Tuesday, October 14, 2008

DGs advocate alcohol responsibility

Once again, the ladies of Mu Chapter participated in Alcohol Responsibility Month and GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol).

The women attended a presentation by Judson Laipply, who also spoke at the DG Convention this past summer in Palm Desert. Listening to him speak is such a treat! He taught us about choices and changes in our lives, all the while making us laugh! Check out his page, and don't forget to watch his 'evolution of dance!'

We also participated in the Alcohol Responsibility Walk at Stankowski Field. The 12 hour walk also featured impromptu kickball and volleyball games, an oversized Jenga and Connect Four game, tricycle rides, and of course, free food! It was a beautiful day and the girls had lots of fun!

Anchor Splash 2008 is coming!

The women of Mu Chapter held their annual Anchor Splash on September 22- September 26. Participating fraternities serenaded the DeeGees on their front lawn. During these serenades, th men prepare skits, songs, and dances to entertain the ladies. Throughout the week, you could find banners hanging in front of frternity houses and Delta Gammas collecting money at our 'most beautiful eyes' tables across campus. 

Wednesday evening, we hosted our annual Lectureship in Values and Ethics featuring Jeff Corwin. Corwin spoke to a sold out audience in Jesse Auditorium about conservation and his time spent with animals in the wild. The women of Delta Gamma were lucky enough to join Corwin at the Upper Crust for a dinner before the presentation, and also afterwards for a dessert reception at the chapter house. Even though Corwin had been up for hours, he took time to talk to every girl, and even stopped to take pictures with everyone.
Corwin was an excellent addition to our long list of great speakers. Special thanks to the lectureship committee (which included Mu chapter members, Amanda Klohmann (07), Danielle Hohmeier (05), Laura Schneider (06), and Chelsea Johnson(05)), MSA, ORG, and all the alumnae who helped make the event possible!

Anchor Splash wrapped up Friday night with the Plunge, a synchronized swimming and relay race competition held at the ARC in Columbia. The fraternity men dressed in costume and danced on the deck before jumping into the pool to form giant anchors and do the DG salute. Themes included cowboys, candy, Grease, and even Hannah Montana- boy are these guys creative! Very special thanks goes to Laura Schneider, our director of Anchor Splash, for planning such a great event!