St. Cloud State University
|St. Cloud State University|
|President||Dr. Earl H. Potter III|
|Students||16,457 (Fall 2012)|
|Location||St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
100 acres (40 ha) campus
|Colors||Cardinal red and Black|
|Athletics||NSIC (NCAA Division II)
Men's ice hockey NCHC NCAA Division I
Women's ice hockey WCHA NCAA Division I
|Mascot||Blizzard T. Husky|
|Affiliations||American Association of State Colleges and Universities
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
St. Cloud State University is a four-year public university founded in 1869 on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. The university is the largest school in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, which is the largest single provider of higher education in Minnesota. With more than 16,400 students, St. Cloud State has Minnesota's second-highest public university enrollment and nearly 110,000 alumni worldwide. Notable alumni include John Stumpf, president and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company, and James B. Bullard, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
St. Cloud State opened its doors to students in 1869, under the name Third State Normal School. The school consisted of one building, the Stearns House, a renovated hotel purchased by the state Legislature for $3,000. Classrooms were on the first floor, the model school was on second floor and a women's dormitory was housed on the third floor. The five-member faculty was headed by Principal Ira Moore. Of the 53 original students, 43 were women. In 1898, the school began offering a junior college curriculum.
In 1914, the school dropped its secondary education program entirely. The legislature authorized a name change in 1921, allowing the school to adopt the name St. Cloud State Teachers College (the word "teachers" was deleted in 1957). The first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1925, with master's degree programs offered beginning in 1953.
In 1975, St. Cloud State became a university, comprising five colleges and a graduate school. The G.R. Herberger Business School is recognized as one of the top business colleges in the country and is one of only four in the state that is nationally accredited. Within the past decade, the College of Science and Engineering established and gained full accreditation for its Computer Engineering program. It is the only university in Minnesota that offers an ABET accredited Manufacturing Engineering Program. It also offers ABET accredited Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programs, along with Computer Science. St. Cloud State's Master of Engineering Management is the only program in Minnesota certified by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM).
In 1987, men's hockey became an NCAA Division I program. Two years later the team moved into a new two-rink arena called the National Hockey Center. The building, now called the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, is undergoing a $14.7 million expansion and renovation.
In 2010, the university teamed with the private sector to build a welcome center and student housing complex at Coborn Plaza, adjacent to campus. The university leases the Welcome Center and Coborn Plaza Apartments.
Previous school names
- St. Cloud Normal School 1869–1921
- St. Cloud State Teachers College 1921–1957
- St. Cloud State College 1957–1975
- St. Cloud State University 1975–present
The university was created as a Normal school, then developed college-level programs for teachers. Today it offers more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs in five academic colleges. The School of Graduate Studies offers more than 60 graduate programs and certificates leading to specialist, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Music, Master of Science degrees and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration. Graduate program of note include a master's in Regulatory Affairs & Services and a master's in Medical Technology Quality, two of the several programs offering classes at St. Cloud State's Twin Cities Graduate Center in Maple Grove, Minn.
Colleges and schools
St. Cloud State offers more than 200 undergraduate and more than 60 graduate programs of study through two colleges and six schools.
At the start of each academic year students are invited to "Mainstreet," a showcase for student organizations, campus services and community connections..
Nearly 20 percent of St. Cloud State students live in one of the eight residence halls or in University-managed apartments.Coborn Plaza Apartments, which can house 455 students in high-amenity apartments with underground parking, opened in 2010.
Traditional residence halls:
- Benton Hall
- Case-Hill Hall
- W.W. Holes Hall
- Lawrence Hall
- Mitchell Hall
- Sherburne Hall
- Shoemaker Hall
- Stearns Hall
Apartment-style residence halls:
- Coborn Plaza Apartments
St. Cloud State has a long-term plan to revitalize its student housing. A wing of Shoemaker Hall was renovated in 2011. A $12 million renovation of Case and Hill halls was completed in 2012.
St. Cloud State encourages students to participate in one or more of the 250 student organizations.
KVSC 88.1 FM is an educational public radio station licensed to St. Cloud State. The station started on May 10, 1967 and expanded broadcasting times in September 1994.
The student newspaper, University Chronicle, has been published since 1921.
UTVS Television is a student-run television station, which airs live newscasts and other programming. The station is broadcast on Charter Communications' cable channel 21 in the greater St. Cloud area. Broadcasts of sporting events, including men's hockey, are also aired on other cable franchises. 
Among the awards earned in 2013 were UTVS' five awards at the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts, including a Best of Festival award for a Husky Productions broadcast of a men's hockey game. University Chronicle earned 19 awards at the Minnesota Newspaper Association College Better Newspaper contest.
Minnesota State University Student Association
Each student attending St. Cloud State University pays a .43 cent per credit fee to fund the Minnesota State University Student Association, a student-led non-profit that advocates on behalf of all Minnesota state university students.
The team mascot is the Husky. The university has 21 Division II teams and is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Division I. Men's Husky Hockey is in the NCHC. Women's Husky Hockey is in the WCHA.
Students are admitted free to Husky Athletics events. This is possible through an athletic fee.
The flagship intercollegiate sport is hockey. Men's Husky Hockey has made nine NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship appearances, notably advancing to the 2013 Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Penn. The 2012-13 team's co-captain and fifth-year forward, Drew LeBlanc, was named WCHA Player of the Year and earned numerous national honors, including the Hobey Baker Award, the most prestigious award in men's college hockey.
