Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Newsletter

Check your mail!!! The Sisters of Tau Lambda have just sent out their Fall Newsletter to give as a few updates regarding the chapter - and a few features to help us get to know some of the current sisters better. In an effort to save some $$ on postage, some of you may have received it via email.

Please be sure that you have updated your contact information. If you have changed your address or email recently, let us know:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tau Lambda Updates

From Tau Lambda President, Tawny Eder:
Recruitment has just finished, the chapter had great attendance at their events and have 10 New Members. 13 of our 25 active members will be graduating this May, so these numbers are very promising for us. We also have a number of interested freshman, and are hoping to keep in touch with them through the semester and into the spring, when they can go through the new member process.

One thing that the chapter is planning is an alcohol awareness event that will be held through the Shippensburg campus. There is a committee of sisters that are in the process of setting this up and brainstorming ideas, and we plan to hold this before the end of October. So far the chapter is planning to collaborate with another sorority or fraternity and inviting the new Miss. PA (Courtney Thomas). She was a student at Shippensburg and is still close friends with a few of the chapter's sisters. Her platform is alcohol awareness, so we are trying to ask her to be a speaker at the event. We are still in the developing stages, so if you or any of the alumnae have any ideas, please do not hesitate to share these ideas.

Another thing that the chapter is planning on doing, is helping another sister with a class. One of our sisters, Amanda Moyer, is a social work major and a class that she is taking this semester is focused on planning and executing a party/event. This party/event is to bring awareness to something, and this year they are bringing awareness to disabilities, and strictly with children. Tau Lambda is very interested in being a part of this and being awareness to disabilities, and are hoping that Amanda's teacher will allow us to set up a table where we can educate people about our philanthropy, juvenile arthritis. However, we will not know until next week how the chapter can help, and participate, in this event. We are also hoping that this brings good PR to the chapter as well. This event is (tentatively) taking place on November 17th.

Those are just a few of the major things that are occuring within the chapter thus far. We also are hosting our ELC (Educational Leadership Consultant) Molly Fenton this week. She has already begun to meet with sisters and even attended one of our recruitment events! She has been a great help to the chapter thus far and we are very excited to learn more from her while she is here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Recruitmen Update

Tau Lambda is pleased to announce that they have 10 NEW MEMBERS!!! (The most for any sorority on campus!) The chapter has also met many freshman they are hoping to recruit for next semester.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SU at West Chester

SU Red Raider Tailgating @ West Chester
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010
Location: Lot S2, lot next to softball field, south campus, West Chester
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm Tailgate
Kick-off: 8pm Farrell Stadium, WCU

SU Alumni Association
Join us for tailgating @ WCU! We provide the tailgate, just let us know if you’ll be there.

SU Red Raider Football Complimentary Tailgate @ West Chester

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010
Location: Lot S2, lot next to softball field, south campus, West Chester
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm Tailgate
Tailgate hosted by the SU Athletics Dept. and alum Bob Batley '85 of West Chester and owner of Stadium Grille.
Kick-off: 8pm Farrell Stadium, WCU

Be our guest and help us prepare by letting us know you'll join our tailgate! Football tickets may be purchased at the stadium gates. West Chester Campus Map

RSVP to or 717-477-1218.


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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Alpha Omicron Pi Supports of National Hazing Prevention Week

Brentwood – In honor of National Hazing Prevention Week, Alpha Omicron Pi is encouraging all of our chapters to participate in showing their campus and community that we are against hazing. This week, September 20-24, 2010, is National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) and is supported by

Chapters are encouraged to support all hazing prevention events on their campus as well as discuss hazing prevention within their own chapter. Alpha Omicron Pi has a Policy Regarding Hazing which reaffirms our position that hazing in any form is absolutely prohibited. The policy further states that “Hazing is not in conformity with the Rituals of Alpha Omicron Pi nor does it project an image of sisterhood and fraternal love.” Visit the AOII Hazing Hotline to learn how to anonymously report hazing.

