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Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • Southwest Minnesota State University will present “Leaves of Grass, Illuminated” with Patrick Scully on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in Charter Hall 201 on campus.

    The event was originally scheduled for April 10, but was moved due to the impending storm.

    Walt Whitman is considered to be America’s great poet, but his poetry collection “Leaves of Grass” was controversial for its time. Scully will be portraying Whitman in a one-man show.

    Scully has many years of experience in performance art and theatre. He first performed in the Walker Choreographer’s Evening in 1972. He co-founded Contactworks in Minneapolis in 1976, a dance collective that used contact improvisation as its core vocabulary.

    This event is part of the Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

    For more information contact Julie Walker 507-537-6393 or email: Julie.walker@smsu.edu.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • Meet Jason Klimavicz, a junior, Agribusiness major from Hayfield, Minnesota. He chose SMSU because of the hometown-type feeling it gave him when he first toured.

    What do you like most about SMSU: All the connections I have made, both personal and professional. I've made some of my best friends here, as well as found many potential employers.

    Campus Activity: I’m involved in American Marketing Association, Admission Ambassadors, and Orientation Leaders.

    Career goals: To make my parents proud.

    Hobbies: I enjoy running, snowboarding, hunting, and talking. Lots and lots of talking.

    People would be surprised to know: I really like singing, and I mean belting it out. They would also be surprised that I have never once watched the entire The Office series, nor do I plan to.

    Jason found SMSU to be a place where he feels connected. You can too. Join the tradition! Click the link in our bio to learn more and schedule a visit.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • SMSU will host a Philosophy Speaker Series entitled, “What is Art?” tomorrow, Thursday, April 25 from 4-6 p.m. in the Whipple Gallery on campus.

    The event explores a number of themes this year. Student projects will explore the concept of "akrasia,” or weakness of will, and the future plausibility of human rights for robots.

    The main event, co-sponsored by campus artists and philosophers, asks "What is Art? and will explore the aesthetic value and its relation to issues of free speech, creative expression and quality.

    The event is free and open to the public.

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Southwest Minnesota State University
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Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • ‘What is Art?’ Program April 25

    Southwest Minnesota State University will host a Philosophy Speaker Series entitled, “What is Art?” on Thursday April 25 from 4-6 p.m. in the Whipple Gallery on campus.

    The event explores a number of themes this year. Student projects will explore the concept of "akrasia,” or weakness of will, and the future plausibility of human rights for robots.

    The main event, co-sponsored by campus artists and philosophers, asks "What is Art? and will explore the aesthetic value and its relation to issues of free speech, creative expression and quality.

    The event is free and open to the public.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The SMSU Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, will perform “Masterworks Concert,” tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church located at 100 Church St. in Marshall.

    The concert will include Ein Deutsches Requien by Johannes Brahma (London Version) with Katherine Paeza, soprano; Jesse LaBrie, bass; and Stacey Bosveld and Casey Rafin, piano.

    “Masterworks Concert” is part of the SMSU Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

    For more information contact the SMSU Music Department: 507-537-7103.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • SMSU will host “When Republicans Were Progressive: A Conversation with U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger and Star Tribune Columnist Lori Sturdevant” on Wednesday, May 1 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Upper Conference Center Ballroom.

    Their presentation will discuss some of the content of the book “When Republicans Were Progressive,” co-written by the two.

    Durenberger served as the senior U.S. senator from Minnesota from 1978 to 1995, becoming the only Republican U.S. senator from Minnesota to be elected to three terms. During his time in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee. He was a leader in the national health reform debate, and chairman of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas from 1998 until his retirement in June, 2014.

    Sturdevant writes editorials and a weekly column for the Star Tribune about topics she has covered for more than 35 years, primarily state government and politics. She started at the Tribune in the summer of 1975 as a replacement reporter, and returned as a full-time reporter in 1976. Sturdevant was the lead Capitol reporter and a newsroom assignment editor before joining the editorial staff in 1992. She has also been the editor or co-author of eight books.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    The conversation is sponsored by College Republicans, College Democrats, Political Science Association, SMSU Forensics, and SMSU History Club with the support of the Lyon County DFL and Lyon County Republicans.

    For more information contact Ben Walker 507-537-6126.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • “Mustang Ovations: A Salute to Academic Excellence, Distinctiveness and Meaningful Engagement” will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. in the SMSU Conference Center Ballroom.

    This event will feature the presentation of this year’s Cowan Award recipient, Michele Knife Sterner, who will give remarks and receive her Cowan Medal.

    Other awards that will be presented include Campus Compact President’s Awards, Student Athletes Academic Honors, Whipple Scholarship Award, Leann C. Tolk Scholarship recipients, and student club and organization awards. The SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds will also perform.

