SMSU Briefs for Oct. 18

Indigenous American group to perform at SMSU

Indigenous American entertainers Frank Waln and Lumhe Sampson will give a performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the SMSU Student Center Upper Level.

Waln and Sampson strive to promote cultural pride, unity, and hope by setting a positive example through art, education and dance. They perform to keep their culture alive to give back to their tribe and indigenous community by breaking stereotypes, and thus create opportunities for generations to come. They aim to not only be successful artists, but use that success to educate and keep their culture alive.

The event is sponsored by the SMSU clubs: AOS, ODI, Oyate Club, and the UGLYS. It is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event call Michele Knife Sterner at 507-537-7382.

Retired FBI agent to discuss ‘How to Avoid and Survive Violence’

Retired FBI Special Agent Joe Malhoit will give a presentation, “How to Avoid and Survive Violence,” from 10-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

After retiring from 20 years as a special agent with the FBI, Malhoit formed a training/consulting business. During his last four years with the FBI, he gave over 230 active shooter presentations.

Before joining the FBI, Malhoit earned a degree in pastoral studies and a master’s in psychology. He worked as a teacher, pastor and in the medical rehabilitation field. He uses this unique background to work with a diverse group of individuals and organizations to increase their level of security.

There will be time at the end of his presentation for questions.