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					M A Θ National Convention 2009 Knoxville, Tennessee---July 19-24
MAΘTN What’s New Under The Sun?
The 39th Mu Alpha Theta National Convention, hosted by Betty Hood from Brentwood High School and Cyndy Howes from Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, TN will be held July 19-24, 2009 in Knoxville, Tennessee. All Convention activities and meals will be in the Knoxville Convention Center adjacent to the Sunsphere in downtown Knoxville. We will be staying in the Holiday Inn Select and the Hilton Knoxville which are easily accessible (walking distance) to the convention center. There will be free wireless internet in each of the hotels. The registration fee will be $550 per participant prior to April 1 with a $50 per person non-refundable deposit, and the additional $500 must be postmarked no later than May 15. Registration between April 1 and May 15 will be $600 per participant. After May 15, there will be no more registrations accepted. All final payments must be postmarked no later than May 15. The registration fee includes convention activities, tshirt, lodging at the hotel, admission to Dollywood Theme Park and all meals. Single rooms, for sponsors only, are available at an additional cost of $400 per room. Dollywood is a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Adventure, as unique as its namesake, Dolly Parton. It offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including ―The Thunderhead‖ wooden roller coaster and ―River Battle‖ a water raft ride equipped with powerful soaker guns. There are live entertainment shows featuring country, bluegrass, gospel and mountain music as well as crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Each school is invited to bring competitors in the any or all of the different divisions: Mu (Calculus), Alpha (Pre-Calculus), and Theta (Algebra II/Geometry). Remember students attending the convention should be accompanied by at least one of the chapter sponsors and a number of other adult chaperones such that there is 1 adult member of the school group for every 15 students attending. Table of Contents
General Information Online Registration Information Competition Information Tentative Schedule Early Registration Form Registration Form Student Participation Form Student Medical Release Form Sponsor/Chaperone Medical Form Chapter Delegate Form Sponsor/Chaperone Duty Preference Form Chalk Talk Information Poster Information Scrapbook Information Student Delegate By-Laws Pgs 1 - 2 Pg 3 Pgs 4 – 9 Pgs 10 - 11 Pg 12 Pg 13 Pg 14 Pg 15 Pg 16 Pg 17 Pg 18 Pg 19 Pgs 20, 21 Pgs 20, 22 Pgs 23 - 25

Sunsphere, Knoxville Convention Center, Holiday Inn Select

M A Θ Convention Online
All participant information must be filled in online at www.mualphatheta.org. The site will also have announcements and updates, so please check regularly for information pertaining to the convention or to your school. If you have any questions, contact a member of the convention team by email: HOSTS: Betty Hood bettyh@wcs.edu PLANNER: Mary Emma Bunch bunchmao@gmail.com Cyndy Howes cyndyh@wcs.edu TEST COORDINATOR: Grace Mutz maokid1@msn.com 1

NEW! NEW! NEW! A change in the Parade of Banners! Instead of bringing your chapter or school banner to the convention, we want you to take a digital picture of your Mu Alpha Theta Chapter or your National Convention Delegation with your *banner. We will use these pictures to prepare a slide show to introduce each chapter at the opening session of the convention. *The banner can be your Mu Alpha Theta Chapter Banner or your school banner. Send this digital picture to Cyndy Howes: cyndyh@wcs.edu REGISTRATION DUE DATES Early registration with deposit postmark date: April 1, 2009 Registration with final payment postmark date: May 15, 2009 INFORMATION DUE DATES Medical Forms postmark date: June 1, 2009 Test Sign Up online Final online date: June 1, 2009 Travel Information online Final online date: June 1, 2009 Rooming Information online Final online date: June 1. 2009 Sponsor Duties: In addition to sponsoring students during the convention, proctoring and other duties will be assigned. Any non-students participating or attending the convention will be considered a chaperone and should be registered as such. Please complete the Sponsor/Chaperone Duty Preference Form online for each sponsor or chaperone. Medical Forms/Participation Form: Each convention attendee, including sponsors and chaperones, MUST complete and submit a medical and liability form. Forms must be notarized and a copy of the medical/health card must be attached. Sponsors are encouraged to keep a copy of this form for their records. Extended Stay: If you are planning to come early or stay after the convention, the hotels will house you at a reduced rate. You must call the hotel directly to make your own arrangements for extended stays. Knoxville is 50 miles from the Smoky Mountains National Park. Parking: For schools driving to Knoxville in cars or busses, there is ample space for parking and there is NO FEE. Rooming Assignments (to be completed online) All students will be assigned 3 or 4 to a room and sponsors will be assigned 2 to a room (unless you pay for a single). Please indicate rooming assignments in the online registration program. If you have fewer than 3 students (of the same gender) from your school in a room, then they may be matched up with students from another school. You can request online the school your students room with if you have contacted the sponsor of that school, and they also request this. If a sponsor would like an individual room, the cost will be an additional $400. Registration/Check-out time: Registration will start at 2:00 P.M. on July 19 and check-out time is NO LATER than 11 A.M. July 24.

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Transportation to and from the Knoxville Airport: Shuttle service to the hotels will be provided on July 19 from 11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Schools arriving on other dates, or from other locales, or after 5:00 P.M. must make their own transportation arrangements. Shuttle service from the hotels to the airport will be provided on July 24 until 11:00 A.M. That is the latest departure. Schools departing from other locales or other dates must make their own arrangements.

Online Registration of Participant Information
All of the following information will be entered by logging in at www.mualphatheta.org: participant registration, topic test registration, t-shirt sizes, chalk talk participants, student delegate, transportation information, and rooming requests. You may want to go online and see the forms before you fill them in. Entering information online does not take the place of sending your Early Bird Registration/Registration Forms with payment postmarked on or before April 1st. You will need to accumulate the following information to register participant information online: 1. Participant registration: Last name, first name, division (sponsor, M, A, T), t-shirt size, roommate request, Vegetarian request, student delegate, sponsor duty preference 2. Topic Test registration: Total number of students taking each test 3. Names of Chalk Talk participants and level 4. Transportation form: All School information, number of passengers Arrival information: airline, flight # from city of last leg of flight, time, # of passengers Departure information: airline, flight #, time, number of passengers

Award & Scholarship Forms Are ONLINE at www.mualphateta.org Awards available are: Huneke Distinguished Sponsor Award, Sister Scholastica Most Committed Sponsor award Kalin Award for an Outstanding Mu Alpha Theta member Andree Math Education Award Rubin Chapter Award Mu Alpha Theta Scholarships Deadlines are posted online!!

