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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Announcement

  • New Pool Hours Starting Nov 20th

     

    There will be new open swim hours starting Nov 20th and running through Dec 18:

     

    Thursday 20: 10:30a-4:30p & 8-10p
    Friday 21: 11:30a-9p
    Saturday 22: 10:30a-12:30p
    Sunday 23: 2-6p
    Monday 24: 10:30a-4:30p & 7-10p
    Tuesday 25: 10:30a-4:30p

    Pool will be closed Tuesday evening through Sun Nov 30 to allow our students time with their family

    Dec 1-Dec 18
    Mon-Thurs: 10:30a-4:30p & 7-10p
    Fri: 11:30a-9p
    Sat: 10:30a-12:30p
    Sun: 2-6p

    Thank you.

     

    — Patty Myrvik
    Patricia.Myrvik@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • Parking Reminder BA/PE Lot

     

    University Public Safety would to provid a friendly reminder that the BA/PE gravel lot is CLOSED after 4:30pm every day of the week. Any vehicle found in the BA/PE lot after 4:30pm will receive a citation. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at 507-537-7252.


    Thank you for your cooperation.

    — Dave Hemp

  • Student Health 101 - November Issue

     

    Hello Mustangs!

    November’s Student Health 101 is now available!

    Why should you read Student Health 101, the SMSU online health and wellness magazine at http://readsh101.com/smsu.html you might ask? First, you can enter the November drawing for $1,000 for checking out the November issue. Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101 such as:

    The Job Prob: How learning to lead can help you succeed

    Team Up: Why working out in groups works

    Understanding Depression: A student's journey

    Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: A custom guide to birth control

    Does your spending need a reality check? How to budget better

    Peanut Butter and _________? What's the best way to enjoy PB? Please share in this week’s poll!
    http://readsh101.com/peanutbutter/smsu.html

    And much more…

    If you missed it, be sure to check out the October issue with battle of the bars, all-in-one workouts, the science of choice and more at http://readsh101.com/1014/smsu.html.

    Go Mustangs!

    — Brittany Krull - Asst. Director of Student Success
    Brittany.Krull@SMSU.edu

     

  • Student Writing Contest: Telling Women's Stories

     

    The Women’s Studies Committee is sponsoring a contest open to all SMSU students—those who take classes on campus or online—for writing stories, essays, or poems that focus on women and their experiences. The author may be male or female, but the stories, essays, or poems must focus primarily on women or female characters. Each entry must be no more than 10 pages long, typed, double-spaced, in 12-pt. type, with no more than one ten-page entry per author.

    The author’s name should appear only on the cover page, which will be removed before the entries are judged by members of the Women’s Studies Committee. The top three winners will receive gift certificates worth $75 for the first prize, $50 for the second prize, and $25 for the third prize. All three winners will also get a certificate acknowledging their award and will give a reading of their winning entry for Women’s History Month in March 2015, at a time to be determined.

    The deadline for submitting the entries is Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at 4 p.m. Submit them to Professor Susan McLean, English Department, BA 216, identifying them as entries for the Telling Women’s Stories Contest and including, on a cover page only, the author’s name, street address, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as a list of the titles or first lines of each piece submitted. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the entry. Contact Prof. Susan McLean with any questions about the contest by phone (537-7231) or e-mail: Susan.McLean@SMSU.edu.

    — Susan McLean
    susan.mclean@smsu.edu
     

  • Downtown Abbey Season 5 Premiere Event

     

    Pioneer Public Television and SMSU Theatre presents the Season 5 opener of Downton Abbey on Friday, December 5th at 7 p.m. In the Fine Arts Theatre. The event is free and open to the public and a limited number of tickets are available on a first-come first served basis at various locations within the community.

    We will also host a reception after the premiere with refreshments catered by the SHO Club. In addition, SMSU Theatre students will wear costumes inspired by the fashion of the show. Audience members are also encouraged to dress up for an informal "fashion show" that will be held as part of the evening festivities.

    For more information, visit the SMSU Theatre homepage, or call the Theatre Program at (507) 537-7103.

    — Diana Holmes

Entertainment

Friday, November 21, 2014

Announcement

  • New Pool Hours Starting Nov 20th

     

    There will be new open swim hours starting Nov 20th and running through Dec 18:

     

    Thursday 20: 10:30a-4:30p & 8-10p
    Friday 21: 11:30a-9p
    Saturday 22: 10:30a-12:30p
    Sunday 23: 2-6p
    Monday 24: 10:30a-4:30p & 7-10p
    Tuesday 25: 10:30a-4:30p

    Pool will be closed Tuesday evening through Sun Nov 30 to allow our students time with their family

    Dec 1-Dec 18
    Mon-Thurs: 10:30a-4:30p & 7-10p
    Fri: 11:30a-9p
    Sat: 10:30a-12:30p
    Sun: 2-6p

    Thank you.

