Alpha Chi Omega - University of Kansas

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Kansas

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Notes of e Lyre PHI CHAPTER OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA | UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS | FALL 2018 I t's amazing that another year is coming to a close in the Phi Chapter house. Recruitment week has come and gone, and the women of Phi Chapter did an amazing job of bringing new sisters into our home. The ladies had an involved week for Homecoming and are working on Rock Chalk Revue. The chapter house had another busy summer in 2018. The informal, formal, entryway, and the fifth-floor lounge have had a fabulous new facelift. The House Corporation Board, M Street Interiors, and the Phi Chapter undergraduates worked together to bring a brighter, more updated, homey, and comfortable feel to the areas. The HCB wants ΑΧΩ to become the undergraduates' home away from home, and the furnishings throughout the house have accomplished that goal. We are excited to show off the new renovations and furniture! Twenty-two years ago, I graduated and left Phi Chapter as a member and became an alumna. Unfortunately, by trying to discover what I wanted to achieve careerwise, I did not keep in touch with my other Phi Chapter sisters. With medical school and residency, marriage and having two babies, I had a lot going on. Fortunately, I returned to Lawrence and during a local event coincidentally met one of my sisters who was on the ΑΧΩ House Corporation Board. Talking with Carrie, I missed see my ΑΧΩ sisters and felt that I wanted to do more than hear about what is happening with our house with the biannual newsletters. I felt that at this point in my life, I could help improve the house that helped me grow and become the woman I am today. Over the past almost six years that I have been on the board, I have seen as a whole the women of Alpha Chi Omega, Phi Chapter, become more independent leaders not only in the house but also throughout the University of Kansas. We pride ourselves in being Real. Strong. Women. and I feel and have seen that these words are alive in our undergraduates and our alumnae. Our philanthropy for Domestic Violence Awareness has such a strong and important message for not only our local community, but our state, country, and world. Lawrence is fortunate to have Willow Domestic Violence Center to allow people to enter this building and hopefully feel a little safer. Phi Chapter is only as strong as its undergraduates and alumnae. Anna Clovis Ritchie '01 has continued to do an amazing job with recruitment and with all of the life-changing events in Megan Meyers Starbuck's '00 life over the past couple years, she continues to be a fabulous chapter advisor. The rest of the House Corporation Board continues to give back to our chapter as well. If you are interested in giving back, contact me or one of the other board members. We would love to see you. Loyally, Stephanie Spratt Schmidt '93 President, House Corporation Board The Future of Phi Chapter Is Bright – Thanks to Alumnae RENOVATIONS AND NEW FURNISHINGS DRAW EXCITEMENT AROUND ΑΧΩ If you are interested in serving on the House Corpora on Board, contact Stephanie at This summer, we updated the flooring, furniture, ligh ng and decor in the informal, formal, entryway, and the fi h-floor lounge. Right: A new lyre hangs in the entryway which was a gi in memory of Julie Phillips Karpinski '94.

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