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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State Mankato Student a Finalist for Truman Scholarship

Junior AbdulRahmane Abdul-Aziz is one of approximately 200 national finalists for prestigious award.

Nursing Student Mariah Cowan Earns $9,750 Meredith Scholarship

Minnesota State Mankato junior Mariah Cowan will receive $3,250 for each of the last three years of her nursing program.

National Science Foundation Awards a Nearly $1 Million Grant to Minnesota State Mankato for New Program in Biology

Grant received by Department of Biological Sciences includes $600,000 for student scholarships.

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for Qualifying Community Members

College of Business announced its Department of Accounting and Business Law are again participating in IRS VITA program.

College of Business Student Team One of Nation’s Top 7 Teams in National Diversity Case Competition

Four undergraduate students, all seniors, competed Jan. 12-13 in Bloomington, Ind.

Rare Audio of 1961 Martin Luther King Jr. Speech in Mankato Added to University Archives

Transcript of speech also available. KMSU radio provided audio recording of speech.

More than 1,800 degrees awarded at end of fall semester

Commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 9 in Taylor Center.

University Ranks 16th Nationally Among Master's Institutions in International Student Enrollment

International students contribute $33.3 million to local economy, according to report.

Department of Biological Sciences Receives $575,000 Grant for Confocal Microscope

National Science Foundation grant will elevate Minnesota State Mankato's scientific imaging capabilities to levels seen at large research institutions.

Book by Former University President James F. Nickerson is 2017-18 Common Read

Nickerson's book is titled "Out of Chaos: Reflections of a University President and his Contemporaries on Vietnam-Era Unrest in Mankato and its Relevance Today.”

Minnesota State Mankato Begins 150th Anniversary Celebration by Announcing use of Sesquicentennial Logo

Sesquicentennial logo will serve as University's signature brand through December 2018.


March 20: 39th Annual Frontier Forum Lecture

Faculty member Chelsea Mead will discuss “Mother Tongues and Memories: Indigenous Languages at Minnesota State University, Mankato.”

March 20: 'Maverick Sustainability: Where Do We Go from Here?'

Alumnus James Jacquart to discuss future of sustainability on campus.

March 22: Jeffrey Horner History Lecture

Wayne State University professor will discuss “The Detroit Rebellion of 1967: Causes, Events and Outcomes.”

Arts & Entertainment

March 17: Broadway Artist David Yazbek

Tony Award-nominated artist will perform in Halling Recital Hall.

March 20: University Orchestra Performance

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

March 24-25: 'Wrapped in Lyrics; Music of Women Composers'

Performances are in Halling Recital Hall.

March 26-May 1: Senior Art Students to Display Work in Three Shows

Receptions will be held at 7 p.m. on the first evening of each of three shows--on March 26, April 9 and April 2.

April 19: Country Artist Eric Paslay to Perform on Campus

Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 19.


March 25: 6th Annual Climbing Competition

Event is Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Myers Field House.

March 27: 'We Have Ag!' Event to Address Region's Water Quality

Discussion will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium.

March 28: Health & Biomedical Sciences Summit

Event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Maverick Handball Teams Finish 3rd Combined at Nationals

The Maverick women's team finished third, and the men's team finished fourth at nationals in Springfield, Mo.


New SpectrumU Video on Demand Free for Students

Free service for students is available while on the campus wireless network and networks in residence halls.

2017-2018 Good Thunder Reading Series Features Six Events

Eight writers will participate in the annual series, which is now in its 36th year.