Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Doing Good Across Greektown

Though Anchorsplash isn't until Fall, DG is still looking to 'do good' through Greek Life philanthropy competitions. The chapter will focus on participation in three main events; Simga Chi's Derby Days, Pi Kappa Alpha's Pikestock, and Delta Upsilon's Campus Town Races. Interest groups from the Mu Chapter will also join in on almost every other philanthropy taking place. So we thought we would give you an update about our philanthropy participation so far...

On March 14 Delta Gamma had six teams participating in Pikestock. Our team's played great despite the cold, muddy weather and, most importantly, all the girls had a good time supporting a good cause. Check out this link to a Maneater article which features the Delta Gamma Pikestock banner and a summary of the event.

Nicole Lee (08), Sarah Lum (08), Jamie Pietroburgo (08) and Taylor Nyhan (08) pose for a picture before playing volleyball.

The Freshman vs. the Sophomores - Two of Delta Gamma's teams played each other in volleyball during Pikestock on March 14.

This semester some of Mu's members also organized an interest group of Phi Delta Theta's Phunky Phi Disco. This '70s themed bash was held at the Empire Roller Rink, and all attendees were encouraged to dress in their disco best and be prepared for relays, limbo and an array of party games. Follow this link to learn more about what the money raised at the event went toward.

Check back later in the semester for more post about Delta Gamma philanthropic activities - we are always out there looking to 'do good'!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Meet the Seniors: Jenny Lamm

Jenny Lamm
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Marketing
Minor: Textile & Apparel Management
Dream Job: Doing something that I enjoy and keeps me interacting with people

Past DG Involvement
Director of Social Events (2009)
**Jenny was currently recognized at Founder's Day (2010) as the recipient of the "Whole Hearted Award". This award is given to one woman in each pledge class for her dedication, loyalty and friendship to all.

Other Group Affiliations
Budweiser Ambassador for N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co.
Sales, merchandising & public relations for Women's Closet Exchange

Describe yourself before college
Describe yourself now
Independent; Compassionate; Aware of who I am and what I want with my life; Social; Ready for anything!

Year in College: Senior
Class: Women's Self Defense
Experience Outside of DG: Living the college dream!
DG Dessert: Snicker Doodle Cookies
Location within DG: Four-man for life
DG RAMS Performance: Legally Blonde!
Spring Break Experience: So far, Panama City Beach, but I have a feeling that Vegas 2010 will top them all...

1) Imagine you didn't have DG in your life.. describe your personality/life.
"I don't think I would even be at Mizzou. I was so homesick my freshman year, and I was considering transferring.  If it wasn't for moving into DG and meeting the most amazing girls, I wouldn't be the person I am today.  College has been a real growing and learning experience for me, and I wouldn't change any of it.  I love the girls that have come into my life and couldn't imagine life without them."
2) What about DG will you miss the most?
"EVERYTHING. I am a senior and live two doors down from the house... I practically life there! I eat breakfast every morning with Bobby and lunch with the live-in girls. Whenever I am missing home, I go to DG. It is my home and it always be."

"I came to college without any sisters, and I am leaving with over 40. I don't know what I'd do, or who I'd be, without you. RMD 06!"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Meet the Seniors: Caitlin Mellencamp

Caitlin Mellencamp

Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri
Major: Biology
Dream Job: Dermatologist

Past DG Involvement
Dance Director (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2009)
Dancer for Homecoming & Greek Week (2006 - current)
RAMS Dancer (2007, 2008)

Other Group Affiliations
Pre-Med Society

Year in College: Senior
Class: Mythology
Experience Outside of DG: Volunteering at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for a semester
DG Lunch: Chicken fingers & Mac n Cheese
DG Dinner: Tacos
DG Dessert: Rice Crispy Treats
Location within DG: Couch in the yellow room! Great for napping...
DG Performance: Fall 2009 HoCo

1) Imagine you didn't have DG in your life... describe your personality/life.
"I'd be very, very bored!! I'd also be extremely sad because I wouldn't have met all of my wonderful sisters and my best friends."
2) What about DG will you miss the most? 
"First of all, my sisters. Second... dancing!"

