[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #24 (PS)

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
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:

** SLC Special Thanks
BPA Week: February 12-16

** NLC REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Registration for the national leadership conference opens on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Advisors will register online at the leadership conference website located at www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/Login.asp?From=Conf.asp.

Please use this time before registration opens to download the read the 20108 NLC Conference Preview Guide (registration booklet). This publication is available for download at www.bpa.org/nlc/preconferencepublication.

Registration questions for the national conference can be directed to Jon Smith at jsmith@bpa.org.

** GUIDELINES AND SOFTWARE
Please carefully review the WSAP Guidelines Handbook for your competitive events, including deadlines for submission of materials and software listings. For a complete list of software provided at NLC, please review the software listing in the WSAP Guidelines Handbook.

** NLC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Remember, the NLC Leadership Academy is open to postsecondary students as well. In addition, postsecondary students may sign up to be a conference intern. Information is available online at www.bpa.org/nlc/leadershipacademy.

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.

Maurice S. Henderson