SIGN UP FOR CALAPALOOZA FALL 2013 on May 15 at 10AM (tomorrow)

Greetings Signatories!

You will be able to signup for Calapalooza tabling tomorrow, May 15th, at 10am.  To do so, please follow this link:

As a reminder, you must be a signatory with an active group to signup.  Calapalooza will happen from 3:30-7:00pm on Thursday, August 29th.

If you are interested in performing, you may sign up to do so tomorrow after 10am. Please register up via this link:

If you are unable to get a tabling spot during these signups, please sign up on the waiting list tomorrow after 10am:

We will be working over the summer to place groups in tabling spots and coordinate the overall event.  If you have questions, please contact us at  Also, please make sure your group email in the registered student organization database is current.  If you are on the waitlist, please list contact information for someone who will be reachable over the summer.

Good luck on finals and enjoy summer!


The LEAD Center & New Student Services

Kelly Lough

Coordinator, LEAD Center

ASUC Auxiliary

University of California, Berkeley

102 Hearst Gym MC 4500

Berkeley, CA 94720-4500

Appointments: (510) 642-5171

Direct Line: (510) 642-6677

Fax: (510) 643-6796



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Sign up for Calapalooza Fall 2013

Greetings Signatories!

Calapalooza is happening on August 29, 2013 from 3:30 PM ā?” 7:00 PM on Upper Sproul Plaza, Wheeler Plaza, & Dwinelle Plaza.

Calapalooza signups will happen at 10am on May 15th.  Please use the appropriate link below:

PERFORMANCE GROUPS (to perform, not table):

RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION TABLING SIGNUP: Will be sent the day before signups.


If you try to logon before 10am on May 15th, you will NOT be able to submit your information.  Your group must be actively registered with the LEAD Center and you must be a signatory to signup.   Please ensure your groupā?Ts email address as listed in the Registered Student Organization database is correct as this will be how you will be contacted by the LEAD Center.

When you signup, you will be reserving a tabling spot, but not your specific location.  Tabling locations will be on Upper Sproul, Dwinelle Plaza, and Wheeler Plaza.  Your specific spot will be determined by the LEAD Center and will be communicated to you prior to Calapalooza.

Check-in and student organization set-up begins at 2:00 PM and the tabling starts at 3:30 PM. One representative from your group will need to check-in with the LEAD Center, located on the Savio Steps.  If your student group has not checked in by 3:15 PM then your spot will be forfeited to registered student groups waiting for a table. So, please be on-time!

As a reminder, here are the parameters of the event:
1.      Fundraising is allowed, but food/drink sales are prohibited. If you are fundraising, please make sure you have completed a fundraising request at
2.      Remember you may be sharing your table (most tables have 2 organizations). Please be respectful at all times.
3.      Student organizations are strongly encouraged to bring their own signage. As a reminder you are sharing a 6-foot table with another student organization. Be mindful of the dimensions of your sign and the shared space.
4.      All displays larger than 3′ x 6′ tall will not be allowed due to limited space.
5.      Displays may not be placed on or against any structure or natural feature of the campus, including but not limited the sides of doors, buildings, fountains, posts, waste receptacle, trees, or stakes. (No hanging your banner from the trees!) Additionally, displays may not block the flow of pedestrian traffic.
If you have questions, please contact the LEAD Center at (510) 642-5171 or

Student Performances at Staff Summerfest

Staff Summerfest is an opportunity for campus to honor all UC Berkeley Staff. We are looking for student organizations who will be around during the summertime and who are interested in performing for our hard-working staff. The event will be Thursday, June 13th from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Please sign up below if you are interested and we will contact you to schedule your performance.

I’ve invited you to fill out the form Staff Summerfest Performances. To fill it out, visit:

Health and Wellness during Finals

Dear UC Berkeley students,

As we move into the final stretch of the semester, we encourage you to take this opportunity to reflect on your personal well-being and what you may be experiencing as you try to complete papers and projects and prepare for exams.  Each of you came to Cal with many strengths, including your ability to connect to others and resources, your problem solving skills, and your motivation to succeed. With the rigorous academic workload and difficulties taking care of multiple and competing demands, it can be challenging and overwhelming to be a UC Berkeley student. These academic pressures are often compounded by financial pressures and family concerns, especially for students who are the first in their family to pursue a higher degree of education. For graduate students, qualifying exams, dissertation deadlines, and the balancing act of being a GSI can also present unique stressors.

