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100 Years of National Park Service and an #amazingsororitywoman

Today is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. President Woodrow Wilson, a Phi Kappa Psi, signed the National Park Service Organic Act on August 25, 1916. I’d like to tell you about an #amazingsororitywoman named  Marguerite “Peg” Lindsley (Arnold). She … Continue reading

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11/11 Gamma Phi Beta’s Founding Day and Armistice Day

Frances Haven (Moss) grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Evanston, Illinois, as her father, Dr. Erastus Otis Haven, headed up the University of Michigan and then Northwestern University. When Dr. Haven was elected Chancellor of Syracuse University, Frances moved to … 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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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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On Mother’s Day, the Sorority and Fraternity Few Want to Join

While it was started as a day to honor mothers, Mother’s Day can be a grim one for many people.  It’s tough for women who want to be mothers but, for whatever reason, can’t have children. It’s a hard day for mothers … Continue reading

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“Bro. (Woodrow) Wilson, our Delegate to Washington”

Phi Kappa Psi was founded on February 19, 1852 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, at Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania). Phi Kappa Psi’s founders are William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. Phi Kappa Psi is … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields on Veterans Day and Gamma Phi Beta’s War Work on Its Founders’ Day

Today is Veterans Day, a day when we give thanks to the brave men and women who make it their business to protect the rest of us. The sacrifices they make are many and I, for one, am truly grateful. … Continue reading

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A Lost Pin, the Golden Girls, and Mother’s Day

World Wars I and II wreaked havoc on the American College Fraternity system. Chapter houses emptied almost overnight. Fraternity magazines from those years tell the heartbreaking stories of the sacrifice put forth by young fraternity men. Yesterday, May 8, V-E Day marked … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to My Favorite First Lady, Grace Coolidge!

January 3 is the birthday of Grace Goodhue Coolidge. Gracious and humble, she was a dedicated member of Pi Beta Phi, having been a charter member of the chapter at the University of Vermont. She also served as Alpha Province … Continue reading

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NPC Women and Fraternity Men in the White House

Here is a post on the fraternity men and National Panhellenic Conference women who have lived in the White House seems quite appropriate. National Panhellenic Conference women who have served as First Lady Lucy B. Hayes, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Ohio Wesleyan … Continue reading

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