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Welcome to the #DragonFamily Jannette Wenshau

Meet Jannette Wenshau, MSUM’s new office manager for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Global Engagement. She is working hard to provide support to students and make sure campus is a welcoming place for students that come from diverse backgrounds.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Michael Johnson

Meet MSUM’s new director of choral activities and vocal music education, Dr. Michael Johnson. He is going to be working with various vocal ensembles and overseeing the vocal music education program.

50 Million Reasons to Feel Optimistic

Every new academic year is cause for optimism. This year, President Anne Blackhurst has 59 million reasons to feel hopeful.

Welcome to the Dragon Family Robert Nava

Meet MSUM’s new associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies, Dr. Robert Nava.

Welcome to the Dragon Family: Robert Rachow

Meet MSUM’s new College Lab Service Specialist of the Arts and Humanities, Robert Rachow. He is ready to get to work in the art shop by helping students with their projects and overseeing their safety.

Reunited and It Feels So Good

While it was absolutely clear to me that I desperately missed our students and the energy they bring to our campus, I didn’t fully understand how much I missed my colleagues.

Welcome to the Dragon Family: Heidi King

Meet MSUM's newest Admissions Representative for Adult Learners and Readmit Students, Heidi King.

Foundation Feature: Lisa Giese

Lisa Giese is one of the MSUM Foundation’s newest board members. She brings a wealth of knowledge and is looking forward to sharing her time and talents with MSUM.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

At MSUM, we recognize that the establishment of the Juneteenth National Independence Day federal holiday is an important step forward. However, we also acknowledge that our work is not done.

Celebrating Our Dragon Family

Every year at Commencement time, we also celebrate our MSUM employees. We recognize milestone Dragon anniversaries, the many contributions of our retiring employees, and those employees who’ve made especially noteworthy contributions to the University during the past year.

Foundation Feature: Brad Wimmer

Current MSUM Foundation Board President Brad Wimmer '76 (education, mathematics minor) brings positivity, knowledge and enthusiasm to the group.

Longtime Dragon Reflects on 50 Years of Service

Karla Wenger loves to put on her detective hat and solve problems. For the past 50 years, the administrative assistant in Graduate Studies has put those solution-focused skills to work.