Student Orgs Weekly 10-16-2015
Oct 16, 2015 by Kristen Mills
The following newsletter is sent out every week if there is information happening on campus or in the community that student organizations can benefit from. Although the announcement is sent out by the Center for Campus Life the contact for the various activities may not be in the Center for Campus Life, and will be listed in the each brief paragraph, in most cases the Center for Campus Life will not have any more information than is listed in this general email, and will direct you to the contact listed.
Student Organizations Weekly
Center for Campus Life | StudentOrgs@ttu.edu | (806) 742-5433
Fall 2015 Student Leader Academy
The Student Leader Academy is TOMORROW! This On-Campus Leadership Conference is for ALL Texas Tech students to learn more about who they are as leaders, build their personal leadership skills, and make connections with other Red Raiders. The Student Leader Academy includes a welcoming keynote speaker, educational breakout sessions, and time for networking with other campus leaders.
Check out the OrgSync Event Page for more information.
Questions or Concerns? Contact Student Involvement at StudentOrgs@ttu.edu.
Miss The Student Leadership Series?
If you missed our Student Leadership Series Workshop this past Tuesday, we recorded the presentation for you to learn more about a tool to help you discover your organization's (or your personal) why! Watch the video here: bit.ly/PurposeVideo
Get Your Guns Up For...
Each week, we will recognize student organizations who have done something AMAZING! Do you think your organization should get recognized? Email Student Involvement and let us know. Your organization may get featured!
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Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram!
Apply to be an Involvement Ambassador
The Involvement Ambassadors are a Student Organization created to engage students in involvement opportunities. The purpose of the organization is to connect student leaders, provide resources to existing and potential student organizations, and connect new and current students to existing student organizations. Involvement Ambassadors will have the responsibility of educating themselves about the other organizations so that these organizations may be promoted to students. The Involvement Ambassadors aim to enhance student engagement through consultations, promotion, and providing involvement opportunities. Interested in applying? Fill out an application go to OrgSync and fill out the form!
The office of Student Involvement is looking to hire a second student assistant!!
To Apply: Applicants should submit the student assistant application, a resume, Fall 2015 class schedule, a tentative work schedule, and three (3) current references to the Center for Campus Life, SUB 201.
Review of applicants to begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Institution.
Looking for a Presentation for Your Organization?
RISE is available to give a variety of presentations to your organization. Current presentations include Alcohol/Drug Education, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Mental Health, and Bystander Intervention. Customized workshops are available upon request (time permitting). To complete a program request form, visit www.rise.ttu.edu
RISE is also available to co-sponsor related events!
Want to Submit an Announcement to Student Orgs Weekly?
We have created an easy form for you and your student organization to submit announcements that would appear in the Student Orgs Weekly. Student Orgs Weekly is sent out each Friday during the school year, and promote student organization events and happenings. For questions please call 806-742-5433 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUB Table Tents use offered to Registered Student Orgs
Table Tents can be utilized by registered Student Orgs for event advertising at no cost to the organization. If you have an event you would like to promote please go to the following link to get more information: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/UniversityGrounds/TableTentRegs.php
Need Funding for Your Student Organization’s Next Event?
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs has developed a fund for student organization programming that supports the strategic priorities of Texas Tech University and its core values. Click here to read more about the criteria and to make a request. Questions? Contact Keri Shiplet at email@example.com or 806-742-5433.
Do you need a speaker for your student organization? Red to Black can help!
Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching is here to answer your money questions. We offer presentations on topics such as creating spending plans, establishing and building credit, maximizing financial aid, and examining after college expenses. Our most popular presentation is Money Habitudes, which explores habits and attitudes surrounding money through an interactive card game. To request a Peer Financial Coach to come to your student organization meeting, simply fill out our presentation form. For questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 806-742-9781.
