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Gold Rush Days at SMSU Aug. 21-24

Posted 08.07.2014

Gold Rush Days at SMSU Aug. 21-24

 Freshmen will come to campus for Southwest Minnesota State University’s Gold Rush Days orientation Aug. 21-24.

Classes begin for all students on Monday, Aug. 25.

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.

“This is an opportunity for our Class of 2018 members to connect with campus and their fellow incoming freshmen,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success Allan Vogel.

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Justice Administration Receives PPOE Certification

Posted 08.08.2014

Justice Administration Receives PPOE Certification

 The Justice Administration program at Southwest Minnesota State University has been certified as a Professional Peace Officer Education Program by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.


The designation “carries quite a bit of weight,” said Associate Professor of Justice Administration BC Franson. “You can’t be a law enforcement officer in Minnesota unless you graduate from an approved program,” she said. “Our students will still need to complete a 10-week skills course, and we are contracting with Alexandria Technical and Community College for that,” she said. “Being certified is validation that what we teach is what the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training is looking for.”


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Open Innovation Research Center Attracts High-profile Visitors

Posted 07.30.2014

Open Innovation Research Center Attracts High-profile Visitors

 The new Open Innovation Research Center at Southwest Minnesota State University welcomed some high-profile guests on July 29.


UniPro Foodservice President and CEO Roger Toomey, Food Network star Nancy Fuller and east coast caterer Christopher Robbins visited the center and learned about the Culinololgy program’s new research and development efforts.


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