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Each student is to be registered in one of the three levels defined below based on their mathematics course work as of May 15, 2009. If a student is taking summer coursework which will be completed before the convention and it qualifies them for a higher level, they must compete at the higher level. The correct level for the student needs to be up graded online by June 1, 2009. THETA level is for associate or full members who are currently taking or have completed Geometry and/or Algebra 2 but have not been enrolled in a higher level mathematics course. ALPHA level is for full members who are currently taking math or have completed courses above Algebra 2 but have not been enrolled in Calculus. MU level is for full members who are currently taking or have completed a Calculus course.

TYPES OF COMPETITIONS
A student may take a test at a higher level but NOT at a lower level. The OPEN level topic tests are not limited to students in any particular level. However, students should carefully examine test content descriptions before making their selections.

Individual Tests: (T, A, M)—NO Calculators
     30 multiple choice question written test covering all topics applicable to the level 60 minute time limit Scoring will be 5 points for each correct answer, 1 point for a blank, 0 for an incorrect answer Ties will be broken by the sudden winner method. (See glossary) Trophies will be given to places 1-20 for each division.

Topic Tests: (T, A, M, O)—NO Calculators, except Statistics and Trigonometric Applications
      30 multiple choice question written test. Descriptions of topic tests are included in this packet. 60 minute time limit, except History of Math – 30 minute time limit. Scoring will be 5 points for each correct answer, 1 point for a blank, and 0 for an incorrect answer. Ties will be broken by the sudden winner method. Trophies will be given to places 1-15 for each test.

Ciphering: (T, A, M)—NO Calculators
   10 open response questions administered individually. 3 minute time limit per question. Scoring - twelve points for a question answered correctly in the 1st minute, eight points in the 2nd minute, and four points for a question answered correctly in the 3rd minute, a sliding scale will be used. Trophies will be given to the top 20 students in each division.

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Gemini: (T, A, M)—NO Calculators
      Tests are to be puzzles such as sudokus, cryptograms, logic, battleship, pencil pictures, etc. 60 minute time limit. Administered to all students not participating in school bowl. Once all 2 person teams are seated, singletons may work on a first come, first served basis. Scoring to be determined. Trophies will be given to the top 15 teams in each division.

School Bowl: (T, A, M)—NO Calculators
      Top 4 individuals from each school per division as determined by the sum of their individual test score and their ciphering score compete as a team. To participate in a school bowl division, a school must have at least three members in the division. 12 open response questions administered one at a time. Time limit - 4 minutes per question with points awarded depending on the minute in which the question is answered correctly. 16 points for a question answered correctly in the 1st minute, 12 points in the 2nd minute, 8 points in the 3rd minute, and 4 points in the 4th minute. A sliding scale will be used.

Division Awards
These will be given to the top 10 schools in each division by combining the top 4 individuals’ scores (determined by the sum of their individual test score and their ciphering score) with their bowl score. Small awards will also be given to the 4 individuals on the top 10 teams. Interschool Test—will be administered in 2 parts A and B. Test A will be given out at registration and will be due Tuesday by 8:00 A. M.  Score will be the number of questions answered correctly.  Books, computers, cell phones and other resources will be permitted.  Sponsors will be allowed to help. Test B will be a 1 hour exam—NO calculators or other aids permitted.  Score will be the number of questions answered correctly.  Books, computers, cell phones and other resources will NOT be permitted.  Sponsors will NOT be allowed to help. The scores of Test A and Test B will be combined to determine the school’s score. Trophies will be given to the top 10 schools. For the Sweepstakes, each test will count separately. (See Sweepstakes Scoring.)

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Quizzle: (Registration of names for this will be done at the initial registration in Colorado)
 3 person team/school—any divisions, but all from the same school  Questions will be worth 10-20-30-40-50 in each category (similar to Jeopardy).  No calculators  Trophies will be given to the top 3 teams.  Questions are from varied topics (not just math problems), but all will have to do with numbers or math history.

Chalk Talk: (T, A, M) Oral presentations will given by students on the specified topic
          Speeches will be limited to 7 minutes in length. Each school can have one presenter for each level Theta, Alpha, Mu. Students may have no materials other than one 3 x 5 card. See RULES and JUDGING Form on page 18 in this packet. 10 people from each division will advance to the final round. Theta topic – Geometry in Architecture Alpha topic – Trigonometry in Meteorology Mu topic – Statistics in Medicine Trophies will be given to the top 10 in each division. Students will be writing on white boards, chalk boards or chart paper.

Scrapbook
       Traditional scrapbook, which should open and function like a regular book and be prepared by members of the chapter. It should be no larger than 18‖ by 20‖ Should reflect the chapter’s activities over the past academic year One theme that reflects the chapter’s entire activities, demonstrates creativity See pages 20 and 22 for more specific information on construction and judging of scrapbook No electronic or professionally prepared scrapbooks will be judged. Trophies will be given to the top 10 schools.

Poster
          Schools will create a poster at the convention on a theme announced during the individual test. Only the poster board supplied by the convention may be used. Each school may submit only one poster. All other materials are the responsibility of each school. Markers, colored pencils, paint, etc., can be used. Nothing can be attached to the poster board with glue, tape or any other adhesive. No glitter of any kind is to be used, including glitter pens/paints. Posters will be judged on content, relevance to theme, artistic quality and overall appearance. See pages 20 and 21 for more specific information on construction and judging of poster. Trophies will be given to the top 10 schools.

