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Welcome to the Dragon Family: Kazimir Gazdzik

Meet Kazimir Gazdzik, MSUM’s new Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education, History, Languages, Critical Race and Women’s Studies.

Welcome to the Dragon Family: Ryan Clancy

Meet Ryan Clancy, MSUM’s new Assistant Professor of Film, School of Media Arts and Design.

MSUM grad’s scholarship supports social work students

Ashley and Christopher Johnson, Ph.D., MSW, established the Gayel Marie Saude Scholarship Fund in 2022. The scholarship provides up to $2,500 annually to support social work students.

From Straw Hat Players to the Olympic Success

MSUM alumni Matt Weil shares his success in the EIT field, starting from his beginning days on the campus stage. 

Pulsar: Combining Science and Art

For Abigail Bormann, working at the MSUM planetarium was a way to lift up her love for both science and the humanities.

The 2022 graduate earned her degree in chemistry. During her time at MSUM. she started working at the planetarium as an honors apprentice.

Falling in love with the stars: Robin Ladd

Robin Ladd grew up in rural North Dakota, where the stars in the night sky were easily viewed. But it was the stories about the constellations that attracted the 1982 MSUM graduate to her first astronomy class. This eventually led to her working at the MSUM planetarium.

Welcome to the Dragon Family: Collin Bueltel

Meet Collin Bueltel, one of MSUM’s newest admissions representatives. Collin helps transfer students that are interested in the College of Arts and Humanities and College of Education and Human Services.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Frank King

Meet Frank King, MSUM’s new associate provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion. He works with faculty to incorporate DEI into curriculum across the university.  

When Force is a Precondition of Police-Citizen Encounters

MSUM names sociology and criminal justice professor, Joel Powell Dahlquist, the 2022-2023 Roland & Beth Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for his work on identifying critical junctures at which police officers can de-escalate situations. 

Randall Flick receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Randall Flick learned two things in nursing school: he didn't want to be a nurse and he loved medicine. Now, as the medical director of Mayo Clinic Children's Center, he serves on the committee that oversees all of Mayo’s pediatric activity across the Midwest. Flick is the recipient of a 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Craig Weiss receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Craig Weiss, as a recipient of a 2022 MSUM Distinguished Alumni Award, honed his leadership and entrepreneurial skills with nearly 35 years in the banking industry.

Planetarium Job Leads To NASA Career

2022 marks the MSUM Planetarium's 50th anniversary. After a half century of inspiring a curiosity in what exists beyond our sky, the people behind the Planetarium honor its significant milestone by sharing the historical orbit of this community asset.