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SMSU Briefs for Jan. 29

SMSU 2019 fall semester dean’s list announced

Southwest Minnesota State University students have been honored for achievement during the 2019 fall semester of study. There are two honors categories for the dean’s list. An undergraduate student who completes 12 or more A-F graded credits and achieves a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher earns Honors. If a 4.0 grade-point average is achieved, the student earns High Honors.

High Honors — Balaton: Evan Moorsen. Cottonwood: Jamie Timmerman. Dawson: Katheryn Madson, Cora Engels. Ivanhoe: Rachel Engels. Lamberton: Logan Pankonin, Noah Pankonin. Lynd: Zoe DeBoer. Marshall: Jennifer Enos-Servais, Oluwaseun Famakinwa, Lisa Hansen, Marshall, Autumn Hess, Zoe Hess, Taylor Himley, Marshall, Lydia Hurst, Rachel Meyer. Milroy: Miriam Krause, Devin Soupir, Ashley Zwach. Minneota: Nicole Evers, Brooke Sorensen, Lydia Sussner. Ruthton: Emily Vos. Taunton: Maria Callens. Tyler: Rachel Stenerson. Walnut Grove: Charlie Vang.

Honors — Balaton: Samantha Bartz, Rachel Kinny. Canby: Brandon Bursack, Mallary Fink, Jenna Kockelman, Larissa Kockelman, Cammie Weber. Cottonwood: Christopher Berg, Coltan Varpness, Jon Wyffels. Dawson: Kylie Schuelke, Alyssa Strand. Garvin: Taitum Timm. Ghent: Brock Buysse. Granite Falls: Blake Helgeson. Ivanhoe: Benjamin Engels. Lake Benton: Alexis Christensen. Lynd: Parker DeBates. Marshall: Biruk Ayalew, Mitchell Baker Magrath, Rebecca Baker, Riley Bakke, Mary Beisler, Zechariah Bergjord, Shelby Borst, Bailey Buntjer, Alisha Cooper, Tesfatsion Desta, Oluwasegun Durowoju, Alyssa Edwards, Tanner Ellingson, Chidera Ezeh, Issac Fischer, Ethan Fisk, Dimitri Gergen, Faith Graham, Ahmed Hassen, Hibo Hersi, Jacob Hinze, Fadumo Ismail, Sean Knight, Louis Lozinski, Paytyn Lundeen, Avianna McFarquhar, Gay Nawtaheh, Ble Michela N’Guessan, Olanrewaju Ojuade, Natalie Petrich, Kelsey Pieschke, Erin Richardson, Darian Ross, Kharmen Saysirisanh, Katelyn Schauer, Nolan Schultz, Priyanka Shrestha, Mary Smith, Erin Stevens, Candace Thomas, Megan Thooft, Nathaniel Van Asperen, Kamal West, Candice Yu. Milroy: Zachary Morgan, Carl Swedzinski. Minneota: Elizabeth Davis, Brock Fox, Emily Gillingham, Charlie Josephson, Stephanie Kimpe, Morgan Kockelman, Matthew Myhre, Justin Otto. Tyler: Gwyneth Duus, Emily Kern, Bryton Dressen. Vesta: Elaina Leach, Jared Zollner. Wabasso: Cody Dudgeon. Walnut Grove: Kelly Truedson, Regan Truedson. Westbrook: McKenzie Deprez. Wood Lake: Tyler Imes, Carl Math.

Brass-a-Palooza is Saturday at SMSU

The Southwest Minnesota State University Music Program will host “Brass-a-Palooza” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday atf SMSU.

The event is a celebration of brass music and learning and is open to all area brass players, regardless of age, experience or ability.

Brass-a-Polooza will feature guest artist Mark Hetzler, along with his innovative band Mr. Chair.

Hetzler plays in a wide range of musical settings: solo classical recitals, chamber and orchestral performances, electro-acoustic festivals and new music concerts. His band, Mr. Chair, looks like a jazz quartet, sounds closer to a rock band, and is contemporary classical music in the guise of a modern band. As classically-trained musicians well versed in jazz, Mr. Chair creates a new sound using both acoustic and electric instruments.

Warm-ups begin at 9 a.m., followed by brass choir rehearsal, a master class, lunch, guest artist recital, brass choir rehearsal and a final concert at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.

Applications and information is available online at www.SMSU.edu/go/brassapalooza.

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