SGA Funded Organizations
The application process is open for organizations to request funds for the FY17 year (September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017). You will need to refer to the Funding Process Handbook during this process. Make sure you complete the following items as set out in the instructions on the SGA website:
1) submit funding application in orgsync
2) submit the funding contract (with all signatures)
4) make sure you attend the interview you signed up for
The deadline to submit funding requests is January 29, 2016 at 5:00pm. Contact Katherine Taylor if you have any questions.
Like sports or are interested in working in Sports Management after Tech? I have a great opportunity for you. Sport Clubs is hiring student supervisors! Applications due by October 16th at 5 pm. Follow this link to submit the application!
Majors & Minors Fair 2015
You’re invited to attend the Majors and Minors Fair on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 11 am to 1 pm in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.
Uncertain about what major to choose?
Have a major but are unsure?
Worried about meeting the qualifications for your selected major?
Confident in your choice of a major but interested in adding a major, minor or certificate?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should take advantage of the friendly and accessible TTU staff at the M&M Fair who will offer advice to choosing your major.
• Talk to faculty and students from various disciplines to answer your questions.
• Ask the career center staff for information about potential career paths.
• Meet with your academic advisors to learn more about class requirements and major options.
And all of this is available for you in one convenient place. Sweet!
We will have a candy buffet and free T-shirts, so come and bring your friends!
For more information about the Majors & Minors Fair and great resources to plan your path to success, visit www.majorfair.ttu.edu or talk to your academic advisor.
We can’t wait to see you on October 21!
Winter Raider Welcome
Host an EVENT during Winter Raider Welcome and we'll advertise for FREE! Winter Raider Welcome is a series of fun and free events for new and currents students January 17-23, 2016! It is a great opportunity for organizations to introduce themselves to new students! Deadline for event submission is December 4, 2015. Event submission can be done at our website, www.raiderwelcome.ttu.edu
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is October 19-23!
Join Student Union & Activities as we sponsor programming, educational events, and social activities aimed at raising awareness of alcohol related issues on college campuses.
Campus departments and student organizations have come together to plan a week full of events for you that promote healthy and responsible decision making surrounding alcohol. From a Drunk Goggle Obstacle Course to a free movie, there's something planned every day!
Visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/NCAAW.php for the week's schedule or contact the Union Activities office, (806)742-4708.
Tech Parkour Club
The Tech Parkour Club will be holding sessions every Monday and Friday at 2 p.m. on the North side of Holden Hall at the square benches. Anyone is welcome to come whether you are a pro or a beginner wanting to learn about Parkour! Check out their organization page for more info!! https://orgsync.com/125876/chapter
Tech Student Democrats Weekly Meeting
Tech Student Democrats would like to invite all democrats to join them in their weekly meeting. The meetings will be held every Thursday at 6pm in the Student Union Building, please like their Facebook page for the room number and more meeting information.
Need a Ride Home for Thanksgiving?
Parent and Family Relations is pleased to announce that Break Shuttle will provide bus trips to assist Texas Tech students in traveling home for Thanksgiving 2015. Break Shuttle is the largest break/event transportation service for colleges and universities in the country.
Charter buses will transport students to/from Lubbock for Thanksgiving. Destinations are Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin/San Antonio, and El Paso. Buses depart Lubbock on Wednesday, November 25th and return to Lubbock on Sunday, November 29th. Seating is based on availability and is sold on a first come, first served basis. Prices vary by destination.
Bus trips are provided by Break Shuttle, a separate entity from Texas Tech University. Parent and Family Relations at Texas Tech University works with Break Shuttle to ensure these trips are possible.
For more information and the registration link, please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/parentrelations/bustrips.php.
Questions about registration for the bus trip should be directed to Break Shuttle,http://www.breakshuttle.com/, email@example.com, or (855) 620-1924.
Get Active at The Rec Center!
It's On Us
Everyone has a role to play in stopping sexual assault. Your organization can take the pledge to be part of the solution. SGA, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and the Women's Studies Department have taken the pledge, so can your department or organization! To learn more information about stopping sexual assault please visit www.itsonus.org.