Be Proactive about Managing Stress:  Please take the time to reflect on your well-being and the well-being of those around you. Although academic performance is often the focus, it is important to pay attention to your stress level and to prioritize your stress management. Talking to friends, exercising, and taking breaks can be helpful.  For a free, anonymous mental health screening, please visit

For more information about stress and how to manage it, I encourage you to explore the Be Well to Do Well website:

Seek Help:  Getting help is a sign of strength and resiliency. If stress is interfering with your life (socially or academically) or if you find yourself depressed or anxious for weeks or months at a time, we strongly encourage you to talk to a professional mental health counselor. It can make a positive difference to talk to someone who is objective and trained in working with stress issues. Campus counselors at University Health Services at the Tang Center are available by appointment and on a drop-in basis for urgent concern, and at a variety of satellite locations for students who may feel more comfortable being seen outside of the Tang Center. For more information about Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), visit or call Counseling and Psychological Services at (510)642-9494After Hours contact: (510) 643-7197 to seek help.

We wish all of you the best during this home stretch of the semester and hope you will take advantage of the resources available to you to complete the semester successfully and healthfully.


Claudia Covello
Executive Director, University Health Services


Harry Le Grande, Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

If you are a manager who supervises Cal employees without email access, please circulate this information to all.

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ThinkChicago Lollapalooza: A summer opportunity from the Chicago Mayor’s Office

Greetings Justin,


My name is Jill Francke and I work in the Chicago Mayor’s Office. I’m writing because the City has recently announced a program that will take place during Lollapalooza weekend (Aug 1-4) that we hope will be a great opportunity for your students.


From August 1st-4th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Ideas Week, World Business Chicago, Built in Chicago, and Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center will invite 100 university students from across the country to take a tour of Chicago’s fast growing tech scene and also attend the 3-day Lollapalooza music festival. Each admitted student to will receive a ticket to Lollapalooza as well as the opportunity to attend company career fairs, interview with local companies, and participate in panels featuring Mayor Emanuel, business leaders, and Chicago-based technologists.


We put out a release (attached) and have launched our application website, Students can head to this website to apply. In addition, I have attached the final version of our flyer, which has all the program information in it.


We are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about digital technology, computer science, innovation, or entrepreneurship and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence as evidenced by academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and/or professional achievement. It is preferred that applicants be in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies.


As the ASUC Executive Vice President we hope you can help us spread the word about this opportunity. Would you be able to pass on this information to the students you work with? Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can provide you with any additional information.





Ps. Also, if your organization’s social media team wants to spread the word, here is some sample copy:



Apply by May 31st for ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2013. You’ll meet leaders in Chicago’s technology sector, attend all three days of Lollapalooza, attend speed interviews by local companies, and more. Here’s the information:



University students: Apply for #ThinkChicago and attend three days of @lollapalooza, meet tech leaders, more:



Jill L Francke

Mayoral Fellow

(312) 744-2201

Become a “You Mean More” 2013-2014 Coordinator!

If you would like to get involved in putting on the 3rd annual UC Berkeley Suicide Prevention Walk and advocate for mental health on the Cal campus apply today; we are now accepting applications for You Mean More Coordinators and General Members for 2013-2014!

Go to to download the coord application and email it to

If you are interested in becoming a general member please apply at



On May 7th, from 10am-12pm in 320 Stephens Hall, the newly formed Academic

Senate Committee on Demonstrations and Student Actions will hold an open
meeting in order to solicit opinion from students (undergraduate and graduate) on
the role of faculty in future campus demonstrations and actions.

After a brief presentation on the still-evolving duty and tasks of the new Senate
Committee, the floor will be opened to student speakers for commentary. Note:
initially, each speaker will have 2 minutes.

Please circulate widely.

For further information please contact Professor Déborah Blocker

APAPA Bay Area Internship Application 2013

Dear Justin Sayarath,

APAPA Bay Area College Summer Internship Program is currently searching for college students interested in gaining firsthand knowledge and experience in governmental and public affairs. Internships this year will include Mayor Ed Lee (San Francisco), Mayor Jean Quan (Oakland), and Congressman Mike Honda (San Jose). 

We would really appreciate it if you could forward this onto your staff and student networks. We think it would be a great opportunity for college students interested in pursuing a career in public service or community leadership.

The deadline to send applications is May 1st and all applications can be emailed to  The application is attached, or they can find the application online here:

Thank you so much for all your help!

Jay Cheng

Internship Coordinator
SF Chapter –
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association


Attention all UC Berkeley Students:

Every student experiences “Berkeley” in their own unique way, whether it’s building friendships for life, excelling in the classroom, creating your own career path, or making change in the world. Show us what “WE ARE BERKELEY” means to you!


Share your best creative entries for a chance to win prizes and be featured at the 2013 STAY DAY Conference at UC Berkeley. STAY DAY is a one-day conference for UC Berkeley staff that work directly in student services to learn and engage with each other around issues pertaining to supporting students. This is a chance for YOU to show student services staff what Berkeley means to you!


