Feb. 20: Actor, TV Host Steve Burns from Children's TV Program 'Blues Clues' to Speak at Minnesota State Mankato

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centennial Student Union Ballroom

Mankato, Minn. – Actor Steve Burns, former host of the children’s TV show “Blues Clues” on Nickelodeon, will speak at Minnesota State University, Mankato on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 7-8 p.m. in the University’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The title of Burns’ presentation is “The Cost of Showing Up Happy: Burnout and the Wisdom of Asking for Help.”

The following event preview was provided by the Student Events Team: As the implacably happy, beloved host of Nickelodeon’s “Blues Clues,” Steve Burns was the guy who sang, danced and cheerfully bolstered your self-esteem. What you don’t know is that he was doing so with undiagnosed severe clinical depression. During this event, Burns shares lessons from his struggles. More information is available on the Student Events Team online events page.

The event, moderated by KEYC TV’s Kelsey Barchenger and presented by the University’s Student Events Team and sponsors The Summit & Jacob Heights and Hot 96.7 (KDOG radio), is open to the public and is for all ages.

Ticket prices are $15 for the general public; $7 for students and University graduates within the last five years; and $10 for student guests and University staff. VIP tickets are $50 for the public and $25 for students and include early access to the event, a signed poster and a 15-minute Q&A session with Steve Burns prior to the event.

Tickets (all general admission) may be purchased online or in person from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Activities front desk, located in the Centennial Student Union, Room 173. In-person ticket purchases may be made with cash, credit card or a check made out to Minnesota State Mankato.

Free parking will be available in University Lot 4 (pay lot; located outside Centennial Student Union) beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on this event, please contact Bill Tourville, assistant director of campus programs, by email at william.tourville@mnsu.edu or by phone at 507-389-6076.

The University’s Student Events Team is a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive, educational events where students make lifelong memories and celebrate their Maverick pride.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.


Bill Tourville