**Mark your Chapter Calendars now!**
January 4-6: Greeks Serve-Winter Edition
January 22: Greek Leaders Retreat
January 25: New Chapter President Workshop
Greeks Serve 2011
Last year, we showed the true meaning of giving back to Wentworth Elementary School in Chicago, IL, this year we’re back for round 2!! This three day experience is full of serve, fun, and meeting new people. Applications are now being accepted until November 18, 2010 at 5:00pm on www.illinigreeks.com (click Greeks Serve on the right side of page).
Students will be notified by December 4, 2010 of application acceptance. Please be reminded, there will be a $75.00 fee for students who are accepted and plan to attend the trip.
Greek Leaders Retreat 2011
The Greek Leaders’ Retreat is an event that provides all chapter presidents and the four council executive board officers with invaluable information, fun, leadership training, and networking opportunities. You will meet the presidents of the all sororities and fraternities, the Executive Board of the Black Greek Council, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, United Greek Council, and University officials that support fraternities and sororities.
When: Saturday, January 22, 2010
Where: Activities Recreation Center (MPR 6)
Time: 8:30 a.m.
New Chapter President Workshop
All newly elected Chapter Presidents must attend the New Chapter President Orientation to learn about the roster system, expectations of Chapter Presidents and meet the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff. Please email Michelle at email@example.com to confirm your attendance.
When: January 25, 2011
Where: ACES Library - Heritage Room
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Attention All Chapter Presidents
Please update certified housing with the following information: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and House manager of your chapter. The following should be included for each position: Name, UIN, telephone number, and email address. Please send this information to Jamie Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you have chosen to decorate your chapter house for the holidays and they look great! Just a reminder about some safety precautions to consider when decorating with outdoor lights:
• Use only lights approved by OSHA-certified laboratories, like Underwriters Laboratory (UL).
• Check for frayed wires before plugging in lights.
• Never string lights when they are plugged in.
• Use extension cords that are rated to carry the electrical loads connected to them.
• Don’t overload a circuit. An overloaded circuit could cause a fire.
• Use outlets with ground fault interrupters for outdoor lighting.
• Do not drive nails, staples or tacks through wiring insulation.
Prepare your Chapter House for Winter Break
What are the leading risks to a chapter facility during holiday breaks?
1. Water freeze
3. Vandalism and theft.
What can you do to avoid these types of losses?
Service your furnace/boiler. Routine maintenance is critical and relatively inexpensive. In the long run it will save you money. Your furnace will run more efficiently and be more dependable, which is critical during periods when there will be no one around to monitor its performance.
Leave your furnace on and maintain the heat at or above 60 degrees.
Shut off the water supply at the main valve and open the faucets. If your property is equipped with a fire sprinkler system, please check with the contractor to ensure its effectiveness is not compromised.
Make sure all hoses are removed from exterior water spigots.
Service and drain water within the lawn sprinkler system
Leave open the doors to cabinets that contain water lines. This will allow heat to enter the area.
Check all rooms and unplug all non-essential appliances and electronics. The source of many fires was an improperly used, unattended or malfunctioning appliance or space heater. If they are not plugged in, they are not a threat.
Utilize a responsible member or alumnus/alumna to check on the property, at a minimum, every 24 hours. Controlling the extent of a loss after an occurrence is critical. Make sure this designated person has the appropriate contact information. We recommend that the person is provided with:
1. Alumni/House Corporation and Chapter President Contact
2. A Company such as ServiceMaster that can respond to extract water and/or secure the property from sustaining further damage. You can locate a ServiceMaster franchise by calling 1-800-RESPOND
3. Insurance claim reporting information.
Make sure the property is securely locked and ask the local police department to check on it periodically to deter vandals and thieves. Don’t forget to securely store all valuables!
Clean the chapter house before the break. This will ensure that no heat registers are blocked and will reduce any potential fire hazards.
(Information provided by HRH/Kirklin & Co. www.kirklin.com)
Leadership Center i-Programs
Spend some time this Winter break developing your leadership skills and learning how to become a more effective leader! If you find yourself with little to do this break, or are looking for a way to connect with new friends, we hope you’ll consider spending some time participating in one of our I-Programs!
Insight: Focuses on self awareness, self management, and personal awareness.
Date: January 7 and 8
Location: Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
*Transportation from campus to and from Oak Brook will be provided
Integrity: Focuses on personal values and intersections with morals and ethics.
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
Location: Illini Union
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To register visit http://www.illinoisleadership.illinois.edu/
$500 REWARD – Sigma Nu
For Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the burglary and theft at: Sigma Nu Fraternity
And/or the recovery of stolen property. Among the stolen items: 4ft x 3ft framed oil painting “Let Us Have Peace” depicting Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, Oil Painting of Abraham Lincoln seated and other items were also stolen – any property belonging to the Sigma Nu Fraternity may be returned to 409 Turner Services Building, 600 E. John Street. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS (8477) or Urbana Police at 217-384-2320
Sexual Assault Liaison Program
This program trains women to be supporters and advocates for other women dealing with issues of interpersonal violence. This 3 hour credit course will offer practical skills in providing support and referrals to campus and community resources.
Course Title: GWS 199 Section PLM
When: Tuesdays, 3-5pm
Where: Location to be announced
If you have any questions or are interested in enrolling in the course, contact Jennifer Scott at the Women's Resources Center: 333.3137 or email@example.com
ACE IT (Alcohol Culture Explored Interactive Theatre) Facilitation Course, Spring 2011
Days/Times: CHLH 199-AC1 (44534) Tu/Th 3-4:15pm
Or CHLH 199-AC2 (47207) M/W 3-4:15pm
Both classes are 3-credit hours.
Description: Interested in leading peers in group discussions regarding the alcohol culture on campus? Interested in learning more about the health and safety issues related to drinking? CHLH 199 (AC1 & AC2) is a course offered Spring semester that teaches practical facilitation skills and alcohol education. Students will examine alcohol use and abuse on college campuses, as well as develop practical skills for leading peer discussions for the ACE IT (Alcohol Culture Explored Interactive Theatre) program. Students from this course are eligible to become peer facilitators for the ACE IT program next Fall.
We are also looking for paid actors for the Fall 2011 ensemble. Auditions will be held in April.
Contact Betsy Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about either opportunity.
Teach for America
Want to make a difference in the lives of others? Want to be part of a team that creates change? Want to earn a degree at the same time you are teaching? The next deadline is December 17. Join Teach for America! To find out more about the program and the application process, visit the following link: http://www.teachforamerica.org/
Raffle: What is the deadline to register for the Greek Leaders’ Retreat?
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