Check out Yewande!

The Group has some pretty cool people working for them, one of those people is Yewande Opeoluwa-Adenike Osunsanya, But you can call her Yewande! Originally from Lekki-Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa, Yewande is a Biology major here at MSUM, with an emphasis in Health and Medical Services.

If you’re getting to know Yewande be sure to ask her about her travels, traveling is something this girl loves, especially when she can meet new people along the way!Yewande Osunsanya

Yewande will be the Outreach Coordinator for the Dragon Entertainment Group this year and she’s most excited to start planning some awesome events and working together with all the other Group members!

We’re pumped to have you Yewande, hope your year is full of #DragonPride

Workin’ for the Weekend

Weekend. One of the sweetest words to the college students ears.

Week one of class is complete, and that fact alone deserves celebration;

hopefully you don’t have too much homework yet so you’ll be able to make it to some of the awesome things happening on campus and in the community the next few days!

Now if you’re like any other MSUM student, you are BUSY, and I want to help you prioritize and plan your weekend, so here’s my breakdown….. take it or leave it :)


 

Friday:

As soon as you get out of that one class maybe take a nap because your night will be jam packed! From 6-8pm grab some friends and head over to Moorhead Center Mall for Moorhead Mall Mania! There will be so many deals and great giveaways, you won’t want to miss a minute of it!!MoorheadCenterMall_logo

PLUS: Bingo, live music, and yours truly will be in a fashion show!

 

 

The fun doesn’t stop there, after the mall you can head back to campus for AfterDark from 9-11pm out on the Campus Mall. The night should be pretty laid back with live music, bonfires, and….. wait for it, S’MORES!


 

Saturday:

Everyone loves breakfast and dinner right, how about putting them together for brinner? REVOLUTIONARY! Come and get it from 9-11pm in Kise at the Dragon Breakfast Blast!! On the menu is scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, sticky rolls and more!! Don’t miss out, Dragons gotta eat!CNgazqhU8AUiKPm


 

And finally… Sunday:

If you’ve never been to StreetsAlive! you’re in for a treat, Downtown Fargo streets get blocked off and it becomes a place for bikes and roller blades! You better not miss your chance because this is the last time till next summer! Be sure to stop by, noon-5pm on Sunday!

Click here for more information on StreetsAlive!

There you have it Dragons, have a great weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!

 

Welcome Week Success!!

Think back to your first week at MSUM, or even the first day of a new semester? What are some of the words or thoughts that come to mind?

Excitement.

nervousness.

freedom.

chaos?!

SO. MANY. NEW. PEOPLE.

Well don’t worry, you’re not alone! This past Wednesday the incoming class of new Dragons moved in to begin the school year and a new chapter of their lives: College at MSUM! And we wanted to make them feel as welcomed as possible, so the whole rest of the week was planned out just for them!IMG_20150821_084536_187

The week involved:

  • time with your SOC group
  • a social at Scheels Field
  • a Convocation Ceremony,
  • the first AfterDark of the year
  • the annual Sidewalk Cafe
  • the Campus Capers show
  • and much MUCH more
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A random dance party broke out at AfterDark

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Tug-of-War at the Scheels Field Social

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New Dragons: Akira, Emily, Marisa, and Carson

I had the privilege of meeting several members of the incoming class and to sum it up, the new students are looking at MSUM as a new opportunity to be an involved student, a fresh start, and overall, many expressed feelings of excitement about meeting new people and starting classes…. maybe some nervousness too :)

 

The week ended with the lighting of the Dragon, an amazing sight to see and the perfect way to mark the beginning of a new academic year!DragonFlame

That’s a wrap on Welcome Week, the semester has officially begun!! There will be a lot of opportunities coming up to get active, get connected, and get involved so be on the look out Dragons! Lets make this semester one to remember!

GO DRAGONS!!!

Out with the old, in with the NEW!

In case you didn’t know, we’re in the midst of a major renovation project here in the CMU, this is like HGTV major, and incoming freshmen and transfers- you’re entering right in to the thick of it!

To be able to provide you with the latest reno information I dawned a shiny red hard-hat and neon vest.

I discovered the following…IMG_4141

The Tech Lounge features 8 computers, large tables, and plenty of outlets so you can stay fully charged!

IMG_4139Located on the 2nd floor between room 222 and the stairs! This spot is fully ready for student use- come check it out!

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4 Macs, and 4 PCs to suit every students needs.

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A great place to study!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll keep you posted on all the latest renovation updates, can you guess where this is?

The answer next week!!

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Sneak peak of another new spot!

 

Showcasing Lindsey!

