Women’s Equality Day

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It has been 96 years since women won the right to vote! After 72 years of gaining support through many speeches, petitions, and newspapers, the 19th Amendment was created on August 26, 1920. This amendment allows women to vote and hold public office.

August 26 is now recognized as Women’s Equality Day. It is a day where we can look back at the efforts and successes that women have made over the years. The 19th Amendment was a giant step towards creating equality between men and women. Ideas and services provided by both genders working together have opened up several opportunities over the years. Including everyone in the voting process allows everyone to have a say in what they want to see in our country. What if women were not able to vote today? Can you imagine how different our country and government would be?

Although women are still a minority in public office, they are still making a difference and finding their voices. Hillary Clinton is the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in the presidential election. However, she is not the first woman to have ever run for president. Many women have run for president and that number has been slowly increasing over the years. Maybe someday it will be common to have women involved in those final stages of the presidential election, or even have a female president.

 

http://www.nwhp.org/resources/commemorations/womens-equality-day/10-ideas-for-womens-equality-day/

http://www.osce.org/what/gender

Welcome New and Returning Students!

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Hopefully everyone realized that classes for MSUM began yesterday (8/22). As we jump into the start of another wonderful school year there are some important dates to keep in mind.

August 25th (8/25) is the last day to either add a class or withdraw without penalty. After this date you will need the professor to override you into their class or, if you drop after this date, there will be a W on your transcript.

September 26th (9/26) is the day that tuition is due. Please check eServices before this day to ensure that your tuition is paid in full. We don’t want anyone to get charged with any late fees.

September 5th (9/5) (Labor Day) there is no class.

As always please check your Dragonmail and D2L on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on any future changes or to simply informed.

Have a great and wonderful school year!

If you have any questions about tuition, please contact financial aid as soon as possible.  finaid@mnstate.edu

If you have any questions about accessing your Dragonmail, eServices, or D2L, please contact the IT Helpdesk. support@mnstate.edu

 

Adjusting to College

 

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Moving in to college is very exciting, but it can be stressful and exhausting, too! Here are some tips to help make the transition into this new chapter of life a memory you will definitely want to remember.

Get Organized. Being organized already lessens the mess that move-in day can bring. During your free time you will want to unpack what you can if you weren’t able to on move-in day. The more you have unpacked, the more your room will feel like home.

Be Prepared. Welcome Week is full of events, so be prepared! You may be on your feet for most of the day, so wear comfy shoes and plan your outfits according to the weather! You may want to bring a small bag to carry with you to put items in such as your I.D. and keys as well as a snack and something to drink.

Get Involved. You have probably heard that a million times, but it cannot be stressed enough! Welcome Week is a great time to get involved. Do your best to attend these activities. SOC Talks and Residence Hall Meetings may sound boring to you, but it is so important that you attend them! You will participate in activities and find out who your neighbors and friends are all while getting familiar with where you will be living.

There are plenty of activities going on during Welcome Week! Check out this link to find events that interest you!

https://www.mnstate.edu/welcome-week/schedule.aspx

 

Image Source: http://movinginsider.com/2013/05/29/college-bound-moving-to-the-university-of-florida/

 

Apply to MSUM’s Graduate NED Program!

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This program prepares BSN students in nursing education within the fields of academia and clinical experiences. The certificate is designed to work with the ever-changing healthcare field while focusing on the science and art of nursing education. The NED program allows students to gain experience in the nurse educator role. In combination with the Master’s of Science with a major in nursing, this program allows students to fulfill the requirements of the full master’s program and attain the NED certificate. The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is accepting applications for a Spring 2017 start in any of our graduate programs. You can contact Dr. Tracy Wright RN, PhD, CNE, the Graduate Program Coordinator, at wrighttr@mnstate.edu.

To learn more about the program, view admissions requirements, and contact graduate studies visit the link below.

https://www.mnstate.edu/graduate/certificateinnurseeducator.aspx

 

Apply to SNHL’s NAOSL Program!

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The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is currently accepting applications for Spring 2017 and the Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems Leadership (NAOSL) program. This graduate program helps meet the need for leadership and organization in the healthcare field. The program provides vital information for successfully working in complex healthcare systems. This certificate prepares current leaders in the nursing field in the areas of nursing and healthcare leadership.

If you would like to learn more about the program, apply to Graduate Studies, or look into program requirements visit the link below!

https://www.mnstate.edu/graduate/certificateinnaosl.aspx

You may also contact Dr. Tracy Wright RN, PhD, CNE, the Graduate Nursing Coordinator, at wrighttr@mnstate.edu.

National Book Lovers Day 2016

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August 9th is National Book Lovers Day! This is the day to celebrate all the bookworms across the country. Today is the day to pick out a good book, head to your favorite reading spot, and dive in. Whether the book be fiction or non-fiction, pick it up and start reading. Whether you prefer the feel and smell of an old fashioned book printed on paper and tightly bound, an audio book, or an e-book, it is time to start reading. Although no one really knows how this day came to be it has long since been celebrated by people all over the country. The best way to honor the day….? Read a Book!! If it’s an old favorite or a first time read take some time to enjoy that book!

If you’re in search of a good book check out the recommendations below for those in the healthcare field!

Cooked: An Inner City Nursing Memoir by Carol Karels

How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul: Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Nancy Mitchell-Autio

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

The Cost of Hope: The Story of a Marriage, a Family, and the Quest for Life by Amanda Bennett

Sources: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-book-lovers-day-august-9/ https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/book-lovers-day/ http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/books2012#4

Image Source: http://www.winchesterbookgallery.com/event/national-book-lovers-day

 

National Minority Donor Awareness Week 2016!

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August 1st through the 7th is National Minority Donor Awareness Week. The focus of this week long observance is to draw attention to the many minority groups that are often under-served in the healthcare field. This difference is most noticeable when the waiting lists for organ transplantation are considered. Minority groups make up 58% of all people waiting for a transplant of some kind. The difference in genetic composition between ethnic groups makes this gap difficult to close and causes several populations to have a higher percentage of people in need of a transplant. High blood pressure and diabetes can lead to renal (kidney) disease, which is best treated through organ transplantation. African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asian and Pacific Islanders are three times more likely to develop one of these conditions and require an organ transplant. This is one of the leading causes of the high number of minority groups that are on the organ transplant waiting list. This week long observance brings attention to the issue of minority organ donation. If more people of every ethnicity donate organs or tissue the gap can be closed and many lives can be saved.

To learn more about minority organ donation and transplantation visit the link below.

http://www.organdonor.gov/whydonate/minorities.html

To learn more about the process of organ and tissue donation visit the link below.

http://www.organdonor.gov/about/organdonationprocess.html#process2

Remind your friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances that becoming an organ donor can save many many lives and help us all to live more comfortably.

Sources: http://www.organdonor.gov/about/organdonationprocess.html#process2 http://www.organdonor.gov/awarenessweek/awarenessweek.html

Image Source: http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-today/national-minority-donor-awareness-week.html#.V6DzVKIorLI

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