Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Greek Week 2011 pairings!

THIS JUST IN from the Greek Week Steering Committee - the lucky fraternities to partner with the lovely ladies of Delta Gamma for Greek Week 2011 are....

... the men of Delta Tau Delta and Theta Chi!

Here are the other pairings for spring semester's Greek Week events:

Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Beta Phi
Beta Theta Pi Kappa Kappa Gamma
Delta Upsilon, Zeta Beta Tau Chi Omega
Sigma Chi, Delta Chi Kappa Delta
Pi Kappa Phi, Beta Sigma Psi Gamma Phi Beta
Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Tau Gamma, Acacia Kappa Alpha Theta
Delta Tau Delta, Theta Chi Delta Gamma
Alpha Gamma Rho, Tau Kappa Epsilon Zeta Tau Alpha
Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Kappa Psi Sigma Sigma Sigma
Alpha Epsilon Pi, Sigma Nu Alpha Chi Omega
Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Sigma Phi Alpha Delta Pi
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Kappa Sigma Phi Mu
Farmhouse, Phi Delta Theta Alpha Phi
Alpha Gamma Sigma, Phi Gamma Delta Delta Delta Delta

Monday, November 29, 2010

New PHA officers for 2011!

On November 14, Mu President Amanda Klohmann (07) and Mu VP PHA-Elect Stacey Sheridan (09) represented the chapter at the Greek Life PHA elections. The morning was full of speeches by the excellent members of the Mizzou Greek Life community hoping to become representatives for the 2011 year. Congrats to the newly elected PHA Council - we know you will do a great job!

New officers:

President: Michelle Parsons
VP-Programming: Alli Files
VP-Risk Management: Anna Kuhn
VP-Recruitment External: Katherine Whitaker
VP-Recruitment Internal: Beth Cressman
VP-Member Education & Development: Shelley Valvero
VP-Public Relations: Crystal Richardson
VP-Finance & Records: Jamie Scherping

Twitter campaign for more Tiger football

There are a few things us DG bloggers all love unconditionally - Mu Chapter, fabulous party pics, and macaroni and cheese day at the house. But we are also HUGE fans of Tiger football. So we are combining our love for Mizzou football with our love for blogging/twitter/all things social media. There is currently a twitter campaign using the hashtag #MizzouBowl in attempts to get the attention of the AT&T Cotton Bowl organizers. These socially savvy Mizzou fans want to prove their team deserves to be in the big bowl game. And guess what, you can help!

Here's how:
1. Vote in the poll here: http://www.attcottonbowl.com/home/
2. Get on twitter: Use the #mizzoubowl hashtag and tweet @ATTcottonbowl nonstop

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fraternal Thoughts: A Woman's Touch

Fraternal Thoughts is a great blog that focuses on gathering thoughtful conversation about Greek Life and the fraternity movement (we suggest you check it out). Thanks to Greek Life advisor Julie Drury for passing on this article to our chapters a few weeks ago - we liked it so much we thought we would share it with everyone!

A Woman's Touch

One morning about three weeks ago, my 4-year old, who would typically go to school with bedhead that would make Don King jealous, emerged from the bathroom with a very wet and surprisingly well-combed head of hair. He did this on his own, and my wife and I had no clue what brought it on. After all, this was the kid that would run screaming through the house like his rump was on fire if we had even tried to put a few drops of water on his melon. As I drove my well-groomed little gentleman to school, I continued to wonder about what caused this change in behavior.

Once I got to school and dropped him off, the reason became very clear. It’s name was Olivia.

This incident reminded me of the tremendous power women have to influence men’s behavior. Whether it be our moms, sisters, girlfriends, or wives, we as men owe a lot to women for civilized behavior. If not for my wife, I’d probably look like this guy ---->

As we try to advance the men's fraternity movement, we could use some help from our female friends. Many fraternities and fraternity men behave badly – being insensitive at best and harmful at worst. A lot of these men receive an assist from women who let them off the hook. They let them feel no consequences for their boorish behavior.

