What's New from STTI?
Presidential Call to Action
Please follow this link to the webpage with a video of STTI President Hester Klopper's Call to Action presented at the 42nd Annual Biennial Convention in 2013. http://www.nursingsociety.org/aboutus/board/Pages/bio_klopper.aspx
Join the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for the 43rd Biennial Convention, 7-11 November 2015! Accepting abstracts until January 28, 2015.
Save the date for STTI’s largest event, featuring outstanding plenary speakers, networking opportunities, over 800 oral and poster presentations, and the opportunity to explore one of the most famous cities in the United States.
Registration information will be available soon.
What's New on the Epsilon Theta Circle?
Meet our New Vice President- LaTashia Kiel MSN, RN
LaTashia Kiel is a master’s prepared registered nurse who has taken
an active role in saving the lives of many Americans for the past seven
years at the Level 1 trauma center in Central Texas, University Medical
Center at Brackenridge (UMCB). A twice graduate of the University of
Texas at Austin, Kiel received an initial degree in Nursing and went on
to further her nursing education with a degree in Adult Health with a
Focus on Teaching. Through her seven year career at UMCB, LaTashia has
worked hard to learn all she could to help her patients, family members,
and friends to achieve the most optimal health. She strongly believes
that, “As Christians we are saved to serve, love, and have mercy on
others.” She takes her job seriously and is often praised by her
co-workers as someone who goes beyond the call of duty for others.
married George Kiel in April 2012 and immediately fell in love with his
family, including George’s lovely mother, Debra. Her untimely death
devastated everyone and forced LaTashia to take on the role she has
grown to love, nurse, friend, caregiver, with her own loved ones. While
helping her own family cope with the trauma of losing its matriarch, she
encouraged her husband to pursue his dream of hosting a basketball
tournament about sneakers. She knew that through this event he could
raise awareness about the disease, help others proactively care for
their bodies, and teach the masses to avoid the deadly prognosis.
is currently a charge nurse in the Emergency Department at UMCB, Vice
President of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Epsilon Theta
Chapter, Co-Founder and Director of Operations of the Kiel Colon Cancer
Foundation and Kick & Roll Classic, and Leader of a Greater Mount
Zion Marriage Ministry Prayer Circle.
Share Your Volunteer Interests for the Chapter
Did you know that STTI has a system for sharing your volunteering interests at the local, regional, and international level? Go to http://membership.nursingsociety.org and click on VIProfile to share your interests.
Check out our FALL 2014 Chapter Newsletter!
Mark Your Calendars- Upcoming Chapter Events
Project Collaborate at Asian American Resource Center Health Fair, February 1, 9am-1pm
Join us as we collaborate with the Association of Nurses in Graduate School and the UT College of Pharmacy to provide health screenings and education to local Austinites. Come for all or part of the event. Address: 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754
Joint Research Meeting with Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. February 13, 2015, 12-1pm at Seton Administrative Offices, Room 154.
Come hear Dr. Terry Jones share her research on staffing and unfinished care
. We will also get to meet local rehabilitation nurses. More information coming soon!
Project Collaborate at Feria Para Aprender, February 21, 10am-3pm
Award, Scholarship, and Grant Application Deadline March 2, 2015
Join us as we collaborate with the Association of Nurses in Graduate School and the UT College of Pharmacy to provide health screenings and education to local Austinites. Come for all or part of the event. Address: Highland Mall 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752. The expected number of attendees is about 300 and we typically screen around 100+ for the event. We would need lots of Spanish translators.
Nurse Day at the Capitol with TNA, February 23 & 24
Be a champion for nursing and the patients we serve! Participate in Nurse Day at the Capitol 2015, February 23 & 24, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol. Sponsored by the Texas Nurses Assocation. Find our more information at http://www.texasnurses.org/events/event_details.asp?id=531381
Applications for chapter awards, scholarships, and grants applications due to pcarter@
mail.nur.utexas.edu by midnight.
Explore UT, March 7, 11-4pm at UT Austin
The Epsilon Theta chapter will be partnering with the UT College of Pharmacy
and the UT School of Nursing for Explore UT. Our members will be providing health screenings and education for Austin community members at the event. We need members to volunteer for all or part of the event. Bring your family to the event as well to check out the offerings from schools across campus.
Project Collaborate at Vestido Rojo, April 4, 10am-3pm
us as we collaborate with the Association of Nurses in Graduate School
and the UT College of Pharmacy to provide health screenings and
education to local Austinites. Come for all or part of the event.
Address: Shoal Crossing 8611 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759. The expected number of attendees is about 300 and we typically screen around 100+ for the event. We would need lots of Spanish translators.
Click on the Quick Links on the right to find out more about us and see pictures from recent events!