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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

January 2008 MSSA Newsletter

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What's it Worth Campaign

What's it Worth Poster

Have you ever wondered just exactly what your student fees are being used for? Now you have the chance. Be on the lookout for new posters on campus designed to inform students what their student fees are going towards.  

Get to know your Senators

With spring semester being a critical time period in determining student fees, it is important to get to know those who will be assisting in the decision process. During the week of January 28 to 30 students will be given the chance to meet and confer with members of the current student senate. On Monday, Jan. 28, members of student senate will be in the Taylor Center with coffee and hot chocolate to greet students. Then, on Wednesday, at 11:30 a.m. they will be in the CSU to have lunch with students. Also, feel free to stop by the student senate office at any time during the week. Come ready with ideas and any questions you have for them!

Alcohol Summit

Student senate will be participating in a community wide alcohol summit that will take place early spring semester. Student government previously participated in the campus wide alcohol summit that took place on Dec. 17. During this summit many issues were brought up related to college drinking and ways to effectively handle student alcohol consumption. Issues brought up during the December summit will also be discussed during the community wide summit.

Campus Rec Proposal

Campus Rec Logo

A revised proposal for campus recreation will be coming back to the table this semester for re-evaluation. You may remember that a proposal failed last spring when students were given the opportunity to vote for it. Consultation processes have started to determine what areas to keep and what areas to change. Keep your eyes open for more on this issue in the near future. If you have any questions contact MSSA at (507) 389-2611 or .

Senator of the Month

This month, Off-Campus Senator Jon Sands was chosen as the senator of the month. Sands has been a very active member of student senate for the past year and a half. He has sat in on the master planning committee and has offered his knowledge in order to provide the best experience possible for students.

Senate Vacancies

There are currently three vacancies on student senate. If you are interested in becoming a senator in the areas of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Gage A or Undeclared, please fill out an application.

Got Issues

MSSA has weekly meetings every Wednesday at 4 p.m in CSU 238. Bring any issues, thoughts or concerns you may have.


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.