Prepared by the Centennial Student Union, your House of Serendipity 

Volume 2, Issue 4
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Minnesota State University, Mankato 
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013
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Are you breaking the rules of texting? 

Texting Etiquette
Texting Etiquette

What are your fellow Mavericks doing on Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day Plans
Valentine's Day Plans

 Valentine's Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Do you know what you are going to buy for the special someone in your life? As college students,  we don't have tons of money to drop on extravagant gifts, but there are many great, inexpensive gifts for that anyone would love to receive.  

  • For those of you who are creative, a heartfelt and homemade card or personalized picture frame is a good gift to give. You could always go for the classic flowers or chocolate.
  • For those of you who enjoy showing your skills in the kitchen, another idea would be to prepare a special dinner for your valentine. You could even bake them their favorite dessert.
  • For the adventurous, plan a special date night to do a fun activity that you normally wouldn't, such as a scavenger hunt or ice-skating.
  • For the music lover, take your date to see a band play. A gift that ties into your valentines interests or hobbies is always a great option that shows you really know them and pay attention to what they enjoy.

Just remember that it really is the thought that counts.  

  By Ashley Koppy

Big ideas. Real-world thinking.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013  

7:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

Musical, Spring Awakening

Adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 play about the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion, this haunting musical took Broadway by storm. Set in late 19th-century German, it concerns teens discovering the tumult of sexuality. The original play was banned in Germany due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. In this version, alternative rock is used for an extraordinarily contemporary feeling. Spring Awakening received eight Tony Awards in 2007, including Best Musical, Book and Score. This is its Minnesota State Mankato debut; it contains mature language and themes.


Individual tickets for 'Spring Awakening' are $22 regular, $19 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $15 for current Minnesota State students. Also plays at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, 9 & 10.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Musical, Spring Awakening

7:30 p.m. See above for details


Serendipity Karaoke and the Karaoke Challenge

9 - 11:30 p.m. Maverick Bullpen

Come to the Bullpen and join the weekly fun as a singer or crowd participant as the CSU continues its Thursday night Serendipity Karaoke and the 2013 Karaoke Challenge. Sing for fun or as a contestant as Karaoke Challenge performers earn weekly points as the March 7 Karaoke Challenge finals draw near. The top contest soloist wins an iPAD 3. All singers are eligible to win a large Bullpen Pizza given away at the end of the evening. You must be present to win!   


Friday, February 8, 2013

Musical, Spring Awakening

7:30 p.m. See above for details


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Musical, Spring Awakening

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See above for details


Sunday, February 10, 2013 

Musical, Spring Awakening

2 p.m. See above for details


Monday, February 11th 2013

DISH fair

T-shirt giveaway, Free Food and Live Music as you get to meet some RSO's on campus, and learn about event website. Valentine themed!!


Women of Action Committee

Check out the Women's Center student action group, Women of Action Committee (WAC)! WAC is the student action group that advises, plans, and implements all things Women on campus. From campus education to event planning and entertainment, WAC offers you involvement opportunity, a chance to develop your leadership skills and a chance to meet cool people and have fun! Meetings are Mondays at 5pm in the Women's Center CSU 218.


Tuesday, February 12 2013

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CSU Serendipity Music Series

Fat Tuesday Performance

Blue Ox Jazz Babies

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., CSU Lincoln Lounge

A special Mardi Gras style celebration of Fat Tuesday will feature the Dixieland sounds of the Blue Ox Jazz Babies performing in the CSU Lincoln Lounge. Free beads while they last (and you don't have to do anything to get them!) 


Performance Series: The Barley Jacks 

7 p.m. Performing Arts Center

The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw-dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun. They are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum who meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop to inspire each other and create something entirely new. Front man and fiddler Brian Wicklund has been integral to the national acoustic music scene for decades, touring internationally in bands with Stoney Lonesome, Judith Edelman, Kathy Kallick, Chris Stuart, and Brother Mule. From 7:30 to 9 p.m.  in the Performing Arts Center.