Past Events and NewsPage address: https://www.mnsu.edu/mssa/history/events/
Awards issued on April 25, 2012 at the MSSA Inauguration Ceremony:
Dr. Duane Orr Teacher of the Year Award Winner - David Dickau - Music Professor
Dr. David Dickau accepting award
Vic Swenson Student Friendly Award Winner - Paul Allan - Associate Director for Athletics Communications
Administrator of the Year Award Winner - David Jones - Associate VP Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Awards issued on April 20, 2011 at the MSSA Inauguration Ceremony:
Dr. Duane Orr Teacher of the Year Award Winner - Ned Williams - Biology Professor
Prof. Marilyn Hart accepting award on behalf of the Late Ned Williams
Vic Swenson Student Friendly Award Winner - Cheri Bowyer - Retired Office Manager & Administrative Assistant of the Student Association
Administrator of the Year Award Winner - Mike Hodapp - Associate Director of the Student Union
New Student Association President Matt Lexcen & Vice President Moriah Miles push the magic button to release drawing sequence numbers among the 900+ who participated in the Spring Gold Permit Drawing for 2011-12. It all happened at 3PM Tuesday, April 19th 2011.
Gubernatorial Debate Takes Place at MSU!
Members of the Minnesota State Student Association were able to meet candiates from the upcoming Gubernatorial Election. The three candidates pictured in the far above picture are Republican Candidate Tom Emmer, Democratic Candidate Mark Dayton, and Independent Candidiate Tom Horner. Also pictured are members of the MSSA Senate and MSU President Richard Davenport.
$1000 Student Leadership Scholarship Winners!
Congratulations to Xe Yang, Jennifer Dooley, Cody Buechner, Melissa Thompson, and Rachel Busch.
Gold Permit Drawing for 2010-11
College of Business : Dan Hallgren
Crawford Hall-Braeden Hogie
We have vacancies for: College of Graduate Studies, Science, Engineering & Technology, Undeclared and Gage A
Opening the discussion campus wide
MSU administrators and student leaders discussed space utilization of the CSU and future potential program cuts Monday at open forum...
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Photo by Wale Agboola
Article by John Fritz
Speaking With The Senators
The Minnesota State Student Association held its annual "Meet Your Senators" day Wednesday. Senators from different academic areas and residence met with their constituents to discuss their issues and concerns.
Photo by Wale Agboola
MSSA out to try and improve Online Classes
We are working with extended learning to try and give them ideas on what students want when it comes to online learning.
Teacher of the Year/Student Friendly
The 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year is Dr. hanh Huy Phan (Ethnic Studies), and the 2008 -2009 Vic Swenson Student Friendly Award recipient is Clark Johnson (Social & Behanioral Science).
Administrator of the year
The 2008-2009 Administrator of the Year is Rick Straka, Vice President of Finance & Administration.
Administrator of the Year
Leadership Scholarship Winners!
MSSA 2009 Inauguration Ceremonies
MSSA commends IFO for decision
The Minnesota State Student Association commended the Inter Faculty Organization in its meeting Wednesday for the group's vote for a decision to offer a two-year pay freeze to aid budget problems. Don Larsson, president of the IFO, presented the proposal to the senate, calling it "the earliest settlement in IFO history."
Senate switches Seats
University-wide Environmental Workgroup started
MSSA started university-wide Environmental Workgroup this semester. Their main goals currently are presidents climate control, energy management and environmental grant.
Minnesota State Student Leadership Scholarship!
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate student leaders who through their outstanding commitment and dedication to the Minnesota State University, Mankato are bettering our campus community.
Application available in CSU 280
Deadline: March 6, 2009
Click here for more details.
Thanks to the determined work of the MSSA Executive Leadership and key Senators, for the first time in decades the MSU bus service will be extended until 10 PM Monday through Thursday on class days. The Student Senate's Campus Express Route #1 bus, which is the 22 minute run that goes through the campus to nearby apartment complexes, will operate until 10 PM, thanks to some creative financing and a partnership between the Student Senate and the Parking Advisory Committee. Spring Semester data will help to determine if the program is repeated during the next Academic Year.
Student Friendly/Teacher of the Year
The 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year was Dr. Joseph Kunkel, and the 2007 -2008 Vic Swenson Student Friendly Award recipient was Dr. Maria-Claudia Tomany
Campus Rec Proposal
Check out the Campus Rec Proposal and if you have any questions feel free to send them to MSSA President Ryan Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21, 2010 - Inauguration of 2010 - 11 Student Leaders
2008-2009 Fall Elections
View the election results here
Possible Parking Solution Proposed
With many parties to please in the area of parking, the student senate may have found a solution that will appease all. Read more...
