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!
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.
What's New on the Epsilon Theta Circle?
CHAPTER KEY AWARD WINNERS!!!
Our hard work paid off. The Epsilon Theta Chapter has been selected to
receive a Chapter Key Award at the 2015 Biennium Convention. The Chapter Key
Awards, established in 1991, honor STTI chapters that excel in chapter-related
activities such as: membership recruitment and retention, publicity and
programming, professional and leadership development, and local, national and
We are so excited to have been selected to receive this honor. We were recognized for our successful programs and our ongoing improvements/ enhancements to the chapter. The selection committee shared some of the following feedback with us:
“Very nicely completed with good points for other chapters. In Leadership and Development the intern and extern programs were well described and can be used as a model.”
“Your chapter should be commended on the excellent focus on research and advancing nursing practice… Your presentations at professional conferences are outstanding!! Scholarship and research grants awarded are outstanding!!! You chapter demonstrates professionalism and scholarship along with compassion and leadership! What an amazing chapter!! Great scholarly work!! “
We Want to Hear From You:
We want to find out how we can maximize your Epsilon Theta membership experience. Please follow the link below and complete a brief (~10 minute) survey for a chance to win a chapter t-shirt!
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 2015 Newsletter!
Mark Your Calendars- Upcoming Chapter Events
Oct. 10- 90MinutesOfService.pdf: a Chapter Initiative. Austin Animal Center from 9am-12pm
Join us on October 10 from 9am-12pm for our 90 minutes of service. We will be helping with craft projects needed for the homeless dogs and cats of Austin (no-sew beds, stuffing treats, etc.). We will NOT be working directly with any of the animals, so feel free to join us even if you aren’t an animal lover. Please RSVP to Megan Pfitzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org as we will need to provide a head count to AAC. Address: 7201 Levander Loop Bldg A, Austin, TX 78702
Now-Oct. 10 Libraries of Love Africa Book Donation (drop off hardback books for children, adults, and healthcare professionals at UTSoN 2.308 or bring to 90 minutes of service)
Oct. 30 Billye Brown’s Birthday Luncheon
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and Dean Alexa Stuifbergen invite you to Billye J. Brown’s 90th Birthday celebration.
October 30, 2015, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Onion Creek Club – Austin, Texas, 2510 Onion Creek Parkway
Presenting Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau International
Individual Tickets - $50 per person, Table Sponsorships are available
Please contact Andria Brannon at 512-471-5237 for further information or visit nursing.connect.utexas.edu/bjbb
Nov. 4 and 5 Popcorn Social in School of Nursing Lobby- 11:30am-1:00pm (Sponsored by Epsilon Theta and TCRSS at UTSoN)
Nov. 17 Research Dinner on changes to ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses
On November 17, Epsilon Theta will host a research dinner featuring guest Theresa Kyzar from Northwestern State University (Louisiana) and member of the Beta Chi Chapter of STTI.
Theresa has over 25 years in the healthcare industry. Prior to teaching at NSU, she served as VP of Operations and as a Corporate Compliance Officer for a major long term corporation and was a National Health Consultant and OSHA Investigative Specialist to the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.
She will present on the topic of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, where she will focus on new changes to the doctrine. Please plan to attend. An invitation will be sent out later with all of the details.
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