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  • Affinity Plus Matching $5,000 Donations to Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

    May 1, 2015

    Only days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal and its neighbors, the city is mourning the loss of over 4,000 lives. Left with nothing, and attempting to care for more than 6,500 injured, rescue teams and efforts have been activated even in the midst of continuing aftershocks of the strongest earthquake in more than 80 years. Affinity Plus wants to help, so beginning today through May 30, we will be collecting donations and providing a match of $5,000. We will also be taking donations of Participation Rewards points. If you’d like to donate, simply stop by our branch location at Room 104 CMU or any other Affinity Plus location. Affinity Plus will work with the American Red Cross on how to best get the money to good use as we collect it. Additionally, the Red Cross offers resources for people who may be searching for loved ones in Nepal or surrounding areas: For people anywhere in the world, trying to find family members separated by crisis in other countries: http://familylinks.icrc.org/en/Pages/home.aspx For people in the United States trying to find family members who live in the affected region: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/find-family-after-war-international-disaster Searching for a U.S. citizen who is in Nepal? Contact the U.S. State Department: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/NepalEarthquake.html

  • Mathematics faculty attended and presented at North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America

    May 1, 2015

    Sayel Ali, Ellen Fagerstrom, Damiano Fulghesu, and Justin James, mathematics, attended the spring meeting of the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America April 24-25 on the Winona State University campus. Fulghesu gave a talk about a joint work with Ali about the concept of frame in differential geometry. Section mathematicians from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin attended the meeting.

  • Student Jordyn Steffen among 24 artists selected for inclusion in juried show

    May 1, 2015

    MSUM Photography student Jordyn Steffen is among twenty-four artists selected for inclusion in Shadow and Light, a juried show presented by Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Jordyn’s piece, titled Forgotten 4, will be on display beginning May 1 and extend through May 20, 2015. The exhibition features work that uses light and shadow to “enhance the relationships of subjects in an image, they give definition and dimension, which compliments the quality of the light values… We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers.” You can find more information about the gallery as well as view images from the exhibition beginning May 1 at : http://blackboxgallery.com/Home.html

  • This week, unite for Nepal and surrounding countries

    May 1, 2015

    This week, join the campus for events uniting Fargo-Moorhead for Nepal and surrounding countries affected by the devastating earthquake. View the poster for this week’s events.

  • “Hope for Nepal” fundraiser and candlelight vigil is today

    May 1, 2015

    We invite you to our “Hope for Nepal” fundraiser today from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Campus Mall. The event will be featuring a free will ice cream social, and is sponsored by MSUM Dining Services. All proceeds will go to earthquake victims and rural areas. There will also be a candlelight vigil service tonight from 7 – 10:30 p.m. Speakers will be present, along with groups providing comfort, support, & answers to any questions you may have. We thank you for your continued support. – Fargo/Moorhead Unites for NEPAL

  • View Senior Capstone Films tonight

    May 1, 2015

    Senior Capstone Films: The School of Media Arts & Design invites the MSUM and Fargo-Moorhead communities to the screening of Capstone films and animations . See details below: Friday, May 1 Weld Hall, Glasrud Auditorium, 7 p.m. Life and Times – Caleb Stumpfl and Jamie Gregor Bipolar Guide to Getting Down – David Juhl, Molly Zachmeier, Tom Zach, and Brandon Potucek Limbo – Anthony Ring and Yasunori Hirose Reunion – Masaki Katsuyama, Alex Nelson, Luke Safely, and Zach Suckerman Break (Refreshments) Død – Anders Amundson, Dillan Folkerts, and Falcon Gott Finn – Dylan Johnson, Samuel Romfo, and Nick Walters Für – Naoya Uchida, Sean Collins, and Michelle Blasko The End of the Road – Miah Detjen, Gillian Nelson, and Michie Xiong

  • Focus on Faculty Luncheon: today from 12 – 1:30 p.m. in the FDC

    May 1, 2015

    This week’s luncheon will focus on LASC Assessment. Members of the Assessment Committee will be on hand to talk us through the nuts and bolts of the process. Then, we will divide up into smaller workgroups where faculty can spend time planning or filling out assessment materials for one of their LASC courses. Faculty teaching in LASC areas 2, 5, 6, and 10 are especially encouraged to attend. Remember that LASC assessment reports for courses are due by May 15. As always, healthy food will be provided. Stop by when you can!

  • School of Performing Arts presenting Music Scholarship Convocation

    May 1, 2015

    The MSUM School of Performing Arts will present a Scholarship Convocation this Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts. The Convocation will feature a variety of Music Scholarship winners for the 2015-16 school term from across multiple areas performing for those in attendance. Admission is free.

  • Tech Talk – Course Evaluations: today at 12:05 p.m. via WebEx

    May 1, 2015

    Most of us can probably make a course better given constructive feedback. This session will hone in on electronic evaluations and the options available to you. Watch the 42 second video! This session will discuss the following items: •    Online Course Evaluation Tool •    Qualtrics •    D2L Brightspace Surveys •    Scantron The WebEx connection information is available/posted in the Tech Talk course within D2L Brightspace. If you need access to the Tech Talk course email support@mnstate.edu. Additionally: The April 24th Tech Talk on Managing Files & Dates in D2L was recorded and is available for viewing in the Tech Talk course under Materials > Content.

