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Minot State offers Leadership Living-Learning Community

Minot State Residence Life and the Looyenga Leadership Center are offering students a new opportunity on campus this fall, the Leadership Living-Learning Community, according to information provided by MSU.

Recognizing that leadership is important to all majors and career paths, the community will be located on the second floor of Lura Major, a co-ed gender inclusive suite-style residence that offers students a comfortable living environment.

“The Leadership Living-Learning Community allows us to offer unique community-building experiences with students who share similar interests and goals,” said Jim Sturm, Looyenga Leadership Center director. “Students will have a chance to develop their leadership skills while interacting with others from a wide range of majors.”

The community will foster current and future success through involvement in leadership, citizenship, and relationship building.

“The living community is open to first-year students,” said Karina Stander, Residence Life director. “We will give preference to students who are part of the UNIV 110: Be Empowered class. Other students who have indicated that they are interested in being a part of the leadership community will be selected on a first-applied, first-served basis until it is filled. It has a capacity of 30 students.

“The peer mentor from the First-Year Experience Learning Community will also serve as the resident assistant for the living community. This will allow us to carry programming from in the classroom into the residence hall.”

Students who participate in the Leadership Living-Learning community can anticipate leadership activities throughout the semester, including an adventure weekend of high and low ropes team building, a community service project, developing a personal leadership plan, and leadership workshops, speakers, and activities focused on developing leadership skills

“Learning about leadership not only boosts your self-confidence and self-awareness, and helps you land your dream job, it is essential for understanding and working with others,” said Sturm. “There is a desperate need right now for leaders who can bring people together and help solve the problems we are facing.”

For more information about the Leadership Living-Learning Community, email Stander at karina.stander@minotstateu.edu or Sturm at james.p.sturm@minotstateu.edu

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