Letter Writing Campaign for Perkins Loan

Students in over 1700 colleges across the country receive Perkins Loan and it is in jeopardy of being cut. Perkins Loans must be renewed every seven years and are set to expire September 2015 if not renewed. This means that this loan will not be available in next semester’s package.Perkins Loan

Perkins Loans carry a fixed interest rate of 5% for the duration of the ten-year repayment period. The Perkins Loan Program has a nine-month grace period, so that borrowers begin repayment in the tenth month upon graduating, falling below half-time status, or withdrawing from their college or university.

The Vice President for Multicultural Affairs office in cooperation with the Educational Opportunity Program will be having a Letter Writing Campaign on Tuesday December 9 from 5pm-8pm and Wednesday December 10 from 7pm-9pm in the Old Union Hall. Students are strongly encouraged to come to one of the two Letter Writing Campaign events to contact our elected officials sharing our concerns and asking for their help in continuing our aid.

To learn more information about this Letter Writing Campaign please contact Nayemai-Isis McIntosh Green at vpma@binghamtonsa.org

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Project SAnta

Project SAnta is a toy drive for underprivileged students and families in the Binghamton Community. Every year the SA pairs up with social workers from each of the Elementary Schools in the Greater Binghamton Community. We work together to identify low income families who simply cannot afford to buy their children any gifts. The SA looks for sponsors, both on campus and off, to help us bring the holiday cheer to these children.

Project Santa Logo FINALYou or yourr organization can get involved in two ways. You can fund-raise or donate money to sponsor one child, a few children, or an entire family! You as individuals can pool your funds together, or if your organization as a whole would like to, you can use those funds as well! Or, you can come volunteer at the December 4th Gift Wrapping Party in Old Union Hall from 11am to 3pm! This is where we will be pooling together all the donated gifts and wrapping them. Your organization can volunteer, financially sponsor a child, or both!

If you have a question, please feel free to email projectsanta@binghamtonsa.org. Please help us make a difference in these children’s lives!

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Frost-Fest

frostfestflyer-page-0The Student Association Programming board would like to present the sixth annual Frost-Fest! This year’s theme is Nightmare Before Frost-Fest and will be held on December 7th from 1-5 PM. Besides all the free stuff and fun you can partake in, the festival is a great way to publicize your student group or performance group! If you would like to sign up, look out for the latest SA Line or from an email from the SA EVP!

The deadline to sign up is Monday, December 1st for both forms. Sign ups for performance slots are first come first serve due to limited time slots.

Please feel free to email Mimi Nam at mnam2@binghamton.edu with any questions or concerns!

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An evening with Giancarlo Esposito!

Celebrated actor Giancarlo Esposito will be coming to Binghamton this Friday, November 21st! SAVE THE DATE because you won’t want to miss this. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm at the Anderson Center Chamber Hall.

Tickets will be available only online. We are offering standard tickets and 25 MEET AND GREET TICKETS. Get your tickets on BingTickets.com. Students $8.50//Meet&Greet $15. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Gus Fring!

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BSU Hosts SA Town Hall Forum

The Black Student Union will be hosting its annual Town Hall Forum where students are welcomed to come, meet the Student Association Executive Board, hear about their offices and ask them questions! All are invited to come and refreshments will be served!

It is being hosted tonight, Wednesday November 5th at 6:30pm in UUW203. Hope to see you all there!
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