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Scheels supports MSUM’s Laps for the Long Run with $1 million pledge

Posted on August 27, 2014

A fundraising challenge at Minnesota State University Moorhead has attracted its first major gift with a $1 million pledge from Scheels. The challenge, Laps for the Long Run, was announced Aug. 20 as an event in honor of the inauguration of MSUM Pres. Anne Blackhurst.  Blackhurst will run 12.5 miles, or 50 laps, around the Ron Masanz track at Nemzek Fieldhouse and has personally pledged $1,000 per lap, or $50,000, to start the challenge.

Today, Steve Scheel, CEO of Scheels, accepted the challenge by pledging $20,000 per lap for every lap up to 50 that Blackhurst runs during the Homecoming Week event.

“SCHEELS has been a good partner with NDSU and Concordia over the years and we look forward to partnering with MSUM and President Blackhurst, to help MSUM become a stronger player in our community of Fargo-Moorhead,” said Steve Scheel. Read the rest of this entry →

Presidential inauguration during #DragonPride Homecoming

Posted on August 27, 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 mnstate.edu/inauguration. For more information on homecoming activities, visit mnstate.edu/homecoming.

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.

Buddhism for thinkers to meet beginning mid-September

Posted on July 18, 2014

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy, invites you to join him and discuss together the 10 articles he has been writing on Buddhist philosophy. The topics of these articles are as follows:

BUDDHISM FOR THINKERS

1. Non-self : an analytic approach
2. Dependent arising = emptiness
3. Anti-essentialism: the exclusion of the other
4. The concept of enlightenment
5. Enlightenment: gradual or sudden?
6. Enlightenment and compassion Read the rest of this entry →

Please use updated Major/Minor/Certificate/Advisor change form

Posted on July 15, 2014

The Records Office has revamped the Major/Minor/Certificate/Advisor Change Form. The form is available on the Records website under “Forms.”

Please use the new form effective immediately and discard any old forms you have in your departments. Students will need to be directed to the website to print out the form. After it is completed and the necessary signatures are obtained, it must be submitted to the Records Office to be processed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Records Office at 477.2565 or records@mnstate.edu.

Paying it Forward: MSUM students surprise Make-A-Wish® North Dakota

Posted on May 30, 2014

Danielle Rebel, Intern, Marketing & Communications

A surprise donation was made to Make-A-Wish® North Dakota at the MSUM School of Business’ Executive Mentorship Appreciation Dinner May 1.

The donation was part of the Pay It Forward Program from Bell State Bank & Trust, and was presented by MSUM students Morgan Ellis, accounting, and Bailey Beauclair, health services administration.

Ellis and Beauclair were part of the Executive Mentorship course offered through the School of Business. Students in the course are matched with a community executive and given opportunities to meet one-on-one with their mentor.

Ellis, a part-time employee at Bell State Bank and Trust, was given $500 to pay it forward through another individual to a community organization of their choosing. Ellis chose to give her funds to Beauclair, and the two agreed the funds should go to Make-A-Wish® North Dakota.

“I chose Bailey as a recipient for the pay it forward because I was touched by the stories of children in the Fargo-Moorhead area that Bailey has granted wishes for,” Ellis said. “I felt a sense of pride representing Bell State Bank and Trust, and pure happiness thinking how many lives this donation would affect. This act serves as an example of the importance of helping others and community involvement.” Read the rest of this entry →

33 retirees honored at luncheon

Posted on May 16, 2014

Thirty-three employees were recognized at the 2014 Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon May 15. This year’s retirees include: Jeanne Alm, Ginny Bair, Jody Bendel, Jane Bergland, Henry Chan, Wayne Chen, A Derick Dalhouse, John Early, Virginia Gregg, Wayne Gudmundson,  Henry Gwiazda, William Hall, James Hansen, Dennis Jacobs, Gwen Johanson, Aziz Kian, Zachary Machunda, Cecilia Mafla-Bustamante, Karen Mehnert-Meland, Darel Paulson, Timothy Peil, Regene Radniecki, Michael Ruth, Terry Shoptaugh, Carol Sibley, Walter Sizer, C Mark Strand, John Tesch, Rebecca Theisen, Richard Walker, David Weinrich, David Wheeler, Ronald Williams.

