February 14, 2011

Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Lambda Chapter Qualifications/Inducation

The Governors State University chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Lambda will be inducting new members on May 27, 2011. Sigma Theta Tau is an international nursing honor society with a prestigious history and a dynamic membership. Please review the attached flyer to see if you qualify for induction into this International nursing honor society. Sigma Theta Tau requires that eligible students contact them in order to begin the induction process. (Sigma Theta Tau International Website)

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please notify Dr. Shirley Comer via email (scomer@govst.edu) of your intention to apply to STTI. You must include the following information in your email:
Your Full name
Your street Address
Your phone number
A current email address other than your student imail account.

The deadline to apply online with STTI is May 9, 2011 and Shirley Comer must receive your information by this date to qualify you for induction.
Congratulations and we hope to see you at the Induction Ceremony on May 27th at 6p. Join us on Facebook for information and updates.

Eligibility Requirements
Undergraduates are eligible if They have::
• Completed 1/2 of the program
• Have a GPA of at least 3.0

Graduate students are eligible if they have::
• Completed 1/4 of the program
• Have a GPA of at least 3.5

Doctoral Students are eligible if they have:
• Completed 12 hours of the program

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January 18, 2011

Lambda Lambda - Sigma Theta Tua International Facebook Page

Lambda Lambda, the Governors State University chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society has a new facebook page. This page will offer updates on the chapter and its events as well as information related to the nursing profession. All are invited to join us on facebook even if you are not a member of STTI. Our next induction ceremony will be scheduled later in the spring. Please search facebook for Lambda Lambda and “like” us to receive the latest announcements.

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March 31, 2010

Sigma Theta Tau - Lambda Lambda Chapter at GSU

Lambda Lambda, the Governors State University chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), will be inducting eligible students on April 29th at 6pm. Sigma Theta Tau is an international nursing honor society with a long and prestigious history and a dynamic membership. Please review the following eligibility criteria to determine if you are eligible for membership.

Eligible undergraduate students have:-completed at least ½ of the program
-have a GPA of at least 3.5

Eligible Graduate Students have:-completed at least ¼ of the program
-have a GPA of at least 3.0

Eligible Doctoral Students have:-completed at least ¼ of program


If you are eligible, we hope you will accept our invitation to join Lambda Lambda. Please notify Shirley Comer (s-comer@govst.edu) of your intention to apply to STTI. You must include the following information in your email:

Your Full name
Your street Address
Your phone number
A current email address other than your student imail account.

The deadline to apply online with STTI is April 12 and Shirley Comer must receive your information by April 10 to qualify you to apply. Congratulations and we hope to see you at the Induction Ceremony on April 29 at 6p. Join us on Facebook for information and updates.

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November 06, 2009

Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention

Faculty member Shirley Comer and retired faculty member and Lambda Lambda chapter president, Constance Edwards, attended the Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention as delegates in Indianapolis from 10-31 to 11-4-09. The convention is an opportunity for nursing scholars, scientists, educators, clinical experts and students to meet in a truly international setting for activities designed to enhance professional development and fellowship among nurses. The convention is also an opportunity to conduct the business of Sigma Theta Tau International. Please visit the STTI website for details and photos from each day of the convention.

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November 04, 2008

Sigma Theta Tau Induction

The Sigma Theta Tau Induction for GSU's Lambda Lambda Chapter will be on November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the E-lounge. Dr. Catherine Catrambone will be the speaker.

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January 14, 2008

Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Phi Induction

Gamma Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International will be held on January 16, 2008 in the Sherman Music Hall at 6:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow in the Hall of Honors. If any questions please contact Dr. Constance Edwards at 708.534.4041.

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November 19, 2007

Dr. Tymkow & Prof. Comer - Represented GSU at Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honorary Society

Professor Shirley Comer and Dr. Catherine Tymkow represented GSU’s Lambda Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honorary Society as delegates at the Biennial Convention- Vision to Action: Global Health Through Collaboration in Baltimore, Maryland November 4-7, 2007. Comer and Tymkow joined 714 other delegates representing 451 chapters in 21 countries world wide. As delegates, they participated in delegate forums and voting for 2007 Bylaws Amendments. Dr. Linda Samson presented The Prevention Steering Committee: A Model for Sustainability at the concurrent session on Leadership: Leadership Development Through Community Collaborations.

