Category Archives: Fran Favorite

Sorority Women in STEM Careers Before STEM was a Term

If you’ve seen the film Hidden Figures, you’ll be interested to know that Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, and Mary Winston Jackson were initiates of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Here are links to previous posts about sorority women who were … Continue reading

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On MLK Day, Monday News and Notes

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  In honor of his non-violent campaign against racism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. It is also the day upon … Continue reading

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Be a Builder

The founders of Greek-letter organizations are revered. Every organization has its founders. They get the glory. Members know their names.  Every organization also has builders, those who do the heavy lifting, who make difficult decisions, who work hard to advance … Continue reading

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Congrats, Condolences, and Cautious Optimism

Congratulations… Pi Kappa Phi’s Miami University chapter was recently in the news for the way it spends its Fridays. These women of Kappa Delta at Wright State University each earned 4.0 honors.         Condolences Condolences to Sigma … Continue reading

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Is Fraternity Life Doomed?

Will fraternity life be around in 20 years? I don’t know, but I do know that every time I see another headline about the state of fraternity life in 2018, it breaks my heart. For every incident and death, whether … Continue reading

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On NYD, GLOs Founded in January

Happy New Year!  I thank you for reading this blog. And thanks to all of you who share these posts and tell others about this crazy woman who writes about fraternity and sorority history. I think it is imperative that … Continue reading

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Zeta Beta Tau Honoring Achievement for More Than a Century

Zeta Beta Tau was created on December 29, 1898 when a group of young men attending several New York universities met at the Jewish Theological Seminary and formed an organization called Z.B.T. (yes, with the periods between the letters). The … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Boxing Day

An Iowa State Kappa Kappa Gamma set off a chain reaction among the sorority women at Iowa State and it served as a reminder why the power of sorority women is so potent.  Kevin Hunsperger, a charter member of the … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas . . . GLO Foundings, Installations, and Conventions

The time from a few days before Christmas to after New Year’s Day is a time when the world stands still. Collegians go home to family or spend time with friends away from campus. I can’t imagine a fraternity or … Continue reading

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Dick Enberg and IU’s Little 500

Noted sportscaster Dick Enberg, a Phi Sigma Kappa initiated at Central Michigan University, passed away yesterday, December 21, 2017. After graduating from CMU, he went on the earn a masters and Ph.D. from Indiana University. While at IU, he was … Continue reading

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