Category Archives: Phi Kappa Tau

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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From the “Where Do We Go To Get Our Character Back?” File

Yesterday I read John Shertzer’s  Fraternal Thoughts blog post titled It’s Not Working. http://fraternalthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-not-working.html#.VRBJccLdhYo.twitter  I have felt the same way at times, more so very recently.   Yesterday, the Charlottesville, Virginia, Police Department issued a statement stating that the allegations … Continue reading

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Delta Phi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Tau on St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March 17 is the birthday of two Greek-letter organizations founded 11 years apart. Phi Kappa Tau was founded in 1906 as a non-fraternity; Delta Phi Epsilon was founded in 1917 by young women studying law. On March 17, … Continue reading

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With Gratitude 70 Years After D-Day, June 6, 1944

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, I want to acknowledge the servicemen who sacrificed so very much on that day. We are indebted to them. On June 6, 1944, 5,000 ships, 11,000 aircraft and 150,000 Allied troops began the operation to … Continue reading

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A Very Special Initiation, a Carnegie Library HQ, and Birthday Greetings to a Musical Genius!

It’s Friday and I have snippets about  Greek-letter organizations (GLOs) to share. This first item brought me to tears. This is what our GLOs are about. Unfortunately, this will likely not get the press that it should. What a sweet, sweet … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Delta Phi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Tau!

March 17 is the birthday of two Greek-letter organizations founded 11 years apart. The fraternity was founded in 1906 as a non-fraternity; the sorority was founded in 1917 by young women studying law. On March 17, 1917, five coeds at … Continue reading

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