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Sept. 25: Artist Lecture by Alumni, Founders of Cast Iron Design

Minnesota State Mankato alumni Jonny Black and Richard Roche to discuss their "environmentally responsible" company.

Sept. 26-27: Cuba(n) Conversations with Alberto González Rivero

González Rivero will share his perspectives on Cuba following the revolution in two discussions that are free and open to the public.

Geography Colloquium Fall 2017 Schedule

Nine events will be held on Fridays from 3-4:15 p.m. during the fall semester.


Sept. 23-Nov. 25: Exhibit at Blue Earth County Historical Society Highlights University

Exhibit that opens Saturday, Sept. 23 will highlight the University's nearly 150-year history.

Sept. 28: University Climate Action Plan to be Highlighted in Tour for Urban Planners

Professionals from around the state will see successful outcomes at Minnesota State Mankato on the tour.


Department of Social Work Receives $399,900 Federal Grant

Award will help address need for greater access to behavioral health services in southern Minnesota.

Celebrating a City Center Outpost

Hundreds attend Hubbard Building open house.

21st U.S. Poet Laureate Visits Minnesota State Mankato

Juan Felipe Herrera visited through the University's Good Thunder Reading Series.

Future Maverick Program Adds Business Transfer Pathway

Minnesota State Mankato and South Central College announced a new transfer pathway for students pursuing degrees in business.

University, Business Partners Receive Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grants

Minnesota State Mankato and business partners will share in more than $255,000 in grant funds.

University Signs 'MOU' with Government of Costa Rica

Memorandum of understanding creates opportunities for collaboration.

$420,000 Grant Supports Launch of Emergency Grant Program for Students

Funds will address financial barriers to help low-income students stay enrolled to completion.

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.

Arts & Entertainment

Sept. 18-Oct. 10: 'Project Passion' Design Exhibition

A lecture and gallery reception will be held Monday, Sept. 25.

Sept. 24: Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Sept. 28-Oct. 8: Theatre Mainstage Season Opens with 'Little Women'

Evening and matinee performances are scheduled.

Oct. 4: Aar Maanta and The Urban Nomads Jam Session

Local musicians are invited to attend and join the band in performance.

Oct. 6: Rap Artist B.o.B to Perform on Campus

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 22 for Homecoming Week concert Friday, Oct. 6.

Oct. 8: Ellis Street Singers Perform with Contemporary Vocal Ensembles

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Oct. 12: University Jazz Big Bands

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Department of Music Announces Fall 2017 Performance Series

Series features performances by professional artists as well as student ensembles, student recitals.


Student Events Team Hosting Stunt Show, 'Inflatable' 5k

The Danger Committee will perform a stunt show Sept. 22. The "inflatable" 5k will be held Sept. 30.

Oct. 2: University's Memorial Library Celebrating 50 Years

Event will be held from 2-4 p.m.


Sept. 7-Nov. 16: Star Gazing at Standeford Observatory

Public is invited to view celestial objects Thursday evenings during the fall.

Oct. 1-7: Aar Maanta, Voice of the New Somali Generation

Artist to be featured in a weeklong Mankato residency.

2017-2018 Good Thunder Reading Series Features Six Events

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

IT Solutions Announces System Office Domain Name Changes

The Minnesota State system office's old domain names will be deactivated Nov. 8, 2017.

University President Richard Davenport's Statement on Aug. 11-12 Events in Charlottesville, Va.

Message from Minnesota State University, Mankato President Davenport was emailed Aug. 15 to all of the University's employees and students.