    Club and organization awards will be presented for both co-curricular and general clubs. These include: Outstanding Community Service, Program of the Year, President of the Year, Advisor of the Year, and Club and Organization of the Year.

    Thank you to the following people who have made special contributions to this event: Pat Brace, Maria Callens, Chartwells, Kyle Cox, Scott Crowell, Nick Dahlhoff, Scott Ewing, Mark Fokken, John Ginocchio, President Connie J. Gores, Jan Loft, Kelly Loft, Bill Mulso, Marcy Olson, William Pavot, Scheduling Office, SMSU Foundation, Braden Sommervold, Marilee Thomas, Gerry Toland, Jos Ullian, and Provost Dwight C. Watson.

    Mustang Ovations is free and open to the public.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • Southwest Minnesota State University President Connie J. Gores will be honored at a retirement celebration on Monday, April 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom.

    A program will be held at 6:15 p.m.

    President Gores is SMSU’s first female present, and began her duties in 2013. She is the second-longest serving president in SMSU history.

    The event is open to the public.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The SMSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of John Ginocchio, will be in concert tomorrow, April 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on campus.

    The event is part of the Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The SMSU Employee Recognition and Retiree Reception will be held Monday, April 22 at 4 p.m. in the Student Center, upper level.

    Employees marking anniversaries of specific years of service will be honored, along with retirees.

    The reception is from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by a recognition program.

    This year’s honorees include:

    10 years
    Tim Beske
    Cory Sauter

    15 years
    Peggy Anderson
    Terry Culhane
    Mary Ellen Daniloff-Merrill
    Emily Deaver
    Sharon Kabes
    Tim Steinbach
    Deborah VanOverbeke
    Ross Webskowski

    20 years
    Anthony Amato
    Dan Baun
    Vicky Brockman
    Paulette Buchholz
    Cori Ann Dahlager
    Pam Ekstrom
    John Engstrom
    David Hemp
    Christopher Hmielewski
    Michael Hofstetter
    Denise Jesse
    Karen Kaas
    Dan Kaiser
    Jefferson Lee IV
    Barb Okrina
    Wanda Paluch
    Daniel Rieppel
    Pamela Sanders
    Douglas Simon
    Sheila Tabaka
    Marianne Zarzana

    25 years
    Scott Crowell
    Scott Ewing
    Marcy Olson

    30 years
    Linda Baun
    Glenn Bayerkohler
    Patricia Brace
    Kourosh Mortezapour
    Timothy Pedersen
    Connie Smisek
    Marilyn Strate

    35 years
    Eugene DeVos
    Ron Schoephoerster

    40 years
    Jill Engebretson

    Retiring/Retired
    Stacy Ball
    Melissa Bromen
    Deb Buerkley
    Mari Haecherl
    Neil Hefti
    Cyndi Holm
    William Pavot
    Michael Rich
    Pamela Sanders
    Paulette Stefanick
    Gloria Thompson
    Layne Turner
    Mervin Windey

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The Southwest Minnesota State University/Community Concert Band and the Symphonic Chamber Winds, under the direction of John Ginocchio, will be perform “Spirits” on Sunday, April 28 at 4 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.

    This concert features the “spirited” music of Mozart, Mennin, Hanson, and Ticheli.

    The event is part of the Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

    For more information call the SMSU Music Program at 507-537-7103.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • Join us for Mustang Ovations: A Salute to Academic Excellence, Distinctiveness and Meaningful Engagement on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the SMSU Conference Center upper level.

    This event will include the presentation of this year’s Cowan Award recipient, who will give remarks about receiving the University’s most prestigious award. Also included will be the club and organization awards, as well as spotlighting student and faculty achievements throughout the 2018-19 academic year.

    The event is open to the entire Mustang community.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • Meet Hannah Rick, a junior, elementary education major from Milbank, S.D.
    Why did you pick SMSU? I chose SMSU because I wanted a small hometown feeling, and I really got that when I toured the campus.
    What do you like most about SMSU? The faculty. Everyone is so welcoming and wanting to watch you grow and succeed.
    Involvement on campus: I work in the Admission office as an ambassador. I am also involved with the club Colleges Against Cancer.
    Career Goals: I hope to teach in Minnesota for a few years, then hopefully get my administrative license to become an elementary school principal.
    Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching movies, being active, and reading.
    People would be surprised to know that: I wanted to be a physical therapist before deciding on an Education major.

    Hannah has her sights set on a career in elementary education, first as a teacher, then an administrator. Her experiences with SMSU faculty have been positive, and she feels she’s well on her way. Schedule a visit by calling 800-642-0684 or click www.SMSU.edu/admission

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The Southwest Minnesota State University African Student Association and the Black Student Union will present “African Night 2019: The Met Gala,” on Saturday, April 20 from 5-10 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom.

