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SMSU Briefs for May 6

SMSU ag programs ranked No. 4 in Minnesota Southwest Minnesota State University’s agriculture programs have been ranked No. 4 in Minnesota by PLEXUSS Global Rankings. In an effort to streamline the many college rankings each year, Plexuss.com created PLEXUSS College Rankings. In addition ...

Education Briefs for May 5

True Light Christian School honor roll True Light Christian School announces its 3rd quarter honor roll for the 2020-2021 school year: Eighth grade: Ryan Botsford, Naya Grahn, Jack Meier, Aubree Metheny, Ben Pafko, Gabriella Ross, Naomi Sternke, Augie Sturrock, Kendall Walerius, Braelyn ...

Campus Notes for April 27

Minnesota West announces candidates for graduation and 2021 commencement ceremonies Minnesota West Community & Technical College will host multiple commencement ceremonies for students graduating this year. Due to COVID restrictions and to keep, our students, visitors, faculty and staff ...

Campus Notes for April 26

Local students receive dean’s list honors from Bemidji State University Local students have been placed on Bemidji State’s dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, Bemidji State University students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn ...

Education Briefs for April 26

Minnesota West’s Miller recognized at Board of Trustees Awards Program as an Outstanding Educator Minnesota West Community & Technical College – Minnesota West Medical Lab Technology & Phlebotomy instructor Dr. Rita Miller, was recognized as an Outstanding Educator for 2020 at the ...

SMSU Briefs for April 26

Campus Compact Presidents' Award winners announced at SMSU A Southwest Minnesota State staff member, student, and committee have been named Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) Presidents’ Award winners. The 2021 Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact awards honor over 90 individuals ...

Campus Notes for April 21

Minnesota West recognized by BestValue Schools.org Minnesota West Community & Technical College has been recognized in the Best 24 Associate’s Degree in Administrative Assistant in 2021 in the Nation by BestValueSchools.org. The administrative assistant program at Minnesota West is a ...

SMSU Briefs for April 20

International Student Award Ceremony April 29 at SMSU The International Student Organization (ISO) at Southwest Minnesota State University is having its first-ever International Student Award Ceremony at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Lower Conference Center. International students that ...

Education Briefs for April 19

Minnesota West Community & Technical College receives grant Minnesota West Community & Technical College Farm Business Management, Lamb & Wool and Small Business Management Programs recently received grant funding from Minnesota Telemedia. The grant was for $31,375 and covered ...

Education Briefs for April 14

Minnesota West recognized as in the list of the Top 47 Colleges in the state of Minnesota Minnesota West Community & Technical College has been recognized as one of the Top 47 Colleges in the State of Minnesota for 2021 by Intelligent.com. The top picks by Intelligent.com are affordable, ...

MHS speech team qualifies 2 for state

The Marshall Tiger Speech Team competed at the Section 2AA Speech Tournament on Saturday. The Tigers advanced nine students to the final round of competition and qualified two speakers for the MSHSL State Speech Tournament. Senior Zoe Vorbach placed first in the category of great speeches while ...

MLK Day activities planned at SMSU

A virtual program celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Southwest Minnesota State University will be held Jan. 18. The event will be via Zoom from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required and can be made at: www.bit.ly/SMSUMLK2021, or by scanning the QR code on the poster. The ...

Campus Notes for Jan. 7

Augustana announces dean’s list Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, announced the students named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year. The sean’s list recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point ...

SMSU Briefs for Dec. 23

Mustang Ice Classic goes virtual The third annual Mustang Ice Classic will take on a virtual format this year, and will be held from Feb. 13-15, 2021. Participants can fish on any lake that is covered with ice, said Alumni Director Mike VanDrehle. “It’s a change, but it’s also an ...

Campus Notes for Dec. 14

MCGA offering four $5,000 scholarships to future ag leaders The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is providing four $5,000 scholarships to students located statewide who are pursuing a career in agriculture. The number of scholarships available doubled from last year, as Minnesota’s ...

Ridgewater College proposes changes to FBM program

Ridgewater College is engaged in discussions to explore the viability of transferring their Farm Business Management (FBM) program to Central Lakes College and Minnesota West Community and Technical College. The proposal, if enacted, would result in the transfer of Ridgewater’s current FBM ...

Weber awarded Outstanding Student Affairs Administrator

Minnesota West Community & Technical College announced that Dean of Student Services Rebecca Weber has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities ASA Outstanding Student Affairs Administrator Award. The Academic and Student Affairs Division of ...

Campus Notes for Oct. 30

Buntjer named to dean’s list Briatta Buntjer of Marshall has been named to the summer 2020 quarter dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in Port Orange, Fla. Minnesota West welding certificate options Minnesota West Community & Technical College will ...

SMSU Theater season opens with ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

SMSU Theater’s 53rd season opens with “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Rick Elice, based on the popular novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Nov. 8 and 14-15. All performances are in the SMSU Fine Arts ...

SMSU University Gala to go virtual

The Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation will continue the tradition of the University Gala by hosting a virtual event Oct. 25 through Nov. 1. The annual University Gala is the premier scholarship fundraising event for SMSU and is in its 31st year. Due to COVID-19 and the ...