OCTOBER 2017

by Alana Doyle, Director of PR

SWEET HOME CAPSTONE! 

Homecoming 2017 was a complete success for Delta Gamma. Our sisters had a great time competing in all the competitions homecoming week had to offer. With events ranging from bowling to basketball to dodgeball to pomp structures to a dance competition, our chapter performed our best. This year, Beta Psi developed different committees to help homecoming week run smoothly. The spirit committee helped to make sure that all of our girls were covered in paint and glitter to show their inner DG spirit! On Saturday morning before the game against Arkansas, our sisters participated in the homecoming parade with the theme “Under the Sea with DG.” Thank you to all the women who worked so hard this week to make homecoming such a success.

 

MAKING A BIG SPLASH!

Beta Psi’s Anchor Splash competition raised over $16,000 this year! Thirteen different fraternities competed in the event and aided in fundraising for our philanthropy, Service for Sight. Each team was asked to create a theme for their house that would show through every aspect of the competition. Themes ranged from bad boys to birthday party to jungle and more! Teams were asked to make banners for their houses, choreograph dances, photograph their anchormen and participate in a swimming relay. In the end, Sigma Phi Epsilon took first place for the second year in a row. Delta Sigma Phi won second place and Phi Sigma Kappa got third! Congratulations and thank you to all of our teams that competed in Delta Gamma’s annual Anchor Splash fundraiser.

 

DG’S MASQUERADE BALL

Delta Gamma’s Semi- Formal date party was masquerade themed this year! Our sisters dressed up in heels, masks and cocktail attire for this special night under the stars. The women of Beta Psi headed to Glory Bound where all three floors were rented out for our sisters and their dates. On the bottom floor there was an awesome live band playing a wide range of music. On the second floor was a DJ playing popular hits. Overall, the night was filled with fun and dancing. Thank you to our amazing sisters that worked to put this magical night together for everyone!

 

FALLING IN LOVE WITH DG

As part of a fall sisterhood, we all headed to a local pumpkin patch to play on hay rides, pick pumpkins, pet farm animals and more! Our sisters got to bond in off campus activities with one another. At the end of the month, our sisters were able to take a few days to relax and reenergize as the end of the semester quickly approaches. Our sisters enjoyed fall break by traveling all over the country, but we are very happy to have everyone back home in Tuscaloosa.

 

SENIOR QUEEN

TERRIN WAACK

Major: Journalism
Minors: Spanish; Communications Studies
Hometown: Cary, IL
Accomplishments thus far: I guess I should begin with the organization that really sparked my career. I have been interning at The Tuscaloosa News for three years now while at the University of Alabama. I’m in the middle of my fifth semester right now and will do a sixth in the spring. I started by covering high school football and writing features on select UA athletes. I then earned the role of being TNews’ Alabama women’s basketball beat reporter. Through that, I gained my editor’s trust and he asked me to be a part of TNews’ Alabama football coverage. This is my second season covering the Crimson Tide for TNews. I did it for The Crimson White beforehand, too. So three seasons of Alabama football total. I am also the Alabama gymnastics beat reporter for TNews, did so last season and will this spring. Something I didn’t expect was getting my own podcast, but TNews gave me one. It’s called “That’s Just Waack” and has actually been a lot of fun. Outside of Alabama, I have interned at The Chicago Tribune and Sporting News, a summer each. Thanks to all these opportunities, I have basically covered every professional and collegiate sport out there. I think the only one I am missing is horse racing. It has been a wild ride, and I’ve loved every moment.
Plans/goals for the future: Oh, man. I don’t know yet. The plan is to graduate in May. That’s first and foremost. Afterward, I know I want to have a future in sports journalism. Writing is my passion, and sports are my entertainment. Wherever I can combine both of those like I have been, I’ll be happy.

SISTERHOOD SPOTLIGHT

ALIVIA BERGMAN

 

Year: Freshman

Major: Chemical Engineering

Accomplishments Thus Far: I am part of the Honors College and the Alabama Dance Team! We practice at least three times a week and spend our time learning a new dances to perform at basketball games and cleaning our dances for nationals in January. My first  experience as part of the team was the homecoming parade, elephant stomp and the game. I expected to be overwhelmed by all the people watching but once you’re in the moment it’s all about having a good time with you’re teammates. Balancing school and dance has been a little hard, especially because I chose to also be involved with the DG homecoming dance and Dance Alabama. I hold myself to a high standard and Delta Gamma has helped me reach it!

Fun Fact: My high school in Iowa won the state dance team competition 10 years in a row!

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