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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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POSTPONED – Diversity Leadership Retreat

Hello all,

Due to a variety of reasons, the Office of Multicultural Programs has decided to postpone the Diversity Leadership Retreat until further notice.  But, do not fear, it shall return bigger and better and awesomer.  We promise.

Until then, if you need to be supported through this tough news, we got you:

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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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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!

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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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MIT’s Asian Dance Team presents “Rebirth”!

The MIT Asian Dance Team will be having our Fall 2014 showcase, Rebirth (羽扇金銮), on Thursday, December 11th and Friday, December 12th! The showtimes are as follows:

  • Thursday, December 11th, 4-6pm
  • Thursday, December 11th, 7:30-9:30pm
  • Friday, December 12th, 4-6pm
All 3 shows will be held in Kresge Little Theater. Since KLT is a smaller venue and likely to sell out, please make sure you arrive 15 minutes early or your ticket may be resold.

Come see us perform spectacular Han, Yi, Chaoxian (Korean), and Tibetan ethnic pieces, classical and contemporary dances, as well as hip-hop pieces by 2NE1, APink, U-Kiss, and BTS! We will also host guest performances from groups including MIT Lion Dance, Syncopasian,  the Ohms, Bhangra, and Mirchi!
Tickets are $5 for MIT affiliates. For general admission, tickets are $7 if bought early and $10 at the door. Admission is free for children under 10 years of age. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations:
  • Monday, Dec 8 — Wednesday, Dec 10: Student Center
  • Thursday Dec. 11 & Friday Dec. 12: At the door
In addition, ticket vouchers may be obtained through EventBrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-asian-dance-team-fall-2014-showcase-rebirth-tickets-14698691181). These vouchers may be presented at the door for early prices.
 

Any questions? Please check out our website (adt.mit.edu) or email us at adt-exec@mit.edu.

 

2014 Rebirth

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LeaderShape at MIT: An IAP Must!

The time has come again to get yourself ready for the experience that is LeaderShape!

An international organization with opportunities and programs on college campuses everywhere, LeaderShape takes the discussion around leadership beyond whether you are President or Secretary, beyond “Do we have the budget to order Pad Thai for 200 people?,” beyond any awards ceremony.  LeaderShape is an experience that will help you discover, put into words, hone, plan for, and get absolutely pumped for your own personal vision of leadership and the positive change you want to bring to the world!

DON’T BE THIS CHILD! Take change into your own hands and create your own vision for leadership that may change the world!

LeaderShape is an intensive 6-day leadership development and community-building program over IAP each year.  Join MIT faculty and staff and 70 of your fellow undergraduates for this incredible experience!

Applications are now open at web.mit.edu/leadershape – so, go, click on the link now and apply… now!

The SAO does not recommend typing DWIGHT in repeatedly on your application to LeaderShape. That isn’t very leader-y.

LeaderShape will be held January 16th-21st, 2015, over IAP and transportation to the retreat location is provided from campus!

The Application Deadline is November 7th, which is like soon, so… like… get on it.  Again, apply here: web.mit.edu/leadershape

Info sessions to prepare attendees will be held on November 17th and Dec 3rd, but more info provided on those to folks who apply by November 7th!

 

We hope to see you at LeaderShape!

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Fall Festival is back! Without the Pumpkin-y aftertaste!

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No, seriously, Pumpkin spice.

 

Ok, now, that I have that out of my system, I’m excited to bring you the line-up for MIT Undergraduate Association’s Fall Festival comedy show!

 

On Saturday, October 4th, Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch, stars of the hit show Silicon Valley on HBO, will grace the stage of Kresge Auditorium to make you laugh, giggle, and guffaw.

 

Doors will open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm.  Tickets are on sale now for MIT students for only $10!  You can purchase tickets at tickets.mit.edu.  MIT Community can buy tickets for $15 and local college students can buy for $20 starting 9/16 next week!

fall idea 1 2014

 

We can’t wait to see you at the show, but just remember to leave the Pumpkin Spice Latte at home – no food or drinks allowed in Kresge!

Fall is coming. Winter comes later.

–Joel P.

 

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