The Spur

A Perspective on Refugee Resettlement from a “Local White Girl”

February 6, 2020

Below is a statement on refugee resettlement from the Spur Editor- In- Chief, Lacey Barke. In the speech, which was presented at SMSU's Refugee Resettlement informative session on Jan. 27th, Barke discussed...

Angela Denker visits SMSU Campus Religious Center

Denker visits SMSU (photo by Cory Becker)
November 28, 2019

Lutheran pastor and veteran journalist Angela Denker spoke to a crowd of roughly 25 people who gathered to hear her speak on her new book Red State Christians. During the 2016 presidential election, Denker...

Diversity and Inclusion Committee to host “Engage 50”

Diversity and Inclusion team members, left to right, Faviola Cid, Victor Buwa and Cory Becker plan “Engage 50” 

Photo courtesy of Victor Buwa
November 12, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion Committee to host “Engage 50” Engage 50. SMSU Student Association team members of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee have planned Engage 50, which is a “student-led...

CRU holds first Swing Dancing Event

CRU holds first Swing Dancing Event
September 29, 2019

CRU held swing dancing last Monday to teach students some new moves. Swing dancing is a fast-paced and fun way to meet people. With good teachers and willing students everyone picked up the movements quickly....

President Jayasuriya leads SMSU’s first Town Hall Meeting

The crowd at the Town Hall Meeting on Thursday.
September 29, 2019

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) is a diverse campus full of unique people. There aren’t many chances, if any at all, for these diverse groups to get together to discuss problems and suggest...

Homecoming events: What to look forward to

Homecoming events: What to look forward to
September 29, 2019

Homecoming is a time for past students to return to the place of their education to celebrate past achievements and encourage the students of tomorrow; old favorites and new surprises await the student...

AOS Open Mic Night and BBQ

AOS Open Mic Night and BBQ
September 22, 2019

The first AOS open mic night of the year was moved indoors due to chilly weather and possible rain, but that didn’t stop students from attending. Rheanne Sabinske, a freshman on campus, attended with...

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