SMSU Featured Stories
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.... Read More Foundation Accepting Donations for Students Affected by House Fire
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.... Read More Planetarium Christmas Shows at SMSU
Social Work Students Involved with Projects
SMSU Social Work students and Social Work Club members have shown a Minneota man that the Christmas spirit is alive and well at the University.
Social work students and Social Work Club students have participated in several projects in recent months, including one that has helped a Minneota man experience a better quality of life.
“We became aware of a man living by himself in Minneota,” said Dr. Rick Robinson, Professor of Social Work and Social Work Club advisor. “He had a physical handicap, and had two special needs animals that are very old.
“We talked to the students and asked them to go out and raise some money, $10 here or $20 there,” he explained. “We then cleaned up his yard, winterized his house and set up a fund at the Marshall Animal Clinic for special food for his dogs.”... Read More Social Work Students Involved with Projects