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Cowan Award winner Pam Gladis

Pam Gladis Named 2020 Cathy Cowan Award Winner

Published: 04-02-2020

Pam Gladis, whose work as SMSU Librarian touches every facet of academic life at the University, has been named the 2020 Cathy Cowan Award winner. ...

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Potential SMSU students have this image of Matt Suby in these COVID-19 times

Office of Admission Using Virtual Tools to Connect with Potential Students

Published: 04-01-2020

The way Office of Admission Director Matt Suby sees it, the technology being used by SMSU to recruit students in these COVID-19 times is "right in ...

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Olga Reuvekamp

Applications for MARL Class XI Being Accepted

Published: 03-27-2020

The application deadline for Class XI of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) program is April 24, and program Executive Director ...

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SMSU Student Fatou MS Kinteh Starts Non-profit in The Gambia

Published 02-19-2020

Fatou MS Kinteh, a senior Political Science major from The Gambia, has started a non-profit called Fatou Gaye’s Memorial Foundation in memory of her grandmother.

SMSU Ranked No. 1 in Nation By Military Friendly® School

Published 02-11-2020

Southwest Minnesota State University’s commitment to veterans and their families has been rewarded with a No. 1 national ranking by Military Friendly® School.

SMSU Ranked 8th Nationally for Affordable Online Master’s for Out-of-State Students

Published 02-05-2020

Southwest Minnesota State University is ranked 8th in the nation for the Most Affordable Colleges for Online Master’s Degrees for Out-of-State Students by


President Kumara Jayasuriya COVID-19 Announcement

President Kumara Jayasuriya COVID-19 Announcement

Friday 03/13/20

SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya explains to the Mustang Family what steps are being taken by the University in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Southwest Stories: Avianna McFarquhar (Season 1, Episode 5)

Southwest Stories: Avianna McFarquhar (Season 1, Episode 5)

Wednesday 03/11/20

Avianna McFarquhar is a Theatre Arts and Management double-major with a dream of one day starring on Broadway in New York City. She shares how her involvement at SMSU is helping her achieve that goal.

Southwest Stories: Bryan Peralta Garces (Season 1, Episode 4)

Southwest Stories: Bryan Peralta Garces (Season 1, Episode 4)

Wednesday 02/26/20

Bryan Peralta Garces serves in the United States Army Reserve while also pursuing his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science full-time. He volunteers at The Wellness and Human Performance Center Physical Therapy Clinic on campus where he has the opportunity to perform rehabilitation services under the supervision of certified Physical Therapist Dr. Kris Cleveland.



Director of Dining Services Stanwick Appreciates 'Mustang Spirit'

Published 03-27-2020

Little did Don Stanwick know then, but that first food service job busing tables at Tony's Pizza in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, as a 15-yer-old would be a springboard to a career in the industry. His various positions have taken him to every state but Alaska, and to this day, the food industry still...

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Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

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