As the planetarium celebrates and reflects on its first half-century, it is also planning for the future. In conjunction with the 50th anniversary, a fundraising goal of $50,000 has been set to help purchase a modern laser light system.
Entitled "Police Violence and the Puzzle of Compliance," MSUM professor Joel Powell Dahlquist will speak on the issue. Dahlquist has been researching police-public interactions since he joined MSUM in 1987.
"Many sectors of Minnesota’s economy face workforce shortages, including healthcare, social services, education and financial services to name just a few. Minnesota’s economic recovery from the pandemic and its continued economic vitality will depend on the availability of a highly skilled and well-educated workforce," writes Minnesota State University Moorhead President Anne Blackhurst. "To meet this need, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State need funding to support vital academic programs."