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The e-Newsletter for sisters and friends of Phi Sigma Sigma May 2009

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'Excellence? What Is It, Anyway?' | Letter from the Grand Archon
No matter how often we hear it everyday - in advertisements, the workplace and just about everywhere - the word "excellence" has special meaning to us as Phi Sig sisters. It has to.
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Accountable To Our Founding Principles
Why the Chapter Excellence Program is something to cheer about
Chapter ExcellenceAt this very moment, Phi Sig chapters everywhere are putting the finishing touches on their pièce de résistance - their Chapter Excellence portfolios cataloguing an entire year's worth of achievements.
Part scrapbook, part awards application, these inspirational, creative portfolios document not only our chapters' performance, but our entire sisterhood's ongoing commitment to Aim Higher. (Plus, they're cool!) Read more > 
'She Is... Penn State!'
Alumna Spotlight: Marian 'Mimi' Barash CoppersmithMimi Barash Coppersmith
In certain circles, she's as well known as Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno. When you've made history at a Big 10 school, led a successful publishing and marketing business for decades, and raised multi-millions for too many causes to name, you're bound to get noticed. Sometimes, success comes at a price.... But, says this indomitable Phi Sig, never sacrifice your happiness. Read more >

Becky Paris - Theta AlphaA 'Green' Queen Among Us  
Collegian Spotlight: Becky Paris
For years before "going green" became the hot topic, this Phi Sig's been talking to anyone and everyone about the importance of agriculture and preserving the land. Now, this talented and high-profile student from Michigan's frigid climes is vying for a top spot in her home state of Wisconsin's agricultural world. Wish her luck! Read more >
Iota Nu Installation - April 2009PHI SIGNIFICANT NEWS:
IOTA NU CHAPTER at Sacred Heart University was installed
April 5. So let's congratulate them on their achievement and celebrate our sorority's continuing success in building an even stronger Pyramid!
Call to Convention '09 | Advance info - watch for details!
Convention 2009: July 30 ~ Aug. 2, Norfolk, Va.Excitement's building for our next Convention in historic Norfolk, Va., July 30 through Aug. 2! As we put the finishing touches on the schedule of events, sisters are urged to watch their e-mail, our Web site and next month's Connections for the very latest.
UPDATE: Be sure to review the proposed constitutional and bylaws changes that are up for a vote this year! Read more >
Giving Back | A 'Guaranteed' Scholarship for Every Chapter? 
Here's our Foundation's plan for helping make that happen
Chapter Educational Funds
If you haven't yet heard about the Phi Sig Foundation's increasingly popular chapter-specific scholarship funds, you're missing out on a great way to support sisters from your own alma mater while showing your Phi Sig pride! It's easy to do. Read more > 
PLUS: "I would love for any of my sisters to receive one!"
Scramble It Up! | Golfing Fun Helps Foundation, Too 
2nd annual golf tourney scheduled June 6: Register online
Sapphire Scramble 2008Whether you're a golf pro, semi-pro, so-so or no-go, you've GOT to know the place to be on June 6 is with your Phi Sig sisters and friends in lovely North East, Md. - site of the 2nd annual Sapphire Scramble!
Clubs will be swingin' and, of course, laughter will be ringin' throughout the land! Join us, won't you? Your day of fun helps raise vital funds for our Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation and the many causes it supports. See you there!
Phi Sig Pride | Getting Sphinx-y at the Louvre!
Sphinx at the Louvre - 2008Ah, the mystical, mysterious Sphinx. You never know where she'll show up next.
And that's just how Delta Iota Chapter sister (and current archon) Whitney Dubay felt when she met this familiar feline figurine at the world-famous Louvre in Paris last October.
"This Sphinx is thousands of years old," says the Central Michigan University student. "I was so excited when I saw it!" That goes double for us!
Got a pic that shows your Phi Sig Pride? Send it to You could be featured here!
Also In This Issue
What It Is, Why It Matters
Convention '09
Scholarships for
Every Chapter?
Foundation Golf Tourney
Gamma Zeta: All Fired Up

July 30 ~ August 2 
Convention '09

Convention '09

Save the date! Phi Sig's Convention in Norfolk, Va., is almost here. Watch for details on our Web site and be sure to review proposed changes we'll be voting on there. Read more >

New Giving Option! 
Chapter Scholarships

Phi Sig Chapters

Show your school spirit by starting a chapter-specific scholarship. It's easy, and we can help! Read more >


Gamma Zeta - University of Rhode Island

They're growing by leaps and bounds! Learn why Phi Sig women are all fired up at the University of Rhode Island.

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