March 11, 2020
BIG THANKS!
We hope you are enjoying your Spring Break! We wanted to take this opportunity to shout a BIG THANKS to all of you who remain inSIDER readers. Created for the Office of Student Affairs by the Centennial Student Union, the inSIDER is committed to helping students be informed, engaged, successful.

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A RECAP
This Spring Break recap issue shares some of our top stories so far this semester. The Campus Events Schedule offers upcoming key events and activities to add to your calendar. Watch for new stories when the inSIDER returns March 18.
NEW UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
ADDRESSES COVID-19
A new University web page now shares the latest information on how the coronavirus known as COVID-19 may impact students, faculty and staff.

LATEST NEWS: President Davenport sent a campus email Wednesday, March 11, that stated the University: 1) will resume classes as normal after Spring Break; any changes would be announced as need arises, 2) has assembled a Pandemic Response Team ready to engage if situation escalates, 3) is reviewing its Continuation of Operations Plans, 4) has suspended indefinitely any University-related international travel - no restrictions on domestic travel.

RIGHT: Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your face are among recommended preventive measures for COVID-19.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS SERIES
An ongoing Spring 2020 series on Mental Health Awareness features students sharing stories of courage, insight and determination in personal dealing with mental health issues.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
TALKING IT INTO THE LIGHT

Seth Nilsen talks about his own experience with mental health disorder which led to his founding of the RSO, Mental Health Mankato. His story, the first in series, looks at his journey that involves green bandanas on backpacks to raise mental health communication and awareness

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
ESCAPING THE MIND'S PRISON CELL

Alex Schmit, Minnesota State University, Mankato sophomore, shares his inspiring story about coping with a mental health disorder as well as finding the silver lining in life's tough situations.  


KAYLENE KRUSE
NEW SERIES: BEST BOARD SPOTLIGHT
The BEST Board in the Centennial Student Hearth Lounge stands for B oasting E xceptional S tudent T alent and recognizes eight students each semester selected for campus leaders and CSU student staff excellence. This is the first in a series with honorees sharing their insights into campus involvement and personal success. Kaylene Kruse is a senior studying Communications Studies and Marketing.

TEDxMNSU
UNIVERSITY'S FIRST TED TALK SERIES
Big ideas will get real-world exposure April 17 as Minnesota State University, Mankato hosts its first day-long series of TED Talks spotlighting topics presented by students, faculty and staff.

KATO NINJA WARRIOR
STUDENTS COMPETE FOR TITLE
As Spring approaches, so does the exciting annual Kato Ninja Warrior Competition! This competition puts your body to the test. It includes quintuple steps, a salmon ladder, wipe out, and Kwik Trip warped wall. 


WOMEN'S CENTER RESOURCES
MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS & SAFE SEX KITS
The Women's Center is more than a place for women to hang out. The center provides complimentary menstrual products, safe sex kits and lactation supplies, including a lactation room in the bathroom across from the center.
The center also serves as a safe space to discuss gender inequality and societal issues that impact the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

RSO OF THE MONTH: IGNITE MNSU
ENGAGING COLLEGE WOMEN IN POLITICS
Recognized Student Organization for March 2020 is IGNITE MNSU: Women in Politics, a new RSO on campus that aims to empower women to engage in politics during and after their college careers. Their ultimate goal is to “ignite” a passion in students to get involved in government and social justice causes.

A NEW WAY TO STUDY AND LEARN
PEERS LEARNING & WORKING WITH PEERS
Created in the Fall 2019, the Maverick Peer-Facilitated Academic Support System - MavPASS - provides an alternative form of tutoring that is run by a student that excelled in a "gatekeeper" course.

'MAVERICKS IN ACTION' UNVEILED
#MavFam HELPS POPULATE NEW SITE
A new University site showing college life from a campus community perspective is now being populated by Instagram and Twitter posts using #MavFam.


FACEBOOK STUDENT RESOURCE
AN ADDITIONAL TOOL FOR STUDENTS
The MNSU Student Resource Facebook Group provides a place for students to find roommates, buy and sell textbooks, promote events for recognized student organizations and advice about professors and/or classes.

STUDENT BLOG:
TODAY WITH JENAE: STUDENT BLOG
SURVIVING THE MIDTERM MADNESS
Hello friends! My name is Jenae and I am a Public Relations Intern at the Communications Office in the CSU. I'm a senior graduating in May, studying Mass Media with an emphasis on Public relations and communications. I wanted to start a blog that addresses things that you, as a student, can relate to. Being in my fourth year of college, I feel I have some helpful insight to offer. This will be a weekly blog post, so sit back, sip on some coffee, and let's chat!

