ESG 50th Anniversary & 2017 Annual Meeting

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50th Anniversary SOPHE Annual Mtg 2017

Join Eta Sigma Gamma for our 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Gammans, please save the date for National Eta Sigma Gamma’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on March 29, 2017!

The Green & Gold Gala will be held at the Denver Hyatt in Denver, Colorado, on March 29 at 7 pm. A formal electronic invitation will be sent to all Gammans in February.

Note: The Green & Gold Gala will be held in conjunction with the 68th annual SOPHE Conference at the Denver Hyatt in Denver, Colorado.

Denver, CO March 30 – April 1, 2017.

Go to the SOPHE site for more details on the conference.

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Call for Exhibit Table Proposals and Displays

Would you like to represent your chapter at our exhibit table during the 2017 SOPHE annual meeting?

The FACES of ESG are its chapters . . . We would like any chapter who is planning on attending SOPHE to create a proposal and an example display highlighting your chapter such as events, accomplishments, publications, initiations, pictures, etc. A committee will review the proposals and your chapter’s display could be chosen.  You will be awarded with a portion of our display and an opportunity to represent your chapter and school during exhibition hours.  What better way for others to learn about ESG than to hear from our very own chapter members?  The two chapters that exemplify ESG’s mission statement with spirit, heart and professionalism will be chosen to join the national office at the exhibit table.

We know you are out there doing great things for health education and would like for you to have the opportunity to showcase what you are doing at this event!

Proposals due: March 1st

Requirements for Proposal:

  • Chapter Name and University
  • Name and contact information (phone #, email, mailing address) of faculty sponsor and at least two chapter officers
  • Create a display (H 34″ x W 22″) that can be used for the exhibition table – the winning chapter will be required to bring this to the conference
  • One page written proposal detailing the display and the projects and goals of the chapter
Submit digitally to:  Julie Soules, ESG Executive Director

Announcement: ESG 2015 – 2017 Board of Directors

Greetings, Gammans!

The Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) National Health Education Honorary congratulates six members elected to the ESG 2015-2017 Board of Directors. New board members were inducted and began their terms of office on Saturday, November 21, 2015, during the Executive Business Meeting in Muncie, Indiana.

President: Kelly Wilson, PhD, MCHES, Associate Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University, will serve a two-year term as ESG President. Elected as ESG Vice President for a two-year term is Holly Moses, PhD, MSHE, CHES, Undergraduate Program Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator in the Department of Health Education & Behavior at University of Florida.

Immediate Past President: Jodi Brookins Fisher, PhD, CHES, Professor and Division Director of Community Health in the Department of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University, will serve a two-year term as ESG Immediate Past-President.

Director of Advocacy: Alexis Blavos, PhD, MCHES, Assistant Professor in the Health Department at SUNY Cortland, will serve as two-year term as ESG Director of Advocacy.

Member-At-Large: Liliana Rojas-Guyler, PhD, CHES, Assistant Professor in Health Promotion & Education at the University of Cincinnati, will serve one additional year as ESG Member-At-Large.

Newly elected to the board for two-year terms are:

Member-At-Large: Joe Visker, PhD, MCHES, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Minnesota State University – Mankato, who will serve as the Member-At-Large.

Student-At-Large Member: Leigh Szucs, MEd, CHES, doctoral student in Health Education in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University, who will serve as the Student-At-Large Member.

“I am thrilled to work with our passionate, national board to pursue our current efforts to elevate Eta Sigma Gamma and our contributions to Health Education, Gammans and our communities”, says ESG President Kelly Wilson, PhD, MCHES. “The honorary not only builds a solid foundation in teaching, research, service, and advocacy for emerging health educators, but allows networks of friends and colleagues to be generated across the nation.”

The newly elected members joined five current Board members who continued their terms in November 2015. The ESG Board of Directors is elected by the ESG membership and is the legal and fiduciary body responsible for the organization.

Good luck to all!

2016 Undergraduate Major of the Year application

On behalf of Eta Sigma Gamma and the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing, Inc., we are excited to be sending you the application for the 2016 Undergraduate Major of the Year award.  One student can be awarded this honor per institution and will be recognized at a ceremony during the upcoming SOPHE conference to be held in Charlotte, NC from March 30-April 1, 2016.  Please see the attached and submit your student’s information by February 1.

