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On Alpha Sigma Alpha’s 115th, Its Connection to Mrs. Wm. Holmes Martin

Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded on November 15, 1901 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Its founders had been asked to join some of the other sororities on campus, but they wanted to stay … Continue reading

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Longwood University, Home of the Farmville Four, to Host Veep Debate

Tonight’s Vice-Presidential debate will take place at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood has a prominent place in the history of sororities. Ever heard the phrase “Farmville Four”? It refers to the four NPC groups founded at the Virginia’s State Female … Continue reading

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Alpha Sigma Alpha Turns 114!

Happy Founders’ Day, Alpha Sigma Alpha! Thank you for giving us NPC’s International Badge Day which, since 1997, has taken place on the first Monday in March. In the spring of 1996, after she wore her Alpha Sigma Alpha pin to … Continue reading

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GLO History on the Twitterverse

Getting collegiate GLO members hooked on history is an important part in getting them to be life long loyal members. Understanding that the organization spans generations and is greater than one chapter on one campus is heady stuff for a college … Continue reading

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What Was So Normal About the College?

Michigan State Normal College was the founding site of Alpha Sigma Tau, one of the 26 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities. Michigan State Normal College is now Eastern Michigan University. Virginia’s Longwood University, the founding home of the Farmville Four … Continue reading

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Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Founders’ Day and an Outstanding Educator, Freida Joy Riley

Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded on November 15, 1901 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. It is the youngest of the Farmville Four, the four National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organizations founded on that campus. … Continue reading

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Sorority Women Writing Stories Whose Characters Are Sorority Women

Several sorority women have written fiction whose characters are sorority women. Here is the list I put together. Lillian Budd (Sigma Kappa) authored One Heart, One Way (1959). Each year, the Sigma Kappa Foundation names a Lillian Peterson Budd Award winner  to recognize … Continue reading

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Musings on St. Valentine’s Day

Today is St. Valentine’s Day, a holiday with creates either joy or angst in the hearts of Americans. A friend posted on Facebook, in a “where do they get these notions?” moment, that her preschooler daughter said, ‘The boys are … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day Alpha Sigma Alpha With a Thanksgiving Flavor!

Today is Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Founders’ Day. It was founded on November 15, 1901 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. It is the youngest of the Farmville Four, the four National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sarah Ida Shaw Martin!

Sarah Ida Shaw Martin holds a unique place in the women’s fraternity world. Not only was she a founder of Delta Delta Delta, but she was also an influential voice in the history of several other women’s fraternities/sororities, most notably … Continue reading

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