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Sweepstakes Scoring
Sweepstakes: Trophies will be given to the top 15 schools.
The overall sweepstakes award is calculated from the scores of all tests and competitions. The sweepstakes score is calculated as follows: First a t-score is calculated for each individual competition score. A t-score is calculated using the formula t = 10z + 50. In this formula, z is the standard score (or z-score) and represents the number of standard deviations above or below the mean a particular score is located. The z-score is equal to (x - mu)/sigma, where x is the actual team score, mu is the mean score, and sigma is the standard deviation of all the team scores. T-scores have a mean of 50. After each t-score is calculated, it is multiplied by a weighing factor so that each competition has a value relative to its importance. So that sponsors and students can get a better feeling for the relative importance of each competition, the following table gives the weight and an approximate percentage for each competition. Num Wt. Ea. 9 1 1.625 2 2 2 1 1 % Ea 1.2 1.25 3.25 3.6 2.4 2 1.6 2 Tot. Wt 27 37.5 2 2 2 2 1 3 Tot. % 32.4 37.5 6.5 7.2 4.8 4 1.6 6 100%

Competition
Division (indiv, bowl, ciph) *Top 4 in M,A,T Topic Tests: Top student from ea. sch. on ea. test Interschool Hustle Scrapbook Quizzle Poster Chalk Talk: Top student in each division 3 30 2 1 1 1 1 3

Total Weighing Points

* Top 4 students per school per division will be determined by the sum of their individual test score and their ciphering score.

Topic Tests
Each student must register for one topic test for each round. Please indicate the number of students taking each test when you register online. Students may take any topic test in their division, a higher division or any that are designated as open. Round One Round Two Round Three 1. Limits & Derivatives (M) 1. Integration (M) 1. Differential Equ (M) 2. CalculusApplications (M) 2. Areas & Volumes (M) 2. Seqs. & Series (M) 3. Combinations&Permutations (M) 3. Trigonometry (A) 3. Seqs. & Series (A) 4. Trig Apps. w/calculator (A) 4. Logs & Exponents (A) 4. Functions (A) 5. Matrices & Vectors (A) 5. Equations & Inequalities (A) 5. Complex Numbers (A) 6. Conics (A) 6. Logs & Exponents (T) 6. Radicals (T) 7. Matrices (T) 7. Equations & Inequalities (T) 7. Quadratics (T) 8. Geometry (T) 8. Circles (T) 8. Triangles (T) 9. Algebra Applications (T) 9. Statistics w/calculator (O) 9. Discrete Math (O) 10. Math History (O) 10. Number Theory (O) 10. Analytical Geom. (O) 7

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Descriptions of Topic Tests and calculator use
Calculator use – NO calculators allowed on any test or bowl (except Statistics & Trig Applications)

Theta Level Tests – Tests are written at the Algebra 2 level and may contain concepts from Algebra 2 and /or Geometry Geometry—basic geometry Circles—all questions relate to circles Equations & Inequalities—algebra 2 and geometric equations and inequalities Triangles—topics based on geometry and algebra 2 including simple trigonometric problems Matrices—topics based on algebra 2 including determinants Algebra Apps--applications of algebra 2 and geometry concepts Quadratics—topics based on algebra 2 including conics and all 2nd degree equations Logs & Exponents--elementary logarithms and exponents Radicals—any problem that involves the use of radicals Alpha Level Tests – Tests are written at the Pre-Calculus level. Matrices & Vectors— matrix algebra, geometric transformations using matrices, vector geometry Equations & Inequalities—advanced equations and inequalities Functions—any topic using functions, including application of functions Trigonometry—any topics in trigonometry Trigonometric Applications—applications of trigonometry (calculator permitted) Complex Numbers—uses of complex numbers and any problems using ―i‖ Sequences & Series--advanced sequences and series, including convergence Logs & Exponents—any problem that involves the use of logarithms and/or exponents Conics—problems that relate to the conic sections and lines Mu Level Tests – Tests are written at the Calculus level. Combinations and Permutations—advanced problems using probability, permutations, and combinations Limits & Derivatives—any problem relating to limits and derivatives of functions of one variable or graphs in the xy-plane Mu Applications--Applications of calculus, incl. optimization and related rates Areas & Volumes--ALL methods of finding or approximating areas under curves or between curves including polar and ALL methods of finding volumes of solids of rotations as well as volumes of irregular shapes using cross sections Sequences & Series--all sequences and series topics, including calculus based series such as Taylor series Integration –-any problem relating to integrals of one variable Differential Equations—any problem or application from calculus that uses differential equations

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Open Level Tests Discrete Math—logic, set theory, number theory, proofs, graph theory, and partially ordered sets Number Theory— advanced number theory, factors, primes, modulo, bases, etc Statistics --any topic covered in an AP Statistics course—calculators allowed Analytic Geometry—topics from geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus and calculus History of Math—Facts about the history of math: dates, places, people, and significant events Gemini Tests Gemini tests will be given during the school bowl round to students who are NOT on the school teams. These will be available to Theta, Alpha, and Mu divisions. Students will work on this test in two person teams. Once all two person teams are seated, singletons may work on a first come, first served basis. The tests are to be puzzles such as sudoku, pencil pictures, battleship, cryptogram and logic. This does NOT count towards sweepstakes. Hustle Each school may have ONE Hustle team---which will be comprised of 6 people from your school as follows: 1. The actual team will consist of 4 students, with no more than 2 students from the same division. 2. Each school must have a sponsor and an additional sponsor or student that will score for another school. If you do not have a sponsor or an additional person, you may NOT compete. 3. There will be 5 rounds of 5 minutes each. 4. The team is presented with 125 questions, color-coded by 5 math categories: Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and Statistics. There will be 25 of each color/category. 5. 25 total submissions will be graded in each round. 6. Before the end of each round a 1-minute warning will be given. Teams should have compiled answers for the judges to grade and will submit a paper with the question which includes the answer in the answer blank. 7. Correct responses for Round 1 will receive 6 pts for Round 1, 5 pts for Round 2, 4 pts for Round 3, 3 pts for Round 4 and 2 pts for round 5. 8. Awards will be given to the top 10 teams. Individual awards will be given to each of the 4 student members of the team.

