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Dragons Who Serve: Justin Kester

Today we honor veteran Justin Kester, a first-year computer science student at MSUM. Justin’s experience in the military lent a hand in determining their major in school.  

Dragons Who Serve: Jon Bauer

Today we honor Jonathan Bauer, a second-year animation major at MSUM. He is originally from Montgomery, Minn. Jonathan served in the Army for three and a half years in active duty as a wheeled vehicle mechanic and wrecker operator. He first served in Camp Casey, South Korea, then in Fort Drum, New York.  

Dragons Who Serve: Brenda Norris

Today we honor veteran Brenda Norris, a staff member here at MSUM. Brenda is the Executive Director for Facilities Management and prior to that she worked on campus as a consultant on several capital building projects, beginning in 2002.   

"Yes" to a New Moorhead Library and Community Center

On November 8, City of Moorhead voters will consider a ballot initiative to build a new Moorhead community center and regional library, funded by a 0.5% local option sales tax. As a 12-year Moorhead resident and proud president of Minnesota State University Moorhead, President Anne Blackhurst strongly endorses this initiative.

Creating community with a good fit in finance

When Kevin Hanson walked into Gate City Bank one morning in 1983, he didn’t know if they were hiring. He had graduated with a bachelor’s in finance from MSUM two days prior and opened a phone book just hours before to look for job openings. 

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Ian Flynn

Meet MSUM’s new General Maintenance worker, Ian Flynn. Ian works in building services to ensure the upkeep and care of facilities on campus.  

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Sherri Hashbarger

Meet MSUM’s new Director of Marketing, Sherri Hashbarger! Sherri works closely with admissions to implement recruitment strategies and develop marketing materials for potential students.  

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: William Glisky

Meet William Glisky, MSUM’s new assistant basketball coach. He is here to prepare our Dragons for the upcoming season. 

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Ashton Scott, Justin Czech, Cody Cooper and Thomas Stacker

Meet MSUM’s new assistant football coaches. Ashton Scott, Justin Czech, Cody Cooper and Thomas Stacker are all assisting the Dragons in their current season. 

Expectation to exploration: being a first generation student

Before Angel Fuentes knew what she wanted to study, or even whether college was the right path for her, she felt the pressure of being a first-generation college student.

Skyward eyes find common ground through the planetarium

As the MSUM Planetarium celebrates its 50th anniversary, it reflects on the many students, faculty and staff who have helped shape its success over the past half century. 

Serving those who have served our country

MSUM has recently been awarded a Federal grant that will allow us to take our commitment to veterans to the next level.