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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Outdoor Dedications

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/facilities/dedications/

All around the Minnesota State University, Mankato there are trees, benches and plazas that have been dedicated to or in the memory of someone that has had a profound presence here. We honor their spirit and commitment to Minnesota State Mankato.

Outdoor Dedications Map

Dedications

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Picture
Location
Text
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Object
Wilson
In Honor of Wilson Campus School Faculty, Staff and Students 1959-1977
1
Tree
Shurson
Shurson Gardens - Dedicated in Memory of Judy Shurson
2
Gardens
Rush
Jane Rush Gathering Place - Dedicated October 12, 2001 - In honor of Jane L. Rush (1945-1999) and her many contributions to students and campus life during the presidency of Richard R. Rush
3
Place
HickoryTech
Dedicated to HickoryTech Employees
4
Bench
Ted
Dedicated to Dr. Theodore "Ted" L. Nydah
5
Bench
MAF
Dedicated to Mankato Area Foundation
6
Bench
Weblemoe
Bench Dedicated in memory of Johnanna Weblemoe
7
Bench
Tree
Tree planted in memory of Devina Anderson
8
Tree
Marso-Schmitz
Marso-Schmitz Plaza - Dedicated October 12, 2001 - In memory of Leo and Mayr (Anderly) Marzo '34 - Given by their daughter Mary Marso-Schmitz '68 and Friends
9
Plaza
Peterson
This tree planted in memory of E. Dale Peterson - Professor of Economics 1959 - 1992 - Humanist, Teacher, Leader, Friend, Gardener, He Cared.
10
Tree
Orr
In Honor of Duane C. Orr, Ed.D - Dean, College of Education - For his services to TRIO Programs, Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services - 1978 -1993
11
Tree
Alumni

The Alumni Plaza - Dedicated July 10, 1993 - The Alumni Plaza is a Gift to Mankato State University from alumni and friends. The plaza is being created as a campus gathering place and focal point for recognizing those alumni and friends whose names are inscribed in the plaza bricks. The Plaza Arch, from the former Valley Campus, is the oldest architectural tie with the University's past. The bricks in the tower represent the present. The class cap at the top of the tower represents our reach into the future. - This plaque is a gift from Mankato State University's Emeriti Faculty Family

12
Plaza
Owen
Amos Owen - Spiritual Leader - Dakota - 1980
13
Tree
Kearney
Pamela Byers Kearney - Feb. 20 1943 - Nov. 1, 2004
14
Tree
Bench
Presented to Mankato State University by M.S.U. Faculty Wives in celebration of their Fiftieth Anniversary - 1935-1985
15
Bench
Fagin
Pan African Conference - February 1977 - Michael Fagin Founder
16
Tree
Ione Howe Louk
Ione Howe Louk - B.S. 1976, M.S 1983 - Women's Studies Pioneers
17
Tree
Tim Smith
This park honors the memory of Tim Smith - Librarian and Assistant Professor - 1987-1999 - Tim's Park donated by family, friends and colleagues
18
Park
Berger
Waves - In memory of Jerome W. Berger - Class of 1969 - Presented by Mrs. Doris Berger and The Centennial Student Union - Sculptor - Arnold J. Greuter - Constructed by Jones Sheet Metal
19
Sculpture
Law
Sit, rest and reflect a while - May 15, 1998 -Mankato State University Law Enforcement Club - In memory of our graduates and all law enforcement officers, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
20
Bench
Stringer
Korey Stringer - 1974 -2001 - In Memory of "Big K" Minnesota Vikings #77
21
Tree
Weblemoe
Johanna M. Weblemoe - 1938-1964
22
Sign
Dr. Truman Wood
Dr. Truman Wood - 1961-1991
23
Sign
Rush
President Richard R. and Jane Rush
24
Sign
Carkoski
Chester and Helen Carkoski
25
Sign
Taylor
Taylor Center - Made possible through the generous support of Glen A. Taylor, 62' - Dedicated October 2000
26
Bulding
Planter

Through the Generosity Of:
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Cedar Lake Electric, Inc.
Inspec, Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Johnson, Sheldon, Sorensen, Architects
LS Engineers, Inc.
Robert and Jean Schramski
F.J.Zwickey
1997

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Planter
In memory of the 2005 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Competition team, Wes Loutsch, Jamie Schlachter and Chad Wilson. Located outside of Nelson Hall, near the Automotive Engineering & Technology garage.

Dedicated on August 28th, 2009
28
Place
Amos Owen was a Dakota elder and spiritual leader who wanted to preserve and restore traditional Dakota beliefs and practices. He believed that the suppression of Indian peoples had led to many parts of their culture being almost forgotten, and that this was a loss not only to Native Americans, but also to all people. This garden honors Amos' commitment to cultural and spiritual renewal, cross-cultural understanding, and Native people's contributions to world food systems.
29
Place