SMSU Featured Stories
Ground Broken for Track & Field Complex
Southwest Minnesota State University will soon be home to the finest track and field facility in southwest Minnesota.
Ground was broken April 14 for the Marshall Regional Track & Field Complex, and work is expected to be completed by the first week in August, 2014
The complex, located at the old Mattke Field in the northeast part of the campus, will include a nine-lane 400-meter track, a water jump pit, hurdle for the steeplechase and high jump area. An NCAA regulation synthetic turf soccer/football field will also be placed within the track.
The long/triple jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and javelin area will be just north of the complex.... Read More Ground Broken for Track & Field Complex
Fine Arts Celebration April 3-May 3
The eighth annual Fine Arts Celebration will run from April 3-May 3 at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Vocal and instrumental concerts, theatre productions, readings, student music videos, student writing, art displays, forensics presentations, costume making and more are on the schedule.
“The Fine Arts Celebration provides an opportunity for our students and faculty to showcase their talents” said Dr. John Ginocchio, director of bands at SMSU and the event coordinator. “We encourage people from all over the region to come and attend as many events as they’d like.”
Several ongoing events will take place, including an SMSU faculty art exhibit, a jewelry exhibit and a senior art exhibit.
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Verschelde's Work Seen All Across Campus
Walk around campus with Gene Verschelde and you’ll find his fingerprints everywhere.
The large bar in the Conference Center? That’s his work. The tables in the training room? He built ‘em. The display cabinets along the hallways? Those are his, too.
Verschelde is in his 44th year at SMSU, and will retire at the end of June. He can often be found in his Key Room in the Physical Plant building, where his locksmith skills are an important, albeit unheralded, asset to the university.
He is the only locksmith the campus has known, and also works in the carpenter shop.... Read More Verschelde's Work Seen All Across Campus