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!)