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Member Resources Newsletter - April 6th

BSC Member Resources Newsletter


The BSC is hosting a Commons Festival on April 7 at Cloyne! 
There will be workshops, skill sharing, music, a free shop, food, and more

All for free, put on by and for BSC members. That being said, it won't happen without you
Please fill out this form for more information and to find a way to participate. 

*This event is ADA accessible and substance free. Support and funding for workshop supplies, facilitation, and compensation for your contribution is available.*
Save the Date!
Graduating in spring? You're invited to the BSC Graduation! This fun event is Sunday, April 29 from 6-9 PM. The event will include: Iron Chef food entries, performances by Cal Mariachi, a photo booth, live music, food, drinks and memories to last a lifetime! Come celebrate your graduation BSC style!!! Check out photos from past years.
House Cloyne invites you North for our annual Big Academic Talk.

We are excited to host renowned linguist David Peterson, creator of the Dothraki and Valyrian languages as heard in the infamous series Game of Thrones. David is also an alumnus of UC Berkeley, CZ, and Ridge House!

On Wednesday April 18, please join us for a free dinner (6:30) and talk (7:15). Cloyne is ADA accessible and substance free.

Some say Cloyne will end in fire... Others, ice.
Need a gown for graduation this semester? Check out the BSC Gown-Lending Program! 

We have a small selection of graduation gowns for co-opers to borrow for their big day. You can fill out this form if you want to reserve a gown! 

Gowns are first come, first serve, so filling out this form does not guarantee you will get a gown. We will contact you after you fill out the form to let you know if you can borrow one.

April is Water Conservation Month, or “Water Down April.” This means...let’s compete to reduce our water footprint!

The co-op that saves the most water per capita as compared to last year, as well as the co-op that uses the least water per capita, will receive a cash reward at the end of the competition, to be deposited in the house account. And, think of the financial savings from all the water conserved!

There are many ways to save water, such as shortening showers (try a 5-minute playlist), conscientious dishwashing, rain barrels, full laundry loads, and many more. Visit https://tinyurl.com/BSC-water-comp to look at your house usage and compare with other houses. Check out sustainability.bsc.coop or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more tips about how to save water and lead your house to victory.

May the waters be ever in your favor...

Know an outstanding co-oper? Nominate them for Co-Oper of the Month! Nominations can be submitted at anytime in the term, and a winner will be announced each month! The winners will be awarded with appreciation from all, co-op fame, a spot on the award-winning member resources newsletter, and least importantly -- money ($100)! Nominate someone here.

The Berkeley Student Cooperative is changing who gets to go to college and prepares students for the next step with meaningful experiences in student-run cooperative housing. The BSC Scholarship is an important way for us to serve our mission and open access to higher education.

APPLY NOW!

EOP, DSP, and undocumented students are encouraged to apply!

Are you South Asian, South West Asian, and/or North African? And are you queer/trans or questioning? If so, please fill out this anonymous mental health survey by the end of April 2018! It should only take about 10 minutes. Your responses will help towards getting a queer/trans SSWANA mental health worker staffed on campus that students can easily access!
 
Please share with your friends, and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly; -ms-text-size-adjust: 100%; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; color: #2baadf; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions. Sponsored by the Queer Alliance Resource Center at UC Berkeley.
Scholarship for UC Berkeley Students

The Leadership Award recognizes and supports Cal undergraduate leaders with merit-based scholarships. This scholarship acknowledges you for innovative, impactful, and initiative-driven leadership in your academics, work, and/or community environments. With more than 15,000 alumni scholars since its inception, The Leadership Award is the largest non-academic merit scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus and one of the most prestigious. 
  • $2,000 merit-based renewable scholarship
  • Opened to in-state, out-of-state, and international admitted and enrolled UC Berkeley students regardless of immigration status
Apply here!
Job Opportunity
The Cal Dining Sustainability Team is seeking a Garden Coordinator for immediate hire. See job description hereInterested students should apply before April 9.

The Garden Coordinator will provide educational programming, maintenance and/ or harvests for campus culinary gardens. Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to Hannah Haugenes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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