Greek Newsletter

October 14th, 2015

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Robert Hackenson - Social Media Land Mines

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 7pm

1501 West Bradley Avenue

Peoria, IL

As we learned from Spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility. Social media is a powerful too, but unfortunately people don't always post responsibly. Sometimes as a result of posting without thinking, students post some things they later regret. This include sexting, getting in legal trouble, posts that hurting their image or could result in losing existing or potential jobs, and even social media addiction anxiety. This presentation focuses on all of these important topics:


  • How are you perceived through your online profiles and posts?
  • Who's Looking at your posts?
  • Social Media Addiction & Anxiety
  • Cyber Bullying and/or Threats
  • Internet Saftey (Predators using what you post)
  • Sexting


This event will also count for joint council for the month of October. Also, counting for Grand Chapter points since it would be considered a workshop topic (social media and public relations). This event is open to everyone, but if you are a member of the Greek Community and would like to receive points for Grand Chapter click the link below and pre-register for the event.

Link to Register for Grand Chapter Points: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dynamic-influence-robert-hackinson-tickets-17698763478

College Social Media Dangers Speaker Promo Video

Upcoming Events

NWC - Grand Chapter Points Opportunity!

ACBU is bringing the show N*gger, Wetback, Chink (NWC) to campus 10/25 at 7pm. In addition of this being the second portion of Greek 101 - this can count for a Grand Chapter program! If your chapter would like to easily satisfy criteria D03.

Register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acbu-presents-ngger-wetback-chink-nwc-tickets-18655488067

Chapters need 80% attendance to qualify and must check in at the event.

New Members must register at a different link - this has been provided to all New Member Educators.

Email Nancy Schwartz with any questions.



Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

Black & Gold Gala

With Keynote Speaker, David Bozeman '91

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Hayden Clark Alumni Center

Networking Reception - Hall of Pride 5pm

Dinner & Program - Alumni Center Peplow Pavilion at 6pm


The Gala is designed to provide the Bradley University community with the foundation to increase diversity awareness, cultural sensitivity, and presence on our campus. This an opportunity for students to network with local Alumni members as well as diverse professionals in the Peoria community.

Semi-formal attire is required

Bradley Students - Free

General Admission - $15

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See Beyond the Stereotype

October 15th-25th

During this time-frame, ACBU's Facebook page will be posting a collection of photos of individual students holding a dry erase board sharing facts about themselves that may dispel one or several stereotypes of their own race, gender, religious affiliation, ect. Please see the photo below for an example of what the campaign is modeled after.


The goal of this photo campaign will help to create a campus community that is more willing and able to break down societal stereotypes. Since the social media campaign has the same mission as our upcoming program NWC: The Race Show, this social media campaign will also be promoting this upcoming event. (For those who haven't seen this program, NWC is a theatrical show that openly addressed racial slurs and stereotypes, delves into their impact on the actors' development and ends with uniting us as the one, human race. More details can be founds at nwclive.com. NWC: The Race Show takes place on Sunday, October 25, in the Coliseum at 7pm.)


If you would be willing to be a part of this campaign and help us to breakdown stereotypes on Bradley's campus, all we need you to do is a few simple things:


  1. Email your availability to mclauss@mail.bradley.edu to set up a time to take your photo in the Student Activities office.
  2. Be prepared with three descriptors of yourself that might dispel a stereotype or two that you face. If you would like to dispel an identity that is not externally visible, please bring clothing/visual aids to communicate that identity.
  3. We'll create a schedule with when people's photos will be posted to ACBU's Facebook page, and share that with you. When your photo is posted on our page, please share it on your personal page to spread the awareness, but feel free to share others' photos, as well!


If you have any questions at all or recommendations of others we should reach out to to participate in this campaign, do not hesitate to follow-up via email.

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Blood Drive

The Red Cross Club will be hosting a blood drive on November 2nd and 3rd in the Markin Center. If you would like to donate make sure to stop by on either day from 12-5pm.

Volunteer Opportunities

River City Marathon Packet Pickup

This River City Marathon is need of help for volunteers to tackle a simple task this weekend. On October 16th and 17that the Peoria Civic Center, they are in need of volunteers to work a packet pickup for the upcoming River City Marathon.


Interested groups can email info@shazamracing.com or call 309-282-8686.



Methodist Hospital Service League Gift Show

Methodist Medical Center is looking for assistance for this years Service League Gift Show. In the past, Delta Upsilon has assisted with setup and take down for the gift show.


Methodist Hospital is looking for at least 10 to 12 men each day. The same men do not have to stay all day, but substituted will be needed to make up the 10 to 12 men. On Friday the work involves setting up tables, carrying heavy boxes and whatever else Methodist Hospital needs done in preparation for the gift show. On Saturday volunteers do the reverse, remove table covers, take down tables and place them for pick up on Monday, move boxes and dispose of trash.

Any groups that assist will receive a donation to their chapters philanthropy.

Friday, November 6th 2015 from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm


Saturday, November 7th 2015 from 3:00 pm till 6:00 pm

Location: Methodist Atrium Lobby, 900 Main Street., Peoria, IL


Anyone who is available to help, please email (gmajan5@yahoo.com) or call Jan Wherley’s cell phone 309 360-0260. She can answer any questions you have.


Get in the Holiday Spirit by Giving Back

The Crittenton Centers is looking for volunteers to help with its Festival of Trees event! The Festival of Trees is a community wide event that directly benefits the Crittenton Centers' Crisis Nursery, Child Development Center and Family Services.


