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

Lacey Barke

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 the impact of those who have come to Marshall as refugees and immigrants. The speech is a par...

Angela Denker visits SMSU Campus Religious Center

Angela Denker visits SMSU Campus Religious Center

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

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 was serving a congregation in Orange County, California. She described the area as “deeply, deeply C...

Diversity and Inclusion Committee to host “Engage 50”

Diversity and Inclusion Committee to host “Engage 50”

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

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 discussion to identify student issues on campus.” The team has worked diligently to promote this event...

CRU holds first Swing Dancing Event

CRU holds first Swing Dancing Event

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

September 30, 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. Movements named after food and a variety of objects, such as, the Ravioli and the more daring o...

President Jayasuriya leads SMSU’s first Town Hall Meeting

President Jayasuriya leads SMSU’s first Town Hall Meeting

Hanna Vos, A&E and Variety Editor

September 30, 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 solutions. That is, until now. SMSU’s first ever Town Hall Meeting took place in the Lower Conferenc...

Homecoming events: What to look forward to

Homecoming events: What to look forward to

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

September 30, 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 body and returning alum. Homecoming Court nominations open Monday, September 23rd and Final 14 voting...

AOS Open Mic Night and BBQ

AOS Open Mic Night and BBQ

Sabrina Pankratz, Commentary Editor

September 23, 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 her friend, Olivia Chester, on Friday to enjoy the music. “I just like that everyone is coming...

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