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Creatures of Color

Creatures of Color

Kim Watkins, News Editor

September 20, 2012


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With pops of bright reds and deep blues with hints of green, white, yellow and more, Elso Schiavo’s “Fantastic Creatures” exhibit brings an array of art to life. The William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University is showing a collection by Swiss artist, Elso Schiavo. This artist...

Gavin Brings Simple, Natural Poetry to SMSU

Gavin Brings Simple, Natural Poetry to SMSU

Katie Stromme, Head Copy Editor

April 17, 2012


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It is not difficult to hear how Larry Gavin’s experience as a nonfiction writer has informed his poetry. His stark, understated prose reflect his fifteen years as the senior editor for Midwest Fly Fishing Magazine, for which he writes regularly on issues of entomology, conservation, and travel. Gavin...

Extreme Makeover: Website Edition

Extreme Makeover: Website Edition

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 17, 2012


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Throughout the entire 2011-2012 school year, the staff of the Southwest Minnesota State University Spur has had a vision: to create a website that would be accessible, easy to use, and reflect the professional image that they strive to project. In March 2012, all the scheming and dreaming finally became...

And the William Whipple Scholarship goes to..

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

April 17, 2012


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The William Whipple gallery is a point of pride on Southwest Minnesota State University’s campus. Not only does it showcase some amazing artwork, but the William Whipple Arts and Humanities scholarship provides lucky and talented students with some well-deserved and often needed money to continue schooling. The...

SMSU GLBTA Lend Voices to Equality Rally at Capitol in St. Paul

Katie Stromme, Head Copy Editor

April 3, 2012


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On Thursday, March 29, five members of Southwest Minnesota State University’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally club (SMSU GLBTA) gathered on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul to stand with supporters from across the state. Minnesota’s is the largest lobby day in the country and is held every ye...

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened 2 cups packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1½ cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips ¼ cup margarine 2...

Women’s History Month Wraps Up With Diversity

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

April 3, 2012


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International Women’s History Month is coming to a close here at Southwest Minnesota State University, but it’s going out with style. The final events were held over two days. They included a lecture from Professor Joan Gibbons, a student reading, and an art exhibit. Professor Susan McLean organized...

What is National Library Week?

JoAnn Robasse, Special to The Spur

April 3, 2012


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First created in 1958, National Library Week is an annual observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.  It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.  This...

A Woman’s Tale: Winners of the Telling Women’s Stories Contest

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

April 3, 2012


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Three young women come up to the podium in turn.  Each one has come to share their stories.  As they speak, one realizes that these are not just their stories but that many women across the globe are represented here. On the 28th of March, the 3rd annual Telling Women’s Stories contest was held...

Women’s History Month at SMSU

Kim Watkins, News Editor

March 21, 2012


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In honor of Women’s History Month, there are a number of events that have been planned at Southwest Minnesota State University. Many events have been happening around campus and are continuing throughout the month of March. A panel discussion was held on Tuesday, March 13 presented by Joan Gittens,...

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