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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Recognized Nationally for Leadership in Undergraduate Research

Council on Undergraduate Research lists Minnesota State Mankato among 57 institutions nationally recognized.

Opportunities for Lifelong Learning

Group in its 18th year in Mankato.

New Fraternity Looks to Join University Greek Community

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has accepted an invitation to colonize at Minnesota State Mankato.

Ring Bearer Marries Flower Girl, 20 Years Later

Minnesota State Mankato students share their story with the Mankato Free Press.

MnSCU Honors Four Administrators, Staff from Minnesota State Mankato

System office honors were for excellence in financial management during 2014.

Jan. 8: Minnesota State Mankato's 2nd Annual Teaching and Learning with TelePresence Conference

More than 80 attendees from across Minnesota to attend Thursday conference at 10 locations.

Faculty Member May Deploy to Liberia

Assistant Professor Jerry Bohl has taught at Minnesota State Mankato since 2003.

College of Education Receives $1 Million Gift Commitment

Gift is from donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Biology Honor Society Gets Kids Excited About Science

Tri-Beta event introduces area students to DNA.

Social Work Dept. Receives 3-Year Contract

Minnesota Department of Human Services contract supports undergraduate, graduate education in public child welfare.

University Ranks 31st Nationally in International Student Enrollment

Minnesota State Mankato ranked 38th in 2012, 34th in 2013 and is ranked 31st in 2014.

Sophomore Receives Gilman Scholarship, Will Study in Thailand

Chengleng Xiong will study in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from December through May.

Math Instructor Jeff Ford Receives National Honor Roll Recognition

Ford honored for his work on behalf of first-year students.

Grants to Help Provide Job Training

University working with three of area's largest manufacturers.

College of Business Featured in Princeton Review Book

Nation’s ‘Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition’ includes Minnesota State Mankato.

Hundreds Attend Clinical Science Building Groundbreaking

President Richard Davenport thanks governor and state legislators.

Minnesota State Mankato Moves Up in 'Best Colleges' Rankings

University is ranked six spots higher in the Midwest Region in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report's Best College rankings.


Institutional Diversity Announces February Events

Black History Month Kick-Off Reception is set for Feb. 2 in CSU 269.

Jan. 27: Joint Statement from MnSCU, IFO, MSCF

MnSCU faculty and administration pledge cooperation on Charting the Future strategic plan

Clinical Sciences Building Construction Phase to Begin

Facilities Management outlines construction timeline.

Institutional Diversity Announces January Events

Spring DISH FAIR on Jan. 15 is first of five January events.

Jan. 27: Employee Recognition 'Years of Service' Reception

Reception set from 9-10:30 a.m. in Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

Feb. 2: Diane Berge Retirement Party

Event set for 2-4:30 p.m. in Johnson Alumni Room.

Feb. 3: Study Abroad Re-Entry Workshop

Event will help students market their study abroad experience.

Feb. 4: Linda Hanson Farewell Reception

Event from 2-3:30 p.m. in Centennial Student Union Heritage Room.

Feb. 5-6: Free Dental Clinic for Kids

Children under 18 can get free appointments for dental treatment.

Feb. 9: Red Cross Blood Drive

Upward Bound, Mavericks volleyball team to sponsor event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

Feb. 10: Study Abroad Fair

Event held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on MavAve in Centennial Student Union.


Jan. 31: Year Ahead in Foreign Policy

Tom Hanson, former U.S. foreign service officer, to give presentation titled “Things Fall Apart: The Year Ahead in Foreign Policy.”

Feb. 10: 'Ethics of Economics Institutions' Lecture Series

First of five lectures in series is titled "“The Normative Stakes of Economic Growth – 1776 and Today.”

Arts & Entertainment

Music’s Spring 2015 Performance Season Announced

In addition to the professional artist series, there will be 14 student ensemble concerts and two faculty concerts during the spring semester.

Jan. 26-Feb. 4: Artist Jonathan Brilliant Exhibit

Artist lecture set for Jan. 20, with exhibit in Conkling Gallery set for Jan. 26-Feb. 4.

Jan. 29-Feb. 8: Stephen Sondheim Musical, ‘Assassins’

Historical “revusical” with mature language and themes examines the lives of those who assassinated or tried to assassinate the president of the United States.

Feb. 5: Eclectic Acoustic Guitarist Peter Mulvey

Singer-songwriter to perform in Halling Recital Hall.

Feb. 8: New Orleans Suspects in Concert

New Orleans funk and R&B supergroup to play at Hooligans.

Feb. 10: Singer/songwriter Eric Koskinen

Koskinen’s performances feature “blue collar realism.”


Jan. 29: North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

High school and middle school students invited to participate.

Jan. 29: Good Thunder Reading Series

Poets Traci Brimhall and Ed Skoog will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk and give a reading.

Jan. 29: One-Woman Show by Desireé D. Rowe

Rowe to perform "Depressive Realism is Why No One Showed Up to My 6th Birthday."

Feb. 3: Spring 2015 Community Engagement Fair

University departments, student organizations and community non-profit agencies are invited to sign up for booths.

Feb. 18: Actress Lavern Cox To Speak on Campus on Transgender Issues

Recently featured on the cover of TIME, Cox is the first transgender person nominated for an Emmy.


'Charting the Future' Gallery Walk

Input sought on plan to strengthen the future of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.