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Cleveland Helping Make the Region Healthier

Posted 04.15.2016

Cleveland Helping Make the Region Healthier

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Kris Cleveland is helping make Marshall and the region a healthier place.

Cleveland is part of a grassroots initiative called Healthy56258. The group’s aim is to establish and sustain a culture of health and wellness. Its vision is to improve healthy eating and physical activity through strategically selected projects and programs.

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Summer Bridge Program Helps Prepare Students for College Success

Posted 08.14.2016

Summer Bridge Program Helps Prepare Students for College Success

Thirty-three incoming SMSU freshmen have received a jump-start on their college careers through the University’s Summer Bridge program.

Now in its 14th year, the program’s purpose is to help prepare participating students for college through a number courses and activities that give the students a better understanding of what to expect when classes begin August 22.

The students earn eight credits through the program, which consists of communication studies, sociology, PE and Global Studies components.

This year’s Summer Bridge participants are from all over the Midwest, said Michele Knife Sterner, Associate Director of the Access, Opportunity Success program. “They’re from South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota,” she said.
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Gold Rush Days Aug. 18-21

Posted 07.26.2016

Gold Rush Days Aug. 18-21

Freshmen will arrive on campus for Southwest Minnesota State University’s Gold Rush Days orientation Aug. 18-21.

Classes begin for all students on Monday, Aug. 22.

Orientation is an opportunity for students to meet fellow first-year students while participating in a number of activities that help acclimate them to college life at SMSU.

 “We are excited to extend a warm Mustang welcome to the Class of 2020. Gold Rush Days offers a variety of opportunities to connect with campus, the Marshall community, and fellow freshmen,” said Director of Admission Matt Suby.

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President Connie J. Gores' New Wheels

Posted 08.08.2016

President Connie J. Gores' New Wheels

If you are a university president, and the doors to your institution opened in 1967, and your team mascot is a Mustang, what would you drive?

A 1967 Mustang, of course.

That’s the vehicle SMSU President Dr. Connie J. Gores recently purchased — a classic gold 1967 Mustang.

She was talking to Chet Lockwood of Lockwood Motors in Marshall about the possibility one day, and he took it from there.

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