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Molly Wiste, Middle School Art Teacher of the Year

Alumna Molly Wiste is Middle School Art Teacher of the Year

Published: 11-26-2019

Art is a subject that can be intimidating to some. Molly Wiste will have none of it. "We are all creative beings, and we were all meant to create s...

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SMSU Ranked 6th Nationally in ‘30 Lowest Out-of-State Tuition Colleges and Universities’

Published: 11-21-2019

Southwest Minnesota State University is ranked 6th nationally in the "30 Lowest Out-of-State Tuition Colleges and Universities" for 2020 by Online-...

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President Kumara Jayasuriya

New Scholarship Program Announced by SMSU

Published: 11-07-2019

A new scholarship program created for high school students in southwest Minnesota has been announced by Southwest Minnesota State University. The P...

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Virtual Reality Enhances Ag Programs; More VR Projects to Come

Published 11-26-2019

Virtual reality now allows SMSU ag students to be right on the farm, seeing for themselves, through technology, how successful ag operations work.

Meet Student Body President Muna Mohamed

Published 11-06-2019

Muna Mohamed, the SMSU student body president, feels her diverse background was an influence in her decision to pursue the position at the end of last year.

Mustang Market Helping Meet Student Food, Hygiene Needs

Published 10-24-2019

Mustang Market — an on-campus food shelf that distributes non-perishable food and personal hygiene items — has proven to be popular with Southwest Minnesota State University students.

Chorale to Perform at American Choral Directors Association Convention

Published 10-22-2019

The Southwest Minnesota State University Chorale will perform at the upcoming fall convention of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.

Cheryl Glaeser, MARL Class VII, Helping Rural Leaders Find Their Voice

Published 10-13-2019

Cheryl Glaeser, MARL Class VII, helping rural leaders find their voice


President's Welcome

President's Welcome

Monday 08/26/19

A welcome message from Southwest Minnesota State University President Kumara Jayasuriya to SMSU students, staff & faculty as the 2019-20 academic year is here!

SMSU Hosts Ulster University Students

SMSU Hosts Ulster University Students

Monday 08/12/19

In accordance with its cultural immersion program, SMSU recently hosted five students from Ulster University — a multi-campus university located in Northern Ireland.

The 34th Annual David & Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic

The 34th Annual David & Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic

Monday 08/12/19

For more than 30 years, Mustang faithful have been supporting SMSU student-athletes through this annual golf tournament.



Marianne Zarzana Prepares for New Chapter

Published 12-10-2019

"The plan was to stay at SMSU for three years," said Marianne Zarzana. The three turned into 30. And before you knew it, she is looking at retirement, and planning a major move with her husband, Jim, to South Bend, Indiana. "What kept us here? That's complicated, but I could not be more grateful....

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Student Recital

December 11, 2019

Instrumental Masterclass

December 11, 2019

Holiday Bacchanal

December 12, 2019