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Greet. Assist. Thank.
Students from Minnesota State Mankato's Sport Management program were among the 4,000+ volunteers working at the 2016 Ryder Cup. Using their new PGA mantra of "Greet, Assist, Thank," they learned a great deal about what it takes to successfully plan and orchestrate an international sporting event. "It was amazing to see it all come together," said graduate student Kassi Gall. "You could never experience that in a classroom."
Walk This Way
New concrete sidewalks were installed outside the new Clinical Sciences Building. Each day brings us a bit closer to completion.
Shunkwiler Serves Fifth Judicial District Veterans Court
Thad Shunkwiler, (left) assistant professor in the Department of Health Science, has been serving with the Fifth Judicial District Veterans Court since March 2016. A veteran himself, Shunkwiler sits in on hearings and provides counseling services, working with veterans to develop an action plan as needed. "Although Veterans' Court provides tools they likely didn't have before," he said, "at the end of the day, it is still the veteran who has to use them.”
For USMC veteran Curtis Shotliff (right), it was a life changing opportunity. "The court gave me a chance to recover from my previous criminal involvement," he said, "and I am truly grateful." Shotliff is currently a senior in the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Veterans Day is November 11. Thank you to all who serve.
U.S. Play Coalition Midwest Play Conference
The 2016 US Play Coalition: Midwest Play Conference is an inaugural event that will bring playful professionals, educators, parents, play advocates, and community members together. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn about local efforts to promote play throughout the Midwest.
Lisa Murphy’s keynote speech is sure to inspire educators and parents to create environments that are relevant, meaningful, play-based and grounded in nurturing relationships. Additionally, regional professionals from a variety of fields will engage attendees in discussion through talks and hands-on workshops covering various play topics.
Conference: MSU-Mankato, Centennial Student Union, Saturday, June 25th 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
- Early Bird Rate by Tuesday, May 31st @ $50
- After Tuesday, May 31st @ $75
- Undergraduate Student Rate @ $25 (with student ID)
- 5 contact hours will be issued
- Please dress comfortably, we will be playing.
- Link to Abstract Book: Click Here
March is National Athletic Training Month
Athletic training students Connor (L) and Brandon (R) apply their skills during a clinical rotation at East High School. Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic's Head Athletic Trainer Troy Hoehn acts as their preceptor, supervising and teaching onsite. Hoehn has been serving as a preceptor with Minnesota State Mankato for more than 16 years. Thanks Troy!
Allied Health & Nursing Transdisciplinary Workshop
The College of Allied Health and Nursing is offering its annual hands-on workshop on March 24 from 10:00am to 12:00noon in the CSU Ballroom. Check in begins at 9:30am.
Students work with students across disciplines to solve problems and create an interdisciplinary care plan during a patient simulation. Each student brings expertise from his/her discipline. Through this activity, participants gain knowledge about the roles and professional boundaries of different disciplines, gain experience in negotiating care with other disciplines, and discover how many disciplines overlap.
Students may preregister in each department. Registration DUE DATE: March 16, 2016. For more information, contact Julie Dittrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the workshop, students are asked to complete this participant exit survey. Thank you.
Fall Semester 2015
RPLS student Greta Wintersteen helps people see the world in a whole new way. As a sky guide for Kerfoot Canopy Tours near Henderson, Minn., she keeps zip liners safe and calm while they ride up to 175 feet above the ground. Read the full article in the Mankato Free Press.
RPLS Students Part of Eagle Lake's Plan
JP Flood's Park Planning students are working with the community of Eagle Lake on a comprehensive city park and open space plan. Read more in the Mankato Free Press.
Superman's Dental Screening
Even those with superpowers need their teeth checked. Students in the Department of Dental Hygiene travel to elementary schools in the greater Mankato area and provide hundreds of free screenings every year. They help keep Superman healthy so he can continue to save the world.