Events – August 2016-July 2017

Events for August 2016-July 2017

SPRING 2017                    April-June 2017 Schedule                Spring 2017 Schedule

PetFest (fundraiser & social)

  • Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 10am-2pm at TBD
  • Leaders in charge: Kinga. Gwen, and Dr. Katy Hisrich
  • open to all students, friends, families, faculty, staff and community members
  • Bring your pets and participate in the events.
  • We are requesting donations. Proceeds go to covering the cost of the event and to the local animal shelter, TBD
  • we need volunteers!
  • To volunteer, contact: Gwen Medrano,


Career Workshop

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4-6pm in elounge at GSU
  • Leaders in charge: Sam & Dr. Katy Hisrich
  • open to students in the following programs: education, social work, psychology/counseling, OT, SLT, Admin,
  • RSVP by February 7th: Dr. Katy Hisrich,
  • flyer, career workshop

Student Panel & Dinner: “How to Succeed in College, Not Just Survive”

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 4-6pm in elounge at GSU
  • Leaders in charge: Lexi & Dr. Katy Hisrich
  • this is part of the Intellectual Life Grant awarded to SEA January 2017
  • open to all students across the university (targeted for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students)
  • presentation and dinner (free)
  • RSVP required by February 17th: Lexi Marquardt,
  • flyer, student success panel
  • flyer-st-panel

Read Across America (NEA)

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Reading Showcase

  • Monday, April 3, 2017 at 4:00-7:00pm in Sherman Hall at GSU
  • Leaders in charge: Jessica & Erin, and Dr. Katy E. Hisrich & Dr. Megan McCaffrey
  • SEA is hosting Foundations 4 AdVANCEment elementary students who will come and participate in events to compete and showcase their literacy skills
  • If you have a child in PreK, K, or 1st grade, enter them in this event!
  • we need volunteers! anyone can volunteer!
  • to volunteer or attend, contact: Erin Peterson,
  • flyer, Reading Showcase on 4.3.17 – SEA, vF
  • flyer2, Reading Showcase on 4.3.17 – SEA, vF

IEA SP Spring Conference

Spring Celebration (social)

  • Thursday, April 13 at 7-11pm at Dave & Busters in Orland Park
  • Leaders in charge: Nicole & Stephanie
  • celebrate the end of student teaching and practicum, and all of the upcoming graduates!
  • open to SEA members and their friends/families
  • friends and families (non-SEA members) pay $4; food is complementary for SEA members
  • all individuals are responsible for their own drinks and game cards
  • RSVP required with number of people by April 11th: Stephanie Henning,
  • flyer, spring social at D&B on 4.13.17 – vF

Beautification Project on Earth Day (community service)

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 @10am-3pm   at Smith Park in Chicago Heights
  • Leaders in charge: Mike & Kinga & Dr. Katy Hisrich
  • this is part of the NEA Create Grant awarded to SEA in December 2016
  • open to all students, friends, families, faculty, staff and community members
  • Join us to plant flowers and trees and clean up the park in our community!
  • we need volunteers!
  • to volunteer, contact: Kinga Drag,
  • Earth Day Smith Park Flyer – 4.22.17
  • flyer, beautification day 4.22.17 – SEA, vF 3.28.17

Baseball game (social & fundraiser)

  • Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 6pm at Joilet Slammers
  • Leader in charge: Mike
  • Information on Joilet Slammers
  • open to all students, friends, families, faculty, staff
  • You must purchase tickets through an SEA Leader by May 5th
  • To purchase tickets or for more info, contact: Michael Flood,

Red Nose Day

  • Thursday, May 25th, 2017 – all day
  • raise awareness for Red Nose Day!  Help end child poverty.
  • post pictures online with red noses and watch the TV event
  • donate to the cause

FALL 2016

IEA SP Conference for Leaders:

  • August 2-5, 2016 in Bloomington, IL
  • conference for SEA Leaders only; hosted by IEA

IEA Back-to-School Kick-off Event:

Professional Development Workshops (Technology):

  • Thursday, August 18 from 8am-4pm at Hellenic Day School in Deerfield, IL
  • All leaders involved in planning and presenting.  They are providing workshops on using technology in classrooms and schools for professional development day at a local school.  This is an addition to the NEA Grant in Spring 2016.

Student Club Fair:

  • Tuesday, August 30th from 12-6pm 
  •  sign up to be a member of SEA!
  • Leaders in charge: Gwen, Lexi, Kinga, Melina, Mike, Sam

High School Visit:

  • Friday, September 2nd from 11am-1pm at Bloom’s High School
  • Leaders in charge: Tanya

Meeting, Introductory and Welcome:

  • Wednesday, September 7th from 3:15-4:15pm in D34012
  • Join us for a snack and sign up to be a member of SEA!
  • Leaders in charge: Sam
  • flyer

Meeting, Back to School:

  • Tuesday, September 13th at 3:15-4:45pm in
  • Leaders in charge: Sam

Fundraiser, Teacher and Educational Materials Auction:

  • September 16-18, 2016 from 9am-5pm at 12211 S 44th Pl. Alsip, IL
  • sale of educational materials for teachers and parents
  • Leaders in charge: Tanya & Lexi, Gwen
  • contact Gwen Medrano with questions:
  • How can you help? As always, get the word out!  Get donations (teacher materials) for us!

Nursing Home Visit (community service): 

  • Saturday, September 17th from 2-4pm at 
  • Leaders in charge: Tanya

IEA SP Conference for Leaders:

  • Sunday, September 25th in Bloomington, IL
  • conference for SEA Leaders only; hosted by IEA

Meeting, political action:

Retired Mentor Program-Registration:

Jaguar Jump Fair:

  • Thursday, October 13th from 3-5pm in E-Lounge
  • Leaders in charge: Sam and Molly
  • Join us for GSU’s Jaguar Jump Fair! During this fair GSU’s first sophomore class is jumping into their program! There will be informational tables set up from each college and program on campus. SEA will have a table to represent not only SEA but the department of education as well. Stop by to say hi, get information, and eat free food!

Meeting – Teacher Quality Speaker & Making Blankets for Animal Shelters (community service):

Pizza Party, Members only:

  • Tuesday, October 18th from 4:15-4:30pm in Hall of Honors
  • Leaders in charge: Lexi
  • after teacher quality and dog blanket meeting

Meeting – Packaging boxes for Veterans:

  • Monday, November 7th from 3:15-4:45pm in G-Lobby
  • Leaders in charge: Maria
  • Guest Speaker: Georges Sanon
  • join us to organize all of the donations for the Vets!  Bring donations – we are accepting them October 22-November 7.
  • Flyer, Veterans Meeting
  • Flyer, Items to Donate

Veteran Donation Drop-off,

  • November, 12, 2016
  • Leaders in charge: Maria

Elementary Visit, STEM Day:

  • Wednesday, November 16th at 9:00am-2:30pm
  • Leaders in charge: Molly and Nicole
  • Foundations 4 AdVANCEment is bring elementary students to engage in STEM activities.  SEA is working with the Division of Biology and Chemistry to prepare activities for them.
  • We need volunteers!  Contact Nicole and Molly
  • Flyer, STEM Day Elementary Visit

IEA SP Fall Conference: 

Social – Bowling Night (Members w family Only)

  • Wednesday, December 7th at 7-10pm at Lakewood Bowl
  • Leaders in charge: Tanya & Maria