The amount of influence that women have on men is so consequential, that they may be the best answer to creating a more values-driven fraternity culture.

So – I implore the undergraduate women reading this to do a few simple things to help us right the fraternal ship. These suggestions won't take a lot of time, but you may change the course of history. Here is what I’m asking you to do:

§ If you hear some fraternity guys refer to a woman as a conquest or a piece of ass, walk away. And don’t return.

§ If the guest bathroom in the fraternity house reminds you of a port-a-potty on the last day of the state fair, stop visiting.

§ Please stop dating, hanging out with, or even acknowledging any guy who wears a shirt like this.

§ The same goes for any guy who can’t drink an alcoholic beverage without calling everyone around him “dude”, shouting “YEAH!” to his buddies every three minutes, or making nonstop guttural noises like a Cro-Magnon in heat.

§ If you host a social event with another fraternity, follow your risk management policy. Demand that the men follow theirs. Or shut it down.

§ Practice your icy stare for those "educational" moments, such as when a man makes a demeaning comment about a woman's weight, tells an insensitive joke, or reads a Playboy magazine in front of you.

§ A formal is a tradition in which men act like gentlemen and women act like ladies. Expect the former and do the latter.

§ Don't go to this (nor encourage any men's fraternity to refer to themselves as "nasty dogs"):

§ If your boyfriend is a hazer, ask him if that's how he'll raise his kids.

§ If a fraternity drops by to invite you to a "Pimps and Ho's" party, don't cheer. Or giggle. Or even smile. Wonder instead why you didn't tell them to get the hell out. And then tell them to get the hell out.

§ Does your well-choreographed serenade feel and look like a lap dance? Stop and think.

§ Brainstorm creative adjectives to call a man who brags to you about the award his chapter gave him for hooking up with the most women in the past week.

§ Drop hints. Did your lawnmower break down? I bet most fraternities are hosting a brunch for parent's weekend, don't you think? Wow - that new yellow stain on your hat is the biggest one yet!

§ When a female friend of yours is absolutely wasted and being led away by a guy she just met, do what everyone else tells you to do: get her out of the situation. Then find the guy, and in as public a way as possible, confront him in a voice that will haunt him forever.

§ Raise your expectations of how men should dress, how they should act, how they should talk, and how they should treat you.

§ Expect them to be fraternity men. Tolerate nothing less.

Oh - and if appropriate, tell them their hair looks nice when combed

Turkey Day, 2010!

Monday, November 15, 2010

MSA election voting starts today - help DG rock the vote!

TODAY begins the 2010 MSA elections. The Travis-Horan campaign is asking you to get out there and vote - even if it is not for them! This year they are hoping to help promote and achieve the most participated in MSA election ever.

Voting is easy, all you need to do is follow this link to an online ballot! You have two days to vote and get one ballot, so make sure to fill yours out now and then tell your friends.

Click here to vote: http://vote.missouri.edu/

DGs on Greek Week Steering Committee

Congratulations to Amanda Klohmann (07), Nikki Bracken (08) and Katie Reichenbach (09) on being selected for the 2011 Greek Week Steering Committee!

Amanda Klohmann (07), Nikki Bracken (08), and Katie Reichenbach (09)

These three DGs join quad-director Kelly Nelson (07) in planning and putting on an all-Greek philanthropic event made up of games, a talent competition (fling), service events, a golf tournament and a royalty competition among other activities. Last year the committee raised over $140,000 for 14 local beneficiaries.

This week, Delta Gamma will be "courting" three men's pairings to determine who they will be paired with for Greek Week next semester. They are Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Tau Gamma and Acacia (Tuesday); Delta Tau Delta and Theta Chi (Wednesday); and Alpha Gamma Rho and Tau Kappa Epsilon (Thursday).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fall Party 2010

Delta Gamma hosted their annual Fall Party with the women of Delta Delta Delta on November 11 at Forge and Vine. Enjoy the photos of Mu's night out.