MSUM commencement May 16

Posted on May 15, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 930 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 16 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Graduates of the College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, and College of Humanities & Social Sciences will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College of Education & Human Services, and College of Science, Health & the Environment will participate in the 2 p.m. program. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Anne Blackhurst Named President of Minnesota State University Moorhead

Posted on April 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities today appointed Dr. Anne Blackhurst as president of Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her appointment becomes effective July 1, 2014.

In recommending her appointment, Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor, said, “Dr. Anne Blackhurst has been an outstanding provost for Minnesota State University Moorhead, with a deep appreciation of the university’s unique strengths and the quality of its academic programs. As MSU Moorhead’s president, Dr. Blackhurst will continue to partner with students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to address the critical needs of the university and the Fargo-Moorhead region.”

Dr. Blackhurst has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Minnesota State University Moorhead since 2011. Previously, she served at Minnesota State University, Mankato as acting vice president for academic and student affairs from 2010 to 2011, as interim dean and dean of graduate studies and research from 2006 to 2010, as chair of the department of counseling and student personnel from 2000 to 2001 and 2005 to 2006, and as professor in the department of counseling and student personnel from 2004 to 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boise State University, a master’s degree in counseling from the College of Idaho, and a doctorate in college student personnel from Ohio University.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named president of this outstanding university,” said Dr. Blackhurst. “It has been a unique privilege to work with the outstanding faculty, staff and students at MSU Moorhead, and I look forward to continuing in this new role as we deliver on our promise to provide students with the opportunity to discover their passions, the rigor to develop intellectually, and the versatility to shape a changing world.” Read the rest of this entry →

MSU Moorhead selects two for $2,000 L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships

Posted on April 24, 2014

Two MSUM business administration majors, Sydney Beyer and Lacey Guck, are winners of this year’s L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships.

The L.B. Hartz Foundation awards two $2,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships to business administration, finance, management or marketing majors at MSUM for his/her senior year.  The scholarships are given to reward academic accomplishments, service to the University and community and work experience. Read the rest of this entry →

Patrick Traynor to Receive MSUM Hartz Award

Posted on April 24, 2014

Patrick Traynor, president of the Dakota Medical Foundation, has been selected to receive the university’s 32nd annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award.

An awards reception will be held Tuesday, April 29 in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom on campus.

The award is named in honor of the late L.B. Hartz, the founder of Hartz Wholesale Company headquartered in Thief River Falls. It’s presented annually by MSUM’s College of Business and Innovation to an individual who has created economic opportunities for others through innovation, entrepreneurship and community service.

A North Dakota native, Traynor earned degrees in economics and law from the University of North Dakota. He began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Conmy, Feste, Bossart, Hubbard and Corwin in Fargo. In 1994, he was appointed deputy director/general counsel of the N.D. Workers Compensation Bureau. He became president of Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) in 2000, and in 2005 led the establishment of Impact Foundation to help nonprofit leaders vastly improve their fundraising abilities and capacity to serve.  Read the rest of this entry →

“Careers in Finance” information and networking panel this Friday

Posted on April 24, 2014

The College of Business and Innovation and the Career Development Center are co-sponsoring a “Careers in Finance” information and networking panel this Friday at noon in CB 111. Panelists representing areas from investment banking to equity research an insurance will share their experiences and answer student questions. Please encourage students who may be interested in these areas to attend. Free lunch is provided.

