2023-24 Good Thunder Series Concludes April 4 with Author Melissa Febos

2023-24 Good Thunder Series Concludes April 4 with Author Melissa Febos

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 2023-2024 Good Thunder Reading Series will conclude its season Thursday, April 4, when it hosts author Melissa Febos with a series of events. Events at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. are free and open to the public. The evening program in Ostrander Auditorium includes readings by Febos and Nathan Larson, MFA candidate, readng from his short story, “The Shades In-Between.”

Chapters ‘Rock and Roll’ Through Greek Week with Contests and Awards April 8-14

Chapters ‘Rock and Roll’ Through Greek Week with Contests and Awards April 8-14

“Rock and Roll” is the theme April 8-12 as Fraternity and Sorority Life at Minnesota State University invites the campus to join in celebrating Greek Week. Activities include a Monday FREE hot dog cookout for the campus community as well as cardboard boat races, and the popular lip sync contest among the FSL chapters. The week concludes Sunday, April 14, with the annual awards banquet recognizing the Chapter of the Year and other outstanding accomplishments among the FSL community.

0.2 Seconds: Maverick Women Head to National Championship With Game-Winning Layup

0.2 Seconds: Maverick Women Head to National Championship With Game-Winning Layup

MARCH 27 – The Mavericks Women’s Basketball Team advance to the NCAA DII NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Friday after defeating Cal State San Marcos Wednesday night 70-68. The win came on an Emily Herzberg layup with 0.2 seconds left in the game. The Mavericks go for the national title Friday at 7 p.m. against Texas Woman’s University. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

Annual Health Summit on April 3 Explores Link Between Good Health and Social Connections

Annual Health Summit on April 3 Explores Link Between Good Health and Social Connections

MARCH 21 – Exploring the link between good health and social connections is the focus of Wednesday, April 3, Health Summit. The annual event featuring more than 15 speakers is hosted by the College of Allied Health and Nursing. All sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be in the Centennial Student Union. The event is FREE to students. Registration is required.

Minnesota State Mankato Will Honor Fall ’24 Reciprocity After SD Terminates Agreement

Minnesota State Mankato Will Honor Fall ’24 Reciprocity After SD Terminates Agreement

MARCH 19 – Minnesota State Mankato will continue to honor in-state tuition rates for prospective South Dakota students enrolling at the University for Fall 2024. The announcement by President Edward Inch comes after the South Dakota Board of Regents terminated the tuition reciprocity agreement between the two states beginning with the 2024-25 academic year. Inch said the decision ensures South Dakota students entering Minnesota State Mankato will not be impacted by unexpected higher out-of-state tuition rates.

Mavericks Calm the #1-Ranked Storm, 80-48, to Win Central Region Tournament Championship

Mavericks Calm the #1-Ranked Storm, 80-48, to Win Central Region Tournament Championship

MARCH 18 | BETHANY, Okla. (Maverick Report) – The #7 seed Minnesota State Mavericks (29-5) win the NCAA Central Region Tournament Championship, 80-48, in an upset victory over the #1 seed Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm (30-3). Joey Batt and Destinee Bursch combined for 51 points. The Mavericks advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since the National Championship team in 2008-09.

Mavericks Hockey Captain Sam Morton Signs with NHL’s Calgary Flames Organization

Mavericks Hockey Captain Sam Morton Signs with NHL’s Calgary Flames Organization

MARCH 18 – Minnesota State senior captain Sam Morton from Lafayette, Colo., has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames organization. His contract will begin with the 2024-25 season. He will be joining the Wranglers (AHL) on an amateur tryout contract (ATO) for the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign. Former Maverick Walker Duehr (2017-22) plays on the Flames’ current NHL roster.

Mavericks’ Joey Batt Named To Women’s Basketball All-Central Region First Team

Mavericks’ Joey Batt Named To Women’s Basketball All-Central Region First Team

Mavericks’ star guard Joey Batt was named to the D2CCA Women’s Basketball All-Central Region First Team for her performance in 2023-24. The New Ulm, Minn., native was named both the NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year as well as the NSIC Defensive Player of the Year for the third time in her career. She was also named to the NSIC All-Conference First Team.

Author JP Mackey Blends Artistic Passions to Create Illustrated Books for All Ages

Author JP Mackey Blends Artistic Passions to Create Illustrated Books for All Ages

During his workday, James Mackey is often working behind the scenes as a graphic designer with Creative Productions, Minnesota State Mankato’s in-house print shop. His true passion since his childhood is sharing illustrated stories. As illustrated author JP Mackey, he has published seven such stories to date. Find out what drives JP the author in a short Q&A feature.

Shari Dickerman Named Minnesota State Women’s Hockey Head Coach

Shari Dickerman Named Minnesota State Women’s Hockey Head Coach

MARCH 11 – Shari Dickerman has been named the fifth Head Coach in Minnesota State women’s hockey history. Dickerman has been a member of the coaching staff since 2009 and served as Acting Head Coach earlier this season during Head Coach John Harrington’s medical leave of absence. Dickerman is a former Maverick All-American goaltender (2000-04). She has played or coached 174 Minnesota State women’s hockey current and former student-athletes.

THREE-PEAT! Maverick Handball Retains Its National Collegiate Title

THREE-PEAT! Maverick Handball Retains Its National Collegiate Title

An Irish connection led the Maverick Handball team to its third consecutive national collegiate championship. Mark Doyle of Wexford, Ireland, and Clodagh Monroe from Carrickmore, Northern Ireland, claimed their first open singles titles in their respective men’s and women’s divisions at the U.S. Handball Associations Collegiate National Champions concluding Feb. 16 in Minneapolis. The Mavericks swept the men’s, women’s and combined competitions with 4584 total points far outdistancing its nearest competitor, Missouri State University, with 4213 points. 

BEST Board S’24: Involvement Helps Quinten Wilson Discover Full Potential; Servant Leadership

BEST Board S’24: Involvement Helps Quinten Wilson Discover Full Potential; Servant Leadership

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable” are words offered by Quinten Wilson when sharing the importance of getting involved. For Quinten, experiences gained as a presidential scholar, finding opportunities for servant leadership or assisting the MSU Mavericks Baseball Team as a student coach have helped shape is life and future. The Spring 2024 BEST Board honoree uses his own experiences to encourage others to take a “leap of faith” and try something new.