End of the year recap!

Hello!

I know it’s been awhile since the site has been updated, but you can be assured that the sisters of AOE have been very busy during the past couple of months!

To recap on the last couple of months, here’s what AOE has been up to:

In January, we welcomed our new class of Actives! The new sisters were initiated in a fun and exciting ceremony, featuring their amazing candidate project: a set of bright and pretty looking AOE letters! The girls did a fantastic job on the project, creating everlasting sisterly bonds between each other, as well as learning how to use power tools for the first time. The new sisters are fitting in superbly with the current actives, and we look forward to many years of sisterhood and learning with these great girls! We also welcomed our first ever honorary member, Cameron Stel, into our chapter, someone who has supported us sisters from the very beginning, from volunteering initiatives to helping out with academics. He has exemplified the morals that us sisters ourselves always withhold, and he is thus an exemplary role model for us all!

In February, some of our sisters teamed up to help the Women in Science and Engineering club (WiSE) for their Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Local high school students from grade 10 to 12 were welcomed to UBCO for a day, where they participated in hands-on activities, were given a tour of the campus and the Engineering building, and given talks and tours by some of the engineering professors showcasing their exciting developments in their respective fields of research. We hope to see these aspiring engineers at UBCO in the near future!

In March, we held a fun tea party in the school’s courtyard, where sister’s baked everything from cookies to biscotti to cake pops, and had fun sisterly talks over tea.

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The following weekend, some of our girls attended the Greek Life Formal organized by our fellow brothers in the SPD fraternity. The girls had a great time bonding with one another and the other Greek Life members!

To fundraise for the upcoming Relay for Life event, our sisters held a Bake Sale of wonderful baked goodies, centring around a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

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Three of our sisters teamed up with a member of the SPD fraternity to put our engineering skills to work and construct a 7 foot tall fully functioning Trebushet the following weekend! The team ended up placing 8th place overall out of 14 which was a great improvement from last year! We also had another team consisting of two of our sisters and two fellow engineering classmates constructing an impressive 10ft tall trebushet. We hope to see more of our girls out there participating next year!

Mid week, the sisters of the Beta Beta Chapter celebrated their 4th year chapter anniversary, thanks to the help from the Saudi Arabia Students Association at UBCO. It was held as a professional event, where professors were also welcomed to celebrate and mingle with our sisters, as well as learn about our initiatives in promoting women in engineering. Thank you for coming to check it out, and shout out to all the sisters looking classy!

The last Saturday of March, the sisters volunteered for the Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. It was a night of hope, emotions, and fighting spirits as the sisters rallied alongside other teams for 12 hours to support the fight against cancer. The AOE Dolphins team raised an amazing amount of $4,650 overall, coming in a close second place to the first place team. Great job girls!

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Fast forward to April, and the sisters were bogging down finishing up some exciting school projects and gearing up for finals. First year students designed some amazing sustainable and community initiative projects in their APSC 169 class. Second year students had the chance to race the hovercrafts they worked on for the past 4 months in the school gym. Upper year students presented their Capstone projects, projects that had been developed over the entire school year, to industry professionals and the engineering professors. Great work girls!

As a fun way to wrap up the year, the sisters went to Planet Lazer for a friendly (…or not-so-friendly) game of lazer tag!

Lastly, we held our Alumnae ceremony and officiated the new executive team for the upcoming 2015/2016 school year for our last meeting of the year. Congratulations to the new executives and good luck to our 4 graduating sisters! Best of luck in your future endeavours and we will miss you lots!

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3 out of 4 of our new Alumnae.

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Our new 2015-2016 school year Executive Team.

Stay tuned for updates here and there over the summer!

Until then, stay beautiful, and have a wonderful summer break! :)

-J

Welcome to our new class of AOE Actives!

Hello!

I know it’s been awhile since the site has been updated, but you can be assured that the sisters of AOE have been very busy during the past couple of months!

