January 4, 2013
November 2, 2012
Please congratulate the following on being appointed to a Chapter Advisory Board. If you are interested in becoming a member of a Chapter Advisory Board please contact Allison Bressler, Associate Director of Chapter Services at email@example.comHolly Thompson Epsilon Gamma, Armstrong Atlantic State University Chapter Consultant Lindsey Keen Epsilon Gamma, Armstrong Atlantic State University Assistant Chapter Advisor Jennifer Allan Delta Sigma, University of the Sciences Assistant Chapter Advisor Kate Wagner Alpha Phi, West Chester University of PA Chapter Advisor Ashley Meyer SUNY – Geneseo Colony Assistant Chapter Advisor Brandy Pate Upsilon, University of Central Arkansas Chapter Advisor Jocelyn Ries Epsilon Kappa, Trine University Assistant Chapter Advisor
October 10, 2012
In August, the National Council approved several grant requests to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation that are critical to the educational programming offered by the Sorority to its members. In addition to submitting grant requests to the Foundation for the 2013 Project Impact Service Immersion trip and the Four Year Member Development Program, the Sorority submitted a request to fulfill the gift by the Foundation of the Education Connection classroom at Headquarters. This room, which Convention attendees were able to tour, is a state-of-the-art meeting and training space which can be used for numerous purposes. The National Council and guests met August 16-19 and used the technology in the classroom to communicate with the Sorority’s financial advisors, record a video message to the membership, and facilitate discussion and training. The Council was joined by Beth McOsker, National Panhellenic Conference and Kris Haskin, National Foundation 2nd Vice President for the meeting. Alli Miller, the first undergraduate member of the National Council, was enthusiastically welcomed to her first National Council meeting! The National Officers participated in an “Ask the National Officers” question and answer session hosted by Kris Haskin with questions from members that came in on Facebook, Twitter and by email. To view the video and learn more about the National Officers, visit Meet the National Council and NPC Delegate
The National Council meeting participants discussed three primary areas of focus over the course of the weekend:
- Ensuring adequate financial resources and setting membership engagement goals
- Ensuring that the Sorority’s new leadership structure is in place according to the business of the 2010 and 2012 National Conventions
- Reviewing the status of the Sorority’s membership development programs such as the 4 year program and service immersion project
The Council, guests and headquarters staff met with Patricia Wachtel, president and CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, for an interactive discussion about the work of Girls, Inc. and their mission, “Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” Ms. Wachtel engaged the group in conversation about the importance of giving young women opportunities to develop leadership, social, and professional skills. She also covered topics such as volunteer recruitment and maintenance, curriculum development, and non-profit management. For more information about Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, visit www.girlsincindy.org. Erin Fischer, Director of Training Services for the Leadership Institute: Women With Purpose, worked with the Council and guests to practice communications tactics and to discuss relationship building and how to apply these skills as leaders of Alpha Sigma Tau. For more information about the Leadership Institute, visit http://theleadershipinstitute-wwp.org.
What’s next for the National Council? The National Council is looking forward to attending chapter installations this fall and spring 2013 at Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Southern Indiana, respectively, seeing our exceptional sisterhood grow through recruitment activities across the United States, and celebrating Founder’s Day.
October 5, 2012
Congratulations to the following on becoming an appointed member of a Chapter Advisory Board. If you or you know someone that is interested in becoming a member of a Chapter Advisory Board please contact Allison Bressler, Associate Director of Chapter Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or please visit http://www.alphasigmatau.org/the-sisterhood/volunteer/become-an-advisor.Emily Vargo Delta Omega, Penn State – Altoona Chapter Advisor Alice Ball Epsilon Gamma, Armstrong Atlantic University Assistant Chapter Advisor Amy Austin Epsilon Omicron Colony, University of Southern Indiana Assistant Chapter Advisor Kelli O’Brien Alpha Gamma, Henderson State University Chapter Consultant Maribel Street Alpha Lambda, Radford University New Member Advisor Jennifer Visconti Beta Epsilon, Shippensburg University of PA Chapter Advisor Allison Sico Delta Psi, Johnson and Wales University – Denver Recruitment Advisor Jessica Smith Gamma Tau, Lebanon Valley College Recruitment Advisor Daniel Hardt Epsilon Delta, Rogers State University Chapter Advisor Taylor High Rho, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Assistant Chapter Advisor
September 26, 2012
2012 National Hazing Prevention Week is from September 24 – 28. Each year this week provides an opportunity for Alpha Sigma Tau, individuals, organizations, campuses and communities across North America to raise awareness about hazing and to promote hazing prevention. This week allows members and friends of the Sorority to educate students, parents, faculty and staff, coaches, community members, local and campus police, and others so everyone can more easily recognize hazing. Most importantly this week provides a targeted approach on specific education and skills to intervene when hazing occurs. This week should be one part of an overall, year-round hazing prevention plan.
