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Minnesota State University, Moorhead

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Established 1887
Type Public
President Roland E. Barden, Ph.D.
Students 7,638
Location Moorhead, MN, USA
Address 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56563
Campus Suburban
Colors Red and White
Mascot Dragon
Affiliations NSIC, NCAA D-II
Website www.mnstate.edu

Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is a four-year, public university and part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) located in Moorhead, Minnesota. Its athletic teams are called The Dragons. The campus newspaper is The Advocate, formerlyThe Moorhead State Mistic (closed by the administration in 1970). The school also publishes a yearly literary magazine, Red Weather. It is primarily an undergraduate institution, although the school does confer some graduate degrees. MSUM offers in-state tuition for all students. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) comprises 32 state-supported technical colleges, community colleges and state universities in Minnesota. ... Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article is about academic degrees. ...

The school's college radio station is KMSC. College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ... KMSC is a student run college radio station located on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead. ...



The plans for what would become MSUM were laid down in 1885, when the Minnesota State Legislature passed a bill declaring the need for a new state normal school in the Red River Valley, with an eye on Moorhead. The State Senator who proposed the bill, State Senator Solomon Comstock, donated six acres and appropriated the funds that would go to form the campus which opened in 1888. In 1921, the State authorized the school to confer bachelor's degrees and the school became Moorhead State Teachers College. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Minnesota State Legislature is the legislative branch of government in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... A normal school or teachers college is an educational institution for training teachers. ... The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ...

With the arrival of World War II, the college contracted to teach aviation students of the Army Air Corps to train aviation students. As a result the school began broadening its offerings and by 1957 the name was changed to Moorhead State College. In 1969, the school joined a cooperative cross-registration exchange with neighboring Concordia College and North Dakota State University, creating the Tri-College University. The school continued to increase its number of programs and by 1975, the State Legislature that year permitted the institution to change its name to Moorhead State University. On July 1, 2000, the school changed became Minnesota State University Moorhead. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... For other academic instutions named Concordia, see Concordia (disambiguation). ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


  • Enrollment: approximately 7,500 students
  • Top Majors: elementary education, mass communications, business administration, art, biology, accounting, psychology, criminal justice, special education, and graphic communications.
  • Average Scholarship: about $850
  • 9% of freshman participate in intercollegiate athletics.
  • More than 1,600 students live in campus residence halls.
  • MSUM offers more than 100 Student Organizations

The MSU Moorhead Student Government is the Student Senate, composed of the Executive Branch (President, Vice President, Treasurer), Student Senators, Committee Chairs, Campus Liaisons, and employees. USD redirects here. ...

MSU Moorhead has had six Minnesota Case Professors of the Year, more than any other higher education institution in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin.

Notable alumni

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See also

  • Category:Minnesota State University Moorhead alumni

External links

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead official website

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... Bemidji State University is a public Minnesota state university in Bemidji, Minnesota on the shores of Lake Bemidji. ... Concordia University is a liberal arts university located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The University of Mary is a four-year Roman Catholic university in Bismarck, North Dakota founded in 1959 by the Sisters of St. ... The University of Minnesota-Crookston is a univeersity located in Crookston, Minnesota . ... Northern State University is a university located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. ... Southwest Minnesota State University is a public, four-year university that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. ... Upper Iowa University, the largest private university in Iowa, is a four-year, liberal arts institution of higher learning offering quality degree programs to over 670 on-campus students and to over 3,600 center, graduate, and independent study students. ... Wayne State College is a state-supported four year university. ... Winona State University is primarily an undergraduate university, the oldest of the schools that constitute Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). ... Augustana College is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and located on a rolling 100-acre (400,000 m²) campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. ... The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a regional branch of the University of Minnesota System located in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. As Duluths public research university, UMD offers 12 bachelors degrees in 75 majors, graduate programs in 20 fields, a two-year program at the School of Medicine... Minnesota State University, Mankato is a four-year university located in Mankato, Minnesota. ... St. ...

Universities of the MnSCU System
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