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Friday, October 24, 2014

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  • Advising Locations/Times for All-Student Advising Day, Wednesday, Oct. 29


    Wednesday, Oct.29, has been set aside as an advising day for all students. There will be no classes held during the day, but classes will resume at 5:30 p.m. This day has been specifically set aside for advising, so you should meet with your academic advisor on this day unless you have made an appointment for another time.

    Accounting - Advisor's schedule posted on office door

    Agribusiness Management – Professor Gerry Toland and Professor Sang Jung will advise in IL 220. Professor Steve Davis is on sabbatical, so his advisees should see Professor Gerry Toland or Professor Sang Jung.

    Agronomy – Lee French’s office, ST 155

    Finance - Advisor's schedule posted on office door

    Management - Advisor's schedule posted on office door; please sign up for appointment. Professor Deborah Buerkley is on sabbatical, so her advisees should see Professor Kathy Schaefer or Professor Mark Goodenow for advising.

    Culinology - Everyone will be meeting in the Dining Room, IL 117, for advising instead of your advisor’s office. Prof. Michael Cheng sent an e-mail to you asking you to sign up for an advising time slot. Please check your e-mail.

    Hospitality - Everyone will be meeting in the Dining Room, IL 117, for advising instead of your advisor’s office. Prof. Michael Cheng sent an e-mail to you asking you to sign up for an advising time slot. Please check your e-mail.

    Marketing - ST 203 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Political Science - Advisor's schedule posted on office door

    Education - Advisor's office - A signup sheet is posted on advisor's office door.
    Students need to stop by and sign up for an advising session.
    **2+2 students need to contact their advisor to set up a phone or Skype advising session
    time and date

    Math/Computer Science - SM 274 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Art – Pat Brace – Advisor’s office
    Bob Dorlac – Advisor’s office
    Alma Hale – Advisor’s office
    Pat Hand – Advisor’s office

    Music - Advisor's office

    Communication Studies - Advisor's office

    Theatre - Advisor's office

    English - LIT, CAEP, CAED, & UND majors: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. in BA 231
    LICR majors: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. in BA 231
    PWC majors BA 205 or 206, the Offices of Prof. Henning & Prof. Bemer between 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Make an appointment by signing up at BA 206
    Pizza at noon in BA 231 for all English majors

    Foreign Language, Humanities, Philosophy – Contact Advisor

    Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics – BA 314 9 a.m.- 12 noon Science faculty will be in their offices in the afternoon for continued advising.

    Exercise Science – Advisor’s Office throughout the day. Check with your advisor for available appointment times.

    History – SS 106-108 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Justice Administration - SS 205 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Psychology - Advisor's office A signup sheet is posted on Advisor's office door

    Social Work - SS 230 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - freshmen and sophomores
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - juniors and seniors.

    Sociology – SS 201 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Spanish – SS 209 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Disability Services/Pam Ekstrom/Donna Reaves- BA 246-247 and BA 237, by appointment

    Educational Opportunity Program/Linda Nelson - Advisor's office by appointment

    Advising Center/Jill Schlemmer - Advisor's office, IL 148, by appointment

     

    — Jill Schlemmer
    Jill.Schlemmer@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
     

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: Learn more on Mon. Oct. 27 in CH 201

     

    College is a time for exploring your sexuality and experimenting. But you want to know how to be safe. So plan on attending an interesting and enlightening talk about sexually transmitted infections. Discover what they look like, what the symptoms are, how they are treated, and how you can protect yourself. Join us on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in CH 201 for this extremely interesting talk by Melissa Scotting, a local nurse practitioner. I guarantee this is a presentation you'll be talking about for days!

    — Sandy Craner
    sandy.craner@smsu.edu

  • Student Health 101: October Issue

     

    Hello Mustangs!

    October’s issue of 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? First, you can enter the October drawing for $1,000 for simply checking out the issue. Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101 including the following:

    All-In-One Workouts: How to build strength, stamina, and flexibility anywhere

    The Science of Choice: Strategies for better health habits

    The Job Prob: Forecasting your future in the job market

    The Pursuit of Perfection: What is the cost of your high standards?

    Battle of The Bars: Is your nutrition bar all health or all hype?

    What Was Your Best Halloween Costume? Pirate, princess, mummy, other? Please share in this week’s poll!
    http://readsh101.com/halloween/smsu.html

    And much more…

    If you missed it, be sure to check out the September issue, with sleep study, desirable habits, and good mood food at http://readsh101.com/0914/smsu.html.

