MSUM Web site provides answers
Have questions? Minnesota State University Moorhead has answers. A new feature on the university's Web site lets students and parents get information more quickly. This month MSUM incorporated the RightNow Technologies "smart" software system on ...
Minnesota State University Moorhead has answers.
A new feature on the university's Web site lets students and parents get information more quickly.
This month MSUM incorporated the RightNow Technologies "smart" software system on its Web page: www.mnstate.edu under the "Ask MSUM" logo.
Instead of calling the campus and getting transferred from office to office, students can send in questions electronically and get an answer that way.
" 'Ask MSUM' allows frequently, or infrequently, asked questions to be sent directly to an expert who finds the answers within a short and reasonable time," said Carolyn Zehren, MSUM's director of financial aid and campus administrator of the Ask MSUM program.
(Almost) never study
The University of North Dakota is moving up on a list of rankings officials would likely prefer to be excluded from.
UND ranked No. 9 on The Princeton Review's top 20 colleges where "students (almost) never study."
UND ranked 14 on that list last year.
The rankings are based on surveys students fill out on each of the campuses featured in The Princeton Review.
UND spokesman Peter Johnson said the university takes those rankings "with a block of salt" and considers them subjective.
"In my dealings with students, I don't know any students that hardly ever study," Johnson said. "It's just the opposite."
Student body president Jay Fisher said he's filled out a Princeton Review survey before, but he doesn't know how many student responses they use to determine the rankings.
"I'm really glad our students are just naturally smart," Fisher said.
UND also made The Princeton Review's list of the best 366 colleges.
Hands for change
Hundreds of Concordia College students will participate in the 14th annual Hands for Change outreach event Monday.
They will participate in
42 different service projects in Fargo-Moorhead.
Students will sort clothes and work in the pantry at Churches United for the Homeless, play bingo with seniors at Eventide, repackage food for the Great Plains Food Bank, volunteer at the F-M Community Theatre and participate in other activities.
The Higher Education Resource Organization for Students, or HEROS, will hold its 15th annual conference Sept. 5-8 in Bismarck.
The conference theme is "American Indians: Successful Learning Strategies for Higher Education."
HEROS was formed in 1992 and aims to increase the number of American Indian students graduating from higher education institutions.
A complete conference agenda and registration form is available at www.nduso.org/heros.htm .
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