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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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University Ranks 31st Nationally in International Student Enrollment

Minnesota State Mankato ranked 38th in 2012, 34th in 2013 and is ranked 31st in 2014.

Sophomore Receives Gilman Scholarship, Will Study in Thailand

Chengleng Xiong will study in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from December through May.

Math Instructor Jeff Ford Receives National Honor Roll Recognition

Ford honored for his work on behalf of first-year students.

Fraternity Phi Delta Theta Celebrates 50 Years at Minnesota State Mankato

Chartering of campus chapter was on Nov. 21, 1964.

Professor Invited to Meet with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Professor Paul Force-Emery Mackie to discuss mental health issues with former first lady at symposium in Atlanta.

University to Host Cohort of Mexican Students During November

Group participating in month-long English language training program.

Grants to Help Provide Job Training

University working with three of area's largest manufacturers.

College of Business Featured in Princeton Review Book

Nation’s ‘Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition’ includes Minnesota State Mankato.

University Staff Member Gives Back to Philippines

Cita Maignes is on a leave of absence to work on her self-sustaining farm in the Philippines.

Hundreds Attend Clinical Science Building Groundbreaking

President Richard Davenport thanks governor and state legislators.

University Breaks Ground on Clinical Sciences Building

Building will provide area residents access to affordable health care services.

Minnesota Historical Society Awards Professor Artist’s Residency

English Professor Gwen Westerman awarded a six-month paid residency.

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.

Governor Touts Civic Center Expansion

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

Mankato on List of Most Affordable College Towns

Only Minnesota city to make national ranking.


Unions United Food Drive, Giving Tree Program Set to Benefit Community

Unions United Food Drive begins Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Dec. 1: Discovering DNA event for kids in grades 3-8

University's Biological Honor Society, Tri-Beta, holding event at North Mankato Library/Police Annex.

Dec. 2: Colleen Isaacs Retirement Reception

Reception from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 2: Student 'Forum Theater'

Students in honors class will present a forum theatre performance in the Centennial Student Union North Ballroom.

Arts & Entertainment

Nov. 10-Dec. 5: Senior Art Exhibits

Art to be displayed in Conklin Hall in two separate shows.

Dec. 2: Community Orchestra Holiday Concert

Newly formed orchestra will perform in Halling Recital Hall.

Dec. 4: Contemporary Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles

Performance set for Halling Recital Hall.

Dec. 5-6: Fall Dance Concert

Annual event will take place on campus in the Ted Paul Theatre. A separate student dance showcase is set for Sunday, Dec. 7.

Dec. 7: University Choirs Holiday Concert

Chamber choirs, University chorale and concert choir to perform.


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.


Fall Geography Colloquium Begins Friday, Sept. 12

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


'Charting the Future' Gallery Walk

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