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Kristen Mills
Apr 15, 2016

Student Org Registration, RRO Sign Ups, Advisor Programming & More! Student Orgs Weekly April 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016 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

Announcements | Upcoming University Events | Community Events | Student Org Advisor Corner

 

#SignYourOrgUp for a table at the 2016 Red Raider Orientation Student Org Fairs! Don't miss out on this AWESOME opportunity to show off your organization to incoming Red Raiders. Sign up TODAY>>

#BetterTogether! Using Tuckman's stages of Group Development, help your student organization move from 'forming' to 'performing' then to 'adjourning' to celebrate your success! Learn More About Group Development>> 

#CheckOut all of Student Involvement's Spring 2016 Programs and Events>> 

#CheckOut all of Student Involvement's Student Org Advisor Spring 2016 Programs and Events>> 

#SoulPancakeSunday Shout out your goals and dreams! Let us know your dreams!: http://ow.ly/VuWL7 #TEDTalkTuesdayArianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. http://ow.ly/Vus2s

 

We Ar Hiring Announcement

Student Involvement Student Assistant Position Announcement & Application

Student Involvement Graduate Assistant Position Announcement


 

Help new and current students get involved on campus! Apply to be an Involvement Ambassador TODAY!

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. Interested in applying? Fill out an application>>


2016-2017 Organization Registration

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now open on April 2, 2016 and will be due by August 29, 2016 by midnight! Make sure your outgoing and new officers are aware of this deadline. 

Organizations who fail to register will be disabled and will loose their benefits as a registered student organization. Don't let that happen to your organization!

If you have any questions or have feedback, feel free to contact Kelsey Jackson kelsey.m.jackson@ttu.edu.


Huge Leadership Weekend Application

Student Involvement is excited to be offering an opportunity for student leaders to apply to attend a general student leadership institute hosted by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) May 26-29, 2016 in New Braunfels, TX.

The mission of the NACA® Huge Leadership Weekend (HLW) is to facilitate student development and growth in a variety of areas that will assist students in enhancing their collegiate experience as student leaders.

Students that are selected will be driving with a staff member from Student Involvement. The group will be leaving by 7:00 am on Thursday, May 26th and arrive at the camp in New Braunfels, TX around 2:00 pm. The group will leave the camp in New Braunfels, TX around 9:00 am Sunday, May 29th and arrive back in Lubbock, TX around  4:00 pm. All expenses during the trip will be covered by Student Involvement. There is not a GPA requirement to apply but we will check to ensure that students are in good standing with the university.

Please complete and submit the application by Sunday, May 1, 2016.

If you have any questions please email keri.shiplet@ttu.edu.


Looking for a Presentation of Speaker for Your Organization?

Check out what these On-Campus Departments have to offer!

Red to Black: Peer Financial Coaching

Presentation Topics Include:

  • Creating Spending plans
  • Establishing and building credit
  • Maximizing financial aid
  • Examining after college expenses

Their 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 redtoblack@ttu.edu or call 806-742-9781

Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) Office

Presentation Topics include:

  • Alcohol/Drug Education
  •  Healthy Relationships
  •  Sexual Health
  •  Mental Health
  • Bystander Intervention

More information on the RISE Website>>

'Step-Up' Peer By-Stander Presentation

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. 

If you or your organization are interested in this program you can request a presentation by clicking here. A program request can also be requested by filling out this form on OrgSync.

For questions, please contact Chris Medley at chris.medley@ttu.edu.


Registered Student Organization Resources & Opportunities

Market Your Student Org's Events using SUB Table Tents!

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 studentorgs@ttu.edu or 806-742-5433.


 

Volunteer Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

 

Join Student Union & Activities for one of Tech's greatest traditions- Arbor Day 2016!           

Arbor Day will be on Friday, April 29, 2016.  Applications will be available on Monday, February 22!

Take part in one of Texas Tech's annual events to bring the community together in celebration of keeping campus beautiful.  Registered student organizations, faculty, and staff are invited to come and celebrate Arbor Day, on April 29, in Memorial Circle.

For complete information, please visit www.sub.ttu.edu

Please contact Claire Maginness, claire.maginness@ttu.edu, or the Student Activities office, (806)742-4708, with any questions.


Do you like recreational singing and making new friends?

Then come join the Tech Glee Club! Anyone is welcome to come! Meetings are every Thursday at 7 o'clock in room 123 of the music building. If you have any questions, please contact techgleeclub@gmail.com.


Looking for a Summer Job? Check out these great opportunities!

Recreational Sports is currently accepting 2016 Youth Summer Sport Camp Staff Applications!

Rec Sports Youth Summer Sports Camp is a half day summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-14. Summer Camp will be June 1st – July 22nd, Monday-Friday 7:30am-12:15pm at the Texas Tech Student Rec Center. Our camp is fast paced and full of high energy that provides campers a wide variety of recreational activities ensuring everyone involved is PLAYING, SAFE, and HAVING FUN! Activities include rock climbing, archery, team sports, camp games, and much more.

