Member Resources Newsletter October 21st, 2016

Member Resource Newsletter

October 21st, 2016

Hey y'all,

I have a short newsletter full of events and opportunities for you this time! There's a little bit of everything--an open BSC job opportunity, a LGBTQ scholarship, workshops and movie screenings at Cloyne, a reminder to fill out the Health Needs survey, and our first Co-oper of the Month! Hope y'all like it. 
Cal Alumni Pride is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) alumni club of UC Berkeley. Their mission is to support and promote the interests of UC Berkeley and its alumni, with an emphasis on issues and interests specific to the LGBT community. One of Cal Alumni Pride’s major objectives is to serve as a resource to LGBT undergraduate students and their allies in the form of mentorship and scholarship opportunities.

The Cal Pride Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based award that recognizes Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors at UC Berkeley and incoming transfer students for academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement, as well as their contribution to the LGBT community. Previous recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship are not eligible to re-apply
Application Deadline: October 31st, 5pm PST
Apply here!

CAA Alumni Scholarships
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EXTENDED Job Application Deadline: Sunday, October 23rd at 6pm.

Conduct Committee Chair
~ 5 hrs/week ~ 
~$13/hr ~
~ provides a $371 rent credit per payment period ~

This job DOES NOT cover your work shift requirement at the apartments or houses. Instead, it offers a rent credit. 
To apply, complete the attached application and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also find the application online at the HiCom website.
Topic: How to Maintain Hybrid Digital/Real Relationships

"We have watched our son (19) and our daughter (21) wrestle with the demands of maintaining digital social lives.  We have the same problems ourselves: we feel like we spend more and more time "connecting" online and on text, while still feeling lonely and distracted. We've spend the last couple years understanding the neuroscience and media-theory behind this conundrum, and now we're publishing an article and hopefully a book ("Digital Worlds vs. Real Life") on the subject. The gist is that humans are dazzled by digital inputs the way cats are dazzled by laser-pointers: optimized inputs are so immediate and interesting to our built-in circuitry that we can't *not* pay attention, but like sugar, we don't get what we really need from consuming them. The answer to this addictive spiral, in a nutshell, is to take reality-breaks as often as possible: minimal digital inputs and remote interruptions, maximal motion (dance!), Nature, subtlety, variation, and close personal contact. Imagine a "paleo informational diet" to keep your nervous system and social sense in calibration, plus tips for keeping text goofs and auto-correct fails from derailing relationships.  Once you understand the problem, the answers are obvious."

Speakers: Bill Sofky and Criscillia Benford
Cloyne Court Hotel Saturday October 21st 7pm 

In occurrence with October being National Domestic violence Awareness month Cloyne is showing the Hunting Ground. This film reveals the sexual assault cases that occur on college campuses, including University of California, Berkeley. This will be a screening of the film followed by a discussion concerning domestic violence. 

Please join us with an open mind and heart. 
If you have any questions please email
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The BSC is working to improve our health worker program through the BSC-wide Health Needs Assessment. This is an anonymous, 10 minute survey about your experience with health and healthy behaviors in the co-ops. This survey was initially sent out in 2012, so we will be able to compare the results from then and now.

Here are some reasons to take this survey:

1. You can win customized "I

Houses with a response rate of over 50% will receive condoms with the "I

2. You can help improve our manager training by making it more relevant to your health needs. Training on issues like consent, keeping your community healthy, sanitation, and holding a safe party will be informed by survey results.

3. You can reflect your own health behaviors. Taking the survey is an excellent opportunity to check in with yourself about how you take care of your mental and physical health.

4. You can help your house and your manager team understand the specific health needs and strengths of your house. Each house will receive a summary of results specific to that house. If you are concerned about anonymity because of the smaller selection of responses, there is an opportunity on the survey to opt out of sharing your results with your house.


Here is the survey:

Thank you!

Congrats Becca Wernis for willing the Co-Oper of the Month Award!

House: HiP
"Becca spearheaded putting our house back together after the retrofit. She stepped up to be part MM despite all of her other obligations. She never backs down from something that needs to be done in the house and has done a tremendous job wrangling everything to make our house work again after the retrofit."
Know a co-oper that goes above and beyond? Nominate them for the Co-Oper of the Month Award! A new co-oper is selected every month and wins a cash prize!
That's all for this newsletter! Hope y'all enjoyed it. If you have any questions or submissions for the next newsletter, shoot me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.