Text Box: The new semester has begun and is well on its way already.  The Student Activities Office wants to make sure that everyone is prepared for the spring semester.  Some organizations will be electing new officers to replace those that graduated or stepped down.  This training session is a great opportunity for these new officers to learn the in and outs of the Student Activities Office and the Student Text Box: Union.  The session will also be an excellent opportunity for current officers to get a crystal clear clarification on SAO policies and procedures.
The workshop will take place on January 17 in SU003 at 1:40 pm.  It will be a fun filled hour of games, information and discussions about the Student Activities Office and Student Union.  Bring all of your questions about policies and problems that you might have had and your questions will be answered. Please RSVP to the Student Activities Office ASAP at 442-4660 or Student-activities@neiu.edu.
Text Box: Spring Basic Training Workshop 
Text Box: Volume XII, Volume 4

Student Activities Update

Text Box: January 2006
Text Box: The All University 
Charity Drive a Success
Text Box: Thank you to everyone that donated to the 9th annual charity drive.  A group of volunteers delivered over 50 boxes to the Albany Park Community Center after finals in December.  
A special thanks goes out to Ed Text Box: Torgerson for all of his help during the drive.  Also a big thank you to the groups on campus that sponsored the drive Northeastern Programming Board, Sigma Lambda Gamma, The Independent, and the Future Teachers Club.
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January Events

 10 & 24 - SGA Finance Committee Meeting

 11, 12, 17, 25 & 26 - Sigma Lambda Gamma Informational

 11 - Socialist Club Meeting

 17 - Student Organization Spring Basic Training Workshop

 18 - Sigma Lambda Beta Informational

 18 - Socialist Club Informational Meeting

 19 - Student Organization Faculty Advisor Training/Round Table Discussion

 19 - SGA Senate Meeting

 23 - Justice Studies Club Jam Fest

 24 - Pre-law Society Meeting

 25 - Alpha Psi Lambda Informational Meeting

 25 - Sigma Lambda Beta Informational

 25 - Student Organization Fair

 26 - Student Organization Fair

 26 - Alpha Psi Lambda Informational Meeting

 26 - Sigma Lambda Beta Informational

 30 - Alpha Psi Lambda Informational Meeting

 31 - SGA Senate Meeting


Who: Student Organization Leaders

When: January 17 @ 1:40 pm

Where: SU003

Why: Gain more information about the SAO policies



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Text Box: Each semester the Student Activities Office brings the student body a leadership workshop series.  This semester there will be 8 slotted  times and a wide variety of topics.  The workshops will run in the afternoons of February 6 - 16 in room SU-214.  Presenters this semester include Allen Shub, Lisa Cooper, Valerie Schiller, Tony Courier, Katherine Gleiss-Monar, Matt Specht and Sharron Evans.  Topics covered this semester include interviewing skills, credit, internships, Text Box: life organization, team building, fitness, and student organization member retention. 
As a special event this year, Wallace Goode Jr. will be giving a 
keynote before the awards ceremony on Thursday, February 16 at 1:40 pm in SU 214.  Mr. Goode is the Associate Dean as well as the Director of the University Community Service Center at the University of Chicago. 
The workshops carries a Survivor theme Text Box: with prizes being awarded to students attending the workshops.  Look for more information about the Survivor Challenge Workshops coming soon!
Text Box: full of information include pictures and contact information for all the SAO staff, an updated calendar 
of upcoming events, information about active groups on campus and, of course, a copy of this very newsletter.  If you or your organization have any suggestions for the new site please stop by the office and express your concerns.  Keep an eye Text Box: The University web team has been busily working on the new school website.  You can take a sneak peak by visiting www.neiu.edu.  There is a link at the bottom of the page that will take you to the website in progress.  The site is already taking on a more modern look and is easier to navigate.  The Student Activities Office is working on their part of the new site.  The site will be packed Text Box: out for the new site coming soon to a computer screen near you.   

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Text Box: Spring 2006 Leadership Workshops Coming Soon!
Text Box: semester the fair will be held on January 25 and 26 in Village Square from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Each group can sign up in the Student Activities Office for their own table and other equipment including an easel and video equipment.  Please contact the SAO by phone (442-4660) or by e-mail (Student-activities@neiu.edu) by January 19 to reserve your table.  
Text Box: Text Box: With each new semester, student organizations are on a fierce search for new members.  Here at Northeastern Illinois University, the Student Activities Office holds a Student Organization Fair each semester so that organizations can do just that: GET MEMBERS!  This is an excellent opportunity for all organizations to get the word out about their group and upcoming events.   This Text Box: Spring Student Organization Fair

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