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Minnesota State University, Mankato

College fairs

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/admissions/firstyear/comestoyou/collegefairs.html

2016 College Fairs

Iowa Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Monday Septemeber 26, 2016 Dowling Cathotic HS Des Moines 11:20- 1:20 p.m. Steven
Tuesday Septemeber 27, 2016 Marshalltown CC Marshalltown 9:00-11:00 a.m. Steven
Wednesday Septemeber 27, 2017 Iowa Central CC Fort Dodge 9:00-10:30 a.m. Steven
Monday October 10, 2016 Northwest Iowa CC Sheldon 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sarah
Monday October 10, 2016 LeMars HS LeMars 6:00-7:30 p.m. Sarah
Minnesota Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Monday Septmeber 19, 2016 College of St Scholastica Duluth 9:00 a.m. Steven
Monday Septmeber 19, 2016 Mesabi Range College Virgina 1:00- 2:30 p.m. Steven
Tuesday Septmeber 20, 2016 Rainy River CC International Falls 9:00 a.m. Steven
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Hibbing CC Hibbing 9:00-10:30 a.m. Steven
Wednesday September 21, 2016 IRA Civic Center Grand Rapids 2:00 p.m. Steven
Thursday September 22, 2016 Pine Tech &CC Pine City 9:00-10:30 a.m. Steven
Thursday September 22, 2016 St Francis HS St Francis 6:00-7:30 p.m. Steven
Friday September 23, 2016 Cambridge- Isanti HS Cambridge 9:00-10:30 a.m. Steven
Friday September 23, 2016 Elk River HS Elk River 12:10-2:10 p.m. Steven
Tuesday September 27, 2016 U of M Crookston Crookston 9:00-10:30 a.m. Xochitl
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Warroad HS Warroad 9:00-10:30 a.m. Xochitl
Thursday September 29, 2016 Bemidji State University Bemidji 9:00-10:30 a.m. Xochitl
Thursday September 29, 2016 Wadena- Deer Creek HS Wadena 12:30-2:00 p.m. Xochitl
Friday September 30, 2016 Central Lakes College Brainerd 9:00-10:30 a.m. Xochitl
Monday October 10, 2016 Alexandria HS Alexandria 9:30-11:00 a.m. Xochitl
Tuesday October 11, 2016 College of St Benedicts/ St John's University Collegeville 9:00-10:30 a.m. Xochitl
Wednesday October 12, 2016 U of M Morris Morris 9:00-10:30 a.m. Xochitl
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Ridgewater College Wilmar 1:00-3:00 p.m./td> Xochitl
Thursday October 13, 2016 Watertown-Mayer HS Watertown 9:00-10:30 a.m. Xochitl
Thursday October 13, 2016 Moticello HS Monticello 5:00-7:00 p.m. Xochitl
Monday October 24, 2016 Southwest MN State Marshall 9:00-10:30 a.m. Xochitl
Monday October 24, 2016 Pipestone Area HS Pipestone 1:00-2:30 p.m. Xochitl
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Fairmont HS Fairmont 9:00-10:30 a.m. Steven
Tuesday October 25, 2016 MSU Mankato 12:00-1:30 p.m. Steven
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Wednesday October 26, 2016 SCC Fairbault 9:00-10:30 a.m. Sarah
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Riverland CC Austin 12:30-2:00 p.m. Sarah
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Hastings HS Hastings 6:00-7:30 p.m. Steven
Thursday October 27, 2016 RCTC Rochester 9:00-10:30 a.m. Sarah

NOTE: MnACC Fairs are April 11 -15th (no schedule yet)

