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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Announcement

  • Downton 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

  • Plan Now For Retirement-SMSU Employees

     

    Date: Thursday, December 4
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Student Center 206

    For an individual counseling session, meet with Mary Borsgard, your MSRS representative, to learn more about the benefits and features of the MNDCP, HCSP (Health Care Savings Plan) and Pension (MSRS).

    To schedule an appointment, contact Mary @
    1-800-657-5757 ext. 5855

    Supplement your Pension and Social Security income with MNDCP (Minnesota Deferred Compensation Plan) savings:
    * Enroll anytime throughout the year
    * Contribute through payroll deduction
    * Change contribution amount at any time
    * Minimum contribution of only $10
    * Contribute pre-tax and/or Roth after-tax
    * You are always 100% vested
    * Contribution tax credit may be available
    * MSRS employees receive no commission

     

    — Barb Okrina
    barb.okrina@smsu.edu
     

  • Tree of Hope

     

    NTSO is proud to host the Tree of Hope again this year. The Tree of Hope provides gifts for underprivileged children in the Marshall area. The Tree of Hope is located outside of the Dean's offices in BA. There are tags with children's names, age and gender on the tree. If you would like to participate please take a tag or two and purchase a gift from $5-$10 and return to BA 268 (Dean's office area) with the tag attached to the present. If you are unable to purchase a gift but would like to donate cash or a check you may do so and the NTSO will purchase the gift for you. Checks and cash can be given to Amy Nemitz, NTSO Advisor in IL 161. All tags and gifts must be returned by Friday, Dec. 12. Thank you for your generosity and making a child's holiday extra special this year!

    — Amy Nemitz
    amy.nemitz@smsu.edu
     

  • Reception in Honor of Provost Beth Weatherby

     

    Everyone is invited to a reception in honor of Provost Beth Weatherby on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the William Whipple Gallery at SMSU. Join us in thanking Beth for her 22 years of service to SMSU. We wish her well in her new venture as Chancellor of the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana. She begins her new position on January 15, 2015.

    --The Office of the President

  • Parking Reminder BA/PE Lot

     

    University Public Safety would like to provide a friendly reminder that the BA/PE gravel lot is CLOSED after 4:30 p.m. every day of the week. Any vehicle found in the BA/PE lot after 4:30 p.m. 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
    Dave.Hemp@smsu.edu

Athletics

  • 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
     

  • SMSU Volleyball to compete at the NCAA Elite Eight

    The bracket for the NCAA Division II volleyball Elite Eight is complete following the championship match of the South Central Region on Sunday night.

    The NCAA Elite Eight will take place Dec. 4-6, at Knights Hall on the campus of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.

    Southwest Minnesota State (24-9) will be making its first-ever appearance at the Elite Eight, following Saturday night's 3-1 win over Minnesota Duluth. SMSU will take on the West Region champion, Sonoma State University (Calif.), on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m. CST. The Seawolves are 23-6 overall and won their first-ever region championship on Saturday night defeating Dixie State (Utah) in Nampa, Idaho.

    Other quarterfinal matches on Thursday include Grand Valley State (Mich.) vs. Wingate (N.C.) at 11 a.m. CST, Tampa (Fla.) vs. Wheeling Jesuit (W.Va.) at 4 p.m. CST and New Haven (Conn.) vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith at 6:30 p.m. CST.

    More information on SMSU's trip to the Elite Eight will be released later this week.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu
     

Attention

  • 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
     

Entertainment

Fundraiser

  • Campus Fund Drive Results

     

    Congratulations Fine Arts Building!

    Winner of the 2014 Campus Fund Drive Building Participation Challenge

    It came down to the final hours and when the dust settled, the Fine Arts (FA) Building emerged as the champion of the 2014 Campus Fund Drive Building Participation Challenge with a 67% participation rate (click here to view results.)

    For finishing the Campus Fund Drive with the highest employee participation percentage, employees of the FA Building will be treated to an scrumptious PIE PARTY tomorrow, featuring the hand-made creations of Aramark’s dessert master Sherry Brown. We appreciate Aramark donating the pies and beverages for the Pie Party.

    To the 145 SMSU employees who contributed to this year’s Campus Fund Drive—THANK YOU! Your giving tremendously impacts our students and contributes to their success. Collectively, SMSU employees again raised over $50,000 during the drive.

    Even though the Building Participation Challenge is over, you can still make a donation to “Help Support Student Success.” Three easy giving options are available:

    1) By credit card through the SMSU Foundation web site (www.smsufoundation.org/give)
    2) Through payroll deduction (form is available here)
    3) By cash or check to the SMSU Foundation office


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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Announcement

  • Downton 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

  • Reception in Honor of Provost Beth Weatherby

     

    Everyone is invited to a reception in honor of Provost Beth Weatherby on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the William Whipple Gallery at SMSU. Join us in thanking Beth for her 22 years of service to SMSU. We wish her well in her new venture as Chancellor of the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana. She begins her new position on January 15, 2015.

    --The Office of the President

  • Parking Reminder BA/PE Lot

     

    University Public Safety would like to provide a friendly reminder that the BA/PE gravel lot is CLOSED after 4:30 p.m. every day of the week. Any vehicle found in the BA/PE lot after 4:30 p.m. 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
    Dave.Hemp@smsu.edu

Athletics

  • SMSU Volleyball to compete at the NCAA Elite Eight

    The bracket for the NCAA Division II volleyball Elite Eight is complete following the championship match of the South Central Region on Sunday night.

    The NCAA Elite Eight will take place Dec. 4-6, at Knights Hall on the campus of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.

    Southwest Minnesota State (24-9) will be making its first-ever appearance at the Elite Eight, following Saturday night's 3-1 win over Minnesota Duluth. SMSU will take on the West Region champion, Sonoma State University (Calif.), on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m. CST. The Seawolves are 23-6 overall and won their first-ever region championship on Saturday night defeating Dixie State (Utah) in Nampa, Idaho.

    Other quarterfinal matches on Thursday include Grand Valley State (Mich.) vs. Wingate (N.C.) at 11 a.m. CST, Tampa (Fla.) vs. Wheeling Jesuit (W.Va.) at 4 p.m. CST and New Haven (Conn.) vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith at 6:30 p.m. CST.

    More information on SMSU's trip to the Elite Eight will be released later this week.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu
     

  • 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

  • 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
     

Entertainment

Fundraiser

  • Campus Fund Drive Results

     

    Congratulations Fine Arts Building!

    Winner of the 2014 Campus Fund Drive Building Participation Challenge

    It came down to the final hours and when the dust settled, the Fine Arts (FA) Building emerged as the champion of the 2014 Campus Fund Drive Building Participation Challenge with a 67% participation rate (click here to view results.)

    For finishing the Campus Fund Drive with the highest employee participation percentage, employees of the FA Building will be treated to an scrumptious PIE PARTY tomorrow, featuring the hand-made creations of Aramark’s dessert master Sherry Brown. We appreciate Aramark donating the pies and beverages for the Pie Party.

    To the 145 SMSU employees who contributed to this year’s Campus Fund Drive—THANK YOU! Your giving tremendously impacts our students and contributes to their success. Collectively, SMSU employees again raised over $50,000 during the drive.

    Even though the Building Participation Challenge is over, you can still make a donation to “Help Support Student Success.” Three easy giving options are available:

    1) By credit card through the SMSU Foundation web site (www.smsufoundation.org/give)
    2) Through payroll deduction (form is available here)
    3) By cash or check to the SMSU Foundation office


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

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