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President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | February 25, 2015

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

I hope this week is going well for you. Congratulations to our Greek organizations on their new members and good luck to those individuals who are joining.

I would like to welcome LaDarius Thompson to the University of New Haven as Associate Director of Student Activities. LaDarius’s first day was Monday so make sure to stop by and say hi to the newest member to the Student Activities family.

With the possibility of large winter storms continuing, please use caution when driving and walking. Also, make sure that you sign up for emergency alerts from campus police! For more information please visit http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/police/emergency-procedures.

This week in USGA, we will be voting on Constitution and By-Law changes so make sure to attend!

“Courage is resistance of fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” —Mark Twain

Richard Rotella
USGA President

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | February 18, 2015

Time is running out for Treasurer Training 

RSOs, I have mentioned this for the last couple of weeks in USGA, but I’d thought I’d also put it as this week’s treasurers tip. This Friday, Feb. 20, is the last day to comply with treasurer training stipulations to ensure that your organization does not become frozen.

Just to reiterate what the stipulations for treasurers training here they are:

If your organization’s president or treasurer attended treasurer training last fall they simply need to come fill out the treasurer training compliance form which is located on my office door. If your president or treasurer did not attend treasurer training in the fall, they must watch the treasurer training tegrity located on the student activities website under RSO student resources and then come to my office to take a quiz that ensures me that you watched the tegrity.

Both the president and the treasurer must comply with treasurer training stipulations either by filling out the form or taking the quiz! As always if you any questions don’t hesitate to ask or come see me during office hours!

John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | February 18, 2015

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

With the semester in full swing, remember to make time for yourself and take a step back from the hustle and bustle. I also want to remind you to look at the email that Health Services sent out about the flu, and the email Provost May sent out about the class schedule change.

If you are interested in running for next year’s USGA President, Treasurer or Senator, please submit the form found on Charger Connection by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28. If you are interested in being next year’s SCOPE President or Vice President, Charger Bulletin Editor or Assistant Editor, or Chariot Yearbook Editor or Assistant Editor please submit the form found on Charger Connection by 11:59 p.m. on March 13.

This week in USGA, we will be discussing potential By-Law changes, which will have a lasting effect on USGA. That being said, I encourage you all to attend. Our meetings are on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge.

Stay warm,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | February 11, 2015
Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Chargers,

With the snowfall continuing, I hope you all stay safe and I encourage you all to read your emails about snowfall removal and potential University closures.

I would like to thank Dr. Juline Mills and her Capstone two class for putting on a wonderful benefit dinner for End Hunger Connecticut.

Remember USGA meetings are on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge. I encourage you all to attend as important discussion will be going on this semester.

Stay warm,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | February 5, 2015

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

I hope the beginning of the semester has started well. This semester looks to be a monumental semester with a lot of events in the works.

Applications for next year’s USGA President, Treasurer and Senators are active on the USGA Charger Connection page under the Forms tab. They are due at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28. If you are interested feel free to contact Samantha Salvio at USGAEA@newhaven.edu or myself.

Just as a reminder, the Add/Drop deadline has been extended to Feb. 6.

This week’s USGA Meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. in the German Club.
Warmest Regards,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Leadership Day 2015

by Samantha Mathewson | January 28, 2015

University of New Haven students participated in Leadership Day Jan. 20, where professionals shared their experience and knowledge on how to become better student leaders.

Joshua Fredenburg (Photo obtained via www.visionxy.com)

Joshua Fredenburg (Photo obtained via www.visionxy.com)

Leadership Day was sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and was coordinated by Shelissa Newball, assistant director of student activities, with the help of OSA’s Leadership interns.

“Overall it went well, we had about 180 students attend and the speaker was good; he talked about the next steps to take as a leader and what it means to be a good leader,” said Newball.

Leadership Day started at 9:45 a.m. in Bucknall Theater with guest speaker Joshua Fredenburg, whose presentation was titled, “Are you a leader who is prepared to make an impact on the world?”
Fredenburg is a national keynote speaker, best-selling author and leadership, diversity and relationship expert.

To start his presentation, Fredenburg had everyone on their feet to recite a motivational positive affirmation. Early on he addressed a quote that he found eye-opening by Noel Jones: “Everytime a child is born, a solution is brought into the world.”

It is from this notion that Fredenburg aims to motivate people to become what they are destined to become and, according to his website, he has already reached thousands of emerging and seasoned leaders in over 42 different states nationally as a keynote speaker.

