Category Archives: GLO

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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A Messy Desk Must Mean I’m Laboring on Labor Day

I’ve been writing. In fact, I’ve been writing a lot. Ice pack and Advil a lot. As a freelance project, I am writing about the history of a chapter of a men’s fraternity at a particular university. I love learning … Continue reading

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Thank You @CanadianGreeks

Canadian Greeks ‏@CanadianGreeks Fun fact: Maryon Moody Pearson (@KKGBetaPsiUofT @UofTSororities) famously said “Behind every successful man, there stands a surprised woman” That fun fact, posted on the Pearson’s 89th wedding anniversary made me smile this morning. I was planning a post about … Continue reading

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Catching Up on What’s Happening in the GLO Universe

With a new academic year on the horizon, there is a lot going on in the world of fraternities and sororities. Recruitment is in full swing on some campuses and others are preparing for it. The Circle of Sisterhood, that wonderful … Continue reading

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A Plaque, a Monument, and an Historic Meeting

A small article in the Southern Illinoisan newspaper prompted me to write a post for the Pi Phi blog. It was about a national historic designation being given to the site of a 1956 crash of two planes over the Grand Canyon. … Continue reading

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The ABCs of NPC History

  A – Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Theta Phi Alpha was founded.   B – Boston University, where Delta Delta Delta was founded. C – Colby College, where Sigma Kappa was founded.   D – DePauw University, where Kappa Alpha … Continue reading

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Oh, to Have Been a Fly on the Wall at the First NPC Meeting in 1902!

If I could time travel one of the events I would put on my list is the very first National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) meeting. It took place 112 years ago on May 24, 1902. NPC is the umbrella organization for 26 women’s fraternities … Continue reading

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10 GLO Authors for Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week, May 12-18, 2014, is a time to celebrate books written for young readers as well as the joy of reading itself. Established in 1919, the history of the event can be traced to Franklin K. Matthiews, a librarian … Continue reading

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May the GLO Twitter Feed Be With You

The academic year is coming to a close. Many Greek-letter organization (GLO) members graduated this past weekend. Others celebrated Greek Week, an event which typically includes service and raising funds for a non-profit organization. Others celebrated Founders’ Day or hosted … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day 2014, Phi Gamma Delta!

Phi Gamma Delta was founded on May 1, 1848.  The “Immortal Six” – John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliott, Daniel Webster Crofts, Ellis Bailey Gregg and Naaman Fletcher – were students at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, when they founded … Continue reading

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