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Homecoming Week Begins Tuesday, Sept. 30 with Kick-Off Event

Event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus mall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-24-2014

PHOTO CUTLINE: Students David Schieler (left) and Desiree Frederick, co-chairs of the campus Homecoming committee, talked about the week's activities during Tuesday's kick-off event.

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State Mankato’s annual Homecoming celebration begins Tuesday, Sept. 30, with a kick-off event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus mall that will feature comments from various city and university officials and music from the Maverick Athletic Band.

A program beginning at noon will feature the City of Mankato's proclamation of Minnesota State Mankato Homecoming Week – “The best one yet” – as well as remarks from President Richard Davenport, Student Senate President Mariah Haffield, and Homecoming student chair David Schieler. Attendees will be served cake and meet the Homecoming Royalty candidates.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Homecoming has been in existence since 1928. Homecoming week offers students and alumni a way to showcase their pride and school spirit. Homecoming also allows the greater Mankato community a chance to learn about the university and take part in the celebrations. The kick-off, alumni 5K run, president's free community pancake breakfast, parade, and athletic events are all open to the public and listed on the Homecoming website.

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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