    GO MUSTANGS!


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


     

Athletics

  • Annual Mustang Volleyball "Red Out" match set for Friday

    The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team has teamed up with the Minnesota Army National Guard for the fourth annual "Red Out" event to benefit and promote awareness for heart disease among women. The Mustangs will hold the "Red Out" this Friday night, hosting nationally ranked Concordia-St. Paul in the PE Gym starting at 7 p.m.

    All fans in attendance are encouraged to wear red to the match. The first 400 fans through the gates will receive a free "Red Out" t-shirt, courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard.

    "Heart disease is the number one killer of women," said Terry Culhane, SMSU head volleyball coach. "Our volleyball team and staff would like to continue to bring awareness and help educate others about this serious disease. We'd like this annual event to raise money to benefit the efforts in fighting heart disease."

    Culhane, who suffered a heart attack in 2010, felt that his experience offered a unique opportunity for his volleyball program to help educate the public about this deadly disease.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu

     

  • Track & Field Complex Ribbon-Cutting Oct. 25

    Southwest Minnesota State University and Marshall Public Schools will hold an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 11:45 a.m. to officially open the Marshall Regional Track & Field Complex on the campus of SMSU.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    The complex will be the home for both SMSU and Marshall Public Schools Track & Field programs, SMSU Rugby, along with other various events for the community. The project is a partnership with SMSU and Marshall Public Schools. The complex is located on the northeast corner of the SMSU campus and is a renovation and expansion of the Mattke Field stadium.

    Officials from Marshall Public Schools and SMSU President Dr. Connie J. Gores will speak at the ceremony, while members of the SMSU and Marshall Public Schools track & field teams will also be present.

    Following the ceremony, the SMSU women's soccer team will be taking on MSU Moorhead on the turf field inside the running track starting at 12 p.m.

    The Marshall Regional Track and Field Complex includes a 9-lane, double bend, 400-meter track and includes a water jump pit, hurdle for the steeplechase and high jump area. An NCAA regulation, synthetic turf, soccer/football field is placed within the track. Field events will take place on the north end of the track and field complex, including long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and javelin.

    There will be a grand opening ceremony for the Marshall Regional Track & Field Complex next spring when the track and field season begins.

    The official groundbreaking for the Marshall Regional Track & Field complex was held on April 14, 2014.

Attention

  • Sign-up for SMSU Alert, The New Emergency Notification System

    October 14, 2014

    To: Campus Community

    From: Mike Munford CPP, CPO
    Director of University Public Safety

    Re: Sign-Up for SMSU’s New Emergency Notification System

    SMSU is launching a new emergency notification tool to replace Star Alert. The new tool is called SMSU ALERT (powered by Blackboard Connect). SMSU ALERT will be used for providing important emergency, safety and weather announcements for the campus community. Notification messages will briefly note the nature of the emergency, what action, if any, you are to take, and where to find additional information.

    All current students and employees have already had their e-mail addresses automatically enrolled in the new system. In order to receive messages via text, voice mail or at alternative e-mail addresses, students and employees will need to create an SMSU ALERT account using the Blackboard Connect Portal at http://www.smsu.edu/go/smsualert . Through your account, you can add multiple #s to receive text messages. This will enable persons such as parents and spouses to receive notifications. In addition, throughout your status as a student or employee, you can modify the information in your account.

    A tutorial on how to create an account and to add information such as your cell phone number is available at the following website: http://www.smsu.edu/go/smsualert.

    Please note that if you are a current Star Alert subscriber for text notifications, you will need to re-enroll through the Blackboard Connect portal to continue to receive emergency notification text messages. Star Alert will no longer be used. Also, any non-SMSU students or non-SMSU employees (e.g., parents or spouses) that have previously subscribed to Star Alert will not be automatically included in the new SMSU ALERT tool. Rather, current SMSU students and employees will need to enroll the cell phone numbers for any individuals they wish to receive SMSU ALERT text messages within the allowed numbers within their accounts. Registration for this service is free and only takes a few minutes.


    Should you require any assistance with creating an account and/or adding information into your account, please visit the Technology Resource Center in BA 161 or contact them by phone at 507.537.6111 or trchelpdesk@smsu.edu.


    Let’s continue to work safely together.

     


    Michael J. Munford CPP, CPO
    Director of University Public Safety

  • How We All Can Help with the Recruitment of New Students to SMSU

     

    Ideas for Assisting with New Student Recruitment


    The Office of Admission welcomes your involvement in the recruitment process. If you have ideas on how to recruit new students, please contact Matt Suby (matthew.suby@smsu.edu) or Allan Vogel (allan.vogel@smsu.edu). Below are some easy ways to assist us in the recruitment process.