“We want to encourage our chapters to show their campuses that Alpha Omicron Pi will not tolerate hazing,” said Barb Zipperian, International President. “We need to speak out against this behavior and these horrible traditions not only this week, but every day of every week.”

Alpha Omicron Pi was founded in 1897 at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City. AOII has over 141,000 initiated members in 188 collegiate chapters and over 135 alumnae chapters across the United States and Canada. Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women’s fraternity promoting friendship for a lifetime, inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning, and developing leadership skills through service to the fraternity and community.

For more information go to or AOII's educational website Fulfilling_the_Promise

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Tau Lambda

26 years of sisterhood...
estabilshed September 15th, 1984 at Shippensburg University

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ship 9-11 Memorial Event

Shippensburg University will honor the men and women who lost their lives in the War on Terror at the 2010 September 11th Memorial Event.

The event is sponsored by the Student Veterans of America (SVA), an organization whose main focus is to ensure the well being of veterans as they make the transition from military to college life. Shippensburg’s newly-founded SVA is one of 300 chapters nationwide. It’s estimated the university has between 300 and 400 veterans as students.

The event is part of the SVA’s “Military Appreciation Week.” During the week of Sept. 6, the organization will place 6,500 flags in front of Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, approximately one for every service member who died in the War on Terror. The flags are donated by the Shippensburg VFW.

The memorial event begins at 9:11 a.m. Sept. 11 in front of Lehman Library. Speakers will include Major General Gregg F. Martin, commandant of the United States Army War College; Cumberland County Commissioner Barbara Cross, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel; Dr. Denny Terrell, Shippensburg University’s vice president of administration and finance and a retired Air Force brigadier general; and James Powers, Pennsylvania’s Director of Homeland Security. University music groups will also perform with the Shippensburg VFW and American Legions color guard and rifle units also participating.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

SU Alumni Happenings - September Events

SHIP 9 & Dine at Chambersburg Country Club
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Golf: 5 p.m.; Dinner: 7 p.m.
Location: Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Rd., Chambersburg
Cost: Members $40 charge to account; Non-members $50
Join your alumni hosts Lou Minisci ’91-’96M, Ph.D. and Tim Ebersole ’83-’00M, along with SU President Bill and Judy Ruud for golf and dinner. Dinner entrée choice includes chicken and shrimp over penne pasta, single crab cake or petite filet mignon. Salad and dessert are included.
To RSVP: Please RSVP by Sept. 15 by calling 717-477-1218, or e-mail When making your RSVP, please be prepared to let us know how many will be golfing, your guest(s), your number for dinner, and your entrée choice.

SHIP Alumni Social, DC
Date: Thursday,September 23, 2010
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gordon Biersch, 900 F Street NW, Washington, DC
Join us for SU Night @ Gordon Biersch! Unwind after a long day at work with good company. Let us know you'll be there - RSVP to or phone (717) 477-1218 by September 20.

Brews & Chews: Tasting @ Appalachian Brewing Co.
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA
Cost: $16.00 adults
Come out & Learn your beverage ABC's @ Appalachian Brewing Co.! Quench your thirst while learning from an ABC Brewmaster. Our evening will begin with a private tour of the brewery and ending in the Gallery for our SHIP Tasting session. Everyone will receive a 6 - 5oz samples and includes a buffet selection of delicious hors d'oeuvres. Plan to join fellow alumni, your hosts, and the ABC Brewmaster. Hope to see you there! For our planning, along with the brewery, RSVP's are needed in advance. Please RSVP by: Monday, September 13.

Alumni Hayride with Cookout
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time: 2:14pm - 4:15pm (Plan to arrive at 1:45pm)
Location: McCurdy's Tree Farm, 127 Chestnut Rd., Dillsburg
Cost: $9.00
Join us for a hayride through the tree farm, enjoy the changing leaves and the country atmosphere. Then we’ll spend the rest of our time by our SHIP toasty campfire, roasting marshmallows and making smores. (Bring your own long roasting sticks). Also included is the KIDZ ZONE featuring the 40’ Mc-Tube Slide and Bale Climb. Please RSVP by: September 20, 2010