December 10, 2020
Upcoming Dates To Note
Mortar Board Forum
Communication officers, we want to share what your chapter is doing. Submit an image and story online.

Special National Conference Registration
Each chapter must have a member in attendance at the online SNC held on January 24 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

February 14-20
Mortar Board Week
Mortar Board Week is the annual national celebration of Mortar Board’s founding in 1918. It is a great time to plan visibility events and projects that make an impact on your campus! Visit the Mortar Board website for resources and ideas. We’ll be celebrating our 103rd birthday on February 15, 2021!
Expand Your Professional Network - Serve Nationally!
National President Gail Harrison Corvette has put out a call for nominations for collegiate members to serve on three special national committees in the areas of branding, financial sustainability and member needs.

Please use this form to nominate yourself or other collegiate members who can serve on Mortar Board. We anticipate monthly meetings for one year by Zoom. On each committee are notable experts in the fields of branding, marketing, fundraising, engagement, organizational management and finance. SO.... this is a GREAT opportunity to rub elbows with Mortar Board members who are tops in their field! Let us hear from you before January 15, 2021.
Featured Perch Project
The Maia chapter at the University of New Mexico lit up campus with over 13,000 luminaria for their stunning event called Hanging of the Greens. The immensely popular happening has become not only one of the oldest UNM traditions, but also a unifying event that brings together student organizations, departments, alumni and members of the local communities. This year, in light of COVID-19, Maia adapted the event to include virtual activities such as a wreath-making workshop, luminaria workshops with kits provided for students, and a streaming of The Polar Express. Student organizations participated by submitting videos of themselves "caroling" and expressing holiday wishes. When in person, procession traditionally ends at the on-campus home of the UNM president where a ceremonial wreath is presented to ring in the holiday season. This year, Chapter President Kaylee Maxon worked with Dr. Garnett Stokes, the 23rd-and first woman-president of UNM, to create a video that helped to carry on the tradition. Maia thought it was especially important to continue the tradition of Hanging of the Greens because they wanted to help establish a feeling of normalcy as well as togetherness even though members of this community are separated. What a great perch project and way to "virtually" bring people from all over campus and community together regardless of creed, religion, or beliefs. Great job, Maia chapter!
The Future is Virtual - Help Us Plan It!
The Conference Advisory Board is an inspired, insightful and committed group of mostly collegiate members of Mortar Board who assist the National Office in the planning and execution of programming for the national conference. Apart from being an incredible addition to any résumé, members of CAB have the unique opportunity to plan a national conference in a virtual world while gaining mentorship and networking opportunities from professionals across a variety of fields. Any collegiate member of Mortar Board is eligible to apply as well as new alumni members! Applications for the CAB must be submitted on or before December 15. Please share this with all your members!