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Phi Delta Epsilon Official Website

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Blood Drive Results

On Tuesday, February 21st, Phi Delta Epsilon hosted a blood drive to support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). To treat its patients, CHLA relies on blood donations from the public to meet its monthly quota of 1000 pints of blood. Typically, the hospital obtains around 800 pints of blood before the end of the month. However, to obtain its last 200 pints, CHLA purchases that blood from other sources, like the American Red Cross. Phi Delta Epsilon sought to help out, and, on February 21st, it did.

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CHLA’s bloodmobiles parked on campus by the Matador Bookstore Complex

To help CHLA carry out its blood drive, the fraternity assisted the hospital in multiple ways. Before the event, Phi Delta Epsilon heavily advertised for the blood drive by posting flyers on campus and onto the Matador Information Network Displays, creating a Facebook event and having members invite friends. On the day of the event, members sporting CHLA’s “JUST DONATE IT” shirts helped out by instructing blood donors on how to complete their paperwork, stopping and asking passersby if they would be interested in donating blood and handing out water and snacks to donors. Overall, the fraternity made a strong effort to help CHLA.

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Phi Delta Epsilon’s members sporting CHLA’s “JUST DONATE IT” shirts.
From left: Julio Batres, Rajdeep Kaur, Anita Shrivastava, Linette Nalbandyan and Mellad Khoshnood.

Despite the blood drive closing more than 30 minutes before its scheduled ending time, CHLA and Phi Delta Epsilon managed to raise 61 bags of blood. Although this number is lower than previous blood drives, Vice President of Programming, Anita Shrivastava, is pleased but determined to do better. She says, “I believe we got a rather large number of bags considering Red Cross's blood mobile was on campus twice in the past two weeks. However it is not good enough for our standards, I believe we definitely could have gotten more bags of blood.” With that said, Phi Delta Epsilon plans to host another blood drive later this semester that’s bigger and better than this one was.

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Thank you to everyone who came out and supported CHLA and Phi Delta Epsilon by donating blood!

Although our next blood drive’s date and time have yet to be finalized, some changes are already being considered to make it more successful. For example, we are considering offering donors incentives ranging from ice cream coupons to tickets to various sports games. Other changes include ending the blood drive after 3:00 PM, holding the event for two days instead of one and having more blood drawing stations so that more people can donate at a time. Stay tuned to the PhiDE website for more information on future blood drives and CHLA-related events!


This article was authored by Phi Delta Epsilon Technology Committee Member, Emma Collosi, and Technology Committee Chair, Ram Wolman. If you would like to contact Emma, you can reach her at If you would like to contact Ram, you can reach him at

CHLA Blood Drive

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With the beginning of every new semester comes the opportunity to save a child’s life. This semester Phi Delta Epsilon is hosting another blood drive to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Your donations will make a huge impact on children suffering from life threatening diseases and disorders.

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Every month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles needs around 1000 pints of blood to operate its life-saving procedures and heal its sick children. However, the hospital typically obtains around 800 pints from its donors’ valued contributions. Tuesday, February 21st, Phi Delta Epsilon hopes to make a difference. In the past, the fraternity has helped CHLA attain nearly 100 pints of blood, but we know we can do better! So please come support Phi Delta Epsilon and help CHLA in its mission to provide a healthier future for its children at the Matador Bookstore Complex from 8 AM to 2 PM on Tuesday February 21st!

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Meet Phi Delta Epsilon’s CHLA representative Raul. He is a passionate and loving member of the hospital, and cares deeply about its mission.

Please come join us Tuesday, February 21st, and donate blood!

If you have never donated before, here is how the process takes place:

1. Verify your Eligibility
  • You will be asked about your history and your general health on the the day of donation
2. Check your Vital Signs
  • A CHLA staff member will check your blood pressure, pulse and temperature, and then, he or she will take a blood sample to check for anemia.
3. Begin the Donation Process
  • A blood donation takes only 15 minutes. It is important for you to relax. Your body will begin replenishing blood almost immediately. Blood can be donated every 8 weeks.
4. Ready for Departure
  • CHLA will provide you with snacks, juice and water after you have donated to help you replenish your blood.
Instructions Before you DonateInstructions After you Donate
  • Drink extra fluids the day before.
  • Eat a healthy meal at least 4 hours before donating.
  • Do not fast.
  • Bring a valid, picture I.D.

