Category Archives: Gamma Phi Beta

Awards, a Special Teacher, and Sally Ride

The local newspaper’s Monday edition is usually very light on news. This week, because Monday was a holiday and the newspaper was not published, Tuesday’s paper was like a Monday edition. Usually this annoys me, but when I opened the paper … Continue reading

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Phoenix Panhellenic Association’s $700,000+ of Scholarships and a Special Gift

The Phoenix Panhellenic Association (PPA) celebrated its 95th anniversary this weekend. I had the pleasure of being among the women of the PPA; they spend their year raising money to fund scholarships for sorority women attending Arizona universities. Since 1975, the PPA … Continue reading

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Cheers and Tears in Bloomington for the World’s Greatest College Weekend

Bloomington, Indiana, is a college town, with a large, old state university. Herman B Wells, a Sigma Nu, was the 11th President of Indiana University leading the University from 1938-62. David Starr Jordan, Delta Upsilon, served as IU’s President from 1885, … Continue reading

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“Slipped the Surly Bonds of Earth” – Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia and Their GLO Astronauts

On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded after take off. Nineteen years earlier, on January 27, 1967, Apollo 1 was involved in a training accident which killed the three astronauts on board. And on February 1, 2003, the crew … Continue reading

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The State by State Tour of Graves, Founding Sites, and HQs for NPC GLOs

In the process of compiling large amounts of information, there is a moment when I question my sanity. The point comes somewhere in the midst of spending too much time in research having too little to show for it, with … Continue reading

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Celebrating Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ΑΕΦ, and Mary Knight Wells Ashcroft, ΓΦΒ!

On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the oath of office as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. She is the first and only sorority woman to serve on the Supreme Court.  She enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, … Continue reading

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10 + 2 Sorority Women With Pulitzer Prizes

In sorting books for the upcoming Friends of Carbondale Public Library Book Sale, I came across a vintage copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. It has a “Pulitzer Prize Novel” prominently displayed on it. That got me to thinking about sorority women … Continue reading

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#FF Friday Follows – the Twitter Feed

I favorite a goodly number of twitter posts because they have info or pictures of interest. Here are a few of my favorite tweets from the last few days. *** The first is about a fellow Pi Phi, but I would … Continue reading

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“Service in Common” on Memorial Day 2014

On Memorial Day 2014, I thank the men and women who gave their lives so that others could live. World Wars I and II had a profound effect on the fraternity system. Many fraternity men went off to war.  The … Continue reading

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Oh, to Have Been a Fly on the Wall at the First NPC Meeting in 1902!

If I could time travel one of the events I would put on my list is the very first National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) meeting. It took place 112 years ago on May 24, 1902. NPC is the umbrella organization for 26 women’s fraternities … Continue reading

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