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The Mustang Buzz

Your University, Your News, Your Life

The Mustang Buzz

Your University, Your News, Your Life

The Mustang Buzz

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Improving life for SMSU students through Mustangs 4 Life event 

Kevin Olson, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

SMSU students gain important benefits to their education and campus life during the annual Mustangs 4 Life Day of fundraising.   “Every dollar raised helps to offset the cost of attending SMSU,”...

Pictured left to right, top row.
Elora Olson, Cassy Herding, Megan Laughlin, Sebastian Tilton, Shane Rogers, Samuel Gerten, Logan Clark, Edward Stonearrow, Samuel Lund.
Bottom row,
Alex Peries, Ratsamee Lee, Shelby Lee.

SMSU Student Association Election Results for 2024/2025

Student Association April 17, 2024

In a resounding display of student engagement, the recent elections for the 2024-2025 academic year witnessed a great turnout, with 618 students actively participating in the democratic process. Samuel...

AED Found in Lower SM

Public Safety and SMSU Safety Commitee Adds and Installs 5 AEDs

Dave Hemp, Director of Student Conduct/Environmental Health and Safety April 11, 2024

University Public Safety and the SMSU Safety Committee have collaborated to purchase and install 5 new Automated Electronic Defibrillators for the SMSU Campus. An AED, or automated external defibrillator,...

Photo Taken Meghan McClain

Snow Falls Heavy in Marshall in Late March

Tristan Primus, Editor-in-chief March 28, 2024

From March 24-26, 2024, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Cottonwood and Pipestone counties were under a winter storm advisory. This involved several inches of snow and fast winds that interfered with school and...

Photo of Note on Windshield.

Multiple Cars on Campus Found Potential Fake Notes on Windshield

Tristan Primus, Editor-in-chief March 22, 2024

Many SMSU student’s cars have been found with notes on their windshields in the past week. The note apologizes for hitting students’ cars and provided a phone number. None of the vehicles displayed...

Photo courtesy of Southwest Minnesota State University

Record-High Enrollment

Kaden Clark, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

In recent years, SMSU has seen continued growth in their enrollment. Being that there are many efforts to attract incoming students, it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly has caused this continued growth.  Charlette...

Tom Dilley

A Beloved Professor

Kaylee Nelson, News Editor November 30, 2023

The SMSU community mourns Professor of Environmental Science Thomas Dilley, 63, who died Nov. 15 under hospice care in his Minnesota home. Dilley joined the SMSU Science Department in 1999; he was admired...

Jessie Hennen

Getting To Know Jessica Hennen

Kaylee Nelson, News Editor November 27, 2023

SMSU’s English program will have an exciting change this Spring 2024. Jessie Hennen, an academic and creative writing teacher who’s been at SMSU for two years, will be, [filling some big shoes]. The...

Coordinator of Accessibility Services Vicky Abel show variety of items available at a Fall 2023 market.

Mustang Market offers fresh food, pantry staples and school supplies

Tristan Primus, Staff Writer November 17, 2023
Where can students get free food and supplies at SMSU every month?

Shutdown ends

Dalton Dahl, Staff Writer February 14, 2019

Jan. 25 marked the end of the longest government shutdown in American history. Starting Dec. 22, 2018, the government was partially shutdown for 35 days over the issue of border security. An appropriations bill...

Williams’ leaves SMSU $991,000

Maureen Ndubuisi, Staff Writer February 14, 2019

Steve Williams, who graduated from SMSU with a marketing degree in 1974, passed away at the age of 70 on March 14, 2018. He left nearly a million dollars to Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation...

Shittu elected Treasurer for Students United

Shittu elected Treasurer for Students United

Hanna Vos, Staff Writer February 14, 2019

David Shittu, a senior at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been elected to serve as the treasurer of Students United, a non-profit organization that serves the more than 65,000 students...

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