STUDENT BLOG:
HOW LEADERS BECAME FRIENDS
RETREAT CREATES BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP
What began as the annual Leadership U Retreat at Camp Omega, resulted in the creation of friendships that would last through college and beyond. Although the main purpose of the retreat was to improve student leadership skills, the biggest thing Emma Gabbert took away, was the friendships she made along the way.

POTTY TALK
INTERNATIONAL BATHROOM ETIQUETTE
My wife and I recently were fortunate enough to travel to the Dominican Republic. Stepping outside one’s country of origin offers exciting cultural experiences with people and places. Being a neophyte international traveler - from a fly-over state no less - I have to admit I was naïve about international customs and habits. 

CAMPUS EVENT SCHEDULE
MOVIES, EVENTS AND SPORTS
STOMPER CINEMA
Jumanji: The Next Level
Thursday, March 19: 7 & 9:30PM
Friday, March 20: 7 & 9:30PM
Saturday, March 21: 7PM


*All showings are in Ostrander Auditorium
MAVERICK ATHLETICS

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
MARCH 12-14
Wrestling @ NCAA Championships
All Day, Sioux Falls

THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Baseball vs. Ashland
9AM, Florida Spring Trip

Softball vs. Hillsdale
9AM, NTC Spring Games, Florida

Softball vs. Bloomfield
11:30AM, NTC Spring Games, Florida

FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Men's Hockey hosts Michigan Stat
7:07PM, WCHA Second Round

SATURDAY, MARCH 14
Men's/Women's Track NCAA Championships
All Day, Birmingham, Ala.

Baseball hosts Bemidji State
1:30PM, Bowyer Field

Baseball hosts Bemidji State
3:30PM, Bowyer Field

Men's Hockey hosts Michigan State
6:07PM, WCHA Second Round

SUNDAY, MARCH 15
Baseball hosts Bemidji State
Noon, Bowyer Field

Baseball hosts Bemidji State
2PM, Bowyer Field

Men's Hockey hosts Michigan State
5:07PM, WCHA Second Round (if needed)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
Baseball hosts Minnesota Duluth
2PM, Bowyer Field

Baseball hosts Minnesota Duluth
3:30PM, Bowyer Field
EVENTS
MONDAY, MARCH 16
Be Local, See Global: COB Food Entrepreneurship
3:30PM Ostrander Auditorium

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 (St. Patrick's Day)
Housing Fair
10AM-2PM, CSU MavAve

Leadership U Workshop: Social Responsibility
5-6PM, CSU 245

Shake Your Shamrock Happy Hour
7-9PM, CSU Maverick Bullpen (Student Events Team)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
Finding Balance: Stress, Wellness & Self Care
11AM, CSU 204 (Counseling Center Program)

Crowned and Qualified: International Women's Day
7-9PM, CSU Ballroom (Women's Center Event)

THURSDAY, MARCH 19
Visualization & Mental Rehearsal
10AM, CSU 204 (Counseling Center Program)

Hound Hugs & Kanine Kisses Therapy Dogs
6:30-8PM, CSU Hearth Lounge (Note New Location)
(Noting COVID-19 concerns, this session is moved from the Lincoln Lounge to the Hearth Lounge. This session will impose a time limit on students' interactions with the therapy dogs)

Serendipity Karaoke
7:30-11PM, Maverick Bullpen TV Lounge

FRIDAY, MARCH 20
CSU Open Mic Series
4-5:30PM, Jazzman's Cafe, CSU Main Level

SATURDAY, MARCH 21
African Night 2020
4PM Dinner, 7PM Show, CSU Ballroom

TUESDAY, MARCH 24
Kessel Lecture: Journalist/Author George Packer
7PM, Ostrander Auditorium

THURSDAY, MARCH 26
Kato Ninja Warrior
3PM Time Trials,7PM Show
8PM Course Open to Public, Bresnan Arena

FRIDAY, MARCH 27
Serendipity Music Series: Mae Simpson
11AM-1PM, CSU Hearth Lounge
Following the performance will be a Q&A with Mae on the challenges and rewards for women in the music industry.
Snacks & Refreshments Served
Hosted by the CSU & the Women's Center
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