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Software Company FPX Commits More Than $686,000 to Internship Program

Project FPX provides real-world experience in software testing and development to Minnesota State Mankato students.

Cyrenthia Jordan Named Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX

Jordan will begin her duties on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Minnesota State Mankato and Vikings Agree to 3-Year Training Camp Extension

University and team partnership extends beyond 50 years.

SBDC Director Mike Nolan a Delegate on Mexico Trade Mission

Nolan one of 36 delegates who will join Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on trade mission.

Campus Cop a University Alum

Minnesota State Mankato is Stephanie Wilkins' beat.

Ellen Preska Steck Named Foundation President

Alumna, business executive was recently elected to two-year term as president of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation.

Chinese Delegation Visits Campus

Visit that included 22 representatives from 19 Chinese institutions is part of a "PathPro" partnership.

Professor to Serve on State Council on Disability

Professor Nancy Fitzsimons from the Department of Social Work was appointed to serve on council by Governor Mark Dayton.

Campus Kitchen Growing Food for Those in Need

Student volunteer organization started its own garden this spring.


2015-2016 Good Thunder Reading Series Begins Sept. 10

Series' 34th year will feature nine writers during six events.

Sept. 16: Institutional Diversity's Annual DISH Fair

Carnival-style event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on CSU mall.

Oct. 24: Juana Bordas to keynote 2015 Women & Spirituality Conference

Latina writer the author of "Salsa, Soul and Spirit."

Arts & Entertainment

Aug. 24-Sept. 9: 'Areas of Overlap' Art Exhibit

Opening reception set for Monday, Aug. 31. Exhibit features work of five new faculty members.

Sept. 1: Professor Gwen Westerman Opens Art Exhibit in Nebraska

Westerman's art will be displayed from Sept. 1 through Jan. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.

Sept. 8: Chiarina Piano Quartet

Performance will take place in Halling Recital Hall.

Sept. 10: Feminist Author Roxane Gay

Fiction and nonfiction writer is first of nine writers who will be on campus for this year’s Good Thunder Reading Series.

Sept. 13: Bluegrass/Newgrass group Blue Hazard

Performance will take place in Halling Recital Hall.

Sept. 14: Texas Singer/Songwriter Randy Weeks

Performance will take place in Halling Recital Hall. Weeks will be backed by the Erik Koskinen Band.

Oct. 9: 'Blue Bandana' Singer/Songwriter Jerrod Niemann to Perform on Campus

Country music star to perform in Myers Field House during Homecoming week. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Music Department Announces Fall 2015 Performance Season

Performance Series features visiting professional artists and student ensemble concerts.


Aug. 29: Student Group to Hold 3rd Annual Foam Party

Event is free for University students.

Student Group Announces Name Change

IMPACT is now Student Events Team.