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Follow Your Favorite Club's Programs

Wondering when the next Ski Club trip is happening? Curious when the People Helping People are having their next community service program? Can't wait until the next English Club poetry reading? Well, there is good news.

As of today, there are individualized club calendars available on each of the club web pages. By going to the club listing page on the Student Activities web site (http://www.easternct.edu/studentactivities/clubs_orgs/club_index.htm), you can find individualized web pages for each active club and organization. You will find a Club Calendar section which has up to date upcoming programs for the club.

In addtion, you will find an RSS feed for the club/organization's programs. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds are used to publish frequently updated works. In this case, by subscribing to a club's feed, you will be able to view programs as they are entered in the University's Calendar of Events through your web browser. Information is available on RSS feeds are available when you subscribe.

The data is in on the students who participated in officially recognized clubs and organizations. The results are not surprising - those who participated in at least one club or organization exceled inside the classroom.

Of the 1067 students who were on club rosters in the spring 2010 semester, the overall grade point average was a 3.04. Students who did not participate in the spring semester had an average of 2.88. Students in clubs outperformed their peers in every academic class. The most dramatic difference were those of first time freshmen - a 3.03 GPA for those who participated versus a 2.30 GPA for those who did not. The complete breakdown is located below.


Class

Students in Clubs
Full Time Students Not in Clubs

All Undergraduates

3.04 GPA

2.88 GPA

First Time Freshmen

3.03 GPA

2.30 GPA

Freshmen

2.32 GPA

2.22 GPA

Sophomores

3.00 GPA

2.83 GPA

Juniors

3.10 GPA

2.89 GPA

Seniors

3.15 GPA

3.07 GPA

Whether you are a new incoming student or a returning student to Eastern Connecticut State University this fall, one thing is clear - students who get involved in organized clubs and organizations excel better than their peers in the classroom.

A complete list of currently active clubs and organizations is available at the Student Activities web site. Students are always welcome to start a new club or organization. Information on the web site indicates the process on how to get started. Individuals can contact John Bazin, the Student Organization Assistant in the Office of Student Activities for more information.

Offiicially recognized Student Government Association Clubs and Organizations' e-mails are now located on Live@EDU. As with all Eastern student e-mail accounts, there are steps that need to be accomplished in order to access this new system. One of the account-holders must logon to the @stu account which will generate a password change requirement. Once that is completed, they can logon to the club's new email account by browsing to: http://www.outlook.com. They will logon with the new email address as the username - clubname@my.easternct.edu and the new password generated as part of the logon to the old @stu account. Below are some additional instructions and information about the change.

•         While no new email after June 15, 2010 will be delivered to @stu.easternct.edu, you will continue to have access to messages already there until October 31, 2010. This will allow you to manage those messages that you want to retain permanently by simply forwarding them to your new @my.easternct.edu email account or printing them out.
•         On October 31, 2010 your @stu.easternct.edu email account and all messages within it will be permanently deleted.
•         You can go to your new @my.easternct.edu Inbox by browsing to www.outlook.com and entering your new @my.easternct.edu email address and your Eastern technology account password.
•         In the future, should you ever need to change your password to your Eastern Technology Account (Blackboard Vista, University Computer Logon, Eastern Email) from off-campus, please browse to www.easternct.edu/pwchange
•         Your new @my.easternct.edu Inbox also serves as the gateway to the myriad of other services provided by Eastern's My.EasternCT.edu. Those services include "SkyDrive", Workspace, Photo Gallery, Mobile Device (iPhone, Windows SmartPhone access) and instant messaging.  For more information on these features as well as links to logon to your new @my.easternct.edu Inbox and your old @stu.easternct.edu Inbox, visit www.easternct.edu/email.

Should you have any questions or need help accessing your account, please contact John Bazin, Assistant to the Director of Student Center/Activities and Student Organization Assistant at (860) 465-4304 or at bazinj@easternct.edu.

