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MSUM Football Signs 37 Recruits in 2016 Class

Posted on February 04, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead head football coach Steve Laqua has announced the Dragons’ 2016 recruiting class. A total of 37 student-athletes have signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at MSUM starting this fall.

This year’s class features 31 individuals who signed national letters of intent and six who signed institutional letters of intent as preferred walk-ons. More than 2/3 of the class is from Minnesota (15) and North Dakota (11). Wisconsin (six) and Illinois (four) are also represented in the class, in addition to the country of Sweden. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM made its mark at the First Annual Fargo-Moorhead Frostival

Posted on February 02, 2016

Frostival started with an Opening Kickoff on January 29th and ended with a bike race on January 31st. Throughout the weekend MSUM helped to make this a memorable and great community event. If you visited the s’mores stations during the Opening Kickoff Friday night you likely roasted those marshmallows on a skewer and over a fire pit shared by MSUM.

Saturday was filled with multiple MSUM sponsored activities – starting with the Almost 3K Fun Run/Walk at the Red River Zoo. The Zoo and MSUM worked together with the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND and BOB 95 FM to make it a one of a kind event that included free carousel rides, a selfie station, free breakfast pastries (donated by Sodexo) and much more. There were 80 participants that filled the zoo with energy and excitement early Saturday morning. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Planetarium hosts 500+ people at PBS event

Posted on February 01, 2016

Saturday, January 30th, MSUM Planetarium partnered with Prairie Public to present Stars of PBS, the second event of its kind. Prairie Public was on hand with Clifford the Big Red Dog, activities and resources for the 500+ parents and children. Planetarium shows were offered every half hour from 1 pm – 5pm, with all shows seeing a sold out crowd. The Society of Physics Students provided hours of entertainment with their science demos including the “Vortex Canon” and “BoomWhackers”. Scorch  was even on hand to meet our youngest future Dragons. Thank you to ALL who helped make this day a huge success.

Fargo City Commission votes to approve $10,000 for Brad Bachmeier’s brick sculpture proposal

Posted on November 30, 2015

Fargo City Commission votes to approve $10,000 for Brad Bachmeier’s brick sculpture proposal as its first Public Art Project.  Bachmeier’s proposal is to create a whimsical interactive playground feature with seating elements as a centerpiece for the new Madison Skate/Bike Park in North Fargo.  This Brick Sculpture will be designed by ceramic artist Brad Bachmeier and a leadership team of 6th-12th grade youth from the Legacy Children’s Foundation with input from the community as a whole.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s “Fuego Tropical” performs in Ulen, MN

Posted on November 10, 2015

MSUM’s “Fuego Tropical” World Music and Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, hit the road this past weekend to perform at the Top Hat Theatre in Ulen, MN as a part of Ulen’s Community Performing Arts Series. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM to name TV studio after longtime professor, former WDAY anchor

Posted on October 15, 2015

By Josh Francis

MOORHEAD — The legacy of longtime WDAY-TV news anchor Marv Bossart, who died in 2013, will live on at the campus he taught at for more than 40 years.

Minnesota State University Moorhead, where Bossart taught as a professor, is dedicating its completed television studio in Bossart’s name at 1:30 p.m. today

Bossart had an impact on many journalists working in the Fargo-Moorhead area and elsewhere, including current WDAY anchor Kerstin Kealy, who took two of Bossart’s classes when she attended MSUM from 1993-1997.

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Minnesota State University Moorhead runs away with Fargo Marathon College Challenge

Posted on June 16, 2015

 The MSUM Dragons scorched the competition as they become the winner of the 2015 Fargo Marathon College Challenge. 

The challenge was part of this year’s tri-college theme where runners made their way through each campus in the F-M area.

MSUM had more students, staff and faculty running in the marathon than any other university.

Steve Fox/MSUM Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations, “Part of our university is about being involved in the community, and that we don’t, students don’t just come here and come to the MSUM bubble. It’s about getting active into the community.”

As the winner, the university will receive $5,000. The money will go toward student scholarships.

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#HighFiveFriday: How #MSUM2015 Transformed Graduation into a Social Celebration

Posted on May 27, 2015

FM Autism Support Group, MSUM SLHS and CAMC worked together on “Faces of Autism” photo shoot

Posted on April 15, 2015

On Saturday, April 11, a new and wonderful collaboration was started on the MSUM campus between the FM Autism Support Group, the Speech Language Hearing Sciences (SLHS) department, and students and faculty from the College of Arts, Media & Communication (CAMC). Three MSUM campus faculty, Rachel Stotts, Meghan Duda and Don Clark, along with 7 photography students and 10 SLHS students volunteered their time and talents to help families with children with Autism have photographs taken. Read the rest of this entry →

T.J. Hansen selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo program

Posted on August 07, 2014

Tonya Jo (T.J.) Hansen, an Economics faculty member, has been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo program sponsored by the Chamber. MSUM is sponsoring Hansen.

“The selection process for the Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo program is very competitive,” President Anne Blackhurst said. “We’re proud to have T.J. represent our university. Participation in community activities like this is an important means of increasing our university’s visibility.”

Each year, LFMWF selects 40 emerging and existing leaders from all sectors of the community to participate in the nine-month program. For more information on the LFMWF program, click here.

