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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Academic

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

     

  • Students Bring Human Trafficking Films and Speakers to Campus in April

     

    Students in Dr. Richard Herder's LEP 400, Confronting Human Trafficking course are bringing two films and two speakers to campus this month. All of the events are free and open to the public.


    The film "Half the Sky," focused on "turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide," will be shown on Monday, April 6 in CH 219 from 6:30-9 p.m.


    The film "Nefarious: Merchant of Souls,: a documentary produced by Exodus International, will be shown on Wednesday, April 8 in BA 240 from 6:30-9 p.m.


    On Friday, April 17, a speaker from Breaking Free, an organization in the Twin Cities that works with young women who have been trafficked for sex, will be speaking in CH 219 from 2-3 p.m.


    On Monday, April 20, a speaker from the Peace Rehabilitation Center, an organization that works with trafficking victims in Nepal, will be speaking in the Lower Conference Center from 7-8 p.m.


    — Rick Herder
    richard.herder@smsu.edu

     

Athletics

  • Annual Mustang Stampede

     

    The 5th annual Mustang Stampede "Glow Run" and after party will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Schwan Regional Event Center. Registration begins at 7 p.m., followed by the race at 8 p.m.

    Cost...
    There are various levels for individuals or corporate sponsors to sign-up for! Also just added, is a special cost for college students (with valid ID). College students can sign-up for just $15!

    How the Mustang Stampede Works...
    The Mustang Stampede is for everyone! The 5K walk/run is open to everyone! Women, men, students, and families are all encouraged to participate. Strollers are welcome, kids 12 and under are free! Following the run, a "GLOWtastic After Party" will be held!

    Marshall Area Business Challenge...
    SMSU is challenging local businesses to encourage their employees to get active! A prize will be awarded to the business team with the highest fundraising total, which includes any registrations, donations and company matching gifts.

    To sign-up, go to http://smsumustangs.com/sports/2014/9/5/MS_0905145134.aspx

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • Menards On Campus Interviews - Wed, April 22

     

    Menards of Marshall, Minn. will be conducting on campus interviews Wednesday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in BA 156. Open positions include their management trainee program and part time and full time sales and cashiering positions. To be considered, submit your resume on MustangJobs.com before April 20.

    If you have any questions, stop into Career Services BA 156.

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu
     

  • SMO Concert April 21

    The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra (SMO) will present a concert entitled The Romantics on Tuesday evening, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schwan’s Community Center for the Performing Arts at the Marshall High School. Featured soloists will be Student Concerto Competition winner Olivia White of Montevideo and former SMSU student Dr. Luke Norell in Tchaikovsky’s magnificent first piano concerto. The concert will also feature the music of Edvard Grieg and Franz Schubert’s Symphony in C Minor also known as the “Tragic.”


    General admission tickets are sold at the door. Ticket prices are Adults $12 and $5 for students and children. For more information, please call Dr. Daniel Rieppel at (507) 537-7139.

  • Plan Now for Retirement

     

    Attend a pre-retirement seminar
    Tuesday, May 12
    8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    SMSU Conference Center Upper Ballroom
    Call MSRS at 1-800-657-5757, ext 3 to reserve a spot for you and a guest

    If you are within five years of retirement, consider attending this free half-day seminar. The following topics will be addressed:
    * Pension Retirement Income (Learn how your State pension benefit is calculated and what options are available)
    * MNDCP 457(b) Plan Income (Options and considerations for withdrawing your MNDCP account savings)
    * Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP) (The significance of health care costs and how to use money in your HCSP account)
    * Social Security (Understand your Social Security benefits)

    If you have questions, please call Joan Tutt at 6209.

    — Barb Okrina
    barb.okrina@smsu.edu
     

  • Redwood River Cleanup

     

    Sign up now for the joint SMSU-ADM “Adopt-A-River project.” We will cleanup trash from the banks of the Redwood River on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22. Anyone 14 years or older is encouraged to come and help. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Meet at the ADM Training Center on North 7th Street at 4 p.m.

