Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Pledge Class Spotlight

Ali P. Ward

Hometown: Kirkwood, MO

Major: Psychology

Dream Job: Sports Psychologist

Favorite class and why: Learning Strategies... no tests!

Favorite thing about DG so far: All the fun girls I've met so far; they are so fun to hang out with!

What dorm do you live in: Jones

Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: I can't wait for the next four years together; I'm so excited to get to know everyone!

DG Dads Invade Columbia

Last weekend the lovely ladies of Delta Gamma were accompanied all weekend long by their #1 men - their fathers. The dads were treated to a comedy show at Deja Vu Comedy Club and a (blowout) Tigers football game on Saturday. In-between events members let their dads tour Delta Gamma and explore campus and Columbia. I think our dads are already counting down the days until next years event!

Seniors and their dads - this is how they posed four years ago...

... and this is how they pose now - way to train your dads to 'throw it up' girls!

In-house sophomore pledge class members pose on the front steps of Delta Gamma.

Lauren Pusateri (09) poses with her dad next to the DG Anchor.

New member Kristen Cassidy (10) gives her dad a tour of her new chapter.

Ashley Schindler (09) and Jacquie Parker (09) show off their DG Dad's Weekend gear.

Senior DG picked for top 30 in Mizzou's Homecoming Royalty

The 2010 Homecoming Steering Committee has released the Homecoming Top 30 Royalty Candidates. The top 15 men and 15 women represent some of Mizzou’s most outstanding seniors.

 Candidates were selected based on a paper application and an interview with Mizzou faculty, alumni and staff. The Top 30 Candidates now move on to a final round of interviews before being selected to Homecoming Court, which will consist of five senior men and five senior women. Amanda Klohmann (PC '07) was selected out of 135 applicants.

Top 15 Women:

NameSponsoring Organization
Kelly BrophyChi Omega
Sarah BurroughsZeta Tau Alpha
Aly FriendAlpha Delta Pi
Linda HabibiTour Team
Kelli HaganKappa Alpha Theta
Alexandrya HolleyAlpha Kappa Alpha
Erin JunkelMU Tour Team
Amanda KlohmannDelta Gamma (photo left)
Jacquelinne MejiaHispanic-American Leadership Organization
Kelsey MirandoKappa Alpha Theta
Megan OgarKappa Delta
Courtney ScottKappa Alpha Theta
Rachel TernikHatch Hall (Residential Life)
Shannon WhitneyNew Student Programs
Sue YunChi Omega

Top 15 Men:

NameSponsoring Organization
John BowenLambda Chi Alpha
Logan ChrislawAlpha Gamma Rho
Mark FowlerPhi Kappa Theta
Nick GerthPhi Kappa Theta
Logan HamptonAlumni Association Student Board
Andrew HowardADAPT/PAWS: Wellness Resource Center
Mark LevittAlpha Epsilon Pi
Andrew LorenzPi Kappa Phi
Jonathan MetzgerFarmHouse
Forrest MeyenHawLe Wood Residence Hall
Justin MulliganAlpha Kappa Psi
Alex RuppenthalAlumni Association Student Board
Chris SpurlockTour Team
Mark WehmeyerFarmHouse
Justin YeaterAlumni Association Student Board

Congratulations to the 2010 Homecoming Top 30 Royalty Candidates
To keep up with all Homecoming updates follow @MU_Homecoming on Twitter

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall issue of Anchora out now!

Check out the Fall issue of the
Anchora - and make sure to look at page 4 that features a photo from Mu's Bid Day and all of the potential members invading the Quad. The Anchora is available in an online form here!

And make sure to read page 9 with an "Advisor Tribute" written by alum Danielle Hohmeier (05) and Ambika Behal (05) to their former advisor and current Columbia Alumni Chapter President Katie Lampitt.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

DG participates in Sigma Nu Kung Fu

Sigma Nu unveiled its first annual "Sigma Nu Kung Fu" philanthropy this weekend and of course DG was there to help! Sigma Nu Kung Fu puts participating teams into a Kung Fu style wrestling match complete with sumo body suits and mats. Enjoy the pictures below of the DG team getting suited up and in action - check back for an update to see how we did in the event overall.

Elissa Curtis (10) gives Allie Schamburg (10) a pep talk before her match

New member Kristen Cassidy (10) shows off her sumo skills

Some members of Sigma Nu 'throw it up' with Delta Gammas

New members Kristen Cassidy, Allie Schamburg, Claire Darnell, and Alyssa Wollard pose with their gold medals

Homecoming Blood Drive - how you can help!

Dear Alumnae and Friends,

On behalf of the Mizzou Alumni Association and the American Red Cross we would like to ask for your support and participation in the 25th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive. The Homecoming Blood Drive not only supports the University of Missouri but it is also a chance to help individuals in need. Each unit of blood collected at a drive helps approximately 3 people and serves hospitals that are currently without needed units of blood.

