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Actions in Motion Peru State College Psychology Club
Alpha Mu Omega (ΑΜΩ) Peru Student Education Association (PSEA)
American Red Cross Club Peru Theatre Company
Black Student Union (BSU) Phi Alpha Theta (ΦAΘ)
Campus Activities Board (CAB) Phi Beta Lambda (ΦΒΛ)
Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) Phi Epsilon Kappa (ΦΕΚ)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes P.R.I.D.E
Gamers Anonymous Psi Chi (ΨΧ)
Hispanic Latino Student Organization Love Your Melon
Kappa Delta Pi (KΔΠ)  Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Kappa Omicron Rho) Rotaract
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Science Club
Organization for the Active Support Of International Students (OASIS) Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
Peru’s Individual Leaders of Today (PILOT) The Otaku Association
Peru State Catholic Union  The Writer’s Guild

 

Actions in Motion (AIM)

Advisor: Gina Bittner

Leader in Training: Serena Nelson

Meetings: 8/29, 9/19, 10/24, 11/21 at 11:00 a.m.

Description: Actions in Motion (AIM) is a Lutheran Ministry Organization on campus that focuses on service projects within the community and surrounding areas. AIM also collaborates with the Christian Student Fellowship to run and participate in Revive each week.

Alpha Mu Omega – ΑΜΩ (Mathematics Club)

Advisor: Dr. Laura McCauley 402-872-2336

President: Damian Causgrove

Meetings: Every other Tuesday 11 a.m., Hoyt Science Building

Description:  Alpha Mu Omega is an honorary mathematics fraternity which aims to develop and promote interest in the study of mathematics. Students with an average of “C” or better in required courses for a major in mathematics and who have completed, or are enrolled in at least one mathematics course at the 200-level or above are eligible as members. Alpha Mu Omega oversees an annual math day competition on campus and members also participate in other campus wide events.

American Red Cross Club

Advisor: Dr. Spencer Vogt 402-872-2450

President: Hailey Bouwens

Meetings: Monday 11:30 a.m., Jindra Main Lobby

Description: Guided by the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross and its mission to prevent, prepare, for and respond to emergencies, the American Red Cross Club of Peru State College will learn, practice, and exemplify humanitarian values through youth service projects and partnerships with other community groups. All service projects implemented by the club must fall into one of the five lines of service in the American Red Cross: Disaster Services, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, International Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Blood Services/Drives

Black Student Union (BSU)

Advisor: Kristi Nies 402-872-2281

President: Marissa Gomez

Meetings: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., 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: Crystal Hutson 402-872-2252

President: Kaitlyn Tennant

Meetings: Monday, 9:00 p.m., TJ Majors 114S

Description:  The purpose of this organization is to provide a wide variety of cultural, educational, and social activities and also to promote campus life and school pride.

Christian Student Fellowship (CSF)

Advisor: Julie Miller 402-872-2241

Leadership Team: Nicole Osborn, Jordyn Leffler, Julia Zurek

Meetings: Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Burr Oak Room

Description: Christian Student Fellowship is a non-denominational campus ministry based in Nebraska. We exist to share the love, truth, and purpose of Jesus Christ with college students, changing the world one life at a time. We accomplish this through Bible teaching, worship, and developing a community that values discipleship. By God’s power and for his glory, we live to proclaim the gospel of Christ to college students, in hopes of unleashing a passionate generation of students who will be future leaders in their local churches, families, and places of work.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes(FCA)

Advisor: Wayne Albury 731-617-1547

President: Emily Whipple

Meetings: TBD

Description: The mission of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is “to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.”

Gamers Anonymous

Advisor: Adam Neveau 402-872-2383, Darrin Coe 402-872-2397

President: Dylan Webb

Meetings: Tuesday, Great Hall (Delzell), 7pm. Mandatory Meeting 1st Tuesday of every Month

Description: Gamers Anonymous exists to spread knowledge about all sorts of games, i.e. board, video, live action, and card games. Our main goal is to create an open, inviting atmosphere for all gamers to connect with each other.

Hispanic Latino Student Organization

Advisor: Frank Lynott 402-872-2392

President: TBD

Meetings: Contact Frank Lynott flynott@peru.edu

Description:  The purpose of the Peru State College Hispanic Latino Student Association is to foster a sense of community on and off campus, to stimulate the intellectual, social, cultural, and political growth of all Peru State College students, and to provide support for students and the community. This association is open to all Peru State College students of all backgrounds.

