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

Mobile papermaking studio comes to west-central Minnesota, Fergus Falls Daily Journal: “Moorhead artist Anna Haglin and Minneapolis artist James Kleiner, through collaboration with West Central Initiative and Springboard for the Arts, will be bringing their mobile papermaking project, ‘Paper Plains,’ to west central Minnesota this summer, starting with the Detroit Lakes Street Faire this Saturday, June 1.”

Straw Hat season opens with Sedaka musical, InForum: “Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre season kicks off Tuesday, June 4, with the jukebox musical, ‘Breaking Up is Hard to Do’.”

Play big: MSUM alum’s massive toy collection will benefit students even after his death, InForum: “By making a lasting impact at a school that taught and provided him so much, Larry Dahlsad is leaving a legacy that will last long after his time on earth — and he’s doing it largely with his toy collection.”

Art from invasive species creates conversations about conservation, MPR News: “[Anna] Haglin is an assistant professor of art at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She and Minneapolis paper maker James Kleiner were awarded a $10,000 grant to bring their paper-making project to life. Kleiner built the small trailer that houses the traveling studio.”

Women’s work: Fargo exhibit celebrates women artists, calls attention to gender inequity in art collections, InForum: “The idea for ‘Generation’ arose organically through internal conversations about gender equity, but came to fruition with assistance from Minnesota State University Moorhead art history professor Anna Arnar and her students.”

MSUM holds first week of College for Kids & Teens summer camp, InForum: “Elementary, middle and high school students are getting a taste of the college life this week at Minnesota State University Moorhead through a summer camp program that offers courses taught by expert instructors.”

MSUM’s regionally acclaimed Straw Hat Players opens 56th season, High Plains Reader: “Minnesota State University Moorhead’s (MSUM) Straw Hat Players has performed more than 300 shows during their 56 years and has groomed more than 2,000 actors, technicians, and crew for careers in the theatre industry. The Straw Hat Players kicked off their season in June with ‘Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,’ but many may wonder, who are they?”