M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 1 E D I T I O NCalifornia Polytechnic State Universitys Kappa Alpha Theta Newsletter ZETA THETA CHAPTER FOUNDED 1989 Greek Week 2011: Theta Four-Peat! Red Hot Theta wins its fourth consecutive Greek Week House Title!In Greek Week is a fun and exciting time Beach Day at Pismo Beach. Beach Day’s when Cal Poly’s Greek community squares events were: obstacle courses, limbo, tug-o-This off for a week of friendly competition war, and beach volleyball. We all had so including sporting events, fundraising, and much fun soaking up the sun and cheeringIssue lip sync. The Greek community is on our sporty sisters! The rest of the composed of week’s sporting events Panhellenic included: dodgeball, Greek Week sororities, IFC basketball, soccer and 2 Fraternities, ﬂag football. For those and United of us less athleticly Spring Fun! Fraternity and inclined, there were 3 Sorority other ways to get Senior Counsil involved in Greek Week Memories (culturally that did not require as 4 based Greek much muscle. Other houses). This competitive events Formal year we were named “Team Red” aka included donating blood to the Blood 5 “team sexy.” Theta was paired up with Bank, attending a guest speaker at the Recruitment some amazing and enthusiastic fraternity Performing Arts Center, collecting partners: Theta Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, toiletries to donate to the North County 6 Alpha Epsilon Pi, and Gamma Zeta Women’s Shelter and a doughnut eating Alpha. We kicked off Greek Week with contest. Each of (continued on page 2)
Greek Week Events Cont... Doingthe eight Greek Week teams was also assigned to a middleschool in San Luis Obispo county. Each team made apresentation to the young students at a school assembly aboutthe importance of attending college. The grand ﬁnale of GreekWeek was lip-sync. Each team puts on a lip sync performance,an eight minute comedic skit complete with elaborate dancenumbers, a storyline, and of course, plenty of lip syncing. Our Work! Obstacle Course: 3rd placelip sync performance was loosly based on Charlie and the Limbo: 1st placeChocolate Factory but with a modern twist. Although Team Tug O’ War: 2nd placeRed as a whole did not win Greek Week, Kappa Alpha Theta Academic Decathlon: 1st placeas an individual house won ﬁrst place out of all the Panhellenic Glazed Donut Eating Contest: 1st placesororities by over 400 points! Greek Week is just as much about Powdered Donut Eating Contest: 2nd placephilanthropy as it is about competition. Through fundraising Soccer: 1st placeand the cost of admission to lipsync, the Greek community Football: 1st placeraised $3,5000 for the Lucia del Mar School District.Congratualtions girls on all your hard work!
Parents’ WeekendParents Day weekend this year was a huge success. We loved hostingour parents for the weekend, showing them the sorority house,introducing them to our friends, and what Theta is really all about!The weekend festivities included dessert and a slideshow Fridaynight, a barbeque and games at Meadow Park Saturday afternoon,and a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday morning. Despite themischevious antics of the fraternity next-door (they piled all the patiofurniture for over 100 guests on our roof), the event ran smoothlyand everyone had a great time. Sophomore Alumnae RelationsChairman, Jenna Emadzadeh (pictured to the right with her mother)who planned the weekend, pulled off the event fabulously! Sister TwisterThis May, we hosted a “Sister Twister,” a sisterhood activitiythat we share with another sorority at our main house. Weloved having the ladies of Tri- Delta and Sigma Omega Nuover to play board games and eat yummy pizza. Although itwould have been ﬁtting, we did not play Twister but rathermore popular board games like “Apples to Apples” and“Taboo.” Those in attendance had a great time minglingand trying our hand at the fun games. Sister Twisters are anexcellent way to meet other Greeks in different houses! AEΠ DodgeballKappa Alpha Thetas also competed in Alpha Epsilon Pi’sfundraiser, “Sorority Dodgeball” which raises charitablefunds for their national philanthropy. Pictured to the rightare Maddie DiPaulo, Monica Polera, Paige Ped, and LeahHenry.
We asked Theta Seniors, “What’s your Favorite Theta Memory?” Here is what they had to say... “My favorite memory in Theta has “Blasting music and having “Senior dinners with my the bestbeen all the great times I spent with random dance parties in the senior class ever, being able tomy two littles and all the great friends parking lot in the rain.” bond and laugh with my girls was Ive made.” a great memory I will always -Natalie Levenson -Amanda Flynn cherish”“Theta love is like a booger. You keep "One of my favorite Theta memories -Dani Murphy picking at it until you get it, then was having over a dozen of my sisters wonder what to do with it.” come all the way to Vegas to celebrate my 21st birthday!" “My favorite memory was living on -Leilani Wu property--best time I ever had. -Cambrie Marks Particularly when Laura Lochner and “Probably my favorite memory was I got thrown in AGR’s pool after wine “My favorite memory was at formal initiating 50 amazing new Thetas into fest. Also, you cant really experience this year reading all the letters from our house this Fall. Having the honor living on property without Theta younger members that I have made of welcoming these women and Bobsledding.” an impact on and realizing that it was sharing our secrets and ritual was one -Amy Scott all worth it. The one thing in of my best experiences yet as a common with all of the letters was Theta.” that I was friends with women of all -Addie Virta "I probably have hundreds of fond classes all the way through to the end memories throughout my four years of my senior year. This showed me “My most memorable moment in in the Theta. Although I have a hard that it is never too late to get involved Theta was Big/Little revealing. All time choosing just one, one memory in Theta and really make an impact week long, my big, Caitlin convinced that will always stick with me was the on peoples lives.” me that she was not taking a little and support my sisters gave me after going -Megan Juskalian that I deﬁnitely was her little if she through a very difﬁcult break-up. For was. Since revealing, she has become nearly a month, I received notes of a best friend, support system, and encouragement, CDs ﬁlled with “On Spring break my Theta ladies inspirational songs, and calls telling and I went to Las Vegas. Being constant source of love and encouragement that without Theta I me come outside to pick up a pint of obsessed with LMFAO we loved the Ben & Jerrys. These sisters restoredquote, "Im a human not a sandwich". would have had.” - Jackie Lauver my shattered self-conﬁdence and We then preceeded to describe which helped me grow into an independent type of sandwiches we would be. woman. I now know I can tackle Kelsey Rugani was a spam “Sunday Fundays with all of my whatever the future throws at me, as sandwich...” senior ladies.” long as I have their support." -Taylor Roschen -Kat Richards -Kami Tiano
Theta Spring Formal
☮♥ϴ Fall Recruitment ☮♥ϴ Formal recruitment will be held Thursday, 9/22 – Tuesday, 9/27. For more information and to sign up visit: http://studentlife.calpoly.edu/greek/pha_recruitment/Have some Zeta Theta News to add? Contact the new editor, Christia Brockman, at email@example.com