Gamma Phi Beta Beta Upsilon

Kansas State University

Welcome to the Spring 2015 Beta Upsilon Chapter Newsletter! From Continuous Open Bidding (COB) activities and spring initiation to fun philanthropy events, our chapter has been very busy this past semester! We have enjoyed each and every moment and we sincerely hope you enjoy taking a peek into our lives and memories!

Spring Bid Night

Earlier this spring, many K-State sororities had the opportunity to grow through COB recruitment. Spring recruitment events were held in the Union, included outings around the community, and sisterhood events at the house. The Beta Upsilon chapter found themselves feeling whole with the addition of four wonderful new members.

There was a series of activities and events that involved the entire chapter, as well as the new members, inside of the walls of 1807 Todd Road. The timing of these events occurred at such a great time and motivated each pledge class to maintain tight knit relationships or become closer and connect more as a chapter. We are so thankful for our lovely new addition to pledge class '14.

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Sundae Funday

In March, we held our 3rd annual Sundae Funday philanthropy event with Kappa Kappa Gamma. This year, the event was held at Gamma Phi Beta and was sprinkled with a plethora of 5-gallon ice-cream containers, toppings, candy, costumes, Willie the Wildcat, photo shoots, friendships, and laughter as the community filtered through on a Sunday afternoon. Sundae Funday proceeds supported Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan and Kappa Kappa Gamma's philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental.

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Kickin' it with Gamma Phi Beta

In April, we held our Crescent Classic philanthropy. For the first time, Kickin’ It with Gamma Phi Beta, a kickball tournament open to all K-Staters, was held at the Cico Park ball diamonds. A slight scare of April showers did not stop teams from moving their way through the tournament brackets. Sigma Chi Fraternity took home first place – thank you to all of those who supported our Crescent Classic in some way! Proceeds from this event supported Girls on the Run of the Flint Hills.

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Mom's Day

On April 19th, surrounded by great friends and families, we celebrated our sweet mothers! This full day of fun included a browsing boutique with many vendors and breakfast, optional KSU baseball game attendance, and a silent auction and talent show with dinner in the evening. We were spoiled by the love of our mothers and the weekend was absolutely splendid! We are already excited for Mom's Day next spring!

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Greek Week 2015

The week of April 6th rejuvenated the Gamma Phi Beta spirits as Greek Week commenced. Over the course of the week, the Greek community congregated at a Bat ‘Cats baseball game, gathered for an entire community photo, performed and supported the Greek's Got Talent talent show, shared our thoughts on philanthropy via social media, had an ice-cream social, participated in a campus clean up, and attended Fraternal Excellence Awards banquet. The week was quickly here and gone, but the fun memories made were priceless. Events like these not only bring our Greek community closer, but they also bring our chapter closer as well. Quality time spent together doing things that better everyone around us are always moments well spent!

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Delta Sig Dogs

The last weekend of April was a favorite in the hearts of many Gamma Phi's. We co-hosted our annual Delta Sig Dogs philanthropy on the lawn of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. Hotdogs, puppy chow, and ice cream were served to guests and puppies from the Purple Paws, an animal welfare society, were cuddled for hours and some even adopted and taken to new loving homes! Aren't these puppies adorable?! Proceeds from this event benefited Purple Paws in Manhattan.

Senior Alumnae Celebration

In May, we reluctantly said farewell to all of our favorite senior members as well as a number of members who will transfer schools to begin new programs in August. This senior class has been more than admirable role models and we will miss them all so much, yet we are so excited to see them Shine Beyond as they journey in new directions of life. Best of luck seniors, we are cheering for you!

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Day of Service : Girls on the Run 5k

For our Day of Service in conjunction with Absolutely Incredible Kid Day and to support our local Girls on the Run, our chapter members gathered to make a large banner, bows, care packages, posters, and write notes for the young girls participating in our local Girls on the Run program this spring.

Intramural Athletic Events

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This season our "GphiBallerz" team won the Softball Championship game! This is the third season in a row that our team has dominated on the field. Hopefully, we can keep the trend going and make it a fourth next Spring.
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In May, Beta Theta Pi hosted a 4x4 Basketball tournament supporting the Flint Hills Breadbasket. We entered a team and they took first in the tournament. Afterward, they got to celebrate by participating in a giant water-slide in the front yard. It is always a rewarding time supporting our Greek community!

Executive Team in Dallas for Regional Leadership Conference (RLC)

At the beginning of the semester, the executive team had the opportunity to attend the Real Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. This was a wonderful experience for our chapter's team to learn how to successfully be a leader and connect with other Gamma Phi's in our region!
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Ashlyn Fiscus (Panhellenic Vice President), Katie VanDever (Administrative Vice President), Chandler Custer (President), Caroline Schuckman (Education Vice President), Michele Riter (Public Relations Vice President), Grace Sewell (Financial Vice President), Sara Soph (Membership Vice President)

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Gamma Globes Formal

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Chapter House Addition and Renovation Project Update

Very early in the spring semester, construction was underway at 1807 Todd Road. As was made known in our last newsletter, this addition and renovation will allow 70 chapter members to live in – that’s an additional ten from our current capacity! The dining room will seat a significantly greater number of people and the basement as well. We are gracious for the diligent work of our Affiliated House Corporation board members and construction team. We look forward to sharing the final product of this addition and renovation in August!

Recommendation Letters

Are you an alumna that is interested in sending a recommendation letter for a woman going through fall 2015 formal recruitment? Please send your letters to:

Gamma Phi Beta

Attn: Recruitment Chairwoman

1807 Todd Road

Manhattan, KS 66502

A recommendation form can be found on our website at under the 'Recruitment' tab, or in the link provided below. Thank you for continuing to fulfill one of the privileges of being a Gamma Phi Beta alumna by writing recommendation letters – we appreciate you!

Collegiate Alumni Relations

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Snell or Becky Brady, the Alumni Relations Chairs! We would love to hear from you, and hoped you enjoyed our newsletter!

Love In IIKE,

Jenna and Becky

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