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January 14 - 28, 2013

Volume 1. Issue 6

Welcome back ! We hope that you had a fantastic break and are geared up for a successful spring semester.

Please remember to share this newsletter and the opportunities in it with your general membership. You can email adrienne.dumpe@bc.edu with a list of your membership if you would like them to receive it individually.

Congratulations again to the Dominican Association and South Asian Students Association for winning the 5 Days of Training competition in December! You should ensure that your organization has a plan in place for success this spring. We will learn more about your plans and progress last semester in your Mid-Year Reviews (which we look forward to receiving by January 25th). Looking for help with goal setting? Go to the Health Promotion table on January 18th from 11:00 - 1:00p outside the Rat to learn about creating SMART goals for your organization or RSVP for the Be Well Series presentation on January 30th.

As always, please stop by Maloney 242 or contact us directly if you need anything this semester!

The Student Organization Team


Bump, Set, Spike Your Way to $1000

SOFC Volleyball Tournament

January 26th, 12pm-8pm

Want to win $1,000 in unrestricted* SOFC funds for your Student Organization? Register for the SOFC Volleyball Tournament today. Click here to register by January 17th at midnight!

Have you completed your Mid-Year Review?

Presidents, remember that you must complete the Mid-Year Review for your organization by January 25th. The form and more information are located here.

Training Update

Options for spring semester training are live on the MyBC Student Organization Training Portal. Join the portal here.

NEW Treasurer's Training

If your organization has a new Treasurer this semester, they are required to attend treasurer's training on January 22 @ 4:00p. Returning treasurers are also welcome for a refresher course. Register here.

Tips for Completing 30 Credits

If you are concerned with getting your organization to 30 credits by May, set up an action plan now. Here are some suggestions for getting there:

  1. Divide training amongst 10 members, having each go to 2 events in different categories
  2. Set the training events in your organization's calendar and have members sign up for 4 in each category
  3. Plan to attend BC Leaders for Others (Leadership), Event Planning (Mandatory), Agape Latte (Religious and Spiritual), and CARE Week (Health and Wellness) events - you know they are coming so plan ahead!
  4. If it's been a struggle to send members to training events, look for a NEW option for completing training in the next newsletter

Student Organization Spotlight

The ALC Volunteer Corps spent a week in the Mississippi Delta region on a service trip. Jerome Wright (Sexual Chocolate and Dominican Association) spends his day with second graders.

Get Involved!

Freshman and Sophomores...

Want to become more involved? Hone your leadership skills? Make your mark nationally?

You should apply to be on the NJSLC conference committee team. NJSLC will bring together student leaders and staff advisers from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. NJSLC is a five-day conference filled with keynote speakers, workshops, small group discussions, socials, an afternoon of service, and more. In the summer of 2014, Boston College will be hosting the NJSLC with a theme of First to Love.

Apply here if you are interested in being on the planning team for the NJSLC 2014 conference. Questions? email NJSLC@bc.edu

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gathering

January 21, 2013 @ 7:30p in Gasson 100

This Ecumenical Worship Service celebrating the life and legacy of the late, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, will feature components from the African-American church tradition.This joyful gathering will feature the United Voices of Freedom, a joint musical effort of campus choirs and singers. This year’s group is composed of Against the Current, the Liturgy Arts Group, the Voices of Imani and other campus singers.

*Available for credit here

Did You Know?

There are internship opportunities coming to campus next week!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    4:00p - 7:00p Heights Room

    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    10:00a - 1:00p, Heights Room

The Fair attracts employers in Retail, Nonprofits, Education, Science, Communications, Finance, Computers, and other industries. For more information see the Career Center website.

*Funds won in the SOFC volleyball tournament must follow BC and SPO policies.