Monday, November 7, 2011

Alumni Update: November 2011

Alumni Board met Thursday November 4th, 2011
The Alumni Association Board met this past Thursday to discuss a variety of topics including: attendance at the 24th Annual Penny Reception, the MSCSA Leadership Scholarship Dinner, and a possible alumni social in December. Overall, it was a productive meeting.

24th Annual Penny Reception, November 11th, 2011
The Alumni Association will be a Penny Pod Sponsor at the November 11th, 2011 Penny Reception.  You are invited to join us at this fun event to support MnSCU students who have shown a commitment to community service and participate in public service internships.  It will be held from 6-9pm at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park and will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, fundraising games and a cash bar.  You can register and/or pay online by clicking here.

Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) Leadership Scholarship Dinner
The fifth annual Leadership Scholarship Dinner and Silent Auction will be held at the Hilton MSP Airport/MOA in Bloomington on Friday, January 6, 2012. Guests will enjoy dinner prepared by award winning Chef Eric Baker following our Silent Auction, featuring items from around the state. Share your support with new friends during our social hour and place your bid on weekend gettaways, sports tickets, and one-of-a-kind items. All proceeds will go directly towards continuing and expanding our Leadership Scholarship Program. Any alumni interested in attending should contact Alumni Association Board chair, Josh Martin, at jcmartin7872@gmail.com. 


Fall Delegates, Novmeber 12th-13th, 2011
Students will be meeting in Saint Paul to conduct business including: setting MSUSA's legislative agenda for the year, preparing for another busy year of lobbying, and learning how they can better promote MSUSA on their campus. In addition, Alumni Association Board Chair, Josh Martin will be giving Parliamentary Procedure training.  Click here for more information on the weekend.


Save Pell
The Minnesota State University Student Association is currently working to preserve the Pell Program from further cuts. We have collected over 2,300 signatures and will be delivering the peitition to the Chairman of the House Education, HHS and Labor Committee, John Kline. For more information on how you can get involved in this effort to save the pell program visit savepell.org.

Steven Rosenstone Installed as Fourth Chancellor of MnSCU
Steven Rosenstone was officially installed as the the fourth Chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on Wednesday October 19, 2011. During the installation Rosenstone state  "to you, our students, I have heard you on tuition and I get it." We look forward to working with the Chancellor in the future.

Eight Mentors Needed
Eight students have registered for the Spring 2011 Mentorship Program and are looking for alumni just like you to work with!  Please register online today to mentor a student.  Each mentorship pair can be customized to communication styles and topics.  This is a great way to get to know future leaders and give back to MSUSA.

Students Ask For a Strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Protect Them from Unfair Financial Practices
MSUSA state chair, Amanda Bardonner participated in a series of events on Wednesday, October 26th with newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to promote policies that protect students from unfair financial practices. She indicated that “Minnesota students and families need to trust financial institutions and feel secure in their borrowing choices.  Today's students will not be tomorrow's homeowners, investors or entrepreneurs if this country continues to allow companies to take advantage of them as they become consumers."

It's hot dish, not casserole.  JPS Scholarship Cookbook!
We will be publishing a cookbook to support the Jared P. Stene Student Leadership Scholarship. Books will be delivered before the holidays and are only $13!  Order yours online and click here for more information.

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