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Artistic roots shape BFA graduate’s career in global security

MSU Moorhead BFA alum Tom Weis uses his unique background to make an impact in the world of global security. He stays connected to campus, occasionally returning to share advice with current MSUM School of Art students.

Design Maverick: The Art of Challenging the Status Quo

Jeff Johnson, a 1992 graduate from Minnesota State University Moorhead, turned his design passion into a global career. From working odd jobs to leading an award-winning agency, Johnson's story is one of dedication and vision.

Brushes and Business

Hannah Stelter shares her experience about practicing art at MSUM and becoming a business owner.

18 Online Partnership Serving Educators Statewide

Jessalyn Canavan’s experience through the 18 Online program has aided her work and confidence in the classroom.

Art education alum turned one-woman business

Catie Miller is an artist turned one-woman business. She has used her art degrees to benefit the community we know and love.

Toshiko Takaezu: Heritage as it Relates to Artistic Adversity

Ada Schlapkohl will use the Student Academic Conference to bring attention to Toshiko Takaezu, a female artist deserving of more recognition. 

MSUM duo inspires creative collaboration

Art faculty members Brad Bachmeier and Zhimin Guan have completed their second collaborative art exhibit, "Convergence/Transcendence." Collaboration is essential to the art world as it allows artists to explore new creative avenues together.

Art-A-Fair sparks flame for art education career

Elysa Christensen’s interest in MSUM was first sparked when she participated in the university’s annual Art-A-Fair. As a college senior, she now helps high school students find that passion.

A SMART Start to College Life

For Chloe Flynn, making valuable connections in MSUM’s SMART Start program helped ease the transition from high school to college.

Skyward eyes find common ground through the planetarium

As the MSUM Planetarium celebrates its 50th anniversary, it reflects on the many students, faculty and staff who have helped shape its success over the past half century. 

Gary Johnson receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Gary Johnson '88 has received the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award for making significant contributions to his community by using his passion for computers.

MSUM student powwows his way back home

Dennis, a part-time MSUM student in art education, shares his gift with Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities as the powwow’s head male dancer.