    1) Bragging Points – Arm the Admission Counselors, Ambassadors and Tour Guides with unique and exciting information about your area! These should be points that would suggest to a student that our program is the best fit for them. Please refrain from using general points like small class sizes, professor attention. Make these unique points of pride from your area. For example:
    -What unique opportunities can we offer them?
    -What hands on, active learning opportunities take place?
    -What are your graduates doing?
    -Are there internships available?
    -What outstanding facilities or equipment do our students have access to?
    -Has your program/students received any regional or national awards?

    Please send these “Bragging Points” or request to attend an Office of Admission Staff Meeting to share these points. Meetings are Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and you can contact Jessica Anderson (Jessica.anderson@smsu.edu) for both options!

    2) Meet with Visitors – Please be available to meet with prospective students and their guests when they visit campus. These meetings are a critical part of their visit and their decision of where to enroll. Again, use the selling points from above to sell your program versus other programs. Visitors may not always have questions prepared, so be ready to market your program. Show them your facilities, show them their career path, and let them know SMSU is where they belong!

    3) Communicate with Admitted Students – Students hear from the Admission staff regularly through e-mail, phone calls and texts. What can make a huge impact is hearing from you! At any given time, a list of admitted students in your area can be pulled with e-mails and phone numbers. Please contact Matt Suby (matthew.suby@smsu.edu) for these lists and build a relationship with your future students!

    4) Build Connections with High School Teachers and Community College Professors – These folks are often some of the most influential people, next to parents, in regards to a student’s decision of where to enroll. Share all of the good things happening at SMSU with them as well! By building these relationships, you can create a pipeline of new students! College Now classes are a great place to start, but any opportunity we have to get in front of people helps!

    5) Admitted Student Day – February 13, 2015. Last year 72 students attended Admitted Student Day. Of those 72 students, 64 of them registered for classes this fall! That is a yield of 89%! Please make every effort to not only be available for this program, but put some time into preparing your sessions with interested students. Make their experience unforgettable and help us secure that student for fall!

    — Allan Vogel
    allan.vogel@smsu.edu
     

  • New Items In Library (added Oct. 1-Oct. 15, 2014)

     

    We were very busy in the Library the first half of October! From donations and newly ordered books and videos to government resources both physical and electronic, just under 450 new titles made their way into our catalog.

    Some of these new titles include “ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” “July Crisis: The World’s Descent Into War, Summer 1914,” “Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne,” “Exploring Sport and Exercise Psychology,” “The Book Thief” (book and DVD), lots of new poetry books, more books on World War I, and several books on airplanes and aviation.

    Stop in any time to check out our ever-changing display of new titles, or find all items that have recently been added by looking under the Library Collections link on the library home page: www.smsu.edu/library/

    — Kristi Petersen
    kristi.petersen@smsu.edu

     

  • R/A Lot Parking Alert

     

    Southwest Minnesota State University is hosting several events this Saturday – a home SMSU football game and a Marshall High School football game. University Public Safety is asking that all vehicles be removed from the R/A lot by midnight tonight, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Vehicles that are not removed will be towed.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Go Mustangs!!

    — Dave Hemp
    Dave.Hemp@smsu.edu
     

Entertainment

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Academic

  • Advising Locations/Times for All-Student Advising Day, Wednesday, Oct. 29


    Wednesday, Oct.29, has been set aside as an advising day for all students. There will be no classes held during the day, but classes will resume at 5:30 p.m. This day has been specifically set aside for advising, so you should meet with your academic advisor on this day unless you have made an appointment for another time.

    Accounting - Advisor's schedule posted on office door

    Agribusiness Management – Professor Gerry Toland and Professor Sang Jung will advise in IL 220. Professor Steve Davis is on sabbatical, so his advisees should see Professor Gerry Toland or Professor Sang Jung.

    Agronomy – Lee French’s office, ST 155

    Finance - Advisor's schedule posted on office door

    Management - Advisor's schedule posted on office door; please sign up for appointment. Professor Deborah Buerkley is on sabbatical, so her advisees should see Professor Kathy Schaefer or Professor Mark Goodenow for advising.

    Culinology - Everyone will be meeting in the Dining Room, IL 117, for advising instead of your advisor’s office. Prof. Michael Cheng sent an e-mail to you asking you to sign up for an advising time slot. Please check your e-mail.

