get a T-shirt

    January 29, 2015

    The first 250 fans through the doors (open at 3 p.m.) will get a Dragons T-shirt! It’s #DragonPrideNight so wear your red & white! Get there early and cheer on your Dragons as they take on MSU-Mankato at 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.

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