Chapter Activity Reports 2012

Chapter Reports - 2012

 
 

 

Date Submitted Thu, 02/21/2013
Chapter Name Alpha Eta
School Name Olivet College
Contact Email Address rbohms@olivetcollege.edu
Chapter Activities This is our 2011-12 Report:

We co-sponsored, with our chemistry club and our women's resource center, a program titled, Manya, A Visit with Marie Curie, performed by Susan Marie Frontczak, Storysmith®.  It was open to our entire student body and faculty.  It was well-attended and we received many comments of appreciation from students and faculty.  

We held an induction ceremony in the fall and added new members in the spring, as well.

 

Submitted on October 10, 2012 1:13 pm

Chapter Name Beta Eta
College/University Evangel University
Chapter Meetings 1. Officers for the 2011-2012 academic year were: 
President: Rintu Thomas 
Vice President: Kenny Squires 
Secretary: Michael Pezzillo 
Treasurer: Kaylen Reilley 
Public Relations: Riya Thomas 
Faculty advisor: Dr. Glenner Richards 
2. The academic year (2011-2012) commenced with the induction of new members. Seven new members were inducted into Sigma Zeta on October 3, 2011. Inductees were Aaron Duncan, Kaylyn Foehring, Hilary Fortress, Kaylyn Hicks, Laura Straub, and Lauren Thorp. 
3. Officers meetings were held monthly. Members meetings were also held monthly in Room ZM 317 in the Science & Technology Department. Attendance to the meetings was approximately 10 members and lasted approximately 30 minutes. During these meetings, efforts were made to plan events and develop strategies to encourage research and academic scholarship among existing as well as newly inducted Sigma Zeta members. 
4. On April 4, Dr. Robert White and Mr. Derek Logsdon from Kansas University of Medicine and Biosciences made presentations about pursuing careers in scientific research. 
5. On April 9, the Sigma Zeta Academic year ended with a cord ceremony for graduating Sigma Zeta members and election of new officers for the academic year 2012-2013. 
a. Graduating seniors were Aaron Duncan, Adam Grumke, Amanda Holloway, Dan Kober, Kristy Moorhead, Christa Smith, Taylor Sirois, Lauren Thorp 
b. The elected officers for the academic year 2012-2013 are 
President: Riya Thomas 
Vice President: Kyle Fulghum 
Secretary: Victoria Schmitt 
Treasurer: Kaylen Hicks 
Public Relations: Kaylen Foehring 
Chapter Activities 1. Service and Group Research Projects were developed under the banner of Sigma Zeta Honor Society. 
a. The Green House Project was selected as a volunteer project for the academic year of 2011-2012. The project involved Sigma Zeta members who were assigned to study the growth and development of specific species of plants thereby regulating the conditions necessary for its proper growth and propagation in the Green House facility provided by Evangel University Science and Technology Department. 
b. Sigma Zeta organized three Student Research Forums, one in the fall and two in the spring. The main purpose of the forum was to provide an avenue for student led research groups under the guidance of their faculty research advisor to present to a panel of judges (Evangel University Science and Technology Faculty nominated by Dr. Richards). Each research presentation was judged based on both its technical and content aspects and the forum provided a venue for the research groups to receive hands on feedback from the judging panel.
Chapter/Member Accomplishtments, Awards, Recognition The lists of student research project undertaken during the academic year 2011-2012 were: 

a. Evaluation of Carotene in Carrots 
Student Researcher: Kaylen Reilley 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Glenner Richards 
Also presented at: Novus International, March 30, 2012 

b. A Microbiological Survey of Serving Utensils in a College Cafeteria 
Student Researchers: Daniel Kober, Victoria Schmitt, Adam Grumke, and Kaylyn Foehring 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Glenner Richards 
Also presented at: Missouri Academy of Sciences, April 14, 2012 

c. Analysis of Folic Acid Deficiency in Proportion of Women of Child Bearing Age 
Student Researchers: Rintu Thomas, Riya Thomas, Kyle Fulghum, and Michael Pezzillo 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dale Scheusner 

d. The Effect of Molecular Branching on Specific Rotation in Isomers of Alcohols: Separation of Racemic Alcohols into Pure Enantiomers 
Student Researcher: Adam Engebretson, Riya Thomas, Kyle Fulghum 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Fred Fortunato 
Also presented at: Missouri Academy of Sciences, April 14, 2012 

e. Extraction, Purification and Characterization of Non-Structural Proteins of SARS Coronavirus 
Student Researcher: Dan Kober 
Universities Involved in the Research: Christopher Bond Life Sciences Center and Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO; Science and Technology Department, Evangel University 
Department of Biochemistry; University of MO, Columbia, MO 
Also presented at: Missouri Academy of Sciences, April 14, 2012 
Won first place under the Biological Sciences Category. 

