Dragons in the news

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

Former Dragons wide receiver Gibson on Vikings mini camp tryout roster, InForum: “Former Minnesota State Moorhead wide receiver Damon Gibson is listed on the mini camp tryout roster for the Minnesota Vikings. The camp runs through Sunday.”

A reel of tomorrow’s filmmakers: MSUM’s annual senior seminar film showcase, High Plains Reader: “The spring semester is coming to a close for college students across the FM area. For MSUM film production students, the semester culminated in a public screening of the short films they’ve spent the last several months creating.”

MSUM’s Cook clinches high jump title, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead sophomore Chris Cook won the men’s high jump title to lead the Dragons at Day 1 of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships on Friday.”

MSUM’s Yusuf captures first conference title of career, InForum: “Minnesota State Moorhead junior Nadir Yusuf claimed his first career conference championship by winning the 5,000 meters at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.”

His parents didn’t know if he would see his 1st birthday. 18 years later, he’s headed to college at MSUM, InForum: “When Moorhead High School Student Carson Kitch walks across the stage to get his high school diploma this June, it will be an accomplishment that far outweighs any game stat or grade point average.”

Teaching for more than a generation, Journal Trib: “After four decades of teaching, nearly all of it in Ray, Colleen Bergstrom is reluctantly calling it quits.”

850 Students Get Their Diplomas at MSUM Commencement, KVRR:MSUM has the core values of grit, humility, and heart, and for the 850 students walking across the stage, that’s what they’ll be carrying with them for the rest of their lives.”

PHOTO: Nearly 900 students graduate from MSUM, InForum: “Audrey Moeller wears a sign on her mortar board reading, ‘She believed she could so she did,’ during the Minnesota State University Moorhead graduation ceremony Friday, May 17. MSUM held two ceremonies and expected to award 850 students with degrees. The featured speaker was alumna Billi Jo Zielinski, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish North Dakota.”

Take me out to the ballgame: A fan’s guide to summer with the RedHawks, InForum: “For the Aug. 25 game, the RedHawks teamed with Minnesota State Moorhead for a promotion. The first 1,000 fans are to receive a baseball cap that features RedHawks and Dragons logos.”

Ladyboss Summit slated for June 6, InForum: “Speakers will include Anne Blackhurst, president of Minnesota State University Moorhead; Rep. Ruth Buffalo, D-Fargo; Jacqueline Bussie, author, professor and theologian at Concordia College; Danya Del Val, president and CEO of The Arts Partnership; Randi Kay, holistic health practitioner and owner of Naturally Randi Kay; Ashley Morken, owner of Unglued; Faith Njunjiri, director of the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work at Concordia College; and Ladyboss founders Laura Caroon and Danyel Moe.”

Cook soaring to new heights for Dragons, heading into NCAA Division II outdoor track championships, InForum: “Dave Bergstrom has owned the Minnesota State Moorhead men’s outdoor high jump record for four decades and he’s ready for his name to be erased from the school’s record books.”

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