    The event ‘s goal is to educate those in attendance about the various cultures in Africa that contribute to the diversity and inclusion at SMSU, and the region.

    There are only 200 tickets available for this event and they are $5 apiece. Tickets can be purchased in advance by stopping by the AOS and ODI Office in Commons East, or contacting abidemi.folorunso@smsu.edu or Samuel.wreh@smsu.edu. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

    The dinner for the event will be from 5-7 p.m. Food will consist of traditional African cuisine such as Jollof Rice, Cassava Leaves and more.

    A variety of performances will be underway from 7-10 p.m. and will include dance, drama, singing, poetry readings, and spoken word.

    Attire is traditional African dress. If you are unable to find African dress, male attendees are asked to wear a tux or suit, and female attendees a dress to this formal event.

    For more information, contact the AOS/ODI office, 507-537-6169.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The Southwest Minnesota State University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of John Ginocchio, will be in concert on Monday, April 22 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on campus.

    The event is part of the Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

    For more information contact the SMSU Music Department 507-537-7103.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • Meet Dr. Gerald Toland, Jr., Professor of Economics and Agribusiness Management, and Chair of the Agriculture, Culinology and Hospitality Management (ACHM) Department.
    He’s originally from Warminster, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, and has worked at SMSU since the fall of 1990.
    What do you like most about working at SMSU? I like working here because the faculty, staff and students genuinely support each other. I feel fortunate and blessed to be part of the Mustang Family.
    SMSU is unique because: SMSU supports their motto “Where you Belong.” I experience a sense of belonging 24/7 at SMSU.
    Hobbies: Riding bike and cardio-walking
    People would be surprised to know: I am colorblind and sometimes need help with instructions that are color-coded.
    Dr. Toland appreciates the supportive environment at SMSU. It’s a place where everyone belongs. Schedule a visit today by clicking the link in our bio.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The SMSU Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, will perform “Masterworks Concert,” on Tuesday, April 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church located at 100 Church St. in Marshall.

    The concert will include Ein Deutsches Requien by Johannes Brahma (London Version) with Katherine Paeza, soprano; Jesse LaBrie, bass; and Stacey Bosveld and Casey Rafin, piano.

    “Masterworks Concert” is part of the SMSU Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

    For more information contact the SMSU Music Department: 507-537-7103.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The SMSU Student Academy Awards are tonight, Monday, April 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the SMSU Black Box Theatre.

    This event is part of the Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • If you missed the presentation about Alice Hamilton, the first female faculty member at the Harvard Medical School, by SMSU History Professor Joan Gittens on March 27, don't worry. There will be another presentation this week, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall-Lyon County Library.

    Hamilton was appointed to her position at Harvard Medical School in 1919. One hundred years later, Gittens will feature her life in the presentations, entitled “Alice Hamilton Goes to Harvard: A Centenary Tribute.”

    The event is sponsored by the SMSU History Club and the Marshall-Lyon County Library.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • Don't miss the last two performances of Sense and Sensibility, adapted by Kerry Skram from the beloved Jane Austen novel. Tonight, April 13, the performance is set for 7:30 p.m. with an optional dinner theatre option before the show. Tomorrow, April 14, the performance is set for 2 p.m. with the option to try English Tea before the show.

    All performances are in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, with free parking available in campus lots. Show tickets are $10 and are available at www.SMSUtickets.com, and at the door.

    For more information: http://ow.ly/AF1n30o7BMb

    Sense and Sensibility is presented through special arrangement with the playwright. For more information, please call the Theatre Office at 507-537-7103.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • The Southwest Minnesota State University African Student Association and the Black Student Union will present “African Night 2019: The Met Gala,” on Saturday, April 20 from 5-10 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom.

    The event ‘s goal is to educate those in attendance about the various cultures in Africa that contribute to the diversity and inclusion at SMSU, and the region.

    There are only 200 tickets available for this event and they are $5 apiece. Tickets can be purchased in advance by stopping by the AOS and ODI Office in Commons East, or contacting abidemi.folorunso@smsu.edu or Samuel.wreh@smsu.edu. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

    The dinner for the event will be from 5-7 p.m. Food will consist of traditional African cuisine such as Jollof Rice, Cassava Leaves and more.

    A variety of performances will be underway from 7-10 p.m. and will include dance, drama, singing, poetry readings, and spoken word.

    Attire is traditional African dress. If you are unable to find African dress, male attendees are asked to wear a tux or suit, and female attendees a dress to this formal event.

    For more information, contact the AOS/ODI office, 507-537-6169.

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