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Since 1963, the SMSU Foundation has been funding scholarships, programs and projects benefiting SMSU and our students.

Last year, the SMSU Foundation gave back over $3.5 million to SMSU, including $1 million for student scholarships.

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SMSU Feature Stories
Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya is 10th SMSU President
Southwest Minnesota State University’s 10th permanent president, Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya, comes to the institution with a steadfast commitment to public education.
“I’ve worked in the systems in Indiana, Purdue and West Virginia. One of the things that attracted me to this position is the fact it is part of a larger system (Minnesota State). I have a lifelong commitment to public education,” he said.
President Jayasuriya started his duties on July 1.


Kritika Shah Enjoying Her Marshall EDA Internship
Kritika Shah, senior Marketing major from Kathmandu, Nepal, feels like a valued team member at her internship this summer with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) for the city of Marshall.

McKnight Grant to Support Unique Partnership That Seeks to Increase Number of Minority Teachers
The McKnight Foundation has awarded a $600,000 grant over two years to support the Southwest Minnesota Teacher Preparation Partnership, a unique career pathway model created by Worthington Public School District, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Southwest Minnesota State University and Southwest Initiative Foundation.

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Upcoming Events

St. Cloud Rox
Fri, 19 Jul 2019
7:05 PM - 9:00 PM

Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics
Fri, 19 Jul 2019
7:10 PM - 11:00 PM

Cardinal Days Parade
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees
Mon, 22 Jul 2019
7:10 PM - 11:00 PM

Aebleskiver Days Parade
Sat, 27 Jul 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals
Fri, 02 Aug 2019
7:10 PM - 11:00 PM

Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves
Tue, 06 Aug 2019
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Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians
Sun, 11 Aug 2019
1:10 PM - 4:00 PM


Recent Events

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
7:10 PM - 11:00 PM

Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
7:10 PM - 11:00 PM

Alumni Board Meeting
Thu, 20 Jun 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

SMSU at Canterbury Park
Thu, 20 Jun 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Water Tower Festival Parade
Sat, 22 Jun 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Western Fest Parade
Sat, 22 Jun 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
12:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Rochester Honkers vs. Mankato Moon Dogs
Fri, 28 Jun 2019
7:05 PM - 9:00 PM

SMSU at Valleyfair
Sat, 29 Jun 2019
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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