Request a Step-Up Presentation to Your Department or Student Organization
Step Up is a peer to peer bystander intervention program designed to teach students when and how to intervene regarding sexual violence, bullying, hazing, and other problematic behaviors typically found in the college campus environment. Texas Tech University is providing Step Up presentations that can be tailored to specific topics to fit your audience. Step-Up presentations can be done for classrooms, organizations, and on campus interest groups.
For questions, please contact Chris Medley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have questions about the TechTeach Program? Learn more about it with TSTA-SP.
Sherre Heider and Stephanie Howard from the College of Education will join us to answer your questions about the TechTeach program. If you are interested in being a teacher someday, please join us and ask questions about the TechTeach program.
We will meet in the College of Education at 5:30pm on Oct 8 in Education Building Room 166.
Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
Breast cancer knows no boundaries, and every minute, someone dies from breast cancer somewhere in the world. Help the local fight against breast cancer by forming a team for the upcoming Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This year’s race will be held on Saturday, October 3rd. Please visit www.komenlubbock.org for more information about this event and to register a team. You may also contact the TTU Team Liaison, Professor Wendy Adele Humphrey, at email@example.com.
Volunteers Needed: Science Spectrum
The Science Spectrum has lots of service opportunities for Texas Tech students. Anyone who has an interest in science, education, and working with kids will enjoy volunteering at the museum's annual events! If you are interested in volunteering please contact Andrea Crafton at (806) 745-1216 ext. 243 or firstname.lastname@example.org. sciencespectrum.org
Assist with the event by helping with different bubble activity stations. Work with glow in the dark bubbles, liquid nitrogen bubbles, edible bubbles, even put a kid in a bubble!
Member’s Night –Friday, October 16th
5:30pm-8:30pm (15 Volunteers)
Public Event – Saturday, October 17th
9:30am-1:30pm (20 Volunteers)
1:00pm-5:30pm (20 Volunteers)
Spooky Science Carnival 2015
This family friendly Halloween event is a spooky good time! Volunteer to help with carnival games, the haunted house, trick-or-treating, and dress in costume (family friendly please and nothing too scary!)
Public Event – Friday, October 30th
4:30pm-7:00pm (45 Volunteers)
6:30pm-9:00pm (45 Volunteers)
Lubbock in the Loop
Stay up to date with all the fun things going on in the Lubbock community! Follow them on twitter to stay connected @lbkintheloop
The schedule of events can be found at http://www.lubbockintheloop.com/calendar/
Keep Lubbock Beautiful
Keep Lubbock Beautiful is in need of assistance from a group of individuals to help clean-up debris near the Canyon Lakes system in northeast Lubbock. The area is a relatively a roundabout residential area. Gloves, bags and debris tools will be on hand to pick up the trash. This is a great service project that could be done in about an hour or two depending on the group. Please call Raquel Padilla at 806-775-3081, Coordinator, the Keep Lubbock Beautiful City of Lubbock.
Fundraising Opportunity with Texas Motor Speedway
Make quick money for your cause. Experience the excitement of working a NASCAR Race. Build group relationships. Open doors to other volunteer opportunities. Network your organization to over 200,000 fans a race! For more information or to get connected to this opportunity, contact Adam Martinez (817)215-8411, Candis Everton (817)215-8464, or Ashley Hinojos (817)215-8476
Volunteer Center of Lubbock
The Volunteer Center of Lubbock can be a great resource for student organizations. We work with nearly 100 nonprofits in the Lubbock community and connect volunteers with the many needs of our partners. As a student organization, we can help you plan a project for your group or help members their best volunteer fit. We can do this by visiting one-on-one with you or coming to speak at one of your meetings. We feel it is so important to engage students with the community they live in, not to mention they make for enthusiastic, passionate and energetic volunteers! Please contact Rachel Flores at email@example.com if you would like someone from the Volunteer Center to come and speak at your meetings or if you want to know how to get involved.