Category Archives: Alpha Xi Delta

On Its Founding Day, Alpha Xi Delta and Its Connection to the P.E.O. Sisterhood

Alpha Xi Delta was founded at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois on April 17, 1893. Its founders are Cora Bollinger (Block), Alice Bartlett (Bruner), Bertha Cook (Evans), Harriett Luella McCollum (Gossow), Lucy W. Gilmer, Lewie Strong (Taylor), Almira Lowry Cheney, Frances … Continue reading

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Blanche Grand-Maitre, Alpha Xi Delta, #amazingsororitywomen, #WHM2017

“Blanche B. Grand-Maitre has sailed for France with the third unit of the French-American toll service,” read an entry in the May 6, 1918 Minnesota Alumni Weekly. Grand-Maitre was a 1911 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she was … 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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Alpha Xi Delta “When the 17th of April Rolls Around Again”

“When the 17th of April rolls around again the Alpha Xi Delta idea will be eleven years old,” reads an account in the first issue of Alpha Xi Delta of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.  “The seed planted so carefully by ten brave girls has … Continue reading

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#WHM – Persis Dwight Hannah, Alpha Xi Delta and Reporter

Today’s post was written by my Alpha Xi Delta friend, Janet Hutchins. I am grateful for her research and generosity in allowing me to use it. Persis Dwight Hannah (1886-1965) was one of the charter members of Alpha Xi Delta’s … Continue reading

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2015 – GLOing, GLOing, Gone

2015 is almost a memory. Less than 16 hours separates 2015 from 2016. Time flies! Greek-Letter Organizations (GLO) continue to exist on college campuses despite efforts to the contrary. Done well, GLO membership is one of the most valuable experiences of … Continue reading

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Off on Tangents – Zarzoliers and a Photo on eBay

Last night, I received an e-mail question and a facebook message. Both set me off on some research and led me to write this post. The first question was about a member of the Pi Phi chapter at Ohio State. … Continue reading

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Condolences, Congratulations, and Kudos

Condolences to the Alpha Chi Omega chapter at Pennsylvania State University. On Sunday, September 27, 2015, sophomore Vitalya “Tally” Sepot died at the scene in a one-car roll-over accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The seven students in the car were Alpha Chi Omega and Tau … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like a GLO Convention!

Summer is convention season for Greek-Letter Organizations and it has been for more than a century. In the 1800s, conventions tended to take place during the academic year or over the Christmas holiday. While many GLOs have different names for … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Circle of Sisterhood on Go Red for Women Day®

Last week, driving from southern Illinois to Indianapolis, I found myself about an hour ahead of schedule, so when I came upon the Greencastle exit, I took it. My quest was to get a glimpse of the DePauw University campus. In … Continue reading

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