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Tentative 2009 Mu Alpha Theta Convention Schedule Sunday 7/19 2:00 – 5:30 PM 5:30 – 6:30 PM 6:00 – 7:30 PM 7:45 – 8:30 PM 8:45 – 10:30 PM 9:00 – 10:30 PM 11:00 PM Monday 7/20 6:30 – 8:00 AM 6:30 – 7:30 AM 8:15 – 9:45 AM 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM 9:45 – 10:05 AM 10:30 – 12 noon 12:00 – 12:20 PM 12:00 – 1:30 PM 12:00 – 1:30 PM 1:45 – 2:30 PM 1:45 – 6:00 PM 5:00 – 10:00 PM 6:00 – 7:30 PM 8:00 – 10:30 PM 8:00 – 10:30 PM 8:00 – 9:00 PM 11:00 PM Tuesday 7/21 6:30 – 8:00 AM 7:00 – 8:00 AM 6:30 – 7:30 AM 8:15 – 9:45 AM 9:00 – 10:00 AM 9:45 – 10:05 AM 10:15 – 11:15 AM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 1:15 – 2:15 PM 2:45 – 4:00 PM 2:30 – 5:30 PM 5:30 – 7:00 PM 6:00 – 8:00 PM 6:30 – 9:30 PM 8:00 – 9:30 PM Registration Scrapbooks Due Dinner Opening Session
(Poster Topic Announced)

Hilton/Holiday Inn KCC Room 300 A KCC Ballrooms EFG KCC Ballrooms ABC

Mixer activity KCC Ballrooms ABC Sponsor Meeting/Reception KCC Rooms 200 A-B Curfew Hilton/Holiday Inn Breakfast New Sponsors Breakfast Topic Test Round 1 Math History Trig Applications Scrapbook Judging Dispute Center Open Individual Test Dispute Center Open Lunch Delegate Lunch Hustle Chalk Talk Round 1 Scrapbook Viewing
(Scrapbooks must be picked up by schools by 10:30 PM)

KCC Ballrooms EFG Alcove Ballroom E KCC Ballrooms ABC KCC Room 200 A KCC Room 200 B KCC Room 300 A Cumberland Concourse KCC Ballrooms ABC Cumberland Concourse KCC Ballrooms EFG KCC Room 200 A KCC Ballrooms ABC
Rooms 200A-E, 300 B,C

KCC Room 300 A KCC Ballrooms EFG Hilton Board Room KCC Ballrooms ABC KCC Room 200 A, B, D KCC Room 200 E, 300 B Hilton/Holiday Inn KCC Ballrooms EFG 300A Alcove Ballroom E KCC Ballroom ABC KCC Room 200 A KCC Room 200 B Cumberland Concourse
KCC Rooms 200 A-E, 300 B,D

Dinner Kalin Interviews Skit Night Quizzle Round 1 Sponsor Regional Meeting Curfew Breakfast Poster due New Sponsor’s Breakfast Topic Test Round 2 Statistics Sponsor’s Meeting Dispute Center Open Speaker Session #1 Lunch Delegate Lunch Speaker Session #2 Ciphering Poster Judging Dinner Chalk Talk Finals Poster Viewing
(Posters must be picked up by 9:45 PM)

KCC Ballrooms EFG KCC 200 A
KCC Rooms 200 A-E, 300 B,D

KCC Ballrooms ABC KCC Room 300 A KCC Ballrooms EFG Rooms 200 A-E KCC Room 300 A KCC Rooms 300 B, D 10

Sponsor Committees Meet

8:15 – 9:30 PM 9:45 – 11:15 PM 11:30 PM Wednesday 7/22 6:30 – 8:00 AM 8:00 – 9:15 AM 9:15 - 9:35 AM 9:45 AM – 6:30 PM 7:30 – 9:00 PM 9:15 – 11:00 PM 11:30 PM Thursday 7/23 6:30 – 8:00 AM 8:15 – 9:30 AM 9:30 – 9:50 AM 10:00 – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 12:30 – 5:30 PM 5:30 – 7:15 PM 7:30 – 11:00 PM 11:30 PM Friday 7/24 6:30 – 8:00 AM

Interschool Test Part 2
(Turn in Interschool Test Part 1)

KCC Ballrooms ABC KCC Ballrooms ABC Hilton/Holiday Inn KCC Ballrooms EFG KCC Ballrooms ABC Cumberland Concourse
Load at Cumberland Turnabout

Awards
(Topic tests 1 and 2, Hustle)

Curfew Breakfast Topic Test Round 3 Dispute Center Open Excursion-Dollywood Dinner Awards
(Topic Test 3, Interschool, Chalk Talk, Poster, Scrapbook)

KCC Ballrooms EFG KCC Ballrooms ABC Hilton/Holiday Inn KCC Ballrooms EFG KCC Ballrooms ABC KCC Ballrooms ABC Cumberland Concourse KCC Ballroom A KCC Ballrooms EFG KCC Ballrooms EFG KCC Ballrooms ABC Hilton/Holiday Inn KCC Ballrooms EF

Curfew Breakfast School Bowl Puzzle Competition Dispute Center Open Student Delegate Meeting Lunch **Free Time Dinner (Dressy) Final Awards (Dressy) Curfew Breakfast

**Prior to arrival at the convention you will receive a list of local attractions and activities which your chapter can sign up to see or do on Thursday afternoon. Two activities which have already been arranged are: 1. Tours of the University of Tennessee Campus which will include viewing of campus facilities and meeting some mathematicians and scientists. (1:30-3:30 pm for up to 150 persons) 2. Access to bowling, billiards and ping pong at the Down Under facility in the University of Tennessee Student Center. (2:00 – 4:00 pm for up to 100 students with sponsors) Cost: $3.50 each.

