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VFW contest open to students

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 742 of Marshall and its auxiliary are sponsoring the VFW National Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests. The VOD contest is open to all students enrolled in public, private, parochial schools or home schooled in grades 9-12. Students ...

SMSU ‘Mustangs Unite’ Homecoming is Oct. 7-13

Mustang alumni will converge on Marshall for Homecoming 2019 at Southwest Minnesota State University, which will be Oct. 7-13 with a theme of “Mustangs Unite.” Many student-centered events take place during the week, including the Chartwells Stampede Feed on Oct. 7; Candidates’ Night, ...

SMSU Briefs for Oct. 2

30th anniversary University Gala Oct. 11 The 30th annual University Gala will be from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Oct. 11, in the R/A Facility at Southwest Minnesota State University. This year’s decorating theme is Emerald, to mark the emerald anniversary of the event. The University Gala ...

SMSU Briefs for Sept. 25

Screening of Luis Argueta documentary ‘The U Turn: A Transformational Journey’ Oct. 2 Southwest Minnesota State University will host a screening of the Luis Argueta documentary film “The U Turn: A Transformational Journey” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Conference Center, lower ...

SMSU Briefs for Sept. 18

Family weekend Sept. 20-22 Family weekend will take place this weekend at Southwest Minnesota State University. SMSU sets aside a weekend every year for students to invite parents, siblings, grandparents and family members to campus to take part in a fun-filled weekend of events and ...

Education Briefs for Sept. 18

Young artist conference is Oct. 22 at SMSU Imagine, create, design and perform are only a few things students will be doing in three hands-on learning sessions at the Conference for Young Artists. Students can expand their imaginations and build creativity by learning new art techniques and ...

Gold College kickoff Sept. 18 at SMSU

The Southwest Minnesota State University spring session of GOLD College will kick off at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Charter Hall 201 on campus. The entertainment for the kick-off event will be provided by the SMSU theater program. In celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, the ...

Campus Notes for Sept. 11

Minnesota West receives additional enrollment accreditation for dental assistant program The Minnesota West Community and Technical College dental assistant program has been awarded approval for increased enrollment at the Luverne Center. The dental assistant program has currently been ...

SMSU Briefs for Sept. 11

Visiting writer Tiffany Quay Tyson to read Sept. 24 at SMSU Tiffany Quay Tyson will read from her novel, “The Past is Never,” on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 7-8 p.m. in Charter Hall 201 at Southwest Minnesota State University. Her appearance is part of the annual Visiting Writers Series, ...

Campus notes for Sept. 4

Zahrbock on Concordia Homecoming Committee Sadie Zahrbock of Marshall, a senior at Concordia College, Moorhead, was named to the 2019 Homecoming Committee. She is serving in the info booth. Homecoming events take place Oct. 10-13. The theme this year is “Cobber Pride. Stayin’ Alive.” ...

SMSU Briefs for Sept. 4

13th Ag Bowl Sept. 7 at SMSU The 13th annual Ag Bowl — presented by Ralco — is set for Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Schwan Regional Event Center and SREC parking lot on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. Ag Bowl is a celebration of agriculture in Minnesota and features ...

Campus Notes for Aug. 28

Buchert named to NDSU dean’s list Monica Buchert of Russell was among the 190 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the summer 2019 dean’s list. A student must earn a 3.50 grade-point average or higher and be enrolled in at least nine class credits to qualify for the ...

Campus Notes for Aug. 21

Buysse named to dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Morris Hannah Buysse of Minneota has been named to the University of Minnesota Morris dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.666 or higher ...

SMSU Briefs for Aug. 14

SMSU announces recent graduates A total of 409 degrees were awarded to students following the spring session of courses at Southwest Minnesota State University. The students earned their degrees in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. An undergraduate student who completes 12 ...

SMSU Briefs for Aug. 7

Gold Rush Days Aug. 22-25 at SMSU Freshmen will arrive on campus for Southwest Minnesota State University’s Gold Rush Days orientation Aug. 22-25. Classes begin for all students on Monday, Aug. 26. Orientation is an opportunity for students to meet fellow first-year students while ...

SMSU Briefs for July 31

SMSU’s RN to BSN nursing program ranked No. 4 in Minnesota The Southwest Minnesota State University RN to BSN nursing program has been ranked No. 4 in the state of Minnesota by RegisteredNursing.org., a nursing advocacy organization. Nursing programs were assessed on several factors, ...

Campus Notes for July 31

Local students named to University of Minnesota Twin Cities dean’s list The following students have been named to the 2019 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits ...

Campus Notes for July 10

Louwagie earns degree from WGU Kailey Louwagie of Cottonwood has earned her bachelor of science, nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 70th (Orlando, Florida); 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); and 72nd (Anaheim, California) commencement ...

SMSU Briefs for July 3

zAmya Theatre Coming to Marshall July 28 A unique theater experience highlighting housing instability in the region is coming to Marshall on July 28. The zAmya Theatre Project will perform “A Prairie Homeless Companion” at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, in the SMSU Black Box Theatre. The ...

Campus Notes for July 3

Drake University releases dean’s list, president’s list The following local students have been named to the dean’s and president's lists at Drake University. To be eligible for the dean’s list students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the spring 2019 semester at ...