Category Archives: Monmouth College

Dorothy Canfield Fisher and the “Kappa Aunts” on KKΓ’s Founders’ Day

Happy Founders’ Day, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Kappa Kappa Gamma’s founders are Mary Moore “Minnie” Stewart, Anna Elizabeth Willits, Susan Burley Walker, Hanna Jeanette “Jennie” Boyd, Mary Louise “Lou” Bennett,  and Martha Louisa “Lou” Stevenson. Some of the founders recalled that the … Continue reading

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Connections in an “I” State

These last few weeks, I’ve been on a tour of “I” states. My recent visit to Iowa, although it has nothing to do with the Monmouth Duo – Pi Beta Phi or Kappa Kappa Gamma – has conjured up a post about the … Continue reading

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Life is Precious, Sharing Grief in the GLO World

When I was at Monmouth College last week, I happened upon the most recent issue of the College’s alumni magazine. As I quickly turned the pages, a name popped out at me. In the list of newly deceased members was … Continue reading

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In Monmouth, Important Events Galore!

It should come as no surprise that many of these posts are written a hour or so before they are posted, with a cup of coffee at my side. This morning, I needed more coffee than usual. On Wednesday, my … Continue reading

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And Hearts That Are Bound by the Wine and Silver Blue!

When I accidentally became a member of the New York Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, I had no idea where Monmouth, Illinois, was located. It was there in Monmouth on April 28, 1867 that the organization was founded. As … Continue reading

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#tbt Monmouth College 1934

This #tbt (throw back Thursday) picture appeared on the Monmouth College facebook page yesterday. It was recently sent to the college. It is a picture taken in June of 1934 after an honorary degree was conferred upon Pi Beta Phi’s Grand President, … Continue reading

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A White Rose for Kappa Delta’s Founding Day as NPC Friends Gather in Dallas

Kappa Delta was founded on October 23, 1897 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Its founders are Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Sara Turner White, Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick., and Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, the granddaughter of … Continue reading

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On Founders’ Day – the First Five Years of Kappa Kappa Gamma

It’s Founders’ Day for Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Chi. I haven’t had a moment to think about anything but pre and post wedding details since last week. Our daughter’s wedding was beautiful. To the men of Delta Chi, I … Continue reading

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The Monmouth Duo of First Ladies and More

I’m on my way out the door without time to write a real post, but there are three things I want to write about. Cyndy Bittinger, the former Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, is an expert on Grace … Continue reading

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Ring, Ching, Ching, Ho, Hippi, Hi, Ra, Ro, Arrow, Pi Beta Phi!

When I pledged the Pi Beta Phi chapter at Syracuse University, I learned that the organization was founded in Monmouth, Illinois. As a native Long Islander, with a New Yorker’s view of the world, I likely would not have been … Continue reading

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