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Cleveland Helping Make the Region Healthier

Posted 04.15.2016

Cleveland Helping Make the Region Healthier

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Kris Cleveland is helping make Marshall and the region a healthier place.

Cleveland is part of a grassroots initiative called Healthy56258. The group’s aim is to establish and sustain a culture of health and wellness. Its vision is to improve healthy eating and physical activity through strategically selected projects and programs.

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Gold Rush Days Aug. 18-21

Posted 07.26.2016

Gold Rush Days Aug. 18-21

Freshmen will arrive on campus for Southwest Minnesota State University’s Gold Rush Days orientation Aug. 18-21.

Classes begin for all students on Monday, Aug. 22.

Orientation is an opportunity for students to meet fellow first-year students while participating in a number of activities that help acclimate them to college life at SMSU.

 “We are excited to extend a warm Mustang welcome to the Class of 2020. Gold Rush Days offers a variety of opportunities to connect with campus, the Marshall community, and fellow freshmen,” said Director of Admission Matt Suby.

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Forget is VP for Enrollment Management and Student Success

Posted 07.21.2016

Forget is VP for Enrollment Management and Student Success

Robert Forget brings to his position as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success a broad background in college admission work.

Forget comes to SMSU from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., where he was the Dean of Admission for five years.  Prior to that he was the Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent a number of years at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich., prior to that, where he was Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, Associate Director for Recruitment, Assistant Director of Admissions and an admissions representative.

He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Northern Michigan University, Marquette Mich., and his master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He is originally from Tamarack City, Mich., and was initially interested in SMSU “because of the size of the school, and the fact it’s a liberal arts public institution. What sealed it for me was the community and the people.”

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Residence Life Staff Busy During Summer

Posted 07.21.2016

Residence Life Staff Busy During Summer

In the past few weeks, six different groups have spent at least one night in the residence halls at SMSU. By the end of the summer, a total of 18 groups will have passed through the halls. Jessica Bentley, SMSU Residence Life Coordinator, says communication and staying on top of the schedule are key to keeping everything running smoothly.

 

Coordinating general summer repairs and maintenance with the various camps takes some flexibility. The maintenance staff cleans the halls before and after each group’s visit. If possible, the general maintenance work for specific halls is scheduled between camps, but occasionally a room will be left empty during a camp for repairs.

 

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