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Minnesota State University, Mankato

TODAY at Minnesota State Mankato is published in May, August and January and mailed to 90,000 alumni and friends. The mission of TODAY is to entertain, inform and connect readers to campus.

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The Good Earth – Winter 2009

The newly replanted Amos Owen Garden of American Indian Horticulture honors the garden's influential namesake and reflects a commitment to the Dakota traditions of tending the land.
by Sara Gilbert Frederick

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Man teaching next to a fountainLearning Beyond – Fall 2008

Great universities are expected to make international connections. But Minnesota State Mankato's breadth and depth of global partnerships represent ingenuity, compassion and opportunity far beyond the norm.
By Sara Gilbert Frederick

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Heather LudwigFaces of Change – Spring 2008

When the business world changed the lives of three Minnesota State University, Mankato graduates, their responses tapped into their talents, their education and their dreams - all of which took shape in the College of Business.

Now, the College itself is expanding and entering a new era. The three entrepreneurs weigh in on their past, and the College's future.
By Joe Tougas '86

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Child Raising HandEverybody Wins – Winter 2008

Minnesota State University, Mankato's College of Eeducation is unmatched as a resource for schools, communities, teachers and students throughout the state. Dean Mmike Mmiller explains how, why and what's next.
By Joe Tougas '86

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MSU FountainPurple, Gold and Bold – Fall 2007

President Richard Davenport admits it's easier said than done—it's the biggest, boldest vision the University has ever rallied behind.
By Joe Tougas '86

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Trafton Science CenterScience on Display – Spring 2007

If the University wants students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Dr. John Frey says, "we've got to let them peek into our world and discover what's going on." Take a peek at the new Trafton Science Center.
By AmyJo Lennartson '94

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butterflyPurple, Gold and Green – Winter 2007

Trendy, sure. But Minnesota State Mankato has been deep into sustainability research for thirty years. says Dr. Wayne Allen, "sustainability is no longer a topic of popular convenience... it's a topic of imminent need."
by Joe Tougas '86

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Scott OlsonA New Class – Fall 2006

It's been a long time coming. After a 35-year on-and-off pursuit, Minnesota State Mankato recently won the Legislature's approval to offer doctoral degrees. Vice President Scott Olson explains what it means for students, faculty, alumni and the state.
by Joe Tougas '86

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Kerry Ace and her daughterAce of Her Class – Spring 2006

When ER pediatrician Kerry Ace first decided to leave nursing to pursue her MD, friends discouraged her. Ace persevered–"I wasn't going to let anyone tell me I couldn't do it."
by Wayne Carlson '03

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people working outTune In, Log On, Work Out – Winter 2006

E-mail, MTV and DVDs on the cardio machines? Check. Video lecture and a quiz while you feel the burn? Check. This is not your parents' gym.
by Joe Tougas '86

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Wiecking AuditoriumThe New Old Main – Fall 2005

"To be here is to learn how potential can lie in unexpected places, and that seems like a good metaphor for any university."
by Nick Healy '93, MFA '05

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President Davenport and Ginny FitzloffLives Connected – Spring 2005

Four months after Ginny Fitzloff started working in the Office of the MSU President, she soared above and beyond the call of duty. The President needed a new kidney. Fitzloff was a willing match.
by Sara Gilbert

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M Club photograph from 1950It's Back! – Winter 2005

The camaraderie. The pride. The jacket! MSU's long-dormant "M" Club is back, along with a letterwinner award program for men and women Maverick athletes who, Athletic Director Kevin Buisman says, deserve tangible rewards for their efforts in the classroom and in the game.
by Sara Gilbert

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Two NursesCommitment to Caring – Spring 2004

The School of Nursing is a standout in the state, for its rigorous academic and clinical programs and its commitment to the human side of healing. The School celebrated its Golden Jubilee in October.
by Sara Gilbert

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Old MainOld Main – Fall 2003

This is the story of Old Main, an historic landmark located on the former Valley Campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato in southern Minnesota. Old Main was given historic landmark status in June, 1983 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in its Registry of Historic Buildings.
by Jim Nickerson

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President DavenportVisions, Actions, Engines – Fall 2002

What drives MSU's new president?
by Carey Martin McLaughlin MAT '97

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