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Crowell marks 20 years as advisor

Crowell marks 20 years as advisor

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Scott Crowell is entering his 20th year as advisor to the Student Association. Scott Crowell started as the financial aid counselor at Iowa State University. He took over the financial aid office of Northeast Iowa Community College for four...

Shouse begins as Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 14, 2017


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Aimee Shouse, SMSU’s new Dwwean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, started on Jul. 3. In those short three months, she has already come to enjoy Marshall as her new home. “So many people say that SMSU is like a family, and that’s very much been my experience here,” Shouse said. “I wasn...

UMLA showcases unseen early works by late professor Holm

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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On Sept. 9, Carissa Hansen, an archivist in the Upper Midwest Literary Archives (UMLA) at the University of Minnesota, and her colleague Kate Hujda showcased material from early pieces of past SMSU professor Bill Holm’s work as well as authors Robert Bly, Margaret Hasse, and press Milkweed Editions. Th...

SAFAC cuts SAC budget after drop in expected enrollment

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Last week, the Student Activities Committee’s budget was cut by $11,517 dollars. The cut was made to compensate for a budget shortfall that came from a drop in enrollment and increased expenses, such as transportation fees. SAFAC was projected to have a budget surplus of $12,000 this year and increa...

SMSU Football bounces back after St. Cloud

SMSU Football bounces back after St. Cloud

Kristen Weber, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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In week one, the Mustangs took a hard loss after letting St. Cloud slip through their fingers. St. Cloud had a strong second half showing, proving to be too much for SMSU. Looking for redemption on Sept. 7, the Mustang’s strong defense and offense powered them to a 51-35 win over the MSU Moorhead...

Hurricanes cause major destruction

Emily Errico, News Editor

September 14, 2017


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Three major hurricanes formed within two weeks of each other are estimated to cause hundreds of billions of dollars in damages across the Caribbean and southeast United States. Hurricane Harvey was the first to come, classified as a category 4 hurricane on Aug 25. It was also the first major hurric...

McFarland Library hosts presentations for National Library Week

Emily Errico, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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For the 2017 National Library Week, libraries all over the country celebrated the theme of “Libraries Transform”. The event started in the 1950s as a way to remind the public of the resources that libraries offer to communities. The theme of “Libraries Transform” was designed to praise what libraries...

Kolnick presents “Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Entry into World War I.”

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Dr. Jeff Kolnick, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social Science here at SMSU, is scheduled to give a presentation next week entitled “Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Entry into World War I.” It is a part of a series sponsored by the SMSU History Club and the Marshall-Lyon County...

Mental Health Awareness Week continues

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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As the discussion on mental health awareness progresses, SMSU has been doing its part to contribute. During the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Fresh Check Day brought awareness of mental health resources on campus. To finish the year, the Forensics Team has planned a variety of events. “Mental illness is...

Shouse named Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Shouse named Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Kevin Danielson, News Editor

April 20, 2017


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For Aimee Shouse, SMSU’s incoming dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences, the university experience has had a major impact on her career. “My father was a university professor, so I’ve been on college campuses and around college students (literally) my entire life,” Shouse said. O...

Poetry reading to be held in memory of Phil Dacey and Leo Dangel

Poetry reading to be held in memory of Phil Dacey and Leo Dangel

April 20, 2017


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Two beloved SMSU Emeritus Professors of English who died within the last year—Phil Dacey and Leo Dangel—will be remembered at a memorial reading of their poetry from 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 29 in the Conference Center Ballroom. A number of family members, former colleagues and students will re...

Student Center remodel

Student Center remodel

Grant Kleiman and Amber Volkmann

April 20, 2017


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The Student Center has always been the main hub of student interactions at SMSU. Campus dining, the Mustang Zone, and the Barnes & Noble bookstore help to create an engaging environment for students. Even with its current amenities, the Student Center is set to be remodeled this summer. This is not t...

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