Archive for February, 2008

RSO Budget Extension

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

The SGA Ways & Means Committee has had significant delays in getting budget packets to RSOs. Because of these delays, they have extended the deadline to Wednesday, February 27th at 9:00PM. If you have already completed this packet, use the extra time to double check it or go over it with a member of the CSD staff.

(photo: Auntie P)

SGA Elections – Nomination Period Open

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Want to be the next SGA President? How about the student member of the UMass Board of Trustees? Elections are NOW. Pick up nomination packets in the SGA Office (420 Student Union) and return them by 6:00pm on Tuesday 2/26. Campaign period begins then and it’ll be too late. Questions? Stop by the SGA or the CSD and find out what these positions are all about.

(photo: Brande Jackson)

Senior portraits

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

The CSD is sponsoring senior portrait sessions next week.  So tell all your seniors to sign up for a session by going to and enter school code 147.  There is a $5 sitting fee, and of course the cost of the package you decide to buy.   I’m sure your parents will appreciate a professional photo of you in your

Chase in my cap and gown cap and gown

Photo: gaelen

I'm pretty sure I just became one of those people. or business suit.

Photo: miss firecracker

appointments with ECOs

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

We’ve had a semester to try our new system of having RSOs meet with our event consultants (ECOs) to plan your smaller events.  Now we’re ready to refine the system and have decided it will work best for everyone if we have you make an appointment.  So when you get an e-mail that you should see an ECO for your event, you still get to choose the day and time convenient for you, but now you also get to choose the ECO and you’ll be assured someone is available and ready for you.

Photo:  Craig Giffen

SGA Elections

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

SGA Executive Elections are just around the corner. Voting will be March 5th and 6th, but nominations are just a couple of weeks away. Think about running for Area Government, SGA President, or Student Trustee. Head over to the SGA Website to get the latest updates on the campaign.

Photo: glynnis

Welcome our new ECO

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

The Resource Center welcomes Vanessa Wright to our distinguished ECO (event consultant) staff.  Vanessa has been an officer of MassPIRG for 3 years and is very knowledgeable about RSO needs.

We also welcome back Jamie, Danielle, Elyse and Kyle.

Come say hi.

Pictures to follow…

Prospective RSO Workshops

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

The new round of RSO approval is starting this semester. All prospective RSOs must attend a workshop hosted by the CSD and SGA in order to start the process of RSO approval. There will be 4 workshops throughout Spring semester:

February 21    3:00    CC911-15

March 11    6:00    CC911-15

March 26    4:00    CC911-15

April 1    6:00    CC 911-15

Please sign the Prospective RSO interest form in the Resource Center to receive updates.  Applications for RSO status will be accepted by the Secretary of the Registry April 1-14 and all decisions will be made by April 28.

Technology Workshop Materials

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

I told those that attended the Technology Workshop at RSOOO that I would put some of the materials from the session online. I also thought it might be useful to others. This is a brief writeup, but it talks about using the following services with your organization.

1) Creating or getting access to an organizational/RSO e-mail address.

2) Creating mailing lists using the UMass Mailman Service.

3) Using the UDrive to store and share files amongst the members of the organization and the public.

4) Using UMass Blogs to easily create webpages for your organization.