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Fall Newsletter

Baylor Panhellenic What’s Inside? Baylor Homecoming Chapter Homecoming Plans Float Update Pigskin Lineup Facebook Contest Winners Suite Scholarship Winners Recipe Order of Omega Invitees Finals Study Tip Fabulous Fall Events Panhellenic Calendar Thanksgiving Traditions Quote of the Month

Kappa Alpha Theta Mom’s Day

ZTA’s at ADPi’s Tug for Tots!



SCHEDULE Wednesday, Nov. 2

Student Worship Service 7:00-8:00 pm Fountain Mall Word Records 60th Anniversary Concert 8:00 pm Fountain Mall

Thursday, Nov. 3

Pigskin 7:00 pm Freshman Mass Meeting 11:00 pm

Sarah Carr, Kappa Alpha Theta, holding the eternal flame

Waco Hall Waco Hall

Friday, Nov. 4 Extravaganza Pigskin Pep Rally Bonfire Radiostar Concert Pigskin

6:00 pm 6:30 pm 8:50 pm 9:30 pm 9:45 pm 10:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 5 Parade Pigskin Football Game vs. Missouri

9:00 am 2:00 pm 6:00 pm

Fountain Mall Waco Hall Fountain Mall Fountain Mall Fountain Mall Waco Hall

5th Street Waco Hall Floyd Casey Stadium

What will we be up to?

BU Homecoming 2011

Baylor Homecoming will be taking place November 4-5, and the entire campus has been in preparation! Check out what’s going on around campus and for our Panhellenic chapters!

Alpha Chi Omega will be hosting a tailgate before football kickoff for family members and alumnae. Alpha Delta Pi will be hosting a breakfast for alumnae and family so everyone can watch the parade together! They will have a tent on 5th street near Burleson Quadrangle with breakfast tacos and coffee. Chi Omega will be hosting their annual Homecoming breakfast in their chapter room on Saturday morning before the parade. Delta Delta Delta will be hosting their annual Homecoming breakfast where alumnae get the chance to meet and mingle with current chapter members. Kappa Alpha Theta will be hosting a breakfast to watch the parade as current members and alumnae come together to enjoy Baylor University tradition. Kappa Kappa Gamma will be hosting a brunch for alumnae and families after the parade. Pi Beta Phi will be hosting a reception after the parade for family members and alumnae. Zeta Tau Alpha is hosting a breakfast along the parade route for members, families, and alumnae to enjoy the parade. 2



Homecoming Floats Each year at Homecoming, the Panhellenic chapters pair with IFC chapters to create floats to be entered into the Homecoming parade. Floats are judged in classes, and awards are given for each class, as well as judges’ and people’s choice awards. Get ready for what might roll down 5th street at the parade!

ADPi & Sig Ep

Kappa & ATO

“This is my second year as head float chair and it has instilled in me a sense of leadership, creativity, and responsibility. I think that float is a time to get to know you sisters better, as well as the fraternity men that you’re working with to create long lasting relationships. At 4 am at the parade lineup, all of the float chairs join together and seem to have an unspoken bond. It really is a time to bond with people from all of the fraternities and sororities.” – Ashley Frank

“It has been so much fun watching our two organizations come together to build another award winning float. It has been such a great experience working with such a wonderful chapter.” – Allie Spear

Pi Phi & Kappa Sig “Serving Pi Phi as a float chair for two years has been nothing short of a blessing. It has been amazing to see something that we envisioned back in April come alive these past few months. I cannot wait for Homecoming, when I am able to share the finished float with all of Baylor University! I have loved every minute of it, and it makes me sad to think that this the last float I will be building for our chapter.” - Amy Stone

Tri Delta & Phi Chi

“Float is an awesome opportunity not only to get to know your sisters better, but to form relationships with fraternity members as well. That fact that two hundred people come together to transform an empty trailer into a full-fledged float in a little less than two months is incredible!” – Lyndi Conradt

Chi Omega & Phi Delt

“I love float because it gives me the time to socialize with friends that I don’t get to see in my classes. I also love that it involves crafting!” – Bethany Brenneman

Alpha Chi & Pi Kapp

Good Luck, Everyone!

Zeta & Delt

“Float is an amazing opportunity to bond with your sisters and friends while creating something we can all be proud to show the Baylor community.” – Kami Marnach

Theta & SAE

“Being a float chair has been the most exhausting and rewarding position!” – Abby Bartlett 3



2011 Pigskin Lineup

“Pigskin is one of the best experiences as a Tri Delta member because you not only witness girls working as unified group to achieve a goal, you also get to experience the consistent love, encouragement, and friendship that each girl puts forth with her sisters. Such a blessing!” – Amanda Kendig, Delta Delta Delta

After a great show in All-University SING 2011, eight acts advanced to this Homecoming’s Pigskin Revue. Check it out!

