Update 10/4

Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen
Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen

Hello T-birds!

We come to the end of another busy and exciting week at Thunderbird. We had many important friends here on campus this past week including distinguished alumni, the Thunderbird Global Council (TGC) and our Board of Trustees. Many of you interacted with a number of these people over the past few days and I wanted to tell you that without exception, these important members of our community were highly complementary of you, Thunderbird students. They were impressed by your professionalism, positivity, enthusiasm and commitment. Well done, T-birds!

Here is what you’ll find in this week’s update:

Details on Modules Abroad: Questions regarding the Modules will be answered at the upcoming information session on Thursday, October 10th from 1 – 2 p.m. Please don’t contact the host institutions directly with questions or for information. This is a Thunderbird program and we’ll have all of the information you need.  Thank you!

Charity Dinner Fall 2013 – Operation Thank You: Tickets are now on sale for the bi-annual Thunderbird Communication Leadership Club Charity dinner; the theme this year is Veteran Entrepreneurship, helping those who help to protect. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 with proof of military background in any country (armed forces, peace corps, etc.) and can be purchased online (http://tbirdoperationthankyou.eventbrite.com/) or from a ticket seller. 100% of the ticket sales and donations will go to Operation Thank You, an organization who sends care packages to active duty military personnel. We will have some amazing guest speakers and raffle prizes this year again. Dinner will be catered by Buca Di Beppo and Nothing Bundt Cake. If you would like to donate or sponsor please contact Talissa Huntsman (talissa.huntsman@global.t-bird.edu) or Tiffany Law (tiffanylaw@global.t-bird.edu).

Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations – Become an Honorary Student Member: The PCFR Honorary Student Member (HSM) Program is designed to attract and enroll local graduate level student members with good academic standing that have an interest in Global/International affairs that match PCFR’s membership community charter.  The HSMs are selected from local valley accredited Universities.  Website: http://www.pcfraz.org/. Through this organization, you will have the opportunity to network with some of Arizona’s greatest minds on Foreign Relations.  This is a great networking and professional organization.  For those that are interested, please see the attached “Honorary Student Membership Program Details: and the “Graduate Application for Honorary Student Membership”.  Further questions can be forwarded to Jay Bryant, jay.bryant@thunderbird.edu or program manager and Thunderbird alumnus, Steven Ranes, at StevenWRanes@gmail.com.

Women International Club: BYOLunch Informal Discussion for Women (Contact Moore.christine@global.t-bird.edu for more information)

When: Oct 8th Lunch time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Tower
Who: Audience: Women T-birds

TEMBA TEM Lab Project Nomination Competition Kick-off at the Pub: Do you know of a company you’d like to nominate to be a TEM Lab client?  Join the TEM Lab project competition!  Happy Hour Info Session: Kick-off event Tuesday, Oct 8 from 6-8pm Beverages Compliments of TEMBA & TEM Lab in the PUB.  TEM Lab and TEMBA will answer all your questions and tell you how to win $500.

ThunderYoga: Just a reminder – free yoga classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Thunderbird Chapel. Class starts at 5:15 and ends around 6:30. Bring your mat, wear comfortable clothes, and prepare to get your Zen on!

Annual Trip Reduction Survey – Reminder: Thank you to the 95 of you who have completed the annual TRP survey. As a reminder we need a participation rate of 80% or we will need to do a second survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey using the link and survey code below:

Student Site code: AMEGRS02

Raising Work Orders on MTB / Reporting Facilities issues: We’ve noticed students reporting issues with facilities in class rooms and other common areas on campus. The first method to raise Facilities issues is to raise a Work Order from MTB. This can be found on the home page of MTB, among the buttons on the left hand side of the page. These buttons recycle every now and then, so you may need to scroll down to find it. Once you click on the Facilities Work Order form, it will take you to the site on which you can select Submit Service Request to raise your issue. You can also click on Fix It, Please forum on MTB to post your issue to be attended and redirected to the right person. Also don’t forget the Ask TSG table at the Commons every day from Monday to Thursday. The TSG will receive your concern and direct to the appropriate authority.

Rules for Entry into Pub and Pub Patio: The State of Arizona Minimum Legal Drinking age is 21 years old. The rule for entry into the Pub and The Pub patio is as follows

You must be 21 years and Older or Accompanied by a Spouse, a Parent or Legal Guardian of Legal Drinking Age to be on the Premises. The Premises include inside the Pub and everything inside the Fence of the Pub Patio. At 8pm No one under the Age of 21 will be allowed on the Premises.

Starting Thursday October 3, 2013, on Thursday Nights and Campus Event Nights (Regional Nights and other Large Campus Events) there will be a Doorman at the Pub checking all IDs, issuing wristbands and recording occupancy of the Pub. You will be required to show Legal ID for entry into the Pub.

The following written instruments are the only acceptable types of identification:

1. An unexpired driver license issued by any state or Canada if the license includes a picture of the licensee. (e.g. Valid AZ Driver’s License or AZ ID Card, Valid photo Driver’s License from any U.S. state, ID card from anny of 50 States, Valid Canadian photo Driver’s License or ID card from Canada

2. A non-operating identification license issued pursuant to section 28-3165 or an equivalent form of identification license issued by any state or Canada if the license includes a picture of the person and the person’s date of birth.

3. An armed forces identification card.

4. A valid unexpired passport or border crossing identification card that is issued by a government or a voter card that is issued by the government of Mexico and IF the passport or card contains a photograph of the person and the person’s date of birth (i.e. Valid photo passport from any country, valid Border Crossing Card (Mexico or Canada, Valid Mexican Voter’s ID card)

Important notice from Thunderbird School of Global Management about health insurance marketplace coverage: The Human Resources department recently mailed a notice called “New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage” to the students that are currently employed on campus through Financial Aid.  The Notice and cover letter have information about the new Health Insurance Marketplace (available under the Affordable Care Act), open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace, and let you know that you may qualify to save money on health insurance premiums in the Marketplace.  This information can help you decide if you should consider enrolling in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you are covered under a medical plan offered by Thunderbird School of Global Management, you do not need to shop for insurance in the marketplace. You will see in the Notice that the Health Insurance Marketplace is a new place to purchase medical plan coverage.  The open enrolment period for coverage in the Marketplace began this week.  Coverage under a medical plan you purchase from the Health Insurance Marketplace can begin as early as January 1, 2014. For more detailed information about the benefits offered by Thunderbird School of Global Management, please refer to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage.  This document is located on our website on My Thunderbird, Student Health Insurance.  Helpful information about the Health Insurance Marketplace can be found at www.healthcare.gov.

Foundations Leader for the incoming Spring 2014 class: Interested applicants are asked to send current résumé and short explanation of interest to Jay Bryant (jay.bryant@thunderbird.edu) by 5 PM October 11, 2013. You may also contact Jay if you have any questions regarding the roles and responsibilities of being a Foundations Cohort Leader as well. Any full-time student who will be enrolled for the Spring 2014 term is welcome to apply.  You must be available from January 6-25th here on the Glendale campus and consistently engaged via internet for up to three months prior.  If you are doing a Winterim this term, you will not be eligible to apply. Interviews will be conducted and candidates will be selected by late October.

Thank you for your time and attention. Have a wonderful weekend!

All the best,


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