[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #23 (PS)

During the months of January through March, the Tuesday Tipsters will be separate for both the Secondary and Postsecondary Divisions. Therefore, Tuesday Tipster archives for January through March will be archived on the Postsecondary page of our website.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
February 12-16: Business Professionals of America Week
March 1:  National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Professional awards)
March 1:  NLC Student Non-attendance Deadline (See below)

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/advisors/. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
** Conference and Dues Payments were Due Yesterday
** Students Removed from Competitions
** SLC Registration Confirmation Notices & Advisor Assignments
** SLC Student Schedules Available Online
** Competitive Events Documentation Forms
** Individual & Team Entry Forms Needed for Judged Events
** Online Tests Usernames and Passwords
** Advisor Years of Service
** Dress Code
** SLC Software
** Equipment Students Must Provide
** Projectors for Judged Events
Student Computer Use/File Saving Instructions
Approved Calculators

** SLC SPECIAL THANKS!!!
Michigan BPA extends a very special thank you to the team at Davenport University for hosting a very successful state conference. They did a great job hosting the event this year. We appreciate all their hard work in making sure everything was well planned.

This year there were 132 students and 11 advisors for a total of 143 participants. There were seven Postsecondary chapters present. We were happy to welcome Alma College, Finlandia University, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College to the Postsecondary Division.

** SLC WINNERS LISTS UPDATED ONLINE
Congratulations to all the SLC winners. Remember, the first place winners will receive plaques and the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive certificates. Students cannot compete in more than three main events at the NLC. Students may compete in an unlimited number of Open Events.

The complete list is now available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/postsecondary.

** FULL RANKING RESULTS
Chapter advisors may log on to the BPA Scheduler website to view a complete list of all the rankings of their students. Click the “Attendee” button/tab once you log on.

** BPA SPECIAL AWARDS
Visit www.bpa.org/service/bpacares for details regarding the BPA Special Recognition Awards, Service Learning Awards, and Professional Awards. Your chapter may be interested in applying for recognition at the national level.

** STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ATTENDING THE NLC
If you have students who qualified to attend the national conference, but they are not attending, please let me know. I can notify an alternate in that event if your student is not attending. Please let me know no later than Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Keep in mind that some events allow the top five (5) to compete at the NLC. Therefore, if you had students in the top 5, you should check the WSAP Guidelines for that event to determine if the top five (5) qualifiers are eligible.

** CONFERENCE ARRIVAL
When you are booking your airline travel for the conference, please try to arrive early enough to attend the Michigan State Meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Advisors and all student delegates from Michigan are encouraged to attend this meeting.

BPA WEEK: FEBRUARY 12-16
BPA week is coming up…it is February 12-17 and is the best time for your chapter to promote your chapter and conduct fundraising projects. Make sure you plan a BPA activity for the week. It’s great to have a social event during the week for your chapter and a community activity so people can learn more about BPA.

Maurice S. Henderson