Info Found: I found out that the average median family income of a student from Minnesota State is $70,100, and 22% of students come from the top 20 percent. About 1.1% of students at Minnesota State University came from a poor family but became a rich adult. About 58% of students at MSU come from an average income family. Why it's Useful: This is my print source and it is useful because it talks a lot about the cost and outcomes of the cost for Minnesota State. One of my main points is Cost and Tuition, so the unique findings in this article will definitely add to the effect of my message. It ranked the prospective students and the alumni students from Minnesota State with other students around the world.
Info Found: I found out that MSU opened their doors on Oct. 7, 1868, but at that time, it was called Mankato Normal School, which was the forerunner of Mankato State. The school began its first year with 27 pupils and operated out of rented quarters at the Methodist Episcopal Church. All students were from Mankato or the immediate area. In the 1860’s many laws were being passed pertaining education. Mankato was having difficulty raising the needed funds that were caused by these laws. The Mankato Normal School of 1868 became the Mankato State Teachers College in 1921, Mankato State College in 1957, and Mankato State University in 1975. The original one- to two-year curriculum of teacher training was gradually broadened to today's undergraduate curriculum and graduate curriculum. The institution's first four-year degree, a bachelor of education, was awarded in 1927. In 1880, Edward Searing became the school's first head to be called president. He brought 18 years of expansion and curriculum development to the University. During that period, the school began offering courses above the high-school level as well as a five-year instructional program. The school experienced near disaster in 1922, when Old Main was destroyed by fire. But the state legislature responded immediately, approving funds for a replacement. In 1933, tuition was charged for the first time. The tuition fee replaced the pledge to teach which granted students free tuition. Students were charged $10 per quarter, and non-resident students paid an additional $5 per quarter. Climbing enrollments and space limitations on the lower campus pushed work on new facilities on the school's Highland campus. With the completion of Armstrong Hall in 1964 on the upper campus, the number of classes for the first time were about equally divided between the lower and upper campuses. In 1966-1972, enrollment grew to more than 12,000 students during this period. After operating 20 years at the two sites, the shift to the upper campus was finally completed in 1979 with the construction of the Wigley Administration Building. During Margaret R. Preska’s tenure, enrollment grew nearly 43 percent, resulting in a much-needed expansion and remodeling of many campus buildings. She was also instrumental in obtaining donations to construct such prominent facilities as the Andreas Observatory and the Ostrander Student Bell Tower. More than 125 years after its founding, Minnesota State University, Mankato offers modern, efficient facilities and diverse academic, athletic and social opportunities for its students. Known for its strong cultural diversity programs and services, Mankato State looks toward the future. Its development from a teacher-training institution to a comprehensive university with six undergraduate colleges and one graduate college enriches the region. Why it's Useful: This link is useful because it explains MSU's history and the upbringing it went through. I didn't realize that MSU went through so many changes to get to where it is today. One of my main points is the History of MSU, so this information will be very useful for my speech. I can talk about the changes that MSU has made through the years.
Info Found: This website gave me all the information I needed for MSU's Athletics. MSU has many different athletic facilities. Some include: Taylor Center, Blakeslee Stadium, Verizon Center, Myers Field House, Highland Pool, MSU Baseball Complex, The Pitch, The Diamond, and the MSU Athletics Weight Room. MSU has had a lot of success in athletics. Wrestling has won 3 State Championships - 1957-58 (NAIA), 1958-59 (NAIA), 1964-65 (NCAA DII) Men's Hockey has won 1 state championship - 1979-80 (NCAA DII) Men's Cross County has won 1 state championship - 1988 Women's Basketball has won 1 state championship - 2008-09 (NCAA DII) Softball has won 1 state championship - 2017 (NCAA DII) MSU has had 48 individual athletes win national championships. The sports include Outdoor Track & Field and Wrestling. Minnesota State is located in south central Minnesota, approximately 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis. With the exception of men's and women's hockey, MSU's teams are member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The NSIC is a NCAA Division II conference. MSU's school colors are officially listed as Purple and Gold. Minnesota State, Mankato used to be named Mankato State. But in September of 1998, the school changed its name to Minnesota State University, Mankato to reflect its increasing global reach. The teams are called the Mavericks because prior to July 1, 1977, MSU teams were called the "Indians." The old name, "Indians," was dropped for several reasons, the main objection coming from Native Americans. Another reason was that the school had switched conferences, joining the Northern Intercollegiate and it was felt that it was a good time for a fresh start. The first design of the nickname was a horse, but it too closely resembled the "Golden Mustang" used by Southwest State. One description from the dictionary describes a Maverick as "an unbranded range animal (either a horse or a steer), so Moore suggested it be changed to a steer. Why it's Useful: This information is useful because this website gave me a lot of information about the athletic teams, facilities, and the history of the Mavericks. Including the history of the name. For one of my main points, I am going to talk about their athletics and the Mavericks. This website was very useful to finding information and facts about the history of the University.
