From: Involvement Center
Date: April 2
Subject: The Loop | Updated Policy, Blanket Reservations, Reallocations and more!



Updated Policy

In being compliant with updated policies, all orgs need to have a list of all attendees when your org is serving funded food for recruitment purposes. Please make sure that you are taking action in receiving attendee lists at recruitment events. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Rubenzer

MSC Blanket Reservation Requests – April 4th at 8:00AM

MSC Blanket Reservation Requests for Fall Semester 2019 (September 4-December 15, 2019) will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis only. These will only be accepted from one authorized representative from each student org. If you have questions about Blanket Reservation Requests, please contact Ben Markl in the MSC Conferences and Events Office, 214 MSC. Please use this link starting on April 4th, 2019 at 8:00AM.

Reallocations due April 10th at Noon

Student organization leaders, if you have any reallocations left to request for this year you need to fill out the reallocation form by Noon April 10th. The form can be found on SSA’s page in CONNECT under forms or click here

Event Planning Deadline Reminder!

A reminder to all student organizations funded by for contracted events/performances. Contract requests are to be submitted no less than 4 weeks prior to your event date. With the end of the year approaching – the contracting form will be closing 4 weeks prior to the last day classes (Tuesday, April 9th at midnight). Please submit any remaining event requests at here prior to the deadline. Questions – please email Emily Ascher.

Habitat for Humanity’s Spring Break Trip

15 of our students from Habitat for Humanity spent their spring break trip working 8 hour days to help homeowners recover from Hurricane Florence this past September. Thank you to these students for exuding their skills while helping others. To read more about their experience, follow this link.

Nikki Fitzgerald

Nikki Fitzgerald | Retail Merchandising & Management | Junior
President | Society for Human Resource Management

What led you to become an officer for your org? After two consecutive years of holding Board positions, I decided to run for the Presidential role for the Fall of 2018 - Spring 2019. I've always wanted to do more with my time here at UW-Stout. Throughout my educational career, I've found that the best way to get involved is by taking responsibility in organizations and affiliations. Therefore, with careful time management skills, and the drive to succeed, I took on this responsibility.

What have you learned about leadership in your experience as an org officer? I learned that leadership is something that plays a vital role in your successes. A good leader is only as good as their organization. Communication is key. It is necessary to check up on your members, their activity, and their wants and needs. Don't get hurt if they didn't like an activity or an event; instead, grow from the mistake and keep pushing forward.

How have you personally benefitted from your experience as an org leader? I personally have grown in the department of delegation. I have this really bad habit of taking on too much responsibility and getting stressed out when I don't need to. The best way to fix this is by having clearly defined roles for your Board members. If there is a specialty case that you didn't prepare for, I have found it useful to ask members directly what they are comfortable taking on.

Do you have any tips or advice for future org officers? Have clearly defined roles, goals, and aspirations. Also, never be afraid to say you don't know. There are many responsibilities and questions Board members are asked. If you don't know, it's better to find the answer rather than give a false one.

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