f. Risk Factors and Genetics of Diabetes 
Student Researcher: Jordan Stone 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Glenner Richards 
Contact email address: richardsg@evangel.edu

 

 


Submitted on September 20, 2012 10:44 am

Chapter Name Alpena Community College
College/University Alpena Community College
Chapter Meetings Monthly chapter meetings were held with extra meetings around military ball, induction, and science olympiad.
Chapter Activities Our chapter provided valet parking, coat check, and worked as food servers at the military ball at the local Air National Guard base in the fall. 

In the spring, we helped run events at the regional Science olympiad tournement and took a tour of the Soo Locks with the area engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers as well as a visit to the Lake Superior State University Robotics Lab.
Chapter/Member Accomplishtments, Awards, Recognition Eight new members were inducted during fall semester and another eight in the spring.
Contact email address: rothed@alpenacc.edu

 

 


Submitted on September 19, 2012 3:32 pm

Chapter Name Gamma Alpha
College/University Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.
Chapter Meetings The Gamma Alpha Chapter of Chestnut Hill College held two meetings in the Fall of 2011 and two meetings in the Spring of 2012. The meetings were publicized and conducted by chapter student co-chairs, Erica Hart and Nicole Fernandes. The meetings in the Fall of 2011 were used to organize an event on campus called "An Evening with the Stars". The meetings in the Spring of 2012 organized a trip to the Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians in center city Philadelphia.
Chapter Activities "An Evening with the Stars" held at the end of October 2011 was attended by a total of 16 students and faculty members of Gamma Alpha. The evening featured star gazing and explanations of the workings of the telescope within the campus observatory led by Sr. Kathy Duffy, Professor of Physics. Collegiality with food and beverage followed after the tour of the observatory in the Social Room of the College. A field trip to the Mutter Museum in the College of Physicians, center city Philadelphia was organized in Spring 2012. Chapter members received discounted admission based on a total number of 18 going to tour the museum. The Mutter Museum is one of the finest museums of medical history. The Mtter displays beautifully preserved collections of odd anatomical specimens, including the those relating to several genetic disorders. In addition, it houses unique medical instruments used in medical procedures through the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum also overviews the consequences of epidemics that occurred in the Philadelphia area over the last 200 years.
Chapter/Member Accomplishtments, Awards, Recognition Kelly Kolson, graduating senior in Spring 2012, and Gamma Alpha chapter member, won an award based on her research project investigating the efficacy of a local water remediation facility recently constructed to purify run-off water feeding into the City of Philadelphia water supply. Her data indicated significant reduction in run-off water particulates and pollutants as it is processed through a series of three remediation ponds which naturally filter contaminated run-off water. Her work was presented at the Sigma Xi research conference for post-doctoral investigators and undergraduate students held at Thomas Jefferson University. She was presented with a certificate and a $150.00 monetary prize for her work.
Contact email address: kulkoskyj at chc.edu

 


 

Submitted on May 18, 2012 7:36 pm

Chapter Name Alpha Psi
College/University Hillsdale College
Chapter Meetings Monthly during the semesters
Chapter Activities Bake sale to raise funds for a local school's science program 
2 Initiations 
Cookout
Chapter/Member Accomplishtments, Awards, Recognition Many graduating members attending professional programs and graduate schools for the sciences/mathematics.
National Convention Attendance None
National Convention Presentations None
National Awards, Accomplishments, or Recognitions None
Other None
Contact email address: jpeters@hillsdale.edu

 


Submitted: Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:13 PM

 

Chapter Name Beta Beta
College/University George Fox University
Chapter Meetings

At least 1 per month, either in person or online, mostly to plan upcoming events.

