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Monday, February 8, 2016

Academic

  • Writing Center Hours for Spring Semester 2016

    The Writing Center will open for Spring 2016 on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

    Hours available for tutoring are listed below. Please note that hours are subject to change. The Writing Center is closed when the campus is closed. To verify that the Writing Center is open, please visit: http://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/writingcenter/

    Spring 2016 Tutoring Hours:
    Mondays: 9:30-10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m.; 7-8:30 p.m.
    Tuesdays: 2-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    Thursdays: 12-12:30 p.m. and 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    Fridays: 9:30-10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Tips for Using the Writing Center:
    Students may make their own appointments using the online scheduling system on the Writing Center's Web site (http://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/writingcenter/).

    When making an appointment, students can choose face-to-face meetings in BA 527, an e-tutoring session where students upload a paper and receive comments from a tutor as a file attachment, or an online session where students chat online during their appointment time. Should an appointment not be available, students are encouraged to use the wait-list available in the online scheduling system. Students may activate this feature by clicking on the clock icon and following the screen prompts.

    The Writing Center is located in BA 527 on the top floor of the library. Please direct any questions about the Writing Center to Dr. Teresa Henning (teresa.henning@smsu.edu). Have a great semester!

    — Dr. Teresa Henning
    teresa.henning@smsu.edu

Announcement

  • Minnesota Job & Internship Fair On Campus Events


    Job Fair Kickoff Meeting & Student Panel
    Wednesday, January 27 12:00pm-1:00pm
    CH 217 Lite Lunch Provided

    Job Fair Final Meeting*
    Tuesday, February 16
    OR
    Wednesday, February 17
    Begins Promptly at 12:00pm, CH 217. 
    * Mandatory attendance for all students attending the job fair

    Prepare Your Resume
    Begin Early! NO TEMPLATES!
    Schedule an individual appointment by calling 507-537-6221 or stop into BA 156

    Minnesota Job & Internship Fair
    Friday, February 26 11:00am-3:00pm
    Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center

    Stop into BA 156 to register or for more details. Registration deadline is February 12.

    Check out all upcoming job fairs on our website: https://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/careerservices/?id=5205

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu

     

Athletics

  • Spring 2016 Pool Hours

    Spring Pool Hours:

    Monday-Thursday—6:30am-4:30pm & 7-10pm
    Friday—11:30a-8pm
    Sunday—1-5pm

    Closings:
    Tuesdays & Thursdays—10:30-11:45am, Reserved for Class
    Wednesdays & Fridays—10:30-11:20am, Reserved for Class
    Jan 18—MLK Day
    Feb 2—No 7-10pm Swim, Precinct Caucuses
    Feb 5—Closing at 2pm
    Feb 15—President's Day
    Feb 26 at 5pm through Feb —Closed for lifeguard training and Scuba classes
    March 4 at 5pm through Mar 6—Closed for lifeguard training class
    March 7–May 31—Pool will be closed for renovation

    — Patty Myrvik
    patricia.myrvik@smsu.edu

     

Attention

  • Eating Disorder Screening, Feb. 23

    SMSU Counseling & Testing Services will host the Eating Disorders Screening during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, from 12-1 p.m. in CH 201. Everyone is invited to attend. This year’s event will include information about eating disorders, the opportunity to complete an eating disorder screening and receive feedback from a mental health professional, and eating disorder Jeopardy.

    Screening events are a good way to promote general mental health awareness, provide education about specific mental health concerns, and screen for individuals who may need further assessment for a mental health concern.

    If the planned date does not work for a class or group, an alternate time can be arranged. Please contact Counseling & Testing Services for more information at 507-537-7150 or Counseling.Testing@SMSU.edu.

    — Counseling & Testing Services
    counseling.testing@smsu.edu

  • Space Requests


    Please submit any space allocation requests for the next fiscal year to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (Deb Kerkaert) by February 26, 2016. Forms must be completed with all required signatures. If you have requests yet for this year, submit at this time also. The space request form can be found on the Vice President for Finance and Administration webpage at http://www.smsu.edu/Administration/VPFinanceAdmin/Index.cfm or on the policy and procedure page http://www.smsu.edu/nca/. Please note the following part of the policy. "Allocation of space to the following activities is temporary (one academic year or less), provided on a space-available basis, and subject to annual review. a. Recognized student clubs and organizations. b. Department lounges, reading rooms, or study areas. c. Non-university agencies. d. Assigned storage spaces." If this applies to your spaces, please submit requests if you wish to maintain those spaces. Thank you.
    — Deb Kerkaert

  • TIAA-CREF Individual counseling opportunity


    INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Date(s) Time(s) Location(s) Tue, Feb 23, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CC- Rm 203 Wed, Feb 24, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CC -Rm 203 Thu, Feb 25, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CC- Rm 203 SIGN UP TODAY: Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800 732-8353, M-F from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
    — Joan Tutt
     

Clubs & Organizations

  • Jyl Josephson to Speak Feb. 17

    The SMSU Women’s Studies Committee and SMSU Feminist Club will sponsor “Rethinking Sexual Citizenship: After Marriage Equality,” a reading by Jyl Josephson, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in Charter Hall 201.

