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

Legislators to tour MSUM building upgrade requests, InForum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead administrators will show legislators buildings in need of improvements as they walk through a $9.4 million campus upkeep wish list.”

Fargo Public Library plans Solar Eclipse Viewing Party for kids, WDAY: “The Fargo Public Library is peaking kid’s interest in the solar eclipse with a solar presentation. MSUM astronomy professor Juan Cabanela showed families a slideshow of what will happen during the eclipse.”

Dragons safety Strand: MSUM defensive potential ‘through the roof’, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead has ramped up its defensive expectations for the upcoming Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football season. The Dragons want to be elite.”

Stanley’s Hanson commits to Dragons for men’s basketball, InForum: “Stanley (N.D.) High School forward Wyatt Hanson has committed to play men’s basketball at Minnesota State Moorhead, Hanson announced via Twitter on Wednesday, Aug. 16.”

Demetrius Carr Ready to Take the Reins of MSUM Football, KVRR: “MSUM is preparing for what could be its most successful football season in recent memory. The Dragons bring back significant talent from the team that went 7-4 a year ago.”

Fargo Businessman Enters Race for U.S. House of Representatives, KVRR: “North Dakota Democrats have their first candidate for the states lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ben Hanson, a broker with Archer Real Estate Services in Fargo, says he believes that North Dakota deserves a congressman who will focus on the needs of hard-working North Dakotans. Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM.”

Can’t find solar eclipse viewing glasses? You’re not alone, InForum: “With Monday’s solar eclipse fast approaching, the most important devices for watching, eclipse viewing glasses, are seemingly unavailable in Fargo-Moorhead. … Linda Winkler, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Minnesota State University Moorhead, said if someone is worried that he or she may have purchased a faulty pair, that person can test the glasses at home.” 

MSUM boasts new enrollment numbers as students move in, Valley News Live: “A fresh crop of students arrived at Minnesota State University-Moorhead Thursday morning. The excitement of move-in day mirrored some proud statistics from the university.”

MSUM experiences increased student enrollment for the first time in 5 years, WDAY: “After a few lean years, some good news for Minnesota State University Moorhead. New students are just settling in here at MSUM for the very first night of their college careers. According to the University, there are more of those settlers tonight than there have been in half a decade.”

Vanessa Keeler-Johnson named VCSU head women’s basketball coach, KFGO: “Valley City State University athletic director Jill DeVries announced today that Vanessa Keeler-Johnson has been hired as VCSU head women’s basketball coach. … Keeler-Johnson was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead for three seasons. In her final season at MSUM she helped the Dragons to 21 wins, the NSIC North Division title and their 16th straight winning season.”

MSUM Move In Day 2017, KVRR: “Some would say college is the best four years of your life. For many students at MSUM, their journey is just beginning.”

MSUM’S Planetarium Holding Eclipse Event on Campus, KVRR: “MSUM’s Planetarium and Bookstore have run out of protective eye glasses for the eclipse on Monday. They ordered 10,000 protective eye glasses for the big event and they are all gone.”

Fargo-Moorhead will be in path of total solar eclipse in 2099, InForum: “Juan Cabanela was keeping close tabs on the weather forecast in Missouri, where he plans to be on Monday, Aug. 21 ‘I’ve never seen a total solar eclipse in my entire life. I’ve wanted to see one since I was a little kid,’ said the Minnesota State University Moorhead astronomer whose professional interest is the structure of galaxies.”

MSUM puts on campus wide scavenger hunt for new students, WDAY: “MSUM is getting new students involved by sending them on a campus-wide scavenger hunt.”

Where to view the Great American Eclipse in Fargo-Moorhead, InForum: “While avid astronomers booked their totality travel plans months ago, novice skywatchers plan to witness the Great American Eclipse closer to home by attending viewing parties, making do-it-yourself viewing glasses and planning that picture-perfect photo. … MSUM Eclipse Viewing Party begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. in the G-3 parking lot near the corner of 11th Street and Sixth Avenue South in Moorhead. The event is free on the first day of MSUM’s fall semester.”