Chapter Spotlights Eastern Region

Alpha Iota Omicron Chapter Update

The Alpha Iota Omicron Chapter
St. Joseph’s College
Patchogue, NY

Events for fall 2010
President: Melissa Walsh
Vice President: James Bocca
Secretary: Laura Randall
Treasurer: Allison Anziano

The Alpha Iota Omicron Chapter completed the following events for fall 2010:

•“Theatre opportunities.” The president of our chapter organized a trip with the Long Island and Brooklyn campus to see the play Orlando by Sarah Ruhl in the city. The event was open to both students and faculty, and mostly faculty attended. The event was a great way to meet faculty from the other campus and come together as a community with an appreciation for the arts.

•“Open Mic Poetry Café.” Our chapter organized an open mic night, and it was in the style of a candlelight café. We transformed the cafeteria into café with round tables, fake candles on each table, and a snack table with drinks and refreshments. The event was open to both students and faculty. All participants were welcome to read their own poetry, poetry of others, sing, rap, play an acoustic instrument, etc. We charged a minimum amount at the door to raise money for our chapter.

•“Tropical Smoothie Fundraiser.” Our chapter raised money at a local smoothie café. The cafe was generous enough to allow us to advertise in the parking lot to raise money for our chapter. A small percent of every customer’s purchase went towards our chapter.

•“Shakespeare’s Tragic Silence.” Our chapter had our advisor, Dr. Ricciardi, speak to students, faculty, and others about Shakespeare’s tragic heroes’ last words. He spoke about Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth. The event was extremely successful and there was standing room only.

•“CST workshop.” Our chapter planned two different “CST workshops.” In these workshops a generous professor from our college dedicated her time to help students learn study tips for the English Content Specialty Test.

•“Homework Helpers.” The former president organized a program called Homework Helpers. For community service our chapter members participate in tutoring students from grades 1-12 in all subject areas. The current president kept the program going this year, and it is growing in popularity. We tutor every Tuesday night for two hours at a public library.

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