Archive | May, 2012

Gay straight Alliance

9 May

What is the name of the organization? The name of this organization is the Gay Straight Alliance.

 

How long has the organization existed? The organization has been around for 5 years.

 

Who are your current officers, including the faculty advisers or advisers? The current officers are President Melissa Bates, vice president Leslie Elspon and Casey Nails who is the secretary.

 

How long do officers serve? There is not a particular time limit as far as serving for the organization.

 

Does the organization have open enrollment? Yes, the organization has open enrollment to students.

 

How can students get involved? The best way that students can be involved is by contacting Melissa Bates who is the president of the organization.

 

How much does it cost to belong? No membership fee is required for this organization.

 

Is this a Wesleyan-only organization? Yes, this organization is only for the TWU campus and students.

 

What does the organization provide the campus or student? TSAB Provides support for the gay students on TWU campus by helping them be comfortable around campus and also assist them in any way possible.

 

How does the organization benefit people outside of TWU? One of the benefits people outside of TWU receive from this group is community service actions like many other organizations on campus.

 

How can your organization help students achieve academic success? The main focus for this organization is to be successful in the classroom in order to succeed in life after college.

 

What are some of the benefits each member receives? One of the main benefits that they members receive is a better campus life and being comfortable.

 

What does the organization support or what does it stand for? This organization supports the Gay alliance on campus and makes them feel comfortable.

 

 

 

Transfer Advisory Board

9 May

What is the name of the organization? Transfer Advisory Board (TABC).

 

How long has the organization existed? The organization has been around for 2 years.

 

Who are your current officers, including the faculty advisers or advisers? The current officers are President Elena Hernandez, vice president Stephanie Weidner and Secretary Charlene Troutter.

 

How long do officers serve? Officers don’t have a limit to serve but they have to be TWU students enrolled for the school year.

 

Does the organization have open enrollment? Yes, they have open enrollment for all transfer students.

 

How can students get involved? To get involve students will have to contact vice president Stephanie Weidner.

 

How much does it cost to belong? No fees are required for this organization.

 

Is this a Wesleyan-only organization? This is a Wesleyan only organization.

 

What does the organization provide the campus or student? It provides help for transfer students and pushes them to be successful and make them comfortable on campus.

 

How does the organization benefit people outside of TWU? Since it’s a Wesleyan only organization it doesn’t benefit people outside of TWU, but they do have an upcoming event that has to do with human habitat that will benefit people on the outside.

 

How can your organization help students achieve academic success? The main focus for this organization is to assist transfer students with their academics, by proving tutoring in the academic success center.

 

What are some of the benefits each member receives? Members of this organization who are students receives benefits such as tutoring and be successful academically.

 

What does the organization support or what does it stand for? The TABC stands for providing quality education for all transfer students.

 

Are there any other benefits we haven’t discussed? No.

Gamma Phi Beta

9 May

What is the name of the organization?  Gamma Phi Beta

 

How long has the organization existed?  The organization has been around internationally since 1874.  It was brought to Texas Wesleyan University in 1973.

 

Who are your current officers, including the faculty advisers or advisers? The current officers are Courtney Briley President, Brandon Cantraro financial president and Regan Mathis who is in charge of the public relations. Faculty advisor is Michael Greer Hall.

 

How long do officers serve? Officers usually serve up to 1 or 2 years.

 

Does the organization have open enrollment? The organization does have open enrollment.  There is also a 2.5 GPA requirement.

 

How can students get involved? Students can attend the meetings or contact the president of the organization Courtney Briley by email.

 

How much does it cost to belong?  There are no dues to belong to this organization.

 

Is this a Wesleyan-only organization? No, Gamma phi beta is a international organization that has been around since 1874 it started in Syracuse.

 

What does the organization provide the campus or student?  One thing that this organization provides for students is the opportunity to excel not only in school but in life as well.

 

How does the organization benefit people outside of TWU? The members usually organize workshops on different campuses. Those workshops involve a few guest speakers that answer any questions that the students have. The guest speakers give out their personal contacts for any information.

 

How can your organization help students achieve academic success? Gamma Phi Beta can help them in many ways: just being around women who are thriving to be successful in life.  Gamma Phi Beta also have study hours every day. All members needs to have a 2.5 GPA and officers a minimum of 2.9 GPA.

 

What are some of the benefits each member receives? Each member receives a great experience, networking and having a lifelong sisterhood.

