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March 26-28: Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference

"Confluence and Conflict" is theme of conference.

2015-03-30
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-24-2015

Mankato, Minn. – This week Minnesota State University, Mankato is hosting the 2015 Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference, an annual conference in which honors students from around the region present their research, scholarly and creative projects.

The conference begins Thursday, March 26 and ends Saturday, March 28, and the general public is invited to attend at no charge.

The theme of the 2015 conference is “Confluence and Conflict,” and will include research presentations by Minnesota State Mankato faculty members Gwen Westerman and Shannon Fisher.

Westerman, director of the University’s Humanities Program, will discuss Dakota history and culture from 1-2 p.m. Thursday in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. Fisher, director of the Water Resources Center, will discuss the area’s regional river system from 7:45-8:45 p.m. Thursday in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom. A complete conference program and schedule, is available at http://www.mnsu.edu/honors/final_conference_program.pdf.

Student research presentations will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. on Friday and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday. Approximately 200 students from Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Wisconsin are expected to participate.

For more information on the conference, visit the conference website or contact Chris Corley, director of Minnesota State Mankato’s Honors Program, by email at christopher.corley@mnsu.edu or by phone at 507-389-6374.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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