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

Phi Sigma Sigma - founded 1913

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Let Your 'Inner Phi Sig' Shine Through | Letter from the Grand Archon
"Being a member of Phi Sigma Sigma stands for something - which is why, in a world filled with stereotypes about sororities and Greek life, we should stand up for it." Read more >
Will the 'real' Sorority Life please step forward?
Debunking myths, combating stereotypes about being Greek
Greek girl image
Seems like show-biz script writers, the media and millions of consumers can't get enough of sororities lately. If it's Greek, it sells: in blockbuster Hollywood movies, made-for-TV shows, online games (such as Facebook) and even iPhone applications. Often, the images portrayed are stereotypical, even inaccurate. So what, if anything, can we do about that? Read more >

Where to go to be in the know...
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 Irna Phillips She did it her way
 Irna Phillips, queen of daytime dramas
By all accounts, one of Phi Sig's most famous alumnae was also one of the most colorful characters in the history of radio and television - not only as the dominant force influencing the glitzy, glamorous, tempestuous world of daytime dramas, but as the woman who actually invented them. Read more >

Delta - SUNY University at BuffaloCONGRATULATIONS to our new
at SUNY's University at Buffalo. Nearly 60 members strong - and already a prominent group on campus - the women are completing their new member education and preparing for their installation Nov. 21. Alumnae are
invited to the banquet; cost is $30.
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Seen & Heard | Quick links to 'Phi Significant' Sister News

Gina KerleyGINA KERLEY (Delta Gamma - San Francisco State University) has been appointed to the National Panhellenic Conference leadership team as the 2009-2011 chairman of the alumnae Panhellenics committee. This is her second term - and the first time a Phi Sig has served back-to-back executive appointments.  ▲ NPC PHOTOS! See a brief overview of the NPC Annual Conference here!

Melissa RickettsMELISSA RICKETTS (Theta Psi - Alma College) has been named the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation's first-ever GOLD Program Development Officer. Her mission: to engage newly graduated sisters as loyal donors, thereby strengthening Phi Sig's philanthropic impact in the years to come.

Michelle CastroNationally renowned Greek leader MICHELLE CASTRO (Delta Kappa - Florida International University) has earned even more distinction: She was recently elected by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors to serve as a regional director in 2010. Her installation is scheduled for Dec. 9 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Alumnae Directory 2009NOW AVAILABLE! If you're still interested in receiving the 2009 Phi Sigma Sigma Alumnae Directory - beautifully bound hard-cover editions - contact Headquarters! Only a few remain - priced at $89.99 plus S&H. Don't delay ~ act today!

SAVE THE DATE! Chapter archons and advisors are invited to attend Grand Archon Pamela Downey's "Town Hall" teleconference Nov. 5 - where she'll share important observations and insights, and also answer questions in a live, interactive session. Watch for details soon!

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Archon of the Year | Jennifer Holt, McDaniel College
Outstanding leader, rising star in Phi Sigma Sigma
Jennifer Holt - Archon of the YearWhat's not to like about Jennifer Holt? (She's practically perfect in every Phi Sig way!) Bright, fun, articulate and passionate about Phi Sigma Sigma's positive role in her life and those of her sisters, this Gamma Psi Chapter sister, incredibly collaborative and effective leader, and standout student is an inspiration to us all - and a volunteer to watch in years to come. Read more > 
Founders' Day Campaign| Join in... and make a difference!
For just $19.13, you can help Phi Sig support wonderful causes
Founders' DayIn just one month - November 26 - we're celebrating our 96th birthday! To honor the day, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation is kicking off its Founders' Day appeal - geared specifically to savvy women who want to help strengthen our sisterhood by customizing donations to their unique budgets and lifestyles. If you haven't yet become a donor, consider joining today. Our Foundation supports leadership programming, the U.S. Transplant Games, scholarships and more!

Click here for details and click here to donate in denominations of 1913 - everything from $19.13 to $1,913!
Chapter Spotlight | Xi at Temple: Phi Sig's 'Golden Girls'
Xi Chapter at Temple UniversityThe women of our historic Xi Chapter are a perennial success story within Phi Sigma Sigma: consistently winning top Fraternity honors, earning "Gold" status in our Chapter Excellence program and setting the bar higher every year. Their message to sisters internationally: If they can do it, so can you. Read more >

Phi Sig Pride | 'Home is where your heart is...'
Phi Sig Pride - October 2009Our sisterhood is truly international - and we are pleased to keep in contact with women around the world doing (and seeing) amazing things!

Among them: Christine Beck of our Delta Lambda Chapter at Muhlenberg College who is currently studying at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Says Christine: "When I recently visited London, I saw this Sphinx, realized I was wearing blue and gold and HAD to take a picture with it!"

(Who knew there were so many sphinxes in the world? We'll post them all, too ~ as time and technology permit!)

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In This Issue
Combating Stereotypes
PLUS: SC Info Initiative
NEW! 'Seen & Heard'
Sister News
What Can $19.13 Do?
(More Than You Think!)
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