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2021 SMSU President's Regional Scholars Full-Ride Scholarship Recipients

Students Awarded Full-Ride Scholarships as Part of President’s Regional Scholars Award Program

Published: 03-30-2021

Several high-achieving high school seniors have been awarded full-ride scholarships to Southwest Minnesota State University as part of the Presiden...

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Judy Wilson

English Professor Judy Wilson Appointed to Associated Writing Programs National Board

Published: 03-29-2021

SMSU English Professor and Director of Creative Writing Dr. Judy Wilson has been appointed to the national board of the Associated Writing Programs...

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Bobby Seale

Political Activist Seale to Speak Via Zoom Tuesday Evening

Published: 03-29-2021

  Activist Bobby Seale said there's sometimes a wide gap between perception and reality regarding the Black Panther Party, which he co-founded...

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LATEST NEWS

Ben Nwachukwu is SMSU's 'Answer Man'

Published 03-25-2021

If Ben Nwachukwu had a nickname, it would be “The Answer Man.” An SMSU alumnus, Nwachukwu works in the IT Department at SMSU, as an Information Tech Specialist 2. The title does little to explain what he does on a daily basis, and how he makes life easier for the entire Mustang Family.

Jenna Zeug Enjoying Her Forensics Experience

Published 03-04-2021

Jenna Zeug developed an interest in speech way back when she as a student at Holy Redeemer School in Marshall. Zeug is a sophomore History Education major and the daughter of Joe and Bobbi Zeug from Marshall. She placed in two categories at the recent Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association (MCFA) state tournament, where her Southwest Minnesota State University team won the limited entry championship.

Making Connections, Student Involvement Important to Student Body President Esther Oluborode

Published 03-03-2021

“Make the time to connect with people.” That’s the advice Southwest Minnesota State University student body president Esther Oluborode has for her fellow Mustangs as they pursue their college degree during this global pandemic.

Enactus Collaborating with Tracy Area Animal Rescue on Fundraising Project

Published 03-01-2021

The Southwest Minnesota State University Enactus group is partnering with the Tracy Area Animal Rescue (TAAR) to raise $20,000. That $20,000 will then be matched by a husband and wife with strong ties to TAAR.

Alumna Deeann Griebel Happy to Support SMSU With $1.8 Million Commitment

Published 02-26-2021

Deeann Griebel still drives to work in the maroon 1975 Chevy Caprice Classic she bought in Pipestone. When purchased, the odometer read 125 miles. Today that number is 368,000. The car has been restored twice, and is on its second engine, third transmission and fourth radiator. It’s in immaculate shape. “I smile every time I look at her,” said Griebel, a 1980 alumna who recently committed $1.8 million so Southwest Minnesota State University.

New SMSU Exhibit at Local Museum; Alumna Andries is Executive Director

Published 02-26-2021

A new exhibit in the Lyon County Historical Museum features Southwest Minnesota State University as part of a number of exhibits on the newly-renovated second floor.

SMSU Receives $1.8 Million Commitment from Alumna Deeann J. Griebel

Published 02-23-2021

Southwest Minnesota State University alumna Deeann J. Griebel has made a commitment that will provide $1.8 million for the Student Success and Advising Center and scholarships. Deeann’s investment will allow for the creation of new tutoring and mentoring programs to ensure all students have the support they need to become successful graduates.

SMSU Forensics Wins Limited Entry State Championship

Published 02-23-2021

An extremely young Southwest Minnesota State University Forensics team took the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association (MCFA) Limited Entry division state championship on Feb. 21.

‘Cultures on the Prairie’ Conference Feb. 23

Published 02-22-2021

Cultures on the Prairie, a virtual conference highlighting the many cultures in the workplace, schools and communities of southwest Minnesota, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

SMSU Third in Military Friendly® Schools Rankings

Published 02-18-2021

Southwest Minnesota State University has been ranked third in the country in the small public university class by Military Friendly® Schools.


FEATURED VIDEOS

Surprising the 2021 SMSU President's Regional Scholar Full-Ride Recipients!

Surprising the 2021 SMSU President's Regional Scholar Full-Ride Recipients!

Tuesday 03/30/21

The President’s Regional Scholars Award is a $6.9 million investment that includes the opportunity for qualified students in southwest Minnesota to earn a full-ride scholarship to SMSU. “We want to keep the best and the brightest students in southwest Minnesota, and we believe this program will help us do that,” said President Jayasuriya. “I believe that by working with the high schools and having them award the scholarships, they will select students who will benefit from receiving their college education at SMSU.”

Southwest Connections Episode 11: Dr. Dan Kaiser

Southwest Connections Episode 11: Dr. Dan Kaiser

Thursday 04/01/21

Dr. Dan Kaiser, Professor of Computer Science, joins the program to talk about a new Bachelor of Science Major at SMSU – Data Science. SMSU also recently added a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity with plans of it evolving into a full Masters Degree by Fall 2021. Dr. Kaiser discusses the growing need for graduates in the fields of cybersecurity and data science. Data Science Program: https://www.smsu.edu/academics/programs/mathematics/data-science.html Cybersecurity Certificate: https://www.smsu.edu/graduatestudies/cyber-certificate.html Time Stamps: 0:00 – Intro 0:30 – Welcome Dr. Dan Kaiser 1:30 – Career in Education 3:00 – Programs at SMSU in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department 4:30 – Data Science Program & Career Outlook 7:10 – What Industries Use Data Science Majors 8:50 – What Skills Are Needed to be Successful? 10:00 – Cybersecurity 13:00 – Pre-requisites for a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity 14:20 – Timeline for the Masters Degree in Cybersecurity 15:00 – Expectations of the Program 17:00 – Contacting the Mathematics & Computer Science Department 17:30 – Why SMSU? 19:10 – Next Guests: Paige Ahrendt & Jackson Vierstraete

Hailey Nierling Receives A Scholarship Surprise

Hailey Nierling Receives A Scholarship Surprise

Tuesday 02/09/21

The first Ag Bowl Scholarship Invitational Student Coordinator Lead Scholarship was awarded to senior Hailey Nierling, second from left, during a surprise presentation in the SMSU Greenhouse on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Nierling has worked tirelessly assisting with the myriad of details surrounding the ninth annual Ag Bowl Scholarship Invitational, which will be held virtually Feb. 22-26. She is shown accepting the scholarship from President Kumara Jayasuriya, left; Brian Knochenmus, owner and president of Ralco, the Ag Bowl Scholarship Invitational title sponsor; and Director of Athletics Chris Hmielewski. Hailey is an Agricultural Education major from Decorah, Iowa. The scholarship is for $750. Congratulations Hailey!


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Ben Nwachukwu is SMSU's 'Answer Man'

Published 03-25-2021

If Ben Nwachukwu had a nickname, it would be "The Answer Man." An SMSU alumnus, Nwachukwu works in the IT Department at SMSU, as an Information Tech Specialist 2. The title does little to explain what he does on a daily basis, and how he makes life easier for the entire Mustang Family. "I manage ...

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