Submissions must include:

1) One single high resolution digital photo (minimum 1200 x 1600 pixels) that best shows “WE ARE BERKELEY” for you.

2) A brief typed 1-2 sentence/phrase (no more than 30 words) describing how this photo displays “WE ARE BERKELEY” to you. This could be in the form of a caption, written sentences, creative word, etc.


Eligibility:  Any currently enrolled UC Berkeley undergraduate or graduate student.


How to Enter:

*The photo and explanation should be submitted via e-mail to no later thanFriday, May 10, 2013 by NOON. You will receive an e-mail confirmation acknowledging receipt of your entry.

*Your e-mail must be sent from your official UC Berkeley e-mail address.

*Your e-mail should include:

1) Your full name

2) Your major and year at UC Berkeley

3) A contact phone number


Prizes (Cal Student Store):       1st Place: $100             2nd Place: $50              3rd Place: $25


Criteria & Evaluation of Entries:

All entries will be reviewed by the Selection Committee comprised of UC Berkeley staff and students.Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

* Accuracy – following submission/entry instructions

* Content & Theme – How clearly the entry demonstrates “student success at UC Berkeley”

* Creativity – How creative and unique the entry is


Please Note:

All content in the entries should be appropriate and not violate any university or campus policies at UC Berkeley:

Principles of Community:

Campus Code of Conduct:

All submissions become the property of The Regents of the University of California and the STAY DAY Committee. Your submission is acknowledgment that STAY DAY may use your materials for display and promotional use.  Only your name, major, and year at UC Berkeley will be attached to the display. Your e-mail and phone number will be maintained by the committee for contacting purposes only.


Find us on Facebook:  “WE ARE BERKELEY” PHOTO CONTEST!/events/494080727327124/?fref=ts

James A. Carroll

Assistant Director, Residential Programs

Office of Student Development

Residential & Student Service Programs

University of California, Berkeley

2610 Channing Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

office: 510.642.9169

fax: 510.643.4395



ASUC Agent Special Instructions for Semester Year End Activity

Dear ASUC Agents –

We at LEAD Center hope the last official weeks of the Spring 2013 semester treat you well. Please know that the LEAD Center remains open year round and reimbursements are still available during summer.

Our preferred deadline to submit transactions for ASUC student group accounts, either ASUC Programs or Miscellaneous, is Monday, MAY 27, 2013 so all 12/13 transactions may be finalized by June 30, 2013. [Check in with your LEAD Center coordinator for summer account activity circumstances]

WARNING: Many, many transactions are being submitted these last weeks and our office is doing its best to process your requests as quickly as possible but please expect that transactions MAY take two weeks instead of one. If there are any specific deadlines for a particular transaction please bring it to your LEAD Center Coordinator’s attention by handwriting a note on the Callink coversheet and handing to our LEAD Center front desk staff instead of dropping in the basket. We will continue to do our best to adhere to our goal turnaround time but the volume and complexity at the end of the academic year is great.

On that note, as the semester is wrapping up PLEASE doublecheck with your members about whether they might prefer to have reimbursements mailed to their “summer” or “permament” addresses as finals take priority over remembering to pick up a reimbursement from the LEAD Center. We are happy to mail reimbursements if the address is reliable…but that is definitely not the case for most Berkeley apartments/dorms/coops/fraternities…therefore it is still preferable to hold transactions for pickup if a student will be around to pick up in person…just doublecheck with them before creating the CalLink form.

ALSO: PLEASE TAKE AN EXTRA MOMENT TO REVIEW DOCUMENTATION before you drop off transactions to make sure you have…

1. Original itemized receipts that indicate PROOF OF PAYMENT. If there is any ambiguity about whether the person getting reimbursed consummated payment for the purchase then be pro-active about getting a bank stmt, credit card stmt or a better receipt from them before submitting the request. Also, provide their phone number on the CalLink request so we can follow up with them if necessary.

2. Pleeeeeeeaase provide your phone number and email address in the fields provided so we may readily follow up with any questions.

3. If spending is debiting ASUC Funding for photocopies/printing please provide a sample of what was printed either by attaching a sample to the request or by uploading a sample to your group’s Callink Documents/Publicity Samples folder. Note somewhere on the request for LEAD Center to look for that if it is uploaded.

4. DOUBLECHECK that the payee will be responsible for picking up their reimbursement from LEAD Center or give them the option to have it mailed to a summer address … and then choose the appropriate option on the CalLink transaction.

5. REMIND your members to pick up their money from LEAD Center. We have a LOT of waiting checks and petty cash reimbursements. We are open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm. If a student is leaving campus and can’t pick up their transaction, they can email with instructions for mailing but they must reference the Callink Request # and confirm the mailing address in the email.

Happy Friday, thank you for all your hard work and diligence, and Go Bears!

LEAD Center