Center for Engaged Learning
The MSUM Center for Engaged Learning is home to four offices that create opportunities for experiential learning and engagement between students, faculty and our community.
Community Engagement creates connections with local organizations, schools and businesses to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage with and support the local community through a variety of events, activities and volunteering. It also organizes and leads two summer camp programs - College for Kids & Teens and Scrubs Camp.
The Honors Program is for high-achieving students who want to make the most of their undergraduate education. Students choose from a variety of courses, events and experiences, and much of the coursework also counts toward general education requirements/LASC. Invitations to join the Honors Program are sent to entering freshmen based on automatic eligibility requirements. Transfer students and upperclassmen can also apply to join. The program currently involves nearly 200 students with majors from every college.
The ability to take part in individually mentored research and creative activity is one of the unique advantages that MSUM offers to students. MSUM showcases student work through the annual Student Academic Conference. Other undergraduate research activities include the Lab Crawl, where more than a dozen faculty open their labs for tours, and the Scholars Apprentice Program, which matches students with faculty supervisors for one-on-one mentored research.
Service Learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. Service learning provides real-life experiences by linking students with local communities and service providers.
As an institution, MSUM is committed to contributing to Moorhead and the surrounding communities in meaningful ways. Community engagement is a key part of our strategic anchor to be indispensable to the communities we serve.
MSUM Students Contribute Data to NASA MissionMSUM students Mara DeRung and Emily Watson submitted observations of an exoplanet transit to NASA’s TESS mission as part of the ground follow-up group. A transit occurs when a planet orbiting another star passes in front of the star, briefly dimming its light. The green line in the graph below shows the tiny dip in brightness of the star as […]
College for Kids & Teens receives grant from FM Area FoundationMSUM College for Kids & Teens was awarded a $5,000 grant funded by the FM Area Foundation to support student scholarships for MSUM Youth Camps in 2022. The grant will fund partial and full, need-based scholarships for students in K-12 attending summer camps offered by MSUM Community Engagement. Camps offered this summer include College for Kids & Teens (ages 6-18) […]
MSUM Scrubs Camp on campus June 27-30Scrubs Camp will return to MSUM this week with sessions for students entering grades 10-12 interested in exploring healthcare careers. The camp begins Monday, June 27 and runs through Thursday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The four-day camp lets students explore nursing, microbiology, athletic training, mental health, speech language and hearing sciences and other topics as they […]
College for Kids & Teens Archaeology & Geoscience of a Ghost Town class uncovers history with MSUM StudentsCollege for Kids & Teens participants in the Archeology & Geoscience of a Ghost Town course had the opportunity to join MSUM Anthropology & Geoscience faculty & students at a local, active archaeological site! The experience led by Dr. Amanda Butler & Karl Leonard provided a one of a kind experience to area high schoolers. Archaeologists are uncovering history in […]
College for Kids & Teens receives grant for youth scholarshipsMSUM College for Kids & Teens received a $5,000 grant to provide funding for Youth Scholarships from the Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) for summer 2022. These funds will be utilized to provide need based scholarships to area youth who are interested in taking summer courses in the arts. College for Kids & Teens is a summer day camp program […]