Chapter Activity Report Blog

Van Acker Fruit Farm

Van Acker Fruit Farm

Originally posted by Rebecca S. Terry

Actives from the Cornell chapter spent last weekend at Chelsea VanAcker’s farm in Williamson, NY. They toured her family’s apple orchard, and had fun on a haunted hayride. Unfortunately, due to the lack of rain and late frosts last spring the damage to their trees was evident. However, the farm is beautiful and covers approximately 350 acres in upstate New York. The highlight of the weekend was the haunted hayride!...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (543)/Comments (0)/
Ag Day 9/21/12

Ag Day 9/21/12

Originally posted by Rebecca S. Terry

Every semester the Cornell chapter puts on Ag Day to celebrate and promote the world of agriculture. Farm equipment and animals are brought to the Ag quad where students can see the animals and machinery up close and ask questions. Students love petting the calves, goats and lambs. Agricultural clubs and organizations are invited to set up a display or create an activity for students to learn more about agriculture. Actives Carly Neumann and Ross Taylor enthusiastically advertised for the event by wearing pig and cow costumes all day...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (452)/Comments (0)/

Corn Gleaning

Originally posted by Rebecca S. Terry

Three actives spent the afternoon of August 28th gleaning corn at a local farm. Early Bird Farm in Ithaca, NY was generous enough to allow their leftover corn to be harvested and donated to the Ithaca City School District. The corn will be served for lunch at Ithaca High school. The actives had a great time walking through the fields, and even turned it into a competition to see who could pick the most ears of corn!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (447)/Comments (0)/

Professional Development Presentations 3/25/2012

Originally posted by Emily R. Tompkins

Alpha Zeta Cornell’s Professional Development committee arranged a series of presentations for our weekly meeting on March 25th. Featured members were Anna Smith ’13 and Danielle Sanok ’13. Anna, currently employed by Career Services at Cornell, gave a helpful seminar on resume building, which included a lecture with helpful tips and tools, and a breakout session in which members peer-reviewed each other’s resumes. Danielle, representative of AgCareers.com, gave members a tour of the website and demonstrated its relevance and ease of use to members...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (340)/Comments (0)/

Faculty Happy Hour 3/2/2012

Originally posted by Emily R. Tompkins

March 2nd was an exciting day for Alpha Zeta Cornell. We had 7 faculty and 4 alumni in attendance of our first ever Faculty and Alumni Happy Hour. It was so enjoyable that we plan to host another one later this semester. Although it officially lasted for an hour, people stayed later, taking advantage of the opportunity to network with alumni and faculty over snacks and beverages. Some alumni stayed to watch the Mr. Alpha Zeta Competition later that evening.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (404)/Comments (0)/

Mr. Alpha Zeta 3/2/2012

Originally posted by Emily R. Tompkins

This evening the dining room tables were not for eating—they were a catwalk. All but two men participated in The First Annual Mr. Alpha Zeta Contest. The competition consisted of three components: Q&A, Redneck Formal Wear, and a talent show. A panel of alumni judges asked the brothers questions such as "what can YOU do for the future of agriculture?” Next, brothers showed off their looks with "I Heart AZ” tattoos and hilarious costumes. Finally, featured talents were firebreathing, acoustic guitar, impressions, and more. It was a great time for actives and alumni to hang out, laugh, and have a great time. After an audience-wide vote, Pledge Brendan Sanok ‘15 was crowned with the title of Mr. Alpha Zeta for embodying the most enthusiasm, while active Gianni Parente ’14 was awarded first runner-up. The cover charge of this event helped fund member’s trip to NALC.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (425)/Comments (0)/

Alumni Thank-a-thon 2/17/2012

Originally posted by Emily R. Tompkins

During our first Thank-a-thon, actives called over 200 alumni of Alpha Zeta Cornell. Ten active members informed alumni of interesting recent events in the house and thanked them for their continuous support and interest. Local alumni were also invited to attend upcoming events such as the CALS Charitable Trust dinner, Faculty and Alumni Happy Hour, and the Mr. Alpha Zeta Competition. Members and alumni often extended their conversations into casual discussions about the house and exchanged favorite memories of their time as an active...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (453)/Comments (0)/

Cornell Chapter Volunteers at Food Bank 2/17/2012

Originally posted by Emily R. Tompkins

Five members from Alpha Zeta Cornell re-visited Food Bank of the Southern Tier in Elmira, NY at which they volunteered last semester. They took a tour of the new facility that is being used to store and redistribute food across southern NY, particularly areas recovering from hurricane damage from the fall. Actives helped pack bags for the food bank’s Backpack Program which gives food that can be easily packed into school lunches to families in need.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (381)/Comments (0)/

Pledge Outing 2/4/2012

Originally posted by Emily R. Tompkins

The first activity for our 10 new members was an outdoor excursion with Pledge Master Gianni Parente ’14 and Pledge Educator Amanda Forstater ’13. Together the group completed a ropes course through Cornell Outdoor Education and the pledges cooked their own dinner over a fire. The group played games like mafia and various ice breakers and thoroughly enjoyed them. Even the heated cabins were too cold to stay in during February, so the event culminated in a slumber party on the comfy convertible couches in the formal room at the house. Pledges enjoyed the opportunity to spend the whole day getting to know each other, and recommend that it be repeated in the future.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (407)/Comments (0)/
Brothership Week 11/14-18/2011

Brothership Week 11/14-18/2011

Originally posted by Emily R. Tompkins

This November, members decided to put a new word--brothership--into action. Brothership refers to the tight bond shared between fraternity members--a feeling with which I am sure you all familiar. The week started off with Line Dancing. Both members and friends of the house participated in the "good old-fashioned entertainment." The next day was a Viking Dinner, which, for those unfamiliar with the term, was a utensil-free supper that culminated in a food fight. Vikings took extra care to protect the dining room's treasured murals. Foods sacrificed to the Viking Gods included meatloaf, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, cole slaw, ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, juice, and every possible combination of the foods listed above.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (494)/Comments (0)/
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