    Hospitality - Everyone will be meeting in the Dining Room, IL 117, for advising instead of your advisor’s office. Prof. Michael Cheng sent an e-mail to you asking you to sign up for an advising time slot. Please check your e-mail.

    Marketing - ST 203 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Political Science - Advisor's schedule posted on office door

    Education - Advisor's office - A signup sheet is posted on advisor's office door.
    Students need to stop by and sign up for an advising session.
    **2+2 students need to contact their advisor to set up a phone or Skype advising session
    time and date

    Math/Computer Science - SM 274 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Art – Pat Brace – Advisor’s office
    Bob Dorlac – Advisor’s office
    Alma Hale – Advisor’s office
    Pat Hand – Advisor’s office

    Music - Advisor's office

    Communication Studies - Advisor's office

    Theatre - Advisor's office

    English - LIT, CAEP, CAED, & UND majors: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. in BA 231
    LICR majors: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. in BA 231
    PWC majors BA 205 or 206, the Offices of Prof. Henning & Prof. Bemer between 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Make an appointment by signing up at BA 206
    Pizza at noon in BA 231 for all English majors

    Foreign Language, Humanities, Philosophy – Contact Advisor

    Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics – BA 314 9 a.m.- 12 noon Science faculty will be in their offices in the afternoon for continued advising.

    Exercise Science – Advisor’s Office throughout the day. Check with your advisor for available appointment times.

    History – SS 106-108 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Justice Administration - SS 205 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Psychology - Advisor's office A signup sheet is posted on Advisor's office door

    Social Work - SS 230 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - freshmen and sophomores
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - juniors and seniors.

    Sociology – SS 201 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Spanish – SS 209 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Disability Services/Pam Ekstrom/Donna Reaves- BA 246-247 and BA 237, by appointment

    Educational Opportunity Program/Linda Nelson - Advisor's office by appointment

    Advising Center/Jill Schlemmer - Advisor's office, IL 148, by appointment

     

    — Jill Schlemmer
    Jill.Schlemmer@smsu.edu
     

Announcement

  • Student Health 101: October Issue

     

    Hello Mustangs!

    October’s issue of 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? First, you can enter the October drawing for $1,000 for simply checking out the issue. Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101 including the following:

    All-In-One Workouts: How to build strength, stamina, and flexibility anywhere

    The Science of Choice: Strategies for better health habits

    The Job Prob: Forecasting your future in the job market

    The Pursuit of Perfection: What is the cost of your high standards?

    Battle of The Bars: Is your nutrition bar all health or all hype?

    What Was Your Best Halloween Costume? Pirate, princess, mummy, other? Please share in this week’s poll!
    http://readsh101.com/halloween/smsu.html

    And much more…

    If you missed it, be sure to check out the September issue, with sleep study, desirable habits, and good mood food at http://readsh101.com/0914/smsu.html.

    GO MUSTANGS!


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


     

  • 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
     

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: Learn more on Mon. Oct. 27 in CH 201

     

    College is a time for exploring your sexuality and experimenting. But you want to know how to be safe. So plan on attending an interesting and enlightening talk about sexually transmitted infections. Discover what they look like, what the symptoms are, how they are treated, and how you can protect yourself. Join us on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in CH 201 for this extremely interesting talk by Melissa Scotting, a local nurse practitioner. I guarantee this is a presentation you'll be talking about for days!

    — Sandy Craner
    sandy.craner@smsu.edu

Athletics

  • Track & Field Complex Ribbon-Cutting Oct. 25

    Southwest Minnesota State University and Marshall Public Schools will hold an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 11:45 a.m. to officially open the Marshall Regional Track & Field Complex on the campus of SMSU.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    The complex will be the home for both SMSU and Marshall Public Schools Track & Field programs, SMSU Rugby, along with other various events for the community. The project is a partnership with SMSU and Marshall Public Schools. The complex is located on the northeast corner of the SMSU campus and is a renovation and expansion of the Mattke Field stadium.

    Officials from Marshall Public Schools and SMSU President Dr. Connie J. Gores will speak at the ceremony, while members of the SMSU and Marshall Public Schools track & field teams will also be present.

    Following the ceremony, the SMSU women's soccer team will be taking on MSU Moorhead on the turf field inside the running track starting at 12 p.m.

