Category Archives: Sigma Chi

GLO History on the Twitterverse

Getting collegiate GLO members hooked on history is an important part in getting them to be life long loyal members. Understanding that the organization spans generations and is greater than one chapter on one campus is heady stuff for a college … Continue reading

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Happy 160th Sigma Chi and 95th Sigma Tau Gamma

Convention Brain is a malady that is hard to explain to those who have never been at a fraternity or sorority convention. It is my excuse for being a day late with Founders’ Day greetings for Sigma Chi and Sigma Tau … Continue reading

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150 Years of Uninterrupted Brotherhood – Sigma Chi at Butler

On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered and the Civil War was over. The next day, April 10, 1865, the Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi at Butler University was established. Sigma Chi and Butler University were both 10 years … Continue reading

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The College of Wooster GLO Situation, February 13, 1913

On February 13, 1913, the fraternity and sorority system composed of national organizations at the College of Wooster ceased to exist. Some of the chapters were more than 30 years old. The list below is from the statement issued by … Continue reading

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Significant Sig George Ade, a Man Self-Made

On this day, February 9, in 1866, George Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana. When he graduated from high school, his father realized that George, one of his seven children, would not make a good farmer. George was encouraged to … Continue reading

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2014 Emmys and the 19th Amendment

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Emmy Awards. Phi Gamma Delta Seth Meyers hosted the event which took place yesterday, on a Monday night. Congratulations to the members of Greek-letter organizations who won Emmys. They include: Ty Burrell, Sigma … Continue reading

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R.I.P. James Brady, Significant Sig

Yesterday, James “Jim” Brady, died. A few months after becoming President Reagan’s Press Secretary, he was seriously wounded  in the assassination attempt on the President’s life. Since that time, Brady and his wife, Sarah, have been staunch advocates for gun control. Brady, a … 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 Sunday Afternoon Steeped in the College Culture of the Late 1860s

Monmouth College, in Monmouth, Illinois, has digitized its student newspapers. I spent Sunday afternoon trying to read them. Unfortunately, they were not printed on the best of paper and the pdfs  are sometimes next to impossible to decipher. What I … Continue reading

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“ΦΓΔ Grieves. ΣΧ Sympathizes, as Former President Calvin Coolidge Enters the Chapter Eternal.”

Two days after her 54th birthday, Grace Goodhue Coolidge became a widow. The 30th President died suddenly on the morning of January 5, 1933. “Calvin Coolidge, Greatest of Fraternity Presidents, Mourned by Greeks” is the headline of an article in … Continue reading

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