     

    — Patty Myrvik
    Patricia.Myrvik@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • Parking Reminder BA/PE Lot

     

    University Public Safety would to provid a friendly reminder that the BA/PE gravel lot is CLOSED after 4:30pm every day of the week. Any vehicle found in the BA/PE lot after 4:30pm will receive a citation. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at 507-537-7252.


    Thank you for your cooperation.

    — Dave Hemp

  • Downtown Abbey Season 5 Premiere Event

     

    Pioneer Public Television and SMSU Theatre presents the Season 5 opener of Downton Abbey on Friday, December 5th at 7 p.m. In the Fine Arts Theatre. The event is free and open to the public and a limited number of tickets are available on a first-come first served basis at various locations within the community.

    We will also host a reception after the premiere with refreshments catered by the SHO Club. In addition, SMSU Theatre students will wear costumes inspired by the fashion of the show. Audience members are also encouraged to dress up for an informal "fashion show" that will be held as part of the evening festivities.

    For more information, visit the SMSU Theatre homepage, or call the Theatre Program at (507) 537-7103.

    — Diana Holmes

  • Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation Special Grants Program


    The SMSU Foundation Special Grant Application Deadline is November 21, 2014.


    Dollars awarded via the Fundraising Committee of the SMSU Foundation, Inc., are unrestricted gifts and earnings that come from a variety of sources--alumni, businesses/corporations, matching gift companies, and other friends of SMSU. The purpose of the program is broad and designed to serve the curricular, professional and program development needs/priorities of the institution.

    FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
    Comprised of a minimum of three voting members of the Foundation board of directors, this group is charged with the task of reviewing grant requests based on the dollars available and the priorities as established by the Board in consultation with the university administration.

    GRANTS CRITERIA

    Special Projects - Awarded to encourage a wide variety of projects which enhance the academic quality and reputation of the university and for which there is limited or no appropriated money available.

    The proposal must present a clear plan describing the purpose of the project and the activities it will accomplish.

    Priorities - Funds will be awarded according to the following priorities which encourage the development of quality initiatives. (Note: Priorities are listed in order, and will be considered in this order, with number 1 being the highest priority and number 4 being the lowest priority.)
    1. Unique one-time projects that lead to activities which attract students or other persons to the university so as to enhance the image of SMSU.


    2. Innovative research and/or curriculum development proposals that lead to new program development and which will have continued financial support from sources other than the Foundation.


    3. Applied regional research that leads to scholarly publication and a greater awareness of university service to the region.


    4. Travel to a conference or workshop to enhance expertise in a particular discipline or for the presentation of a paper. Travel is not prohibited, but the budget may not permit funding.

    GRANTS PROCEDURE
    Eligibility - Any faculty or staff member of the university community may apply.

    Application Forms - Available in the University Advancement Office (FH 225) or download the application from this link. All forms must be typed and signed by the department chair and college dean or, if more appropriate, the vice president, to insure that both timing and optional funding sources were considered. All completed forms must be submitted electronically. Please allow adequate time for the appropriate Chair, Dean, or Vice President to review your proposal. Application deadlines are posted and are firm. The committee is unable to consider applications turned in past the due date.


    Proposal Deadlines:
    September 15, 2014 (Presentation date to the Committee: October 10, 2014)
    November 21, 2014 (Presentation date to the Committee: December 1, 2014)
    March 23, 2015 (Presentation date to the Committee: April 13, 2015)
    Funding announcements will be made four to six weeks following each deadline for submission.

    Review Process - The Fundraising Committee will read and evaluate each proposal on its own merits and its significance to the mission and case statement of the institution. The amount of funding may vary from year to year. Applicants may be asked to make an oral presentation at a Foundation meeting.

    Considerations may include:
    - Present institutional priorities
    - Departmental priorities
    - Value to the university/region relationship


    Award Procedure - Once the committee has made its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors, letters of award or denial will promptly be sent to each applicant. Grantees will be notified of procedure for disbursement of grant monies.

    Final Reports - All grantees must file an accomplishment report with the SMSU Foundation within 60 days after the project ending date. Financial and project accomplishments are requested.

    FURTHER GUIDELINES
    The proposed project should clearly be of benefit to the university and its students.

    The proposed project normally is expected to be completed within a year. In some cases, a logical continuation could follow the report.

    Normally an individual cannot receive more than one award in a year. Everything else being equal, preference will be given to applicants who didn't receive a grant the previous year.

    The SMSU Foundation requests that any publication, display, or presentation of any project funded should include appropriate recognition to the SMSU Foundation.

    All property funded by the SMSU Foundation must be recorded as part of SMSU's inventory and have a fixed asset sticker applied.

    In case of any patentable product as a result of a grant-funded research project:
    1. Any inventions or intellectual properties developed must be disclosed to the Foundation.
    2. The Foundation will be given an opportunity to participate in the patent process.
    3. The Foundation retains the right to claim a fair and proportional benefit from the innovation.

