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In This Issue
Events Calendar
R.E.A.L. Women's Summit
Panhellenic Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship Opportunity
You're Invited: Zeta Phi Beta's Soul Food
First Annual Oxford Writing Festival
Spring Blood Drive
Attend a Free Kaplan Test

 Events Calendar 

This Week: 


3/22: Alpha Phi Alpha Day


3/24: Kappa Delta's Paint Brawl


3/25: Delta Upsilon & Phi Mu's Spring Puddle Pull



Next Week:


3/29: Alpha Delta Pi's "Battle of the Brains"


3/30: Pi Beta Phi's "Pie a Pi Phi PIE-lanthropy"


4/1: Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Alpha Mu's "Frisbee Golf Tournament" & Greek Awards   





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Attend R.E.A.L. Women's Summit
Women's Summit

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch and Awards (Heritage Room) - REGISTRATION REQUIRED (deadline: noon, Tuesday, March 27)

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Panel of Campus and Community Leaders (Heritage Room)

2:00 - 2:40 p.m. and 2:45 - 3:25 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions (each presented twice)
  • Developing Yourself Professionally (Benjamin Harrison Room) - Brianne Waugh (Management)
  • Developing Your Professional Skill Set (Bystrom Reid Room) - April Robles (Career Services)
  • Backpack 2 Briefcase (Room 336) - Mina Jones Jefferson, Esq. (University of Cincinnati)
  • Exploring Women's Leadership through Miss Representation (Anna Symmes Room) - Becca Hartz and Ebony Sheckles (Women's Center Ambassadors)
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Connecting and Networking (Heritage Room)

The 2012 R.E.A.L. Women's Summit is brought to you by the Women's Center in partnership with the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership.

Congratulations to the Panhellenic Scholarship Recipients!


The Panhellenic Association is excited to announce the recipients of the  New Member, General Member, and Senior Survival Scholarship.  We had a high number of qualified applicants, and we had a very difficult time choosing the recipients.  These women truly exemplify the values of our Greek community!  If you see them, be sure to congratulate them on their accomplishment. 
New Member- 
  • Sarah Sofyanos, Pi Beta Phi
  • Ali Hamas, Phi Mu  
General Member- 
  • Amy McCrossen, Phi Mu
  • Taylor Seitz, Gamma Phi Beta
  • Sam Steiner, Gamma Phi Beta
  • Jessica Horton, Alpha Delta Pi 
Unique Scholarship Opportunity!


One $1,000 scholarship will be provided to a Greek man of an IFC or NPHC recognized chapter and one $1,000 scholarship will be provided to a Greek woman of a Panhellenic or NPHC recognized chapter.

The Dr. Nault Scholarship rewards one Greek Man and one Greek woman each academic year who have shown devotion to the Greek Community.  Dr. Nault is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and a strong advocate of Greek Life at Miami University, as the past Faculty Advisor for Kappa Alpha Order and past Vice President for Student Affairs.  During his time at Miami, he has also held the positions as Dean of Students, Director of the University Honors Program, Advisor to the Student Court, among many others.

Awarding Greek men and women with such a prestigious scholarship will promote everything our community stands for: Scholarship & Learning, Service & Philanthropy, Leadership, Community, and Brotherhood & Sisterhood.  One $1,000 scholarship will be provided to a Greek man of an IFC or NPHC recognized chapter and one $1,000 scholarship will be provided to a Greek woman of a Panhellenic or NPHC recognized chapter.  The awards will be applicable towards university tuition.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Second semester third-year student to be awarded in the first semester of their fourth year; second semester fourth-year students are also eligible if they are staying for a full fifth year of undergraduate education. 
  • Commitment to the Greek Community as a whole and sincere push towards the Greek unity among chapters and councils.  Criteria includes: Both intra-council and inter-council chapter-to-chapter interactions and activities will be heavily weighted; Leadership within their chapter and the Greek Community; Promotes good community relations in our Greek Community, Miami University, and the surrounding Oxford community.
  • A minimum GPA above the Fraternity-Men's Average (3.04 GPA) or Sorority-Women's Average (3.33 GPA)  

You can apply online at:


Applications are due by Friday, March 23rd 2012 


You're Invited: Zeta Phi Beta's Soul Food


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc Presents:


Soul Food


Join the Illustrious Xi Rho chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. for their annual Soul Food dinner. Enjoy great food, good company, and best of all? It's FREE! So join us for a relaxing Sunday dinner!


Sunday, April 15th 5pm-8pm in Lower Alexander


Attend the First Annual Oxford Writing Festival!


The Festival will be taking place from March 26th through March 29th, and most of the events will be in Shriver (with one in Leonard Theatre and two at Lane Library).  Students for the Promotion of Writing, a new student organization, is coordinating the festival.  


Events will consist of presentations by professional and student writers, faculty panels, workshops, and other activities involving writing.  The goal is to promote the image of the writer as more than just someone who writes books, and to give members of the Oxford-Miami community an opportunity to create, share, and celebrate writing. 


This is a great scholarship opportunity for members of the fraternity and sorority community. There will be a welcome table at the festival, and a sign-in for chapters can be coordinated if desired. If you would like a full schedule, more details, or have any questions, please contact Megan Dincher at

Spring Blood Drive

The Deacons of the Oxford Presbyterian Church and the Community Blood Center of Dayton, Ohio will hold their spring blood drive on Wednesday, March 28th from 2pm to 6pm at the Seminary church (white church on the corner of Church and N Poplar Streets). Without your help, the Community Blood Center could not provide blood for patients at 24 area hospitals including: Atrium Medical Center, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, and Ft. Hamilton-Hughes Memorial Hospital. 


In order to donate blood you must be at least 17 years of age (16 with signed Community Blood Center parental consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health. Each donor will have blood pressure, temperature, pulse and hemoglobin checked before donation, and must also present a photo ID (such as a driver's license). A donor must eat a nourishing meal, drink plenty of liquids, and get a good night's sleep prior to donation.


Be sure to avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine.


Thanks to Miami University Athletic Department, all donor names will be placed in a box for a drawing to win four tickets to any 2012-2013 home MAC football game, men's basketball, women's volleyball, or women's basketball. McDonald's has favored us with tickets for their varied products for each donor.


Register online: and enter Sponsor Code 1675.

Attend a Free Kaplan Test


The admissions process for graduate school is becoming increasing competitive.  This makes your decision on how to prepare for your standardized test critical.


Between March 15th and April 15th, Kaplan is giving you and your members the opportunity to sample a FreeLSAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT Class. At these events, you will learn valuable strategies from one of our expert instructors.  Please share this information with those students who may be interested in attending this great free event.  These events will take place live and online in our Classroom Anywhere™ environment.


To sign up for one of these events, simply register using this web form:


You can also visit or call 1-800-KAP-TEST to register.


Take advantage of this free opportunity to get valuable instruction thatwill help you succeed on the test day, and learn why Kaplan is the only choice when it comes to your test preparation. 


Career Opportunity in Community Organizing for Social Justice
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the MU campus on Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm in Psychology Building Room 127 to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.
Please RSVP by contacting Hannah Wittmer at
or by calling 785.506.8915 with your name, phone #, email address and year in school.

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-The Cliff Alexander Office Staff