Advisor: Bill Clemente (402) 872-2233
Description: Alpha Chi is Peru State College’s national honorary scholarship society. It recognizes academic scholarship, good reputation, and character. The society’s members are selected from the top ten percent of the junior and senior classes.
American Red Cross Club
Advisor: Angela Allgood (402) 872-2350
Description: The purpose of ARCC is to promote the American Red Cross on our campus and to promote the mission of the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The club will plan at least one community service project each semester, as well as help with the blood drives on our campus.
Advisor: Ken Anderson (402) 872-2271
Description: The Art Guild is a student organization for art majors and students interested in art. Art Guild offers a forum for discussion concerning art and is dedicated to the advancement of the Fine Arts and the artistic growth of its members. They also attempt to make frequent trips to art museums.
Description: Open to all students (majors & non-majors) with an interest in biology-related subjects, service (e.g., roadside trash pickup), and field trips (e.g., Henry Doorly Zoo).
Black Student Union (BSU)
Advisor: Kristi Nies (402) 872-2281
President: Janessa Davis
Meetings: Thursdays, 11:30 AM, Bur Oak Room
Description: The purpose of the Peru State College Black Student Union is to foster a sense of community, stimulate the intellectual, social, cultural, and political growth of all Peru State College students, and provide support for students and the community. The black student union is open for membership to all PSC students of all backgrounds.
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Advisor: Chelsea Allgood (402) 872-2252
President: Jessica Merrill
Meetings: Thursdays, 11:00 AM, TJ Majors 114S
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
Advisor: Gina Bittner (402) 872-2366
Meetings: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Live Oak Room
Description: Campus Crusade for Christ is a college campus ministry of all denominations or faith backgrounds. It provides students the opportunity to enhance their relationships with Jesus Christ and with each other.
Council for Exceptional Children (C.E.C.)
Advisors: Greg Zost (402) 872-2423, Loretta Zost (402) 872-2348
President: Tiffany Streator
Meetings: Tuesdays, 11 AM, TJM 230
Description: Visit CEC’s website: www.cecpsc.webs.com
English Club/Writer's Guild
Advisors: Bill Clemente, (402) 872-2233, Dan Holtz (402) 872-2267
Description: The English Club promotes the appreciation of written expression, encourages worthwhile reading, and fosters fellowship among students interested in English or literature.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Advisors: Wayne Albury (731) 617-1547, Joan Albury (402) 872-2250
Description: FCA is a national organization that is open to all athletes and anyone interested in athletics. The goal of FCA is to present the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ and serving him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Kappa Delta Pi
Advisor: Liz Kearney (402) 872-2398
Description: Kappa Delta Pi is a national honorary education fraternity open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet a certain set of criteria including: GPA, number of education classes, etc. and who show evidence of continued interest in education. Visit http://betamu-psc.webs.com/ for more information.
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Kappa Omicron Rho)
Advisors: Ronicka Schottel (402) 872-2308, Danny Hayes (402) 872-2307
President: Jake Hedden
Vice President: Tairi Ferguson
Secretary: Kyle Boyle
Sgt. at Arms: Michael Kisling
Treasurer: Andrew Horn
Advisor: Jacob Bartlett (402) 872-2321 JBartlett@peru.edu
President: Lindsey Kliewer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Every Thursday, 11 AM, College Theatre
Description: NfAME is a chapter of the Music Educators National Conference, open to all students interested in music. The club annually sponsors instrumental and music festivals as well as other musical productions.
Physical Education Activity Kiniesiology Students (PEAKS)
Advisors: Dr. Kyle Ryan (402) 872-2263
Open To: Physical Education Majors, Sports Management Majors, Coaching Endorsements, Anyone interested in health activities
Purpose: The purpose of PEAKS is to promote healthy lifestyles through leadership, professional development, and advocacy in the areas of health, physical education, recreation, and dance.
Peru Individual Leaders of Today (PILOT)
Advisor: Peggy Groff (402) 872-2438
Meetings: Tuesdays, 5 PM, Bur Oak Room
Description: The purpose of PILOT is to provide an opportunity for the students at PSC to volunteer in service learning projects that will benefit others. Targeted groups will include, but not limited to, agencies that serve those with learning and physical disabilities, retirement and nursing homes, food banks, nonprofit groups such as Peru Day Care and Girl Scouts, as well as other organizations such as Project Response, Hearts United for Animals, etc.
Peru Theatre Company (PTC)
Advisor: Joshua Young (402) 872-2285
Description: The group was formerly known as "Peru Players." We've changed our name, but we're still dedicated to renewing the interest in Theatre Arts throughout the campus and community.The Theatre Company also will be starting an Improv Troupe, and a Slam PoetryTeam on campus this year.
People Respecting Individual Differences and Equality (PRIDE)
Advisor: Joshua Young (402) 872-2285
Meetings: 1st Thursday of every month @ 6pm in the main level of the Library.
Description: PRIDE is an organization whose purpose is to provide support and unity to people of all sexual orientations. PRIDE intends to increase awareness of differing sexual orientations on the PSC campus and in the surrounding community.
