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The Charger Bulletin

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | November 19, 2014

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

This week is the “It’s On Us National Week of Action.” Throughout the country, many schools, including UNH, will be hosting events and raising awareness to end sexual misconduct. Please take a look at the schedule below and check out the window of the Bartels Campus Center for more information. Please sign the UNH “It’s On Us” pledge at the Bartels’ tables throughout the week.

On Friday, USGA will be in the Alumni Lounge at 11 a.m., and I encourage you all to attend, and to continue to stay involved on campus.

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, I would like to wish you all safe travels and to have an enjoyable break with friends and family.

IT’S ON US TO END CAMPUS VIOLENCE: Presented by College Advocate – Rape, and sponsored by the Crisis Center of Milford from 5 to 7 p.m. in Bucknall Theater on Monday, Nov. 17

RAD PRESENTATION: Presented by Sgt. Holster and sponsored by Campus Police, held in the German Club from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POETRY SPEAK OUT & VIGIL:  Sponsored by the Victimology Club, held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. in Bucknall Theater

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WEEK: All residence halls

STUDENT LEADER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Sponsored by USGA “It’s On Us” from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Moulton Lounge on Thursday, Nov 20; invite only.

RED FLAG CAMPAIGN: Visible all week on the UNH campus and sponsored by the Victimology Club

RELATIONSHIP ABUSE LAWN SIGNS: Sponsored by the Violence Prevention & Intervention Center (VPIC), and visible all week on the UNH campus.

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Richard Rotella

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | October 29, 2014

Credit Cards?

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs—when planning events, there are multiple ways to pay for various goods, especially supplies! The most common way organizations pay for supplies for their events is by use of the USGA credit card. The credit card is available to be signed out by RSOs as long as they are accompanied by a USGA E-Board member, stipend position in SCOPE, Chariot Yearbook or Charger Bulletin, as well as any faculty or staff member. If the purchase is made online or over the phone the card must be utilized within the Office of Student Activities.

With all forms that deal with USGA finances come deadlines! The credit card sign out form, which is available on UNH’s website and Charger Connection, has to be approved by me no later than five business days prior to the planned day of use. When making purchases with the credit card, you cannot exceed the amount that was approved on the credit card sign out form. So, as always, be sure to plan accordingly and make sure that all forms are completed and submitted on time!
Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | October 29, 2014

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

I hope that everyone enjoyed Charge-A-Palooza week last week. It was great to see everyone at Midnight Madness, Swimsuit Sprint and Homecoming. Many of these events have slowly become UNH traditions and an important part of our campus.

A special thank you goes to the countless alumni of UNH that attended Homecoming. Their attendance shows that you are not a Charger for just four years, but, instead, are a Charger for the rest of your life.

I would also like to thank EMS Club, Fire Science Club, American Criminal Justice Association, Sigma Chi and Up Til Dawn for participating in the first ever Homecoming Chariot Race; it was a great success. And congratulations to Sigma Chi for coming in first, followed closely by EMS Club in second, and Up Til Dawn in third.
Just as a reminder, USGA will be in the German Club this Friday, October 31 at 11 a.m. There will also be a President’s Roundtable before the meeting in the German Club at 9:45 a.m.

Warmest regards,
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | October 22, 2014

Who doesn’t love food at events?

Chariot Yearbook photo

John Foti (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs—having food at your events is a great way to spice up events and provide a greater experience for all that attend.

Be sure that all Sodexo orders are submitted to me no later than two weeks prior to the event date via a requisition through banner, as this provides Sodexo with enough time to fulfill your order and provides a way for me to tract your spending to make sure that the funds are available. Once the requisition is completed, be sure to notifying me via email that a requisition has been submitted and what budget line the food expense will come out of. I cannot email catering until I know how much food is going to cost and a requisition has been submitted.

I want to ensure that all of your events can be a success so be sure to be on top of your food orders and have everything completed at least two weeks in advance to make sure that you can have food at your events!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | October 22, 2014

Chargers!

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Richard Rotella (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fall Break and is ready to get back to work in order to have a successful end of the Fall Semester.

This week looks to be exciting with Charge-A-Palooza full of many fun events, like Midnight Madness on Wednesday Oct. 22, Charlie’s Birthday and the Reality Check Game Show on Thursday Oct. 23, the Third Annual Swimsuit Sprint & Concert on Friday Oct. 24, and the Homecoming Football Game, USGA/GSC Pig Roast, & Homecoming Chariot Races on Saturday Oct. 25!

