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There's no place like home

Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson believes that the future of Moorhead and of MSUM are intertwined, as college students thrive along with their community.

Fellow Officers, Longtime Friends

West Fargo recently welcomed Irankuna Penina Adel and Suham Ali, elementary school companions and Moorhead college graduates, to its police force.

Connecting Core Values

Angela Bellanger, director of MSUM’s Counseling Services, connects her native teachings from her youth to prosper in her work on campus. 

Chief of police, chief of change

Mike Ceynowa ‘97 could have had a long career as a police officer without a bachelor’s degree, but his four years at Minnesota State University Moorhead instilled in him a deep passion for service and the resourcefulness to notably impact the communities he’s served. 

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. 

Level up with a graduate degree from MSU Moorhead

Robert Nava, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies at MSUM, writes about new master's programs that MSUM is adding in 2023.

Robert Narveson receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Robert Narveson '84 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his leadership in the retail pharmacy industry.

A Degree Worth the Wait

It took Alyssa Lopez 16 years to finish her degree. She was able to do it thanks to support from her parents and professors. Now she supports others who face obstacles.

Soule Gives for American Indian Center and Student Scholarships

George Soule always knew he wanted to be a lawyer. After building a successful career, the 1976 alumnus now supports other American Indian students who have dreams of their own.

Mentorship Program Helps Student Make Important Decisions

The student gets connected with someone that can give them insight into the reality of the career path they are pursuing.

Extraordinary Service

MSUM alumni serve where they’re called—across the globe and in their own backyards.

What is Your Story?

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." – Maya Angelou