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Passing Along Authentic Confidence à la Erin Fischer

If you knew me, you’d know that I hate shopping for cars. I don’t care what I am driving, just that it gets me to where I am going in relative comfort. The air conditioning in my car went out … Continue reading

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Grace Lumpkin, Phi Mu, on Founders’ Day, #amazingsororitywomen #WHM2017

Phi Mu was founded on January 4, 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Originally known as the Philomathean Society, it was founded by Mary DuPont (Lines), Mary Myrick (Daniel) and Martha Hardaway (Redding). The founding was publicly announced on March 4, … Continue reading

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A Saluki and Zeta Phi Beta Throw the Hammer

DeAnna Price and I have something in common. We’re both Salukis and have diplomas from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. But she’s an Olympian, too. This picture was part of a gif posted by SIU Track and Field on the twitter … Continue reading

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Olympic Connections

Michael Phelps has made history Two women named Simone made their marks, and there was a meteor shower to boot. For the past two days, we’ve gone outside at 4 a.m. to see what we could see in the night sky. … Continue reading

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Catching Up!

Yesterday, a friend sent me a link to this article about Genevieve Forbes (http://trib.in/20Igkng). She was sure Forbes, a Northwestern alumna, was a sorority woman. I started googling, and what did I find? There was a mention of her in a post … Continue reading

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#WHM – Phi Mu’s Jerrie Mock, Aviator Extraordinaire

Yesterday was Phi Mu’s Founders’ Day. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to get a post together in time. I know I am a day late in my greetings, but it is nonetheless sincere. I hope it was a … Continue reading

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Beta at Kansas, THON at Penn State, and a Phi Mu from Syracuse

I’ve been away for a week on a research project, my mind is swimming with places, dates, and the faces of those long gone. One of the most interesting tidbits I picked up last week was that Emma Patton Noble, … Continue reading

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Phi Mu’s Waupaca Convention and Sigma Phi’s Connection to Lincoln

Phi Mu was founded on January 4, 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Originally known as the Philomathean Society, it and Alpha Delta Pi, also founded at Wesleyan College, are known as the “Macon Magnolias.” Phi Mu  was founded … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Jerrie Mock, Phi Mu, the First Woman to Circumnavigate the World Alone

Geraldine “Jerrie” Fredritz Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, died on September 30, 2014 at the age of  88. Mock, an initiate of the Phi Mu chapter at The Ohio State University, “shared her stories, always … Continue reading

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10 + 2 Sorority Women With Pulitzer Prizes

In sorting books for the upcoming Friends of Carbondale Public Library Book Sale, I came across a vintage copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. It has a “Pulitzer Prize Novel” prominently displayed on it. That got me to thinking about sorority women … Continue reading

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