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Postmark Deadline: April 1, 2009
Payment must accompany early bird registration form. Please print information clearly.
School Name ___________________________________________ Chapter ID _____________ School Address ____________________________________________________________ Contact person ____________________________________________________________ City _________________________ State_______________ Zip code________________ Phone ______________________________ FAX _________________________________ Important information will be emailed after school is out. Please include names and email addresses of all sponsors attending the convention. Sponsor name(s) and email address(es). _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Name and summer address of contact person _____________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code ___________________________________________________________

For early bird registration, a total of $50 per person must be submitted postmarked no later than April 1, 2009. The remainder of the registration fee, $500 is to be paid by the final postmark deadline of May 15, 2009. If desired, students and sponsors may submit the entire cost of $550 by the April 1, deadline. Early registration will not be refunded in any manner if the number of students pre-registered is greater than the number attending the convention. After April 1, but before May 15, the convention registration fee will be $600 per person. Number of students pre-registering: __________ x $ 50 = ______________ All students must be registered full or associate members of Mu Alpha Theta. Number of sponsors pre-registering: __________ x $ 50 = ______________ Number of pre-registrants paying in full: Names and number of sponsors in single rooms: _____________________________________ Make check payable to: Mu Alpha Theta Educational Foundation Please note: 2009 Convention Mail to: Mu Alpha Theta Convention C/o University of Oklahoma 601 Elm Ave. Rm 1102 Norman, OK 73019 __________x $ 550 = ______________ _________________________________ _________ x $ 400 = ______________ Total paid
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NOTE: If the National Office is paying for a member of your group, please add a note specifying the name of the student or teacher.

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Postmark Deadline: May 15, 2009 (FINAL)
Payment must accompany registration form.
Please print information clearly. School Name ________________________________________ Chapter ID ___________ School Address ____________________________________________________________ Contact person ____________________________________________________________ City _________________________ State_______________ Zip code________________ Phone ______________________________ FAX _________________________________ Important information will be emailed after school is out. Please include names and email addresses of all sponsors attending the convention. Sponsor name(s) and email address(es) _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Name and summer address of contact person ___________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code ________________________________________________________ Number of students pre-registered: All students must be registered full or associate members of Mu Alpha Theta. Number of sponsors pre-registered: Number of non pre-registered registrants: _______ x $ 500 = ______________

_______ x $ 500 = ______________ _______ x $ 600 = ______________

Name and Number of sponsors in single rooms:_________________ x $ 400 = _______ Make check payable to: Total due ______________ Mu Alpha Theta Educational Foundation Schools must submit a medical release form, Please note: medical record, indemnity agreement, and a 2009 Convention student participation policies form for every Mail to: participant. These forms are included in this packet. Mu Alpha Theta Please copy as many as your school needs. Postmark Convention deadline: June 1, 2009. Mail these forms to: C/o University of Betty Hood Oklahoma 1412 Plymouth Drive 601 Elm Ave. Rm 1102 Brentwood, TN 37027 Norman, OK 73019 13

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_________________________________
Participant’s printed name

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School

Student Participation Policies
Please read the following and indicate your acceptance by your signature(s) where applicable. NOTE: NO STUDENT WILL BE GRANTED ACCEPTANCE TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION WITHOUT THIS FORM ON FILE. Rules of Conduct  Participant agrees to conduct himself/herself in a manner appropriate for a member of an honor society.  Participant agrees to join all scheduled activities, to keep his/her sponsor informed of whereabouts before leaving the group/housing during unscheduled times, and when permission is given to leave the group, to travel in groups of two or more.  Participant agrees not to visit the rooms of the opposite sex. No visits are allowed after curfew.  Participant agrees not to bring with him/her or to acquire during the trip, drugs of any kind including alcohol or smoking materials.  Participant agrees to permit the sponsor to keep any prescription medicines during the trip.  In matters of dress and deportment, participant agrees to follow the suggestions of the convention host, Governing Council, and school sponsor.  Participant agrees to adhere to curfew as determined by the convention host and to permit occasional room and baggage checks during the trip.  Participants agrees that failure to follow any of these rules may result in confinement to housing assignment and/or in the return home of the participant (on the first available flight) at participant’s own expense, or, if a minor, at the expense of the parent or legal guardian of participant, and without benefit of any refund. __________________________________________
Participant’s signature

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Date

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Parent/Guardian’s signature

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Date

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Sponsor’s signature

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Date

Release and Indemnity Agreement
The undersigned participant, and his/her parents or legal guardians of the participant who is a minor, in consideration of being permitted to attend the Mu Alpha Theta National Convention, and for other good and valuable consideration do hereby release, waive and discharge Mu Alpha Theta, its Governing Council and convention committee from all manner of action, causes of action, suits, damages, judgments, or claims for personal injury or death or loss of personal property, and any loss, damage, expense or cost including any lodging, meals, ground or air travel which may be incurred by either the undersigned participant or the undersigned parents or legal guardians of such participant, arising out of any participation in the national convention. The undersigned participant and his/her parents or legal guardians agree to indemnify Mu Alpha Theta, its Governing Council and convention committee for any financial liability or damages incurred which were caused in whole or in part, by the negligence or intentional act of the participant while attending the national convention. _______________________________________ participant signature and date _______________________________________ parent/legal guardian signature and date 14

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NOTE: NO STUDENT WILL BE GRANTED ACCEPTANCE TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION WITHOUT THIS SIGNED FORM ON FILE.
STUDENT Medical Release Form (this MUST be notarized) I, ______________________________________, as legal guardian of _________________________________ or I, ____________________________________,authorize representatives from the school, officers of Mu Alpha Theta
sponsor or adult

and members of the convention staff, to initiate such first aid and other medical treatment (including hospitalization) as deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of participant while in attendance at and traveling to/from the convention. I understand that such treatment may include obtaining the services of health care providers. I acknowledge financial responsibility for such care not covered by the following medical insurance:
Company ________________________________________________ Policy # _____________________________________________ Subscriber: _______________________________________________ Legal Guardian’s Signature __________________________________

