Schools

SMSU Briefs for July 11

SMSU coaching master’s ranked 15th nationally Southwest Minnesota State University has been ranked 15th nationally for the most affordable online master’s degree in coaching. The ranking is by College Choice, the leading authority on college rankings and resources. Their goals is to ...

Local/National Education Briefs

PBIS Cohort 12 graduates — Marshall and MACCRAY schools Four Cohort 12 schools in the SWWC region participated in their final Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) certification training on March 14 in Mankato. As part of the cohort graduation, the schools received a PBIS ...

Education Briefs for June 27

Avera Marshall Auxiliary Awards Scholarships The Avera Marshall Auxiliary has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to area high school students. Criteria for selection included academic excellence, participation in school activities, active community involvement and a demonstrated interest in ...

Campus Notes for June 27

Area students receive degrees from NDSU Area students included on the attached list were among the students to graduate from North Dakota State University in spring 2018. NDSU awarded 1,810 degrees to students. Students are listed by hometown. The list includes their major and degree ...

SMSU Briefs for June 27

MARL board adds new directors The Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) board of directors has added several new members following that group’s recent board meeting. The new members are Dr. Robert Milligan, Shelly Schell (Class VI alumna), Shawn Schloesser (Class VIII alumnus) ...

Campus Notes for June 20

Area students named to second semester dean’s list honor list at Concordia Students whose superior academic achievement during the second semester of the 2017-18 academic year placed them on the dean’s honor list at Concordia College, Moorhead. To qualify for this designation, students ...

SMSU Briefs for June 20

SMSU announces 2018 spring semester dean’s lists Southwest Minnesota State University students have been honored for achievement during the 2018 spring semester of study. There are two honors categories for the dean’s list. An undergraduate student who completes 12 or more A-F graded ...

Campus Notes for June 13

Area students named to NDSU dean’s list Area Minnesota students were among the 3,874 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the spring 2018 dean’s list. A student must earn a 3.50 grade-point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 class credits to qualify for ...

Education Briefs for June 13

Bladholm receives American Legion Auxiliary scholarship Ali Bladholm has been awarded a $500 scholarship from the American Legion Auxiliary. She plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings., S.D., to study pharmacy, specifically oncology. She also plans to double major in ...

Education Briefs for June 6

Polejewski receives Catholic Daughter scholarship Karley Polejewski of Marshall has been awarded a $500 scholarship from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas local Court St. Joan of Arc 1291. She plans to attend Moorhead State University to major in speech-language/hearing sciences and ...

Campus Notes for June 6

Minnesota West announces spring semester 2018 dean’s list Minnesota West Community & Technical College announced the spring semester 2018 dean’s list. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 graded credits and earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average to be eligible for dean’s ...

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 ...