Welcome back! It was a very long and enjoyable break, and I hope that you enjoyed it. We have a lot of upcoming events and I would encourage you to read these emails because there will be very pertinent information that will be given to you throughout the semester on topics including Haiti fundraising opportunities, club events, student forums, UVM budget, and much more. I will continue to do my best in making these emails a clear, concise, and constructive resource for you and I am always accepting suggestions at [log in to unmask] to make it better.
First off, do you see yourself as a leader? Do you hold a unique view? Can you utilize resources and be part of a collaborative effort to catalyze change for the betterment of the university, it policies, and the experience it provides for its students? Maybe you should run for Student Government Association! The SGA is holding *Midterm Elections*, and packets and information are available right now! The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate is the official governing body for the undergraduate students at the University of Vermont. The SGA meets Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the Livak Ballroom. The SGA is comprised of 42 elected and appointed Senators in seven different committees. Elections will take place on the Lynx from January 28-30, 2010. For more information stop by the SGA Office (third floor of the Davis Center), visit our facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248051802939&ref=ts or check out our "announcements" page at www.uvm.edu/sga.
Are you finding yourself waiting in the cold for the campuses buses? Well, there is no need to anymore thanks to Nick Godin and Mike Fogg who have launched their Blirpit project which allows you to text a number for bus times and locations. It is an awesome project and they have informed me that there will be new features throughout this semester so watch out for them! Go to www.blirpit.com for complete instructions on how to use the resource and updates on new features.
Finally, the SGA is looking for a new Minute Taker for this semester. For the description of this position and contact information please look below in the “SGA Matters” of this email.
Thanks for reading this email and I wish you all the best with your first week of courses!
As you should know by now, Haiti is suffering from the recent earthquake that has brought devastation to their country. Resources are very scarce and they will need as much help as they can find. UVM has many avenues right now for contributing funds, but there are a few on-campus events occurring just around the corner that would love to have your participation. The first one is occurring TOMORROW, January 21st and it will be a Candlelight Vigil for Haiti in which we are asking all members of the UVM community to join as we stand in support of the people of Haiti and hear information about how to get involved.
The second one is the Coffeehouse for Change being sponsored by Catholic Student Association and the 2012 Class Council. This event is free and will occur on January 30th at Brennan’s Pub. The organizers are still looking for student participants and please contact the Catholic Student Association if you are interested and willing to participate.
Both of these events are located in the next section of this email with links to the SGA website where you can find contact information and more details.
It is imperative for the Haitian population and the affected families here in America that we all make at least small efforts in contributing to the relief efforts whether it is donating funds and/or participating in the events on campus. We hope that you can find some time in your schedule to help and look forward to seeing you at the events!
From the SGA President's email this week:
-UVM Mortar Board Calls Upon Junior Standing Students!
-UVM’s Candlelight Vigil for Haiti, Tomorrow Jan. 21st
-Coffeehouse for Change: Haiti, Jan. 30th
-DC Delirium Extravanganza, Jan. 29th
-Good news! The U.S. Census Bureau is Recruiting Workers
-This Week in Vermont Athletics
For more information on these items please visit http://www.uvm.edu/sga/?Page=campuswide/default.html
THE SGA NEEDS A MINUTE TAKER FOR SPRING 2010!
- Are you looking for a part-time job or a work-study job on campus?
Your SGA is seeking a new Minute-Taker, a position that pays and also available for all students eligible for Work-Study. This position requires a Tuesday night commitment, as well as editing skills. If interested, contact SGA Vice President Kate Ash at [log in to unmask].
- Are you also a skilled typist who pays attention to detail?
- Interested in learning more about your SGA and staying up to date with the latest University issues?
As mentioned earlier, the SGA is hosting a Midterm Election and want to invite any interested students to contact us if you have any specific questions you would like to ask before signing out a packet. Those questions can be sent to either myself at [log in to unmask] or Vice President Ash at [log in to unmask]. All of the pertinent information about the election details can be found at http://www.uvm.edu/sga/?Page=announcements.html.
Next SGA Meeting
Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00PM in the Livak Ballroom
For more information and resources visit www.uvm.edu/sga.
Student Government Association
University of Vermont
Dudley H. Davis Center
590 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05405
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