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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!

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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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Send the UA EventsComm your thoughts on FallFest!

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It’s only the spring, the your UA Events Committee is already planning for FallFest in late September!  And we need your input so we can bring some great entertainment to MIT for our community.

Vote on who you want to see, and give us some more thoughts on what you want FallFest to be, HERE!

 

The UA EventsComm looks forward to what you have to say!

FallFest – About as fun as a vampire pug!

 

-UA EventsComm

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SAO, ASA, UA… oh my!

 

Neither the SAO, UA, or ASA are as scary as lions, tigers, or bears (and we all have hearts and brains…also)

OK, sorry for all of the acronyms there in the title, but, of course, as MIT leads by example, we are an institution of acronyms!

So, there are a bunch of different bodies that deal with student organizations and their roles in MIT life and activities.  What do they all do and what role do they play on campus and how do they interact with each other?

The ASA is the Association for Student Activities, and is the overall governing body for student organizations at MIT.  They are responsible for organizing the creation of new student groups, as well as the administrative details of year-to-year registration and member management.

The UA, or the Undergraduate Association, represents undergraduates at MIT, and is the student government concerned with bringing concerns and issues of the undergraduate community to the Institute’s attention.  They offer unique opportunities to get involved with campus life and policies, as well as additional programming and financial opportunities to student organizations that serve the undergraduate community.

The SAO, or Student Activities Office, is a partner in the work that the UA and ASA does, offering opportunities to discuss organizational and leadership development, transition between organization leadership from year to year, and financial guidance as student organizations utilize their Student Activities Fee based budgets.  The SAO is staffed by professionals with years of experience in financial management, large event planning (bringing a concert to campus? The SAO can help you gameplan!), leadership and personal development, and social justice education.  SAO considers itself a thinking parter to students and their organizations, helping them to achieve great things for their organizations and the MIT community.

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The SAO helps to manage much of the financial work of student organizations, so if you have questions regarding effective budgeting, how to navigate payments and contracts, or additional funding for your programming ideas and dreams, visit the SAO over in W20-549 or email a SAO staff member to set up some time to discuss your thoughts and ideas.

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