Monday, April 20, 2009

My Non-Linear Story

So obviously my home page for my beat would be about Towson's Fraternity and Sorority Life. I think in the "trunk" of my home page I would just summarize what Fraternity and Sorority Life is like at Towson. For example, I would list all of the different chapters at Towson and maybe an upcoming Greek event or maybe a recent past one.

In all of my "branches" I would have a different link for each chapter. In the new page for all of the chapters I would describe each chapter including membership and their philanthropies. I would also have a FAQ branch.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Worthy of Two Minutes??

For my slide show I decided to interview Mark Savage. Savage is a junior at Towson University and is in the fraternity Zeta Beta Tau. Being involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life may be very overwhelming to many students but Savage still finds time to do what he loves best - talking. I don't mean talking like talking to his friends or random people but talking on his radio show.

Every Tuesday at 1pm Savage hosts his radio show aka "The Savage Show" which airs on iTunes and maybe somewhere else (that's something for me to find out!) I'm going to be there with him this Tuesday while he records his show to get great photo ops, interviews and natural sounds. I think it's pretty cool that he has his own radio show and I think this is definitely worth my two minutes.

Students Rock Out for a Cure

Tau Kappa Epsilon, a fraternity at TU, recently hosted their first Rock for the Cure concert in PAWS where they raised more than $500 for their newly chosen philanthropy, St. Jude's Research.

During the event the fraternity also held a date auction where the brothers were auctioned off to students in the crowd. The brothers ranged from $5 to $45! The brothers were also auctioned off with gift certificates.

C.T. Sartory was quoted: “There is nothing worse than seeing a young child stricken with an illness that’s incurable, so we are going to do anything we can to raise as much money and as much awareness for that as possible. You can bet that this won’t be the last event that TKE does here.”

I agree with everything that the reporter stated. She gave important facts including how much money was raised, what went on at the event and what their new philanthropy is. However, I think it would add more to the article to get a quote from someone who attended the event. Maybe to see why they attended the event and what the thought of it. I also think it would have helped the article if the reporter explained exactly what St. Jude's Research is. There was a quote from a member of TKE about it but it didn't go into enough detail I felt.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Walk for a Cause

Greeks, Towson students, parents, grandparents and Towson University families all came together to walk for a cause from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Relay for Life raised over $45,000 for the American Cancer Society this year. Click on the link below to go to my homepage where you can listen to the audio clip about Relay for Life and how it affects people at Towson.

Click here to listen!

Dancing the Night Away...

Students from all over the Towson University community came together on a Friday night to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

Check out the story here!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Potential Audio Clips...

I could only think of two ideas for an audio clip right now but I'm not sure how I feel about them:

1. I could interview people in Greek Life participating in Relay for Life.
2. I could interview people in Greek Life to get their opinion on housing. Before interviewing them I could give them pros and cons about having on campus housing. I could also show them other campus housing because I know that would definitely sway my opinion.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Frat Row Finally at Towson?

For years, Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus have been wanting Towson to approve Greek housing on campus. Finally, Towson is looking into building a Frat Row according to The Towerlight.

Pan-Hellenic Association has first dibs to Greek housing on campus. PHA consists of the eight active sororities: Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Mu, Phi Sigma Sigma, Kappa Delta, Alpha Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi and Zeta Tau Alpha. The article explains that Towson is in the works of finding a company to partner with them in building a Greek village.

Vice President of Student Affairs, Deb Moriarty stated in the article: "I get the sense that the student interest is pretty high. Greek Life is certainly one of our growing sub-groups of student organizations on campus."

I agree with the article. I believe that if there was a Greek village at Towson, even more people would be interested in Greek Life. Fraternity and Sorority Life is growing at TU and will continue to grow. By having a Greek village, it will encourage more people to get involved and hopefully will help each group to strengthen their philanthropy events, community service projects, etc.

I think a good way to improve this article would have been to get a few quotes from people in a sorority or fraternity. It would have helped to get their opinions on how they think a Greek village may or may not improve Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus and if they think that housing is a necessity.