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Professor organizes diverse soccer team at SMSU

Posted 10.28.2016

Professor organizes diverse soccer team at SMSU

The U.S. National soccer team slogan is “One Nation, One Team,” but the Southwest Minnesota State University soccer club can say “Many Nations, One Team.”

SMSU students, community members, faculty, and alumni from six nations comprise the "Diversity" team. They include Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Somalia, Spain and the United States.

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Planetarium Christmas Shows at SMSU

Posted 11.29.2016

Planetarium Christmas Shows at SMSU

The Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium Christmas and laser light show will be held on four upcoming dates this holiday season.

The show is entitled “Star of Wonder” and will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.

The SMSU Planetarium is located in SM 108 on campus. It seats 70. Planetarium Director Dr. Ken Murphy said that if a show sells out, he will add another immediately following.

“Star of Wonder” was created by Murphy using digital software tools. He customized the show for the SMSU Planetarium.

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Research Conference Participant's Topic is Rural Child Care

Posted 11.28.2016

Research Conference Participant's Topic is Rural Child Care

Working parents of young children understand there’s a real need in rural Minnesota for affordable, accessible child care.

There are a number of reasons why that is the case, as SMSU senior Christopher Ross found in studying the problem for his presentation at this Wednesday’s Undergraduate Research Conference.

His poster presentation is entitled “Decline of Child Care in Greater Minnesota.”

Ross is a political science major who will graduate this coming May after just three years. He took advantage of concurrent enrollment classes while at Glencoe High School and has taken full credit loads —20 credits this semester, and 18 in the spring semester — during his time at SMSU. He also took 6 credits last summer.

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SMSU Music Program Plans Number of Concerts

Posted 11.28.2016

SMSU Music Program Plans Number of Concerts

As the fall semester comes to a close, the Southwest Minnesota State University Music Program has been busy preparing for several scheduled concerts. They include:

The Mustang Pep Band will perform in concert on Monday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.

A student recital will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 1:30 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.

The Men’s Glee Club and Bella Voce Women’s Choir will perform “Deepest Winter Night” on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Marshall.

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