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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Special Events

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Chair Person: Bailey Hofmeister | Email:

The Special Events committee presents students with a wide array of fun and exciting events and programming. past event included: Color Run, African Acrobats, and Paint Party, as well as large-scale night events like The CSU Haunted Takeover. This committee thrives off of the creative energy of its members.

Live Ice Scultpure!: Stomper  January 18 - 11am to 1pm - Fountain
Life size sculpture of Stomper! Carving starts at 8pm and will be finished by 12 noon.
Enjoy smores and hot chocolate!
CSU Snow Daze Returns! February 12 - 15 - CSU


  • 11am-1pm Pop Ring Toss (Lincoln Lounge) and KaraokeKaraoke (Hearth Lounge)


  • 11am-1pm Big Screen Rockband (Ostrander) and Hole In One (Hearth Lounge)


  • 11am-1pm Food eating Contest (Hearth Lounge)


  • 12pm-1pm Snow Drop Bingo - Mall
  • 7pm - Family Fued - Ballroom
  • 7pm Dancing with the Maverick Stars (Ballroom)

Kato Kinja Warrior - April 13 - 8pm - Bresnan Arena

See Kato’s finest run, jump, and climb through the obstacle course at 8pm in Taylor Center on the Minnesota State Campus. The Student Events Team will be putting on their first Kato Ninja Warrior. The show will be held April 6, 2017 starting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m.

This show is free for students, staff, and the public. The Student Events Team encourage students and families to arrive early for prime seating. Just like the TV show, American Ninja Warrior, we will be having obstacles that will test contestants’ physical ability. Some of the obstacles will include the warped wall, wipeout, inflatables obstacle course, and the salmon ladder. The wall is over 12 ft. and contestants must run up the wall to get to the top.

Time trails will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Both will be located in Bresnan Arena. Beginning at 5:30pm, contestants will start their trial through the course. At 7:30pm, we will be taking the top 15 from the time trials who will move on to compete for the title of Kato Ninja Warrior. Pre-registration is encouraged at

"I am excited to see the participates go through each and every obstacle as well as Kato Ninja Warrior come to life Kato Style." said Saijal Bharkta, Student Events Team

To compete in the event, registration for students is $25.00 and $50 for public.

Register TBA

"I can't wait for to have an event that has never been attempted before! It has always been a dream of mine!”, said Dustin Slaughter, Student Events Team Special Events Chairman. There will be food and drink at the event. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The doors will be opened during the time trials for students and public to watch.

1000 Ways to Win - April 25, 2018 - 12noon - CSU BMall

1000 Ways to Win Ball Drop - CSU Mall- April 24 - 12 noon

Imagine 1000 pingpong balls dropping from the sky! That's what will happen on April 25. with over 100 prizes, see how many you can catch to walk away a winner.

Join Us - Thursdays 4pm - CSU173

Looking to have your say in the events that are brought to campus or would just like to help out and possibly build your resume? Then stop by our office @ CSU173 to see how you can get involved!