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Sororities, fraternities celebrate Greek Week

April 12, 2010 12:00AM

Throughout this week, members of Pittsburg State University's sororities and fraternities are celebrating Greek Week with activities that are not only fun, but philanthropic. All proceeds raised by the Greek organizations during the week have been earmarked for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, Matthew Lindsey, the executive director of Kansas Campus Compact, will talk about the value of community service. Lindsey will speak in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The Kansas Campus Compact is an organization established to encourage and support campus engagement in the community.

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, the students will gather for a group photo on the PSU Oval before participating in the annual Greek Games competition. The Greek Games, a takeoff on the Olympics, will feature competitions such as a tug of war, a relay race with wheelbarrows, an eating contest and a canoe race on University Lake.

The week's activities will conclude at 6 p.m. Friday with the air band contest and the selection of the Greek God and Goddess in John Lance Arena.

Throughout the week, members of the participating groups will be selling Make-A-Wish stars from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day on the Oval. Proceeds will support the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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