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SMSU receives $200,000 CHS Grant

Posted 12.19.2014

SMSU receives $200,000 CHS Grant

 Southwest Minnesota State University has received a $200,000 grant from the CHS Foundation for instructional support in the launch of its new Agricultural Education major.


CHS is the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and global energy, grains and foods company. It employs 10,000 people in 24 countries and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.


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Foundation Accepting Donations for Students Affected by House Fire

Posted 12.12.2014

Foundation Accepting Donations for Students Affected by House Fire

The SMSU Foundation is accepting donations for two of its students and their families who were victims of a house fire early Tuesday morning this week. The students are Melissa Bartz (BIOL) and Michael Mattick (BIOL ED). Living in the home were Melissa, her two parents, sister, and her cousin (Michael). Everyone made it out safely but the Bartz family home was a total loss, including Melissa’s backpack with all her textbooks for class and finals.

The SMSU Foundation will accept monetary donations on behalf of the students affected by this tragedy.

By Mail: Checks made payable to the SMSU Foundation with "Bartz-Mattick Fire Relief Fund” written in the memo line may be mailed to the SMSU Foundation, c/o Bartz-Mattick Fire Relief Fund, 1501 State St, Marshall, MN 56258.

Online: Donations may be made online: www.smsufoundation.org/give mention “Bartz-Mattick Fire Relief Fund” in the Donation Comment Box.

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Planetarium Christmas Shows at SMSU

Posted 11.20.2014

Planetarium Christmas Shows at SMSU

The Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium Christmas and laser light shows will be held on four upcoming dates.

This year’s show is entitled “Star of Wonder” and will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 3 p.m.

The SMSU Planetarium is located in SM 108 on campus. It seats 70. Planetarium Director Dr. Ken Murphy said that if a show sells out, he will add another immediately following.

“Star of Wonder” was created by Murphy using digital software tools. He customized the show for the SMSU Planetarium.

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