“Economics in Action” at the Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Posted on April 15, 2014

MSUM students, Fanuel Asrat, Aba Boadu, Kofi Boadu, Cody Brandt, Jasmin Lam, Julie Maahs, Melhik Negatu, and Mira Nkulukadiele, and Economics faculty members, T. J. Hansen and Gregory Stutes, offered a workshop in conjunction with the Expanding Your Horizons Conference on April 12. The local Expanding Your Horizons Conference invites young women from Minnesota and North Dakota who are in the seventh, eighth or ninth grades to experience careers, which use mathematics, critical thinking, and scientific inquiry. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Athletics to Host Leadercast Fargo-Moorhead

Posted on April 14, 2014

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Dragon Athletics is hosting this year’s Leadercast event in Nemzek Fieldhouse on May 9, 2014. The theme for this year is “building leaders worth following” and features a lineup of world-renowned leaders, speaking straight to your community, team or organization.

There is a group discount of $89/person for registering together, so please contact Athletic Director Doug Peters (petersd@mnstate.edu) if you’re interested in attending.

This year’s speakers include:

-Laura Schroff, New York Times best-selling author of “An Invisible Thread” Read the rest of this entry →

Interdisciplinary partnership brings music and poetry together

Posted on April 10, 2014

Professor Terrie Manno, Music, and Kevin Zepper, MFA English, will present their collaborative music and poetry to students in Fox Theater on the Minnesota State University Minnesota campus on Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. This is an interdisciplinary partnership Manno and Zepper began last year. Some of the work involves the William S. Burroughs “cut-up” approach to poetry.

This convocation will focus on artists working with other artists, integrating the arts and humanities in performance.

Itasca project aims to assure work relevance in curriculum across campus

Posted on February 27, 2014

As part of an initiative by MnSCU, MSU Moorhead will be one of 20 two- and four-year schools in the state of Minnesota participating in an employer-led civic alliance called the Itasca Project, a plan aimed at meeting workforce needs. While participating in this project, MSUM will use two software programs, WANTED Analytics and EMSI, to view regional and statewide statistics on top occupations, employers and desired skill sets.

Dean of the College of Business & Innovation Marsha Weber will lead an on-campus committee through this endeavor. The group will identify external stakeholders to participate in the process and provide input on the data and how MSUM incorporates the information into its planning processes. Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Society collecting used cell phones and accessories for clients of Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

Posted on February 24, 2014

The Economic Society is partnering with the Soroptimist International of Moorhead to collect used cell phones and accessories (chargers, cases, etc.) for clients of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo-Moorhead. Any donated phones in working condition are reset to call 911 only. Phones which are not in working condition are welcomed as the parts will go toward purchasing additional phones. Read the rest of this entry →

Art education major founds Art Club for homeless children; featured in Fargo Forum

Posted on February 20, 2014

Springing from work done in Steve Grineski’s Ed. 310 class, art education major Marissa Van Vleet continued her social justice work by volunteering at Churches United for the Homeless on Saturday mornings running an art club for children. Van Vleet’s advisor Brad Bachmeier hopes to turn this into a sustainable program in the future.

Read more in The Forum article.

Physics and Astronomy works with Moorhead High School to obtain NASA grant for robotics team

Posted on December 04, 2013

Faculty from the Department of Physics and Astronomy assisted, as lead mentors for the MHS FIRST Robotics team, in applying for a sponsorship grant for the team from NASA. The team was notified yesterday that it was awarded a grant for this academic year. The grant, which is very competitive, provides sponsorship for one year of competition while the team works on securing a permanent sponsor.

More information about the team can be found at http://4360spudnik.blogspot.com.

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MSUM Hosted Boy Scouts for “Merit Badge University”

Posted on November 27, 2013

Close to 200 Boy Scouts converged on the MSUM campus Saturday, Nov. 23 to work on merit badges. Named the “Merit Badge University” this is an event held annually at one of the three universities in the area to give scouts work on the badges that assist them in their trail toward the Eagle Rank. Merit badges represent skill or knowledge areas where scouts can explore an area of study in depth and complete tasks in that area. Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty and students co-create play for young children

Posted on November 18, 2013

A free children’s theatre production takes the stage for two shows Saturday, Nov. 23, in Hansen Theatre in MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Swashbuckled —  A Pirate Adventure, was created and directed by Craig Ellingson, director of theatre arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and senior theatre students Matthew Englund and Ryan Soukup. The play tells the story of Pirate Grey, Quick-Silver, and Larry as they embark upon an adventure to find Blackheart, their missing pirate king. Filled with music, singing and sword fights, Swashbuckled is suitable for all ages.

Show times are 1 and 4 p.m.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Evert Karnes at 218.477.2267 or evertel@mnstate.edu.

Biosciences students and faculty volunteered for 4luvofdog rescue fundraiser

Posted on November 12, 2013

Eighteen Biosciences students and faculty volunteered for the 5th annual fundraiser for 4luvofdog rescue. Workers helped with set up for the annual silent auction from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, and also with the evening auction. Volunteers included Shireen Alemadi, Ellen Brisch, Alyssa Breitbach, Sara Elgin, Eva Engseth, Janna Gibertson, Asako Handa and friend Yuka, Molly Kraemer, Jamie Naasz, Robyn Oster, Miranda Sater, Shannon Smith, Katherine Szweduik, Erin Trisko, Kimberly Vang, Rachel Walsh and Carmen White.

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