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Phi Delta Epsilon Official Website

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Phi Delta Epsilon Official Website

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Phi Delta Epsilon Official Website

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AIDS Walk Volunteering


Many of us are participating in AIDS Walk this year, but if you want to get even MORE involved you can give some of your time to help make this event a success:

*FLYERING: Saturday, October 2
Help distribute AIDS Walk Los Angeles informational flyers to every business and residence along our route. A group of dedicated volunteers are needed to meet at the corner of Fairfax and Melrose, in front of Fairfax High School, to receive the flyers and further instructions. The shift times are as follows:
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

*PHONE CALLING: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Put your shining personality to use by calling past participants and seeing if they would like to register for this year’s walk.

*PACK & PREP: Thursday, October 14 & Friday, October 15
Pack supplies and load boxes onto the trucks in preparation for Sunday's walk. Note: heavy lifting is required.
Available shifts are as follows:
Thursday, October 14: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 14: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday, October 15: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Phone Bank and Pack & Prep will happen at the AIDS Walk Los Angeles office: 3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 890, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Parking will be validated. Please RSVP by responding to or call at (213) 201-9255.

CHLA Tour: Group 1


The Children's Hospital of LA tour has been set for Group 1 this Sunday October 3, 2010 from 12pm-1pm. Group 1 consists of Andrew, Jorge, Robbie, Dany, Bianca, Ezequiel, Jeff, Roxie, and Casey. We will all meet in the G3 parking lot at 10:15am to arrange carpool. We have a limited amount of parking passes, possibly 5.

In this tour we will be visiting:
-The blood donation center
-The Burtie Green Bettingen Surgery Center
-The John Stauffer Lobby & The Joyce and Stanley Black and Family Healing and Meditation Gardens
-The Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit
-The Division of Rehabilitative Medicine
-The Spiritual Care Services

Please make sure to wear your PhiDE shirts as we may be able to take a group pictures and pass some cards out that were made last semester! To ensure your spot or if you are incapable of going this Sunday please email Yasmin by this FRIDAY OCTOBER 1ST. There will also be a Group 2 tour which is TBA.

The Blues Project


The Blues Project is a peer education program dedicated to informing people on ways to overcome depression and prevent suicide. Blues Project Peer Educators develop classroom presentations to:

  • Educate students in the areas of both depression and suicide
  • Focus attention on the high incidence of suicide and depression among college students
  • Remove the stigma that suicide is a taboo topic not to be discussed
  • Empower students with knowledge of how to appropriately and effectively respond to depressed and potentially suicidal individuals
  • Provide students with on-campus and off-campus resources

As part of this program, Peer Educators develop public speaking, communication, and leadership skills as well as increased knowledge. Other great perks include earning class credit, looks great on medical school applications, and priority registration. If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, get in contact with them now:

University Counseling Services
Bayramian Hall
5th Floor, Room 520

Extra Life 24hr Gaming Marathon


Ever wonder how your video game habit can make a difference to sick children? For the first time ever, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is hosting EXTRA LIFE, a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money to help sick and injured kids. It’s coming up soon – October 16, 2010. Here’s how it works:

1. First you need to Sign Up.
2. Then e-mail friends, family, co-workers and fellow gamers and ask them to sponsor you. Every $1 you raise equals one hour that you can play. Sign eight people up to sponsor you for just $1 per hour, and you will receive a free, limited edition Extra Life T-shirt.
3. On Saturday, October 16, play games, heal kids and have fun!

You can play any game on any gaming system (Wii, XBOX, PS3, etc.), even your smart phone or computer. What’s important is that you ask others to support you in your effort to heal kids. Asking for just $1 for every hour you play video games can add up quickly and can mean all the difference to the sick and injured kids at CHLA.

CHLA invites you to share your experience with them. Looking forward to playing Halo: Reach? Maybe you just love Tiger Woods Golf on Wii or can’t get enough of World of Warcraft. Tell them about games you love, and how much money you’ve raised. Best of all, tell them about why you support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They want to hear from you! Submit your comments at:

Twitter | YouTube | Facebook | CHLA Website

For more information, contact Louise Skosey at 323-361-5971 or

Los Angeles Team Mentoring


LATM is proud of the partnership with California State University Northridge and extremely excited that CSUN has adopted three TeamWorks locations: El Sereno Middle School (East Los Angeles), Pacoima Middle School (Pacoima) and James Madison Middle School (North Hollywood).

They are currently recruiting college students for their program. This is a great opportunity for pre-med students. Not only does this type of volunteer work look great on resumes, but also on medical school applications because the volunteering is outside of the medical field! Let them know if you have any questions by contacting Jessica Hernandez via e-mail at

To learn about LATM and the TeamWorks program, you can visit their website or visit their Facebook page.

If LATM-TeamWorks sounds like something you’re interested in there is an information session tomorrow: Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:00pm – 4:00pm in CIELO Conference Lab, Sierra Hall 422 (SH 422).

Hot Dog Fundraiser


It’s that time of the year again - our fraternity will be doing a fundraiser on Tuesday September 28, which is next week. We will be doing a hot dog sale, but in order for this to be successful we need "man power". We need your help, anything is better then nothing, even if you stop by to say hello (that's still morale support). The times we need people to help out is between the hours of 10am-4pm. From 10am-11am we will be setting up the place, burning the charcoal, and hopefully if we finish setting up, by 11am we will start selling our hot dogs. This fundraiser will take place in Matador Square (the cement area just north of the CSUN science buildings). Please e-mail Jeff as to what times you will be able to help out. We need a minimum of three people per hour for this to function smoothly.

