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Frederickson is Convocation Speaker

Posted 07.29.2015

Frederickson is Convocation Speaker

SMSU alumna Nikki Frederickson is back in the United States. At least some of the time.

Frederickson, this year’s convocation speaker during the upcoming Gold Rush Days, is a 1993 SMSU alumna with an interdisciplinary degree in Marketing and Speech Communication. She went on to receive a master’s degree at St. Thomas.

The St. James, Minn., native recently took a position as the Global Marketing Director for ACIST Medical Systems, a medical device company based in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Prior to that, she was with Boston Scientific for 13 ½ years. She held several positions with Boston Scientific, the most recent being Director of Strategic Relations/Medical Affairs.

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Steve Sik is Interim Veterans Resources Coordinator

Posted 07.29.2015

Steve Sik is Interim Veterans Resources Coordinator

Steve Sik will serve as the interim Veterans Resource Coordinator at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Sik is a Marshall native and has worked in the Veterans Resource Center at SMSU the past two years. He is an Exercise Science major. He is taking over the duties of Justin Guggisberg, who has been deployed overseas for a year.

Sik serves SMSU and the five campuses of Minnesota West Community and Technical College as the southwest Minnesota regional coordinator.

“We have approximately 120 veterans and their families we serve at SMSU, and over 200 between the two institutions,” he said.

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9th Annual Smokefest August 21-22

Posted 07.29.2015

9th Annual Smokefest August 21-22

The ninth annual Southwest Minnesota State University Smokefest BBQ Contest will take place on Aug. 21-22, on the campus of SMSU at the Schwan Regional Event Center.

The event will once again be in conjunction with the city of Marshall's “Sounds of Summer” celebration. Enjoy a great time with friends with excellent food, games and much more! The Smokefest Carnival will be open from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with inflatables, face painting, balloon shapers and more. The vending area will be open from 5:30-8 p.m. serving great food, including authentic BBQ provided by HyVee.

Again this year, SMSU Athletics will be showing a movie on the video board at the Schwan Regional Event Center. The hit movie "McFarland USA" will be played starting at 7:30 p.m. Following the movie, the popular “Johnny Holm Band” will take the stage and perform from 9 p.m. to midnight.

The Mustang Booster Club will also hold its annual “Kickoff Picnic” from 6:30-7:30 on Friday night. Individuals will have the opportunity to sign up for the Mustang Booster Club or purchase season tickets for SMSU football, volleyball, basketball and wrestling. Current or potential Booster Club members are invited.

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