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Dr. Michael Rich is Cowan Award Winner

Posted 04.23.2015

Dr. Michael Rich  is Cowan Award Winner

 Dr. Michael Rich, Professor of Marketing, is the 2015 recipient of the Cathy Cowan Award at Southwest Minnesota State University.


The award goes to a faculty or staff member who has made great contributions to SMSU and the region. It is named in honor of Catharine Cowan, the popular SMSU Psychology professor who died in an auto accident on Dec. 22, 2001.


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Museum of Indigenous Americans Opens April 27

Posted 04.10.2015

Museum of Indigenous Americans Opens April 27

A new museum will be unveiled at Southwest Minnesota State University on Monday, April 27.

Formerly the Anthropology Museum, the new museum will be called the Museum of Indigenous Americans.

An opening reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 27 in Social Science 101.

“(Theatre Professor Emeritus) Bill Hezlep donated a large collection of his Native American artifacts to the university,” explained Dr. Michael Hofstetter, professor of history at SMSU. “We already had some artifacts, so we decided to convert the space and dedicate it to Native American materials.”

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Exercise Science Degree to be Offered on Normandale Campus

Posted 04.10.2015

Exercise Science Degree to be Offered on Normandale Campus

 The Exercise Science degree at Southwest Minnesota State University will be offered on the campus of Normandale Community College in Bloomington as part of a collaborate agreement between the two institutions.

“Students will be able to take Exercise Science courses, delivered by SMSU faculty, at Normandale,” said Brent Jeffers, Associate Professor of Exercise Science, who began discussions with Normandale administrators and faculty in May, 2014.


“Students will have the option to enter our program as freshmen, or they may earn an Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science from Normandale and then have those credits transfer to our program as they pursue a four-year degree from SMSU,” he said.

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