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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Academic

  • Come and speak with your current legislator: Chris Swedzinski

     

     

    Join your current MSUSA committee members on April 6 to talk with Marshalls representative, Chris Swedzinski. Legislator Swedzinski will be talking about topics such as student tuition, quality of education here at SMSU, and what he is doing to help contribute and represent the Marshall area and SMSU. There will also be an open discussion for students to ask Legislator Swedzinski any questions related to the presentation. Refreshments will be available! Swedzinski will be presenting on April 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in BA 102.


    — Jaimen Hampton, Laura Garlow, Ashanti Payne, and Saul Eugene

    Jaimen.hampton@smsu.edu

Announcement

  • Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Recertification, Water Safety Instruction (WSI)

     

    American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
    Dates: April 17-19 (Registration deadline – April 10)
    May 1-3 (Registration deadline – April 24)
    Class times: Fridays ~ 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
    Saturdays and Sundays~ 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Where: Southwest Minnesota State University – Pool and Room PE 214
    Fee: $200 (includes all materials and pocket mask)

    American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification
    Dates: April 25 (Registration deadline – April 17)
    Class time: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    *Class times may be adjusted based on participants’ skills and number of participants enrolled.
    Where: Southwest Minnesota State University – Pool and Room PE 214
    Fee: $95 (includes all materials)

    Water Safety Instruction (WSI)
    Dates: April 10-12 (Registration deadline – April 1)
    Class time: Friday ~ 5-9 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday~ 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Where: Southwest Minnesota State University – Pool and Room PE 214
    Fee: $200 (includes all materials)

    For more information or to register for these classes, please contact:
    Marshall Community Services
    344 West Main Street
    Marshall, MN 56258
    507-537-6767
    www.marshallmn.com

    — Patty Myrvik
    Patricia.Myrvik@smsu.edu

     

Athletics

Attention

  • Spring Clean for the SMSU Theatre

     

    The SMSU Theatre production of "Monty Python's Spamalot" promises to be a hoot! And we need your help. We are looking for gallon ice cream buckets and thermal long johns (tops and bottoms, even union suits), in adult sizes. We'll recycle those items for you! Bring them to FA 104 or contact Sheila Tabaka and we'll pick them up. Items may be returned if you like...but you probably wouldn't like. :) Thanks for all you do for SMSU Theatre!


    — Sheila Tabaka

    sheila.tabaka@smsu.edu

     

  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company On Campus

     

    North Star Mutual Insurance Company will be on campus Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower level Student Center. Stop by their table to learn more about the opportunities their company has to offer. They will be conducting on-campus interviews on Wednesday, April 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Bellows Academic 156. For more information, stop by Career Services - BA 156.

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu
     

  • SMSU Annual Recognition Dinner

     

    Southwest Minnesota State University will host the University Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, April 8, in the upper level Conference Center at SMSU, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is held to recognize the contributions and work of those employees who have ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, and thirty-five years of service with the University. In addition, those who have retired since the last recognition dinner or are planning to retire this year are special guests for the evening.

    Dinner tickets are available at a cost of $15 per person at the Human Resource Office (BA 269) until Wednesday, April 1. (You may pay by check or have the exact amount of cash.) I urge you to join with us in taking a moment to thank these employees for their contributions and service to Southwest Minnesota State University.

    10 Years of Service
    Angela Fahl, Brittany Krull, Donna Reaves, Nadine Schmidt, Paulette Stefanick, David Vikander, Matthew Walker, John Ward

    15 Years of Service
    Verna Cornish, Thomas Dilley, Sara Fier, Vaughn Gehle, Charles Kost, Jane Larsen, Shushuang Man, Michael Munford, Ken Murphy, Lynn Okrina, Christine Olson, Kristi Petersen, Conni Stensrud, Jim Tate, Jackie Tauer, Undupitiya Wijesiri

    20 Years of Service
    Don Bethune, Jill Schlemmer

    25 Years of Service
    John Alcorn, Pat Daniels, Stewart Day, Brent Jeffers, Gerald Toland, James Zarzana

    30 Years of Service
    Bonnie Engesmoe, Mary Mortland, George Seldat

    35 Years of Service
    Lori Caron, Cyndi Holm, Wayne Mitzner, Joan Tutt, Merv Windey

    Retired/Retiring Employees
    Verna Cornish, Elma Dassbach, Christopher French, Joe Gawarecki, John Gochenouer, Carrie Hansen, Daniel Hoffman, Glenn Horky, Jeff Kuiper, Diane Leslie, Richard Lyons, Mike McHugh, David Patterson, George Seldat, Jan Van Moorlehem, Gene Verschelde, Beth Weatherby, James Zarzana

    NOTE: The above listing is based on fiscal years. For example, if an employee began employment any time during the fiscal year of 2005, that employee would be listed as having 10 years of service (FY15-FY05=10). Should an employee have previous service at SMSU, these years would be added to the 10 year figure.

