Day at the Capitol Scheduled for March 19

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by

Minnesota State CapitolOn Thursday, March 19, Gustavus Adolphus College students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators to show continued support and appreciation for the Minnesota State Grant Program, as part of the College’s annual Day at the Capitol event.

The program directly supports more than 30 percent of Gustavus students. All Gustavus students benefit from the Minnesota State Grant Program because State Grant money frees up financial aid to be used for other students. Day the Capitol allows students to learn how to become effective advocates while urging state legislators to support Minnesota students. Participants will speak with key lawmakers about the importance of the Minnesota State Grant Program, hear from Gustavus alumni who work in the legislature, tour the Capitol building, and meet alumni who work in government and public service at a networking event.

The day is free of charge for Gustavus students and includes lunch, dinner, and transportation to the Capitol. To sign up to participate in Day at the Capitol events, go online to gustavus.edu/events/capitol.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 8 a.m. / Board bus at Three Flags
  • 9:30 a.m. / Arrive at State Office Building
  • 10 a.m. / Check in and training
  • 10:30 a.m. / Meetings with legislators and lunch
  • 1 p.m. / Tour of the Capitol, free time, sit in on committee meetings
  • 3 p.m. / Alumni networking event at the University Club in St. Paul
  • 7 p.m. / Arrive at Gustavus

If you have questions about Day at the Capitol, contact student coordinator Nusla Mohamed at nmohame2@gustavus.edu or Vice President for Marketing and Communication Tim Kennedy at tkennedy@gustavus.edu.

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jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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