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

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

Oct. 5-10: Homecoming Week 2015

Homecoming week begins with Monday kick-off event, Founders Day celebration bonfire, pep fest and fireworks.

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.

Stirring up interest in STEM

Event allowed high school girls to explore careers in STEM fields.

Oct. 1: 200 High School Students Participating in 'Girls Explore STEM' Event

Event held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

Sept. 28: Minnesota State Mankato to Honor 'Mexican Proyecta 100,000' Scholarship Recipients

Group has spent the past four weeks participating in an English language-training 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.

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.


Oct. 12: Seasonal Flu and Tdap Vaccinations

Vaccinations given between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Centennial Student Union 253-4-5.

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

Serendipity of Titanic Proportions

Descendant of Titanic survivor happens to win free ticket drawing.

Oct. 1-3, 8-11: 'Titanic'

Musical set to take place in the Ted Paul Theatre.

Oct. 5-21: Jenny Schmid Print Exhibit

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

Oct. 8: University Jazz Big Bands and Contemporary Ensembles

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

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.

Oct. 13: Maverick Machine Marching Band Inaugural Indoor Concert

Band to perform in Ted Paul Theatre.

Oct. 15: Singer/songwriter Jillian Rae

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

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. 8-9: UCLA Philosophy Professor Tyler Burge

Lectures are part of Nadine B. Andreas lecture series.


Oct. 8: Good Thunder Reading Series Features Lynda Barry, Michael Torres

All events are free and open to the public.

Oct. 10: Truman and Reta Wood Scholarship Dinner

Emily Hutchinson and Nancy Pearson from the Center for Victims of Torture to speak.

Oct. 11: Sorority to Celebrate 50 Years at Minnesota State Mankato

Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Tau chapter, will hold noon luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 11.

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

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