Category Archives: University of Iowa

Beta, Pi Phi, and P.E.O.

My life has been lived east of the Mississippi, the last half of it just miles from the river. When we first moved to Illinois, it was odd to tell people that we were five hours from Chicago, the only … Continue reading

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Congratulations ΘΦΑ, Condolences ΑEΠ

Theta Phi Alpha was founded on August 30, 1912 at the University of Michigan. The organization celebrates Founders’ Day on April 30th, but this gives me an opportunity to apologize. The post a few back about legacies, at first omitted … Continue reading

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#WHM – Helen Johnston, M.D., Delta Zeta

Dr. Helen Johnston was born on February 5, 1891 Columbus City, Iowa. She was educated at Drake University and the University of Iowa. In 1919, she earned her medical degree from Cornell University. After medical school, she took some addition training in … Continue reading

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A “Memory of Fraternities” and Nile Kinnick in a 1945 Hawkeye

As I was working the Friends of Carbondale Public Library book sale on Saturday, I took a break and looked through the yearbooks we have for sale. Most are Obelisks from Southern Illinois University, but there was a copy of … Continue reading

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