Tag Archives: Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale Connections and a Shout Out to the Amazing Lyn Harris

The Fraternity and Sorority Archivists have the opportunity of attending a biennial conference coordinated the Student Life and Culture Archives at the University of Illinois. One of the best parts of the conference is the opportunity to interact with kindred … Continue reading

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A Busy Weekend for GLO Members

This past weekend was a busy one in the GLO world. Founders’ Day celebrations, International Reunion Day festivities for my Alpha Gamma Delta friends, philanthropies galore, Awards celebrations and a few Spring Formals, too. I spent Saturday morning at a … Continue reading

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Changing of the NPC Guard and More

October is the month for celebrating Founders’ Days in National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) land. More than a quarter of the NPC organizations celebrate Founders’ Day in October. The NPC groups that celebrate Founders’ Day this month are Alpha Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chi Omega, Zeta … Continue reading

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GLOs Relaying for Life

Last weekend, my Facebook feed was filled with Relay for Life information. Two Pi Phi friends, one in California and one in Galesburg, Illinois, were participating in local Relay for Life events sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Those posts … Continue reading

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GLO News From Arkansas to Southern Illinois

This has been an important week for Chi Omega. On Wednesday, the Chi Omega Greek Theatre at the University of Arkansas was rededicated after undergoing a renovation. Today, there is a groundbreaking for a new Chi Omega chapter house. My … 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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The G.I. Bill Changed the Face of Higher Education

Monday’s post, “A Memory of Fraternities” came back to me as I was reading a 1945 report from a fraternity chapter at the University of Illinois, “As did everyone, we had the strange problem during rushing of not knowing some of … Continue reading

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With Gratitude 70 Years After D-Day, June 6, 1944

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, I want to acknowledge the servicemen who sacrificed so very much on that day. We are indebted to them. On June 6, 1944, 5,000 ships, 11,000 aircraft and 150,000 Allied troops began the operation to … Continue reading

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Founders’ Day and a Little About the Gamma Kappa Omega and Beta Delta Chapters

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated, the first Greek-letter organization for African-American women, was founded on January 15, 1908 by nine young female Howard University students. They were led by the vision of Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle); she had spent several months sharing … Continue reading

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On Festivus, a Post About Other People’s Posts

Sometimes I have posts planned out a week ahead. Sometimes I don’t have any plan at all. Last night after working on a post about Sigma Nu Bob Barker’s 90th birthday (the date of which I found on a “on … Continue reading

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