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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Past Sesquicentennial Events

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/150/events/past.html

Here are the 150th celebration events that have already occured.

Visit the events page to see what events are coming up.

Emeriti Holiday Gathering

December 6, 2017
2:30 pm
CSU Ballroom

Celebrating with Emeriti and honored staff during the Holidays.

Special Events and Commencement Coordinator, Becky Miller, becky.miller@mnsu.edu, 507-389-1798

Fall Student Dance Showcase

December 3, 2017
2 pm
Ted Paul Theatre

A dance concert made up solely of work by student dancers, choreographers and designers. http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/

Department of Theatre and Dance, Amanda Dyslin, amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu

University Holiday Choral Concert

December 3, 2017
3 pm
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 632 South Broad Street, Mankato

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu

Fall Dance Concert

December 1 & 2, 2017
Ted Paul Theatre

See work presented by members of the University Repertory Dance Company, featuring students not only as dancers, but as choreographers and designers. http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/

Department of Theatre and Dance, Amanda Dyslin, amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu

Diversity Dinner

December 1, 2017
5 pm to 7 pm
CSU Ballroom

Event sponsored by Institutional Diversity.

Director of American Indian Affairs Recruitment and Retention, Megan Heutmaker, megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5230

University Contemporary Ensembles

November 30, 2017
7:30pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu

Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra

November 28, 2017
7:30pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu

University Jazz Bands

November 27, 2017
7:30pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu

Water Quality in Minnesota: What are the effects of Buffer Strips and Nitrate Testing?

November 21, 2017
6 pm – 7:30 pm
Ostrander Auditorium

University Colloquium Series 2017-2018: We Have Ag!
Showcasing our Academic, Research, and Industry Partnerships in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources.
Office of the Provost, 507-389-1333

University Concert Band

November 19, 2017
3 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu

These Shining Lives

November 15-19, 2017
7:30 pm
Andreas Theatre

These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it's true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits- or endanger the lives of those who come after them. http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season

Department of Theatre and Dance, Amanda Dyslin, amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu

The Diary of Anne Frank

November 2-4 & 9-12, 2017
Ted Paul Theatre

An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence- their fears, their hopes, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/

Department of Theatre and Dance, Amanda Dyslin, amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu

Mankato Breakfast in the Cities

October 31, 2017
7:30 am – 9:30 am
Minneapolis Club

Minnesota State University, Mankato alumni and friends are invited to join us at the Minneapolis Club for the Mankato Breakfast in the Cities series. At this event, alumni and friends will enjoy a delicious breakfast, network with fellow alumni and learn vital information from our exceptional faculty speakers. It’s a great way to start your work day – and to stay on top of the timeliest issues affecting business and industry today. http://www.mnsu.edu/alumni/breakfast.html

Ramon Pinero, ramon.pinero@mnsu.edu, 507-389-1794

We are the Other: How Photographs Frame Us

October 30, 2017
7 pm
Ostrander Auditorium

The Minneapolis- based photographer Wing Young Huie explores how we see one another- in photographs and in life. http://www.wingyounghuie.com

Department of Communication Studies, Dave Engen, david.engen@mnsu.edu

University Fall Choral Concert

October 29, 2017
3 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu

What is the Role of Imagination in Music Listening?

October 26, 2017
4 pm
Armstrong Hall 214

Philosophy Department Colloquium
Speaker: Ted Gracyk
http://www.mnsu.edu/philosophy/events.html

Department of Philosophy, Dr Josh Preiss, joshua.preiss@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5518

AgBiz Business, Technology and Science Internship Showcase and Luncheon

October 26, 2017
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
CSU 253/4/5

Panel of students share their experience interning with agricultural companies in business, technology, and natural sciences. Chance for students to network with industry and University leaders in the Agricultural field.
http://cob.mnsu.edu/internship/agbiz.html

College of Business, Lucas Howk, lucas.howk@mnsu.edu, 507-389-1827

Vicious Partisan Politics in the 1860s Mankato Press: The more things change, the more they stay the same

October 25, 2017
12 pm
CSU 201

This presentation details aspects of the two Mankato frontier newspapers in the late 1850s through the 1860s- a period of regional racial conflict, civil war, economic expansion and venomous political upheaval.

Department of Mass Media, Chuck Lewis, charles.lewis@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5524

Speech Team Fall Showcase

October 24, 2017
7 pm
The Andreas Theatre, Early Center for Performing Arts

A showcase of work by current speech team members as well as historic overview of the Teams historical presence at the university.

Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Leah White, leah.white@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5534

Stewarding our Natural Resources for Conservation & Agriculture

October 24, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00pm
Ostrander Auditorium

University Colloquium Series 2017-2018: We Have Ag!
Showcasing our Academic, Research, and Industry Partnerships in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources.

Office of the Provost, 507-389-1333

University Concert Bands

October 22, 2017
3 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

The Aeneid

October 12-15 and 18-22, 2017
Andreas Theatre

The Aeneid is a heroic story of survival, as topical as it is timeless. In this contemporary echo of Virgin's famous poem, a band of refugees flee their devastated city to embark on the perilous quest for a new country to call home. http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/

Department of Theatre and Dance, Amanda Dyslin, amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu , 507-389-6663

Larry Schnoor Invitational Speech Competition

October 21, 2017
8 am
Armstrong Hall

An annual collegiate speech competition, dedicated to former director of forensics and professor emeritus, Larry Schnoor. This year, the theme centered around the sesquicentennial celebration, so the tournament was called the Sesqui-Schnoor-tennial. Collegiate speech students from across the midwest travelled to the campus to compete.

Department of Communication Studies, Katie Brunner, katie.brunner@mnsu.edu , 507-389-5536

Faculty, Emeriti, Alumni, 150

October 5-21, 2017
Thursdays: 1-7 pm, Fridays: 1-4 pm and Saturdays: 11 am to 5 pm
Opening Ceremony: October 8, 3-5 pm
Mankato's Carnegie Art Center (120 South Broad St)

An exhibition of new work by alumni, current faculty and faculty Emeriti, sponsored by University's Department of Art. This first-time exhibition highlighted 40 years of artistic activity nurtured and inspired by Department of Art, the academic home of nationally and internationally renowned artists, designers and scholars. Jim Johnson, Rea Mingeva, Bob Finkler, Jim Tanner, Roy Strassberg, David Morano and John Spurgin were the Emeriti faculty exhibiting.

Department of Art, Brian Frink, brian.frink@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5213

Porch Light's on But Nobody Home: Non-Self and Buddhist Reductionism About Persons

October 20, 2017
10 am
CSU Ballroom

Philosophy Department Andreas Lecture. Guest speaker: Mark Siderits http://www.mnsu.edu/philosophy/events.html

Department of Philosophy, Joshua Preiss, joshua.preiss@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5518

Jack Klatt

October 19, 2017
7:30 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

The Wilder-Mankato Connection

October 19, 2017
12 pm
CSU 201

Laura Ingalls Wilder and MNSU share a birthday. The talk addressed the wilder connection to MNSU and the region's history.

Department of Mass Media, Amy Lauters, amy.lauters@mnsu.edu, 507-389-6417

Nirvana and the Meaning of Life: Is Buddhism a Religion?

October 19, 2017
7 pm
CSU 253

Philosophy Department Andreas Lecture. Guest speaker: Mark Siderits
http://www.mnsu.edu/philosophy/events.html

Department of Philosophy, Joshua Preiss, joshua.preiss@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5518

Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra

October 17, 2017
7:30 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

Heartland Marimba Ensemble

October 16, 2017
7:30 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

University Jazz Big Bands

October 12, 2017
7:30 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

Arts and Humanities celebrate the Sesquicentennial

October 10, 2017
7:30 pm
Ted Paul Theatre, Early Center for Performing Arts

The eight departments of the College of Arts and Humanities showcase faculty and student talents and projects to celebrate MSU's 150th birthday

Paul J. Hustoles, paul.hustoles@mnsu.edu, 507-389-2118

Student Engagement Fair

October 9, 2017
4 pm
CSU Ballroom

A networking event that helped students learn more about all the big experiences they can take part in with the College of Business. This relaxed and informal event set student at ease to meet new people and learn more about what might be a good fit for them. https://cob.mnsu.edu/studentfair.html?mc

Brook Ferede, brook.ferede@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5420

Andreas Presentation: Heid Bose Performance

October 9, 2017
7 pm
Ostrander Auditorium

Heid Bose performed two perks of her "Music and Words" Solo Performance Trilogy.

University Contemporary Ensembles with the Ellis Street Singer

October 8, 2017
3 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

Little Women (the musical)

September 28-30 and October 5-8, 2017
7:30 pm, September 28, 29,30, October 5, 6 & 7
2 pm, October 7 & 8
Ted Paul Theatre

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested. Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/

Department of Theatre and Dance, Amanda Dyslin, amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu, 507-389-6663

Are Free Financial Markets Free? (And are they Markets?)

