We are very excited to launch a brand new website in the fall of 2017. We hope that the new website will be an effective tool for our chapters to use during the year. We also want to feature what our chapters are doing on their campuses for everyone to see. Come back soon for the official launch!
To our Friends in Lambda Sigma:
Lambda Sigma Society has had many challenges over its 98-year history. Just as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced most of our institutions of higher education to change the way they deliver their educational programs, so must we adapt to the rapidly changing environment in which we find ourselves.
What has not changed is our mission: to prepare our members for leadership roles first, on their campuses and, then, in their careers, their communities and their personal lives.
As we continue to monitor what is happening in our society and anticipate that this is a temporary situation, we encourage all of our members to remember that the work of Lambda Sigma does not stop but rather is carried out in a different way from which we have operated in the past. Presidents should remember that they are still students at their institutions and, just as they will be attending a virtual classroom, so can the chapter exist in a virtual way over the next several weeks.
This is an opportunity for each chapter to exhibit its leadership in the face of this challenge and develop new ways to communicate, serve their communities and experience the fellowship that has been fostered during this academic year. There is much to be done in recruitment and the planning of other end-of-year activities that cannot wait until your return to your campus. You should also reach out to your advisor/s to discuss ways in which you may achieve your goals.
If you haven’t done so, explore such free or low-cost videoconferencing websites as zoom.us and gotomeeting.com. There may be other sites with which you are familiar that offer the same services. Work with your chapter to make use of these opportunities in your recruitment and planning so that, when you return to campus, you are ready to complete a successful year of Lambda Sigma.
Information about deadlines for the scholarship applications, the required reports, and the payments due the national organization are being discussed and will be sent to you by April 15.
The National Presidents Leadership Conference is scheduled for September 18-20 in Pittsburgh. You should elect a president before the end of the semester who is able to attend this conference.
Your Board Liaison will be in touch with you within the next 24-hours to offer suggestions and assistance for the period when you will not be on your campus, and in preparation for your return.
Our continued best wishes as we, together, work towards the completion of this year.
John R Hauser
Co-advisor, Rho chapter at Thiel College
Check out this recruitment video from Mississippi State University! Do you all have something similar? Send it to email@example.com and I’ll share it, too. This is a great idea your chapter can do as well!
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Current MSU freshman: Check out why we love Lambda Sigma, why you should join, and how to apply!! Applications are available on Cowbell Connect and close February 10th at 11:45 p.m. Also make sure to attend our interest meeting, tomorrow (February 6th) at 6 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium. See you there!
The Fall 2019 Edition of The Diamond is now available on our website! Copies will be sent to each chapter but go ahead and enjoy the newest edition by clicking here. We’re very excited to highlight our National Presidents’ Leadership Conference, annual award winners, and Honor Chapters in this edition. We also have updates from our chapters, biographies on our scholarship winners, and more!
Click here to read the Fall 2019 edition. As always, if you have stories to submit please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. This spring we will be expanding the use of this platform to highlight stories from our chapters.
The Spring 2019 Diamond is now available here. In this edition hear from our Executive Secretary Neal Edman on his experiences with Lambda Sigma, chapter advisor Vinnie Birkenmeyer on effectively advising a chapter, and many of our student leaders regarding the great work being done on campuses across the country.
Have an idea for a story? The next Diamond will be out in December of 2019. Send stories or ideas to email@example.com. Until then, happy reading!
The Fall 2018 Diamond is now available online! Check out the latest happenings with Lambda Sigma here. In this edition we discuss the Presidents’ Leadership Conference, our National Scholarship recipients, award winners, and chapter updates.
Have an idea for an article? The deadline for the Spring 2019 Diamond is March 1st. Send ideas and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spring 2018 Diamond is now available to read and download! Copies are being sent to all advisors now for each chapter to have a few on hand. These make great recruiting materials, and if your article was published it’s something to add to your portfolio.
Thank you to everyone who submitted articles. There are some really good ideas for service projects in this edition, so take a look to see what other chapters are doing this year. Also, thanks to National President John Hauser for answering a few questions about himself and his vision for Lambda Sigma this next year.
Have an idea for an article or story? Let me know! I’m always looking for someone or some event to feature in the next Diamond!
The Fall 2017 edition of the Diamond is now available on our website! Check out featured stories on the National Presidents’ Leadership Conference, our Jane Price Harmon Gift of Honor recipient, and our national scholarship winners. There are also updates on what some of our chapters and members are doing around the country.
Do you have a story idea for our next edition? Send it to email@example.com, we’re always looking for great ideas to share with others!
For those who attended the Presidents’ Leadership Conference in September, you should be very familiar with the organization A Soldier’s Child. For those who did not attend conference, we helped back bags, wrap presents, and held a birthday party for the organization. Well, NBC Nightly News recently did a story on this organization, and they did so from the camp that we packed bags for at conference! So the very beef jerky you brought with you was consumed at this camp! Here’s the video for those who would like to learn more about the organization we helped. If you’d like to know more or would like to help their organization, check their website out at https://asoldierschild.org/.
Well, another National Presidents’ Leadership Conference has come and gone, and we are so thankful for all those who came to Murfreesboro, TN and the campus of Middle Tennessee State University this year! The conference was a great success, and hopefully it has set the stage for great things to happen at all of our chapters across the country.
On Friday night of the conference we were fortunate to participate in a service activity for A Soldier’s Child, an organization whose “mission is to serve the children of fallen military personnel who have given their lives on active duty while defending the United States of America.” We wrapped presents, packed camp bags, and held a birthday party for two of the organization’s participants, Ashton and Desiree. A great time was had by all, and our birthday boy Ashton taught everyone how to “dab.”
Saturday we went over to the campus of MTSU to learn more about the organization, bylaws, and rituals of Lambda Sigma. It was a long day filled with lots of information, but hopefully everyone left with a greater understanding of what Lambda Sigma is all about and how to successfully run their chapters.
We ended Saturday with our traditional banquet and observance of the Gift of Fellowship. We were delighted to hear from our Jane Price Harmon Gift of Honor recipient for 2017, Dr. Ron Wolfe, as he retires from Lambda Sigma’s National Executive Board after nearly three decades of service. We also recognized the Honor Chapters for 2016-2017 and our annual winners for Outstanding Chapter (Alpha – University of Pittsburgh), Most Improved Chapter (Alpha Phi – Ferrum College), and Outstanding Advisor (Kevin Cuccia, Chi – Louisiana Tech University).
Sunday we bid farewell to Tennessee, and everyone went back home a little tired but a little more knowledgeable about Lambda Sigma National Honor Society. As we move into the heart of the 2017-2018 year, we encourage our chapters to set lofty goals for service and enjoy fellowship with one another. The year of active membership is short, but it can be an extremely rewarding and wonderful time!
Best of luck to all chapters this year, and we will see you all next year, September 21-23, in Pittsburgh!