 

 What does the organization support or what does it stand for?  The main focus of this organization is to inspire the highest type of womanhood, meaning to inspire every woman to reach their full potential in life.

 

 

 

Kappa Alpha Order

9 May

What is the name of the organization?  Kappa Alpha Order also known as KA

 

How long has the organization existed?  KA has been around since 1865. It originated in Lexington, Virginia. It’s only been at Texas Wesleyan for eight years now.

 

 

Who are your current officers, including the faculty advisers or advisers? The current officers are President Justin Mickulencak; executive vice president is Barron branch. Garry Jones is the executive secretary. Faculty advisor is Chad Wiley.

 

How long do officers serve? Officers usually serve for one year and two if they get re- elected the following year.

 

Does the organization have open enrollment? No, this organization does not have open enrollment.

 

How can students get involved? To get involved students have to contact Barron Branch (vice president) or Justin Mickulencak (president) by email or by phone.

 

How much does it cost to belong?  It cost $300 per semester.

 

Is this a Wesleyan-only organization? No, this organization is nationwide, with 124 chapters and more than 150,000 initiated members.

 

What does the organization provide the campus or student? A few things that they provides  the campus and students is that they are heavily Involved in sporting events, national philanthropy, and they support Wesleyan in every activity that the university host by making all the members get involved in all events.

 

How does the organization benefit people outside of TWU? The organization raises money for their fraternity by hosting different events. KA also does community service around the Metroplex.

 

How can your organization help students achieve academic success?  The fraternity has a GPA requirement of a 2.75, and this year, the current members as a whole has a average of a 3.0.

 

What are some of the benefits each member receives? Some of the benefits are the fact that members get a life changing experience. They build a strong brotherhood and learn how to become leaders in society and the community.

 

What does the organization support or what does it stand for? KA fraternity mainly stands for being gentlemen in society and treating women with respect. Basically they are here to be perfect gentlemen.

 

 

 

 

 

Lambda Theta Alpha

9 May

 

What is the name of the organization? Lambda theta alpha.

 

How long has the organization existed? This organization has been around since 1975 ,but it was introduced to Texas Wesleyan in 2008.

 

Who are your current officers, including the faculty advisers or advisers? The current officers are President Kathy Nguyen; the vice president is Bethany Alvarado. Treasurer and historian is Yvette Rodriguez. Faculty adviser is Xochitl Villalpando.

 

How long do officers serve? Officers always serve for one full school year.

 

Does the organization have open enrollment? Yes, the organization has open enrollment for students.

 

How can students get involved? In order to get involved with this organization, students have to contact Yvette Rodriguez by phone or email.

 

How much does it cost to belong? There is no fee requirement for this organization.

 

Is this a Wesleyan-only organization? No, this is actually an international organization there are 200 chapters around the United States and Puerto Rico.

 

What does the organization provide the campus or student? The organization provides education on achieving academic excellence.

 

How does the organization benefit people outside of TWU? Lambda Theta Alpha organizes many events, such as Care for Children; they also do community service throughout the school year.

 

How can your organization help students achieve academic success? This organization help the students reach academic success by having mandatory study hours.

 

What are some of the benefits each member receives? The benefits that members receive is sister support within the organization and guidance in networking,

 

What does the organization support or what does it stand for? The organization’s motto is “Empowering the universal woman.”

 

Are there any other benefits we haven’t discussed? No.

 

 

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NBA All-star weekend saturday night didn’t live up to expectetion

9 May

NBA All-star weekend saturday night didn’t live up to expectetion

Despite not being the main attraction for All-Star Weekend, All-Star Saturday Night is always the most anticipated. However, this year’s events did not live up to the hype. This underperformance can mostly be credited to the Sprite slam dunk contest. Fans said they would love to see some of the superstars athletes get involved such as Lebron James, derrick Rose,and  Dewayne wade so that they could make it more fun as it used to be when legends like Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins went at it head to head in the late 80′s

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African country Still hoping for the best

9 May

African country Still hoping for the best

The Democratic republic of the Congo is still looking for progress after their recent presidential election in December 2011. The Congo has had two president at once since then and neither one of both parties wants to give up the power. That has caused many violent protests.  Kabila, 40, came to power in 2001 when his father, Laurent, who had ousted dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, was shot dead by a bodyguard.Tshisekedi, 78, immediately disputed the result and declared himself president. “I consider these results a real provocation of the Congolese people,” he said on RFI Radio. “As a consequence, I consider myself, from today, the elected president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.” both parties are looking for the situation to calm down and for the government to redo the elections.