    — Barb Okrina
    barb.okrina@smsu.edu

     

  • Seeking applicants for the 2015 Agvocate (Advocates for Agriculture) program

    The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Agvocate (Advocates for Agriculture) program set to begin June 1, 2015.

    The program is designed to create a learning environment to encourage the development of young leaders in Minnesota agriculture. Currently in its sixth year, the program also strives to create awareness of issues facing corn farmers and develop young leaders into skilled advocates for these issues.

    Through hands-on experiences, networking with agricultural professionals and social media avenues, Agvocates will be given opportunities to become actively involved with corn and agriculture, and develop communication, leadership and advocacy skills. Among other benefits of the program, Agvocates will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

    Eligible candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 23 and currently enrolled in a 2-year of 4-year post-secondary education or training program. Among other duties, participants will be required to attend MCGA-related events, advocate through social media platforms and write an article for one of MCGA’s publications.

    Applications and program information can be found online at www.mncorn.org or by calling the MCGA office at 952-460-3603. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2015. Agvocates will be selected by May 15, 2015.

    Please forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested.

    Thank you for your support!

    — Cara Soper
    Field Coordinator
    738 First Avenue East
    Shakopee, MN 55379
    Direct: 952-460-3603
    Office: 952-233-0333
    Fax: 952-233-0420
    csoper@mncorn.org

  • Spring Cleaning Not Keeping!
    <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Spring Cleaning Means Not Keeping! This means getting rid of all the junk you either never wear or have outgrown! Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 you can donate clothing to the front of Manchester by the mailboxes or submit a bag of clothing to your RA for pick up. All will be donated to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Crises Centers!</p> <p><strong><br /> &mdash; Victoria Bensel</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:vabensel@yahoo.com">vabensel@yahoo.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Minnesota Education Fair - April 13, 2015

     

    The Minnesota Education Fair is taking place on Monday, April 13, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 100 local, regional and national school districts will be in attendance. The district booths are open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To attend, you must certified to teach on or by December 2015. To register, stop into Career Services BA 156 or call 507-537-6221. The registration deadline is April 6. A brochure can be found on the Career Services web page under Job Fairs. For a list of districts attending, visit http://www.mnedfair.org.

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu
     

  • Two scholarships for Justice Administration students starting Fall Semester

    SMSU Public Safety is excited to announce two (2) scholarships for Justice Administration students starting Fall Semester 2015. The scholarships are available to Justice Administration Students who are in their second year at SMSU.


    The students who are selected will be provided with room and board and be required to work 20 hours per week in a student security officer capacity.


    We believe this may be the most challenging student position on campus, but it can also be the most rewarding. Many of our student employees have gone on after graduation to successful careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation, and other fields.


    Qualifications:
    Second year SMSU student
    Justice Administration major
    2.50 cumulative GPA
    Pass Background Check

    If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please stop by the Public Safety Office in the basement of Founders Hall and pick up an application.

    —Michael J. Munford CPP, CPO
    Director of University Public Safety
    Southwest Minnesota State University
    Office Phone: 507-537-7252

     

  • Gittens Presentations Marc 31, April 1

     Southwest Minnesota State University Professor of History Dr. Joan Gittens will give two presentations on “A Call for Peace: The International Women’s Congress of 1915,” on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall Lyon County Library and again on Wednesday, April 1 at noon at the William Whipple Gallery on the SMSU campus.


    Her talks are part of the Remember the Great War: A World War I Commemoration series.


    Both are free and open to the public. They are sponsored by the SMSU McFarland Library and the Marshall-Lyon County Library.


    The Whipple Gallery is located within the SMSU McFarland Library at SMSU.

  • Two Receive Gift Cards for Referring New Students

     

    The Office of Admission is happy to announce two recipients of a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card as a part of the "Refer a Mustang" program. The recipients referred a potential student to the Office of Admission and those students enrolled at SMSU. The recipients are:

    Katie Erickson - Brooklyn Center, MN
    Paige Swenson - Gaylord, MN

    The "Refer a Mustang" program was created in 2014 and encourages students and alumni to refer potential students to the Office of Admission. For more information, or to refer a student, please visit http://www.smsu.edu/admission/?id=10076

    — Matt Suby
    matthew.suby@smsu.edu

     

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Academic

  • Come and speak with your current legislator: Chris Swedzinski

     

     

    Join your current MSUSA committee members on April 6 to talk with Marshalls representative, Chris Swedzinski. Legislator Swedzinski will be talking about topics such as student tuition, quality of education here at SMSU, and what he is doing to help contribute and represent the Marshall area and SMSU. There will also be an open discussion for students to ask Legislator Swedzinski any questions related to the presentation. Refreshments will be available! Swedzinski will be presenting on April 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in BA 102.


