Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Scholar of the Month: Lindsey Wertheim

Congratulations to Lindsey Wertheim, Panhellenic's May Scholar of the Month!

Lindsey is a senior Sigma Delta Tau from Dallas, Tex., graduating this May with a Bachelors of General Studies. She plans on applying to nursing schools in Texas after graduation. Lindsey has served on Sigma Delta Tau's Executive Board, and says she has "truly loved being a part of the Greek community my fours years at KU."

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Congratulations to everyone on Mortar Board!

We'd like to extend a huge congrats to all of our Greek members recently inducted onto Mortar Board! Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their dedication to scholarship, leadership and service, which just happen to be part of the Pillars of Greek Life, too!

Madelynne Lockhart, Alpha Chi Omega
Kelly Murphy, Alpha Delta Pi
Nicole Nunes, Alpha Delta Pi
Tyler Wright, Alpha Tau Omega
Matt Lierz, Beta Theta Pi
Mike Lierz, Beta Theta Pi
Cole McGregor, Beta Theta Pi
Mackenzie Whipps, Chi Omega
Stephanie Eleeson, Chi Omega
Margie Carmody, Chi Omega
Corinne Orth, Gamma Phi Beta
Alexandra Null, Kappa Alpha Theta
Kendall WIlliamson, Kappa Alpha Theta
Mimi Koppen, Kappa Alpha Theta
Beth Elliot, Kappa Alpha Theta
Jill Langlas, Kappa Alpha Theta
Amilia Winter, Kappa Delta
Anna Cofer, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Mallory Wilkerson, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Lindsey Mayfield, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Sam Logan, Phi Delta Theta
Bill Wilson, Phi Gamma Delta
Sarah Franklin, Pi Beta Phi
Elizabeth Marx, Pi Beta Phi
Sarah Kenning, Pi Beta Phi
Brian Beckman, Sigma Chi
Sara Finesilver, Sigma Delta Tau
Connor Gill, Sigma Phi Epsilon 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Congratulations to our Senior Award recipients!

The following women were chosen for the Panhellenic Senior Award after an extensive application process.  All three of these women have shown consistent excellence in academics, leadership, service to KU Greek life, and have maintained leadership roles outside of the Greek community, as well.  Make sure to congratulate Ali, Jenna and Morgan on receiving this awesome award!

Ali Rueschhoff - Pi Beta Phi

Ali was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas which made her decision to attend the University of Kansas fairly easy. Over the last four years at KU, she has become involved in such things as Pi Beta Phi, KU Dance Marathon, and Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. In May, she will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, a degree she chose to pursue based on her interest in the medical field. She will spend the next four years at the KU School of Medicine and she hopes to specialize in Pediatric Intensive Care.

Jenna Domann - Sigma Kappa

Jenna Domann is a senior member of Sigma Kappa from Nortonville, KS. She will graduate in May with a degree in Human Biology and begin the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Washington University in St. Louis in the fall. Jenna served as the Community Service Chair for Sigma Kappa in 2011 and currently serves on the Standards Board.

Morgan Hutcherson - Alpha Gamma Delta

Morgan Hutcherson is graduating with distinction this spring with a BFA in Illustration and Animation with minors in English and Art History. She plans to return to her hometown in St. Louis and freelance illustrate as well as further her education. It is her goal to write and illustrate children's books and tour the country's schools. She has had the honor of holding the officer positions of Ritual Coordinator and VP Scholarship within AGD and wishes she had even more time as a collegiate AGD and Jayhawk.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March Scholar of the Month: Jenna Domann!

Congratulations to Jenna Domann, the Panhellenic Scholar of the Month!

Jenna is a senior Sigma Kappa from Nortonville, KS majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Science.  She is graduating KU this May and will be begin the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Washington University in St. Louis in August.  Congratulations to Jenna and Sigma Kappa!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Service Opportunities

Make sure to check out the awesome service opportunities this month!
       It's important to the Panhellenic Association that we provide our women, and charities in need of assistance, with the resources to connect and establish lasting relationships with each other.
       For more opportunities, or if you would like to be added to the following list, email our Director for Community Service and Philanthropy, Gretchen Beaver, at phacommservice@ku.edu

The Willow Domestic Violence Center
This is a Lawrence-based agency that provides shelter and other services to survivors of domestic violence. As the first shelter established in Kansas, the Willow Domestic Violence Center has been helping women and children since 1976. To apply to volunteer, visit:  http://www.willowdvcenter.org/H_Volunteering.html