 

Chapter Activities

Serve Day Activities Fair Booth (September) 
Start-of-Year Welcome BBQ (September) 
Mole Day (October) 
Movie Night – “Back to the Future” (November) 
Christmas Party (December) 
Game Night (February) 
James Bond Dinner & Movie Night (March) 
Brain Brawl (March) 
Represented at 2012 National Sigma Zeta Convention (March) 
Progressive Dinner (April) 
National SZ Honor Society Induction (April) 
Senior Research Symposium (April)

Chapter/Member Accomplishtments, Awards, Recognition

Laura Gotthardt - Outstanding Biology Student (GFU), Murdock Undergraduate Research Scholar 2011-2012, presented at Murdock College Science Research Conference Nov 2011, presented at Oregon Academy of Science conference Feb 2012

Tina Mathai Joseph - Murdock Undergraduate Research Scholar 2011-2012, presented at Murdock College Science Research Conference Nov 2011, presented at Oregon Academy of Science conference Feb 2012

Austin Park - Murdock Undergraduate Research Scholar 2012

National Convention Attendance

Tina Mathai Joseph

National Convention Presentations Tina Mathai Joseph, poster
Other

SZ members also assist our biology/chemistry department in preparing for and hosting guest lecturers and other department events

Contact email address:

Laura Gotthardt – Lcgotthardt at gmail.com

OR John Luke Andrew (new chapter president) – jluke11 at gmail.com

 

 


Submitted on April 25, 2012 12:09 am

Chapter Name Rho
College/University University of Indianapolis
Chapter Meetings The Rho chapter of Sigma Zeta began the 2011-2012 by inducting 15 new members. The five officers have weekly meetings to discuss new ideas to present to members and to organize upcoming events. Meetings for members were held when deemed necessary. This normally resulted in member meetings being held bi-monthly. Members had the option of attending one of two different meeting times to accommodate for members schedules. The topic of each meeting included new chapter business, goals for the year, service ideas, and other activities. As a group we were able to accomplish our goals for this year.
Chapter Activities The Rho chapter sponsored many activities that focused on service and community enrichment. In conjunction with other campus organizations, we participated in the 5th annual "Pink Week" to raise awareness and money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research fund. For Pink Week, we involved various professors from Lilly Science Hall in our Penny Wars. Professors donated embarrassing pictures to raise money. We raised about $143 for the organization. 
Members also participated in the golf cart decoration for the homecoming football game. With the homecoming theme of "Never Fear, Hounds are Here," our golf cart decoration was based on the movie Despicable Me. During October, we also hosted the 5th annual Haunted Lab for trick or treat night on campus. Members dressed up in costumes, decorated labs, passed out candy, and worked with children to promote fun in science. 
Throughout the semester, we encouraged members to assist with ALE, a program which teaches science lessons to 2nd graders once a week. Normally these students are not exposed to science in the classroom, so we give them a chance to experience science hand on. 
Our service project for December included raising money to buy food for a food pantry, Hunger Inc., adopting a family for Christmas from Pulaski County in northern Indiana, and collecting clothing and other necessities to donate to Fletcher Place Ministries in Fountain Square. Our adopted family consisted of 4 children, one of which is handicapped. We raised money through donations from our members and then bought presents and clothing for each child, wrapped them, and delivered the presents to their parents just before Christmas. We collected a total of $135 for the gifts. We also collected clothing and other items from our members to donate to Fletcher Place Ministries during the Christmas season. The Friday before finals, a handful of volunteer members dropped off the items collected to Fletcher Place Ministries. We collected about 12 large trash bags full of items. 
In March, we help a campus-wide trip to Newport Aquarium in Newport Kentucky. We had 23 people in attendance to our trip. Through this we were able to promote awareness of science on campus to students of any major. 
The Rho chapter sponsored many activities that focused on service and community enrichment. In conjunction with other campus organizations, we participated in the 5th annual "Pink Week" to raise awareness and money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research fund. For Pink Week, we involved various professors from Lilly Science Hall in our Penny Wars. Professors donated embarrassing pictures to raise money. We raised about $143 for the organization. 
Members also participated in the golf cart decoration for the homecoming football game. With the homecoming theme of "Never Fear, Hounds are Here," our golf cart decoration was based on the movie Despicable Me. During October, we also hosted the 5th annual Haunted Lab for trick or treat night on campus. Members dressed up in costumes, decorated labs, passed out candy, and worked with children to promote fun in science. 
Throughout the semester, we encouraged members to assist with ALE, a program which teaches science lessons to 2nd graders once a week. Normally these students are not exposed to science in the classroom, so we give them a chance to experience science hand on. 
Our service project for December included raising money to buy food for a food pantry, Hunger Inc., adopting a family for Christmas from Pulaski County in northern Indiana, and collecting clothing and other necessities to donate to Fletcher Place Ministries in Fountain Square. Our adopted family consisted of 4 children, one of which is handicapped. We raised money through donations from our members and then bought presents and clothing for each child, wrapped them, and delivered the presents to their parents just before Christmas. We collected a total of $135 for the gifts. We also collected clothing and other items from our members to donate to Fletcher Place Ministries during the Christmas season. The Friday before finals, a handful of volunteer members dropped off the items collected to Fletcher Place Ministries. We collected about 12 large trash bags full of items. 
In March, we help a campus-wide trip to Newport Aquarium in Newport Kentucky. We had 23 people in attendance to our trip. Through this we were able to promote awareness of science on campus to students of any major.
Chapter/Member Accomplishments, Awards, Recognition This chapter is proud of its dedicated members and their accomplishments on campus in the surrounding community. Sigma Zeta has been recognized at different events for their outstanding service. The Rho chapter of Sigma Zeta has exemplified the UIndy motto "excellence for Service" this year.
National Convention Attendance This year the Rho chapter brought 6 members including members Christine Kolodziejski (president), Steffen Good (vice-president), Krista Podell (secretary), Ian Brastauskas (treasurer), Courtney Raypole (historian), and David Lopez. The chapter advisor, Joe Burnell, was also in attendance.
National Convention Presentations Several members participated in research however not all could attend the national convention. We were able to bring two members with us to present their research. Krista Podell did an oral presentation this year about novel antimicrobial effects of adipose-derived stem cells. David Lopez did a poster presentation about the synthesis of novel organic molecules to be used against third world diseases.
National Awards, Accomplishments, or Recognitions This year at the National Convention, our secretary, Krista Podell, won the award for best oral presentation.
Other  
Contact email address: raypolec at uindy.edu

