[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #24 (PS)

Dear Chapter Advisors:

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 22: NLC Preview Guide is Available
February 28: NLC Registration & Hotel Reservations Open
March 1: National BPA Professional Awards Deadline
March 1: NLC Student Non-attendance Deadline (See below)

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 1-5, 2019: BPA National Leadership Conference (Anaheim, California)

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 11-15

** NLC REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 28, 2019
The detailed schedule of events for the 2019 National Leadership Conference has not yet been released. It will be made available on Friday, February 22, 2019 and will be found at www.bpa.org/nlc, as well as in the Conference Preview Guide which will be available on that date as well.

Registration for the national leadership conference opens on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Advisors with register their chapters online at the leadership conference website located at www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/Login.asp?From=Conf.asp.

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

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 received 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-postslc.

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.

For the Interview Skills event, students will see their score and rank for the preliminaries round only if they did not advance to the finals round. The top two students per section advanced to the finals round. Students who competed in the finals round will see their score for both the preliminaries and finals rounds.

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 Friday, March 1, 2019.

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 1 at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Advisors and all student delegates from Michigan are encouraged to attend this meeting.

BPA SPECIAL AWARDS
Visit https://bpa.org/students/bpa-cares/ for details regarding the service learning awards, special recognition awards, and professional awards. Your chapter may be interested in applying for recognition at the national level.

Maurice S. Henderson