Category Archives: Phi Sigma Sigma

A Day in Common for Phi Sigma Sigma, Kappa Alpha Society, and Sigma Alpha Mu

Phi Sigma Sigma was founded at Hunter College on November 26, 1913. Its original name was Phi Sigma Omega, but it was discovered that the name was already in use. Its founders are Lillian Gordon Alpern, Josephine Ellison Breakstone, Fay … Continue reading

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Agnes Nixon, Alpha Chi Omega and Soap Opera Titan

Yesterday, Agnes Eckhardt Nixon died. She is considered the Queen of Modern Soap Operas. Unlike some of her soap opera characters, there will never be anyone to replace her. Nixon became a member of the Northwestern University chapter of Alpha … Continue reading

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#WHM – Evelyn Blankstein, ΦΣΣ, Sportswoman and Architect

Phi Sigma Sigma became an international sorority in 1930 with the founding of its Upsilon chapter at Canada’s University of Manitoba. The University’s second female architecture graduate was a Phi Sigma Sigma, Evelyn Blankstein; she was born on March 5, 1913. … 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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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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10 Authors Who Are Sorority Women (Hint – Caddie Woodlawn, Kinsey Millhone, Atticus Finch, Too)

In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a list of noted authors who are National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) women. Limiting it to 10 women is quite difficult, especially when there are 26 NPC groups (and I did not address the … Continue reading

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3.14 = Pi Day, a Silver Medal, and a ΔΓ-ΦΔΘ Connection

Spring break’s coming to a close. The few days in the warmth and sun were fun, especially after our cold and miserable winter. The lack of internet access had a few of us foaming at the mouth. The afternoon we … Continue reading

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The 2014 Winter Olympics Begin: The Greek-Letter Organization Connections

I know of only a handful of fraternity men and women who are competing  in the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Additions (or corrections) to this list are very welcomed as it isn’t always easy to find this information. To see the … Continue reading

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100 Years of Making a Difference – Happy Birthday Phi Sigma Sigma!

Not only does this year mark Phi Sigma Sigma’s Centennial, but it also celebrates the rebirth of its Theta Chapter at the University of Illinois. Chartered in 1923, the chapter counts among its alumnae Tatyana McFadden, Paralympic Gold Medalist, and Irna … Continue reading

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Phi Sigma Sigma Celebrates Its Centennial in NYC

From July 10-14, 2013, Phi Sigma Sigma members will gather at the 2013 convention and celebrate the organization’s Centennial. The convention will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square. The festivities will include a trip to Hunter College, … Continue reading

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