Former Gryphon Jake Puzycki ’14 15G has

Former Gryphon Jake Puzycki ’14 15G has been doing amazing things in the Technical Entrepreneurship program! He has a new project he is doing and he needs our help! Let’s support him. Jake was a great Gryphon and did a lot to help create a great community for his residents and now he wants spread his love to high school students! Let’s help him out!

WATCH THE VIDEO AND VOTE! http://ow.ly/FhXRS

Meet October Gryphon of the Month and Head Gryphon Lacey Quinn!

Lacey Quinn has been a long time Gryphon and has done so many remarkable things in First Year Housing as well as Upperclassmen housing. She is currently the Head Gryphon of Taylor in a staff called the Village. I asked her a few questions I asked her so people could get to know her better:
What do you study as an Undergraduate? Marketing Major
What activities were/ are involved in? Marketing Club Pres., Lehigh Says NO MORE, Graphic Design for offices on campus
Any awards/accomplishments you have done: Lambda Mu Sigma Marketing Honors and Deans List
Why did you become a Head Gryphon? I wanted to have the opportunity to give back to an organization that has helped shape who I developed into while at Lehigh. I also enjoy having the opportunity to bring out the best in others.
What do you plan on doing after Lehigh: Taking care of business!! I’ll be working for BASF in their Professional Development Program (rotational) and traveling throughout the US
What advice would you give to current students about Lehigh? Don’t be afraid to change directions and take risks! There will always be people who want to put their 2 cents in on any decisions you might make, but remember- you know yourself better than anyone else does!
Lacey Quinn was awarded Gryphon of the month for October. Gryphon of the Month goes to a Gryphon who goes up and beyond to make his or her community as well as colleagues is the best it can be. Gryphons nominate who they believe deserves the award and the ORL staff makes the final decision.  This is what a fellow Gryphon had to say about Lacey:
“Lacey goes above and beyond as a gryphon. First of all she has already had a lot to deal with on our hall. There was a certain event last week with a resident that Lacey handled very professionally. Lacey ended up pulling an all nighted that night trying to help better the situation. She was just going to sleep as I was getting up. Lacey is so giving with her time and compassion, and our residents have even commented on how easy she is to talk to. Additionally we had a hall meeting last night to address a hall bulimia issue. Lacey ran the meeting so professionally and really showed how supportive she was of all the residents. After the meeting residents came to lacey’s room to talk about the issue, and I was just so impressed with how Lacey is able to so effortlessly make residents feel comfortable and at ease when talking about sticky topics and issues.
Lacey is a phenomenal gryphon, and I think that fact that we have built a small community in upperclassmen residents hall speaks volumes of Lacey’s giftedness.”
Thank you Lacey for being so awesome! Your hard work has not go unnoticed!

Meet the Head Gryphons: Anna D’Ginto

Head Gryphons are residential student staff leaders and role models for the entire Gryphon staff employed by the Office of Residence Life. They serve as peer educators to their residents and act as mentors to their Gryphon colleagues. They are encouraged to promote an educational environment to uphold and honor individual and community rights and responsibilities within the residence halls. What makes Head Gryphons so unique is their opportunity to learn early how to develop professional skills that can be used in the future. The 2014-2015 Head Gryphon staff range from juniors to second year graduate students and they all play an important role in the Gryphon Society. Each Head Gryphon wrote a bit about who they are, what they are involved in, and how to be a successful student at Lehigh University.

Here is the opportunity to get to know all the Head Gryphons in this series- Meet the Head Gryphons:

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Name: Anna D’Ginto

Class Year: 2016 (Current Junior)

Major: Double Major in Economics and Political Science, Minor in Business

Hi! My name is Anna D’Ginto, I am the Head Gryphon of Lower Cents this year. I have lived in the Centennials for three years (repreCENTS!); I was a resident of Emery House my first year at Lehigh, and was the Emery 3 Gryphon last year. I became a Gryphon because I wanted to have the opportunity to make a difference in the experiences of first-year students. I have also made many connections and friends through Gryphoning. The Gryphon role has challenged me in many ways and has enabled me to develop as a leader, student, and individual.

In addition to serving as a Gryphon, I am active in the Student Senate. I am the current vice president after previously serving as the Unity Committee chair freshman year and Secretary Sophomore year. As a student Senator, I have had the opportunity to improve my public speaking skills, get to know many wonderful students and administrators, and provide feedback on university wide initiatives. I am also a member of the Federal Reserve Challenge, University Committee on Discipline, and Brown and White Business staff.

I cannot believe I am already halfway through my time at Lehigh! Each of the activities that I have been involved with has shaped me as a person, and I look forward to the many memories that I will make during my remaining time here. If I had to give one piece of advice to current students, it would be to get involved and not be afraid to put yourself out there! You have a unique opportunity to supplement what you are learning in the classroom by joining any of the 150+ clubs and organizations that are offered at Lehigh. Once you join a club, stick with it and run for a leadership position! Also, if you are struggling, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help! Between Gryphons, professors, and Dean of Students staff members, there are so many people with the knowledge and resources to make your Lehigh experience positive!

Lehigh is an amazing place; there are so many unique people, opportunities, and resources at your disposal. I hope you maximize your time and take advantage of all that Lehigh has to offer!

Lehigh After Dark: Trivia Night!

Lehigh after Dark or LAD is a new program at Lehigh University created for students who are looking for alternative options on their Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights. Lehigh students, drinkers and nondrinkers, voiced a very strong interest in attending Lehigh after Dark events. Some of these events include, a capella concerts, battle of the bands, arts and crafts, games, and most importantly, TRIVIA NIGHT!

Lehigh after Dark’s goal is to support a healthier student lifestyle by offering programs and activities that remove the focus on alcohol and drugs while still creating a vibrant and exciting social environment for Lehigh!

Trivia Night has done an amazing job with this! Trivia Night, which occurs every Thursday at 10:00pm at Hawks Nest, is an event that students attend every week! It ranges from 60 people to 116 people attending every week! This event has given students another way of having clean and competitive fun with their friends!

My name is Christina Okoye and I am the Graduate Assistant of Residence Life! I am the second Graduate Assistant of residence life and I am the point person of trivia! Alex Wiedorn was the first Graduate Assistant of Residence Life  and the first to ever host  trivia nights last year She has done an AMAZING job of putting Trivia Night together! Let me give you a little bit about how trivia works:

In trivia, there are a total of six rounds with five questions in each round. Every round can consist of different topics. For example, on Octoer 2nd 2014, the Gryphon Society had a fall themed trivia with topics ranging from fall foods to fall movies. In addition to 6 trivia rounds, there is also a WHO AM I Round. At the end of each trivia round, a clue is given about a person. Teams can guess as many times as they want. The earlier a team guesses correctly the more points they will get. Some hosts will add a music bingo to their trivia. The music bingo has songs that will be played throughout the night and teams have to pick which song is getting played. The first three teams who win music bingo get points! Prizes will be given to the top team at the end of Round 3 and at the end of Trivia. Round 3 winners get to choose from LAD prizes. These can be from glow in the dark Frisbees to LAD t-shirts, tanks, and long- sleeved shirts. The final winning team gets bookstore prizes.

As the point person for trivia and the Graduate Assistant of Residence Life, we are always looking for other organizations to collaborate with us to host a trivia night! This is great way to get your name out there, as well as, market your organization! If you have any questions about hosting a trivia night, please contact me: cuo213@lehigh.edu! You can start booking to host a trivia night for the spring semester now!

I look forward to hearing from you all soon! Thanks for taking the time to read this!