Seivert admitted to SMSU
Justin Seivert, son of Peggy Seivert and the late David Seivert from Tracy, has been accepted for the 2012 fall semester at Southwest Minnesota State University.
His planned major field of study is computer science.
Master of science in physical education offered at SMSU starting fall 2013
A new master's degree - physical education: coaching of sport - will be offered at Southwest Minnesota State University beginning in the fall semester, 2013.
The degree will be offered completely online, said Cori Ann Dahlager, director of the School of Graduate Studies.
The degree came about following a survey several years ago to gauge the interest within the athletic community in Minnesota.
"The survey was overwhelmingly positive," said Frankie Albitz, a physical education professor who was involved with the program's start-up.
"The program is unique in several ways," added Albitz. "We are team-teaching every course with a current coach or someone still in the trenches, such as Patty Myrvik, a current trainer at SMSU. The other person on the team has a terminal degree of some sort. We are totally online, and we will apply for NAACE endorsement (National Association of Athletic Coaches Education)."
Education Professor Dr. Debbie Van Overbeke, who has also been involved with the program since its inception, said the program is unique in the country and, since it's completely online, will have broad appeal, both regionally and beyond.
"The students will be evaluated on their coursework, their portfolio, and a final project, which is practical and applicable to their field," she said.
Van Overbeke said students will be asked to get a mentor for their classes, as well.
"Someone knowledgeable in their field, so they can get new ideas," she said.
Dahlager said the master's degree will include a total of 12 classes and will take two years, including some coursework in the summer of 2014. Twenty-five students will be admitted to the program the first year, said Dahlager.
For more information, call Dalager at 537-6819.
Evans treasurer of Graphic Design Club at SMSU
Joseph Evans, a junior undeclared major from Marshall, is the treasurer of the Graphic Design Club at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The club is for students interested in graphic design. It's a place for interested students to meet socially, give and get help on projects, take trips, have fun. The purpose of the GDC club shall be to promote and coordinate graphic design activities at SMSU.