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SMSU Earns More Recognition
Southwest Minnesota State University continues to be honored for its affordability, value and excellence.
Most recently, SMSU was honored as a top college for teacher education by Online College Database.
The Online College Database's ranking, "Top Colleges in Minnesota Shaping the Next Generation," honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012. A total of 28 institutions were ranked.
The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about education options both nationally and locally to students, parents and other interested parties.... Read More SMSU Earns More Recognition
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
Several Concerts Planned in Upcoming Weeks
The musical talents of SMSU students will be on display as the Music Program hosts several concerts.
• The SMSU Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 in the Fine Arts Theatre on campus. The concert is entitled “Around the World in 80 Riffs.”
• The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra will perform "Holiday Music in the Round" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. The concert is free.
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