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Marcy Olson

Marcy Olson Begins Role as Senior Director of Communications and Marketing

Published: 08-03-2022

Southwest Minnesota State University recently announced that Marcy Olson has been selected to serve as the Senior Director of Communications and Ma...

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Dr. Lori Baker

Dr. Lori Baker Begins Role as Interim Dean of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Published: 07-21-2022

Dr. Lori Baker will be serving as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences at SMSU. She began her new duties on July 1. "Lori...

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L-R: Judge Dietrich, Julie, Chanelle, and Ben on adoption day.

Mustang Family: A True Story for the Walkers

Published: 07-15-2022

Adopting a child into a family is an act of love. Stories aren't often shared about adoption involving adults, but it wasn't just the Mustang Famil...

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MARL Class XII Selected

Published 06-30-2022

4th Annual SMSU Agronomy Field Day

Published 06-28-2022


Southwest Stories: MacKenzie Kallevig

Southwest Stories: MacKenzie Kallevig

Thursday 04/21/22

From Palm Harbor, Florida to Marshall, Minnesota. MacKenzie Kallevig, a junior majoring in Computer Science, shares how she discovered SMSU and how the sport of swimming has taught her how to be a leader in the pool and in the classroom. Kallevig developed her passion for computer science through video games at a young age. She used video games as a form of entertainment, stress relief and a creative outlet. Eventually she became curious to how the games were programmed and coded. Now, she hopes to parlay a childhood passion and an undergraduate degree into a Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity from SMSU. The newly launched 30-credit Cybersecurity curriculum was was approved by the Higher Learning Commission in the fall of 2021. The program covers everything from writing high-quality secure software, to integrating security into corporate information systems.

Southwest Connections: Jay Lee (Season 2, Episode 11)

Southwest Connections: Jay Lee (Season 2, Episode 11)

Tuesday 04/19/22

Jay Lee, Director of Access Opportunity Success, Mustang Pathway and Intercultural Services, shares how he and his team engages with students to provide an inclusive, quality and comprehensive educational experience to all SMSU students. Lee is also the 2022 Cathy Cowan Award Recipient for his involvement and contributions on and off-campus.

Southwest Connections: Natasha Boe (Season 2, Episode 10)

Southwest Connections: Natasha Boe (Season 2, Episode 10)

Tuesday 04/05/22

Natasha Boe, Director of Financial Aid, provides insight on the financial aid process and how her team assists students and families as they prepare for enrollment at SMSU.



Spotlight: Facilities and Physical Plant Department

Published 07-12-2022

If you visit SMSU in the summer, you might notice things are quieter when it comes to activity on campus. This is a good thing for the Facilities and Physical Plant team.  They make the most of this time to focus on some of the big projects that would be hard to do with the regular flow of s...

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SMSU Earns Military Friendly® Schools Gold Status
2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction
2021 Best Value General Education Bachelor's Degree Schools
Third in Military Friendly Schools Rankings
2021 Best Value Teaching English or French Bachelor's Degree Schools
Most Affordable RN to BSN Online Programs in Minnesota
3rd Nationally as Military Spouse Friendly® School
SMSU Early Childhood Education Program Ranked No. 1 in State