ESG NCHEC Outstanding Undergraduate Health Education Major of the Year Award description

ESG NCHEC Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year application

Winners for all Chapter and Activity Awards

National ESG is excited to announce the winners for all Chapter and Activity Awards!  Several competitive applications were received, and we thank all chapters who submitted comprehensive award applications.  The winners are as follows:

Chapter Award Winners

  • Excellence Award: Alpha Lambda chapter (University of Florida)
  • Achievement Award: Gamma Eta chapter (University of Cincinnati)
  • Recognition Award: Delta Xi chapter (University of Alabama)

Activity Award Winners

  • Teaching Activity Award: Gamma Eta chapter (University of Cincinnati)
  • Service Activity Award: Alpha Lambda chapter (University of Florida) and Delta Xi chapter (University of Alabama)
  • Advocacy Activity Award: Beta Phi chapter (University of Wisconsin La Crosse)
  • Research Activity Award: none

A hearty congratulations to all ESG Chapter Award winners!  The chapters will be recognized (and awards presented) at the National ESG Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 31, 2016, during the SOPHE conference (Note: time and room location TBD).  We look forward to recognizing your chapter’s success and accomplishments in Charlotte, NC!

A Guide to Networking at Professional Conferences – Webinar Oct 20

Webinar: Tuesday, October 20 at 2:00 PM EDT

 

A Guide to Networking at Professional Conferences

Sponsored by the APHA Health Communication Working Group (HCWG)

How can you build your professional network at the APHA Annual Meeting and other conferences? What is the best way to establish and maintain connections with professionals in your field? And how can you leverage social media and other tools in this process?

Please join us for a webinar on how to prepare for professional conferences, what to do at the events, and how to follow up in a way that achieves your goals, such as making new friends, seeking career guidance, or finding a job.

Register here: http://hcwg.enterthemeeting.com/m/J27BVKTN

Fall 2014 – Major of the Year applications now being accepted.

Sigma Gamma/National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Outstanding Undergraduate Health Education Major of the Year Award

This award will be presented by Eta Sigma Gamma and NCHEC to one undergraduate student from each institution offering a degree in Health Education.

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding students majoring in health education from colleges or universities that have professional preparation programs. Recognition will be in the form of a certificate which will be presented to the student at a special student social during the SOPHE national conference. In the event the student is unable to attend the conference the certificate will be mailed to the student.

Select the link below for Major of the Year application.

ESG NCHEC Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year application Fall 2014

CHES or MCHES Exams Available

Take the CHES or MCHES exam at the

66th Annual Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Conference in Portland, OR

The certification examinations will be administered on

Saturday April 25, 2015

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. PST

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower (downtown)

Applicants must register for the CHES/MCHES exams

through the National Commission For Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)

Visit http://www.nchec.org to apply online

Registration Deadlines/Application Fees:

CHES

Nov 1 – Dec 1, 2015 = $240/$210*

Dec 2 – Jan 2, 2015 = $250/$210*

Jan 3 – Feb 1, 2015 = $280/$210*

FINAL (Late) DEADLINE – March 1, 2015 = $330/$265*

*student fee (enrolled min 9 semester credits)

MCHES

Nov 1 – Dec 1, 2015 = $300/$250*

Dec 2 – Jan 2, 2015 = $310/$260*

Jan 3- Feb 1, 2015 = $340/$290*

FINAL (Late) DEADLINE – March 1, 2015 = $390/$340*

*active CHES feeCHES Exam Eligibility

Eligibility to take the CHES examination is based exclusively on academic qualifications. An individual is eligible to take the examination if he/she has:

A bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher education; AND one of the following:

 An official transcript (including course titles) that clearly shows a major in health education, e.g., Health Education, Community Health Education, Public Health Education, School Health Education, etc. Degree/major must explicitly be in a discipline of “Health Education.” OR

An official transcript that reflects at least 25 semester hours or 37 quarter hours of course work (with a grade “c” or better) with specific preparation addressing the Seven Areas of Responsibility of Health Education Specialist

90-Day Option

This option is offered to students who will be graduating within 90 days of the CHES exam. The student must submit an official transcript showing a minimum of 25 semester hours relating to the seven areas of responsibility and written verification from an advisor confirming completion of all degree requirements within 90 days of the examination.

MCHES Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility to take the MCHES examination is based on academic and experience qualifications.

 

For CHES: A minimum of the past five (5) continuous years in active status as a Certified Health Education Specialist. (No additional documentation is needed)

For Non-CHES or CHES with fewer than five years active status AND five years experience:

A master’s degree or higher in Health Education, Public Health Education, School Health Education, Community Health Education, etc., OR

A master’s degree or higher with an academic transcript reflecting at least 25 semester hours (37 quarter hours) of course work in which the Seven Areas of Responsibility of Health Education Specialists were addressed.

PLUS

Five (5) years of documented experience as a health education specialist:

To substantiate experience in the health education field, applicants must submit:

 Two verification forms from a current or past manager/supervisor, and/or a leader in a health education professional organization