Category Archives: University of Missouri

Happy Founders’ Day, Triangle and FarmHouse Fraternities!

Acacia, FarmHouse and Triangle Fraternities are the only members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) that do not use Greek-letters. The latter two celebrate Founders’ Day on the same day. What’s also interesting to note is that both were formed … Continue reading

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“My Grief and Heart Are With You”

“The world is violent and mercurial – it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love – love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; … Continue reading

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Was Lincoln in a Fraternity? and More

Today is Tax Day. It’s also the day on which Abraham Lincoln died in 1865, after having been shot the night before at Ford’s Theatre. Was Lincoln in a fraternity? The answer is no. Lincoln did not attend college. One … Continue reading

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The GLO Celebrity Apprentice Showdown Among Other Things

Congratulations to Leeza Gibbons, who won the competition!! It’s down to two competitors on Celebrity Apprentice. In the Season 14 finale, which will air on Monday February 16, 2015, Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera compete for the title. Gibbons became a member of … Continue reading

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First Homecoming? 1910, Illinois!

It’s Homecoming season. Several schools vie for the claim of being the first to have a homecoming celebration. Although I usually do not quote Wikipedia, I found this citation amusing. “The NCAA, Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy!, and references from the American TV Drama … Continue reading

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“We Need a Fourth for Bridge,” a Phrase No Longer Heard on a College Campus

“Playing bridge in the sorority house any time of day or night,” is what a sorority alumna friend told me she remembered about living in a University of Missouri sorority house during the 1940s. Card parties were used as fundraisers … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day to FarmHouse and Triangle Fraternities, 2 of the 3 NIC Organizations Without Greek Letters

Acacia, FarmHouse and Triangle Fraternities are the only members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) that do not use Greek-letters. The latter two celebrate Founders’ Day on the same day. What’s also interesting to note is that both were formed … Continue reading

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NPC Organizations That No Longer Exist; A Reflection on International Badge Day

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) celebrates International Badge Day on the first Monday in March. NPC asks its members to “Wear Your Letters on Your Heart.” Men’s fraternities and other Greek-letter organizations have joined in on the fun. The more the merrier, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mizzou! In 1902, There Were Only Two – KKΓ and ΠBΦ

“Happy Birthday Mizzou! Founded in 1839 as America’s first public university west of the Mississippi, MU celebrates its 174th birthday today!” read the status of one of my Pi Phi friend’s facebook page. How could I not cobble together a … Continue reading

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