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Preska Residence Community Unveiled

KEYC-TV tours new residence hall.

Molly Miles, KEYC-TV, 8-10-2012

MANKATO, Minn. - Minnesota State Mankato's newest residence hall will welcome students this fall, but they opened the doors early to give the public a change to take a look at the new community.

The Margaret Preska Residence Community is a four–story, semi–suite style facility that 300 students will soon call home.

The building has classrooms, and plenty of gathering spaces, and the rooms have plenty of amenities like room by room temp control, loftable beds, and high efficiency toilet.

The university says the building is the next step in the evolution of Minnesota State Mankato's on–campus housing.

Cindy Janney, director of residential life at Minnesota State Mankato says, "The building that were originally here were built between 1959 and 1965, and students have changed a lot since then, the number of electronics that they bring, the amount of privacy that is routine to what students had in 1959."

The building's namesake, former University President Margaret Preska, says she is humbled to have her name on such an impressive facility.

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(Note: KEYC-TV's video stories are available for viewing online for a limited time.)

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