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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 or email



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 or email

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 →

Commencement to be broadcast live on WDAY’Z Extra

Posted on May 14, 2015

Also streamed live online

MSU Moorhead commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live for the first in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Extra.

“Commencement is one of our most meaningful ceremonies so we thought we should share it with the greater community,” said Denise Gorsline, dean of the university college. “Not only will we broadcast both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies in their entireties, but we will also have hour-long pre-commencement programs with interviews, student videos and other content that will be anchored by MSUM alumna Lane Zyvoloski.” Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM expects more than 940 students to graduate

Posted on May 14, 2015

MSU Moorhead will award degrees to 940 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 15 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse and will be broadcast live for the first time in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Xtra.

It will also be streamed live online 

The College of Education & Human Services, College of Science, Health & the Environment, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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MSU Moorhead Names New Provost, Senior VP Academic Affairs

Posted on May 11, 2015

JoeBesPicMSUM President Anne Blackhurst has named Joseph D. Bessie to be Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Bessie is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, where he also served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Read the rest of this entry →

Cheer on Fargo (and Dragon) Marathon Runners tomorrow

Posted on May 08, 2015

MarathonGraphic_175x100Saturday, May 9 | About 8:30 a.m. | Campus Mall

Wear your Dragon Pride and roar your Dragon Support as Dragon and Marathon runners race through campus! Read the rest of this entry →

Speaker’s Bureau connects industry and academia

Posted on May 07, 2015

An idea that was sparked at a technology summit last fall is bringing the STEM industry to the classroom.

David Batcheller, president and COO of Appareo, initiated the Speaker’s Bureau to bring speakers who are active in the industry into university classrooms.

The idea is that if a college professor wants to bring a speaker in for a certain topic, they can reach out to the Speaker’s Bureau and they will promptly connect you with a speaker, and arrange a talk. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM maintains prestigious AACSB business accreditation

Posted on May 07, 2015

The Paseka School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 727 business schools in 48 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. Read the rest of this entry →

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