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Planning on a Career that Needs a Masters or PhD?

Join SSS as we journey to the

Graduate and Professional School Day

Held at the University of Minnesota
Wednesday, October 14

Leave SSS at 8 am and return around 5 pm

There will be about 100 graduate and professional programs available for you to talk to. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to explore grad school options, it is a great way to connect with a large number of graduate schools without leaving the state! Learn what each college has to offer and compare them in a quick couple of hours. Juniors and Seniors are especially encouraged to attend!!!

2 free workshops will be held during the event:
  • How to apply to graduate and professional school
  • Funding graduate and professional school

Limited to the first 11 students. Sign up today!

Stop by, call or email us.

This is as always, a FREE trip, but a
$5.00 deposit holds your spot and is due by Friday, October 2nd at 4:00 pm.

(Deposit is returned when we leave Oct. 2nd.
It is not refundable after October 2nd if you have to cancel for any reason)

Time is running out!

Cartoon of a man in an hourglassThe 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, October 16th!

No late requests will be accepted!

Check your MSU Email Account!

Green envelope with an '@' sign stamped on itHave you been waiting for a tutor to contact you, waiting for information regarding financial aid, or information regarding an appeal? Much of the critical information MSU sends out goes to your MSU email account. You may be missing important information if you are not checking your email.

Take 10 minutes a day to check your MSU email account so you don't miss out on important information and opportunities at MSU!

On-Call Writing Requests

Do you have a big paper coming up that you may need help with?

Or maybe you have not been receiving the grades you would like to in that writing intensive class.

An on-call writing tutor may be just what you need.

A writing tutor can help you improve your writing by working with you to find common mistakes. Whether your problem is grammatical or structural, a writing tutor can help you become a better writer!

When you request an on-call writing tutor, you are assigned a writing tutor that you will meet with once to cover the tutoring contract and get to know one another. You then will call the writing tutor when you have a paper that you need assistance with. It is advisable to plan accordingly and give the tutor plenty of notice as they are students as well!

On-call writing requests will be accepted until Friday, November 13th!

LaptopOnline Writing Tutoring

No need to fill out a Tutoring request!
No appointments necessary!

Emoticon using a laptopSSS continues to offer online Writing Tutoring in Conjunction with the Institutional Di-versity English Institute. You can submit your papers to D2L anytime, anywhere. Your paper will be reviewed by a trained tutor and you will then be given feedback as to how to improve your paper all via D2L!

You are already enrolled in this awesome program! Simply log in to your D2L account and check it out! Please allow a 48 hour turnaround time!

Student Support Services Mentoring Program

Are you a new student? Maybe you are a returning student who has not found their place here at MSU. The Student Support Services Mentoring program may be for you! You will be matched with a successful upper class student. You will meet with your mentor in per-son once per month and will have weekly contact via phone or email. Your mentor can help you find ways to get involved at MSU, assist you in your transition to MSU, help you im-prove your study skills, and answer general questions about life at MSU! Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to connect with one of your SSS peers!

Space is limited, only 1 female spot remaining and 5 male spots remaining!


Career Trip to the Zoo

Friday, October 23th

(No school is scheduled that day)

Plan to leave at 9:15 am return at 5:15 pm

We will have a behind the scenes tour,
including information about careers at the Zoo.
Enjoy some free time with new friends, lunch and a monorail ride.


Space is limited… sign up today!

Call, email or stop by to sign up before noon Wednesday, October 14!

$10 deposit required by 10/14/9, not
refundable after 10/14/9.

Deposit is returned to you when you go on the trip.

Scholarship Seminar

Date: Thurs. 11-19-09
Time: 2:00-3:45 pm
Where: Wiecking 321


Need some more
green $$$ stuff?

Finish your college
career with less debt!


There's money out there just waiting for you to claim it! At this workshop you'll get the opportunity to jump on the computer and find that money! Through lots of searching, we've found some very helpful websites for finding scholarships, and we'd like to share them with you! Maybe even more importantly, at this workshop you will learn what to look for when searching for scholarships. When choosing which scholarships to apply for, you can increase your chances by choosing those in which you have the greatest odds. The first hour we will learn the secrets of which scholarships to apply to and which ones aren't worth the time. The second hour we will sit at a computer and actually do some searching. So come on over for this workshop (even if it can only be for one of the two hours) and start your search for some free money!

Contact person:
Linda Leech 507-389-2797

$800 Scholarship Opportunity!

Announcing the

2010 Ronald McKinley/Bruce Vento/Paul & Sheila Wellstone

MN TRiO Scholarship

Interested students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. In addition students must submit a typed rough draft essay, no more than two pages (12 point font and double-spaced) addressing:

How Student Support Services (TRiO)

  1. Has impacted your life, and
  2. Your ability to set and accomplish your goals

SSS is only allowed to nominate one student from our program to continue through the selection process at the state level. The SSS Advisors will read the submitted essays and will select an essay based on how well you have addressed the 2 points listed above.

The odds are in your favor! Competition for this scholarship is low! Usually there are no more than 25 essays submitted for the scholarship. There are 3 $800 scholarships—that's a 1 in 8 chance of winning!

Essays must be turned in to Student Support Services no later than
4:00 PM on Monday, November 2nd!

Scholarships will be awarded on National TRiO Day on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at MSU Mankato. It is expected that the scholarship winners will attend TRiO Day and deliver a 3-minute speech reflecting the themes in their essay.

Free Music Vouchers

Please stop by Student Support Services to sign up to receive a voucher for the MSU Musical Performances. Only one voucher can be given out for each performance but you can sign up for as many performances as you want or need. (Guest vouchers are not provided.)

SSS is unable to provide vouchers for the following dates:

  • October 8th
  • October 22nd
  • October 25th
  • December 3rd
  • December 6th

If you have any questions, please contact your SSS Advisor or Carla at 389-2797. Thank you!

Save the date for the

Cartoon of sombrero and maracasSSS November Fiesta!

When: Wednesday, November 11th from 11:00 - 2:00 (Stop in when you can!)

Where: Student Support Services Office

What: Make a contact, enjoy a yummy Taco-In-Bag, and visit with SSS Friends!

Play Tickets

SSS has tickets to the MSU 2009-2010 Mainstage Season! We have tickets for opening night but if that date doesn't work for you, you can take the ticket to the Box Office before opening night and exchange if for a different night, as long as the alternate night is not sold out. (Guest tickets are not provided.)

  • Twelve Angry Men: October 15th
  • A Christmas Carol: November 12th

Studio Season Tickets

We did not purchase tickets in advance for any of the Studio Season shows. If you'd like to attend any of the performances, please contact Student Support Services either by phone, email or just stopping by to request a ticket. (Guest tickets are not provided.) Requests for studio season tickets must be submitted at least a week before the start of the performance! For example:

  • Rocky Horror Show: Last date to request tickets: November 25th
  • Beauty Queen of Lenane: Last date to request tickets: March 17th
  • Virgin Territory: Last date to request tickets: April 14th

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask the Student Support Services staff.

Contact Info

We believe in you!

Minnesota State University, Mankato
355 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-2797
E-mail: student-support-services@mnsu.edu
Web: www.mnsu.edu/sss