March 17, 2021
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
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THIS WEEK'S POLLS
Do you say...
Soda
Pop
Is it...
Itch a scratch
Scratch an itch
Do you say...
Sucker
Lollipop
Have an idea for a poll? Send it to
csuinfo@mnsu.edu with SUBJECT line: inSIDER Poll
LAST WEEK'S inSIDER POLL
For Spring Break, I'm...
PRESIDENT-ELECT EDWARD INCH
13TH PRESIDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities based in St. Paul has named Edward Inch to serve as the 13th president of Minnesota State University, Mankato. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2021.

STUDENT BLOGS
2021 @ 21: KARA ALLEN
'NOT ALL MEN'
I wrote this piece after familiarizing myself with the #NotAllMen movement online. This really struck me, as I know that having scary experiences myself, I tend to frequently generalize people in fear when I am alone. It is not all men, but there are men. I hope this piece finds you well, whether you understand it or learn from it.

***This piece talks about sexual assault.  

JOURNALING: HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED?
APPRECIATE YOUR PROGRESS
I rewind and reflect a year ago back to spring break, my world has changed completely. Within the past year, I have grown into a person that I never would have seen myself becoming. Ask yourself the question, what has the past year taught you? Reflect on who you were a year ago compared to who you are today.

BECOMING A BETTER YOU
WHY YOU MAY NOT BE LOSING WEIGHT
Over the years, I never really used a food scale to track my serving sizes because I didn't think it mattered as much. One summer I decided to use a scale and the weight really started coming off. It also showed me that the food industry is possibly lying to us when it comes to food labels.

BEST 'HIDDEN GEM' UNIVERSITY IN MIDWEST
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO TOPS LIST

Minnesota State University, Mankato tops the 2021 list of Best "Hidden Gem" Colleges in the Midwest according to a recent ranking posted by the College Gazette. The ranking recognizes Minnesota State Mankato's solid academic program that includes the only nationally-accredited aviation program in the country that maintains a partnership with Delta and Sun Country Airlines that offers post-graduation job opportunities.

CSU SURVEY RESULTS
RESPONDING TO STUDENT QUESTIONS

Every other year, the Centennial Student Union asks a random group of students to assess CSU services and programs. Learn the CSU's response to students' most frequent questions about the student union.

#ADULTING
MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONALS
Gaining insight on how your Maverick identity can continue to develop after graduation is one of the perspectives shared with students by Minnesota State Mankato experts and fellow Mavericks as part of a unique #Adulting Career Fair on Thursday, March 25.
ESCAPE THE SAFER SEX CARNIVAL
VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM OFFERS CHANCES TO WIN
This year's Safer Sex Carnival offers twists and turns with a new virtual escape room concept. Virtually navigate campus and questions related to safer sex for prizes including a grand "date night" prize!

LISTEN, CONNECT, READ
GOOD THUNDER READING WORKSHOP
The Good Thunder Reading Series is hosting Ayse Papatya Bucak. Join the conversation on Thursday, March 25 to hear Bucak's journey as a fiction writer. Gain tips and tricks from an award-winning expert to make your writing stand out and succeed.
GRADUATING SENIOR CHECKLIST
BUILDING A SOCIAL NETWORK
This week, a conversation with Dr. William Broussard, the associate vice president of University Advancement at Minnesota State Mankato, discussed social networking as students move from college to career. So often, we hear the expression "It's not what you know, but who you know." Dr. Broussard shares the true implications of this phrase as well as how to grow a social network.

STILL UNDECIDED ON A MAJOR
FELLOW STUDENTS SHARE VIDEO INSIGHTS
Majors in Minutes, an opportunity for undecided students to learn about a major, is getting a new twist for 2021 - a video message from a fellow Maverick. Launching Monday, April 5, Majors in Minutes 2021 offers a library of videos from students representing the various majors available at Minnesota State Mankato. The online video series offers personal stories to inspire and encourage students to choose or change their majors.

