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Dane Cook Comes to SMSU

Chuche Lee, Special to the Spur

April 4, 2013


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Last week, somewhat famous comedian Dane Cook visited Southwest Minnesota State University for a comedy show hosted by the Student Activities Committee (SAC). The show debuted at the lower level conference center at 9:00 p.m. on a cold and windy Tuesday night. For those of us who weren’t busy getting...

Human Trafficking: On the Global and Home Fronts

Tyler Nielsen, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013


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Throughout the month of February the Southwest Minnesota State University Newman Club and Social Work Club—along with volunteers from both the campus and Marshall communities—joined together to raise awareness of human trafficking. Members of the two clubs participated in planning after Lutheran...

Advising Day Dance Party

Andrea Gladney, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013


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It’s all fun and games until advising day turns into a Beyonce video in the hallway with several students and professors. Or perhaps that’s when the fun began. As we all know, advising day for all Southwest Minnesota State University students took place on Wednesday, March 27. What many of you...

Women’s History Honored in March: Women of History and the Modern Day Celebrated Around the World and at SMSU

Women’s History Honored in March: Women of History and the Modern Day Celebrated Around the World and at SMSU

Kim Watkins, News Editor

March 28, 2013


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Women’s History Month has been celebrated for years by people across the United States and the world who remember and appreciate the many women and historical events that have changed the world’s perceptions and lives of women to come. Women’s History Month started as an International Women’s...

SMSU Benefits SW Minn. According to Study Results

Kim Watkins, News Editor

March 28, 2013


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Southwest Minnesota State University has a major impact on the academics, businesses and rural communities throughout the southwestern Minn. region. Considering the impact that SMSU has upon this region, one must consider the economic implications that are affected by this university. In a recent...

Chlamydia Screenings: Available on Campus for the low Price of one cup of Urine

Kim Watkins, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2013


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By partnering with Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC), Southwest Minnesota State University is able to offer free testing for chlamydia on campus. This semester, the screenings will take place on Wednesday, March 21. According to Valerie Dallenbach, SMSU’s director of health services,...

Highlights from SMSU’s Crime Report

Katie Stromme, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2013


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Every fiscal year, Southwest Minnesota State University is required to take stock of all major crimes (including sexual assault, aggravated assault, and alcohol arrests) and major and minor incidents (such as alcohol and drug confiscations, and indecent exposure). The report was released by Director...

29th Annual Farm Outlook Seminar Held at SMSU in March: Proceeds from Farm Seminar to Benefit SMSU Ag Scholarships and Programs

Kim Watkins, News Editor

March 28, 2013


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Looking to the future, farmers around the Marshall area and across the nation are hoping for the best as we head into spring and a new year of farming. Good weather and healthy livestock, though both important, aren’t all it takes to be well off in the agricultural industry. By considering every aspect...

Mo’ Money, Fewer Problems?

Amber Casperson, A&E Editor

February 28, 2013


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A common complaint heard all over the country is, “I don’t make enough money.” With a chorus of “AMEN!” to shortly follow that statement, the U.S. has been getting some financial relief. President Obama has called for the U.S. minimum wage to be raised to nine dollars. While that is exciting...

Student Clubs Host Gender Day

Student Clubs Host Gender Day

Kim Watkins, News Editor

February 28, 2013


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Want a more in-depth conversation about gender and the stereotypes that come along with both the male and female sex? Well, you can look no further than here at Southwest Minnesota State University, where several clubs and organizations on campus will host Gender Day. If you’ve seen the posters...

News Briefs: Black History Month and Diversity Inclusion Events

News Briefs: Black History Month and Diversity Inclusion Events

Kim Watkins, News Editor

February 28, 2013


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Marc Elliot Presentation, “What Makes You Tic?” – This event was held Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the lower level Conference Center. Elliot shared his experience in living with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder which causes involuntary motor and vocal tics. Elliot has spent the past few years a...

The Rise and Fall of the Mustang Confessions

The Rise and Fall of the Mustang Confessions

Katie Stromme, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2013


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Do anonymous Facebook confession pages contribute valuable dialogue to public discussions? Or are they merely a forum for asinine comments and petty gossip? The Confessions of a Mustang Facebook page (http://www.facebook.confessionsofastang.com) offered students a chance to anonymously post confessions,...

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