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    Field Day has long been a cherished event for elementary school kids as they look forward to the day where they can compete in activities and escape the classroom setting.  MSC FISH puts a spin on this magical experience for children, college students and adults of the Bryan/College Station community each April through a service […]

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    Finding your place at a University with over 58,000 students who all come from different places and with varying backgrounds can be daunting. It becomes even more of a challenge when you are among the minority on campus. Founded in 1974, the Memorial Student Center Committee for the Awareness of Mexican-American Culture (MSC CAMAC) was […]

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    Who knows your feelings better than your favorite artist and what can make a late night of studying or an early morning test better? Throughout college there seems to be two things that can get you through almost anything you are struggling with: music and coffee. MSC Town Hall combines the passion for music and […]

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    Much as cereal isn’t the same without milk, peanut butter and jelly need each other to make a good sandwich, and popcorn always tastes better with butter students involvement in organizations complement and enrich their college experience while preparing them for their future.

    The Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University is home to 17 different committees made up of students who are looking to get involved around campus.

    What are the benefits of getting involved?

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    Connect to the school– Attending a University as large as Texas A&M can be daunting, especially for someone who grew up in a small town. The Aggie community is welcoming, but it is often easy for freshman to get lost in the sea of new students and to have a difficult time finding their home away from home. By getting involved in student-led organizations, like the MSC committees, students may find the transition into Aggie Land to be smoother.

    “Town Hall gave me a home on campus. It feels really good to find a spot where you can talk to a lot of like-minded people. These people are very musically oriented and have an appreciation for the arts.” Senior, Brandon Kastro, MSC Town Hall

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    Discover new passions- In high school if you were anything like me you may have been wrapped up in your one hobby that you dedicated all of your time to. For me, it was volleyball. I played volleyball year round and missed out on opportunities to experience other things that interested me, such as Student Council and Yearbook Club.  As a senior in college looking back I am extremely thankful for the opportunity that college gave me to explore. I was able to try new things, develop new passions and interests, and throughout the four years become a more cultured and educated person.

    “People say when you come to college you will experience more culture than you do in your hometown. You really get the chance to try new things.” Freshman, Jacob Faseler, Event Attendee

     
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    Networking- From the time you walk into your first freshman class to the day you graduate it is ingrained in your head to constantly be networking. “It is all about who you know,” they tell you. Attending a university that provides such a large network through the Aggie Network is quite a privilege for our students.  Through participation in organizations there are relationships that are developed and often times mature into long-term friendships.

    “These events are a really good idea because it draws people together and you have the opportunity to meet people outside of normal activities such as class and social organizations.”- Senior, Kalyn Speck, event attendee

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    Apply concepts learned- While the main reason you attend college is to receive an education and get a degree, participation in a campus organization has the power to complement the skills that teachers work so hard to demonstrate in the classroom. By bringing the information learned in class such as budgeting, advertising strategies, and communication skills MSC Committee members are able to gain real-world experience by hosting student ran service events.

    We go to class and learn, but being in this kind of organization and learning about leadership and putting it into effect with programs, organizing events on campus, and working with other people. It’s a great way to get hands on approach of the things you learn in your classes.”- Junior, Ekanta Desai, MSC ALOT

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    Skill Development- Students who participate in MSC organizations have the opportunity to learn skills that they may not be able to fully develop while seated at a desk in a classroom.  These students are able to interact with industry professionals, communicate with community members, lead other students, and learn in the same way that full time employees do. These committee members are then well rounded and ready to enter the workforce upon graduation.

    “As a member of an MSC Organization you learn about yourself, you learn about others, and you learn about life. It’s a great way to grow up and figure out what’s out there.”- Senior, Bob Roach, MSC FISH

    There are countless reasons why joining an MSC Committee may benefit students throughout their time at Texas A&M; the friendships gained, the skills developed, and the Learning (that) Happens Here.

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    This year will mark the 10th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at Texas A&M University on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The MLK Breakfast serves as a formal way to reflect on the life, legacy, and accomplishments of Dr. King. The MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee hosts this event to not only honor […]

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  • 12/20/16--11:54: Sharing the MSC Spirit
  • Ana Gutierrez ‘17 and Whitney Souery ‘20 were recently featured in Spirit magazine for their MSC experience. Gutierrez was a 2016 Stark Northeast Tour delegate and Souery was a member of the Champe Fitzhugh Jr. International Honors Leadership Seminar. “The Stark Northeast Tour gifted me with a renewed assurance that has lasted long past the trip. It sealed […]

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    The MSC Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) is a fall rite of passage for top student leaders at Texas A&M. The conference provides over 100 delegates the chance to define themselves as leaders and members of the Texas A&M community. Delegates learn about and explore leadership styles and philosophies, network with other student leaders, and have […]

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  • 12/20/16--11:56: Howdy Walkers
  • “Howdy!” Class of ’71 former students Steve Pringle, Otway Denny, and Van Taylor make their around campus continuing the tradition of saying Howdy to the next generation of students.  Students often recognize them from the previous visit and call out howdy before the trio does.  Not only do these three give of their time, talents and […]

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  • 12/20/16--11:57: The Final Interview
  • The setting of the interview was easy, but I was not prepared for what was to come. As a journalism major, it was easy to convince Dave that I was working on an article for class and needed to conduct an interview, but the problem we faced was timing. Dave is a huge Chicago Cubs […]

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    Since its establishment in December 1986 by Mrs. Jessie W. Jordan in the name of her husband, Leland Thomas Jordan, the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness has been dedicated to providing opportunities for Texas A&M University students to grow and learn through international experiences abroad. The L.T. Jordan Institute celebrated its 30th birthday […]

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    Students describe their favorite part of the MSC. You may know of the Memorial Student Center as a building, but did you know that the MSC is also a department providing students with academic, cultural awareness and arts programs making the student experience at Texas A&M even better? MSC students lead by example.

     

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  • 12/20/16--12:00: From the Director’s Desk
  • In my nearly 30 years in the Memorial Student Center, I have had the opportunity to work with some very talented staff and to interact with hundreds of incredible students. I have the honor of seeing our students grow into wonderful and successful citizens who have made an impact on the world. The Texas A&M […]

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    Student involvement starts with MSC Open House. Organizations can reach thousands of students at one time during MSC Open House. New and current students have the opportunity to visit with and interact with student clubs and organization from around campus, carving our their niche within the campus community.


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  • 04/08/17--08:22: Meet the Brooke Family
  • Celebrating Family Weekend 2017, the Memorial Student Center introduces the Brooke Family. Will, Amy and Steven Brooke have proved that to be part of something is more than just a simple sentence. They are a living embodiment of the MSC’s dedication to experiential learning and providing students with unique leadership learning and student development opportunities. […]

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    Every summer, MSC FLC brings student leaders from across campus together to learn what it takes to become an effective and influential leader.