    The Marshall Regional Track and Field Complex includes a 9-lane, double bend, 400-meter track and includes a water jump pit, hurdle for the steeplechase and high jump area. An NCAA regulation, synthetic turf, soccer/football field is placed within the track. Field events will take place on the north end of the track and field complex, including long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and javelin.

    There will be a grand opening ceremony for the Marshall Regional Track & Field Complex next spring when the track and field season begins.

    The official groundbreaking for the Marshall Regional Track & Field complex was held on April 14, 2014.

  • Annual Mustang Volleyball "Red Out" match set for Friday

    The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team has teamed up with the Minnesota Army National Guard for the fourth annual "Red Out" event to benefit and promote awareness for heart disease among women. The Mustangs will hold the "Red Out" this Friday night, hosting nationally ranked Concordia-St. Paul in the PE Gym starting at 7 p.m.

    All fans in attendance are encouraged to wear red to the match. The first 400 fans through the gates will receive a free "Red Out" t-shirt, courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard.

    "Heart disease is the number one killer of women," said Terry Culhane, SMSU head volleyball coach. "Our volleyball team and staff would like to continue to bring awareness and help educate others about this serious disease. We'd like this annual event to raise money to benefit the efforts in fighting heart disease."

    Culhane, who suffered a heart attack in 2010, felt that his experience offered a unique opportunity for his volleyball program to help educate the public about this deadly disease.

    — Kelly Loft
    kelly.loft@smsu.edu

     

Attention

  • How We All Can Help with the Recruitment of New Students to SMSU

     

    Ideas for Assisting with New Student Recruitment


    The Office of Admission welcomes your involvement in the recruitment process. If you have ideas on how to recruit new students, please contact Matt Suby (matthew.suby@smsu.edu) or Allan Vogel (allan.vogel@smsu.edu). Below are some easy ways to assist us in the recruitment process.


    1) Bragging Points – Arm the Admission Counselors, Ambassadors and Tour Guides with unique and exciting information about your area! These should be points that would suggest to a student that our program is the best fit for them. Please refrain from using general points like small class sizes, professor attention. Make these unique points of pride from your area. For example:
    -What unique opportunities can we offer them?
    -What hands on, active learning opportunities take place?
    -What are your graduates doing?
    -Are there internships available?
    -What outstanding facilities or equipment do our students have access to?
    -Has your program/students received any regional or national awards?

    Please send these “Bragging Points” or request to attend an Office of Admission Staff Meeting to share these points. Meetings are Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and you can contact Jessica Anderson (Jessica.anderson@smsu.edu) for both options!

    2) Meet with Visitors – Please be available to meet with prospective students and their guests when they visit campus. These meetings are a critical part of their visit and their decision of where to enroll. Again, use the selling points from above to sell your program versus other programs. Visitors may not always have questions prepared, so be ready to market your program. Show them your facilities, show them their career path, and let them know SMSU is where they belong!

    3) Communicate with Admitted Students – Students hear from the Admission staff regularly through e-mail, phone calls and texts. What can make a huge impact is hearing from you! At any given time, a list of admitted students in your area can be pulled with e-mails and phone numbers. Please contact Matt Suby (matthew.suby@smsu.edu) for these lists and build a relationship with your future students!

    4) Build Connections with High School Teachers and Community College Professors – These folks are often some of the most influential people, next to parents, in regards to a student’s decision of where to enroll. Share all of the good things happening at SMSU with them as well! By building these relationships, you can create a pipeline of new students! College Now classes are a great place to start, but any opportunity we have to get in front of people helps!

    5) Admitted Student Day – February 13, 2015. Last year 72 students attended Admitted Student Day. Of those 72 students, 64 of them registered for classes this fall! That is a yield of 89%! Please make every effort to not only be available for this program, but put some time into preparing your sessions with interested students. Make their experience unforgettable and help us secure that student for fall!

    — Allan Vogel
    allan.vogel@smsu.edu
     

  • New Items In Library (added Oct. 1-Oct. 15, 2014)

     

    We were very busy in the Library the first half of October! From donations and newly ordered books and videos to government resources both physical and electronic, just under 450 new titles made their way into our catalog.

    Some of these new titles include “ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” “July Crisis: The World’s Descent Into War, Summer 1914,” “Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne,” “Exploring Sport and Exercise Psychology,” “The Book Thief” (book and DVD), lots of new poetry books, more books on World War I, and several books on airplanes and aviation.

    Stop in any time to check out our ever-changing display of new titles, or find all items that have recently been added by looking under the Library Collections link on the library home page: www.smsu.edu/library/

    — Kristi Petersen
    kristi.petersen@smsu.edu

     

  • October is Physical Therapy Month!

