Stage Debut

Anyone who has been around Paul Hustoles during his nearly 31 years leading the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance has heard this statement: Mankato is among the top 1 percent of … [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 Powerful Partnership

For Cherie Pettitt, a trip to South Africa as a doctoral student sparked a love affair with the country. It also made her determined to help future students have the same life-changing … [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...]

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...]