Ann_AndersonBy Ann Anderson

I'm so proud of the work that our Marketing & Recruitment Committee continues to accomplish! One of the ideas from our September Meeting was to give access to staff and faculty to all our current marketing publications. Steve Pottenger, our Helpdesk staff and Wally Werling for making it possible in record time. To access our viewbooks, new program flyers, Liberal Arts & Sciences information, and Center for Business & Industry printed information in pdf format: Go to our website:
Click on 'Faculty and Staff'

Under Operational Resources click on 'Marketing Materials'

Graphics will update these files when new versions become available. Staff will be able to access the files on or off campus! What a great idea team!

MARKETING RFP FUNDING Over $18,000 in program-specific marketing money has been approved todate! Programs can apply for $1500 ($2000 for programs offered on both campuses) of marketing funding to support their program's recruitment efforts.

Congratulations to these departments for already submitting their request for funding:
• Biology
• Construction Field Supervision
• Graphic Communications
• Psychology
• Building Design & Energy Technology
• Medical Assistant
• Farm Business Management
• Office Technology & Administration
• Carpentry
• Agribusiness
Funds are available on a first-come basis and application must be made prior to the end of fall semester. See Ann Anderson for any questions regarding the RFP process.

Our Marketing & Recruitment Committee will meet from 2:00-3:30 PM on the following Dates for Fall Semester: October 10 (FBO-ARC and N MKTO E132), November 14 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132), December 12 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132). We are a very active group and we'd love your input. Please make plans to join us for one or all of our Marketing & Recruitment Meetings. See David Miller or Ann Anderson for more details.

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIC PLANNING Representatives from the Stamats group will be on the North Mankato Campus on Thursday, October 4th to meet with a variety of individuals to begin the work on a strategic plan for our social media efforts. The schedule of meetings is as follows: 9:30 – 10:45 Facebook Users Group – IT Conference Room behind the Copy Shop
10:45-11:45 Marketing Management Student Focus Group – Shayne Narjes, Instructor
11:45-12:30 Lunch with Ann Anderson (Marketing) and Steve Pottenger (Webmaster) E-128A
12:30-1:15 Admissions Department with Director of Admissions, David Miller and Admissions staff Elizabeth Prange, etc. E-128A
1:15-2:00 Alumni/Foundation with Foundation Exec. Directors, Tami Reuter and Shelly Rockman E-128A
2:00-2:45 Student Organization Leaders and Heidi Beske C106
2:45-3:45 Center for Business and Industry with Dean of Economic Development, Marsha Danielson/CBI Members – CBI Conference Room
3:45-4:00 Quick wrap up and next steps with Ann Anderson

PUBLIC RELATIONS – Parades and Marathons
Thanks to all those who participated in the Waseca Marching Band Classic Parade held on Saturday, September 22nd. Thanks to David Miller, Jayne Dinse, Kayla Sandersfeld and her son Logan, Sara Plath and Kathy Drummer and her husband.

We will also be a Mankato Marathon Water Stop sponsor on Sunday, October 21. Interested volunteers should contact David Miller. Very cool Black Squirrel t-shirts provided for our volunteers!

We sincerely appreciate your participation in these public relations efforts!

The Connection Newsletter will be published monthly. Please submit your articles to Ann Anderson or Wallace Werling. Our November Newsletter deadline is October 30 for publication November 8th. Thanks for your assistance in providing news of the great things happening at SCC.