Lindsey O'DriscollToday we are showcasing (and introducing) Lindsey O’Driscoll! Lindsey, a Lakeville, Minnesota native, is currently double-majoring in Mass Communications and Public Relations here at MSUM.

This upcoming school year, Lindsey will also be working as the Showcase Coordinator for the Dragon Entertainment Group on campus. Through this position, Lindsey is most excited for the overall experience and the ability to bring even more exciting events to our campus.

You might spot Lindsey in the Student Union & Activities hard at work. In addition, you may also see her around campus or in the community coloring once in a while; she LOVES to color. But of course, you’ll always see Lindsey showcasing her Dragon Pride and telling people it’s “always a great day to be a dragon!”

Welcome to the group, Lindsey! We’re excited to have you!

Meet The Red Bandana Guy

You may have seen Ryan Bennek around campus before. You know, that one guy that wears the red bandana all the time?

Well, in case you still don’t know who I’m talking about, Ryan does wear a red bandana a lot around campus to showcase his Dragon Pride. Additionally, he will also be showing his Dragon Pride this year by serving as the Music Coordinator for Dragon Entertainment Group. Through this position, he is most excited to bring new and exciting music to our campus!

Originally from Champlin, Minnesota, Ryan is currently majoring in Advertising. Although, we wonder why it’s not music; he shared with us that he musically peaked in the first grade, when he had a solo in his elementary school’s choir concert. Not everyone can say that about their childhood!

We look forward to having Ryan and his fantastic personality on our team!

Welcome, Ryan!

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Have you met Connie?

Connie Von Ohlen (2)Haaave you met Connie? Connie Von Ohlen is the 2015-2016 Coffeehouse Coordinator for Dragon Entertainment Group. Majoring in animation, Connie is originally from Cokato, MN.

Oddly enough, although she is not a fan of heights, she LOVES ferris wheels! We’re excited to welcome her to our team and look forward to seeing her show her Dragon Pride by cheering at athletic events.

Welcome, Connie!

Introducing…Caitlin!

Student Union & Activities is proud to introduce Caitlin Fisher, the 2015-2016 Marketing Coordinator for Dragon Entertainment Group. A Fargo native, Caitlin is majoring in Communication Studies.Caitlin Fisher

She is excited to participate and help with events on campus in order to make MSUM an even more fun place for everyone to be. She keeps busy with three jobs, not including Dragon Entertainment Group, and talks about her nephew often.

We look forward to welcoming Caitlin to our team. And we know that she will continue to show her Dragon Pride by cheering for our Dragon basketball team and wearing her MSUM gear!

Construction: Weeks 7-9

Construction walls, caution tape, and jackhammers oh my!

Yes, the building is continuing to transform  little by little each day.

We are excited to share with you that we recently installed a cool new feature to track the construction progress! On our website at www.mnstate.edu/cmu, there is a live feed of a camera that overlIMG_0711ooks the main area of construction for the addition. (Click on “Construction Webcam” on the left side of the page.) Here is where you can see where the footings, that have now been poured on both the southeast side of the building as well as the  southwest side, are located. These footings provide the base of the addition that will add over 3,000 square feet of space to the building. Can you start to see the new shape of the building from the camera feed?

Positioned in the corner of a stairwell in the library, this camera provides the viewpoint of sitting on top of the library and looking at the corner of the building between the parking lot and Kise Commons. We strongly encourage you to check it out (so we’re not the only ones creepily watching the construction workers). After all, don’t you want to see what it looks like in real-time?! Consider this your invitation to a “secret” preview into the newly renovated space….IMG_0700

In addition to the camera, there hasn’t been much to share since our last construction update three weeks ago. Since then, interior demolition has paused, but the framing for new office spaces downstairs has started. Meanwhile, crews have been diligently working in and above the ceilings to install fire walls in order to meet building codes. All in all, progress is definitely showing!

We promise to keep you updated on the #ExtremeMakeoverCMUEdition project. Can you promise us to stay connected? Like us on Facebook (here) and follow us on Twitter (here). Call us greedy, but we’re always looking for more ‘likes’ and ‘follows’!

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Meet Maddy, Dragon Entertainment Group’s PR Coordinator

Maddy JanskyWe here at the Student Union and Activities would like to welcome Maddy Jansky, the 2015-2016 Public Relations Coordinator for the Dragon Entertainment Group!

A Graphic Design major, originally from Mandan, ND, Maddy has a very special talent in addition to her design skills: she can sing the alphabet backwards! (Although we may have to challenge her to prove it since it seems too good to be true.)

Maddy is most looking forward to gaining experiences that she can use towards a future career. She displays her Dragon Pride proudly by attending events that fellow Dragons have planned.

Welcome to the Group, Maddy!