Schools

SMSU Briefs for Nov. 9

Zarzana presentations Nov. 16The SMSU Visiting Writers Series will host "A Conversation with James A. Zarzana, author of The Marsco Saga," on Wednesday, Nov. 16, noon at the Marshall-Lyon County Library and at 7 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State University, Charter Hall 201. Both events are ...

Yellow Medicine Integration Collaborative holds 2nd Annual Business Tour Day

The Yellow Medicine Integration Collaborative, comprised of six area school districts including Canby Public High School, Dawson-Boyd High School, Lakeview Secondary School, Minneota High School, Renville County West, and Yellow Medicine East in partnership with the SW MN Private Industry ...

Rosenstone speaks on ‘demographic tsunami’

MARSHALL - In a presentation on Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone spoke about an impending "demographic tsunami" that is expected to culminate in Minnesota within the next 15 years.That tsunami represents a ...

SMSU briefs for Oct. 26

Jazz Ensemble celebrates 10 years of guest artistsThe Southwest Minnesota State University Jazz Ensemble will celebrate 10 years of its guest artist series with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.The guest artist will be trumpeter Larry McWilliams, who was ...

Education briefs for Oct. 26

October is National Principal's MonthOctober is National Principals' Month, and we want to take a moment to say thank you to the talented group of principals and administrators that we have the privilege to work with in the Marshall Public School District."I believe the heart of any successful ...

MN Zoo’s Zoomobile pays a visit to MATEC

MARSHALL - Environmental science students at MATEC recently had a visit from the Minnesota Zoo's Zoomobile as part of a grant the school received through the Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.Along with the Zoomobile visit and field trips to the Glynn Prairie located between Amiret ...

MHS marching band does well at Youth in Music Band Championships

MARSHALL - The Marshall High School marching band recently took part in the 12th annual Youth in Music Band Championships at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.Youth in Music's mission is to provide opportunities for students to perform and engage in experiences that will enrich their lives ...

SMSU briefs for Oct. 12

Ag Bowl is Saturday at SMSUSomething for everyone describes the 10th annual Ag Bowl, presented by Ralco Inc., which will be Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University.Ag Bowl is a celebration of agriculture in Minnesota and features numerous events for both children and adults.The ...

Education briefs for Oct. 12

Area students invited to 'Play Like a Mustang'Area high school students are invited to join the Southwest Minnesota State University Pep Band to "Play Like a Mustang" at the SMSU football game vs. Concordia, St. Paul on Saturday, Oct. 29. SMSU students not currently part of the pep band are ...

MCC math teacher receives Educator of Excellence award

SLAYTON - Murray County Central math teacher Brenda Whitehead was one of four teachers across Minnesota to receive the 2016 Educator of Excellence award through Minnesota Rural Education Association recently.MREA - the lone advocate exclusively for Greater Minnesota schools - is led by school ...

Education briefs for Oct. 5

Marshall BPA students elect Region 8 officersTwo students from Marshall High have been elected as Regional Business Professionals of America officers. The fall conference took place Sept. 28 at Minnesota West-Granite Falls campus. Election of Region 8 officers took place. Elected from Marshall ...

SMSU briefs for Oct. 5

SMSU ranked 6th in nation for out-of-state tuition rateSouthwest Minnesota State University has been ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report magazine for the lowest out-of-state tuition in 2016-17.SMSU tuition and fees for out-of-state students for 2016-17 are $8,336, placing ...

Campus notes for Oct. 5

Minnesota West Foundation receives $10,000 AT&T contribution to support student scholarship programThe Minnesota West Foundation received a $10,000 AT&T donation to support its student scholarship program during an event at the MERIT Center in Marshall.The $10,000 AT&T ...

Plenty to be proud of in Canby

Canby Elementary tops all otherelementary schools with 98.18 MMR ratingCANBY - Canby Elementary School recently got some fantastic news - the school was designated as a 2016 Reward school by the Minnesota Department of Education.The recognition marks the fifth time Canby Elementary has obtained ...

Education briefs for Sept. 28

MPS?wins Certificate of Excellence awardThe Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Marshall Public Schools - ISD #413 its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and ...

Campus notes for Sept. 28

Area students receive degrees from NDSUMinnesota students included on the attached list were among the students to graduate from North Dakota State University in summer 2016. NDSU awarded 314 degrees to students. A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher to graduate with ...

Alumni achievement awards

Bill Fenske is a hometown boy who didn't have far to go when he made his college choice.Bill is a Marshall native and a 1984 alumnus with a degree in Accounting. He earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota, and his Doctorate of Business Administration from Metropolitan State ...

Honorary membership award

Marilyn StrateTeaching brings with it a deep satisfaction that drew Marilyn Strate to the profession years ago.Marilyn is an Associate Professor of Education within the PE Program, and teaches Recreation and Sports Management courses.The Nebraska native is in her 25th year at SMSU and was one ...

GOLD Award

Sara (Graf) JonesVolleyball runs through the veins of 2010 alumna Sara (Graf) Jones.The Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, native earned a degree in Accounting and is a financial analyst for UniPro Foodservice in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the company in July 2010 and this is the fourth position she has ...