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Monday, September 22, 2014

Academic

  • Fall 2014 Writing Center Hours

     

    The Writing Center at SMSU is located in BA 527 (the fifth floor of the McFarland Library). At the Writing Center, students can receive guidance on their academic writing from trained tutors who can help students with anything from brainstorming, to reviewing drafts, to answering questions about citing sources.

    Scheduling Appointments
    All Writing Center appointments must be made online. To schedule appointments, students should visit the Writing Center’s web site at: http://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/writingcenter/


    When signing up for tutoring, students may choose any of the following:
    • a face-to-face appointment where they visit the Writing Center to work with a tutor in person;
    • an online appointment where they chat with a tutor;
    • or an online appointment where students upload a paper and receive comments from a tutor as a file attachment. Students access this file by returning to their original appointment in the online scheduler.

    It is strongly recommended students make an appointment to use the Writing Center, but walk-ins are welcome if that time slot is free. Appointments last 30 minutes. Students are limited to a maximum of two appointments per day.

    Students now also have the option to sign on to a “wait-list” if the appointment time that they want is not free. To use this option, students should click on the clock icon and follow the on screen directions.

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

     

Announcement

  • SMSU Aquatics 2014 Fall Schedule

     

    Monday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.
    Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.
    Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.
    Friday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30p.m. & 6-9 p.m.
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: 2-6 p.m.

    SMSU Aquatics
    2014 Fall Closings
    Aug 30- Sept 1: Labor Day
    Sept 12-13 (6-9 p.m.): SMSU Private Event
    Sept 23 (2:30-10 p.m.): MHS Swim Meet
    Oct 2 (2:30-10 p.m.): MHS Swim Meet
    Oct 3-5: Fall Break
    Oct 24 (2:30-10 p.m.): MHS Swim Meet
    Nov 25 (2:30 p.m.)-Nov 30: Thanksgiving Break
    Dec 18 (4 p.m.)-Jan 11: Winter Break

     

    — Patty Myrvik
    Patricia.Myrvik@smsu.edu
     

Athletics

  • SMSU student-athletes produce another recording breaking year in the classroom

    The Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department put together a second straight record-breaking scholastic year in 2013-14, setting new marks for success off the field of play.

    In the classroom, a record 357 SMSU student-athletes generated an overall grade-point-average of 3.08, the highest mark since SMSU moved to NCAA Division II in 1995-96. This past year’s GPA breaks the previous mark of 3.05, set during the 2012-13 academic year.

    A total of 11 of SMSU’s 16 NCAA sports recorded a GPA of 3.0 or higher, while the wheelchair basketball team had a 2.80 GPA.

    “We are very proud of the accomplishments of our Mustang student-athletes in the classroom for the second straight year,” said Chris Hmielewski, SMSU Director of Athletics. “The SMSU Department of Athletics has challenged our student-athletes to reach a cumulative grade point average of 3.1 each academic year. This year’s cumulative GPA of a 3.08 shows our student-athletes dedication to their course work and commitment to graduate from SMSU while balancing a rigorous collegiate schedule.”

    The volleyball team posted the department’s highest GPA on the year at 3.78, while the men’s basketball team topped the men’s side with a 3.16 GPA. SMSU’s nine women’s sports combined for a 3.38 GPA, while the seven men’s sports combined for a 2.89 GPA.

    Since the 2006-07 academic year, the overall GPA of the department has improved from 2.87 to 3.08.

    SMSU’s successes by teams in recent years are numerous, while individual student-athletes garnered recognition for their hard work in the classroom as well. This past academic year, SMSU set a department record with seven first team CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees.

    For the second straight year, SMSU had a student-athlete earn the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which is considered one of the highest academic honors a student-athlete can receive. Mustang golfer Rachel Patnoe, who was also honored as the top NSIC Female Scholar-Athlete in 2013-14, earned the NCAA scholarship this summer, while softball player Amy Dreessen received the award in 2013.

    SMSU student-athletes have recorded five Academic All-Americans in the last three seasons and have amassed eight since 2008-09. SMSU recorded a total of seven CoSIDA Academic All-Americans prior to 2008.

    Since 2006-07, SMSU has racked up 25 first team CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees, while 12 more have been named second team and five on third team. Prior to 2006, SMSU had 18 student-athletes earn either first, second or third team all-district accolades.

    “The academic success of our student-athletes is a team effort,” Hmielewski said. “I would like to thank all our coaches, faculty, staff members and the administration for providing our student-athletes guidance and support throughout the academic year.”

    Southwest Minnesota State University has 17 intercollegiate sports, including 16 that compete at the NCAA level.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu
     

  • Eighth annual Ag Bowl set for Sept. 27

     

    The eighth annual Ag Bowl, presented by Ralco Inc., will be Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Schwan Regional Event Center and REC parking lot on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

    The day is a celebration of agriculture in Minnesota and features numerous events for both kids and adults. Participating sponsors of Ag Bowl include Ralco, Titan Machinery, HyVee, CHS, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Pepsi, Chanel Seeds, Hagen Distributing, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Lockwood Motors and Syngenta.

    Starting at 2:30 p.m., activities for all ages begin, including a petting zoo, pony rides, tractor displays, hayrides, face painting, Ag Olympics and inflatable games.

    The HyVee Food Zone is back again and will serve great food and beverages starting at 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The popular Kids Pedal Pull will take place at 4:30 p.m. for kids ages 4-11, with registration beginning at 4 p.m.

    The day is capped by the SMSU football game versus Northern State starting at 6 p.m.

    Also back this year is the Ag Bowl raffle, with tickets available for just $20, and giving participants a chance to win numerous great prizes. The grand prize is a Polaris Outlaw 50 ATV from Action Sports, while $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $500 and two $500 HyVee gift cards will also be awarded. The raffle winners will be announced at halftime of the football game on Saturday night.

    Proceeds generated by the Ag Bowl will fund scholarships and programming for worthy student-athletes and young people who will dedicate their careers to business success in agriculture, environmental science and the food industries.

    SMSU's educational programs in agriculture, environmental science and food arts & sciences develop young people who spend their careers working to grow the economic success of the agricultural industry. In acknowledgement of these efforts, the University has been the recipient of three NCAA Civic Engagement Awards for Ag Bowl.

    Southwest Minnesota State University is proud of the fact that it is located in southwest Minnesota, a region where agriculture provides the foundation for the economy.

    For more information on Ag Bowl, including a complete listing of events, log onto SMSUmustangs.com/agbowl.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu

     

Attention

  • Student Health 101 - September Issue

     

    SMSU Students,

    September’s Student Health 101 issue is now available!

    Why should you read Student Health 101, the online health and wellness magazine at http://readsh101.com/smsu.html?

    First, you can enter a $1,000 drawing for simply checking out the September issue and providing feedback.

    Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101 such as the following:

    Sleep Study - Top 10 tips for better nights

    Good Mood Food - The new twist on emotional eating

    Desirable Habits - Systems for your self-transformation

    Look Up - Is your smartphone replacing your social life?

    Start Smart - Transition tips for the school year from a student and a counselor

    What’s Your Favorite Selfie Style? - How do you take yours?

    And much more…

    Don't forget, if you'd like to receive SH 101 via text message, text SMSU to 40691. Standard text messaging rates will apply.

    Enjoy & GO MUSTANGS!

    — Brittany Krull - Asst. Director of Student Success
    Brittany.Krull@SMSU.edu
     

  • Mail Routes will Change


    SMSU campus mail leaves the Post Office at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All mail leaves the City of Marshall at 2:15 p.m. each of those days.

    To accommodate you and department offices, we will be changing the times of delivering daily mail and picking up mail to be posted out each day. We will start morning routes as soon as all incoming mail has been sorted.

    Approximate times mail/packages will be delivered and picked up in your area: please allow within 15 minutes of time listed.

    IL building 10:45 a.m.
    Founder’s Hall 11 a.m.
    Bellows building 11:15 a.m.
    Student Center 11:30 a.m.

    Charter Hall 1:15 p.m.
    Social, Science and Tech buildings 1:30 p.m.
    Fine Arts 2 p.m.

    If you have a concern or find this is not working well for your area after a week, please call the Post Office.
    We will begin the new routes on Monday, Sept. 22.


    Thank you for your cooperation.

     

    —Eileen Hanson

    eileen.hanson@smsu.edu

  • White House Internship Program Spring 2015

     

    Attention SMSU Students:

    The White House Internship Program Spring 2015 application is open and the application deadline is September 7, 2014. The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President, and engage them in public service opportunities. We hope that you can share this information with student leaders across your organization.

