Tag Archives: Kappa Alpha Theta

Dr. Placida Gardner Chesley, Kappa Alpha Theta, #amazingsororitywomen, #WHM2017

As a student at the University of Southern California, Vera Placida Gardner joined a local organization, Alpha Rho. She graduated from USC in 1910 and attended medical school at the University of Michigan. While in Ann Arbor, she became a member of … Continue reading

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Louise Pellens and Design for a Sorority House

In researching the previous post about Louise Pellen’s scrapbook (see http://wp.me/p20I1i-3tX ), I came across a copy of her University of Illinois thesis Design for a Sorority House.  The thesis was one of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science … Continue reading

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A Toast on Kappa Alpha Theta’s 147th!

Today is Kappa Alpha Theta’s 147th birthday. I’ve told the story of Bettie Locke and her three friends many times. Search “Kappa Alpha Theta” in the search box and you’ll find scores of blog posts about Theta and its founding … Continue reading

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Happy 200th to Indiana and Its Importance in Women’s Fraternity History

Happy 200th Birthday to the state of  Indiana. On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state. Today Indiana is home to many GLO headquarters, but its importance in the history of women’s fraternities happened about a century and a … Continue reading

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Ask an Archivist, a Special Cake Basket, and Presidential GLO Connections

Yesterday was Ask an Archivist Day. Some of my GLO archivist friends and I used social media to answer questions. I also learned some fun facts yesterday by eavesdropping on their social media conversations. Towner Blackstock, Curator of the Phi … Continue reading

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@BettieLocke Meet @PrezCoolidge

Bettie Locke, the force behind the founding of Kappa Alpha Theta in 1870, is on the run this week. On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will wind its way through Putnam County from 5-8 p.m. Putnam is the Indiana … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Olympians!

The list of Olympians who are members of fraternity and sororities has been updated several times since it was first posted. It’s at http://wp.me/p20I1i-2Dv. I appreciate the emails that came my way about GLO members who weren’t yet recognized.  Sister Madonna … Continue reading

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GLO Recruitment Via Famous Alumnae/Alumni

“Reverting to immediately prior version; fact about Kappa Alpha Theta membeship (sic) is unsupported and a Google search suggests it refers to a different person altogether.” The subject of this wikipedia entry was Edith Schwartz Clements. She was indeed a member … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day, GLO Friends!

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends! Many fraternity and sorority conventions have taken place in Canada. The Bigwin Inn, Lake of Bays, Ontario was the site of many fraternity and sorority conventions including: Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma in 1925; Phi Kappa … Continue reading

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Green With Envy – Sorority Conventions and a KD Blog Post

“Kappa Delta Wasn’t For Me” is a blog post written by Heather Burke, Kappa Delta’s Communications and Technology Manager. It begins, “I didn’t want to be a sorority woman. When I took a job at Kappa Delta National Headquarters in 2012, … Continue reading

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