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.
Dear Chapter Advisors:
NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. Any item titled in an orange color is a message from the state executive council. ** Indicates new items for this week.
November 25-29, 2015: Thanksgiving Break
December 1, 2015: Final Dues Deadline (S)
December 4, 2015: BPA Pistons Event (Auburn Hills, MI)
December 4, 2015: BPA Prepare for Success Session (Davenport University-Grand Rapids, MI) (S)
December 4, 2015: RLC Pre-submitted Events Deadline (S)
The Michigan BPA State Office will be closed Wednesday, November 25 thru Sunday, November 29, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you enjoy the time with your loved ones.
A corrected Word version of the Advanced Interview Skills Application is posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. If any student downloaded the Word document prior to today, it is incorrect. Last year’s version was initially posted in error. This has been corrected.
From Emily Lichon, State Parliamentarian
As mentioned at fall leadership conference, the state executive council is starting a new program called “CHAPTER EXCHANGE.” The main goal of this program is to increase chapter-to-chapter interaction. Our hope is to provide chapters the opportunity to learn from each other and use that knowledge to expand their own chapters.
As motivation to participate in the program, members who participate can receive torch award point in the Friendship category!
We hope this program will help you to expand and strengthen your chapter. Although this is purely optional, we strongly encourage you to participate in the opportunity.
For any questions regarding the new program, please contact Emily Lichon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the e-mail message dated Thursday, November 19 entitled “Graphic Design Promotion Images/Photograph Usage.” That e-mail included important information regarding the use of photographs, images, and graphics in the Graphic Design Promotion event.
All text, images, graphics, etc. located on the Michigan BPA website are copyrighted information. Permission is not granted to any local chapter or individual to use any part of the Michigan BPA website. The copyright policy on our website states the following: “All rights reserved. No portion of this site may be copied and/or duplicated without prior written permission from Michigan BPA. Active chapters may obtain the official logo from www.bpa.org.”
Using text, images, or other content from our Michigan BPA website for competitions will result in disqualification.
Postsecondary chapters will be able to start registering their students for competition in January. However, chapters may want to start having students identify the events in which they plan to compete. When the registration for Postsecondary opens, chapters will be able to quickly enter their information.
Friday, December 4, 2015 is the deadline date for all pre-submitted event materials for the regional competitions. Please make sure you have submitted your contestants’ materials on or before this deadline. Materials will NOT be accepted after this date (11:59 p.m. on December 4). Follow any supplemental mailing instructions provided by your regional advisor as well.
Please use the following naming conventions for your files that will be uploaded: the initials of the contest name followed by the 10-digit contestant number, with the underscore as the separator. An example of an Economic Research Individual paper submitted like this would be ERI_04_0024_1234. For team events, list the six-digit chapter number after the event name abbreviation. An example for Global Marketing Team would be GMT_04_0024. Only one file per contestant or team, per event should be submitted.
Remember, to upload files on the BPA Scheduler, just go to www.bpascheduler.com and sign on as you did to register your students. For complete instructions, visit www.michiganbpa.org/documents and download the document entitled “File Uploading Instructions for Pre-submitted Events.”
REMEMBER, ALL FILES MUST BE CONVERTED TO PDF BEFORE BEING UPLOADED!
The Michigan BPA Scholarship Application form is available online on the documents page of our website. Encourage your students to apply for the scholarship. The deadline is January 13, 2016.
It is not too late to add additional students as dues-paid members. You may 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 28, 2016.
The National Business Education Association Annual Convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 22-26, 2016. 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, 2016.
Any important links and access to password-protected files will be listed here as needed.
Advisors may click the appropriate link below and enter the appropriate username and password to access the Regional 2016 Financial Analyst Team and Fundamental Desktop Publishing tests. The username and password to access this information was emailed to chapter advisors from the state director on November 3, 2015.
The BPA Logos, which every chapter is authorized to use, may be downloaded by visiting The Source on the National BPA website at www.bpa.org/lsource.aspx. You will need a National BPA username and password to access this site. Advisors must use their membership registration system username and password. Students must use the username and password provided to them by their chapter advisor.
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