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Nov. 14: 'Finding Your Place: A Night of Storytelling About College'

Event being held as part of "Re-Imagining the First Year of College" project.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-7-2016

Mankato, Minn. – A diverse group of five Minnesota State University, Mankato alums will describe what it’s like to face adversity and triumph while attending college in an event for students titled “Finding Your Place: A Night of Storytelling About College” that is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. on campus in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

The storytelling event is open to all Minnesota State Mankato students, but it is primarily aimed at first- and second-year college students as part of a national three-year project, “Re-Imagining the First Year of College,” in which Minnesota State Mankato is participating.

The five Minnesota State Mankato alums will each present an engaging and compelling personal story about his or her college experience, to include both joys and challenges that may have been made more complex by identity issues such as race, ethnicity, disability, first-generation status, etc.

This event is sponsored by the “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” initiative on campus in collaboration with Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Communication Studies, which is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

For more information about the Monday, Nov. 14 event, please contact David Engen, associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies, by phone at 507-389-5537 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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