"Thank you so much for making my college experience so memorable! I won't forget any of you no matter where life takes us. Love you! ITB forever. RMD, Delta Slamma 06!"

GW Fling Try-Outs

Fling Directors: Molly Bradshaw (08), Amy Voloto (08), and Katie Pusateri (06) are hard to work brainstorming skit details with our GW partners at Pi Kappa Phi and Theta Chi.

The overall GW theme is Children’s Books and our pairing’s theme is Madeline. Skit try-outs held earlier this week brought tons of talent together to jump-start the practicing. It will be very exciting to see what these girls put together!

A 12-minute act on one of the three Fling Preliminary evenings will conclude with a “cliffhanger ending”. We hope for the chance to be one of the five pairings invited to fulfill their “cliffhanger” at Finals on Friday at 7pm.

Keep up the great work girls!

GW 1st Annual Blood Drive Booth- A Success!

Changes in Greek Week 2010 Blood Drive bring a new aspect to the competition. This year’s new "Blood Drive Booth" is a huge recruiting tool to encourage individuals not participating in Greek Week to donate blood. These changes were made with the intention of reminding donors the importance of giving blood… to save lives! Sisters Gracey Roope (08) and Mamey Roope (09) took on the challenge, and are setting the bar high for years to come.

A big thanks to everyone who helped make this booth such a success!

Girls had a great time sporting the blood-decorated sailor hats while rocking out in Lowry Mall. Who said blood drives can’t be fun??!

Keep an eye out in the next edition of the Maneater for paparazzi prints.

**Satellite drive information soon to come. Here’s a way YOU can give blood at home and support DG in the spirit of Greek Week! **

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

EB Moore Advances to TOP 32 for GW Royalty!

Great news, everyone! Elizabeth "EB" Moore, a DG senior, has made it to the next round for Greek Week Royalty!

As our queen candidate, she's made it through the tough application process, as well as the extremely competitive first round interviews, and we couldn't be more proud. EB is an incredible representative for our house, and in light of the upcoming holiday....

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sisterhood Concert

Who doesn't love a guy who can sing and play guitar? That's what all the DGs were asking last Thursday night after Kelley James played a private concert in the Mu Chapter basement!

Sara Jane Kauffman (07) organized the performance for a special sisterhood event. Kelley James came as part of The Fraternity Tour. The Fraternity Tour brings up and coming musicians to Fraternity and Sorority houses across the nation. Check out some pictures of the event below!

Founders Day 2010

On Sunday Mu Chapter celebrated its 101st Founders Day. Founders Day is among the most honored of Delta Gamma's ritual traditions. It provides a special occasion when alumnae and collegians meet to remember the three Delta Gamma Founders and to rededicate themselves to the ideals of the Fraternity. It is also a great chance for Mu to share the events of the past year with alumni.

This year the event was planned by Sara Harris (09). The program opened with a performance of the Delta Gamma choir. After brunch President Amanda Klohmann (07) and past President Abby Warren (07) gave the State of the Chapter address and alum Danielle Hohmeier (05) did the role call of all the alumni in attendance. VP of Foundation Kathryn Bergmann (08) updated the chapter on service and philanthropy events and Director of Lectureship Breanna Hance (08) gave a preview into plans for next year's event. Afterwards Sara Harris presented the collegiate chapter awards (included below). The entire event was fantastic and visiting with alumni was an honor for current chapter members.

Most Outstanding in Pledge Class
09 Jenner Smith
08 Gracey Roope, Heather White
07 Amanda Klohmann
06 Brooke Nower

Activities Award
In recognition of your outstanding involvement in campus, community, and Delta Gamma activities.
09 Jenner Smith
08 Heather White
07 Abby Warren
06 Elaine Beck

Sunshine Award
In recognition of your ability to brighten our days.
09 Katherine Hickey
08 Hannah Price
07 Emily Donoho
06 Beth Kinamore

Whole Hearted Award
In recognition of your dedication, loyalty and friendship to all.
09 Lauren Crutchfield
08 Jamie Pietroburgo
07 Elise Friede
Jenny Lamm

Four Gold Girl Award
In recognition of your outstanding commitment to Delta Gamma in the areas of sisterhood, scholarship, activities, and service.
Brooke Nower

