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In this Issue... Delta Zeta Charity Clay Classic Meet Order of Omega’s Greek of the Month Page 2 TBD Kappa Kappa Gamma Reading is Key Page 3 CPC Fundraises for Circle of Sisterhood Page 4

Questions or Concerns? Contact IFC Vice President of Public Relations Ward Jones ecjones@clemson.edu CPC Vice President of Public Relations Camilla Hundley chundle@clemson.edu

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Greek Life Raises Thousands For Kids Greek Week is a rich Clemson tradition that unites students of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Twelve teams comprised of 39 Greek organizations competed together in various events from March 1 to 7 to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Generations and March of Dimes. To kick off the week, teams participated in Clemson’s Dance Marathon, which raised over $18,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. Participants stayed up all night dancing for their sponsored child. On Monday, Alpha Tau Omega, Gamma Phi Beta and Phi Sigma Kappa won the kickball tournament, which helped raise $3,000 for the Dave Greek Week Champions Pose After the Dance Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Competition Throughout the week, Greek students donated nearly $2,000 in change to benefit March for Dimes, an organization supporting pregnant mothers and their babies. Other events during the week included a trivia contest, where Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Sigma and Phi Delta Theta outsmarted their competitors. The sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi and Tau Kappa Epsilon also captured first place in the karaoke contest on Wednesday. To end the week, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Zeta and Sigma Chi dominated Thursday’s dance competition. Overall, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Kappa Alpha Psi won first place in Clemson’s 2013 Greek Week. The Greek Programming Board organizes Greek Week every year. At the end of the week, GPB President Kate Winfrey said, “It was amazing watching chapters work together to raise incredible amounts of money and forge new friendships.” William Harrison wlharri@clemson.edu


Bullseye! Delta Zeta’s Charity Clay Classic

Clemson’s chapter of Delta Zeta sorority hosted the 7th annual Charity Clay Classic, benefitting its national philanthropies, the Painted Turtle Camp and The Starkey Hearing Foundation, as well as its local philanthropy, The Meyer Center, in Greenville, SC.. The event, held at Pickens County Range, had over 60 teams participate with four people per team. There were two different competitions. The Trap Shoot was for fraternity and non-fraternity teams, and prizes that included painted coolers and hunting gear. The sorority teams took part in the rifle competition, which featured prizes such as Lilly Pulitzer goodies, planners and blankets. Not only was there fun in competing in the skeet shoot, but professionals from the organization CZ-USA, a weapons manufacturer, also came out and brought over 60 guns, for the participants, to test out. DaSisters of Gamma Phi Beta show off their vid Miller from CZ-USA put on a trick shooting show winning targets. for the audience to watch, which included shooting over his head and upside down. “David was so good at shooting the targets,” said Ashley Poland, a member of Delta Zeta, “He made it look easy!” So far, The Charity Clay Classic has raised about $20,000 through online donations and team sign-up fees. In addition to this, the sorority also hosted a 3 Spoons benefit night on March 12. Clemson Delta Zeta members are ecstatic that their philanthropy event was such a success, and they can’t wait to host it again next spring.

- Beth Ann Miralia emirali@clemson.edu

Greek of the Month Devin Gordon has been selected as February’s Greek of the Month due to his campus involvement and leadership in the Greek community as the president of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Devin has been instrumental in implementing new educational programs for the organization, including a program called Kurrency Kontrol, geared at teaching students how to manage money. Devin also serves on the NPHC Executive Board as the secretary and is in charge of keeping the council organized. Devin works as an SI leader in chemistry, while maintaining a personal 3.96 GPA. Because of his leadership around campus, Devin was also inducted into Blue Key last spring. Those who know him well say he is always striving to better himself, and we can see from his involvement on campus that he wants to better our greater community as well. Devin’s achievements and position as a role model in the community have earned him recognition as Order of Omega’s Greek of the Month. - Lindsay Heyman lheyman@clemson.edu Devin Gordon

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Promotes Literacy in Childres “And now, cried Max, let the wild rumpus start!” so goes Maurice Sendak’s captivating children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” the theme for Kappa Kappa Gamma’s philanthropy event, Reading is Key. The literacy rate among children today is much lower than it should be, and the Kappas are working hard to change that. On March 8, the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma spent the afternoon at Pendleton Elementary School playing games, reading stories and making crafts with the students. Philanthropy Chair Anna Parr remarked on the challenge of coming into a school and telling students how important reading is, but said that by the end of the day the students were excited about literature and already asking when the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma would be back. “My favorite part of Reading is Key was seeing how excited the children were to take books home with them,” Anna said, “It made me feel like we actually made a difference in the children’s outlook on reading.” Junior Paige Cox remarked, “It was so great to see the kids having so much fun learning, playing and reading all at the same time.” - Alex Latham

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Sarah Acampora, Anna Clanton, Katherine Hazlewood, Betsy Treadaway, Jessica White

Christian Gantt, Emily Harvin, Katie McNeill, Victoria Schwer

Writing Robert DiBenedetto, Lindsay Heyman, Alex Lathem, Maddie Mattox, Brian Murphy, Macaulay Morrison, William Harrison, Danielle Preskitt, Beth Ann Miralia, Rachel Quinn Ads and Distribution Janie Fulp, William Harrison, Meghan Noone, Hailey Wilson, Anne Marie Young, Brianne Cliffords

Social Media Peyton Fish, Caroline Oncken, Victoria Tucker

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Making the World a Better Place An alarming statistic shocked the audience: “Women do two-thirds of the world’s work yet earn only five percent of the income.” Women throughout impoverished countries lack the confidence and resources they need to overcome their situation. Many women feel trapped because they must rely on the people around them for financial support, which leaves them in threatening situations. Clemson was honored to host Ginny Carroll on March 13, who spoke about her experience with empowering women throughout the world. The book “Half of the Sky” opened Carroll’s eyes to an enormous humanitarian issue and gave her the idea to use her time in a way that would better the world. Carroll founded Circle Clemson Panhellenic of Sisterhood in 2010 as a way to uplift women from poverty supporting Circle of Sisterhood and oppression through education, because education can cure many of the world’s problems such as poverty, oppression, and brutality. Circle of Sisterhood provides girls opportunities through donations, schools, and training for women in Cambodia, India, Uganda, Malawi, Philippines, Kenya, Thailand, Mexico, and throughout the United States. She emphasized her passion for sorority women is due to their academic determination, involvement in philanthropy and sincere bond of sisterhood. Ginny Carroll’s enthusiasm foundation sparked a desire to help in many of the women on Clemson’s campus. Mary Waddill, a sophomore member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, stated, “Carroll motivated me to do more to help other women. It was inspiring to see someone devote her life to making the world a better place.” Through donations, t-shirt orders, and a week-long fundraiser, the Clemson Panhellenic community was able to do just that. Chapters across the council united to raise over $1,000 dollars, granting over 20 girls an opportunity for education. - Danielle Preskitt dpreski@clemson.edu

Save the Dates...

April 13th Sigmapalooza

April 14th Alpha Chi Omega Dodge Domestic Violence April 15th - 18th Alpha Tau Omega Viking Week April 19th Alpha Delta Pi Bandstand April 21st Chi Omega Bootcamp ®

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