Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week. Stories are presented in chronological order.

All eyes: Basic eye protection all that’s needed to view eclipse, Republic Monitor: “Though a solar eclipse is sufficiently rare to be considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a total solar eclipse surely ranks among the most widely accessible of human experiences: neither age, education, ethnicity, gender, economic status nor any other distinguishing human characteristic prevents people from observing an eclipse, and no specialized scientific equipment is required … Minnesota State University Moorhead will be conducting some observations of light bending or deflection of light from the sun during the eclipse or as some may know it as Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.”

Biosecurity expert Michael Osterholm to speak at MSUM, Inforum: “Michael Osterholm, an expert in infectious disease epidemiology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, will present a free public talk on “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Langseth Hall, Room 104, 600 11th St. S.”

MSUM holds ‘Shirt for Shirt’ campaign to benefit YWCA, WDAY: “We all have too many T-shirts in our closets, but Minnesota State University Moorhead students have found a good use for them. Dragon Entertainment decided to conduct a ‘Shirt for Shirt’ campaign that benefits the YWCA shelter in Fargo.”

Fargo fighter on the rise, Minot Daily News: “St. Patrick’s Day weekend will feature mind-blowing knockouts as Mixed Martial Arts stars collide during Fight Night Saturday at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge. Mariah Prussia (MSUM alumna and employee), a Fargo native, will take on MMA contender Alexa Connors.”

Dragons senior Bosch named NSIC wrestler of the year, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead senior Blake Bosch has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestler of the year, the league office announced Thursday, March 16.”

Kurdish American to read from memoir March 23 at Moorhead library, Inforum: “Newzad Brifki, founder and director of the Kurdish Community of America, will read from his newly published memoir, ‘My Journey to America: A Kurdish American Story,’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S. … It is the story of his successful struggles, leading to a degree in business administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008 and a feeling of peace with his identity as a new American.”

Laserfest Lights Up the MSUM Planetarium, KVRR: “The MSUM Planetarium is rocking out under the dome for an experience like no other. Laserfest is letting people treat their senses to dazzling light effects.”