Fredenburg went on to explain four questions one should consider when becoming an effective leader. The first question was do you know thyself?

This means identifying your strengths, your gifts, your personality, your passion, your emotions and your intuitive intelligence. In regards to finding one’s passion he said, “Passion brings power; discover who you are and success is inevitable.”

The second question was do you have a heart of service?

This means as a leader, do you like to help others? Are you there to make an impact and make people better? Because greatness is everyday people doing things to make the world a better place.
The third question was are you an adaptable leader?

This means that you are accepting of change, you are willing to adjust and be flexible, and at the end of the day, it’s not about doing what’s comfortable, it’s about doing what is necessary to make an impact. “The moment you know everything is the moment you are set up to fail,” said Fredenburg.

The last of the four questions that Fredenburg explained to the audience was do you have exceptional character?

This means not only do you lead with morals and values, but are you responsible and accountable? Do you get the job done and do you meet those demands exceptionally? He quoted Howard Schultz when saying, “Without character, nothing else matters.”

With his fourth and final question he also pointed out the importance of developing this character and it is when you go through challenges that one’s character is developed, and when one has an exceptional character, they are protected from people who are trying to bring them down.

He wrapped up his speech by saying, when one is able to answer these questions, it is then that they can have an impact here (UNH), in their community, the nation, and the world.
More information about Fredenburg and his impact as a keynote speaker can be found at www.visionxy.com.

After Fredenburg’s keynote presentation, the day followed with various workshops lead by professionals from the surrounding area or UNH community, and even some of UNH’s own student leaders.

As the day came to a close, everyone rejoined in the Alumni Lounge where those that attended were given a t-shirt and duffle or drawstring bag.

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | January 28, 2015

Welcome Back!

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)


RSOs: a new semester is upon us! A new semester provides RSOs with the opportunity to start off fresh! At this point, time is your best friend because you have the entire semester to plan events and utilize your USGA budgets.
However, even though this is only the beginning of the semester, this is when your RSOs should be coming out of the gates firing on all cylinders to plan events for the remainder of the year.

Make sure that committees and members within your RSOs are meeting regularly to plan and organize events even if the event doesn’t take place until May! As I have mentioned many times before, the earlier RSOs submit paperwork that deal with their events, the less chaotic and stressful it can be when planning events.

It’s always a good idea to set up event timelines and check lists so that you can be on top of your event planning. Take advantage of the time that you have now at the beginning of the semester before school work and other commitments begin to pile up! The first couple weeks of the semester are so important in determining the tone for an RSO and how that RSO will fare in terms of events for the rest of the year!
As always, stay organized and plan early. I look forward to working with you all very soon and hopefully this semester can be even better than the last!

John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | January 28, 2015

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus! I hope you had an enjoyable break and a happy holiday. With the spring semester comes many fun and exciting opportunities, so remember to take advantage of them.

This semester, the USGA Meeting will be on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge. There are still openings in the USGA Senate; if you are interested in applying for the Senate, are looking for involvement opportunities or have any concerns, please email me at USGAPresident@newhaven.edu.

Warmest Regards,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | December 10, 2014

Semester in review

RSO’s,

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

As the semester is winding down, I’d just like to congratulate you on a successful and eventful semester. Your organizations did a great job submitting all necessary paperwork in an appropriate manner and on deadline, which is important in ensuring that all vendors get paid and/or products/services arrive on time! Keep in mind, when closing out this semester, submit all check requests before break to ensure reimbursements are recieved!

Also I know that I have mentioned it before, but please get me any invoices from any Purchase Orders that were utilized this semester. When looking forward to the spring semester, remember that the best way for myself and your RSO to work together is to have good communication.That being said, when your RSO submits a purchase order be sure to email me when doing so, and outline where in your budget it will be charged.

Have a great holiday break!
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | December 10, 2014

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

As the semester draws to a close, I would like to wish you all the best of luck on your finals and safe and Happy Holidays! It has been a great honor serving as USGA President this semester and I look forward to all that next semester has to offer. I would like to congratulate the Women’s Volleyball team for making it to the NCAA national quarterfinals. Regardless of the result, you have made us all proud to call ourselves Chargers.

For those of you who feel that you may be burning out or becoming exhausted, just keep moving forward: we are almost done and soon you will be on winter break. As Winston Churchill once said, “If you are going through hell, keep going.”

As always if you need any help, my door is always open or you can reach me by emailing USGApresident@newhaven.edu.

Happy Holidays,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

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