Alpha Sigma Tau supports National Hazing Prevention Week and below are some resources on how you can as well.
For more information, programming, and resources on National Hazing Prevention Week please visit: http://nationalhazingpreventionweek.com/home
For more information, programming, and resources on preventing and education on hazing year round please visit: http://hazingprevention.org/
For more Alpha Sigma Tau specific information and resources please visit the Document Library in Alpha Sigma Tau’s Officer Portal.
September 14, 2012
Congratulations to the following on becoming an appointed member of a Chapter Advisory Board. If you or you know someone that is interested in becoming a member of a Chapter Advisory Board please contact Allison Bressler, Associate Director of Chapter Services at email@example.com or please visit http://www.alphasigmatau.org/the-sisterhood/volunteer/become-an-advisor.Milena Grgas Chapter Advisor Gamma Upsilon – California State University Los Angeles Janis Rowland Chapter Consultant Iota – Emporia State University Amber Ganoe New Member Advisor Alpha Pi – Slippery Rock University of PA Tara Shaffer New Member Advisor SUNY – Geneseo Colony Loretta Cottrell Assistant Chapter Advisor Delta Delta - University of Illinois Chicago Wendy Britt Chapter Consultant Zeta Tau – Longwood University Jennifer Neely Recruitment Advisor Alpha Mu - University of Arkansas at Monticello Sarah Hinshaw Assistant Chapter Advisor Delta Nu – Beloit College Megan Kennerknecht Chapter Advisor SUNY-Geneseo Colony Samantha Caraveo Chapter Consultant Rhode Island College Colony Stephanie Foote Assistant Chapter Advisor Alpha Phi – West Chester University of PA Mary Johnson Chapter Advisor Epsilon Mu - University at Buffalo
August 31, 2012
Congratulations to the following on becoming an appointed member of a Chapter Advisory Board:Amanda Turner Beta Tau, University of Massachusetts Lowell Recruitment Advisor Andrea Tascon Beta Tau, University of Massachusetts Lowell New Member Advisor Robyn Ryan Rhode Island College Colony Chapter Advisor Ronica Jackson Epsilon Beta, University of Texas – Pan American Chapter Advisor Theresa Osorio Epsilon Theta, Fairleigh Dickinson University Assistant Chapter Advisor AnneMarie Ianiero Gamma Rho, Seton Hall University New Member Advisor Kristen Svolos Beta Nu, Bloomsburg University of PA Chapter Consultant Angela Pizzuti University of Southern Indiana Colony Chapter Consultant Courtney Donaher Beta Tau, University of Massachusetts Lowell Chapter Consultant Meghan Oaks Beta Xi, Michigan Technological University Assistant Chapter Advisor Molly Dixon Epsilon Theta, Fairleigh Dickinson University Chapter Consultant Michelle Davis University of Southern Indiana Colony Chapter Advisor Ashley Downs Delta Zeta, East Stroudsburg University of PA Recruitment Advisor Catherine Cipriani Delta Alpha, Gannon University Recruitment Advisor Megan Klauck Delta Beta, Fairmont State University Recruitment Advisor Hollie Cannon Delta Rho, Chowan University Chapter Advisor Lauren Balaity Epsilon Theta, Fairleigh Dickinson University New Member Advisor Ashley Broskey Alpha Pi, Slippery Rock University of PA Chapter Advisor Ann Kitalong-Will Beta Xi, Michigan Technological University Recruitment Advisor
If you are interested in becoming an appointed member of a Chapter Advisory Board, please visit http://www.alphasigmatau.org/the-sisterhood/volunteer/become-an-advisor for additional information.
