Greek Week Under Way at Southeast

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Greek week at Southeast Missouri State University begins on April 1.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

March 27, 2006 – The Greek community at Southeast Missouri State University will kick off Greek Week 2006 April 1 with a number of events celebrating community service, academic excellence and friendly competition.

“Greek Week is to help us give back to a community that supports us,” said Matt Knickman, public relations chair of the 2006 Greek Week Steering Committee.

Events get under way April 1 with Greek Games and a Barbecue at the Old Sprigg Field. In case of rain, they will be held in the Student Recreation Center. Movie Night is planned for April 2 at the Town Plaza Theater, and an Academic Excellence reception will be held April 4.

On April 7, members of the Greek community will pack lunches for the Special Olympics in the University Center, and they will participate in the annual Greek Sing in the Show Me Center. On April 8, Greeks will assist with the Special Olympics at Cape Central Junior High School.          The Greek community sponsored a blood drive March 12-15 on campus, in anticipation of Greek Week events.                            

Last year’s Greek Week saw fraternity and sorority members donating more than 1,500 community service hours to Special Olympics. A campus wide blood drive produced more than 500 pints of blood for the American Red Cross, and with the help and support of local business sponsors, $42,350 was raised and donated to the United Way, Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes, and the American Cancer Society. Also, a donation of more than 22,000 canned food items was given to the Salvation Army.