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July 2012

True, Blue and Gold Leadership Program Summer 2012 Newsletter Leadership Retreat! It’s that time of year again! The annual LEADERSHIP RETREAT, Thursday, August 16, 2012. Being a student leader means being part of a larger team. Whether you are a positional leader (RA, OL, Club Officer, etc.), or a servant leader (TBG), you are an essential piece of the campus community. You will have opportunities to meet other student leaders, bond with your team, and engage in activities that will build your skills as a student leader.

Meeting Dates: Fall 2012 All meeting times are at 12:30 pm in M234 First Years: Will meet every Friday starting September 21 Second Years : Mon. Sept. 17 Mon. Oct 15 Mon. Nov 12 Third Years: Mon. Sept. 24 Mon. Oct 22 Mon. Nov 26 Fourth Years: Mon. Oct 1 Mon. Nov 5

The Leadership Retreat will include completion of a ropes challenge course and other teambuilding activities designed to get you interacting with your fellow student leaders.

To accommodate everyone's busy schedules, we have created a new one day retreat. Because it is only one day be prepared for a WHOLE DAY of fun starting at 7 am and lasting until 9 pm. As usual, everything from transportation from Medaille, meals, and all sessions will be provided. All you need is: Be ON TIME!!!!! Have a can do attitude Wear comfortable sneakers and dress for the weather You might want to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and a camera And finally, be open to meeting new friends! It’s is going to be a great time you won’t want to miss. Please let Melisa Williams know if you are coming by emailing mlw85@medaille.edu to reserve your spot by August 1st!

Changing the World; Promoting Active Citizenship NEW TRUE BLUE AND GOLD INITIATIVE: Alternative Spring Break (ASB): March 9—16, 2013 Dominican Republic Cost: $700 + Flight (includes lodging, food, and ground transportation) Earn $600 + by volunteering to work at all HOME Buffalo Bills games! Contact Melisa for more information on Bills and ASB information.


What’s new with TBG???? All students in the True, Blue and Gold Leadership Program will share the following expectations: Sophomore and Juniors will need to attend a Buffalo Bills Fundraising game and one training. Each class will be responsible for planning and implementing at least one fundraiser for the Spring semester. All funds will be used to supplement TBG programs and events throughout the year. Because service is an essential component of leadership, all students will participate in the newly created Community Day. This 5 hour event will be held on a Saturday each semester and students will be informed of the date prior to the start of each semester. Students are expected to attend the Annual Western New York Student Leadership Conference. This event is held at different institutions each year. Registration fees and transportation are covered by the Student Involvement Center. 1st year:

2nd year:

Attend all True Blue & Gold meetings

Attend all True Blue & Gold meetings

Participate in three campus activities a semester

Participate in three campus activities a semester

Attend the Western New York Student Leadership Conference (WNYSLC)

Attend the Western New York Student Leadership Conference (WNYSLC)

Attend the Leadership Awards Luncheon

Develop and implement fundraising activities to generate funds for your service project and other events

Participation in all scheduled service dates

Attend at least one fundraiser night at a Buffalo Bills game Attend the Leadership Awards Luncheon Participation in all scheduled service dates Market the TBG Leadership Program on the Medaille Campus. Maintain the TBG bulletin board in the

Sullivan Center, create and manage a Facebook page, and maintain the TBG OrgSync page and calendar 3rd Year: Attend all True Blue & Gold meetings Participate in three campus activities a semester Attend the Western New York Student Leadership Conference (WNYSLC) Develop and implement fundraising activities to generate funds for your service project and other events Attend the Leadership Awards Luncheon Attend at least one fundraiser night at a Buffalo Bills game Participation in all scheduled service dates

4th Year: 1 x month formal meetings Serve as the Senior Class Council. Planning the events of senior week in the spring semester, and may plan additional opportunities for the senior class to make the most of their last year at Medaille. Attendance at the Leadership Awards Luncheon Participation in all scheduled service dates.


Weeks of Welcome 2012 All True Blue and Gold students are required to attend at least 3 campus events per semester...so why not stop by one of our programs for Weeks of Welcome? The Student Involvement team has put together a variety of events and off-campus trips

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First day of the 2012-2013 academic year! 9 am—11 am—Main Lobby

W.O.W Information Distribution: Grab all your WOW goodies and information and pick up your Free Student Planner!

WOW and MCA Presents: Crafts and Coffee! 12:35 pm, Sullivan Center

Need your morning caffeine fix? Stop by grab a cup of joe, and create an unique craft!