Health Care Access Clinic
Opportunities for Medical/Non-Medical/Special Projects Volunteers. Complete the application at http://healthcareaccess.org/?page_id=57

Midnight Farms
CLO's Midnight Farms is part of Community Living Opportunities (CLO). CLO's mission is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs. CLO has residential programs, case management, day services, therapeutic riding and much more. To volunteer, complete the application at http://www.midnight-farm.org/index.html

Lawrence Humane Society
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend a Volunteer Information Session. To find out dates and times of sessions and to register for a session, contact the shelter by emailing Volunteer@LawrenceHumane.org or calling (785) 843-6835. More information can be found at www.lawrencehumane.org

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
You can:

Heartland Community Health Center
Volunteer at the clinic or Volunteer at the food pantry. As a volunteer at the food pantry, you work one Saturday morning of each month. Fill out the volunteer application at  http://www.heartlandhealth.org/help/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County
Volunteers should be at least 18 years old, have their own transportation and insurance, and be able to meet weekly for a couple of hours with their "Littles." Mentors in the Bigs in Schools program should also be 18 years old, and be able to meet weekly with the child at his/her school during the school year, usually during the lunch hour. Beyond that, the qualifications are quite simple: have a caring, friendly attitude and be willing to give time and attention to an at-risk child. Complete information is available at one of the Orientation Sessions. You can learn more at http://douglas.kansasbigs.org/volunteering.aspx

Monday, March 11, 2013

And your 2013 Recruitment Counselors are...

Make sure to give a huge shout out to KU's recruitment counselors for 2013 Recruitment! These women were selected after a rigorous application process, and we're confident that they're going to do a fantastic job! Congrats, ladies! We're so excited to get Recruitment planning rolling!

Head Recruitment Counselors:
Cay Wittenberg
Sara Patrick

Recruitment Counselors:
Abbi Ingram
Abby Buchanan
Addison Hood
Alex Dakas
Amanda Winkler
Amilia Winter
Andrea Banner
Angela Gargaro
Angelique Short
Ashley Parks
Bailey Goldstein
Bailey Proctor
Bea Tretbar
Betsy Tampke
Britni Birkeland
Cali Brasseur
Caroline Nugent
Chelsey Burton
Courtney McDaniel
Crosby Cooper
Danielle DeShazer
Elisa Coffey
Elle Rose
Erin Goodman
Erin Keane
Fallon Scanlan
Gabrielle Grzyb
Gabrielle Guillory
Haley Streed
Hayley Laske
Jordan Johnson
Jordan Roane
Julia Chasen
Kaitlin Johnson
Katie Jacoby
Katie Schmidt
Kaylin Sangimino
Kelley Courington
Kelly Bayles
Kjersti Leigh Olsen
Kendall Kohnle
Kristen Fisher
Kylie Emerson
Lainie Jessen
Lauren Kats
Lindsey Bloom
Mackenzie Cody
Madison Crocker
Maggie Galle
Maggie Sloan
Maggie Young
Margo Weninger
Megan Lethbridge
Megan Nass
Nicole Nunes
Nikki Koppers
Paige Gundelfinger
Paige Martindell
Rachel Friedman
Sarah Lamphere
Sarah Vanlandingham
Shelley Mai
Stephanie Carnahan
Stephanie Hipp
Tansey Schoonover
Tara Cisneros
Tess Hoerle

Monday, March 4, 2013

February Scholar of the Month: Anna Scopp!

Congratulations to Anna Scopp, the February Scholar of the Month!

Anna is a sophomore Gamma Phi Beta studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas.  She plans to be a Physician's Assistant.  She's involved in the Honor's Program and is a nanny for a 29-year-old woman with Down Syndrome.  Some of her favorite things to do at KU are eat Wheel Pizza, and sled down the JRP hill on snow days.  Congratulations again, Anna!  We're so proud of you!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Greek Awards Results

Last night, we celebrated the 24th annual Greek Awards Recognition Night in the Woodruff Auditorium.  Year after year, our Panhellenic community continues to grow and flourish, thanks to the dedication all of our women show to the Panhellenic Association.

Below is a listing of all individual and chapter awards.  Make sure to congratulate all of these Panhellenic women on their accomplishments!

