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Chapter News

  • Vote Needed for 2024-2026 Board Members

    Hello All,

    Please cast your vote for the upcoming Omega Zeta Board 2024-2026 positions that begin in July 2024. 

    Use this link to vote:


    Voting will close on Tuesday 5/14/2024 at 5:00 pm

  • Reminder: Omega Zeta Quarterly Meeting

    All OZ members are welcome to attend the Quarterly Meeting:

    Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

    Time: 4:30 pm EST

    Zoom:  https://jmu-edu.zoom.us/j/86429970587


  • Congratulations Spring 2024 New Inductee's

    Omega Zeta welcomed 55 new members in March with 47 attending the induction ceremony. 
    Congratulations to each of you!
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Region 13 Biennial Nursing Research Conference

    Sigma Theta Tau International Region 13 Biennial Nursing Research Conference: Engaging in Research, Scholarship, and Leadership

    Levine Center for Health and Wellness at Queens University of Charlotte
    2201 Wellesley Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274

    Dates and Times
    Friday April 26, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday, April 27, 2024| 7:45 AM - 1:00 PM

    For more information or to register:


  • “What’s Next? A Virtual Tour of Sigma”

    Whether you’re a new member hoping to learn about everything Sigma has to offer or you’ve been a member for a while and are looking for ways to maximize your benefits, this webcast is for you!  
    “What’s Next? A Virtual Tour of Sigma” guides you through Sigma’s virtual platforms and shows you how to design your experience to make the most of your membership.  

    Friday, 22 March at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

    Register here!

  • Virtual parking pass for 6th Annual Research and Scholarship Conference at JMU

    Arrangements are complete for the 04/11/24 Sigma OZ Chapter 6th Annual Research and Scholarship Conference. 275 EVENT VISITOR permits have been issued for the attendees, valid 4/11/2024 7:00:00 AM-4/11/2024 10:00:00 PM. These permits will enable your guests to park, free of charge, in C12, D3, R4 Lots and the Ballard Parking Deck.


    To redeem their virtual permits, guests should go to https://jmu.aimsparking.com and click on “Redeem Event Permit.” They will be prompted to select their event, enter the event code, and enter their vehicle information. Upon confirming the transaction, they will receive an email receipt. Directions for redeeming visitor permits can be found online at https://jmu.edu/parking/event-parking/event_redemptions.pdf.


    YOUR EVENT NAME IS: 04/11/24 Sigma OZ Chapter 6th Annual Research and Scholarship Conference




    Note that the assigned permits do not allow your guests to park in specially designated spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, accessible spaces without proper permit, or expired timed spaces. They are also prohibited from parking in Fire Lanes. Permits may only be redeemed by campus visitors. They may not be redeemed by anyone currently enrolled at, compensated by, or employed as an affiliate of James Madison University.


    I encourage using our online parking map as a resource for campus visitors:



  • 6th Annual Research and Scholarship Conference

    Please join us in our 6th Annual Research and Scholarship Conference on Thursday, April 11th, 2024 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at JMU Festival Conference Center. 

    The theme is "Tales from the Bedside" 

    Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Shawn Craddock, DNP, RN, CNOR, NE-BC. Dr. Craddock will share his experience of Evidence Based Practice Council Chair and IRB member and how research impacts the bedside. 

  • Omega Zeta volunteering opportunity at Hope Distributed

    Our Sigma students from the OZ chapter are volunteering at Hope Distributed on February 17th and March 2nd in the morning to provide support to the staff and residents coming to the food pantry. We are so excited to be working with Hope Distributed!

    Contact Mackenzie Leonard, our Student Ambassador, if you want more information or would like to help out!


  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life Omega Zeta Team!

    We have created our team to support Relay for Life on JMU's Campus! Relay for Life will take place at Hillside Field at 5pm on Friday, April 29th. Sigma members are encouraged to join the team, and all are welcome to donate to our goal! Reach out to Dr. Jagiello or Student Ambassador, Mackenzie Leonard, with questions.

    Link to Join the Omega Zeta (Sigma) Relay for Life Team: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?fr_id=107048&pg=team&team_id=2733963

  • Region 13 Conference Save the Date and Call for Abstracts

    Save the Date and a Call for Abstracts!
    The Sigma Region 13 Biennial Nursing Research Conference "Engaging in Research, Scholarship, and Leadership" will be held on April 26-27, 2024 in Charlotte, NC.
    Save the Date
  • Sigma Theta Tau Region 13 Biennial Nursing Research Conference: Engaging in Research, Scholarship, a

    Hello All,

    Sigma Region 13 is holding a conference on April 26-27, 2024 in Charlotte, NC.  Consider adding this to your events for spring!

    I have attached the invitation to this email and here is a link to the site:


    The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sandra Bibb, the new Sigma President!

    The call for abstracts is open until December 15th if you are interested in presenting.


    Please help me to disseminate this conference with your colleagues and friends.

    My best,

    Karen Jagiello

  • Congratulations Omega Zeta!

    Congratulations to the members of Omega Zeta for receiving their first Chapter Key Award at the 47th Biennium.  President Karen Jagiello and former President Jamie Robinson received the honor on behalf of the chapter.

  • Thanksgiving Meals

    This week Omega Zeta President-Elect - Dr. Betsy Herron, shopped and delivered to the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Free Clinic all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal (including the turkey!) for 25 families.

    Way to go OZ and Dr. Herron!

  • Welcome New Omega Zeta Members

    Omega Zeta Chapter of Sigma welcomed our newest members on Thursday, October 26th.  We are all excited to have you join us!

  • Apply to represent Sigma globally

    Apply to represent Sigma globally

    Do you want to elevate your nursing impact to a global level? Sigma is currently accepting applications for Liaisons and Youth Representatives to the United Nations. Become a voice for nurses everywhere. Learn more and apply by 20 November.

  • Team Omega Zeta Walking to End Alzheimers

    November 4, 2023 - Harrisonburg, VA

    Want to join the team? Want to donate? Want to do both?

    See details here or contact Katie Sylvester at sylveskr@dukes.jmu.edu

  • Sigma Biennium Voting - We need your opinon!

    Hello All,

    We need to hear from you! The Omega Zeta delegates attending the Biennium in November will be voting for the upcoming Sigma leadership and on 4 proposals.  It is important that the delegates vote for the OZ chapter and not per their own beliefs.

    Candidates: We need you to please view the candidates backgrounds - even attend the conversations with the candidates to determine who you believe should be the next leaders of the Sigma Organization.

    New Proposals:  View the four new proposals and the amendment and determine yay or nay.

    Bylaws Amendment: There is currently one proposed amendment to Article 6, section 4. Please also view and determine yay or nay.

    Make your voice heard by going to this survey and voting for your selection of candidates, proposal, and amendments.

    Thank you!

    Karen Jagiello - President

  • Omega Zeta Virtual Quarterly Meeting

    Hello All,

    Please try to attend the Virtual Omega Zeta Quarterly Chapter Meeting!

    Date: Tuesday September 12

    Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

    Time: Oct 29, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join the Zoom Meeting at:


    Meeting ID: 881 0762 4379

    One tap mobile

    +16468769923,,88107624379# US (New York) 16513728299,,88107624379# US

    I hope to "see" you there!


    Karen Jagiello - President

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