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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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Helping Women Reach for the Stars – The P.E.O. Sisterhood Turns 146!

My P.E.O. chapter met on Monday night. The reminder e-mail which the President sent a few days before the meeting was a double reminder. No only did it refresh my mind about the meeting, but it also told me that … Continue reading

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Lost in 1887, Making Sorority Connections, Wasting Time

I am knee-deep in the 1880s researching an upcoming talk. I’m going through an 1887 Arrow of Pi Beta Phi which has the organization’s first directory of members included in it. My mind is wandering to all corners of the … Continue reading

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Catching Up on What’s Happening in the GLO Universe

With a new academic year on the horizon, there is a lot going on in the world of fraternities and sororities. Recruitment is in full swing on some campuses and others are preparing for it. The Circle of Sisterhood, that wonderful … Continue reading

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Charlotte West (AΞΔ) and Lin Dunn (XΩ) to Enter Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Sometimes, Plan B is the way to go. I had a post almost all written about the two National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) women who are being inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this Saturday. It was lost to cyberspace … Continue reading

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June 9, 1902, a Defining Date for Alpha Xi Delta and P.E.O.

June 9, 1902, is a defining date for two organizations, Alpha Xi Delta and the P.E.O. Sisterhood. P.E.O. was founded as a collegiate organization at Iowa Wesleyan College on January 21, 1869. Alpha Xi Delta was founded on April 17, … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day 2014, Alpha Xi Delta!

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, Lucy W. Gilmer, Lewie Strong Taylor, Almira Lowry Cheney, Frances Elisabeth … Continue reading

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Founders Who Were Sisters First and Then Became Sorority Sisters

Sisters, Sisters! Four of the 26 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) women’s fraternities/sororities have a pair of real sisters among their founders. Marguerite and Estelle Shepard were students at Syracuse University when they helped found Alpha Gamma Delta. The sisters were … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day, Alpha Xi Delta (and a Connection to Carl Sandburg)

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, Lucy W. Gilmer, Lewie Strong Taylor, Almira Lowry Cheney, Frances Elisabeth … Continue reading

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Ella Boston Leib, Alpha Xi Delta’s First NPC Chairman and a P.E.O. State President

I spotted the name Ella B. Leib as I was studying Illinois P.E.O. history in preparation for a session at the Illinois State P.E.O. Convention this summer. Ella Boston Leib played an important role in the early history of Alpha … Continue reading

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