Hockey at St. Cloud State has a storied history, with powerhouse teams of national repute emerging in the 1930s. Among these teams was the 1933-34 squad that featured goaltender Frank Brimsek, a two-time winner of the NHL's Stanley Cup and a 1966 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada.
In the 1986–87 season, Herb Brooks, the 1980 USA men's Olympic hockey coach, became the coach of the Huskies and helped men's hockey attain Division I status. That season he led the Huskies to a 25-10-1 record and a third-place trophy at the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship. He also guided efforts to build the two-rink arena, Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, that now bears his name.
In 1998, the university added a women's hockey team at the Division I level. In 2001, the men's team won the WCHA post-season tournament, symbolized by the Broadmoor Trophy.
Men's Husky Basketball advanced to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament in Springfield, Mass., losing 76-70 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in a national semifinal game. The Huskies finished 29-6 that season behind the rebounding of center Matt Schneck and the shooting of guard Taylor Witt. 
In 2013, the men's team earned a share of the WCHA league title and its symbol, the century-old MacNaughton Cup.
Twin Cities Graduate Center opens
In 2009, St. Cloud State added a presence in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area with a graduate center in Maple Grove, MN.. The Twin Cities Graduate Center uses the cohort instructional model of learning, in which small groups of students proceed through the program together. Classes from programs such as business administration, higher education administration, counseling and regulatory affairs and services are offered.
Lawrence Hall renovated
After an extensive restoration project in 2002 and 2003, St. Cloud State reopened historic Lawrence Hall to host a cultural melting pot of international and American Students studying foreign languages. The hall was first built in 1895 housing women students and later housing men for a few years. After originally being touted as fireproof, the building burned beyond repair and a new Lawrence Hall was built in 1905.
It once again served as housing until it was retired in 1974 with exception to the basement floor which was used to facilitate a Math Skills Center. The Math Skills Center was forced out of the hall in 1999 after the structure was deemed unfit. After being distinguished as a campus eyesore efforts began to start a restoration campaign of the hall with funding for the project coming from the state's Legislation's bonding bill in 2000.
- Van Nelson – 1968 Olympic Track and Field Athlete. 5k and 10k winner at the 1967 Pan American Games.
- Tyler Arnason – Professional hockey player
- Todd Bouman – Former National Football League quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Dick Bremer – Minnesota Twins television play-by-play
- James B. Bullard – President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
- Jim Eisenreich – Former MLB outfielder/first baseman with Tourette syndrome
- Jeff Finger – Professional hockey player, AHL Toronto Marlies
- Andrew Gordon – Professional hockey player with the Hershey Bears/Washington Capitals
- Mark Hartigan – Professional hockey player, HC CSKA Moscow
- John Hawkes – Film and television actor 
- Bret Hedican – Former professional hockey player, Olympian and Stanley Cup winner.
- Lawrence Heinemi – Professional wrestler who competed as Lars Anderson
- Matt Hendricks – Professional hockey player, Washington Capitals
- Bonnie Henrickson – University of Kansas women's basketball head coach
- Jodi Huisentruit – Former television news anchor who went missing in Iowa June 27, 1995
- Bruce Hyde – An actor who played Lt. Kevin Reilly on two episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series
- Jessica Kresa – TNA professional wrestler known as ODB
- Leo Kottke – Fingerstyle acoustic guitar virtuoso with a four-decades long recording career
- Ryan Malone – Professional hockey player, Tampa Bay Lightning
- Bob Motzko – Men's hockey head coach at St. Cloud State
- Joe Motzko – Professional hockey player
- Harold J. Nevin, Jr., U.S. National Guard general
- Andreas Nödl – Professional hockey player, Philadelphia Flyers
- Mark Parrish – Professional hockey player, Buffalo Sabres
- John Stumpf – President and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company
- H. Timothy ("Tim") Vakoc – the first U.S. military chaplain to die from wounds received in the Iraq War.
- Steve Martinson – Former professional hockey player, current professional hockey head coach (Chicago Express)
- Richard Dean Anderson- Actor (MacGyver)
- Jeanne Rosengren- Wall Street Journal All-Star financial analyst
Notable faculty and staff
- Christopher Lehman, author of four books about African American history, including the award-winning "The Colored Cartoon."  
- John Harlander, physicist and pioneering researcher of Earth's upper atmosphere. Harlander-designed instruments have been sent aloft by NASA and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
- Mildred L. Batchelder, namesake of the ALA award given to the publisher of a translated children's book. 
- Herb Brooks, former St. Cloud State and U.S. Olympic Men's hockey coach.
- Bruce Hyde, original cast member of the American TV show Star Trek.
Presidents of St. Cloud State
- 2007–present Earl H. Potter III
- 2000–2007 Roy H. Saigo
- 1999–2000 Suzanne R. Williams, Interim President
- 1995–1999 Bruce F. Grube
- 1992–1995 Robert O. Bess, Interim President
- 1982–1992 Brendan J. McDonald
- 1981–1982 Lowell R. Gillette, Interim President
- 1971–1981 Charles J. Graham
- 1965–1971 Robert H. Wick
- 1952–1965 George F. Budd
- 1947–1952 John W. Headley
- 1943–1947 Dudley S. Brainard
- 1927–1943 George A. Selke
- 1916–1927 Joseph C. Brown
- 1915–1916 Isabel Lawrence, Interim President
- 1902–1915 Waite A. Shoemaker
- 1895–1902 George R. Kleeberger
- 1890–1895 Joseph Carhart
- 1884–1890 Thomas J. Gray
- 1881–1884 Jerome Allen
- 1875–1881 David L. Kiehle
- 1869–1875 Ira Moore
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