We will have shifts every hour so please sign up for one:
10am (Setup), 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (Clean up)

USMLE-MCAT Merit Based Scholarship


Phi Delta Epsilon and Kaplan’s International Office in New York City are offering two course scholarships for the MCAT and five course scholarships for the USMLE. Candidates will be chosen based on their application quality, and all candidates must be student members of Phi Delta Epsilon in good standing. Applications are due to by October 15, 2010 at 5pm EST. A copy of the application can be downloaded from the PhiDE database.

Good luck!

Heal the Bay


On Saturday, September 25th, from 9:00am until 12:00pm, over 14,000 volunteers from all over Los Angeles will take action to rid our beaches and inland waterways of unsightly and harmful debris.

As a fraternity we will also be volunteering and offering a few hours of our Saturday morning to help out. We are registered for costal cleanup at Will Rogers State Beach. Check in Time will be 9:00am so we will need to arrive at around 8:30am. We will be meeting/leaving Northridge from our rendezvous location (which is TBA) at 7:30am.

Everyone who decides to go must sign a liability waiver. It will be provided during this Thursday’s meeting. This is all it takes to register. There will also be free parking and we will be organizing a car pool to avoid taking so many cars. Once we are at the event all of the supplies that we need will be provided to us and we will also be given a brief introduction on costal cleaning. More information will be provided during the meeting.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to have a bonfire, but we will be organizing something for everyone to do after the event. More than likely it will be lunch which will be on a self-pay basis. Please email Ezequiel no later than Wednesday at midnight to let him know if you will or will not be able to make it to the event. He needs a headcount of the people that will be attending.

Rush Fall 2010


Rushees can visit the Recruitment Page for more Rush information.

It’s that time of year again - and in order for Rush Fall '10 to be a success, everyone needs to do their part in promoting Phi Delta Epsilon to CSUN students. Here’s how you can help:

Please start making class room announcements next week in your science classes or any class you believe has any pre-medical students who might be interested in rushing for PhiDE. Partner up with another PhiDE member if you are shy and make sure to ask your professors for permission a day or 2 before to use a couple of minutes to make the announcement at the beginning of the class period. Just make it short and simple and say something like this:

"Hi I am a member of Phi Delta Epsilon we are professional, co-ed, pre-medical fraternity...we are a fraternity committed to community service, our philanthropy Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and we are also committed to helping our members be the best students they can be to make sure that they enter medical school or whatever grad school they are interested in. We provide leadership opportunities, networks in the medical field, academic help, community service opportunities and all Phi Delta Epsilon members receive a 20% discount on Kaplan prep courses..we also provide a strong social network to help and guide you through the process of applying to medical school..." Give them the link to our website as well.

Add what you like to it but make sure to announce the Rush dates and times and print out the official flyer to pass out in class. You can print 20 pages for free in the computer lab above the MIC in the USU and also cut the flyers there to make small hand outs. Please let Bianca know what class you can make announcements in. If you can't make an announcement you can also post up flyers or hand them out in class.

Blood Drive *Updated*

CHLA Blood Drive is coming up Thursday September 9th from 10am-2pm. We are hosting it for CHLA and it will be set up in between the Matador Bookstore Complex and Manzanita Hall. If you are making Rush announcements, make sure to mention the Blood Drive too! Any questions on the above should be directed to Bianca or Robbie. And don’t forget to start wearing your purple and ivory to represent PhiDE and any PhiDE gear you have - have fun with it!

Update: Andrew is currently making a list of people who can help out during the Blood Drive. As of this writing, spots available are in half-hour increments starting at 1:00pm through 3:30pm. Please e-mail him as soon as you can.

Update 2: The blood drive has been canceled due to legal paperwork on the end of CHLA and the University. There is a possibility of getting this event rescheduled for November - more information will be posted as it becomes available.

Labor Day Beach Day!

Knowing that rush is coming up soon, this is a time in which we as a organization want to become closer to one another so there won't be to any misunderstandings or arguments. How do we avoid this? Well, one way is by getting in some bonding time with one another and what better way and day to do that then Labor Day at the BEACH! A few of us will be going to Zuma beach on Labor Day (Monday) so if any of you care to join, feel free to email or call Jeff for more information.

Billboard S.O.S.

Dany needs help moving the billboard tomorrow, September 5th 10-12pm. If you missed the last meeting this would be a great time to gain back a point. He just needs 1-3 more people to help out. Give him a call if you’re available. If you do decide to help, you'll be meeting up somewhere in the campus science buildings. Give Dany a call or send him a text for more details (he is without internet access for the time being).

CHLA Tour *Updated*

Thanks to Yasmin, we were able to arrange a tour with the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. However, we need an exact head count of who is going before we can confirm the tour. The tentative date is Saturday, September 4th from 9am-10am. Please contact Andrew before 11:59pm on August 22 to reserve your spot and give us a proper count of participating members. It’s a fantastic tour and the work they do at the hospital is very inspiring. Hope to see everyone there.

Update: The tour has been postponed, with a new tentative date of either October 2nd or 9th. Let Andrew know if you are available to go at these times - he will announce a finalized date as soon as possible.