Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Delta Zeta's Pink On The Green

Delta Zeta hosted their very first "Pink on the Green" flag football tournament on Saturday, March 14th! The event was held at MLK Park on Byrd Street at 2 p.m. Seventeen teams of seven took the field and competed in both a men's and a women's bracket.The overall winner of the competition was Pi Kapp!
Delta Zeta is actively involved with all three of their philanthropies. Their national philanthropy is the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Painted Turtle Camp. Many members spend their summers out in California volunteering at the Painted Turtle Camp, providing terminally ill children with a summer full of fun camp activities such as fishing and swimming in the pool. Their local philanthropy is the Lee County Humane Society. Members of Delta Zeta also give their time each week to walk dogs at the Humane Society and help socialize them until they find a forever home. All proceeds from the event were split between these three wonderful organizations!
The event was a huge success, and many expectations were blown away. Next year's event is planned to be even greater with provided food and additional games. The ladies of Delta Zeta is looking forward to establishing a new tradition on Auburn's campus!

Presidential Spotlight: Katie Knell

Meet the president of Chi Omega, Katie Knell! Katie is an Apparel Merchandising major from Brentwood, TN. Outside her sorority, she has served as an SGA Senator, Assistant Director of the Miss Auburn University Pageant, and VP of the Apparel Merchandising and  Design Association. Before Katie was elected president, she served as Chi Omega's Panhellenic Delegate. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:

Favorite Auburn Tradition:
I never fail to get chills when the eagle flies around the stadium. 

One item you couldn’t live without:

You’re happiest when:
I get to step back from my day, good or bad, and reflect on how fortunate I am to be learning, on all accounts. 

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair?
A ticket for a flight back to Europe to explore abroad again.

What song always puts you in a good mood?
"Multiplied" by Needtobreathe

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Be confident in who you are, wherever you may be in life. You may be thrilled to enter into a new season or you may be completely nervous. Either way, we want to seek to know you in the purest sense. College is a whirlwind of a transition, beginning with recruitment, but in honestly showcasing what you may be experiencing, we have the greatest pleasure of meeting you right where you are. Our goal is to encourage your fullest potential. We want the best for you!

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Katie!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Kappa Kappa Gamma's Kappa Kolor Γun

 On Sunday, March 15th, the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma held their 3rd Annual Kappa Kolor Γun! The participants ran through a route that took them across Auburn's campus, while Kappa ladies stood by at various spots along the route to throw colored powder at them. By the end of the 5K, everyone was covered in bright colors.

All of the proceeds from this event benefitted Reading is Fundamental. Reading is Fundamental is an organization that works to provide books to underprivileged families and schools that might not have any other way of acquiring new books. Not only do the Kappas organize this color run, but they also work to help their local chapter of Reading is Fundamental, Jean Dean RIF, by boxing books there every semester. They also help their cause by reading to kids every week at the Ridgecrest Daycare Center. Thank you Kappa for bringing this event to Auburn, and making this beautiful weekend in Auburn a bit more colorful!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Meredith Smith

Meet the president of Alpha Chi Omega, Meredith Smith! Meredith is a Political Science major from Birmingham, AL. Outside her sorority, she has served as an SGA Senator, Director of Aubie, and HSLC Counselor. Before Meredith was elected president, she served as Alpha Chi's Vice President of Facility Operations. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:

What’s your favorite thing about being president of your sorority?
Our motto in Alpha Chi Omega is “Together Let Us Seek The Heights.” Everyone always remembers how fun college is, but no one ever talks about the stresses and lows that come during this period in our lives. As president, I work hard to support my girls in the good and hard times. I cheer with them when they hear their names at callouts on Cater Lawn, and I listen to them vent when life isn’t really going their way. My goal for my sorority is for us to all to feel confident for life post-graduation and to know our experiences in college have prepared us for anything life throws our way. One day, these girls are going to move mountains, and I want to help them get there. That’s my favorite thing about being President of Alpha Chi Omega. This world needs more real, strong women. 

Favorite Auburn Tradition:
Singing the Alma Mater after every football game! Its one of the coolest experiences, to be able to sing the Alma Mater next to Aubie himself while looking around the stadium.

