Department/Team Shoutout

The purpose of the Department/Team Shoutout is to recognize entire Minot State University departments or teams that are doing an outstanding job. This could be a one-time interaction that was fantastic or ongoing excellence. All recipients will be honored on the Staff Senate Department/Team Shoutout page and the head of the department/team will be notified of the distinction.

Please note that your name is required, but you may select to have your comments shared anonymously. If you desire to recognize individuals within a department, please instead use the High Five Award or the Individual Employee Shoutout.

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April 2022

Mail Room
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s)
Big thanks for helping us get some mail taken care of, we needed to get it done at the last minute on a Friday and you graciously made the necessary adjustments to get it completed for us! Appreciate the great service with a great attitude! 

Facilities Management
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
Facilities Management always goes above and beyond to ensure our campus is well maintained. With the recent snow storm they worked relentlessly cleaning up campus to ensure a clean and snow free campus when we returned. While most were at home snowed in they were out cleaning up campus. THANK YOU Facilities for your hard work and dedication! 

Academic Restructuring Committee
Prompt Response(s) / Helpful
Bill Harbort, Daniel Ngugi, Jessica Smestad, Jim Sturm, Katy Allers, Laurie Geller, Laurie Weber, Lisa Borden-King, Leisa Harmon, Lindsey Benson, Rebecca Ringham, Tanner Thompson, Vicki Michels, Scott Kast, Joe Collette, Jan Repnow, and Linda Conn

This group of individuals has worked hard to review the current problems with our academic structure and to come up with solutions. They have attended many long meetings and put together two models to try to address the concerns that were presented. They have made information available for the models and made sure to get the information out to faculty and staff so pertinent feedback could be collected. Thank you for your efforts! 

Strategic Planning Sub-Committee
Positive Attitude / Terrific Problem Solving
Laurie Geller, Jacek Mrozik, Lisa Borden-King, Jim Sturm, Cari Olson, and Nathan Anderson

Thank you for your work to revise the strategic plan, this is important work and you have worked hard to put a plan together and solicit input and feedback. Thanks for your on-going efforts for MSU! 

January 2022

Brian Otto & Terry Wald
First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s)
Thanks for quick responses on maintenance requests and keeping things looking good and running smoothly around campus! You are appreciated! 

Student Activities 
Embodiment of School Spirit / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Terrific Problem Solving
The Student Fun committee provided the inspiration for an outstanding semester of student events. The committee is comprised of Aaron Hughes, Janna McKechnie, Courtenay Brekhus, Paul Brekke, Karina Stander, Libby Claerbout, Leon Perzinski, Ben Lazar and Abby Graves. This cross-department group of all-stars planned first of a kind events like Flannel Fest, added some juice to tailgaiting, and worked together to make the fall of 2021 an EPIC semester at MSU! 

December 2021

Northwest Arts Center
First Rate Customer Service
The team at Northwest Arts Center put on a lovely evening of socializing and a Silent Auction of art from local artists which was a great success! They worked really hard. What a great way to get people in to the beautiful art center on our very own campus. 

Registrar's Office
Embodiment of School spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
The staff in the Registrar's Office can always be counted on. They are always busy and yet are so prompt in helping out whenever they can. Each one of them has valuable skillset and knowledge. Their positive attitudes are a joy to have on campus! They you so much Courtney, Melissa, Kim, Ashley & Rebecca!

September 2021

Wellness Center
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
The Wellness Center Staff (and student staff) continuously go above and beyond to promote physical and mental wellness for students, faculty and staff. They are committed to promoting all dimensions of wellness and always put students first. Great job!

Facilities Management
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
All of Facilities Management do their best every day to help make sure Campus Faculty & Staff have what they need to make Minot State University be the best it can be. They are always willing to help when called upon.

Business Office
First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s)
Everyone in the Business Office are always so pleasant, friendly and helpful to work with. Their customer service is always excellent, consistently, each day. All team members are nice to work with in each of their departments.