This year the Red Cross and Mizzou Alumni Association celebrate a partnership 25 years strong. Homecoming is an opportunity for Mizzou Alumni to celebrate Mizzou’s spirit of service and give back to the community. Over the past 25 years, Mizzou’s blood drive has consistently been one of the largest student-run Blood Drives in the nation.

The Homecoming Blood Drive will be held in Columbia, MO from October 11th- 14th at the Hearnes Center. If you are unable to return to Columbia for the blood drive you can still support Mizzou through our Satellite Blood Drive locations. You will have 25 days to donate at one of our satellite drives, from September 23 through October 17th. Please refer to the below list for a Satellite Blood Drive location near you.

Once again, we appreciate your time and energy spent donating to this charitable cause. The Mizzou Alumni Association thanks you for your support in helping us maintain our status as the nation’s largest blood drive.

Sincerely, Lucy Rusk - Delta Gamma Homecoming Blood Drive Liaison

Kansas City Area

Tuesday, September 28th, 10:30am to 1:30pm

Midland Empire American Red Cross Chapter

401 N. 12th St.

St. Joseph, MO

Sponsor code: StJoeMO

Monday, October 4th, 3pm to 7pm

Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center

6200 Martway

Mission, KS

Sponsor code: MizzouSatellite

Friday, October 1st, 10am to 2pm

Kansas City Midtown American Red Cross

211 W. Armour Blvd

Kansas City, MO

Sponsor code: MUMidtownARC

Friday, October 15th, 2pm to 6pm

YMCA Community Room

10301 E. State Route 350

Raytown, MO

Sponsor code: MUYMCARaytown

St. Louis Area

September 17 through October 18, hours vary

American Red Cross Regional Headquarters

4050 Lindell Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63108

West County Donation Center

13369 Olive Blvd.

Chesterfield, MO 63017

St. Charles Donation Center

508 S. 5th St.

St. Charles, MO 63303

South County Donation Center

9230 Watson Rd.

Crestwood, MO 63126

North County Donation Center

3533 Dunn Rd.

Florissant, MO 63031

Fairview Heights, IL Center

10220 Lincoln Trail

Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Springfield, MO

October 12 through October 14, hours vary

American Red Cross Donation Center

313 E. Battlefield

Springfield, MO 65807

Cape Girardeau

September 17 through October 18, hours vary

Cape Girardeau Donation Center

20 South Mt. Auburn Rd.

Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Audrain County

Monday, September 27th, 11:30am to 4:00pm

St. John’s Church

1000 Dorcas St.

Mexico, MO 65265

Sponsor code: MexicoChapter

Adair County

Monday, October 4th, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

The Journal Building

112 W. McPherson St.

Kirksville, MO 63501

Chicago, IL

All blood drives during the month of October will be Alumni Drives. Contact your nearest American Red Cross location for details or visit and search by zip code.


Contact your local American Red Cross office for details.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Watermelon Fest UPDATE!

The point totals are in, and the winner of Lambda Chi Alpha's Watermelon Fest of 2010 is... none other than the women of Delta Gamma! Out of the possible 1000 points, DG earned 850 to put us in first. Congrats ladies, and thanks to everyone who participated.

Here is a look at the point breakdown/winners:
*Watermelon Fest Games- Delta Gamma = 250 points
*Queen Contest- Sigma Sigma Sigma = 50 points
*Serenades- Delta Gamma = 150 points
*Banner- Alpha Phi = 100 points
*Service-Sigma Sigma Sigma and Delta Gamma tie = 250 points
*T-Shirts- Delta Gamma = 200 points

Monday, September 20, 2010

DGs race for a cure in the 1st ever Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure

More than 4,000 people participated in the fight against breast cancer by attending the first ever Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure on Sunday morning - and guess which girls were there, your DGs of course!

New member Elissa Curtis (10) helped organize a team of DGs to race in the event. The girls woke up early on Sunday morning to a huge thunderstorm, but they didn't let it hold them back. The entire event exceeded participant expectations despite the heavy storms. In the end, the fundraiser raised almost $150,000 to be donated in research for the cure of breast cancer. DG was so proud of our members who represented us in the race and we are so proud we took a proactive measure in helping battle breast cancer.

Learn more about the event here: Columbia Missourian

DG's Participate in Lambda Chi Alpha's Watermelon Fest!

The rain Sunday morning didn't stop multiple teams of Delta G's from participating in the men of Lambda Chi Alpha's philanthropy, Watermelon Fest. Watermelon fest includes relays and contests such as a watermelon eating contest, seed spitting, a watermelon toss, and watermelon tug-of-war. As part of the philanthropy many Delta Gamma's also went around with Lambda Chi's collecting food for the Central Missouri Food Bank.

All of the money raised from Watermelon Fest supports the North American Food Drive in conjunction with the Central Missouri Food Bank. For every dollar raised, 20 lbs of food is donated to the hungry.

