February 17, 2021
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LAST WEEK'S inSIDER POLL



QUESTION: WHAT SOUNDS MOST FUN FOR VALENTINE'S DAY DURING A PANDEMIC?

We also had one write-in for last week’s poll: “Spending the day by yourself.” We certainly should have considered that one in the poll. Thanks for letting us know. 



STUDENT BLOGS
2021 @ 21: KARA ALLEN
'CALLING MAMA'
I wrote this piece today to try and speak to things that I know people have gone through. I consider myself fortunate that I have not gone through this kind of heartbreak... but if you have, this is for you. I hope you know you are loved and we will all be okay. That being said, I've never hesitated to call my mother when things get hard.

JOURNALING: WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
FEEL IMPORTANT, FEEL GRATEFUL
This week I want to talk more about the idea of having gratitude. It is so easy to be grateful, whether it’s finding gratitude in the things you have, the people whom you have, or for your life. 

BECOMING A BETTER YOU
HOW ONE PERSON CHANGED MY TRAINING
This week I want to share one person who has shaped the way I train at the gym. The amount of knowledge and content this person provides is something I believe everyone should know about.

NSIC CHAMPIONS!
MAVERICK SWIM & DIVE CLAIM 2ND CHAMPIONSHIP

The Minnesota State women's swimming and diving team won two events Saturday evening en route to claiming its second NSIC Championship in program history. The swimming & diving team, which won its first NSIC Championship during the 2017-18 season, tallied a total of 1,033.5 points in the 2021 NSIC Conference Championship.
POLARIZING PERSPECTIVES
CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS & RACIAL EQUALITY
Over the past year, the heated debate over Confederate monuments has stretched from the city streets to the nation's capital. Among the distinguished historians on the topic, Dr. Karen L. Cox, history professor and author of her upcoming book on the polarizing issue of Confederate monuments, will speak at a Feb. 25 afternoon webinar sponsored by the Memorial Library.

ADVENTURE STORIES
UNIQUE ADVENTURES FROM THE COMMUNITY

The Mankato Adventures Outdoor Program will be featuring a speaker series of adventure stories and presentations from a list of members of the Mankato community. Find out more about the first speaker of this series.
WYSIWYG AND WIN!
GET BEHIND THE LENS WITH NATURE

Capture what you see and win! Maverick Adventures is hosting the Behind The Lens Outdoor Photo Contest. Entrants are encouraged to venture out into nature and capture photos as they appear.
ISLAMIC FEMINISM
READ A BOOK AND DISCUSS IMPORTANCE

A three-part look at Islamic Feminism will lead participants through discussion around three books on Muslim women. The monthly Wednesday series starting Feb. 24 is part of a cooperative effort by the Women's Center and the Gender and Women's Studies program.
GET YOUR DIVERSITY PASSPORT STAMPED
WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMS RESUME FEB.23

Trans Ally Training will be the next in a series of Diversity and Inclusion Institution workshops and programs for advancing inclusion and fairness in our classrooms and work environment this semester. Find out about how to participate in these programs.

8 WEEKS TO SELF IMPROVEMENT
SPRING COURSE STARTS MARCH 4
A new course offering educates students toward success and empowerment. WELL 100 is designed to build wellness and academic skills.

BEST BOARD S'21: CAT NELSON
COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE
Cat Nelson, a law enforcement and pre-law major from Eden Prairie, says - as cheesy as it sounds - getting involved is the key to a full and successful college experience. Find out about this 2019 Sorority Woman of the Year and Spring BEST Board honoree.


FREE GAMING!
MAKE A RESERVATION TO PLAY
The Esports Training Facility offers gaming for students at no cost! Game on Alienware PC gaming stations and Nintendo Switches! The Esports Training Facility in Wissink Hall 121 is open for use by reservation to all students at no cost. Learn more or reserve online. Plus, represent the community and cheer on our varsity team with official Mavericks Esports gear - available now in limited quantities from the Campus Computer Store.
THE CLOCK'S TICKIN'
SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED
The month of February is a key time to boost your college funds with a scholarship through Minnesota State Mankato. The University's Scholarship Finder can help as scholarship applications are open through Feb. 28. Students are encouraged to find and apply for scholarships based on a wide range of accomplishments and involvements including interests, background, personal and financial circumstances in addition to academics. Don't delay. Do it today!
CAMPUS EVENT SCHEDULE
MOVIES AND EVENTS
STOMPER'S CINEMA

MAVFLIX - The King of Staten Island
Friday, February 26: 12AM-11:59PM

What Is MAVFlix: Exclusive online streaming expereince for Maverick Students. Free streaming movies for students ON and OFF campus. 