Emergency Contact 1: _________________________________ Phone Number: (________)_________________ Relationship ________________ Emergency Contact 2: _________________________________ Phone Number: (________)_________________ Relationship ________________

STATE OF ______________ COUNTY OF __________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ________ day of _______, 20____, by ________________________________________(name of person acknowledging).
____________________________________________ Printed Name of Notary

(NOTARY SEAL)
____________________________________________ Signature of Notary Public

Personally Known ______OR Produced Identification ________ Type of Identification Produced _________________________________________________________

Include a copy of both sides of your insurance card(s). ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS (with the exception of items such as inhalers) must be left in the possession of the sponsor or an adult. Please indicate the name of the prescription medication and the dosage. Also include other medical conditions, including allergies, the convention staff and sponsors should be aware of: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ ************************************************************************************************** Video/Photo/Media Release Form Mu Alpha Theta may be videotaping/photographing students during the convention as well as writing articles about the convention that may appear online at the Mu Alpha Theta website. I agree to allow my child or myself , __________________________, to be part of the videotaping, photography, and/or media. I further release Mu Alpha Theta for any liability from this endeavor.
________________________________ Legal Guardian's Signature

____________
Date

This form must be sent in by June 1.
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NOTE: NO SPONSOR or CHAPERONE or GUEST WILL BE GRANTED ACCEPTANCE TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION WITHOUT THIS SIGNED FORM ON FILE.
Medical Release Form FOR SPONSORS, CHAPERONES or GUESTS (this MUST be notarized) I, ______________________________________, as sponsor or guest of _________________________________ authorize representatives from the school, officers of Mu Alpha Theta and members of the convention staff, to initiate such first aid and other medical treatment (including hospitalization) as deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of participant while in attendance at and traveling to/from the convention. I understand that such treatment may include obtaining the services of health care providers. I acknowledge financial responsibility for such care not covered by the following medical insurance:
Company ________________________________________________ Policy # _____________________________________________ Subscriber: _______________________________________________ Sponsor or Guest Signature __________________________________

Emergency Contact 1: _________________________________ Phone Number: (________)_________________ Relationship ________________ Emergency Contact 2: _________________________________ Phone Number: (________)_________________ Relationship ________________

STATE OF ______________ COUNTY OF __________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ________ day of _______, 20____, by ________________________________________(name of person acknowledging).
____________________________________________ Printed Name of Notary

(NOTARY SEAL)
____________________________________________ Signature of Notary Public

Personally Known ______OR Produced Identification ________ Type of Identification Produced _________________________________________________________

Include a copy of both sides of your insurance card. Also include other medical conditions, including allergies, the convention staff should be aware of: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ ************************************************************************************************** Video/Photo/Media Release Form Mu Alpha Theta may be videotaping/photographing sponsors or guests during the convention as well as writing articles about the convention that may appear online at the Mu Alpha Theta website. I agree to allow myself, __________________________, to be part of the videotaping, photography, and/or media. I further release Mu Alpha Theta for any liability from this endeavor. ________________________________ ____________
Sponsor or Guest Signature Date

This form must be sent in by June 1.
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Registration for Chapter Delegate for the Mu Alpha Theta Student Assembly at the 39th National Convention in Knoxville, TN ____________________________________ is the official delegate for the_______________________________________ chapter of Mu Alpha Theta in _____________________________________
City State

Permission to run for *Regional Representative: This student has my permission to run for the office of Regional Representative which, if elected, would become one of the National Student Officers. This student will then be required to attend the National Convention the following summer and will have their registration fees paid by the National Office of Mu Alpha Theta. In agreeing to have your student run as a Regional Representative, you are also agreeing that your school will bring or make arrangements for this student to attend the convention next summer. Yes or No (circle one) ____________________________________ Sponsor ___________________________________ Date *For the duties of a Student Delegate, Regional Representative and National Student Officer, read the Student Delegate By-Laws at the end of this registration packet (pages 23-25).
The name of the Chapter Student Delegate and permission to run for Regional Representative (yes/no) must be entered in the ONLINE Registration.

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Sponsor/Chaperone Duty Preference Form
It is essential to running a convention that we ask all sponsors/chaperones to participate in some of the jobs that need to be done. Please indicate your willingness to help by indicating three choices. We will try to follow your requests as much as possible when preparing the duty roster. If there is more than one sponsor/chaperone from a school, please complete the information for each sponsor/chaperone. Everyone will be needed to help in some manner at more than one competition/event. Sponsor/Chaperone ______________________________________Region____________ Email address___________________________________________ PROCTOR _____Individual Test _____Topic Test _____Gemini _____Quizzle GRADER _____Ciphering _____Hustle _____School Bowl OTHER _____*Chalk Talk Judge (see below) _____Scrapbook Judge _____Poster Judge _____Opening Mixer _____Monday Night Activity

RUNNER _____School Bowl

Ciphering (All sponsors will be needed for this duty.)
*If you indicated Chalk Talk Judge, please indicate which level you would be interested in judging. _____Mu: Statistics in Medicine _____Alpha: Trigonometry in Meteorology _____Theta: Geometry in Architecture

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Chalk Talk Rules/Guidelines and Judging Sheet
DESCRIPTION: A Chalk Talk is an oral presentation, with use of a chalk (white) board. The student is to research a given topic, show the relevance of mathematics to the topic and present the results in a concise manner. RULES: 1. Each School can have one presenter for each level: Theta, Alpha and Mu. Students MUST compete in their own level. They MUST be registered on the Competition Sign-Up form. 2. Students should come to the presentation dressed professionally (as for an interview). 3. Presentations will be limited to 7 minutes in length. Warnings will be given when one minute remains and when 15 seconds remain. Presentations will be cut off at the 7 minute mark. 4. Students must turn in one 3‖x 5‖ index card citing the sources they used for their presentation (ONLY the student’s name should be on the back of the card). 5. Students may use one 3‖x 5‖ card index card with notes during the presentation. This ―notes‖ card will not be turned in to the judges. 6. All writing materials will be provided. 7. In the preliminary round, students may observe a chalk talk presentation ONLY of another student from the same school, if the presenter agrees. The Chalk Talk Finals are open to all convention participants. 8. 10 people from each division will advance to the final round. 9. Trophies will be given to the top 10 in each division.

