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Monday, July 28, 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

  • Mustang tennis honored by ITA for academic success

     

    SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced that Southwest Minnesota State University is one of 61 NCAA Division II schools to earn the ITA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 academic year, while six SMSU student-athletes were recipients of the ITA scholar-athlete award.

    In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.

    Earning the individual awards include freshman Erin Bones, from Watertown, S.D.; Trisha Kienitz, a junior from Raymond, Minn.; Samantha Ritter, a sophomore from Sauk Centre, Minn.; Michaela Nelson, a freshman from St. James, Minn.; Lindsey Brace, a freshman from Montevideo, Minn.; and Kayla Uphus, a sophomore from Melrose, Minn.

    The ITA All-Academic Team is given to program's that have a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above. SMSU finished the 2013-14 academic year with a GPA of 3.48.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu

  • SMSU Women's Track & Field Team Earns Academic Honor

     

    NEW ORLEANS – The Southwest Minnesota State University women's track and field team received All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    SMSU, which recently completed its first season of competition, finished the 2013-14 academic year with a team GPA of 3.24. The Mustangs were one of 13 teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to earn the academic team award.

    To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Award a school must record a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu

Attention

  • 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

  • Student Handbook Revisions & Updates

     

    The SMSU Student Handbook is now available only on-line and I am now the person to contact when updates and revisions are needed. And NOW would be a great time for you to take a look at the various pages associated with the work you do here at SMSU! Please click http://www.smsu.edu/administration/studenthandbook/ and peruse the various subpages, then shoot me an email if you see anything you think should be changed, removed, added, etc.

    It would be truly fabulous if, in your email to me you would:
    1. copy and paste the URL to the very page you wish changed
    2. copy and paste the text as it is now
    3. type the entire paragraph or line item you want changed so I can copy and paste it right into the web page

    Thank you,

    Karen A Malmberg
    The Centers @ SMSU
    507-537-7160

    — Karen Malmberg
    karen.malmberg@smsu.edu

Clubs & Organizations

Sunday, July 27, 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

  • Mustang tennis honored by ITA for academic success

     

    SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced that Southwest Minnesota State University is one of 61 NCAA Division II schools to earn the ITA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 academic year, while six SMSU student-athletes were recipients of the ITA scholar-athlete award.

    In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.

    Earning the individual awards include freshman Erin Bones, from Watertown, S.D.; Trisha Kienitz, a junior from Raymond, Minn.; Samantha Ritter, a sophomore from Sauk Centre, Minn.; Michaela Nelson, a freshman from St. James, Minn.; Lindsey Brace, a freshman from Montevideo, Minn.; and Kayla Uphus, a sophomore from Melrose, Minn.

    The ITA All-Academic Team is given to program's that have a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above. SMSU finished the 2013-14 academic year with a GPA of 3.48.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu

  • SMSU Women's Track & Field Team Earns Academic Honor

     

    NEW ORLEANS – The Southwest Minnesota State University women's track and field team received All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    SMSU, which recently completed its first season of competition, finished the 2013-14 academic year with a team GPA of 3.24. The Mustangs were one of 13 teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to earn the academic team award.

    To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Award a school must record a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu

  • 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

  • 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 Handbook Revisions & Updates

     

    The SMSU Student Handbook is now available only on-line and I am now the person to contact when updates and revisions are needed. And NOW would be a great time for you to take a look at the various pages associated with the work you do here at SMSU! Please click http://www.smsu.edu/administration/studenthandbook/ and peruse the various subpages, then shoot me an email if you see anything you think should be changed, removed, added, etc.

    It would be truly fabulous if, in your email to me you would:
    1. copy and paste the URL to the very page you wish changed
    2. copy and paste the text as it is now
    3. type the entire paragraph or line item you want changed so I can copy and paste it right into the web page

    Thank you,

    Karen A Malmberg
    The Centers @ SMSU
    507-537-7160

    — Karen Malmberg
    karen.malmberg@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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