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Common Read Calendar of Events in Fall 2016


History Bits and Bites at the Blue Earth County Historical Society

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
BECHS - 424 Warren Street (507) 345-5566

Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history as members from the Japanese American Citizen League present "Japanese American Experiences during World War II." Admission is $5/adults, free for BECHS Members and kids under 18.

 

What Remains: Photos of the Japanese American Concentration Camps

Monday, October 3 - 28, 2016 - During open gallery hours
Art Gallery, Centennial Student Union - Lower Level

Explore Dr. Gina Mumma Wenger's, award winning Professor of Art and Art Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato, thought provoking display of Japanese American internment camp photos. The Art Gallery can be found in the Centennial Student Unionon lower level.

 

1000 Peace Crane Project Art Installations

Wednesday, October 12 - 20
Memorial Library, Centennial Student Union and the Performing Arts Center

Take a stroll across campus and enjoy the 1000 Peace Crane Project installations in their various locations. The Project is a collaborative effort created by Minnesota State Mankato students, staff, faculty, and Mankato community members. The building installations were constructed by the University's talented faculty member, Liz Miller and her Art 285, Art 385, Art 485, Art 585 and Art 685 installation classes.

 

When the Emperor Was Divine Book Discussion presented by Women's Center

Wednesday, October 19, 2016  - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Women's Center, Centennial Student Union 

Please join Minnesota State Mankato's Women Center to discuss When the Emperor Was Divine.  The first 15 to sign up will receive a free book!  Contact Renée Turgeon with any questions: renee.turgeon@mnsu.edu.

 

The Common Read Keynote Event: An Evening with Julie Otsuka 

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Centennial Student Union Ballroom

Minnesota State University, Mankato welcomes author, Julie Otsuka, to campus to discuss her award winning book, When The Emperor Was Divine. This free event, hosted by the University's Common Read in partnership with Good Thunder Reading Series, is open to the campus and the greater Mankato community.  Julie Otsuka will answer audience questions following her presentation.

 

Reception for Dr. Gina Mumma Wenger's What Remains: Photos of the Japanese American Concentration Camps Gallery Show

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Centennial Student Union Art Galley - Lower Level

Join Dr. Gina Mumma Wenger for her opening reception of What Remains: Photos of the Japanese American Concentration Camps in the Centennial Student Union Gallery. Dr. Wenger is an award winning Professor of Art and Art Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her exhibition will be available through October 28, 2016.

 

Stomper Cinema movie featuring: Toyo's Camera

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Stomper Cinema presents Toyo's Camera: Japanese American History during World War II, a feature length documentary by Japanese filmmaker, Junichi Suzuki. The film chronicles the photography work of Toyo Miyatake. Miyatake was able to smuggle in lenses and build a camera to document everyday life within the Manzanar internment camp. Audience discussion will follow after the film.  Sign up here if you plan on attending!

To learn more about the movie, view the trailer here.

 

When the Emperor Was Divine Book Discussion presented by Women's Center

Wednesday, October 12, 2016  - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Women's Center, Centennial Student Union 

 Please join Minnesota State Mankato's Women Center to discuss When the Emperor Was Divine.  The first 15 to sign up will receive a free book!  Contact Renée Turgeon with any questions: renee.turgeon@mnsu.edu.

 

Minnesota State University, Mankato Homecoming Parade

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 12:00 p.m.
Minnesota State Mankato campus and surrounding area

See the origami peace cranes in the Homecoming parade.

 

When the Emperor Was Divine Book Discussion

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
VINE Faith in Action (421 E. Hickory Street, Mankato)

Participate in a community book discussion of When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka at VINE Faith in Action. Discussion will be led by Minnesota State Mankato Honors students. No charge for VINE members; $5.00 for non-members. To register call Vine Adult Community Center by September 29. Telephone: 507-386-5586.

 

When the Emperor Was Divine Book Discussion led by Dr. Gina Wenger

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Emy Frentz Art Gallery, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts (523 South 2nd Street, Mankato)

Join us for a unique Common Read book discussion led by Dr. Gina Mumma Wenger, award winning Professor of Art and Art Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Wenger will also be sharing information about how the book connects with her academic research related to Japanese American internment camps.

 

Drop-In Origami Crane Folding

Wednesday, September 7-30, 2016 - During open gallery hours
CSU Art Gallery - lower level near Hearth Lounge

During the Art faculty exhibition there will be a table in the Centennial Student Union Art Gallery for making origami peace cranes. Everyone is welcome to drop in and use the materials. Paper and crane examples will be there as well as a place to keep completed cranes. All cranes will go into the campus-wide installations as part of the 1000 Peace Crane Project!

 

When the Emperor Was Divine Book Discussion

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Memorial Library, Room 2042, Minnesota State Mankato 

Attending Family Weekend? Join us for a Common Read book discussion and peace crane assembly on the second floor in the Memorial Library. The discussion will be led by Minnesota State Mankato Honors students. 

 

Origami Peace Crane Party with LEEP

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 6:30-8:00 pm
LEEP (Leisure Education for Exceptional People) (929 North 4th Street, Mankato) 

Minnesota State University, Mankato Common Read is partnering with Mankato's  LEEP program. Everyone is welcome to this free event and students can sign up on CEO Portal of OrgSync. Photos will be taken and tagged #MaverickMigration. 

 

 Coffee & Cranes

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tandem Bagels (200 East Walnut Street, Mankato) 

Come down to Tandem Bagels as we enjoy the company of the community while making peace cranes. Free coffee for the first 25 students who make peace cranes. Please be environmentally conscious by bringing your own mug. Photos will be taken and tagged #MaverickMigration. Students can sign up for this event by visiting the CEO portal on OrgSync.

 

Origami Crane Making Parties

Thursday, September 8th - 7:00 -  9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9th - 7:00 -  9:00 p.m.
Monday September 12th - 7:00 -  9:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 15th -  7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Hosted at The Fillin' Station Coffee House, 630 South Front Street, Mankato

Come learn to make origami peace cranes. Free event for students and community members to come together to take part in the 1000 Peace Crane Project. Everyone is welcome. Materials will be provided. 

 

Peace Crane Making at Sibley Park Clean-Up

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:00-11:00 a.m.

In conjunction with the annual Sibley Park Clean Up, Community Engagement presents the opportunity to make peace cranes before the cleanup, and as part of the service reflection. Students can sign up for this event by visiting the CEO portal on OrgSync. Photos will be taken and tagged #MaverickMigration. In addition to making peace cranes, volunteers will spend time supporting Sibley Park by adding mulch, picking up trash, and completing other projects to contribute to our community.

 

Peace Crane Assembly

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 11:00 - 2:00 p

Campus Mall area in front of Armstrong Hall

Join us on the mall in front of Armstrong Hall as we assemble origami peace cranes. Write a message of peace, hope, or love on your paper. Fold your paper into a peace crane or... add your paper to the collection to make a larger peace crane.

Can't make it or can't stay? Make your own origami peace cranes and drop them at the collection points in Memorial Library or Student Activities. We need your peace cranes and messages by October 1.

If it's raining...join us in the Memorial Library!

 

Community Engaged Art at Blue Earth County Historical Society

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 11:30 a.m.

Take part in the 1,000 Peace Crane community-engaged art project at 11:30 a.m. in the Blue Earth County Historical Society. The MSU Community Engagement office will join Common Read for this origami project held in conjunction with "When Home Won't Let You Stay," a traveling photography exhibit by James A Bowey.

For more information, contact Karen Anderson at 507-389-6076.