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University of Connecticut

Greek Community Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 7

April 2010

Inside this issue: Greek of the Month


Alumni Weekend


Spring Weekend


Career Services






Happy Founders Day!


Email information about your organization to Victoria Costello at to be included in the newsletter by the 15th of the month!

Greek Week—Road Trippin’! It is that time of the year again— Greek Week 2010 is just around the corner! This year’s theme is Road Trippin’ and each team represents a different US city. This year’s Greek Week has the classic, favorite events Greek Week is known for such as the Greek Games and Greek Sing, as well as some new additions such as the Greek Week Kid’s Day in Husky Village. This year’s week-long celebration is sure to be a blast for everyone

involved and unite the community. Good luck to all of the teams aparticipating in Greek Week 2010!

Greek Week Schedule: Monday 4/5: Scholarship Dinner, 5-7 PM, Wilbur Cross North Reading Room Tuesday 4/6: Senior Picnic, 6 PM, Wilbur Cross South Reading Room

Wednesday 4/7: Greek Week Speaker TJ Sullivan, “Confronting the Idiot in Your Chapter”, 7 PM, Jorgensen Thursday 4/8: Greek God & Goddess Pageant and Greek Sing, 7 PM, Jorgensen Friday 4/9: Greek Week Kids’ Day, 3-6 PM, Husky Village Saturday 4/10: Greek Games, 11 AM, SU Mall

Tuesday 4/6: Greek Week Opening Ceremonies, 7 PM, SU Ballroom

Sunday 4/11: Greek Week Closing Ceremonies, 12-2 PM, Husky Village

event which was first created in 1976. This event unites the community in a common purpose of ending violence against women. It also gives survivors of violence the opportunity to speak out and share their stories. Violence against women is a problem which affects all of society and every individual in some

way. Members of the Greek community are encouraged to attend this event and show support for ending violence against women.

Take Back the Night

For more information visit:

The Women’s Center and the Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP) are hosting the annual Take Back the Night event on April 21, 2010. Take Back the Night is a violence against women prevention event which consists of three parts: a rally, candlelit walk and speak out. Take Back the Night is an international

When: Wed., 4/21, 7PM Where: SU Ballroom Who: Hosted by Women’s Center & VAWPP

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Greek of the Month — Ashley Tranquist of Delta Gamma Ashley has been an outstanding member of her chapter, Delta Gamma, as well as a role model for all of her sisters. Especially after Bid Day, Ashley did everything in her power to make the new members feel welcome and comfortable. To help new members feel

more welcome and comfortable throughout their new member period, Ashley would often spend time with them either getting dinner or lunch or even just hanging out. Her sisters note that she has commendable qualities of sisterhood. Her sisters admire the way

that she welcomes every sister into Delta Gamma and goes above and beyond to create lasting relationships and to promote unity within her chapter. Ashley is a role model to the entire Greek community as well as Delta Gamma.

Ashley Tranquist

Greek of the Month — Sarah LaPrad of Kappa Alpha Theta Sarah LaPrad of Kappa Alpha Theta is very involved within her chapter as well as on the UConn campus. Currently Social Chair of her sorority, she has been working hard preparing for the upcoming spring formal along with planning activities within Greek Life. Additionally, she is Chief of External

Relations for UConn Model United Nations where she handles the marketing and public relations for the organization. Through this organization she also volunteers teaching parliamentary procedure at Bulkeley High School in Hartford. Sarah definitely acts as a role model for the entire

Uconn community as well as Greek Life. She is dedicated and very involved with different interests which show her well-rounded character. She exemplifies the pillars of Greek Life, most notably through her various leadership positions and the service that she does with Bulkeley High School in Hartford.

Sarah LaPrad

Greek of the Month! Nominate someone today! Applications can be found at: Please email applications to Brittney Yancy at by the 15th of the month for consideration.

Do you want to honor an outstanding Greek senior? Please visit: seniors.html Fill out a ―Senior Spotlight‖ form so that your nominee can be recognized for being an outstanding Greek senior!

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Alumni Weekend Pass this information on to the alumni of your organization! Register for Alumni Weekend at: events/alumni-weekend

For information on how to reconnect and other information for Greek alumni please visit: http:// events/alumniweekend/493

Save the Date! June 4-5, 2010 Alumni Weekend

Spring Weekend Safety Spring Weekend is a time many students look forward to, but it can also be a dangerous time for students. Here are a couple of precautions and tips for staying safe during spring weekend:


Travel in groups.

Use plastic instead of glass bottles to

prevent glass breaking on campus. 

