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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

News Highlights

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Sports

NBA's Timberwolves to hold 'Dunks After Dark' on Campus

Event is open to public. Free tickets are available. Doors open 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.

Timberwolves to Start Camp with Dunks

Public welcome to attend event.

News

Faculty Member Receives State Grant to Update Family Consumer Science Program Frameworks

Associate Professor Jill Conlon to collaborate with two Minnesota teachers on project.

Minnesota State Mankato Recognized for Commitment to Veterans' Success

Two alums and current student honored by Minnesota Humanities Center.

Ecumen, MnSCU form Partnership to Address Rural Senior Care Shortage

Partnership made possible with support of $1.9 million Margaret A. Cargill grant.

Nursing Student Laura Monson Awarded $9,750 Meredith Scholarship

Monson will receive $3,250 each semester for last three semesters of her nursing program.

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.

Professor Emeritus Larry Schnoor Receives National Award

National Communication Association named Schnoor recipient of the Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award.

Archaeology Students Explore Le Sueur County

More than 50 undocumented Native American sites found.

Library Services Launches 'Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works'

Showcases intellectual works of faculty, staff, students.

Record Number of Students at International Student Orientation

As of Wednesday, 335 international students had participated in orientation.

Students Move Back to Campus

More than 2,800 students began moving in to campus residence communities on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Opening Convocation Kicks Off New Year

President Richard Davenport gives traditional fall welcome to faculty, staff, administration.

Governor Touts Civic Center Expansion

Mavericks men's and women's hockey teams to benefit from civic center improvements.

Library Program Honored

Accreditation gives graduates a competitive edge.

National Recognition for School Library and Information Studies Program

Recognition process was a two-year effort.

Minnesota State Mankato Offering Streamlined Principal Prep Program

Other school districts added to what was initially a pilot program in St. Peter Public School District.

Mankato on List of Most Affordable College Towns

Only Minnesota city to make national ranking.

Particle Accelerator a Big Step in Nuclear Science Training

Equipment donated to Minnesota State Mankato by Duke University.

Minnesota State Mankato to House an Atom Smasher

CSET to receive a donated nuclear particle accelerator.

First Steps Underway for Campus Energy Saving Program

University partnering with Ameresco to move toward sustainable energy plan and millions in cost savings.

'Future Maverick' Program Established for Iowa High School Students

Riverland Community College and Minnesota State Mankato collaborate on new partnership.

Funding for New Clinical Sciences Building Signed into Law by Governor

New $25.8 million building scheduled for completion in 2016.

'Coming of Age in Mississippi' is 2014-15 Common Read Book

Book is 1968 memoir about an African-American woman in Mississippi in the 1940s and 1950s.

Events

Sept. 17: Constitution Day

Day's activities begin at 8 a.m., with last event ending at 11 p.m.

Star Gazing at Standeford on Thursdays During Fall

General public invited to see a variety of celestial objects through observatory telescopes.

Oct. 2: Poet, Fiction Writer next in Good Thunder Reading Series

Poet Matthew Dickman and fiction writer Daniel Alarcón will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading.

Oct. 11-12: 33rd Annual Women & Spirituality Conference

Professor, author Layli Maparyan will be the keynote speaker.

Oct. 24: Construction Management 40-Year Anniversary

Event to be held at Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul, Minn.

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.

Announcement

Flu Shot Clinic Rescheduled

New date is Monday, Nov. 3. (Old date was Sept. 29.)

Running Workshop to Address 'Mental Toughness Training'

Three-part workshop will be held Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1.

Sept. 18: Joe Perzel to Discuss Leadership

Free food and beverages provided prior to Perzel's presentation.

Sept. 24: Input Sought at Meeting on University's Carbon Footprint

Meeting is the first step of a Climate Action Plan funded by a University Strategic Priorities grant.

Financial Aid Message from Provost to Students

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Marilyn Wells discusses new federal financial aid guidance.

University to Complete Transition to Office 365

Second phase of migration will begin July 24.

Arts & Entertainment

Individual Theatre Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for all individual shows are now on sale.

Children Actors Needed

Department of Theatre & Dance is looking for children to perform in two Mainstage productions.

Sept. 15-29: Professor Liz Miller Art Exhibit

“Splendiferous Jungle Warfare (remix)” on display from Sept. 15-29.

Sept. 17-20: ‘A Piece of My Heart’ is First Play of Studio Season

True drama is making its Minnesota State Mankato debut.

Sept. 18: ‘Mavfest’ Country Music Concert

Minneapolis-based band Hitchville to perform.

Sept. 21: Eclectic World Music

Four musicians to perform in four native languages.

Sept. 28: Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble

Wind band concert to take place in Halling Recital Hall.

Sept. 29: Singer/songwriter Slaid Cleaves

Concert to be held in Halling Recital Hall on campus.

Oct. 2: Communist Daughter Concert

Homecoming week concert will take place in Halling Recital Hall.

Oct. 2-12: ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’

Production includes six evening performances and four matinee performances.

Oct. 7: University Jazz Big Bands and Contemporary Ensembles

Concert to take place in Halling Recital Hall.

Oct. 12: April Verch Band

Performance to feature French Canadian and Celtic roots music.

Oct. 14: Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra

Newly formed orchestra to perform at Halling Recital Hall.

Oct. 19: University Concert Bands

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Dale Haefner's Music Series a Gem

Performance series has been running for 18 years.

Theatre Season Opens with 'Disney’s Beauty and the Beast'

Season ticket brochures to be mailed in early August. Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 15.

Lecture

Fall Geography Colloquium Begins Friday, Sept. 12

University of Illinois professor to compare stream restoration, naturalization in this week’s presentation.

Oct. 13: Pete Blair to give Lewinski Lecture

Talk is titled "Effective Responses to Active Shooter Events and Tactical Policing Issues."

Sports

Oct. 9: Mavericks Football Game Chosen for National Broadcast

The Mavericks game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 at Winona State to be shown nationally on CBS Sports Network.