T-Shirt Tradition

In order to build community within the Wisconsin School of Business, the BBA Gov is continuing the T-Shirt Tradition. On the first of each month, business students wear their black “I AM Wisconsin School of Business” t-shirts in Grainger Hall! In this way, wherever students go on campus, they can see the far-reaching impact of students in the Wisconsin School of Business. BBA Gov gives out a reward in the Undergrad Lounge (Room 1250) to students wearing their t-shirts on that day. So far this year, BBA Gov distributed water bottles in October, coffee and bagels in November, and cookies and a chance to your photo taken with Bucky Badger in December.

Walk or Run for Wishes

BBA Gov partners several student organizations within the Wisconsin School of Business to participate in the Walk or Run for Wishes in September at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Your participation in this inaugural event will help grant wishes to Wisconsin kids with life-threatening medical conditions through Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. There were more than 230 wishes in progress in 2011, and together, we can help bring these special wishes to life.

A wish is a moment of joy, fantasy and laughter in the midst of a much darker time in the lives of children and their families. What could be better than knowing your participation will help make these special wishes a reality?

Grainger Goes Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Wisconsin School of Business is spreading awareness with an innovative week of programming as part of Grainger Goes Pink (GGP). Grainger Goes Pink is a celebration and fundraiser founded by alumnus Jon Fasoli, who had a family member with the illness.
BBA Gov celebrates its annual GGP by collaborating with students, student organizations, Wisconsin School of Business faculty, staff, and administration, and local Madison businesses. In order to educate students on Breast Cancer BBA Gov, in partner with other WSoB organizations, BBA Gov will distribute flyers and pins to large lectures, and will sell T-shirts, wristbands, and more at the Atrium tables in Grainger.

For Grainger Goes Pink 2011, BBA Gov and more than 18 Wisconsin School of Business organizations celebrated the event on October 24-28th. In total, more than $2,500 was raised this year, which surpassed our original goal by more than $1000! The following events were held during the week:

  • Grainger Goes Pink atrium table donations and awareness booth. Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm. Stop by to buy t-shirts, bracelets, enter the drawing, donate, or learn about our other activities! New Grainger Goes Pink T-shirts will be $9 and Bracelets will be $1.
  • Enter the Grainger Goes Pink free drawing at the table for your chance to win great prizes!
  • Wednesday, October 26, is “Pink Out” day. Wear pink to support the Cure! All faculty, staff, and undergrad and MBA students will be wearing pink to spread awareness. This event was strongly supported by the Pink Ribbon Campaign, which gave away free pink ribbons and reminders to students throughout the week.

BBA Gov would like to thank: MKT, Beta Alpha Psi, Badger Business Buddies, DECA, the ALC, Delta Sigma Pi, AKPsi, Risk Management and Insurance Society, SIFE, Women in Business, AIESEC, Actuarial Science Club, Sports Business Club, Finance and Investment Society, Wisconsin Consulting Club, FBLA-PBL, and Investment Banking Club for their efforts in making Grainger Goes Pink successful.

Madison Polar Plunge

In February, the Wisconsin School of Business will be taking the plunge – the Polar Plunge that is – at Olin Turville Park in Madison. The Polar Plunge is one of the biggest fundraising efforts of the Special Olympics of Wisconsin to raise funds for their events, while honoring a classic Wisconsin tradition.

BBA Gov partners several student organizations within the Wisconsin School of Business to participate in the Polar Plunge. All participants registered with affiliated WSoB teams will be invited to the Grainger Café from 9:00-10:30 the morning of the Plunge for breakfast. Following a hearty breakfast, a bus arrives in the morning at the Union to take participants to Olin Turville Park for the Polar Plunge.

If you have any questions regarding the Polar Plunge or how to get your student org involved, contact the Vice President – Programming vpprogramming@bus.wisc.edu.

Town Hall Meetings

At least once per semester, all students associated with the Wisconsin School of Business are invited to attend this informational and feedback-driven meeting. Prominent issues and initiatives that impact business students are discussed at these events. Students may come with questions, statements, or opinions about the given topics or contribute ideas for the following town hall meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to unify the school, gain feedback from different student backgrounds, and facilitate the collaboration between students. For more information, please contact your student organization leader or president.bbagov@bus.wisc.edu.

Presidential Forums

Twice per semester, every registered business student organization president is invited to attend this leadership meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to unify the school, gain feedback from different student organizations, and facilitate the collaboration between the powers of student organizations. For more information, please contact your student organization leader or president.bbagov@bus.wisc.edu.

Elections

Executive Board Elections:

Spring elections feature voting for six candidate positions: President, VP-Administration, VP-Finance, VP-Marketing, VP-Programming, & VP-Student Organizations. Each admitted business student will be allowed one vote per office. Elected officials will serve for the 2011-12 school year as the official leaders of BBA Gov, the official student government for the Wisconsin School of Business’ BBA program! For more information on responsibilities for these positions, please refer to our BBA Gov Constitution.

Representative Elections:

Positions up for every Fall election include 1 direct admit, 2 pre-business, 2 Sophomore, 2 Junior and 2 Senior representatives!  All officials elected will serve as their class representation as a member of BBA Gov for the 2011-2012 school year. In order to vote one must be an undergraduate student in the Wisconsin School of Business, CIB student or a declared pre-business student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Students may only vote for the class that they are a part of as defined by the WSoB. For more information on responsibilities for these positions, please refer to our BBA Gov Constitution.