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Encyclopedia > St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University
Motto A Tradition of Excellence and Opportunity
Established 1869
Type Public
President Roy H. Saigo
Faculty 730
Undergraduates 14,613
Postgraduates 1,559
Location St. Cloud, Minnesota
Campus Urban
Mascot Huskies
Website www.stcloudstate.edu

St. Cloud State University is a four year university and part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, located in St. Cloud, Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... St. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Look up urban in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) comprises 32 state-supported technical colleges, community colleges and state universities in Minnesota. ... St. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ...


While the university has traditionally offered mainly teaching licensures, it now awards mostly social sciences and business degrees. Marketing, political sciences, and management are among the most popular programs offered. The university, along with Minnesota State University-Mankato, will be the first state university to offer PhD programs.


The university currently sponsors 17 Division II teams and is a member of the North Central Conference. St. Cloud State's hockey team also competes in Division I for ice hockey as a member of the WCHA. Their mascot is the Husky. Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ... Husky is a general term for several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs. ...


The school operates a radio station, KVSC 88.1 FM. Students also publish a newspaper, the University Chronicle. Students also run a television station known as UTVS, which recently won first place for best student news and productions from the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as honorable mention at a New York competition in 2004. Independent Public Radio (IPR) is a public radio network in Minnesota. ... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... SPJ logo, taken from a cropped photo of a sign at the Region 10 SPJ Conference, March 2006 The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the United States, debuting in 1909. ...


The University maintains an overseas facility at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England. Alnwick Castle, from the east, across the pastures and the River Aln Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in Alnwick, Northumberland, England. ... Northumberland is a county in northern England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ...

Contents

Colleges and schools

  • G.R. Herberger College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Humanities
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Social Sciences
  • Center for Continuing Studies
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Center for International Studies

Notable Events

  • In 1970-1973, mass rioting and protests against the Vietnam War became violent on campus, with a number of standoffs between protesters and the National Guard.
  • In 1986-87, Herb Brooks, the 1980 USA men's Olympic hockey coach, became the coach of the Huskies and helped St. Cloud State University (SCSU) to achieve Division I status. He also helped to lead efforts to build the National Hockey center (Many of the hockey scenes in the Mighty Ducks were filmed there). A small street was renamed after Brooks near the National Hockey Center in 2004 shortly after his death.
  • In 1988 minor riots erupted over 2 days at the University during their Homecoming week. According to Margaret Vos, the (then) University's Communications Director students were throwing empty beer cans into the Sousaphones as the band marched along the parade route. National Guard troops were called out to quell student unrest over police handling of house parties. As a result, the University cancelled Homecoming parades. No lives were lost or threatened, but furniture and cars were burned.
  • In 1990 students created T-shirts depicting their Husky mascot sodomizing the Gopher mascot of their ice hockey rival the University of Minnesota. The producers of the shirt were eventually forced to conceal the Gopher due to copyright laws, so they put a goalie mask on Goldie Gopher.
  • In 2004 the student body elected a man as Homecoming Queen. As a result the University changed the elected positions to Homecoming Royalty instead of Kings and Queens.

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Notable alumni

Richard Dean Anderson as Colonel Jack ONeill in Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American actor, possibly best known for his role in the tv-series MacGyver // Biography Early Life Anderson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Stuart Jay Anderson... Todd Bouman is a quarterback for the NFLs New Orleans Saints. ... Matthew Matt Cullen (born November 2, 1976 in Virginia, Minnesota, United States) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. Cullen graduated from Moorhead Senior High School in 1994. ... James Michael Eisenreich (born April 18, 1959 St. ... Bret Hedican (born on 10 August 1970 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA) is an American NHL hockey player, married to figure-skater Kristi Yamaguchi. ... Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945) is a legendary acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 30-year career of recording and performing. ... Nicole Linkletter (born February 27, 1986 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) [1] is an American fashion model. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mark Parrish (born 2 February 1977 in Edina, Minnesota) is an American ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. // Playing career Parrish was drafted in the third round (79th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. ... KMSP-TV (FOX9) is a broadcast television station serving the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, broadcasting on channel 9 (26 digital). ... Sven Sundgaard (KARE 2006-) is a weatherman for KARE-11 News in Golden Valley, MN. Prior to KARE, Sven was the cheif weatherman at KBJR and KDLH in Duluth, Minnesota. ... KARE (or commonly KARE 11) is a broadcast television station serving the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, with studios located in the suburb of Golden Valley. ... Dick Bremer is a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports Net. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,6,14,29,34 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Senators or Nationals (1901-1960) *Nickname originally Nationals; alternate nickname Senators gained favor over the years but was not acknowledged on uniforms until 1959... Mark Hartigan (b. ... Ryan Malone (born December 1, 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a professional ice hockey left winger/center who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. Malone was drafted in the 4th round, 115th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • University Chronicle, SCSU's University Paper

 
 

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