The fountain is the focal point of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Students utilize this area to do homework or study on nice fall and spring days. It is constantly running – other than in the winter – so students know this is a place they can go and relax. The original fountain was part of the New York City World Fair and installed in 1969. The current fountain was redone two years ago. You’ll notice in the center of it is a sculpture. The sculpture was created by former faculty member in the Art Department, Bill Richmond. It was included in the fountain in 1975. To learn more about the fountain please visit https://www.mnsu.edu/tour/fountain.html for more information.