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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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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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Time for Emerging Leaders Conference!

Welcome to the Class of 2019 and welcome back to the Class of 2018!

Hopefully you had a great summer, and your first couple of days this semester have been smooth and fun.

How many PSets do you have?  Hopefully not too many.

Are you doing anything cool this weekend?  That does sound fun!

Well, whether you have fun things to do or nothing to do this weekend, if you are a first-year or a sophomore, you absolutely should look at submitting an application for the Emerging Leaders Conference!

Happening Sept. 25-26 out at the Endicott House (MIT’s private conference center with AMAZINGGGGGGG food and hospitality), Emerging Leaders Conference is a chance to explore what leadership means to you and to develop an understanding of what opportunities exist at MIT to help you develop your leadership skills!

There is cake… at the Endicott House. Yummy food is icing on the leadership cake during Emerging Leaders Conference!

 

Learn more about the program here, and if you have any questions, feel free to email Elizabeth Thompson, our new Assistant Director for Leadership Programs (who you’ll meet next week!), for more info at erthomps@mit.edu!

 

Did we mention ELC is free?!?!

Apply by 9/14 – Monday!

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DEADLINE FOR STUDENT LEADER AWARD NOMINATIONS EXTENDED!

Hello!

Good News!

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, April 24th at 5pm!

So, get to work on those individual and group nominations soon and get them in before the deadline, here: http://studentlife.mit.edu/sao/sla!

01.08.14

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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.

01.08.14

 

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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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Community Catalyst Leadership Program is back y’allllllll!

Hey, you… yeah, you.  No, not you… well, actually, you too.

Have you been thinking to yourself lately, “Shoot, I wish I had the opportunity to have a MIT alumni mentor to help me craft my leadership vision, coach me through my collegiate experience to better prepare me to engage as a student, professional, and citizen at MIT and beyond?”

See, even Benedict was thinking it.

Well, even if you haven’t been thinking that exact thing, if you are a member of the Class of 2017, then the Community Catalyst Leadership Program, or CCLP, is a great leadership and mentorship opportunity you have the opportunity to apply for!

Established in 2007, the Community Catalyst Leadership Program (CCLP) asks participants to engage in a journey of personal leadership development and reflection. Each participant is paired with an MIT alumnus/a in a coaching relationship designed to meet each student’s personal development goals. This program is open to students regardless of prior participation in leadership opportunities at MIT. There are four components of the program: one-on-one coaching, educational sessions, leadership planning, and personal reflection.

Not exactly what we mean by “personal reflection”…

There are a couple opportunities to learn more about the program, including info sessions on November 3rd at 7pm in 3-422 and on November 18th, from 12-1pm in 3-442.

Then, the application deadline is November 21st, 2014 – and remember, you can apply here: https://alum.mit.edu/students/NetworkwithAlumni/cclp 

For those accepted, there is a mandatory Kick-Off Conference on February 8th, 2015… but that’s in a whole other year… so, like, just make sure you apply first!

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