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Actions in Motion (AIM)

Advisor: Sara Westerlin

President: Andrew Pavel

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month, 11:00 a.m., Student Center Sherwood Gallery

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

President: Kayla Myers

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 11:00 a.m., CATS 2nd floor

Description:  Founded in the summer of 1927, 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: Danni Barkhurst

Meetings: Tuesdays, 5 p.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

American Sign Language Club (ASL)

Advisor: Dr. Helane Folske-Starlin 402-872-2210

President: Bailey Johnson

Meetings: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m., TJM 228

Description: Are you interested in joining the first ever langauge club at Peru State College? Join the Peru State College American Sign Language (ASL) Club every Tuesday at 5:30pm in TJM 228! Through teamwork members will advance their knowledge and skills in communicating through American Sign Language.

Black Student Union (BSU)

Advisor: Kristi Nies

President: Kortnie Sheppard

Meetings: Mondays, 3:30 ap.m., Burr 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.

Bobcat Book Club

Advisor: Susan Dunekacke

President: Brealynn Wattier

Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the Month, Student Center Commuter Lounge 7 pm

Description:  The purpose of Bobcat Book Club (BBC) is to provide a place for students who seek intellectual and entertaining discussions over various genres of contemporary novels. BBC is here to give busy students a reason to pick up a good book and connect with fellow Bobcats through literature and engaging conversations

Bobcat Dance Company

Advisor: Brenda Lutz

President: TBD

Meetings: TBD

Description:  The Bobcat Dance Company is a student organization designed to build the dance community at Peru State while promoting dance and physical fitness. The is organization practices weekly and performs on campus and in local communities.

Bobcat Guard

Advisors: Ashleigh Eickhoff & Erin Rieschick 

Co- Captains: Abbey Elliott & Rose Kathman

Meetings: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., Student Center Commuter Lounge

Description:

Bobcat Guard is designed to spread school spirit at games and around the local communities. This student organization is open to all students. Bobcat Guard builds teamwork skills and friendships with all of their time spent together.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Advisor: Crystal Hutson 402-872-2252

Operations Manager: Kristin Sanford

Meetings: Sundays, 8:30 p.m., Burr Oak Room

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: Julia Zurek, Sara Granfors, Emily Bryant

Meetings: Wednesdays, 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.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Advisor: Felicity Balluch 402-872-2423

President: Anna Meyer

Meetings: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m., TJM 230

Description: The purpose of CEC is to advance the education of individuals with exceptionalities and to promote related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Advisors: Joan Albury 731-617-1546, Wayne Albury 402-872-2393

President: Julia Zurek

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.”

Kappa Delta Pi (ΚΔΠ)

Advisors: Dr. Kelly Kingsley 402-872-2449Dr. Robert Ingram

President: Keegan Nelson

Meetings: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., TJ Majors 228

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 Daake

Meetings: Thursdays, 11:45 a.m., 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.

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Advisor: Liz Stinman

President: Jaelynn Muhr

Meetings: Mondays, 5:15 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.

Outdoor Life Club

Advisor: Dr. Frank Lynott, 402-872-2392

President: Grant Wyatt

Meetings: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m., Campus Quad. *Weather permitting alternate location CATS 201

Description: The purpose of the Outdoor Life is to promote a symbiotic way of life with the outdoors and to educate the public about topics that are affecting the local habitats

Peru Association of Student Athletes (PASA)

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

Chair: Ally Hazen

Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month, 11:00a.m. Student Center Burr Oak Room

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

Peru State Catholic Union

Advisor: Gene Beardslee 402-872-2376

President: Catherine Benes

Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Newman Center (off-campus)

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 402-872-2346

President: Taylor Finke

Meetings: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., TJ Majors 114N

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 candidates for the education field. All students are welcome to join.

 

Peru Theatre Company

Advisor: Laura Lippman
President: Josh Osborne

Meetings: Every other Wednesday or Thursday, Time: TBD,  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 402-872-2237, Dr. Jason Phillips 402-872-2237

President: Jared Koelzer

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 11:00 a.m.,  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 402-872-2420

President: Rozlyn Cole

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 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: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m., AWAC

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: Markuz Oziminski

Meetings: Every other Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Jindra Lobby

Description: PRIDE is an accepting environment to those who are LGBT+, know someone that is LGBT+, or support those who are LGBT+.

Psi Chi (ΨΧ)

Advisor: Dr. Kelli Gardner 402-872-2387

President: Tanner Fischer

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: Samantha Wilson

Meetings: Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Student Center Burr Oak Room

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

President: Julia Zurek

Meetings: Mondays, 6:00 p.m., CATS Conference

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 402-872-2237

President: Dylan George

Meetings: TBD, Hoyt 307

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.

Social Science Club

Advisors: Dr. Sara Crook 402-872-2237, Dr. Kathi Nehls 402-872-2237, Dr. Jason Phillips 402-872-2237

President: Jared Koelzer

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 11:00 a.m., Jindra 202

Description: The Social Science Club is for students who are interested in the Social Sciences and related activities.

 

Student Senate
Advisors: Dr. Jesse Dorman 402-872-2224Ashleigh Eickhoff 402-872-2441, Matt Gleason 402-872-2266
Student Body President: Tyler Harms
Student Body Vice President: Thomas Veleba
Meetings: Tuesdays, 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