    Bags and gloves will be provided. After the cleanup, volunteers will enjoy hot dogs, chips and sodas provided by ADM. Please contact Dr. Emily Deaver (emily.deaver@smsu. edu) by April 16, if you would like to help so I can set up the work groups. The cleanup usually only takes about 1.5 hours. Come help clean up the river and celebrate Earth Day!

    — Emily Deaver
    emily.deaver@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

Entertainment

  • Marshall Area Story Tellers (MAST) Performance May 1

     

    The Marshall Area Story Tellers (MAST) invites you to Charter Hall 201 on the SMSU campus on May 1st from 6:00-7:30pm for an evening of story telling from community members!

    Much like the popular storytelling group The Moth, The MAST gives people a chance to share parts of their lives with the public. Please join us for some entertaining stories from members of the Marshall area community.

    Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Ben Walker (benjamin.walker@smsu.edu) with any questions.

    — Ben Walker

  • Humans vs. Zombies Registration

     

    On April, 20, a week long free-to-play survival game called Humans vs. Zombies will be hosted on campus at Southwest Minnesota State University.Humans vs. Zombies is a like game of tag but with a twist. All players begin as humans, and one is randomly chosen to be the "Original Zombie." The Original zombie tags human players and turns them into zombies. Zombies must eat every 48 hours or they starve to death. The Zombies win when all human players have been tagged and turned into Zombies. The Humans win by surviving long enough for all zombies to starve. To add another level of intensity, missions will be held each day that makes survival even more difficult and puts emphasis on teamwork!

    Event information: http://tinyurl.com/SMSU2015HvzS
    Register here: http://hvzsource.com/smsu/
    Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SMSUHvZ/

    — Joseph Lilleberg
    joseph.lilleberg@smsu.edu
     

  • "Humans vs. Zombies" Game Begins April 20

     On April, 20th, a week long free-to-play survival game called “Humans vs. Zombies” will be hosted at Southwest Minnesota State University.

    The event kicks off at 5 p.m. April 20 in BA 102.

    Humans vs. Zombies is a game of tag. All players begin as humans, and one is randomly chosen to be the "Original Zombie" The Original zombie tags human players and turns them into zombies.

    Zombies must eat every 48 hours or they starve to death. The Zombies win when all human players have been tagged and turned into Zombies.
    The Humans win by surviving long enough for all zombies to starve.

    Human vs. Zombies Essential Information
    http://tinyurl.com/SMSU2015HvzS
    Use the tabs at the bottom to explore the different missions each day and rules of both humans and zombies.
    In order to play, please sign up and register here:
    http://hvzsource.com/smsu/
    This event is hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science Club.

Fundraiser

  • Class of 2015's Graduate Gift Project

     

    This summer, the SMSU Campus Entrance project is set to be finished. This project will feature a new SMSU sign and bronze Mustang sculpture on the peninsula in the new pond by the intersection of Highways 23 and 19.

    This project has been selected to be the recipient of the Class of 2015’s Graduate Gift Donations. We are very excited to announce this gift, as it is the first time that the graduating seniors of SMSU will have a chance to donate to a senior class gift project.

    There are two easy ways to donate:
    Drop checks or cash gifts in the Foundation Office, located on the second floor of Founders Hall (FH223) or click the link to make an easy online donation: www.smsufoundation.org/classof2015gift

    — Rachael Posusta
    RACHAEL.POSUSTA@SMSU.EDU
     

  • Sexual Assault Awareness 5K Run/Walk

     

    Did you know that victims of sexual assault must surrender their clothing at the hospital for evidence? You can support these victims by bringing one article of clothing to the Sexual Assault Awareness 5K Run/Walk, which will start at the SMSU social science (SS) parking lot on April 18!

    Registration will start at 10 a.m. and the run/walk will start at 11 a.m. This event will take place whether it rains or shines!

