Text Box: Volume XII, Issue 5
Text Box: It is that time of year!  The Survivor Challenge Workshops are here!  These are a series of one hour workshops that cover topics that are not often covered inside the classroom.  This semester there are eight workshops covering a wide variety of topics.  These topics include interviewing, internship and credit tips, teamwork, fitness and weight control, student organization recruitment and retention of members.  
The workshops will end with a speaker coming to us from the University of Chicago.  Wallace E. Goode, Jr. is the Associate Dean as well as the Director of the University Community Service Center at the University of Chicago.  Mr. Goode has experience Text Box: working in the Mayor’s office in Chicago and volunteered in the Peace Corps. He currently serves as the vice-president-for-life for
the Chicago Area Peace Corps Association Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors of Mt. Carmel High School.  Dean Goode has lived and traveled to 39 countries.  
Immediately following Dean Goode’s workshop will be the awards ceremony for all of the students that participated in the workshops and the kind individuals that donated their time to present in the workshops.  Please join us for free food and drinks to help us congratulate those that attended.

February 2006

Text Box: Northeastern Illinois University is honoring Black History Month with a number of events on campus.  
There will be a variety of lectures, discussions and readings throughout the month.  On February 10, try Text Box: out the Southern Cuisine buffet in the NEIU Cafeteria.  On February 22, a film festival will be held in Golden Eagles.
For more information contact Michelle Morrow at ext 4606 or M-Morrow@neiu.edu
Text Box: All student organizations should send at least one officer or member to at least one workshop. Students that attend 3 or more workshops are eligible for fun prizes and those that attend 5 or more will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Beck’s Bookstore.  
Visit the SAO website http://www.neiu.edu/~sld/Workshop. for the complete schedule including title, time, room and presenter.  Hope to see you all there!!
Text Box: Student Activities Update
Text Box: Black History Month
Text Box: February Events
1 - Black History Trivia
6 - “Interviewing for Success” with Allen Shub
7 - “Surviving the Credit Game” with Lisa Cooper
7 - “Why Should I Do and Internship” with Valerie Schiller
7 - SGA Finance Committee Meeting
8 - “Getting Your Life Organized” with Tony Courier
9 - “What Kind of Team Player are you?” with Katherine Gleiss-Monar
13 - Lincoln’s Birthday Reserved - NO CLASSES
14 - NPB Big Red Chair
14 - “Keeping that New Year’s Resolution: Fitness and Weight Control” with Martha Montes and Michelle Thall
15 - “Daily Dilemma: Student Org’s Recruiting Members & Keeping Them!” with Sharron Evans
16 & 17 - Anime Club’s Asian Film Showcase
16 - “Expanding Our Definition of “Community”” with Wallace E. Goode, Jr.
16 - Survivor Challenge Workshop Awards Ceremony
21 - SGA Finance Committee Meeting
23 - SGA Senate Meeting
27 through March 1 - International Business Conference
Text Box: As a non-Greek student organization, you may find that you need additional funding for an event on campus or travel expenses to a conference.  There is money available from the Student Government Association Event by Event Fund.  But there are steps that need to be taken before you can get this money.  
First, it is very important to make sure that paperwork is started 7 weeks prior to the event date.  An ROE must be started with the Student Activities Office.  Then an Event Proposal is filled out and submitted.  Meeting minutes, signed Text Box: roster, and back-up information must be included with the Event Proposal.  Assistance in filling out these forms can be given by a SAO staff member.  All event proposal materials must be turned in to the Student Activities Office no later then noon the Friday before the next Finance Committee meeting.  
An officer of your group must be present at the Finance Committee Meeting to answer questions for the committee.  Upon approval in Finance,  an organization officer must attend the Student Government Association Senate Text Box: meeting.  Upon approval in Senate, a letter will be sent to the organization from the Student Activities Office instructing you on the next steps that must be completed.  And remember, the more officers and members that are present at the SGA Senate and Finance Committee meetings the better!

Text Box: Starting this year, all candidates are required to attend one informational meeting.  Those that do not attend a meeting will NOT be an approved candidate and will not be placed on the official ballot.  Campaigning will begin March 13 for all approved candidates.  Candidate Certification Form and Registration Form are due by noon on March 17.  Ballot positions will be drawn at 1:30 pm the same day.  If you are interested in running, pick up an election Text Box: As the spring semester continues on, it is time to begin thinking about the SGA and NPB elections.  Elections will take place  in the beginning of April but elections packets will be available to all interested candidates beginning February 20 at 9:00 am.  Now is the time to start thinking about running for an office in the Student Government Association and the Northeastern Programming Board.  
Text Box: packet and position descriptions on February 20 in the SAO, Info desk, CCICS, and El Centro.
Text Box: Student Organization Funding Requests
Text Box: SGA & NPB Election Time

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Student Activities Update

Text Box: Student Activities Office and the Student Union.  Each student learned more about how the offices work and procedures they have to follow in order to function properly on campus.  
Each semester, the SAO is planning to provide this workshop for new officers.  Look for more information Text Box: for the next workshop in the fall.  
Text Box: On January 14, a variety of student organizations met with Student Activities Office and Student Union staff for a fun filled hour.  Students played SAO Jeopardy filled with facts about the Student Activities Office and the Student Union.  
Students worked together in teams to answer questions about the Text Box: Student Organization Spring Basic Training