Psi Chi Events Fall 2008 October 10/01 (Wednesday) Social 1: Penguin’s located at: University Boulevard East of Euclid (1st Avenue) - Come meet other psychology majors and members of Psi Chi while enjoying an ice cream or frozen yogurt. 10/08 (Wednesday) Social 2: Mexican fiesta potluck dinner at: Bina Gold’s home at 6:00pm8:00pm - Bring your favorite Mexican dish while enjoying good company and conversations. If Mexican food isn’t your thing, feel free to bring something else you might enjoy. Please e-mail Bina to let her know what you are bringing if you are to come. 10/11 (Saturday) Philanthropy 1: Ben’s Bells at Geronimo’s Plaza (located on University Boulevard just East of Starbucks) at 10am – 3pm - Create bells by molding beads or painting them. This organization is based on the inspirational story of a mother who lost her son to an unexpected illness. Making these bells symbolizes and perpetuates intentional kindness in hopes of changing the world. - You must attend for at least one hour to receive your point. Note: Both points may NOT come from attending ONLY Ben’s Bells events. 10/15 (Wednesday) Speaker 1: Chad Marchand from CJB at: TBD at 6:00pm - Chad is a coordinator at CJB and will be speaking about the CJB program and what the program is about and how you can become involved. He will also be happy to answer questions! 10/18 (Saturday) Philanthropy 2: Tucson Audubon Volunteer Day at: TBD at 8am-12pm - Volunteers will get a brief presentation of the society’s efforts to improve water conservation, habitat value, and urban heat island effects of landscaping. They will then take part in landscaping work along the west side of the historic YWCA (on the east side of 5th avenue, south of University Blvd.) - Please notify Molly of interest in participating by October 5. 10/19 (Sunday) Philanthropy 3: AIDSWALK on UA Mall: 10K run 7am or 5K walk 8:30am - Join the Psi Chi team! 100% of proceeds stay in Tucson to benefit the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation programs and services; register online beginning next week – I will send an email with directions. - Registration costs $25 and includes a tee-shirt and food at the race-day EXPO 10/20 (Monday) Speaker 2: Dr. Sbarra at: TBD at 5:30pm - Dr. Sbarra a Clinical Psychology professor here at the University of Arizona will be speaking about the Graduate School Application Process. Bring a pen and paper and be prepared to learn! 10/22 (Wednesday) Social 3: Movie night at Katie Gallardo’s home at 7:00pm-9:00pm - Everyone brings their favorite movie and we will vote on what movie to watch. Come enjoy some popcorn and treats and enjoy a good movie. 10/26 (Sunday) Philanthropy 4: Making Strides against Breast Cancer at Rillito the Downs: 5K walk 8am - Join the Psi Chi team! Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the American Cancer Society fight against breast cancer; register online beginning next week – I will send an email with directions. - Registration is free! However, collection of donations and pledges is encouraged. If at least 10 people are interested in purchasing tee-shirts at $10 a piece, we can order customized Psi Chi ones (but I must have collected the money by October 1st). November 11/01 (Saturday) Social 4: “After Halloween” Party! at Bina’s Home at 8pm-11pm - Don’t retire your Halloween costumes just yet! Come and show it off one last time! 11/7 and/or 11/8 (Friday and/or Saturday) Social 5: Ice cats game at Tucson Convention Center (located at 260 S. Church) at 7pm-?? - Come support the Arizona hockey team! Meet outside so you can get your tickets. This event can only occur if you e-mail Bina confirming your attendance. 11/12 (Wednesday) Speaker 3: Wilene Lambert from SOAZ Advocacy at: TBD at 6:00pm - Wilene will be discussing what the SOAZ Advocacy Center is and what it is like to be involved with such a great program. She will also be encouraging those to get involved and what it takes to be involved in the program. And of course, Wilene is open to questions! 11/14 (Friday) Social 6: Game Night at Molly’s home at 6:00pm. - Come for a night of some serious game playing and competition! If you have any game suggestions/requests please let us know so we can plan ahead. 11/15 (Saturday) Philanthropy 5: CATwalk on the UA Mall: 10K run at 12p or 5K walk at 1pm - Join the Psi Chi team! Proceeds benefit the Bobbi Olsen Fund for women’s cancer research, education, and prevention; register online beginning next week – Molly will send an email with directions. - Registration is $25 and includes a tee-shirt, free drink and food, entry into prize drawing, a valuable sponsor coupon book, and an opportunity to walk with UA athletes, including the men’s basketball team. 11/17 (Monday) Speaker 4: Diana Sheldon at: TBD at 5:30pm - Diana is the Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House. She will be speaking of everything about the program, what her job entails, and a lot more. She will also be answering questions! Philanthropy 6 or 7: TBA American Red Cross Blood Drive 11/19 (Wednesday) Social 7: “Thanksgiving” Potluck dinner at: Katie Gallardo’s home at 6:00pm-8:00pm - We all know that Psi Chi is one big psychology loving family! So who better to give thanks with, than with your family here at school! Bring any food you would like, it doesn’t have to be something you would necessarily see at a thanksgiving table. Please e-mail me with what you are bringing! 11/23 (Sunday) Philanthropy 6 or 7: Chef for a Day at the Ronald McDonald House 12-1:30pm - Prepare a lunch item (to serve 25 people). Bring your dish to a potluck-style meal (or prepare it at the site) for families staying at the center while their children receive treatment at nearby hospitals. - Molly must know who is participating by November 9, so that varied dishes (entrée, sides, desserts, drinks, etc) may be assigned. December 12/6 (Saturday) Philanthropy 8: Community food bank at TBD at 9am-12pm - Serve the Tucson community by helping the food bank prepare meals. Specific duties may include moving boxes of food, preparing food, or serving food (depending on individual preference). - If interested, contact Molly by November 16. On Your Own Time Philanthropy: Aviva’s Children’s Services - Sew colorful bags to benefit foster children. The bags will be given to children to pack up their belongings as an alternative to trash bags. - At least one bag must be sewn (although more are welcome and encouraged). - I will attach the pattern in an email to the listserv. THE DATE OF THE INDUCTION DINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED OVER THE LISTSERV FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED THE STATUS OF A PSI CHI MEMBER We have carefully planned to insure the members and pledges get plenty of opportunities to acquire all of their points. If you need to contact an officer regarding a certain event, the contact information is as follows: Molly Tucker ([email protected]) for Philanthropies, Bina Gold ([email protected]) for Socials, and Jessica Lender ([email protected]) for Speakers. If you have any other questions, you may contact the President Bethanie Wright ([email protected]) or the Vice President Molly Tucker ([email protected]). We look forward to working with all of you! Remember: Active members must attend any four of the events and one must be a Philanthropy. Pledges must attend 2 Philanthropies, 2 Socials, and 2 Speakers after passing the initial qualifications, in order to become a member of Psi Chi.