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Events Calendar
Course Opportunities
Philanthropy Event: Blades Against AIDS
Upcoming Events for IFC & PHA Member
You're Invited to Gamma Week!
Spring Break Service Opportunity

 Events Calendar 

This Week: 


11/9: Sorority Recruitment Event: Sprite Dates, Minnich Hall


11/12: Alpha Epsilon Phi's Blades Against AIDS- Wear Pink to the Rink! 




Next Week:


 11/14: Alpha Omicron Pi & Miami Athletics' Minute to Win It--1st Round


11/15: Beta Theta Pi's Powder Puff Turkey Bowl


11/19: Alpha Omicron Pi & Miami Athletics' Minute to Win It--final round






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Course Opportunities

EDL 100 "Career Development for the College Student"

 EDL 100 is a two-credit sprint course designed to take you through the entire career development process while taking into account your fraternity/sorority experience. Students will learn how to use their experiences in the fraternity/sorority community and personalized information from the course to make informed career and educational decisions that are a good fit for them. Students will also examine occupational information and trends, and gain experience interviewing while learning tips on how to develop their resume. 

Spring 2012: EDL 100 will be Monday/Wednesday from 4:10pm-5:50pm. Email to register. 


                                EDL 206 "The Nature of Group Leadership"

EDL 206 is a two-credit, full semester course for second-year students interested in exploring multiple approaches to leadership and building capacity for socially responsible leadership as it relates to the fraternity/sorority experience. The course involves engaged learning through community action work, skill building, reading, writing, case analysis and dialogue. The course also includes a service-learning component. 
Spring 2012: EDL 206 will be Tuesdays from 4:10-5:50pm. Email to register.

Philanthropy Event: Blades Against Aids

Alpha Epsilon Phi's philanthropy event, Blades Against AIDS: Wear Pink to the Rink! is coming up. It's an ice skating event held at Goggin that helps raise awareness about pediatric AIDS and breast cancer.  Benefitting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Sharsheret- a support network for women facing breast cancer. 

Blades Against AIDS: Wear Pink to the Rink!
Benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation & Sharsheret
Goggin Ice Center, November 12, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$4 admission with free skate rental

Come out for a fun time to support a great cause!

It's Transition Time: Upcoming Events for IFC & PHA!
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Transitions Dinner

November 28th 6:30pm

Heritage Room

RSVP to Elissa Christmas:


 All outgoing and incoming chapter presidents and council exec members invited




Social Chair and Risk Manager Training

November 29th 6:00pm

Shriver MPR C


The social chair and/or risk manager from all chapters is required to attend. Organizations not present will not be able to have socials in spring semester.



New Member Educator Training

November 29th 7:30pm

Shriver MPR C


The new member educator of every chapter is required to attend.




Transition Workshop

December 7th 7pm - 9pm

Shriver MPR C


Incoming and outgoing officers of all chapters are invited. Please RSVP To Elissa Christmas at for a spot!




Transitions Meeting
If you are an outgoing chapter president please remember to schedule a transition meeting with Jenny Levering (IFC) or Kayte Fry (PHA), including yourself and your incoming chapter president!



Sigma Lambda Gamma Week!
Gamma Week

Gamma Week Events

Monday Nov. 14th - Antibullying Panel 
5pm - 6:30pm,  Taylor Auditorium FSB
Bullying still occurs in higher ed and needs to be addressed and understood, but never tolerated. Come support our sisters that organized this panel! 

Tuesday Nov. 15th - Study Abroad Presentation and Informational meeting 
6pm - 7:30pm McGuffy 122
Get the "Real Deal" of what studying abroad was like for some of our chapter sisters and get materials to start your own journey! 
***SLG Informational right after the presentation.***

Wednesday Nov 16th - Teach For America Discussion 
6pm-7pm CBCL 
Join us as we discuss one of our generations greatest issues: the
achievement gap. Carrie Littman and Colleen Crawford from TFA will join us to share information on the achievement gap and the TFA organization.

Thursday Nov. 17th - Mapping Human Trafficking in Ohio and the World, Presentation & Panel
5-7pm, MPR, Shriver Center
Join our sisters as we support CAWC's Human Rights and Social Justice program with this panel!

Friday Nov. 18th - Community Service 
4pm-6pm Su Casa, Hamilton OH

Saturday Nov. 19th - Gammas perform at Diwali
4pm-6pm Hall Auditorium
Our chapter sisters Naima and Liz will be performing at the annual Indian Festival of Lights performance hosted by ISA. Come help us support their efforts! 

Sunday Nov. 20th - Pink Pancakes For the Cure
11am-1pm, Shriver Basement
Come support our Philanthropy! Proceeds will go to support breast cancer awareness, $1 per pancake . 
Spring Break Service Opportunity


Ambassadors for Children

Miami University Chapter


Volunteer Trip to Cartagena, Columbia


Spring Break 2012: Non-Credit Service Learning Abroad Opportunity

MARCH 3rd-10th, 2012


Spend Spring Break volunteering with young children in beautiful Columbia:

Work in local pre-schools and hospitals. The team will be based in the historic town, a large beach resort area, and will travel every day to work sites. Students will participate in various cultural activities to include cooking classes, dance lessons, excursion to the Totumo Mud Volcano, snorkeling, museum tours, and visits to historic sites. Students will gain experience working in pre-schools such as Suenos de Libertad, Villa Gloria, as well as in the Casa del Nino Children's Hospital. You will learn more than you determined everyday life in Columbia.




Contact: Dr. Martha Castaneda:

(513) 529-7280


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-The Cliff Alexander Office Staff