Thursday, December 23, 2010

MSUSA Semester Recap

Hello everyone! The Minnesota State University Student Association had a busy fall semester working to ensure the student voice was heard in the state of Minnesota.

GOTV Campaign
2010 was an election year and the students of MSUSA worked tirelessly to ensure your voice was heard. We were able to collect 3,878 voter contacts during this year’s GOTV efforts. This was especially impressive as this is over 100 more contacts than we collected during our 2008 efforts which were supported by a $20,000 grant we were unable to obtain this year. Congratulations to all the student workers who made this possible. We would also like to recognize Annelise Hughes for winning the MSUSA GOTV activist of the year award.

Fall Delegates
We held our annual Fall Delegates in Saint Paul, MN November12-14. During the conference we passed our legislative agenda for the year and elected a new treasurer. Congratulations to Nicole Sabby from Minnesota State University, Mankato. We look forward to working with you.

Penny Reception
The 23rd annual Penny Program Reception and Silent Auction was held at The Depot in Saint Paul, MN this year. Over $7,000 was raised. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this fundraiser a success. Visit to learn how you can donate to or apply for the Penny Program.

Executive Director Jason Fossum Resigns
Executive Director Jason Fossum is leaving MSUSA to take the position of MN Senate Higher Education Budget and Policy Committee Administrator at the end of this month. We look forward to working with him this legislative session and thank him for his leadership.

As a result of this departure, MSUSA is hiring an Executive Director. Click here for more information.

Alumni Mentorship Program
The MSUSA Alumni Mentorship Program is looking for students interested in being connected with alumni to help them advance professionally. For more information or to register online visit

Rally Day
MSUSA will be holding its annual Rally Day at the state capitol in conjunction with the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) on February 16th. Contact vice chair Caitlin Stene at or call the MSUSA office at (651) 224-1518 for more information.

We look forward to working for the students of the seven state universities this legislative session. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (MSUSA1967) to stay updated on how you can get involved.

Happy Holidays!
From the staff and student leaders at MSUSA we would like to wish you safe and happy holidays!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Holidays to you all and best wishes for a wonderful 2011.

    Good job on the recap Jered!