“Pigskin has been such an incredible opportunity for our chapter. We are so thankful that we were given the chance to share this act with the younger member class and can’t wait to perform this week! Being a SING and Pigskin chair has hands down been my favorite college experience thus far and has given me so many memories that I will cherish for years to come.” – Amelia Garret, Kappa Alpha Theta

Pi Beta Phi Kappa Omega Tau Delta Delta Delta Sing Alliance Alpha Tau Omega Phi Kappa Chi & Chi Omega Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Kappa Gamma

“Pigskin is my favorite activity with Chi O. Its such a fun, lighthearted time to get together and practice with friends without having to feel the competitive pressure that SING puts on us!” – Jennifer Jaggers, Chi Omega

We love that you ‘liked’ us! The following chapters were the winners of our Panhellenic Facebook contest! By ‘liking’ Baylor Panhellenic on Facebook, these chapters won $200, $150, and $100, respectively towards their philanthropies!

Delta Delta Delta Zeta Tau Alpha Alpha Delta Pi 4

Kaitlin Kerr Micah McDonald Brooke Buchanan Dona Ribin Alyssa Munk Lauren Sikes Courtney Gilliam Emily Cunningham Marley Huckabee Emily Anne Moore Stephanie Toth Caitlin Giddens Fallon Fausch Amanda Azan Haley Davis Nicole Abril Bailey Bartholomew Landen Ellis Courtney Novak Anna Hoglund Lori Lee Amanda Gee Jamie Mortimer Rachel Robinson

Suite Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following Panhellenic women who applied for and received the Panhellenic Suite Scholarship! Way to go, ladies!


Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Leftover pumpkin seeds from your Halloween carving? Whip up this quick and easy snack!

NOVEMBER 2011 1 ½ cups raw whole pumpkin seeds 2 tsp butter, melted 1 pinch salt Prep your pumpkin seeds by removing all pumpkin pulp and rinsing the seeds in cold water. Pat seeds dry with paper towel.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste and let cool. Enjoy!

Order of Omega 2011 Order of Omega, an all-Greek national honor society, has extended invitations for membership to several Panhellenic women on Baylor’s campus. Congratulations on your achievement, ladies! Lauren Phillips, Kappa Alpha Theta Madeline Gregory, Kappa Alpha Theta Mallory Streiffert, Kappa Alpha Theta Allison Kisenberger, Kappa Kappa Gamma Jessica Vaughn, Kappa Kappa Gamma Katy White, Kappa Kappa Gamma Kristen Anderson, Kappa Kappa Gamma Emily Wade, Kappa Kappa Gamma Allison Baker, Pi Beta Phi Hailey Oltman, Zeta Tau Alpha Ann Simmons, Gamma Chi Korrie Reichman, Gamma Chi Rachel Dieball, Gamma Chi Allie Crowder, Kappa Gamma Chi Ellen Rush, Gamma Chi

Megan Morrissey, Alpha Chi Omega Bethany Brenneman, Chi Omega Michelle Ward, Chi Omega, Esther Kim, Chi Omega Danielle Schifferdecker, Chi Omega Amanda McLachlan, Delta Delta Delta Caroline Clark, Delta Delta Delta Megan Newman, Delta Delta Delta Whitney Williamson, Delta Delta Delta Amanda Azan, Kappa Alpha Theta Andrea Rabie, Kappa Alpha Theta Caitlyn Land, Kappa Alpha Theta Callie Trigg, Kappa Alpha Theta Laura Edwards, Kappa Alpha Theta Laura Willis, Kappa Alpha Theta



“Take a short trip outside of town. Sometimes leaving the Baylor bubble is the best cure for finals time! New scenery and getting away from all the distractions allows for better study time and can also help ease those finals blues.” – Erica Benken, Zeta Tau Alpha



Fabulous Fall Events Chi Omega’s Chili Cook-Off

Alpha Delta Pi’s Tug for Tots

The ladies of Chi Omega held their annual Chili Cook-Off on October 21st. Chili Cook-Off allows members of the Baylor community, faculty and staff, to enter chili into a competition to be judged. All proceeds are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is Chi-O’s national philanthropy. This year, bands from Uproar Records performed during the festivities, and ATO’s Bed Races also paired up with the event. They ended up raising over $15,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which allows them to grant two wishes!

