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MSUM Takes Internet Challenge to New Level

Posted on July 28, 2016

At MSUM, we like to have a good time. The lighthearted nature of our Dragon family and community was showcased in MSUM’s Running Man Challenge video, coordinated and filmed by Athletics.

Challenged by Winona State University, MSUM put on quite a show, taking the internet challenge to a new level. See WDAY’s coverage of the video.

You can watch the whole video and see many familiar faces by visiting MSUM’s YouTube channel.

MSUM New Hires

Posted on July 25, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it‘s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

July 22, 2016 

  • Laquone Robinson – Adjunct, Athletics
  • Michelle Crary – Adjunct, Athletics

Dragon Women’s Golf Scramble Tomorrow

Posted on July 11, 2016

Tuesday, July 12 | Moorhead Country Club  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM New Hires

Posted on July 08, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead!  Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

June 15, 2016

  • Christie Chappell – Head Soccer Coach/Instructor, Athletics

June 20, 2016

  •  Erika Traphagen – Adjunct, Educational Leadership 

July 1, 2016

  • Julie Zaloudek – Dean of Online and Extended Learning, Online/Distance Education

July 5, 2016

  • Karrie Boser – Adjunct, Educational Leadership

Register for the Ross Fortier Golf Classic

Posted on July 07, 2016

Friday, July 29 | Moorhead Country Club Read the rest of this entry →

VOLUNTEER CALL: Scorekeepers Needed for Special Olympics Bocce Tournament at Romkey Park July 12

Posted on July 06, 2016

Special Olympics needs help with scorekeeping their annual bocce ball tournament at Romkey Park on the morning of July 12. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs through about 2:30 p.m., but you do not need to attend the whole event. If you’re available and willing to help, you’ll get a free t-shirt and lunch provided.  Read the rest of this entry →

Nelson, Walthall Serve as ‘Celebrity Golfers’ During United Way Women’s Golf Scramble

Posted on June 17, 2016

MSUM head basketball coaches Karla Nelson and Chad Walthall will be serving as “Celebrity Golfers” during the afternoon round of today’s United Way Women’s Leadership Golf Scramble at Osgood Golf Course.

Nelson will be at hole No. 2, and Walthall at hole No. 7. They will be doing “Donations for a Drive.” All donations made today will go toward United Way’s work to prepare children to succeed.

Proceeds will help United Way put more books in the hands of more children, ensure students in need have the school supplies to feel confident and prepared on their first day of school, and support local efforts to improve access to child care.  Read the rest of this entry →

Last Chance to Sign Up for Intramural Bag Toss League

Posted on June 14, 2016

It’s your last chance to sign up for the Intramural Bag Toss League. Email by 4 p.m. today if you would like to join the league!

Student League: Tuesdays at 4:45 p.m. Nemzek

Staff League: Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. Nemzek

Shine Up Your Golf Clubs for the 37th Annual Dragon Open Golf Tournament

Posted on June 06, 2016

Monday, June 6 | Moorhead Country Club

It’s time to register for the 37th Annual Dragon Open Golf Tournament! The tournament is scheduled on Monday, June 6 at the Moorhead Country Club.

  • This is a Co-Ed Tournament and all skill levels are welcome to participate!
  • Win a Car from Valley Imports at the Hole-In-One Contest!
  • Cost is $100 per golfer or consider a hole sponsor opportunity!
  • Register Today at Dragon Open Golf Tournament

Other golf tournaments scheduled this summer are:

  • Dragon Women’s Golf Scramble – Tuesday, July 12 at the Moorhead Country Club
  • The Ross Fortier Classic – Friday, August 12 at the Detroit Lakes Country Club

Please contact the Athletic Department at 218-477-5824 with questions or e-mail Gloria Riopelle at

Sign Up for Intramural Bag Toss League

Posted on June 06, 2016

Faculty, staff, and students: sign up for the Intramural Bag Toss League by June 10! League will be played once per week at Nemzek. Sign up as a team or as a Free Agent at Additional information provided on IMLeagues.

Once a Vikings Fan, MSUM Student Lands an Internship with the Packers

Posted on May 13, 2016

By Eric Peterson, The Forum

MOORHEAD—Tomi Thompson was at a Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game a few years ago when she decided what she wanted to do for a career.

