Recent Updates

August 18, 2008

I've been motivated all week to take on extracurricular projects, redesigning my site redesign ended up being one of them.

April 30, 2008

The website needed to be completely redone... Again. This time it will materialize into something beautiful, like a butterfly from a cacoon.

Welcome to the Cresset Chapter of The Mortar Board National Honor Society at Ohio University

"Mortar Board, Inc., a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service, provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages life long contributions to the global community (adopted July 1994)."


-As a chapter, we will be having four meetings this quarter:
October 5th
October 19th
November 2nd
November 9th
Meetings will be held at 5:00 in Baker 231


Mortarboard Minutes 10-05-08

Introduction of officers

Passed out info about the point system -- DON'T LOSE THIS!
If you didn't get a point sheet, contact Jenna at
Make sure you have an officer sign off on your attendance

Jenna will be planning an etiquette dinner sometime this quarter

We will be having a fundraising bake sale on the 14th and 16th of October from
We'll be signing up through email
1 point if you donate baked goods
2 points if you work one hour


Career Fair
Tuesday and Wednesday in Baker Center
Bring your Student ID and resumes and wear professional dress
For more info go to

Washington Center Internship Opportunities
They would really like to have Mortarboard members involved
Info session 6-7pm Monday, Baker 233
For more information contact

WOUB Pledge Drive
Oct 16-19th and 21st
Answer phones for donations to the university
You can get 2 points per shift (for a total of 4 points)
Talk to Jenna if you're interested

ATCO is a place for the elderly to go, especially those with disabilities
Tuesday 4:30-6pm
Bowling, crafts, and UNO with them at Rollerbowl
Contact Jenna to let her know if you'll be there
2 points

Up 'Til Dawn
Benefits Saint Jude's
October 22nd from 5-11pm
Address letters to people you know to get donations for children's cancer
$5 to register, you get a T shirt
Contact Jenna to sign up

-Every quarter we are going to be concentrating on one large service project
that the entire chapter is required to participate in. At the meeting, the
chapter voted on working at a local orphanage. The actual date and time will be
determined at the next meeting but it will probably be taking place on a Saturday.
-If you guys have any suggestions or service projects that you are involved in
through other organizations, feel free to email the chapter and offer them to
participate with you.
-You'll also have the opportunity to volunteer at a local elementary school
reading to children weekly and also at ATCO working with adults who have special
needs. If this is something that you are interested in, please email me and I
will set a time for you to work with others in the chapter.

-We will be having grilled cheese sales uptown and also a bake sale to help make
money for the chapter as well as our national philanthropy, Reading is Leading,
which will send books to schools who cannot afford them.
-If you have any ideas let us know!

-An attendance policy was formed at chapter. You must follow the attendance
policy in order to receive chords at graduation. We want Mortar Board to be
something enjoyable for everyone so if you have suggestions as a way to make the
chapter better, please volunteer to step up and doing something fun :)
-Through out the year, you can earn a total of 24 points by attending everything
that Mortar Board puts on. However, you only need 16 points to get chords at the
end of the year.
-Meetings are two points. You only need to get 8 points out of a possible 12
points for meetings.
-Service Projects and fundraising events are also 2 points each time you
participate. The large service project for the quarter (there is one per
quarter) is mandatory.
-The service projects that are offered every week, such as working at the
elementary school or ATCO are one point.

Again, if you guys have any questions or problems please email and we can work
something out. I'm really excited to work with everyone this year and think that
its going to be a good year. If you would like to help plan upcoming events,
please contact me and we'll work something out! :) Thanks guys and I'll see you
October 5th!!

Jenna Tricaso
Mortar Board President

September 10, 2008

The execs met and discussed some projects that we will be implementing for the organization this year as well as attendance policies. Everyone will be receiving emails soon.

May 20, 2008

We have a room in Baker (229) for June 1st from 5-6 p.m. Please plan on attending and if for some reason you are unable to attend, just send me
an email as a heads up. Can't wait to work with you all next year :)


Jenna Tricaso
Mortar Board President
Meeting Times for Spring Quarter 2008
Sunday May 3, 2008
11:30 AM
Initiation Ceremony for Mortar Board OU Chapter
Next meeting time TBA

Minutes: April 20, 2008
Officers Elected:
Officers for 2008-2009 Year

President - Jenna Tricaso

Vice President - Meridith Hoffman

Treasurer - Kristen Cox

Secretary - Jennifer Locsey

Recruitment Chair - Amanda Platt

Recruitment Committee -

Social Chair - Jenny Roxy

Event Chair - Kellye Greene

Webmaster - Kellye Greene