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The Dragon Pantry is open to students in need

Starting college can be an enormous financial burden for many students. While they are getting an education they value, making ends meet can be a struggle, especially for those living independently for the first time. MSUM is assisting students with this burden by establishing the Dragon Pantry.

Thank you Moorhead

President Anne reflects on past projects within the community and expresses her heartfelt gratitude for the city of Moorhead. 

"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. 

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.

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. 

Higher Education Needs Communities' Support, Legislative Funding

President Anne advocates for communities' support of higher education through means of legislative funding. 

Kay Beckermann and innovation in the Advertising & Public Relations industry

Kay Beckermann, an assistant professor in the School of Communication & Journalism at MSUM, recently reinvigorated the student-run agency MSUM Flypaper Creative Services in August of 2021.

Listen and Learn: How One Man Serves Area Women

Minnesota State University Moorhead alum Chris Johnson proudly serves area women as leader of The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead.

Event production partnership elevates EIT program, creates new opportunities for students

Show Imaging brings industry insights, advises on curricula and technology and offers internships for students.

Sports guru embraces passion, enlightens his listeners across the airwaves

James McCarty ‘20, is using his broadcast journalism degree to talk everything sports on Flag Family Media/ WDAY Radio.  

TAG partnership offers new opportunities for children in the area

MSUM—in collaboration with the North Dakota Association of Gifted Children (NDAGC)—created the MSUM x TAG program, a project-based learning experience created for exceptional learners.