Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays from Mu Chapter!

The women of Delta Gamma at Mizzou would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season! We are enjoying our time away from classes to spend time at home with our family, but before our winter break began, we made time to celebrate the holidays with our sisters. Members of NMCs '10 and '11 used DG's pretty outdoor lights as a backdrop for holiday group shots.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Twilight Brings Sisters Together

Mu chapter DGs crowded Hollywood Theaters' Columbia location early Friday morning, November 18th. The sisterhood event, planned by 2012 PI CHI (NMC '10), brought sisters together for the 12:45 am showing of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1. We filled an entire theater and many ladies channeled their favorite character with awesome costumes!

The best dressed award went to Summer Bridges and Kelsey Porter (NMC '10) who are pictured at left. They won a gift card to the theater for future movie dates.

The event was a huge success and a great start to our long Thanksgiving Break!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!!

As Delta Gammas, we have a LOT to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We are grateful for our founders Mary Comfort Leonard, Eva Webb Dodd, & Anna Boyd Ellington and their vision of developing a sisterhood based on the principles of leadership, friendship, philanthropy, and academic excellence. We are thankful for all the alumnae that have blazed the trail for us and continue to support DG so that we can experience all this fraternity has to offer. We are thankful for our parents and families and the constant support, both financially and emotionally, they provide us with. We are thankful for all our advisors, VPs, and directors, for their steadfast guidance and leadership. Last but not least, we are thankful for each other. Without our sisters, our college experience (and rest of our lives) would not be the same. We hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Way to be a DG! 11/14/11

This week's Way to be a DG goes out to all who made Anchor Splash possible and, of course, a special thanks to the lovely Nikki Bracken for organizing everything!

Without all the help from our very dedicated members, things wouldn't have been such a success. Thank you again to all the coaches, seniors and everyone else for lending a helping hand!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Anchor Splash 2011

Today was Delta Gamma's annual philanthropy, Anchor Splash, benefitting the organization Service for Sight! Teams of men from the fraternities on campus joined the girls at the Mizzou Recreational Center to dress in goofy costumes and perform silly dances, as well as synchronized swimming routines. The day was filled with laughter. The DG girls had the chance to coach the men throughout the past couple weeks to ensure their dances were perfect! Winning fraternity is to be announced shortly!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DG Dad's Weekend

On October 21st and 22nd, Delta Gamma girls celebrated Dad's Weekend and invited their dads to come visit them for a fun-filled weekend in Columbia. On Friday, DG held a casino night at the chapter house. Poker tables were set up, and both the dads and daughters enjoyed a night of delicious treats and poker games. On Saturday, the girls cheered on the Tigers with their dads as Mizzou took on Oklahoma State in a gripping football game. The weekend was a huge success, and we cannot wait to invite our dads back next fall!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mizzou Centennial Homecoming

Mizzou, the originator of the Homecoming tradition, was proud to celebrate its 100th homecoming this October. Each year, every sorority is paired with a fraternity to participate in service projects, fundraisers, a blood drive, a parade, and a theatrical production. Delta Gamma was thrilled to be paired with the men of Kappa Alpha Order for the centennial Homecoming. This year's theme was Celebrations, and our pairing's theme was Halloween. Our skit was centered around the adventures of some Halloween characters and the troubles they encounter with three witches (to the left). After hours of hard work, our skit and dance turned out great! We are also proud to have won 1st place in Service and 1st place in Merchandise. Homecoming was an overall success for all, and the ladies of Delta Gamma had a blast celebrating and making a difference. Special thanks go out to our Homecoming liaisons, Kelsey Tracy and Morgan Coleman!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Member Class Spotlight

Christina Balsamo
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Dorm: Wolpers Hall
Major: Hospitality Management
Share a dream that you have, something you would like to do or see some day: I've never been out of the country, so I'd love to study abroad during my college career.
Favorite thing about Delta Gamma so far: Being able to meet all my new sisters!
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: We are going to have a blast for the next four years!