August 2021

Staff Senate
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
Each year Staff Senate and volunteers put together a wonderful MSU community-building event known as the Fall Kick-Off. This group sets the bar for showing school spirit and service to the rest of campus. Thanks for your hard work, leadership and example to the rest of us! 

June 2021

Safety & Security
Friendly / Helpful / Remarkable Communication / Positive Attitude / Terrific Problem Solving
I appreciate that MSU Security handles issues on campus by showing everyone involved respect. I noticed a very positive interaction today between security and someone from off-campus. I appreciate that Campus Security leads with de-escalation, respect, and kindness.

Facilities Management
Embodiment of School Spirit / Remarkable Communication / Helpful / Terrific Problem Solving / Prompt Response(s)
Individually, this whole department deserves a high five and collectively they make this campus a beautiful well maintained part of the Minot community. From the beautiful grounds (thank you James Tiffany) to the cleanliest bathrooms (thank you Rhonda Lenton) it is all done well and much appreciated. Miigwech

May 2021

Registrar's Office
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude
An amazing commencement ceremony after a year of uncertainty! They nailed it.

Registrar's Office
Embodiment of School Spirit / Remarkable Communication / Positive Attitude / Terrific Problem Solving
A major shoutout to the Registrar's Office for their work on commencement. In a hard year, they pulled off a well put together ceremony to honor our graduates. They recruited volunteers and planned for appropriate distancing. They had things lined out for the volunteers and well put together so things would run smoothly. It was clearly well though out. Job well done for our students and the MSU community! THANK YOU!

Registrar's Office
Embodiment of School Spirit / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Terrific Problem Solving
The Registrar's Office team with support from a variety of people across campus hosted an extremely successful Commencement event! I'm so proud of them and so glad I get to work with them!

March 2021

ITC
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
We all depend on ITC: we as, they come, they overcome! Immediately, even when they are busy.

ITC
First Rate Customer Service / Prompt Response(s) / Terrific Problem Solving
The IT department has been working very hard to update and accommodate for Covid-19. Last summer they put in lots of extra time. Not only setting up classrooms but helping staff members get web cameras and other supplies they needed during this time when we are attending things virtually.

Student Health
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
Student Health has had quite a bit of turnover this year, not to mention the difficulties that come with Covid-19. The new staff members have jumped right in and embraced their new roles while keeping our campus and students safe.

February 2021

Publication & Design Services
Embodiment of School Spirit / First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
Amanda Francis and Roxi Mathis were total rockstars in the research, design and implementation of our new 2021 recruiting and marketing design concepts. These ladies are very talented, hard working, and dedicated to the advancement of Minot State in so many ways. Thanks to this small, yet powerful team, a new design concept came together (and was overwhelmingly accepted in just one presentation) without compromising any of our day to day projects that keep us all so busy. I'm very proud to have them both on my team.

January 2021

Financial Aid
First Rate Customer Service / Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s)
The Financial Aid department is quick to respond to inquires and they work to keep open lines of communication between departments. They strive to find information quickly and get all the necessary details as well. They provide up-to-date information for students or those of us working to help students. Their hard work and great attitudes are so appreciated!

Enrollment Services
Friendly / Helpful / Positive Attitude / Prompt Response(s) / Remarkable Communication / Terrific Problem Solving
I work closely with this team and they are doing a great job recruiting and showcasing our beautiful campus. Every single person on this team deserves recognition for the hard work and dedication to increasing enrollment at MSU. In the Native cultures, we use the Seven Grandfather Teachings, similar to Character Counts. The teaching of wisdom is taught to us by the beaver. Beavers use their teeth to cut trees and build dams; in doing this they have a positive impact on their community (the nature around them), their family (who live in the dam), and themselves (by finding purpose and health in doing what they are meant to do). The beaver reminds us that we all have gifts and a purpose in this world. It is through the love of knowledge that we find wisdom. Enrollment Services represents our mascot well. Miigwech

Department/Team Shoutout Archive