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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...

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...

SMSU shines at Mustang Open

SMSU shines at Mustang Open

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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SMSU hosted its first track meet since the program was reinstated a few years ago on March 31 and Apr. 1. The Mustangs opened the new Marshall Regional Track and Field Complex with a win Friday, March 31, by Kelly Fitzsimmons in the 3000m steeplechase, with a time of 10:30.95. The first day of competition involv...

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...

Art Education Alumnus Micah Bloom presents “Codex”

Art Education Alumnus Micah Bloom presents “Codex”

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

April 20, 2017


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SMSU alumnus Micah Bloom visited on April 6 and 8 for a showing of his self-directed short film, “Codex,” and a printmaking session sponsored by the SMSU Art Club. Bloom’s film features the collection and restoration of books lost in the flooding of the Souris River in Minot, North Dakota. “C...

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...

International Food Festival draws crowd

International Food Festival draws crowd

Jill Hoppe and Cole Miska

April 20, 2017


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The 27th International Food Festival was held on April 8. Students from all around the world prepared dishes for students, professors, faculty, and community members. The festival represented nearly a dozen different countries around the world. Some booths also gave out information for people to learn...

Graduate Gift Program gives back

Graduate Gift Program gives back

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Graduation is right around the corner and for most students, this means moving forward. The next step for them is turning a degree into a lasting and enjoyable career. For some, this is the perfect time to look back and wonder what their impact will be on the campus that has groomed them for the futur...

Clones created to relieve RA shortage

Clones created to relieve RA shortage

Grant Kleiman and Fernando Tabares

March 30, 2017


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On Feb. 24, the Spur reported that there were new resident assistants hired to relieve the shortage of current RAs as soon as possible. Unfortunately, not enough new RAs were hired to fill all of the available positions. In response, the SMSU administration has called upon several biology professors to...

From the soccer field to the track: A runner’s journey

From the soccer field to the track: A runner’s journey

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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Bashir Aidrus is the current mile and 5,000 meter run record holder at SMSU. At this year’s indoor conference meet at Minnesota State University-Mankato, Aidrus ran a time of 15:44 for the 5k. What is exceptional about Aidrus’s performance is that he only began running a year ago. Last year Aidrus att...

“Interest is a muscle:” SMSU professor writes new book

“Interest is a muscle:” SMSU professor writes new book

Vanessa Yang, Special to the Spur

March 30, 2017


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While SMSU professor Anthony Neil Smith manages to teach English classes and conduct administrative work as the Chair of the Department of English, Philosophy, Spanish and Humanities, he also writes crime fiction. His new series is set to release in September of this year. Smith, author to many novels including...

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