When your Mascot’s a dragon, the campus is lit… literally
Throughout the year at MSUM, students and faculty can expect to see some fire on campus. Whether it’s the Fire Breathing Dragon Statue on campus that gets fired up for big events, or the burning of the “M” were we actually set fire to a huge wooden “M” to kick off homecoming. There is no denying it… our campus is straight fire.

We have the nicest President
Everyone at MSUM knows who President Anne Blackhurst is. If you haven’t met her in person, you surely follow her Twitter account @PrezBlackhurst. For those of you that have met her, you know she is always smiling and shares a warm “hello” to everyone she meets. Our students love her, and will forever be #AnneFans.

Our Chicken Tortilla soup is the best. No contest.
Our campus boasts the best chicken tortilla soup, and rightfully so! It has the perfect balance of spice and savory flavors, mixed with juicy chicken and fresh vegetables. This hot meal hits the spot on those cold winter days. Don’t believe me? Just ask the students and faculty that go through 35 gallons of this soup every week.

Dragon Pride
Take one walk on campus and try to count how many MSUM shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, backpacks…any dragon gear you pass. I dare you! I bet you lose count. Everywhere you go you’ll see students proud of their school and education, and they aren’t afraid to say it. We are proud to be dragons.

How to get to class… in the winter
MSUM has been voted coldest campus in the nation by the Huffington post, and believe us, we agree. When temperatures get below zero, our students start to get crafty. Whether it’s cutting through the CMU to get to Lommen, or cutting through the Center for the Arts to get to McLean, our students know how to get from point A to point B without spending too much time outside.

Grit, Humility, and Heart
At the center of everything we do here at MSUM are our core values of Grit, Humility, and Heart. Our students exemplify these qualities every day through their school work, and in their personal lives. We have big goals, and we have the courage to pursue them. We know that the best ideas can come from anywhere and anyone, and we go the extra mile. We are Grit. We are Humility. We are Heart. We are Dragons.
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Leah Schmitt

Leah Schmitt
Poject Manager/Writing Intern
Major: Marketing and Communications