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Cornell Chapter's Garden

Cornell Chapter's Garden

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

This year AZ members looked to hard work and the house garden to combat the rising cost of food and low quality of store-bought products. On the 15'x40' plot, lent to us by alumnus Richard Church, we grew tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, carrots and even a few eggplants, root crops, and melons! We employed a variety of planting techniques (including remay, black plastic, and good old stick-it-in-the-ground). A small core of actives and alumni spent the summer combating weeds, mildews, rots, and squash bugs to give us a harvest to be reckoned with. Feeding 26 people five nights a week means picking and choosing whether to buy local, produce food ourselves, or buy from a wholesale distributor. We have chosen to supply as much food as we can through this small garden...
Thursday, September 1, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (523)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter Recognized by Interfraternity Council

Cornell Chapter Recognized by Interfraternity Council

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

On May 1st, the Cornell Chapter was recognized for outstanding achievement at the Interfraternity Council's Award Ceremony. Marlene van Es received an award for outstanding officer. The whole chapter was awarded for outstanding achievement in our New Member Program, as well as for Faculty Fellowship.
Sunday, May 1, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (350)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter's Senior Meeting Awards

Cornell Chapter's Senior Meeting Awards

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

On May 1st, the Cornell Chapter held its last chapter meeting of the semester. This meeting is devoted to the seniors and their time in AZ. There are several awards that are passed down from seniors to other members in the house. Emmaline Long received the "Blue Ribbon Bar” for members who show animals, Anna Smith received the "Redneck Saloon” for members who plan to go into farming after graduating, and Bri Pomeroy was passed the position of Slush chair who plans social events throughout the year.
Sunday, May 1, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (435)/Comments (0)/

Cornell Chapter Participates in Day of Demeter

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

On April 30th, 6 members of the Cornell Chapter participated in Day of Demeter, the annual Greek day community service. Our members helped to paint the lobby at the Ithaca Woman’s Center.
Sunday, May 1, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (349)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter Helps Repair Raised Beds

Cornell Chapter Helps Repair Raised Beds

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

On April 30th, 7 members of the Cornell Chapter went to Woodsedge Apartments, a retirement apartment community near campus, to help get their raised bed gardens ready for planting. Two years ago, the community raised money and built around 15 raised beds for the residents to plant. Each resident gets their own bed to keep for the summer. Beds are 24” high instead of the usual 12” so they do not have to bend over as far. We joined many residents and community members and spent the morning doing repairs to their beds. We even found out one of the residents is an AZ Alumni from Michigan State!
Sunday, May 1, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (405)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter Hosts "Ag Day"

Cornell Chapter Hosts "Ag Day"

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

Every semester, the Cornell Chapter hosts "Ag Day” on the Ag Quad to raise awareness about agriculture on Cornell’s campus. This semester was the largest event yet and included food from local farms, animals, tractors, and clubs/departments from the Ag School. Clubs and Departments who attended included Collegiate FFA, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Vegetable Program, Cargill, and Hortus Forum (the plant science club), among others...
Sunday, May 1, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (456)/Comments (0)/

Bump, Set, Spike- GO AZ!

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

The Cornell Chapter is very involved in intramural sports, particularly volleyball. We participate in both the Fraternity League and this week, our team made it to the second round of play-offs! (Not bad for being co-ed...) We have also participated in 2 volleyball tournaments for charity hosted by other fraternities. This semester we are also participating in intramural soccer. GO AZ!
Thursday, April 21, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (436)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter Hosts Faculty Dinner

Cornell Chapter Hosts Faculty Dinner

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

One event our chapter really enjoys hosting is a faculty dinner every spring. Each member invites 1-2 faculty on campus from all disciplines to come enjoy a formal dinner with us for the evening. This year we had around 30 faculty attend dinner at our house, in addition to almost all members, one of the highest numbers ever! This dinner gives us the opportunity to tell faculty about who we are and what we do, as well as chat with our professors outside of class. During dessert, members from our chapter speak about things they have done over the past year. This year, we had a member discuss his involvement with the student run organic farm, and another member talk about her archeological dig in Mongolia.
Thursday, April 21, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (509)/Comments (0)/
Greenhouse Cleanup

Greenhouse Cleanup

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

As anyone in agriculture knows, it is hard work. One of the actives in our chapter owns a greenhouse, and periodically throughout the semester, actives have been travelling an hour to her house to assist her family in getting the greenhouse ready for the current growing season. The greenhouse suffered some damage after a hard winter, so they can use all the help AZ can offer! Members also visited the greenhouses last fall to help clean up after the season was finished. Service to fellow brothers and sisters is service of the best kind!
Monday, April 18, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (436)/Comments (0)/
Lakeside Lovin'- Cornell Chapter Formal

Lakeside Lovin'- Cornell Chapter Formal

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

One event that all members look forward to every semester is our formal. Held at the end of each semester, formal is a way for members to look back on the semester, enjoy each other's company over good food, and most importantly, honor our seniors. This semester, our formal was held at a historic inn in Aurora, NY on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Though the weather was cold and rainy, everyone had a blast! This year we have 15 seniors graduating. Each was presented with a mug and actives reminisced on their time in Alpha Zeta. They will all be missed!
Monday, April 18, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (413)/Comments (0)/
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