    We encourage you to visit www.whitehouse.gov/internships for detailed information about eligibility, the program, the application process, and the departments that participate in the program. A complete application includes:

    • series of short answers
    • one-page resume
    • responses to two essay questions
    • two letters of recommendation

    — Career Services
    Careers@SMSU.edu
     

  • New Work Faculty Forum

    Assistant Professor of Management Vinay Gonela will be the first New Work Faculty Forum presenter this year with a program entitled "Optimal Placement ofo Relay Stations in Wireless Sensor Networks." It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 in BA 524.

     

    In recent years, wireless sensor network (WSNs) are becoming an increasingly prominent technology that can be used in diverse application areas such as climate changes, transportation logistics and public safety. In WSNs, numerous sensor nodes (placed in a given geographical area) sense, process and transmit data in real time between one another and ultimately to relay stations that can be used for numerous purposes.

     

    This paper focuses on determining the optimal location of the relay stations such that the total relay station cost is minimized.

     

  • Mustang Days 2014

     

    Join us in welcoming future Mustangs to campus for two exciting and informative days!

    The Admission Office will be hosting its first big visit program of the year, Mustang Days! Join us on Oct. 16 & 17 with sessions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days as we welcome High School juniors and seniors from all over the area!

    Throughout the day , there are a variety of different activities planned to show off what SMSU has to offer.

    Morning Session: Check in at Conference Center
    9:00 a.m. – Welcome
    9:10 a.m. – Admission Presentation
    9:30 a.m. – Student Services Fair
    10:15 a.m. – Student/Parent Panel Sessions
    11:00 a.m. – Campus Tour
    12:00 p.m. – End of Visit (approximately)

    Afternoon Sessions: Check in at Conference Center
    1:00 p.m. – Welcome
    1:10 p.m. – Admission Presentation
    1:30 p.m. – Student Services Fair
    2:15 p.m. – Student/Parent Panel Sessions
    3:00 p.m. – Campus Tour
    4:00 p.m. - End of Visit (approximately)

    For more information about Mustang Days or to RSVP, visit our web site at https://www.smsu.edu/mustangdays or contact the Office of Admission at 507-537-6286.

    Laura Johnson
    507-537-6286
    Laura.C.Johnson@smsu.edu

    — Laura Johnson
    laura.c.johnson@smsu.edu
     

  • State Employees Flu and Tdap Vaccination Clinic

     

    Don’t let the flu put your life on hold. Protect yourself. Protect others. Get vaccinated at a workplace clinic.
    Be sure to get a seasonal flu vaccine this year. Our workplace clinic makes it convenient. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can keep you in bed for several days. Getting vaccinated helps protect you, your family and co-workers from flu-related illness.
    Seasonal flu and Tdap vaccinations are available:


    SMSU Conference Center Upper Ballroom
    Monday, October 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Mark your calendar.
    • No appointment will be necessary, just walk in.
    • Bring your Advantage health insurance card with you.
    (There is no out-of-pocket cost at workplace clinics if you present your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan member ID card. The cost is $32.00 for the shot, $35.00 for the nasal spray vaccine and $57.00 for the Tdap vaccine if you do not present your card.)
    • For more information and clinic locations go to: http://www.mn.gov/mmb/segip/health-solutions/employees/vaccination/index7.jsp
    • Flu and Tdap vaccinations are also available at your primary care clinic and in-network convenient clinics.
    Protect yourself. Protect others. Get vaccinated at work.


    — Barb Okrina
    hr@smsu.edu
     

  • Physical Therapy Services on Campus

     

    Physical Therapy services are available to students on campus through the Exercise Science Program and its students. Students needing Physical Therapy services or consultations are welcome to attend these sessions.

    Physical Therapy on campus will held on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30 in PE 211. Services will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2.

    Contact Kris Cleveland, PT, DPT for an appointment; returning students you may come as you wish.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact
    Kris.cleveland@smsu.edu or 507-537-7233

     

    — Monica Miller
    monica.miller@smsu.edu
     

  • TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

     

    SMSU and TIAA-CREF announce 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.

    Tues., Sept. 23 - 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Student Center 207
    Wed., Sept. 24 - 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Student Center 207
    Thurs., Sept. 25 - 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Student Center 207

    SIGN UP TODAY!
    Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). Appointments can also be scheduled on-line using https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/public/tools/events?eventId=1-1XFL0G5

    For more info call Barb in Human Resources at 6208.


    — Barb Okrina
    hr@smsu.edu
     

  • # We R United 4 ALS @ SMSU

     

    As most of you have seen either on your Facebook feed or Instagram feeds the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised a great awareness for ALS. But now we challenge you to a walk/run 3k for ALS on Monday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.There will be a few keynote speakers, a memory wall where you can write down supportive comments on stars for those with ALS, and donation boxes will be available!

    You will need a waiver for this event! So here are the times you can sign a waiver before the event! This table will be set up in the Student Center at the following dates and times:

    Monday, Sept. 22—10:30-11;20 a.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Tuesday, Sept. 23—12-1:20 p.m.
    Wednesday ,Sept. 24—10:30-11:20 a.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Thursday, Sept. 25—12-3 p.m.
    Friday Sept. 26—10:30-11:2 0 a.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.

    You shall also be able to sign waivers at the event but it will help speed things along if you sign up before hand!

    # We R United 4 ALS @ SMSU

    — Victoria Bensel & Julia Koehnen
    victoria.bensel@smsu.edu
     

  • All University Meeting and Conversation September 24

     

    Faculty and Staff and Students:

    Please join us at the All University Meeting and Conversation, on Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m. in the Upper Level Conference Center Ballroom. The goals for this meeting are to:

    • briefly review the University Strategic Planning process and timeline
    • follow up on the Core Value exercise from the September 10 All University Meeting
    • interactive dream/visioning exercise facilitated by Mark Fokken

    —Office of the President

    — Chris Anderson
    chris.anderson@smsu.edu
     

Clubs & Organizations

  • SMSU Agribusiness/Agronomy Club

     

    All students with an interest in Agriculture are welcome to become a member of the SMSU Agribusiness/Agronomy Club regardless of their majors. SMSU Ag Club meets every Thursday in IL 208 at noon. During the school year the Ag Club is involved with Ag Bowl, Ag Career Fair, Homecoming & Hawaiian Night T-shirt Sales, Yearly Out of State Trip, Fall & Spring Outings, and PAS (Post-Secondary Agricultural)

    — Kayla Stenzel ; Sabrina Ley
    Kayla.Stenzel@smsu.edu ; Sabrina.Ley@smsu.edu
     

Entertainment

  • An evening with the 1491s

     

    Spend an evening with the 1491s at 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 25. The event will be in the upper level Conference Center at SMSU. This event is free and open to the public.

    The 1491s is a sketch comedy group, based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigeneous satire. They coined the term All My Relations, and are still waiting for the royalties. They were at the Custer’s Last Stand. They mooned Chris Columbus when he landed. They invented bubble gum. The 1491s teach young women how to be strong. And… teach young men how to seduce these strong women.

    Check out their webpage http://www.1491s.com

    This event is sponsored by: Oyate Club, the UGLYs, Access Opportunity Success, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

    — Michele Knife Sterner
    michele.sterner@smsu.edu
     

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Announcement

  • SMSU Aquatics 2014 Fall Schedule

     

    Monday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.
    Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.
    Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.
    Friday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30p.m. & 6-9 p.m.
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: 2-6 p.m.

    SMSU Aquatics
    2014 Fall Closings
    Aug 30- Sept 1: Labor Day
    Sept 12-13 (6-9 p.m.): SMSU Private Event
    Sept 23 (2:30-10 p.m.): MHS Swim Meet
    Oct 2 (2:30-10 p.m.): MHS Swim Meet
    Oct 3-5: Fall Break
    Oct 24 (2:30-10 p.m.): MHS Swim Meet
    Nov 25 (2:30 p.m.)-Nov 30: Thanksgiving Break
    Dec 18 (4 p.m.)-Jan 11: Winter Break

     

    — Patty Myrvik
    Patricia.Myrvik@smsu.edu
     

Athletics

  • SMSU student-athletes produce another recording breaking year in the classroom

    The Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department put together a second straight record-breaking scholastic year in 2013-14, setting new marks for success off the field of play.

    In the classroom, a record 357 SMSU student-athletes generated an overall grade-point-average of 3.08, the highest mark since SMSU moved to NCAA Division II in 1995-96. This past year’s GPA breaks the previous mark of 3.05, set during the 2012-13 academic year.

    A total of 11 of SMSU’s 16 NCAA sports recorded a GPA of 3.0 or higher, while the wheelchair basketball team had a 2.80 GPA.

