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Weekly Brief 4/6

Action Items

UW Student Emergency Funds – The application is now available for students to request emergency funds.  Information regarding qualifying criteria is listed on the webpage: https://www.uwyo.edu/dos/student-emergency-fund/student-emergency-fund.html 

FSL Ambassador Applications – If you are interested in serving our community in a greater way, consider applying to be an FSL AmbassadorApplications close April 17th at 5 pmThe FSL Ambassadors will be on an active volunteer list for the FSL community if campus or community members request volunteers for an event and will assist with summer orientation tabling.  It is an as-needed position.   

Basecamp Facilitator Applications Fall 2020  We are now accepting applications for Basecamp 2020 Facilitators! The requirements are being an upperclassman in the fall, a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, and good standing with your chapter. Basecamp will be October 23rd-25th. Please distribute this link to your chapters and let them know it is due by 5pm on April 12th. If you would, please encourage members who have attended or facilitated to talk about their experience. Please email fsl@uwyo.edu with any questions. 

Priority Scheduling – Priority Scheduling is quickly approaching to reserve space in the Wyoming Union. Student organizations have the ability to reserve rooms for meetings and events April 13 – 17.Attached you will find the Priority Scheduling Timeline and a brief explanation of how the process works. Please note, your request is not finalized until you receive confirmation after week 5 of Priority Scheduling. After receiving your confirmation, please review it to ensure everything is correct.  When submitting your request, it is recommended you also provide alternative dates if your first request cannot be accommodated. Make your request by emailing unionres@uwyo.edu. 

In Our Community

Presidents & Advisors Meeting – The FSL Office will still be hosting our monthly Advisors and Presidents meeting on Tuesday, April 7th from 6-7pm via Zoom. Join using the link or phone numbers specified on the 4/1/20 email sent by Erin (ewendove@uwyo.edu).  

Business Expectations – With the return of classes, it is the expectation of national organizations and the FSL office that your chapter return to regular chapter meetings, and conduct chapter business and operations to the best of your ability. Please see the attached document that has resources for hosting meetings on several platforms, as well as suggestions and expectations from the FSL office for the rest of the semester, and a series of resources to keep your chapter members engaged through the rest of the semester. 

Change in IFC and CPH meetings – Please see the council changes.  

  • IFC Delegate meetings will happen on 4/6, 4/20, 5/4 at 4pm & exec meetings will happen 3/30, 4/13/, 4/27 
  • CPH Delegate meetings will happen on 3/30, 4/13, 4/17 at 4pm & exec meetings will happen on 4/6, 4/20, 5/4 

Virtual Engagement Resource Guide and Zoom Crash Course – Resource guides were shared with Presidents and can be referenced for planning and hosting meetings. See attached.  

FSL Awards – FSL Awards will be held on Facebook Live at 5pm Thursday, April 16! We hope you can join us in recognizing some outstanding members, programs, and chapters from the 2019 year!  

On Our Campus & In The Laramie Community

Remote Campus Resources – While campus is closed, there are still resources available!  

  • The Writing Center is OPEN for online and asynchronous appointments! Online appointments allow students to video chat with a consultant. Asynchronous appointments require students to upload their paper and receive written feedback within a 1-hour appointment block. M-F, 9am-7pm, Sat & Sun, 1pm-5pm. Make an appointment using the online scheduling service: https://uwyo.mywconline.com/schedule.php. 
  • The UW Counseling Center has updated their website with information on remote services provided by the counseling center. See here: http://www.uwyo.edu/ucc/. 
  • The Half-Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is closed until further notice.  However, virtual programming and resources are being offered to help you stay active and wellCheck back often as more resources and offerings will be added at their website:  http://www.uwyo.edu/rec/virtual-rec.html 

SLCE Virtual Food Drive – The SLCE office is getting ready to launch a virtual food drive through Food Bank of the Rockies. Food Bank of the Rockies supplies a number of Laramie nonprofits and food pantries (in addition to serving parts of Colorado!) Donating through virtual means allows FBR to purchase food at a discounted rate, rather than in-kind food drives that include retail markups and overhead. With this system FBR can turn each dollar donated into four meals. Email slce@uwyo.edu by Wednesday for more information or to participate. The main fundraising page can be found here if you would also like to share it on social media. 

Summer Job Opportunity – Join Feeding Laramie Valley for a summer job. There are five positions open for the summer term. See attached flier for details.  

Dates to Know

 Tuesday, April 7  

Sunday, April 12 

Thursday, April 16 

Monday-Friday, April 13-17 

Friday, April 17 

Advisors and Presidents Meeting (6pm) 

Basecamp Facilitator Applications Due 

Facebook Live FSL Award (5pm) 

Priority Scheduling Window 

FSL Ambassador Applications Due 

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Email: FSL@uwyo.edu

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