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News

Clarifying Origin of City Name

Professor Emeritus William Lass says cartographer Joseph Nicollet called area "Mankato."

June 21-26: Summer Camp for High School Entrepreneurs

Free attendance offered for first 20 applicants in grades 9-12 who sign up by June 1.

May 15: Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for New Dining Hall

Facility is expected to open in January 2017.

Department of Music Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

David Gadberry and Michael Olson to join University in August.

Sore-Footed Students Lobby Lawmakers

Walk to Capitol was intended to urge higher education funding.

Students Hope Sore Feet Will Bring More Funding

Group to log 142 miles over three days.

Minnesota State Mankato Awards 2,371 Degrees at end of Spring Semester

More than 4,000 degrees awarded during 2014-15 academic year.

Engineering Stronger Communities

Engineers Without Borders student group headed to El Salvador.

Student Leaders to Walk '142 Kilometers for $142 million'

Students to advocate for MnSCU's $142 million legislative request.

Future teachers, Students Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

University invites more than 200 area kindergartners to campus.

Financial Planning Students Learn Through Competition

Northwestern Mutual sponsors scholarship competition for students.

University Participating in Grant Program to Tackle Underage Drinking, Marijuana Use

Minnesota State Mankato is sub-recipient of grant received by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Another Accounting Graduate Receives Elijah Watt Sells Award

2013 graduate Skyler Stensrud scored in top 60 among 91,384 candidates who took 2014 CPA exam.

University to Offer Dakota Language, Culture Courses in 2015 Fall Semester

Courses to be taught by Glenn Wasicuna, a fluent first-language Dakota speaker.

'The Good Food Revolution' is 2015-16 Common Read

Book discusses the life of the founder of Growing Power Inc.

Announcement

Mark Stenzel Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Stenzel one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Coventry Royster Cowens Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Cowens one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Jay Abdo Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Abdo one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Linda Koerselman Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Koerselman one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Donald Mitchell Jr. Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Mitchell one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

James Connors Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Connors one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Christopher Dietz Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Dietz one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Robert Rauenhorst Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Rauenhorst one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Arts & Entertainment

May 26-30: 'The Foreigner' Opens Summer Theatre Season

Comedy will be presented in the Andreas Theatre.

June 10-13: Musical ‘Xanadu’

Play is second show in the 49th annual Highland Summer Theatre season.

Season Tickets on Sale for Summer Theatre

Highland Summer Theatre season features four shows—two plays and two musical productions.

Announcement

Chandler Holland Honored with Outstanding Service Award

Holland one of five to be recognized by system office.

MSSA Announces Election Results

Mariah Haffield elected president, Sam (Bassam) Al-Mohamadi vice president for 2015-16.

Submitting Timely 2015 Employee Expense Reports

Business Services reminds employees about IRS requirements for timely submission of employee expense reports.

'What's Your Commute?'

University's Environmental Committee asks campus community to fill out survey to promote green campus.

'Charting the Future' Gallery Walk

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

Sports

Mavericks Baseball in National Headlines

Team sets record for runs, catches attention of Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB.com.