    — Jaimen Hampton, Laura Garlow, Ashanti Payne, and Saul Eugene

    Jaimen.hampton@smsu.edu

Announcement

  • Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Recertification, Water Safety Instruction (WSI)

     

    American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
    Dates: April 17-19 (Registration deadline – April 10)
    May 1-3 (Registration deadline – April 24)
    Class times: Fridays ~ 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
    Saturdays and Sundays~ 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Where: Southwest Minnesota State University – Pool and Room PE 214
    Fee: $200 (includes all materials and pocket mask)

    American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification
    Dates: April 25 (Registration deadline – April 17)
    Class time: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    *Class times may be adjusted based on participants’ skills and number of participants enrolled.
    Where: Southwest Minnesota State University – Pool and Room PE 214
    Fee: $95 (includes all materials)

    Water Safety Instruction (WSI)
    Dates: April 10-12 (Registration deadline – April 1)
    Class time: Friday ~ 5-9 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday~ 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Where: Southwest Minnesota State University – Pool and Room PE 214
    Fee: $200 (includes all materials)

    For more information or to register for these classes, please contact:
    Marshall Community Services
    344 West Main Street
    Marshall, MN 56258
    507-537-6767
    www.marshallmn.com

    — Patty Myrvik
    Patricia.Myrvik@smsu.edu

     

Athletics

Attention

  • Spring Clean for the SMSU Theatre

     

    The SMSU Theatre production of "Monty Python's Spamalot" promises to be a hoot! And we need your help. We are looking for gallon ice cream buckets and thermal long johns (tops and bottoms, even union suits), in adult sizes. We'll recycle those items for you! Bring them to FA 104 or contact Sheila Tabaka and we'll pick them up. Items may be returned if you like...but you probably wouldn't like. :) Thanks for all you do for SMSU Theatre!


    — Sheila Tabaka

    sheila.tabaka@smsu.edu

     

  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company On Campus

     

    North Star Mutual Insurance Company will be on campus Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower level Student Center. Stop by their table to learn more about the opportunities their company has to offer. They will be conducting on-campus interviews on Wednesday, April 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Bellows Academic 156. For more information, stop by Career Services - BA 156.

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu
     

  • SMSU Annual Recognition Dinner

     

    Southwest Minnesota State University will host the University Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, April 8, in the upper level Conference Center at SMSU, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is held to recognize the contributions and work of those employees who have ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, and thirty-five years of service with the University. In addition, those who have retired since the last recognition dinner or are planning to retire this year are special guests for the evening.

    Dinner tickets are available at a cost of $15 per person at the Human Resource Office (BA 269) until Wednesday, April 1. (You may pay by check or have the exact amount of cash.) I urge you to join with us in taking a moment to thank these employees for their contributions and service to Southwest Minnesota State University.

    10 Years of Service
    Angela Fahl, Brittany Krull, Donna Reaves, Nadine Schmidt, Paulette Stefanick, David Vikander, Matthew Walker, John Ward

    15 Years of Service
    Verna Cornish, Thomas Dilley, Sara Fier, Vaughn Gehle, Charles Kost, Jane Larsen, Shushuang Man, Michael Munford, Ken Murphy, Lynn Okrina, Christine Olson, Kristi Petersen, Conni Stensrud, Jim Tate, Jackie Tauer, Undupitiya Wijesiri

    20 Years of Service
    Don Bethune, Jill Schlemmer

    25 Years of Service
    John Alcorn, Pat Daniels, Stewart Day, Brent Jeffers, Gerald Toland, James Zarzana

    30 Years of Service
    Bonnie Engesmoe, Mary Mortland, George Seldat

    35 Years of Service
    Lori Caron, Cyndi Holm, Wayne Mitzner, Joan Tutt, Merv Windey

    Retired/Retiring Employees
    Verna Cornish, Elma Dassbach, Christopher French, Joe Gawarecki, John Gochenouer, Carrie Hansen, Daniel Hoffman, Glenn Horky, Jeff Kuiper, Diane Leslie, Richard Lyons, Mike McHugh, David Patterson, George Seldat, Jan Van Moorlehem, Gene Verschelde, Beth Weatherby, James Zarzana

    NOTE: The above listing is based on fiscal years. For example, if an employee began employment any time during the fiscal year of 2005, that employee would be listed as having 10 years of service (FY15-FY05=10). Should an employee have previous service at SMSU, these years would be added to the 10 year figure.

