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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Student Support Services

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Stop in and Welcome Our New Academic Coordinator!

Cartoon of party favorsWe are thrilled to have Jennifer Lenaghan working with us as our new Academic Coordinator/Advisor! Jennifer received both her Bachelor's Degree and her Master's Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She completed her internship with "Advising U" in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She also worked in the Office of Disability Services for two years.

If you had worked with Linda Leech in previous years, Jennifer will now be serving as your advisor. If you haven't yet met Jennifer, stop by soon to schedule an appointment.


Important News!

In order to remain an active participant with SSS and receive all the wonderful services SSS has to offer you must have 3 contacts each semester! At least one of the contacts must be a meeting with your SSS Advisor. Not sure if you have 3 contacts? Call SSS and speak your SSS Advisor. See inside for information about an opportunity to get 3 contacts in one day!


Equipment

Hands typing on a laptopCalculatorThe semester is winding down and it feels like the workload is loading up! Utilize the resources SSS offers to handle your work and prepare for exams. Equipment including calculators of all kinds, digital voice recorders, anatomy and medical terminology flashcards, medical dictionaries and laptops available for 1 week at a time. Contact SSS to reserve what you need today!

Cartoon of a girl writing at a deskDon't forget about pencils, folders, plain notecards, highlighters, etc.!


Tickets available for the "The Odyssey"

Poster for 'The Odyssey'Student Support Services has theatre tickets available for SSS students.

We have tickets available for "The Odyssey" on Thursday, November 11th.

Tickets available on a first come first served basis (one ticket per student; guest tickets are not provided).

The epic story mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his 10-year journey home following the 10-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors competing for Penelope's hand in marriage.

Policy change! Tickets will be distributed the night of the performance outside the box off by an SSS Staff Member.


Tutoring

Pencil and paperOn-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.


Financial Literacy

Have you noticed the back section of your Planner called "the skinny on student finances"? This section is full of easy to read and helpful information and advice about your finances. Here's an excerpt from "skinny on" on page 6, "Keeping Track of Your Dough".

"Every financial adviser in Canada and the U.S. advocates creating a budget to help you live within your means.

A budget is simply tracking all the money you anticipate receiving (don't forget income taxes) in a given period, and all the expenditures you anticipate incurring.

By taking the time to make a budget, you can identify exactly how much you can spend for various items without going into debt."

Learn more about budgeting and paying for college by attending the

"I Had It, But Where'd It All Go???
Budget and Planning to Pay for College" Seminar

Brought to you by Mike Murphy of Wells Fargo
On Wednesday, November 10th at 11:30 am

Etiquette Dinner

Woman worrying about etiquette
  • When: November 10, 2010
  • Where: Meet in SSS at 3:30 pm
  • Cost: Free! But limited to only 7 SSS students.

The goal of the etiquette dinner is to help students feel more confident 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.

Interested? Sign up in SSS by Friday, November 5th!

Attend the Open House, Scholarship Seminar and the Etiquette Dinner and get your 3 contacts in 1 day!


Need some more $$?
Finish your college
career with less debt!

Scholarship Seminar

  • Date: November 10th
  • Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Where: Wiecking 322

There's money out there just waiting for you to claim it! At this workshop you'll get the opportunity to learn how to find it. 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. We will learn the secrets of which scholarships to apply to and which ones aren't worth the time. So come on over for this workshop, and start your search for some free money!

Contact person: Jennifer Lenaghan 507-389-2797


SSS Fall Open House

Wednesday, November 10th

11:00 am to 1:00 pm: Join us for food and fun!

11:30 am: "I Had It, But Where'd It All Go?"
Budget and Planning to Pay for College
Brought to you by Mark Murphy of Wells Fargo

Participation in the Fall Open House will count as a contact!

Immediately following the Open House:

SSS Scholarship Workshop