On Saturday Oct. 25, the USGA/GSC Pig Roast begins at 11 a.m.at the North Campus Parking Lot, so make sure to come and enjoy some delicious food. Please also join us in cheering on the several organizations that will be competing in the Homecoming Chariot Race to see who will be make history in being the first Champion! We will also have a limited number of Homecoming t-shirts and thunder sticks, so get them while you can!

Remember to have fun and, more importantly, be safe during this Homecoming!

 

Go Chargers!
Richard Rotella

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | October 8, 2014

Need to be Reimbursed?

Chariot Yearbook photo

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Photo by Chariot Yearbook)

If you purchase products or goods on behalf of your organization, USGA can reimburse you!

Make sure that your organization was allocated money for what you are looking to be reimbursed for. If your RSO has money in their budget for supplies and supplies are purchased, then you will be able to be reimbursed; however, you can’t be reimbursed for items or goods not allocated in your budget.

From there, all you need to do is submit a check request! It is very important that the original itemized receipt is attached to the check request as without it the request will not be processed! Also keep in mind that reimbursements cannot exceed $300, so again, plan accordingly.

Be sure that check requests that are for reimbursements are submitted within two weeks of the original purchase! Reimbursements are great for those small purchases made on behalf of your organization!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | October 8, 2014

Chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Photo by Chariot Yearbook)

I hope that everyone is enjoying the fall weather and is getting ready to for the Fall Break!

This past week I, along with other student leaders, attended the American Student Government Association National Summit in Washington, DC. At the Summit, we met many other student leaders and learned of many new ways to improve USGA. At the Summit, we also spoke one different ways to unite not only USGA but the other Student Governments in the area.

I wish you all safe travels to wherever you are spending your fall break. For some of us, it is a time to relax and step back and prepare for the rest of the semester. For others, it is a time to catch up and to strive for success!

Remember USGA Meetings are on Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge! Come join us and get more involved!

Warmest regards,
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | October 1, 2014

My fellow chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Now that the semester is in full swing and Fall Break is just around the corner, don’t let yourself slip; keep working hard!

This week’s USGA meeting will be canceled; I, along with several other students, will be attending the ASGA National Conference in Washington, DC. While at the conference, we will be working with many schools throughout the country on improving our own USGA here at the University of New Haven!

With the It’s On Us Campaign in full swing, I encourage you all to take the pledge at ItsOnUs.org and help us bring an end to sexual assault. In the coming weeks many student leaders throughout the campus will be meeting to discuss the issue at hand and to talk about the resources offered at UNH. That being said, keep an eye out for information following the Roundtables, as well as more opportunities to get involved with this campaign!

Best of luck this week and Go Chargers!
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | September 24, 2014

My fellow chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Richard Rotella (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

This past Friday, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced the launch of the It’s On Us Campaign against sexual assault. Many organizations, celebrities, colleges and universities across the country partnered with this campaign. The University of New Haven is one of those schools! I would like to challenge you all to take the pledge and make a stance against sexual assault. You can take the pledge at ItsOnUs.org. Also make sure to check out the complete story on page one.

I hope you all enjoyed the Family Day festivities this weekend and spent quality time with your friends and family! Remember to start getting ready for Homecoming weekend—it is only 27 days away!

If anyone is interested in being more involved in USGA, please contact me or come to one of our meetings on Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge! Enjoy this upcoming week and the beginning of the fall season.

Warmest regards,
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | September 17, 2014

My fellow Chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Chariot Yearbook Photo

With the thirteenth anniversary of Sept 11 attacks just the other day, take this time to remember all the things you cherish and hold dear. Think about the dreams you have and goals you wish to achieve and make them happen, not only for yourself but for those who did not have the opportunity to because of the events of Sept 11, 2001.

Thank you for attending the Remembrance Ceremony. It showed that we are a formidable force that no one can stop. If we are knocked down, we will always rebound and come back much harder.

The USGA had our first New Horizons Summit at the Orange Campus; for those of you that attended, thank you! We look forward to taking your feedback and making sure we address your concerns and make the necessary changes.

If you could not attend Monday’s Charging Forward Information Session, please visit http://www.newhaven.edu/ChargingForward/ for more information and check out the article on the front page.

Family Day is on Saturday, and I hope you all have a lot of fun and spend some quality time with your families. Please join me in cheering on the Charger Football team to victory against Assumption at Della Camera Stadium at 1 p.m. this Saturday.
I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors this week.
Warmest regards,
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

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