 

Submitted on April 17, 2012 6:42 pm

Chapter Name Beta Psi
College/University Martin University
Chapter Meetings We attempted to conduct regular chapter meetings once every two weeks, twice a month. During these meetings we would discuss what we would like to improve on, we have come to realize we have much to work on. We came up with ideas for the chapter to work together but participation and implementation did not happen as much as we would have liked. Next year some of our biggest goals will be to generate funding to sponsor more activities and increase member participation. 

As far as our chapter board meetings go, we did not have many. Over the fall semester we had two, and the spring also two. This is another concern of the chapter we must work on in the next year. During these meetings we did discuss what would be announced at the next chapter meetings; we also tried to come up with ideas for our chapter participation. Many of these ideas did not end up working as well as we planned. Next year we will review our previous efforts and try different approaches. 
Chapter Activities As a chapter we participated in the following programs: 

Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers: during the Thanksgiving holiday season. This is a large food drive that gathers many different sponsors every year to feed many of the less fortunate in the Martindale-Brightwood community. Martin University staff and students team with many sponsors to host the event, Including the Indianapolis Colts and Wish TV, a local news channel. Chapter members volunteered for various functions, including registration, child care services, passing out food, and door checks. 

NASA SEMAA program: The NASA Science, Engineering, Math and Aerospace Academy functions as an after-school program for many K-12 students as they learn about science in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The majority of the student participation is 4-8th grade, and the biggest focus is on Space Exploration. Beta Psi members volunteered for tutoring students alongside SEMAA staff members on a regular basis throughout the year. 

Earth Day: Our biggest activity with the most participation is the Earth Day, which in at the end of April in downtown Indianapolis. Thousands of participants attend to learn about sustainable living, environmental awareness, and natural products. Beta Psi members hosted a Keeping Indianapolis Beautiful booth in 2011 and gave away several types of plants, including species native to Indianapolis to encourage natural beauty in the city. In 2012, the booth will be youth focused, and the plan is to have children make their own homemade Playdough. 
Chapter/Member Accomplishtments, Awards, Recognition Philip Peterson, Danny Thomas, Michelle Kinman, LaTosha Williams (are there more Michelle?) all made the President's/Dean's List within the last year. 

