ALDPES NEWLSETTER

Wednesday, January 25th, 2011
Alpha Lambda Delta | Phi Eta Sigma
 

The University of Texas at Austin Chapter



We hope you had a wonderful winter break and great beginning to the spring semester! Our next general meeting will be Wednesday, February 8th at 6:00pm in WEL 1.308
. Don't forget to wear your ALD/PES shirt to receive an additional point!

Emily Carson
PES Secretary

Important Policies

1. POINT POLICY (same as last semester)  

• Of your points, in order to be active you must have the following:

   - At least 1 social point - so you must attend at least one social event

   - No more than 5 donation points

• Old members need 12 points, new members need 9 points


2. CANNED GOODS POLICY

• If you miss a meeting, you can bring 2 CANNED GOODS to OFFICE HOURS to get your missed meeting point.

• You must turn in the canned goods BEFORE the next general meeting.


3. WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

• Instead of getting a bajillion emails for sign-ups and meeting reminders, we will be sending out a weekly newsletter every Wednesday!

• Sign-ups and everything else you used to get weekly will be available on the website.



Office Hours

• 4th Floor SSB: Office N

• Office Hours are now posted on the website.

   - Drop off cans/donations

        - Buy ALDPES t-shirt ($10 each)

        - Only Treasurers can take cash; Checks made payable to ALD OR PES

Social Events

1. IM BASKETBALL

• Mondays in Gregory Gym

Mens Team: 6:00pm Co-ed Team: 7:00pm

• Games start next week!

Team spots still available so please email utaldpes@gmail.com if you are interested! 


• ALDPES members who are not part of a team can also earn 1 point by attending games to cheer for our teams!

• Join the ALDPES IM Sports facebook group for more information!

2. SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS

• ALDPES wants YOU to decide what socials to have!

• Visit the ALDPES Facebook Page and post your suggestions there!

Service Events

1. NATURAL SCIENCE CAREER EXPO


• Thursday February 2nd from 8:00am - 6:30pm [multiple shift times available]


DEADLINE to sign up is January 26th

• Location: Frank Erwin Center

• Please sign up through the official link HERE as well as our ALDPES GoogleDoc form HERE!

• You MUST sign up on BOTH links above to receive your points


2. MAYFIELD PRESERVE TREE PLANTING

• Saturday February 11th from 9:00am - 12:00pm

• Location: Mayfield Preserve, 3505 West 35th Street Austin, TX 78703

• Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle!

• If you are interested, please sign up HERE! There are only 10 spots available so it will be first come first serve

3. AUSTIN LIVESTRONG MARATHON


• Saturday February 18th

• Shifts: 9:30am - 12:00pm; 12:00pm - 2:00pm

• Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704

• Please sign up through the official link HERE [password: utaustin] as well as our ALDPES GoogleDoc form HERE!

• You MUST sign up on BOTH links above to receive your points

4. CANCELLATION POLICY


• If you are signed up but can no longer make it, YOU must find a replacement

   - No point penalty

• If not, you will lose as many points as you would have earned

• Let us know ASAP if you can’t make it

• You cannot cancel through the online sign-ups so if you would like to cancel then please email us!


ALDPES Picture Challenge

If you're in need of a point, here's a great way to get one! Grab together four ALDPES members and yourself and snap a picture around campus or outside a scheduled ALDPES event. The only person who receives a point is the one who submits the photo. If each person wants to receive a point, the location must be different in every photo. You can also get an additional point for wearing your ALDPES shirt in the picture. Turn this in before the November 30th deadline with the names of all the ALDPES members in the photo. Email any questions you may have to Raymond Perez at perez.raymond@utexas.edu.


Other Point Opportunities


1. EVENT PICTURES

• You may receive 1 point for turning in 8 quality photos for each service and/or social event you attend.

• You can choose to turn in a total of 16 quality photos for a maximum of 2 points per event.

• You may also turn in a printed photo for 1 additional point (max 1 point).


2. DRIVING TO AN EVENT

• Get 1 extra point for volunteering to drive other members who need rides to an event

• Must tell the officer in charge if you can drive BEFORE the event to get a point

3. MEETINGS

• Meetings are worth 1 point each

• If you miss a meeting you can make up the point by bringing two canned goods to office hours BEFORE the next meeting.


4. THE FLAME

• National ALD publication

• Submit photos or a short written piece on something our chapter has done

• Interested in contributing? Members whose submissions get chosen get a point!

Scholarship Opportunities

ALD Graduate Fellowship

• Scholarship for graduating seniors attending graduate/professional school

• Send materials directly to the National address

• Must be postmarked by Jan 31st

• If you are interested, you can find more information HERE!

Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship

Click here for more information and the application on the National ALD Website!

• Requires transcripts and 2 letters of recommendation

• Hard copy of original application and 2 sets of photocopies due to us at office hours on Feb 1, 2012

Force and Motion Academic Scholarship

 DEADLINE: February 1st turned in online at ForceAndMotion.org

Value: Up to $10,000

Quantity: 2

• More information HERE!

Jean Perkins Foundation Combat Veteran Scholarship

 DEADLINE: February 1st turned in to The Office of Student Financial Services

Value: Up to $5000

Quantity: 2

• More information HERE!

Applying for Continuing & Transfer Scholarships

DEADLINE: April 1st at midnight [exceptions listed below]

     - Students nominated for unrestricted endowed presidential scholarships: February 24th midnight

     - Students applying for Texas Exes Scholarships: March 1st midnight

• Application and more information found HERE!

Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarships

 DEADLINE: February 24th at midnight 

Value: $2,500 (1,250 in the Fall and Spring)

 Must complete UEPS essay with Continuing & Transfer Scholarship application and FASFA by the Feb 24th deadline!

• More information HERE!

Carol L. Patterson Endowed Scholarship

 DEADLINE AS FOLLOWS:

     - FAFSA by March 1st

     - UT Austin Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application by April 1st to be considered

     - Documentation for Carole L. Patterson Endowed Scholarship (PDF) form no later than April 1st

• More information HERE!

Wagner Scholarship

 DEADLINE AS FOLLOWS:

     - FAFSA by March 15th

     - UT Austin Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application by April 1st --> select the Wagner Scholarship under Scholarship Choices to be considered

• More information HERE!

Important Notes for Event Pictures

QUALITY PHOTOS:

When you turn in you pictures, please send the uncompressed, original file. This is crucial because the quality of the image file decreases when the photo is adjusted or compressed in any way.

We will not accept 'point-and-shoots', photos from Facebook, or blurry images.

You can submit your pictures by sending them in an email to utaldpes@gmail.com. If the file size is too big to send through an email, drop by the Historian's office hours or catch one of us before/after general meetings to transfer them via flash drive.

DEADLINES:

The deadline for event photo submissions is one month from the day of the event where you took pictures. Our suggestion would be to turn them in as soon as possible, that way you can receive your points and won't miss the deadline! The sooner you turn them in, the sooner we can create the event page in our scrapbook!

Princeton Review Discounts

• Each member gets $200 off a Princeton Review course!
   -Offer classes on: LSAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT
 

• How? Just tell them you're with ALDPES and they will contact us to verify!

Contact Us:


• E-mail address: utaldpes@gmail.com
• Our website:
 http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/aldpes/
• Facebook Group:
 Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma
• Twitter: @UTALDPES