Sunday, April 26, 2009

Greek Honors Night

Last Wednesday Mizzou Greek Life held an honors ceremony for chapters from all four Greek conferences on campus (IFC, PHA, NPHC, MGC) and Danielle Hohmeier (05) and me, Amanda Klohmann (07), had the honor to attend and represent the chapter. For each award that was given out, one female chapter and one male chapter won. To win the awards chapters turned in applications detailing all of the activities they had done throughout the year and then each application was judged by a committee. Mu Chapter Delta Gamma was one of the most highly awarded chapters on the evening. Here is a quick run down on what we won and what we earned honorable mention for. 
- Awareness Raiser 
- Fundraising Through Friendship  
- Leadership Within  
- Columbia Cup Honorable Mention (for service to the community) 
- Directors Cup (for programming... second year in a row we won) 
- PHA Excellence Cup Honorable Mention 
- Presidents Cup Honorable Mention (for leadership within Greek Life and on campus)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bark in the Park

Delta Gamma's Bark in the Park took place Saturday April 18. Ashton Peck (08) organized the event to help raise money for the Central Missouri Humane Society. There was a silent auction, music, games, food, and contests open to all pets from 11am to 3pm and Clear 99 radio station and Smokin' Chick's BBQ both set up booths at the event. Mu chapter members worked in shifts to walk dogs brought from the human society and work at tables. Though the weather wasn't perfect, the event was still a success and the chapter was proud to do their part to help raise money and awareness to prevent animal cruelty and suffering in our local community.

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Spring Formal

On Saturday night Mu Chapter hosted its annual Spring Formal. Director of Special Events, Brittany Bloom (07) organized the event. The formal was held at the Country Club of Columbia and included drinks, food, and dancing. The event is the last DG only party of the year for the seniors and was a fun way for all members of the house to get together at a large party one last time. A special thanks to our advisers Jori and Jill for helping with formal check-in all night, we couldn't have done it without you!
Members of the 2007 pledge class do the DG salute before heading to formal.

Greek Week Update

Greek Week is finally over and Mu chapter had a great time working with the men of Sigma Chi and Sigma Nu. Here are some highlights from the past week!

Flag Football
The DG flag football team put a great effort forth on Friday night. The team won its first-round game against the women of Tri-Sigma and the men of Pi Kappa Phi with a last minute play by our partners in Sigma Chi and Sigma Nu. In the next game Mu chapters Greek Week pairing lost but still represented the house well.

Blood Drive
Congrats and thanks for all the help we had from alum and friends. Mu chapter met the required quota for the blood drive and the drive had an amazing turnout in general. Mu chapter once again helped Mizzou do its part in saving lives.

Fling: Skit and Dance
Look at this link from the Maneater!
WATCH the skit...
Click HERE for part 1
Click HERE for part 2

Fling was a complete success. All week long we have
been getting compliments on how well our skit and dance came together and were preformed on Wednesday. This year's Fling theme was "Evil or Misunderstood" and our skit explained how the villain in Shrek, Lord Farquad, came to be so mean (an short). Skit directors Kelly Nelson (07) and Jessica Hughes (07) put a lot of time into directing and writing the skit and had a lot of help from members of the house, most notably Shayla Kellison (06) and Emma Gutelius (06), with costumes and props.

This year we won two fling superlatives:
- Best Use of Prop (for the wonderful rope worn
as a hair piece by Emily Donoho (o7) who played the character of Repunzel)
- Best Supporting Female Actress (for the Gingerbread man played by Hillary Overfelt (05))
Above Allison Dolan (07) a statue in fling poses with a Sigma Chi who played the Big Bad Wolf .
Below Hillary Overfelt (07) in action as the Gingerbread Man and fling dancers and skitters pose before prelims on Wednesday.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Relay For Life

The 4th annual Relay For Life at Mizzou took place April 9th and 10th from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Relay For Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that benefits cancer research, prevention, education, and patient services. The idea is to fundraise throughout the year and come together for one giant night of fundraising, celebration and fun. This year, Mu chapter DGs decided to put a team together and participate. Becky Schmiedeskamp (07) organized the participating members of the house. Throughout the night, girls and their mothers decided to take a few hours out of their Mom's Weekend festivities and they stopped by to walk some laps around Stankowski Field and support the cause.

Mom's Weekend and Greek Week

It’s April, which means its our favorite time of the year. We are excited spring is on its way, but even more happy for the arrival of Mom’s Weekend and Greek Week!

Mom’s Weekend
Mom’s Weekend ran from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 6. On Friday, Mu Chapter members and their moms went to Déjà vu Comedy Club for some fun entertainment. On Saturday the Delta Gamma Chapter house was open from 10 am to 1 pm for moms and daughters to do some shopping and bidding. Director of Special Events, Brittney Bloom (07), did a great job organizing an auction that included a lot of great baskets. The items were all donated by moms and daughters and all money earned will go towards the house funds. Also, the main floor of DG turned into a small shopping mall. We had designers purses and jeans for sale as well as a Vera Bradley vendor. A lot of girls were excited to leave the house with some great items. On Saturday, a lot of members also took their mothers to Les Buorgeois Winery for an afternoon of nice weather and socializing.

Greek Week Update
Sports: This weekend marked the beginning of Greek Week sports. Delta Gamma teams were excited to pair up with the men from Sigma Chi and Sigma Nu to take on the other Greek teams. On Friday night the soccer team played with extra fan support from their moms. On Saturday, the morning started with Basketball and was followed by Swimming, a new event to this year’s Greek Week, in the afternoon. On Sunday, a huge fan turnout helped to cheer the volleyball team on. Pictured right, the volleyball team in their yellows jerseys taking a break and cheering on the boys. Every DG team did a great job and represented the house well with their play and sportsmanship.

Blood Drive: Don’t forget to help support Mu Chapter and donate blood to the Mizzou Greek Week Blood Drive. Satellite drives are set-up across Missouri so make sure to check the information below for one near you!
- ST. LOUIS March 23 through April 12
- KANSAS CITY March 24 and 27 or April 6 and 10
- SPRINGFIELD, MO March 23- April 12
- CAPE GIRARDEAU March 23- April 12
- JEFFERSON CITY March 23- April 12