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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Minnesota State Mankato Begins 150th Anniversary Celebration by Announcing use of Sesquicentennial Logo

Sesquicentennial logo will serve as University's signature brand through December 2018.

Annual 'Not This Weekend' Event seeks to Educate Students on Dangers of Binge Drinking

The 2017 event will be held from Feb. 16-20, and students are asked to sign up between Feb. 13-16.

University 'Cuts Cake Ribbon' at Dining Center Celebration

Minnesota State Mankato celebrated the opening of the new University Dining Center.

University Responds to Community Call for Downtown Presence

Three University entities moving to downtown Mankato office building to further engagement with businesses, community.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for Clinical Sciences Building

University opens new building with ceremony, tours.

University Receives $250,000 Grant to Support Dental Clinic

Funds from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation will be used to purchase dental hygiene equipment.

Athletics Receives $5 Million Gift Commitment for Scholarship Endowment from Sanford Health

Gift is single largest ever to Maverick Athletics.

Students Launch Businesses for Credit, Charity

Students build brands from the ground up.

University's International Enrollment Moves Up in National Rankings

Minnesota State Mankato is tied for 23rd nationally in international student enrollment among master's institutions.

College of Business MBA Scholarship Endowment to Honor Alum David C. Olson

The late David C. Olson was president of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and chaired Minnesota State system's board of trustees.

Students Hope Collection Efforts Make a Difference

International students leading efforts to collect clothing and personal items for local organization.


Mavericks Men's Hockey Games to be Carried by Comcast

The team's six remaining regular season home games will be broadcast in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Comcast.


'MnSCU' to Become Known as 'Minnesota State'

Board of Trustees endorsed the new name.


Feb. 23: Panel Discussion to Examine Factory Farming in Minnesota

The panel discussion, free and open to the public, will examine the social justice, environmental and animal welfare impacts of factory farming in Minnesota.

Feb. 27: History Lecture on 'Rethinking Spanish Colonialism'

Assistant Professor Chad McCutchen will discuss “Rethinking Spanish Colonialism: Ethnic Identity and the Balance of Power in Sixteenth-Century Peru.”

Feb. 27: Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to Speak on Campus

Free tickets required to this free public event.


Feb. 28: Film Screening of "Bear Witness: A Year in the Wilderness"

Short documentary chronicles explorers Dave and Amy Freeman's year spent in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

March 3: Annual Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

This year's task is applying a BAND-AID®.

Arts & Entertainment

Feb. 6-27: 'Guess Ready Review' Art Exhibit

Exhibit features the work of nine artists and musicians. An artist's lecture will be held Feb. 6.

Feb. 16-26: 'The Game's Afoot'

Ken Ludwig's farcical "whodunit" is making its Minnesota State Mankato premiere.

Feb. 20: Artist's Lecture by David Schwen

Presentation will be in Ostrander Auditorium.

Feb. 23: Twin Cities Hot Club to bring Gypsy Swing to Mankato

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Feb. 25: Touring Children's Production 'The Stolen Wind'

Production will be staged at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in Andreas Theatre.

Feb. 26-27: Department of Music Winter Choral Concerts

Performances will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Feb. 28: Concert Bands Winter Concert

Event will be in Halling Recital Hall.

March 2: University Jazz Ensembles Performance

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

March 4: Marcia Ball Band

Performance will be at Hooligans Neighborhood Pub.

April 14: American Singer, Songwriter Jerimih in Concert

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 23.

Minnesota State Mankato Scores Big at Theater Festival

Various students took home honors from Region V Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Department of Music Announces Spring 2017 Performance Series

In addition to professional artist series, 13 student ensemble concerts and faculty recitals will be offered.


2016-2017 Good Thunder Reading Series Features Six Events

Series will host nine writers in its 35th year.