WOW LOVES PIZZA! 3rd Annual Pizza Challenge

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12:35 pm, Sullivan Center

Buffalo? Here’s your chance at the 3rd Annual Best Pizza in

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take a car full of friends. Pick up your discount tickets from Mary

Sundown, Main Quad

Do we really need an explanation for the greatest movie of all time?

some grub!

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WOW and SAB: Hay Day!

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WOW goes Shopping!

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Sullivan Center Yee-Haw! Join the Student Activities Board for a Western Themed Fall BBQ. Grab some food and play games for prizes!

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Niagara Falls Outlet Mall Trip Whether you need some new back to school clothes or you just want to take the day to shop – join us for a day trip to the Niagara Falls Outlet Mall! Hop on our free bus

Johnson in the Student Affairs Office on the 2nd floor of the

and shop until you drop!

served, and when we’re out, we’re out!

WOW goes to a Wonder of the World!

WOW has the answers to your “MAJOR” questions

world—NIAGARA

Sullivan Center. Get your tickets early, it is first come first

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GERS

your late night snack! Stop by the Sullivan Center and get

WOW goes to Darien Lake

$10 gets you a ticket to Darien Lake! Hop on our free bus or

WOW gets its super hero on: Outdoor Movie: THE AVEN-

Hungry after watching The Avengers? No problem, we got

WOW goes to the Sunset Bay Beach!

5 pm: Darien Lake bus pick up

front of the Sullivan Center!

11 pm—1 am

stunner shades!

11 am: Main Circle bus pick up at Medaille

plete your room? Look no further then on the grass in

Stay up late with WOW: Midnight Breakfast

to tie dye a shirt or make your own Kanye inspired spin art

FREE BUS leaves at 12 pm, don’t miss it!

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Tie dye and Spin Art are fun at any age! Make sure to stop by

suntan lotion, a picnic, and a friend and soak up the sun. A

Need a Justin Bieber or a “hang in there” poster to com-

get involved in the Medaille and Buffalo communities!

11 AM – 1 PM, Sullivan Center

Join the WOW Squad at Sunset Bay Beach! Bring plenty of

11 am—5 pm, OUTSIDE!

and Buffalo community agencies for information on how to

WOW gets GROOVY!

12 pm—6pm, Main Building Circle

WOW Poster Sale!

Community? Please join representatives from Medaille Clubs

7 pm, Lecture Hall, Main Building

else’s life. Anything goes.

and your appetite!

falo

WOW finds stuff with FOUND MAGAZINE

napkins, doodles– anything that gives a glimpse into someone

various food trucks Buffalo has to offer! Bring some cash

Do you want to join a Medaille Club or volunteer in the Buf-

some special discounts and giveaways for Medaille Students!

homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on

YUMMY! That is what you will be saying when you try out the

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, In Front of Main Building

Buffalo Challenge. Try out a variety of pizzerias and enjoy

We collect found stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’

12:35 pm

WOW Clubs Fair

Ever wanted to find out who has the best pizza in

So, what’s this all about?

WOW welcomes BUFFALO FOOD TRUCKS!

Instead of going shopping, check out a wonder of the

12:35 pm, H206

FALLS!

Come on over to Huber and get your answers! Plus, the first

park.

Got questions about your major but don’t know who to ask? 50 people to ask a question get a gift certificate to the FOOD TRUCKS on Tuesday!

Bus stops

at Niagara Falls

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS


Meet the new Graduate Assistant DJ! The summer sure is flying by fast, leading us to another exciting year at Medaille College. For those of you who do not know me, my name is DJ Schier and I am the new graduate assistant with CMED and Leadership. This past semester, I was an intern in the True Blue, and Gold Program, as well as New Student Orientation. I am currently a Masters student at Buffalo State in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. I am very excited to work with the True Blue and Gold Leadership Program again and to see all of you again. We have a lot of great things coming up this year, and I am looking forward to all of them. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer and are prepared for an amazing year with True Blue and Gold.

A few words from Melisa... I hope you are enjoying a safe, fun, and relaxing summer so far. DJ and I are very excited for the start of the 2012-2013 academic year! There will be a ton of new things going on campus with the newly renovated and expanded Sullivan Center. Additionally, I am very excited about the start of a new tradition with True Blue and Gold: Alternative Spring Break trip to the Dominican Republic! It will take a lot of fundraising but it will be worth it in the end! I hope you are as excited as I am and will be ready to start off the new academic year full of enthusiasm. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I hope you have had a wonderful summer, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

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True Blue and Gold Summer Newsletter 2012