Monday, May 16
Monday, May 2
Saturday, April 16
What a great visit with the women of Alpha Xi! I arrived at the beginning of Greek Week and the women were gearing up to participate in the week's events and win! My visit was short so I was not able to see many events, but I did get to see the Air Bands competition. I have never seen anything like this, but it was bascially a cheerleading competition. Each fraternity and sorority pair had a theme and the overall theme was "what you want to be when you grow up". Delta Gamma, SAE and AGR were doctors and other groups were things like cowboys, rockstars, spies, racecar drivers, etc. It was so neat to see the different routines and performances. Delta Gamma rocked it and placed third!
One of the chapter members took me on a campus tour in her car because it was raining. We made a detour and looked at some enormous houses. It was super fun to get to see Morgantown! Some members of joint CMT took me out to dinner which was delicious!
Eta Rho had Anchor Slam during my visit. It was so fun to watch different students play basketball. Many groups participated in the tournament and the event was a huge success! I am so proud of their progress with this event! Check out some pictures!
Sunday, April 10
Zeta Zeta had Initiation while I was there. It was neat to be a part of a ceremony welcoming more members into our sisterhood. I was able to go out to dinner with the advisory team one night. How lucky the women are to have such wonderful, involved advisers! RCRS Jane (and her new little girl, Lily) and Director of Housing Ally were able to join, too. It was so nice seeing the Good coming from fantastic alumnae!
The chapter members took me to eat at Cheers and on part of the Freedom Trail. There is a lot of history in Boston and it was neat to get to see some of it! It was freezing outside, so we didn't last too long. I really loved getting to visit and know the women of Zeta Zeta.
Thanks for all of your hard work this semester, everyone!
Having not traveled to the south this entire semester, LSU was definitely a change of scenery and culture for me. The women were super welcoming and did an excellent job of making me feel right at home!
Gamma Zeta had a lot going on during my visit. Two chapter members took me to boot camp at 6am...What dedicated exercisers! I attended the Greek Gala, a banquet to recognize prestigious alumni from the LSU Greek community, with the membership adviser. It was inspiring to see how many people are dedicated to LSU and their organizations.
Saturday was the St. Patrick's Day parade in Baton Rouge. Previous CDCs Emily Burris Hester and Kaitlyn Guerin took me to the parade and food at the membership adviser's house. The parade was a neat experience! Sunday the chapter held a fundraiser, Delta Glam, where different companies came to Delta Gamma to sell their merchandise. The event was a success!
On Monday, the chapter held RPW one and I facilitated some conversation exercises for the newly initiated members. It was super fun and I think the women had a good time while hopefully learning a lot. For those who aren't from the south, the bottom picture is of the chapter "bouncing and clapping". I think SaraMargaret would be proud of their excelelnt form!
Monday was also the start of Greek Week. A Delta Gamma was in charge of Greek Week, more specifically the Habitat for Humanity builds. I was able to go to the build site and see the good happening for myself. How inspiring! Monday night Emily, Kaitlyn and I drove to New Orleans to see Vanessa! It was so nice to see more familiar faces! What a wonderful group of women and visit to Gamma Zeta!
Friday, April 8
Tuesday, April 5
|Eta Iota- UN, Reno at Song Practice|
- Send as an mp3 or ACC file (not mp4).
- Don’t send it through a University email address as these hosts sometimes do not allow you to send large files. Gmail, yahoo, etc will work.
- Or, you can upload your song to a “dropbox” account and email us the link.
- Create a song that can appeal to chapters across North America.
- Using a pop culture song? Think about using either a “classic” or something that is becoming popular right now.
- Use songs your chapter already has written and record them!
- Press send on your email by midnight on Sunday the 10th.
Still have a question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 29
DG songs and music can be found HERE:
Tuesday, March 22
Iota chapter has had the same House Director for 25 years! The women had a big surprise party for her at the beginning of 2011 to celebrate this amazing accomplishment. She was initiated as a Delta Gamma in 1999, and cares deeply about fraternity and Iota chapter. Delta Gamma is lucky to have a member like Teresa, or "T" as the women affectionately call her!
Thursday, March 17
San Diego is BEAUTIFUL and the weather was fantastic during my visit! Paige came to visit me and we went to lunch with previous CDC and RCRS Lindsay Birtcil and EI's ATC, Caroline. It was so nice to see a familiar face and catch up with Paige!
UCSD is home to the Dr. Seuss collection which is stored in Geisel Library (named after Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss). The University has six different colleges and each college has a mini-campus within the main campus. USCD is unique in this way and these mini-campuses make their campus fairly large.
On another part of our tour, the women showed me a graffiti stairwell. This place was amazing! Students can spraypaint in this stairwell whatever and whenever they want. The University's hope was that if students could paint in the stairwell then they wouldn't paint the buildings. It has worked!
The women took me to do lots of other fun things, too. We went to the Balboa park museums, on a hike in Torrey Pines, sight seeing in Del Mar and more. I was very impressed with Epsilon Iota's social awareness program and their sisterhood events. The director of social awareness picks a different topic to focus on each month and gives a presentation to the chapter. Further, she gives reminders to chapter members before big events (i.e. CDC visit, Founders Day, etc.). She awards a DG Diva each week to a member that Does Good with etiquette.
