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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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 Weather Cancellation Policy

If Mankato schools are closed, Lifelong Learners activities are cancelled.





Saturday, March 23 - 1 p.m.  Ostrander Auditorium


Tom Hanson


This year's topic is

U.S. - China Relationship In Turmoil




Tom Hanson is:

  • A 25-year veteran with U.S.Foreign Service
  • Worldwide speaker on Foreign Policy
  • Chair, Minnesota Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Diplomat in Residence, Alworth Institute for Internatinal Affairs, UM, Duluth
  • Co-chair, China Asia Business Association


 Question-and-Answer will follow the presentation

Free parking in the Visitor's Lot across the street from Centennial Student Union on MSU Mankato campus - one block north of Stadium Road on Ellis Avenue

For more information, contact our office at (507) 389-2011.  Office hours are Monday - Friday 9 am to noon.

This event is sponsored by Lifelong Learners members Harley and Janet Goff

and Community Bank.




Take a trip with us on Sunday, May 19

St. Paul History Theatre: Dirty Business

A new musical based on the true story of secret agant Betty Pack.  A Minnesota girl, Betty became a spy against the Nazis.  It was said no man could resist her charms as they whipered war secrets in her ear, lying helpless in her embrace.

 On Sunday, May 19, we will leave Mankato at 12 noon, in a land-to air van.  The play begins at 2 p.m. and we will stay for the Q & A session following.  We will enjoy fine dining at the Rodney Dangerfield restaurant on the river in Shakopee retuning home around  p.m.

Tickets are $88 on a first-come, first-served basis.

To purchase tickets, send a check to Lifelong Learners, 115 Wiecking Center, Mankato MN 56001 or puchase online below.

Purchase Tickets Here

Tickets are limited.




For information on special events or to be added to our mailing list send an e-mail message to: or call (507) 389-2011.

GUESTS accompanied by members are WELCOME at Special Events and do not need to pay the $25 annual membership fee (space permitting), with the exception of the The Nobel Conference which is only open to members.  Non-member (guest) fee may apply.

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University. This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling 507-389-2011 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact LIfelong Learners at 507-389-2011 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) at least 30 days prior to the event.

Membership is valid for one year.

  • $25 single
  • $45 per couple
  • $130 bundle for a single plus 4 quarters of presentations
  • $250 bundle for a couple plus 4 quarters of presentations

Register Here

Refund Policy: There are no refunds unless an event is canceled by Mankato Area Lifelong Learners.