SFE Webinars

Throughout the semester the office will be hosting webinars. Keep eye out here and on social media to see what opportunities are coming up. Please share these with officers and members you believe would benefit from them. We are excited to kick it off with the following webinars. Please RSVP at the links below.


"The Secret" to Leadership Success Netflix Watch Party

Session: Thursday, April 30th 6:00pm-8:00pm CST

Overview: Have you ever wondered why some individuals are more successful than others even though you work really hard too?  Why does it seem that only a few people achieve great success?  Join us for this Netflix Watch Party of “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.  Discover what The Secret is to live the life you want to lead.  We will be watching The Secret together and talking about what you are already doing and what you can add into your life to achieve this great success too. The book has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into 50 languages.


"This Card Just Read Me To Filth!": A History on Tarot Cards. Answering the Questions you have always Wondered.

Session: Friday, May 1st, 2020, at 5:00 pm CST 

Have you ever wondered how cards can tell your future? Have you ever wanted a fortune teller to give you the answers to all of your troubles? Have you been scared to see the Death Card drawn to tell you a dark fate in life? Well, bad news. That's not really what Tarot is. Join Chuck Wongus as they give a brief history of the world of tarot cards. Following a brief explanation of the history and development of Tarot, Chuck will be telling you how Tarot can be used to help form a plan in your daily life. Help bring comfort in times of pain and grief, or even just give you a sense of calm during these confusing times. Tarot may even be able to help you with your study plans for exam time.


“Finals Tips and Tricks: From a Teacher and who is an Online Student Too”  

Session: Tuesday, April 21st 1:00 PM CST

Overview: We often hear from one side of the story, but not both perspectives.  This webinar will be different.  Hear from Mariah Pfundheller, a sorority women, who teaches students with disabilities during online instruction and what her experience has been being an online graduate student.  She’ll share with us tips to prepare for finals and give some insight into what it’s like as an instructor to transition class during virtual education.  You’ll also hear some great tips and tricks to set yourself up to be successful for finals.  You won’t want to miss this webinar!   


Wonder what it would be like to go to college somewhere else? Come find out!

Session: Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00 pm CST

Overview: Ever wondered what going to another school is like? Have you ever wanted to explore a new part of the country? Come hear from the National Student Exchange. 


All in the Family

Session: Wednesday, April 22nd at 3:00 pm CST

Overview: Join NPHC Advisor Johnnie Campbell (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.), Guest Relations Coordinator Haley Davis (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.), Assistant Director for SFE Jayde Ware (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.), and NPHC VP Nina Gregory (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.) for All in the Family!

A time for uplifting, reflection, and community building for NPHC. This webinar is an interactive one focused on chapter and council reflections and finding ways to build on the successes of the 2019-2020 academic year. Please note: all NPHC members are invited to join.


Risk Team Q&A 

Session: Thursday, April 23rd at 4:00 pm CST

Overview: Think the risk prevention team only reviews your social events? Not really sure what the risk prevention team even is or how they can help you? Curious about who’s on the team and what exactly they do?

Join the Risk Prevention Team for a live Q&A to answer these questions, ask them any questions you might have, and hear about their plans for risk prevention moving forward!


"I've got too much time to think now. How can I use that?: Building a community with Dungeons and Dragons"

Session: Monday, April 13th at 5:00 pm CST

Overview: This will serve das an introduction and overview in a fun and interactive activity you can get started on while social distancing. From the comforts of your computer, you can explore and learn more about Dungeons and Dragons.


Letter Writing for Ames Essential Workers

Session:Thursday, April 16th from 4:30-5:30 PM CST

Overview: Join members of all four councils as we write letters to say thank you to Ames Essential Workers such as healthcare providers, waste removal employees, mail carriers, grocery store workers, and more. During the event, we’ll write letters together over video chat (and catch up with friends while we do it!). We’ll also provide instructions for digitally submitting letters to us afterwards so that we can distribute them to essential workers in Ames. We are doing this event because we want to show support for the people who continue to work during these challenging times. So, grab some paper and whatever writing utensil you can find and help us show that the Sorority and Fraternity Community hasn't forgotten about the Ames Community even though we aren't there right now.


