TO DELTA GAMMA at-large Chapter
Rich History, Bright Future
September 22, 2014
Dear Members of Delta Gamma At-Large,
I am honored and excited to have been elected President of
Delta Gamma At-Large and to serve the needs of the chapter for
the next two years. We have a committed and energetic board that
has already been working hard to develop our strategic
Before revealing our plans for the future, I would like to thank
the outgoing board members for their service and dedication,
including; Pat Schroeder – president; Terri
Garcia – secretary;
Barb Haag-Heitman – treasurer; Diane
Dressler – faculty
counselor for Marquette; Mary Polchert – leadership
succession; and Kathryn Schroeter – research
I am excited to report that the board has been working to develop
a strategic plan to take us through the next two years. The strategic
plan has been built around the requirements for the STTI Chapter
Key Award, with the thought of developing the support structure
needed to apply for the Key Award. This year we will focus on
a needs assessment so that we can apply in the next biennium,
which starts in 2015. This support structure will start with
a task force committed to examining the specific requirements
for applying for the Key Award and developing the means to reach
the goals. Maureen Greene, our Advisor to the Board, has agreed
to guide the work of this task force. We would like at least
four other members to be part of this task force; possibly two
members who have been with the chapter for some time and two
newer members. Anyone interested, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The specifics of the strategic plan can be found under the strategic
plan tab on the Delta Gamma At-Large home page.
On September 17th we held our third annual Awards Banquet at
the Lunda Room in Marquette University. It was a great evening
dedicated to honoring those members that have demonstrated outstanding
leadership in their areas of practice. This year we honored Margaret
(Peg) Rauschenberger and Darlene Weis as Nurse Educators of the
Year; Marie Golanowski and Patricia
Schroeder as Nurse Administrators
of the Year; and Peggy Troy as the Living Legend. A social hour
was followed by dinner and presentations. Everyone had a wonderful
time and after hearing the inspiring words of the awardees, left
feeling a bit more committed to the work they do.
We have two more great events coming up very soon. They include
the American Nurse Joint Chapter Project and
The American Nurse Joint Chapter Project is a collaboration of
the southeastern Wisconsin chapters of STTI. We will be showing
the film “The American Nurse” for
the first time in the state of Wisconsin on October 1st.
See the flyer or
information below for details. Tickets are limited and on a first
come/first serve basis. The DGAL Research Conference will
be held on the evening of November 6th on the
Alverno College campus. We hope to see you there. Be sure to
view the events calendar for more upcoming activities.
The goal for this year is focused on membership and retention.
As such, we are planning events at both Children’s Hospital
of Wisconsin and Wheaton Franciscan to increase our visibility
and recruit community members. We are also trying to develop
task forces for specific activities in order to increase the
number of active members and encourage leadership among members.
These task forces will be short term commitments that are dedicated
to specific projects. Watch e-mails and the website for opportunities.
On a last note, I would like to give a shout out to Barb
Haag-Heitman and Marilyn Frenn, both active members of DGAL, who will be inducted
as Fellows into the American Academy of Nursing in October. Congratulations
to both on your outstanding achievements!
I look forward to a fun and productive year, and hope that
you will take the opportunity to get involved in some of the
great activities that DGAL has to offer.
President, Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter
17th Annual Southeastern
Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference*
May 8, 2015, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Call for Oral and Poster Presentation Abstracts
Abstracts due December 1, 2014
1. One page, 8 ½” by 11”, single spaced,
using Arial, font size 11, with margins of 1 ½” on
the left and 1” margins on all of the other sides.
2. Page heading to include: Title of the oral presentation or
poster in CAPITAL LETTERS, the authors’ names, credentials,
organization affiliation, city; phone number and e-mail of 1st
3. Under the heading, identify submission for oral or poster
presentation. Research or projects presented orally must be completed
by the conference date, preliminary or to-date findings accepted
4. Abstracts must include the following:
• Purpose of the study/project
• Conceptual framework, if applicable
• Sample Description/Population
• Method/Design & Procedure
5. You must submit completed Bio and Conflict of Interest forms
with your abstract. Abstracts without these forms will not be
6. Submit the abstract along with completed Bio and Conflict
of Interest forms via e-mail no later than December 1, 2014 to:
Kit Stevic, MSN, RN
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
*Co-sponsored by Southeast Wisconsin Research Consortium Members:
Alverno College, Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital & Health
System, Columbia St. Mary’s, Community Memorial Hospital,
Concordia University Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Marquette
University, ProHealth Care, Sigma Theta Tau Chapters: Delta Gamma
at Large, Eta Nu, Phi Beta, Tau Mu and Tau Sigma; University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, and Clement
J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Save the date!
May 8, 2015, 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin
Ave., Milwaukee, WI
17th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
Improving Quality and Safety Through Patient Centered Outcome
Research: Understanding the PCORI National Vision & Mission
Keynote speaker – Dr. Mary Blegen, RN, MA, PhD,
Mary Blegen is member of the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare
Systems for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
(PCORI). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Nursing,
University of Colorado at Denver, Professor Emerita in the Department
of Community Health Systems at the University of California,
San Francisco, and a Fellow at the American Academy of Nursing.
She has served as the Director of the Center for Patient Safety
in the School of Nursing, UCSF, and as a Senior Scholar for the
Interdisciplinary Fellow in the Quality Scholars program in the
VA Health System.
Dr. Blegen’s research program focuses on the evaluation
of patient outcomes in relation to nurse staffing, working conditions,
safety climate, and inter-disciplinary teamwork. Her research
includes: Interdisciplinary safety culture, and patient experiences
of care; Relationships between nurse staffing and quality of
care in academic hospitals, community hospitals; and nursing
homes; and hospital system load effects on adverse incidents.
Dr. Blegen has published extensively and presented nationally.
The conference will include research presentations and interactive
workshop sessions. It will feature poster presentations, sponsor
displays, a variety of exhibitors, and door prizes.
This conference has been developed for staff nurses, advanced
practice nurses, educators, managers, administrators and students
involved in or interested in improving outcomes through research.
For more information: Email Catherine.email@example.com
Co-sponsored by Southeast Wisconsin Research Consortium Members:
Alverno College, Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital & Health
System, Columbia St. Mary’s, Concordia University Wisconsin,
Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University,
ProHealth Care, Sigma Theta Tau Chapters: Delta Gamma at Large,
Eta Nu, and Phi Beta; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wheaton
Franciscan Healthcare, and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Delta Gamma At-Large
Chapter Strategic Plan, June 2014-16
transition June 18, 2014
to our new leaders and we extend our appreciation to our previous
leaders for their dedication, efforts, and accomplishments
on behalf of our organization.
thanks to our outgoing president, Patricia Schroeder, for her
vision and commitment.
We look forward to pursuing our mission together as
a strong and vibrant organization of nursing professionals.
Our membership is our organization.
to all members who particiated in our online voting process. Our
membership is our organization.
Delta Gamma At Large 2014-16 Election Results:
- Vice President-Marquette
Penny Alt-Gehrman - Secretary
Stephanie Bruce - Treasurer
Jill Guttormson- Faculty Councilor
Congratulations to our new leaders and we look forward to
their commitment and accomplishments on behalf of the organization.
Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference*
Thank you for participating in this year's conference.
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