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Sept. 18: Emergency Preparedness Training Exercise on Campus

Training exercise will be held from 12-3 p.m. on west lawn of the University's Performing Arts Building.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 9-10-2019

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Sent on behalf of Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management David Jones

Dear Campus Community,

Following is a news announcement about an Emergency Preparedness Training Exercise that will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus.

Please note that emergency vehicles will be on campus during the exercise and that THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY.

As you plan your travel to and from campus, please note that one block of Ellis Avenue North will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

We appreciate your understanding as we hold this important training exercise on our campus.


Sandi Schnorenberg
Director of Campus Security


Minnesota State Mankato to Participate in Emergency Preparedness Training Exercise Wednesday, Sept. 18 on Campus

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will host an emergency preparedness training exercise Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 12-3 p.m. on the west lawn of the University’s Performing Arts Building, located along Ellis Avenue North.

The training exercise is closed to the public for safety purposes. The campus area (see map below) immediately outside the exercise perimeter will remain open. One block of Ellis Avenue North (between Birchwood and Maywood avenues) on the university campus will be closed to through traffic from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Participants in the exercise with Minnesota State Mankato include staff from the cities of Mankato (public safety) and North Mankato (police), Blue Earth County Sheriff deputies, Mayo Clinic Health System and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service.

“Conducting this emergency response practice exercise is part of the University’s proactive commitment to creating a safe and secure environment on our campus,” said David Jones, Minnesota State Mankato’s vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. “Emergencies can occur at any time without warning, and partnering on this training exercise with other community organizations allows us to increase awareness of our emergency preparedness as well as assess our current capabilities.”

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