Info Found: I found out that Minnesota State offers many different activities and has a variety of facilities for student's to use. Some of these facilities include: The Otto Recreation Center, which is a multi-purpose renovated student gym; The Myers Field House, which is the athletic gym. This is where all of the school-sponsored games and events are held; The Schellberg Gymnasium, which is another gymnasium open to students. The hours in this gym will vary weekly due to intramural games and club sport practices; Other facilities include the Highland Center Pool, Pennington Hall, Racquetball Courts, an Outdoor Rock Pinnacle, an Indoor Rock Climbing Wall, Indoor Track, and Locker Rooms. Why it's Useful: This is useful to me because it educates me about the entertainment that Minnesota State has to offer. I am a very athletic and social person, so I found this very interesting and fun to research. it is important to my speech because one of my main points is that Minnesota State has many facilities available, and this website proved that statement by listing them out and explaining in deeper context.
Info Found: Minnesota State University, Mankato was founded in 1868. The University is located in a city setting, and the campus size is 303 acres. Mankato has a population of nearly 50,000 people. Their gender distribution is 47 percent male students and 53 percent female students. 23 percent of the students live in college-owned housing, while 77 percent of students live off campus. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,859 while out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,602. Room and board generally costs around $8,716. 53 percent of full-time students receive some kind of financial aid, and the average scholarship or grant award is $5,508. Their enrollment is considered selective, as of 2017, their acceptance rate was 62 percent. The academic calendar is semester-based and it is ranked #26 in Top Public Schools, #57 in Engineering Programs, and #99 in Top Regional Universities in the Midwest. The University offers more than 150 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate programs including four applied doctorates. These programs are offered through six academic colleges: Allied Health and Nursing; Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Science, Engineering and Technology; and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Minnesota State’s Academic quality and success is recognized by 24 national accrediting agencies. The University community consists of more than 15,400 students including more than 900 international students from 80+ countries. There are approximately 2,500 faculty and staff members, and 86 percent of those staff members have terminal degrees. There are more than 100,000 alumni worldwide. The student-faculty ratio at Minnesota State University, Mankato is 23:1, and the school has 30.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors include: Registered Nursing; Business Administration and Management, Psychology, Biology, Health Science, and Physical Education/Fitness. Athletics are also huge in Minnesota State. They offer NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey; NCAA Division II men's baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming, tennis, track, and wrestling; and NCAA Division II women's basketball (2009 National Champions), bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball. They also offer a very vibrant campus life with more than 200 academic student groups, intramural sports, leadership and religious organizations, honorary and professional fraternities and sororities, and special interest groups. Why it's Useful: This website gave me many useful pieces of information that I needed to know about Minnesota State. It had information that went with many of my main points. (Tuition, Entertainment, Education, Environment) This one link educated me about almost everything; including: Minnesota State's rankings, Undergraduate information, background information, application information, academic and student life, tuition, room and board, financial aid, athletics, clubs, and the many different areas of studies. It also showed different pictures of the campus and showed a map image.