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Gary Mccrory
Feb 24, 2017

Student Orgs Weekly: Let The Good Times Roll

Feb 24, 2017 by Gary Mccrory

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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#TTUPresidentMixer
Come out and meet Presidents from different organizations. This will be an opportunity for you to network, brainstorm, and develop your skills as a leader. The mixer is also a time to get some of your questions answered. Light refreshments will be provided. 

#StudentOrgAcademy 
Student Involvement's annual Student Organization conference for Officers, Advisors, & Up-and-Coming Leaders. This years Student Org Academy will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00pm in the Student Union Building. Registration is NOW OPEN.
   
#SoulPancakeSunday  
"This idea of victimhood is from your point of view. If I come from a point of view that it's never going to get better, that this is always going to be terrible, then sure, that could have a victimhood ring to it."
How Do You See Me | The Victim Card 
#TEDTalkTuesday  
Meet the "Row-bot," a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. 
A Robot that Eats Pollution
   


General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty


Arbor Day Registration is Now Open! 

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 28, in Memorial Circle. Planting spaces are limited, so sign up as soon as possible. Student Organizations requesting a spot at Arbor Day must be registered and in good standing with the Center for Campus Life. Campus departments may also request a planting space. 

The deadline to register is April 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm. For complete information, please visit www.sub.ttu.edu Please contact Troy Pike, troy.pike@ttu.edu or the Student Activities office, (806)742-4708, with any questions.


Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching

Red to Black is excited to host America Saves Week events February 27 – March 2 in the Student Union Building! We will be encouraging students to make savings pledges, teaching them about savings, have piggy banks available for decorating, and chances to win some fun prizes including $1,000 from America Saves. Visit www.r2b.ttu.edu for more details!


Resources & Opportunities for Registered Student Organizations

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 or contact Student Involvement at 806-742-5433.


Looking for a Presentation or Speaker for your Organization?

Red to Black: Peer Financial Coaching

Topics Include: Creating Spending plans, Establishing and building credit, Maximizing financial aid, or Examining after college expenses

The 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

Topics Include:
  • Alcohol/Drug Education, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Mental Health, or 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.


On-Campus Opportunities for Students,
Faculty, and Staff


Don't Lose Your SGA Funding!

FY18 Budget Application & Funding Contract Due
Orgs will forfeit the remaining 1/3 of allocated funding on 02/28/17

Please visit the SGA website for more information or contact the SGA office at 742-3631.


Free Tutoring!

The Learning Center offers a variety of FREE services to all currently enrolled undergraduate Texas Tech students to ensure academic success: Drop-in peer tutoring in subjects such as Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting, and Engineering. The Learning Center also offers individual academic planning, support, and coaching. Finally students have access to peer academic coaching that provides students with skills in test taking, time management, etc. Can make it in The Learning Center has Online tutoring Monday through Thursday from 7:30-10pm (in some subjects). They also offer presentations about our services to organizations and other departments and classes.



Off-Campus Opportunities for Students,
Faculty, and Staff


Discounted Movie Tickets!

Stars and Stripes Drive-In is offering discounted rates at the Drive-In to all groups at Texas Tech. There regular ticket prices are $8 a screen for 2 features, but for groups (20-100 people) can offer tickets at a discounted price of $6 a ticket. To set up a group rate event please contact them at (806)-744-7827. 


Wreck Hunger by Volunteering

Develop skills that can help you now and in the future while at the same time helping your TTU Community. It only requires a minimum commitment of 1 hour per week for the Fall 2016 semester (leadership positions require 2 hours per week). We are also conveniently located on campus across from the SUB. If you are interested please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.


Important information for Student Org Advisors



Center for Campus Life | StudentOrgs@ttu.edu |  (806) 742-5433