  • MSUM’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble and MSUM’s VoCombo perform Saturday

    May 1, 2015

    MSUM’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Allen Carter, and MSUM’s VoCombo, directed by Dr. Michael Krajewski, perform Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Glasrud Auditorium in Weld Hall. Special guest performers are Dr. Tom Strait on flugelhorn and trumpet, and Dr. Monte Grise on saxophone. For tickets, go to www.mnstate.edu/tickets. MSUM students get in free.

  • Coffee and conversations with Diplomat in Residence Rob Andrew May 5

    May 1, 2015

    Learn what it takes for a career with the State Department or in Foreign Services on Tuesday, May 5 from 10-noon in the Career Development Center (FR 151)! Drop by for coffee and conversations with Diplomat in Residence Rob Andrew, who can share with you his experiences with the US Embassy and how you can become a Foreign Service Officer. This is an informal session, please come and go as you are able! Faculty, if you are interested in attending a lunch with Rob that day, please contact Diane Wolter in the CDC.

  • Watch “TOGETHER: Dragon Basketball’s Historic Season” Documentary at the Fargo Theatre on May 6 at 7 p.m.

    May 1, 2015

    Minnesota State University Moorhead film production major Caleb Stumpfl has created an hour-long documentary on the Dragon men’s basketball team’s historic run to the NCAA Elite 8 and Dragon Athletics is excited to announce the premiere of the film will be at the Fargo Theatre on May 6. The premiere is FREE to attend because of the wonderful help from our sponsors: Valley Imports, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Travelodge of Moorhead, Midcontinent Communications, and the MSUM Bookstore. http://msumdragons.com/TOGETHER

  • 1711 Music Fest is May 5

    May 1, 2015

    Do you know how many glow sticks it takes to put on a music festival? At 1711 Music Fest on Tuesday, May 5th we will have 1,000 glow sticks and other prizes to give away. Come join the Dragon Entertainment Group for a night of fun from 4:30 to 10 p.m. on the Nemzek football field.

  • International Student Services has moved into CMU 114

    May 1, 2015

    We’ve moved! International Student Services has moved into CMU 114. Come and join us for cookies and lemonade on May 6th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • MSUM expects more than 940 students to graduate

    May 1, 2015

    MSU Moorhead will award degrees to 940 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 15 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. The College of Education & Human Services, College of Science, Health & the Environment, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony. Emily Beck, a 2006 film studies graduate and the executive director of the Fargo Theatre Management Corp., will be the commencement speaker at both ceremonies. Beck joined Fargo Theatre Management Corp., as a film programmer and assumed leadership of the Fargo Theatre in 2011. As executive director, she completed a successful capital campaign for the Theatre’s transition to digital exhibition, participated in the United Way’s “35 Under 35” women’s leadership program, and served as a mentor for the Barry Foundation’s “Philanthropy and Youth” program.  She was selected as MSUM’s 2013 Outstanding Young Alumni. Parking will be open in all university lots on commencement day. Lots will not be ticketed the day of the ceremony. Street parking will be available as posted. Driving directions to campus. Watch the ceremonies online For those who can’t attend commencement, it will be streamed live online.  

  • Cheer on Fargo (and Dragon) Marathon Runners

    May 1, 2015

    Saturday, May 9 | About 8:30 a.m. | Campus Mall Wear your Dragon Pride and roar your Dragon Support as Dragon and Marathon runners race through campus!   Who:            Campus & Neighborhood Community What:           MSUM Viewing Party When:          Saturday, May 9, About 8:30 a.m. (Mile 11/12) Where:         Campus Mall & Lining 7th Avenue South Why:             Because MSUM stands above the rest! Free Food ~ Poco Fuego ~ Power Play DJ ~ $1,200 in Prize Giveaways Volunteer sign-up  Tell us you’re running Register for College School Spirit Challenge (Save $5 when you use the coupon code DRAGON5 while registering)  

  • Celebrate Star Wars May 4 in Kise

    May 1, 2015

    Celebrate Star Wars May 4 with MSUM Dining Services this Monday during Kise Commons Lunch (11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.). Featuring various Star Wars themed food, music, & Wookie roar contest.

  • MSUM employees/alumni, please join group photo May 6

    May 1, 2015

    On Study Day, May 6, 2015, at 9 a.m., join fellow MSUM alumni who are also MSUM employees as they gather near the front gates to take a picture for the upcoming issue of the Moorhead Magazine. If you are an employee of MSUM and also attended MSUM for any duration or graduated from here, wear Dragon gear and join us for the group photo! If you have questions, please email marketingteam@mnstate.edu.

  • Join the Annual Alumni Graduation Flag Corps

    May 1, 2015

    Friday,  May 15th, 2015:

• 30 minute obligation
• Meet at Nemzek gym entrance prior to the 10 a.m. and 2 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.

 This is a great way for you to welcome 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 alumni 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! Requirements: Show Dragon Pride, smile and wave flags! Preferred: Wear MSUM Red.

  • Last monthly movie showing for the year is May 6

    May 1, 2015

    Last monthly movie for the year! St. Vincent will be showing on study day, May 6th, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Langseth 104. Sponsored by the Dragon Entertainment Group.

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