Carolyn Benton Cockefair
Named after the first President of Mu Chapter, this award is in recognition
of the Delta Gamma who has improved the quality of life for her sisters.
Amanda Klohmann

Alumni Awards
Ophelia Robinson Shepard Alumnae Award, for loyal and efficient alumnae service
Valerie Kistler Miller (former House Corp President)
Eureth Grant Doane Award in recognition of innovative, dynamic, and inspirational leadership
Terry Zeis White (former House Corp Secretary)

Meet the Seniors: Valerie Buckley

Valerie Buckley
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Communication & Science Disorders/ SLP
Dream Job: Working at a children's hospital on a trauma team with traumatic brain injury patients
Twitter: @ValMarieB

Past DG Involvement
Director of Funds, Director of Rituals, New Member Mentor

Other Group Affiliations
National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
Linguistics Society
- Intern at Robert J. Combs Speech Language and Hearing Pre-School
- Applebee's Waitress "for 6 years running (whoop whoop!)"

Year in College: Junior
Class: Sociology of the Family.... take it, it's amazing!!
DG Lunch: TACO BAR!!
DG Dessert: Chocolate Heath Bar cake
Location within the DG House: 3rd floor baby!
DG RAMS Performance: Legally Blonde
Spring Break Experience: Panama City Beach '06 & '07!

1) Imagine you didn't have DG in your life... describe your personality/life.
"I think I would know a lot less people when out and about on campus or during nights out at the bars. DG definitely has a way of broadening your social circle! College wouldn't have been nearly as much fun without all of the fun opportunities that DG provided!"
2) What about DG will you miss the most?
"Taco bar, Mom, Pinafore, and all of the amazing girls that it has brought into my life!"

"You are an amazing and beautiful group of women who will all do great things with your lives. You have all made my college experience absolutely amazing and I'm proud to call every single one of you my sister and my friend! RMD sisters!"

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meet the Seniors: Blaire Vandiver

Blaire Vandiver

Hometown: Richmond, Missouri
Major: Agriculture Business Management
Dream Job: Medical Supply Sales Representative

Past DG Involvement
Dance, Skit, Junior/Senior Event Planner

Other Group Affiliations
ZOI Intern

Describe yourself before college in FIVE words
Immature, irresponsible, motivated, athletic, selfish
Describe yourself now in FIVE words
Responsible, well-aware, (still) selfish, determined, & a good time

Year in College: Sophomore
Teacher/Class: Sales & Cool
Experience Outside of DG: Study Abroad Ambassador in Ireland - Summer 2009
DG Lunch: Chicken nuggets, mac 'n cheese
Location within the DG House: The four-man
DG Rams Performance: Legally Blonde
Spring Break Experience: San Diego 2009 was amazing!!!!!

1) Imagine that you didn't have DG in your life... describe your personality/life.
"I would live at home because I would be miserable at Mizzou!"
2) What about DG will you miss the most?
"The sister bonding and always being able to call up a sister to hang out with."

Friday, March 5, 2010

Meet the Seniors: Eliza Murphy

Eliza Murphy
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Dream Job: Investigative Correspondent at Dateline NBC

Past DG Involvement
Delta Gamma Representative for Greek Advocates (a group of fraternity men & sorority women dedicated to educating & empowering the Greek community in order to unite against relationship & sexual violence)

Other Group Affiliations
Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)

Year in College: Sophomore
Teacher/Class: Greeley Kyle, Broadcast II
Experience Outside of DG: Summer in the City with some saucy Delta Gees! (See Cassie's Previous blog post...) Interning/Living/Loving every minute of NEW YORK CITY, Summer 2009.
DG Lunch: Hands down, mac & fingers. On a rainy day, though.... grilled cheese & tomato soup, duh.
Location within the DG House: ANNEX.

1) Imagine that you didn't have DG in your life... describe your personality/life.
"I literally would only know people in the broadcast sequence. Lame."
2) What about DG will you miss the most?
"Mysteriously microwaved cell phones..."

"CHEERS, y'all!"

