Volunteer with the Campus Arboretum

When: Saturday, September 28th, 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Please RSVP for more information!
Points: 2
Contact: Your VP of Volunteerism, Sindhu Murugan (smurugan@terpmail.umd.edu)
Make a difference on our campus by working with the arboretum! Members will help clean up the plants around UMD. All of the supplies would be provided and volunteers need to come wearing closed-toe shoes. Please email me at smurugan@terpmail.umd.edu if you are interested in attending the event!

Pause for Paws!

When: Wednesday, September 25th, 4-5 PM
Where: Stamp 2112 (Margaret Brent Room)
Points: 1
Contact: Volunteerism Committee Member, Hannah Merrifield (hannahmerrifield1@gmail.com)
Take a pause to come make some toys for pets at an animal shelter! The Humane Society of Harford County is home to a multitude of pets, with animals ranging from chickens to dogs to even pigs! All of these animals need our help in order to bring a little more sunshine to their life in the shelter. Come out to the Margaret Brent Room in Stamp on September 25th from 4-5PM and help make toys for the animals! We will be making a variety of toys like tug-of-war ropes for pups, teaser wands for kitties, and batting balls for cats too. This is a super fun way to get a point for ALD and also brighten the lives of our furry friends at the shelter!

Learn to Speak Publicly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When: Tuesday, September 24th, 7:30 PM
Where: JMZ 1122
Points: 1
Contact: Your VP of Academic Enrichment, Lauren Stuart (lauren.stu14@gmail.com)

“I hate public speaking!” Sound familiar? Drew Barker, Performing Arts Librarian, welcomes you to attend an interactive presentation to teach you self awareness, the power of your voice and deliberate consideration when speaking to boost your confidence and ace your next speech. Come have some fun, gain 1 point and learn all the tips & tricks to break through your comfort zone!

Blaze Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

When: Tuesday, September 17th,  6-9PM
Where: Route 1
Points: 1
Contact: Your VP of Finance, Jenny Yin (maryland.ald.pes.finance@gmail.com)

Come out and support ALD Honor Society at our Blaze Fundraiser! Please present the attached flyer (either printed or on your phone) when you pay. Members can also earn a point by helping to pass out fundraiser flyers. Those who are interested should email Jenny at maryland.ald.pes.finance@gmail.com at least 2 days before the fundraiser.

Please submit your receipts here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeB6aLGFO7_h999nxZkvMevhSbF0s9YNeMFK9sv7RQJa_er7A/viewform?usp=sf_link

An Important Message from your Co-Presidents

Happy September, ALD & PES members!
After a long and careful discussion between the executive board and the advisors, the University of Maryland College Park chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society will disaffiliate from national Phi Eta Sigma.
The reasons for this disaffiliation include:
  • PES has increased their membership fees: This will negatively impact our future members and make it harder for qualified first year students from joining and utilizing what our honor society can provide!
  • Being part of two national organizations, ALD and PES, that serve very similar functions, has been confusing for our members and our overall branding.
  • Remaining as only ALD will allow us to still provide national scholarships and local scholarships that we have always provided and more opportunities for our members.
As a single chapter (Alpha Lambda Delta), our goal is to simplify our process for initiating new members, decrease our fees (to make the organization more accessible to students), and increase the understanding of our brand as an organization.
Current inducted members, you all are lifetime members of both Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies.
This means that you can get both honor cords from ALD and PES when you graduate. This disaffiliation will only affect future members, who will be initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta only.
Thank you for understanding and being such active and passionate members! ALD Honor Society will only get better at making your experience more special and useful for your future years here at UMD.
Please be on the look out for our future GBM’s and events coming up very soon!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at maryland.ald.pes@gmail.com.
-Charmaine Yuan and Becky Kaminsky, Co-Presidents

Learn to Speak Publicly

When: Tuesday, September 24th, 7:30PM
Where: JMZ 1122
Contact: Your VP of Academic Enrichment, Lauren Stuart (lauren.stu14@gmail.com)
Points: 1

“I hate public speaking!” Sound familiar? Drew Barker, Performing Arts Librarian, welcomes you to attend an interactive presentation to teach you self awareness, the power of your voice and deliberate consideration when speaking to boost your confidence and ace your next speech. Come have some fun, gain 1 point and learn all the tips & tricks to break through your comfort zone!

Panda Express Fundraiser

When: Thursday, September 5th, 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Points: 1 point
Contact: VP of Finance, Jenny Yin (maryland.ald.pes.finance@gmail.com)

Come out and support the ALD & PES Honor Society at our Panda Express fundraiser in Stamp! Please present the attached flyer (either printed or on your phone) when you pay. Members can also earn a point by helping to pass out fundraiser flyers. Those who are interested should email Jenny at maryland.ald.pes.finance@gmail.com at least 2 days before the fundraiser. Please submit your receipts here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScV58u1hC2hwDF8mkwRj969kYlDmtgyhAymuamubOZWFiJFJg/viewform?usp=sf_link