October 5, 2017
4 pm
Armstrong Hall 214

Philosophy Department Colloquium. Speaker: Joshua Preiss
http://www.mnsu.edu/philosophy/events.html

Department of Philosophy, Joshua Preiss, joshua.preiss@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5518

Memorial Library 1967-2017 Celebrating 50 years

October 2, 2017
2-4 pm
Memorial Library

MSU Mankato and Memorial Library invite the community to celebrate 50th year of Memorial Library.

Memorial Library, Anne Stenzel, anne.stenzel@mnsu.edu, 507-389-1964

International Mingle Night

September 30, 2017
6-8 pm
CSU Ballroom

An event hosted by Kearney International Center for students. The event featured games, music, light refreshments and dancing. A casual event where students from around the world met and had fun.

Kearney International Center, Stephanie Gonzalez, stephanie.gonzalez@mnsu.edu, 507-389-1447

College of Education Scholarship Ceremony

September 26, 2017
4-7 pm
CSU Ballroom

Annual College of Education Scholarship Reception.

College of Education, Christina Hinz, christina.hinz@mnsu.edu, 507-389-2826

International Poetry Recital

September 25, 2017
2-4 pm
CSU 245

In its 15th year on the MSU- Mankato, the International Poetry Recital included readings from students, faculty members and local residents. All the poems were read in their original language, but translations were provided for the audience. A panel of judges presented awards to the best student performances.

Evan Bibbee, evan.bibbee@mnsu.edu, 507-389-6250

Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble

September 24, 2017
3 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

Scholarship Dinner

September 22, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CSU Ballroom

An evening honoring the 2017-18 College of Business recipients and donors. Speakers were Mary Claire Potter, found of the David C. Olson MBA Scholarship and Internship and the first recipient of the scholarship, Ellie James.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mankatocollegeofbusiness/albums/72157685591928152

Brook Ferede, brook.ferede@mnsu.edu

Plato’s Meno: Speaker John Humphrey

September 21, 2017
4 pm
Armstrong Hall 21

Philosophy Department Colloquium
http://www.mnsu.edu/philosophy/events.html

Department of Philosophy, Dr. Josh Preiss, Joshua.presis@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5518

2017 College of Business Reception Dean’s List Event

September 21, 2017
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Centennial Student Union 253/4/5

Dean Brenda Flannery invited you and your family to a College of Business Reception for all business students, and a special recognition program for the 2016 – 2017 College of Business Dean’s List.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-college-of-business-reception-deans-list-event-registration-32673469226

Brook Ferede, brook.ferede@mnsu.edu

Dusty Heart

September 19, 2017
7:30 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

Dumpy Jug Bumpers

September 17, 2017
7:30 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them

September 13 – 16, 2017
Andreas Theatre

The play tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Why does her mother enjoy going to the theatre so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.
http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/

Department of Theatre and Dance, Amanda Dyslin, amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu, 507-389-6663

Dental Hygiene Component 4 Meeting

September 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CSU 214

This is a meeting for area dental hygienists, many of them MSU, Mankato alumni, to learn about topics relevant to the dental profession.

College of Allied Health and Nursing, Brigette Cooper, brigette.cooper@mnsu.edu, 507-389-1313

Ray Bonneville

September 11, 2017
7:30 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

Performance Series Maud Hixson

September 7, 2017
7:30 pm
EJ Halling Recital Hall, Early Center for Performing Arts

Musical Performance
http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

Department of Music, Dale Haefner, dale.haefner@mnsu.edu, 507-389-5549

Alumni and Friends Event at Canterbury Park

August 18, 2017
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Canterbury Park 1100 Canterbury Rd Shakopee. MN 55379

The College of Business hosts an annual event celebrating our alumni and friends of the college. This year we hosted 1,600 people at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The night was filled with fun at the horse races, carnival games, a candy bar, and giveaways! Alumni loved hearing our College’s highlights from President Davenport and Brenda Flannery. The program also featured words from College of Business alumni and CEO of Canterbury Park, Randy Sampson
http://cob.mnsu.edu/canterbury.html

Brook Ferede, brook.ferede@mnsu.edu

President's Convocation

August 14, 2017
9:00-10:00 am
CSU Ballroom

Special Event
President Davenport gives his annual state of the college and outlook for the coming academic year.

Academic Affairs, Bonnie Windschitl, bonnie.windschitl@mnsu.edu