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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.

  • Center for Engaged Learning Offices
    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.
  • Center for Engaged Learning News
    • Psychology students complete service at Red River Equestrian Center
      Twelve psychology students enrolled in Psychology 390: Animal Assisted Therapies each completed eight hours of service and experiential learning activities […]
    • College for Kids & Teens
      June 10-13 | June 17-20 | July 8-11 | July 15-18
    • Annual MSUM Lab Crawl
      April 16-18 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Over a dozen labs on campus will hold open house hours Learn about the faculty-student research at MSUM  […]
    • Lab Crawl
      April 16-18 | Various Campus Labs Learn about on campus research and win prizes! Students are invited to participate in […]
    • ‘Unpacking the Vietnamese Refugee Experience’ with authors Bao Phi and Thi Bui
      Monday, April 8 | 7 p.m. | Gaede Stage
    • MSUM Lab Crawl seeking participants
      Faculty please open your labs for MSUM’s 2nd Annual Lab Crawl. To participate, please fill out this Qualtrics survey with […]
    • 1 Million Cups at MSUM
      Wednesday, April 3 | 9:15-10:15 a.m. | Gaede Stage Social entrepreneurs and MSUM Dragons Ashleigh Arntson and Than Baardson will […]
    • Volunteer to help with activities during the Detroit Lakes 8th grade campus visit
      Friday, March 29 | 11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Hagen 208 & 113 I am looking for volunteers to help with a Strawberry DNA extraction activity and a Fluffy Slime […]
    • CUR newsletter
      In this issue… RIT’s Suzanne O’Handley Selected as 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee Letters of Intent for CUR’s AURA […]
    • Economics students present at Eastern Economic Association meetings
      Two Economics students presented at the undergraduate student sessions of the Eastern Economic Association meetings in New York City held […]
    • CUR newsletter
      In this issue… Want to Host NCUR in 2023? Send a Letter of Interest by Apr 2 Nominations Open, GeoCUR […]
    • Dr. Bramer leads professional development session for Fargo Public Schools teachers
      Dr. Marilea Bramer led a professional development session entitled The Power of “Why?” and “What if?” Using Philosophy for Children […]
    • Student Academic Conference applications close Feb. 25
      Applications for the 21st Student Academic Conference close on Monday, February 25. Submit your application as soon as possible.
    • Student Academic Conference applications close Feb. 25
      Applications for the 21st Student Academic Conference close on Monday, February 25. Please remind the students you are mentoring to […]
    • North Country Trail Association Chapter, Regional Science Center to host Winter Trails Day
      Learn to snowshoe, skishoe event All area outdoors enthusiasts are invited to attend the Second Annual Winter Trails Day – […]
    • CUR newsletter
      Check out the latest from CUR: CUR Seeks Applications, 2019 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments Attending CUR Dialogues 2019? […]
    • Marine Ecology Lab open house
      Friday, Feb. 8 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Langseth 005 Come and see what’s happening in the Marine Ecology Lab and learn how you can get involved! […]
    • Hair in Concert
      Saturday, Feb. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre
    • Volunteer to help with Kiwanis Pancake Karnival
      Saturday, Feb. 9 | 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. | FargoDome The local Kiwanis are looks for volunteers to help with the 2019 Kiwanis Pancake Karnival. It will […]
    • Wiese selected to present at National Conference for Undergraduate Research
      Congratulations to Amy Wiese, who is currently completing her undergraduate program in Health Services Administration (HSAD) here at MSUM, for […]
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