Category Archives: University of California at Berkeley

Turn, Turn, Turn…

Today’s post sounds eerily similar to yesterday’s post. Today it is a death and an anniversary. International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta With great sadness, we report that a Phi Gamma Delta brother was among the 84 people who died … Continue reading

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6/20/1919 Mother of 3, a Kappa Kappa Gamma, Wins Tennis Title #amazingsororitywomen

On this day, 97 years ago,  June 20, 1919, Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beat Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2) in the 33rd U.S. Women’s National Tennis Championship. Wightman, a initiate of the Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter at the University of California-Berkeley, won the title four times, 1909, 1910, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charlotte Rae and a Founders’ Day

Happy 90th birthday to Charlotte Rae Lubotsky, better known as Charlotte Rae, and to a generation as Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life. She became a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi at Northwestern University. Northwestern University holds a special place in film, … Continue reading

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A Weeks’s Worth of GLO News

Here are some of the articles I’ve read over the past week: The inaugural Phillip A. Cox Volunteer Institute honors Sigma Phi Epsilon’s immediate past Grand President. Cox served from 2013-15 while at the same time battling cancer. The institute was funded during the 2015 Conclave … Continue reading

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Phoenix Panhellenic Association’s $700,000+ of Scholarships and a Special Gift

The Phoenix Panhellenic Association (PPA) celebrated its 95th anniversary this weekend. I had the pleasure of being among the women of the PPA; they spend their year raising money to fund scholarships for sorority women attending Arizona universities. Since 1975, the PPA … Continue reading

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Alpha Kappa Lambda and Its Connection to Trader Joe’s

Yesterday was Alpha Kappa Lambda’s 101st anniversary. It was founded at the University of California, Berkeley on April 22, 1914. It was the first fraternity to be founded west of the Rockies (there were chapters of other fraternities on California campuses including … Continue reading

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The First American Graduate School? Johns Hopkins University

It’s February and all over the country, college seniors are thinking about their plans after graduation. Grad school will be the default for many of them. Do those young people realize that there was a time when going to graduate … Continue reading

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10 + 2 Sorority Women With Pulitzer Prizes

In sorting books for the upcoming Friends of Carbondale Public Library Book Sale, I came across a vintage copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. It has a “Pulitzer Prize Novel” prominently displayed on it. That got me to thinking about sorority women … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Alpha Kappa Lambda and Boston Marathon Parathletes

Congratulations to: Alpha Kappa Lambda upon its Centennial. The first national fraternity to be founded west of the Rocky Mountains, it started as Los Amigos Club, a local club at the University of California – Berkeley. Today, April 22, 2014, … Continue reading

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On Sigma Kappa’s Birthday – a Wimbledon Champ Who Was National President

On November 9, 1874, Sigma Kappa was founded by five young women, the only females enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. They received a letter from the faculty approving the organization’s petition, which included a constitution and bylaws. The … Continue reading

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