The 2011 slate is in...

It's November and that means (somehow) this semester is coming to a close. While are current Chapter Management Team is hard at work instituting the final programs and events of the semester, they are also looking toward this future. Over the past two weeks Mu Chapter has completed its slating process for the 2011 Chapter Management Team - below is our new list of chapter leaders, congratulations girls!

President: Gracey Roope

VP: Programming: Jenner Smith

VP: Social Standards: Taylor Deppe

VP: Member Education: Lauren Crutchfield

VP: Membership: Amy Voloto

VP: Finance: Katie Moore

VP: Foundation: Cameron Sprock

VP: Panhellenic: Stacey Sheridan

VP: Communication: Avenly Jones

Scholarship: Sarah Harris

Rituals: Mamey Roope

Social Events; Lucy Rusk

Recruitment Records: Morgan Coleman

House manager: Kelsey Tracy

Recruitment: Katie Jackson

New Members: Elissa Curtis

Activities: Melissa Murphy

Public Relations: Katie Reichenbach

Funds: Leigh McLaughlin

Senior Programming: Morgan Grawe

Special Events: Jackie Parker

Alumnae Relations: Lauren Hagerty

Chapter Archives: Alyssa Wollard

Fundraising: Stephanie Faerber

Anchor Spalsh: Nikki Bracken

Spirit: Paige Codilis, Kelsey Tracy

Sportswear: Caryn Lippincott

Banners: Lauren Pusateri

Songs: Ashley Archer

Points: Jordan Berlind

Honor Board:

Junior Member: Ashley Archer

Sophomore Member: Carly Voloto

Member at Large: Ellie Shamel

Alternate Honor Board Member: Hannah Price

Sisterhood Events: Kenzie Dolan

Friday, November 5, 2010

DG Do Gooder- October

It is a bit late (try 5 days late) but the DG bloggers wanted to still bring you October's DG Do Gooder... October's Do Gooder is pledge class 2008 member Molly Clay!

Why was she nominated?
Molly organized all of the events that were a part of Anchor Splash. This year Anchor Splash raised $14,000 dollars, the most ever! Almost all of the credit goes to Molly and her crazy organization skills and countless hours she spent planning.

In her own words:
When you first found out you were director of anchor splash after slating what was your initial reaction?
I thought Oh no what have I gotten myself into!

What was the hardest part of your job?
I would say the hardest part was just staying on top of everything that needed to be done, and keeping everything organized.

What was the best part of your job?
A lot of the girls in the house who I didn't know before offered to help me out, so I really enjoyed getting to meet them all.

How do you feel about how much money you were able to organize DG to raise?
I am so excited that I was able to be a part of such a successful event this year, and it couldn't of happened without the help of everybody in DG!

Will you be dreaming of boys in speedos forever?
Well of course, after seeing those dances who wouldn't?

Help refresh MedZou!

The MedZou Clinic is competing in the Pepsi Refresh Project for a chance to win a $50,000 grant. The grants are going to help fund great ideas around the U.S. If they win, MedZou will use the money to purchase imaging equipment.

MedZou is a free community health clinic in Columbia totally operated by Mizzou medical and pre-med students. It provides care free-of-charge to residents of Columbia who can't pay to see a regular physician or who don't have insurance. Because MedZou is in no way funded by the university, money from donors and grants are how MedZou is able to keep an open clinic. To be awarded this grant, MedZou needs support from the students of Columbia. You can vote for MedZou every day in the Pepsi Refresh Project competition. All you need to do it follow the directions below...

1. Send a text to 103787
2. In the message part of the text type in 73774
3. Hit send

Simple as that!

To learn more visit the sites below:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

It seems crazy that Halloween has already come and gone (time flies when you're having fun, right?) but check out these lovely Delta Gammas in their Halloween costumes!

Looking good ladies! Before you know it we'll be wrapped in garland and rocking the Santa Claus hat!