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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
    • BrainSTEM – Call for ideas
      Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations face a general lack of available workers to fill open positions, but also […]
    • Minei wins student poster competition at GIS/LIS conference
      Geosciences student Asami Minei won first place in the student poster competition at the 29th Annual MN GIS/LIS Conference. Her […]
    • Dr. Kramar, students present research at GIS/LIS conference
      Dr. David Kramar from the Department of Anthropology and Earth Sciences presented his research entitled “Estimation of Total Above-Ground Biomass […]
    • Undergraduate Research Community of Practice
      The Undergraduate Research Community of Practice is now forming. Come and join us to learn more about undergraduate research opportunities, […]
    • Marine Ecology Lab open house
      Tuesday, Oct. 1 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Langseth Hall 005 Come check out the critters and see what’s […]
    • Dr. Nawrot’s paper accepted for publication in Journal of Vision
      Dr. Lisa Nawrot (interim Dean for CSHE) has a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Vision. The article […]
    • Council for Undergraduate Research news
      CUR membership is free for MSUM faculty. Read about these stories and find resources and support for mentoring undergraduate research […]
    • Student work acknowledged in international journal
      The work of MSUM Physics/Sustainability/Chemistry majors Sakurako Tani, Salim Thomas, Melissa Foley, Gabe Buehler, and Abel Eshete was acknowledged in […]
    • Council for Undergraduate Research e-News
      Find interesting and helpful articles in the latest issue of the Council for Undergraduate Research. Becoming a faculty member is […]
    • 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 […]
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