Wednesday, January 14, 2009

UPPSA News: Transit Oriented Dining, Dues, and Leadership Opportunities


Hello everyone, hope you all had a great holiday! Whether you are a
returning member or it is your first semester, now is the time to get
involved with UPPSA. See below on how to participate.

Here is how you can get involved:

1) Fill out an UPPSA Registration Form and pay your dues(CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS ONLY) by FEB 1.

Registration is good for 1 year. Drop off your registration form and your dues (CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS ONLY) at the reception desk (on the 2nd floor, you will see the sign). The deadline for submitting your registration forms and dues is FEB 1.

2) Sign up to take on a leadership role at the next UPPSA general assembly meeting (Jan 23 6-7).

In order to participate in these leadership opportunities you must be a registered UPPSA member. These events will allow you to take on a leadership role, interact with professionals in the planning field, and provide a boost to your resume. Some examples of leadership opportunities include (but are not limited to):

a) organize CMAP Community Conversations around the 2040 Regional Plan,
b) coordinate student participation with the Alumni Association regarding
Charrette scheduled in the Spring,
c) coordinate volunteers to participate in CMAP's FLIP (Future Leaders in
Planning) program (see attached),
d) coordinate with APA and UPP administrators to organize a mentorship mixer,
e) coordinate with APA and other professionals to organize a dinner and
panel presentation ($1000.00 budget),
f) organize a spring break trip and activities to Milwaukee,
g) design and create a marketing pamphlet for UPPSA,
h) coordinate and advocate for student participation with CMAP's Community
Design Workshops (see attachment)

3) Important dates:

a) Friday Jan 16, 6-9 - TOD (Transit Oriented Dinning) - Friday Jan 16 from 6-9 - Come meet, eat, and drink at the closest place for a beer and a burger to Cuppa Hall, Jak's Tap!

Jaks Tap is Chicago’s premier multi-tap restaurant and bar featuring forty (40) draught beers, great food, award winning ribs and friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

Located at 901 W. Jackson Blvd

b) Friday Jan 23, 6-7 - General Assembly Meeting. Location is the lounge in the basement of CUPPA. Pizza and beverages provided.

Hope to see you all at the next UPPSA event!



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