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In This Issue
Events Calendar
Have a Greek Day!
New Course Offering for Sorority Women: WGS 201
Update: Last Week's Advisor Program
Chapter Spotlight: Pi Kappa Phi
Second Annual Freedom Walk
Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant

 Events Calendar 

This Week: 


10/2-9: National LIVESTRONG Week


10/8: Kappa Klassic & Have a Greek Day


10/9: Kickball Tournament





Next Week: 


10/10: Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant Information Session


10/11: Designer Denim Sale


10/14-16: Fall break!







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This weekly newsletter lets you know about everything happening in the Miami University fraternity and sorority community. 


We're nearing the halfway point of our fall semester and the weather is starting to cool down... but our calendar is just starting to heat up! Be sure to check out our online calendar so you don't miss anything! 


Have a Greek Day!
Have a Greek Day


Come sport your letters and watch our Redhawks take on the Army Sat. Oct. 8! Free pizza and T-shirts in tailgate town starting at 11:30 and then prime reserved seating in Yager! The chapter with the highest percentage in attendance will receive red pit tickets next semester! 



Miami v. Army

Saturday, October 8 

Tailgate starts @ 11:30 a.m. in Tailgate Town

Game starts @ 1 p.m. at Yager Stadium


See everyone there! 

New Course Offering for Sorority Women: WGS 201 

As has been talked about and advertised, a new section of WGS 201 is coming this spring semester. This section is built specifically for current members of Miami's sorority community. The class will take a global perspective on women and their influence.


Because this course section is only offered to sorority members, it is/will be listed as a closed section on Bannerweb.  Students wanting to enroll in this course will be hand enrolled by Tresa Barlage, Associate Director of Residence Life.   To allow all members of sororities' equal access in requesting seats, requests for enrollment will begin at 8am on October 12, 2011.  Any current sorority member wanting to request enrollment should send an email (that includes full name and student id number) to Tresa Barlage, at  Due to the limited number of seats, enrollment will be based upon the request date and each email can only refer to the individual sender (students cannot request multiple seats for roommates, friends, etc).  Requests received prior to the start time will not be considered.


Although there might be delay in actual course enrollment, students will receive a response notification of their status (either approved or wait listed) and should plan for this course in their regular Spring Enrollment process if approved. 


For further information or questions about the course, please contact Victoria Suttmiller, Coordinator of Residence Life at .


Again, at 8am Wednesday, October 12, 2011 the first 35 women who email Tresa will be registered for the class.


Update: Last Week's Advisor Program a Huge Success!
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The first session of the Advisor Development Series this past Sunday was a hit! Around 30 advisors engaged in dialogue about their role as an advisor and how to elevate the impact they have on the students and constituents they work with!

We will be sending out a follow up survey for those who attended; for those who weren't able to make it we would still appreciate your feedback on what topics you would like to see in future sessions! 

Please send comments to Kayte Fry (

Chapter Spotlight: Pi Kappa Phi

                                Journey of Hope

This summer, Pi Kappa Phi members Jake Magary, Jameson Lowery, and Scott Rice plan to spread their message of acceptance and understanding of people with disabilities by participating in the Journey of Hope, a 4,000 mile bicycle ride through 13 states and stopping in 55 cities along the way from from San Francisco to Washington D.C.

As a chapter that operates their own philanthropy organization, Push America, the Pi Kappa Phi brothers try to reach out to our community and help raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. 

Jake, Jameson, and Scott have personally committed to raising $7,000 each for this trip. To help them reach this goal, you can make a tax deductible donation to each of the brothers by clicking here:   If you're interested in the Journey of Hope and would like more information, click here.


Has your chapter done something noteworthy? Share your story with the rest of the fraternity and sorority community by sending it to Elise Sexton at!
Support the Second Annual Freedom Walk
Kappa Alpha Psi Week 2011

The men of the Kappa Delta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi are gearing up for the Second Annual Kappa Alpha Psi Freedom Walk on Saturday, October 8. This year the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, Wilberforce University, Central State University, and The Ohio State University chapters are participating in the walk with Miami University, and are competing to see who can raise the most funds.  


25+ members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity will participate in the 20-mile Freedom Walk to support the Freedom Center. The Freedom Walk follows the prominent Underground Railroad to Civil Rights historic route from New Richmond, Ohio, traveled by enslaved individuals who sought freedom as well as those fighting for integration and equality. The Freedom Walk will end at the Freedom Center followed by a Celebration recognizing the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity for their philanthropic efforts.


The proceeds from the Freedom Walk will support the Freedom Center's educational programs, including the wide array of exhibits that chronicle heroic stories of courage in the pursuit of freedom and thought-provoking programs beyond the Freedom Center's physical walls that inspire individuals to champion freedom in their communities and end contemporary slavery.

To donate to the Second Annual Freedom Walk click here.
Alpha Phi Alpha's Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant

The Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant recognizes and awards women who exemplify superiority in academics, leadership, community service, and talent, but places a strong emphasis on scholarship and scholastic achievement. 

Miss Black & Gold

This annual campus-wide pageant is a national program of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, where the winner will have the opportunity to compete on a district, regional, and national level for the prestigious title of "Miss Black & Gold". As a participant in the pageant, competitors will be required to complete several scheduled community service activities, as well as participate in fundraisers to benefit one of Alpha Phi Alpha's national initiatives, the March of Dimes Foundation. 

The pageant welcomes competitors of ALL ages and races. The information session will be held Monday, October 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm in FSB 0025.
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-The Cliff Alexander Office Staff