BEST BOARD S'21: EMELY RUIZ LOPEZ
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH INSPIRATION & GROWTH
Emely Lopez is a biomedical science major from Le Center, Minn. She is set to graduate in Spring 2022. Her involvement on campus includes: Maverick Involvement Team, Alternative Spring Break Leader, Pre-Dental Club, Community Engagement, Mavs in Action. Twice nominated for this Spring’s BEST Board, Emely is recognized for outstanding involvement in Student Activities volunteerism and leadership programs.

MAVERICK SPOTLIGHT
Calla Frank of Hugo, Minn., is the goaltender of the Maverick Women's Hockey team. Who would've imagined in a family of pilots that she would want to be one herself.


Kyle Rathman of Apple Valley, Minn., is a wrestler of the Maverick Men's Wrestling Team. He sure is happy Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez aren't dating anymore



PHOTO OPS
TWO CONTESTS TO TAP YOUR CREATIVE SIDE
MAV'S FUNNIEST VIDEOS

Put your Spring Break to use creating a gut-busting viral video as the Student Events Team seeks submissions by Friday, March 19, for its Mav's Funniest Videos competition. The top prize is $300. Videos will be aired on April 1. Visit stomperscinema.com for contest rules and more info.
BEHIND THE LENS PHOTO CONTEST

If you find yourself communing with nature over Spring Break, be sure to capture the moment on your phone or camera. Maverick Adventures continues its Outdoor Photo Contest through March 25. That memorable outdoor moment might just win you a prize.
BINGO-A -GO-GO
DRAG QUEENS AVA CADO AND WANDA GAG WILL BE CALLING YOUR NUMBER
The Student Events Team and the LGBT Center will be putting a new spin on this fam fav numbers games with several rounds of drag-themed Bingo split up by performances from your hostesses with the mostesses - Miss Ava Cado and Wanda Gag. Join the Drag Bingo event via Zoom on Thursday, March 25, starting at 7 p.m. It will be a night of drag-tastic fun!
CAMPUS EVENT SCHEDULE
MOVIES AND EVENTS
STOMPER'S CINEMA

Stay tuned for upcoming MAVFlix movies!

*More information at: stomperscinema.com
EVENTS

Cardz for Kidz
Now through March 29
Community Engagement Office
More information HERE

Current Issues in Immigration Law
Thursday, March 18: 5-6PM
Ostrander Auditorium
Student Government
More information on ENGAGE

Women in STEM Speed Networking Event
Thursday, March 18: 6-8PM
Zoom
Women's Center
More information HERE

Mav's Funniest Videos
Submissions due March 19
More information on the Student Events Team page

Asian American Affairs: Topix & Chill
Friday, March 19: 1-2PM
Zoom
More information HERE

Intro to Inclusive Teaching
Tuesday, March 23: 10-11AM
Zoom
Diversity & Inclusion

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

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

Islamic Feminism Book Discussion: Veiled Superheroes
Wednesday, March 24: 4-5:30PM
Zoom
Women's Center
More information HERE

Funny Asian Women Kollective: "Clapping" Back at Microaggressions Workshop
Wednesday, March 24: 1-2PM
Zoom
More information HERE

Be Local, See Global 
Wednesday, March 24: 3:30-5PM
Zoom
College of Business

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

Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK) Comedy Performance
Wednesday, March 24: 5-6:30PM
Zoom
More information HERE

Black Mental Health Matters
Wednesday, March 24: 7PM
Zoom

Good Thunder Reading Series: Ayse Papatya Bucak
Thursday, March 25
Workshop: 10-11AM
Craft Talk: 3-4PM
Reading: 7:30-8:30PM
Zoom

Serendipity Music Series: PK Mayo
Thursday, March 25: 11AM-1PM
Hearth Lounge

Redefining Feminism and Invoking Activism 
Thursday, March 25: 6-7PM
Zoom
Women's Center
More information HERE

Drag Bingo!
Thursday, March 25: 7PM
Zoom OR Ostrander Auditorium
More information on the Student Events Team page

Training Webinar: Microsoft Teams
Thursday, March 25: 11AM-NOON
Zoom
IT Solutions

Speed Dating & Fast Friending 
Friday, March 26: 6-9PM
CSU Ballroom
More information on the Student Events Team page
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