During one of the media timeouts at the Metrodome, the wife of a military member was recognized for her husband serving overseas. The wife was then surprised by her spouse who had returned home. The couple hugged in an emotional scene.

“I would say that was the moment,” said Thompson, a 2010 Barnesville (Minn.) High School graduate. “The reason that I love working in sports is that you’re able to connect with such a diverse network of people.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Scholarship Gala surpasses years prior in attendance and money raised

Posted on April 28, 2016

Last Saturday, April 23, 2016, the university’s largest, annual fundraising event for need-based, merit, academic and athletic scholarships was held and saw a record-breaking 343 in attendance. The event raised over $167,000. Read the rest of this entry →

This Saturday, MSUM Athletics to host 11th annual Red & White Celebration

Posted on April 20, 2016

Originally published on WDAY and written by Catherine Ross.

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) – Past, present and future Dragons are celebrating athletics.

This Saturday, the MSUM Athletic Department is hosting its 11th annual Red and White Celebration.

Student athletes will teach a soccer clinic and invite fans to watch softball and football games.

Kids can hit the track for Scorch’s Fun Run and former athletes can return the fields and courts for alumni games. Read the rest of this entry →

Join the Dragon Fire Booster Club ~ 2016-17 Season Tickets!

Posted on April 15, 2016

Join the Dragon Fire Booster Club Today & Support our Student-Athletes!

Benefits of becoming a Dragon Fire member include season tickets to home athletic events, invitations to Dragon Athletic special events and discounts at the MSUM Bookstore.

MSUM Faculty and Staff can join through payroll deduction by downloading the membership brochure here and mailing it to:  Dragon Athletics, 1104 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563, Attn:  Dragon Fire. Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Scholarship Gala | Students Directly Impacted by Event Proceeds

Posted on April 14, 2016

By Meghan Feir

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MSUM will once again be hosting an event targeted toward raising money for need-based, merit, academic and athletic student scholarships. Previously known as the Founders Scholarship Gala, the Spring Scholarship Gala is the university’s biggest fundraising event and directly impacts the lives of students across departments.

On a seemingly regular school day, Tomi Thompson got a call from her cousin, MSUM Mass Communications Department Secretary Wendy Olsgard. Deadlines were approaching for scholarship applications and the encouraging cousin knew Thompson was more than qualified.

Fast forward to 2016. With tears in her eyes, the senior, double-majoring in broadcast journalism and integrated advertising and public relations, explained how receiving scholarships made it possible for her to accept an internship with the Minnesota Vikings last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Watch the #DragonsMarchOn

Posted on March 10, 2016

Follow the Dragons men’s basketball team as they compete in the NCAA tournament for a second straight year at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dragon Men’s Basketball Viewing Party for the CHAMPIONSHIP game

Posted on March 01, 2016

Join us at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1st at Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead to cheer on our Dragon Men’s Basketball Team for the CHAMPIONSHIP game in the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament!

Everyone is welcome to support the Dragons!

Dragon Basketball Viewing Parties Set – 2016 NSIC Sanford Health Basketball Tournament

Posted on February 25, 2016
 Join us at Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead to cheer on the Dragon Basketball Teams as they advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2016 NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament!
Viewing parties will be held at the following days and times at BWW in Moorhead:
  • Saturday, February 27th at 12:00 noon – Dragon Men’s Basketball Team vs Upper Iowa
  • Sunday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. – Dragon Women’s Basketball vs Augustana

MSUM students get free admission to NSIC Playoffs double header

Posted on February 24, 2016

Come out to Nemzek Fieldhouse on Wednesday, February 24 for a double header of playoff basketball. The Dragon Women are set to play Upper Iowa at 6 p.m. while the Dragon Men will face off against Wayne State at 8 p.m. MSUM students will be granted free admission to both games with a valid student ID, courtesy of SABC.

Wednesday’s game will also feature the final Triple Threat contest of the season, where three fans will be drawn to have a chance at winning $5,000 at halftime

Apply for an internship with the Dragon Athletics GO! Team

Posted on February 24, 2016

MSUM Dragon Athletics is hiring interns for positions in production, operations, marketing, social media, photography and design. If you would like to gain experience in the sports industry and strengthen your resume, apply today.

The full list of positions and applications can be found here. Please email or for more information.

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