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Sigma Pi’s Chapter Educational Fund Program is an Ideal Donation Option

While I understand that this entry may only apply to my brothers in Sigma Pi Fraternity, their families, and the friends of our fraternity, I think it also serves as a good discussion of why certain tax-deductible donations are better than others. Be...
by JerseySmarts.com on Mar 29, 2015

Happy 114th Birthday to Sigma Pi Fraternity

Today is the 114th anniversary of Sigma Pi Fraternity’s founding at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana. Way back in 1897, a group of guys got together and thought that they should create what, at the time, was known as a literary societ...
by JerseySmarts.com on Feb 26, 2011

Heading to St. Louis, Missouri for an Annual Conference

For those of you that have been reading JerseySmarts.com for a while, you know that each year during Super Bowl weekend I typically take a trip out to St. Louis for an annual conference. This is a conference to teach undergraduates in my fraternity f...
by JerseySmarts.com on Feb 3, 2011

Pictures from My Visit to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, TN

Well, I’m back! I hope you folks enjoyed my story about how American Honda lost a customer. Talk about poor customer service, right?! Actually, this is a great transition to my visit down to the Nashville, Tennessee area this past weekend. You...
by JerseySmarts.com on Nov 15, 2010

Preparing to Spend a Few Days in Beautiful Nashville, Tennessee

Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be flying out of Newark, New Jersey and landing in Nashville, Tennessee so I can attend a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation. As I’ve referenced on here in the past, I’m c...
by JerseySmarts.com on Nov 10, 2010

Many Projects Due – Grading, Financial Planning, Professional Development, & More

One of the things that I hate doing here at JerseySmarts.com is posting random entries. However, as you may have noticed October was a choppy month for consistent updates on the blog. There are some good reasons for this – most of which youR...
by JerseySmarts.com on Oct 30, 2010

Another Staycation Ends as Endless Works Looms on the Horizon

Today is the last day in another one of these staycations and I’m pretty exhausted. Here’s a brief rundown of what I managed to accomplish on this staycation and some discussion around each one of these points. I’m also going to tal...
by JerseySmarts.com on Sep 12, 2010

The Latest Staycation is Coming to a Roaring End

How many folks take vacation days from work and use them to do volunteer work? Other than Tim Tebow, not many. Since Wednesday, I’ve been doing a variety of volunteer activities to benefit my fraternity’s educational foundation and weR...
by JerseySmarts.com on Sep 11, 2010

Brief Update – More New Entries Coming Any Day Now…

Hi everyone! Just in case you were wondering, I started yet another staycation on Friday, September 3rd that is going to last until this Sunday, September 12th. Not only did I have the extra days that I needed to use before I lost them at the end of...
by JerseySmarts.com on Sep 9, 2010

Today Starts A Brief Summer Staycation

Today is the first day of a brief summer staycation that I decided to take from my office. My original intent in taking these days off was to head to a North American Interfraternity Conference Foundation convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. However,...
by JerseySmarts.com on Aug 25, 2010

Back From “Boston” And Loaded With Work To Catch Up On…

You know that feeling when you have your first day back in the office after having been gone for a while? Well, that was my day at the office yesterday. To give you a physical description of how it went – before I left for “Boston”...
by JerseySmarts.com on Aug 4, 2010

Leaving for Boston Today – Coming Back Late Sunday Night

By the time you read this, I’ll be on the train heading towards Boston, Massachusetts. Once I get to Boston, it’s off to Danvers, Massachusetts for my fraternity’s biennial convention. I’ve never been up to that part of the co...
by JerseySmarts.com on Jul 28, 2010

Removing Distractions and Focusing on Getting Down to Business

Next Wednesday I’m heading to Danvers, Massachusetts for my fraternity’s 50th Biennial Convocation. If you’re not in my fraternity – or any other fraternity for that matter – this is our organization’s national con...
by JerseySmarts.com on Jul 22, 2010

Realizing My Student Loan Repayment Schedule While Still Supporting Charitable Organizations

You all know the drill by now: every two weeks or so I’m back with another one of these posts telling you how I paid down my student loan debt by a thousand bucks. So… as of a few days ago my student loan debt dropped from $85 thousand...
by JerseySmarts.com on May 23, 2010

Back From Nashville – Lots Going on This Week, Next Week, and Beyond!

This past Friday, I woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning to get ready for a quick, whirlwind trip down to Nashville. I was on New Jersey Transit by 5:30am, at the airport by 7:00am, in the air by 9:30am, and taking in beautiful Nashville, Tenne...
by JerseySmarts.com on Apr 19, 2010

Taking a Few Days Off

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting too much on the blog for the last few days. This is because I’ve been consumed with getting an incredible amount of work accomplished before I had to Nashville early tomorrow (Friday) morn...
by JerseySmarts.com on Apr 15, 2010

A Very Productive Week – So Far…

Even though we’re only at the midway point of this week, I think that I’ve had a very productive past couple of days – so far… Today, I was forced to work from home (like I really had to have my arm twisted!) because I had th...
by JerseySmarts.com on Mar 10, 2010

Going On A Mini Staycation Through Labor Day

Since I have the days off built up and I have to use a portion of them or I lose the ability to take the time off, I decided to take today, tomorrow, and Friday off. And because I have off for Labor Day, this creates a nice little six day break from...
by JerseySmarts.com on Sep 2, 2009

Review of My Trip to Nashville – 2009

Alright, so everyone knows that I spent the last weekend in Nashville. I figured I would take a little bit of space to talk about what I was doing down there and how the entire trip went. My purpose for going to Nashville was to attend the Board mee...
by JerseySmarts.com on Jul 28, 2009

Heading Down to Nashville

At some point this afternoon I’ll be getting on a plane and heading south to beautiful Nashville, Tennessee. This is the trip I take every other year to Sigma Pi Fraternity, International’s Sigma Pi University event. Of course this year...
by JerseySmarts.com on Jul 22, 2009


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