RUBRIC for JUDGING CONTENT Knowledge of subject Accuracy of math used Appropriateness of math used Originality Relevance of facts to topic PRESENTATION Clear articulation Addressed to audience Use of chalk (white) board Professionalism (appropriate dress) Use of time* 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5

*6:45-7:00 min. 6:30-6:44 min 6:15-6:30 min 6:00-6:14 min under 5:59 min

5 pts 4 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pt

WOW FACTOR Judges Comments:

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Poster Competition Information and Judging Sheet
           Chapters attending the annual convention may create a poster on the theme announced at the convention. All students may work as a team during this event. Only one poster is permitted per school. The poster board will be supplied by the convention host. Materials used for the poster are to be supplied by each school. Nothing can be attached to the poster by using tape, glue, etc. Suggested materials are colored pencils, crayons, markers, pencil, etc. No glitter of any kind is to be used, including glitter pens/paints. Names of schools are to be written on the back, not the front, with the school ID number. Poster will be judged on layout, neatness, content, relation to the theme, artistic quality, and overall effect. A panel of judges will consist of seven sponsors/chaperones and two chairpersons. The decision of the judges is final. Trophies will be awarded to the top 10 places. Chapters submitting posters for judging shall, at the same time, waive their rights to the Mu Alpha Theta National Office for use of images of their poster in publicizing Mu Alpha Theta in print or electronic forms. The National Office reserves the right to retain any of the posters submitted for up to one month following the annual meeting for making such images. All posters retained will be returned to their sponsoring chapter within one month following the close of the convention.

Scrapbook Competition Information
Each school is encouraged to bring a scrapbook to participate in the scrapbook competition and to share the chapter activities. The scrapbook should have one theme that reflects the chapter’s activities/history over the past academic year and could include last summer's convention. Each scrapbook will be judged on originality, creativity, cover, content, organization, neatness, attractiveness, and overall effect. Rules and Regulations  Only the members of the scrapbook’s Mu Alpha Theta chapter must make each scrapbook.  Traditional scrapbooks (which should open and function like a regular book) should not exceed 18"x 20" and should be limited in weight to facilitate ease of handling.  Scrapbooks must display the school name as well as the words and/or symbols for Mu Alpha Theta on the cover.  Scrapbooks must reflect the chapter’s activities over the past academic year and could include last year’s convention.  Scrapbooks must be registered prior to the opening session.  Scrapbooks will be displayed after they have been judged.  The top ten scrapbooks will be recognized by receiving an award.  Each chapter is responsible for retrieving its own scrapbook by 10:30 Monday night.  A panel of judges will consist of seven sponsors/chaperones and two chairpersons. The decision of the judges is final.

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Poster Competition Judging Sheet
Note to judges: Please write in point values for all subcategories on the left. Total these and write subtotals for each category on the right.

I. Content (30 points, maximum) _____A. Originality (10 points) _____B. Theme Related (10 points) _____C. Math Related (10 points) II. Artistic Quality (40 points, maximum) _____A. Lettering (10 points) _____B. Artwork (10 points) _____C. Color Coordination (10 points) _____D. Style/Layout (10 points) III. Overall Effect (30 points, maximum) _____A. Attractiveness/Neatness (10 points) _____B. Eye Catching Design (10 points) _____C. WOW Factor (10 points)

__________ Total points

__________ Total points

__________ Total points

Deductions: Use of unauthorized materials or attachments: 20 points School name, logo, initials or any other identifying elements on front: 20 points

__________Total Points (100 maximum) Comments:

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Scrapbook Competition Judging Sheet
School Name________________________________ School ID # _________ Judge's #_________ Note to judges:  Please note that each subcategory under the five main categories is assigned a maximum point value. Write these point values in the spaces provided to the left, then total the points and write the total score for each category on the top.  Schools are not given specific guidelines for any of the categories below other than the information provided on this judging form. Do not impose or add any of your own rules or guidelines that schools were not provided in the convention packet. I. Cover (20 points, maximum) ____________(Total points) ___ A. School name (1 point) ____B. Mu Alpha Theta logo (1 point) ____C. Year (1 point) ____D. Creative use of materials (6 points) ____E. Attractive design (6 points) ____F. Sturdy construction/Ease of Handling (5 points) II. Content (50 points, maximum) ____A. Use of visual materials (8 points) ____B. Coverage of membership information and club activities (8 points) ____C. Coverage of competition, contests and results (8 points) ____D. Consistency of theme (8 points) ____E. Variety of content material (8 points) ____F. Creativity of page layout (10 points) III. Organization (20 points, maximum) ___A. Method/style of organization (10 points) ___B. Creativity of organization (10 points) IV. Artistic Quality (30 points, maximum) ___A. Artwork/lettering (10 points) ___B. Color coordination of materials (10 points) ___C. Style and design (10 points) ____________(Total points)

_____________ (Total points)

_____________(Total points)

V. Overall Effect (30 points, maximum) _____________(Total points) ___A. Activity level of the school's Mu Alpha Theta chapter (6 points) ___B. Originality and creativity in assembling the scrapbook (8 points) ___C. Completeness and thoroughness of the scrapbook (8 points) ___D. WOW factor (8 points) **Deductions: Exceeded maximum size - 20 points. Non-traditional cover - 10 points Non-traditional interior - 20 points Total Points _____________ (150 maximum) Comments (on back): Note here if you use the back

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XII. STUDENT DELEGATE ASSEMBLY BYLAWS We the delegates of Mu Alpha Theta, in order to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and recommendations, do herby ordain and establish these bylaws for the National Student Delegate Assembly of Mu Alpha Theta.

