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  • Life Transformed at MSUM
    Life is more than a journey. It's a chance to transform.

Life Transformed

  • Transforming the world by transforming lives
    Our purpose is to transform the world by transforming lives. Transformation's simplest, smallest moments, when exploration turns into discovery, are a key activity at MSUM. Real transformation occurs the moment students discover who they are, what they want to do, how they are going to do it, and why - their reason for being.
  • Alumni Leading Our Community
    MSU Moorhead alumni leaders excel in countless professions – from art and journalism to business and teaching and many others. Many are quiet leaders encouraging others; some are visible leaders advocating change in their respective industries. We proudly recognize their contributions and meaningful impact in their careers and communities.
    “The biggest challenge for today’s work force is to find what inspires, engages, motivates and fulfills employees. Leaders need to know their employees to get the most out of them and to retain them.
    “My professors believed in me, celebrated my successes and challenged me in my failures. They believed I could do more than I thought I could, so I did.”
    “Communities don’t prosper by accident; they recognize that leaders come in all shapes, sizes and occupations. Communities that are thriving give citizens a chance to develop their leadership skills.”
    “Put things in front of you that make you ask yourself hard questions every day. Are you living up to this position? If not, what do you need to do to get back on track? Then, do it.”
    "Leadership opportunities and roles are all around us and come in many different shapes and forms and at all times of the day or year."
    "My accounting degree and management minor provided an excellent foundation for my career in public accounting and set the stage for lifelong learning. Continuing education is essential to stay current in any profession."
    "MSUM helped me realize sometimes I am the painter and sometimes I am the painting. As the painter we influence and impact others. As the painting, we take in ideas to become a better leader."
    "It is important to understand the best way you learn from situations that arise in everyday life and to look at all experiences as a way to help grow yourself."
    "Being in an environment where deep critical thinking was valued, was very transformational in discovering who I am."
    "Getting a theatre degree was invaluable. I learned how to be part of an ensemble and to take the lead; to listen and to ask questions; to take risks and to fail."  
    "Humility is a leadership trait that can influence a corporate culture. Humble leaders seek out feedback and focus on the needs of their team."
    "Leaders must support the people they’ve charged with making important decisions."
    "Take chances to try something uncomfortable and unfamiliar because those are the things that will transform you as a leader."
    "If you don’t develop good relationships with the people you are leading then your leadership will collapse."
    "Failure is a state of mind. My failures have shaped my abilities and progress as an entrepreneur. The faster you fail, the faster you succeed."
    "The best leadership advice I’ve received is to do your best. When someone tells you that, they are telling you they have confidence in you to meet their expectations."
    "If you want to be successful in life and accomplish the goals you set for yourself, be prepared."
    "A good leader is someone who can inspire his or her team to do more then what was ever thought possible. Always give people more than they expect."
    "Leaders must be willing to love, care, encourage, nurture, and give people the opportunity to grow. Being a gardener is what leadership is about."
    "If we don’t try new things and experience failures from time to time, we are not going to learn, grow and develop."
    "One of the most important roles for a leader is creating a positive culture where people are motivated, feel valued, are driven by passion, and feel that what they contribute matters."
    "Leadership is about making sure that once you’re in that role, you’re always taking care of people that are helping you."
  • Points of Pride
    • Carlos Rene Pacheco’s video piece featured as part of Cube Art Project
      Assistant Professor of Photography Carlos Rene Pacheco will have his video piece titled, Live Abstraction #2, featured as part of […]
    • Peter Geib to be published in Journal of Management and Policy Practice
      Peter Geib, Paseka School of Business, has co-authored a paper that will be published in the Journal of Management and […]
    • Tony Bormann is MSUM’s nominee for Professional Excellence in Service Award
      Tony Bormann, Outreach Coordinator for the College of Science, Health, and the Environment, has been selected by the MSUAASF campus committee to […]
    • Graduate programs included in U.S. News & World Report rankings
    • MSUM receives grant, named Minnesota Remembers Vietnam host community
    • MHA online program named No. 12 most affordable in nation
    • Dr. Ashok Aryal published in ‘Potential Analysis’ journal
      Dr. Ashok Aryal, Mathematics, had his paper, “Geometry of Mean Value Sets for General Divergence Form Uniformly Elliptic Operators” with Dr. Ivan […]
    • FM Ballet’s Classic Nutcracker Features MSUM faculty, students, and alumni
      Four performances of FM Ballet’s The Classic Nutcracker opens Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in Festival Concert Hall on the NDSU campus. […]
    • Sinner guest artist at this week’s APT Market
      Professor Kelli Sinner will be a guest artist at this week’s APT Market, sponsored by The Arts Partnership. Professor Sinner […]
    • MSUM to host ‘Night of Champions’ at Dragon Basketball doubleheader tonight
      The Minnesota State University Moorhead athletic department will host the Night of Champions on Friday night as part of the […]
    • ‘Look Out Point’ presented at Anthology Film Archives showcase in NYC
    • Dr. Sillerud elected to MNORN board of directors
    • MSUM Honor’s Apprentice students’ faculty-mentored research presented at national convention
      MSUM Honor’s Apprentice students’ faculty-mentored research was presented at the National American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) convention Nov. 10 […]
    • Dr. Atif Osmani published in Research in Transportation Business & Management
    • School of Teaching & Learning faculty attend, present at national conference
      Several faculty from the School of Teaching and Learning’s Special Education Program attended and presented at the national Teacher Education […]
    • Speech-Language Pathology program well-represented at national convention
      The Speech-Language Pathology program was well-represented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association national convention Nov. 9-11 in Los Angeles. […]
    • Dr. Hanson publishes article in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
      Dr. Thomas Hanson recently published an article titled “Effects of 3 Different Elastic Therapeutic Taping Methods on the Subacromial Joint […]
    • La Venture, Kim’s coauthored paper accepted at the International Conference on Tourism Research
      The student and faculty in the Paseka School of Business — Kelly La Venture (MBA candidate) and Wooyang Kim (Assistant […]
    • MSUM Beta Gamma Sigma recognized as Highest Honor Chapter for the 2016-2017 academic year
      The Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at the Paseka School of Business, MSUM, was recently recognized by its international organization as […]
    • Kristjansson-Nelson presents at Danish American Center
      Film faculty Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson presented at the Danish American Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, Nov. 18. Hosted by the Icelandic […]
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