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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Student Support Services

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Mid term Test Preparation Workshop

This Tuesday, March 3 from 3 - 3:45

Meets at the 3rd floor of the library in the private study room in the South West corner - Room 3006

Ace that test! At this workshop you will learn strategies to improve your test taking and new ideas for preparing for tests. Developing effective test preparation skills will help you gain a better understand-ing of your subject material, lower your anxiety, and produce better scores! We will also discuss tactics to do before the test, during the test, and even after you finish the test. You will get tips for mastering true-false, multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank, and essay questions. Attend this workshop and start acing those tests!


Drop-In FAFSA Day

This Thursday, March 5, 8:30-4 at SSS

Need help filling out your FAFSA renewal forms?

Our helpful staff will be available to help you apply online during these times to ensure you are ready for the next academic year. We will also have Financial Aid staff available online or by phone to assist with any difficult and unique questions.

Please bring the following items: A copy of your federal taxes and your parent's taxes.

Student Financial Services is also offering FAFSA Help Sessions

No pre-registration is required. Please bring the appropriate income tax information to the session to successfully complete your application.

FAFSA Help Session Dates and Times:

  • March 3: 4:30 - 6:00
  • March 5: 5:00 - 6:30
  • March 19: 5:00 - 6:30
  • March 24: 4:30 - 6:00
  • April 2: 5:00 - 6:30

These sessions will be held in Wissink Hall, ACC 116.

Don't miss the priority deadline to file your FAFSA—March 15!!!


Cartoon of a Man in an Hour GlassTime is Running Out!

The deadline for tutoring requests is quickly approaching; if you are still in need of a tutor, please call the office to set up an appointment with your advisor today!

Tutoring Request Deadline: Friday, March 6th!

No late requests will be accepted!


Dollar Bills

Need more $$$ for college?


We have had a winner in most every year!

MAEOPP Board of Directors

Scholarship

Apply by Monday, March 16th at 4:00 p.m. for a chance to win a $1000.00 Scholarship

During Spring break write a narrative, double-spaced, less than 2 pages describing:

  1. The impact of TRIO (SSS, Talent Search and Upward Bound) on your education, and
  2. Your co-curricular and/or community involvement, and
  3. Why the MAEOPP Board of Directors $1000.00 Scholarship is important to you (this narrative can be in rough draft form)

Just turn in your narrative, with your name, current GPA, along with the best way to contact you. Don't miss the deadline: Mon., March 16 by 4:00 p.m!

The criteria to be considered by the Chapter Scholarship Committee are:

  1. Applicant holds first-generation, low-income, or disabled TRIO student status and;
  2. is enrollment, or anticipated enrollment for current high school seniors, in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the next academic year and;
  3. has cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and;
  4. can demonstrate involvement in co-curricular or community activities.

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Due to multiple requests we will be holding another Scholarship Search Seminar on Tuesday, March 17 (St Patrick's Day) from 1-3 p.m. at SSS. Please let us know at SSS that you are planning to attend so we can make enough copies for you.


Upcoming MSU Theater Performances

"Tobacco Road"
Thursday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m.

It is the story of the Lesters of Tobacco Road of Jeeter who dreams of planting a garden beside his ramshackle poor white home, the idiotic son who married a rav-enous evangelist so that he drives an automobile to destruction, a daughter with strong sexual inclinations, and an-other who is sold into marriage for $7 and who keeps running back home. This memorable play ran eight years on Broadway and it has been revived three times.

Theatre Masks

Do you need to attend plays for class or are you a theatre buff? SSS has purchased season tickets for the 2007-2008 MSU Theatre season. SSS still has tickets available for the spring plays.

Talk to someone at SSS by calling 389-2797 or stop by WC355 to reserve your ticket. Unfortunately, SSS will not be able to provide guest tickets.


Pre-Registration "Drop in" Help Day

Wednesday, April 1st
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  or  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Come learn about how registration just became easier and quicker!

9:30 - noon  and  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Drop in for individual help with pre-registering for classes, no appointment required!

There's a great new registration tool that will make registering for classes more fun, and less time consuming. Come learn the new process to plan your schedule. We want to show it to you and have set aside this day, Just for you!


Business Etiquette Dinner

April 8 and 9, 2009

4:00 PM - 5:50PM

In the CSU 253

Talk to your SSS advisor about signing up for this and we will pay the $10 fee for you…

Cartoon of Plates and SilverwareThe goal of the etiquette dinner is to help students feel more confi-dent in a dinner setting. Confidence often increases as more knowledge is gained about what is appropriate or inappropriate etiquette in such a dining situation. An important point about etiquette is that there are subtle rules of behavior. If you learn these rules, you can then focus your attention more on getting to know your dinner companion and less on second-guessing your dining habits. The etiquette dinner is hosted by Deenna Latus. She is the Assistant Director of the Career Development Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and has been with the University for over nine years. Deenna is a Certified Etiquette Consultant.


Cartoon of a ComputerTake Note!

Deadline for withdrawal of Spring classes - April 10

If you are "considering" withdrawing from a class (maybe you're not getting the grade you need, or you're failing and have little to no chance of passing). Please set up an appointment with your advisor who will walk you through all of the information you need to make a good decision.


Save the Date!

Join us Wednesday, April 29th

for our 17th Annual Award's Reception.

Join us for a delicious dessert beginning at 2:00 P.M.


Ice Cream ConeIce Cream Cone

May Day Ice Cream Social

Celebrate the end to the academic year with us on Friday, May 1st with an ice cream social. (Non-dairy ice-cream will also be available). Watch for more details…


Stork Carrying a BabyGreat News!

Carla had a baby boy on Monday, February 16! He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and is named Alexander Warren. Mom and baby are doing great!

Carla will be taking time away from the Student Support Services office to spend time with Alexander. She will return to our office in early May. While Carla is away, Karen Foreman will be filling in at our front desk. Please stop by to introduce yourself and help Karen feel welcome.