    — Ashly Reimers
    Ashly.Reimers@smsu.edu
     

Friday, April 17, 2015

Academic

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

     

  • Students Bring Human Trafficking Films and Speakers to Campus in April

     

    Students in Dr. Richard Herder's LEP 400, Confronting Human Trafficking course are bringing two films and two speakers to campus this month. All of the events are free and open to the public.


    The film "Half the Sky," focused on "turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide," will be shown on Monday, April 6 in CH 219 from 6:30-9 p.m.


    The film "Nefarious: Merchant of Souls,: a documentary produced by Exodus International, will be shown on Wednesday, April 8 in BA 240 from 6:30-9 p.m.


    On Friday, April 17, a speaker from Breaking Free, an organization in the Twin Cities that works with young women who have been trafficked for sex, will be speaking in CH 219 from 2-3 p.m.


    On Monday, April 20, a speaker from the Peace Rehabilitation Center, an organization that works with trafficking victims in Nepal, will be speaking in the Lower Conference Center from 7-8 p.m.


    — Rick Herder
    richard.herder@smsu.edu

     

Athletics

  • Annual Mustang Stampede

     

    The 5th annual Mustang Stampede "Glow Run" and after party will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Schwan Regional Event Center. Registration begins at 7 p.m., followed by the race at 8 p.m.

    Cost...
    There are various levels for individuals or corporate sponsors to sign-up for! Also just added, is a special cost for college students (with valid ID). College students can sign-up for just $15!

    How the Mustang Stampede Works...
    The Mustang Stampede is for everyone! The 5K walk/run is open to everyone! Women, men, students, and families are all encouraged to participate. Strollers are welcome, kids 12 and under are free! Following the run, a "GLOWtastic After Party" will be held!

    Marshall Area Business Challenge...
    SMSU is challenging local businesses to encourage their employees to get active! A prize will be awarded to the business team with the highest fundraising total, which includes any registrations, donations and company matching gifts.

    To sign-up, go to http://smsumustangs.com/sports/2014/9/5/MS_0905145134.aspx

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • Menards On Campus Interviews - Wed, April 22

     

    Menards of Marshall, Minn. will be conducting on campus interviews Wednesday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in BA 156. Open positions include their management trainee program and part time and full time sales and cashiering positions. To be considered, submit your resume on MustangJobs.com before April 20.

    If you have any questions, stop into Career Services BA 156.

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu
     

  • SMO Concert April 21

    The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra (SMO) will present a concert entitled The Romantics on Tuesday evening, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schwan’s Community Center for the Performing Arts at the Marshall High School. Featured soloists will be Student Concerto Competition winner Olivia White of Montevideo and former SMSU student Dr. Luke Norell in Tchaikovsky’s magnificent first piano concerto. The concert will also feature the music of Edvard Grieg and Franz Schubert’s Symphony in C Minor also known as the “Tragic.”


    General admission tickets are sold at the door. Ticket prices are Adults $12 and $5 for students and children. For more information, please call Dr. Daniel Rieppel at (507) 537-7139.

  • Plan Now for Retirement

     

    Attend a pre-retirement seminar
    Tuesday, May 12
    8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    SMSU Conference Center Upper Ballroom
    Call MSRS at 1-800-657-5757, ext 3 to reserve a spot for you and a guest

    If you are within five years of retirement, consider attending this free half-day seminar. The following topics will be addressed:
    * Pension Retirement Income (Learn how your State pension benefit is calculated and what options are available)
    * MNDCP 457(b) Plan Income (Options and considerations for withdrawing your MNDCP account savings)
    * Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP) (The significance of health care costs and how to use money in your HCSP account)
    * Social Security (Understand your Social Security benefits)

    If you have questions, please call Joan Tutt at 6209.

    — 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

  • Redwood River Cleanup

     

    Sign up now for the joint SMSU-ADM “Adopt-A-River project.” We will cleanup trash from the banks of the Redwood River on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22. Anyone 14 years or older is encouraged to come and help. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Meet at the ADM Training Center on North 7th Street at 4 p.m.

