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Watson Named Provost/VP for Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University.
He begins his duties at SMSU on July 1.
Homecoming 2015 Theme Revealed
The theme for Homecoming 2015 is "We Are Mustangs." Homecoming Week is scheduled for Monday, September 21 through Sunday, September 27 with the annual parade and football game held on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Event planning is underway. Check the schedule online at: www.SMSU.edu/homecoming. Save the date and come home for "We Are Mustangs" at SMSU this fall.... Read More Homecoming 2015 Theme Revealed
Nepalese Students Cope With Second Earthquake
The second major earthquake in Nepal in less than three weeks has added further damage to an already devastated country, and left the SMSU Nepalese community with more questions than answers.
SMSU has 56 Nepalese students attending the University out of an international student population of 125. The tight-knit community was rocked on April 27 with a catastrophic earthquake. Then, on May 12, a second earthquake hit the country, causing even more damage and adding more chaos to a country whose residents have seen their day-to-day lives change to survival mode.
“The second earthquake occurred after commencement, when most of our Nepalese students had left,” said Don Robertson, Director of International Student Services.
“About half of them returned home, and we are trying to contact them to see how we can help. Many have stayed in the U.S., too, visiting relatives. Many have gone out to the Maryland area.... Read More Nepalese Students Cope With Second Earthquake