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Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership

MARL Class XII Selected

Published: 06-30-2022

Twenty-three individuals have been selected to participate in Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) Class XII. The class members will b...

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SMSU Agronomy Field Trials

4th Annual SMSU Agronomy Field Day

Published: 06-28-2022

The fourth annual SMSU Agronomy Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Jon Knochenmus Center for Innovation an...

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

SMSU Exercise Science Program Receives Accreditation

Published: 06-14-2022

The Southwest Minnesota State University Exercise Science program has received its initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Alli...

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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.



Amanda Sieling on State Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee

Published 02-14-2022

"It's been a career-long goal to be a part of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC). My reappointment for this four-year term is exciting, because I feel like I am making a difference." said Southwest Minnesota State University Assistant Professor of Justice Administration Amanda Sieling...

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Agronomy Field Day


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New Student Registration

07-18-2022, 08-17-2022

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