During the season of Lent, Lutheran and Catholic Campus Ministries are offering a variety of ways for students to take a step out of the busy-ness of life and re-focus on praying, fasting and alms-giving. Students can participate in any of the options either individually or as a group. We hope to see you here!
More than 50 people joined us for an evening of chili that included everything from elk and deer, to home-raised beef based chilis. Our congratulations to Pastor Lyle Snyder for taking home the prize for his ghost chili recipe. Lutheran Campus Ministries will host the traveling chili bowl trophy until next year! We also congratulate Ali Prekker for submitting the winning chili side dish. Mark your calendars for the last Thursday in February 2018 when the re-match happens!
Saturday night was an enjoyable evening of fellowship, with a few snacks and games thrown in. We were happy to see a mix of students including those involved in Lutheran and Catholic Campus Ministries, as well as some of our new friends from the International Student Organization. Thank you to all who helped make the night a success!
Each year, the Campus Religious Center hosts a Chili Feed Fundraiser. 50% of all proceeds benefit a Campus Religious Center project with the remaining 50% being split between Lutheran and Catholic Campus Ministries to support student involvement programs such as SEEK2019 and Lutheran Student Movement (each a faith-based conference held over winter break), mission trips and service opportunities. The 4th Annual Chili Feed Fundraiser has been scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 5pm-7pm.
By now, you might be asking, "How can I help?" There are several ways. First, this is a Chili Cook-off. We need volunteers to submit entries. There is no cost to enter, and you may bring home the bragging rights to best chili, or best chili side! Second, you can share this event with your friends. The more people to attend, the more successful the fundraiser will be. Third, you can join us for the evening! Tickets are $8.00 for non-student adults and $5.00 for people with Student ID and youth 12 and under.
If you are interested in entering, but wondering how you will win, this is how the contest works. Each submission is available for everyone who purchases a ticket to sample. Once the sampling is done, each person will place their ticket stub in the jar next to their favorite chili. Each ticket stub is worth $1.00. If you really want to help a chili win, you can "stuff the jar" with spare change or paper money. At the end of the evening, the chili that collects the most dollars will win. Chili sides are treated the same way. The Campus program that recruits the winning entry gets the Traveling Chili Trophy, and bragging rights, until next year.
Last year, Catholic Campus Ministries took home the prize. Will they make it two years in a row? or will Lutheran Campus Ministries snatch the trophy from their hands? Join us on February 23 to find out!
If you would like to enter a chili, or purchase a ticket, please contact Janet, in the CRC office, at 507-532-5731 or by Email
Saturday, January 28, is the annual SMSU Hawaiian Night. The Lady 'Stangs will tip-off at 5pm, followed by the men at 7pm. For those people who find basketball was not enough game for them, all are welcome to join us at the CRC for the after-game games. There will be board games, card games, movies, and snacks. We look forward to seeing you here!
Forty new international students have arrived on the SMSU campus this week. They come from countries such as Pakistan, Nepal, Taiwan and Nigeria. The Campus Religious Center has been happy to host them for their evening meals this week. We have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know some new faces and are looking forward to them joining in with other activities hosted here. Welcome, students!