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Oct. 10: Governor Proclaims Date 'Truman and Reta Wood Day' in Minnesota

Scholarship dinner and special day honors Truman and Reta Wood.

Glen, Becky Taylor Honored by International Family Nursing Association

Taylors and Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society Receive "Distinguished Partner in Family Health Care Award."

Alumnus Glen Taylor Receives AACSB Inaugural Influential Leaders Award

Taylor named one of 100 AACSB "Influential Leaders" worldwide.

Consolidated Communications Community Fund Makes $20,000 Donation to University

Gift includes $10,000 to underwrite the fall mainstage musical, "Titanic."

North Star Aviation Getting High-Tech Planes for Students

Cockpit akin to airliners.

University's Aviation Professional Flight Program Receives Accreditation

Minnesota State Mankato one of less than 40 institutions nationally to have accredited aviation program.

Minnesota State Mankato Designated as Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture

Designation came from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Digging a Database

Professor Ron Schirmer leading effort to create huge artifact catalog.

College of Science, Engineering & Technology Participates in National Diversity Initiative

College was among 147 engineering schools, and first in Minnesota, to sign declaration.

Student Support Services Receives 5-Year Grant for more than $1.6 million

Student Support Services, a federal TRIO program, received award from U.S. Department of Education.


Oct. 12-13: Honors Information Sessions

Sessions are at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12 and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Oct. 18: U-Lead Conference 2015

This conference is a free personal and professional development opportunity for students.

Higher Learning Commission Seeks Third-Party Comments

Public comments are welcome and encouraged. Due date for comments is Feb. 29, 2016.

Student Group Announces Name Change

IMPACT is now Student Events Team.

Arts & Entertainment

Oct. 5-21: Jenny Schmid Print Exhibit

Artist's lecture set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 in Ostrander Auditorium.

Oct. 13: Maverick Machine Marching Band Inaugural Indoor Concert

Band to perform in Ted Paul Theatre.

Oct. 15: Jillian Rae Band

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

Oct. 15-18, 21-25: ‘The Miracle Worker’

Classic play about relationship between Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller includes matinee and evening performances.

Oct. 17: Singer/songwriter Erik Koskinen

Performance is at Hooligans.

Oct. 18: University Concert Bands

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

Oct. 20: Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra

Performance in Halling Recital Hall.

Oct. 25: University Choral Groups

Concerts will take place in Halling Recital Hall.

Nov. 1: Rob Meany and Terramara Concert

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Nov. 5: An Evening of Choral Music

Performance at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato.

Nov. 7-8: ‘A Musical Revue’

Department of Music event will take place in Halling Recital Hall.

Nov. 9: University Percussion Ensembles Concert

Performance will be at Halling Recital Hall.


Oct. 13: African American Engineering Academic Day

University to host 225 students from seven Twin Cities-area high schools.

Oct. 14: Documentary Film 'The Hunting Ground'

PG-13 film addresses sexual assault on college campuses.

Oct. 15: Documentary Film Screening on Youngest Woman to Earn Ph.D.

One of the film's executive producers will take questions from audience at the event.

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

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