Events – August 2015-July 2016

Events August 2015 – July 2016

Teacher and Educational Materials Auction, Fundraiser

  • End of July, beginning of August
  • Online auction for teachers through ebay
  • Leaders in charge: Tanya & Lexi, Sam, Melina, Maria
  • How can you help? As always, get the word out!  Get donations (teacher materials) for us!

Baseball Game – Social Event

  • June 18, 2016 at 6pm At Joilet Slammers
  • tickets are $10.  Buy them from an SEA leader.
  • Leaders in charge: Mike and Melina

Red Nose Day

  • Thursday, May 26th – all day. Online and TV.     
  • buy a red nose at Walgreens to support the Red Nose Day cause – children in poverty.  Take pictures with the red nose and post them!

WE Day:

Technology Workshops – part of NEA Grant

  • Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 at Foundations 4 AdVANCEment
  • Leaders presenting: Maria & Lexi, Mike & Melina

Tutoring at the Library

  • April & May from 5:30-7pm at Richton Park Library
  • come volunteer to tutor students

Pizza Party

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3-5 p.m. in Hall of Honors
  • The SEA and The Golden Apple Foundation is hosting a pizza party for any one who is in the College of Education. Join us for pizza and fun in the Hall of Honors!  Guest Speaker: Matt from the Golden Apple Foundation
  • RSVP to
  • pizza party flyer

GSU Student Club Awards

  • Friday, April 14, 2016 in E-Lounge
  • Join us to see what all the student clubs have won!

IEA Student Spring Conference

“The Journey of a Book of a Book Starts with a Word” Reading Showcase

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9am-3pm
  • The Student Education Association is teaming up with the Foundations 4 AdVANCEment to host the second annual “The Journey of a Book Starts with a Word” Reading Showcase! We are looking for volunteers, even if it is just for a couple of hours! This will be held at Governors State University in the Center for Performing Arts.
  • The Journey Showcase flyer

Bake Sale Fundraiser

  • Friday, April 1,  2016 from 11am-1pm in main lobby
  • come buy our delicious goods and support us!
  • Bake Sale Flyer

GSU Research Day

  • Friday, April 1, 2016 from 10am-12pm
  • our leaders created a research poster showing what we learned at the conferences.
  • Leader organizing: Gwen Medrano

Community Service Projects – part of IEA Grant

    • March 8, 2016 – 2:30-4:00 p.m. D34005 (Sorting donations)
    • March 28, 2016 – 2:00-3:00 p.m. G160 (packing boxes)
    • March 30, 2016 – 3:00-4:00 p.m. G160  (making baby blankets)
    • Members are welcome to attend and help organize and sort the donations, pack care bags, and make blankets for the Ronald McDonald House, PADS, and Military Community Service Projects
    • March activities flyer

Bowling Night, Social Event

  • Tuesday, March 9 from 7-10pm at Lakewood Bowl in Richton Park.
  • Take a break from classes, and come out and join your SEA members! For family and friends of SEA members too!
  • Bowling Flyer

Resume & Career Workshops 

  • Thursday, March 4, 2016 from 3-4pm in Engbretson Hall.  Guest Speaker: Cynthia Staples
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2016 from 2:30-3:30pm.  Guest Speaker: Cynthia Staples, Career Services
  • These workshops are open to all students going into the field of education.
  • Resume workshops flyer

Community Service Project- The Ronald McDonald House Charities – part of IEA Grant

  • February 1st-March 9th, 2016
  • The Student Education Association is sponsoring a community service project for The Ronald McDonald House Charities.  We are creating care bags containing items requested and making baby blankets. Please assist us in our efforts by donating the items listed below.(This is part of a grant awarded to the SEA by the Illinois Education Association.)
  • Requested Items:Paper Towels, Liquid laundry detergent (unscented), Bottled water, Mini boxes of cereal, Protein bars, Fabric softener sheets, “to-go” containers, Pillow protectors, Mailing tape, Copy paper, forever postage stamps, travel-size anti-bacterial gel, etc.
  • 4 Drop Box Locations: G-Lobby, D-Main Entrance, Athletic Department, G236
  • RMH donation flyer

Community Service Project-PADS Shelter & Military Members – part of IEA Grant

  • February 1-March 9th, 2016
  • The Student Education Association is sponsoring a community service project for South Suburban PADS homeless shelter and military members. We are creating care bags containing items requested. Please assist us in our efforts by donating the items listed below. (This is part of a grant awarded to the SEA by the Illinois Education Association)
  • Requested Items: Children’s White T-shirts (Youth S, M, L, XL), Men’s socks (new), Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Cereal bars, Protein bars, Cereal boxes, Juice boxes, Bottled water, Ramen noodles, Baby wipes, Spiral notebooks, Box of Envelopes, Pens (pref. pack of 4), Pencils, Magazines, Other Items
  • 4 Drop Box Locations: G-Lobby, D-Main Entrance, Athletic Department, G236
  • PADS and Military donation flyer

Teacher Workshop – Technology (Connect 2 Connections), part of NEA Grant

  • February 17th at 3:00 to 4:00pm at Family Development Center at Governors State University
  • The Student Education Association is sponsoring a series of free workshops for teachers. This workshop focuses on using technology in the classroom to help with behavior management. It will only be available to teachers at the FDC. (This is part of a grant awarded to us by the National Education Association (NEA))


We are proud to announce that SEA at GSU received the NEA CREATE Teacher Quality Grant!  During the spring semester we will use the grant money to host workshops for current teachers. These workshops will teach and aide teachers with technology.  Our goals are to help teachers use technology to connect with their students in a way that is exciting for this generation, easily connect with families, and to provide updated teaching methods.  Here is a link to our application video to help give you an idea of what the workshops will look like: SEA-NEA Grant Video.

IEA SP Conference for Leaders

  • January 30th, 2016 in Bloomington, IL
  • for SEA Leaders only

Student Club Fair at GSU

Elementary Education Visit & STEM Day

  • Monday, November 30, 2016 from 9am-2pm
  • hosted by SEA and the College of Biology and Chemistry
  • Students are visiting from Foundations 4 AdVANCEment.  We are looking for volunteers to help work with students and facilitate STEM activities with them.
  • contact Dr. Katy Hisrich for more info.

IEA Student Fall Conference

Student Teaching Dinner

  • November 16, 2016 at GSU
  • supporting our teacher candidates who are graduating!

Giving Tree Book Drive – community service project

  • November 2016
  • During the month of November SEA at GSU will be holding a book drive to help local military families and homeless families. We will be collecting books birth through grade 12. Collections will end December 1st.  We will have drop boxes in four (4) areas on the GSU campus: Main entrance (by admissions), Recreation and Fitness Department, G Lobby, and outside of G236.
  • If you are unable to make it to GSU to drop off your donations feel free to contact Samantha Allen, President of SEA, by email:, Gwen Medrano, Vice President of SEA, by email:, or Katy Hisrich, Faculty Advisor of SEA, by email:, to make some kind of arrangement.
  • Thank you in advanced for your help and donations!
  • Giving Tree Book Drive Flyer

October Meetings

  • October 26 at 12-1pm in Hall of Honors.   Guest Speaker: Meredith Byers, from IEA
  • October 6 at 3-4pm. in G Lobby.  Guest Speaker: Kesa Thurman, from Golden Apple Foundation

IEA SP Conference for Leaders 

  • September 20, 2016 in Bloomington, IL