July 25: Public Invited to Outdoor Amphitheater Showing of Film ‘Interstellar’

July 25: Public Invited to Outdoor Amphitheater Showing of Film ‘Interstellar’

The public is invited to a FREE outdoor viewing of the movie, “Interstellar” on Thursday, July 25. at 9 p.m. in the CSU Amphitheater located between the Centennial Student Union and the Memorial Library. Popcorn, candy and beverages will be available for purchase. Alternative weather date is Friday, July 26. The event is hosted by Student Activities with assistance from the Centennial Student Union.

GOAT: Nat’l DII Record Holder Denisha Cartwright Joins Bahama Olympic Team in 100m Hurdles

GOAT: Nat’l DII Record Holder Denisha Cartwright Joins Bahama Olympic Team in 100m Hurdles

JULY 1 – One of the greatest student-athletes in Maverick history, Denisha Cartwright officially qualified to represent her native Bahamas at the 2024 Summer Olympics. The first round of competition at the Paris games is Thursday, Aug. 8. Cartwright set the national DII record in the 100 meter hurdles this spring. She finishes her collegian career as both the 2024 Indoor and Outdoor National Women’s Track Athlete of the Year as well as the Honda DII Athlete of the Year.

Five Mavericks Set to Join Hockey Action Aug. 4-11 at Women’s National Festival

Five Mavericks Set to Join Hockey Action Aug. 4-11 at Women’s National Festival

JULY 1 – Five Minnesota State women’s hockey team players and three coaches will represent the Mavericks in Lake Placid, New York Aug. 4-11 for the Women’s National Festival. Jenessa Gazdik, JuliAnna Gazdik, Sydney Langseth, Jamie Nelson and Whitney Tuttle will be among 45 collegiate women’s hockey players participating. Coaching staff for this year’s festival includes MSU Head Coach Shari Dickerman, Associate Head Coach Jeff Giesen and Assistant Coach Mackenzie Bruch.

Shane Zylstra Showcases Talents at Lions Mini Camp After Season-Ending Injury in ’23

Shane Zylstra Showcases Talents at Lions Mini Camp After Season-Ending Injury in ’23

JUNE 6 – Former Minnesota State Mankato football star, Shane Zylstra is looking to make a big comeback this fall for the Detroit Lions. Zylstra, a tight end, who suffered a season ending injury in 2023 is performing well at Lions’ mini camp. Heading into the 2024 season, Zylstra reclaimed his #84 jersey worn as a MSU Maverick. Zylstra toppled overall and single-season receiving and touchdown records previously held by Adam Thielen.

Alpha Chi Omega Named Chapter of the Year as Awards Banquet Concludes Greek Week

Alpha Chi Omega Named Chapter of the Year as Awards Banquet Concludes Greek Week

APRIL 14 – Alpha Chi Omega Sorority was the 2023 Chapter of the Year at Spring Greek Awards. Abi Saha with Sigma Chi and Alyssa McCullough with Sigma Sigma Sigma were named respective Marie Bruce Fraternity Man and Sorority Woman of the Year. Crystal Watts, assistant director for Community Engagement, was the Order of Omega Staff Member of the Year.

Dickerman, Altmann Earn Silver at IIHF Women’s World Championships

Dickerman, Altmann Earn Silver at IIHF Women’s World Championships

April 14 – Minnesota State head coach Shari Dickerman and assistant coach, Alli Altmann, earned the silver medal at this year’s IIHF Women’s World Championships after Team USA suffered a 6-5 loss in overtime to Canada in the championship game. Dickerman, who was an All-American for the Mavericks in goal during her playing career from 2000-2004, was named the fifth head coach in Minnesota State history this past March. Altmann, who played for the Mavericks from 2008-12 and concluded her first year as an assistant coach on the Maverick staff and \served as Team USA’s goaltending coach.

NABC Names Margenthaler National Division II Basketball Coach of the Year

NABC Names Margenthaler National Division II Basketball Coach of the Year

APRIL 1 – Minnesota State men’s basketball coach Matt Margenthaler has been named the 2024 Division II Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This is the first time that Margenthaler has been named the NABC DII Coach of the Year. Earlier this season, he earned his fourth NSIC Coach of the Year award. He was also named the NABC Central Region Coach of the Year. The national award is sponsored by the Marines.

Not a Scam: Email Requests Re-Payment for Regional Basketball Tournament Tickets

Not a Scam: Email Requests Re-Payment for Regional Basketball Tournament Tickets

APRIL 4 – Minnesota State Mankato students may be among those asked to re-submit payment after purchasing tickets to the NCAA Division II Central Region Men’s Basketball Tournament at Taylor Center March 16-19. Maverick Athletics said the email is a legitimate request and not a scam after online ticket sale transactions did not go through successfully. Credit cards may not have been properly charged due to technical issues with the vendor’s transaction authorization protocols. The security of user personal or financial information has not been compromised by this issue in any way.

Coach Margenthaler Featured on KFAN’s Dan Barreiro Bumper-to-Bumper Show

Coach Margenthaler Featured on KFAN’s Dan Barreiro Bumper-to-Bumper Show

APRIL 4 – Mavericks Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Margenthaler was featured in an extended interview with KFAN’s Justin Gaard as part of Thursday, April 4, broadcast of the Dan Barreiro Bumper-to-Bumper show.
Rebroadcast of 24-minute interview can be found on the Dan Barreiro Podcast found on iHeart Radio, Spotify and other streaming platforms. Margenthaler’s interview starts at 21:00 into the second segment of the April 4 podcast.

Proposed Student Fee Increase Explained; Referendum on the April 8-9 Student Ballot

Proposed Student Fee Increase Explained; Referendum on the April 8-9 Student Ballot

On the ballot for the April 8-9 online Student Government Election, mnsu.edu/voting, is the Student Athletics and Student Activity Fee Referendum. Maverick Athletic Director Kevin Buisman said the proposed athletic fee increase of $1 per credit hour offsets excessive inflation. Without the funding, steps to make up the revenue could include reducing student seating at home hockey games in order to generate revenue from general admission ticket sales.