RPLS Day 2023

Friday, April 14, 2023
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Centennial Student Union Ballroom

RPLS Day logo with the words Reconnect, Play, Learn, Socialize Minnestota state University, Mankato

Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services (RPLS) friends, supporters, students, alumni and collaborators are all invited to RPLS Day at Minnesota State University, Mankato!

RPLS Day is an opportunity to connect with students, visit campus and experience the dynamic campus environment, reconnect with old friends and faculty, and share in celebrating all things RPLS.


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2023 Schedule

1:00 p.m. - Rapid Fire Networking with current students (CSU Ballroom)

This session provides an opportunity to chat with students, share insights, and recruit for employment.

2:00 p.m. - Hot Topics in RPLS Panel Discussion (CSU Ballroom)

Moderated by Dr. Jim Wise, this session seeks to address some of the current challenges and opportunities facing the RPLS field. Audience members will have opportunities to interact with and listen to the insights of practicing professionals.

3:00 p.m. - RPLS Awards (CSU Ballroom)

This session honors the varied contributions of current students, alumni, former faculty, community members, and other friends of the program. 

Nominations are now being accepted by using this form - please complete the entire form to get to the criteria and award detail pages. 

1) Outstanding Mentor Award
2) Distinguished Professional Award
3) Alumni Excellence Award
4) Alumni Legacy Award
5) RPLS Hall of Fame

4:30 p.m. - Social Hour (Downtown Mankato)

Following a day of learning, all friends of the program are encouraged to join us off campus for socializing, networking and RPLS-themed beverages. 

If you have any questions, contact Candace Hottinger at or 507-389-2127.

If you missed last year's inaugural event, here's a short video recap. We hope to see you in 2023!


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