Philip Peterson and Jahuan Jarret both received internships to the SWS Annual Summit in Florida in January. They will receive funding to fly to Orlando and present their wetlands-focused research in June 2012. 
National Convention Attendance At the National Convention we had one faculty; Dr. Nancy Munson and four students; Philip Peterson (President), Michelle Kinman (Vice President), LaTosha Williams (Secretary), and Tammy Taylor (Member).
National Convention Presentations One of our members presented a poster at the 2012 national convention, Tammy Taylor.
Contact email address: michelle.kinman at students.martin.edu

Submitted on March 30, 2012 12:53 am

Chapter Name Beta Xi
College/University University of Pikeville
Chapter Meetings The Beta Xi chapter of Sigma zeta started off this school year by inviting anyone on campus to attend our first meeting in September. We then held monthly meetings every second Thursday in joint with the university's Biology Club (a club composed of all science majors, despite the name). We also had occasional meetings on the Thursday before a scheduled event, such as in the week before hosting the Gifted Program event at the university. We have made extensive use of the Facebook group we created to relay information from meetings to students that are unable to attend due to schedule conflicts.
Chapter Activities Beginning in the fall of 2011, the members represented the honor society at the University of Pikeville's Club Day. We encouraged students to attend a Goggle Dyeing Party, where students could purchase goggles and dye them multiple colors while eating pizza and meeting members of Sigma Zeta. We then began having monthly meetings in partnership with the Biology Club to limit the number of meetings students have throughout the year. 

Members volunteered at the local Remote Area Medicine (RAM) free health clinic located in Grundy, VA, in June and the one later in Pikeville, KY, in September. In October, Beta Xi hosted an educational day for the Pike County Gifted Program, a day where select students from elementary schools in the area were able to come and learn concepts about Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Members ran the events: building foam rockets with rubber bands while discussing force and elasticity, creating alum crystal figurines while talking about supersaturated solutions and kinetics, and extracting DNA from their cheek cells using electrolyte solution, and detergent to lyse the cells, and an alcohol to separate the DNA from the solution. Owl pellet dissections were a last minute request by a few students, sifting through fur with them while members led other students through the science department to look at specimens and the laboratories. Many members then offered assistance in helping run the largest fundraiser on campus, the annual Haunted Lab. Students and professors spent three nights before Halloween scaring visitors that travelled too far into the "haunted" Armington Science Center, running in to mad scientists, deranged experiments, and creepy specimens. In November, the Beta Xi chapter invited a speaker, Dean Easton, from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy to talk about the future of pharmacy and how students could apply to their school. The following week, members were funded by the University of Pikeville to attend a graduate/medical/pharmacy open house at Marshall University with professor Rafal Grudzien. They were able to obtain information to pass out to Sigma Zeta members at the regularly scheduled November meeting. 

In the Spring semester, Sigma Zeta spoke at the Pre-SOMA career day that was set up for freshmen and sophomores. Beta Xi mainly gave advice on how to apply for graduate and medical schools, a timeline for when to sign up for GRE's and the MCAT, and our senior speakers were also able to answer questions about interviews. Beta Xi members were allowed to attend a field trip to Marshall University's Forensics program in February where they got to explore the facilities and learn more about the chemistry graduate program. The largest event held this spring was the Science Olympiad competition sponsored at the University of Pikeville in March. The majority of Beta Xi members volunteered, either running events for students, proctoring exams, running concessions, or even having the honor of passing out awards during the closing ceremony. 

Plans have already been made to induct our new members into the Beta Xi chapter shortly after Easter, as well as a return visit from the Gifted Program students to spend a more Biology focused day where they are excited to dissect animals like a few cats, lampreys, frogs, and sharks. According to their coordinator, the students are already excited and "looking forward to Next Time!'". 
Chapter/Member Accomplishtments, Awards, Recognition We have many senior members graduating with honors this May. We have one senior member, Amy Lester, that has also won the university's Art award. We are very proud of many of our senior members that have been accepted to medical and pharmacy school. We also are proud of our members that presented research at previous conventions, including: 

2011. Blair, S., S. Stewardson, C. C. W. Whittaker, and J. C. Whittaker. Ectoparasite load on Peromyscus from Kentucky forest sites. Appalachian College Association's Annual Summit XIV. Asheville, NC. 

2011. Blair, S., S. Stewardson, C. C. W. Whittaker, and J. C. Whittaker. Ectoparasite load on Peromyscus from Kentucky forest sites. 97th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science, Murray, KY. 

2011. Cline, R. M., L. K. Ferrell, and J. C. Whittaker. Small mammal use of and ectoparasite load on reclaimed mountaintop removal and valley-fill habitats. 54th Annual Southeastern Region Meeting of Beta Beta Beta held jointly with the 19th Annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Huntsville, AL. 

2011. Damron, K. M., R. W. Arts, and J. C. Whittaker. Responses of salamanders to simulated environmental vibration. The 18th Annual Animal Behavior Conference. Bloomington, IN. 

