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SMSU notes for Sept. 7

September 7, 2011
Marshall Independent

Lee named interim director of cultural diversity at SMSU

Jefferson Lee IV has been named the interim director of cultural diversity at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Lee, a 1996 alumnus, has been at SMSU for 10 years. He is a Minneapolis native.

Lee was formerly the associate director of academic and diversity resources at SMSU, where he headed up the TRIO and Access Opportunity Success programs.

In his new position, Lee will continue to oversee the AOS program. In addition, he is responsible for cultural programming at SMSU. He will also be a liaison between the campus community and the greater Marshall community regarding cultural programming, awareness and recruitment and retention.

"My primary responsibility will be to help those students coming from various locations, be it rural or urban, to help them acclimate to an area that is perhaps not quite like what they know," said Lee.

"My hope is that the office will not only focus on students of color, but other communities of diversity, as well. For instance, we have a GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender) community on campus, too."

Lee and his wife, Sarah, live in Marshall. They are the parents of three children: Jefferson V, 12; Tyrese, 11; and Devon, 10.

Munford interim director of Residence Life

Mike Munford has been named the interim director of Residence Life at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Munford is the director of public safety at SMSU and will continue to head that department.

He begins his new duties Sept. 12.

As director of residence life, Munford will promote a healthy, secure and educational environment for students living in the residence halls. SMSU has about 1,000 students living on campus.

"I'm excited about working with the residence life department. The residence life staff has done a great job in enhancing the college experience for our students, and I look forward to working with them in continuing those efforts."

Munford is in his 13th year at SMSU.

Wilson reading Sept. 14

English Professor Judy Wilson give a reading of her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Charter Hall 201 at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Her reading will be from her recently released book, "Trespass," a collection of 13 stories that have won awards for Wilson over the years.

She calls her latest book "thought-provoking stories" that "don't have answers. I hope they bring about questions. I hope that when the stories are read, that the stories resonate, that they bring with them a wonderment of what can happen, and what does happen, to average, everyday working class people."

"Trespass" is available online at: www.Amazon.com. It is also available at the Barnes & Noble Campus Store on campus.

There is also a link off of her homepage to order the book: www.JudyWilson.com

The event is free and open to the public.

Marron receives scholarship

Southwest Minnesota State University announces that Amy Marron, the daughter of Paul and Barb Marron of Marshall, has been selected to receive a Mustang Transfer Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Recipients of these scholarships are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities.

Sheikh receives scholarship

Southwest Minnesota State University announces that Samira Sheikh, the daughter of Asha Igal and Bakari Sheikh of Marshall, has been selected to receive a Mustang Transfer Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. Recipients of these scholarships are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities.

Her planned major field of study is pre-nursing.

Myhrberg admitted to SMSU

Ryne Myhrberg, the son of Denise Myhrberg and Phil Myhrberg of Marshall, has been accepted for the fall 2011 semester at Southwest Minnesota State University.

His planned major field of study is speech communication: public relations.

 
 

 

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