Clubs and Organizations Honored

On Friday, May 7, 2010, the following awards were given during the Clubs and Organizations banquet:

 

Club of the Year:
MALES

New Student Organization of the Year:
Eastern Conservatives

Campus Program of the Year:
Eastern Conservatives' Candidate Meet and Greet

Community Service Program of the Year:
Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge

Cultural Program of the Year:
Hillel - Chanukah Party

Outstanding Senior Award:
Corrine King

Campus Activities Board Excellence Award:
Meghan Mizak

Support Service of the Year:
Career Services

Advisor of the Year:
Ray Aramini - Rugby Club

Special Recognition:
Friends of McSweeney School Award presented to the Education Club

Special Recognition:
Karyl Bulmer of Fiscal Affairs

 

For more information on Student Government Association, go to the Student Government Association web site. For more information on all officially recognized clubs and organizations, go to the Club and Organization Listing web page.

Eastern Connecticut State University's Student Government Association announces the first recipients in the Club and Organization Medal Program. The program was created to recognize clubs that adhere to the Budget and Management Committee Guidelines and provide quality events for students on campus. When a club receives an award, they receive a decal of the medal on their banner at the Club and Activities Fair the following September. Along with the decal, the club also receives a cash award in their fundraising account.

The medals were awarded as follows:

 

Gold Medal Recipients

180 Christian Fellowship

Habitat for Humanity

Honors Club

Health and Physical Education/Sports and Leisure Management Club

Social Work Club

Sustinet/Yearbook

 

Silver Medal Recipients

Allies

Anime Club

Education Club

FEMALES

History Club

People Helping People

TV 22

West Indian Society

 

Bronze Medal Recipients

American Marketing Association

Competitive Cheerleading Squad

Eastern Outdoors Club

Economics Club

English Club

MALES

Organization of Latin American Students

Repertory Dance Troupe

Spectrum

Students for an Environmentally Sustainable Future

Turkish American Student Association

 

For information about the Club and Organization Medal Program, please go to the Budget and Management Committee web page. For information about all of the Student Government Association recognized clubs and organizations, go to the the Club Listing web page

Students who participated in a Student Government Association recognized club or organization during the Fall-2009 semester at Eastern Connecticut State University achieved better in the classroom than those who did not participate. The 1132 students who were registered as participants averaged a 3.00 grade point average compared to a 2.86 grade point average for those students who did not participate.

Students who were involved outperformed their peers in every academic class highlighted by the freshmen class attaining a 2.92 GPA in comparison to a 2.63 GPA for those freshmen who did not participate in a club or organization. The information below illustrates the difference in performance.

 

Academic Class           

GPA - Participants

GPA - Non-Participants

All Students

3.00 GPA

2.86 GPA

Freshmen

2.92 GPA

2.63 GPA

Sophomores

2.94 GPA

2.83 GPA

Juniors

3.06 GPA

2.93 GPA

Seniors

3.08 GPA

3.03 GPA

   

Whether you are a new incoming student or a returning student to Eastern Connecticut State University this fall, one thing is clear - students who get involved in organized clubs and organizations excel better than their peers in the classroom.

Students have choices in clubs and organizations that are as diverse as the student body. At present, choices include a wide variety of academic clubs including those focused on accounting, advertising, marketing, economics, education, history, pre-law, pre-med, psychology, and public relations. There are sports clubs including bowling, rugby, cheerleading and a variety of dance and step teams. Leadership opportunities are abound with organizations including habitat for humanity, people helping people and a variety of community service based organizations. There are also special interest groups that are wide-ranging including the entrepreneurs club, outdoors club, organization of Latin American students, and many others.

A complete list of currently active clubs and organizations is available at the Student Activities web site. Students are always welcome to start a new club or organization. Information on the web site indicates the process on how to get started. Individuals can contact John Bazin, the Student Organization Assistant in the Office of Student Activities for more information.

