SMSU Featured Stories
Culinology Team Earns Silver Medal at RCA Competition
Who would have guessed that you can’t get fresh spinach in Puerto Rico?
That was an obstacle that the SMSU Culinology team faced during its recent competition at the Research Chefs Association (RCA) Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The team was one of just four selected to compete in the “Savory” category of the student competition. They competed against two teams from Taylor’s University in Malaysia and one team from Guelph University in Canada.
Four teams also competed in the “Pastry” category.... Read More Culinology Team Earns Silver Medal at RCA Competition
Barnhardt an Inspiring 'Telling Women's Stories' Winner
Kristen Barnhardt, sophomore Disability Advocacy in New Media major, is this year’s winner in SMSU’s “Telling Women’s Stories” creative writing contest.
There were 10 entrants in this year’s contest, each of whom could submit up to 10 pages of creative writing that focuses on women.
Barnhardt submitted three pieces: an essay, a short story, and a poem.
Her essay, "Being Dorothy," is based on the story of one of her acting experiences. Due to unexpected circumstances in the summer of 2016, she auditioned for a role in the all-abilities play, “The Wizard of Oz,” from a hospital room. She came away with the role of Dorothy, a character with a positive outlook on life. Barnhardt battles depression and borderline personality disorder, and found the upbeat role a meaningful challenge. “’Being Dorothy’ is about the entire experience, and how it changed me as a person,” she said.... Read More Barnhardt an Inspiring 'Telling Women's Stories' Winner
Fine Arts Celebration Features the Talents of SMSU Community
There will be something for everyone at the eleventh annual Fine Arts Celebration, being held March 28 through April 30 at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Vocal and instrumental concerts, theatre productions, readings, art displays, costume making and more are on the schedule.
“This is a way to highlight the fine work of our talented students and faculty,” said event coordinator Dr. Pat Brace. “The majority of the events are free to the public, and we invite people to check the schedule and come to campus for some of the events.”
SMSU English Professor Marianne Zarzana and Emeritus English Professor Jim Zarzana will have a duo reading of their work on April 10. English Professors Anthony Neil Smith and Susan McLean will read their work on April 17 and 25, respectively. In addition, contributors to the literary journal Perceptions will read on April 19.... Read More Fine Arts Celebration Features the Talents of SMSU Community
- Ben Nwachukwu, Staff Assist Entire Campus Posted March 27
- Culinology Team Earns Silver Medal at RCA CompetitionPosted March 23
- Barnhardt an Inspiring 'Telling Women's Stories' WinnerPosted March 15
- Fine Arts Celebration Features the Talents of SMSU CommunityPosted March 15
- Jakob Hicks Finishes in Top 16 at Farm Bureau National CompetitionPosted February 23
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