BSC MEMBERS DIGEST -- March 28, 2022

BSC Endorsement for ASUC Candidates

WRITTEN BY ZOE HAYES (Acting Chair of External Affairs Committee)

It is that time again, where the elections for the ASUC are heating up.

The Associated Students of the University of California represent the UC Berkeley student body and advocate for the student body with the UC. They are the voice of the students! Each year, the BSC chooses candidates to endorse that represent the values and interests of the BSC.

The slating meeting for the ASUC candidates seeking the BSC endorsement will take place during the EACom meeting on Wednesday, March 30th, at 4 PM at this Zoom link: http://Berkeley.zoom.us/j/95204052993

Come hear from ASUC candidates on how they plan to advocate for and support the BSC!

Best,
Zoe Hayes (They/Them)
Acting Chair of the External Affairs Committee

Spring 2022 BSC Student Events | Hosted by the BSC Alumni Association

How to Survive Late-Stage Capitalism: A Financial Literacy Workshop

Thursday, April 14, 5 PM PT, a Virtual event via Zoom

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A virtual workshop with the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union on how to manage personal finances. Everything you want to know about money but are afraid (or don’t know) to ask. Get the low-down on budgets, investing, retirement funds, and more—from the people who’ve been there and know that.

Strawberry Creek Tour & Clean-up

Saturday, April 23, 9:30 AM PT, at the BSC Central Office

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Enjoy coffee and donuts at Central Office before accompanying UC Berkeley environmental protection specialist Tim Pine on a tour of Strawberry Creek to discuss history, restoration, and preservation. At the end of the tour, Tim and his team will provide gardening tools so you can participate in weeding an area of invasive plants!

2022 Co-op Graduation!

Tuesday, May 3, 4:00 PM PT at Alumni House, UC Berkeley campus

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Celebrate your time in the co-ops with everyone who’s made it special, with a party at Alumni House! You’re graduating, and we’re thrilled to welcome you into our alumni family with food, drinks (ID required for alcohol), music, guest speakers, entertainment, and a whole lot of joy. You may be moving out, but you’ll always be a Co-oper.

Hope to see you there! Questions? Email us at bscaa1996@gmail.com

Important Scholarship information included for Fall 2022/Spring 2023

WRITTEN BY BRENDA COOK (Development Director)

  • Forward to friends who are interested in living in the BSC next year!
  • Reminder: prepare your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for 2022-23. This information is REQUIRED to be considered for the BSC Scholarship!

The scholarship application is now open! The BSC Scholarship supports our 501(c)(3) mission of removing barriers to higher education for low-income and traditionally marginalized students and empowering them with community-building skills that they can take into the future. We are grateful to the many BSC alumni who have contributed to BSC Scholarships. Applications are due June 1, 2022.

The BSC will notify applicants of results after June 15 and before the July 7, 2022 deadline for canceling Fall 2022 contracts without penalty. New BSC applicants are encouraged to apply! You do NOT need to be a current BSC resident to apply for a BSC scholarship. The scholarship is in the form of rent credit FOR BSC HOUSING ONLY. Your scholarship will be 1/6 of your rent each semester. Example: If the rent for a room and board house is normally $3,384/semester, the rent will be reduced to $2,820/semester for a scholarship recipient. You must be living in the BSC and a full-time student in order to receive the scholarship in each semester. The estimated time required to complete this form is 10 minutes. You cannot save an incomplete application; you must complete it all at once. IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE IN YOUR APPLICATION, just start a new application and we will disregard the application with the older timestamp. We rely on financial need information from your school. Please make sure your FAFSA/ California Dream Act and all verifications are timely submitted to the financial aid office of your school. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED EMAIL CONFIRMATION after you submit this application.

Questions? Contact Brenda Cook at bcook@bsc.coop. Please review your application before you submit the form.

Member Jobs Ahead!

WRITTEN BY TOMI CHUNG (Hiring Committee Chair)

Looking for a job that works with your busy student schedule? Want to get paid $18.00/hr and gain valuable work experience? Look no further! The BSC has you covered! We have a variety of jobs for Spring 2022. Positions will remain open until filled. More details can be found at hicom.bsc.coop.

Questions? Please email Tomi Chung, the Hiring Committee Chair, at hicom@bsc.coop.

Available Member Jobs Starting Spring 2022:

Central Office Receptionist

Development and Alumni Relations Committee Member

Delivery Coordinator**

Non-Perishables Coordinator**

Proteins Coordinator

UHS Health Worker Program Recruitment

SHARE BY VICTOR VASQUEZ (Vice President of External Affairs)

The UHS-Tang Health Worker Program is now recruiting student volunteers for 2022-23. Please check out this Health Worker Recruitment video (Youtube) and Health Worker Recruitment flyer (PDF) and copy of our Oct-Dec Impact Summary for a glimpse into the Health Worker position. You can learn more about Health Worker role and benefits by reading this Health Worker Role & Responsibilities Google Doc! The application opens on March 1st, 2022.

We seek to assemble diverse teams of students who are dedicated to the HWP goals and activities. While we prioritize selection of students who plan to live in or are members of the communities they serve (residence halls, Bowles Hall, I-House, academic departments), we also welcome applicants who plan to live/study remotely.

Please apply to be a UHS Health Worker here. The deadline for the application is March 31st, 2022. Interviews will be held April 5th-9th. For questions or more information please email hwpcoordinator@gmail.com or call Karen Hughes at 510-643-9073.

COVID-19 Testing Information and Resources

WRITTEN BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (ERT)

The University Health Services offers two types of testing on campus: symptomatic/clinical tests and surveillance/asymptomatic tests. All testing can be ordered online at eTang, where you will be guided to the appropriate testing site.

COVID-19 Booster Shots:

  • Johnson and Johnson Booster Shot:
  • It is recommended that you get a booster shot 2 months after your initial dose of the vaccine
  • Moderna and Pfizer Booster Shots:
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded booster shot eligibility on November 19th 2021. It is now available for everyone 18+ who was fully vaccinated at least 6 months ago.
  • You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second vaccine dose.

Other Resources and UC Berkeley Cases:

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