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Pasekas Donate $5 Million to MSUM

Posted on February 24, 2015

Business School Renamed Paseka School of Business

Pictured L to R: Dean Marsha Weber, Carolyn and Rodney Paseka, President Anne Blackhurst.

Pictured L to R: Dean Marsha Weber, Carolyn and Rodney Paseka, President Anne Blackhurst.

Rodney and Carolyn Paseka have donated $5 million to Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Business. Located in the Center for Business, the school will be renamed the Paseka School of Business in honor of this generous gift.

The Paseka’s philanthropy will extend beyond the naming of the Paseka School of Business. The Rodney and Carolyn Paseka School of Business Endowment will provide support for students into perpetuity, with at least 80 percent of this endowment to be applied to scholarships for Paseka School of Business students.

Other uses for the remaining funds could include student/faculty research, student competitions, applied learning experiences, faculty positions and development, program development and speakers series. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Today’s Academic Symposium schedule online

Posted on September 23, 2014

An Academic Symposium featuring a series of student and faculty presentations from a variety of disciplines will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 as part of inauguration week activities. The theme tying the presentations together will be “How Persistence, Resilience, and Grit Make a Difference.”

Concluding the daylong activities will be the TED Talk video “Grit: The Key to Success” by Angela Lee Duckworth, with post-film discussion moderated by President Janis at 2:30 p.m. in CMU 101.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. in various locations on campus. The Academic Symposium schedule is on the inauguration website.

Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Open at MSUM Library

Posted on September 23, 2014

September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor
Library Hours

“Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open Sept. 22 in the Livingston Lord Library, second floor, where it will be on view through Oct. 10. Read the rest of this entry →

Presidential inauguration during #DragonPride Homecoming

Posted on September 16, 2014

Alumni and friends are cordially invited to celebrate the installation of Anne Blackhurst as MSUM’s 11th president Friday, September 26 at 2 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Hansen Theatre. A celebratory reception in the Center for the Arts gallery will follow. For details on inauguration activities taking place during homecoming week, visit For more information on homecoming activities, visit

Anne Blackhurst became the 11th president on July 1, 2014. Prior to her appointment, she served as MSUM’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs since 2011.

Nonprofit management and leadership workshops on campus

Posted on July 21, 2014

MSUM, United Way and the Otto Bremer Foundation are once again offering Nonprofit Management and Leadership workshops (formerly Essentials of Nonprofit Administration) held on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead. They are offered the second Wednesday of every month, September 2014 through May 2015. This comprehensive training program is designed to address today’s critical issues that nonprofit organizations face. More information on the topics and presenters can be found on our website.

Summer 2014 advising & registration begins March 3

Posted on February 21, 2014

Summer advising begins Monday, March 3 and summer registration begins Monday, March 10. There are no specific registration windows assigned for summer through your e-services – open enrollment for summer 2014 will begin on March 10 at 8 a.m.

Fall 2014 registration windows

Posted on February 21, 2014

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester is scheduled from March 10-14 and March 24-28, 2014. During this time, currently enrolled or returning students have an opportunity to register before new students. Registration proceeds according to the number of semester hours individual students have completed. Students with more earned semester hours are allowed to register earlier than students with less semester hours. Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty receive Galileo donation

Posted on February 03, 2014

Andrew Chen, Computer Science and Information, Linda Winkler and Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, along with Daniel Heckaman, Chief Information Officer, applied to the Intel Corporation Galileo program and were awarded 20 development kits. The Galileo kit is an Arduino compatible development board that will be used to explore new directions in CSIS and Physics courses. The Galileo boards will also be used in ongoing research projects, such as the self-balancing skateboard.

Celebrate MSUM’s distinguished alumni at the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration

Posted on September 25, 2013

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s outstanding alumni and friends. At the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration we honor the professional and personal achievements of our outstanding alumni and recognize in appreciation MSUM alumni & friends who give their time and talent to further the mission of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

We hope you’ll be able to join us to share in this special evening. The evening begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Awards will be presented, with a brief acceptance speech given by each recipient. Read the rest of this entry →

Kaplan rep on campus Thursday

Posted on September 23, 2013

A representative from Kaplan will be in the Science Lab Atrium Thursday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any students who have questions about test prep or about the following exams in general: GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT.