*More information at: stomperscinema.com
EVENTS

ImVisible
February 17-20
CSU Lincoln Lounge
More information on the Student Events Team page

Random Acts of Kindness for Campus Kitchen 
Wednesday, February 17: 4-8PM
Chipotle, 1600 Warrren Street
Community Engagement Office
More information HERE

Beyond Yoga: Daily Tools You Can Use 
Wednesday, February 17: 7-8:30PM
Zoom
African American Affairs
More information HERE

Sense and Sensibility 
February 17-20 & 24-27: 7:30PM
February 20, 21, 27, 28: 2PM
Ted Paul Theatre
More information on the Theatre & Dance page

The F Word: Defining Feminism Discussion Group 
Thursday, February 18: 5-6PM
Zoom
Women's Center
More information HERE

Topix & Chill 
Friday, February 19: 2-3PM
Zoom
Asian American Affairs
More information HERE

BSU, BMW, and BIG Present a Mystery Movie 
Friday, February 19: 7-9PM
African American Affairs
More information HERE

Stomper's Virtual Trivia: Feel Good Dramas
Friday, February 19: 7-10PM
Zoom
More information on the Student Events Team page

Amplifying Black Voices - Systemic Racism
Monday, February 22: 7-8PM
Zoom
African American Affairs
Register HERE

Tea with Mrs. Deanna Stands, Elder in Residence
Tuesday, February 23: NOON-1PM
Zoom
American Indian Affairs
More information HERE

Trans Ally Training Session: FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday, February 23: NOON-1:30PM
Zoom
Diversity & Inclusion
More information HERE

SET Membership Meeting
Tuesday, February 23: 4-5PM
Zoom
More information on the Student Events Team page

Leadership Lessons through Pop Culture
Tuesday, February 23: 5-6PM
CSU 245 or Zoom
Link on Engage

Chisme Time
Tuesday, February 23: 5-6PM
Zoom
Latinx Affairs
More information HERE

Spring Weekly Student Government Meetings
Wednesday, February 24: 4-6PM
Zoom
More information on Engage

Islamic Feminism Book Discussion: American Muslim Women
Wednesday, February 24: 4-5:30PM
Zoom
Women's Center
More information HERE

Black Mental Health Matters
Wednesday, February 24: 7PM
Zoom
African American Affairs

Mankato Adventure Speaker Series (Kevin Langton)
Wednesday, February 24: 7PM
Facebook Live
Campus Rec

Trans Ally Training Session: FOR FACULTY/STAFF
Thursday, February 25: NOON-1:30PM
Zoom
Diversity & Inclusion
More information HERE

Good Thunder Reading Series
Thursday, February 25
Craft Talk: 3-4PM
Reading: 7:30-8:30PM
Zoom

Confederate Monument Challenges & Community Response
Thursday, February 25: 4-5:30PM
Zoom
Diversity & Inclusion

Galentine's Day: Supporting Each Other in the Month of Love
Thursday, February 25: 6-7PM
Zoom
Women's Center
More information HERE

Virtual Bingo - Spring Break Themed
Thursday, February 25: 7-8PM
Zoom or Ostrander Auditorium
More information on the Student Events Team page

Mindfulness Meditation
Friday, February 26: 10-10:30AM
Zoom
Women's Center
More information HERE

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality Film Screening & Discussion
Friday, February 26: 7-10PM
Zoom
African American Affairs
More information HERE

Free Tubing at Mt. Kato
Saturday, February 27: 7-11PM
Mt. Kato
More information on the Student Events Team page
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