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Back to School Recap

It’s that time again where the leaves are changing to the beautiful fall colors, the aroma of pumpkin spice lattes lingers and midterms are nearing. So far here at the Alpha Kappa chapter we have been busy bees. After two weeks of hard work we were able to recruit an amazing group of young women. 60 new members that we are able to call our sisters now. How #blessed are we?!

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After settling down from the divine chaos of recruitment we had to get back up on our feet and spread the word on our first philanthropy event. Come on though it’s NACHO average philanthropy! Fiesta FrenXi without a doubt was SUPER SUCCESSFUL! We raised over $6,500 which pretty much is the bomb.com because that’s the most we have ever raised from Fiesta FrenXi! As a chapter we are very passionate about our philanthropy and love being able to make a positive impact.

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After a successful event like Fiesta FrenXi we couldn’t just stop there, so we decided to organize the Austim Speaks 5k AmaXing Challenge this past weekend. We had a great turnout at the Tuttle Creek State Park and the weather was gorgeous! Nothing beats being able to spend time with your sisters.

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Alpha Xi Delta: Summer Edition

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SUMMER 2014
What a summer it has been! Many sisters have been traveling and exploring the world, while many have been having the time of their lives at home. The special thing about belonging in a sisterhood so wonderful as ours is that we are able to stay in touch and keep our bonds of sisterhood intact.
One special event that happened this summer that really inspired the Alpha Kappa Chapter were the awards we received from the Founder’s Academy. Our wonderful sisters Megan Varhola and Jenna Kriegh traveled down to Atlanta, Georgia to partake in various activities with sisters from around the nation. Jenna describes the entire experience as “Inspiring”.
“This honestly was one of the best experiences of my life and I am so blessed that I was able to attend with Megan. I have so much passion and love for our chapter that I didn’t even realize I had, until this experience. I hope that I will have the opportunity to apply my strengths and passion to help push the Alpha Kappa chapter to be the best women we can be”-Jenna Kriegh
Not only was inspiration a keyword but also honor. Both Megan and Jenna felt honored to be able to represent the Alpha Kappa chapter, even more so after winning the following awards:
  • Changing the Future- Raised an average of $100 or more per chapter member for Autism Speaks.
  • Order of the Quill- Management practices and completing reports to send to FHQ on time
  • Academic Achievements- A chapter GPA of higher than 3.0, and a new member GPA of higher than 3.0 for the Fall 2013 semester
  • Financial Efficiency
During the week our sisters Megan and Jenna learned about their individual strengths and the strengths of the chapter. Being able to listen to how our sisters have really cherished being involved in a weeks worth of amazing inspiration activities really does shows all of us how truly blessed we are to be a part of an organization that empowers each and everyone of us and makes us better leaders, better friends, and better people.
In Jenna’s perspective strengths and ritual were the two main focuses of the Academy. They really demonstrated the different strengths needed to be able to work with others that may be different than us and also how our founders used their own strengths to create Alpha Xi Delta. We’re pretty fortunate to be able to have those role models to help guide us.
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Alpha Xi Delta is Love.
Also shout out to our sisters who studied abroad this summer!
Sophia Bachman-Spain
Andrea Erickson-Ireland
Stephanie Mylin-Spain
Georgina Rubio-Spain
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Xi Man 2014!

Congratulations to all our contestants who participated in Xi Man! Special recognition to the following men and their chapters!

Penny Wars Winner : Riley Ratliff – Farmhouse Red Bull Instagram Winner : Nick Heiland – FIJI Audience Choice : Sean Murray – Lambda Chi Alpha Catch-A-Xi Winner : Josh Davis – Pi Kappa Alpha Twitter-Wars Winner : Chance Thackston – Kappa Sigma Stuffed Animal/Book Drive Winner : Chance Thackston – Kappa Sigma

Overall 3rd place : Riley Ratliff – Farmhouse Overall 2nd place : Sean Murray – Lambda Chi Alpha Overall 1st place and Xi Man 2014 : Kyle Lickteig – Theta Xi   ximan

The Xi Man winner with one of his coaches!

The Xi Man winner with one of his coaches!ximann  

30 Tips For Young Women Pursuing Their Careers

A fantastic blog entry! Great advice!

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Some advice I have received and lessons I’ve learned along the way. 

  1. Be willing to take criticism because it’s crucial to the learning process.
  2. Study your superiors. At work, I am surrounded by brilliant female leaders. Learning from their example is incredibly valuable.
  3. Find internships. Go to workshops. Obtain all possible experience.
  4. Be creative and innovative in the workplace. You are young and offer a fresh outlook into your field. Contribute your ideas and think outside of the box.
  5. Understand that you’re never beneath any kind of work, and you’d be surprised what you can learn from seemingly meaningless tasks.
  6. Never feel you have to dress less feminine to be respected by others. Your appearance should be irrelevant in professional circumstances. It is your personal choice. Leaders can wear pink. Just be modest and professional and the rest is up to you.
  7. On that same note, never feel that your appearance in…

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Light It Up Blue

With the first week of April most people think about April Fools day, spring and Easter, but what they might not be aware of is that April is World Autism Awareness Month.
Do you know someone with Autism? How does autism affect your life?
It doesn’t?
Think again.
A child is diagnosed with Autism every 11 seconds and you may not be affected…yet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. The new data shows that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed with autism.
The Number is rapidly rising. With the help of others around us we can raise funds for the research to finding a cure.
Alpha Xi Delta is partnered with Autism Speaks. As the world’s largest autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the cause, looking at the options for prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Below we see our sisters Lighting It Up Blue on the Today Show to spread awareness:

 

Our Sisters increase autism awareness on our campus by working with Autism Speaks through our annual philanthropies in the fall and spring, as well as promoting Autism Awareness month on the K-State Campus.
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In the Fall we hold the AmaXing 5K Challenge, Fiesta Frenxi, and the Walk Now For Autism Speaks 5K, and while those are very successful ways of promoting awareness we don’t stop there.
In the spring we help with awareness by Lighting It Up Blue and encouraging the Greek community to help us light it up during World Autism Awareness Month. And the last but not least HUGE philanthropic event we are preparing for is Xi Man.

The fraternities and Organizations at K-state compete in a series of rounds to win the title of Xi Man. Each fraternity and organization choose a competitor and he is assigned two girls from Alpha Xi to be his coaches and help him in the competition.

Competiton Includes: 

  • Penny War
  • Book Drive
  • T-shirt competition

At the live competition there is a formal wear, talent and question and answer performances by each contestant.

It is a fun way to raise funds for the research of Autism and promote awareness.

While there is no known cure, Alpha Xi Delta is committed to improving the lives of children and families affected by autism. We hope our fundraising and awareness efforts can help to find the missing pieces.
And don’t forget…to wear BLUE  today on World Autism Awareness Day!

 

9 Things To Remember in College

Great Article!

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391655_3965406738242_283713441_n So you are in college, what some may refer to as “The best years of your life.” It’s awesome, isn’t it? You’re free and you’re growing up. However, you have done a lot of growing up already. Through all of the self-discovery there is often a tendency to overlook some of the lessons you have already learned. Try not to forget about these few things, they’re important.

1. Remember your self-respect

Regardless of what it may seem like in your college bubble, college is not a free pass. You live with your decisions and with the way you allowed people to treat you. You learned at a young age how important it is to set your standards high. You learned what it meant to have respect for yourself and to love yourself for the prize that you truly are. Don’t let the decisions of the people around you take that…

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