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MSUM Students from the Bahamas Face Homeland in Ruins

Many families in the Bahamas lost their homes and businesses after Hurricane Dorian

MOORHEAD, Minn. — We may be a long way from the Bahamas, but the devastation on the islands hits close to home for several MSUM students. It may seem like a regular track practice for Shaquiel Higgs, but over 1,800 miles away in Freeport Grand Bahama, his family is dealing with the destruction from Hurricane Dorian. Higgs wasn’t able to…

Bridge Bash Unites College Students From Fargo-Moorhead Area

This year's event is on the Main Avenue Bridge

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Whether they’re just starting college or wrapping things up, the Bridge Bash is giving all college students a big welcome (back) to the area. “We’re so excited because we have NDSU students invited, MSUM, and Concordia, as well as all the other students,” said Sheri Larson with the Moorhead Business Association. Music, food and games are all…

LIVE: Bridge Bash Growing This Year

Fargo Joins Annual Student Welcome Party For The First Time

A welcome event for area college students is bigger than ever this year. They’d need to close an entire bridge for it, if it weren’t already closed. The annual Bridge Bash is usually just part of Greater Moorhead Days, but Fargo is joining in the fun this year. Organizers tell us that means this year’s bash will be twice as…

MSUM Kappa Sigma Takes Pie in the Face for Veterans

The fraternity is raising money for the Military Heroes Campaign

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers are taking a pie to the face for veterans in our region. For any free will donation, students and faculty at MSUM could throw some whip cream into the guys’ faces. The purpose of the event wasn’t just for some laughs, but to help raise money for the Military Heroes Campaign. It…

MSUM Freshmen Start New Chapter at Move-In Day

There were a lot of mixed emotions for both students and parents

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s that time of year again: a new class of freshmen is joining the Dragon Family at MSUM. Hundreds of students loaded things into carts and lugged them up to their dorm rooms, and in the midst of it all was university president Anne Blackhurst. “When you’re a university president, the best day of the year is…

MSUM, FMWF Professionals of Color Host Race Exhibit Tour and Dialouge

The 'Race: Are we so Different?' is located in the Livingston Lord Library at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Entering college can provide exposure to a very diverse new group of people. MSUM, in partnership with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo chambers of commerce and the Professionals of Color, joined together to expose incoming students to this kind of diversity. They hosted an open dialogue and a tour of the ‘Race:Are We So Different?’ exhibit in…

A Behind the Scenes Look at MSUM Fireworks Show Preparation

A 20 minute show takes lots of coordination

MOORHEAD, Minn. — You probably don’t think about all the work that goes into putting on a fireworks show. A 20 minute show takes hours of preparation. Crew members spent the day loading shells into tubes and getting the circuits hooked up. “I love everything about it, the adrenaline once the show starts, seeing what can happen up in the air…

Leaders in Higher Education Share Vision for Students

Colleges and universities discussed importance of building a strong workforce in our region

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders in higher education come together to discuss the vision for their students with the Chamber’s Eggs and Issues event. Representatives from MSUM, M State, NDSU, Concordia College and NDSCS touched on building a strong workforce in our region. Topics centered on providing an easy way for students to transfer and making class times flexible, especially for…

High Schoolers Explore Medical Field at Scrubs Camp

They learn about everything from nursing to cardiovascular technology

MOORHEAD, Minn. –High schoolers are scrubbing in and learning about all things medical at Scrubs Camp, a partnership between M State, MSUM, and HealthForce Minnesota. Camp attendee Katelyn Pagel, a rising senior from GFW High School, says she’s always wanted to go into the medical field. “Just like helping people, just has always been a dream of mine because I…

850 Students Get Their Diplomas at MSUM Commencement

Many students say the connections they've made with other people will stick with them

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students across the country are taking the next step in their lives as they get their diplomas. MSUM has the core values of grit, humility, and heart, and for the 850 students walking across the stage, that’s what they’ll be carrying with them for the rest of their lives. For Christopher Cook, there’s been a lot of grit….