Greek Newsletter

November 16, 2015

The content for this newsletter is created and managed for by the Greek Life office. If you have information you would like to be included in our next issue please visit the bottom of this newsletter for details on how to submit content for future issues.

Upcoming Events

Taffy Apple Sale

November 16-18th from 11am-2pm

Sigma Lambda Gamma Colony will be accepting pre-orders for Taffy Apples on November 16, 17, and 18! They will be in the Student Center from 11am-2pm each day. If you have any questions or cannot stop by the table but would still like to pre-order, please email Gaby Rivera at grivera@mail.bradley.edu. Prices:


  • Plain or Peanuts: $1.50
  • Sprinkles or Chocolate Drops: $2.00

Buy 3, get 1 free

*In order to receive a free sprinkles or chocolate drop apple, you must purchase 3 sprinkles or chocolate drop apples. Otherwise, you can receive a free plain or peanuts apple.



Holiday Kickoff Reception in Founder's Circle

Please join the University faculty, and staff and students at a holiday kickoff reception in Hayden-Clark Alumni Center on Wednesday, November 18th from 4-5pm.

This festive gathering will give us all an opportunity to take a moment before the hustle and bustle of the season to celebrate with our Bradley family. Be sure to come dressed in your favorite red and white holiday apparel because we will be getting photos and video of the event for the University's annual holiday greeting to alumni and friends -- and you could appear in the card or video!

Dining services will be helping us get in the spirit with cookies and warm beverages for everyone to enjoy. Plus, all who attend will be eligible to enter a drawing for one of five $50 Barnes and Noble gift cards for use at any B&N store, including the Bradley Bookstore -- a great gift to use for yourself or for a stocking stuffer. The first 300 people to arrive also will receive complementary jungle bells to help set the holiday mood.



Chipotle Night

November 18th from 4-7pm

Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Delta are hosting a Chipotle night in East Peoria. Make sure to stop by and support our Greek community.

Crimson and Cream Week 2K15


The Women of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the Men of the Lota Kappa Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. would like to present to Bradley's campus Crimson and Cream Week! All week long, both organizations will be accepting winter accessory donations in the Student Center for the Dream Center Peoria. Other events for the week include:


  • 11/16 - Monday -- Dissolving Stereotypes: Take a pledge and make a change. Racism and discrimination is not a thing of the past. Take a pledge to end stereotypes in the Student Center Atrium from 10am-2pm.
  • 11/17 - Tuesday -- Financial Fortitude: Bag Lunch Challenge. Tired of spending money on campus? Find your nearest Kappa or Delta for a paper bag and pack a sack lunch. Post a picture to Instagram using the hashtag #ThrowItInTheBag.
  • 11/19 - Thursday -- Crimson Face off Obstacle Course. You think you can make it through this obstacle course? Test your luck at Markin from 5-7pm.
  • 11/21 - Saturday -- We will be donating all the accessories we've gathered throughout the week and transporting them to the Dream Center Peoria.
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Volunteer Opportunities

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 volunteer opportunities several times a month, but also are looking for a group(s) that can be contacted several times a month to move furniture. 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)

Announcments

Grand Chapter DATE CHANGE

Make sure to make this very important change to your calendars. Grand chapter is being moved to January 22, 2016. If you have any questions make sure to contact Nancy Schwartz.



Greek Programming Board Applications

Chapter Presidents please forward the following link for the Greek Programming Board Application to your members. Greek Programing Board Application

This is a great opportunity for anyone (all 3 councils) wanting to get involved with planning, executing, and marketing major Greek activities such as:

Greek Week

Homecoming

Welcome Week


And many other major campus/community events!


Information about the GPB structure, and position descriptions can be found in the attached document sent by Nancy Schwartz. If you cannot locate this document contact Nancy Schwartz.


Applications are due 11/19/2015 with brief 25 minute interviews taking place 11/20 and 11/21.


Should applicants not be available in person, phone and Skype interview accommodations will be made.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Brent current IFC Director of Special Events and Marisa Goldstein Director of Panhellenic Programming, all NPHC inquiries may contact Nancy Schwartz until the NPHC Social Chair is determined.

CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

Please make sure to fill out the form below.

This will help ensure that all contacts and paperwork for your chapter have been updated and also, will provide several points of evaluation to be used as a foundation for the 2016 Grand Chapter Accreditation Grading Period.


If you could please have this filled out by 12/9/15


Additionally, we have provided you with two documents that have been found to be very useful when planning events/marketing events. We hope that you will pass these on to the appropriate officers, to ensure we make a continued effort to effectively plan and manage events moving forward. These documents can be found in the link just below.


If you need help transitioning officers, please let Nancy Schwartz know. She has a ton of resources that can help make transitions a lot smoother/easier!

Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU)

ACBU is the campus premier programming board that executes signature events such as ACBU Cinema, Homecoming, live entertainment, annual campus concerts and more. If you apply and become a coordinator on ACBU, you will get to be a part of the team that executes the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert in February! There are various committees within the organization that you would be selected as a coordinator of and the position runs January through December. Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 18 by 5pm

Help Empower & Teach (HEAT)

HEAT is a team of peer leaders who promote healthy decision-making concerning alcohol use, sex and sexual assault. Application Deadline: Friday, November 13 by noon

Late Night BU

Late Night BU is the organization on campus that plans and executes the late night programming series that takes place in the Markin Center four times a semester. They are hiring interns for January 2016 through December, and positions include event, marketing, volunteer and logistics coordinator. More information can be found on Bradley netWORK (https://www.myinterfase.com/bradley/job.aspx). Application Deadline: Friday, November 20 by noon

Student Senate - "Burst the Bubble" campaign

Each Wednesday, during a typical week, student senate will be highlighting 3 different news stories - one local, one national, and one international. Student Senate will be sharing a brief summary about each story informing students of what is occurring beyond the "Bradley bubble." These stories will be available on our social media accounts. Each story will have a link to a news source that provides more details and the complete story. Student Senate will be utilizing a new free The New Your Times student subscription as much as they can.


They are open to your feedback and ideas! If you have any story ideas please email them at bradleystudentsenate@gmail.com with some details about the story or a link to an article about it.



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 to submit information on a weekly basis that they would like to include in the newsletter. We ask that you submit 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 submitted through the submission form. Please fill out the form with as many details as possible. All submissions will be included in the following weekly newsletter.


New issues of the Greek Newsletter are published every Monday that class is in session. Submissions for content to be included in the newsletter must be submitted before 9:00 am on Monday morning. Any submissions after this time will appear in the following weeks newsletter.


Images can also be included with your scheduled event or newsletter post. If you would like to include an image, please email them to Zach Evans (zevans@mail.bradley.edu).

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.


Events and announcements can be submitted by email (bradleygreeks@gmail.com).


If you have a promotional video or high resolution photo from a previous event that you would like to request be included in the upcoming issue, email the link or attachment(including the title and date of your submission) directly to bradleygreeks@gmail.com.