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SMSU Feature Stories
Six to Receive Homecoming Alumni Awards
Six individuals will receive Alumni Association awards at a Friday, Oct. 5 noon luncheon in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Crystal Yearous, AmeriCORP Health VISTA Representative, Concerned With Food Insecurities
Crystal Yearous, a 2018 SMSU graduate with a degree in Psychology, hopes to “fight poverty in whatever form it presents itself” on SMSU’s campus. Yearous recently began her position on campus as the AmeriCORP Health VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) representative.

Oladiran “Ola” Abimbola: Student Body President an Advocate of Students, SMSU
“Don’t take your eye off the ball,” is one piece of advice Oladiran “Ola” Abimbola, SMSU student body president, would give students this year. He understands the importance of staying focused on what is important and not allow distractions to get in the way of success.

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

MN Twins vs. CWS
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
2:10 PM - 6:00 PM
(America/Chicago)

Mustangs Got Talent Tryouts
Wed, 03 Oct 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mustangs Got Talent Finals
Wed, 03 Oct 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alumni Awards Luncheon
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Alumni Board Meeting
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University Gala
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

SMSU Homecoming Day Parade
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Homecoming 2018
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dueling Guitars
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

After Party at the Pub
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM


Recent Events

MN Twins vs. DET
Sun, 19 Aug 2018
1:10 PM - 5:00 PM
(America/Chicago)

MN Twins vs. OAK
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
7:10 PM - 10:00 PM
(America/Chicago)

Football Game Watch
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Boxcar Days Parade
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MN Twins vs. KC
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
7:10 PM - 10:00 PM
(America/Chicago)

Bug Days Parade
Sun, 09 Sep 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MN Twins vs. NYY
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
7:10 PM - 10:00 PM
(America/Chicago)

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