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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Academic

  • Fall Course Schedules/Room Assignments

     

    Room Assignments for the Fall 2014 semester courses have been finalized. Please check your class schedules, as rooms may not be the same as they were in the spring.

    Any questions regarding rooms may be directed to the Scheduling Office at Scheuduling.Office@SMSU.edu

    — Deb Mitlyng
    Deb.Mitlyng@SMSU.edu

Announcement

  • Business Services Staff Transitions

     

    It continues to be a summer of transition for Business Services. After 38 years at the university, Jeff Kuiper, supervisor of accounts payable and purchasing, retired on July 1. This week, Jeff’s long-time colleague in purchasing, Jan Van Moorlehem has also retired. Jan worked at the university for 44 years. We will miss their 82 years of combined expertise! Jackie Tauer, SMSU’s accounts receivable supervisor, has been hired as the new supervisor of accounts payable and purchasing. She is transitioning to her new position now, and will continue this as we search for a new accounts receivable supervisor. That search is underway; applications are due July 31. Katie Will, currently office and administrative specialist with Nursing, will be joining the Business Services staff on a part-time, temporary basis starting on July 22. Katie will be working part-time for both Nursing and Business Services. If you have any questions about purchasing, contracting or accounts payable, you may contact either me or Jackie Tauer. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we gear up and get ready for the new academic year.

    — Eric Runestad, Director of Business Services
    eric.runestad@smsu.edu

     

Athletics

  • David & Carol Drown SMSU Classic postponed until July 28

     

    The Southwest Minnesota State University Mustang Booster Club announced today that the annual “David & Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic” scheduled for Friday at the Marshall Golf Club has been postponed due to heavy rain in recent days in Marshall.

    The tournament – in its 29th year – will now take place on Monday, July 28, at the Marshall Golf Club. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the five-person scramble golf tournament beginning at 12:30 p.m.

    “The rain we have received in Marshall the past five days has taken its toll on the golf course,” said Tim Steinbach, executive director of the Mustang Booster Club. “There is a possibility of more rain the next two days and with the uncertainty of the playing conditions, we believe postponing the tournament will preserve the conditions of the Marshall Golf Course and give our golfers at the Golf Classic a better playing experience.”

    For more information on the tournament, go to https://www.SMSUmustangs.com/golfclassic.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • NEW Summer Pool Hours!

     

    Plans have changed and the pool renovation has been placed on hold. The following is the pool schedule for the remainder of the summer:

    June 23- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    June 25- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    June 26- 9-10:30 a.m.
    Jun 30- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    July 1- TBD (8-10 a.m. most likely)
    July 2- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 7- 9-11 a.m.
    July 9- 9-11 a.m.
    July 10- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 14- 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  (Kacie)
    July 16- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 17- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 18- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Kacie)
    July 21- 9-11 a.m.
    July 22-TBD (8-10 a.m. most likely)
    July 23- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 24- 5-7 p.m. (Kacie)
    July 28-Aug 25—Closed for cleaning

    *****Note open times do vary based on the day!*******

    — Patty Myrvik
    patricia.myrvik@smsu.edu
     

  • A Lot Maintenance Project

     

    SMSU is planning to begin a maintenance project in the A Lots beginning Monday, July 21. These are the lots in front of the Student Center, Founders Hall, and the HA Complex (Clapper, Camaraderie, Selene, and Buckingham). The project is planned to last approximately one week depending upon the weather. While the lots are being repaired, please do not drive past cones / barricades. This includes specific and general reserved permit holders. Drivers should make arrangements to park where authorized elsewhere on campus, e.g. B lots, C Lot, R/A Lot, BA / PE Lots, or surface streets. Please observe signage to avoid citations, e.g. no parking, 2-hour parking, etc. If you have any questions, please contact SMSU Public Safety at 507-537-7252.

    — Brian Ehlenbach
    Brian.Ehlenbach@SMSU.edu
     

  • Full Draft of HLC Self-Study Available for Review

     

    Dear University Community,

    I hope your summer is going well, and I apologize for intruding upon it with official business. At long last, the full draft of the HLC Self-Study is available for review. As promised to the bargaining units, the full draft of the self-study is available via a link on the SMSU HLC web site (http://www.smsu.edu/administration/hlc/) for the next 9 days. I realize that does not leave a lot of time for leisurely reading (it’s over 230 pages long); I suggest using the “Find” feature in Word and scanning through for topics that most interest you. I have also used the “Track Changes” feature in order to highlight the primary additions to the text. I did not mark many of the deletions or low-level edits, as that would be too messy, but the main additions are in a different text color.

