Thursday, April 17, 2014
On Tuesday, April 15th, Alpha Chi Omega held their first Tim Tyler Tuesday! The event took place at Sky Bar Cafe' where anyone could come and enjoy the musical stylings of Tim Tyler, a local piano player who frequents many Greek functions. He is extremely talented and everyone can't help, but fall in love with him whenever he plays songs by artists such as The Dave Matthews Band, The Rolling Stones, and Elton John. Alpha Chi put this event together in order to spread domestic violence awareness. Domestic Violence Awareness is Alpha Chi Omega's national philanthropy that works to educate themselves and others with ways to prevent domestic violence, and reduce the stigma victims may have about the trauma they have gone through. We appreciate all you do Alpha Chi for working to spread awareness, so that women who may be affected know that there is help available no matter what the circumstances they may find themselves in.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
On Sunday, April 13th, Pi Beta Phi held their annual Dodge the Arrow Dodgeball Tournament! It took place Creekside where teams of 8-10 people could sign up to battle it out to become dodgeball champions. All of the proceeds from this event went towards the Pi Beta Phi Foundation and their corporate partner First Book. Pi Phi is dedicated to eradicating illiteracy across the nation. The Pi Beta Phi foundation strives to ensure that every collegiate woman has the resources she may need to graduate, so that they can help to develop a strong generation of women leaders. First Book is an organization that works to donate books to low income areas who may have no other way of accessing an age-appropriate book. They provide teachers and administrators access to high-quality books for a reduced price, or even for free! Through First Book, educators can provide a better learning experience for their students and the students can enjoy the wonderful world of books.
On Friday, April 11th, the sisters of Phi Mu paired up with the brothers of Sigma Nu to host a Mamma Goldberg's nacho eating contest, called "Nacho Average Tailgate!" There was a sorority, a fraternity, and a couples bracket that you could sign up to participate in. Each sorority nominated at least one member to represent them in the competition, and the prize was a $250 Behind the Glass gift card! All of the proceeds from this event benefitted Children's Miracle Network and The American Heart Association. Children's Miracle Network is a foundation that works to save the lives of children in several local communities. With 170 locations across the United States and Canada, CMN uses donations to fund research, purchase equipment, and pay for any care the families may not be able to afford on their own. Their mission is simple, "save and improve the lives of as many children as possible." No matter the child's condition, CMN is always their to help. The American Heart Association is the nations oldest, and largest organization dedicated to fighting cardiovascular disease. Their mission is to "build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke." They offer CPR training, educational programs on how to live a healthy lifestyle, provide treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals, and educate policy makers so that they can advocate for changes to improve the health of their communities. These causes are definitely ones worth stuffing your face for! Thank you to Phi Mu and Sigma Nu for putting together such a unique and successful event, and thank you to all who participated!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Meet the President of Zeta Tau Alpha, Lindsey Schapker! Lindsey is from Flower Mound, Texas, and is majoring in chemistry. Before becoming the president of her sorority she has served as an officer for Alpha Epsilon Delta, was in a Freshman Leadership Program, is a member of the Honors College, and has worked on an undergraduate research board. WIthin her own sorority she served as Zeta's Recruitment Chair! We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz and heres what she said:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Over the past couple of weeks Panhellenic women have been volunteering at the Habitat For Humanity Re-Store Center as that is the organization Greek Sing is benefitting. Although proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Habitat For Humanity, it has been so fun to have the opportunity to lend a helping hand to our local Habitat For Humanity Re-Store Center. All of the products in the store were completely donated by either people who may no longer needed some of their household items, or places like Home Depot who are just trying to move out some of their unused samples so they have room for next season's products. The tasks we completed included, but were not limited to, painting a fork lift, organizing crown molding by size and style, organizing all light bulbs by wattage, rolling and organizing various rugs and carpets, and helping to merchandise the entire store. The store is run solely by volunteers, so they appreciated all of our help so much, and we were so happy that we could help them in any way we could. We may not be big strong men, but the fact that we could help such a great organization was a truly rewarding experience!
