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The Charger Bulletin

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!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | December 3, 2014

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

I hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving Break, and are all ready to continue to strive for success in these last few days of the semester.

We must also remember to take care of ourselves especially in the stressful times that are soon to come.

I encourage you all to attend the final USGA Meeting of the semester this Friday at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge.

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

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

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