    In 1996, two new laws — the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), more commonly known as “welfare reform” — passed by substantial majorities in Congress and were signed by then-President Clinton. Although they were targeted at different groups, both laws were based on a set of deeply moralistic and exclusionary ideas about the need to legislate the hegemonic heteronormative white family as the ideal and preferred form of democratic citizenship. 

    Twenty years later, DOMA has been declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, but the welfare law, with its healthy marriage initiative and abstinence-only sex education, remains the law of the land.  In her talk, Josephson will discuss what unites these policies, why democratic equality requires the dismantling of the ideal of the hegemonic heteronormative white family, and why the #BlackLivesMatter movement constitutes a hopeful step in this direction.

    This event is free and open to the public with light refreshments provided.

    For more information, contact: Maureen.Sander-Staudt@smsu.edu; 507-537-6810.

     

     

  • Open Positions with The Spur

    The SMSU student newspaper, The Spur, is looking to recruit students for the positions of Staff Writers Photographers and Advertising Representatives. Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of experience or major. This is a great opportunity to earn extra money and a great boost for any portfolio or resumé. Meetings are every Thursday at noon in IL 216. There will be pizza!

    — Nicole Schwing
    smsuspur@gmail.com

     

Entertainment

  • Radio Drama 'Trouble' Performed at SMSU Feb. 12-13

    The Marshall Area Stage Company (MASC) is performing the radio drama “Trouble” on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in Charter Hall 217 on campus.

    Dr. Sharron Hope, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, is one of the eight cast members.

    The shows will begin with three five-minute mini-mysteries, and then it’s on to the main attraction, “Trouble.”

    Marshall Radio will record one of the performances, and it will be aired at a later date.

  • Mad Mic Open Mic Night

    Access, Opportunity, Success, SMSU Theater Department, The Fine Arts Community, and Black Student Union will be hosting Mad Mic Open Mic Night in the Black Box Theater (FA112) on the following dates:

    November 5, 2015- 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    December 4, 2015- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    January 21, 2016- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    February 4, 2016- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    March 3, 2016- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Mad Mic is open to all students, staff and the general public.
    Come out and enjoy and share your artistic talent!

    For more information contact Cassie Williams at cassie.williams@smsu.edu or 537-7304

    — Cassie Williams
    cassie.williams@smsu.edu

     

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Academic

  • Writing Center Hours for Spring Semester 2016

    The Writing Center will open for Spring 2016 on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

    Hours available for tutoring are listed below. Please note that hours are subject to change. The Writing Center is closed when the campus is closed. To verify that the Writing Center is open, please visit: http://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/writingcenter/

    Spring 2016 Tutoring Hours:
    Mondays: 9:30-10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m.; 7-8:30 p.m.
    Tuesdays: 2-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    Thursdays: 12-12:30 p.m. and 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    Fridays: 9:30-10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Tips for Using the Writing Center:
    Students may make their own appointments using the online scheduling system on the Writing Center's Web site (http://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/writingcenter/).

    When making an appointment, students can choose face-to-face meetings in BA 527, an e-tutoring session where students upload a paper and receive comments from a tutor as a file attachment, or an online session where students chat online during their appointment time. Should an appointment not be available, students are encouraged to use the wait-list available in the online scheduling system. Students may activate this feature by clicking on the clock icon and following the screen prompts.

    The Writing Center is located in BA 527 on the top floor of the library. Please direct any questions about the Writing Center to Dr. Teresa Henning (teresa.henning@smsu.edu). Have a great semester!

    — Dr. Teresa Henning
    teresa.henning@smsu.edu

Announcement

  • Minnesota Job & Internship Fair On Campus Events


    Job Fair Kickoff Meeting & Student Panel
    Wednesday, January 27 12:00pm-1:00pm
    CH 217 Lite Lunch Provided

    Job Fair Final Meeting*
    Tuesday, February 16
    OR
    Wednesday, February 17
    Begins Promptly at 12:00pm, CH 217. 
    * Mandatory attendance for all students attending the job fair

    Prepare Your Resume
    Begin Early! NO TEMPLATES!
    Schedule an individual appointment by calling 507-537-6221 or stop into BA 156

    Minnesota Job & Internship Fair
    Friday, February 26 11:00am-3:00pm
    Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center

    Stop into BA 156 to register or for more details. Registration deadline is February 12.

    Check out all upcoming job fairs on our website: https://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/careerservices/?id=5205

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu

     

Attention

  • Eating Disorder Screening, Feb. 23

    SMSU Counseling & Testing Services will host the Eating Disorders Screening during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, from 12-1 p.m. in CH 201. Everyone is invited to attend. This year’s event will include information about eating disorders, the opportunity to complete an eating disorder screening and receive feedback from a mental health professional, and eating disorder Jeopardy.

    Screening events are a good way to promote general mental health awareness, provide education about specific mental health concerns, and screen for individuals who may need further assessment for a mental health concern.

    If the planned date does not work for a class or group, an alternate time can be arranged. Please contact Counseling & Testing Services for more information at 507-537-7150 or Counseling.Testing@SMSU.edu.

