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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Residential Life Newsletter 9-27-12

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September 27, 2012 


Win An iPad 

We value your feedback and constructive suggestions regarding your living environment and your Community Advisor (CA). 

Shortly, all floor members will receive two electronic surveys sent to your Minnesota State Mankato email account.

1.  A very short CA and floor feedback survey.

2. A little longer survey about your experience living in the residence communities.

These surveys focus on many areas of your residential living experience.  While we hope you indicate you are satisfied with most areas of your experience living on campus this year, we look forward to hearing from you about the areas in which we can improve. 

When you complete the residence community experience survey, you will have a chance to win a free iPad!


In addition, the floor in each residence community with the highest completion percentage of BOTH surveys will win a $100 pizza party from Residential Life! Your observations are important factors in recognizing the positive contributions of CAs and helping them improve in areas that impact you and your living community.





Homecoming Activities this Week









Door Locking Schedule Changes During Homecoming

As you finalize your plans for Homecoming 2012, we hope you find the time to attend several Homecoming activities. We hope you have fun, make safe decisions, and represent Minnesota State Mankato and yourself positively both on and off campus.

During Homecoming weekend, exterior residence community doors will lock at 7 PM on both Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. Additional staff will also be present and walking through the residence communities on a regular basis. 

If you need assistance, or see something suspicious, please let our staff know or call University Security at 507-389-2111. 

If you have a guest(s), remember it is your responsibility to inform them of both Residence Community and University policies. Uncooperative and unescorted guests will be required to leave and residence hall students are responsible for the actions of their guests through the Minnesota State Mankato conduct process.


2012 Election Voter Registration & Voting Location 

The 2012 election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.  All polls are open for voting from 7 AM until 8 PM.  For residents who chose to vote here in Mankato, your voting location is as follows:

     Residents of Crawford, McElroy, Preska and Sears:  Preska Lobby

     Residents of Stadium Heights:  Blue Earth County Highway Department at 35 Map Drive.  Map Drive is the first right going east after Pohl Road.  The Highway Department is on your left. Directions

Although you can register on election day with the appropriate ID, it will take less time to vote on Election Day if you are pre-registered.  To register in advance, complete the Voter Registration Form found online through the Blue Earth County website. Then, return your completed Voter Registration Card to the Blue Earth County Election Office:
     Blue Earth County Elections Dept.
     BEC Government Center- Lower Level
     410 S. Fifth St.
     P.O. Box 3524
     Mankato, MN 56002-3524

In order to be on the roster for the upcoming election in November, the completed voter registration card must arrive at the Blue Earth County Elections Office by Friday, Oct. 12.

Even if you were previously registered to vote in Mankato, you will need to re-register if your address has changed, including moving from one residence community room to another.

In order to vote using an absentee ballot from your home city/town, contact the County auditor/Elections Office in that county. 


What's Happening With Gage?

Do you wonder why the University isn't using Gage anymore? Curious about when the building will be torn down?  You can read more about the Gage Decomissioning project on the Residential Life website. 


The First 50 Days

Don't miss out on the great activities we have planned for you this week.  Bring along your new friends and meet some more!.


University Security:  Bookmark It!

Learn more about the services provided by University Security at

  • Safe Walk Service
  • Lost and Found
  • Jumpstarts
  • Vehicle Unlocks
  • Building Passes 
  • Reporting a Crime
  • Silent Witness Reporting
  • Campus Crime Alerts


Questions? Comments? Let Us Know!



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