Ryding the Wave

Two years ago, when Suzannah Armentrout found out that the 2016 Ryder Cup would be held just 60 miles away from the Minnesota State Mankato campus, she started making phone calls. As a professor in … [Read more...]

Mavericks in Medicine

It’s too easy to accept the widespread belief that college athletes aren’t academically inclined. After all, permeated in our subconscious is everything pop culture has taught us about “jocks,” … [Read more...]

Game Changer

Glen Taylor saw a little bit of himself in the shy kid fumbling to ask questions during a high school business class in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. The student, Harley Ries, had no particular … [Read more...]

Competitive Advantage

If you’re going to work in the dairy business, you have to get up long before the sun rises. You have to develop an appreciation for the quiet of those lonely pre-dawn hours and get comfortable … [Read more...]

The Tie that Binds

Making His Own Music Shortly after enrolling at Minnesota State Mankato as a music major in 2013, Andrew Grabowska discovered something potentially disastrous about his piano playing. “I have … [Read more...]

A Life of Advocacy

In October 2015, the Arc of Minnesota honored Wilbur Neushwander-Frink ’00 with a Professional of the Year award. Her bio, in part, read: “Wherever self-advocacy is happening, Wilbur is near.” It’s … [Read more...]