Tuesday, March 18, 2008

From emcee to Tri-Director

Congratulations to junior Meghan Kuryla, who was recently named one of the tri-directors for RAMS!

As you know, Meghan was the emcee at RAMS' Rock It event last month. She has served on the Rock It steering committee for the last two years. 

Other directors include Shawn Sahota (Beta Theta Pi) and Julie Crow (Kappa Alpha Theta).

DG Basketball ends their successful season

The DG basketball team’s season ended tonight with a loss to Kappa Alpha Theta. The girls had a great season and we loved watching them every week! Here are some pictures from our final game.

 Thanks for a great season girls! Good luck in Greek Week!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

DG Basketball advances!

Congrats to the DG Basketball team!

Last night, the team beat Pi Beta Phi to advance into the second round of finals! It was a really close game, but, of course, our girls pulled through in the end!

Next Tuesday they play Kappa Alpha Theta at 7pm. If they win, they will play again on Wednesday at 7pm. Come out and support the team!

Our wonderful alumnae help a sister in need

When Nikki Peterson, Gamma Beta – Tulsa, and her mother were driving through Columbia, MO en route to the University Hospital where Nikki’s husband was a patient, they passed the Mu chapter house on Providence Road.  Seeing the anchor above the door gave Nikki’s mom an idea that was the beginning of a wonderful relationship with local alumnae.

Nikki’s husband had spent the past month in the hospital in Joplin, MO, where doctors were unable to diagnose his illness so he was transferred to Columbia for observation.  While he was in ICU, Nikki slept on chairs in the lounge.  Her mother thought that perhaps Nikki could at least do laundry at the chapter house so she called Executive Offices in Columbus for more information. She was referred to alumnae chapter president Suzy Warren Westfall, Beta Kappa – Kansas.  That’s when things began to happen.

Suzy contacted alumnae who sprang into action: setting up a bank account for financial contributions, sharing meals with her daily and providing comfort and support, and yes, help doing her laundry! 

“Someone is with her every day to have coffee, share a meal or just keep her company” said alumnae president-elect Katie Row Lampitt, Mu – Missouri.

 Although her husband has been moved to a regular hospital room with more comfortable sleeping arrangements for Nikki, his diagnosis is still undetermined.  While he seems to be improving, he will remain hospitalized until he is able to travel home to Baxter Springs, Kansas.  In the meantime, the wonderful Delta Gammas in the area continue to help. 

 If you would like more information, contact Katie Lampitt at klampitt@socket.net or Suzy Westfall at sdwestfall@hotmail.com.

Monday, March 10, 2008

99th Founders Day Celebration

This weekend Mu Chapter celebrated its 99th Founders Day celebration at the University of Missouri. A handful of alumnae and members of the chapter gathered together at Memorial Union and enjoyed a delicious brunch catered by the University Club. Kandis McClure, Director of Alumnae Relations, did an amazing job planning the event!

Collegiate Award winners:
Biggest Heart: Liz Brown, Kristen Delaney, Katie Sullivan, Chelsea Kladiva
Sunshine: Alyssa Slater, Anne Liebman, Taylor Berry, Jamison Miles
Tough Cookie: Amanda Klohman, Laura Schneider, Andrea Lindner, Lesley Neikirk
Anchor Lady: Tori Thompson, Katie Kennaley, Danielle Hohmeier, Nicole Rasch
MVP: Emily Donoho, Hilary Overfelt, Meghan Kuryla, Annie Haden 

At the event, we were lucky enough to have two alumnae speak about lifetime membership in Delta Gamma. It was even more special that they were in the same pledge family (mother and daughter)!

Marcia reminded us of why we were there by talking about our the three women who founded our Fraternity so many years ago. It is so strange to think that their little club has grown into an international organization! Being an involved alumnae, she also spoke about the importance of lifetime membership. 

Our second speaker, Marcia's pledge daughter, was Mu Chapter ATC, Katie Lampitt. Although Katie's speech focused on lifetime membership in Delta Gamma and all that you can gain from it, her speech was bittersweet because she announced to the chapter that her, along with her daughters, Kim and Suzanne, will no longer be serving the chapter as ATC. The three women have given so much of their time to our chapter and have gained the respect and admiration of the girls. At the end of the brunch, Kandis presented each of the three with a golden anchor flower arrangement and at that time the whole room stood and gave them a standing ovation. It is truly a testament to how much of an impact these three have made on the women of Mu Chapter!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Basketball team makes it to the finals!

Our DG intramural basketball team is on the way to the finals after winning three of their four games this season. They beat Chi Omega, Alpha Chi Omega, and Kappa Delta, only losing to the number one team in the league, Alpha Delta Pi (but only by three points)!

Their first game in the finals is against Pi Beta Phi on March 12th. 

First Place OVERALL winners in RAMS

RAMS stands for Rockin' Against Multiple Sclerosis and is an event held at MU every year. And this year, DG WON FIRST PLACE OVERALL!
RAMS consists of many events, including service events, a banner competition, a comedy night at Deja Vu, speakers on Multiple Sclerosis, a 'jail n' bail' event, and Rock It, a lip sync competition. DG beat out the other thirteen sororities, claiming the first place title for themselves!
Rock It is definitely the most popular RAMS event. This year it was held at the Blue Note downtown. Each participating group does a dance/lip sync and every year it gets better! This year, DG performed songs from 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' and our pink-infused routine earned us a place in the finals. Besides our lip sync performance, Hillary Overfelt performed an IBA (in between act) where she sang 'A Whole New World,' and Meghan Kuryla was the MC for the competition (that is her in the beginning of the video in the blue dress!). Check out our lip sync performance!
We are all so proud of all the girls that participated in RAMS and helped us win!

Founders Day and meetings with Alumnae

This weekend will be a weekend for alumnae! We have meetings for the 100th Anniversary that is coming up next spring as well as a meeting to discuss speakers for next fall's Lectureship. And on Sunday, we have our annual Founders Day celebration at Memorial Union at 11am. If you are an alumnae interested in attending, leave us a comment and let us know!


This past Saturday, we had our annual Pinafore party at the bowling alley. We all wear matching T-shirts and decorate sailor hats for our dates. Everyone had a really great time! Special thanks to Jessica Halloran, our director of Special Events for planning a great night! Here are some pictures from the event, but to see a full album, check out Mu Chapter's website. 

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to the DG at Mizzou blog! Hopefully this will be a great way to bridge the gap between collegians, alumnae, parents, and others out in our community! 

It is already March and we have had a really busy couple of months! In just the first two weeks of school, officers attended a training in KC, I went on a retreat with all the other Greek Presidents, AND we had our CDC, Jessica, come visit us! Oh, and of course, our rescheduled SemiFormal at the Upper Crust downtown!