    Bags and gloves will be provided. After the cleanup, volunteers will enjoy hot dogs, chips and sodas provided by ADM. Please contact Dr. Emily Deaver (emily.deaver@smsu. edu) by April 16, if you would like to help so I can set up the work groups. The cleanup usually only takes about 1.5 hours. Come help clean up the river and celebrate Earth Day!

    — Emily Deaver
    emily.deaver@smsu.edu
     

Entertainment

  • Marshall Area Story Tellers (MAST) Performance May 1

     

    The Marshall Area Story Tellers (MAST) invites you to Charter Hall 201 on the SMSU campus on May 1st from 6:00-7:30pm for an evening of story telling from community members!

    Much like the popular storytelling group The Moth, The MAST gives people a chance to share parts of their lives with the public. Please join us for some entertaining stories from members of the Marshall area community.

    Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Ben Walker (benjamin.walker@smsu.edu) with any questions.

    — Ben Walker

  • Humans vs. Zombies Registration

     

    On April, 20, a week long free-to-play survival game called Humans vs. Zombies will be hosted on campus at Southwest Minnesota State University.Humans vs. Zombies is a like game of tag but with a twist. All players begin as humans, and one is randomly chosen to be the "Original Zombie." The Original zombie tags human players and turns them into zombies. Zombies must eat every 48 hours or they starve to death. The Zombies win when all human players have been tagged and turned into Zombies. The Humans win by surviving long enough for all zombies to starve. To add another level of intensity, missions will be held each day that makes survival even more difficult and puts emphasis on teamwork!

    Event information: http://tinyurl.com/SMSU2015HvzS
    Register here: http://hvzsource.com/smsu/
    Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SMSUHvZ/

    — Joseph Lilleberg
    joseph.lilleberg@smsu.edu
     

  • "Humans vs. Zombies" Game Begins April 20

     On April, 20th, a week long free-to-play survival game called “Humans vs. Zombies” will be hosted at Southwest Minnesota State University.

    The event kicks off at 5 p.m. April 20 in BA 102.

    Humans vs. Zombies is a game of tag. All players begin as humans, and one is randomly chosen to be the "Original Zombie" The Original zombie tags human players and turns them into zombies.

    Zombies must eat every 48 hours or they starve to death. The Zombies win when all human players have been tagged and turned into Zombies.
    The Humans win by surviving long enough for all zombies to starve.

    Human vs. Zombies Essential Information
    http://tinyurl.com/SMSU2015HvzS
    Use the tabs at the bottom to explore the different missions each day and rules of both humans and zombies.
    In order to play, please sign up and register here:
    http://hvzsource.com/smsu/
    This event is hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science Club.

Fundraiser

  • Class of 2015's Graduate Gift Project

     

    This summer, the SMSU Campus Entrance project is set to be finished. This project will feature a new SMSU sign and bronze Mustang sculpture on the peninsula in the new pond by the intersection of Highways 23 and 19.

    This project has been selected to be the recipient of the Class of 2015’s Graduate Gift Donations. We are very excited to announce this gift, as it is the first time that the graduating seniors of SMSU will have a chance to donate to a senior class gift project.

    There are two easy ways to donate:
    Drop checks or cash gifts in the Foundation Office, located on the second floor of Founders Hall (FH223) or click the link to make an easy online donation: www.smsufoundation.org/classof2015gift

    — Rachael Posusta
    RACHAEL.POSUSTA@SMSU.EDU
     

  • Sexual Assault Awareness 5K Run/Walk

     

    Did you know that victims of sexual assault must surrender their clothing at the hospital for evidence? You can support these victims by bringing one article of clothing to the Sexual Assault Awareness 5K Run/Walk, which will start at the SMSU social science (SS) parking lot on April 18!

    Registration will start at 10 a.m. and the run/walk will start at 11 a.m. This event will take place whether it rains or shines!

    — Ashly Reimers
    Ashly.Reimers@smsu.edu
     

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