Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hello Fellow Bears

Last weekend PC and the Student Weekend Activities Team (SWAT) cosponsored Bingo with a beach theme at the Crimson Café. Fun was had by all and beach accessories were among the repertoire of prizes. On Saturday SWAT held the Crimson Trivia Challenge, Congratulations to the winners our next Trivia Challenge will be on April 10th.

This weekend come see The Blind Side (2009) the story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

This event is sponsored by Program Committee, Commuter Student Association and the Student Weekend Activity Team. This event starts at 7:00 pm in the Campus Center Council Chambers on the Second floor. There will be door prizes, from snuggies to dream blankets. Also included is free food including ice cream sundaes, and Mash Potatoes’ Bar with chicken and more.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bear-ific Interview :)

Howdy! Remember the Bear-ific interviews? Well, if you don't remember or don't know what they are about then you are in for a little treat. Every week I interview either a student or staff member and then I get to share the interview with you guys! This week I got to interview Peter Quinn, I'd tell you more about him but you can just go ahead and find out for yourself. All of his answers are in blue.. enjoy :)

Name: Peter Quinn

Nickname: Max

Year: Senior

Major: Business

Three things you didn't know about Max until now:

1. I was named Who's Who Among College Students by Bridgewater State College along with about 10 others in 2010.

2. Turned 22 March 5th !

3. I had an article written about me in February for The Comment!

There isn't anything that true love can't fix.

How are you involved on campus?

President - Interfraternity Council (IFC)

New Member Educator - Sigma Pi

Brother of Sigma Pi Fraternity International

Student Program Advisor - On-campus job through OSIL

Greek Week Committee - Treasurer

My favorite sport is Ice Hockey! USA IS #1!

How can your personality be best described?

A. Dorky

B. Fun

C. Timid

D. Loud

E. Other: ____

My favorite class so far has been Drawing 1, because the Professor, Tim Bailey, made it fun and exciting to learn how to draw. I can significantly draw much better than before! Never had more fun than in this class!

One of my favorite memories here at BSC so far is pledging my Fraternity: Alpha Rho Pledge Class.

I am _____'s #1 fan:

A. New England Patriots

B. Indianapolis Colts

C. New Orleans Saints

D. Pittsburgh Steelers

E. Other: Boston Bruins

My favorite kind of food is:

A. Italian

B. Chinese

C. American

D. Crimson Dining

E. Other: _______

So what did you guys think?! Leave all of your comments, or questions you may have for Max!

P.S. One of the prizes of this contest is that you get to be interviewed :)

Cat :)


HELLOOOOOOOO FELLOW BLOGGERS.. it's time to spice up this blog and have a contest this week :) Here is how you can participate:

1. Become a fan of Office of Student Involvement and Leadership on Facebook
2. Under Discussions, leave a comment with your name so I know you are participating
3. Get started and start racking up some points:
  • commenting on the posts on the blog - 2 point
  • tagging OSIL in your Facebook status - 1 point
  • answering questions correctly - 2 points
  • suggest topics to be talked about on the blog - 1 point
  • for every person you get to be a fan of OSIL on Facebook and/or to participate in the contest you get 1 point

Have fun and Good Luck!

Cat :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Leading and serving

I can't believe it's already time to talk about nominations for the Impact Awards! The ceremony isn't until April 29th, but the nominations are due April 5th.

With this event coming so quickly, I've been thinking a lot about how leadership and service connect and combine and how proud I am of so many BSC students and colleagues who have mastered this combination.

When you think of service, what comes to mind?

Do you think of serving food at a soup kitchen or building houses for Habitat for Humanity over Spring Break? I certainly do. I think of the countless hours that our fraternity and sorority groups contribute to national and local agencies and the amazing amount of fundraising that our Relay for Life participants have raised for the American Cancer Society at our event this upcoming weekend.

Service can also be seen in a different light here on campus. How about the students who put together the Lunar New Year celebration? They did it to teach us about the culture and provide an enjoyable experience for us as members of the BSC community. What about the students who participate as part of the Bridgewater Involvement Grant committee to offer a student perspective on which programs should receive funding? What about members of the Panhellenic Association? All of the students mentioned are contributing to the community with a goal of making life better for others. Of course, the level of need is different and the situations can not compare, but the motivation and drive to serve has a lot of similarities.

No matter what community you choose to serve, we host the Impact Awards each year to celebrate your contributions!

When you think of leadership, what comes to mind?

Did you think of organizations like student government or a group project in class where someone "takes the lead" to get your project up and going? I definitely do! Watching everyday "acts of leadership" on this campus is easy. It's evident in every campus event we see, in every meeting you attend, and in every course you take. You can see leadership every time a group of friends is trying to figure out what to do on a weekend and every time a faculty member is trying to think of a new approach to help students understand a key concept.

More traditional "service" activities are also outstanding examples of leadership. Unfortunately, these volunteers are often the "unsung" leadership heroes and we're hoping that the Impact Awards can bring these hardworking students to get some recognition they so sincerely deserve. Think about the leadership skills needed to motivate a group to keep clearing out a park trail in bad weather. What happens when you are faced with a choice between participating in a service project with your organization OR going out with your friends. There's some values-based decision making that needs to happen in that situation, right?

Leadership and service are interconnected and we are ready to celebrate all of the great work by BSC students and colleagues. Are you willing to help someone get the recognition they deserve?

It's time to nominate. Here's your chance: Impact Awards Nomination

Friday, March 5, 2010


Friend of the Day, Hoo-HA

If you ever walk by OSIL and hear a commotion; high-pitched singing, dancing, clapping, and/or shouting, it’s probably Friend of the Day!

The idea of “Friend of the Day” started in the first office staff meeting of the year, as a way to encourage people to enter the office, make new-comers feel welcome, and just have fun. How it works is the front desk workers pick a random time and write it down, the first person to enter the office at or after that time is the Friend of the Day and gets a decorated bag of treats!
When we first started out it was one of the most awkward experiences, for both the “Friend of the Day” and the front desk staff. Before the lovely début of our Friend of the Day song, we would try and clap and get excited but it would just end up being uneventful.

THEN, I found this song on youtube, ! We time it so when the friend of the day walks through the door this song is blasted! My first trial-run I think I scared the student; she was taken aback and seemed frightened of me…I wonder why?

So when you hear “Hoo-HA…Hoo-HA, NaNaNaNaNa” you might be the “Friend of the Day.”

Get Pumped!

-- Rachel Wesley, Front Desk Worker for OSIL

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Springfest announcement is here@

Hope you got the chance to see the PC Press Conference video here!  Looking forward to a great Springfest 2010!