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Meet the Seniors: Adrienne Huff

Adrienne Huff
Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
Major: Textile & Apparel Management
Dream Job: Celebrity stylist/ Fashion buyer/ Work for E! News

Past DG Involvement
New Member Mentor (2007), Birthday Crew

Other Group Affiliations
Association of Textile and Apparel Management (ATAM), Model Citizen Fashion Show, Assistant Manager at Envy (clothing boutique)

Year in College: Sophomore - Can't beat it.
Class: Any class with a bunch of DGs in it.
Experience Outside of DG: Summer (2008) studying abroad in Alicante, Spain
DG Lunch: Mac & cheese/ chicken fingers
DG Dessert: Cookie cake sandwich
Location within DG House: 3-man on the 3rd floor (on the portico side)
DG RAMS performance: Legally Blonde
Spring Break Experience: Freshman year, but the ski trips top them all!

1) Imagine that you didn't have DG in your life... describe your personality/life.
"I wouldn't have some of the amazing friends that I have today. We do everything together. I for sure wouldn't have gained the extra sophomore DG lbs. that everybody manages to gain, due to the fact we ate all of the time living in the house... you know it's true."
2) What about DG will you miss the most?
"Everything! I get emotional all the time thinking about graduating and leaving this place. I don't ever want it to end."

"I love you all! You guys are the best friends a girl could ever ask for. Thanks for all of the amazing memories. Can we still have Pinafore when we are 50?"

Monday, March 1, 2010

Meet the Seniors: Katie Voss

Katie Voss

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Journalism - Strategic Communications
Dream Job: Art Director for Couture Fashion Label

Past DG Involvement
New Member Mentor (2007), Actress in recruitment skit (2007)

Other Group Affiliations
TCOB Study Abroad Programs, Student Manager for Bergamo, Italy Program (2008 - current)
Swank Boutique - works on merchandising & marketing

Describe yourself before college in FIVE words 
Shy, quiet, awkward, brunette, timid
Describe yourself now in FIVE words
Outgoing, too loud, still awkward, blonde, fun-loving

Year in College: Junior
Teacher/Class: Kopcha - Strategic Writing II
Experience Outside of DG: Studying abroad in Bergamo, Italy (Summers 08-10)
DG Lunch: "Chicken fingers & mac n cheese... mmm..."
Location within DG House: "The costume closet... so many great finds."
DG RAMS Performance: Legally Blonde, 2008
Spring Break Experience: Freshman year in Panama City Beach... "Barrel of Fun, Mustaches, enough said..."

1) Imagine that you didn't have DG in your life... describe your personality/life.
"Boring, lazy, and let's be honest, probably a goth."
2) What about DG will you miss the most? 
"T-Shirts, food, Grey's Anatomy watch parties, oh, and I guess...my friends!"

"RMD. Stay in touch sisters, do it for Jessica Smothers. Meow."

DGs picked to be Pi Chis

Can't believe it is already time to start thinking about Fall Recruitment 2010, but Mizzou Greek Life is hard at work preparing already! Congrats to A 2010 PI CHI (08) and A 2010 PI CHI (08) - the girls have been selected to be Panhellenic Counselors (Pi Chi) for Recruitment 2010.

Pi Chis are PHA sorority members who disaffiliate from their sorority chapters during recruitment in order to assist potential members through the formal recruitment process. We will lose the girls' help during Recruitment and Work Week, but they will surely be great leaders for all of the potential members. Way to be DGs!


Hola from Espana

You can find an anchor no matter what city, or even foreign country you are in!

DGs are always ready for an adventure and Tracy Haden (07) and Erin Sullivan (08), both pictured above, are no exceptions. The girls are spending the semester studying abroad in Alicante, Spain. They take classes by day, explore the city by night, and are quickly learning how to put their spanish language education to use. 

We miss both of them a lot, but we love hearing about their adventures and even receiving post cards (thanks Tracy) to share at chapter. The girls have already visited places like Munich and Valencia and even got the chance to join in the celebration of Carnaval. Through facebook, e-mail, blogs, and skype, we get a chance to still be a part of their exciting lives, but we can't wait for them to come back next semester and tell us all about their adventures in person! 

Have fun girls, keep taking pics with anchors!