oday, Augsf 9, 1999 --The Michigan Daily -3
ebsites provide easy access to student groups
By Nika Schutte
Daily News itor
Whether students want to create a group to
watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reregister a
club that is already fonned or browse through
hundreds of opportunities, getting involved in a
University student organization is only a few
steps away on the World Wide Web.
This summer, Campus Information Centers,
the Michigan Student Assembly and Student
Activities and Leadership sponsored the cre-
ation of Maize Pages, a Website providing
information about campus groups.
Through Maize Pages, users can find out a
student group's contact person, e-mail and
Website addresses along with membership
requirements and fee information.
Director of Campus Information Centers
Jeff Brake said Maize Pages provides prospec-
tive members of groups with the most accurate
information, adding that in the past students
could get contact lists but that information
would change within a matter of weeks.
Brake said Maize Pages is also advanta-
geous because it can include groups that join
throughout the year.
"The online version can be updated as soon
as an organization registers Brake said.
Brake said currently the system lists more
than 1t000 organizations.
LSA first-year student Joe Wagner said he
will definitely use the site this fall when decid-
ing if he'd like to join particular groups.
"I'll use it as a back-up to learn more about
the organizations," Wagner said.
Wagner added that an online resource is
more convenient than lists of organizations
because there are category selections to target
specific interests. "You can go and find exact-
ly what you want," he said.
Just as the website is making the search for a
particular campus group easier, student group
leaders whose task it is to register their organi-
zation are also able to take advantage of the
University's online resources. For the second
year in a row, student leaders can begin the reg-
istration process at the MSA Website.
MSA Administrative Coordinator Angela
Armstrong said the online registration has
made the task much easier for both student
groups and the MSA office.
"It ends the paper trail," Armstrong said.
Registration will begin Sept. I and will
remain valid for one year.
Annstrong said registration is important so
that groups can retain their privileges to reserve
rooms in the Michtigan Union. particilate in
Festifall and apply for funding from MSA.
After group leaders complete the signature
page on-line it must be submitted to MSA for
approval. The page must then be turned into tite
Student Organization Accounts Sers ice ase
then register with the SOAS office.
Armstrong recommends groups re-register
in early September because SOAS accounts
will freeze after Sept. 30.
University Students Against Cancer
President Julie Blaszak said she will re-register
USAC online this fall.
"All students at the University have busy
lives, especially those in student groups"said
Blaszak, an LSA junior. "Anything that will
make the registering process easier is a bene-
FOR ONLINE INFORMATION:
Vith the help of a new online directory and the Michigan Student
ssembly's website, learning about campus groups or registering
i student organization has been made easier.
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Jirector, can lay claim to that dis- Bess said he has also already appointment as assistant prosrf:.r
inction. found improvements he would like of criminal justice at Bow lin GrCen
Bess, just the second director of to see applied to the current system. State University for 12 years.
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Board of Regents voted to deputize safety, particularly for pedestrians from Kent State University where hse
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