Alpha Delta Pi hosted their second annual Tug for Tots event on October 16th in Minglewood Bowl. Tug for Tots is a single-elimination tug of war competition that benefits the Ronald McDonald House and the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. The event included men and women’s tug of war brackets, a raffle contest, and hot dogs courtesy of Pi Kappa Phi.

Zeta Tau Alpha Yogurt Eating Contest During national Think Pink week, in addition to selling tshirts and raising awareness on campus, Baylor Zetas hosted their first annual yogurt-eating contest on Baylor’s campus. Multiple IFC and ZTA teams signed up to see who could finish their 15 Yoplait yogurts the fastest, while collecting the pink lids for breast cancer research. The contest contributed 197 lids to their collection!


Kappa Alpha Theta’s Carnival for CASA Kappa Alpha Theta’s CASA Carnival was held October 19th on Fountain Mall and helped raise money for Theta’s philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). It was an event for both the Waco and Baylor communities. With multiple inflatables and bounce houses, carnival themed food such as curly fries, corn dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy, everyone enjoyed raising money for children in need! Theta also hosted their first annual Mr. CASAnova pageant, which consisted of Baylor Greeks and other organizations competing in a male pageant. The ladies raised $4,097 for CASA!



Kappa Klassic Golf Tournament Kappa Klassic Golf Tournament was held on October 22nd at the Cottonwood Golf Course. The tournament, with a maximum of 22 teams, was made up of Baylor students and families. This year, with a large amount of teams and help from sponsors, Kappa Kappa Gamma raised over $10,000. The money will benefit Leah Grace Parker and the Kind Campaign.

Zeta Tau Alpha Strike-A-Thon The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha held their annual bowling event, Strike-A-Thon, on September 29th. Baylor students registered to bowl on teams in support of Zeta’s philanthropy, breast cancer education and awareness. The chapter raised approximately $4,000 from this event, and saw participation from nearly all Panhellenic and IFC chapters!

Great Work, Ladies! 7

Delta Delta Delta Fright Fright Night is an annual haunted house held by the gentlemen of Phi Gamma Delta and the ladies of Delta Delta Delta during Halloween weekend. Members from both groups got together to scare visitors as they walked through the haunted house. All proceeds benefited the Waco YoungLife chapter!

Kappa Alpha Theta 5K Spooktacular On October 29th, Baylor Thetas helped out with the CASA 5K Spooktacular by dressing up, running booths at the event, and even running in the race. All proceeds benefited CASA.



PHC Events

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

November 9 – DDD Spaghetti Not-SoFormal 12 – Theta Formal 16 – ZTA & ADPi Zumba Mixer 16 – ZTA Professor Reception 16 – KKG and Pi Phi Philanthropy Event for Charity Water 17 – AXO Sisterhood Retreat 17 – Theta & Fiji Thanksgiving Dinner 18 – AXO Formal 18 – Chi Omega Coffee 20 – KKG & DDD Sisterhood Mixer 28 – Theta Scholarship Reception

Pi Beta Phi loves the Fall Festival that Baylor puts on every year. Another favorite tradition is going around the dinner table and saying what you are thankful for before sharing a Thanksgiving meal! “My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is getting to come home and watch Thanksgiving Day football games with my family. It’s just not Thanksgiving until the Cowboys hit the field!” – Stephanie Ahrens, Alpha Delta Pi “One of my favorite Baylor traditions is the AllUniversity Thanksgiving meal. Every year, before the students go home for the Thanksgiving holiday, we have the opportunity to join in fellowship and indulge in a delicious meal. It’s a great time to catch up with friends, enjoy the crisp fall weather, and enjoy a great pre-Thanksgiving feast!” – Laurance Kreamer, Alpha Chi Omega


“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is that my family always makes turkey tacos instead of a normal turkey dinner. It’s fun and silly, and it makes my family unique. Also, none of us like turkey at all unless it’s in a tortilla with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa!” – Whitney Van Laningham, Kappa Alpha Theta

2 – Kappa Kristmas Date Party 2 – Chi Omega Christmas in Salado 2 – ZTA Crown Formal 2 – Delta Delta Delta Country Christmas

“Every year for Thanksgiving, my family wakes up really early to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving’s Day Parade and start cooking the turkey!” – Morgan Hanley, Kappa Kappa Gamma

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one.’” – C. S. Lewis

“My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is walking with my family and dog, Spencer, in the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. It’s a tradition we’ve participated in every year, and I wouldn’t miss it!” – Grace Chambers, Chi Omega “I love sharing Thanksgiving with my family, but the best part about it is that it’s one step closer to Christmas!” – Christy Leggitt, Zeta Tau Alpha


November 2011 Newsletter  

This newsletter documents the activities of the Panhellenic chapters at Baylor University since September 2011.

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