April 15, 2020
WELCOME MAVERICKS! This is your inSIDER.
Created for the Office of Student Affairs by the Centennial Student Union, the inSIDER is committed to helping students be informed, engaged, successful.

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LIFE HELP
WEBSITE FOR EMERGENCY RESOURCES
The right information isn't always at your fingertips. To help, a new University website seeks to point students toward valuable resources. The site initially offers links to food resources, medical and counseling resources, financial resources, legal resources and transportation services. Bookmark it!





LAST WEEK'S QUESTION: WHAT VIRTUAL GROUP ACTIVITY INTERESTS YOU THE MOST?
inSIDER POLL RESULTS
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STUDENT GOV'T VOTING CONTINUES
ONLINE VOTING ENDS THURSDAY AT 6PM
Voting for 2020-21 Student Government positions concludes this Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Cast your vote for student leaders who will you and your fellow students in issues including policies and student fee funding.

"Breath practices combined with self-reflection can unlock the metal casing around the heart, enabling reconnection with loving feelings and positive emotions within ourselves and in our relationships."
'BAKING WITH BRANDON'
TWINS TAG TEAM TACKLES TWIX TREATS
This week, Baking With Brandon's host, Brandon Weideman, is joined by his twin sister and fellow Maverick, Jessica, as they tag team from the Weideman kitchen to create Twix Cookie Bars. The weekly baking session is part of the Student Events Team weekly programming. Brandon, a music industry major, is the Concert Chair for the Student Events Team
"Baking with Brandon Mondays at Eleven..." is becoming a catchy tune as Brandon Weideman brings weekly sweet treat ideas to help pass the time. Next week's recipe: Andes Mint Cookies.
B-I-N-G-O! BINGO!!
CARICATURES ALSO AMONG NEW EVENTS
Another night of weekly remote social fun is now among the Student Events Team lineup of stay-at-home Maverick bonding. Bingo is planned for three Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Also added is an April 21 remote Caricature drawing event. Other programs include Monday's 11 a.m. release of Baking With Brandon, Tuesday is the #mavchallenge, and Thursday trivia.

Join weekly remote Bingo offered by your Student Events Team
CDC IS A VIRTUAL QUICK STOP AWAY
SCHEDULE A 1:1 VIRTUAL SESSION
Help is a click away as the Career Development Center offers weekday Virtual Quick Stop sessions via Zoom. Dropins can schedule individual virtual sessions with CDC advisors on a wide range of career and course advising. Virtual Quick Stop is hosted by the CDC Monday through Friday from Noon to 3 p.m.

LEADERSHIP AWARDS SUNDAY
'WATCH PARTY' SET FOR 3 P.M.
This year's annual Leadership Awards go virtual as a Zoom "Watch Party" is set for this Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. Learn more about the details and the 11 awards to be presented.

SUSSANA MACHINGA
LIVING OUT HER FATHER'S WORDS
The BEST Board in the Centennial Student Hearth Lounge stands for B oasting E xceptional S tudent T alent and recognizes eight students each semester selected for campus leaders and CSU student staff excellence. This is the fourth in a series with honorees sharing their insights into campus involvement and personal success. Sussana Machinga, a native of Zimbabwe, has made the most of the college experience. Her love for her heritage and her homeland play a strong role in her college education and career aspirations.

TODAY WITH JENAE
THANK YOU FACULTY AND STAFF
In this week's "Today with Jenae," Jenae Carey, public relations intern for the Centennial Student Union, offers an open letter of thanks to faculty and staff for going the extra mile - remotely speaking - during COVID-19.

MEDITATION AND YOGA
ACHIEVING POSITIVITY AND CLARITY
Learning remotely can pose challenges to focus and productivity. To help fight procrastination and listlessness, Carly Hopper with Campus Rec offers information and links for using meditation and yoga to break up the day and restore clarity and positivity.

'TO BE'
FINDING YOUR EYE IN THE STORM
In 2009, what's become known as The Great Recession was a time of introspection for Lenny Koupal, communications coordinator for the Centennial Student Union. As the nation remains in the grips of COVID-19, the stay-at-home experience seems like deja vu and perhaps a time for rediscovery.

I'D RATHER BE CHILLING
BUILT FOR COMFORT NOT FOR SPEED
Incognito Adel with Alliance for Therapy Dogs figures over-exertion isn't in his gene pool. He'd rather lie on his side and absorb loving attention from students at Hound Hugs and Kanine Kisses. He looks forward to the return of those days.
COVID-19 STUDENT HOTLINE
THROUGH STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
The Student Health Services Medical Clinic and Pharmacy remain open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m during the current shutdown. Medical providers are available for both in-person and telehealth visits. These can be scheduled through the  Patient Portal  or by calling during business hours. In addition, the office has implemented a COVID-19 Hotline just for students! Calls to (507) 389-5591 will be answered or responded to Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For information about student medical care or connection to campus resources, contact Student Health Services at  healthservices@mnsu.edu  or (507) 389-6276.
The latest Minnesota Department of Health report for Wednesday, April 15. CLICK for the daily dashboard
FROM THE ARCHIVES
'LIFE AS A MAVERICK FRESHMAN'
Remember when you first stepped on to campus. There was a lot to navigate in your first days as a new Maverick...wearing your MavCARD lanyard like it was your newest piece of jewelry, trying to figure stuff - from the bus routes to the washing machine. And just trying to make friends and fit in. We all went through it and we can look back and laugh.
Life of a Maverick Freshman
CSU Serendipity Moments 2014
AND FINALLY, BREAK TIME
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Maverick Machine put together an awesome performance of the Maverick Rouser. It took two weeks to put together and it is well worth viewing or re-viewing. Maverick Machine YOU ROCK! Thanks for bring us some Maverick Spirit and Pride!

The Maverick Machine delivers a virtual Maverick Rouser.
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