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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

October 2007 MSSA Newsletter

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What is MSSA?


Minnesota State Student Association represents Minnesota State University, Mankato students at the Institutional, Local, State and Federal governing levels through listening to and voicing the thoughts, ideas, and concerns of all students. Bring any concerns you may have that involve being a Maverick to CSU 280 and your concerns will be addressed.

MavLife 101

Lecture Note

MavLife 101 was introduced to all incoming students at the beginning of the summer during orientation as our first campaign to get students educated about MSSA. A bookmark was created to inform all students, not only freshman and incoming transfer students, about the newly elected President Christopher Frederick and Vice President Casey Carmody and how they can help all Mavericks. Bookmarks and posters saturating the campus have little snippets of information about what MSSA can offer you as a student.


Established in 1967, the Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) is an independent, non-profit organization funded and operated by students. MSUSA serves nearly 70,000 students attending Minnesota's seven state universities: Bemidji, Mankato, Metropolitan (St. Paul/Minneapolis), Moorhead, St. Cloud, Southwest (Marshall) and Winona.

MSUSA has been a strong voice for state university students on the campus, system, state and federal levels for nearly 40 years. We are recognized by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees as the sole representative of state university students in Minnesota, and work on a variety of issues at several levels.


Homecoming at Minnesota State University, Mankato was October 1 to 7, 2007. There were a few additions and changes for Mavericks attending Homecoming this year. A comedian, B.J. Novak, was added to list of festivities. Novak is a co-writer for the television show The Office and was welcomed by MSU students as well as the community. The event was free to everyone. Another change made was the parade. It was moved to Saturday morning before the football game.

Elections & Vacancies

MSSA has vacant spots. College of Education, College of Science, Engineering and Technology and College of Allied Health and Nursing each have one spot open to run for. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Student Senate and think you would represent your constituents visit,

Got Issues?

Attend MSSA weekly meetings Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in CSU 238.


Do you have news you feel is important for students to know? Send news items to the newsletter editor at The newsletter will be published on a regular basis during the academic year.