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    When the streak began, Lyndon Johnson was president. Postage stamps cost $.05. The top grossing movie in the United States was The Graduate. And it was the year of the first Super Bowl. Larry Scott worked his first Minnesota State University Moorhead football game in 1967. He hasn’t missed a game since. On Saturday at […]

    MSU Moorhead Announces 2015 Distinguished Alumni

    You are invited. Show your Dragon Pride and register to attend the 45th annual Distinguished Alumni Celebration, Thursday, October 15th, 2015. Faculty and staff play important roles in the success of MSUM graduates. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing the talents and service of the following MSUM 2015 Distinguished Alumni:     Distinguished Alumni: David […]

    Mark A. Anderson to receive MSUM Hartz Award: Reception held today

    Mark A. Anderson, president & CEO of BlackRidge Financial, has been selected to receive the university’s 33rd annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award. An awards reception will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom on campus. The award is named in honor of the late L.B. Hartz, the founder of Hartz […]

    Her Voice: Women let children dress them to raise money for advocacy organization

    By Tracy Frank BISMARCK — All last week, Renee Stromme let her daughter dress her. No matter whether she had an important meeting or a media interview, she went to work in whatever attire the 5-year-old chose. “Thankfully there were no cameras, but I had to show up and say, ‘Just so you know, this is […]

    Making a Scene: Former Fargo artist making a splash in impoverished Asian communities

    By Tracy Frank FARGO – For the past two years, former Fargo artist Anna Beth Mladnick has been teaching English through art classes in Taiwan. While there, she and her husband, Mathew St. Martin, have been turning concrete walls into climbing wall murals—works of art children can play on—in impoverished communities. “During my time in […]

    MSUM sculpture professor displays work at Rourke Art Museum

    Associate Professor of Sculpture Chris Walla and MSUM alumna Naomi Schliesman are displaying a conjoined art show, entitled Together, at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. The opening, which is free to the public, takes place tonight from 5 – 7 p.m. The show will be housed at the museum until November 1. The art […]

    MSUM Alumna Receives AACSB’s Inaugural Influential Leaders Award

    Border States CEO & Board Chair Tammy Miller joins 100 notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools who are making an impact in the world through their business acumen, leadership, or entrepreneurial success. Today, AACSB International (AACSB), the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, revealed that Tammy Miller, a Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate, […]

    Illustrative career: Conference for children’s book illustrators, writers provides inspiration for local artists

    By MeLissa Kossick / The Arts Partnership on Sep 14, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. FARGO – Authors only tell half of the story, says illustrator Elise Parsley. “Children’s picture books are unique in that a reader wouldn’t understand the entire story by only reading the text; similarly, a reader wouldn’t understand the whole story through […]

    Brandau film continues on festival circuit

    School of Media Arts & Design professor Tom Brandau’s latest film, Home Delivery, continues its run on the festival circuit. Set in Baltimore (1974) the dramatic short tells the story of two newspaper delivery boys (one white, one African-American) struggling with the racial divide between their adjacent neighborhoods. The film recently screened at the Minneapolis/St. […]

    MSUM alumnus brings back Surge

    Remember ’90s soda Surge? Meet the Fargo man who helped bring it back By Ryan Johnson on Sep 8, 2015 at 6:05 a.m. FARGO — Matt Winans is an insurgent of the citrus kind. The Fargo man didn’t mean to start a beverage revolution. But over the course of seven years, he helped convince Coca-Cola […]

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