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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Oct. 20: 'Anti-Democratic, Proslavery Origins of Electoral College'

Guest lecturer Paul Finkelman will address whether it's time for leaders of free world to have democratic elections.

Oct. 25: 'Bad Boys and Bystanders: An Evening with Jackson Katz'

National lecturer to address ongoing problems of men's violence against women.


Faculty Member Aaron Deris Chosen for Select 'Ambassador' Group

Deris will serve as statewide "ambassador" to spearhead use of recommended practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities.

Urban & Regional Studies Institute to Celebrate 50-year Anniversary

Celebration event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21.

Mexican Leaders Visit Minnesota State Mankato

Visit to provide information on advanced manufacturing, business financial services and entrepreneurship and education initiatives.

Online Privacy is Non-Existent, says Faculty Member

Chris Veltsos' talk kicked off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month at Minnesota State Mankato.

Faculty Member Hopes Study Leads to Therapy for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Diseases

Study by Rachel Cohen and colleagues has implications for potential therapies in neurodegenerative disorders.

Somalia Artist Series Coming to University

First performance is Oct. 28 at Kato Ballroom.

Grant Will Bring Somali Musical Artists to Campus

Cultural grant from Association of Performing Arts Presenters intended to increase understanding of Muslim culture through music, arts.

Common Read Program Inspires Communal Art

Julie Otsuka's "When the Emperor was Divine," is this year's Common Read book.

University Dean is Author of Two Books on FBI under J. Edgar Hoover

Matthew Cecil, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, will discuss books at events nationwide this fall.

University is Building Community Connections Through Multicultural Network Meetings

Luncheon meetings include brief presentations and networking opportunities.

Nursing Students from Austria Visiting Campus

A group of 28 students and two faculty members are visiting from IMC University of Applied Science Krems on Aug. 25.


Oct. 20: Good Thunder Reading Series

Author Julie Otsuka and poet Christopher David Hopkins are next featured guests in series.

Oct. 20: Faculty Panel on 'American Democracy and the 2016 Election'

Four faculty members from University's Department of Government will discuss critical issues at stake in November election.

Oct. 22-23: 35th Annual Women & Spirituality Conference

This year's conference will be held on Minnesota State Mankato campus for the final time.

Oct. 25: 'Girls Explore STEM' Event

Approximately 140 high school students to attend event led by Institutional Diversity and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Oct. 27: Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative Conference

Organization celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Violence Awareness & Response Upcoming Events

Several educational events are planned for this fall.

Arts & Entertainment

Oct. 3-28: Gina Mumma Wenger Photo Exhibit

Exhibit is titled, "What Remains: Photos of the Japanese American Concentration Camps."

Oct. 13-23: 'Frankenstein'

New twist on the classic spooky play features an all-female cast of actors.

Oct. 27: University Jazz Big Bands

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Oct. 28: Somali Hip Hop Group Waayaha Cusub

Performance will be at the Kato Ballroom.

Oct. 30-31: University Choral Groups

Performances will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Nov. 1: Dusty Heart, Featuring Molly Dean and Barbara Jean

Duo will perform in Halling Recital Hall.

Nov. 3: An Evening of Choral Music

Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and area high school choirs will perform at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato.

Nov. 5: A Band Extravaganza

This inaugural concert will feature the Department of Music’s top three instrumental ensembles in concert.


2016-2017 Good Thunder Reading Series Features Six Events

Series will host nine writers in its 35th year.


Invitation to Participate in Poetry Recital

Faculty, staff and students invited to register by Nov. 4.

Students Encouraged to Register, Vote in November Elections

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State providing student outreach efforts.

'MnSCU' to Become Known as 'Minnesota State'

Board of Trustees endorsed the new name.