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

2015 College Fairs

Iowa Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Monday 9/27/2015 Iowa Events Center- Hy-Vee Hall Des Moines 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Sunday 9/27/2015 Iowa ACAC Golden Circle 12:30-3:00 p.m. Heather
Monday 9/28/2015 Dowling Catholic High School Des Moines 11:20 a.m.-1:20 p.m. Heather
Tuesday 9/29/2015 Marshalltown CC Marshalltown 9:00-11:00 a.m. Heather
Wednesday 9/30/2015 Iowa Central CC Ft Dodge 9:00-10:30 a.m. Heather
Monday 10/12/2015 Northwest Iowa CC Sheldon 9:30-11:30 a.m. Colleen
Monday 10/12/2015 LeMars High School LeMars 6:00-7:30 p.m. Colleen
Monday 2/29/2016 Valley High School West Des Moines 6:00-7:30 p.m. Colleen
Tuesday 3/1/2016 Gilbert High School Gilbert 1:00-2:30 p.m. Colleen
Wednesday 3/2/2016 Storm Lake High School Storm Lake 10:00-11:30 a.m. Colleen
Thursday 3/3/2016 Iowa Lake CC Estherville 9:00-10:30 a.m. Colleen
Thursday 3/3/2016 Algona High School Algona 1:30-3:00 p.m. Colleen
Illinois Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Saturday 9/26/2015 Navy Pier Chicago 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Kaori
Minnesota Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Monday 9/21/2015 Rainy River CC International Falls 9:00-10:30 a.m. Kaori
Monday 9/21/2015 Mesabi Range College Virginia 6:30-8:00 p.m. Kaori
Tuesday 9/22/2015 Hibbing CC Hibbing 9:00-10:30 a.m. Kaori
Tuesday 9/22/2015 IRA Civic Center Grand Rapids 12:30-2:00 p.m. Kaori
Wednesday 9/23/2015 Cambridge-Isanti High School Cambridge 8:30-10:00 a.m. Colleen
Wednesday 9/23/2015 Princeton High School Princeton 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Colleen
Thursday 9/24/2015 North Branch High School North Branch 9:00-11:00 a.m. Colleen
Tuesday 9/29/2015 Northland Community & Tech Thief River Falls 9:00-11:00 a.m. Abby
Wednesday 9/30/2015 Bemidji State University Bemidji 9:00-11:00 a.m. Abby
Thursday 10/1/2015 Wadena-Deer Creek High School Wadena 9:00-11:00 a.m. Abby
Friday 10/2/2015 Central Lakes College Brainerd 9:00-10:30 a.m. Abby
Monday 10/5/2015 St Cloud University St Cloud 9:00-11:00 a.m. Heather
Monday 10/5/2015 Alexandria High School Alexandria 1:00-3:00 p.m. Heather
Tuesday 10/6/2015 University of MN- Morris Morris 9:00-10:30 a.m. Heather
Tuesday 10/6/2015 Ridgewater College Willmar 1:00-3:00 p.m. Heather
Wednesday 10/7/2015 Dassel-Cokato High School Cokato 9:00-11:00 a.m. Heather
Wednesday 10/7/2015 Monticello High School Monticello 5:00-7:30 p.m. Heather
Wednesday 10/21/2015 Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All Staff
Wednesday 10/21/2015 Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis 4:30-8:00 p.m. All Staff
Thursday 10/22/2015 Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. All Staff
Monday 10/26/2015 Southwest MN State University Marshall 9:00-10:30 a.m. Heather
Monday 10/26/2015 Luverne High School Luverne 1:00-2:30 p.m. Heather
Tuesday 10/27/2015 Fairmont High School Fairmont 9:00-10:30 a.m. Abby
Tuesday 10/27/2015 Gustavus Adolphus College St Peter 12:30-2:00 p.m. Abby & Heather
Wednesday 10/28/2015 Riverland CC Albert Lea 12:30-2:00 p.m. Abby
Thursday 10/29/2015 Rochester CC and Tech Rochester 9:00-11:00 a.m. Abby
Thursday 10/29/2015 Hastings High School Hastings 6:00-8:00 p.m. Colleen
North Dakota Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Monday 9/28/2015 Sheels Arena Fargo 9:00-11:00 a.m. Abby
Monday 9/28/2015 Sheels Arena Fargo 6:00-7:30 p.m. Abby
South Dakota Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Monday 9/28/2015 SDSU Brooklings 1:00-3:00 p.m. Kaori
Tuesday 9/29/2015 DWU Wellness Center Mitchell 9:00-11:00 a.m. Kaori
Wednesday 9/30/2015 Augustana Elmen Center Sioux Falls 8:00-11:00 a.m. Kaori
Monday 10/5/2015 USD MUC Vermillion 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kaori
Tuesday 10/6/2015 Washington High School Sioux Falls 5:30-7:00 p.m. Kaori
Wisconsin College Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
Tuesday 9/15/2015 UW- Marathon Wausau 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Wednesday 9/16/2015 St. Norbert College De Pere 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Wednesday 9/15/2015 UW- Marathon Wausau 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Thursday 9/17/2015 St. Norbert College De Pere 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Monday 9/21/2015 Delavan-Darien High School Delavan 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Monday 9/21/2015 New Berlin West High School New Berlin 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Tuesday 9/22/2015 Franklin High School Franklin 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Tuesday 9/22/2015 UW Parkside Kenosha 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Wednesday 9/23/2015 Arrowhead High School Hartland 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Wednesday 9/23/2015 Mount Mary University Milwaukee 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Thursday 9/24/2015 Beloit Memorial High School Beloit 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Friday 9/25/2015 UW- Richland Richland Center 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Sunday 9/27/2015 Wisconsin Center Milwaukee 12:00-3:00 p.m. Sarah
Tuesday 9/29/2015 Marian University Fond du Lac 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Tuesday 9/29/2015 UW- Fox Valley Menasha 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Wednesday 9/30/2015 UW- Oshkosh Oshkosh 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Thursday 10/1/2015 Sun Prairie High School Sun Prairie 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Thursday 10/1/2015 Sun Prairie High School Sun Prairie 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Monday 10/5/2015 UW-Platteville Platteville 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sarah
Tuesday 10/6/2015 LaCrosse Expo Center LaCrosse 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah
Wednesday 10/7/2015 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!