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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.
    "We need to build a culture of engagement where all individuals thrive. We need to lead differently and find ways to engage and inspire employees, to treat them as valuable people with skills vs. people with valuable skills."
    "The greatest leadership challenge is making sure you are meeting the needs of everyone you work with, listening to their needs, and giving all you can to them without exhausting yourself."
    "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
    • FMA wins national quiz competition, tours Chicago financial institutions
      Members of FMA (Financial Management Association) took first place in the national quiz competition at the FMA Leaders Conference in […]
    • Sannes, Wooyang Kim’s coauthored paper accepted in Atlantic Marketing Journal
      Wooyang Kim (Assistant Professor of Marketing, Paseka School of Business) and Drew Sannes (MBA student, Paseka School of Business) have […]
    • MSUM student heads to DC to advocate on behalf of all Minnesota State university students
      Minnesota State University Moorhead student body president Kaleen Krueger is the Moorhead representative for Students United’s 2018 Washington, D.C., Lobby […]
    • MSUM Collegiate DECA students compete at 2018 Career Development Conference
      MSUM Collegiate DECA students recently competed at the 2018 Career Development Conference in Minneapolis. The students attended professional development sessions, […]
    • Marketing & Communications team wins ADDY Awards
      The MSUM Marketing Team won several awards at Friday night’s American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-ND) ADDY Awards. The annual ADDY Awards […]
    • Multimedia journalism students collaborate with Spotlight Media
      Multimedia journalism students have been invited by Spotlight Media, a Fargo magazine company, to publish original reporting and digital storytelling […]
    • MSU Moorhead Spring enrollment increases
    • School Psychology students, faculty attend and present at annual convention
      Thirteen School Psychology program graduate students, along with faculty members Lisa Stewart, Mary Dosch and Peg Potter, recently attended the […]
    • Wooyang Kim’s coauthored paper accepted for Hospitality & Tourism conference
      With Dr. Kelly La Venture (Bemidji State University, MBA graduated from the Paseka School of Business, MSUM) and Dr. Kwangsoo Park (North Dakota State University), […]
    • Musical Theatre majors work with NYC actor, writer Matt Webster
      MSUM Musical Theatre majors caught a lucky break last Saturday when New York City based actor and writer, Matt Webster, […]
    • School Psychology student association receives award for outstanding advocacy activities
      The MUSM School Psychology Program student association, the Association of School Psychologists (ASP), received the 2017-2018 National Association School Psychologists […]
    • Hanson, Kalthoff’s article accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Financial Research
      Thomas Hanson, Paseka School of Business, and Jenna Kalthoff, junior finance major and statistics minor, have co-authored an article titled […]
    • Dr. Wooyang Kim,  marketing students successfully complete project of the FMWF Chamber: 2018 FMWF Economic Outlook
      The Paseka School of Business completed 2018 FMWF Chamber Project of 2018 Economic Outlook, in collaboration with Starion Bank. Dr. […]
    • Drew Sannes, Wooyang Kim’s coauthored paper accepted for the KETHA Hospitality & Tourism conference
      Dr. Wooyang Kim (Assistant Professor of Marketing) and Drew Sannes (MBA student) have been accepted for their coauthored paper in […]
    • Percussion professor featured on Percussive Arts Society website 
      Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Percussion at MSUM, was honored this week to be featured on the Percussive Arts Society […]
    • Dragon women ranked 3rd in first Central Region rankings
      The Minnesota State University Moorhead women’s basketball team is ranked third in the first Central Region rankings released on Wednesday […]
    • Minnesota Remembers Vietnam meetings, training
      A team of MSUM faculty and staff engaged in meetings and training for Minnesota Remembers Vietnam at the Minnesota Humanities […]
    • Dr. Sando to speak at Forum on Contemporary Issues in Geography
      Dr. Paul Sando will be the speaker at UND’s Forum on Contemporary Issues in Geography on Feb. 7. His talk […]
    • Finding Language
      By Meghan Feir For every parent, each step in the development of his or her child is a monumental occasion. […]
    • Marketing & Communications team wins ADDY Awards
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