Peru State Catholic Union (PSCU)
President: Zayra Flores
The Catechesis group is open to all the student of Peru. Anyone with a willing interest is invited to the meetings, discussions, etc., and these shall be made available to everyone. Within the actual organization itself there are no actual meeting requirements, so all members are free to come and go as they please, as well as bring in new members. Members (including leadership) will not under any circumstances be required to submit dues. The founders of this group are primarily of Catholic Christian background, but those of other religious backgrounds and/or beliefs are more than welcome to participate and join in group meetings, discussions, and activities.
Peru Student Education Association (PSEA)
Advisor: Judith Ruskamp (402) 872-2301
President: Rae Carbaugh
Vice President: Ryan Evans
President-Elect - Amanda Volksen
Secretary - Pamela Riffle
Treasurer - LA Adams
Historian - Chelsea Turek
Media Officer - Katie Umland
Description: PSEA is for potential teachers and is affiliated with the Nebraska State Education Association and the National Education Association. Its activities are devoted to the improvement of education and pre-professional development opportunities and experiences.
Phi Alpha Theta
Advisors: Sara Crook (402) 872-2279 email@example.com, Spencer Davis (402) 872-2268 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Thursdays, 11:00 am, Jindra Fine Arts 202
Description: Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Welcome to Peru State College's
Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda!
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a state and national business leadership fraternity. Peru State College's chapter, Epsilon Tau, is open to all students interested in business and/or leadership. Students do not need to be a business major to join our chapter.
Regular meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 11 am. Additional meetings are scheduled when necessary. The meetings are included within the college’s student planners. In addition, signs about the meetings are usually posted on the PBL bulletin boards found in TJ Majors.
Besides participating in college and community activities, Phi Beta Lambda students attend the Nebraska Fall and Spring State Leadership Conferences. Students participate in the state competitions, and PSC students often qualify to attend the National Leadership Conference held each summer.
Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan is the faculty advisor. Her office is located in T.J. Majors, Room 245, and her office telephone number is 402-872-2420. You may also email her at email@example.com.
Please join us for our next meeting!
President: Preston Sunneberg
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of months, TJM 3rd floor, 11 AM
Advisor: Peggy Groff (402) 872-2438
Meetings: Call or email for meeting times
Description: The Photography Club is open to those wanting to share their interest in photography. It is an opportunity to learn more about this lifetime skill. Beginners to advanced photographers are welcome.
Pyschology/Sociology/Criminal Justice Club (PSCJ)
Advisor:Darnin Coe (402) 872-2232
President: Jake Hedden
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 11am, TJM 302
Description: The Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice (PSCJ) Club is a professional student organization for all Psychology and Criminal Justice students. The focus of our activities is campus activities/events, public service, and service-learning activities, and professional development activities in all areas of the majors.
Dr. Kelly Asmussen, Dr. Joel Lundak, Dr. James Nevitt, and Dr. Greg Galardi all assist as Faculty Advisors for the Club.
PSCJ Newsletter Issue #1
PSCJ Newsletter Issue #2
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Advisor: Kristiaan Rawlings
President: Carrie Lierz
The RHA (Residence Hall Association) is a representative body of all students residing in the residence halls of Peru State College. RHA exists to allow students to address ideas, concerns, and needs in the residence halls.
President: Lexi Fudge
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month, Curriculum Level of the Library
Rotaract is a service club, open to anyone who has an interest in both community and international service. In the past, Rotaract has brought Movember to campus, raising awareness of prostate cancer; as well as organizations such as Invisible Children, Aqua Africa, and raising money for the Bawa Health Initiative- these are just a few examples. For more information, please join us in the Curriculum Level of the library, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month, at 7:30pm, or, email Lexi Fudge at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for more members and always open for new ideas and suggestions!
Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)
Advisor: Steve Schneider (402) 872-2393, Ted Harshbarger (402) 872-2380
President: Tesla Oldfield
Football - Lance Steffen & Zach Lempka
Volleyball - Amanda Gilreath & Carrie Lierz
Men's Basketball - Brett Pierce
Women's Basketball - Jasmine Tate & Karlee Stuart
Softball - Toni Blackwell
Baseball - Aubrey Dezarn & Randy Santiestaban
Cross Country - Tesla Oldfield
Golf - Courtney Musgrave
Cheerleading - Nakita Baird
Description: The purpose of SAAC is to facilitate communication and support between athletic teams. The council will plan on e community service project and social event each semester. SAAC will promote leadership opportunities and diversity throughout the athletic program. Members must be nominated by their coaches. Two members from each team will be selected.
Advisor: Michaela Willis (402) 872-2372 , Cori Christiansen (402) 872-2433
President: Ellen Larsen
Meetings: Every Tuesday @ 11:00 a.m. CATS Conference Room
Description:The Student organization focuses on the interests and opinions of the
students in regard to the operations of the College. Through involvement in a
wide variety of campus affairs the Senate provides a means for students to
participate in the formulation and application of institutional policy affecting
academic and student services. From this participation, the Student Senate aims
to express student views and interests to the administration, develop better
educational standards, facilities, and teaching methods, and to foster the
recognition of the rights and responsibilities of students to the school and
community. Questions, comments or concerns? Call the Senate office @
(402)872-2329 or email Ellen Larsen@ email@example.com.
Advisor: Dan Holtz (402) 872-2267
Advisor: Brad Griffin (402) 872-2259
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