Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pinafore 2013

On Friday, March 8th, Delta Gamma had its annual Winter "formal" - Pinafore! Delta Gamma's at Mu chapter go all out making crazy hats for their dates (see photos below), and then end up going bowling for the rest of the night! This is the post popular date party us Delta Gamma's go to throughout the year and definitely the most sought after! 

We pride ourselves during this date party by being able to wear a comfy t-shirt and just have fun with our sisters, and our dates. This year we chose navy blue and baby blue long sleeve t-shirts that read 
"Throw what you know" 
ha ha get it?

Thanks to everyone who made Pinafore happen! It was a blast! 


Sophomore DG's with their Lambda Chi Alpha dates

Friday, March 8, 2013


On Friday, March 1st, Mu Chapter hosted our very first DG Diner to raise money for Service for Sight. We turned our basement into a diner and served sliders, fries and root beer floats from 10 pm - 2 am.  Tickets were $5 and we sold them before hand and also at the door. Anyone was welcome! Other chapters on campus seem to do well with fundraises like this but we were a little apprehensive about how ours would turn out.

However, there was no need to be nervous because it was an overwhelming success! We actually ran out of food! All of the girls in the chapter stopped by and everyone had a ton of fun. DG alumnae, girls from other sororities and large groups from fraternities joined in and it was so great to feel supported by our Greek and Mizzou community!

In addition to tickets, we sold the super cute t-shirts that the girls are wearing in the pictures below. Our grand total was around $5,000! We are thrilled to be able to donate this additional money to our philanthropy.

Thanks so much to everyone who donated to the event and who bought tickets! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Also, a BIG thanks to Mu members Courtney Bromley, Laura Hamman and Allie Dressel for organizing the event! Way to be a DG!

Photo Credit: Ally Straussner

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's That Time of Year: Homecoming 2012!

Mu chapter kept busy this past week with the huge homecoming blood drive and marathon weekend to finalize our hard work for a successful homecoming celebration!

This week, our efforts will be displayed with our first event, talent on Wednesday, October 24th. The show begins at 6:30 pm at Jesse Hall and will feature four other pairings. We are so excited to watch the ladies of Delta Gamma and men of Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Sigma put their acting, singing, and dancing skills on display. Tickets can be purchased at the Jesse box office or you can live stream the event from

The next event for our pairing is the house decorations display on Friday, October 26th, beginning at 6 pm throughout Greek Town. The DG/Phi Delt/Kappa Sig boards will be located near Alpha Epsilon Pi off Tiger Avenue.

Bright and early Saturday morning, October 27th, at 7 am, the homecoming parade will take place. Our pairings float is sure to give you "Saturday Night Fever!" The route of the parade can be found at

Following the parade, Delta Gamma alumnae can stop by the house for apple cider and doughnuts to fill up before our early game at 11 am against the University of Kentucky.

The women of Mu chapter along with the men of Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Sigma have worked very hard this semester to give Mizzou another successful homecoming. We look forward to showing the fans, students, and alumni of the school our efforts and hope you can "come home" to celebrate with us!

DGs and members of Phi Delt and Kappa Sig show excitement as they finalize our pomp boards!

The finishing touches are shown being placed on our amazing pairing banner.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mu Senior Advances in Homecoming Royalty

Kate Moore (NMC '09), a senior member of Mu chapter, has been selected as one of the top 15 women for Mizzou's 101st homecoming celebration! After a tedious application process and a first round interview, she beat out many qualified candidates from organizations around the Missouri campus.

Kate will have a second round interview this Sunday, from which the top 5 women and top 5 women will be chosen. The homecoming court will have many appearances during the month of October, ending with coronation during halftime of the homecoming game versus Kentucky on October 26th.

Previously, Kate served as our vp: finance and director of funds. She is also an active member of the Trulaske College of Business Student Council, and had a great internship over the summer with the accounting firm Ernst & Young in Chicago. Kate also spent last spring studying abroad in Alicante, Spain.

We are so proud of all of Kate's accomplishments and know she is a great representative for Delta Gamma as a homecoming royalty candidate.

For a full list of the top 15 women and top 15 men in the 2012 royalty running, visit:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Great Week to be a Delta Gee

This past week was huge for the members of Mu chapter. Not only did we get in full swing of homecoming preparations with our fraternity pairings, Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Sigma, but our Lectureship in Values and Ethics with Frank Abagnale, Jr. was a huge success, and we ended the week  cheering on the Tigers with the DG dads.

