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Scarlet Harvest

Scarlet Harvest

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

On October 20th, the Rutgers Alumni Association and the Cook Community Alumni Association held “Scarlet Harvest”, a family friendly event for children of alumni held at the historic Log Cabin and Pavillion on the G.H. Cook Campus. Each child got pick and paint a pumpkin and participate in other fun activities including pumpkin bowling, building pine cone bird feeders, pumpkin relays, and sack/3 legged races. The brothers of the Cook Chapter spent the day volunteering at the event, ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (765)/Comments (0)/
Big/Little Olympics

Big/Little Olympics

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

Each semester, Cook Chapter hosts the Big/Little Olympics! The fall semester Olympics were held on October 19th. In this exciting competition, big/little pairs compete for first place in a series of events including blob tag, dodgeball, passing pasta on straws and other fun relay races. This event is awesome for helping new big/little pairs work together and get to know each other. Each Olympics also has a theme, so this semester’s pairs dressed up as superheroes and they did a ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (476)/Comments (0)/
Alumni Event

Alumni Event

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

The purpose of Alumni Event, held on October 19th, was to allow the alumni of the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta to meet the new pledges and share their own experiences with them. Up until this point, the pledges were only aware of the brothers’ experiences as active members, but now the pledges had the opportunity to listen to people who have already completed their time as active brothers and moved on to become active alumni. In addition, this event allowed pledges to meet distant ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (513)/Comments (0)/
Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

On October 19, 2013, our new members and brothers went head to head in an Alpha Zeta scavenger hunt! There were a few new members and brothers on each team, and everyone had a couple of hours to take pictures with various things like signs and statues around campus. It was a great was for everyone to learn many of the secret spots on Rutgers' five campuses and explore new places on campus. A lot of fun was had by all and it was a great bonding experience for each new member and ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (476)/Comments (0)/
Visit to Ocean Spray Receiving Plant

Visit to Ocean Spray Receiving Plant

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

Cook AZ visited the Ocean Spray receiving plant in Chatsworth, NJ on October 16. We were able to tour the facilities and learn about cranberry processing as well as visit one of their experimental breeding sites and a bog. We learned about breeding for genetic resistance to pests as opposed to using pesticides and maintaining genetic diversity while running a monocultural facility. We were able to watch a harvest from the bog and discussed the different machinery developed ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (539)/Comments (0)/
New Member Project

New Member Project

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

On the morning of October 12, we organized a new member service project. This semester we held the project at the Rutgers Gardens, a large garden including various trees, a pine forest, a bamboo grove and many other varieties of plants. The brothers and new members spent several hours working together to mulch and clean portions of the gardens.
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (544)/Comments (0)/
Music Night

Music Night

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

On October 11, Cook AZ held a music night for brothers and new members to relax and spend time together. We came up with rooms based on musical genres including country, pop, rap, and rock. Groups of brothers decorated each room and came up with a game relating to the genre for everyone to play like finish the lyrics, corn hole, and a rap battle. It was a fun night for the brothers and new members to spend time together. 
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (431)/Comments (0)/
Visit to Viking Village Fishery

Visit to Viking Village Fishery

Originally posted by Halli M. James

On September 25, Cook AZ visited the Viking Village fishery in Barnegat, NJ. We learned about the different kinds of sea life they fish and talked about the effects of Sandy and other natural disasters on the fishing community. We were able to watch them pull several large fish off a recently returned fishing boat for evaluation. We learned about the different grades of fish and other factors, such as sharks, that can affect the quality of the product they are able to produce. They are also working on research using Confined Animal Feeding Operations that we were able to look at and discuss.
Sunday, October 27, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (765)/Comments (0)/
New Member Retreat

New Member Retreat

Originally posted by Halli M. James

The new member retreat served as a more relaxed welcoming event on the morning after Big/Little Night. The new members were able to engage in a casual discussion with both the e-board and each other. The primary purpose of this event was to establish a stronger connection between new members since they were all now officially committed to the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta. By growing as a new member class, the new members could begin to form bonds with each other and learn to rely on each other for help in the future.
Sunday, October 27, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (398)/Comments (0)/
New Member Mixer 1

New Member Mixer 1

Originally posted by Halli M. James

On September 11, Cook AZ held the first brotherhood mixer, which provided both potential new members and brothers the chance to formally meet each other for the first time. This was an opportunity for perspective new members to learn more about Alpha Zeta, what we stand for, and who we are. Potential new members first met the members of the e-board in order to learn more general facts about the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta and to learn about our history with Rutgers University and the surrounding community....
Sunday, October 27, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (533)/Comments (0)/
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