    The full draft will be online until Friday, July 25. Please keep in mind that it is not yet in its final form; no internal links are yet embedded, and it will be reviewed again for typos, formatting, and a few remaining data updates. However, the primary content revisions, based upon the All-University discussions, online feedback, and discussion with multiple members of the University have been completed. Please send any feedback you have regarding the draft directly to me, Dr. Lori Baker, Self-Study Coordinator, at lori.baker@smsu.edu.

    After July 25, the draft will be taken down and final edits will be made by the President, Provost, and Self-Study Coordinator. The final version will be posted on the web site when it is prepared.

    Have a great rest of your summer! Dr. Lori Baker, Self-Study Coordinator

    — Lori Baker
    lori.baker@smsu.edu

     

  • Planned B-3 Lot Closure

     

    SMSU is hosting a motorcycle safety course this weekend, so Public Safety will be closing the B-3 parking lot. We anticipate closing the lot at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, July the 25th through the conclusion of class at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, July the 27th. If you have any questions, please contact Public Safety at 507-537-7252.

    — Brian Ehlenbach
    Brian.Ehlenbach@SMSU.edu

  • Student E-Mail Services to Convert to StarID on June 5-6

     

    The transition for migrating student e-mail services (Office 365) to StarID is currently scheduled begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5. Completion of the transition is expected to happen during the morning of Friday, June 6. An estimated transition completion time is 7 a.m. The transition will involve several steps. During the transition, it is anticipated that there will be times that students will not be able to login to Office 365 with either your current user ID and password or your StarID and StarID password.

    Upon completion of the transition on the morning of Friday, June 6, students will have a new user name that incorporates their StarID and StarID password to log-in to Office 365. The new StarID user name format will be ab1234cd@smsu.edu.

    If you have not yet activated your StarID, please contact the Technology Resource Center for assistance.

    If you access Office 365 services such as e-mail on your mobile device, you will need to update your user name and password on your mobile device as well. Information Technology Services is working to update information on our web site regarding configuration of mobile devices for accessing your Office 365 service.

    If you need assistance with any of these steps, please contact the Technology Resource Center at 507.537.6111 or TRChelpdesk@smsu.edu.

    Any necessary updates regarding this process (e.g., unexpected delays in the transition) will be posted on the Information Technology Services we bsite.

    — Dan Baun
    dan.baun@smsu.edu
     

  • Career Services Part-time Job Fair Tuesday, August 26

     

    Career Services invites you to participate in the SMSU Part-Time Job Fair. This event, designed to connect motivated students with employers, will be held on Tuesday, August 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center.

    Once again, we would like to invite campus offices that are interested in hiring work study or regular payroll positions to participate. This is free to you as a campus department and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to recruit for your work study or regular employment needs.

    Please contact Careers@SMSU.edu for a registration form. The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 20.

    If you are interested in purchasing a box lunch, the cost is $10.00 per lunch and must be ordered in advance.

    If you have any questions, please give Career Services a call at 6221 or e-mail Careers@SMSU.edu.

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Announcement

  • Business Services Staff Transitions

     

    It continues to be a summer of transition for Business Services. After 38 years at the university, Jeff Kuiper, supervisor of accounts payable and purchasing, retired on July 1. This week, Jeff’s long-time colleague in purchasing, Jan Van Moorlehem has also retired. Jan worked at the university for 44 years. We will miss their 82 years of combined expertise! Jackie Tauer, SMSU’s accounts receivable supervisor, has been hired as the new supervisor of accounts payable and purchasing. She is transitioning to her new position now, and will continue this as we search for a new accounts receivable supervisor. That search is underway; applications are due July 31. Katie Will, currently office and administrative specialist with Nursing, will be joining the Business Services staff on a part-time, temporary basis starting on July 22. Katie will be working part-time for both Nursing and Business Services. If you have any questions about purchasing, contracting or accounts payable, you may contact either me or Jackie Tauer. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we gear up and get ready for the new academic year.

    — Eric Runestad, Director of Business Services
    eric.runestad@smsu.edu

     

Athletics

  • David & Carol Drown SMSU Classic postponed until July 28

     

    The Southwest Minnesota State University Mustang Booster Club announced today that the annual “David & Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic” scheduled for Friday at the Marshall Golf Club has been postponed due to heavy rain in recent days in Marshall.

    The tournament – in its 29th year – will now take place on Monday, July 28, at the Marshall Golf Club. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the five-person scramble golf tournament beginning at 12:30 p.m.

