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December 2012

Volume 1. Issue 5

We hope that all of you are well and are managing the last few weeks of class well. As is evidenced in this newsletter, it has been a fantastic semester. The work you do in your organizations continues to impress all of the staff in the Student Programs Office and our partners in the division of student affairs. We will begin to get a better sense of the impact your organizations have had on BC's campus through your mid-year reviews (and will happily share this information with you next semester).

Make sure you check out the Did you Know? section below to see who has been elected the 2013 chair and vice chair of SOFC!

This will be the final newsletter for the spring semester. Enjoy your holiday break and we will look forward to seeing you again in the spring semester!

- The Student Organization Team


TREASURERS: All financial forms for this semester must be submitted to the Student Programs Office by Thursday, Dec. 6th.


Required Mid-Year Review

Due January 7th - January 25th

** PRESIDENTS: you will receive a separate message that provides more detail for the Mid-Year Review requirements.**

Each organization is required to complete a mid-year review by January 25, 2013. Presidents should work closely with their executive board to best complete the review. Mid-year reviews will be scored on the following information:

  • Membership
  • Executive Board
  • Organization Identity (Mission, Vision, Constitution, etc.)
  • Campus Impact (Events, Learning Goals, etc.)
  • Faculty Advisor
  • Funding
  • Training
  • MyBC Portal

In addition to the form, your organization must also upload the following documents to your own portal (in the "Files" section of your page) -  Constitution and Yearly Goals (if you have them) - and have a correct and updated MyBC portal.

The Mid-Year Review form is located here and the Event Summary form is located here.

Training Updates

Only 7 days left to receive qualifying credits...

Has anyone in your organization attended these events and not requested credit?  Members must complete the corresponding form (listed below) to request credit for your organization before December 10th.

  • Love Your Body Week Presents: TRANSform your Vision
  • Love Your Body Week: Does This Tiera Make Me Look Fat?
  • Love Your Body Week: Exercise Caution - How to Help a Friend When Healthful Becomes Hurtful
  • Love Your Body Week: Food Hangover
  • Love Your Body Week: Mindful Eating is Food for Thought
  • Love Your Body Week: Think Ourselves Thin - The Power of Our Inner Voice
  • Love Your Body Week presents: Being a Body in Relationships with Dr. Pepper Schwartz
  • Native American History Month: Forum with Kevin Shendo
  • Native American History Month: Voices of the Pueblo
  • OLAA, CSA, & AC Present Senator Chang-Diaz
  • Orchestrating a Career for Leadership
  • Political Science Department Program: “Lincoln on the Meaning of the Founding”
  • PSBC Presents: Rodel Rodis
  • Samir El-Youssef: The Levant: A Zone of Conflict or Culture?
  • The Career Center Presents: How To Find and Land a Great Internship
  • The Dominican Association Presents: Leadership Gone Wrong
  • The Lowell Humanities Series and Poetry Days Present Anthony Grafton


Post-Event Credit Request Forms:

Click on the links below to go to the category of event.

Civic Engagement
Cultural and Diversity
Religious and Spirituality
Health and Wellness

Student Organization Spotlight

The BEATS (Black Experience in American Though Song) had their final performance for the semester on November 30th.

The Sharps had their Fall Café  on December 1st.

The Bostonians had their Fall Cafe on November 30th

Dance Ensemble's production of “IGNITE” on November 29th.

Get Involved!

Hark! Songs of Good Cheer!

Madrigal Singers 5th annual Christmas concert

December 6th, 8:00p, St. Mary's Chapel

The event is open to all and will include traditional Christmas favorites as well as new and enthralling concert pieces. The Madrigal Singers will be performing a number of traditional Christmas carols along with several larger choral settings and carols from the Renaissance. Join them for a heart-warming night of music to celebrate the Christmas season.


Christmas Tree Lighting

December 5th, 5:00 - 7:00p, O'Neill Plaza

UGBC's Cabinet will be hosting the annual tree lighting. Father Leahy will light the tree and acapella groups will bring music into the night. There will be hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and most importantly Santa will be there!


Americans for Informed Democracy: Last Lecture with Amy LaCombe

December 4th, 7:00p, Murray Function Room

The Americans for Informed Democracy of Boston College present "The Last Lecture Series." One lecture each semester from a distinguished BC professor answering the question: "if you had the chance to give the last lecture of your life, what would you say?"

Did You Know?

A special congratulations goes out to the newest chair and vice-chair of the The Student Organization Funding Committee (SOFC))!  Please congratulate Joe Rocco (Chair) and Jeff Hockersmith (Vice Chair). Thank you to the 2012 Chair Andrew Breger and Vice Chair James Gu for a year of service to the SOFC and for all you have done for all student organizations!