SMSU Featured Stories
Marshall Festival ’15 is Oct. 22-24
“Marshall Festival ’15: What Feeds Us” will bring together familiar favorites and emerging writers during its three-day run at Southwest Minnesota State University Oct. 22-24.
SMSU has gained a reputation over the years for the great writers it gathers and celebrates. This year’s festival will feature a number of past Festival participants, as well as first-time authors from across the Midwest.
“The theme, ‘What Feeds Us,’ refers to sustainability. It fits the writing life,” said event organizer Marianne Zarzana, Assistant English Professor at SMSU. “Why do we do this thing that doesn’t necessarily result in money? It feeds us on another level, and people get excited about it.”
She said the festival will feature “artists and performers, It’s going to be a nice mix of different types of art forms.”... Read More Marshall Festival ’15 is Oct. 22-24
Grant Will Named Director of Ag Marketing, Recruitment, Outreach
Grant Will has been named the Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach for agricultural programs at Southwest Minnesota State University.
As director, Will will promote and recruit for the agriculture-related degrees being offered at SMSU.
Will grew up on a dairy farm near Underwood, Minn. He attended Ridgewater College for two years and transferred to SMSU, where he earned degrees in Sociology and Speech Communication: Radio-TV.
As the director of Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach, he’ll recruit specifically for the six ag programs at SMSU: Agribusiness Management, Agriculture, Ag Solutions, Agronomy, Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication and Leadership.... Read More Grant Will Named Director of Ag Marketing, Recruitment, Outreach
Mustang Days Oct. 15-16
The first major visit day of the academic year — Mustang Days — will be held on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16 at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Mustang Days are held during MEA week and offer students an opportunity to tour the university, talk to professors in their academic areas of interest and discover what student services are available at the University.
“It’s a broad look at all we offer,” said Matt Suby, Assistant Director of Admission. “Professors in our various academic programs will be available for one-on-one talks, and students can learn more about our clubs and organizations,” he said. “Parents often have different questions, perhaps about financial aid and housing.”
Sub said that many Mustang Days visitors have been on campus before, “but many don’t know there’s so much more to our university. Many have come for a camp or an athletic event. Mustang Days gives them an opportunity to see more in depth the campus, and meet the people that make SMSU such a special place.”... Read More Mustang Days Oct. 15-16