Lunch with Council Presidents

Session: Friday, April 10 at 12:00 PM CST

Overview: Ever wanted to eat lunch with a president? Ever wanted to learn about the four different councils in the community? Ever want to get to meet the council presidents? Now is your time. Get your lunch ready and join us to learn about the councils and get to know your fearless leaders. 


“He Named Me Malala” Netflix Watch Party for Circle of Sisterhood

Session: Thursday, April 9th from 6:00-8:00 PM CST    

Overview: Interested in learning how access to education for women around the globe can positively impact the entire population? Have a Netflix account? Join the Collegiate Panhellenic Council to watch "He Named Me Malala," a story about a Pakastani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for access to education for women and girls. Following the attack, Malala has become a champion for this cause and is now the youngest person to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We will use this time to watch the movie and reflect on how we can use our voices to make a difference. 


You can't wash your anxiety away in 20-seconds: Mental Health & Self-care 101

Guest Host: Archie Messersmith-Bunting

Session: April 8th at 5:00 PM CST

Overview: Your social media feeds and the news are telling you to, “Just be calm,” and “Practice self-care.” But what does that even mean? In this interactive webinar, you’ll walk through what mental health best practices could look like in a time of high anxiety and uncertainty while learning some self-care best practices you can begin to use to improve your mood. You’ll also learn what research says about the science of happiness and what you need in your life to create happiness for yourself. Spoiler alert: Everything you need you've always had - you just might not have known it. 


If we can’t have formal, what can we do? How to maintain social connections while social distancing.

Session: Friday, April 3 at 2:00 PM CST

Overview: As humans we are weird to connect socially — and as sororities and fraternities, friendship is the core of who we are. This session will focus on ways we can still connect and be social with our chapters in a time of social distancing. All attendees will receive free resources for their chapters and a guidebook for planning and implementing impactful social events virtually.


Academic Support from the Writing and Media Center During Online Instruction

Session: Friday, April 3 at 11am CST

 Overview:  This session will focus on the updated resources and services available to students during online instruction in a conversation with the Writing and Media Center staff.  Students will also receive tips and tricks for academic success.


Lessons on Leadership: A Senior Story

Session: Wednesday, April 1 at 4:00 - 5:00 PM CST

Overview: We bring so many life experiences to our leadership journey. Four years of college definitely influences our perspective on leadership. Join seniors, Micaela Choate and Deleigha Hodges, as they share some of their own journey in leadership and answer your questions in this moderated panel. This session will discuss qualities of good and bad leaders, explore differences between missteps and mistakes, and provide insight into resiliency.


That’s Impossible: Staying Engaged in the Community During Social Distancing

Session: Friday, March 27 at 12:00 – 1:30 PM CST

Overview: Service, education/awareness, and embodying a sense of community remains relevant to sororities and fraternities as operational structures shift during a period of social distancing. This session will discuss ideas and opportunities for continued community service, educational and awareness efforts, and contributing to the good of society at a time when it is most important through adopting a community mindset. 


"My Philanthropy Event is Cancelled… Now What?”

Session: Thursday, March 26 at 12:00 – 1:30 PM CST

Overview: The causes to which our chapters are committed are still in need of substantial (and perhaps increased) monetary/item-based contributions during the COVID-19 outbreak. This session will provide strategies for the continued planning of fundraisers and other philanthropic efforts while practicing social distancing.


Recruiting Remotely   

Session One: Tuesday, March 24 at 12:00 – 1:30 PM CST

Session Two: Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00- 6:30 PM CST

Overview: This session will focus on tactics you can use to remain connected with individuals your organization was recruiting before spring break and ways you can share your organizations story and benefits of membership virtually so prospective members still have the chance to learn about you.


Membership Experience

Session One: Tuesday, March 24 at 5:00 – 6:30 PM CST

Session Two: Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00 – 1:30 PM CST

Overview: This session will be focused on how to keep members who recently joined, or are in the process of joining currently, engaged while we aren’t physically together. We will talk through how to continue member education for those joining and how continue a sense of brother, siblinghood, and sisterhood.