April 14, 2021
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STUDENT BLOGS
BECOMING A BETTER YOU
LOW CALORIE WRAP AND FRUIT CHOCOLATE MALT
This week I will reveal what I consider my greatest diet hack meal and a malt recipe I have been using for the past two weeks. I hope you enjoy these recipes and experiment to your desires with the wrap recipe.

2021 @ 21: KARA ALLEN
THE OCEAN
Standing in front of the ocean is a wave of emotions. The excitement, the intimidation, and the serenity all come together to form a perfect pie of feelings. When I stand in front of the ocean, I am reminded that I am small. I am also reminded, that strength is not always in the most obvious form; such as the undercurrents that we cannot see. And that, is advantageous.

THE BIG DAY
GRADUATION TIME
A journal entry on my thoughts as the semester comes to a close. Wishing all graduates good luck as we take our next step into an unknown world.

YOUR NEW STUDENT GOVERNMENT
INAUGURATION SET FOR APRIL 22
Reauna Stiff was elected president and Kara Svercl was named vice president for the 2021-22 Student Government following results of this week's election. Several positions for colleges, residential life, off-campus students and students-at-large were among those filled.

ISA ELECTION RESULTS
MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

International Student Elections were finalized April 2. Find out who are the newly elected President and Vice President for the International Student Association.

MAVERICK STEEL
STEELPAN BAND ON DIRECTOR'S BUCKET LIST
After his own experiences playing the steelpan, Percussion and Athletic Band Director Michael Thursby had visions of introducing the calypso-style drum to his percussion students. The result is Maverick Steel which will be performing at the April 28 CSU Mall Fest.

FAT CITY ALL-STARS ROCKIN' AT MALL FEST
MUSIC, FOOD, PETTING ZOO & PING-PONG BALLS
Fat City All-Stars will deliver your favorite rock and country cover songs as part of the annual CSU Mall Fest hosted by the Centennial Student Union on Wednesday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fountain Mall. Free hot dogs, chips and beverage starting at 11 a.m. Other activities include Maverick Steel performance, a petting zoo and the Student Events Team 1,000 Ways to Win ping pong ball drop. Watch next week's inSIDER for more details.
MAVERICK ADVENTURE SERIES CONTINUES
DAWN ULRICH-SPITZER, CANINE DRUG TESTER
Dawn Ulrich-Spitzer is the next speaker featured in the Mankato Adventure Speaker Series. At 7 p.m., April 21, she will share her experiences of being a psychologist and avid outdoorswoman whose adventures have taken her from the Boundary Waters to the Iditarod.

CULTURECHANGE
COMBATTING THE INVISIBLE DISABILITY

CultureChange started as an RSO by the name of Mental Health Mankato. In June of 2020, the RSO transitioned into a nonprofit organization. Since then, CultureChange has been advocating for policy change and education when it comes to the topic of mental health. Find out more how they have been combatting this invisible disability.

VIRTUAL GRADUATION
PLANS CONTINUE TOWARD MAY 8 COMMENCEMENT
With the Spring 2021 graduation just around the corner, President Davenport announced that commencement will be held virtually to keep Maverick students and families safe during the celebration. Graduates will be able to get professional pictures taken to honor them in the virtual commencement on Saturday, May 8.

RAMADAN
MUSLIMS CELEBRATE MOST SACRED MONTH
Ramadan, a time of fasting, self-reflection and self improvement started this past Monday. Graduate Assistant Ahmed Ashraf with the Kearney Center, discusses this most sacred month of the year for the Islamic culture.


SELF CARE LOTTERY
TEST YOUR LUCK IN A CHANCE TO WIN

The Student Events Team is relieving stress with self care kits! Scratch off tickets will be given to students and will determine the prizes given out. Everyone is a winner!

FUNDRAISER AT BUFFALO WILD WINGS
MEET ESPORTS TEAM FOR WINGS

The Mavericks Esports Team will host a meet and greet event on April 26, 5 to 8 p.m. Stop by for a chance to win a replica jersey and eat wings!

MAVERICK SPOTLIGHT
Makayla Jackson is a sprinter and jumper for the Minnesota State women's track and field team. At the South Dakota Challenge & Multi Friday and Saturday in Vermillion, S.D., Jackson had a pair of first place finishes in the team's third place finish. In the long jump, she finished first with a jump of 5.91m, which happens to be a provisional qualifier for the 11th best leap in DII this season. She would probably do anything to avoid taking a philosophy class ever again.

Elijah Calderon-Pitchford is a jumper for the Minnesota State men's track and field team. At the South Dakota Challenge & Multi Friday and Saturday in Vermillion, S.D., Calderon-Pitchford placed first in the triple jump with a top jump of 14.43m. There's just that one animal that seems to understand him at the zoo.





CAMPUS EVENT SCHEDULE
MOVIES AND EVENTS
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ATHLETICS
April 15
  • Men's Golf NSIC Championship
  • Esports: Rocket League
April 17
  • Softball vs. St. Cloud State, 1PM
  • Football vs. Upper Iowa Scrimmage, 2pm
April 18
  • Softball vs. Minnesota Duluth, Noon
  • Women's Soccer vs. Augustana, 1PM
April 21
  • Softball vs. Upper Iowa, 2/4PM
April 22
  • Esports: Rocket League, 8PM
April 23
  • Women's Golf Northern Sun Conference
April 24
  • Football vs. Minnesota Duluth (Scrimmage), 3PM
April 28
  • Baseball vs. Augustana, 1:30/3:30P



ACTIVITIES
April 16
  • Release of "Warrior" recorded performance by choral department (VARP)
April 17
  • Maverick Day of Service, Fountain Mall
April 18
  • Mamma Mia, 2PM, Ted Paul Theatre

April 19
  • Maverick Egg Hunt, 6PM, All-Sports Dome (Student Events Team)
  • Maverick Self Care Kits, 11AM-1PM (See story above)
April 20
  • Earth Day: Winona LaDuke: A Day to Reconnect, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM – ZOOM (DISH) 
April 21
  • Islamic Feminism Book Discussion: Queer Jihad, 4-5PM- ZOOM (DISH) 
April 22
  • Good Thunder Reading Series: Kao Kalia Yang
  • How to be a Friend: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault (Women's Center) 6PM, Zoom
April 24
  • Stomper Con 1K & 5K, 9AM-2PM – FITNESS TRAIL (Student Events Team)
April 28
  • CSU Mall Fest, 11AM-2PM - Fountain Mall
  • Free Hot Dogs, Petting Zoo, University Steel Band performance, Serendipity Music Series performance by Fat City All Stars, 1,000 Ways to Win (see story above)
  • Denim Day, Noon, Women's Center
  • 1,000 Ways To Win, Noon, Fountain Mall, Student Events Team


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