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Oct. 18: 'Doing Happiness' Lecture by Matt Glowacki

Event will be in Centennial Student Union's Ostrander Auditorium.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-12-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Public speaker Matt Glowacki will speak about “Doing Happiness” Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

Glowacki’s presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a meet and greet and refreshments.

The event is intended to recognize Disability Awareness Month. Glowacki is being brought to campus by Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Events Team along with Accessibility Resources at the University.

According to a description on Glowacki’s website, his “Doing Happiness” presentation “teaches people how to be a better friend, partner, or person, by living in the moment and understanding how interactions affect us all.”

According to his website, Glowacki is from Wisconsin and was born without legs. He has given presentations at numerous colleges and universities around the United States on how to find happiness and overcome adversity and challenges in life.

For more information on the event, contact Lydia Jagodzinski, Student Events Team speakers and entertainment chair, by phone at 507-380-6076 or by email at

Disability Awareness Month is observed each October by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Student Events Team is a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive and educational events where students make lifelong memories and celebrate their Maverick pride.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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