SMSU Featured Stories
Forensics Team Wins State Championship
The Southwest Minnesota State University forensics team captured the championship in the Limited Entry Team Sweepstakes division at this year’s Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Championship Tournament.
The competition was held Feb. 21-22 on the campus of SMSU.
Seven students represented SMSU in the competition. They were led by Nick Dorman, a senior from Marshall, Minn., who placed second in Informative Speaking; third in Communication Analysis; fourth in Dramatic Interpretation; fourth in Oratory; and fifth in Prose Interpretation.... Read More Forensics Team Wins State Championship
Civil War Panel Presentation Rescheduled to March 16
A panel presentation entitled “Remembering the Civil War” has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16 in Charter Hall 217 on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.
The event was originally scheduled for March 3 but was postponed due to the weather.
Five Receive Tolk Scholarships
Five Southwest Minnesota State University students were awarded LeAnn C. Tolk Scholarships at the recent Foundation Scholarship Recognition Luncheon.
LeAnn C. Tolk Scholarships of $5,000 each were awarded to one current freshman, two sophomore and two juniors. The scholarships recognize outstanding students who combine academic achievement, participation in campus and community activities and a strong work ethic. Additional consideration is also given to those who are first generation college students and/or have overcome extraordinary personal, financial or academic challenges. Over 30 students were nominated by SMSU faculty and staff.
The scholarships are made possible by the late LeAnn C. Tolk of Lake City, Minn. She was born in Hendricks, Minn., and raised in Elkton, S.D. She worked at 3M following high school, until her retirement at age 61. She wanted to support students from rural communities and give them the opportunity to receive a college education.
This year’s recipients include:
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