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    Maps and Directions Marketing & Communications
    Phone: 218.477.2110
    Fax: 218.477.5086
    Email: marketingteam@mnstate.edu
    Location: Weld Lower Level

    Marketing Staff

  • Berning, Katie
    Graphic Arts Specialist
    Marketing & Communications

    Office: WE
    Phone: 218.477.2340
    Email: berninka@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    I create and design large format marketing materials for the internal and external promotion of MSUM. I work with creating materials such as banners, signage and large format posters for departments that incorporate MSUM’s visual identity. I also handle the rentals for MSUM products such as table blankets, banners and the press backdrop.

  • Faken, Katie
    Graphic Arts Specialist
    Marketing & Communications

    Office: WE 5
    Phone: 218.477.2866
    Email: katie.faken@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    I design, update and create promotional and informational marketing materials for the internal and external promotion of MSUM. I conceptualize original ideas, create artistic marketing solutions, and integrate MSUM’s brand attributes and visual identity system into their print, online and electronic communication messages. I graduated from MSUM with a B.F.A. in graphic design and a B.S. degree in journalism.

  • Feir, Meghan
    Information Officer 2
    Marketing & Communications

    Office: WE 11A
    Phone: 218.477.2399
    Email: feirme@mnstate.edu
    Web Site: www.facebook.com/msumoorhead
    As the digital marketing specialist in the Marketing Department, I manage, analyze and create content for the university’s official social media accounts. I also write and edit various types of material, along with other responsibilities. I graduated from MSUM with a B.A. in English and mass communications and a minor in music.

  • Lien, Derek
    Design/Communications Coordinator
    Marketing & Communications

    Office: WE 5A
    Phone: 218.477.2208
    Email: liende@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    I create and design promotional and informational marketing materials for the internal and external promotion of MSUM. I work with academic departments and the broader University community to create designs that integrate MSUM's brand attributes and visual identity system into their print and electronic communication messages.

  • Monson, Kristi
    Asst Dir of Mktg & Comm
    Marketing & Communications

    Office: WE 11C
    Phone: 218.477.2110
    Email: kristi.monson@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    As assistant director of marketing and communications, I assist clients with their strategic communication and marketing needs and particularly enjoy sharing our student and alumni stories. I hold a B.S. in mass communications and an MBA, both from MSUM, and have more than 25 years experience working in marketing, communications, freelance writing and editing.

  • Nygard, Gerald
    University Print Shop Supervisor 1
    Copy2Print

    Office: FR 156
    Phone: 218.477.2098
    Email: nygardgl@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    I am the Copy2Print printing manager. I have been in the printing trade for 37 years. I am a graduate from NDSCS and am on my 27th school year of employment at MSUM. Copy2Print is the in-house copy center for MSUM.

  • Sailer, Andrew
    Photographer/Copy2 Print Asst.
    Marketing & Communications

    Office: WE
    Phone: 218.477.2338
    Email: saileran@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    I am the campus photographer. Along with my team of student photographers, we document and archive the many different activities and services MSUM offers. We capture a variety of images that not only serve as historical snapshots of campus but also images that can be used in the marketing of the university both internally and externally.

  • Wahlberg, David
    Executive Director for Communications & Marketing
    Marketing & Communications

    Office: OW 203E
    Phone: 218.477.2175
    Email: david.wahlberg@mnstate.edu
    Web Site: www.mnstate.edu/marketing
    As executive director of marketing and communications, I serve on the senior executive team, direct the university's strategic marketing and communications efforts, work on special community projects and serve as university spokesperson. I hold a B.A. in mass communications from MSUM, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in communication from NDSU. I previously was vice president for marketing and communications at Northland College, Ashland, Wis., and prior to that was executive director for strategic communications at NDSU.