Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Alumni Association Update: February 2012

MSUSA Alumni Association Alumni Board met Thursday January 5th, 2012
The MSUSA Alumni Association Board of Directors met on Thursday, January 5 at 6:00 pm to discuss long term goals for the board. For more information on what was discussed contact Board Chair, Josh Martin at jcmartin7872@gmail.com.

Alumni Social February 10
The Minnesota State University Student Association will be hosting an alumni and student social Friday, February 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at DB Searles in Saint Cloud, MN. Come out and catch up with colleagues and alumni. Light appetizers will be served.

Alumni Spotlight: Jason Fossum
Click here to read our most recent alumni spotlight featuring Jason Fossum. He's a Winona State University graduate, served as the Winona representative on the board of directors, and currently works as Committee Administrator for the Minnesota Senate Higher Education Committee.

Legislative Update
The Minnesota Legislature officially convened January 24, 2012 and the Minnesota State University Student Association has been busy ensuring the student voice is well represented at the State Capitol. Some issues at the forefront of our advocacy over the last couple of weeks include voter identification and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities bonding request. On the federal level we are continuing to monitor the status of the Federal Pell program and working to ensure funding for the most vulnerable students is preserved. For more information on our advocacy efforts, click here.

MSUSA Hired New Executive Director, Elsbeth Howe
Elsbeth Howe has been hired to the position of MSUSA Executive Director. Previously, Elsbeth served with the Minnesota State University Student Association in a number of roles from 1997-2008 including the position of Director of Research and Policy. She also worked as a law clerk in Mankato, staff attorney for Legal Aid in Pine City, student senate advisor for Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and legal instructor at Minneapolis Business College. Welcome to the team Elsbeth!

Guest Blog Post: Meagan Hertzog
Alumni Association board member, and former Minnesota State University Mankato student, Meagan Hertzog offers job hunting advice to students and recent graduates. Click here to check out her guest blog post.

MSUSA Conference February 10-11, 2012
The MSUSA board of directors will be meeting at Saint Cloud State University on February 10-11, 2012. They will begin the process of setting next years budget, updating the organizations governing documents, and much more. Click here for more information on the weekend.

It's Hot Dish, Not Casserole.  JPS Scholarship Cookbook!
The Jared P. Stene Student Leadership Scholarship still has cookbooks for sale. Order yours online and click here for more information.

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