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Employment Opportunity
Rockerman's Service Centre has a part-time Store Clerk position available. If you are interested in this position please email your resume and class schedule to Randy Ockerman at su.bookkeeper@uleth.ca. Or drop it off at the Students' Union office, room SU180.
Holiday Hours

The Students' Union office will close at noon on December 16, 2014 and will re-open at 8:30 AM on Monday, January 5, 2015.

The Zoo will be closed Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM and will re-open Tuesday, January 6,2015 at 5:00 PM.

Volunteer Opportunity for Frostbite
Want to get to know the behind the scenes at our big time events? Volunteer for Frostbite 2015! All volunteers must fill out the volunteer application HERE!

You will find more information about Frostbite HERE!

Please contact Brenna Scott, our Volunteer Coordinator at brenna.scott@uleth.ca if you have any questions.
Student Speaker Challenge is Back!
Student Speaker Challenge Contest Details:

The ULSU, LPIRG, and SACPA are looking for undergraduate students to participate in the upcoming public speaking competition on the subject of CIVIL LIBERTIES. You can approach the topic any way you choose, the only requirement is that each round of the competition you will address the topic of Civil Liberties from the local (round 1), national (round 2), and international (finals round) levels. PowerPoints and visual aides are not to be included as this is a SPEAKING competition.

A collection of three judges (faculty, student, and community member) will judge your speech from a grading rubric and you will be awarded your points based on that. You will receive this rubric before the competition and your results after each round and depending on the number of contestants and how well you have done, will depend whether you move onto the next round or not.

First place will receive $1000, second place $500, and 3rd and 4th place will receive $250 each.

To submit your name for competition please email your Full Name, student ID#, major, and contact number to su.academic@uleth.ca, along with a brief abstract on what you plan on discussing, with the subject heading "Student Speaker Challenge Submission". You will receive a confirmation response to verify you have been added to the list of competitors. Deadline of Submission is January 22 at 4:30pm.

The event will take place January 27th, February 3rd, and February 10th in the open atrium in Markin Hall at 7pm each of these days.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided so to encourage students and others to be an audience for this event.
If you are nervous about public speaking, or constructing an argument there will be a public speaking workshop provided for contestants prior to the contest, and further details about this will be sent out to participants at a later date.
If you have any further questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact VP Academic Lisa Hildebrand at su.academic@uleth.ca or by phone 403.329.2770
The Zoo is Hiring!
The Zoo is hiring servers, cooks and bartenders for next semester! Experience is preferred but not necessary. Please drop off your resume at the Zoo on level 3 of the SU building, or email it to Shawn Mullen at pub.manager@uleth.ca.
Health and Dental News
The spring semester opt-out deadline for the ULSU Health & Dental plan is January 23, 2015. This is for new or upgrading students only.  

All full time students are automatically registered for the ULSU health and dental plan. Students with alternate insurance benefits may opt-out of the ULSU coverage. Spring opt-out is only for new students or students upgrading from part time to full time, if you were a full time student in the fall you are not eligible for spring opt-out. If you already opted-out in the fall, you do not need to do so again.

To opt-out students must complete the online opt-out form and provide proof of other benefits. The online opt-out form is located on the Bridge, under the ROSS tab or at this link: www.uleth.ca/bridge/uofl_health_dental_admin.p_view

Again, that deadline is January 23, 2015

Part time students and families can also add onto the ULSU health and dental benefits.

Part time student add on fees are $90.90 for health and $73.75 for dental benefits from January 1 to August 31. Family add on fees are $181.80 for health and $147.50 for dental benefits from January 1 to August 31.

To add on submit an add on form and make payment for the benefits to the Students’ Union office in SU180 or email Shelley Tuff at su.health@uleth.ca Add on forms and plan information are at the following link: www.studentvip.ca/uleth/

If you have any questions about the benefits please contact Shelley Tuff at su.health@uleth.ca or 403-329-2039.
Market Modifiers
You've most likely been hearing about Market Modifiers lately, here's the story so far:

The University Of Lethbridge is looking to implement two Market Modifiers. Both submissions have been approved by the Board of Governors (minus the student representatives on the Board). The submissions will now go to Government, where they will either be approved or not. If approved, they will go back to the Board in December for a vote on whether to implement them or not.

This proposal seeks to implement a tuition increase of $10/course, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year for every student regardless of major and faculty. This will not be grandfathered in. The fee is set to "ramp" up for the two subsequent years; $20/course, and finally $30/course. That represents an additional $300 on top of what you are currently paying, given two five course semesters. Keep in mind that as of last year, you are also paying hundreds of dollars extra in Mandatory Non-Instructional Fees, which were increased from $12.50/course to $37.50/course in 2013-2014. This is, in fact, not a true market modifier, according to the definition that the government has provided, but a general tuition increase.

This market modifier will be grandfathered in, and will affect any students registering or transferring into the Faculty of Management after April 1st, 2015. The fee will be $100/management course for students registered in the Faculty of Management, with the fee "ramping" up to $125/management course the following year, and finally $150/management course the year after that. This represents a cost of thousands of dollars to students looking to take a Management Degree, and, in addition, it limits accessibility to all majors within the Faculty. Different specializations, such as Accounting or Human Resources have different numbers of required management courses, resulting in certain Management Degrees becoming more expensive than others. Furthermore, we were only notified of this proposal with mere days to go before the deadline for government submission. In fact, the University is not completely certain where the money from this proposal will be allocated. In the past, market modifiers implemented at other Universities have seen the majority of funds raised be put into Operating, and not the Faculty they were supposed to fund.

For more information contact Sean Glydon at su.president@uleth.ca.
ULSU 2011-2015 Strategic Plan

The Executive Council and the General Assembly have passed the newly revised ULSU Strategic Plan that will guide the Students`Union through 2015. Click the link below and read the entire document online on the website`s newly created Strategic Plan page. 

Strategic Plan

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