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Josh Duhamel Receives Honorary Degree from UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It wasn’t just all the students receiving their degrees at universities. There was also an iconic North Dakotan who joined them at the Alerus Center. Actor Josh Duhamel received an honorary degree from UND. Even though most of his life is in Hollywood now, Duhamel is not afraid to show his North Dakota roots. He’s worn UND…

Third Largest Class of UND Graduates Receive Their Diplomas

Sec. of Air Force Heather Wilson gave the commencement speech

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It’s that time of year again… students across the country are taking the next step in their lives, but not before getting their diplomas. 2,064 students were eligible for graduation at UND;  this year saw the third largest class of graduates in the school’s history. But taking this step has some graduates on edge. “It’s growing up….

NDSU Grad Has Musical Role in Commencement Ceremony

He received his master of music in trumpet performance

FARGO, N.D. — It’s that time of year again and congratulations are in order for the new graduates. One graduate did more than just receive his diploma at North Dakota State University’s commencement ceremony. Tony Sanders, who received his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, also played in the band for the event. “It’s exciting to be done and ready to…

Nearly 900 Students Begin Their Next Chapter as They Graduate from MSUM

This is the first class that spent all four years with MSUM President Dr. Anne Blackhurst

MOORHEAD, Minn. — As the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” filled the air, hundreds of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) walk in unison step-by-step towards the next chapter of their lives. “Today is the best day of the year, it’s the day we wait for all year, and of course for our students, it’s the day they’ve waited for four or…

NDSU Students Relieve Some Pre-Finals Stress at “Relaxation Station”

Students could play in a ball pit, solve a Rubik's cube, or play board games

FARGO, N.D. — With final exams right around the corner, NDSU students got a chance to put their stress behind them and relax. The “Relaxation Station” featured many fun activities like a ball pit, board games, Play Doh and bubble wrap. More than 50 students stopped by the Student Activities center to take a load off before the home stretch of…

Area Colleges Prepare for Graduation Ceremonies

Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM

  REGIONAL — Hundreds of students are getting an early Christmas gift: a college degree. Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM. This year, 657 students will participate in NDSU’s winter commencement on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. UND will hold three commencement ceremonies for the more than 850…

It’s a Great Day to be a Dragon: MSUM Celebrates Graduation

MSUM held their 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM students had grins cheek to cheek as they got ready for the one of the biggest days of their college careers. “I’m nervous! I’m really nervous but I’m excited,” said graduate Sara Bogardus. “Honestly it’s a little bittersweet feeling,” said graduate Jordan Cresap. “Well, I don’t think it really hit me until last night when I…

Hundreds of Concordia College Students Graduate

Over 500 students graduate in spring commencement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds pack into Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium to join graduates for their spring commencement. As students enter commencement with smiles and laughter, it’s safe to say there’s one word to describe how they are feeling. “Excited. Like, it’s super bittersweet,” said student body president at Concordia, Rachael Schauper. “I’m excited. I’m excited,” said graduate Shawn Neison. “I’m very…