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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Academic

  • Theatre adds section of INTRO TO THEATRE

     

    The SMSU Theatre program has added another section of Intro to Theatre. This Goal #6 requirement is fun and fast-paced. You'll learn about the onstage and backstage antics and feel a part of a creative team. We are SMSU Theatre!
    AND
    There are still seats available for Human Diversity in Theatre. This Goal #7 course is interesting and online. Check it out in the Fall catalog of courses.

    — Sheila Tabaka
    sheila.tabaka@smsu.edu
     

Announcement

  • Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation Special Grants Program

     

    The SMSU Foundation Special Grant Application Deadline is July 1, 2015. Please pass this e-mail on to faculty and read below for further details. 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.

    Funding announcements will be made four to six weeks following each deadline for submission.
     
    Proposal Deadlines (for academic year 2015-2016):

    July 1, 2015

    September 11, 2015

    December 1, 2015

    April 1, 2016

    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 linkhttp://www.smsu.edu/resources/webspaces/foundation/specialgrantsapplication.pdf
     

    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
     

Athletics

  • SUMMER POOL HOURS

     

    Summer hours starting May 11- Aug 13 Open Monday-Thursday
    May 11 11a-1p
    May 12 8:30a-10:30a
    May 13 11a-1p
    May 14 8:30a-10:30a

    May 18-21 7:30a-1:30p
    CLOSED May 25-Memorial Day
    May 26-28 7:30a-1:30p

    June 1-4 7:30a-1:30p
    June 8-11 7:30a-1:30p
    June 15-18 7:30a-1:30p
    June 22-25 7:30a-1:30p
    June 29-July 1 7:30a-1:30p
    CLOSED July 2-6 for Independence Day

    July 7-9 7:30a-1:30p
    July 13-16 7:30a-1:30p
    July 20-23 7:30a-1:30p
    July 27-30 7:30a-1:30p

    Aug 3-6 7:30a-1:30p
    Aug 10-13 7:30a-1:30p
    Aug 17-20 TBD

    — Patty Myrvik
    Patricia.Myrvik@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • End of Fiscal Year Reminder

    When reviewing and approving invoices, please help SMSU comply with audit requirements by noting the date goods or services were received on the signed invoice, rather than just the date payment was approved. If goods or services are received before June 30, they must be paid for out of fiscal 2015 budgets. If goods or services are received on or after July 1, they must be paid for out of fiscal 2016 budgets.

    Thank you for helping SMSU comply with this requirement.

    — Eric Runestad
    eric.runestad@smsu.edu

     

Monday, June 29, 2015

Academic

  • Theatre adds section of INTRO TO THEATRE

     

    The SMSU Theatre program has added another section of Intro to Theatre. This Goal #6 requirement is fun and fast-paced. You'll learn about the onstage and backstage antics and feel a part of a creative team. We are SMSU Theatre!
    AND
    There are still seats available for Human Diversity in Theatre. This Goal #7 course is interesting and online. Check it out in the Fall catalog of courses.

    — Sheila Tabaka
    sheila.tabaka@smsu.edu
     

Announcement

  • Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation Special Grants Program

     

    The SMSU Foundation Special Grant Application Deadline is July 1, 2015. Please pass this e-mail on to faculty and read below for further details. 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.

    Funding announcements will be made four to six weeks following each deadline for submission.
     
    Proposal Deadlines (for academic year 2015-2016):

    July 1, 2015

    September 11, 2015

    December 1, 2015

    April 1, 2016

    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 linkhttp://www.smsu.edu/resources/webspaces/foundation/specialgrantsapplication.pdf
     

    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
     

Athletics

  • SUMMER POOL HOURS

     

    Summer hours starting May 11- Aug 13 Open Monday-Thursday
    May 11 11a-1p
    May 12 8:30a-10:30a
    May 13 11a-1p
    May 14 8:30a-10:30a

    May 18-21 7:30a-1:30p
    CLOSED May 25-Memorial Day
    May 26-28 7:30a-1:30p

    June 1-4 7:30a-1:30p
    June 8-11 7:30a-1:30p
    June 15-18 7:30a-1:30p
    June 22-25 7:30a-1:30p
    June 29-July 1 7:30a-1:30p
    CLOSED July 2-6 for Independence Day

    July 7-9 7:30a-1:30p
    July 13-16 7:30a-1:30p
    July 20-23 7:30a-1:30p
    July 27-30 7:30a-1:30p

    Aug 3-6 7:30a-1:30p
    Aug 10-13 7:30a-1:30p
    Aug 17-20 TBD

    — Patty Myrvik
    Patricia.Myrvik@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • End of Fiscal Year Reminder

    When reviewing and approving invoices, please help SMSU comply with audit requirements by noting the date goods or services were received on the signed invoice, rather than just the date payment was approved. If goods or services are received before June 30, they must be paid for out of fiscal 2015 budgets. If goods or services are received on or after July 1, they must be paid for out of fiscal 2016 budgets.

    Thank you for helping SMSU comply with this requirement.

    — Eric Runestad
    eric.runestad@smsu.edu

     

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