The director of sisterhood has worked hard to plan fun, inexpensive events for the chapter. My favorite thing the director of sisterhood developed was "Anchor Sis Dates". The director of sisterhood pairs two DGs together each week (from different member classes) and they grab lunch, coffee, go to church, etc. What a neat way to facilitate interaction between different member classes!
Thursday, March 10
Here is what I have for "Born This Way (Join Delta G)"
You don’t have to be a legacy, to find your place in D-G
Just put your Gamma’s up
Wednesday, March 9
When I arrived, Staige Hodges and her friend Melissa were visiting the chapter. Staige was educating the chapter on etiquette and her presentation was very entertaining. It had some wonderful information that all chapter members, alumnae, and people could find beneficial.
A few Delta Gammas were invited to Tri-Delta to answer some questions and give guidance to Tri-Detla. Since they are a new chapter, Tri-Delta asked for guidance from the established chapters on campus. I was happy our women made the effort and attended the meeting to help the Tri-Delts.
The chapter shocked me with the progress they had made since my last visit in November. Each term, the chapter holds "Delta Grammys" where members are rewarded for Doing Good in many areas. Further, at the end of each month each vice president awards a chapter member for something pertaining to their position (perfect attendance, helping plan a sisterhood event, etc.).
The vp: programming planned a sisterhood event to take buses to Willamette Pass Resort for skiing. Over 100 chapter members attended and had a wonderful time! The chapter participates in informal sisterhood events, too, such as working out with Tracy Anderson!
Some women from the chapter helped raise money for Austrailia and the flooding. One of the members of the Portland Trailblazers headed up the campaign. Because the women did such an excellent job selling t-shirts and raising money, Nicolas Batum, Patty Mills, and Wesley Matthews came to the DG house to personally thank the women!
A few chapter members took me to hike Spencer's Butte. It was a wonderful workout and the sights were breathtaking. Pictures don't do it justice!
Saturday, March 5
More information can be found in the tab above titled "Song Contest". We look forward to the day when we can sit and listen to a DG songs playlist!
|Beta Eta Recruitment- 1966-1968|
Wednesday, March 2
Monday, February 28
I absolutely loved the women of Beta Omega. I got to meet CDC Paige's step-sister, Lauren. She brought me some sweets which just made my visit that much better! The women took me to dollar scoops at Baskin Robbins and to see the movie "Just Go With It". We also went to dinner at a Mexican resaurant and one of the members told the waiter it was my birthday (which is in August by the way). However, it was so fun getting to eat fried ice cream and celebrate with the Beta Omegas!
The officers have been working really hard the past few years to improve their chapter and they have done a fantastic job! One big thing Beta Omega and the WSU Greek community are focusing on is more collaborative relations with the other Greek groups. With this in mind, Delta Gamma participated in Kappa Delta's wing eating contest. Although she did not win, Melissa did an excellent job!
DGs in the CUB selling cookies!
Melissa eating wings!
Celebrating my "birthday".
Thursday, February 24
First, I have to ditto Mary's confession because I have also been struggling to take pictures on visits! However, I think this is an excellent opportunity for everyone to make a visit to Saint Louis, MO and meet the fabulous women of Eta Theta who are sure to show you the sights and will do an amazing job of hosting in their fabulous city!
My eight days at Eta Theta went by way too fast, but I was still able to do a lot with the chapter during my visit :). Alpha Epsilon - Washington University invited Eta Theta and alumnae to attend an event they were hosting on campus and therefore I was lucky enough to hear Anne Milford (Epsilon Phi - Loyola University) present on her book How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy (http://coldfeetpress.com/). She was an awesome speaker and a wonderful representation of Delta Gamma (she even shared her Bid Day jersey that her daughter - Gracie (DG legacy!) - wears to bed every night!). I also got a campus tour from Keeley Farmer, who is quite the legend on SLU's campus and is well-known for her campus tours and ability to show off SLU pride that in turn wins over the hearts of prospective students! She is even featured on many university PR materials - always Doing Good! The chapter also hosted an etiquette speaker during their chapter meeting and we all received some excellent advice on both etiquette and professionalism!
At SLU, Fraternity and Sorority life is very unique in that sophomores from all Greek chapters live in one housing complex, nicknamed DeMatt, which is home to Eta Theta's chapter room. The chapter room has been recently renovated and the women cannot wait to show it off at their 10-year anniversary that is quickly approaching in November! Greek unity is very important to the students of SLU and they recently hosted a 'grand chapter' in which all Panhellenic chapters attended a program in place of their chapter meeting...AND, who better to present at this event than the amazing Cori Wallace (Delta Omega - William Woods University, just in case anyone needs a reminder!)!
I had an amazing time getting to know these women and seeing the sights of Saint Louis with them!
So I know that I am a Buckeye (a worthless nut, for those of you that don't know - Go Bucks!) and therefore have no room to talk, but what is a Billiken? Well, it is actually a charm doll that appeared in the dream of a Saint Louis patron who later patented the creature and thus comes about the mascot of Saint Louis University - Go Billikens! (It is also good luck to have one given to you!)
Wednesday, February 23
Tuesday, February 22
I had the great pleasure of visiting Gamma Kappa at UC Santa Barbara and found so much more than wonderful February weather! The women are outstanding and it was fun to get to meet them while Doing Good on campus. On the first day of my visit I got to participate in a beach clean-up with the men of Beta Theta Pi. Check out the picture, I think we did a pretty good job! The DG house is just a few short blocks away from this beautiful beach (jealous!!!).