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!




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sigma Hold 'Em Poker Tournament



The ladies of Sigma Kappa hosted their annual Ultraviolet Sigma Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on February 24th-25th! The event was a no limits, Texas Hold 'Em style tournament held in downtown Auburn at Sky Bar Cafe. Each poker table seated about 4 or 5 people, and the members of Sigma Kappa served and dealt cards out to all the players. The winners then competed for awesome prizes at the winners tournament on Tuesday night. These prizes included four Nashville Predators box seat tickets, a Michael Kors watch, Yeti Roadie cooler, Beats Buds, and a mini iPad! The money made from the event went towards supporting the Sigma Kappa Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association.

The Sigma Kappa Foundation is Sigma Kappa's national philanthropy. Their chapter donates funds that go towards educational and leadership grants, scholarships, and 4 other philanthropic causes. The Alzheimer’s Association is Sigma Kappa’s main philanthropy. Since partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association in 1984, the Foundation has provided over $2 million for disease prevention, treatment, and research.


This year there is an online donation link! To contribute, please visit https://www.classy.org/auburn/events/ultraviolet-sig
ma-hold-em/e43679. Congratulations to the ladies of Sigma Kappa for putting on such a successful event! 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Emily Browning

Meet the president of Alpha Xi Delta, Emily Browning! Emily is a Pre-Nursing major from Roswell, GA. Outside her sorority, she works with AU Best Buddies and represents the athletic department as a Tigerette. Before Emily was elected president, she served as the AXiD's Philanthropy Chair. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:

One item you couldn’t live without: 
I definitely could not live without my Erin Condren planner. My entire life is in my planner! If I did not have everything written down in my planner I would never know what I am supposed to be doing.

You’re happiest when: 
I am sitting on the couch with my two dogs, Ellie & Lutzie and watching ESPN.

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?
My dream vacation is to go to Australia! I was a nanny for some family friends who live in Australia when they came to the states one summer and I have been dying to make it there to visit and see their beautiful country!

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair? 
A really adorable Brittany Spaniel puppy! 
What song always puts you in a good mood?
“The Beat” by Ben Rector. I just love the beat and definitely put on a concert in my car when this song comes on! 

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Do what you think is best for you! Try not to let yourself be influenced by what others are doing. You are going to be happiest if you’ve made the decision for yourself and ultimately you will enjoy your Greek life experience that much more! 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Charlsie Coefield

Meet the President of Alpha Omicron Pi, Charlsie Coefield! Charlsie is a nursing major from Oneonta, AL. Outside her sorority, she serves as an Auburn School of Nursing Ambassador and was a Camp War Eagle counselor last summer. Before she was elected president, Charlsie served as AOII's Panhellenic Delegate. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said: 

Favorite Auburn Tradition:  
It’s a tie between yelling “WAR EAGLE” and climbing Foy Hall.  

You’re happiest when
I don’t have homework due the next day and I can actually relax! 

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

What song always puts you in a good mood? 
“Honey, I’m Good” by Andy Grammar.

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Don’t unnecessarily stress yourself out about the little things. We really don’t pay much attention to your clothes, hair, or that fresh mani/pedi. Instead, focus on projecting your character and personality with confidence and grace! As cliché as it sounds, we really do want to learn about you! The more comfortable you are in your own skin, the easier it will be to find that group of women you can identify with!

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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Colin Harrang

Meet the president of Alpha Delta Pi, Colin Harrang! Colin is from Westminster, Maryland and is majoring in Marketing. Outside her sorority she serves as a Student Recruiter and was a Camp War Eagle counselor last summer. Before getting elected president she served as ADPi's Executive Vice President.We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:

You’re happiest when: 
My 6 ADPi roommates and I are having a girls night with movies and pizza! 

What would you like to be famous for? 
Being the CEO of a large corporation with a cool product and a large staff to supply jobs! 

What song always puts you in a good mood? 
Any The Head and The Heart or Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors songs.

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be? 
Don’t listen to the opinions of anyone else! Each sorority has its own awesome personality and you will feel where you fit best! All in all, you can’t go wrong. Every Auburn sorority is filled with a wonderful group of girls and a great foundation of friendship!  

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

Monday, February 9, 2015

Weekend Recap: Auburn University Dance Marathon and Habitat for Humanity

Auburn University Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, GA. Students stand for 12 hours in recognition of "those who can't" as they celebrate our Miracle Kids from the hospital and the money they have raised on their behalf this year. The event took place on February 7th, and had over 800 registered dancers!



Each of the 17 Panhellenic sororities participated in AUDM and helped to raise a record-breaking $238,035.14!! The top sorority fundraisers were recognized as Pop Lock N Panda (AOII) in 3rd place and Gamma Phi Beta in 2nd place. Kappa Kappa Gamma was awarded the Miracle Cup for 1st place in sorority fundraising!




That same day, sorority volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity will receive the proceeds from Greek Sing, and volunteers can contribute their manual labor through work days leading up to the event. The girls formed teams and created crafts for less than $10 inspired by the Habitat ReStore Pinterest page.





The girls created DIY jewelry hangers, tables, headboards, and windows. When they had finished, they were given the option to either donate their Pinterest project back to the store or take it home to keep! 

To learn more about how you can contribute to either of these wonderful causes, please visit www.alabamarestore.com or audm.weebly.com.