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April 21: KARE-11's Boyd Huppert to Speak on Campus

Event is part of Department of Mass Media's "Media Day" celebration.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-13-2015

Mankato, Minn. – The Department of Mass Media at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is hosting TV journalist Boyd Huppert of KARE-11 as part of its “Media Day” celebration on Tuesday, April 21.

Huppert will speak at 7 p.m. that day in the Centennial Student Union Ostrander Auditorium. His speech is titled “It’s Just Video Until a Storyteller Creates an Experience.” The event is free and open to the public.

Also on Media Day, the Department of Mass Media will honor approximately 20 mass media students at a scholarship program at 3 p.m. in CSU 253.

The Department of Mass Media is honored to host Huppert because of his experience with visual storytelling. Huppert’s appearance aligns with the department’s mission to teach its students the most current ways in which to deliver information to the public.

Huppert’s talk is sponsored by the Department of Mass Media and is made possible through a grant from the Nadine B. Andreas Foundation.

In addition to his work at KARE, Huppert has presented more than 100 storytelling workshops at venues including TV New Zealand, TV2 in Denmark and NRK in Norway. He is a long-time member of the faculty at the Advanced Storytelling Workshop sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and held each spring at Texas State University – San Marcos.

For more information, contact Rachael Hanel, assistant professor of mass media, at 507-389-1247 or

The Department of Mass Media is part of the College of Arts & Humanities at Minnesota State Mankato.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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