Our homecoming liaisons, Mackenzie Michaletz and Caroline Williams (NMC '11), along with our other homecoming directors got our busy week started by beginning pomping and skit preparations for Mizzou's 101st homecoming celebration. This year, our chapter will take on the disco era, which is sure to produce amazing house decorations and a float and an exciting talent production. We are already counting down the days until the homecoming celebrations begin!

On Wednesday, September 12th, at 7:30 pm, Jesse Auditorium was full of DGs, other students, and the general public there to hear Frank Abagnale, Jr. speak about is life. Abagnale was the inspiration for the hit film and now Broadway show, Catch Me If You Can. From the time he was 16, until age 21, Abagnale led a fraudulent life, using fake identities, cashing counterfeit checks, and traveling on airplanes at the expense of PanAm. After being caught, he spent a few years in prison before being hired by the FBI, where he still works today. Frank was a pleasure to hear speak, as he emphasized the importance of realizing and learning from your mistakes to become a better person. He also greatly spoke on the role of love and support from family to succeeding in life. We were so excited to hear him speak and to meet him at the reception at our house following the program. A big thank you to Mercedes Ordonez (NMC '10) and Michaletz for putting on this amazing event.

The week ended when we welcomed our dads to town for our annual Delta Gamma Dads Weekend. Alle Pawelskie (NMC '10), director of special events, did an amazing job planning out a fun time for dads and daughters. Friday night marked the second annual casino night at the house. We were able to enjoy card games, chef AJ's yummy appetizers, and the company of our favorite guys at the event. Saturday, a tailgate took place outside DG with catering from Upper Crust. The weekend ended on a high as we sat with our dad's at the 6 o'clock football game against ASU that our Tigers went on to win. The celebrations of dads weekend made for some great family and Delta Gamma memories for our members.

Frank Abagnale, Jr. enjoyed his time at DG so much, he joined in on the DG sign.

We truly enjoyed Mr. Abagnale's stories and great personality, and are so happy to add another successful Lectureship to the books.

Mu chapter's newest members throw what they know with their poppas outside the DG house.

These dads and daughters had a great time winning chips at casino night!

New member Katelyn Winker had fun at the game with all of her family.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Register for Formal Recruitment!

The University of Missouri PHA opened registration for Fall 2012 recruitment yesterday. The registration period will end on July 27, giving you just over 2 WEEKS to sign up!

Recruitment will be held in the week prior to the start of classes, from August 12th to bid day on August 18th.

The non-refundable cost of recruitment is $160, but covers early move-in and meals, and t-shirts to be worn throughout the week.

Members of Mu are already preparing for the thousands of potential new members expected this year. We look forward to meeting each of you, and are anxiously awaiting our newest member class!

To learn more about Fall Recruitment and to register, visit for more information.

Alumnae and collegians interested in sponsoring a potential new member, please contact Katie Erdal by e-mail at

Mu's Fall 2011 new members show their DG love on bid day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DG Travelers: African Adventures

Three Mu NMC '09 members, Ashley Archer, Lauren Crutchfield, and Calahan Strickland recently returned from educational programs in the African continent.

Ashley and Lauren spent their a month Arusha, Tanzania with other members of the University of Missouri elementary education program. Both were selected from a number of applicants for this prestigious program in eastern Africa that allowed them to put their teaching skills to use. Lauren taught math and science to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in the city's Catholic elementary school. Ashley taught English, math, science, and spelling to her students at Prime Primary school, the local Muslim school. Although they taught at separate schools, Lauren, Ashley, and all of the other participants stayed in the same hotel and spent their weekends together on a safari, hiking, and learned about the local Masai tribal culture. Both ladies valued their experience, as they both learned a great deal that they will be able to use in their student teaching programs this fall. Lauren documented her trip at

Calahan Strickland spent 22 days in South Africa studying wildlife management at the University of Pretoria. Her studies in this subject included, soil and geology, plant management, animal care, and conservation of endangered species. Because this program revolved greatly around the outdoors, Calahan and other students spent most nights camping near Kruger National Park, which is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Though she spent a lot of time studying at nature reserves and rehabilitation centers, Calahan and her fellow students made time for some fun. She was able to take an elephant back safari, other safaris on foot and by truck, mock animal darting from a helicopter, and interacting with African animals, including lion cubs. Her trip proved to be an unforgettable experience.

Lauren Crutchfield (lower right) poses with some fellow teachers and her students on her first day of teaching at the school.

