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Finding a Place to Belong

Michelle Olson is a notable business leader and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in public relations and integrated marketing. She is currently managing partner at Lambert, a full-service communications firm with offices in Michigan, Texas, New York and Arizona. And she is chair of PRSA, the national trade organization.

What a Difference 24 Hours Can Make

On Thursday, October 28th, MSUM alumni, friends, families, faculty and staff come together for a 24-hour, online giving event known as MSUM Giving Day. Donors not only have the opportunity to support their choice of scholarships, programs, and special projects, but they also have the opportunity to magnify the impact of their gifts thanks to nearly $200,000 in matching gifts and challenges.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Kristen Carlson

Meet Kristen Carlson, MSUM’s new assistant professor of curriculum and instruction for the department of leadership and learning. She’ll teach in the masters of curriculum instruction program and the educational leadership doctoral program.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Ben Spurgeon

Meet MSUM’s new athletic trainer, Ben Spurgeon. He is here to help student athletes recover from injuries and stay happy and healthy.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily April Schmidt

Meet April Schmidt, MSUM’s new assistant professor of Spanish.

FM Sertoma and MSUM Speech Language Hearing Sciences, The Ideal Partnership

Speech Language Hearing Sciences staff, students and alumni recently celebrated the naming of the Fargo-Moorhead Sertoma Club Audio Suite. FM Sertoma has generously supported the MSUM Speech Language Hearing Sciences Department and the student group National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (Collegiate Sertoma) since 1995.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Jim Johnson

Meet MSUM’s new assistant professor, Jim Johnson. He works in the Department of Leadership & Learning to help prepare students who are pursuing careers in educational leadership.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Kari Thompson

Meet Kari Thompson, MSUM’s new assistant volleyball coach. She is training student athletes and taking care of volleyball-related day to day operations.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Stacey Roche

Meet MSUM’s new assistant professor of the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Stacey Roche. She teaches multiple courses that prepare students with skills they need to be successful in the nursing field.

Thinking Globally, Connecting Locally

Peter Geib, professor emeritus in the Paseka School of Business, has always enjoyed sharing his love of global leadership with students in his class. He is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Service Award

One More Reason to Be Moorhead Proud

As a member of the Champions Committee for Moorhead High School, I’ve had an insider’s view of the careful planning that’s gone into the curriculum for the Academy—the goal of which is providing a personalized and relevant education for our high school students.

Establishing Goals through Mentorship

About ten years ago, the board of the MSUM Paseka School of Business decided to introduce a mentorship program. Rick Kasper ,who was on the board at the time, has been influencing the program and its participants ever since as a mentor, helping students set goals and make complex decisions.