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Leslie-Burl McLemore

McLemore: King Had Plenty of Foot Soldiers Helping Along the Way

Published: 01-24-2020

Leslie-Burl McLemore was relaxed in the hotel lobby. He had on a gray sweatshirt from one of his alma maters, and a baseball cap, which said "One M...

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Carlton Lance

Alumnus Carlton Lance Now Known as Trey Lance's Father

Published: 01-22-2020

"Around the office here, I'm known as Trey Lance's father." That's what 1994 SMSU alumnus Carlton Lance said recently about his son Trey, a redshir...

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SMSU Online Degrees

SMSU to Offer 10 Degrees Totally Online Starting in Fall Semester 2020

Published: 01-05-2020

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) will offer 10 degrees totally online starting in the fall semester 2020, the university announced. Pres...

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SMSU Announces 2019 Fall Semester Dean’s Lists

Published 01-24-2020

Southwest Minnesota State University students have been honored for achievement during the 2019 Fall semester of study.

MLK Commemoration Program Jan. 20 at SMSU

Published 01-13-2020

Southwest Minnesota State University will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20 with an event entitled “Now is the Needed Time,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Charter Hall 201 on campus.

SMSU Athletics to Add Esports in 2020-21

Published 12-11-2019

Southwest Minnesota State University Director of Athletics Chris Hmielewski announced has announced that the university will officially sponsor varsity Esports beginning with the 2020-21 academic year.

Secondary Education Students Get Taste of Teaching at MHS

Published 12-11-2019

A group of 26 Southwest Minnesota State University Secondary Education students recently took on the role of teachers at many classrooms at Marshall High School (MHS).


Southwest Stories: Brock Fox

Southwest Stories: Brock Fox

Tuesday 01/21/20

Brock Fox, an Agricultural Education major from Minneota, MN, is the first feature of Southwest Stories -- a series that highlights various academic areas across campus. Brock shares how he came to find SMSU and the experience he has had on campus and in the field.

Happy Holidays from the SMSU Family

Happy Holidays from the SMSU Family

Monday 12/23/19

Happy Holidays from President Kumara Jayasuriya and the SMSU Family

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!



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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January 25, 2020

SMSU WR vs. Minnesota State

January 30, 2020