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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People over PSets: Multicultural Conference 2015 is coming soon!

Lots of news stories and stories of humanity have broken in our community, across our region, our nation, and across the globe these past few months.  Whether it was the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the subsequent discussions of free speech and freedom of the press, or the work of MIT students, staff, and faculty to bring to campus discussions about the #blacklivesmatter movement, and how to transform that power into last change.

There are things we need to talk about, conversations we need to have, and topics we need to learn more about.

Unlike Ron Swanson, we actually want to talk to you about this issues.

MIT’s Student Activities Office and Office of Multicultural Programs hosts an annual Multicultural Conference (MC^2) which delves deep into the issues affecting our community and our globe, and we want you to join us this year!

Taking place at the Endicott House from Friday, Feb. 5th after class to the evening of Saturday, Feb. 6th, this conference will feature discussions around the topic of “People over Psets: Tools for Building Community,” and is a must-attend opportunity!

Grab a coffee, let’s chat.

Find more info at http://studentlife.mit.edu/omp/mc2 and register soon, spaces are going fast!!!

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Happy Holidays and Safe Travels from the SAO!

Another semester closes, and as folks head home, head to IAP internships or abroad trips, or hang out and just relax on the couch, we hope everyone has a very happy, relaxing, and enjoyable holiday break!

Hopefully your flights are smoother than this one:

And if you are going traveling by moped… please bundle up:

Make sure you get your car checked out before getting on the road:

and if you are traveling by spaceship, make sure you come to a slow, safe, controlled stop if you have gone Plaid:

But seriously, relax a bit ya’ll.

Get some extra sleep while you can.

Catch up with and hang out with friends and family…

…except for Aunt Annabeth… she’s definitely not your favorite aunt.

Enjoy your break and we’ll see you over IAP or in February!

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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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