We’re glad to hear that many of you are interested in being part of the Health Care Leadership club! Furthermore, we look forward to meeting all of you! So what is the Health Care Leadership club (HCL) about? This is an organization that will help you continue growing professionally and therefore, offer you the opportunity to continue learning more about your field outside the classroom. Not to mention, coming to our meetings will give you a chance to start connecting, networking, and socializing with your HCL peers! We have a lot planned this semester and hope to see you at some of the events!”
If you have any questions regarding the club, contact Jitendra Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes begin on August 21st for MSUM students. What better way to add some excitement to this day than to see the first extreme solar eclipse in Fargo-Moorhead in over thirty years? As exciting as this event may be, we all must take precautions to keep our eyes safe. It is very tempting to look directly at the eclipse. However, the eclipse can cause permanent eye damage if you look directly at it, even if it is just for a second. It’s important to wear special glasses made specifically for viewing an eclipse. Please do not use any other types of sunglasses! If you are purchasing your own pair of eclipse glasses, make sure they are certified.
The MSUM Planetarium will be having glasses available at their viewing on campus. Join them on August 21st from 11:30a until 2p in the G3 parking lot (corner of 6th Ave S. and 11th St. S). They will have the glasses as well as special telescopes for all to use and view the eclipse safely! If you are unable to attend in person, check out the live stream of the eclipse on their Facebook page Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The F-M area will be able to experience a partial eclipse. About 80 percent of the sun will be blocked from view. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity! And don’t forget to be safe!
Looking for a way to celebrate the Fourth of July this year? Come to Minnesota State University Moorhead for some fireworks and fun! The Moorhead Business Association has raised funds to continue this day of celebration and MSUM is honored to be able to host this night of fun. The event begins at 8:30pm and will go until around 11:00pm. This year, there will be a special performance by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. This is a classic rock, horn band out of Fargo that plays songs by Chicago, Blues Brothers, Phil Collins, Earth Wind and Fire, plus so many more! A fireworks display will follow the performance and begin at 10:30p.
This event is located at Nemzek Stadium on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. Admission is FREE! Don’t miss out on this fun filled evening!
Now is the time of the year when some students have crammed for their last final, written their last paper and have finished any practicums or experiences. Tomorrow, May 12th, join us in welcoming new additions to our alum. Commencement will begin at 10 am tomorrow in Nemzek Hall. If you cannot join us in person, there is a link below for a live feed.
Below is a schedule for the entire day.
10:00 am Ceremony – Student Lineup begins at 9:00 am
College of Education and Human Services
College of Science, Health and the Environment
2:00 pm Ceremony – Student Lineup begins at 1:00 pm
College of Arts, Media and Communication
College of Business and Innovation
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Today is a day to both relax and panic. Today is MSUM’s study day. There are no classes held today and professors will be in their offices all day to offer help. The next 7 days are filled with finals that you may or may not be prepared for.
Every year the students can be sorted into two groups: Newbies and Old-timers. The newbies walk into their class at the normal time. They look around at all the empty seats. They have a nervous breakdown. They forgot that finals are not held at the same time as class normally is. Sometimes they get lucky and haven’t missed any finals, sometimes their luck stinks.
The Old-timers check when their finals are here. They get to their classrooms 10 to 15 minutes early. They still have a nervous breakdown, but at least they’re in the right place at the right time.
For example, someone may have General Chemistry II this semester every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am. For some reason, their final is being held on Tuesday at 9.
The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership hopes you all study hard and long today so that you may pass your classes and finals with flying colors! Good luck to all!
Are you ready to party?! The Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) is having a party to honor it’s 50th year open to the public (For the non math majors, it opened in April of 1967). There will be plenty of games to win prizes at and cake for everyone!
Here are some things I bet you didn’t know about the hub of student life:
- Students are what made the CMU smoke-free in 1971, 4 years before MN legislature was written requiring it
- We had more than Sodexo at one point, like a Pizza Hut in 1994 and a Burger King in 1996 Sadly, they’re both gone.
- It helped house flood victims in 1997
- The Bishop Whipple Cobber’s (oops, I mean Concordia now) owe the founder of MSUM, Solomon Comstock, a huge thanks! He helped build their college also.
- There used to be a karaoke machine in the Wooden Nickel, what is now the Underground.
There is a little game that’s being played in the CMU, Find the 50. It’s not a game of hide and seek, but of creativity. Every week there is a challenge with a theme. The theme for this week is “50 with the Most Pride”. Students can create the number 50 out of anything or find the number 50 anywhere. Then they just need to take a picture of it and post it to Twitter with #CMUCelebrating50. The post with the most like wins $10 in Dragon Dollars (Think of the treats you can buy on study day)! The top 10 posts at the end of the month will be put in for a drawing for $50 at the Bookstore, one of the most highly sought after prizes available. It’s so simple, just enter! You can win money, why wouldn’t you?
The party is officially set for April 28th at 7pm. Be sure to come, there will be a lot of food and fun for all.
Join us tonight to for a presentation by Bobby Chakraborty. He will be talking about the difficult subject of addiction. His presentation will be in CMU room 121 from 4 to 8.
One of Bobby Chakraborty uncles died while addicted to a substance, and this is what he says motivates him during his presentations. He originally aspired to be a marine engineer. During this time he saw several of his friends fall into substance abuse and wouldn’t let him help them. He felt he wasn’t making a big enough difference, which lead him to a drastic career change. He made the career change to acting, but struggled at first. For the first three years he could only land small roles, but for the last eleven years he has been in the limelight.
Now he is making a difference and is being invited to schools and public forums to help fight a war on substance abuse and addiction. The tagline for his campaign is “I am the king of my mind.” He wants to help end current addicts addiction and prevent new users by showing them that sometimes the only thing they need is willpower to make a difference in their own lives.
Here are some quick facts to bring the struggle with addiction home.
- 21.5 million Americans struggled with some form of addiction in 2015. That’s roughly 7% of the population. If you had 20 people in a room, someone would be struggling with addiction.
- Only 10% of people that need help receive it in the United States. That figure is much lower in other parts of the world.
- Of the people that get the help they need, between 40 and 60 % will relapse in their lifetime
- 10% of the American population claim to be recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction
- In 2011, 5 million emergency room visits were drug or alcohol related.