Tag Archives: Sigma Chi

Old GLO HQs in Marshall and Evanston, Illinois

We were driving in I-70 to Dayton, Ohio, from the airport in St. Louis, where my husband picked me up. As we were almost through Illinois, I was looking out the window and I spotted a sign that noted we … Continue reading

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In Mount Hope Cemetery, So Many GLO Connections

Yesterday morning, I found myself taking the 7:30 a.m. train to Champaign so that I could get some research done for a project I committed myself to early in the year. It needs to be off my to-do list. However, … Continue reading

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June 28 – A Day Shared by Sigma Chi and Sigma Tau Gamma

June 28 is the founding date of two fraternities. Sigma Chi was founded in 1855 at Miami University in Miami, Ohio. It is one of the Miami Triad. Sigma Tau Gamma was founded in 1920 at Central Missouri State Teachers College, … Continue reading

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A P.E.O. Founder, Kansas State Convention, and a Sigma Chi

My daughter became a P.E.O. during her senior college of college. She was initiated as a member of my chapter. She’d attend a meeting once a year, usually the holiday auction where her salted caramel sauce is a highly prized … Continue reading

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11/22/33, Mildred McCann Balfour, Mrs. Lloyd G., Became a Pi Phi

November 22, 1933, 11/22/33, was hopefully an important and happy one in the life of Mildred McCann Balfour, the wife of Lloyd G. Balfour. On that day, she became an alumna initiate of the Illinois Zeta Chapter of Pi Beta … Continue reading

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Elkhart, Illinois, Remembers a Sigma Chi

The Elkhart, Illinois, exit off of I-55 in Illinois, just north of Springfield, has intrigued me ever since I wrote a history of Sigma Chi’s Kappa Kappa Chapter at the University of Illinois. For five seasons of football games at Knox … Continue reading

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#GoRedForWomen With a Splash of Sigma Chi

Heart disease is a killer. More women die from the complications of heart disease than all cancers combined. Today, February 5, is Wear Red Day. These are some of the posts from my twitter feed. Alpha Phi Foundation ‏@APhiFoundation  Today’s the … Continue reading

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ΣX’s Merlin Olsen Day, ΦKΨ’s Constitution Day, and ΣΦE’s Trek on a Giant

Sigma Chi’s 6th Merlin Olsen Day of Service took place on Tuesday. It has been held annually on September 15 since 2010. The day honors the philanthropic spirit of Merlin Olsen, a 1962 initiate of the Sigma Chi chapter at Utah … 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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Happy 160th Sigma Chi and 95th Sigma Tau Gamma

Convention Brain is a malady that is hard to explain to those who have never been at a fraternity or sorority convention. It is my excuse for being a day late with Founders’ Day greetings for Sigma Chi and Sigma Tau … Continue reading

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