Welcome to the Delta Xi Chapter
Kent State University College of Nursing
Delta Xi Supports Disaster Relief Efforts
Delta Xi and the Red Cross are teaming up to offer comfort and relief to those facing the aftermath of the multiple disasters and the incredible destruction experienced in the United States and globally this year. The Delta Xi board and several of our new members felt a strong need to assist the victims of the many disasters that have occurred this Fall, 2017. Following a search to identify current and prospective volunteer nursing opportunities we discovered the greatest need was monetary. Therefore, we are hosting a on line Disaster Relief campaign that begin on STTI's Founders Day, October 5th and will continue through December 15th, 2017. Any donation, large or small, will make a difference to those who have lost so much. Just click the title above to make a donation.
SPN Pumpkin Painting
A big thank you to SPN for inviting us to partake in your annual pumpkin painting festivities! Our student interns, Jessica Paul and Ashley Yurkovich, presented at SPN's pumpkin event, highlighting the mission, vision and values of STTI and the importance of not only joining a professional organization, but also being active within the organization. As the pumpkin painting got underway, the creativity emerged! As they say, nursing is the fusion of science and art. Stay tuned for the announcement of the pumpkin painting contest winner!
Community Engagement; Black Squirrel Festival
[Pictured: Delta Xi member, Hannah Petcovic]
On Friday, September 9th our student leadership interns along with Delta Xi members Brianna Schaefer and Hannah Petcovic braved the rain at the annual Black Squirrel festival, to teach the community about nursing and to provide information about Delta Xi. Despite the rain, the event was well attended and our Delta Xi team met and spoke with many community members and nursing students.
Delta Xi Awarded Outstanding Achievement in Advocacy & Lifelong learning
Delta Xi has worked very hard to accept and conquer the challenges posed by Dr. Cathy Catrambone's, Sigma Theta Tau International President, presidential call to action. We are proud to say that because of this work, the chapter was awarded the 2017 Showcase of Regional Excellence award for outstanding achievement in Advocacy and lifelong learning. Delta Xi is very honored to receive these awards, but as nurses we know our work is never done. Many thanks to all of those who continue to support the mission, vision and values of Sigma Theta Tau International!
Congratulations 2017 Inductees!
Chapter President's Message:
Delta Xi inducted 115 new members on April 13, 2017. It was a very elegant evening of celebration! To top off the night, Dr. Barbara Broome and Dr. Linda Everett gave riveting speeches that inspired all. Congratulation to our new members and Welcome! We look forward to networking with you. You can now view the induction ceremony on YouTube and pictures have been posted on our Facebook page.
As I begin my first year as your president for the Delta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), I would like to give a “Thank You” to our outgoing board and committee members who have contributed to Delta Xi these past two years, 2016 – 2017:
- Ann Jacobson, President
- Peggy Dohney, Publicity Chair
- Cynthia Majercik, Governance Chair
- Ruth Ludwick, Research Chair
- Denice Sheehan, Leadership Succession
- Jennifer Metheney, Treasurer
A complete list of our board and committee members can be located in the “About Us” tab at the top of the page, in the “Chapter Leader" tab.
Additionally, a heartfelt “Thank You” on behalf of the board and committees goes to all of you who have volunteered over the past year at events such as Maize Fall Fest, SNA Pumpkin painting and Career day at the CON: Lyndsey Bailey, Jeanne Bryner, Allyson Chicoski, Harriet Coeling, Alice Colwell, Sarah Croes, Lisa Echeverry, Ann James, Katheryn Lane, Shannon Lenke, Pam Stephenson, Sureeporn Suwannaosod, Amy Veney, Tyiesha Williams. If you are interested in volunteering for an hour, a day, or as a long term board or committee member, please contact any of us for more information and we will help you match your interests with our needs.
Our energetic and innovative leaders came together on July 15th for the 2017 board/strategic planning retreat. Following a very productive afternoon, the Strategic Goals for Delta Xi Chapter were revised and programs were planned (to be listed under Upcoming Events) to match the Membership survey results, Key Award criteria, and the Mission and Vision of STTI:
- Develop leadership skills to promote professional development of members and serve the needs of the chapter.
- Address active, inactive, and potential members’ interests and needs, within the framework of STTI’s initiatives, in developing and deploying user-friendly, innovative, and responsive programming and services.
- Recognize excellence through awards and scholarships.
- Promote awareness of nursing and health in communities of interest.
This past year Delta Xi board, committee members, volunteers, and chapter members have accomplished numerous achievements and received several received high honors and awards from STTI. Some of these accomplishments were highlighted at our annual business meeting on July 15th; if you missed the meeting and would like to view the information presented, the video is listed in the “Library” tab at the top of the page, in the “Resources” tab and under the “Meetings” file and “Annual Meeting”.
Following the annual business meeting, Kimberly Cleveland ESQ, MSN, RN, C-MBC with exemplars from Christine Brugler MSN, RN and Tracy Gidden MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, CNE presented “Get you’re “A” Game on, Influence through Advocacy!”. The program focus was in support of our STTI President Cathy Catrambone's Call to Action. As leaders in nursing, we are called to influence through advocacy, policy, lifelong learning and philanthropy. In the words of Mahatma Ghandi, "live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever". Watch the Delta Xi website for announcement when a narrated version is available in the Virginia Henderson repository/library.
The Delta Xi Board voted to continue to meet on the third Monday of every month (unless otherwise scheduled; check the website for announcements and webinar access information) in the College of Nursing from 5:30 – 7:30. All chapter members are welcome to attend in person or via webinar. The agenda and webinar information is distributed via the Circle in advance of the meeting.
~ Lory A. Lewis Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC