Fellow Yellowjackets: We are very excited for the year ahead and look forward to working hard to best serve you! We are in the process of putting together our administration and are seeking highly motivated, energetic and well organized people to fill all open Students’ Association Government positions for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. We encourage you to look over the Committee Chair and Cabinet Application and apply! Holding a leadership position within the SA Government is an extremely rewarding and enjoyable experience. If you ever have any questions or ideas, feel free to email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2009-10 Student Government Annual Report is now available to the public. It chronicles SA Government’s successes over the past year, and offers several avenues for future action.
In addition to the report itself, several online supplement documents are available online. These supplements will be updated throughout the remainder of the semester in order to keep the report as accurate as possible.
All documents are available on the Annual Report section of the Hive.
Please direct questions or comments to SA Executive Secretary Dan Wasserman at email@example.com.
Tomorrow, Friday, March 26th, please join Students’ Association President Eric Weissmann and Vice President Brittany Crowley as they present the State of the SA Address at 3pm in the Gowen Room. This event is your opportunity to hear a full review of the 2009-2010 year, including a recap of major Student Government initiatives. In addition, this will be your first chance to pick up the SA Annual Report, a comprehensive report reviewing the year. Should you have any questions, please contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Music Interest floor, located on the ninth floor of Wilder Tower, has been a community of musicians and music lovers since 1976. As a non-profit organization the musicians are dedicated to promoting music at the university as well as in the community of Rochester. MIF is partially responsible for the “Schoolhouse Rock” fundraising concert that benefits Rochester city school music programs. MIF also flexes their charity muscle by hosting a benefit concert at the Rochester Psychiatric center.
Future events include a joint performance with the Gregory St. Blues band as well as other MIF member performances. MIF’s continued dedication to charity work incorporates their love of music and is impressive for a special interest housing group.
Apply now to live on MIF next year! Members get the luxury of rocking out with other music lovers in addition to doing community service.
Interested in living in MIF?:
Margaret Close email@example.com
or Hayley Hoffman firstname.lastname@example.org
At tonight’s Senate meeting, the SA Senate unanimously voted to approve the SA Sustainable Printing Proposal. This proposal will be presented to leaders of University IT and River Campus Libraries next week. Essentially, the summary requests that the price of printing be decreased, and that double-sided printing cost less than double the cost of single-sided printing with the goal of placing a financial incentive on sustainable printing practices. Check out the proposal!
Frustrated with the Library’s Hours? Unhappy with the Taxi Service? Want printing to be cheaper? Join your SA Government Leadership at the final Fireside Chat of the year tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th, at 8pm in Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. Listen to feedback on what the SA has been working on this past year and give your input on what you would like the SA to work towards in the future. This is your opportunity to hold your Student Government representatives accountable, so make sure your voice gets heard! If have an idea for a topic you would like discussed, submit it ahead of time by emailing Eric Weissmann at email@example.com.
Circle K International, an outstanding group known for their contribution to the Rochester community, is a collegiate service organization that promotes fellowship, leadership, and service. Their members work to uphold their basic ideals: to foster compassion and goodwill towards others through service and leadership; to develop the abilities of themselves as well as the abilities of the people they work with; and to dedicate themselves to the realization of mankind’s potential. They are a part the CSN- the community service network, as well the Brighton’s Kiwanis Club.
What to Expect:
Circle K does service projects all year long. Some to look out for are Make-A-Child-Smile, Better World Books, Alternative Spring Break, and Let’s Go Green. Make-A-Child-Smile is a project in which members of Circle K create brightening and encouraging cards for terminally ill children. They are currently planning on fundraising to send gift baskets to the children for their birthdays. For Run a Better World Book Drive, they collect books in support of literacy programs in the United States and overseas.
Alternative Spring Break is another option for those looking for an interesting and exciting Spring Break. This venture provides those who attend with the opportunity to do community service events in Kiptopeke State Park in Virginia. Lastly, Let’s Go Green is a project that involves a network of local Circle-K’s in the Central Lakes district.
More events include service at food kitchens, nursing homes, and the Salvation Army. Circle K meets every other Sunday at 5pm in Wilson Commons 507. New members are welcomed.
People interested in joining can email: Imoh Ikpot at firstname.lastname@example.org
F0r more information visit Circle K on the Campus Club Connection.
We are pleased to announce that today marks the official completion of The Hive Project; a one year joint initiative between the Students’ Association Government and Wilson Commons Student Activities to overhaul, modernize, and integrate online resources for students and organizations. The Hive now consists of three websites:
http://sa.rochester.edu/ is the homepage for SA Government, and your source for the latest information about what your representatives are doing for you. At the center of The Hive Project, we redesigned the SA Government site with usability, navigability, and aesthetics in mind. This quickly developed into a joint effort with WCSA and University Communications, to overhaul the SA’s graphic identity (featuring a new logo, letterhead, email templates, the works…).
Campus Club Connection
http://sa.rochester.edu/ccc/ is the new home of the CCC. University IT joined the team, working with WCSA to mold the features we know and love, to the SA designed template. But it doesn’t stop there. Recognized committees now get the attention and focus they deserve. Search functionality, a customizable “About Us” page, photo galleries, and MyCCC are just a sampling of the many new backend features available to student organizations beginning today. Our hope is that this new, unified front for all student groups at the UR will help to alleviate the need for highly-qualified web masters in each group, year-to-year (but don’t worry, techies, you can customize in raw HTML if you prefer).
Student Organization Calendar
http://sa.rochester.edu/calendar/ is the brand new student organization calendar. Created to supplement the information provided by the University Calendar, this is the best place to find information about student events on campus. Groups can submit their events online, if they’re not already registered with EMS.
Today marks the official launch of the Hive, not its completion. All three sites are ever undergoing assessment and improvement, so your thoughts are very welcome and encouraged! A sincere thanks goes out to all of the other members of the team, without whom, the successful completion of this project would not have been possible. SA: Bradley Halpern, Eric Weissmann, Harry Brookstein; WCSA: Laura Ballou, Anne-Marie Algier, Nate Snyder; University IT: Luke Fischer, Keith Williams, Nate Wagar and team; University Communications: Lori Packer, Stephen Dow, Mike Osadciw. Thanks also to consultants Jason Goldstein and Brian Schlansky, whose expertise continues to be essential.
I look forward to seeing how our group leaders take advantage of the multitude of new features! If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. Enjoy!
Printed brochures (PDF) with transportation methods and maps between the Eastman and River campuses are now available in Common Connection, Wallis Hall, and the Hive Website. If you are interested in running an Experience Eastman program, please visit sa.rochester.edu/eastman for more information.
ROC the Raas has arrived! Bringing the campus a fantastic flair of Indian style dance since 2006, they have been continuing to give us something to talk about. Originating in the Indian state of Gujarat, Raas fuses dandiya and garba. Dandiya is a style of dance done with two sticks in which a partner’s sticks are usually struck, and garba is a dance generally done in a circle and the movements are repeated. ROC the Raas is a group that competes as well as hosts cultural events. This year, ROC the Raas placed second in Muqabla, a dance competition at SUNY Buffalo that features Indian performance groups and allows them to compete. Last year ROC the Raas placed first. They also host events such as TundRaas, which is an annual Indian dance festival.
What to Expect:
ROC the Raas is currently four years old, but is continuing to grow and in the future they hope to attend many more competitions. The team began as a group of 8 girls but has expanded to a co-ed group of 26.
Contact: Tara George (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nicole Sciarrino (