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Campus Notes for May 30

Area students among Alexandria Technical & Community College’s dean’s list for spring 2018 Alexandria Technical & Community College recognizes individual students for academic excellence during spring 2018. The following area students were named to the dean’s list for achieving ...

Education Briefs for May 23

Carmody named Administrator of Excellence The Minnesota Association of School Administrators has named Cliff Carmody, executive director of the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative, as a 2018 Administrator of Excellence. Carmody received this award in recognition of his leadership, ...

Campus Notes for May 23

Hoffbeck Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Morgan Hoffbeck of Garvin was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Hoffbeck is pursuing a degree in nursing at South Dakota State ...

Never at a loss for words

MARSHALL — Marshall High School was recently named the Minnesota State Champion in the Vocabulary.com Vocabulary Bowl for the 2017-18 school year. And while the elite recognition is exciting and worth celebrating, the achievement gains that are taking place is perhaps even more ...

Education Briefs for May 16

SWWC staff present at Charting the Cs Conference Tami Hellewell and Carrie Kesteloot from SWWC presented at the Charting the Cs Cross Categorical Conference April 22-24 at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. Their presentation was titled: “Back to the Basics: How Primitive Reflexes Affect ...

4-H youth help with research

LYND — A group of Lyon County 4-H members got a head start on the 2018 growing season recently with help from a group of University of Minnesota horticulture experts. The members were given a road map of how to proceed with season-long insect pollination research. They will try to establish ...

Education Briefs for May 9

Children’s Author and Illustrator Program for elementary schools Gordon Fredrickson and Douglas Wood were selected for the traveling author visits for the 2018 Children’s Author and Illustrator Program coordinated by SWWC’s Student Activities Department. This program brings children’s ...

SMSU Briefs for May 9

Tavares named director of International Student Services at SMSU Juan Tavares has been named the director of International Student Services at Southwest Minnesota State University. Tavares comes to SMSU from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich., where he has been the director of ...

Campus Notes for May 9

Tyykila inducted into International Honor Society in Education Buena Vista University has officially reinstated Omega Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. To mark the occasion, a formal initiation ceremony took place on April 5 on the BVU campus, where 28 ...

Campus Notes for May 2

Minnesota West recognized as Digital Community College winner Minnesota West Community & Technical College has been recognized from the Center for Digital Education (CDE) as a winner of its 2017-18 Digital Community Colleges Survey. Now in its thirteenth year, the Digital Community ...

Education Briefs for May 2

SWWC Behavior Services staff attends behavior conference The 2018 Behavior Conference, hosted by SWWC Behavior Services, was a success this year despite spring weather challenges. The conference was held in two locations on two consecutive days. Approximately 200 people attended in Marshall ...

Campus Notes for April 25

Local students studying abroad Three local students are studying abroad during the spring semester 2017 through the Center for Global Education at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, and Saint John’s University, Collegeville. Brent Andries, son of Joe and Helen Andries of Marshall, ...

Local students excel in creative writing contest

MARSHALL — Seven area students were among the top finishers in the 2018 Creative Writing Contest, which is made possible through a partnership between Southwest West Central Service Cooperative and the Southwest Minnesota State University creative writing department. In its 14th year, the ...

Campus Notes for April 18

Area students earn degree St. Cloud State University graduated more than 1,000 students during fall semester 2017. Commencement ceremonies took place Dec. 15, 2017. Garvin, Alex Barker, bachelor of science, mathematics teaching, summa cum laude Marshall, John Marshall, bachelor of ...

SMSU Briefs for April 18

Culture Shock Event today at SMSU The ninth annual SMSU Culture Shock will be from 6-7:45 p.m. today in the Student Center, upper level. A number of entertaining events highlighting various cultures will be included in the program, which is free and open to the public. The schedule: ...

MHS Knowledge Bowl has another successful season

Submitted photo The Marshall High School Knowledge Bowl team has been growing in recent years — a total of 40 students participated in grade 7-12. Both middle school and senior high teams had positive seasons. The middle school team (7th-9th grade) had 23 members, and four teams qualified ...

Education Briefs for April 11

TLCS releases honor roll True Light Christian School announces its third quarter honor roll: 8th grade: Kaia Christensen, Kaylee Prins, Natasha Ross. 7th grade: Kaden Clark, Shauna Fricke, Jackson Lendt, Justin Sternke, Jettison Wing. 6th grade: Emma Bottelberghe, Coby Brownlee, ...

Sharing their culture

MARSHALL — They came from across the globe to Marshall, Minnesota. And while they’re learning about a different culture, exchange students at Marshall High School said they are enjoying the experience. A group of four exchange students spoke with local residents at the Adult Community ...

SMSU Briefs for April 4

SMO children’s concert features ‘The Musical Forest’ The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra’s annual children’s concert is entitled “The Adventures of Squiggles T. Buglet in The Musical Forest” and will be held twice on Tuesday, April 10. The concert will be shown to third- and ...

Education Briefs for April 4

2018 Avera Marshall Auxiliary scholarships available The Avera Marshall Auxiliary announces three scholarships of $1,000 each. The application forms can be found in area high schools counselors’ office and/or on school websites. These scholarships are for students planning to pursue a ...