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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
    • 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 – […]
    • College for Kids & Teens
      June 10-13 | June 17-20 | July 8-11 | July 15-18
    • 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 […]
    • Council on Undergraduate Research newsletter
      In this issue… University of West Florida to Host the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2022 Applications Open: Student […]
    • Volunteer at Frostival
      Sign up to volunteer at Frostival! This year MSUM Community Engagement will be helping out at the Kids Winter Boot […]
    • Dr. Nawrot accepts Honor’s Director position
      Along with serving as the Center of Engaged Learning Director, Dr. Nawrot has accepted the Honor’s Director position. Lisa has […]
    • MSUM Lab Crawl community partners survey
      MSUM faculty lab heads, The first annual lab crawl last spring was a great success and we would like to […]
    • Center for Engaged Learning Open House
      Wednesday, Dec. 12 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Hagen 103 10 a.m. – noon: 4 Luv of Dog […]
    • 2019 NCUR abstracts due Dec. 4
      The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2019 NCUR meeting is December 4. Find more information. The 2019 NCUR conference […]
    • Volunteers needed for MN Special Olympics Event
      Minnesota Special Olympics reached out because they are in need of volunteers for an upcoming Special Olympics event in Moorhead. […]
    • Seeking undergraduate research assistant in psychology
      Undergraduate research assistant needed in the psychology department. We are working on a large project that studies the attachment, mental […]
    • Healing Warriors: Our Stories
      Wednesday, Nov. 7 | 7:30 p.m. | MSUM Gaede Stage
    • CUR newsletter
      Check out the latest from CUR: Deadline Nears for CUR’s 2019 Posters on the Hill Purdue University to Host 2020 […]
    • Center for Engaged Learning survey
      Are you doing community-engaged research or teaching? Would you like to learn more about service learning activities or how to […]
    April 17-19, 2019: Lab Crawl
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