We have three wonderful new officers who will lead our chapter this year: Matt Wakefield, President; Annie Sweet, Vice President of Service; Noni Lundy, Public Relations Officer. Each of them brings excellent skills and a commitment to serving our chapter membership. With their help, we will have an excellent year!
Thank you to all three leaders for their contributions to our Sigma Zeta Chapter!
We are so proud of this year’s members of the All Oregon Academic Team: Deepti Gautam (Engineering), Nora Jackson (Dental Hygiene), and Shawna Staff (Computer Programming). All three students are members of the Lane Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa.
A special shout out goes to Nora Jackson for being selected as one of the featured speakers! Even though the awards ceremony has been cancelled because of COVID-19, Nora’s speech will be recorded and available to view.
Consider running for office! We’ll hold elections early in Spring Term for next year’s officers. Holding office is a great experience that builds leadership skills and provides a good line for your resume. It’s also a fun chance to work with other students in our Sigma Zeta Chapter.
You may run for as many offices as you like, but if you are elected to more than one, you will have to choose only one office to hold.
Send Ce Rosenow (RosenowC@lanecc.edu) the office or offices for which you are running along with a single paragraph per office explaining why you want to hold that office and what skills you will bring to the job.
Consider sharing your work from a previous or current class at these two events! They are open to a wide variety of projects and presentation types.
The University of Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium takes place May 27. You can be on a panel, read a paper, show an academic poster, share creative work including performances, or share a five-minute data story where you just explain a project you are working on that isn’t finished. Register by 5:00 pm April 12 here: https://undergradsymposium.uoregon.edu/symposium-abstract-submission. You just need to confirm you’ll participate, give the title of your work, and select the type of work you’ll be presenting. The event will be virtual and is free.
Each spring, PTK chapters hold an induction ceremony for their new members. With the pandemic, these ceremonies couldn’t happen. Thankfully, PTK Headquarters has created a virtual induction ceremony for everyone who joined in 2020!
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020
Induction Ceremony: December 10, 2020; 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
The regional officers are holding a scholarship workshop! Here is the information from our regional coordinator:
Have questions about the PTK scholarship? Need a little push to get your application started? Need tips about writing a scholarship essay?
Come spend the night with the RMC region and apply for scholarships. Our goal with this scholarship night is to all work on the PTK application at our own pace, but have an environment where you can ask questions as they come up during the process.
Congratulations to Jordan Coen. Their story, “Esmerelda’s Journey,” was one of 25 works accepted by PTK’s anthology, Nota Bene, out of the 370 submissions received! The anthology will be available online this winter. See the full press release!