    “The rain we have received in Marshall the past five days has taken its toll on the golf course,” said Tim Steinbach, executive director of the Mustang Booster Club. “There is a possibility of more rain the next two days and with the uncertainty of the playing conditions, we believe postponing the tournament will preserve the conditions of the Marshall Golf Course and give our golfers at the Golf Classic a better playing experience.”

    For more information on the tournament, go to https://www.SMSUmustangs.com/golfclassic.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • NEW Summer Pool Hours!

     

    Plans have changed and the pool renovation has been placed on hold. The following is the pool schedule for the remainder of the summer:

    June 23- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    June 25- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    June 26- 9-10:30 a.m.
    Jun 30- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    July 1- TBD (8-10 a.m. most likely)
    July 2- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 7- 9-11 a.m.
    July 9- 9-11 a.m.
    July 10- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 14- 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  (Kacie)
    July 16- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 17- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 18- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Kacie)
    July 21- 9-11 a.m.
    July 22-TBD (8-10 a.m. most likely)
    July 23- 9-10:30 a.m.
    July 24- 5-7 p.m. (Kacie)
    July 28-Aug 25—Closed for cleaning

    *****Note open times do vary based on the day!*******

    — Patty Myrvik
    patricia.myrvik@smsu.edu
     

  • A Lot Maintenance Project

     

    SMSU is planning to begin a maintenance project in the A Lots beginning Monday, July 21. These are the lots in front of the Student Center, Founders Hall, and the HA Complex (Clapper, Camaraderie, Selene, and Buckingham). The project is planned to last approximately one week depending upon the weather. While the lots are being repaired, please do not drive past cones / barricades. This includes specific and general reserved permit holders. Drivers should make arrangements to park where authorized elsewhere on campus, e.g. B lots, C Lot, R/A Lot, BA / PE Lots, or surface streets. Please observe signage to avoid citations, e.g. no parking, 2-hour parking, etc. If you have any questions, please contact SMSU Public Safety at 507-537-7252.

    — Brian Ehlenbach
    Brian.Ehlenbach@SMSU.edu
     

  • Full Draft of HLC Self-Study Available for Review

     

    Dear University Community,

    I hope your summer is going well, and I apologize for intruding upon it with official business. At long last, the full draft of the HLC Self-Study is available for review. As promised to the bargaining units, the full draft of the self-study is available via a link on the SMSU HLC web site (http://www.smsu.edu/administration/hlc/) for the next 9 days. I realize that does not leave a lot of time for leisurely reading (it’s over 230 pages long); I suggest using the “Find” feature in Word and scanning through for topics that most interest you. I have also used the “Track Changes” feature in order to highlight the primary additions to the text. I did not mark many of the deletions or low-level edits, as that would be too messy, but the main additions are in a different text color.

    The full draft will be online until Friday, July 25. Please keep in mind that it is not yet in its final form; no internal links are yet embedded, and it will be reviewed again for typos, formatting, and a few remaining data updates. However, the primary content revisions, based upon the All-University discussions, online feedback, and discussion with multiple members of the University have been completed. Please send any feedback you have regarding the draft directly to me, Dr. Lori Baker, Self-Study Coordinator, at lori.baker@smsu.edu.

    After July 25, the draft will be taken down and final edits will be made by the President, Provost, and Self-Study Coordinator. The final version will be posted on the web site when it is prepared.

    Have a great rest of your summer! Dr. Lori Baker, Self-Study Coordinator

    — Lori Baker
    lori.baker@smsu.edu

     

  • Student E-Mail Services to Convert to StarID on June 5-6

     

    The transition for migrating student e-mail services (Office 365) to StarID is currently scheduled begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5. Completion of the transition is expected to happen during the morning of Friday, June 6. An estimated transition completion time is 7 a.m. The transition will involve several steps. During the transition, it is anticipated that there will be times that students will not be able to login to Office 365 with either your current user ID and password or your StarID and StarID password.

    Upon completion of the transition on the morning of Friday, June 6, students will have a new user name that incorporates their StarID and StarID password to log-in to Office 365. The new StarID user name format will be ab1234cd@smsu.edu.

    If you have not yet activated your StarID, please contact the Technology Resource Center for assistance.

    If you access Office 365 services such as e-mail on your mobile device, you will need to update your user name and password on your mobile device as well. Information Technology Services is working to update information on our web site regarding configuration of mobile devices for accessing your Office 365 service.

    If you need assistance with any of these steps, please contact the Technology Resource Center at 507.537.6111 or TRChelpdesk@smsu.edu.

    Any necessary updates regarding this process (e.g., unexpected delays in the transition) will be posted on the Information Technology Services we bsite.

    — Dan Baun
    dan.baun@smsu.edu
     

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