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Building a leadership culture on campus

Posted on February 22, 2017

“Although it is true that some people are born with greater natural gifts than others, the ability to lead is really a collection of skills, nearly all of which can be learned and improved.” ~ John Maxwell

As part of the university’s effort to invest in the people who make MSUM a great place to work, John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership is gaining steam on campus.

The program grew out of the campus climate survey, which identified the desire to increase empowerment and connection. Charged with the task of identifying a leadership development opportunity to do that were Dean Marsha Weber, Dean Randy Cagle, former Dean Tim Borchers, CIO Dan Heckaman, Interim Dean Denise Gorsline and AD Doug Peters. They reviewed several leadership development-training models, but chose Maxwell’s 21 Laws. Maxwell’s life work is focused on leadership, and he’s written more than 50 books on the topic.

“We chose Maxell because his biggest theme is the critique of positional leadership. For Maxwell, leadership is influence, no matter what position you are in. It seemed like a good model for MSUM to adopt,” said Randy Cagle, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Read the rest of this entry →

LinkedIn Luncheon

Posted on February 21, 2017

Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | MacLean 171

Enjoy some pizza during your lunch hour, while exploring how to setup your LinkedIn Profile with Kelsey Knutson, Director of Recruitment and Development with Northwestern Mutual. Also presenting will be Troy Nellis, Director of the Career Development Center here at MSUM. All students welcome!  Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons in the News

Posted on September 26, 2016

Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week.

Encouraging Diversity in the Red River Valley, KVRR: “After the UND Snapchat controversy went viral, some people are asking if schools and communities are doing enough to educate students about diversity sensitivity. NDSU and MSUM both have plenty of information online highlighting the importance of diversity on their campus.”

Former Dragon Sevlie to Play Overseas, WDAY: “One of the best players to ever play for the Dragons will continue his career overseas. Former all-conference forward Isaac Sevlie has signed with BK NH Ostrava in the Czech Republic, a team that competes in the highest level in that country.”

How College Career Counseling Can Help Students, North Dakota Today: “Many students enter college not knowing what they want to do once they graduate. Director of the Career Development Center, Troy Nellis, with MSUM shared how career counseling can help and what options there are for students.”

Election ’16: Minnesota Secretary of State Visits MSUM, KVRR: “Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon made a stop in Moorhead on his annual trip around the state. This year he’s focusing on increasing voter turnout. His first stop was at MSUM.”

Dragons Linebacker Roehrich has Sweet Hairstyles and Math Skills, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead linebacker Abe Roehrich sported a unique haircut at the start of fall football camp: short on top with lines shaved in the sides and a mullet in the back. … While Roehrich has currently settled into a more traditional hairdo, his play on the gridiron still gets him noticed. The 5-foot-11, 212-pound Roehrich is tied for the team lead in tackles through three games with 26.”

Nellis Named MSUM’s Director of Career Development Center

Posted on October 19, 2015
Troy Nellis has been named director of the Career Development Center at Minnesota State University Moorhead. In addition to providing strategic leadership for the Center, he’ll develop relationships with area employers and create experiential learning programs for students.

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