SMSU Featured Stories
Enactus Team at Nationals
The SMSU Enactus team finished in the top eight in the country during the national competition recently in St. Louis, Mo.
It is the second consecutive year the Enactus team has finished in the top eight, and the third time since the group’s inception.
In addition, the team placed second in the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership and was awarded $4,000. Twelve team members also received the service leadership award, dedicated to Enactus students who are heavily involved in their team's activities.
Enactus is a campus group with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.... Read More Enactus Team at Nationals
Boys State Begins June 12 at SMSU
Approximately 350 boys from across Minnesota will participate in the 68th American Legion Boys State, which will be held June 12-18 on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.
“That’s a good number, approximately what we have had the past several years,” said Mike Bredeck, Boys State director. “We’ve always managed to have a lot of fun while teaching the boys about the political process.”
This is the 10th year that SMSU has hosted Boys State. “SMSU has been the perfect host for us since being selected as the site 10 years ago,” said Bredeck. “Hosting Boys State in Marshall exposes the boys to a fantastic university located in a fantastic community.”
Boys State is an exercise in applied government. Participants will learn, hands-on, about government, patriotism and citizenship. They can participate in city, county and state government activities and elections, including the campaign process. A Boys State governor will be elected at the end of the week.... Read More Boys State Begins June 12 at SMSU
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.
Healthy 56258 has a active coalition that consists of a cross-section of community stakeholders who are passionate about creating positive changes toward achieving health in the community in which they live, work and play.
Cleveland has been a big part of the planning that has been going on in preparation for the launch of Healthy56258. A grant-funded executive director will be hired, and the work to make Marshall and the region a healthier place will begin.... Read More Cleveland Helping Make the Region Healthier