Each year, the Beta Chi chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon at St. Norbert College sets aside an entire week to dedicate to their philanthropy, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). During this week, the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon promote eating disorder awareness, prevention, and recovery by hosting daily events that advocate ANAD’s mission statement for “the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors.” This year, these events included Get Up and Move (a night of zumba, yoga, and exercise), a screening of Eat, Pray, Love, a Trash Your Insecurities booth, an educational event, and a candlelight vigil. I had the chance to interview Dani Mason, a senior majoring in natural sciences with a concentration in biology, about her experience preparing for the events and her passion to raise awareness about ANAD.
By Laura Riley ’14
On October 19th, the St. Norbert College Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon hosted their first annual Color the Campus 5K Run/Walk to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. It was a chilly morning on campus, but turned into a beautiful day for the event. There were three color stations positioned throughout the course with more than enough color to sufficiently tie-dye all of the participants. The grand finale was a color throwing palooza that involved all participants. 87 individuals participated in the Run/Walk, raising over $800 for Cystic Fibrosis! Delta Phi Epsilon is planning on coordinating the event again next year. They hope to add food, music, and a raffle to expand on the day’s activities. Currently the group is focused on raising money for Dance Marathon and supporting other student organizations through campus events.
Photo Credit: Samantha VanGoethem ’14
By Laura Riley
In a few weeks the campus will be filled with color and not just because of the changing leaves! The St. Norbert College chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon is organizing the Color the Campus 5K Run/Walk. The event will take place on Saturday, October 19th on campus. The registration deadline is THIS Friday, September 27th! The 5K is open to St. Norbert alumni, staff, faculty and students.
We had a chance to talk with the Philanthropy and Community Service Coordinator of Delta Phi Epsilon, Courtney Hiers ’16. “One of the main reasons I wanted to join a sorority was because of the community service aspect. Now I want to get my sorority sisters and other students on campus genuinely excited about service and I want it to be fun! The Color the Campus 5K is the perfect opportunity to do that.”
That philosophy is the foundation of the Color the Campus 5K. Because what’s more fun than tie-dyeing humans while simultaneously raising money to help fight Cystic Fibrosis?
The Gamma Omicron Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon organized a Color the Campus run at Georgia Southern University last year. Their success with the event inspired the St. Norbert chapter to bring the event to De Pere. Hiers contacted the chapter in Georgia and got the run down of the event in terms of logistics and fundraising results. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the philanthropy for both chapters.
If you are interested in participating in the 5K, registration will be taking place in Michels Commons daily (11:00-2:50 and 4:30-6:30) until Friday, September 27th. The registration fee for the event is $20, which includes a T-shirt. Accepted payment methods include cash, check, and custom cash. Half of the registration fee will be donated directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. If you have questions regarding the event or would like to volunteer, please contact: Courtney Hiers.
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