South Dakota Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Monday September 19, 2016 SDSU Volstroff Ballroom Brookings 1:00-3:00 p.m. Xochitl
Tuesday September 20, 2016 DWU Wellness Center Mitchell 9:00-11:00 a.m. Xochitl
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Washington HS Sioux Falls 2:30-4:30 p.m. Xochitl
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Augustana College Elmen Center Sioux Falls 8:00-11:00 a.m. Xochitl
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Augustana College Elmen Center Sioux Falls 8:00-11:00 a.m. Xochitl
Thursday September 22, 2016 USD Muenster Center Vermillion 9:00-11:00 a.m. Xochitl
North Dakota
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Monday September 26, 2016 Scheels Arena Fargo 9:00-11:00 a.m. Xochitl
Wisconsin College Fairs
Wednesday September 14, 2016 UW - Marathon Wausau 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sarah
Thursday September 15, 2016 UW - Marathon Wausau 9:00- 11:00 a.m. Sarah
Thursday September 15, 2016 St Norbert College De Pere 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Sarah
Friday September 16, 2016 St Norbert College De Pere 9:00- 11:00 a.m. Sarah
Tuesday September 20, 2016 UW-Platteville Platteville 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Wednesday Septmeber 21, 2016 Beloit Memorial HS Beloit 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Thursday September 22, 2016 Sun Prairie HS Sun Prairie 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Thursday September 22, 2016 Sun Prairie HS Sun Prairie 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Friday September 23, 2016 UW- Parkside Kenosha 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Monday September 26, 2016 Delavan-Darien HS Delavan 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Monday September 26, 2016 Arrowhead HS Hartland 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Sarah
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Mt. Mary University Milwaukee 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Tuesday September 27, 2016 New Berlin West HS New Berlin 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Franklin HS Franklin 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Thursday September 29, 2016 Marain University Fond du Lac 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Thursday October 6, 2016 LaCrosse Expo Center LaCrosse 9:00-1:30 p.m. Sarah
Friday October 7, 2016 Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center Eau Claire 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah

Brian JONES – Director of Admissions

Brian Jones

Phone Number: 507-389-2422
E-mail: brian.jones@mnsu.edu

Education: B.S. Mass Communications, Minnesota State University, Mankato M.S. Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Favorite thing about Minnesota State University, Mankato: The Touchdown Tent during Homecoming
Favorite thing about the community: The North Mankato Fun Days Parade
Favorite Campus Activity: Intramural Soccer

Carolyn Peterson NELSON – Assistant Director of Admissions

Carolyn

Phone Number: 507-389-5889
E-mail: carolyn.nelson@mnsu.edu

Education: B.S Political Science Minnesota State University, Mankato;
Pursuing M.S. Educational Leadership Minnesota State University, Mankato
Favorite thing about Minnesota State University, Mankato: The people—All the amazing faculty, staff, and friends I've met here!
Favorite thing about the community: Fall colors in the Minnesota River Valley. It's beautiful!
Favorite Campus Activity: Just one? There's so many! Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Campus Rec intramurals and aerobics, hockey (Go Mavs!) and free movies in the Student Union.

Colleen Hansen – Twin Cities Recruiter

Colleen

Phone Number: 507-381-8676
E-mail: colleen.hansen@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get involved with campus activities and organizations! Meet as many people as you can - it will make your college experience!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: Anything and everything Coldplay
What was your first job: Lifeguard
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: Doctor
The best thing about MSU is: The amazing faculty, staff, and students.
Describe MSU in one word: Remarkable
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft

Abby Ellis – Admissions Officer

Abby

Phone Number: 507-389-5038
E-mail: abby.ellis@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get to know your professors, meet with your advisor every semester, stay organized, get involved on campus, and take advantage of every opportunity!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: "I'm in a Hurry" Alabama.
What was your first job: My first job was nannying which I did for 6 summers.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be a day care provider.
The best thing about MSU is: The opportunities that come from the diversity of majors, student organizations, and people on campus.
Describe MSU in one word: Self-empowering
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft!!!
When you aren't working what are you doing: I am on Pinterest, pretending I will be able to accomplish the crafts I pin! I also enjoy going for walks around Mankato, spending time at my parents cabin on weekends, and scrapbooking.

