The SMSU Podcast

The official podcast of Southwest Minnesota State University. A curated catalog of academics, athletics and alumni.

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3 days ago

This week we call up SMSU alumni Wokil Bam who earned a degree in environmental science and chemistry and a minor in biology from SMSU in 2012.
Since then he’s been busy studying and researching earning his master's from LSU in 2015 and his Phd in 2021. Since June 2023, Wokil has worked with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) as a postdoctoral investigator, geochemist, radiochemist, and chemical oceanographer. 
Over the past few months, Wokil has been on a research voyage to Antarctica and New Zealand. 
This won’t be his first research cruise, in total Wokil has spent over 300 days at sea doing research over the past two-and-a-half years. 
If you’d like to know more about Wokil’s research or how he found his way to SMSU go check out; https://www.smsu.edu/today/articles/2024/01-18-2024_wokil-bam-oceanresearch.html

Friday Feb 23, 2024

On this week’s episode, Vickie Abel gives us an in-depth look into what challenges SMSU students face and how Accessibility Services helps give them the best opportunity to succeed. Vickie is also the coordinator for the Mustang Market which helps provide basic living items ranging from food to hygiene products. If you would like to donate to the Mustang Market there is a drop off location at the Alumni and Visitor Center

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

This week we are joined by Karalyn Closs and Cameron Peterson, students enrolled in the culinology program at SMSU. The on-campus restaurant, “The Mustang Kitchen”, is preparing to open its doors every Tuesday this semester with their first night of service being February 20. Service will run 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm with the last order going in at 7:30 pm. Full details on the restaurant and menu items can be found at: www.smsu.edu/go/mustangkitchen .

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

On this week’s episode, Dr. Rieppel lets us in on a “grand” update for the music department at SMSU. This past fall the department gained possession of a baby grand piano through funding from the SMSU Foundation.
On February 12, The Southwest Minnesota State University Music Program presents “Pairs and Doublings” a dedication recital for the new baby grand piano featuring Dr. Daniel Rieppel. The recital is set for Monday, February 12, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre at SMSU.

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

SMSU will host the 12th annual Ag Bowl Scholarship Invitational this week. The event is spearheaded by the SMSU Ag Club, with Hannah Myers and Madison Douvier coordinating the day's events.
On Friday over 1,300 high school FFA students will compete in a wide variety of FFA competitions, along with a chance to receive scholarships from SMSU.
The event kicks off at 7:30 am in the RA facility and will run until 1pm, taking place all over campus. If you are interested in volunteering at the event sign up here:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=xscRULQKq0ae9PrnSpIaf3H8_cXWW8RFgCvFIFtJ3_NUQk1UTENZOUVTSTM5TEVWMFRBSk5FOEpIOC4u

Friday Jan 26, 2024

With Tropical Night taking place Angela Lee, Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach, is on to talk about what is happening for the Alumni returning to campus.
Angela also goes over what’s happening at the new “Elizabeth Lockwood Alumni Center” and the changes happening.

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

As the second half of the school year gets underway financial aid is something high school seniors should be aware of. There have been quite a few changes that have been made to the application process and Director of Financial Aid, Natasha Boe goes over what those changes are and some of the misconceptions that surround financial aid. 
If you have questions on how to get started or if you are looking to apply you can go to the SMSU website https://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/financialaid/applying-for-financial-aid.html 

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

We kick off the new year by discussing the Mustang Pathway Program with Jeet Sausen, Associate Director of the program. She talked about how the program started and the success it has generated for SMSU. 
The Mustang Pathway is the only program of its kind in the state, across both public and private higher education. The program serves historically underprivileged students and provides an alternate entry through a five-week summer program. Students who successfully complete the program are automatically admitted in the fall semester at SMSU. 
Dr. Erin Kline and Jefferson Lee IV spearheaded the program in 2019 with the full backing of President Kumara Jayasuriya. Sixty-one students have completed MPP with 63% of those students going on to enroll in spring classes. 
If students are interested in joining the Mustang Pathway program, follow the link below or reach out to Jeet at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=xscRULQKq0ae9PrnSpIafyVfqB9wrXxAvNruw2AQ401UMVZQNUZOSUFXMlFRNkZUVTBUTE9NTklVTi4u

Friday Dec 15, 2023

In today's episode, the VP for Government Relations, Communication & Marketing, Bill Mulso goes over his history at SMSU as he retires after working at the university for 35 years. Marcy talks with Bill about some of their best memories as students along with going over SMSU's most monumental changes throughout the years.

Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

On this today's episode, the Director of Choral Activities, Music Education, and Music Theory at SMSU, Stephen Kingsbury, goes over the upcoming trip to Prague and Vienna the SMSU Chorale will be taking over Christmas break.
 
For more information on how to get involved with the SMSU Chorale and other vocal groups at SMSU contact Dr. Kingsbury through email at Stephen.Kingsbury@smsu.edu or give him via phone at 507-537-7247

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SMSU Podcast

The SMSU Podcast features the weekly Campus Update Radio Show hosted by our local station, Marshall Radio on KMHL-1400 with on-air radio personality, Josh Goblish, and SMSU Senior Director of Communications and Marketing, Marcy Olson. It airs live on Tuesdays at 10:08 am when classes are in session. Audio is provided courtesy of Marshall Radio. Subscribe to the Podcast, learn about campus activities, programs, events, and people. If you have an idea for a topic, we’d love to hear from you, email Communications@SMSU.edu.

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