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Alumna to be recognized at Saturday’s basketball game

Posted on February 04, 2016

President Anne will honor alumna Tammy Miller at Saturday’s basketball game for being for being recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business as one of its first 100 Influential Leaders. The inaugural honor recognizes Tammy for making an impact in the world through her business insight, leadership ability and entrepreneurial success. Read the rest of this entry →

Former dean David Nelson dies

Posted on February 01, 2016

David Nelson copy 2David C. Nelson, 84, died Jan. 24 at his  home in The Villages, Fla. Nelson served as dean of Business and Applied Programs before his retirement. During his 18-year tenure, he loved working the scoreboard at the Dragons basketball games and participating in the college’s annual July 4th celebrations.

Read his obituary.

Campus Holiday Hours

Posted on December 17, 2015

Here is a complete list of campus holiday hours:

The following offices will remain open during the holiday season:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Admissions
  • Alumni Foundation
  • College of Business & Innovation, office
  • College of Education & Human Services, office
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Human Resources
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • International Student Services
  • Marketing Communications
  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • President’s Office
  • Physical Plant
  • Public Safety (open during the entire break, 24/7, including holidays)
  • Wellness Center

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MSUM’s Doing Business in China Program receives MnSCU award

Posted on December 10, 2015

Originally published on Prairie Business.  MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Doing Business in China Program has been named a winner of the 2015 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs Awards for Innovation in Global Education.

The award recognizes the creative and high impact practices of faculty and staff that increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples through cross-cultural and international experiences, according to a news release.

“This award gives us recognition with MnSCU in terms of global innovation and reaffirms that what we’re doing here is unique,” said Marsha Weber, dean of the College of Business and Innovation.

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Women in Demand

Posted on December 08, 2015

Constructing their futures
BY TRENT ZBICHORSKI

Like a lot of women who choose a professional career in construction management, Minnesota State University Moorhead student Elly Lehn grew up around the business.

Elly3-2 webcopy“My dad started as a diesel mechanic at Veit and is now the executive of fleet operations,” said Lehn, a junior in MSUM’s construction management program. “I couldn’t tell you how many times I sat on my dad’s lap in a bulldozer or an excavator and loved it.” Many women are introduced to the industry this way.

In the male-dominated construction field, just 8.9 percent of women work in the industry nationwide, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.  Most often, they are doing clerical or support work.

That’s why Kiewit, one of North America’s largest construction and engineering organizations, sponsors the Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar.

Lehn was one of 50 women from 47 universities across the United States and Canada selected to participate in this year’s seminar to develop leadership skills, network with successful female leaders within the industry, and learn about the challenging opportunities in the construction and/or engineering industries. Nearly 150 women applied for the program. Read the rest of this entry →

Follow the MSUM delegation as they travel to South Korea, China

Posted on December 04, 2015

Denise Gorsline, interim dean of Arts, Media and Communication, has been blogging about her “Dragon Tales” and the MSUM delegation visit to South Korea and China that began Dec. 1.

In her Dec. 3 post she writes: “I have been enchanted by Seoul…from our visit with Seoul National University of Education (SNUE)  to our dinner with an MSUM graduate, an exchange student, and a potential exchange student, Seoul has been great.”

Read more and follow at Dragon Tales blog.

The seven-member team of faculty, administrators and staff will visit with with high schools and universities in South Korea and China for the purpose of partnership-building and bringing new students to MSUM. They will return to the U.S. Dec. 14.

Read more about the delegation visit.

Center for Innovative Business Solutions receives honorable mention for Innovation in Business Education

Posted on November 20, 2015

The College of Business and Innovation received honorable mention in the MidAmerican Business Deans Association 2015 Innovation in Business Education Award for its Center for Innovative Business Solutions (CIBS).

The awards program encourages innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education by recognizing creative and unique programs that advance the quality of education and the management of resources in business schools.

The CIBS engages students in experiential learning projects, where they serve as consultants to determine solutions and recommendations to existing real-world problems identified by local and regional businesses. Faculty guide, instruct, advise and coach students as they apply their academic knowledge while developing essential business and professional skills.

MSUM’s Doing Business in China Program Receives Innovation in Global Education Award

Posted on November 20, 2015

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Doing Business in China Program has been named a winner of the 2015 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs Awards for Innovation in Global Education. The award recognizes the creative and high impact practices of faculty and staff that increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples through cross-cultural and international experiences. Read the rest of this entry →

International partnerships goal of South Korea, China delegation

Posted on November 19, 2015

A team of MSUM faculty, administrators and staff leave Dec. 1 for meetings with high schools and universities in South Korea and China for the purpose of partnership-building and bringing new students to MSUM.  The delegation includes Jack Healy, Randy Cagle, Denise Gorsline, Zhimin Guan, Peter Geib, Dan Brekke, and Janet Hohenstein. 