  • Remember to drink plenty of fluids.
  • Leave your bandage on for 2 hours.
  • Do not smoke for at least 1 hour.
  • Do not skip a meal.
  • Do not perform strenuous activities.

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    This article was authored by Phi Delta Epsilon Technology Committee Member, Edward Hernandez. If you would like to contact Edward, you can reach him at

    Aids for AIDS Week *Updated*


    This is a reminder that our Aid's week events are coming up soon. Here is a break down, and please make sure to let Yasmin know if you will not be able to attend:

    October 13, Wednesday - Aid's Walk Bake Sale Trick or Treat Sale, 10am-3pm. Each member/initiate is responsible for selling 6 bags of candy. Yasmin will still be sitting at the table along Cleary Walk for you to come and pick up your 6 bags, and you are welcome to sell them at the booth as people walk by or simply sell them to people in your class (make an announcement in the beginning) or people in your labs, or yourself and your family, etc. Yasmin will collect the money anytime this Thursday (10/14/10) or Friday (10/15/10 @ anytime, and at the T-shirt party @ Jeff's house). Proceeds of the candy sale will go to AIDS Walk.

    October 15, Friday - Aid's Walk T-Shirt Party at Bianca’s house Jeff’s house. Address can be found in the PhiDE roster. Please make sure to bring your own t-shirt you want to decorate; we will provide supplies.

    October 17, Sunday - AIDS Walk in West Hollywood. We have a Phi Delta Epsilon Team of 39 people that will be walking this Sunday at Aids Walk. Two people have already given notice that they will be unable to attend. If your plans change make sure to let Yasmin know no later than tomorrow, Thursday 10/14/2010 via call, text or e-mail. Make sure to wear your Phi Delta Epsilon shirts! Here is the basic information for the walk:

    8:30 am Sign-In (look for our table, Phi Delta Epsilon CSUN)
    9:15 am Opening Ceremony
    10:00 am Walk Begins
    Location: West Hollywood Park (647 N. San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood)
    Length: 6.2 miles
    The AIDS Walk will start and end in West Hollywood Park, at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd. More information is available on the AIDS Walk website.

    For those of you that signed up to take the bus please do the following:
    1. Bring a full tube of toothpaste (per-request of USU, they will be donating it to their fundraiser).
    2. Meet at the USU Sol Center @ 7:10am. The bus will be leaving a little before 8am. If you do not make it, please find/carpool there.
    3. The bus will bring you back to CSUN around 1-2pm.
    4. You should be receiving more detailed instructions per Andrew Collard who is YOUR contact for bus info ( - e-mail him if you have questions).

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    Mad as Hell Doctors CA Tour

    PNHP California is sponsoring the Mad As Hell Doctors 2010 California Tour in support of single payer. This tour includes 25 to 30 rallies to be held in 20 California cities starting September 23rd and ending on October 12th. On October 12th from 10am to 12pm, MAHD will be conducting a rally on the steps of the Sacramento Capitol Building. MAHD would love the support of the CaHPSA students during the Sacramento rally.

    If you cannot come to the Sacramento rally, check out their website for more information. Local/semi-local events include the following: San Fernando 10/01, Venice 10/02, Pasadena 10/02.

    This is a great opportunity for you to take some action. Here are three ways you can participate:

    Show Up - Simply by being there, you are telling everyone that students care and support this issue.
    Pitch In - You can help organize a MAHD event in your area!
    Speak Out - For those of you who want to be heard, student speakers are welcome at any of these rallies!

    Please email, and let her know how you can help. She will put you in touch with the right people.

    AIDS Walk 2010 *Updated*

    Yasmin is not wasting any time, and has already registered PhiDE for this year’s AIDS walk on October 17th. Many of us have done the walk before, but if you haven’t then you’re in for a great new experience. It isn’t too early to start preparing, so pick up a new pair of sneakers and hit that treadmill!

    Update: Registration is now open! Make sure to register under our team, Phi Delta Epslion CSUN - 3943 (do NOT register as an Individual).

    Health Fair

    Another health fair in LA happening next Saturday June 19 from 9am-3pm. If you missed the last one now is your chance to get involved! Contact Diana for more details. Visit CCM online for more information.