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SMSU Love Your Melon Crew Raising Awareness and Support for Kids Battling Cancer

Posted 12.09.2016

SMSU Love Your Melon Crew Raising Awareness and Support for Kids Battling Cancer

One of SMSU’s newest campus groups is part of a nationwide effort to spread awareness of childhood cancer and support kids fighting the disease. The SMSU Love Your Melon Campus Crew began just over a year ago, in October 2015.

Jenna Christianson, current Love Your Melon Crew president, was the driving force in starting the group, with help from the rest of the crew. The group currently has 16 student members.

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Dallin Finley Has Made an Impact at SMSU

Posted 01.12.2017

Dallin Finley Has Made an Impact at SMSU

SMSU senior Dallin Finley recently received a $500 Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award through the Minnesota State system. He was one of just 20 students in the Minnesota State system to receive the award, which is given to students in good academic standing who have demonstrated a keen awareness of our interconnected world.

Students chosen to receive the award show an understanding that “all people — all cultures, all creeds, all colors, and all countries — have been ‘depositors and withdrawers at the world bank of knowledge.’”

Finley was nominated for the award through his leadership on campus and as an athlete. “I don’t know how it came about really, I just got a text from coach Christian Guenther telling me I had received it,” he said. “I’m very grateful to whoever submitted the nomination.”

Finley is originally from Kennesaw, Ga., and was a captain on the Mustang football team this past season. He is also on the track and field team, and holds the school record for the 200-meter indoor race.

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MLK Week of Service and Civic Engagement Jan. 16-19

Posted 12.13.2016

MLK Week of Service and Civic Engagement Jan. 16-19

Weather projections have changed the schedule of the Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service and Civil Engagement, originally scheduled to be held January 14-19.

The Monday, Jan. 16, activities are cancelled, the rest of the week’s activities will continue as planned.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Service and Civil Engagement will be held January 16-19, with several events planned throughout the week. The activities honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy of fighting for social and economic equality through activism and service.

Several special guests will be visiting throughout the week to perform and to share their experiences through panel discussions.

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President Gores, 3 Other Female Presidents Co-author Editorial in ‘Chronicle'

Posted 01.05.2017

President Gores, 3 Other Female Presidents Co-author Editorial in ‘Chronicle'

Southwest Minnesota State University President Dr. Connie J. Gores is one of four female college presidents who have co-authored an editorial in the latest edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the premier news source for college and university administrators.

The piece, entitled “The Benefits of Gender Balance in a System’s Presidential Offices,” was authored by President Gores, Normandale Community Collee President Joyce Ester, Minnesota State University Moorhead President Anne Blackhurst and North Hennepin Community College President Barbara McDonald. These four were all elected by their peers — presidents of Minnesota State colleges and universities — to serve on the executive committee of the Minnesota State Leadership Council, a body consisting of all the campus presidents and the chancellor's cabinet. That is the first time all four members of the Leadership Council have been women.

The editorial says that while women make up only about 26 percent of all college and university presidents, that the Minnesota State system is doing much better — 14 out of 30 institutions have female presidents.

It goes on to praise the Minnesota State system for making similar strides in diversifying the racial makeup of its presidents, too. Thirty-three percent are members of a racial or ethnic minority group.

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