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Bella Erickson, left, and Carter McLaughlin

Erickson, McLaughlin Help Educate SMSU Students About Election Process

Published: 10-23-2020

SMSU students Bella Erickson and Carter McLaughlin are enthused about student interest in the upcoming presidential election. Erickson, a senior Po...

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Lee Kanten in his Clutch and the Shifters days, second row from top, left.

Lee Kanten ’74 Finds a New Kind of Busy in Retirement

Published: 10-13-2020

Although Lee Kanten's globetrotting days are over, he feels the best of his creative days may still be ahead of him. Kanten, a 1974 alumnus, and hi...

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SMSU Today

SMSU First-Year Student Enrollment Up 17.5 Percent

Published: 09-23-2020

Minnesota State University is excited to welcome 349 new first-year students to campus this fall, an increase of 17.5 percent. It is the largest in...

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LATEST NEWS

Faculty Volunteer to Move 'Pod' Desks

Published 10-15-2020

We’re all in this together. That’s the belief of group of faculty members who are helping SMSU students feel more comfortable in face-to-face classrooms during these COVID-19 times.

SMSU University Gala to be Held Virtually Oct. 25-Nov. 1

Published 10-07-2020

The Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation will continue the tradition of the University Gala by hosting a virtual event Oct. 25 through Nov. 1, 2020.

Six to Receive 2020 Homecoming Alumni Awards

Published 09-30-2020

Six individuals will receive Alumni Association awards as part of Homecoming 2020, with a theme of “Mustangs Come Together — Six Feet Apart.”

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Created at SMSU

Published 09-25-2020

A new initiative — the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship — has been established at Southwest Minnesota State University.

SMSU Receives Grant to Support Student Success

Published 09-23-2020

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) has been awarded a $580,000 grant from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (Minnesota State) and MDRC for their Scaling Up College Completion Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) initiative. SUCCESS is a national effort to improve completion at colleges and universities by designing, implementing, and scaling comprehensive student support programs, which have been proven to increase graduation rates for traditionally underserved students.

Faith Johnson Brings Experience to RN to BSN Program

Published 09-22-2020

An experienced nurse and teacher is the newest face within the RN to BSN program. Faith Johnson joins the faculty on a fixed-term basis, replacing Nancyruth Leibold, who is on sabbatical.

Mustangs Making a Difference: Jessica Bentley

Published 09-15-2020

Residence Life at SMSU has changed during these COVID-19 times. Much of the credit for implementing the necessary adjustments goes to Jessica Bentley.

Homecoming 2020 at SMSU Features Theme ‘Mustangs Come Together — Six Feet Apart’

Published 09-10-2020

Homecoming 2020 at Southwest Minnesota State University will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a theme of “Mustangs Come Together — Six Feet Apart.”


FEATURED VIDEOS

2020 State of the University Address

2020 State of the University Address

Thursday 09/17/20

Southwest Minnesota State University President Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya delivers the 2020 State of the University address.

Southwest Stories: Mark Fokken and The Mustang Maskers

Southwest Stories: Mark Fokken and The Mustang Maskers

Tuesday 08/25/20

A group of Southwest Minnesota State University current and past employees have banded together in an ambitious project to sew masks for new students who will arrive on campus for Move-in Day on August 20. https://www.smsu.edu/today/articles/2020/07-28-2020_mustangmasks.html

Congratulations Class of 2020! You Did It!

Congratulations Class of 2020! You Did It!

Tuesday 05/26/20

Our 2018 and 2019 Commencement speakers, Steve Binder ’79 and Mary Fuhrmann ’95, gave visionary advice to graduates in their respective addresses. President Kumara Jayasuriya reflects on their words, how they ring true today, and commends the Class of 2020 on their resiliency. Based on feedback provided by the Class of 2020, a special Commencement ceremony to honor graduates will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020. President Jayasuriya invites graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends to attend the celebration. Congratulations Class of 2020! You did it!


MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Faculty Volunteer to Move 'Pod' Desks

Published 10-15-2020

We're all in this together. That's the belief of group of faculty members who are helping SMSU students feel more comfortable in face-to-face classrooms during these COVID-19 times. The group recently volunteered to move larger "pod" desks into several classrooms to accommodate students who are i...

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EVENTS

Mustang Market Day

November 10, 2020

Mustang Market Day

December 08, 2020

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