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Greeks celebrate big week

April 14, 2009 12:00AM

The brothers and sisters in Pittsburg State University’s Greek community are celebrating their biggest week of the year.


Greek Week, an annual celebration and contest held by the sororities and fraternities of PSU, kicked off on Monday, with events scheduled through Wednesday, April 22.


Greek Week events began with a faculty reception and the start of the Banner and Canned Art competitions, in which students flex their creative muscles to come up with the wildest designs.


Banners will be displayed on the Oval for the entire week, and Canned Art will be in the walkway of the Student Center across from Gorilla Crossing. All canned foods will be donated to the Wesley House on Thursday, April 16.

Tuesday, April 14, will be Speaker and Awards Night, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. This year’s speaker is Rhonda Dunn, a former advisor to Alpha Gamma Delta and recipient of last year’s Sorority Volunteer of the Year award.

Wednesday, April 15, will mark the date of the All Greek Photo at 4 p.m. in the Oval, directly followed by Greek Games with KVC Kids. The chapters will be competing in a variety of events, and KVC Kids will be in attendance to play with them, in addition to participating in some activities of their own.

Each fraternity and sorority will use Thursday to practice for the biggest event of the week: the Airband and Greek God/Goddess competition, in which the students will try to dance, sing and rock their way to number one. The event will be held on Friday, April 17, at the Pittsburg Middle School.


There is a $2 suggested donation for Airband attendees. All proceeds will benefit the KVC Kids.

On Saturday, April 18, the Greek organizations will join many other students for the Big Event, an annual community service project. Greeks have traditionally done more than half of the work for the Big Event.

Finally, on Wednesday, April 22, at Spring Fling, the winners of each event will be announced, in addition to the winners of the Overall and Spirit Trophy Awards.

“Over the last few years during Greek Week we’ve raised almost $500 to support KVC Kids in addition to hundreds of canned and boxed goods to given to the Wesley House each year, and we are hoping to improve on past efforts this year,” said Travis Smith, Greek advisor. “Greek Week is also meant to bring the chapters together in the spirit of healthy competition and collegiality. It is one of the few times during the year that all chapters get together to accomplish something, and it is meant to build relationships between the chapters.”


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