    October is Physical Therapy month! In the Exercise Science Lab, we provide a number of programs including Physical Therapy! Physical Therapy is provided on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays in PE 211, the Exercise Science Lab. It is a free service, directed by Kris Cleveland, Doctor of Physical Therapy. Many students help in the clinic, gaining valuable experience for their resumes and applications to professional school, or to complete their professional practicum.

    Not sure if Physical Therapy is for you? Check out this info graphic, Debunking 7 Myths about Physical Therapy: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Myths/Infographic/Default.aspx#.VDWqAhaPsSY

    If you’d like more information about the physical therapy services or the rehabilitative service professions, contact Kris Cleveland, PT, DPT at kris.cleveland@smsu.edu or stop by PE 211.

  • It's not too late to donate to the Combined Charities Campaign

     

    The Combined Charities Campaign is going on now.

    Did you know...
    ** 10,000 Minnesotans will be homeless tonight?
    ** 8,500 Minnesotans will visit a food shelf today?
    ** 3 out of 10 kids, 30%, of youth in the United States, are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both?
    ** Over 40% of Minnesota's waters do NOT meet water quality standards for being fishable, swimmable and drinkable.
    ** Experiencing poverty, especially early in life, is associated with a host of negative academic, social, and health outcomes for children, including higher rates of chronic disease and shorter life expectancy?

    Many of the charities in the State Employees Combined Charities Campaign play an integral role in alleviating homelessness, hunger, bullying, and poverty and help improve the water quality in our state.

    No donation is too small. Please consider helping us meet our goal of raising $1 million for charities doing great work in our communities and state.

    Easy pledging is done on-line using the self-service web site www.state.mn.us/employee.

    For more information about the participating charities, please visit the Charities web site at http://mn.gov/mmb/combined-charities/charities/.

    If you need assistance with your pledging, please don't hesitate to call Barb at ext. 6208 or e-mail barb.okrina@smsu.edu.

    Our THANKS go out to everyone who has pledged!

    — Barb Okrina
    Barb.Okrina@smsu.edu

     

  • R/A Lot Parking Alert

     

    Southwest Minnesota State University is hosting several events this Saturday – a home SMSU football game and a Marshall High School football game. University Public Safety is asking that all vehicles be removed from the R/A lot by midnight tonight, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Vehicles that are not removed will be towed.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Go Mustangs!!

    — Dave Hemp
    Dave.Hemp@smsu.edu
     

  • Sign-up for SMSU Alert, The New Emergency Notification System

    October 14, 2014

    To: Campus Community

    From: Mike Munford CPP, CPO
    Director of University Public Safety

    Re: Sign-Up for SMSU’s New Emergency Notification System

    SMSU is launching a new emergency notification tool to replace Star Alert. The new tool is called SMSU ALERT (powered by Blackboard Connect). SMSU ALERT will be used for providing important emergency, safety and weather announcements for the campus community. Notification messages will briefly note the nature of the emergency, what action, if any, you are to take, and where to find additional information.

    All current students and employees have already had their e-mail addresses automatically enrolled in the new system. In order to receive messages via text, voice mail or at alternative e-mail addresses, students and employees will need to create an SMSU ALERT account using the Blackboard Connect Portal at http://www.smsu.edu/go/smsualert . Through your account, you can add multiple #s to receive text messages. This will enable persons such as parents and spouses to receive notifications. In addition, throughout your status as a student or employee, you can modify the information in your account.

    A tutorial on how to create an account and to add information such as your cell phone number is available at the following website: http://www.smsu.edu/go/smsualert.

    Please note that if you are a current Star Alert subscriber for text notifications, you will need to re-enroll through the Blackboard Connect portal to continue to receive emergency notification text messages. Star Alert will no longer be used. Also, any non-SMSU students or non-SMSU employees (e.g., parents or spouses) that have previously subscribed to Star Alert will not be automatically included in the new SMSU ALERT tool. Rather, current SMSU students and employees will need to enroll the cell phone numbers for any individuals they wish to receive SMSU ALERT text messages within the allowed numbers within their accounts. Registration for this service is free and only takes a few minutes.


    Should you require any assistance with creating an account and/or adding information into your account, please visit the Technology Resource Center in BA 161 or contact them by phone at 507.537.6111 or trchelpdesk@smsu.edu.


    Let’s continue to work safely together.

     


    Michael J. Munford CPP, CPO
    Director of University Public Safety

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