Kappa Delta Pi (ΚΔΠ)

Advisors: Dr. Liz Kearney 402-872-2398Dr. Anthony Citrin 402-872-2247

President: Samantha Jackson

Description:  Kappa Delta Pi is a national honor society for teachers at Peru State College. Students are not able to join until they are juniors and they must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA to be invited to join. We are all about becoming effective and outstanding teachers inside and outside the classroom.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Kappa Omicron Rho)

Advisors:  Danny Hayes 402-872-2307, Amber Mahan 402-872-2426

President: Samantha Carlson

Meetings: Every other Thursday, TJ Majors 302

Description: Kappa Omicron Rho is a Criminal Justice honors fraternity and is a part of the national organization, American Criminal Justice Society – Lambda Alpha Epsilon. Our club’s objectives are as follows:
1.   Improve criminal justice through educational activities.
2.   Foster professionalism within the members of the association.
3.   Promote professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues.
4.   Encourage the establishment and expansion of the criminal justice program and available activities/trainings available to the entire institution.
5.   Provide a unified voice for professionals in, and students of, criminal justice.
6.   Promote high standards of ethical conduct, professional training, and higher education within the criminal justice field.

Love Your Melon

Advisors:  Brooke Earnest

President: Josie Tennant

Meetings: Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. Library Curriculum Level

Description: Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer.

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Advisor: Liz Stinman, 402-872-2210

President: Emily LeCleir

Meetings: Monday, 5 p.m., Jindra 119

Description: NAfME is open to anyone with an interest in music who values music education. The Peru Chapter of NAfME is commited to providing a variety of enriching music experiences and service opportunities throughout our campus and community.

Organization for the Active Support of International Students (OASIS)

Advisor: Austin Wegener, 402-872-2371

President: Meheret Gebremariam

Meetings: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Commuters Lounge

Description: OASIS is designed to initiate, promote, and support educational, athletic, cultural, and social activities to stimulate the participation and interaction between international students, non international students and the surrounding communities. The organization strives to develop a deeper understanding of international concerns, while fostering education and awareness programs about global perspectives at the College and in the community. International and non- international students are encouraged to join.

Peru State Catholic Union

Advisor: Gene Beardslee, 402-872-2376

President: Rebecca Williams

Meetings: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. CATS Conference Room

Description: PSCU is an organization that aims to provide fellowship and extracurricular activities for students to share the Catholic faith, support spiritual growth based on the teachings of Jesus Christ through the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, inspire a community of Christian service and embody a visible presence of Jesus Christ within the campus of Peru State College. Along with this, the organization aims to create a community of students interested in creating a new, reconnecting with, or further building a strong connection with and an in depth understanding of God.

Peru Student Education Association (PSEA)

Advisors: Dr. Darolyn Seay 402-872-2346Dr. Kelly Kingsley 402-872-2449

President: Emily Whipple

Meetings: Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., TJ Majors 228

Description: The Peru Student Education Association (PSEA) is an active PSC student organization that represents teacher candidates on the Peru State College campus. The organization’s focus is on engagement with each other, local students and their teachers, other teacher candidates across the region, state, and nation, and the southeast Nebraska community by providing and participating in various regional, state, and national education association activities and events. PSEA is a positive contribution to the ideas and goals of the education profession, and, therefore, encourages the most complete personal development of its members. PSEA works to promote professional development, leadership, and service throughout the education community, as we prepare great teacher candidate for the education field. All students are welcome to join.

Peru State College Psychology Club

Advisor: Jared Bartels 402-872-2303 and Kelli Gardner 402-872-2387

President: Aubrey DeBraal

Meetings: Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 11:30 a.m., TJM 304

Description: The Psychology Club is to promote the study of psychology and provide a sense of educational enrichment and social service to the campus, community and its club members.

Check out our Facebook page.

Peru’s Individual Leaders of Today Club (PILOT)

Advisor: Peggy Groff 402-872-2438

President: Breanna Parry

Meetings: Monday, 5 p.m.

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

Advisor: Laura Lippman 402-872-2237

President: Shannon Morgan

Meetings: Wednesday 6:00 p.m., Jindra Black Box

Description: The purpose of the Peru Theatre Company is to provide all Peru State College students with the opportunity to participate in an active and enjoyable group, as well as gain experience in the performing arts by participating in plays, giving speeches and any other method of performance presented to an audience of their peers.

