Inside BFSA

Your information source for BFSA - January 2020

Upcoming Events - Mark your calendars!

Upcoming Events

January 20, 2020 - MLK Day Celebration at MSU, Contact the Office of OMI at 809-6836

January 20, 2020 - OMI Giveback Initiative at MSU

Next BFSA Meeting - Monday, January 27, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Guest Speakers: Staff Congress President (Mrs. Marion Hale) & Faculty Senate President (Dr. David Roach), Location: 118 Wells Hall

February 17, 2020, 3 pm - BFSA February meeting, Guest Speaker: TBA - Location 118 Wells Hall

March 30, 2020, 3 pm - BFSA February meeting, Guest Speaker: TBA - Location 118 Wells Hall

April 20, 2020, 3 pm - BFSA February meeting , Guest Speaker: TBA - Location 118 Wells Hall

Help us update the BFSA Welcome Guide

Calling all critics! We need your eagle eye!

Help BFSA update a longstanding guide for new and prospective employees at the University. Please review the attached document from the December 13, 2019 email then email with what you think should be added or removed from the guide so that an updated version can be published on the BFSA website by March 1.

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MSU Future Academic Calendars

Scholar Stage features students at MSU

Please turn your attention to the Scholar Stage which features outstanding students in their field at MSU. You will note several of our minority students are featured on the website which rotates. This is one of the places you can turn to when referring students.

You'll be interested in such profiles as:

Kevonte Turnley

Jade Townsley

Jasmine Groves

Shantaye Powell

Ja Morant

Mustafa Alhussain

Early Scholar Stage Recipient: Ryan Hudson

Scholar Stage website

Holiday and University Closures

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RacerAlerts and Emergency Weather Information

As winter approaches, the potential for severe or inclement weather increases. MSU has provided information on the three categories of inclement weather-related actions for campus and how those actions are communicated. Weather notifications will be communicated via all-user emails, MSU homepage, WKMS-FM (radio and website), University Facebook account, and the University Twitter account. Once these notifications have been sent, the MSU Police Department will issue a RacerAlert text message to all users who have opted into texting services.

About RacerAlerts: All current students, faculty, and staff who have provided their cell phone contact information through their myGate accounts are already signed up for RacerAlert text messages. To verify or update your primary cell phone number in myGate, follow the myGate Information Change Instructions (PDF). Information on how RacerAlerts work, as well as how parents and community partners can sign up is on the RacerAlerts website.

UNIVERSITY ALERTS: Any additional updates will be made available at

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Call in information a scheduling conflict and cannot attend? No worries. You can call (605) 313-5111 to listen in to the session to have your thoughts, concerns and comments included.
Every. single. voice is important! Let's have a great showing of Black faculty and staff at this exclusive event with the Academic Leaders!

Call Instructions: Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5111 Access code: 357013#

PLEASE keep your mute button engaged until you are ready to speak to minimize background noise. Recognize that the HOLD button may have music attached to it that will be audible, so use the MUTE button instead.

-- Camisha Duffy