We are hoping a fraternity and sorority could lend a hand on Friday, November 20 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. with set up for our Brunch and Bubbly event that takes place the next day.


We are looking for 20-24 volunteers. And we'll make it worth your time! We will supply pizza and drinks that night and every volunteer receives a Festival of Trees tshirt. If your fraternity or sorority is willing to help us, please contact Kelly Epley at kelly.epley@gmail.com or 309-415-0050.


Festival of Trees runs from November 19-22 so if you're interested in volunteering at another time just let us know. Events include Senior Day, Family Fun Day and a Mother/Daughter tea. We would welcome the help!


SDVP Society - Help with expanding food pantry and moving of furniture

The SDVP Society is looking for help within the greek community. They have volenteer opportunities several times a month, but also are looking for a group(s) that can be contacted several times a month to move furnature. This is a valuable opportunity to establish a valuable contact outside of your organization. SDVP's end goal is to expand their good pantry. To do that they need help stocking shelves, shopping for food, and delivering food.


If your chapter is willing to help this cause or if you have further questions contact Joan Krogman (mikenjoan76@gmail.com)

Wildlife Scare Park

October 16th-18th and 23rd-25th

Lindsay Seiberlich, the Volunteer Coordinator at Wildlife Prairie Park is looking for assistance for preparation of this years annual fall fundraising event. She is in search of groups, organizations, and individuals to come out and help with the event. Some of the areas that they need to help with are:


  • Passing out Candy
  • Scaring people along the haunted train ride
  • Dressing us as "Bill the Bear" for the hay rack (costume provided)
  • Storytelling/solo performing in costume
  • Parking
  • Various other things!

The dates for this event are October 16-18 and 23-25, Fridays and Saturdays 5-9pm and Sundays 4-8pm. Let her know if this is something your group would be interested in!

Click HERE to E-mail Lindsay Seiberlich.

The 2015 OSF Women's Lifestyle Show

The 2015 OSF Women's Lifestyle Show will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on October 17th. OSF is in need of volunteers to help with set up and day of help. We appreciate anyone willing to come on out and lend a hand!


The following times are needed:

Thursday, October 15th from 1-6pm(come and go as needed)

Saturday 7:30am-10:30am

Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm


There will be a volunteer training on Thursday at 6pm for those who are helping on Saturday. Please contact Abby Kaufman at abby@envisioneventsinc.com if you're interested.

Announcments

Fire Saftey Information

In a renewed effort to provide fire safety tips for campus, Student Affairs has partnered with the Peoria Fire Department to provide monthly fire safety tips. This months tips focus on do you "Know What to Do in Case of a Fire" and the full flyer can be found below. In a fire, you do not have time to do anything but escape: call 911 after you have left the building, pull a fire alarm on the way out, yell "fire" as you leave, crawl low to the floor, and close doors behind you as you exit a building.

Greek Calendar

The Greek Calendar can now be viewed at the following link: https://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=wc&pli=1#main_7

The calendar contains all events that we currently have marked down. For chapters who have email already about events to be added those should be updated by the end of this week. If they are not by that time please let us know. If you would like to have an event added to the Greek Calendar, please notify Zach Evans (zevans@mail.bradley.edu). Also, when asking for events to be added know that they also will be added to the Greek Calendar within the Fraternity and Sorority Mobile Application.



Greek Newsletter

The Greek Life office is now using a new platform for the weekly newsletter. We strive everyday to improve our presence here on Bradley's campus. To do that we ask that chapters forward information on a weekly basis that they would like to include in the newsletter. We ask that you send us information about events you are hosting on campus, philanthropy weeks, or progress that your chapter is having. For example:


  • Delta Tau Delta raising just shy of $3,000 this past weekend through their first ever Dueling Pianos event and dinner auction at Alexanders. Delta Tau Delta also had 67 members registered to volunteer in the JDRF walk on October 4th.

We would like to highlight all chapters however we can, with the goal of improving our our presence on campus. Anything you would like to be provided in the weekly issues of the Greek Newsletter can be sent to: zevans@mail.bradley.edu or bradleygreeks@gmail.com.

Fraternity and Sorority Mobile Application

Remember to download the Fraternity and Sorority Life Mobile Application. It has now become the most up-to-date location for information regarding Greek Life. The app contains tons of information including:


  • Messages from your IFC President, Panhel President, NPHC President, and Greek Director
  • Member Resources including: rules, links to ICS, recruitment resources, academic resources, campus resources, social event resources, and more coming soon
  • Council Information
  • Greek Calendar
  • And more...

It is our constant effort and goal to keep this resource up-to-date and include new information. We want your help and ideas for suggestions or concerns for the application. If you would like something included let us know, but also if theres an issue let us know ASAP.



Search Bradley Greek Life in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Or click the link below for your respected device. The application can also be downloaded by scanning the QR code above.

iPhone - Apple App Store

Android - Google Play


If your chapter is holding an campus event, we would love to help promote your event through the application. We have the ability to send push notifications and create event banners within the app to help promote your event. Please contact one of the two people below for assistance.


Suggestions for new content or concerns can be submitted to Nancy Schwartz or Zach Evans


Mobile Applications Year to Date Downloads: ~1,350

About us

Greek Newsletter is a weekly update provided by the Greek Life office. Issues of the newsletter will be sent out every Monday. If you have information to be included in a weekly issue, the deadline is Monday morning by 9:00am. Submitted announcements will be repeated until a date for an event passes.


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