Team Player

All it took was one visit, and Dale Wolpers was hooked. In the early 1970s, Wolpers was a student at Minnesota State Mankato. Like many people his age, he was mulling over potential majors and … [Read more...]

Shining Bright

Mafina Sanou, an international student from the West African country of Burkina Faso, was a bit surprised to discover that her classmates in the Teaching English as a Second Language program hadn’t … [Read more...]

Honoring a Friend

By Drew Lyon   Ailee Norton hoped someone was playing a cruel prank when a text message awakened her near the midnight hour on Aug. 1, 2014. “It was a Friday night,” she says, “and I was … [Read more...]

Like a River

If you know that Emily Rhody Javens ’96, ’01, ’03 comes from a long line of strong women, then you’ll be utterly unsurprised at this: She’s a water resources engineer in a male-dominated field who … [Read more...]

An Innovative Idea

Taylor Corporation recently unveiled a new logo. It’s on the signage at the company’s North Mankato headquarters and positioned at the top of the company’s website as well. That design was … [Read more...]

Change of Plans

David Backes had a plan for his future when he came to Minnesota State Mankato in the fall of 2003—and it didn’t include hockey. “I was going to get a degree in engineering, go to law school and … [Read more...]