    — Barb Okrina
    barb.okrina@smsu.edu

     

  • Seeking applicants for the 2015 Agvocate (Advocates for Agriculture) program

    The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Agvocate (Advocates for Agriculture) program set to begin June 1, 2015.

    The program is designed to create a learning environment to encourage the development of young leaders in Minnesota agriculture. Currently in its sixth year, the program also strives to create awareness of issues facing corn farmers and develop young leaders into skilled advocates for these issues.

    Through hands-on experiences, networking with agricultural professionals and social media avenues, Agvocates will be given opportunities to become actively involved with corn and agriculture, and develop communication, leadership and advocacy skills. Among other benefits of the program, Agvocates will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

    Eligible candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 23 and currently enrolled in a 2-year of 4-year post-secondary education or training program. Among other duties, participants will be required to attend MCGA-related events, advocate through social media platforms and write an article for one of MCGA’s publications.

    Applications and program information can be found online at www.mncorn.org or by calling the MCGA office at 952-460-3603. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2015. Agvocates will be selected by May 15, 2015.

    Please forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested.

    Thank you for your support!

    — Cara Soper
    Field Coordinator
    738 First Avenue East
    Shakopee, MN 55379
    Direct: 952-460-3603
    Office: 952-233-0333
    Fax: 952-233-0420
    csoper@mncorn.org

  • Spring Cleaning Not Keeping!
    <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Spring Cleaning Means Not Keeping! This means getting rid of all the junk you either never wear or have outgrown! Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 you can donate clothing to the front of Manchester by the mailboxes or submit a bag of clothing to your RA for pick up. All will be donated to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Crises Centers!</p> <p><strong><br /> &mdash; Victoria Bensel</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:vabensel@yahoo.com">vabensel@yahoo.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Minnesota Education Fair - April 13, 2015

     

    The Minnesota Education Fair is taking place on Monday, April 13, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 100 local, regional and national school districts will be in attendance. The district booths are open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To attend, you must certified to teach on or by December 2015. To register, stop into Career Services BA 156 or call 507-537-6221. The registration deadline is April 6. A brochure can be found on the Career Services web page under Job Fairs. For a list of districts attending, visit http://www.mnedfair.org.

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu
     

  • Two scholarships for Justice Administration students starting Fall Semester

    SMSU Public Safety is excited to announce two (2) scholarships for Justice Administration students starting Fall Semester 2015. The scholarships are available to Justice Administration Students who are in their second year at SMSU.


    The students who are selected will be provided with room and board and be required to work 20 hours per week in a student security officer capacity.


    We believe this may be the most challenging student position on campus, but it can also be the most rewarding. Many of our student employees have gone on after graduation to successful careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation, and other fields.


    Qualifications:
    Second year SMSU student
    Justice Administration major
    2.50 cumulative GPA
    Pass Background Check

    If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please stop by the Public Safety Office in the basement of Founders Hall and pick up an application.

    —Michael J. Munford CPP, CPO
    Director of University Public Safety
    Southwest Minnesota State University
    Office Phone: 507-537-7252

     

  • Gittens Presentations Marc 31, April 1

     Southwest Minnesota State University Professor of History Dr. Joan Gittens will give two presentations on “A Call for Peace: The International Women’s Congress of 1915,” on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall Lyon County Library and again on Wednesday, April 1 at noon at the William Whipple Gallery on the SMSU campus.


    Her talks are part of the Remember the Great War: A World War I Commemoration series.


    Both are free and open to the public. They are sponsored by the SMSU McFarland Library and the Marshall-Lyon County Library.


    The Whipple Gallery is located within the SMSU McFarland Library at SMSU.

  • Two Receive Gift Cards for Referring New Students

     

    The Office of Admission is happy to announce two recipients of a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card as a part of the "Refer a Mustang" program. The recipients referred a potential student to the Office of Admission and those students enrolled at SMSU. The recipients are:

    Katie Erickson - Brooklyn Center, MN
    Paige Swenson - Gaylord, MN

    The "Refer a Mustang" program was created in 2014 and encourages students and alumni to refer potential students to the Office of Admission. For more information, or to refer a student, please visit http://www.smsu.edu/admission/?id=10076

    — Matt Suby
    matthew.suby@smsu.edu

     

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