Heather Kaasa – Admissions Officer

Heather

Phone Number: 507-389-3279
E-mail: heather.kaasa@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get involved with campus activities and organizations as early as possible.
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I love many different kinds of music, so it’s hard to pick just one song. Recently, my most frequently played song has been "Fun” by Pitbull.
What was your first job: Working at Pretzelmaker at the local mall.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: A dance teacher or medical doctor.
The best thing about MSU is: Students have many on-campus resources and opportunities available to them throughout their entire academic career at MSU.
Describe MSU in one word: Enriching
Cookies…crunchy or soft: I prefer ice cream over cookies, but if I have to choose a cookie I would say soft when they are right out of the oven.
When you aren't working what are you doing: Going to football and hockey games, riding one of my motorcycles, being outside in general, and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Schliesmann – Admissions Officer

Sarah Schliesmann

Phone Number: 507-389-5855
E-mail: sarah.schliesmann@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Learn how to effectively use a planner! College is all about trying new things, learning new things, and getting to experience new things. Finding a balance between classes, homework, activities, organizations, meetings, jobs, friends, catching up on Game of Thrones, and everything else can be daunting. Learning how to keep track of everything right away will keep you from missing out on anything and just makes your life a whole lot easier!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I’m a little bit of an Indi freak, so I’m all about the Indi/Pop covers. My current obsession is Tom Odell’s cover of Roar!
What was your first job: I was a customer service associate at a grocery store in high school.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would currently be trekking around the world as a photojournalist for National Geographic.
The best thing about MSU is: That no matter the department you’re in, the students are always our number one priority!
Describe MSU in one word: Inspiring
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft and gooey on the inside, warm and crunchy on the outside.
When you aren't working what are you doing: You would probably find me outside either biking, hiking, or doing one of my favorite past times: hammocking!

To see when I am visiting your school, check out the visit schedule!

Kaori Seavey – Interim Admissions Officer

Kaori Seavey

Phone Number: 507-389-6670
E-mail: kaori.seavey@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Be open-minded and step out of your comfort zone! There will be a lot of exciting experiences in your next four years! Try new things, meet new people and go to new places. Studying abroad is a great way to see what’s out there and change your life! It is also important to start managing your finances. Be smart about what you do with your money. Always keep in mind that you will have to pay back your student loans no matter what. Borrow only what you need and always think twice before you make purchases. Looking into scholarships through MSU or an outside organization is always wise!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I listen to podcasts a lot on my iPod instead of songs. There are so many channels to listen to while I run and drive!
What was your first job: I was a dishwasher at a restaurant
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be a nurse and take care of people. My mom was a nurse and I wanted to be just like her!
The best thing about MSU is: It is a beautiful campus in a growing community.
Describe MSU in one word: Welcoming.
Cookies…crunchy or soft: An ice cream sandwich with crunchy cookies is the best!
When you aren't working what are you doing: I love to travel! I enjoy visiting new places, trying local food and meeting new people. So far I’ve visited California, Nevada, Northern Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Maryland, Washington DC, Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea, and Japan. My next destination is New York City!

Steven Labine – Interim Admissions Officer

steven

Phone Number:507-389-5038
E-mail: steven.labine@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get out and get involved on campus, join one of our 200+ Recognized Student Organizations, and don’t procrastinate on homework!!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: "“Come Sail Away”"by Styx.
What was your first job:Working the scoreboard for high school basketball games.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self:A professional soccer player.
The best thing about MSU is:The size of the campus. It is a big campus but you won’t be lost in the crowd, and there are so many opportunities!
Describe MSU in one word: Energizing.
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Definitely soft!
When you aren't working what are you doing: Catching up on my favorite TV show at the time, participating in theatre, cheering on the Vikings and our MSU Mavericks!

Xochitl Valencia – Admissions Officer

Kaori

Phone Number: 507-389-6670
Email: Xochitl.valencia@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks:Study Abroad! MSU offers lots of opportunities with many locations to choose from. You will make lifelong friends, find new interests, take in a new culture, see the world, but most of all you have the opportunity to reinvent yourself, to discover that you are capable of so much. It’s a life changing experience you will never forget!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I prefer to listen to Pandora since it offers a variety of music.
What was your first job: I was a nanny for 3 boys at the age of 16.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be an elementary school teacher.
The best thing about MSU is: The diversity within the students, faculty, and staff.
Describe MSU in one word: Enlightening.
Cookies…crunchy or soft:Soft.
When you aren't working what are you doing:Traveling whether it’s within the US or internationally!