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50th Anniversary Homecoming


Mark your calendars for the weekend of September 29-October 1, 2017.

Events are planned for the entire week including:

Founders Day
Monday, September 25, 2017

Join us at 12:30pm in the Student Center and Alumni Plaza
for a Mustang Family photo, cupcake reception, and 50th Anniversary Charter Signing

All-Southwest Reunion
Saturday, September 30, 2017

6-10pm at the Red Baron Arena and Expo


Southwest Minnesota Orchestra Concert
Sunday, October 1, 2017

2 p.m. in the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High School

part of the SMSU Homecoming celebration and 50th anniversary festivities

All-American program featuring music of Copeland, Robert Whitcomb, Peter Lothringer, George Gerschwin, and John Williams

Aaron Copland, “Old American Songs”
featuring Ryan Hugh Ross, SMSU Class of 2008 and 2017 Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award recipient

Robert Butler Whitcomb, “Ear Abounding,” music to poetry by Phil Dacey

Peter Lothringer, “A New Time to Sing,” choral fanfare on poetry of Walt Whitman

John Williams (featuring music from “Star Wars”, “E.T.”, and others)

featuring the SMSU Chorale, Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, conductor

 AND George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Dr. John Ginocchio, conductor with Dr. Rieppel as soloist.

 Tickets at the door: Adults $12.00, Students/kids $5.00, Family rate $25.00, Students with a SMSU ID free.


 This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.



For the full schedule visit


Make plans to join us in Celebrating 50 years!

50th Anniversary, Homecoming Save the Date Video

Join us for Homecoming 2017 the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 1, as we celebrate 50 years of Southwest.


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