Advisors

Information that is important and applies primarily to chapter advisors will be posted here. Chapter advisors should plan to check this page on a regular basis throughout the school year. In addition, current and past "Tuesday Tipster" e-mail updates will be posted here.

NOTE: During the months of January through March, the Secondary and Postsecondary Divisions will have separate Tuesday Tipsters. Please pay attention to the designator (S) or (PS) in the title of the Tuesday Tipster in order to make sure you are reading the correction edition.

Tuesday Tipster 2014-2015

  • [2014-2015] Tuesday Tipster #13

    November 18, 2014

    Dear Chapter Advisors:

    NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. ** Indicates new items for this week.

    UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
    November 19, 2014: Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
    November 21, 2014: BPA Prepare for Success Session, Lansing, MI (S)
    December 1, 2014: Membership Deadline (S)
    December 2, 2014: BPA Pistons Event, Auburn Hills, MI
    December 5, 2014: BPA Prepare for Success Session, Grand Rapids, MI (S)
    December 5, 2014: RLC Pre-submitted Events Deadline (S)

    ** DIPLOMAT TORCH AWARDS
    Tomorrow is the deadline for Diplomat Torch Awards deadline. Make sure your entries are submitted (meaning the submit button has also been pressed) online by 11:59 PM tomorrow. All submissions must be entered online at www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/Login.asp?From=TorchAwards.aspx.

    ** IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO ADD MORE STUDENT MEMBERS
    It is not too late to add additional students as dues-paid members. You can logon to the membership registration system and enter more names. Additional invoices will be generated as you enter more names. Visit www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/.

    For the Secondary Division, students' names entered now through December 1 will be eligible to compete in Open Events only.

    Postsecondary chapters may enter additional names until January 29, 2015.

    ** STATE SERVICE PROJECT: FOOD BANK COUNCIL OF MICHIGAN
    The state officers have put together some information about our state service project. They have developed an absolutely wonderful certificate recognition program in order to recognize the chapters who participate in the state service project. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/mibpa-fbcm-201415 for more details.

    ** NBEA CONVENTION FIRST TIME ATTENDEE STIPEND
    The National Business Education Association Annual Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois on March 31-April 4, 2015. If you are a professional member of the National Business Education Association and have never attended the annual national convention, you are eligible to apply for a professional development stipend. Selected recipients will receive a $200 stipend at the NBEA Awards Luncheon during the convention.

    To access complete details and the application form, visit www.nbea.org/newsite/opportunities/development.html. The deadline for applications is January 2, 2015.

    INTERNSHIP NEWS
    Please take a moment to read our wonderful news story about our BPA Corporate Summer Internship Program. A news story and newsletter are placed on our website at www.michiganbpa.org and www.michiganbpa.org/bpa-corporate-summer-internship-alumni. It’s exciting news. We look forward to offering this program next summer.

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS MONTH
    November is the time of the year to promote business education. In addition to academic courses, business courses are extremely important. This is the prime time of the year to educate your community, parents, school board, etc. on the importance of business education. Make sure you do something at your school to promote business education. Bright, colorful, attention-getting posters are available to help you promote business education. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/celebrate-national-education-for-business-month for more details.

  • [2014-2015] Tuesday Tipster #12

    Dear Chapter Advisors:

    NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. ** Indicates new items for this week.

    UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
    November 12, 2014: Deadline for New Chapter Charter Application
    November 12, 2014: Last day to enter Secondary students as dues-paid members in order to be eligible for any regional competition (S)
    November 14, 2014: RLC Registration Deadline (S)
    November 14, 2014: BPA Pistons Event Registration Deadline
    November 17, 2014: Registration Deadline for Virtual Events
    November 21, 2014: BPA Prepare for Success Session, Lansing, MI (S)

    ** IMPORTANT DEADLINES
    There are several deadlines for various items for this week and weekend, as indicated above.

    ** INTERNSHIP NEWS
    Please take a moment to read our wonderful news story about our BPA Corporate Summer Internship Program. A news story and newsletter are placed on our website at www.michiganbpa.org and www.michiganbpa.org/bpa-corporate-summer-internship-alumni. It’s exciting news. We look forward to offering this program next summer.

    ** COMPETITIVE EVENTS UPDATES
    Reminder: The registration deadline for all virtual events, excluding Software Engineering Team, closes Monday, November 17, 2014.

    Digital Media Production: Boston has provided us with additional links that can be used for the event. These new links are: 1. Media Room page on the www.bostonusa.com website; 2. you can access video footage and photos for promotional uses: www.bostonusa.com/partner/press/medialibrary/; and, 3. we also have a YouTube Page with videos that they can use: www.youtube.com/user/visitboston.

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS MONTH
    November is the time of the year to promote business education. In addition to academic courses, business courses are extremely important. This is the prime time of the year to educate your community, parents, school board, etc. on the importance of business education. Make sure you do something at your school to promote business education. Bright, colorful, attention-getting posters are available to help you promote business education. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/celebrate-national-education-for-business-month for more details.

    ADDING ADDITIONAL STUDENT MEMBERS
    It is not too late to add additional students as dues-paid members. You can logon to the membership registration system and enter more names. Additional invoices will be generated as you enter more names. Visit www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/.

    For the Secondary Division, students’ names must be entered on or before November 12. This will allow ample time for their names to upload into the BPA Scheduler website for you to enter their contest information which is also due next week.

    Postsecondary chapters may enter additional names until January 29, 2015.

    UPCOMING MEMBERSHIP DEADLINES (S)
    Here is a clarification about the upcoming membership and regional competition registration deadlines.

    November 12: Since it takes time for students’ names to appear in the BPA Scheduler system, this date is the final date you should keep in mind to make sure all your students are entered as dues-paid members. That way the names will appear on November 13 and then you'll have November 13 and 14 to submit their regional competition information.

    November 14: All students MUST be SUBMITTED online in their regional competitions at our BPA Scheduler competition registration website.

    REGIONAL COMPETITION REGISTRATION DEADLINE (S)
    November 14 is the deadline to submit all regional competition registrations for your chapter. Registrations submitted online after 11:59pm on Friday will incur a $100 late fee.

    In order to make sure all your students’ names are in the BPA Scheduler competition registration website, it is best to enter and submit the names of all dues-paying members on or before November 13. Remember, names entered in the membership system on any given day aren’t uploaded into the regional competition registration system until the next business day.

    BPA SCHEDULER REGIONAL REGISTRATION WEBSITE (S)
    If you have not received your username and password for BPA Scheduler, please contact us.

    BPA PISTONS EVENT
    Don't miss out an exciting opportunity for you and your students to learn more about sports management. During the BPA Pistons event, speakers will talk about topics such as the human resources aspect of a sports franchise, incorporating technology into the sports industry, and much more. The deadline to register is November 14. The registration form/flyer is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents.

    The first 5 schools to register will receive an exclusive behind the scenes tour of The Palace (including Club areas, front offices, press room, tunnel, etc.). The first 20 schools to register will receive free bus parking.

    Register today!

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