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Popular Planetarium Christmas Shows Upcoming
The Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium Christmas and laser light shows will be held on five upcoming dates.
This year’s show is entitled” Star of Wonder” and will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m.; and Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 4 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.
“Our Christmas show is annually one of our best-attended events,” said Murphy. “We’ve had some shows cancelled over the past two years due to weather, so we’re hoping that the weather cooperates this year.”... Read More Popular Planetarium Christmas Shows Upcoming
Many Concerts Planned in Upcoming Weeks
The musical talents of SMSU students will be on display in the coming weeks as the Music Program hosts a number of concerts.
• The Men’s Glee Club and Bella Voce Women’s Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. Their performance is entitled “The Fairest Isle: Music of Great Britain.”
• The Men’s Glee Club will perform with the Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Marshall.
• The annual A Very Prairie Christmas show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High School. This show will feature the SMSU/Community Concert Band; SMSU Jazz Ensemble; SMSU Concert Choir; and the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra.
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Desy Presents at National Conference
SMSU Biology Professor Dr. Betsy Desy was a recent presenter at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) meeting in San Diego, Calif.
Desy, along with David Marcey of California Lutheran, Thousand Oaks, Calif., were co-presenters during a workshop at the AAC&U event.
Both Desy and Marcey were named in August to be Vision and Change Leadership Fellows by the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE). Just 40 fellows from across the nation were selected. The fellows’ mission is to identify and consider how to eliminate barriers to the changes needed to improve undergraduate life sciences education.
“The specific focus of the meeting was transforming science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and that’s why we were invited, since the focus of PULSE is to transform undergraduate science education,” said Desy.... Read More Desy Presents at National Conference