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Education Briefs for May 26

True Light Christian School announces graduates MARSHALL — True Light Christian School announces its eighth-grade graduating students. They are Emma Bottelberghe, Coby Brownlee, Isaiah Brusven, Grace Bump, Siri Christensen, Jada Falconer, Brenna Foster, Gracelyn Foster, Aaliyah Fricke, ...

Campus Notes for May 21

Minnesota West Community & Technical College virtual commencement and candidates for graduation Minnesota West hosted a virtual commencement ceremony honoring 2020 graduates May 15. The virtual commencement ceremony and graduation information can be found at www.mnwest.edu and was ...

Education Briefs for May 20

McPherson receives foreign service association merit scholarship Maite McPherson will graduate from Colegio Maya — The American International School of Guatemala. She has been selected as a winner in the 2020 American Foreign Service Association Merit Awards Competition. She was awarded an ...

SMSU Briefs for May 14

3 students awarded full-ride scholarships as part of President’s Regional Scholars Award Program Three high-achieving students have been awarded full-ride scholarships to Southwest Minnesota State University as part of the President’s Regional Scholars Award program. Paige Ahrendt from ...

Education Briefs for May 14

Radloff receives Teacher of the Year award from local teachers’ union Vickie Radloff, high school EL (English Learner) teacher, was recently awarded Marshall Education Association’s 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. The following is an excerpt from her nomination: “Vickie creates an ...

Education Briefs for May 12

Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation announces inaugural class of Wear the Badges Four western Minnesota students including Tannyr Curry, a Marshall High School senior, are among the group that will receive academic scholarships as part of the new Wear the Badge scholarship program. The ...

Annual creative writing awards ceremony goes virtual

The 16th annual Creative Writing Contest gives students a chance to shine by expressing themselves in their writing, said Andrea Anderson, SWWC Service Coopertive student enrichment coordinator. The program is designed to encourage the love of language and writing for all students as well as a ...

SMSU Briefs for May 8

SMSU employees celebrate anniversaries A number of Southwest Minnesota State University employees are celebrating anniversaries at the institution. Normally, an employee recognition event is held to honor those celebrating 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 35- and 40-year anniversaries. There are ...

SMSU’s Celebrate Science Week goes on in a different manner

Special to the Independent Southwest Minnesota State University’s Celebrate Science Week presentations will go on as usual this week. The work of the students will just be shown a bit differently, is all. Some students in Botany, Biology Senior Seminar, Chemistry and Exercise Science (on ...

Education Briefs for April 22

Two Marshall High School students receive scholarships Kate Marshall and Jacob Ginocchio have received a scholarship from the Music Southwest Music Teachers and the Southwest Minnesota Music Teachers Association as outstanding music students. Kate Marshall is the daughter of Allison and Jim ...

SMSU Briefs for April 13

Pam Gladis is 2020 Cowan Award winner Pam Gladis, whose work as SMSU librarian touches every facet of academic life at the University, has been named the 2020 Cathy Cowan Award winner. The award is named for the late psychology professor Cathy Cowan, who died in an auto accident on Dec. 22, ...

Marshall speech team competes at Shakopee Speech Tournament

The Marshall Tiger speech team placed 4th out of 25 teams at the Shakopee Speech Tournament on Saturday. Eden Prairie, Wayzata, and Prior Lake finished ahead of Marshall. The Tigers were led by senior Isaiah Schroeder who advanced to championship finals and placed in the top three in all ...

SMSU Briefs for March 11

‘Gallery Talk’ by Dr. Pat Brace is March 23 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Professor Dr. Pat Brace will present a “Gallery Talk” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 23, in the William Whipple Gallery (Bellows Academic 291) on campus. Her topic will be “Art and Handicraft in ...

Campus Notes for March 11

Cattoor named to SJU dean’s list Seth Cattoor, son of Jay and Heather Cattoor of Marshall, has earned the distinction of being named to the dean’s list for the 2019 fall semester at Saint John’s University. Cattoor is a sophomore global business leadership major at SJU. To be ...

SMSU Briefs for March 4

Four SMSU Campus Compact Award winners named Four individuals have been awarded Campus Compact President’s Awards at Southwest Minnesota State University. Founded in 1994, Minnesota Campus Compact’s mission is to support member institutions as they fulfill the public purpose that is at ...

Education Briefs for March 4

RTR Middle School Showcase Night is March 17 Showcase Night is from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, RTR Middle School. Concession-style food will be available in the gym lobby — pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, chips, ice cream, bars and cookies. Prices range from $.50 to ...

Gold College kick-off March 18 at SMSU

The Southwest Minnesota State University spring session of GOLD College will kick off on Wednesday, March 18 starting at 2:15 p.m. in Charter Hall 201 on campus. Registration will be held from 2:15-3 p.m. Gold College participants will have the opportunity to pick up class schedules and ...

Campus Notes for Feb 26

Minnesota West recognized as Military Friendly School and ranked third in nation among small community colleges Minnesota West Community & Technical College was named a Military Friendly School by VIQTRY and is ranked third in the nation among small community colleges. According to ...

SMSU Briefs for Feb. 26

SMSU RN to BSN nursing program ranked Southwest Minnesota State University’s RN to BSN nursing program is ranked in the Top 100 of the Best Nursing Schools in the Plains by Nursingschoolalmanac.com. Nursingschoolsalmanac.com took into account SMSU’s academic prestige, value, breadth and ...

Marshall speech team competes in Forest Lake, Luverne

The Marshall Tiger varsity speech team finished 6th out of 32 teams at the Forest Lake Speech Tournament last Saturday. Leading the way for the Tigers was senior Jack Pedersen who finished 2nd overall in humorous. Senior Isaiah Schroeder also earned high honors by advancing into final rounds in ...