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— SPOKE, September 23, 2002

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CBS A class

reps

gain experience By ANDREA

SMITH

R.

time you put up posters, raise a of money,

you

If

like to get involved, learn

responsibility and

work

in a friend-

fun atmosphere than you should

ly,

think about

becoming

a class repre-

sentative

for

the

Conestoga

Business Student Association.

Becoming

a class representative

for the association

CBSA,

means

known

as the

organizing

and

working for biz bashes, reporting issues your class section needs addressed to the CBSA and relying issues the CBSA has to your class section. You need to be a business or information technology student

at the biz

chocolates and

sell

bashes you will earn a

points. At the end of the year, whoever has earned the most points will win a Last year first prize was a prize. 27-inch colour television. Other

amount of

certain

perks include free pizza once a

month

rep meetings and a

at class

end of the ..year can be put on your resume if you attend more than 75 per cent of certificate at the that

the rep meetings.

“Anyone can come out and ticipate

the

in

school issues.”

ricular events, fundraising, creating

class rep. First,

a business student yearbook, put-

teacher and

together a semi

ting

formal and

organizing an awards banquet

at

end of the year are also some

the

duties. "I

became a

wanted

class rep because

to get involved,” said

I

form.

rep

becoming a enrich the whole

will

out

a

volunteer visit

the

Room 1D14-D

and

in

an executive and third

talk to

the Web site at www.cbsa.on.ca and send an e-mail.

Some

for

think

on

voting

By TORI SUTTON Conestoga employees are being

school

encouraged

to sharpen their pencils

and nominate

next year and attending rep appre-

leagues for the annual

ciation nights.

Recognition Awards. The awards are given out to up to 10 full-time employees of the college, and are divided into customer

"We want the students to stand that we are here for said

Adam

underthem," president of

Duce,

to

have a fun

service,

their outstanding col-

all

first-year journalism students,

Doon campus.

acknowledge those who

to

meets every other

Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The first meeting was held on Sept. 12. “Thursdays have always been a convenient time to meet in the past,” said Duce. “But we will plan a better time if needed.

We

don’t

want the CBSA to interfere with work and have students skip school.”

There are many perks to look forward to if you become a class representative. For example, every

deserving,” said Croft. In order for the selection committo make informed decisions,

tee

employees should be as thorough possible

as

when

filling

out the

Nomination forms were attached

year the program has been running,

spirit categories.

in the fields they

above what is expected of them in their positions. “Employees should put some thought into who around them is tions

nomination form. Croft said. Although this is only the third

some experience

CBSA

gram

and team

innovation, student

are interested in.”

Employee

community involvement,

atmosphere and give the students

The

the

employee recognition awards

issues, electing the executive for

CBSA. “We want

Christina Bramburger,

enjoy the

have made significant contribu-

responsibilities of a class

include

(left), Connie Coggan and warm weather on Sept. 14 at

Jason Smith

College seeking nominations

school experience.”

rep

Soakin’ up the September sun

visit

Linda

should be more than just classes class

fill

Second, you can

CBSA office

grammer/analyst program. “School

I

par-

said

There are three ways to become a you can talk to your

Varga, 31, of the computer pro-

and homework.

meetings,”

Duce. “But only reps can vote on

be a voting class representative. Putting up posters of extra-cur-

to

lot

work

to

a

memo

life

sent to

all

full-time

employees and can be submitted until

Sept.

27.

Extra nomination

fornis are available

from the human

resources department. “Certainly

it

is

our goal to have

employees aware of the awards to nominate worthy colleagues,” said Debra Croft, director of human resources at Conestoga. “We want to recognize those who have gone above and beyond.”

The

college established the pro-

the

number of award winners

seems to be rising - only three employees received the awards the first year, while five were acknowledged

in

2001.

Winners awards

will

at the

receive

their

Guild Reception in

November, a gathering to hand out employee awards. Along with the Employee Recognition Awards, awards are given out to long-serving employees and those who are retiring.

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