Nearly 30 people from several nations around the world will become U.S. citizens during a campus naturalization ceremony set for Monday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. The ceremony also marks MSUM’s observance of Constitution Day.

All students, staff and faculty of MSUM are invited to attend the event, which is free and open to the public. President Edna Szymanski will open the program. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim will preside.

This year marks the fifth time the ceremony has taken place on the MSUM campus.

Political Science Professor Andrew Conteh, a naturalized citizen from Sierra Leone, originated the proposal to bring the ceremony here. This year, new citizens come from Bosnia – Herzegovina, Cameroon, Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, India, Iraq, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia, South Africa, Ukraine, Vietnam.