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McFarland Library hosts presentations for National Library Week

Emily Errico, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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For the 2017 National Library Week, libraries all over the country celebrated the theme of “Libraries Transform”. The event started in the 1950s as a way to remind the public of the resources that libraries offer to communities. The theme of “Libraries Transform” was designed to praise what libraries...

Kolnick presents “Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Entry into World War I.”

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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Dr. Jeff Kolnick, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social Science here at SMSU, is scheduled to give a presentation next week entitled “Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Entry into World War I.” It is a part of a series sponsored by the SMSU History Club and the Marshall-Lyon County...

Mental Health Awareness Week continues

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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As the discussion on mental health awareness progresses, SMSU has been doing its part to contribute. During the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Fresh Check Day brought awareness of mental health resources on campus. To finish the year, the Forensics Team has planned a variety of events. “Mental illness is...

Shouse named Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Shouse named Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
April 20, 2017
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For Aimee Shouse, SMSU’s incoming dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences, the university experience has had a major impact on her career. “My father was a university professor, so I’ve been on college campuses and around college students (literally) my entire life,” Shouse said. O...

Poetry reading to be held in memory of Phil Dacey and Leo Dangel

Poetry reading to be held in memory of Phil Dacey and Leo Dangel

April 20, 2017
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Two beloved SMSU Emeritus Professors of English who died within the last year—Phil Dacey and Leo Dangel—will be remembered at a memorial reading of their poetry from 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 29 in the Conference Center Ballroom. A number of family members, former colleagues and students will re...

Student Center remodel

Student Center remodel

Grant Kleiman and Amber Volkmann
April 20, 2017
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The Student Center has always been the main hub of student interactions at SMSU. Campus dining, the Mustang Zone, and the Barnes & Noble bookstore help to create an engaging environment for students. Even with its current amenities, the Student Center is set to be remodeled this summer. This is not t...

International Food Festival draws crowd

International Food Festival draws crowd

Jill Hoppe and Cole Miska
April 20, 2017
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The 27th International Food Festival was held on April 8. Students from all around the world prepared dishes for students, professors, faculty, and community members. The festival represented nearly a dozen different countries around the world. Some booths also gave out information for people to learn...

Students celebrated at Mustang Ovations

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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To celebrate the achievements of students active in the classroom, clubs and organizations, Dean of College of Arts, Letters and Sciences Jan Loft created Mustang Ovations. “Occasionally, President Gores would express that she just wished that we did more to lift up and celebrate some of the honor...

Clothesline Project spreads awareness of violence against women

Emily Errico, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women will be raped at some point in their lives. To address this issue, the New Horizons Crisis Center is sponsoring a Clothesline Project on campus. The event was designed in 1990 to help raise awareness of violence against women. Part...

Graduate Gift Program gives back

Graduate Gift Program gives back

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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Graduation is right around the corner and for most students, this means moving forward. The next step for them is turning a degree into a lasting and enjoyable career. For some, this is the perfect time to look back and wonder what their impact will be on the campus that has groomed them for the futur...

“Interest is a muscle:” SMSU professor writes new book

“Interest is a muscle:” SMSU professor writes new book

Vanessa Yang, Special to the Spur
March 30, 2017
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While SMSU professor Anthony Neil Smith manages to teach English classes and conduct administrative work as the Chair of the Department of English, Philosophy, Spanish and Humanities, he also writes crime fiction. His new series is set to release in September of this year. Smith, author to many novels including...

Career Services helps students choose a major based on strengths

Vanessa Yang, Special to the Spur
March 30, 2017
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Many college students today are facing the issue of having an undeclared major. SMSU Career Services understands this issue, and is helping students realize what major is right for them. “Every student is completely unique,” Melissa Scholten, director of SMSU Career Services, said. Scholten spend...

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