Look out for your brothers and sisters.

Have a designated place to meet if friends separate.

Don’t forget that there are many University sponsored events throughout Spring Weekend such as Late Night, Oozeball, and barbeques at different residence hall areas!

Stay hydrated.

Have fun and be safe!

Be respectful of police authorities and others.

In case of emergencies, dial 911.

Career Services Career Services Announces New OFSL Liaison Career Services would like to introduce Ashley Vrabely, the new OFSL Liaison for the Career Club Connections (CCC) Program. Ashley is a junior and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and is President of the Order of Omega. Ashley will be taking over the role of the OFSL Liaison for CCC, Lindsey Cunningham. Welcome, Ashley!

Spring into Career Preparation! Need help with your résumé? Want interviewing preparation advice? Want to learn more about what Career Services has to offer? Plan a career presentation with Career Services in April! Chapters interested in organizing an upcoming career presentation on topics such as interviewing, résumé writing, or an overview

of Career Services, please fill out a presentation request form: http:// presentation_request_fo rm.html For more information please visit:

Ashley Vrabely

Upcoming Philanthropies Phi Sigma Rho’s Glow in the Dark

Tau Kappa Epsilon’s 5K Run

7 PM—9 PM

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Husky Village

10 AM—12 PM

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fairfield Way Phi Sigma Rho will be holding their annual Glow in the Dark Volleyball Tournament! All proceeds benefit The Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center For more information contact:

Lambda Chi Alpha Clothing Sale

TKE will be holding their 6th annual 5K Run to raise money for Autism Speaks. Registration is free! For more information contact:

SAE’s Paddy Murphy Competition April 12– April 15

April 5-April 7 Fairfield Way Lambda Chi Alpha Will be holding their annual clothing sale to benefit North American Food Drive. Stop by during the day from MondayWednesday! For more information contact:

Sigma Alpha Epsilon will be hosting their annual Paddy Murphy Competition. The competition consists of different events such as the reenactment and pageant portion. For more information contact:

ZBT’s Car Smash Mon. April 19, 2010 9AM—4PM

DZ Dash! Wed. April 21, 2010 3PM-5PM Husky Village

Fairfield Way ZBT will be hosting their car smash event to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Stop by to get out some aggression! For more information contact:

Delta Zeta will be hosting their first ever DZ Dash relay race event to benefit The Painted Turtle Camp. For more information contact:

Congratulations! Lauren Kelly Gall—Alpha Phi OFSL would like to congratulate Lauren Kelly Gall of Alpha Phi on receiving the position of Educational Leadership Consultant with Alpha Phi. In this selective position, Lauren will be working for Alpha Phi’s headquarters and working as a chapter consultant. Lauren is a Human Development and Family Studies major. She has held a variety of leadership roles within Alpha Phi including Director of Administration, VP of Chapter Operations and chapter President. Lauren has been very involved with Greek Life at Uconn and is thrilled to continue her work in Greek Life through this new position. Congratulations and best of luck to Lauren!

Happy Founder’s Day! OFSL would like to wish a happy founders day to Pi Beta Phi, which was founded on April 28, 1867!

Visit us online at:

Katharine Murphy– Kappa Alpha Theta OFSL would like to congratulate Katharine Murphy on receiving the position of Educational Leadership Consultant with Kappa Alpha Theta. This position is extremely selective, as there are only ten Educational Leadership Consultants total. In her position, Katharine will travel around the country to approximately thirty different schools acting as a chapter consultant and a liaison with Theta headquarters. She will also be representing Theta at various conferences and conventions. Katharine is a very involved individual having held numerous leadership positions in Greek Life including President of Kappa Alpha Theta. Congratulations Katharine and best of luck!

Upcoming Career Services Events: 

Spring Career Fair 2010, April 1st 12:302:30pm, UConn Stamford Campus, Rich Concourse, careercenter.html

Using Social Networking to Find an Internship, April 1 5:00-6:00pm,CUE 134

Public Health: Careers for a Lifetime, April 6th 6:00-8:30pm, Biology/Pharmacy, Room 129 (Flat Room)

5th Annual Sport Management & Entertainment Executive Lecture & Career Fair, April 10th 3:30-7:30pm, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

It is Not Too Late to Find a Summer Internship, April 13th 5:00-6:00pm, CUE 134

Looking for a Job While Figuring Out My Career, April 21st 4:00-5:00pm, CUE 134

10th Annual Career Fair: Sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Hartford, April 29th 10:00am-3:00pm, Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford

Volume 5, Issue 7 - April 2010  
Volume 5, Issue 7 - April 2010