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Member Class Spotlight

Hunter Whitt
Home: Lake St. Louis, MO
Dorm: Galena
Major: Textile and Apparel Management
Share a dream that you have, something you would like to do or see some day: I want to be on the cast of Real World.
Favorite thing about Delta Gamma so far: All the beautiful new DG babes that I get to call my sisters forever!
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: Alpha Beta Theta :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Member Class Spotlight

Samantha Dulle
Hometown: Saint Louis
Dorm: Jones
Major: Journalism
Share a dream that you have, something you would like to do or see some day: Travel all of Europe
Favorite thing about Delta Gamma so far: How much all the girls truly love and commit to the chapter.
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: ABT!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Member Class Spotlight

Emily Csengody
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Dorm: Jones
Major: Journalism
Share a dream that you have, something you would like to do or see some day: Being the editor of Vogue magazine
Favorite thing about Delta Gamma so far: Having 80 new sisters!
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: Alpha Beta Theta :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Way to be a DG! 10/4/11

Every week vp: social standards Taylor Deppe presents our "Way to be a DG" award to an outstanding member (or group of members) that have contributed an exceptional amount of time and effort to the chapter and deserve special recognition at our chapter meeting! Without these girls' hard work and dedication, we wouldn't have the wonderful chapter we do today.

This week's "Way to be a DG" for the new member class goes out to Kayle Carr for organizing the new member class' PowerPoint!

And for the active members, Katie Reichenbach, PC '09 and Mercedes Ordonez, PC '10 are applauded for their efforts in organizing Lectureship this year! Once again, Delta Gamma, Mu chapter had a wonderfully successful event and loved every second of it!

Thanks again, ladies!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Delta Gamma Lectureship

This past Wednesday, one man was at the center of Delta Gamma’s attention— Aron Ralston! We selected Aron as our speaker for our annual DG Foundation in Values and Ethics Lectureship. Needless to say, he was definitely an inspiration. Aron’s heartrending story hit the big screen this past year with the release of the Oscar-nominated film, 127 Hours.

Gracey Roope (Chapter President), Aron Ralston, & Katie Reichenbach (Director of Lectureship)

Aron, a natural adventure-seeker, was hiking in a canyon in eastern Utah when an 800-pound boulder fell from above him, pinning his right arm and trapping him in a remote 3-foot wide slot for 5 days. With barely any food and water, and little hope for survival, Aron managed to free himself by using a dull pocketknife to amputate his own arm. “I did not lose my hand, but I gained my life back,” he said of the life-changing experience.

Aron’s story was truly motivating, and his encouraging words about overcoming adversity radiated throughout the entire audience. Aron reminded us that ANYTHING is possible!

New Member Class Spotlight

Afton Nicole Doyle

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Dorm: In house
Major: Nursing
Share a dream that you have, something you would like to do or see some day: I would like to travel to all seven continents in my lifetime
Favorite thing about Delta Gamma so far: How good of a group of girls that we really all are
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: BEST ONE YET, 2011 (:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Member Class Spotlight

Mackenzie Michaletz

Rochester, Minnesota
Dorm: North
Major: Business - Marketing
Share a dream that you have, something you would like to do or see some day: See the 7 wonders of the world.
Favorite thing about Delta Gamma so far:
Meeting all the babies and hanging out with everyone. (:
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: I LOVE ALL THE BABIES!

Puppy Love Fundraiser

Puppy love is so addicting! So, when Delta Gammas heard of Delta Sigma Phi's fundraiser, they willingly went down the block to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

The sleep puppy (above) is in heaven while Carson Love (PC '10) rubs his belly.

Allie Riordan, Ali Ward and Carson Love (PC '10) play with this fluffy puppy.

Girls paid $3 to play with the adorable puppies and enjoy fellowship with the men of Delta Sigma Phi. Hotdogs, chips and drinks were also included on this gorgeous day. All proceeds - including the entry fee that Delta Gamma girls paid - went straight to Habitat for Humanity.

Delta Gammas were so enthusiastic to get together with the men of Delta Sigma Phi to contribute to their wonderful fundraiser!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Brand New Member Class!

