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SpotlightSSS Spotlight:


Changes in SSS!

Linda Leech left SSS last May to start her new job as Director of Upward Bound Math/Science at San Antonio College in San Antonio, TX. We are in the process of finding her replacement and you'll be notified as soon as a candidate is hired. If Linda was your SSS Advisor, please meet with Margaret until the new Advisor starts.

And, as you'll notice the instant you walk into SSS, there is now an enhanced Student Worker station where 2 of our 4 Student Workers will work.

Johannah, Mai, Megan and Sarh are here to help you!

Please sign in and check in at the new student work station for advisor meetings. Carla will still be available to help when needed but start your visit at SSS at the student worker station. When not helping out in SSS, SSS Student Workers will be assigned to the Computer Lab in WC321.

Their job will be to help with printing, miscellaneous computer questions, and to make sure the environment is conducive to studying and tutoring. Rules that have always been in place but will be more regularly enforced include NO eating, NO cell phone use, and using equipment and space for academic purposes only (NOFacebook, Youtube, etc.). If you have questions about these rules, please speak with Carla or your SSS Advisor.

If you haven't already done so be sure to stop by, introduce yourself and welcome our new staff!

Drama MasksMusic & Theatre

Are you taking a class that requires you to attend concerts or plays? Great! SSS can provide you a play ticket or music voucher to attend the MSU theatre performances and concerts. Not sure what is playing on campus this semester? Check out:

All tickets are FREE for all SSS Students. Unfortunately we're unable to provide tickets for guests. Questions? Call SSS at 389- 2797 or talk to your SSS Advisor.

*Some deadline dates are not available. Check SSS for dates.


Stressed Student

Are you feeling overwhelmed in a particular class?

Get one-on-one help from a tutor!

Tutoring requests will be accepted through Friday, October 15th, 2010 and on-call writing requests will be accepted through Friday, November 12th, 2010!

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

Please allow 48 hours for turnaround time.

Tutor Appreciation Week

October 4th - 8th

Thank your SSS Tutor!

Financial Literacy

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This year Student Support Services is dedicated to providing you with information regarding "Financial Literacy".

Check out the CashCourse on the SSS website. You can find the link under "Links" or go to www.cashcourse.org/trio.

WHY THIS WEBSITE? Financial literacy is an essential life skill for the 21st century. This is especially important for college students who on campus and in real life will have more financial choices and opportunities to be made than any generation before. NEFE (the National Endowment for Financial Education) is responding to this challenge by offering to college students and recent graduates this Web site that contains comprehensive, non-commercial information to help their financial decisions be informed ones.

Graduate School Trip to Minneapolis

  • Where: Held at the University of Minnesota
  • When: Thursday, October 14 Leave SSS at 8 am and return by 5 pm

There will be about 100 graduate and professional programs on site ready to answer your questions. 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

This is, as always, a FREE trip but a $5.00 deposit holds your spot and is due by Friday, October 7th at 4:00 pm.

(Deposit is returned when we leave on October 14th. It is not refundable after October 2nd.)


Items have been stolen out of the Computer Lab WC321. Don't leave your items unattended. Always take them with you!


Looking for Newsletter contributions from... YOU!

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The SSS Newsletter is a great resource and included in it's pages every month is an abundance of helpful information about school, campus and upcoming events. Still, as exciting as this information can be, it left our newsletter a little, well, dry.

THAT'S WHERE YOU COME IN! Please submit any stories, poems, letters, reviews of plays, concerts or speakers you've seen, even artwork to be included in the monthly newsletter.

Submit your work by email to student-support-services@mnsu.edu. If your entry is approved for submission it will appear in the next SSS Success Newsletter!


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Helping Students

Student Support Services


Minnesota State University Mankato

355 Wiecking Center

Phone: 507-389-2797

Fax: 507-389-6372

E-Mail: student-support-services@mnsu.edu