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WKU events: Greek Week activities April 20-28; Student United Way group invites new members

Here is information about upcoming events at WKU:

Student Activities: Greek Week events April 20-28

Greek Week at WKU is dedicated to celebrating and honoring all Greek organizations on campus. Members of fraternities and sororities at WKU gather together throughout the week to participate in several different events that have been created by WKU’s Greek Week Committee. Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and the National Panhellenic Council come together to acknowledge and award individuals’ and chapters’ outstanding accomplishments throughout the week and year.

WKU’s Greek Week Committee is made up of members from a wide variety of Greek organizations. These members meet weekly for several months to create, plan, coordinate and implement Greek Week in hopes to improve and promote Greek unity on WKU’s campus.

“This year’s Greek Week Committee is made up of the best and brightest members of our chapters on campus. Due to their hard work and dedication we’re looking forward to Greek Week 2013 being our best yet,” said Alissa Mansfield, Coordinator of Greek Affairs at WKU.

Greek Week 2013 includes 21 Greek organizations participating in a variety of events such as “Spring Sing,” a dance competition; “Tug,” a Tug of War competition; and a day solely dedicated to volunteering and philanthropic service. The 2013 Overall Greek Week theme is “When I Grow Up,” and the events for the week rally around the theme.

Here is a list of Greek Week activities:

  • Student tailgate Saturday (April 20) before WKU football’s spring Red & White Game. The tailgate will begin at 10 a.m. on South Lawn and is open to all WKU students. The spring game will begin at 2 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
  • Spring Sing, a dance competition, will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday (April 21) at Diddle Arena. Sororities and fraternities compete against each other for the first, second, and third place title. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Student Activities Office for $7 or at the door for $10. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 3 p.m.
  • The Banner Competition will be judged Monday (April 22). Organizations must submit a banner that relates to theme of the week by 8 a.m. to Downing University Center.
  • Blood Drive begins Monday (April 22) and ends Wednesday (April 24) at the Preston Health and Activities Center and is open to the public. The blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Greek Feud Competition, a Jeopardy-like competition between organizations where one member of each chapter goes head-to-head with each other to showcase their knowledge about the different Greek organizations on campus, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 23) at DUC Auditorium. The event is open to the public.
  • Faculty Appreciation Banquet starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 24). Organizations have an opportunity to bring a faculty member to a dinner at Mariah’s honoring them for their outstanding support and service to WKU.
  • Events Day will be held Thursday (April 25) at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Amphitheater.
  • Tug, a battle of tug of war between Greek organizations, will begin at 2 p.m. Friday (April 26) at WKU’s Farm.
  • Philanthropy Day will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday (April 27) as members of Greek organizations participate in various service projects that benefit the Bowling Green community.
  • Convocation, a ceremony rewarding chapters for their service and commitment to WKU and their organizations, ends Greek Week at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center.

“I am very excited to see everyone come out and show their pride for their Greek organization and WKU. Greek Week is a great way for members to come together as a chapter and a community,” said Chris Hancock, Overall Greek Week Chairman.

Contact: Alex LeForge at (859) 358-2711 or alexyandra.leforge231@topper.wku.edu.

Student Activities: Student United Way group invites new members

WKU’s newly formed Student United Way group announces its first recruitment event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 24) in the Valley on WKU’s campus. During this time, students will have the opportunity to participate in a giant water balloon fight with more than 1,000 balloons.

There will be information available about the WKU Student United Way including the objectives of the organization and how to become a member. Wendy’s will be providing food for the event which will be free to the first 100 participants.

At 6 p.m. Thursday (April 25), Student United Way will host an informational session in Cravens Room 111 for anyone who is interested in supporting the WKU Student United Way through volunteering or becoming a member of the organization. Free pizza will be provided to all students who attend. Applications to join Student United Way will be available during this meeting and members of United Way of Southern Kentucky will be in attendance to answer any questions.

Registration for either event is not necessary. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in the water balloon fight and the informational meeting.

For more information about how you can join Student United Way, contact Jessica Canada, Vice President of Recruitment, at Jessica.Canada299@topper.wku.edu.

Follow the WKU Student United Way on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed about the latest events.

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