Funding Request Packets Released

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The Budget and Management Committee (BAM) of SGA is now releasing the Funding Request Packets and related information for the Spring of 2010. All SGA recognized clubs must submit their FRPs by Friday, November 13, 2009 at 8 p.m. This is the official process for all clubs and organizations to request funding for the upcoming semester. Any money given to the club for the current semester will be wiped clean from the budget account as of the end of the fall semester.

 

On the BAM home page, you will find the online funding request packet (this is the only format that is now accepted) as well as the timeline for the FRP process and changes made to the request process, the BAM guidelines and parameters, and Instructions on how to fill out the FRP. Please review all materials.

 

In addition to the above materials, a program on "How to Fill Out Your FRP" will occur on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm in the Student Center Theatre. We strongly recommend that anyone who has any questions on the process attend this program. Please RSVP if you or any one from your club/organization would like to attend as space is limited. You can RSVP to Margo Mulholland at 465-0036.

On Thursday, September 3, 2009, Eastern Connecticut State University will hold its annual President's Picnic and Student Activities Fair from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The President's Picnic will be held on the Wood Support Services Lawn. At the same time, over 50 student run clubs and organizations which are sponsored by the Student Government Association will be on Student Center patio for the Student Activities Fair. The rain date for the event is Tuesday, September 8, 2009.

The Student Activities Fair is an excellent opportunity for all students to explore opportunities to get involved on campus. Current members of the clubs will be present to give interested students information on meeting times and expectations along with details about upcoming programs being planned by the groups.

Joining a club or organization has benefits beyond connecting with other students with similar interests. During the 2008-09 academic year, individuals who were involved in student clubs and organizations achieved better than their peers who did not participate within the classroom. Over 900 students participated during that time and averaged a grade point average of 2.99.

A complete list of currently active clubs and organizations is available at the Student Activities web site. Students are always welcome to start a new club or organization. Information on the web site indicates the process on how to get started. Individuals can contact John Bazin, Assistant to the Director of Student Center/Activities and Student Organization Assistant in the Office of Student Activities for more information. 

Whether you are a new incoming student or a returning student to Eastern Connecticut State University this fall, one thing is clear - students who get involved in organized clubs and organizations excel better than their peers in the classroom.

During the past academic year, over 900 students were members of at least one of the 60 clubs and organizations sponsored by the Student Government Association at Eastern. Students in every academic class outperformed their counterparts who did not participate with an overall GPA average of 2.99.

Students have choices in clubs and organizations that are as diverse as the student body. At present, choices include a wide variety of academic clubs including those focused on accounting, advertising, marketing, economics, education, history, pre-law, pre-med, psychology, and public relations. There are sports clubs including bowling, rugby, cheerleading and a variety of dance and step teams. Leadership opportunities are abound with organizations including habitat for humanity, freshman and advanced leadership councils, and a variety of community service based organizations. There are also special interest groups that are wide-ranging including Eastern's NAACP chapter, debate team, outdoors club, organization of Latin American students, and many others.

A complete list of currently active clubs and organizations is available at the Student Activities web site. Students are always welcome to start a new club or organization. Information on the web site indicates the process on how to get started. Individuals can contact John Bazin, the Student Organization Assistant in the Office of Student Activities for more information.

Clubs and Organizations Honored

 On Friday, May 1, 2009, the following awards were given out at the End of the Year Student Government Association Banquet:

 

Student Organization of the Year

Association of Information Techonology Professionals (AITP)

Cultural Program of the Year 

Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)

Community Service Program of the Year 

Education Club

Campus Program of the Year 

Habitat for Humanity

New Student Organization of the Year

The New Element 

Outstanding Senior Award 

Brittany Johnson

Campus Activities Board Excellence Award 

Alyssa Carey

Advisor of the Year 

Daniel Donaghy - English Club

 

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The New Element.JPGAbove: Members of Habitat for Humanity accepting their award for Campus Program of the Year.

 

Right: Members of The New Element accepting their award for New Student Organization of the Year.

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