Congratulations to Brian Janisch on receiving the first Sigma Zeta Paragon Award! This award is given at the discretion of the advisors to the officer or member who best represents PTK’s values and goes above and beyond in service to the chapter. Brian is the outgoing vice president and incoming president. His work during the last year to help bring back Sigma Zeta, create an honors lounge, and encourage others to join PTK was instrumental in our chapter’s growth and success. Thank you, Brian!
Many of you are engaged in undergraduate research in your classes, and you may be presenting some of that work at the college’s Undergraduate Research Fair and/or at the University of Oregon’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Many of you are also wonderful fiction writers, painters, photographers, poets, song writers, and other types of writers and artists. It’s time to start publishing your work!
This publication workshop covers several aspects of the publication process:
- where to find places to submit your work,
- how to submit it,
- what to expect in response, and
- how to track submissions and publications.
Don’t forget that Lane Community College has its own journal, Denali, where you can send work!
When you do have work published, be sure to add that information to your CV and resume. See this Curriculum (CV) Workshop for more details.
This weekend, members of our chapter participated in the PTK Rocky Mountain-Cascade Region’s first time ever virtual Spring Convention. The event was organized by Regional Coordinator Michelle Gietl and the regional team. Regional officers provided a wide range of presentations and evening fellowship opportunities.
At Saturday’s Awards Gala, our chapter received several awards! In addition to being recognized as a three-star chapter, we also received a Rising Star Award for our chapter activities and development; a REACH Award for recruiting; and a Horizon Award for chapter advising.
Next year’s convention will hopefully be in person. If it is, it will be at Umpqua Community College, where this year’s convention was supposed to have been held. Our members will be there, and we plan to be a four-star chapter by then!
Our Regional Coordinator, Michelle Gietl, and the regional officers have done an amazing job creating a virtual Spring Convention! May 15 and 16 are packed with presentations and workshops with topics ranging from scholarships to public speaking to what to do once you are a chapter officer. There is also an awards gala on May 16 from 5:00-7:00 PST.
If you’ve registered, you’ll receive the schedule in an email message.
You can still register for this free event: registration form
Follow our region on Facebook for fellowship opportunities during the convention!
Each year, our Rocky Mountain-Cascades Region of Phi Theta Kappa holds its Spring Convention. This year, the event was to be held nearby at Umpqua Community College.
With the current stay-at-home orders in place, the event will now be virtual on the weekend of May 15, with the awards ceremony being held at 5:00 on Saturday, May 16. More details about the days/times/schedule will be coming soon!
Register now for this free event and represent our Sigma Zeta Chapter at Spring Convention!
Here is Registration Form!
Check out this short workshop by Casey Reid and Ce Rosenow, and start building your own expanded resume known as a curriculum vitae or CV!
Contact Casey (ReidC@lanecc.edu) or Ce (RosenowC@lanecc.edu) if you have questions or would like more help with your CV!
Congratulations to Brian and Nadira on being elected as Sigma Zeta President and Sigma Zeta Treasurer respectively! They sent the following messages to our membership:
“Hi, my name is Brian, and I am excited to be your chapter President for the 2020/2021 school year. I’m currently working towards my degree in Aerospace Engineering, and will start up at OSU in the Fall term of 2021. I wish you all well during these times, and hope that your classes this term are going well. I look forward to seeing you all next fall and working with you to make your PTK/school experience as good as possible.”
“My role here as a treasurer is to assist the PTK advisors to open and maintain a financial account for the chapter, keep a set of financial performances/records that shall be audited and notarized at the end of each officer term, present the chapter’s financial records at business meetings and file all financial records in the chapter’s official files at the end of each term.
I am very thankful for the position and would like to help PTK grow in LCC. This will also help me to learn and utilize the skills of a treasurer as an experience and investment in the future. I am aware that this is one of the higher positions in PTK. Thus, I will try my best to work hard and fulfill my responsibility for PTK.”
We are fortunate to have two such amazing officers leading our chapter next year!
Apply for scholarships! This information comes from PTK headquarters:
“We know students need funds for their education now more than ever! In the shadow of this unprecedented and challenging public health situation, we want to share some good news with you and your members! The 2020-2021 PTK Scholarship Application is open and will award nearly $300,000 in scholarship funds to PTK members this spring!
Through one scholarship application, students may be considered for:
Students enrolled in Fire Science, Fire Prevention, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Emergency Services Administration, Community Risk Reduction, Fire Engineering, Public Safety Education, Pharmacy Tech, Public Safety Administration, Emergency Management and Criminal Justice will find that we have programs especially for those majors.
The application close date is a month away, and we hope your students will take advantage of these great scholarship opportunities. For complete details, including eligibility criteria, students should visit the links included above. The application can be accessed here and must be completed and submitted by May 15, 2020, at 5:00 pm, Central Time.
We would like to make it easier for students to complete the application so we have created placeholders that we can provide (upon request) to allow students to complete the Upload section of the application. These placeholders include one for a letter of recommendation, one for the transcript and one for the citizenship documentation.
For questions and assistance, contact us at email@example.com.”
Don’t miss this opportunity, Sigma Zeta members! Apply now!
Are you interested in finding leadership opportunities, ways to connect with others during this stay-at-home time, and additional elements to add to your resume and scholarship applications? OSPIRG is looking for student volunteers. Learn more!