What is SOLAR?
Campus Life and Student Government have collaborated in combining the former events of SOLAR and SURGE. Typically SOLAR has been held in the Summer by to educate organizations about University policies and procedures regarding organizations, and to supply them with the learning tools they need to have a successful academic year. Student Government hosted SURGE, an event which focused on collaboration and networking with other organizations, as well as information on various topics to make organizations more effective.
When we tried coming up with a new name, SOLURGE and SURGELAR sounded just plain silly. SOLAR was the name that we decided to stick with because we felt that this event should focus on Student Organization Learning And Resources, and the outcomes of the former events can be incorporated into this title. This newly merged SOLAR will consist of Summer SOLAR, Winter SOLAR, and multiple SOLAR Seminars throughout the academic year.
Who Should Go?
SOLAR is going to provide a variety of topics including networking and collaboration that both regular members can utilize as well as position holders and officers. Basically, anyone who is a member of a recognized student organization here at Eastern can attend. Because of the structure, a single member will not be able to attend all of the break-out sessions so it is encouraged that more than one member attend per organization. Members will also learn about important upcoming dates for the fall semester such as Fajita Fest and Homecoming.
SOLAR will be held this fall on October 5th, from 1:00pm-5:00pm and will have a conference-style feel, which means there will be multiple choices of sessions within each time block. Registration is now closed.