The Return To Learn Interview Series

university community interviews covering the transition back to campus in the age of Covid

June 30, 2020 |


No part of our lives has gone untouched by the spread of COVID-19, and we've all had to adjust and rethink the way things are done.  Minnesota State University, Mankato, has been working hard to come up with best practices for learning as the Fall 2020 semester draws nearer.  KMSU will be running a "Return To Learn" interview series featuring staff and students highlighting the changes we've all experienced on campus, as well as how the university is adapting the learning experience with safety in mind.  We will be archiving the interviews on this page.

August 20th, 2020 - To Your Health with Susan Peller, Nurse Practitioner at the Mankato Clinic about how to stay safe when you return to campus. How to avoid getting sick from Covid 19, important vaccinations to have before coming to college and what to do if you are sick.


August 19th, 2020 - Provost Matt Cecil talks about the first week of the 2020 Fall semester as faculty return to campus and students move in. He discusses the plans for Flex Sync learning and how things have changed since Covid 19.


July 29, 2020 - With just over three weeks before Fall semester starts at Minnesota State Mankato, Provost Matt Cecil, talks about the latest in COVID 19 plans for RETURN TO LEARN on campus. He talks about move in, saving students money for online courses, ending classes by Thanksgiving, and more.


July 15, 2020 - Provost Dr. Matt Cecil says the latest update in Return to Learn at Minnesota State University will be the requirements of all to wear masks on campus. He also describes the plans in place for a safe return of faculty, staff and students to campus this Fall 2020.


July 9, 2020
Return to Learn with Rick Straka, VP for Finance & Administration at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Straka discusses the plan for mnsu employees to return to work in Fall 2020, will tuition and other fees go up because of Covid19, and emergency funds to help students through these difficult times.a safe return of faculty, staff and students to campus this Fall 2020.


July 2, 2020 - Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Mark Johnson, describes what it will look like to return to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato in Fall 2020 in terms of technology and how it has been adapted to fit the new way of learning.


June 29th, 2020 - David Jones describes what it will be like for students this fall at MSU.

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