    “We are very proud of the accomplishments of our Mustang student-athletes in the classroom for the second straight year,” said Chris Hmielewski, SMSU Director of Athletics. “The SMSU Department of Athletics has challenged our student-athletes to reach a cumulative grade point average of 3.1 each academic year. This year’s cumulative GPA of a 3.08 shows our student-athletes dedication to their course work and commitment to graduate from SMSU while balancing a rigorous collegiate schedule.”

    The volleyball team posted the department’s highest GPA on the year at 3.78, while the men’s basketball team topped the men’s side with a 3.16 GPA. SMSU’s nine women’s sports combined for a 3.38 GPA, while the seven men’s sports combined for a 2.89 GPA.

    Since the 2006-07 academic year, the overall GPA of the department has improved from 2.87 to 3.08.

    SMSU’s successes by teams in recent years are numerous, while individual student-athletes garnered recognition for their hard work in the classroom as well. This past academic year, SMSU set a department record with seven first team CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees.

    For the second straight year, SMSU had a student-athlete earn the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which is considered one of the highest academic honors a student-athlete can receive. Mustang golfer Rachel Patnoe, who was also honored as the top NSIC Female Scholar-Athlete in 2013-14, earned the NCAA scholarship this summer, while softball player Amy Dreessen received the award in 2013.

    SMSU student-athletes have recorded five Academic All-Americans in the last three seasons and have amassed eight since 2008-09. SMSU recorded a total of seven CoSIDA Academic All-Americans prior to 2008.

    Since 2006-07, SMSU has racked up 25 first team CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees, while 12 more have been named second team and five on third team. Prior to 2006, SMSU had 18 student-athletes earn either first, second or third team all-district accolades.

    “The academic success of our student-athletes is a team effort,” Hmielewski said. “I would like to thank all our coaches, faculty, staff members and the administration for providing our student-athletes guidance and support throughout the academic year.”

    Southwest Minnesota State University has 17 intercollegiate sports, including 16 that compete at the NCAA level.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu
     

  • Eighth annual Ag Bowl set for Sept. 27

     

    The eighth annual Ag Bowl, presented by Ralco Inc., will be Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Schwan Regional Event Center and REC parking lot on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

    The day is a celebration of agriculture in Minnesota and features numerous events for both kids and adults. Participating sponsors of Ag Bowl include Ralco, Titan Machinery, HyVee, CHS, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Pepsi, Chanel Seeds, Hagen Distributing, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Lockwood Motors and Syngenta.

    Starting at 2:30 p.m., activities for all ages begin, including a petting zoo, pony rides, tractor displays, hayrides, face painting, Ag Olympics and inflatable games.

    The HyVee Food Zone is back again and will serve great food and beverages starting at 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The popular Kids Pedal Pull will take place at 4:30 p.m. for kids ages 4-11, with registration beginning at 4 p.m.

    The day is capped by the SMSU football game versus Northern State starting at 6 p.m.

    Also back this year is the Ag Bowl raffle, with tickets available for just $20, and giving participants a chance to win numerous great prizes. The grand prize is a Polaris Outlaw 50 ATV from Action Sports, while $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $500 and two $500 HyVee gift cards will also be awarded. The raffle winners will be announced at halftime of the football game on Saturday night.

    Proceeds generated by the Ag Bowl will fund scholarships and programming for worthy student-athletes and young people who will dedicate their careers to business success in agriculture, environmental science and the food industries.

    SMSU's educational programs in agriculture, environmental science and food arts & sciences develop young people who spend their careers working to grow the economic success of the agricultural industry. In acknowledgement of these efforts, the University has been the recipient of three NCAA Civic Engagement Awards for Ag Bowl.

    Southwest Minnesota State University is proud of the fact that it is located in southwest Minnesota, a region where agriculture provides the foundation for the economy.

    For more information on Ag Bowl, including a complete listing of events, log onto SMSUmustangs.com/agbowl.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu

     

Attention

  • Student Health 101 - September Issue

     

    SMSU Students,

    September’s Student Health 101 issue is now available!

    Why should you read Student Health 101, the online health and wellness magazine at http://readsh101.com/smsu.html?

    First, you can enter a $1,000 drawing for simply checking out the September issue and providing feedback.

    Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101 such as the following:

    Sleep Study - Top 10 tips for better nights

    Good Mood Food - The new twist on emotional eating

    Desirable Habits - Systems for your self-transformation

    Look Up - Is your smartphone replacing your social life?

    Start Smart - Transition tips for the school year from a student and a counselor

    What’s Your Favorite Selfie Style? - How do you take yours?