August 7, 2012
Congratulations to the following on becoming an appointed member of a Chapter Advisory Board. If you are interested in becoming a member of a Chapter Advisory Board or would like more information please contact Allison Bressler, Alumnae and Volunteer Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.orgSissy Johnson Omicron Chapter - Concord University Recruitment Advisor Nicole Davis Epsilon Alpha Chapter - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University New Member Advisor Holland Pintarch Gamma Tau Chapter - Lebanon Valley College New Member Advisor Melanie Smith Omicron Chapter - Concord University New Member Advisor Alexandra Ashman Beta Mu Chapter - Salisbury University Recruitment Advisor Susan Pugliese Beta Nu Chapter - Bloomsburg University of PA Recruitment Advisor Annette Sandoval Rhode Island College Colony Assistant Chapter Advisor Jessica Aguilera Beta Theta Chapter - St. Mary’s University Assistant Chapter Advisor Shannon Sinclair Alpha Mu Chapter - University of Arkansas – Monticello New Member Advisor Carla Grieco Gamma Phi Chapter – Merrimack College Chapter Consultant Laura Tomah Rho Chapter - Southeastern Oklahoma State University New Member Advisor Miranda Forsythe Delta Rho Chapter - Chowan University New Member Advisor Elizabeth Pluciniak Gamma Rho Chapter - Seton Hall University Assistant Chapter Advisor Jody Schaub Beta Xi Chapter - Michigan Technological Institute Chapter Consultant Osmara Perez Epsilon Beta Chapter - University of Texas – University of Pan American Recruitment Advisor Stefani Coleman Omicron Chapter - Concord University Assistant Chapter Advisor Jill Worth Phi Chapter - Southeastern Louisiana University New Member Advisor Mary Najda Epsilon Theta Chapter - Fairleigh Dickinson University Chapter Advisor Rachel Detlev Epsilon Kappa Chapter - Trine University Recruitment Advisor Stephanie Kaiser Epsilon Kappa Chapter - Trine University New Member Advisor Jennifer Thomason Rho Chapter - Southeastern Oklahoma State University Recruitment Advisor Ashley Hoogstraten Beta Pi Chapter - Eastern Illinois University Assistant Chapter Advisor Kellie Zier Beta Tau Chapter - University of Massachusetts, Lowell Assistant Chapter Advisor
June 11, 2012
Patton Boggs LLP is seeking dedicated students with an interest in public policy and government relations to fill unpaid internship positions for the fall of 2012. Patton Boggs LLP is consistently ranked as the top government relations firm in Washington, DC with a reputation for cutting-edge advocacy before Congress and the Executive branch. As an AMLAW 100 firm, Patton Boggs also has outstanding litigation and business transaction practices.
This internship program is available through the firm’s Public Policy Department though participants will have the chance to be exposed to other areas of legal practice.
Applicants are accepted from all academic majors but should be able to demonstrate an interest in public policy or the law as a future career path. Previous government-related internship experience is recommended, although not required. Eligible applicants must be entering the junior or senior year of their undergraduate education.
The internship will take place over 10-15 weeks, beginning in September and ending in early December. Applicants are required to secure academic credit for their internship.
To apply, eligible applicants must send a resume, cover letter and 3-5 page writing sample on a topic of their choosing to Amy Davenport at email@example.com by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13.
May 29, 2012
Hello everyone! I am finally home from Hawaii safe and sound. I apologize for the late post, but I’ve been sleeping almost all day. Pacific time difference will get ya! Now that I am home, I have been reflecting on these past seven days of my life. People keep asking me to explain my trip, but there never seem to be enough words. The only thing I can say is that it was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made. Taking a risk such as, flying across the country to meet 12 other women you don’t know is scary, but I soon was reminded of the power of Tau love. It felt like I have known these women my entire life. We took chances, we faced fears together such as, high ropes course, kayaking, and hiking huge mountains! We met some amazing people whose main goal in life is to preserve their home and have a place that their next generations can be proud of. Sometimes, I think in this world we forgot what a wonderful concept that be, I know I do at least. I think we all left a piece of our hearts in Hawaii, especially at Camp Erdman. I have always been proud to be a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau, but I can honestly say that I have never be more honored or more proud to wear the letters of this organization. We are doing great things and I truly believe that Tau love can make a difference in this world. We were only 13 women this past week, but it felt like to we represented everyone in this sisterhood. What an accomplishment and achievement. I urge each and every sister to apply and embark on any available immersion trip challenge. It WILL change your life. We are all seperate chapters, but we stand for common goals and beliefs. I think that is something to be proud of. I am so grateful for this opputunity. Thank you to everyone who made it possible. I miss my girls from the trip, but I am so blessed to have met each one of you! This is one chapter of my life I will never ever forget. Green and Gold Forever . –Chels