Posted: August 26, 1998

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

An exciting educational interlude awaits you at the Minnesota State Fair this year. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities exhibit in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair will feature cool campus stuff from many of the 36 schools in the system. The changing displays are fun, interactive and educational. Here's your chance to see an ambulance up close, talk to a wolf expert, observe a glassblowing display or have your skin analyzed.

Unsure of your higher education plans? We can help, no matter what your age. At the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities State Fair answer booth, experts will be on hand to respond to all your questions about programs, admissions, student life and financial aid. From time to time, even the campus presidents, members of the Board of Trustees and other VIPs will be there to field questions. If you want even more information, you can fill out a request card for a free 40-page "Go Places" guide to all our colleges. If you send it in, we will send the colorful guide to your home at no charge.

The "back to the 60s" nostalgia trend will be featured in our campus life exhibit, which has a large section devoted to residence hall life, nursing education and architectural drafting, then and now. On display will be cool campus stuff from 30 years ago alongside cool stuff from today. You can see for yourself how much things change & and how much they stay the same.

Every day, activities from two to three colleges will be featured in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities exhibit. A schedule of daily displays is attached.

Visitors to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities State Fair booth will have the opportunity to fill out a brief survey on attitudes about higher education. This is the second year of our sidewalk survey, and the response has been enthusiastic. Higher education is on the minds of parents, students and employers as well as the minds of all the candidates for Minnesota governor. We want you know what you think about the big issues.