Learn more about your major by joining an organization associated with your future career. There are clubs or national societies for nearly every academic major! Participating with these groups provides opportunities to learn more from faculty members in your academic department outside the classroom. Apply the lessons you learn in class to the campus and local community in some of the active campus groups listed below.
A scholastic and professional business club whose purpose is to promote pride and friendship among club members. It also promotes positive interaction with faculty and staff.
Advisor: Lew Marx, Accounting
Serves the purpose to further educate and expose it's group members and the St. Ambrose community to the artistic opportunities around them. Meetings are held every other Thursday.
President: Hannah Gough
Advisor: Renee Meyer Ernst, Art
Sponsors a range of social and academic activities open to anyone with an interest in life science. Promotes interaction with fellow students, biology faculty, and career professionals.
President: Allison Fair
Advisor: Shannon Mackey, PhD, Biology
Aims to provide a lively environment for students interested in the histories, cultures and philosophies of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Through events that present vivid recreations of classical culture and activities that imitate those of our ancient ancestors, we hope to bring ourselves closer to one of the finest of our Western cultural origins.
President: Courtney Averkamp
Advisor: Ethan Gannaway, History & Geography
Ambrose Hall 235
Open to all students with an interest in computers and computer related topics. The club has an informal atmosphere and addresses topics of interest including tutorial sessions, field trips, career discussions and game playing.
President: Doug Holmes
Advisor: Gary Monnard, PhD, Computer Science
Open to all students and majors who are enthusiasts of both writing and literature (including but not limited ot fiction, poetry and non-fiction). We hold events dedicated or focused on appreciating all forms of literature. We welcome new members and new ideas. *English Pros(e) stands for both English "Pros" (or scholars) and English "Prose" (the ordinary form of written or spoken language).
President: Stephanie Olson
Advisor(s): Linsday Schaefer, English (Ambrose Hall 322B; 563/333-6093)
Advisor(s): Nancy Hayes, PhD, English (Ambrose Hall 322C; 563/333-6138)
Apply our knowledge of Engineering to the local community. We can help the Ambrose and local community advance our understanding of life.
President: Andrew Czorniak
Advisor(s): Michael Opar, PhD, Industrial Engineering (Ambrose Hall 425; 563/333-6152)
Advisor(s): Jodi Prosise, PhD, Industrial Engineering (Ambrose Hall 430; 563/333-6485)
The purpose of the St. Ambrose University IEEE Student Branch is to increase understanding and appreciation of computer and information sciences, as well as the professional development of our students. (The IEEE is the world's leading professional technology society with over 375,000 members-including nearly 80,000 student members-in 160 countries.)
President: Jonathan Dressler
Advisor: Gary Monnard PhD, Computer Science
Objective shall be to improve the quality of life through actively pursuing knowledge associated with promoting optimal physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and occupational wellness
President: Ashley Sconzo
Advisor(s): Darla Baumgarten, Kinesiology (Hayes 244; 563/333-5862)
Advisor(s): Heather Medema-Johnson, PhD, Kinesiology (Hayes 239; 563/333-6042)
Encourages interest in the field of psychology, sponsors films and lectures, and encourages involvement in the community. Open to all students.
President: Hillary Clay
Advisor: John Stachula PhD, Psychology
Dedicated to increasing awareness of the jobs available in the sports industry and creating opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in sports. Also dedicated to work with St. Ambrose University Athletics in improving school spirit at sporting events.
President: Dan Dierking
Advisor(s): Hailey Daehnke, Kinesiology (Lee Lohman 214; 563/333-6228)
Advisor(s): Lindsay Laurent, Kinesiology (Hayes 237C; 563/333-5864)
SSNA is a local group affiliated with the Iowa Association of Nursing Students; every Nursing student holds membership in the National Student Nurses' Association. Student nurses take part in activities to build professionalism and understanding about the field of nursing. Students are also given the opporutnity to impact policies related to nursing by writing and submitting resolutions to the constituency at the annual state conventions.
President: Brittany Lange
Advisor(s): Center for Health Sciences; 563/333-6082
The student part of the American OT Association that actively promotes OT, community service and social outings. SOTA has donated toys for children in Ecuador, helped at Special Olympics, provided bingo at a nursing home, set up an OT promotional display, and attended the national OT conference.
Advisor: Phyllis Wenthe PhD, Occupational Therapy
Facilitates ways for PT students to meet and enrich their relationship with classmates and professors through professional, social, fundraising, and philanthropic activities. Members also participate in state, regional, and national conferences related to the profession.
President: Rachel Lyon
Advisor: John Barr PhD, Physical Therapy