By Ann Anderson

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE – TOUR OF MANUFACTURING SCC is proud to be participating in the Tour of Manufacturing through Greater Mankato Growth on Thursday, October 25th from Noon- 7:00 PM. We will be highlighting our Mechatronics, Computer Integrated Machining and Engineering Foundations areas with tours of those departments every half hour. We are hopeful to also be involved in the Faribault Chamber 'Tour of Manufacturing' that same week.

MARKETING RFP FUNDING The Marketing & Recruitment Committee has approved $35,000 of the Marketing Budget for program-specific marketing expenditures. 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

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIC PLANNING The Marketing & Recruitment Committee approved the expenditure of $11,000 for consultative services from the Stamats group for a strategic plan for our social media efforts. Stamats will make an on-campus visit on Thursday, October 4th. If you would like to become involved in this project, please contact Ann Anderson in Marketing. Our Facebook Users Group has meeting scheduled for Thursdays, September 13 and 27th, from 11-Noon, in the IT Conference Room (behind the Copy Shop). Please join us!

MARKETING & RECRUITMENT MEETINGS Our Marketing & Recruitment Committee will meet from 2:00-3:30 PM on the following dates for Fall Semester: Wednesdays: September 12 (FBO-ARC and N MKTO E132), 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.

PARADES! Everyone loves them! Thanks to all those who participated in our parades this summer (Morristown, Faribault, Belle Plaine, and North Mankato). We still have the Waseca Parade scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd, beginning at Noon. If you would like to volunteer, please see Ann Anderson or David Miller. We will also be a Mankato Marathon Water Stop sponsor on Sunday, October 21. We sincerely appreciate your participation in these public relations efforts!

CONNECTION NEWSLETTER The Connection Newsletter will be published monthly. Please submit your articles to Ann Anderson or Wallace Werling. Our October Newsletter deadline is September 25th. Thanks for your assistance in providing news of the great things happening at SCC.