    Funds granted must be spent solely for the purposes stated in the application. If funds are not used by the end of the project ending date, then the grantee must request an extension from the Committee. Changes made to the original grant request require resubmission of the proposal.

    The Foundation prefers not to fund supplies.

    The Foundation will not fund academic course work toward graduate degrees or for post-graduate work.

    The Foundation prefers not to pay salaries for student assistants. If an exception is made and student salaries are approved, arrangements must be made to pay for the salaries via student help funding. (The Foundation will reimburse the University for any such Expenses.).

    The Foundation prefers not to pay honoraria for SMSU faculty and/or staff. If an exception is made, payments must be processed through the university's payroll system.
    Download the application from this link. www.smsufoundation.org/s/1158/images/editor_documents/smsufdtnapp_revdec-13.doc


    Applications and questions should be directed to:
    The SMSU Foundation

    University Advancement Office
    Founders Hall 225
    507-537-6266
    foundation@smsu.edu



    Stacy Frost
    Director of Development
    Southwest Minnesota State University
    507.537.6483

    stacy.frost@smsu.edu



     

  • Student Health 101 - November Issue

     

    Hello Mustangs!

    November’s Student Health 101 is now available!

    Why should you read Student Health 101, the SMSU online health and wellness magazine at http://readsh101.com/smsu.html you might ask? First, you can enter the November drawing for $1,000 for checking out the November issue. Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101 such as:

    The Job Prob: How learning to lead can help you succeed

    Team Up: Why working out in groups works

    Understanding Depression: A student's journey

    Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: A custom guide to birth control

    Does your spending need a reality check? How to budget better

    Peanut Butter and _________? What's the best way to enjoy PB? Please share in this week’s poll!
    http://readsh101.com/peanutbutter/smsu.html

    And much more…

    If you missed it, be sure to check out the October issue with battle of the bars, all-in-one workouts, the science of choice and more at http://readsh101.com/1014/smsu.html.

    Go Mustangs!

    — Brittany Krull - Asst. Director of Student Success
    Brittany.Krull@SMSU.edu

     

  • It Can Happen to You! A Talk about STI's

     

    It Can Happen To You!

    A talk about Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Monday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. in CH 201

    Featuring Melissa Scotting, Nurse Practitioner

    Learn about: Symptoms, treatments and steps for prevention while attending this interesting and enlightening talk!

    Trust Me…You’ll Be Talking About This Event For Weeks!

     

    "College is a time for exploring your sexuality; make sure you’re doing it safely." We hope to see you there!

     


    For more information contact Dr. Sandy Craner at Sandra.craner@smsu.edu.

     


    — Sandy Craner/Monica Miller
    monica.miller@smsu.edu

     

  • Student Writing Contest: Telling Women's Stories

     

    The Women’s Studies Committee is sponsoring a contest open to all SMSU students—those who take classes on campus or online—for writing stories, essays, or poems that focus on women and their experiences. The author may be male or female, but the stories, essays, or poems must focus primarily on women or female characters. Each entry must be no more than 10 pages long, typed, double-spaced, in 12-pt. type, with no more than one ten-page entry per author.

    The author’s name should appear only on the cover page, which will be removed before the entries are judged by members of the Women’s Studies Committee. The top three winners will receive gift certificates worth $75 for the first prize, $50 for the second prize, and $25 for the third prize. All three winners will also get a certificate acknowledging their award and will give a reading of their winning entry for Women’s History Month in March 2015, at a time to be determined.

    The deadline for submitting the entries is Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at 4 p.m. Submit them to Professor Susan McLean, English Department, BA 216, identifying them as entries for the Telling Women’s Stories Contest and including, on a cover page only, the author’s name, street address, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as a list of the titles or first lines of each piece submitted. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the entry. Contact Prof. Susan McLean with any questions about the contest by phone (537-7231) or e-mail: Susan.McLean@SMSU.edu.

    — Susan McLean
    susan.mclean@smsu.edu
     

  • Student Association Elections

     

    Students at SMSU, now is your chance to vote for new senators, a new public relations coordinator, and judicial board coordinator. These people will represent your voice in the student association. Go to www.smsu.edu/vote to choose your candidates.

    — Christopher Ross

Fundraiser

  • SMSU Campus Fund Drive Ends Today

     

    There is still time to contribute to the 2014 SMSU Campus Fund Drive.

    Please take a moment to make your gift to “Help Support Student Success.” Donations can be made online with a credit card at http://www.smsufoundation.org/give, through payroll deduction, or by check to the SMSU Foundation.

    Your gift also helps boost your building participation percentage, moving you closer to winning a delicious PIE PARTY for you and your building colleagues. The latest standings are available on the Campus Fund Drive page.

    The SMSU Foundation appreciates the 125 SMSU employees who have already made a gift to the 2014 Campus Fund Drive. Thank you for contributing to the success of our students!

    — Erik Vogel, Director of Anuual Giving - SMSU Foundation
    Erik.Vogel@smsu.edu
     

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