First of all, let’s give a warm welcome to our new class of Actives! The new sisters were initiated yesterday in a fun and exciting ceremony, featuring their amazing candidate project: a set of bright and pretty looking AOE letters! The girls did a fantastic job on the project, creating everlasting sisterly bonds between each other, as well as learning how to use power tools for the first time. We look forward to many years of sisterhood and learning with these great girls!

To recap on the last couple of months, here’s what AOE has been up to:

In October, the AOE sisters volunteered their time to participate in KULA Club’s Trick or Eat initiative: the goal was to go around the local neighbourhoods collecting canned goods for the Kelowna Food Bank. The sisters put on their best Halloween Costumes, including Disney Princesses and superheros, and went out into the community to help out!

In December many of the AOE sisters partnered with the Engineering Fraternity, SPD to help with WiSE’s White Ribbon Campaign. The White Ribbon Campaign honours the 14 women wrongly murdered on December 6, 1989 at L’Ecole Polytechnique. AOE volunteered in helping repaint the Engineering E white, attended the Remembrance Ceremony and wrote lovely words of inspiration and remembrance on the E.

Fast forward to the month of January, and we’re back in a new term and a new year! The AOE sisters had fun at bowling and ice skating events around town. However, it was a busy month with the newly initiated actives finishing up their candidacy.

Looking ahead to the rest of the term, we have some exciting events and volunteering initiatives to look forward to, including helping out at WiSE’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Outreach Day on February 10, and the Relay 4 Life in March. Stay tuned for updates as the dates draw nearer!

Until then, stay beautiful :)

-J

Successful Bake Sale!

Here’s a snapshot taken during the very successful bake sale held earlier today in the EME!

Thank you ladies for all your hard work in baking and volunteering to help out at the table! Great to see the smiling faces of the sisters and rushes, as well as the many students and professors who loved the treats!

Until the next one…! :D

-J

AOE Bake Sale!

Delicious baked goods made by the amazing sisters of AOE and Rushes will be sold this Thursday October 2, 2014 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM! Everything from cookies to jello parfaits to cupcakes to cheese scones and apple pies! If you want it, we got it !

Come out to the EME Foyer and check out the variety of treats on sale!

See you there! :)

-J

SCANDIA!

Scandia? What in the world is that? Well, it is only THE best place to go for mini golf, go karting, batting cages and arcade games in Kelowna!

Come out and have some fun with the AOE sisters when we go to SCANDIA together, this Saturday, September 27, at 3:30 PM!

Address is :

SCANDIA GOLF & GAMES
2898 HWY 97 NORTH

Bussing instructions:

Take the number 97 at 3:06PM and get off at McCurdy (First stop). You’ll see the Grand 10 Theatre across the street from Scandia.

An active will hopefully meet Candies at the campus bus stop to bus down to Scandia. If you get lost, feel free to text one of the actives!

-J

Family Speed Dating

Family Speed Dating in an annual tradition that Alpha Omega Epsilon hosts during recruitment to provide the potential new members with an opportunity to ask the active families any questions about their family, sorority life, school, and much more.

This will take place on Monday September 22, 5:30PM-6:45PM.

Can’t wait to see everyone there! :)

 

First Year Survival Guide

 

Engineering may be fun, but it may not always be easy! Put your mind at ease and come out to our one day crash course of your first year courses, where actives will be around throughout the day to help you out!

The date is this Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:30AM – 6:30PM and will be in Library 305.

There is one a block delegated to each first semester first year class about tips and tricks to the course. This is also a time to bring your homework and ask questions throughout the day from the attending active members.

Course Schedule will be as follows:

11:30AM-12:30PM Solidworks

12:30PM-1:30PM Communications

1:30PM-2:30PM Matter and Energy

2:30PM-3:30PM Statics

3:30PM-4:30PM C++

4:30PM-5:30PM Calculus

See you there!

 

Sorority Group Dinner

We’ll be having a Sorority Group Dinner this Friday September 19 at 7:30PM!

It will be at Montana’s Cookhouse:

1500 Banks Road, Unit 400

(Get off at the bus stop where Walmart is!)

Catch the 7:12 PM 97 bus from campus and you’ll get there around 7:20PM-ish.

Come join us for some good food and good laughs!

See you there!