Post by J. Scott Hanson, Ph.D.
During the 2009 Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Association formed a committee tasked with assisting actives in preparing for life after college. In support of this effort, the Iota Chapter AA will be holding a Career Day event on February 6th. Several alumni have collaborated to plan this day of presentations and discussions addressing professional topics (see attached agenda) for the benefit of the undergraduate chapter and recent graduates.
We encourage brothers who can spare the time to join us for any or all parts of the day. Alumni attendees can assist by participating in discussions and sharing their own experiences throughout the day. We specifically encourage alumni in the Austin area to make time for the evening networking event at Fish City in Georgetown, which will be a great chance for these guys to practice networking strategies discussed during the day.
This is the first event of this kind for the chapter and for Southwestern. In fact, the Career Services Center will participate in the event and has graciously provided the venue and the food and beverages for the day. If this proves successful, the CSC is considering a similar event on a larger scale for the entire university in the fall.
When we typically gather with the active chapter, we spend much of our time talking about our life in college. This is an opportunity for us to speak to them about our lives after college and, hopefully, to help them get off to a great start.
Please mark your calendar and RSVP to Scott Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday February 3rd. We look forward to seeing you there.
Guest post by Brother Martin Fergus:
Dear Kappa Sigma Friends & Brothers,
I am proud to announce that the 2010 National Student Peace Alliance Conference will be held at Southwestern University on February 26-28. This conference will focus on evidence-based programs that are effectively reducing and preventing violence both at an international and domestic level. The conference will bring together 500 pro-active, pro-peace and solution-oriented young people from across the country to unite around a common, and practical, goal — peace.
Such a prestigious honor for our University could not have occurred without the hard work of the recently deceased Rob Atkinson, the national legislative director for SPA, and the hard work of many other active Iota members involved in Student Peace Alliance at SU. This Conference will most certainly make an impact in Texas as well as on Kappa Sigma nationally.
As we want to make this conference as effective and impactful as possible, Kappa Sigma actives are launching a fundraising campaign to support the conference with the goal of raising $1000 by the date of the conference. We are one month away.
Please consider making a contribution to help provide the proper resources and financial support students need to make this conference exceed the Universityâ€™s expectations and make a difference in Studentâ€™s lives.
You can donate at: http://www.studentpeacealliance.org/give/give or mail a check payable to â€œStudent Peace Allianceâ€ at The Peace Alliance, PO Box 27601, Washington, District of Columbia 20038. If you are interested in sponsoring the conference or would like more information please call 325-518-5889.
Martin Fergus A.E.K.D.B.
President Student Peace Alliance Southwestern Chapter
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