Events – Spring 2018


Career Workshop

  • Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm in the E-lounge
  • Organizers: SEA, KDP, Psych Club and PSI CHI
  • Guest Speakers will cover how to apply to jobs in schools and in psychology offices, as well as applying to graduate school.
  • Speakers will provide guidance; individual help will be provided on resumes and cover letters
  • Leaders in Charge: Stephanie Henning, Dr. Marlon Cummings
  • Audience: Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those in education, social work, counseling and psychology
  • RSVP: Michelle Westergaard,
  • Flyer:  flyer, career workshop – SEA & KDP vF 1.19.18

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Disaster Relief Project

  • COLLECTION: January 29 thru February 21, 2018
  • SORTING & PACKAGING: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Organized by SEA; Funded by NEA grant.
  • Collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas; specifically South Houston High School (SHHS).
  • Items Needed for donations: personal care & school supplies
  • Cash Donations: used to purchase trees/shrubs, picnic tables, and paint to renovate the outside of SHHS.
  • Drop Off: SEA office (G228) or donation boxes in the G-Building, 1st and 2nd floor.
  • Leaders in Charge: Jessica White, Reyna Hernandez, Dr. Katy Hisrich, Dr. Xiaobo She, and Dr. Amy Vujaklija.
  • For information or to RSVP: Jessica White, or Reyna Hernandez
  • Flyer: flyer, disaster relief project – SEA vF 1.22.18



Educator Workshop & Certification (Project Learning Tree)

  • Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 8:30am-12pm in the Literacy Zone
    • (President’s Day)
  • Hosted by: SEA & KDP
  • Trainer: Dr. Colleen Sexton (Associate Provost at GSU)
  • Workshop Features: hands-on training on environmental topics through indoor and outdoor activities, PreK thru 8th activity guide, and Official PLT Certification.
  • Cost: $22 (for materials distributed, training, and certification)
  • Audience: Elementary & Early Childhood Educators (undergraduate and graduate students)
  • RSVP by Monday, February 5th. Space is very limited!  
  • Contact: Michelle Westergaard,
  • Flyer: flyer, PLT Educator Training – SEA & KDP, vF 1.20.18

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Literacy Project

  • March 1, 2, 8, & 23 at various local shelters and centers
  • celebrate NEA’s Read Across America and KDP’s Literacy Alive! during the month of March!
  • read books and engage in literacy activities with children ages 3-14 at various local shelters and centers
    • Thursday, March 1 at 4:00-6:00pm at South Suburban PADS Shelter
      •  Pads: 4411 W Gatling Blvd., Country Club Hills
      • Leaders in Charge Brianna Fabsits & Sireen Hamarshah
    • Friday, March 2 at 4:00-6:00pm at The Garden of Youth Prayer Center
      • Garden of Youth Prayer Center: 657 E. Court St., Kankakee
      • Leaders in Charge Stephanie Henning & Jessica White
    • Thursday, March 15 at 4:00-6:00pm at South Suburban PADS (with Together We Cope)
      • South Suburban Pads: 4411 W Gatling Blvd., Country Club Hills
      • Leaders in Charge Jessica Dunahoo & Michelle Westergaard
    • Friday, March 23 at 7:00-9:00pm at Ronald McDonald House in Chicago
      • Ronald McDonald House:  211 E. Grand Ave., Chicago
      • Leaders in Charge Reyna Hernandez & Hannah Gruben
  • Volunteers: students, faculty, staff
  • RSVP required: Hannah Gruben,
  • Flyer: flyer, literacy project – SEA & KDP, vf3 March 2018

Read Across America

  • First week in March & Friday, March 2, 2018 
  • Sponsored by: NEA (National Education Association)
  • show your support of literacy and reading
    • read to a classroom and children today
    • take the pledge!
    • take pictures and post them with hashtags
    • #ReadAcrossAmerica #NEA
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IEA Student Spring Conference

  • Friday, April 6 – Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Chicago Suburbs
  • Sponsored by: IEA Student Programs
  • SEA members can attend this professional development conference for a small fee and gain knowledge, information, and materials, as well as networking
  • Workshops: w
  • Audience: open to SEA members only
  • Flyer: 

Spring Social 

  • Thursday, April 25, 2018 at 6:00-10:00pm at Dave & Busters
    • Dave & Busters, Orland Park
  • Join us to celebrate the end of the semester!  Food (range of appetizers) is provided and paid for by KDP and SEA (membership dues).
  • Audience: Open to SEA & KDP members only; their friends/family can attend for a fee of $4
  • RSVP required by April 9th: email name and number of guests to Hannah Gruben,
  • Flyer:


Red Nose Day

  • Thursday, March 24, 2018
  • Sponsored by: Walgreens
  • help children and families in poverty.
    • buy a red nose and other red nose items at Walgreens (proceeds go to Red Nose Day fund)
    • Take pictures and post them with hashtags to show your support – all during the month of May!
    • Watch the telethon on NBC on March 24.  Donate!
    • #RedNoseDay #RedNoseDay2018 #RedNose #RedNoseDayUSA
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Baseball Game – social and fundraiser

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6:00-10:00pm at Joilet Slammers
    • Joliet Slammers, Joliet
  • Join us to raise money for SEA & KDP – half of all ticket purchases goes to our group!
  •  enjoy a fun night out with colleagues, friends, and family and show your support of local teams
  • Audience: Open to all!  -SEA & KDP members, GSU faculty and staff, GSU students, community members, friends and family
  • RSVP required by May 17: tickets must be purchased from an SEA/KDP leader or faculty advisor
  • For information:  Hannah Gruben,
  • Flyer: 



  • Saturday, September 18, 2018 at 10:00am-2:00pm
    • Orland Park
  • Join us to raise money for SEA & KDP
  • support local animal shelters by attending and purchasing items
  • bring your pets, family, and friends!