What would you like to be famous for?
Being the first female President of the United States and reforming our education system. That’d be pretty cool! Basically, in whatever I do, I just want to leave a positive, lasting impact on society. 

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?
I would love to go to Italy! Not only is it beautiful, but also it is drenched in history. I’m a huge history nerd, so I would love to go exploring! 

What’s your current Netflix addiction?
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! 

What song always puts you in a good mood?
This sounds so childish…. but Silly Songs with Larry from Veggie Tales never fails to crack me up! If I’m ever feeling really stressed out, I’ll search YouTube for one of those songs, and within 3 minutes I’ll have tears strolling down my face from laughing so hard. 

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Always, always, always be yourself…. don’t feel pressured to look or act like anyone that isn’t you. The best things that have happened to me happened when I was 100% myself, and that is the only way to truly make yourself happy! 

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Meredith!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Alpha Chi Omega's Tim Tyler Tuesday

On Tuesday, March 10th, Alpha Chi Omega held their second Tim Tyler Tuesday! The event took place at Sky Bar Cafe where anyone could come and enjoy the tunes by Tim Tyler, a local piano player who can be found at many Greek functions. He is extremely talented and enjoys playing songs by artists such as Dave Matthews Band, The Rolling Stones, and Elton John. All proceeds from this event went to Alpha Chi's national philanthropy, Domestic Violence Awareness and prevention. Alpha Chi Omega partners with the Domestic Violence Center in Opelika, Al. They work to educate themselves and others on ways to prevent domestic violence, as well as reduce the stigma victims may have about the trauma they have gone through. 

Their support of the Domestic Violence Intervention Center is just one of the ways their chapter participates at a local level. Last year, they were able to raise $10,000 for the Center, and year they hope to raise even more! Alpha Chi, we appreciate all you do to spread awareness, so that women who may be affected know that there is help available no matter what circumstances they may find themselves in! Congratulations on another successful Tim Tyler Tuesday!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Caroline Beauchaine

Meet the president of Alpha Gamma Delta, Caroline Beauchaine! Caroline is a Public Relations major from Birmingham, AL. Outside her sorority, she has served as an SGA Senator and Assistant Director of Hey Day. Before Caroline was elected president, she served as Alpha Gam's Vice President of Operations. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:

You’re happiest when:
I’m with my friends and family.

What would you like to be famous for?

Writing – I’m a PR major so I believe in the power of the written word.

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?

Hawaii – I’m dying to go!

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair?

Something new and unique to cook with! 

What’s your current Netflix addiction?

I don’t have a Netflix account (I know it’s shocking!) but if I did I would watch Gilmore Girls everyday!

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?

Be confident in yourself during recruitment! My favorite quote is “Be who you are, that is truer than true, there is no one on earth that is youer than you!” by Dr. Suess.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Caroline!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Alpha Delta Pi's Take it to the House Basketball Tournament

On March 1st, Alpha Delta Pi hosted their 5th annual Take it to the House 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! Players were invited to come to the Old Student ACT from 2-6 and eat free bagels, play a game of basketball, and have a good time! The winning team receives a trophy and prize package, and the competition was fierce. Teams with names such as "The Gamekeepers," "Not So Frat Stars," and "Hoops I Did It Again" led the bracket late into the afternoon. 

 This event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities, and all proceeds are donated to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation. The ADPi's visit their local Ronald McDonald House out of Columbus, Georgia to drop off soda tabs and money a few times each semester. Great job ladies, and thank you for putting together such an awesome tournament!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kappa Delta's 22nd Annual Shamrock Run

On February 28th, the ladies of Kappa Delta hosted their annual Shamrock 5K Run! Their efforts went towards raising money and awareness of the prevention of child abuse on both local and national levels. This year, all proceeds benefit LeeSCAN Special Deliveries and Prevention of Child Abuse America for nationwide eduction programs. Additionally, the chapter invites speakers through the year to stay educated on how to detect and prevent cases of child abuse. 

The Auburn community showed up to support despite the chilly weather at 8:00am, and it was so fun to see all of the sisters of Kappa Delta and their families decked out in shamrock-themed gear cheering on all of the runners! Great job ladies, I know we will all be looking forward to next year!