Calahan Strickland is seen here with a furry friend, a lion cub, during one of her African adventures.

Ashley Archer (far left) poses for a picture with other Mizzou teaching students before heading out on their African safari.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Delta Gamma Spring Formal 2012

Though the end of the semester tends to get a little hectic with finals and finalizing summer plans, the women of Mu chapter made time to celebrate the school year with a formal on Friday, April 27th.

The event was held at B12 Bar and Grill and was a great venue for dancing and games of pool. The ladies and their dates had a great night to break from studying and enjoy each others' company before semester's end.

A big thank you to Lexi Warner (NMC '10), Director of Social Events, for planning such a fun formal for the women of Mu chapter.

Members of NMC '09 pose for a snapshot before heading to formal.

Lindsay Schneider (left) and Mia Casey, both NMC '10, both look pretty in pink.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mom's Weekend 2012

Over the weekend of April 13-15, Mu ladies spent a fun-filled weekend with their moms. It's always a fun time when DG mommas come to town.

Friday night at the house, there was an appetizer hour with yummy treats from our amazing cooks, followed by a hypnotist show that starred Mu members and their moms. It was a fun start to the weekend.

Saturday morning, a brunch, silent auction, and vendor booths were hosted at the beautiful Old Hawthorne Country Club. The silent auction, with items donated by businesses and moms, was a great success, raising over $1,800 for Service for Sight!

The rest of the weekend was left open for members to spend time with their moms taking in great downtown shopping, food, and much needed rest and relaxation.

A big thank you to Alle Pawelski (NMC '10), Director of Special Events, for organizing the weekend and its fun events. We can't wait for our moms to join us again next year in Columbia!

Members of NMC '11 pose with their moms in front of Old Hawthorne.

Sisters, Ashley (NMC '11) and Allie (NMC '10), pose with Momma Schamburg.

Members of NMC '10 are pictured in front of the chapter house with their moms.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Best of Both Worlds BBQ

Mu chapter of Delta Gamma would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Best of Both Worlds BBQ on Friday, April 13th from 3:30-7 pm. The event, hosted along with the men of Sigma Nu and Iota Phi Theta, will take place outside Plaza dining hall. For $5, you'll have a choice of hamburger or hotdog, two sides, and a drink. All proceeds will benefit Delta Gamma's Service for Sight, St. Jude's Research Hospital, and the National Sickle Cell Foundation. Come join us for an afternoon of great food to benefit our great foundations!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mu Founder's Day 2012

Sunday, March 11th, the women of Mu chapter held their annual Founder's Day celebration at the Courtyard by Marriott. The banquet room was full of collegians and alumni from Mizzou and several other chapters, including two Ole Miss new members!

After discussing our chapter, philanthropy efforts, and honoring outstanding members, the audience was able to hear the story of US Representative and DG sister, Jo Ann Emerson speak about her college career at Ohio-Wesleyan and her professional career in the political field. We were so happy to have her join our celebration.

Founder's Day is a special time for DGs everywhere to reflect on why Delta Gamma was so important to Mary, Eva, and Anna, and important to members today.

Members of the DG choir pose before the event started.

From left, our advisor Abby, former president Gracey, Representative Jo Ann Emerson, and president Taylor enjoyed the Founder's Day celebration.

The Golden Girls (50+ year members) smiled after being honored for their dedication to Delta Gamma.

Recipients of the Whole Hearted award included, from left, Lauren Crutchfield (NMC '09), Stephanie Faerber (NMC '08), Carson Love (NMC '10), and Courtney Bromley (NMC '11).

A special thanks to Stacey Sheridan, Director of Alumnae Relations, who planned the event with the help of advisor Debbie Bertram Link.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Great Fight for Sight: DG and TOMS

Delta Gamma Fraternity has partnered with TOMS in The Great Fight for Sight, and Mu Chapter is leading the way! For every pair of women's or men's eyewear purchased through a DG Chapter, TOMS donates prescription glasses, sight-saving surgery or other medical treatment to a person in need: One for One.
Blindness and visual impairments is the 7th largest health disability in the world, and 18 million are children who can be helped, especially if action is taken at an early age. Everyone needs another pair of sunglasses, right? Or give a great gift for a great purpose!

Go to, and please include DGUniversityofMissouri as the promo code.
Thank you for your consideration. Delta Gamma strives to live up to its motto to "Do Good", your support will make you "Feel Good" as well.