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SMSU Featured Stories

SMSU, Minnesota West to Collaborate on Innovative ‘Blue to Brown’ Program

Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota West Community Technical College announce a unique collaboration called the Blue to Brown connection program for students.

The two institutions have partnered to create a program designed to allow students the opportunity to start their college careers with Minnesota West courses, and complete their bachelor s degree with SMSU while living on the SMSU campus.

Students can directly enroll at Minnesota West to earn an eventual bachelor s degree awarded by SMSU. Students will transfer from Minnesota West to SMSU after successful completion of 24 credits in two-to-three semesters. The students will take Minnesota West coursework at SMSU, and live on the SMSU campus.

The program begins in the fall semester 2017 and is an opportunity for students who do not initially qualify for admission to SMSU to enroll at Minnesota West to gain sufficient academic standing to qualify for acceptance at SMSU.

SMSU to Host Number of Summer Camps

SMSU will host a variety of athletic camps this summer, beginning June 13 with a wheelchair basketball camp. Hundreds of student-athletes entering grades K-12 from around the region will participate in activities to improve their fundamental skills and learn advanced techniques.

This year SMSU offers six different sport camps, including boys and girls basketball, football, track and field, volleyball, and wheelchair basketball. All camps will be held on the campus of SMSU.

Boys basketball camps begin June 18-21 with the Post-Perimeter Elite Camp for boys entering grades 7-12. The Advanced Skills Camp for grades 5-6 will be held June 22-23. New for 2017 is the Mini Mustang Competition Camp, held the mornings of July 31-Aug. 3 for both boys and girls entering grades 2-6. A Mini Mustang Day Camp will be held the afternoons of July 31-Aug 3 for students entering grades K-6.

Girls basketball camps start June 11-13 with the Girls Overnight Skills Camp for athletes entering grades 7-12. An Overnight Skills Camp for grades 5-7 will be June 15-16. The Young Mustangs Camp for Grades K-4 will be June 26-29, and the Traditional Team Camp for both boys and girls will be July 8.

Brittany Krull Earns Professional Excellence in Service Nomination

Brittany Krull, Assistant Director of Student Success at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been recently honored as the SMSU nominee for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Professional Excellence in Service Award.

To be nominated for professional excellence and outstanding service is humbling, Brittany said. Across the system and especially at SMSU, there are many deserving individuals who commit to these standards every day, even going above and beyond.

The award recognizes the key role that service faculty fulfill at Minnesota State s universities in advising and counseling students; in the recruitment, retention and placement of students; in residential life programming, facilitation of student groups and student leadership; and other involvement in university and community activities. Each of the seven four-year institutions within the system may select one candidate.

Brittany is a Wood Lake, Minn. native and an SMSU alumna. She graduated in 2004 with a bachelor s degree in art with a graphic design emphasis and a minor in marketing, and in 2009 with a master s degree in education with a teaching, learning and leadership emphasis. Brittany has been employed at SMSU for over 12 years. She was an admission counselor for seven years before moving to the Office of Student Success.

Campus News

SMSU, Minnesota West to Collaborate on Innovative ‘Blue to Brown’ Program Posted June 05

SMSU to Host Number of Summer Camps Posted May 30

Brittany Krull Earns Professional Excellence in Service Nomination Posted May 10

Jan Loft: The Voice of Commencement Posted May 01

Pat Carmody is Cowan Award Winner Posted April 19


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