    — Counseling & Testing Services
    counseling.testing@smsu.edu

  • Space Requests


    Please submit any space allocation requests for the next fiscal year to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (Deb Kerkaert) by February 26, 2016. Forms must be completed with all required signatures. If you have requests yet for this year, submit at this time also. The space request form can be found on the Vice President for Finance and Administration webpage at http://www.smsu.edu/Administration/VPFinanceAdmin/Index.cfm or on the policy and procedure page http://www.smsu.edu/nca/. Please note the following part of the policy. "Allocation of space to the following activities is temporary (one academic year or less), provided on a space-available basis, and subject to annual review. a. Recognized student clubs and organizations. b. Department lounges, reading rooms, or study areas. c. Non-university agencies. d. Assigned storage spaces." If this applies to your spaces, please submit requests if you wish to maintain those spaces. Thank you.
    — Deb Kerkaert

  • TIAA-CREF Individual counseling opportunity


    INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Date(s) Time(s) Location(s) Tue, Feb 23, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CC- Rm 203 Wed, Feb 24, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CC -Rm 203 Thu, Feb 25, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CC- Rm 203 SIGN UP TODAY: Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800 732-8353, M-F from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
    — Joan Tutt
     

Clubs & Organizations

  • Jyl Josephson to Speak Feb. 17

    The SMSU Women’s Studies Committee and SMSU Feminist Club will sponsor “Rethinking Sexual Citizenship: After Marriage Equality,” a reading by Jyl Josephson, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in Charter Hall 201.

    In 1996, two new laws — the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), more commonly known as “welfare reform” — passed by substantial majorities in Congress and were signed by then-President Clinton. Although they were targeted at different groups, both laws were based on a set of deeply moralistic and exclusionary ideas about the need to legislate the hegemonic heteronormative white family as the ideal and preferred form of democratic citizenship. 

    Twenty years later, DOMA has been declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, but the welfare law, with its healthy marriage initiative and abstinence-only sex education, remains the law of the land.  In her talk, Josephson will discuss what unites these policies, why democratic equality requires the dismantling of the ideal of the hegemonic heteronormative white family, and why the #BlackLivesMatter movement constitutes a hopeful step in this direction.

    This event is free and open to the public with light refreshments provided.

    For more information, contact: Maureen.Sander-Staudt@smsu.edu; 507-537-6810.

     

     

Entertainment

  • Mad Mic Open Mic Night

    Access, Opportunity, Success, SMSU Theater Department, The Fine Arts Community, and Black Student Union will be hosting Mad Mic Open Mic Night in the Black Box Theater (FA112) on the following dates:

    November 5, 2015- 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    December 4, 2015- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    January 21, 2016- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    February 4, 2016- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    March 3, 2016- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Mad Mic is open to all students, staff and the general public.
    Come out and enjoy and share your artistic talent!

    For more information contact Cassie Williams at cassie.williams@smsu.edu or 537-7304

    — Cassie Williams
    cassie.williams@smsu.edu

     

  • Winter Festival Schedule


    Monday, Feb.1 The Traveling Photo-booth SC Lower Level 11:00am – 2:00pm

    Tuesday, Feb. 2 Funny T’s and Pictures Too SC Lower Level 11:00am – 5:00pm

    Mentalist, Daniel Martin CC 117 9:00pm

    Wednesday, Feb 3 13th Annual SPA DAY: w/MNWest Pipestone Campus Salon Crew: Free haircuts, styles, & trims! SC Upper Level 9:30am – 3:00pm

    Relax Crew: w/2 Aqua Massage Beds, 1 Oxygen Bar and 3 calf massager! SC Lower Level West Entrance 11:00am – 3:00pm

    Cinema @ the Centers “Spectre” SC Lower Level TV Lounge 6:30 and 9:00pm Show-times

    Thursday, Feb 4 “Make Your Own Leis” SC Lower Level 11:00am – 1:00pm

    Live @ the Landing SC Dining Area 11:45am – 12:45pm

    Frangela (2 of the funniest women on the comedy circuit) CC 117 9:00pm

    Friday, Feb 5 Cinema at the Centers “Spectre” SC Lower Level TV Lounge 6:30 and 9:00pm

    Show-times Mustang Basketball vs Bemidji State RA Facility Women’s Game at 6:00pm Men’s Game at 8:00pm

    Saturday, February 6 HAWAIIAN Night: Mustang Basketball vs MN Crookston RA Facility Women’s Game at 5:00pm Men’s Game at 7:00pm

    Mustang Wrestling vs. Minot State PE Gym 7:00pm Sunday, February 7

    Super Bowl 50 – Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers on Big Screen Mustang Zone 5:00pm – until Game Ends
    — Scott Ewing

     

  • Radio Drama 'Trouble' Performed at SMSU Feb. 12-13

    The Marshall Area Stage Company (MASC) is performing the radio drama “Trouble” on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in Charter Hall 217 on campus.

    Dr. Sharron Hope, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, is one of the eight cast members.

    The shows will begin with three five-minute mini-mysteries, and then it’s on to the main attraction, “Trouble.”

    Marshall Radio will record one of the performances, and it will be aired at a later date.

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