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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 ...

6 to receive SMSU Homecoming Alumni Awards

Six individuals will receive Alumni Association awards as part of Homecoming 2020, with a theme of “Mustangs Come Together — Six Feet Apart.” Alumni Achievement Awards are presented to alumni in recognition of professional success and the positive reflection made on the university and ...

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship created at SMSU

A new initiative — the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship — has been established at Southwest Minnesota State University. The Center will be housed within the newly-formed Department of Business Innovation & Strategy and will give students real-world experiences that will ...

Campus Notes for Oct. 2

Minnesota West announces summer semester 2020 dean’s list Minnesota West Community & Technical College announced the summer semester 2020 dean’s list. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 graded credits and earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average to be eligible for dean’s list ...

Homecoming at SMSU: ‘Mustangs Come Together — Six Feet Apart’

Homecoming 2020 at Southwest Minnesota State University will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a theme of “Mustangs Come Together — Six Feet Apart.” “This is an unusual Homecoming. That’s why we want to make sure that we continue the tradition and show our Mustang Spirit,” said ...

Education Briefs for Sept. 15

Minnesota West Community & Technical College PN program recognized in Minnesota Minnesota West Community & Technical College was recently named fourth in Minnesota for PN programs by practicalnursing.org. When ranking PN programs practicalnursing.org considers multiple factors, ...

Gold College Zoom virtual kickoff event Sept. 30

The fall kickoff session for GOLD College will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 30 starting at 1:30 p.m. The kickoff event will feature keynote speaker Amanda Sieling, assistant professor of justice administration, who will give a presentation, “Restorative Justice: Learn How Everyone ...

Campus Notes for Aug. 21

Area students awarded Workforce Development Scholarships More than 40 students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College have been awarded Workforce Development Scholarships in the first round of awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Michael DeVaan of Ghent was one of the students ...

Campus Notes for Aug. 19

Bengtson receives Doctor of Physical Therapy degree Jacob Bengtson from Garvin received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and College of Medicine in Rochester. This 33-month program included coursework and a year of clinical experiences. Upon ...

Campus Notes for Aug. 7

WSU announces dean’s list Winona State University announced the dean’s list for spring semester 2020. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be an undergraduate enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours for a grade) and achieve a minimum grade-point average of ...

Campus Notes for Aug. 3

Buntjer named to dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic Briatta Buntjer of Marshall has been named to the spring 2020 quarter dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in Port Orange, Fla. Stoks named to honor list at MSU, Mankato Evan Stoks of Canby was ...