[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #25 (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 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 Winners Lists Updated Online
Full Ranking Results
BPA Special Awards

** STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SECONDARY SLC
We are in need of volunteers for our Secondary SLC on March 15-16, 2019 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. We need assistance with administering, proctoring, and grading events as well as assisting with Open Events. If you have any student members who are interested in volunteering to assist, please have them contact our Conference Operations Manager Jordan Weber at jordan.weber@cmsenergy.com.

** PRESUBMITTED EVENTS FOR NLC
If you have students who qualified to compete in events that require presubmitted, please have them wait to upload their presubmitted materials. I want to provide some specific details about how to presubmit their events. Some students submitted things incorrectly for state conference, but we accepted the items. I want to make sure everything is done correctly for national competition in order to avoid disqualification. I will send information after the Secondary SLC, the week of March 18, 2019.

** COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES AND WORKS CITED
Many of the judged events require students to follow the Copyright Guidelines and submit a Works Cited page. Please make sure your students are aware if these items are required for their event.

Remembers, students must always site themselves as a source. When an event requires Release Forms, they must submit a Release Form for themselves.

** 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 REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 28, 2019
The detailed schedule of events for the 2019 National Leadership Conference is posted online and in the Conference Preview Guide available at www.bpa.org/nlc.

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.

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.

Maurice S. Henderson