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EPSILON THETA CHAPTER

Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally

Epsilon Theta Chapter has been issued a call by the current STTI President to Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, and Lead Globally. As a chapter will a long history of serving the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and the surrounding community. Our vision is to continue to work with our members and our community  uphold the honor society's mission of advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.


Check out pictures from our recent induction ceremony here

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.

Registration information will be available soon.

  

 

What's New on the Epsilon Theta 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 Spring 2015 Chapter Newsletter! 

Mark Your Calendars- Upcoming Chapter Events

Region 6 Conference, April 17, Shreveport, LA

Region 6 of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society is holding a conference in Shreveport, LA on April 17. The Epsilon Theta Chapter from UTSoN will be assisting with the conference, and has received special permissions for an extended deadline for poster presentation abstracts. Information is attached (ignore the posted deadline), and abstracts are to be submitted by March 17. The cost for the conference is $15 for students and $85 for nurses. The conference is open to members and non-members of STTI. This is a great opportunity for you or your students to share current research with other researchers in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Any questions about the conference or abstract submission may be directed to me.

Brown Bag Presentation, April 23, 11:30-12:30 pm, School of Nursing, 4.176
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ou are invited to join the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau for the following presentation by Kelley Pennell RN, MSN, ACNS-BN: Incorporating the Use of Colored Fluids in Teaching Beginning Intravenous Administration Techniques. Bring your lunch and come learn about the use of colored fluids for teaching IV medication administration to nursing students.

Leadership Intern/Extern Program Application Due, May 10,  2015
Click here to find out more and to access the application.

Click on the Quick Links on the right to find out more about us and see pictures from recent events!

Janis Carelock Excellence in Teaching Award and Scholarship

CURRENT FUNDS RAISED TO DATE- $3725
Donors: Wayne Carelock, Paul and Shearon Horton, Merrick and Katherine Meese, Amy Holland, Kenneth and Gloria Wagner, Harold and Anna Hans, Martha Meraviglia

In August 2013, the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing lost a premiere educator, Janis Carelock, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. During her tenure at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Janis conveyed a passion for nursing and a determination to mold her students to be the best nurse possible. She was incredibly dedicated to her students and motivated them to achieve a level of nursing expertise that they themselves never thought possible.

Students often said that Janis was warm and caring, while also a little bit intimidating due to her intellect, incredible knowledge, and wealth of nursing experience. Even during her fight with cancer, Janis remained a dedicated educator, recording podcasts of her lectures from her hospital bed so that students would not fall behind on their learning. Any of Janis’ students will say that she was incredibly influential in helping them to become the nurse they are today. Her death marked a sad time for untold numbers of UT Nursing students, alumni, and faculty.

The Epsilon Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing wanted to honor the significant contribution Janis made to the nursing education by creating an Excellence in Teaching Award and a scholarship named in Janis’ honor.

The Excellence in Teaching Award will be presented to a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing who, by student nomination, has proven themselves to be a dedicated and exemplary educator. Similarly, in order to acknowledge Janis’ unfailing commitment to her students, a scholarship fund has been created that will be awarded annually to a student member of STTI who demonstrates strong academic merit and a commitment to pursuing a career in nursing education.

In order to maximize the benefit of the Janis Carelock Scholarship, the Board of Directors of the Epsilon Theta Chapter is asking for donations that will be added to the scholarship fund. Our intention is that the scholarship will be a permanent award granted to one outstanding student annually.

If you or someone you know was strongly impacted by Janis, either as a student or professional, we ask that you please consider giving to this fund. We also ask that you widely distribute information about this call for contributions.

Please submit your donations in check form, made out to Epsilon Theta. Checks can be delivered to the front desk at the School of Nursing or sent via mail to: Linda Yoder, Treasurer, Epsilon Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, 1710 Red River, Austin, TX 78701

Thank you for helping us to memorialize Janis and to continue influencing the lives of students and recognizing dedicated educators in her honor.

 

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