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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Professor Gwen Westerman Translating 19th-Century Letters of Dakota

Project funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant involves Dakota letters from 1838-1878.

Davenport to Participate in Discussion with Owatonna Business Leaders

President Richard Davenport to discuss higher education and workforce issues on Friday in Owatonna.

Jan. 9: FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff

Between 200 and 250 high school students to participate in event, to be held in the Centennial Student Union ballroom.

Minnesota State Mankato Ranked Among 'Best Value' Colleges in State ranks Minnesota State Mankato the second-best value among four-year public colleges and universities in Minnesota.

More than 1,700 Degrees Awarded During Commencement

Summer/fall graduates recognized in two Dec. 12 commencement ceremonies.

Aviation Students Flying High Over New Planes

High-tech additions support University's growing aviation program.

Minnesota State Mankato International Student Enrollment moves up in National Rankings

University ranks 29th among master's institutions. International students contribute $28 million to local economy.

Minnesota State Mankato Receives Two MnSCU Academic and Student Affairs Awards

Honors Program and David Jones, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, recognized by system office.

Paul Hustoles Named Interim VP of University Advancement

Hustoles has been University faculty member, chair of Department of Theatre and Dance since 1985.

Faculty Member is Author of Published Paper in Open-Access Cancer Research Journal

Allison Land, assistant professor of biology, is first author of paper published in Oncotarget.


Feb. 8: Red Cross Blood Drive

Upward Bound and Mavericks volleyball team are sponsoring event.


Feb. 11: Good Thunder Reading Series Hosting Poet, Essayist and Literary Critic Stephen Burt

Events include workshop, talk on craft, reading and book signing.

POSTPONED: Author Visit Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2

Event postponed as result of blizzard warning. Will be rescheduled at later date.

Arts & Entertainment

Jan. 28-Feb. 7: Theatre Season Continues with 'Antigone'

Production of Sophocles' play include both evening and matinee performances.

Feb. 9: The Barley Jacks in Concert

Minnesota-based inventive bluegrass and roots music quartet to perform in Halling Recital Hall.

Feb. 14: Memphis-Based Singer/Songwriter Amy Lavere

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Feb. 18: New Orleans Piano Legend Jon Cleary

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

Feb. 18-21: 20th Annual Bunny Just Piano Festival

Professional and amateur pianists to perform throughout festival.

Feb. 23: University Concert Bands

Winter concert will take place in Halling Recital Hall.

Child Actors Needed for 'Mary Poppins'

Public auditions to be held on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Department of Music Announces Spring 2016 Performance Series Season

In addition to professional artist series, student ensemble concerts will be offered.


Students Raising Money for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

The student organization Dance Marathon is accepting donations until Feb. 28.

Higher Learning Commission Seeks Third-Party Comments

Public comments are welcome and encouraged. Due date for comments is Feb. 29, 2016.

Student Group Announces Name Change

IMPACT is now Student Events Team.