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MSUM Design and animation students team up to develop a game celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion

Angela Konz, a graphic communication major, and her partner Rebecca Zych, an animation major, created a Halloween-themed video game called “The Great Halloween Kerfuffle” for this year's conference. 

"House Hunters" features MSUM international student alum Poonam Budhiraja with fellow Dragons

"House Hunters" featured MSUM alumni Poonam Budhiraja (2012, Broadcast Journalism and Film Studies), Jerry Griggs (2016, Business Administration and Management) and Alexa Dixson-Griggs (2015, Social Work) as Budhiraja showed the local couple houses to fit their growing family.

Goldwater Nominees

MSUM students Bridgett Grosz and MaryJo Nelson have been nominated for the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive national award for students pursuing a career in science, mathematics, or engineering. Winners are expected to be announced at the end of March. 


Alum Directs Emmy Award-Winning Educational Special

Filmmaker Jason Spencer won television’s highest honor for a special on race and racism that he directed for PBS KIDS.

MSUM film student creates 'Space Chase' web series

Virtual learning is nothing new to kids who have been in school through the pandemic, and new technology in the classroom will stick around long after students fully return. MSUM student Aubrie Vivant knew this when planning her web series, 'Space Chase.'

MSUM Professor Receives Fulbright Award

It is with great pride and excitement that President Anne Blackhurst congratulates the most recent Fulbright Scholar at MSUM: Dr. Anthony (Tony) Adah, professor of film studies.

MSUM Film Production Grad's Documentary Debuts at Film Festival

MSUM film production graduate Zach Marion ’07 debuted his first feature-length film, "Where She Lies," in October.

Superfood to Super Famous

MSUM graduate Danna Galeano finds success with animated avocado, Guacardo.

Hollywood Utopia

Los Angeles. It's where stars are born. The birthplace of the silver screen and the Walt Disney empire. Where aspiring artists are pulled with magnetic longing. Where dreams become reality.

The Lab Trolls

Once upon a time, there lived five graphic communications majors, all with an emphasis in 3D animation. Their countless hours spent as lab dwellers caught the attention of their classmates, and soon a nickname was born.


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