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Planetarium Hosts First Ever Wedding Under the Stars

Posted on September 19, 2016

On Saturday, Sept. 17, the MSUM Planetarium hosted the first ever wedding under the stars. While the Planetarium is no stranger to special events, this was the first of its kind. The dome was resplendent with a night sky full of stars. Also featured were two particular constellations favored by the bride and groom. The recent technology upgrades made this event especially magical. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

SCRUBS Camp Introduces Students to Medical Field

Posted on August 04, 2016

High school students are able to explore careers in the health sciences this week as part of SCRUBS Camp, a residential camp held at MSU Moorhead. MSUM is introducing students to areas such as microbiology, nursing, speech language hearing sciences, counseling, athletic training, radiology and more.  Read the rest of this entry →

Fargo Native Says F-M Not ‘Normal’ Community

Posted on August 02, 2016

Fargo native Jennifer Jones shares her love of the Fargo-Moorhead community in a recent letter to the editor of the INFORUM. Though she now lives in Anderson, S.C., Jones says she will never think of anywhere but Fargo-Moorhead as her home—a true testament to the kind, caring community we are lucky to be a part of.  Read the rest of this entry →

High School Students Learn Coding at MSUM Camp

Posted on July 29, 2016

We’re living in a digital world, where everything is becoming high tech. A group of high school students is embracing it, by learning how to make websites and applications at Coding Camp, through MSUM’s Graphic Communication department.  Read the rest of this entry →

College for Kids & Teens Awarded Lake Region Arts Council Grant

Posted on April 29, 2016

MSUM College for Kids & Teens has been awarded $15,000 in grant support from Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) for Summer 2016. This is the fifth year in a row that the program has applied for and been awarded money from LRAC to support their K-12 courses in the arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Wellness Center Hosts Kindred 6th Graders

Posted on March 03, 2016

More than fifty 6th graders from Kindred School District visited the wellness center this week for a field trip of exercise related activities. This is the second consecutive year they have visited. Students participated in 45 minute sessions of Rock Climbing, Yoga, an Obstacle Course designed and lead by our student personal trainers as well as had some free time to shoot hoops and play volleyball on the courts. Students concluded their visit with bagged lunches at the Underground. Read the rest of this entry →

Community Outreach launches three new high school summer camps

Posted on February 19, 2016

After months of planning, registration is now open for three brand new summer camps. The NEW camps are specifically for High School students. Visit: for more information on each camp. Students have the opportunity to come to campus and engage in camps that will help them explore career and college major interests. Spread the word with family and friends about this great new option for High School students to engage with MSUM!  Space is limited, register today!

If you have any questions contact Shireen Alemadi at

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

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 ( 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.

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