Monthly Meetings

Here are a list of our monthly meetings for Fall Semester 2017:

August 28th

September 11th

October 9th

November 13th

These meetings will be held at 8:30 PM. Check the Facebook page and group for location!

Here is a list of our Professional Development meetings for Fall Semester 2017:

September 19th

October 17th

November 28th

These meetings will be held at 7 PM. Check Facebook page and group for location!

Why attend meetings?

Attending meetings gives scholars an opportunity to earn extra points for rewards, including GA-ISU recognition at graduation. In addition, a number of raffles will be held at different meetings throughout the semester that gives scholars the opportunity to win free items! Most importantly, however, the time spent at meetings is ideally utilized to ensure scholars are receiving a positive professional development experience that will be sure to benefit their future careers in the field of education.

Festival ISU

Golden Apple ISU always has a booth at Festival ISU. It is a large festival on the Illinois State University Quad where all RSOs are invited to showcase their organization and encourage the student body to get involved!

Golden A29212038745_259b89ed91_opple ISU recruits freshman and sophomore education majors at Festival ISU and pushes them to apply for the scholarship program.


T21 Conference

T21Con is a hands-on, engaging learning opportunity designed for current and aspiring educators to gain an edge in using technology in the classroom. The effective integration of educational technologies has become increasingly important for today’s learners. T21Con connects attendees with resources, strategies, and a network of experts to support their careers in education. This conference is usually held during the fall semester and is open for students, faculty, and staff to attend. It is also completely free!

This year the conference is on September 29th, 2017. Many teachers offer extra credit for attending, but overall it is a great resume builder. If you would like to attend the conference, please visit the College of Education website through this link and click the ‘Registration Tab.’ 

Golden Apple Formal

Scholars at Illinois State University host a Formal every year for all Golden Apple Scholars. It is typically held during the fall semester and takes place on a Saturday evening at Illinois State University. This year, we are allowing Scholars to bring one non-scholar guest with them. This means that one of the guests does not have to be a Golden Apple Scholar. Guests will be charged $10 beforehand, or $15 at the door.

This year’s formal will take place on October 14th, 2017 from 7-9:30 PM! It is taking place at the Hyatt Place in Bloomington/Normal located at 200 Broadway Ave, Normal, IL 61761. Small snacks and drinks will be provided.

You may begin bringing money for your guest to the meeting on September 11th, 2017. You may also pay our Venmo account for your guest as well. Our Venmo name is Golden Apple (@Golden-Apple-1).

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Formal 2017, please email Britney Folino at

St. Jude’s Up ‘Til Dawn

Up ‘Til Dawn is an event that takes place each November at Illinois State University. Golden Apple ISU participants raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and partake in an all night event where they ‘Stay up for Good’ in recognition of all of the children who have lost their life to cancer.

Six people must register to make a team. If there are not six people on a team, the team will be combined with others the night of the event in order to make a team of six.   Each team must raise a total of $600 in order to be admitted into the event. It does not matter whether each person raises $100, or if one person raises all $600, as long as the $600 is raised by the night of the event. This may sound scary, but it is actually very easy to raise the money. The key is to share the link to your donation page with friends (through Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and family regularly!

This year, Up ‘Til Dawn will take place on November 11th, 2017.For more information regarding Up ‘Til Dawn, see their website:

If you have any more questions regarding Up ‘Til Dawn, please email Whitney Spencer at

Jammies and Jingles

Every year, Golden Apple Scholars volunteer at Jammies and Jingles.  The Children’s Discovery Museum hosts this holiday party for children in the community. Everyone comes in their pajamas and enjoys an evening celebrating the season!

This year, Jammies and Jingles is taking place on Friday, December 1st from 6:00-8:00 PM. Check our calendar for details on points for this event.

Feel free to email Emilee Baldwin with questions at

Golden Apple ISU St. Baldrick’s event

ISU Scholar Emilee Baldwin brought Golden Apple ISU its very own St. Baldrick’s event in 2016. Emilee is a sophomore at Illinois State and serves as Golden Apple ISU’s service chair. She organized last year’s event on campus, where we raised money to donate to the foundation for cancer research.

This year, our event is taking place on March 28th, 2018! Time is TBD. Here is the link to our page where you can join us in the fight, or contribute by donating to help us reach our goal of $7,000!

If you have any questions, contact Emilee Baldwin at

Relay for Life at IllinoisState University


Relay for Life is an all night event held on Illinois State’s Quad in the Spring. Golden Apple ISU and other participating RSOs usually sell something throughout the night in order to make money to give back to the American Cancer Society.

Stay tuned for more information regarding this years Relay for Life! If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Emilee Baldwin at

End of the year Barbecue

Last year, Golden Apple ISU paired with the Golden Apple Foundation and created an all-scholar barbecue at the end of the year! This included dinner, a bags tournament, a raffle, and many alumni and scholars from other schools present! In hopes to keep this event alive, another is in the works for April 2018.

Stay tuned for more information!


Executive Board Elections 

Every year, Executive Board elections are held in November and the new Executive Board begins in January. This year’s elections will take place at our General Assembly meeting on November 13th at 8:30 PM.

If you are interested in running for a position on the Executive Board, please review the descriptions in our Constitution so that you are familiar with the responsibilities. Scholars may choose to run for one or more positions, but can only win one.

If you have any questions, please ask a current member of the Executive Board.


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