Freshman DG's 'throw it up'

Sophomore DG's after Watermelon Fest

Friday, September 17, 2010

More on Lectureship 2010!

Didn't get the chance to attend the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics on Wednesday night? Check out this short video to see a little bit of the presentation given by Sean and Collins Touhy.

Also, check out some media coverage of the event:

HerCampus - Touhy family speaks at MU!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meet the Touhy's, Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethic 2010

Last night was Delta Gamma's Lectureship in Values and Ethics. This year the chapter brought Sean and Collins Touhy of The Blindside fame. The Touhy's spoke about the power of one and the impact that one person can have on a community. The event began with a book-signing at the University Bookstore where Cllins and Sean promoted their family's new book, In a Heartbeat. Afterwards the Touhy's joined Delta Gamma's, sponsors, and alumni at the Reynolds Alumni Center for a fantastic dinner. Following the meal everyone headed to Jesse Auditorium for the Touhy's presentation. The evening ended with a dessert reception at the Mu Chapter house and a chance for the Touhy's to meet Delta Gamma's and have a few photo opportunities. We want to share a lot more about this year's fabulous lectureship - but for now enjoy some of the shots captured throughout the night by Debbie Evans.

Check back for videos, news stories, and more photos over the next few days - there is SO much to share about this years event!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Pledge Class Spotlight

Lauren C. Goodman

Hometown: St. Louis

Major: Undeclared

Dream Job: Physical Therapist

Favorite class and why: Intimate Relationships; It's very interesting and we get to watch movies during class.

Favorite thing about DG so far: Hanging out with all of my new DG sisters!

What dorm do you live in: Jones

Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: I'm sooo excited to get to know all of you girls!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Pledge Class Spotlight

Emmi L. Stabler

Hometown: St. Louis

Major: Animal Sciences

Dream Job: Small Animal Veterinarian

Favorite class and why: History, because I get to sleep in until 10.

Favorite thing about DG so far: CUTE CLOTHES!

What dorm do you live in: Jones

Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: I cannot wait for the rest of this year! I am so excited to get to know all of you!

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Pledge Class Spotlight

Lexis A. Warner

: Saint Louis, MO
Major: Textile and Apparel Management

What dorm do you live in
: Jones

Dream Job
: To open my own store and start my own design company.

Favorite thing about DG so far
: I love my sisters and love our signature pose! Anchors rule.

Favorite class and why
: Nutrition and Science - I like to learn about the human body and what is good for it (plus the teacher is kind of cute).

Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class
: I look forward to meeting all of you and bonding with all my sisters! Teach me how to DG!

Dressed in Gold and Black, and a DG on top of that!

The first weekend of Mizzou Football is over - with Mizzou tallying its first victory of the season of course! We all know the football players work hard out there on the field, but don't forget about some other Mizzou student-athletes working just as hard from the sidelines! This year Mu Chapter is represented on the sidelines by Golden Girls and Cheerleaders who get to call DG their home when they are not shining on the field. We want to give a shout-out to our favorite gals on the sidelines - way to go girls, you look great and work hard keeping us fans entertained all game long!

Cheerleader Heather Hopkins (10) with Truman!

Golden Girls Sabrina McEvers (10), Alli Dennis (09), Faith Miller (10), Alle Pawelski (10), Skyler Still (10), Kaeli Kimes (08), and Courtney Alexander (08) 'throwing it up' before the game in St. Louis.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

DG Do Gooder - August

Name: Jessica Hughes

Pledge Class: 2007

Why she was chosen: Pledge class 07' member Jessica Hughes spent the summer in Gaborone, Botswana. Not only did she explore the African culture, but she also spent time working in a village - for this, Jessica is Mu Chapter's August Do Gooder. Congrats Jess! Read below to learn about her summer adventure and check out some amazing photos...

In her own words: "I participated in a public health exchange program in Gaborone, Botswana, near South Africa. I enjoyed the culture by living with a Batswana family and spending part of my time in the village of Mochudi. I took a public health class and a class on the culture and language in Botswana, which is called Setswana. Three days a week I had an internship in a public clinic. At the clinic I observed the general doctor and helped with wound wrapping and packaging pills for the pharmacy. However, I spent the majority my time observing in the HIV/ AIDS clinic. There I would see patients with the doctor and help where I could with consultations. I also spent some of my free time volunteering at a soup kitchen for orphans in a poor area of the city. I was lucky enough to attend the US vs. Ghana world cup game and to go on a safari in the Chobe national park.

It was an amazing experience, and I wish I could have stayed longer. One thing that I found to be very interesting is to see what it felt like to be in the minority. I learned that although many people think of Botswana and the United States as being very different places, the people are really not that different. It made me appreciate the differences I did see, but also to realize that we have many similarities. I realized that it is important to make the goals of our country goals that can really improve the quality of life in other parts of the world too."