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A fun challenge

MARSHALL — A new library project called Book Battles has West Side Elementary students reading, answering trivia type questions and practicing their teamwork skills. Last week, 14 Book Battles took place between 28 different teams. Several more book battles will be taking place this week ...

SMSU Briefs for Jan. 31

‘Life of Ernest Oberholtzer’ presentation is Feb. 13 at library, SMSU Environmental Science Professor Emily Deaver and English Professor Marianne Zarzana will give a presentation titled “Mallard Island & the Legacy of Ernest Oberholtzer: Centering Through the Earth and the Arts” ...

Campus Notes for Jan. 31

Hoversten graduates from the U of M Crookston The Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston recently announced its list of fall semester 2017 graduates. Students completed their degree requirements during fall semester 2017. Graduates included Ruth Hoversten, Lynd, ...

Marshall’s BPA sending 40 to state competition

MARSHALL — A large number of Marshall High School students excelled at the recent Business Professional of American (BPA) competition and qualified for the state competition on March 8-10 in Minneapolis. While some students advanced to the state level in multiple events, Marshall High ...

Campus Notes for Jan. 24

DSU has fall commencement Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., had its fall commencement ceremony Dec. 9 in the DSU Fieldhouse. Candidates for graduation include: Nicholas Rupp, Marshall, bachelor of business administration in accounting, cum laude. Minnesota West announces fall ...

SMSU Briefs for Jan. 24

DeGraff, Rieppel to perform faculty recital A faculty recital featuring SMSU adjunct instructor Dr. Anna DeGraff, mezzo-soprano, and Dr. Daniel Rieppel, piano, is planned for Monday. The recital, titled “Music on Music,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, located at 100 ...

Welding puts students on career path

MARSHALL — With a certificate in his hand, Holden Greeley has a promising career path ahead of him thanks to partnerships that came together to offer a welding program at MATEC a few years ago. By the time he graduates from MATEC next year, Greeley hopes to be working part time as a welder ...

Campus Notes for Jan. 17

MSUM announces fall graduates Minnesota State University Moorhead awarded degrees to about 485 students during its fall commencement program Dec. 14 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Graduates included Brooke Blue, bachelor of arts; Stacy Christensen, master of science; Quinn ...

SMSU Briefs for Jan. 17

Tabaka awarded KCACTF medallion Southwest Minnesota State University Theatre Professor Sheila Tabaka has been named a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival medallion winner, the most prestigious award given by KCACTF. There are eight KCACTF regions in the United States. SMSU is ...

Education Briefs for Jan. 17

Catholic Schools Week open house is Jan. 29 The public is invited to the Catholic Schools Week Open House will be from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Education Center at Holy Redeemer School. A spaghetti dinner benefit dinner is offered for a free-will donation. Dinner theater is Feb. 8, 9 at ...

Education Briefs for Jan. 10

Holy Redeemer to raise money through a raffle The Catholic Schools Raffle returns this winter to Holy Redeemer School in Marshall, giving the public the opportunity to turn $5 into a new car or $20,000 in cash while supporting a local Catholic school. Starting Jan. 12, students from Holy ...

SMSU Briefs for Jan. 10

MLK Week of Service and Civic Engagement events planned at SMSU A number of events are planned from Jan. 13-18 to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK Week of Service and Civic Engagement at Southwest Minnesota State University features events geared for all age ...

Campus Notes for Jan. 3

Girard chosen as Minnesota West representative for Statewide Award for Excellence in Teaching Minnesota West Community & Technical College – The Minnesota State Board of Trustees will honor a faculty member with the Award for Excellence in Teaching. This honor acknowledges and rewards ...

Campus Notes for Dec. 27

Anundson named to president’s list at Bob Jones University Jenna Anundson, a junior criminal justice major of Minneota, was among approximately 540 Bob Jones University students named to the fall 2017 president’s list. The president’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher ...

New check-in system introduced at Park Side

MARSHALL — A new visitor check-in system was recently installed at Park Side Elementary School, allowing for better management of visitors and improved security overall. The new iPad kiosk replaces the former orange badge system. Park Side Principal Darci Love was instrumental in ...

Education Briefs for Dec. 20

SWWC staff present at conferences Several SWWC Service Cooperative staff recently presented at two conferences — the Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) Annual Conference and the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) Annual Conference. The MREA Annual Conference was ...

SMSU Briefs for Dec. 20

Minnesota State System recognizes Kerkaert for outstanding work Deb Kerkaert, vice president for finance and administration at Southwest Minnesota State University, was honored for exceptional work at the 2017 CFO Finance Conference held recently at the Minnesota State system office in St. ...

Campus Notes for Dec. 20

Area students awarded degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato at end of fall semester Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 1,817 degrees at the end of the fall semester, with commencement ceremonies Dec. 9 in Taylor Center’s Bresnan Arena on the Minnesota State Mankato ...

Education Briefs for Dec. 13

True Light to have middle school concert Dec. 18 True Light Christian School announces its Christmas concert by the fifth-eighth grade and band students at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the gymnasium at 601 E. College Drive in Marshall. Caron helps set legislative platform for Minnesota ...

Campus Notes for Dec. 13

Area students studying abroad Three area students are studying abroad during the fall semester 2017 through the Center for Global Education at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, and Saint John’s University, Collegeville. Alyssa Louwagie, of Marshall, is studying in the ...