Category Archives: Alpha Tau Omega

The Tiny Settlement of Gatlinburg in Deep Shadow…

As time was passing rapidly, and we had that 17 mile drive still before us, I said goodbye, promising to think it over, and report favorably on Gatlinburg if I could. As we drove along the road, looking back I … Continue reading

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Col. William E. Berry, a Life Loyal ATO

My condolences to the men of Alpha Tau Omega upon the passing of Colonel William E. Berry on October 20, 2016 at the age of 88. Sometimes when I am wading through fraternity history, certain people intrigue me. Berry was … Continue reading

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Miss America 2017 on Alpha Tau Omega’s Founding Day

It’s September 11, and Miss America 2017 will be crowned tonight. See http://wp.me/P20I1i-2Hz for the list of sorority women who will be competing. I’ll be live blogging it. Today, too, a day to honor those who were killed on that … Continue reading

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Carbondale Connections and a Shout Out to the Amazing Lyn Harris

The Fraternity and Sorority Archivists have the opportunity of attending a biennial conference coordinated the Student Life and Culture Archives at the University of Illinois. One of the best parts of the conference is the opportunity to interact with kindred … Continue reading

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Garry Marshall, a Life Loyal Tau

Garry Marshall, creator of Happy Days, Mork and Mindy, and a slew of other television and film hits, was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He died yesterday. He was initiated into the Northwestern University chapter of ATO where he served as an … Continue reading

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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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There Is a Season…….

The truck attack in Nice, France on Bastille Day, July 14, 2016, claimed the lives of an American father and son. Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie were killed in the attack. Maegan Copeland, a Kappa Kappa Gamma alumna, and Sean … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Futility?

I often wonder why I couldn’t be interested in blogging about something with more mass appeal than the history of fraternities and sororities. Convincing members of GLOs that is important to know the history of their own GLO as well as … 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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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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