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

Video gaming at heart of region’s first collegiate esports tournament at MSUM, Bemidji Pioneer: “Rift of the North, the region’s first collegiate esports tournament, gives 10 colleges from around the Midwest — including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska — the opportunity to compete against each other.”

Dragons softball secures first conference sweep since 2017, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead snapped a four-game losing streak by winning 7-3 and 14-5 against conference opponent Minnesota-Crookston in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference softball Friday.”

‘This is not going away’: Minnesota State Moorhead hosts tournament in growing world of esports, Grand Forks Herald: “Minnesota State Moorhead athletic director Doug Peters was in Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse, taking in a heated competition between two area colleges. Peters watched the drama unfold on one of the large video boards. The underdog emerged victorious.”

Rift of the North eSports Tournament Comes to the Midwest for the First Time, KVRR: “Nemzek Fieldhouse at Minnesota State University Moorhead holds a lot of basketball and volleyball games throughout the year, but this time, it’s going online. Lots of yelling and aggressive clicks of the mouse and keyboard are filling the air as part of the first Rift of the North eSports tournament.”

MSUM softball splits doubleheader with Bemidji, InForum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead softball team split a doubleheader with Bemidji on Saturday, first winning 8-7 in eight innings and then falling 3-1 in the second game.”

Moorhead rugby team heads to national competition, InForum: “The NCAA Basketball Tournament is over and football in Frisco is a memory. Now, a Fargo-Moorhead club rugby team is headed to New York for national competition.”

Moorhead professor says first black hole image is ‘outstanding’ achievement, KFGO: “An astronomy and physics professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead says the the first direct image of a black hole affirms what scientists have suspected for decades.”

Clothesline Project Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault at MSUM, KVRR: “If you walk into Comstock Memorial Union at MSUM, you might notice a collection of T–shirts hanging on the wall. They are part of the Clothesline Project, which is designed to bring awareness to sexual assault.”

Dragons tennis shuts out Bemidji State, advances to NSIC semifinals, InForum: “The No. 2 seed Minnesota State Moorhead women’s tennis team notched a 4-0 shutout win against No. 7 seed Bemidji State in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament quarterfinals Saturday at Lifetime Fitness.”

Geske and Keelin leading MSUM tennis to new heights, InForum: “A sister like bond has formed between MSUM’s Julia Geske and Olivia Keeling, which has resulted in them breaking into the Division II top 50 for the first time.”

Sioux Falls downs MSUM softball, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead fell short in two games against the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday, losing 3-2 and then 4-3 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference softball.”

Dragon women’s tennis falls to Augustana in NSIC championship, InForum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead women’s tennis team fell to Augustana 4-0 Sunday at Lifetime Fitness, finishing as the runner-up at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships.”

MSUM scientific research conference April 16, InForum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead will host its 21st annual Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in the Comstock Memorial Union.”

Fargo Bishop and MSUM History Professor React to Notre Dame Fire, KVRR: “All eyes were on the Notre Dame in Paris as it burned Monday, and now France is dealing with its aftermath. Many people across the Atlantic have ties to the cathedral, including people in the Fargo-Moorhead area.”

Dragons softball splits doubleheader with Mary, InForum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead softball team rebounded after a Game 1 loss, erupting for six runs in the fourth inning of Game 2 for a 6-4 win over the University of Mary on Tuesday in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conferenceaction at Scheels Field.”

Cook notches NCAA Provisional qualifying mark for Dragons track, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead sophomore Chris Cook recorded an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the high jump Thursday at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Meet.”

Former DL teacher, Frazee superintendent honored with state award, DL-Online: “Former Detroit Lakes teacher and Frazee-Vergas superintendent Janet Mohr was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA).”

MSUM Remembers Vietnam Through the Camera Lens, KVRR: “The National Archives Traveling Exhibit is headed to Moorhead to celebrate Minnesota Remembers Vietnam.”

Bresnahan preparing to take greater leadership role with MSUM football, InForum: “Casselton’s Grady Bresnahan could not have asked for much better of a sophomore season at Minnesota State Moorhead.”

Augustana cruises past MSUM in softball doubleheader, InForum: “Augustana swept the Minnesota State Moorhead softball team 12-0 and 8-0 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference softball doubleheader Saturday at Scheels Field.”

Want to be a rock star? Be careful when using business buzzwords, InForum: “Serdar is a proponent of using ‘pure simple English,’ in order to change the narrative in a buzzword-laden world. And sometimes, losing a word or phrase is better than using it.”

Dragons softball breaks doubles record, splits with Wayne State, InForum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead softball team cruised to an 11-3 win and fell 11-8 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference softball doubleheader against Wayne State on Friday at Scheels Field.”

Dragons track tallies four wins at Blue Hawk Games, InForum: “Emily Waletzko won two events to lead the way for the Minnesota State Moorhead track and field team Friday at the Blue Hawk Games hosted by Dickinson State.”

Coach of the Week: MSUM Football Coach Steve Laqua, KVRR: “In 2018, MSUM football had its most successful in decades. The Dragons won eight games, earning an invite to the Mineral Water Bowl.”

Kemp highlights Dragons track performances in California, InForum: “Freshman Shyrone Kemp posted a personal-best mark in the triple jump for the Minnesota State Moorhead track and field team Saturday, the final day of competition at the Long Beach Invitational.”