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GLO Royalty on Knox College’s 180th

Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, turns 180 years old today. Beta Theta Pi’s Xi Chapter is the oldest fraternity on campus. It was installed in 1855. It was the first fraternity chapter in Illinois. Currently on campus, Beta is joined … Continue reading

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Tri Delta’s “Our Louise Fitch” on Thanksgiving Eve

Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University on November 27, 1888, which fell on the day before Thanksgiving that year. Tri Delta’s Founders’ Day is celebrated on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Sarah Ida Shaw (Martin) and Eleanor Dorcas Pond … Continue reading

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A Coolidge and a Sisson and a Patriotic Convention

It’s July 4th, the date upon which America celebrates its independence. Here are some 4th of July appearances in the GLO world. Yesterday’s most viewed most was the one about Calvin Coolidge being the only U.S. President to be born … 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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Alpha Xi Delta “When the 17th of April Rolls Around Again”

“When the 17th of April rolls around again the Alpha Xi Delta idea will be eleven years old,” reads an account in the first issue of Alpha Xi Delta of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.  “The seed planted so carefully by ten brave girls has … Continue reading

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April 29 – Flunk Day, ΘΞ’s and ΧΥΣ’s Founders’ Day, ΦΚΘ’s Chartering Date, and World Wish Day!

April 29 is Founders’ Day for several GLOs – Theta Xi, Phi Kappa Theta, and Chi Psi Sigma. It’s Make-a-Wish’s World Wish Day. And this year it’s also Flunk Day at Knox College. Flunk Day at Knox College is a raucous celebration held every … Continue reading

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A Door Closes – the Last Lombard College Alumni Dies, R.I.P. Ray Truedson

Galesburg, Illinois. was once home to two colleges. Knox College is the oldest. It was founded 14 years before Lombard College, which was established by the Universalist Church in 1853. David Starr Jordan, of Indiana University and Stanford University fame, … Continue reading

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Remembering a Theta and a Pi Phi, Their Lives Cut Short, Both Trying to Help Afghan Women and Children

Within the last ten months, two young American women were killed in Afghanistan. Both were trying to help make Afghanistan a better place for women and children. Anne Smedinghoff, an initiate of the Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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A Facebook Picture Inspires a Post About Lombard College – Gone But Not Forgotten

I love it when random historical pictures show up on my facebook feed. The photo below was posted by a Monmouth College Pi Beta Phi alumna who is a facebook friend of a friend of mine. It’s a picture from … Continue reading

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For 272 Words on a November Day, 150 Years Ago, We Thank You President Lincoln

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke for about two minutes at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The cemetery was the final resting place of the more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed at the Battle … Continue reading

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