Chats with President entering into fourth year at MSU
By Zebulon Pierce - Red & Green Staff Writer
The student chats with Minot State University President David Fuller are entering their fourth year and Fuller is eager to talk to the students.
"I think that an advantage of this program is that I get the chance to reach out to students; it allows me to talk to people about their concerns," he said.
Fuller thinks the program serves a good purpose.
"I have been aware that on most college campuses the university president has a lot of other commitments. In my view, it is important for a president to stay very close to the students and understand what is happening," he said.
The president said there are good reasons why students should participate in the chat sessions.
"I think that students should take advantage of talking to me, expressing their views about what ishappening on campus," Fuller said. "It is good to not only know people, but how we might be able to improve what we are doing."
The chats are not limited to students; faculty and staff are invited to attend, as well.
Some of the topics discussed have been freedom of speech in a classroom, faculty membersí rights to express their viewpoints on a controversial topic and the need to improve Campus Heights apartments.
Upcoming dates for the chat sessions are:
- Oct. 17, 1-2 p.m. in the Beaver Dam
- Oct. 25, noon lunch in the Beaver Creek Cafe
- Nov. 1, 1-2 p.m. in the Beaver Dam
- Nov. 7, noon lunch in the Beaver Creek Cafe
- Nov. 28, 10-11 a.m. in the Beaver Dam