SMSU briefs for May 14

Soupir admitted

Brittany Soupir, the daughter of Kurt and Sara Soupir of Milroy, has been accepted for the 2014 fall semester at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Her planned major field of study is marketing.

NBS chapter earns two awards

The Southwest Minnesota State University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society earned a National Model Chapter Award and an honorable mention for Most Improved Chapter at the recent National Broadcasting Convention, held in Los Angeles, Calif. SMSU was one of just four chapters in the country to be designated as a model chapter. This was the 12th time the chapter has won the award.

Students representing SMSU:

Freshman speech communication: radio-TV major Emilie Baartman, Brandon, S.D.

Senior speech communication: radio-TV major Dan Debates, Marshall.

Senior speech communication: radio-TV major Anthony Dunne, Redwood Falls.

Senior speech communication: radio-TV major David Legnani, Berlin, Conn.

The chapter adviser is Mike McHugh, speech and radio/TV professor.

Legnani, an NBS student governor, moderated two panel discussions, coordinated the annual National Student Mixer, judged the “On the Spot” video competition and presented three awards at the National Awards Show. Students were able to participate in a number of panel sessions and network with media professionals. Members also heard from a variety of professional speakers.

The chapter has won the National Broadcasting Society’s Chapter of the Year in 1994 and 2001. This is given to recognize the best collegiate broadcasters in the nation. Additionally, SMSU has won the Regional Chapter of the Year 10 times.