“Careers in Finance” information and networking panel this Friday

Posted on April 24, 2014

Do you think that finance and business are interesting, but aren’t sure what you can do with those majors? Come to the “Careers in Finance” panel this Friday at noon in CB 111, where you will hear professionals from a variety of fields talk about their experiences and answer your questions. Free lunch is provided! Co-sponsored by the College of Business and Innovation and the Career Development Center.

Students inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi

Posted on April 10, 2014

The following students were installed in Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Construction Management honor society. They were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, industry experience and their passion and commitment to the construction industry.

Brian Keranen
Schuyler Lee
Jorden Pangrac
Shawn Sobanski
Chase Zeller

The economics of gaming

Posted on April 09, 2014

Zebulon Hallman to present at conference

By Danielle Rebel

“League of Legends” and “World of Warcraft” may seem like simple ways to pass the time for most, but for Zebulon Hallman, these online games offer a unique insight as to how the world works.

Hallman, a senior paralegal and economics major, has spent the semester studying the economics of online games. He will be presenting his research at MSUM’s Student Academic Conference on April 15. Read the rest of this entry →

Summer Session Benefits

Posted on April 08, 2014

Summer classes ensure students stay on track

Whether you take summer classes to get ahead, catch up or stay on track, Summer Session offers many benefits for current and new students.

“I take summer classes to keep me on track to graduate by 2016,” said Erika Keller, an English Education major who said summer classes lighten her load during the school year and allows her to focus intently on each class.

The sophomore isn’t a summer school newbie. She took summer classes during high school at her local technical college to prepare for the transition to MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Business professors present at MBAA International Conference

Posted on April 07, 2014

Professors Sheri Erickson and Mary Stone, School of Business, presented the paper “An Examination of Pfizer’s Crisis Communication Strategies in the Celebrex Case” at the MBAA International Conference, North American Accounting Society sector, March 27, in Chicago. Business student Megan Thorwick was also a co-author on this paper, which examines stock price reaction to communication strategies Pfizer used when the safety of Celebrex was questioned.

Sixteen students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Posted on April 07, 2014

On Friday, April 4 an induction ceremony was held for sixteen MSU Moorhead students joining the MSUM Chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. This honor society is only available to business programs that have achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This is the most prestigious level of accreditation available to Business schools internationally. The School of Business at MSUM congratulates the students so honored this year. This is a very selective honor as only students ranking in the top 10 percent of their class are eligible for this invitation.

The following is a list of the 2013-2014 class of new Beta Gamma Sigma members: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM DECA advances to nationals

Posted on April 04, 2014

Six students to compete in Washington D.C.

On February 25 and 26 the MSUM DECA chapter competed at the Minnesota Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference in Mankato, Minn. After two days of competitive business events, the students came back with awards for their achievements and will advance to the national conference.

All MSUM students were finalists in their events, advancing to the top eight. They presented their business knowledge to professional judges from around the state. Read the rest of this entry →

MCA Networking, Communication Seminar

Posted on March 25, 2014

April 11, 2014 | MSU Mankato at Edina

The Minnesota Construction Association is hosing a “Networking, Presentation & Communication” seminar for industry professionals April 11 at Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina. The program begins at 7:30 a.m. with lunch included.

The agenda includes sessions on professional presentations, business communications and networking and sales, to provide young professionals the essential soft skills to start a successful career. Read the rest of this entry →

Second annual Ethics Day is Wednesday

Posted on March 10, 2014

Please join us for…..

College of Business and Innovation’s 2nd Annual

Ethics Day
Wednesday, March 12
Noon panel: CMU Ballroom 12-1:15 p.m.

Lunch served beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Professionals from local and regional businesses and industries will be on campus to speak to students in courses about ethical dilemmas they have faced in their careers and how they have resolved these dilemmas.

Panelist Biographies

Lori Johnson
MBA, CPA, CGMA is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at MSUM.   She also works as a Business Advisor/Corporate Officer for NetWork Center, Inc. in Fargo.   Lori has previously worked at Charles Bailly and Co. and Great Plains Software. Read the rest of this entry →

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