On Thursday, April 3rd, Tri Delta held their first "Cinema Sam" movie night. They sold tickets all week to watch The Sandlot in their chapter room in order to raise money for Camp Sam. Camp Smile-A-MIle's mission is to provide year round recreational and educational experiences for young cancer patients, their families, as well as the young survivors from Alabama at no cost to them. They want to provide these families, patients, and survivors with avenues for fellowship, to help them cope with their disease, and to prepare them for life after cancer. What a great way to raise money for such an amazing cause!
On Saturday, March 31st, Alpha Gamma Delta held their inaugural Shrimp Boil! They partnered with Beta Theta Pi to host this event where there was good food, a great band, and fun to be had by all. There was even a beach volleyball tournament, hosted by Beta, where you could compete to win a $500 cash prize! All of the proceeds from this event went towards the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation and Hope For Autumn. The Alpha Gamma Delta foundation is designed to help the community by providing support for education, philanthropy, and leadership. Hope For Autumn is a charity that raises funds for the Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama to help families with children who are battling cancer, and are in need of financial aid. Funds from this organization also go towards sustaining research to identify new treatments for children who are not responding to the traditional treatment options. Thank you to Alpha Gam for providing a fun afternoon, while raising money for some great causes!
Monday, April 7, 2014
Lauren is a sophomore from Gulf Breeze, Florida majoring in accounting. As the Vice President for Finance she oversees the finances for all Panhellenic projects, and works with all of the treasurers from each sorority. Before getting elected to this position, Lauren has served as a member of a Freshman Leadership Program, and was the treasurer for her sorority. She is also a current member of the Honors College. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
On Thursday, March 27th, Zeta Tau Alpha held their annual Big Man On Campus pageant. Big Man On Campus is an all male pageant where each sorority nominates one man to represent them in the competition. The representatives this year were: CJ Uzomah (Alpha Chi Omega), Nosakhere Griggs (Alpha Delta Pi), Charlie Gross (Alpha Gamma Delta), Joseph West (Alpha Omicron Pi), Drew Clark (Alpha Xi Delta), Camren Brantley-Rios (Delta Delta Delta), Will Henson (Delta Gamma), Brandon Keeter (Delta Zeta), Ryan Murphy (Gamma Phi Beta), Wesley Clendinen (Kappa Alpha Theta), Grant Billings (Kappa Delta), JD Longoria (Kappa Kappa Gamma), Riggs Bailey (Pi Beta Phi), and Mattew Ciuros (Sigma Kappa). The competition includes a group dance number, an interview question, and a talent portion. It was so hilarious to watch the contestants dance and sing their hearts out in order to receive the honor of becoming THE Big Man On Campus.
This year's winners are as followed: Sexiest Legs was Ryan Murphy, Mr. Congeniality was CJ Uzomah, the Zeta Favorite was JD Longoria, Second Runner-Up was Charlie Gross, First Runner-Up and Most Philanthropic went to Brandon Keeter, and Best Talent AND the 2014 Big Man On Campus went to Camren Brantley-Rios!!
The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha put on this event in order to support breast cancer education and awareness, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure survivor recognition program, scholarships, educational programming, and leadership development. Zeta's support of breast cancer awareness and education will hopefully reduce the amount of men and women who are diagnosed every year. The Auburn Zeta's have raised over $200,000 through Big Man On Campus in the past 7 years, I think its safe to say that this year's pageant was definitely another success!
On Thursday March 27th the sisters of Delta Gamma held their 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament! All proceeds went towards Service for Sight, an organization dedicated to helping those who are visually impaired, and improving their quality of life. This year at the Cornhole Tournament, DG had several teams of two sign up to play, and many others to watch while enjoying music and barbecue. Thanks ladies for all that you do in working hard to raise money for your philanthropy!
Monday, March 31, 2014
Meet the President of Sigma Kappa, Isabelle Crouch! Isabelle is from The Woodlands, Texas, and is majoring in nutrition/dietetics with a minor in psychology. Before becoming president she has been involved with AUBIE-EDA, the Be Well Hut, the Student Dietetic Association, Committee of 19, the Tiger Paws Dance Team, and volunteers for the Sports Dietetic Association. Within her own sorority she has served as Sigma Kappa's Historian. We had her fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said: