Category Archives: North-American Interfraternity Conference

Reaffirming My Faith in the Fraternity World

Despite belief to the contrary, it has never been easy to be a member of a Greek-letter organization. Anti-fraternity sentiment has been around since about the time of the founding of the first chapter of the first fraternity. I like to … Continue reading

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#WHM – Mary Elizabeth Lasher Barnette, Journalist and ΠΒΦ

Mary Elizabeth Lasher was a 1939 initiate of the Ohio Alpha chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Ohio University. She died March 9, 2016 at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Indiana, a few days short of her 94th birthday. I … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek to Most People

For most of the country, fraternities and sororities mean one thing – raucous men and spacey blond women coasting through life on Mom and Dad’s fortune. Those of us who wear badges don’t share that sentiment. We know that is … 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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A Sondheim Letter, Leadership Academies, and Gamma Alpha Omega

I’m a day late for wishing Gamma Alpha Omega a Happy 22nd Birthday.  I will offer my sincere congratulations nonetheless. The sorority was founded at Arizona State University. The sorority is a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).  It … Continue reading

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A Founders’ Day, Christmas Toys, a History of Latin American Student Fraternities, and a Chance to Make a Difference

Happy Founders’ Day Zeta Beta Tau! Here’s a post I wrote last year about the founding of ZBT and two of its Members of Distinction. Jerome Lawrence and Jerry Herman, both ZBTs, and Robert Edwin Lee, collaborated on the Broadway … Continue reading

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Four Founding Days (ΔΔΔ, ΦΣΣ, KA Society, and ΣAM), Ferguson, and UVA

Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University on November 27, 1888, which fell on the day before Thanksgiving that year. Founders’ Day is celebrated on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Its founders are Sarah Ida Shaw [Martin], Eleanor Dorcas Pond … 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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A Dancing Kelly on ΘΦΑ Founders’ Day While GLO Members Lobby in D.C.

Theta Phi Alpha celebrates Founders’ Day on April 30, the Feast Day of Saint Catherine of Siena.* Saint Catherine is the patroness of the organization and her motto, “Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring,” is Theta Phi Alpha’s motto as … Continue reading

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Good Morning, Miss Information. And Good Riddance!

The amount of information on the internet is astounding. Research that would have taken hours and days in a library looking in books and at microfilm and microfiche now takes a few minutes. The downside is that there is so … Continue reading

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