December 19, 2011

Collegiate Perspective: Getting Involved

As a collegian, one of the best New Year’s Resolutions is resolving to become more involved on your campus, to diversify your resume and to expand your horizons. Here are some tips on how to become more involved, while still making time for Alpha Phi.

1. Write it all down. Whether you use a calendar, a planner or your smart phone, the key to making sure you don’t miss any Alpha Phi events is to first write them all down. Once you have that mapped out, it’s easy to budget time for other events on campus.

2. Schedule a sister date. If you and two other sisters are in Nutrition Club together, you’re building stronger relationships with your sisters and simultaneously meeting new people.

3. Find clubs in your major. If you join a club that relates to your major, the advisor may be able to write you a really valuable recommendation or connect you to a career opportunity.

4. Don’t overbook. The most important aspect of getting involved is knowing your limits. When you overbook, you won’t be able to commit as well to any of your groups and you will constantly feel the stress of trying to do too much.

5. Communicate. The best way to do it all is to talk to the people in charge. If you can’t make an Alpha Phi bowling night because the Student Senate is having elections, talk to the sisters in charge of the event. Let your sisters know what nights you have Senate and ask them to try to schedule fun events on your off nights.

There are so many opportunities on campus available to collegiate members. There's no possible way to do it all, but if you follow these steps, you’ll be able to do more. Learning how much you can handle will not only help you as a collegian, it will also propel you into balancing a successful career as a post-grad.

Katie Foster is a collegiate member at Delta Nu-Maine.

December 9, 2011

Featured Product Friday: PJs from Ring Ching Ching

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Check out these ivy-inspired PJs from Ring Ching Ching (t-shirt and boxer shorts sold separately).

These green ivy boxer shorts are made from cotton poplin with an elastic waist. They sell for $22.00 a pair.

This Alpha Phi American Apparel shirt is 100% fine jersey and runs for $28.00.

Click here to view more details on each product or to purchase.

December 6, 2011

Famous Phis Series: Janet Murguia

Janet Murguia (Gamma Delta-Kansas) is a prominent advocate for the Latino community and a popular civil rights activist. Janet went to Kansas University where she earned degrees in Journalism and Spanish. She has served as the Executive Vice Chancellor for University Relations at the University of Kansas and as Deputy Campaign Manager and Director of Constituency Outreach for Al Gore’s presidential campaign. She later served as Deputy Assistant to President Bill Clinton and as a Senior White House Liaison to Congress.

Janet currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the country. In addition to this impressive resume she has also been named as one of Latino Leaders magazine’s “101 Top Leaders of the Hispanic Community,” Washingtonian magazine’s “ 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington,” and The Non-Profit Times’ “Power and Influence Top 50.” She serves as a great role model for Alpha Phis aspiring to work both the business and non-profit sectors.

Annie Williams is a collegiate member of the Gamma Kappa chapter (CSU/Long Beach).

December 2, 2011

Featured Product Friday: Truly Greek Long Sleeve T

Get cozy in this Truly Greek long-sleeve Lily of the Valley screen printed tee-- complete with a kangaroo pocket. Made from 100% fine jersey cotton. Check it out at Truly Greek's website. Sells for $20.75.

December 1, 2011

Quarterly Review

Winter ’81 Quarterly:
A cross section of the four-story spiral staircase at DePauw (Gamma), with layers of Phis smiling down at us. The spiral staircase is still intact at the chapter house today.