The trip will include visits to the Seoul National University of Education, a K-12 organization and universities in Bejing, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Guilin.  The delegation will return Dec. 14.  Read the rest of this entry →

Accounting Club meets Nov. 17

Posted on November 16, 2015

MSUM Accounting Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Center for Business room 109. Food will be provided, followed by three outside speakers with diverse accounting backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.

Minor in Human Resources now offered through Paseka School of Business

Posted on November 02, 2015

A Minor in Human Resources is now being offered through the Paseka School of Business here at MSUM. The curriculum has been designed to accommodate non-business majors or business majors. Overall, 15 credits (5 courses) are required to complete an HR minor.  Read the rest of this entry →

Start preparing for the Student Academic Conference

Posted on October 29, 2015

Student-centered education through mentoring
student research and creative activities

It’s not too early to inform your students of the upcoming 18th Annual Student Academic Conference. Although the conference isn’t until April 12, 2016, encourage them to start researching and preparing their presentations.

Consider making participation or attendance in the SAC part of your spring semester syllabus.

To view SAC Handbooks from the past, read about past keynote speakers and find out more about the conference, visit www.mnstate.edu/sac or email acconf@mnstate.edu.

 

 

Dr. Atif Osmani, Business & Innovation, published article

Posted on October 27, 2015

Dr. Atif Osmani (faculty in the College of Business & Innovation) had an article (Title: Stochastic optimization of sustainable industrial symbiosis based hybrid generation bioethanol supply chains) published in the September 2015 issue of the journal Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE) by Elsevier Publications. CIE has an Impact Factor of 2.412 and an acceptance rate of less than 25 percent. The research work deals with recent advances in optimization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains.

Link to article

Start preparing for the Student Academic Conference

Posted on October 27, 2015

Student-centered education through mentoring
student research and creative activities

Ask your advisor or professor how you can participate in the 18th Annual Student Academic Conference and showcase your academic project on April 12, 2016. It’s not too early to start researching and preparing your presentations.

To view SAC Handbooks from the past, read about past keynote speakers and find out more about the conference, visit www.mnstate.edu/sac or email acconf@mnstate.edu.

Mollberg published in Journal of Accountancy

Posted on October 05, 2015

Kim Mollberg, Paseka School of Business, had an article titled “Property-Related Litigation Costs Held Includible in Home Office Deduction” published in the October 2015 edition of Journal of Accountancy, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Published continuously since 1905, the Journal of Accountancy (with 388,000 paid subscriptions) reaches more financial decision makers than all the other accounting publications combined.

Mark A. Anderson to receive MSUM Hartz Award: Reception held today

Posted on September 29, 2015

Mark-Anderson-webMark A. Anderson, president & CEO of BlackRidge Financial, has been selected to receive the university’s 33rd annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award.

An awards reception will be held Tuesday, Sept. 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 Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Alumna Receives AACSB’s Inaugural Influential Leaders Award

Posted on September 22, 2015

Border States CEO & Board Chair Tammy Miller joins 100 notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools who are making an impact in the world through their business acumen, leadership, or entrepreneurial success.

Today, AACSB International (AACSB), the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, revealed that Tammy Miller, a Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate, has been recognized as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders. Miller’s work exemplifies the innovative mindset and meaningful contributions to society that MSUM graduates display around the world every day—whether they operate within large corporations, small businesses, or the nonprofit sector.

Miller graduated from MSUM’s Paseka School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration. She is the CEO and board chair of Border States Electric Supply, the nation’s 8th largest distributor of electrical products and services. She joined the company in 1991 as an accounting manager and worked her way through various management positions before being named CEO in 2006. Read the rest of this entry →

McGee to present her women in STEM research

Posted on September 17, 2015

Pam McGee , co-chair, Department of Construction Management and Operations Management , including Project Management, was selected by the Dean of Technology to presented her Women In Stem Research to Ivy Technical College faculty, staff, and administrators. She will discuss recruiting, retaining and advancing within STEM fields for women. Ivy Tech is Indiana’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Women and STEM flyer.

MSUM Alumni Foundation has record fundraising year

Posted on August 19, 2015

Alumni and donors stepped forward in record fashion at Minnesota State University Moorhead, raising more than $9.1 million in new cash and pledges during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM archaeologist retires after 40 years in the trenches

Posted on May 18, 2015

INFORUM, By Tu-Uyen Tran

MOORHEAD—When Mike Michlovic arrived at Minnesota State University Moorhead to start a field anthropology program, he said he was told to not bother digging in the Red River Valley because there’s nothing here.

MikeMForty years and a dozen archaeological sites later, he and his students have discovered much about the life of the ancient American Indians who lived here thousands of years ago.

As Michlovic tells it, that was all by necessity. Read the rest of this entry →

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