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April 1: Alumna Book Signing

Megan Bearce to sign copies of her book about "super commuter couples" from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on campus at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-26-2014

NOTE: The picture of Megan Bearce at right was taken by Joseph Forman and is courtesy of Megan Bearce.

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato alumna Megan Bearce will be signing copies of her book, “Super Commuter Couples: Staying Together When a Job Keeps You Apart” (Equanimity Press, 2013) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union.

Bearce’s books will be available for purchase, and she will also do a question and answer session during the book signing. Refreshments will be provided. Parking is available in the Minnesota State Mankato pay lot near Centennial Student Union or in the free lot on Stadium Road near Monks Avenue.

Earlier on Tuesday, Bearce will speak to various Minnesota State Mankato classes about her experiences after her college graduation, and at 1 p.m. she will be featured on the “Southern Minnesota Midday with Gully” show on KMSU radio (89.7 FM).

Bearce graduated from Minnesota State Mankato in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Her complete biography is available on her website. More information about Bearce’s book is available at, on Facebook and on Twitter.

A recent press release promoting “Super Commuter Couples: Staying Together When a Job Keeps You Apart” asks, “What happens to a family when a job takes a wife or husband away from home for days, weeks or even months at a time?”

The release goes on to discuss how in her book, Bearce addresses the three primary economic factors behind the shift toward super commuting. She provides thoughtful guidance for those couples and families navigating not only the practical aspects, but also the emotional dynamics experienced by families living within the super commuter paradigm. Bearce also provides six pragmatic and actionable guidelines for those couples navigating the often frustrating, and at times disheartening, issues involved when one half of a couple is absent for long periods of time.

For questions about Bearce’s visit, please contact Jen Myers, interim director of Alumni Relations & Special Events at Minnesota State Mankato, by phone at 507-389-1794 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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