Students Put Administration on the Spot
Tuition, use of fees dominate discussion at MSSA-sponsored open forum.. Read more...
Open Forum an Opportunity Missed
Another golden opportunity was squandered Monday when students bypassed a chance to question Minnesota State's administration about tuition and fees Read more...
Tuition and Fees Forum Set for Monday
According to Afolayan, forum is "a chance for students to engage student representatives about their situations. Read more...
MSSA Concerned With Student Privacy
The MSSA sent a strong message of how they feel about student privacy rights. Check it out...
Recreation Plan Goes to Student Senate
Current proposal now estimated at $14.652 million to be funded by student fees. Read more...
The Minnesota State Student Association has unleashed a poster campaign that has covered the campus with startling facts about university spending. Read more...
Survey Shows Staggering Student Debt
There's nothing new about college students being in debt after graduation, but the Minnesota State Student Association wanted to find out just how much MSU students were forking out after donning the cap and gown. Read more...
Student Senate Accessibility Beneficial to MSU Students
Perhaps no organization on campus has been more reinvigorated by its leadership than the Minnesota State Student Association. Check it out...
Tuition Freeze All the Buzz at Legislature
For those feeling the ever increasing burden of tuition and other hefty college expenses, there may be a bright spot on the horizon. Read more...
Senate Hears Budget Presentations
The first student senate meeting of the semester consisted mostly of student activity fee budget presentations from five organizations. Read more...
From Classroom to Community
Afolayans give and receive both on the Minnesota State campus and beyond. The father teaches, the son leads. The last name Afolayan isn't a common one in this country, but it can be found at least twice at Minnesota State. Read more about MSSA President Gabe Afolayan and his father Johnson Afolayan.
Senate Briefed On Free Lot, NCC Viability
MSSA President Gabe Afolayan brought a lot of valuable information to the student senate meeting Wednesday. In his report, he talked about possible changes coming to the free lot and the North Central Conference.
Student Activity Fund
The Nonbudgeted Funds Request Form is now online.
To download a version in the future you can go to the Student Allocations Committee or go to the Forms page to download it at the permanent locations.
Textbook Price Containment Committee Revived
The rising costs of textbooks are one reason why the Minnesota State Student Association voted Wednesday to support a motion to revive the Textbook Price Containment Committee.
MSSA Begins Student Debt Campaign
At MSU, the Minnesota State Student Association (MSSA) has undertaken its part in the debt drive, aptly titling its program the "Student Debt Campaign" and focusing on obtaining more information concerning debt problems students are having at MSU.
Recreation Plan Funding Sources Undetermined
A vote on the Outdoor Campus Recreation proposal was postponed last semester, though the plan is far from dead. Methods of funding remain the biggest hurdle thus far.
Maverick Game Room Grand Opening
MSSA Vice President Chris Frederick getting his game on.
MSSA to Take a Closer Look at Homecoming
In an attempt to improve the Homecoming celebration, the Minnesota State Student Association passed a motion at Wednesday's meeting to initiate a Homecoming Development Task Force.
Check out the article here!
No One Owns Homecoming
Homecoming is supposed to be a time where the student body and alumni come together to celebrate their university and engage in time-honored traditions, not a time for one organization to flex its muscles and promote itself. No one owns homecoming.
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Forum Draws Few Students Despite Relevant Topics
Photo Credit: Allyssa Hill
MSSA Vice President Chris Frederick (above) and MSU President Richard Davenport (left) answered questions at Thursday's open forum on the MSU Mall.
Taking a break from the action... MSSA President Gabe Afolayan and Vice President Chris Frederick catch a ride from Univesity President Richard Davenport
Sept. 13 Meeting
Molly Yunkers and David Cowan, of the Bookstore Advisory Committee, spoke to the Senate about a proposed "Default Ordering Process" for 100 level class textbooks
MSSA Leadership Training
Legislative branch's Senate Speaker Jared Jackson "negotiates" with Executive Branch boss MSSA President Gabe Afolayan.
MSSA Changes Guard
Left to Right:
MSSA President Gabe Afolayan,
University President Richard Davenport,
MSSA Vice President Chris Frederick
See the pictures of the ceremony.
President Gabe Afolayan, Vice President Chris Frederick and new student senators ushered in to 2006-07 MSSA; Jered Jackson elected speaker. The whole article here
MSSA Doles out 2006–07 Budget
Check out the article by Emmeline Elliott
Deadline for applications has past.
Pictures from Washington D.C.
Updated - March 21, 2006
|L to R: Chris Frederick, Rob Wills,
Gabe Afolayan, Tim Ibisch