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦAΘ)

Advisors: Dr. Sara Crook 402-872-2279 and Dr. Justin Pfeifer 402-872-2268

President: Samantha Jackson

Meetings: Second and fourth Thursday’s of the month  11:00 a.m. in Jindra Fine Arts, room 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 (ΦBΛ)

Advisor: Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan 402-872-2420

President: Lauren Robertson

Meetings: Thursday 11:00 a.m., TJ Majors 326

Description: 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 Peru State College students often qualify to attend the National Leadership Conference held each summer.
Please join us for our next meeting!

Phi Epsilon Kappa (ΦΕΚ)

Advisor: Dr. Kyle Ryan 402-872-2263

President: Bailey Kuhlmann

Meetings: Please contact Dr. Ryan for meeting information

Description: Phi Epsilon Kappa is an organization exclusively for educational and charitable purposes as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancement of those educational interest areas of Physical Education, Health, Recreation, Dance, Human Performance, Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, and Sports Management.

People Respecting Individual Differences & Equality (PRIDE)

Advisor: Kelli Gardner 402-872-2387

President: Carley Cortez

Meetings: Every other Tuesday, First Meeting 9/5/17 at 11 am in the Jindra Lobby

Description: The purpose of PRIDE is to provide all students of Peru State College with the opportunity to participate in an active and enjoyable group who promotes fairness and equality for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, and asexual people, including people of all genders and sexual or romantic orientations.

Psi Chi (ΨΧ)

Advisor: Dr. Kelli Gardner 402-872-2387

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology,  was installed at Peru State College on April 8, 2017.
Psi Chi chapters recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the Society, and also sponsor programs and activities to augment and enhance the regular curriculum, offer an outlet for service to the campus and the community at large, and provide practical experience and fellowship to its members.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Advisor: Adam Neveau 402-872-2383

President: Colin Smeby

Meetings: Thursday’s 11:30 a.m.

Description: The Residence Hall Association (RHA) 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.

Rotaract

Advisor: Amy Oestmann 402-872-2246 Bobbie Barton 402-872-2341

President: TBD

Meetings: Contact Amy Oestmann aoestmann@peru.edu or Bobbie Barton bbarton@peru.edu

Description: The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

Science Club

Advisors: Deb Clopton

Chair: Sarah Budz

Meetings: TBD

Description: The Science Club provides students of all majors’ activities and experiences to enhance knowledge of their environment. The Science Club also participates in community outreach activities.

Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)

Advisors: Ted Harshbarger 402-872-2380, Dr. Spencer Vogt 402-872-2450

Chair: Chaz Dunn

Meetings: 2nd Thursday at 11 a.m. AWAC Sky Box

Description: The purpose of SAAC is to facilitate communication and support between athletic teams. The council will plan one community service project and social event each semester. SAAC will promote leadership opportunities and diversity throughout the athletic program.

Student Senate

Advisors: Dr. Jesse Dorman 402-872-2292Dr. Justin Pfeifer 402-872-2267,

Student Body President: Trey Nelson

Student Body Vice President: Ryan Christensen

Meetings: Every Tuesday at 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 at 402-872-2329 or email Dr. Jesse Dorman

The Otaku Association

Advisor: Dr. Bill Clemente 402-872-2233

President: Dylan Webb

Meetings: Thursday, Great Hall (Delzell), 6pm, Mandatory Meeting Last Thursday of the Month

Description: The Otaku Association exists to spread knowledge about the various mediums of Japanese entertainment, i.e. anime, manga, light novels, and visual novels. Our main goal is to create an open, inviting atmosphere for fellow otaku to connect and relax.

The Writer’s Guild

Advisor: Jeff Alessandrelli 402-872-2237

President: Quentin Victor

Meetings: Every Tuesday  at 6:00 p.m. Basement of the College Library

Description: The Writer’s Guild is PSC’s writing club. Members meet to discuss and share their work of all genres and forms, as well as talk about upcoming opportunities for development and professionalization. Each year the Guild also produces Leaf Press, a literary journal composed entirely of student work and rewards cash prizes to the contest winners. The genre of works included in the Leaf Press is fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.