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Kappa Lambda was chartered at Otterbein University in April 1988 as the 249th chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. We celebrated our 25th anniversary on April 21, 2013 with a CE event and social gathering. The chapter is a member of the Central Ohio Consortium of Sigma Theta Tau chapters that provides two CE programs a year. See the news and events for programs and activities of Kappa Lambda and the consortium. We would like you to take part in these events and interact with members of the consortium.
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Otterbein University was founded 1847 as a liberal arts institution.
Second institution of higher education in the U.S. to admit
women equally with men. The nursing program accepted its
first students in 1978.
Towers Hall is the center of Otterbein The Science Center in 2010 replaced a
University and was built in 1870 after 1950s one. The Department of Nursing
the initial academic building was is housed on several floors in the 2008
destroyed by fire. renovated 1919 building on the right.
Regional Excellence Awards from STTI for the 2011-2013 Biennium
The chapter received awards for achieving the criteria in these areas of the biennial
Presidential Call to Action. The chapter has activated its website for presentation and
communication and has used technology more extensively to communicate with its
membership and the campus. The chapter has provided student scholarships and a
research award, supported five CEs, and given funds and food donations to a local pantry.
Central Ohio Consortium, Founders' Day, October 12, 2015
Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, Dean of the Barb Kerr, Leslie Justice, Trudy Mason,
College of Nursing, Ohio State Ruth Chavez of Kappa Lambda
University, spoke on "Improving Health
Care Quality and Reducing Costs with
Hosting of the four chapters of the Silent auction to support survivors of
Central Ohio Consortium by Epsilon human trafficking.
New Board and Committee members installed July 7, 2015
Mary McKelvey, Lauren Jackson, Joy Charlene Seevers and Shannon Elder
Shoemaker, Trudy Mason, Mary Ann
Burnam, Karen Hughes, Leslie Justice.
Central Ohio Consortium, Spring Research Symposium, April, 2015
April 16, 2015, the Central Ohio Consortium had its spring research symposium hosted
by Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Officers, faculty, and students presented their
research posters before the dinner. Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, from Case Western University
and director of the QSEN Institute presented "Systems Thinking: the Key to Quality
and Safety." as a continuing education offering. Members of Kappa Lambda were present.
Kappa Lambda Service Project Cookies for Graduating Seniors
The chapter had a tree in the nursing Kappa Lambda donated
lab in Nov. 2014 to be decorated with cookies for the senior
mittens, gloves, and scarfs for graduation class celebration
WARM, a community organization, in May, 2015.
to distribute the items before
Christmas for those in need.
Sigma Theta Tau 42 Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Nov. 16-21, 2013
Mary Ann Burnam (president) and Trudy Mason STTI president, Suzanne S. Prevost
(secretary) chapter delegates to the convention. speaking to the delegates.
Oath of office of new STTI board and officers. Transfer of the presidential chain to the new
STTI president, Hester C. Klopper from South Africa. She is the first president not from the
United States. President Klopper's Presidential Call to Action, 2013-2015 to "Serve Locally,
Transform Regionally, Lead Globally" was followed with African dancers. 25th Anniversary
plaque given to Kappa Lambda at the Convention.
Otterbein faculty and STTI members recognized for nursing contributions
April 25, 2013, Barbara Nash (on right) was June 20, 2013, Marjorie Vogt (center) was
recognized as a Local Nursing Legend by the selected as a Fellow of the American
Medical Heritage Center at the Ohio State Association of Nurse Practitioners. Fellows
University. Local Nursing Legends are impact national and global health by
considered pioneers in their field, having recognizing nurse practitioner leaders who
made significant contributions to the nursing have made outstanding contributions to health
profession and the health care of people in care through clinical practice, research,
central Ohio. Mary Ann Burnam, president, education or policy.
Kappa Lambda (left); chairperson of nursing
section committee of Medical Heritage Center.