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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
    • Glessner, Johnson, Parenteau present at national conference
      Marci Glessner, Shirley Johnson and Danielle Parenteau attended and presented at the national conference of the Teacher Education Division (TED) of […]
    • Stutes presents to area high school teachers
      Dr. Gregory Stutes, Department of Economics, Law, & Politics and Center for Economic Education, held a workshop for area high […]
    • Stutes attended EconFest
      Dr. Gregory Stutes, Department of Economics, Law, & Politics and Center for Economic Education, attended EconFest at the new Bell […]
    • Dr. Hest presents at National Communication Association Annual Convention
      Dr. Theresa Hest, Communication Studies, is presenting at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on […]
    • Dana Bisignani selected to present research at National Women’s Studies Association Conference
      Earlier this year, Women’s Center Coordinator Dana Bisignani was selected, along with her collaborator Angie Fitzpatrick of the University of […]
    • Lisa Karch, Bruce Jensen present at Inaugural Minnesota State Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Summit
      Dr. Lisa Karch, Interim Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning and Dr. Bruce Jensen, Executive Director of Northwest Service Cooperative […]
    • Tom McGrath Visiting Writer Series: Kevin Zepper, Moonman
      Thursday, Nov. 1 | 4:30 p.m. | Fox Recital Hall The Thomas McGrath Visiting Writer Series at MSUM presents a […]
    • Dr. Koneczny selected as awards, grants evaluator for Psi Chi
      Dr. Brenda Koneczny, an assistant professor in the Psychology department, has been selected as an awards and grants evaluator for […]
    • K-Nelson’s films screen nationally, internationally
      Hús, an experimental film by Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson (School of Media Arts & Design), screened at the Aurora Picture Show on […]
    • Harms presents at National Math Recovery Conference
      Professor Tim Harms, Mathematics, presented a session on Oct. 23 at the National Math Recovery Conference held in Broomfield, CO. […]
    • Osmani’s article accepted for publication in International Journal of Production Research
      Dr. Atif Osmani (faculty in the College of Business & Innovation) had an article (Title: Designing a sustainable stochastic electricity […]
    • Gooding, Fox receive $100,000 Bush Foundation Cohort II Grant
      Dr. Erik Gooding (Anthropology and Earth Science) and Guy Fox (MSUM class of 2007) representing the FM Crossroads Foundation, received […]
    • Kalthoff, DuBore receive best presentation awards at Academy of Business Research Conference
      Congratulations to students Jenna Kalthoff and Cameron DuBore, who presented two research projects on financial risk parity investment strategies at […]
    • Dr. Harmon presents at AASHE Conference
      Dr. Renee Harmon, a new faculty member in the School of Teaching & Learning, presented with a panel at the […]
    • K-Nelson’s video installation on view in South Korea
      Drawing – For the Body, By the Body is a show on view at the Cheonan Arts Center in Cheonan, […]
    • Kupferman presents paper at Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education conference
      David Kupferman, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper at the Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) conference in Copenhagen, […]
    • MSUM Beta Gamma Sigma recognized again as Highest Honor Chapter for the 2017-2018 academic year
      The Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at the Paseka School of Business, MSUM, is recognized again by its international organization as […]
    • Dr. Sue Humphers-Ginther named co-chair of the Gerontology Educators Network
      Dr. Sue Humphers-Ginther, along with Dr. Phyllis Greenberg, Gerontology Graduate Program Director at St. Cloud State University, were recently named […]
    • Dr. Kim honored with Junior Faculty Scholarship Award at Midwest Academy of Management Conference
      Wooyang Kim, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Paseka School of Business, received the Midwest Academy of Management Junior Faculty Scholarship […]
    • Barkhymer publishes research in Journal of Fish Biology
      Alison Barkhymer (Cellular and Molecular Biology major) has published her research on zebrafish in the international peer-reviewed publication Journal of […]
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