Yesterday, Gamma Sigma Sigma sisters participated in the 11th annual UDance marathon. The Beta Gamma chapter alone raised over $37,000 for childhood cancer research! Here are what some of our sisters had to say about UDance.
“My favorite part about UDance was spending the entire day with my family and seeing the enthusiasm of all of the sisters/all of UD for such an amazing cause!”- Sydney Hirsch, Beta Nu
“My favorite thing about UDance is spending 12 hours dancing with my amazing sisters for an incredible cause.” -Laura Testa, Beta Lambda
For the past three years, Gamma Sig has had the honor of adopting Morgan, a four year- old cancer survivor. After 4 rounds of chemotherapy and 3 surgeries Morgan was cancer free and has been recently placed in the survivorship program! This year, was Morgan’s third and final UDance. GSS will always be inspired by our amazing hero Morgan.
“Morgan is the sweetest, silliest, and most fashionable little girl I have ever met! Morgan & her beautiful family have made such an impact on my life and have taught me the importance of keeping a positive attitude always. I will forever be Morgan Kelly Tough.” -Sara Rutch, Beta Iota (UDance Rep 2015-17)
“…and when the dance is over and the last light is turned off in the Bob, please remember your work is helping a child in a quiet hospital room who is fighting for his or her life.” -Father of B+ Hero Leon
Good luck on finals Beta Gamma!
As the last two weeks of the class have begun their count down, many of us have started prepping for the battle of finals, paper, group projects, evaluations, and presentations that lay ahead of us. This might include buying as much K-cup coffees and monsters that your budget can allow, completely annihilating your sleep cycle, officially moving into the library, or dawning the same sweatpants and T-shirt that you have been living in for the next week and a half. However you plan to tackle your finals week, besides worrying about how sound your grades for your classes will be, remember to make sure your mind is sound too.
Mental Awareness is one of our two impact areas this semester and it is bringing attention to the fact that we have to bring to light mental health problems and do our best to keep safe sound minds within our community. This, ladies, includes finals week. Stressing yourself to tears is not a good sign. Pulling all nighters in expectations that your grade is directly correlated with how much time you put in studying, is unfortunately a sad myth. You need to make some time in your day to allow your brain to rest and retain what is being thrown at it.
For all of you lovely sisters that are still in Resident Halls, RSA (Resident Student Association) is hosting three events this week. There will be puppies on Monday, a pancake social on Tuesday and massages on Wednesday! 🙂
Enjoy and good luck on finals ladies!
Although hanging out with friends and sisters is always a fun time, be sure to make time for yourself! Use this “Me Time” to treat yourself to something that you enjoy, like sitting down and watching your favorite Christmas movie on ABC Family! Before finals week begins, take time to focus on yourself and what you need!
After a week of relaxation, family, friends, and overeating, it is time to get back into the swing of things! Instead of promising yourself that you’ll go to the gym tomorrow, start studying another day, or finish your service hours next week, just do it! Now is the time to be productive, before finals week creeps up on you (yikes!). By committing to doing the things that have been sitting on your to-do list since October, you will be saving yourself from a lot of unnecessary stress in the weeks to come. You can do this!
Give yourself a challenge! The UD Lil Bob has a different Top Hen Challenge every month, where you can enter for a 2-week time span. Challenges vary from sit ups, deadlifts, push ups, pull ups, bench press, and squats! The winner in each weight class wins a “Top Hen” tank top and gets their picture posted on the Blue Hen Recreation webpage.
So girls, I have one question for you: Challenge accepted?
Take time this week to think about what you are thankful for. Tell friends, family, your big, your little, and everyone else why you are thankful for them! Although it is easy to get caught up in the gluttony of the Thanksgiving meal and the glamour of Black Friday shopping, remember what this holiday is really all about. Have a wonderful break Beta Gammas!
For being a supportive sister on rough days!
For being a great sister and classmate!
Congratulations girls, keep up the good work!
Sending all the Gamma Love to our newly elected executive board ❤
President: Jessie Reedy
Service Vice President: Jess Jang
Membership Vice President: Jessica Johnson
Public Relations Coordinator: Joanna Sugar
Financial Secretary: Dana Friedrich
Treasurer: Alex Abramova
Alumni Liason: Ashley Thompson
National Representative: Erin Simmons
Corresponding Secretary: Kristina Demou
Recording Secretary: Sammy Serling
Congrats ladies! Can’t wait to see all the great things you do next semester!
Hello again lovely sisters! This week’s healthy living tip is all about relationships. Not just romantic relationships, but all the relationships we have in our lives, with parents, loved ones, friends, professors, ANYONE we interact with. It’s important to take time to be thankful and recognize all the great support that we get from our friends and family! Take a second to tell these important people that you appreciate having them in your life, and maybe treat them to a little something special. By treating these people with positivity and kindness, you will feel happier and more secure in your relationships! Spread the kindness and Gamma Love!