Tag Archives: Alpha Tau Omega

“My Grief and Heart Are With You”

“The world is violent and mercurial – it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love – love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; … Continue reading

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In Monmouth, Important Events Galore!

It should come as no surprise that many of these posts are written a hour or so before they are posted, with a cup of coffee at my side. This morning, I needed more coffee than usual. On Wednesday, my … 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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Bells on Bobtail Ring

Sometimes the most wonderful things have their roots in disappointment. Imagine three young women, Eva, her cousin Anna, and their schoolmate Mary, students at a women’s school in Oxford, Mississippi. The weather in Mississippi near Christmas of 1873 must have been fairly … Continue reading

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A Super Sesquicentennial for Kappa Alpha Order!

Sesquicentennial is a big word. It’s a fitting word because it means “of or relating to the one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of a significant event,” according to that big internet dictionary in the sky. Kappa Alpha Order was founded at Washington College, now Washington … Continue reading

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Syracuse on My Mind

I am writing this post on the Amtrak train grateful for the wifi. Last night as I was getting ready for this research trip, when I should have been packing, I was jumping down a rabbit hole, courtesy of a New … Continue reading

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GLO Musings on a Soggy Saturday

“We can conceive of no more fitting manner of honoring the early sacrifices of our Founders than to impress the new initiates with the deep meaning of fraternal duty and obligation through the inspiration of the initiation ceremony. In a … Continue reading

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GLO Connections at the Book Sale

My anthropologist friend and I head up the book sale for the Friends of Carbondale Public Library. It is a labor of love. We love books and we love to get them into the hands of people who will love … Continue reading

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Happy 150th Alpha Tau Omega!

Before September 11 became a day of national tragedy, it was a date important to all Alpha Tau Omega members. On September 11, 1865, 150 years ago, Alpha Tau Omega was founded by three young Virginia Military Institute cadets – Otis Allan … Continue reading

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Every Moment Counts – Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences

It’s Friday. I haven’t accomplished nearly all that I wanted to do this week, but the fact that I keep plugging along should mean something. Life can change on a dime and this week’s Facebook and Twitter posts reflected that. … Continue reading

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