Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Royal DGs

Can you believe homecoming preparations are already underway? Of course the lovely ladies of Delta Gee have already been pomping the house decs, designing the float, and signing up for the blood drive, but another homecoming honor will soon be decided. 

The honor of being Homecoming Royalty means filling out a tough application and going through round after round of interviews. The following women were nominated by their sisters (an honor in itself!) to apply for this honor:

Liz Casanova
Amanda Glennon
Chelsea Johnson
Hillary Overfelt
Libby Preiss

Chelsea and Hillary both went on to first round interviews, and Hillary continued on to the second round. We are so proud of all these women! Thank you for representing DG so well at MU!

Anchor Splash underway!

Monday night, the lovely Dee Gee's were serenaded by men from eight fraternities. 

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the women will be all across campus collecting money for our philanthropy through the 'Most Beautiful Eyes' contest. Each fraternity on campus has a cup with eyes on it and people drop money into the cup who they think has the most beautiful eyes. The fraternity with the most money earns points towards their total Anchor Splash score. 

There is also a banner competition, merchandise sales, and the king candidate interviews to add into the fraternities overall score. The BIG event- the PLUNGE- will be held Friday at the ARC in Columbia, Mo. 

This just in!

We are about to SELL OUT Jesse Auditorium for Wednesday's Lectureship featuring Jeff Corwin! If you don't have tickets yet, you better run to get one before they are gone!

You don't want to miss this!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DG Sports

DG Sports is headed for victory once again! Our soccer team is undefeated right now, beating Kappa Kappa Gamma 5-4 last week, and shutting out Kappa Alpha Theta 4-0 this week! Congrats girls!

Also congrats to our many MU Athletes representing DG!

Amanda Klohmann and Whitney Sedler- MU Club Soccer
Jen Didion- MU Waterski
Lindsay Haupt and Madison Marcolla- MU Women's Golf
Laura Ikemeier- MU Club Volleyball

Way to be awesome Delta Gammas!

Anchor Splash 2008 is coming!

It has been a very busy fall semester for the Mu Chapter DG's- hitting the books, preparing for first round exams, cheering on our football team to three straight wins (Go Tigers!), and getting ready for Homecoming 2008!

But we are also preparing for somethign else very important to us- Anchor Splash 2008!

Each fall, the women of Mu chapter of Delta Gamma at the University of Missouri hold their annual philanthropy, Anchor Splash, to benefit Service for Sight. The event consists of clothing sales, serenades, a Most Beautiful Eyes fundraiser, and it all culminates with The Plunge- a synchronized swimming competition. The week also includes the annual Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship on Values and Ethics. Since 1998, the Lectureship has brought notable speakers to the campus to discuss the University’s four values- Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.

This year’s Anchor Splash starts Monday, September 22, 2008, and ends with The Plunge on Friday, September 26, 2008. The Lectureship will bring Animal Planet star, Jeff Corwin, to campus on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. The women of Mu Chapter invite you to join us for these events!

Last year, fourteen fraternities and one sorority participated in Anchor Splash, and we were able to bring Christopher Gardner, author of Pursuit of Happyness, to campus. Between Anchor Splash, Lectureship, and donations from the chapter, we were able to send over $15 thousand dollars to Service for Sight, which works with various organizations nationwide to support aid to the blind, vision preservation, schools for the visually impaired, and guide dog trainings.

We are so excited about Anchor Splash and Lectureship this year, and would love for ALL of you to join us!

If you are interested in donating, please send donations to Laura Schneider at 1408 Wilson Ave., Apt #1, Columbia MO 65201. Donations are due September 21, 2008.

Monday, September 1, 2008

69 Lovely New Members!

This year's Formal Recruitment ended with Bid Day on August 23, 2008, and the women of Mu chapter extended invitations to 69 beautiful young ladies. We are so proud to have our new DG babies!
On Bid Day, members of all 13 sororities join on the quad, as the women going through recruitment gather in front of Jesse Hall. The girls are handed their bid cards and on the count of three, they rip them open and run to their new sisters.
Check out The Maneater story about this year's recruitment (including a picture of new member Lexie Hays!).
Here is a list of our new members:

Afa, Hillary
Alexander, Courtney
Alves, Sabrina
Andrews, Kelsey
Bartlett, Mary Kate
Becker, Claire
Bergmann, Kathryn
Bolen, Brooke
A 2010 PI CHI
Bradshaw, Molly
Cavallaro, Sami
Clay, Molly
Faerber, Stephanie
Finney, Sally
Fischer, Krista
Francis, Katie
Funderburk, Allie
Graham, Kate
Grawe, Morgan
Griswold, Julie
Groomes, Allie
Hance, Breanna
Harper, Hayley
Hays, Lexie
Higgins, Megan
Horan, Amy
Horan, Michelle
Jackson, Katie
Kimes, Kaeli
Kuphall, Jenna
Larsen, Rebecca
Lawler, Siobhan
Lee, Nicole
Lein, Ashley
Lowe, Mallory
Lum, Sarah
McClelland, Carolyn
McHenry, Hannah
Mertens, Jayme
Meyer, Shayli
Mindel, Kelly
Mitchell, Liz
Murar, Vicky
Murphy, Krista
Nachtsheim, Tracey
Niekamp, Laura
Nolen, Chelsea
Nyhan, Taylor
Paffenroth, Alexandra
Palazzolo, Antionette
Peck, Ashton
Phipps, Lindsey
Pietroburgo, Jamie
Price, Hannah
Rasch, Stephanie
Rinas, Laura
Roope, Gracey
Samborski, Michelle
Schamel, Ellie
Schuppan, Brooke
Shelly, Beth
Simon, Chelsea
Southern, Brooke
Sullivan, Erin
A 2010 PI CHI
Termini, Vanessa
Tucker, Sarah
White, Heather
Yehling, Taylor