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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

150th Events: Submit your Mav Talk

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These brief presentations are an opportunity for faculty and staff to share history of the university as well as big ideas and real world thinking.

Submit a Mav Talk Application (Word) or (Online) to

The Event Itself:

  • Must meet the “Criteria for inclusion in Sesquicentennial events.”
  • Should be “15.0” minutes in length
  • Could be “solo” or grouped with other Mav Talks (recommend no more than three at one sitting).
  • A Mav Talk could be partnered with a larger invent (e.g., to introduce or to contextualize a guest speaker or activity).
  • We plan to record these talks for our archives (Cornerstone). We will ask you to sign a release form and set up the recording from you.

The Content:

  • It is recommended (but not mandated) that the topic be somehow connected to the history of our university (department, program, activity, facility, etc.).
  • A topic could explore the “First, Best, Only” concept about any aspect of the university.
  • The speaker is advised to not cover too broad a topic—15 minutes is a very limited amount of time.
  • The speaker should take into consideration the target audience for this information (e.g., students; faculty/staff; community), so we can inform that segment of the public.
  • A Mav Talk should have some additional time set aside for Q&A afterwards.

Questions? Please contact the Sesquicentennial Committee.