Recruitment is officially over, and we would like to congratulate our amazing new pledge class! We are all thrilled to call these ladies our sisters.
Introducing the 2011 Pledge Class:
Alexander, Sarah
Avery, Julia
Balsamo, Christina
Bellmann, Emma
Bleyer, Madylin (Mady)
Bohannon, Natalie
Bosworth, Chelsea
Boyd, Caitlin
Bromley, Courtney
Burgess, Hayley
Burke, Madeline
Burnett, Sarah
Callahan, Cayla
Carr, Kayle
Cousin-Pahde, Jenna
Crocker, Katherine
Csengody, Emily
Doyle, Afton
Dulle, Samantha
Ehrhardt, April
Hammack, Elizabeth (Lizzi)
Hanlen, Madeline (Maddie)
Harrell, Alyssa
Hessler, Andrea
Hill, Maddison
Hyde, Olivia (Liv)
Jost, Katherine (Katie)
Kaldenberg, Megan
Kaspar, Jessica (Jess)
Keen, Georgia
Kraemer, Kelsey
Kurlandski, Valerie (Val)
Lanoue, Allison (Allie)
Lawson, Danielle (Dani)
Maas, Anne (Annie)
McCarthy, Kailey
McLane, Marissa
Merritt, Murielle
Michaletz, Mackenzie
Morris, Sarah
Murray, Karin (Nicole)
Ott, Lindsey (LO)
Petrovich, Mary
Pickel, Faye
Polivka, Brooke
Purcell, Sally
Ragsdale, Alexandra (Lexi)
Reaume, Genevieve
Remien, Shalynn (Shale)
Reyes, Samantha
Richardson, Alyssa
Rieck, Sarah
Ringness, Madeline (Maddy)
Rodriguez, Elle
Salchow, Ellen (Elle)
Saracino, Kathryn (Kayli)
Schamburg, Ashley
Schoen, Emily
Schweich, Emilie
Smith, Patreece
Sproat, Michelle
Staggemeier, Taylor
Steinsberger, Caitlyn
Straussner, Alexandra (Ally)
Sunberg, Stephanie
Van der Watt, Ashleigh
Vega, Abigail (Abby)
Weaver, Madyson (Mady)
Welin, Emily
Wellman, Carrie
Wendell, Lauren
West, Alayna (Alli)
Whelan, Emily
Whitt, Hunter
Williams, Brooke
Williams, Caroline
Woods, Megan
Xu, Sharlene

Monday, August 15, 2011

Greeks Doing Good

Check out this great article from the Huffington Post! A DG member is even mentioned towards the end. Greeks really can build a better world!

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Pledge Class Spotlight

Madeline Keppeler
Hometown: St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Major: Undecided
Dream Job: Super model.... it would never happen! But it would be lots of fun!
Favorite class and why: My health and nutrition class because it's really interesting, and I enjoy learning about it
Favorite thing about DG so far: Going out with all new girls and the really cute clothes
What dorm do you live in: Jones
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: So excited to be a DG with all of you :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Pledge Class Spotlight

Samantha Bhambri
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Secondary math education
Dream Job: Algebra or Pre-Calc high school teacher
Favorite Class and why: Calc 1, I had the best TA and that made it a lot easier to understand and more enjoyable.
Favorite thing about DG so far: Everyone was instantly friendly and genuine; I love our pledge class!
What dorm do you live in: Defoe-Graham
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: I am so excited to move into the house and get to know everyone better. We will have the best times of our lives and I'm looking forward to the years to come!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Pledge Class Spotlight

Hannah Gelbart
Hometown: Plano, TX
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Dream Job: Marine Biologist
Favorite Class and why: Greek Mythology (classical mythology) because if you go and take notes it is an easy A!
Favorite thing about DG so far: My pledge class
What dorm do you live in: Laws
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: I cannot wait to live in house with y'all!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Pledge Class Spotlight

Kaitlyn Nicole Waters
Hometown: St.Louis, MO
Major: Physical Therapy
Dream Job: Pediatric Physical Therapist
Favorite class and why: I love math because I understand it easily, and there's usually only one answer.
Favorite thing about DG so far: So far my favorite thing about DG is that everyone is so friendly to one another. If I'm wearing something DG, fellow DGs always say hi. Everyone seems very easy to get along with.
What dorm do you live in: I live in JONES! I love it!
Something you want to say to your fellow pledge class: I can't wait for our pledge class to become better friends. I'm excited to meet my future bridesmaids and my soon to be best friends!

Summer Lovin' Around the Globe

As the temperature climbs and classes end, the schedules of the Mizzou DGs really heat up! Girls have spent time all over the world including Italy, Las Vegas, New York, Prague and many more. It's hard being away from your sisters for the summer months but many DGs have found time to meet up with their friends for some fun and relaxation. Only one month till we are all reunited back in Columbia, so here is a recap of some of our summer adventures! More to come...

Laura Rinas (PC '08) is ready for a night out in Paris

Alle Pawelski, Skyler Still and Faith Miller (PC '10) spend time in the Windy City

Alli Dennis (PC '09) is spending her summer working for Team Fredbird

Callee Barrett (PC '10) 'throws it up' in front of an anchor while on vacation

Kathryn Bergmann ran into Elvis while visiting the 'Little White Chapel' in Las Vegas

Carly Voloto (PC '10) plays the BIG paino at FAO Schwartz in New York City

Katie Moore (PC '09) spent time with her family visiting the Alnwick Castle in the United Kingdom

Emma Hays and Jill Baker (PC '09) spend a weekend in Rome while studying abroad