Living with Student Debt Survey Results
Forty-two Living with Student Debt surveys have been completed. The results show us that the average respondent debt at graduation was $33,119 and will take 15 years to pay off. Click here to see the rest of the results and media coverage. Click here to fill out the survey.
Alumni Lobby Day, March 21st
Join us on Monday, March 21st, 9:30am-12:00pm to speak with legislators about the importance of funding higher education. Contact Kari Winter if you are interested.
Seven mentor positions are still available. Apply today!
"Getting to know someone else interested in my field and providing him with resources to explore it was very rewarding. I remember my graduate school and job/internship search process in student affairs, and it can prove a daunting task. It has been great to see him progress toward his goal. While I did not set out to "sell" him on my graduate program, I am proud that we will both call ourselves Leadership in Student Affairs alumni. I look forward to continued contact as Justin progresses through his graduate work, and the possibility of working with him on a professional level in the future." - Berne Christiansen, BSU Graduate, Mentor
The 3rd Annual Alumni Association meeting will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th at the Country Inn & Suites in Woodbury in conjunction with the student delegates conference in the Twin Cities. All alumni are invited and encouraged to attend. At the meeting we will hold elections, discuss future association goals, and discuss how alumni can become more involved. Please watch for more information on how to run for the Board in the coming weeks.
Alumni Spotlight - Leigh Wilson-Mattson
Click here to read the Alumni Spotlight featuring Leigh Wilson-Mattson. Leigh is a former Board member, 2009 graduate of MSU Moorhead, and currently a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia.
Penny Program Board Announces Openings
The Penny Program Board is accepting applications until Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 for the following positions: 1 MnSCU System Office Representative, 1 Higher Education Professional, 1 Higher Education Professional - IFO Representative, 3 Community Professionals, 1 MSCSA Student. Click here to download the applications.
Alumni Attend Networking Social & Alumni vs. Student Lobbying Challenge
Thank you to the alumni who attended our February 4th social and lobbying game with the students. Unfortunately, the alumni were defeated during the game while the St. Cloud State University student team came out victorious. Check out the attached photo of the alumni at the event.
Alumni Speak at Strategic Plan Celebration
Follow these links to see videos of Paul Hetland and Jennifer Weil speaking at the February 5th Strategic Plan Celebration Luncheon during the Delegates Conference.
Rally Day 2011
Over 400 students from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities attended our Rally Day at the capitol on Wednesday, February 16 to indicate that student tuition is overpriced (STOP). For those who weren’t there, the Rally took place on the steps of the Minnesota Capitol. Fired up students demonstrated their collective power by shouting their concerns. New coverage from the Rally can be found here. Check out our Facebook page for photos from the event. After the Rally, state chair Andrew Spaeth testified on a bill that would freeze tuition over the next two years. Video of his testimony can be found here.
In early 2010 several state university students believed that complaints of sexual violence were not being handled properly on their campuses. Since then MSUSA has researched and prepared recommendations for how to improve the MnSCU policy and procedures related to sexual violence. We spoke with campus staff, surveyed 800 students, and submitted our concerns and recommendations to the Office of the Chancellor to consider as the policy is reviewed. Click here to see the survey results and concerns.