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October 03, 2007

Link to the Changes in the Nurse Practice Act

Many of you have requested that the link to the changes in the SB 360: The Nurse Practice Act be made available on the weblog. Well, at long last your request has arrived... http://www.illinoisnurses.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=148.

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August 27, 2007

Sigma Theta Tau Presentation

Just a reminder to join us on September 18 at 9am in the Hall of Honors as our Sigma Theta Tau presents “The Path to Advanced Practice Licensure in Illinois and the new Illinois Nurse Practice Act” Presented by Michelle Bromberg, MSN, APN, BC, Education Coordinator for the Illinois.

Join us for this important breakfast meeting to discover how the new Nurse Practice Act in Illinois will affect our license and our profession. Light Breakfast will be served. RSVP to Brenda Parham 708-534-4040.

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July 27, 2007

Dr. Tymkow at Vienna Conference

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Report from Vienna By Dr. Catherine Tymkow

Dr. Linda Samson, Professor of Nursing and Health Administration and Dean of the College of Health Professions, and Dr. Catherine Tymkow, Associate Professor of Nursing recently returned from the Sigma Theta Tau 18th International Nursing Research Conference: Collaboration: A Transdisciplinary Roadmap to Discovery in Vienna, Austria, July 11-14th. The focus of the conference was evidence-based practice. Dr. Samson was honored for her leadership in organizing the conference program. She presented Project SKIPP: Saving Kids through Integrated Prevention Programming funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (2003-2008). Dr. Tymkow presented Building Capacity for Substance Abuse Education in Nursing: Transdisciplinary Collaboration funded by the Nurse Education, Practice and Retention Grant Program of the Health Resources Services Administration of the Department Health and Human Services (2005-2008). The presenters acknowledge the co-authors/collaborators on these grants: Dr. Phyllis Johnson, PhD, MSW, Carolyn Estes-Rogers, MHS, Cara Warzynski, MSW, Dr. Judith Lewis, PhD, Addiction Studies, and Janet Engle, MS, MHS, M.Ed. Center for On-line Learning whose efforts helped make these presentations possible.

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July 26, 2007

Sigma Theta Tau Presentation

Join us on September 18 at 9am in the Hall of Honors as our Sigma Theta Tau presents “The Path to Advanced Practice Licensure in Illinois and the new Illinois Nurse Practice Act” Presented by Michelle Bromberg, MSN, APN, BC, State Nursing Act Coordinator for the Illinois.

Join us for this important breakfast meeting to discover how the new Nurse Practice Act in Illinois will affect our license and our profession. Light Breakfast will be served. RSVP to Brenda Parham 708-534-4040.

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June 12, 2007

Sigma Theta Tau International: Lambda Lambda Chapter Research Program

On June 11, 2007, Dr. Constance Edwards presented her work on “Barriers for Parental Involvement in School-based Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Is Human Subject Protection a Major Factor?” The research was part of the College of Health Professions’ EXPORT Project that was supported by a National Institutes of Health, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities grant. The original aim of the research was to compare healthy lifestyle changes significant to weight status in 4th grade children in an experimental group whose parents received instructions that paralleled instructions given to all 4th grade students in the school district with changes of children in a control group whose parents were not offered the instructions. Workshops for both parents and students included content related to healthy eating, low cost physical activity, and reduced screen time that deters regular physical activity with a focus on obesity prevention rather than obesity management. Research that followed a low parental attendance at the workshops indicated that presentation of Human Subject Protection protocols may have been a factor in the low parental participation. Implications for nurses were discussed.

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September 05, 2006

Applications Being Accepted Now

Sigma Theta Tau International. Applications are being taken for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Please contact Dr. Constance Edwards either by phone at 708/534-4041 or via email c-edwards@govst.edu regarding applications and deadline.

The undergraduate student requirements are to have completed half of the nursing curriculum; have at least a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale); rank in the upper 35 percentile of the graduating class; and meet the expectations of academic integrity.

The graduate student requirements are to have completed one-fourth of the nursing curriculum; have at least a GPA of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 grading scale); and meet the expectations of academic integrity.

If you wish more information on Sigma Theta Tau International please go to http://www.nursingsociety.org.

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