Panhellenic Council Individual Award Winners
Dr. David A. Ambler Outstanding Campus Leader
  • Hannah Bolton, Chi Omega
Outstanding Alumna Service Award
  • Janis Steimer, Delta Gamma
Outstanding Greek Senior
  • Hannah Bolton, Chi Omega
  • Ali Meeks, Delta Gamma
  • Ariel Puccetti, Sigma Kappa
  • Nicki Rose, Alpha Delta Pi
  • Shanah Gaskill, Kappa Alpha Theta
Outstanding House Director
  • Suzanne Tomlinson, Kappa Delta
Outstanding Panhellenic Council Leader
  • Shanah Gaskill, Kappa Alpha Theta
Outstanding Sorority Leader
  • Sara Finesilver, Sigma Delta Tau
Outstanding Sorority New Member
  • Hannah Reinhart, Delta Gamma
  • Kara Notvedt, Gamma Phi Beta
  • Chelsea Spraetz, Delta Delta Delta
  • Jami Bechard, Alpha Chi Omega
  • Kayla Carroll, Pi Beta Phi
William R. Nelson Panhellenic Leadership & Involvement Award
  • Alex Null, Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kathryn Hoven, Gamma Phi Beta

Panhellenic Council Chapter Award Winners
Panhellenic Chapter of the Year
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
M. Angela Carr Greek Unity Award
  • Sigma Kappa (nominated by Delta Gamma)
Margaret E. Miller Multicultural Award
  • Delta Delta Delta

The following chapters received an "Excellence" rating in the following categories:
Alpha Chi Omega
  • Chapter Management
Alpha Delta Pi
  • Academic Performance
Chi Omega
  • Academic Performance
Delta Delta Delta
  • Membership Development and Education
  • Risk Management and Legal Liability
Delta Gamma
  • Leadership and Campus Engagement
  • Community Awareness
  • Chapter Management
Gamma Phi Beta
  • Academic Performance
  • Membership Development and Education
  • Risk Management and Legal Liability
  • Chapter Management
Kappa Delta
  • Chapter Management
Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Membership Development and Education
  • Risk Management and Legal Liability
  • Leadership and Campus Engagement
  • Community Awareness
  • Chapter Management
Pi Beta Phi
  • Membership Development and Education
  • Risk Management and Legal Liability
Sigma Delta Tau
  • Risk Management and Legal Liability
  • Leadership and Campus Engagement
Sigma Kappa
  • Leadership and Campus Engagement
  • Community Awareness
  • Chapter Management

Monday, February 4, 2013

T.J. Sullivan: Motivating the Middle

T.J. Sullivan, best-selling author of Motivating the Middle: Fighting Apathy in College Student Organizations, is coming to KU Sunday, February 24.  Make sure to come by Budig 120 at 11 a.m. to hear him speak!  Sponsored by Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Nu and Pi Kappa Phi, this is something you don't want to miss!

Check out T.J.'s website or view his profile on Campuspeak for more information

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Continuous Open Recruitment (COR) is an alternative form of recruitment for women interested in joining the KU sorority community. This is an informal recruitment process that begins after the completion of recruitment in the fall of 2012 and concludes during end of the spring 2013 semester.

We had a great first annual Continuous Open Recruitment (COR) kickoff today in the Kansas Union! Throughout the next few weeks, there will be Informal Recruitment events that potential new members can attend. 

Remember that you have to be invited to each of these events before attending.
If interested, contact our Assistant Director of Recruitment, Kaitlyn Carl, at phaassistrecruit@ku.edu.

The following chapters are participating in this year's COR:

Alpha Chi Omega

Scheduled Events:
  • Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m.

Alpha Delta Pi

Scheduled Events:
  • Thursday, January 31, time TBA

Alpha Gamma Delta

Scheduled Events:
  • Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 6 at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, February 8 at 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 13 at noon
  • Saturday,February 16, time TBA

Delta Delta Delta

Scheduled Events: 
  • Thursday, January 31at 6:30 p.m. 

Gamma Phi Beta

Scheduled Events:
  • January 30 at 5:30 p.m.
  • January 31 at 5:30 p.m.

Sigma Delta Tau

Scheduled Events:  
  • Thursday, January 31
  • Monday, February 4
  • Tuesday, February 5

Sigma Kappa

Scheduled Events:
  • Wednesday, January 30 at 5 p.m.