MSUM dedicates Library study room to Arthur Storms

Thursday, Oct. 3 | 4 p.m. | Library 120

The Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) Livingston Lord Library will dedicate a study room to Arthur Storms on Thursday, October 3 with a ribbon-cutting and cake reception at 4 p.m. in Library 120. Storms received an elementary diploma from MSUM in 1917, which was Moorhead Normal School at the time.

Storms went on to earn three more degrees from the university—an advanced diploma in industrial arts (1922), a special diploma in elementary education (1923), and he was the first student to receive a bachelor’s degree in education (1926). While attending college, Storms was a three-sport athlete in basketball, football and baseball, a founding member of the Owls fraternity, was involved in chorus, drama, Delta Sigma, and the school yearbook.

Throughout his education and teaching career at a high school in Sacramento, Calif., Storms served during WWI in the 4th Infantry Division in France as a member of the Calvary and WWII in the Army Field Artillery with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Storms was born November 9, 1897, in Menahga, Minn., and passed away September 2, 1964, in Sacramento. Several of Storms’ family members have followed in his footsteps and have graduated from MSUM. Great-great nieces Lexi Stevenson and Paige Benson are both currently enrolled at the university.