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“The Grand Old Man of Theta Chi” on Its Founders’ Day

Theta Chi Fraternity was founded on April 10, 1856 at Norwich University, in Norwich, Vermont. Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase, military cadets, met in Freeman’s room in Norwich’s Old South Barracks. After taking an oath, they declared each other “true and accepted members” … Continue reading

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#WHM – Mary Elizabeth Lasher Barnette, Journalist and ΠΒΦ

Mary Elizabeth Lasher was a 1939 initiate of the Ohio Alpha chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Ohio University. She died March 9, 2016 at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Indiana, a few days short of her 94th birthday. I … Continue reading

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GLO Musings on a Soggy Saturday

“We can conceive of no more fitting manner of honoring the early sacrifices of our Founders than to impress the new initiates with the deep meaning of fraternal duty and obligation through the inspiration of the initiation ceremony. In a … Continue reading

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A Weeks’s Worth of GLO News

Here are some of the articles I’ve read over the past week: The inaugural Phillip A. Cox Volunteer Institute honors Sigma Phi Epsilon’s immediate past Grand President. Cox served from 2013-15 while at the same time battling cancer. The institute was funded during the 2015 Conclave … Continue reading

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A Red Carnation on Theta Chi’s Founding Day

One does not often think of military colleges and fraternities. They seem mutually exclusive. I always find it interesting that several fraternities were founded at military colleges. On April 10, 1856, Theta Chi was founded at Norwich University, in Norwich, Vermont. … Continue reading

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December 10th – A Fine Time for Being Founded and Other 10ths, Too

The tenth of the month seems a grand time for founding an “organization of our own.” In my opinion, that is a theme common to the founding of a good many, if not most or nearly all, Greek-letter organizations (GLOs). … Continue reading

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