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Clothesline Project Raises Sexual Assault Awareness

Clothesline Project Raises Sexual Assault Awareness

Rebecca Klehr, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
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With April being Sexual Abuse Awareness Month, the lower BA/CH link was filled with a variety of t-shirts and posters to share statistics and bring awareness about sexual abuse, especially in college. The Clothesline Project is a nation-wide effort that started in 1990. Brittany Verhelst is the SMSU a... Read more »

Marshall-Lyon County Foundation Holds 7th Annual Spelling Bee

Marshall-Lyon County Foundation Holds 7th Annual Spelling Bee

Faith Depuydt, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
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The 7th Annual Marshall-Lyon County Foundation Spelling Bee took place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at the Ramada of Marshall. Registration was due April 4 for a fee of $100. The event was team-based allowing two to five members. Team members were allowed to help one another spell words using p... Read more »

Gores and Dahlager Strengthen Ties in Taiwan

Gores and Dahlager Strengthen Ties in Taiwan

Leah Danielson, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
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President Connie Gores and CoriAnn Dahlager, Director of the School of Graduate Studies, visited seven partner universities in Taiwan at the end of March. SMSU has been partnering with Taiwanese universities since 2013 to offer students a chance to earn their MBA degree at SMSU. Gores said she had s... Read more »

7th Annual Culture Shock Held

7th Annual Culture Shock Held

Faith Depuydt, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
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The 7th Annual Culture Shock was a public event held at SMSU on April 7. It is described as “exploring the essence of culture through dance, beats, and music.” The event included food and performances by INC--In New Company, Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, Native Pride, and Duniya Drum and Dance. Dun... Read more »

SMSU Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

Taylor Chavez, University Affairs Committee
April 4, 2016
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The SMSU Student Association would like to thank all faculty and staff for their efforts in the 2015-2016 school year and would like to invite all of the fantastic faculty and staff to join them for snack and refreshments on Monday, April 18th between 8-11:30 a.m. in Upper CC. This will be an open house ev... Read more »

Black and White Affair a Success

Black and White Affair a Success

Katherine Speiker, Commentary Editor
March 31, 2016
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On Friday, March 25, more than 50 SMSU students gathered in the Upper Conference Center to dance, eat, and be with friends. Students of all kinds dressed up to go to this semi-formal event called The Black and White Affair. Hors d’oeuvres, punch, and ice water were served to the students as they ... Read more »

SMSU Enactus Crowned Regional Champions

SMSU Enactus Crowned Regional Champions

Cole Scheller, Special to the Spur
March 31, 2016
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SMSU Enactus competed in a regional competition in Chicago on March 21.  The team was crowned regional champions and has qualified to attend the national competition taking place May 15-17 in St. Louis. Students at universities across the nation are struggling to bridge the gap between classroom and r... Read more »

New MnSCU Policy May Weaken Professor Communication

New MnSCU Policy May Weaken Professor Communication

Danial Slowey, Staff Writer
March 31, 2016
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SMSU faculty and staff face serious changes this month in how they use their personal mobile devices for university work, which means changes to student-faculty interaction. The MnSCU Board of Trustees voted in late March to institute a policy requiring university system employees to either keep univer... Read more »

An Up-Close Look at the SMSU Forensics Team

An Up-Close Look at the SMSU Forensics Team

Eden Deutz, Special to the Spur
March 17, 2016
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The SMSU Forensics team, a group that participates in speech tournaments, has seen much success this year. The purpose of the team is to enter events as individuals or groups and compete in tournaments against various colleges. Members have the opportunity to win awards with speeches they write themse... Read more »

Culinology Majors Gain Experience From Student-Run Restaurant

Culinology Majors Gain Experience From Student-Run Restaurant

Faith Depuydt, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
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Bon Appetit is a restaurant at SMSU located in IL 116. To earn their degree, hospitality management majors are required to participate in running the restaurant. Students take turns each week fulfilling certain positions such as cook, dish washer, front of the house manager, kitchen manager (in charge of... Read more »

SMSU Collegiate DECA Headed to Nationals

SMSU Collegiate DECA Headed to Nationals

Cole Miska, A&E Editor
February 25, 2016
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The Collegiate DECA state Career Development Conference took place at Marriot Minneapolis Northwest Hotel Feb. 18 and 19. A team of four SMSU students, Kenneth Lam, Rodney Hoffbeck, Luther Brown and Peter Olojo-Nwosu attended and competed. All four SMSU participants qualified for the national conference... Read more »

Graduation Day Change in Discussion

Graduation Day Change in Discussion

Kevin Danielson, News Editor
February 25, 2016
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The Southwest Minnesota State Faculty Association (SmSUFA) is in deliberations over changing the day of graduation to be on a Friday. Commencement has typically been held on a Saturday. SmSUFA is one member of a university committee whose members make recommendations on the calendar to administrati... Read more »