ARTICLE I Delegates Delegates shall be members in good standing, present at the National Convention, and chosen by their local chapter. A chapter shall have one delegate but, if space permits, other members may attend the Assembly meetings. Each chapter shall have one and only one vote cast by the delegate.

ARTICLE II Delegate Officers Section 1. There shall be four delegate Officers, one from each of the four regions, who shall also serve as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Parliamentarian. They will also serve as Regional Representatives. Section 2. The duty of the Officers as Regional Representatives shall be to promote Mu Alpha Theta within their region with their Governor and to work on long-term goals as designated by the Assembly. A Regional Representative must attend the national convention during his/her elected term and be a member in good standing at that time. Section 3. Concerning the individual Officer duties: (a) The duty of the President shall be to preside over the meetings of the Assembly, to coordinate the activities of the Officers and to act as spokesperson to the Governing Council. (b) The duty of the Vice President shall be to assume the duties of the President when the President is absent. (c) The duty of the Secretary shall be to maintain minutes, agendas, and a record of delegates, Officers, and committees, and to make them available to the delegates and to the Executive Director of Mu Alpha Theta. (d) The duty of the Parliamentarian shall be to advise the President, Officers, committees, and delegates on matters of parliamentary procedure. Section 4. Concerning the Officer duties at the National Convention: (a) The President shall, prior to the convention, communicate by letter or email to the delegates a generic agenda (e.g. introductions, separation into regions to discuss proposed resolutions, plenary session discussion of and vote on resolutions, and election of Officers) and recommend that any student desiring to run for office prepare remarks concerning his/her qualifications. (b) The Officers shall meet, at the convention, with the President of the National Mu Alpha Theta and the four Regional Governors prior to the first meeting of the Student Assembly. (c) The Officers shall greet convention speakers as they arrive and introduce them at the speaker sessions. (d) The Officers shall contact convention hosts and offer to unpack and set up the trophies. (e) The Officers shall assist with the award ceremonies and present the trophies to the winners. (f) The Officers shall prepare paper to use as ballots for the Student Officer elections. 23

(g) The Officers shall write “Thank you” letters to all hosts, speakers, and vendor donors at the most recent convention. (h) The Officers shall write letters to business vendors asking for donations for the next convention and write “Thank you” letters when items are received. (i) The Officers shall receive copies of the Sister Scholastica award nomination papers and arrange student presentations by schools nominating their sponsor for the award. The President of the Assembly will be responsible for counting ballots and alerting the National President of Mu Alpha Theta of the winner as soon as the winner is determined. Section 5. Each of the four regions respectively shall elect one of their chapters’ delegates as their Regional Representative, during the first meeting of the Assembly. They will be elected by paper ballot, with one vote per chapter, cast only by the chapter delegate. The delegate of each chapter, if entering either 11th or 12th grade, is eligible for election as Regional Representative, unless their chapter provided an Officer in the past year, or if it provided an Officer in the past three years and is also in a region with five or more chapters present in the Assembly. In order to run for election, this must be at least the second national convention the delegate has attended as a Full or Associate Member of Mu Alpha Theta. In the event that no delegate from the region is eligible for regional representative, delegates attending their first convention are eligible to run for regional representative if they have met the other qualifications. Written permission from his/her sponsor to run for Regional Representative MUST be presented to the student delegate President by any delegate wishing to be elected. Section 6. Officers for the next school year shall be elected at the second meeting of the Assembly. Each chapter, after speeches and questions from the Assembly, shall vote for one of the four newly chosen Regional Representatives. The election shall be by paper ballot with one vote per chapter, cast only by the chapter delegate. There shall be no run-offs in any election; a vote shall be repeated until the necessary majority is raised. The President shall be elected by the greatest number of votes cast, the Vice President by the second greatest number of votes, the Secretary by the third and the Parliamentarian by the fourth. The newly elected Officers and their sponsors shall meet with the National President, Governors, and past student officers before the end of the convention. Section 7. Newly elected Officers shall hold office for a term lasting from the conclusion of the National Convention, at which they were elected, to the conclusion of the following Convention.

ARTICLE III Meetings Section 1. Meetings of the Assembly shall be held only during the National Convention and shall be held as often as possible. There shall be at least two mandatory meetings. Meeting times will be listed in the convention schedule, prior to the start of the convention, and a designated room will be prearranged by the Convention Hosts. Section 2. Order of Business (b) Presentation of minutes (b) Reports of Officers (c) Reports of special committees (d) Old Business (e) New Business Section 3. Speeches shall not exceed five minutes on any one topic by any one speaker. 24

Section 4. General consent, “If there are no objections....”, voice vote, show of hands, and ballot voting may be used to raise a majority. Two-thirds majorities shall be determined by paper ballot, one per chapter. A majority vote shall pass recommendations on to the Governing Council. Section 5. A quorum shall consist of a simple majority of delegates from chapters attending the National Convention with at least three chapters from each region.

ARTICLE IV Committees The Officers shall recommend to the Assembly, prospective committees and their duties. The Assembly shall appoint committees with at least one delegate from each region. Committees shall choose their own chair. The Officers may dissolve a committee determined to be ineffective, but only if it has been inactive for four consecutive months. A majority vote of delegates may overturn such dissolution. Past committees included: Contact Committee, Recruitment Committee, Spirit Committee, and Sponsorship Committee.

ARTICLE V Parliamentary Authority The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Assembly in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Mu Alpha Theta National Constitution, these bylaws, or any Rules of Order the Assembly may adopt. The Presiding Officer may address the Assembly without a high degree of formality.

ARTICLE VI Amendment These bylaws may be amended, after approval by the Governing Council, at any meeting of the Assembly by a two-thirds vote. The Rules of Order may be amended by a majority. These bylaws shall not violate any stipulation of the Mu Alpha Theta National Constitution.

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