Schools

SMSU Briefs for Nov. 14

Dancer Tessa Priem to Perform Nov. 19 Dancer Tessa Priem will perform an original, “Inner Reformation: An Autobiography Danced,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Black Box Theatre at Southwest Minnesota State University. The Black Box Theatre is located in Fine Arts 112. Her performance will ...

Campus Notes for Nov. 14

Buysse studying in Chile Sophia Buysse, daughter of Chuck and Sharon Buysse of Marshall, is studying in Chile during fall semester 2018 through the Center for Global Education at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. ...

Campus Notes for Nov. 7

Van Keulen among programmers taking 1st and 3rd at Digi-Key competition Two four-member teams of juniors and seniors from Dakota State University’s Programming Club traveled to Thief River Falls to compete in the Digi-Key Collegiate Computing Competition VERSION 2.0.18 on Oct. 19. ...

SMSU Briefs for Nov. 7

Planetarium Show Nov. 10: ‘The Cosmos In A Heartbeat’ Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium and Chicago’s Adler Planetarium combine to present the 2018 Kavli Astronomy Lecture on Saturday from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SMSU Planetarium. The SMSU Planetarium will be taking ...

An important value

MARSHALL — Marshall Middle School fifth-graders recently attended a Youth Frontiers Kindness Retreat held at the Marshall Area YMCA. MMS fifth-grade language arts teacher Emily Pollock said the students and staff loved the experience. “It was a great day, as always,” Pollock said. ...

SMSU Briefs for Oct. 31

SMSU School of Graduate Studies open house events planned The Southwest Minnesota State University School of Graduate Studies will host a number of open house information sessions in the upcoming weeks. The purpose of the sessions is to answer questions about graduate programs offered on ...

Getting a head start on life

MARSHALL — By the time Annabelle Lecy and Whitney Schwartz graduated from Marshall High School this past June, they already had a two-year college degree in hand. Both Lecy and Schwartz earned their two-year associate’s degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in May after taking ...

MMS program helps students succeed

MARSHALL — About 60 students have been taking part in Project Success at Marshall Middle School. MMS Principal Mary Kay Thomas said staff members teach a variety of standards within in the classroom to address re-teach or makeup skills — academic skills with a primary focus on math and ...

SMSU Briefs for Oct. 17

SMSU announces recent graduates A total of 531 degrees were awarded to students following the spring and summer sessions of courses at Southwest Minnesota State University. The students earned their degrees in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. An undergraduate student who ...

Campus Notes for Oct. 17

Gordon receives scholarship at SDSU South Dakota State University junior Elisabeth Gordon is receiving the Col. Martin L. and Irene T. Taylor Memorial Scholarship in Engineering this academic year. Gordon, daughter of Joseph and Jill Gordon of Marshall, Minnesota, is a 2016 Marshall High ...

SMSU Briefs for Oct. 10

Memorial service for Radzilowski is Oct. 14 A memorial service for the late SMSU history professor Thaddeus “Ted” Radzilowski will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Campus Religious Center at Southwest Minnesota State University. His friend and colleague, Professor Emeritus of ...

Education Briefs for Oct. 10

Conference for Young Artists Oct. 25 The Southwest MN Arts Council and Southwest West Central Service Cooperative presents the 25th annual Conference for Young Artists, which will be Oct. 25. Derek Anderson, an author and illustrator from the Twin Cities, is very excited to inspire students ...

Parent Student Connectors are credited for their role in helping EL students

MARSHALL — Diversity — and what it means to reach out, identify needs and teach all students — was highlighted throughout the Marshall Public School Board meeting this past week. In a presentation, English Learner (EL) staff shared that there are just shy of 400 students at MPS who are ...

SMSU Briefs for Oct. 5

SMSU theater alumnus Larson performs original one-man show this weekend SMSU alumnus Joshua Larson, Class of 2000, will present the one-man show, “John’s Divine Comedy,” on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on campus. The play, written by Larson, is based on the ...

6 to receive Homecoming Alumni Awards

Six individuals will receive Alumni Association awards at a Friday, Oct. 5 noon luncheon in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The event is part of Southwest Minnesota State University Homecoming activities, with a theme of “Home of the ...

SMSU Briefs for Sept. 26

SMSU ranked 18th nationally for affordable Online Master’s in Math Education degree Southwest Minnesota State University has been ranked the 18th most affordable Online Master’s in Math Education program in the country by Grad School Hub. Grad School Hub’s mission is to provide expert ...

Campus Notes for Sept. 26

Bossuyt makes DMACC summer semester president’s list Des Moines Area Community College recently released the names of students eligible for the summer semester president’s list. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of 6 credits and earned a 4.0 grade-point average for ...

New student reps named to Marshall School Board

MARSHALL — For the sixth straight year, student school board representatives will join Marshall School Board members at their work sessions and regular meetings throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Ammran Mohamed, Amina Ali and Aniso Mohamed affirmed their commitment to serve as education ...

SMSU Briefs for Sept. 19

Motivational speaker Dr. Joe Martin at SMSU Sept. 25 Southwest Minnesota State University will host academic motivational speaker Dr. Joe Martin on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the SMSU Conference Center lower level. Martin is an award-winning speaker, author, professor, and retention ...

SMSU Briefs for Sept. 12

Numerous Constitution Day events Sept. 17-21 The Center for Civic and Community Engagement at Southwest Minnesota State University will host Constitution Day programs throughout the week of Sept. 17-21. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 men on Sept. ...