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The Beta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau carries out the mission of Sigma Theta Tau International through the support of learning, knowledge and professional development of our members.  The chapter was chartered in August 1974 and continues our 40th Anniversary during 2014. 


Board Minutes

Beta Sigma Chapter of STTI

Board Meeting

Tuesday,   March 15, 2016

6:30 to 7:30 pm

Those in attendance Cathy Dillen, Brenda Holtzer, Marianne Adams, Gwen Holderman,

Call to Order Cathy Dillen Brenda moved Sharon seconded

Approval of Minutes: January Minutes-Peggy Shipley- No minutes

Treasurer’s Report: No Report:                            

Attachments:  October minutes

                          Board Contact List/2015-2016 meeting dates

Governance Committee – Policy Work Update- Report on progress

                                            Chair Marianne Adams

Policy Work Update- Is in process Kim Raines is working on process and time line for Beta

Cathy Dillen will work on organizational chart board confirmed that immediate past president

will hold the same position as vice president on organizational chart

Leadership Committee-Time line for call for nominations and ballot

Administrative Assistant -Budget – Revenue source and outlays

Sharon – Previous and newsletters- Old newsletters will be up on website by April meeting

Newletter for spring by 3/31/16

Gwen – Time line for research-Gwen will prepare a time line for development of research day

Treasurer – Time line for filing and other dates Cathy will work with Amy to develop time line for

Please submit by April meeting to Governance Chair-Marianne Adams asks for a paragraph of

information or highlight changes to document

Research Day- Date, Progress Gwen Holderman-6 presenters with 20 minutes a piece

Working with Tim Linden so all abstracts and posters will be on Angel for Beta Sigma Virtual

Research Day April 4-8, 2016 from 08:00am  to 4:00pm. Evaluations at the end of the

presentations. Will see if an evaluation form can be made available for Beta Sigma Members

Broadcast to all faculty-Question if they can make it an assignment for class and broadcast to

Leadership Succession Committee – Report from leadership succession committee

                                                              Slate of officers

                                                              Discuss method for ballot distribution   

                                                              Chair Kim Raines

Sponsors This Year!

  • Karen Morin
  • Gene Mundie

The Beta Sigma Chapter News!

Chapter News

  • Invinsulin Kids

    A group of newly inducted Beta Sigma students worked along with IST students and developed an app called Invinsulin Kids - winning first place in the Penn State University 2015 mHealth Challenge during Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State. "Invinsulin" is a portmanteau that combines the words "invincible and "insulin" to show that diabetic kids can conquer fear and frustration in learning how to manage their disease.

  • Jared Box Project

    Beta Sigma Spring 2016 Service Project: Jared Boxes

    Penn States College of Nursing Honor Society for Nursing, Beta Sigma, selected the Jared Box Project as their service project for spring 2016. The friends and family of Jared McMullin, a boy from State College who, at age six, lost his battle with brain cancer, started the Jared Box Project in State College. Jared Boxes are shoebox sized plastic containers full of toys, games and other items to help distract and entertain a child who is receiving treatment or medical care while in the hospital.

    Students at the Altoona and Schuylkill campuses of Penn State's College of Nursing built boxes that were then distributed to their local hospitals. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and were filled with well wishes, hope, and love. Students placed a special note inside each of their boxes to the child who will receive the box. The Jared Boxes will bring smiles and laughter and lift the spirits of chronically ill children.

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Jared Project


Sensory Garden


 2015 Beta Sigma Research Day