The Free Press, Mankato, MN

September 22, 2013

The SideBar: Prostate talk, book club meeting, Martha Nussbaum lecture, Michael Johnson concert

The Mankato Free Press

---- — Author Martha Nussbaum to talk at MSU

MANKATO -- Minnesota State University will host scholar and author Martha C. Nussbaum at 7 p.m. Monday in the Ostrander Auditorium in Minnesota State University's Centennial Student Union.

Nussbaum will give a lecture titled "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities." A discussion will follow the presentation.

In her presentation, Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Chicago, will address the following questions: How do we prepare students for the increasingly diverse and ever-changing needs of society? How do we better prepare students to become critical thinkers who can innovate, create and solve complex problems?

A live feed link will be available at

BEC Library's book club meets Tuesday

MANKATO -- The Blue Earth County Library will host its Book Discussion Club at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

They will be discussing "Hemingway and Gellhorn" by Jerome Tuccille. Film clips will be shown from the HBO film by the same name.

The club is free. For more information, call 304-4023.

Prostate Health talk

WASECA -- The Mayo Clinic Health System of Waseca will host the next installment of its Speaking of Health series on Tuesday.

The presentation on prostate health will be held at 7 p.m. at the Mayo Clinic facility in Waseca. The speaker is Joe Lee, a urologist for Mayo Clinic Health System.

For more information, call 507-385-4706.

Michael Johnson next in MSU Performance Series

MANKATO -- The Minnesota State University Department of Music's Performance Series will feature Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Michael Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall.

Johnson's best-known songs include "Bluer Than Blue" and "Give Me Wings."

Tickets for concert are $12 or $11 for current MSU students. For more information, call 507-389-5549.