Arbor Day, Leadership Weekend, & More!! Student Org Weekly April 29, 2016
Apr 29, 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
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#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>>
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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>>
Get Your Ducks in a Row Before Leaving for Summer Break!
With the craziness of finals about to hit, make sure you don’t forget about your student organization and getting ready for the 2016-2017 academic year! All student organizations, fraternities and sororities, and sports clubs are required to register with Student Involvement in the Center for Campus Life each fall* and complete Risk Management Training** to maintain their status as a registered student organization at Texas Tech University. Linked is A TON of great information and resources on Student Org Registration, Risk Management Training, RRO Student Org Fair Sign-ups, & Officer/Leadership Transition Resources:
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 email@example.com 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
'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.
For questions, please contact Chris Medley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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!
Join us in Memorial Circle TODAY to celebrate Arbor Day 2016! Arbor Day will be from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm.
Red Raiders makes this one of the most anticipated events each spring.
10:00 am-2:00 pm - Refresh & Recycle: Bottle Cap Keychains
11:00 am-1:00 pm - Free Food and T-shirt* with TTU Student I.D.
($5.00/Shirt for Faculty & Staff*)
11:40 am-12:40 pm - Live Music by Cas Haley
12:50 pm-1:20 pm - Student Organization Awards
1:20 pm - Planting begins
*While supplies last.
For more information, visit www.sub.ttu.edu
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a Summer Job? Check out these great opportunities!
The Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is looking for Summer Camp Counselors!
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
Lubbock dog lovers to race in a “fun run” held by Texas Tech’s Kinesiology and Sport Management Department to benefit the Haven Animal Shelter
LUBBOCK, TX - The 1st annual Paw-A-Thon of 2016 will be held on the campus of Texas Tech University at 9 a.m. on April 30. The event will feature a 5k route that will run through the campus of Texas Tech. The official distance of the race is 3.1 miles. The event is open to anyone who would like to participate. Benefits of the race will go to the Haven Animal Shelter of Lubbock as well as Texas Tech University’s Kinesiology and Sport Management Department.
To register for the event, visit www.pawathon2016.com. The price of admission is $30 per participant. The 1st 300 runners to sign up will receive a Paw-A-Thon t-shirt. If the participant wishes to bring their dog, there will be an added cost of $5. There is a limit of two dogs per participant. For participants who decide to register with their dogs, a record of the k-9’s shots must be provided upon arrival.
The Haven Animal Shelter is a non-profit foundation that was established in 1977. The The Haven is a seven acre, no-kill animal sanctuary operated in Lubbock, Tx that is generally home to over 100 animals, primarily dogs and cats. The goals of the shelter include saving the lives of helpless animals, one life at a time and educating people to be responsible pet owners, one person at a time.
For any further questions, email the Paw-A-Thon 2016 event committee at email@example.com For more information visit www.pawathon2016.com or check out the Paw-A-Thon 2016 Facebook page which provides further ways for participants to connect with the event.
The 2nd Annual Drive Against Domestic Violence Classic
It will take place at the scenic and grandiose Rawls Course on the beautiful Texas Tech University campus. A tournament experience like no other, proceeds will benefit Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management. A silent auction will be held throughout the tournament.
The tournament is a four-person scramble. The cost per team is $500.00. Lunch, t-shirts, goodie bags are included in the price. Teams wanting to participate should contact Blake Groves at (806) 834-3027.
WHAT: The 2nd Annual Drive for Domestic Violence Classic.
WHEN: May 7, 2016. Lunch at Noon, Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock, Texas
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-281-7232. For more information about Bitone: http://www.bitonechildrencenter.org/
Thank you in advance for your support.
Links for more information:
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep an eye out for emails with additional information from Student Involvement on all of our Student Org Advisor Spring Programming.