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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fall 2008

Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/research/frontiers/fall2008/

Fall 2008 Issue

Frontiers Magazine

Contents

The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

A Celebration of Scholarship

In their combined 70 years at Minnesota State Mankato, the first three recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award have made lasting contributions to the fields of literature, music, and criminal justice.

Students and Staff in the Water Resources Center

A Commitment to Quality

With the support of grant and contract funding, students and staff in the Water Resources Center are dedicated to improving water quality in the Minnesota River Basin.

Native Wetland Plant Species

The Secret Lives of Plants

When associate professor of biology Brad Cook and his students began to study the tactics employed by invasive plant species as they compete with native wetland species, they found results that belied the apparent tranquility of the plant kingdom.

Zeke Sorenson

Un–Debatable Ambition

When Zeke Sorenson begins his master's program in communication studies at Kansas State University, he'll be well on his way to realizing his ambition of becoming a collegiate debate coach. Sorenson credits the McNair Achievement Program and his mentor, James Dimock, for helping him achieve his goals.

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