    And much more…

    Don't forget, if you'd like to receive SH 101 via text message, text SMSU to 40691. Standard text messaging rates will apply.

    Enjoy & GO MUSTANGS!

    — Brittany Krull - Asst. Director of Student Success
    Brittany.Krull@SMSU.edu
     

  • New Work Faculty Forum

    Assistant Professor of Management Vinay Gonela will be the first New Work Faculty Forum presenter this year with a program entitled "Optimal Placement ofo Relay Stations in Wireless Sensor Networks." It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 in BA 524.

     

    In recent years, wireless sensor network (WSNs) are becoming an increasingly prominent technology that can be used in diverse application areas such as climate changes, transportation logistics and public safety. In WSNs, numerous sensor nodes (placed in a given geographical area) sense, process and transmit data in real time between one another and ultimately to relay stations that can be used for numerous purposes.

     

    This paper focuses on determining the optimal location of the relay stations such that the total relay station cost is minimized.

     

  • Mustang Days 2014

     

    Join us in welcoming future Mustangs to campus for two exciting and informative days!

    The Admission Office will be hosting its first big visit program of the year, Mustang Days! Join us on Oct. 16 & 17 with sessions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days as we welcome High School juniors and seniors from all over the area!

    Throughout the day , there are a variety of different activities planned to show off what SMSU has to offer.

    Morning Session: Check in at Conference Center
    9:00 a.m. – Welcome
    9:10 a.m. – Admission Presentation
    9:30 a.m. – Student Services Fair
    10:15 a.m. – Student/Parent Panel Sessions
    11:00 a.m. – Campus Tour
    12:00 p.m. – End of Visit (approximately)

    Afternoon Sessions: Check in at Conference Center
    1:00 p.m. – Welcome
    1:10 p.m. – Admission Presentation
    1:30 p.m. – Student Services Fair
    2:15 p.m. – Student/Parent Panel Sessions
    3:00 p.m. – Campus Tour
    4:00 p.m. - End of Visit (approximately)

    For more information about Mustang Days or to RSVP, visit our web site at https://www.smsu.edu/mustangdays or contact the Office of Admission at 507-537-6286.

    Laura Johnson
    507-537-6286
    Laura.C.Johnson@smsu.edu

    — Laura Johnson
    laura.c.johnson@smsu.edu
     

  • TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

     

    SMSU and TIAA-CREF announce 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.

    Tues., Sept. 23 - 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Student Center 207
    Wed., Sept. 24 - 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Student Center 207
    Thurs., Sept. 25 - 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Student Center 207

    SIGN UP TODAY!
    Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). Appointments can also be scheduled on-line using https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/public/tools/events?eventId=1-1XFL0G5

    For more info call Barb in Human Resources at 6208.


    — Barb Okrina
    hr@smsu.edu
     

  • # We R United 4 ALS @ SMSU

     

    As most of you have seen either on your Facebook feed or Instagram feeds the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised a great awareness for ALS. But now we challenge you to a walk/run 3k for ALS on Monday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.There will be a few keynote speakers, a memory wall where you can write down supportive comments on stars for those with ALS, and donation boxes will be available!

    You will need a waiver for this event! So here are the times you can sign a waiver before the event! This table will be set up in the Student Center at the following dates and times:

    Monday, Sept. 22—10:30-11;20 a.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Tuesday, Sept. 23—12-1:20 p.m.
    Wednesday ,Sept. 24—10:30-11:20 a.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Thursday, Sept. 25—12-3 p.m.
    Friday Sept. 26—10:30-11:2 0 a.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.

    You shall also be able to sign waivers at the event but it will help speed things along if you sign up before hand!

    # We R United 4 ALS @ SMSU

    — Victoria Bensel & Julia Koehnen
    victoria.bensel@smsu.edu
     

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  • An evening with the 1491s

     

    Spend an evening with the 1491s at 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 25. The event will be in the upper level Conference Center at SMSU. This event is free and open to the public.

    The 1491s is a sketch comedy group, based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigeneous satire. They coined the term All My Relations, and are still waiting for the royalties. They were at the Custer’s Last Stand. They mooned Chris Columbus when he landed. They invented bubble gum. The 1491s teach young women how to be strong. And… teach young men how to seduce these strong women.

    Check out their webpage http://www.1491s.com

    This event is sponsored by: Oyate Club, the UGLYs, Access Opportunity Success, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

    — Michele Knife Sterner
    michele.sterner@smsu.edu
     

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