Also, Kaplan offers some FREE test prep; check out the attached flyer for more information.


Graduate School Week Events

Posted on September 17, 2013

The MSUM Career Development Center is hosting the two workshops leading up to the Graduate & Professional School Fair:

• How to Apply for Graduate School; Monday, Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m., MA 165
• Life as a Graduate Student; Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m., CMU 205

No pre-registration is required to attend the fair or workshops.

Graduate & Professional School Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CMU Ballroom Read the rest of this entry →

Sherman Alexie’s visit and the “common read”

Posted on September 17, 2013

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If you read Alexie’s book, had your students read his book, and/or attended his talk last week, we would like your input! Please complete the survey.

Webinars on communicating science in the Faculty Development Center

Posted on September 17, 2013

Today and Thursday

  • Communicating Science Amid Confusion and Uncertainty: How to Deal with Tough Questions, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.
  • A Scientist’s Guide to the Media: Sharing a Compelling Message with the Press, will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.

See Union of Concerned Scientists webpage for more information.

Faculty Development Center Conversation: “Who are our students?”

Posted on August 30, 2013

From 2 to 3 p.m. today (Friday, Aug. 30), faculty and staff will have a chance to learn more about our changing student population from Ginny Bair, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Jim Anderson, Assistant Director of Admissions; and Julia Roland, Director of First Year Programs. This session is part of the New Faculty Orientation series, but anyone is welcome to join in on the conversation and to also greet our new faculty members. Read the rest of this entry →

Get Involved in PRSSA

Posted on August 29, 2013

Get involved in MSUM’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter this year!

What is PRSSA and what do they do?
MSUM PRSSA is a Chapter of the National PRSSA. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals further. Read the rest of this entry →

Jerome Kuperman and Ruth Lumb Have Paper Accepted For Publication In The Academy of Marketing Studies Journal

Posted on August 21, 2013

The paper is titled “A Comparison of Perceptual Differences between First-Time and Repeat Visitors Traveling in China.”

Paper Abstract: Repeat visitors are different from first-time visitors because they are able to form a relational connection with a destination. Empirical research has largely focused on perception of destination attributes and not on whether a true relational connection has been formed between the repeat visitor and the destination. Read the rest of this entry →

Doing Business in China

Posted on August 19, 2013

Professors’ expertise help shape new certificate program

By Brittany Dunnigan

China is more than a passion for Dr. Ruth Lumb. It’s her second home and classroom across the sea. Lumb, a marketing professor in the School of Business, is a bicontinental professor who has brought a bit of China to MSUM and will continue to do so with the Doing Business in China Certificate Program.

“My interest in the Chinese market began when I attended a conference in India three decades ago and learned that China did not have international relations with India,” Lumb said. Since then Lumb has made more than 40 trips to China.  Read the rest of this entry →

The Essentials of Nonprofit Administration

Posted on August 19, 2013

The United Way of Cass-Clay and the Otto Bremer Foundation, in partnership with Minnesota State University Moorhead, have been offering, “The Essentials of Nonprofit Administration,” a comprehensive training program designed to address issues facing nonprofits, for over 10 years. Past presenters have included academic and nonprofit professionals recognized as experts in their fields. They are always updating their program to provide training most relevant to today’s nonprofits. Lunch is included in the cost of the program. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Business-Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Named a Premier Chapter

Posted on August 15, 2013

The Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at MSUM was recently honored by Beta Gamma Sigma as one of their Premier Chapters for the 2012-2013 year. Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for universities that have achieved accreditation of their business programs by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is the most prestigious level of accreditation available to Business schools internationally. To qualify as a premier chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma requires an 85% acceptance rate following the invitation to join the honor society. The local chapter at MSUM achieved an acceptance rate of 89% for the academic year. Read the rest of this entry →

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