Online application due is Wednesday, April 20th. Interested? Apply Now>>

Further questions may be directed to laura.w.thomas@ttu.edu or brett.d.jackson@ttu.edu, call 806-742-2945, or come by the Intramural & Sport Club Office, Room 203 of the Rec Center during business hours. 

The Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is looking for Summer Camp Counselors!

More information can be found on the IDEAL Website>>


Would your student organization like a FREE and EASY way to make connections with new first-year and transfer students?

Raider Welcome is an opportunity for your student organization to introduce your services or activities to ALL Texas Tech students and gives your members an opportunity to interact with our new first-year and transfer students. And its FREE to participate! Raider Welcome is a two-week series of FUN and FREE events and occurs the week before classes begin and throughout the first week of classes.

Important dates to keep in mind are:
May 15, 2016: Event Submission Deadline
August 21-September 3, 2016: Raider Welcome 2016

Submit an event request>>


April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Tech Council on Family Relations invites you to make the pledge and help raise awareness about child abuse. Every Friday in April wear blue to show your commitment to help Prevent Child Abuse!


Material Donation Campaign to a Charity in Uganda

Dear TTU friend, would you like to make a difference in the lives of Ugandan disadvantaged children? Do you have anything you can donate? If so, here is an opportunity.

This summer, Branco – a TTU Grad Student – and the Founder of Bitone Children's Center in Uganda will be traveling back to work with the children. In support of the kids education and daily needs, we invite you to donate any of the items below.
1. Books, pens, and pencils
2. Clothing i.e. T-shirts and Girls Tops.
3. Shoes
4. Recreation gifts e.g. Soccer balls, balloons
5. Teenage gifts (e.g. MP3 Players, Video Games PG)
6. Movies (G or PG rated on DVD)

Branco will deliver your donations in person on May 22. Upon return to Texas Tech in Fall 2016 semester, Branco will share his experiences with all of you in photos and video formats. We hope you will consider supporting these children and become part of the efforts to transform and empower lives.

Bitone’s mission is to restore hope and empower disadvantaged Ugandan children and youth by providing them with education, vocational training, entrepreneurship skills, and artistic abilities in music and dance.

For any inquiries, contact Branco at: branco.sekalegga@ttu.edu or 806-281-7232. For more information about Bitone: http://www.bitonechildrencenter.org/

Thank you in advance for your support.

Links for more information:

Bitone Official Website
Bitone Facebook
Bitone Music Store
Bitone Video

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

RISE is excited to partner with departments and student organizations across campus to bring awareness to sexual assault, violence prevention, and bystander intervention. A full schedule of events can be found online.

For questions, please call RISE at (806) 742-2110


Does your Student Organization need community service hours?

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. Collaborate with the Volunteer Center of Lubbock TODAY!

 


Lubbock Science Spectrum Volunteer Opportunity

Space Day - Friday, May 6th
Be part of the national holiday that celebrates the exploration of space! We will have stomp rockets, and space activities for volunteers!
9:30am-12:30pm (20 Volunteers)
12:00pm-2:30pm (20 Volunteers)

If you or your organization are interested in signing up for a shift for Space Day PLEASE contact- Andrea Crafton at andrea@sciencespectrum.org or (806) 745-1216 ext. 243. This is very important, as the Science Spectrum coordinates with many groups and individuals. This helps to make sure there is a spot for you to volunteer!


I don't know about you, but the spring semester has gone by SO FAST! I can't believe that it's already April. I hope all of your organizations have achieved great and amazing things this semester. There are a few things left this semester that are important to let your students know about:

 

2016-2017 Organization Registration

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now open on April 2, 2016 and will be due by August 29, 2016 by midnight! Make sure your outgoing and new officers are aware of this deadline. 

Organizations who fail to register will be disabled and will loose their benefits as a registered student organization. Don't let that happen to your organization!

If you have any questions or have feedback, feel free to contact Kelsey Jackson kelsey.m.jackson@ttu.edu.

Spring Advisor EDU Workshops

The Advisor EDU Workshops are brief, one-hour trainings that will cover a specific topic as it relates to your role as a student org advisor. All topics are tentative and could slightly change. Each workshop is offered at two different times and dates

All workshops will be in the Mesa Room, Student Union Building

Our last Advisor EDU workshop for the spring semester will be Officer Transition & Preparing for a New Exec Board on April 20, 12pm & April 21, 3:30p. Let us know you are coming by RSVP'ing on OrgSync

Come learn ways you as an advisor can help facilitate a smooth officer transition and tips for working with a new exec board.

The Advisor EDU Workshops are brief, one-hour trainings that cover a specific topic as it relates to your role as a student org advisor. Each workshop is offered at two different times and dates

Student Org Advisor Risk Management Training THIS MONDAY

Student Org Advisors are required, and highly encouraged, to attend one (1) advisor risk management training during their entire time as a student org advisor at Texas Tech. Below are this semester’s Student Org Advisor Risk Management Training Sessions.

Monday, April 11, 3:00pm, SUB Mesa Room

Keep an eye out for emails with additional information from Student Involvement on all of our Student Org Advisor Spring Programming.