2011. Elswick, M. J., C. C. W. Whittaker, and J. C. Whittaker. Documentation of rates of infection by Toxoplasma gondii in house cats (Felis catus) in eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia. The 18th Annual Animal Behavior Conference. Bloomington, IN. 

2011. Elswick, M. J., C. C. W. Whittaker, and J. C. Whittaker. Documentation of rates of infection by Toxoplasma gondii in house cats (Felis catus) in eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia. 54th Annual Southeastern Region Meeting of Beta Beta Beta held jointly with the 19th Annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Huntsville, AL. 

2011. Stewardson, S., S. Blair, and J. C. Whittaker. White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus): Identification and Potential Population Shifts in Kentucky and Minnesota. Appalachian College Association's Annual Summit XIV. Asheville, NC. 

2011. Stewardson, S., S. Blair, and J. C. Whittaker. White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus): Identification and Potential Population Shifts in Kentucky and Minnesota. 97th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science, Murray, KY.
National Convention Attendance William "Billy" Dempsey - President 
Eric Verlon Taylor - Vice President 
Stephanie Blair - member 
Christian Tyler Marcum - member 
Chris Stumbo - member 
Olivia Holbrook - nonmember 
Josh Salyers - member 
Lauren Taylor Mullins - member 
Elizabeth Harp - member 
Colton Bentley - member 
Bernadine Cochran - advisor/professor of mathematics 
Mike Holcomb - professor of mathematics 
Rafal Grudzien - professor of chemistry 
National Convention Presentations Our junior member, Stephanie Blair, will be presenting a poster presentation on her research "Ectoparasite load on Peromyscus from Kentucky forest sites". 

We had another member, Samantha Stewardson, who looked forward to presenting her research on "White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus): Identification and Potential Population Shifts in Kentucky and Minnesota.", but was unable to make it.
National Awards, Accomplishments, or Recognitions At the previous national convention our graduating senior Maranda Elswick was honored with a chapter award.
Contact email address: whdempsey at gmail.com

 


 

Submitted on March 28, 2012 8:27 am

Chapter Name Beta
College/University McKendree University
Chapter Meetings We held bi-monthly meetings (2 times a month) during most of the year (barring special circumstances such as Spring Break). At the meetings, we discussed events we were planning throughout the year, as well as committee time for the committees working on various projects.
Chapter Activities Apart from initiating more than 15 members, we judged a local school's science fair this year. In addition, we planned multiple fundraisers in order to help offset the cost of national convention; these fundraisers include a bake sale and our annual plant sale (which is in mid-to-late April).
National Convention Attendance Jason Rust 
Rebecca Castillo 
Stacia Novy 
Daniel LaMaster 
Dr. Michele Schutzenhofer 
Dr. Rob VanPutte
Contact email address: revincent at mckendree.edu

 


 

Submitted on March 26, 2012 1:38 pm

Chapter Name Alpha Beta
College/University Campbellsville University
Chapter Meetings The Alpha Beta Chapter has held weekly meetings since September and will continue to do so until the end of April. Approximately four to seven students attend each meeting along with our advisor. The topics of each meeting consist of new chapter business, goals and other activity ideas. Our goal for this year has been to increase our membership numbers.
Chapter Activities During the fall semester, the chapter activities consisted of a group of six students attending the Bodies Revealed Exhibit in Lexington, KY., a roadside clean-up on the Clay Hill Memorial Forest Property, a silent auction at the Homecoming festivities, monthly student/faculty luncheons and a new member initiation dinner at the end of the semester. Also, Sigma Zeta alumnus, Amy Etherington, returned to Campbellsville University's campus to give a presentation over her internship experience. During the spring semester, the chapter activities have consisted of a group of five students/faculty attending a book forum for well renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, Campbellsville University faculty research presentations, student/faculty potluck and Dr. Carol Elam, Dean for Admissions at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, visited our campus to give a presentation over the University of Kentucky College of Medicine admissions.
Chapter/Member Accomplishtments, Awards, Recognition Bilen Ghirmay, president of Alpha Beta Chapter for fall 2011 semester, was named valedictorian for the December 2011 graduating class.
National Convention Attendance The Alpha Beta Chapter plans to attend the 2012 Sigma Zeta National Convention at Malone University in Canton, OH.
Contact email address: mbblan04 at students.campbellsville.edu