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Hey you Cool Ghouls, come hang out with us tomorrow!

The SAO and a number of Division of Student Life Offices are hosting the spookiest, funnest, and most awesomest Halloween party tomorrow from 1-4pm on the 5th Floor of the Student Center.  So, won’t you join us for a great afternoon of snacks, costume contests, and games!  It’s a great way to relax before your stack of PSets go BOO! at you this weekend!

SAO Halloween Poster

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Class of 2018 – CCLP is for you!

Calling all sophomores!  The Student Activities Office and the MIT Alumni Association are partnering up once again to offer your class the Community Catalyst Leadership Program!

Partnering you up with experience alumni mentors, CCLP will help you learn more about maximizing your own leadership potential, exploring and better understanding your values, and developing professionally!

If you want to follow Kid President’s advice, CCLP is for you!

You can learn more about the program at our info session on Tuesday, November 3rd, at 7:00 PM in Building W11-190.  Additionally, you can find the application for CCLP here!

CCLP 2015 Poster

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Diversity Leadership Retreat – Sign up soon!

Diversity Leadership Retreat is back again in it’s second year, and it offers some amazing opportunities to explore your views on leadership and how it is intertwined with creating inclusive communities.

Diversity Leadership Retreat takes place from Friday, Oct. 16th to Sunday Oct. 18th, and is free to all MIT students who sign up.  The application deadline is Friday Oct. 9th, so sign up soon soon soon!  DLR takes place at the very pretty and very awesome Camp Burgess in Sandwich MA!

Leadership + Babbling Brooks + Free = Awesome!

 

With a variety of activities, including low ropes courses, the Diversity Leadership Retreat is a different kind of retreat, but something that will leave a lasting impression on your time here at MIT.

Just like bears like to hang out in nature together, you can come hang out with fellow MITers in nature too!

 

Learn more here at studentlife.mit.edu/diversity-leadership-retreat and sign up by this Friday!

 

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Comedy Comes to Campus – Friday, Oct. 2nd

It’s Fall.  We have a Festival for you! Fall Festival!  It’s a super fun comedy show featuring some of the top comedic talent out there right now.  We are super excited about this year’s show, happening in Kresge Auditorium this Friday at 8pm!

MIT’s UA Events Committee is proud to present Chris Hardwick of Comedy Central’s @midnight as this year’s Fall Festival comedian!

The host of the Nerdist podcast is bringing new material to MIT this Friday. So whether you love nerd comedy, are in need of an outrageous dose of pop culture satire, or can relate to internet enthusiasts everywhere (hey, a lot of us were raised by the internet!), make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP at tickets.mit.edu!

You should totally buy tickets, invite some friends, and come hang out!

“Not coming Friday.” 😦

 

Get updates and more information on the show at our Facebook event as well!

See you all Friday night at Kresge for our show with Chris Hardwick!

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Come meet our new Assistant Director!

Come meet our new Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership, Elizabeth Thompson!

It’ll be great fun… not awkward at all…

…no… srsly… we’re going to have fun!

Elizabeth, in addition to being responsible for a number of leadership development initiatives through SAO, will also work with and advise student organizations and student-run initiatives, including the Freshmen Leadership Program. She will be able to help you gain valuable leadership knowledge amongst the rush of the firehose!

Working with Elizabeth will allow you to do this to the firehose!

 

So, join us in W20-549, the SAO Suite from 1:30 – 3:00 PM this Friday, September 18th!

 

Refreshments available!

…plus you won’t have to share!

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Award Season! Student Leader Awards 2015 Seeking Nominations!

As the snow melts, the temperature starts to increase, and the sun shines a bit more, it definitely means it is time to celebrate the supreme achievements of student organizations and leaders in our community!

It’s time for Student Leader Awards 2015!

Yes! We are excited for SLA2015 too!

The celebration will be taking place on Friday, May 15th, 2015, from 930am-11am in La Sala de Puerto Rico on the second floor in W20!  A light breakfast and some fancy-shmancy coffee and hot chocolate will be served!

The most important part of SLA 2015 though… is YOU!

We want to recognize you, your organization, and all the great work you do throughout the year.

NOMINATIONS FOR ALL AWARDS ARE DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH, 2015!!!

Rebecca Black wishes to remind you that nominating folks for awards is FUN FUN and is due FRIDAY, APRIL 17!

You can find information about individual awards here.

And you can find information about group awards here.

Nominate hard, nominate often!

 

This year’s celebration promises to be a really fun time, with lots of neon, some free swag, and access to some superb books on leadership!

We can’t wait to recognize all of your hard work this year, and the amazing things you have done as an organization.  Be sure to nominate soon, and nominate often!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Joel Pettigrew, joelp@mit.edu.

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Charm School 2015 is… delayed… :(

Hello everyone,

You know what is not charming?

Stop it, weather… stahpppppp.

Yeah, so, if you haven’t heard, MIT is closed tomorrow… Let’s be honest, MASSACHUSETTS IS CANCELLED TOMORROW!!!

So, this throws a wrench in our plans for Charm School 2015.

Today’s session, HOW TO HOST A CHARMING PARTY, is cancelled, and is being moved to be part of our Charm School Finale event on Friday, 1/30, in Lobdell (W20) from 3-5pm.

Tomorrow’s session, DATING ETIQUETTE, is delayed until further notice.  Our presenters have busy schedules this semester, so we are trying to find the perfect time for them to charm you with their knowledge!

So, here’s what Charm School 2015 looks like the rest of the way (full schedule here!):

ETIQUETTE DINNER – Wednesday, 630pm, R&D Commons

*All slots are filled for this event at this time*

BUILDING A CHARMING NETWORK – Thursday, 230pm, 4-149

Join our co-presenters Leah Gallant and Amma Marfo to learn more about building a personal and professional network that will add to your academic and professional experiences and open up all sorts of new opportunities to you!  This session will look at both the introvert and extrovert experience in networking.  Students and staff invited!

CHARM SCHOOL FINALE! – Friday, 3-5pm, Lobdell Dining Hall (W20)

GET YOUR CHARM ON YA’LL!!!!!

Featuring tons of snacks, fashion how-tos for all, sessions on how to tie a bow-tie and more, this event is going to be a blast!  Come by and say hi, stop in for a few minutes and nom on desserts, or stay the whole two hours and get CHARMED, there will seriously be something for everyone here!

The HOW TO HOST A CHARMING PARTY will now be a station at the Charm School Finale, so come and get your fancy party hats on ya’ll!

We can’t wait to see you all later this week, and please please please be safe tomorrow during the storm!

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