A new bronze statue commissioned by the Centennial Student Union entitled Sittin’ with Stomper was unveiled in the CSU on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The statue features the University’s beloved mascot, Stomper, seated on an 8-foot bronze bench that will be permanently placed on the main level of the CSU. A plaque commemorating the spirit of the statue was also installed near the sculpture.
The Spring 2024 Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair will take place Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in CSU Ballroom.
Attorney general Keith Ellison will be giving a keynote presentation on Tuesday, March 19, 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. in CSU Ostrander Auditorium
Follow the journey of Austin, now a third-year undergrad, in the February installment of Student Affairs monthly Maverick Moments.
The City of Mankato is developing a five-year strategic plan to guide the organization in delivering services to our community and there are several ways to be heard and offer your input!
Whether it was creating educational events with the Women’s Center, the LGBT Center or Veterans, Atlas James sought Student Events Team programming that sought to show commonality and opportunities to connect among students from all backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.
Nadia Mohamed, the first Black mayor of St. Louis Park, Minn., will be this year’s keynote speaker as the 48th annual Dr. Michael T. Fagin Pan African Conference, returns to Minnesota State University, Mankato Thursday and Friday, Feb. 29 and March 1.
One of the University’s long-standing traditions, the annual conference in the Centennial Student Union was established by Dr. Michael T. Fagin and invites participants to “explore how they are cultivating, nurturing and affirming safe spaces and groups as a collective form of resistance, transformation and reclamation.”
Minnesota State’s Abel Christiansen (hurdles), South Milwaukee, Wisc., took home NSIC Track Athlete of the Week honors and Onyekachi Ukaobasi (jumps), Geneva, Ill., won NSIC Field Athlete of the Week in a clean sweep of weekly awards announced Monday, Feb. 12. This marks the second time this year that the Mavericks have claimed both NSIC Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Annelise Miller’s nominator disagreed when Annelise said she didn’t do anything to deserve BEST Board recognition. It was that unassuming demeanor mixed with Annelise’s passion for writing that earned her a place on the BEST Board. Her prolific writing that fuels the weekly MAVERICK INSIDER student e-newsletter serves to keep all fellow Mavericks informed and engaged.
Needing help with scholarships? Come to the Multicultural Center (CSU 269) any Tuesday or Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m. until the end of February. Final day to apply for scholarships is Feb. 29.
Maverick Success continues to host essential things college students should know. On Thursday, Feb. 22, join and learn at a housing workshop in from 4 to 5 p.m. More workshop dates in March and April.
This week’s Maverick Minute features another great resource on our campus—the LGBT Center. The Unviersity’s LGBT Center is the second longest-operation university LGBT Center in the country.
Gilman Scholarship is now offering scholarships for studying and interning aboard!
University Student Financial Services said review of financial aid applications will begin in March. Additional information may be requested to finalize eligibility. Official financial aid offers are expected in July. Students can use a Net Price Calculator for an unofficial estimate of need and eligibility.
Everett Smithson Band performs for Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in CSU Hearth Lounge
This Valentine’s Day, create unforgettable memories Sittin’ with Stomper!
Each month President Edward Inch offers his Prez Ed Says message to students. In his most recent message, President Inch extends a “Thank You” to all students as incredible ambassadors for the University.
Spring ’24 BEST Board honoree Jake Hauser is spending his semester before graduation leading a local March book drive as part of National Reading Month. The drive seeks to become a new Maverick Tradition benefitting local libraries. In addition, Jake serves as secretary for Mavs in Action promoting volunteerism in the greater Mankato area.
In the second of a two-part series on generative AI, Dr. Rajeev Bukralia is of the mindset that generative AI in the classroom can enhance student learning if it is used as a tool and not a shortcut. Used honestly with proper disclosure can actually challenge students’ critical thinking abilities.
First in a two-part series: When it comes to the debate over artificial intelligence, Dr. Rajeev Bukralia, associate professor and graduate coordinator for Data Science at Minnesota State Mankato, views things from three different angles – creator, teacher and administrator. Those three vantage points offer a strong point of reference in understanding the evolution and future of AI in this first of a two-part series on AI in academics.
Join Maverick Firsts for a night of storytelling about college experiences on Monday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium.