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International Students Celebrate the Holidays in Different Ways

International Students Celebrate the Holidays in Different Ways

Sara Peterson, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015
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Christmas is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Along with personal traditions, people decorate houses, visit Santa Claus at the malls, get together with family and exchange gifts. Christmas is not limited to one country. People from all over the world have different ways to celebrat... Read more »

Student Election Voter Turnout a Systemwide Problem for MnSCU

Student Election Voter Turnout a Systemwide Problem for MnSCU

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
November 12, 2015
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Only a small number of students determine the outcomes of student government elections across Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ (MnSCU) 4-year colleges. That is according to spring election data gathered from each of MnSCU’s universities. They are Bemidji State University, Metropolitan ... Read more »

Photographer Doug Johnson Displays Cityscapes at SMSU

Photographer Doug Johnson Displays Cityscapes at SMSU

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
November 12, 2015
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While walking along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis last summer, photographer Doug Johnson noticed an interesting image being formed by the light underneath the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. He returned to this spot to take its picture with a long exposure. “Just as I was shooting, some people app... Read more »

Men’s Rugby Reaches Final Four

Men’s Rugby Reaches Final Four

Brianna Holmquist, Staff Writer
October 30, 2015
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The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s rugby team has successfully made it to the Final Four tournament, which will be held in Rochester, Minn. Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. This is the first time in eight years SMSU has had a team make it this far. The team will first play St. John’s on Sat., who ... Read more »

“The Crucible” Review

“The Crucible” Review

Katherine Speiker, Commentary Editor
October 30, 2015
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“The Crucible,” a 1967 play written by Arthur Miller, was performed at Southwest Minnesota State University by the SMSU Theater on Oct. 10, 15-18. This famous play takes place in 1692 Salem, Mass. where the infamous witch trials took place. Abigail Williams accuses many of her fellow townspeople... Read more »

Marshall Festival ’15 Ends with Spoken Word Night

Marshall Festival ’15 Ends with Spoken Word Night

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
October 30, 2015
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A crowd of people gathered inside Brau Brothers Oct. 24. at 9 p.m. for Spoken Word Night, the final event of Marshall Festival ‘15. Here, experienced poets and SMSU student poets shared their work. The event included Native American performers Trevino Brings Plenty and Sarah Agaton Howes, as well... Read more »

President Connie Gores Finds Effective Way to Connect with Students

President Connie Gores Finds Effective Way to Connect with Students

Kathryn Kaiser, Staff Writer
October 30, 2015
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As the fall semester gets underway, Twitter has become a popular forum to interact and stay up-to-date on Southwest Minnesota State University’s campus information. As students are becoming integrated into the Mustang family on Twitter, one of the major accounts has been @PrezGores with over 1,20... Read more »

Grant Will Aims to Grow School of Agriculture in New Role

Grant Will Aims to Grow School of Agriculture in New Role

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
October 30, 2015
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A month after obtaining the position of Director of Agriculture Marketing, Recruitment, and Outreach, Grant Will faces his first major task. He will be networking with prospective Future Farmers of America (FFA) students at their national convention in Louisville, Ky. Oct. 28-31. Over 60,000 students... Read more »

Whipple Gallery Displays Artwork from SMSU Alumni

Whipple Gallery Displays Artwork from SMSU Alumni

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
October 15, 2015
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The SMSU Whipple Gallery is showcasing a wide range of artwork created by former students as part of the 2015 Alumni Art Exhibit. Featured artists are Catherine Abbott, Glendalynne Beauzay, Terrence Fogarty, Esmail Mostaghimi, Gene Tokheim, Lucy Tokheim, and Dean Waltenburg. Abbott began working in the SMSU paint... Read more »

Library Assessing Main Floor Space

Library Assessing Main Floor Space

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
October 15, 2015
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The library is in the initial stages of evaluating print journal and reference materials on the main floor to determine what is needed, and what can be moved or discarded. This may free up space, in which case the layout will be assessed to better fit students’ needs. “That first floor isn’t meant to be... Read more »

Student Senate VP Jon Heimer Serves on Charting the Future Committee

Student Senate VP Jon Heimer Serves on Charting the Future Committee

Fernando Tabares, Sports Editor
October 15, 2015
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At the end of the 2014-2015 academic year, Jon Heimer was elected to the position of Student Senate Vice President. As vice president, Heimer oversees meetings of the student government. Heimer was born in Milwaukee, Wis. When he was four, Heimer was adopted and moved to Faribault, Minn. where he gr... Read more »

Renowned Sports Artist Terrence Fogarty Comes to Whipple Gallery

Renowned Sports Artist Terrence Fogarty Comes to Whipple Gallery

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
September 28, 2015
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Incredibly detailed and ultra-realistic paintings by acclaimed artist and Southwest Minnesota State University alum Terrence Fogarty hung in the Whipple Gallery Aug. 20 - Sep. 21. Fogarty concentrates on sports related artwork, a genre he has been perfecting since high school. Fogarty’s work has... Read more »