Monday, July 26, 2010

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Looking for State Fair Volunteers

The Minnesota State University and Colleges (MnSCU) are looking for volunteers to work their booth at the state fair.

Fair dates this year are Thursday, August 26, through Labor Day, Monday, September 6. Shift times available are 9a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

An admission ticket to the fair will be given for each time period worked, and all volunteers working at the fair will receive a new T-shirt and name tag to wear while on-duty.

Trustees, college and university presidents, and admissions representatives all have been invited to be on hand to greet visitors, making this a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues from our

Those interested should contact Christine McGing with their available schedule openings. Please forward any questions or comments to her at (651) 201-1802 or by email at .

Friday, July 16, 2010

Alumni Association Happy Hour!

Join us on Thursday, July 22nd, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for an MSUSA Alumni Association happy hour! This will be a great chance to learn more about the MSUSA Alumni Association, catch up with old friends, and create new networks. Please bring all of your Alumni Association friends - everyone is welcome!

We will be at JJ's Clubhouse at 6400 Wayzata Blvd in Golden Valley. It is north of 394 between Xenia and Louisiana. Appetizers will be provided... and JJ's has some Thursday drink specials!

See you then!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Alumni Association Update Additions - June 2010

At-Large Board Member Vacancy
The Alumni Association is seeking applicants for a vacant At-Large Board Member position. Contact Josh Martin, Board Chair, if you are interested. The position term will be until the annual meeting in spring 2011.

Position duties include:
- Attending board meetings which are typically held every other month and last 1-2 hours. Members are expected to inform the Chair if they are unable to attend a meeting.
- Attending networking events which are typically held every other month. During the school year, these often coincide with MSUSA conferences. These are not mandatory, but members are encouraged to attend because this is an opportunity to meet with alumni who are not on the board as well as with current students.
- Members are expected to serve on a committee focusing on one of the association's main priorities - networking, mentorship, or advocacy. Committee work is generally done via email.

MSCSA Hiring Director of Development
The Minnesota State College Student Association is hiring a Director of Development to carry out the fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations objectives of the association. Applications are due July 29, 2010. Click here for more information.

Twenty Americorps Positions Available at Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Provide academic support and student services to students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College as a Minnesota College Success Corps Member. Twenty applicants will be hired to work from August 2010-2011. Positions will be open until filled. Click here for more information and contact Jaimie Lopez with questions.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Alumni Association Update - June 2010

Alumni Association Happy Hour to be held July 22nd
The Alumni Association Board will be hosting a happy hour on Thursday, July 22nd in the Twin Cities. Please mark your calendars and watch for more information soon.

Alumni Association Board Meeting to be held August 23rd
The Alumni Association Board will be meeting on Monday, August 23rd, 6:00 p.m. at the MSUSA Office in Saint Paul.

JPS Scholarship to Celebrate First Award August 14th
Join us on Saturday, August 14th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Winona at Bub's Brewing Company to celebrate giving out our first award. Cheree Johnson, the award winner from Bemidji State University will be present to talk about how the award has helped her to become a stronger student leader. Appetizers will be served. Please RSVP by Friday, August 6th to Kari Winter at 651-224-1518.

Josh Martin Elected Chair
Josh Martin was elected Chair at the last Alumni Association meeting. Josh will serve as Chair until the annual meeting in Spring 2011. Congratulations Josh!

Alumni Attend MnSCU Golf Scramble

On June 25th, four MSUSA Alumni attended the MnSCU Foundation Golf Scramble on behalf of the Alumni Association. Justin McMartin said, "It felt great to support the MnSCU Foundation through the golf scramble at the Refuge. Not only was it nice to see so many of the people I used to work with at MnSCU, but these types of events help to create long-term relationships that both MSUSA and the MSUSA Alumni can use when working on resolving student issues in the future."

Penny Golf Scramble a Success!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday, June 3rd for the 17th annual Penny Golf Scramble. With your help, we were able to raise $6,300! Please mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Penny Golf Scramble on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011.

Photo: Nolan Pitlick and Hal Kimball, MSUSA Alumni