May- Where Are the Beta Xis? 

Hello all. 


May has been full of ups and downs, but we can say that we are very thankful to be Alpha Chis and thankful to be surrounded by some amazing sisters.

We are deeply saddened to say that we have lost one of our sisters, Marissa Garnica (right). 


She will be remembered as a perfectly sweet and sassy soul, who deeply cared about her Alpha Chi sisters and loved Disney and being with her friends.  Her life was way too short lived, but she made an incredible impact on everyone in her life. Our deepest condolences to her family and closest friends. Our memories with her will never be forgotten, and her legacy at Beta Xi will forever live on.
We also had an amazing memorial for her on the USU campus. We had astonishing support from the Fraternity/ Sorority Life at USU.  Both the Herald Journal and The Statesmen wrote great articles covering the memorial. We are so thankful for all that attended both physically and in spirit.

 

As we head on to the next month of summer, we encourage you all to hold the loved ones in your life a little closer and never forget to tell them how much they are loved. We will try our hardest to put our best foot forward to enjoying life and our sisters.

Now take a look at all the places the Beta Xis have ventured so far this summer:


Katie S. on Lake Lanier!
 

Becky visited the northern coast of Africa while on a cruise, and of course, she's repping AXΩ!

Our sister Cassi M. is seeing the beauty even in the common things of life, like this beautiful beach in Florida
 

AJ found a lyre while in Paris with the Huntsman School of Business! 

Alli S. was spotted just hanging out in British Columbia! 

And our sisters (like Brinnlie in Hawaii) are all continuing to literally and figuratively seek the heights!!
 

Also Delaney and Nadia seeking the heights together in Logan!

Check out Corryn, who's spending her summer at a dude ranch in Jackson Hole! 

We also had plenty of good things happened during May:

Shoutout to Carminda for getting into the social work program. We know she's worked super hard, volunteering and working towards her goal! Congrats! 

Congratulations to our almnae Jacki Johnson on getting engaged! We are extremely happy and thrilled for you two! 

Also did we mention our house is getting updated!?!?!

 We are so thankful for the help from our housing corporation for the help to restore our house in order to make our house a little more homey over the summer. If you want updates, follow Alpha Chi Omega Beta Xi House Corporation on Facebook! 


And this is only the first month of summer! We can't wait to see what June holds!
Follow us on instagram @usuaxo for more updates about our sisters' summers! Or check out #wherearethebetaxis to follow more sisters and more of their adventures!

April 2017


Lyre Week- April 10th- April 13th 

Lyre week is a week that we all come together and remember our bond as sisters... not to mention we have lots of fun. We have traditions such as crafting paddles, lavalieres, bonding games, our initiation ceremony, and of course some green and red cupcakes. 

Thanks to all our alumni that came out to come to our initiation ceremony!


Our newest members receiving their paddles crafted by their bigs!

Senior Paris and Alumni Carly enjoying after initiation festivities 



Big and Little Melanie and Sydney really getting into those cupcakes



Learn more about our traditions and symbols here.

Senior Week- April 17th-April 22nd


Our sisters Maddie (from University of Utah), Miranda, ME, Katie, Anna, Maddi, Jordan (also from U of U), and Christian at our Senior Celebration on April 22nd.

We are saying goodbye to the following seniors: 

ME Culbertson
Jenn Guilen
Paris Irwin-McCabe 
Kate Marshall
Beka Martins
Hannah McCan
Anna Meppen 
Kenzy Nageli 
Kenzie Olsen
Maddi Payne
Katie Rees 
Christian Smith 
Miranda Wed 
Michele Ygoa

We can't wait to see all the amazing things all these real strong women accomplish in the real world!

Check our Instagram here for some senior spotlights (:


USU Involvement


April 12th

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We are so proud to be an organization that continues the year long conversation against domestic violence and sexual assault. 

The USU SAAVI  (Sexual Assault And Anti-Violence Information) office invited us to participate in their Walk A Mile event. Some girls volunteered, some set up a booth to talk about Domestic Violence Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness and AXO, and some girls walked! We can't wait to help out next year! Learn more about our service and philanthropy here .


April 18th

Our sister, Corryn LaRue competed as Miss CASS in Miss USU pageant. She is majoring in Agriculture Communications and Journalism.

We are all so happy that we had such an amazing young woman representing Alpha Chi for all of campus to see. She did a beautiful job singing "I'm a Survivor" as her talent. Her mom even came out to support. Our FG Ryker from Alpha Sig escorted her during the formal wear.

She was also our LYRE ON FIRE this week for being awarded the Top Sophomore in her major, and she received two awesome scholarships (Frischknecht Scholarship and the SLO Cattlewomens Scholarship) and scored an internship with Utah Public Radio. Check out Corryn's radio show on Aggie Radio on Wednesday nights!


April 19th

Order of Omega Banquet

Some of our sisters attended the annual Order of Omega banquet. They provide a nice dinner and award both chapter and individual awards. 

Alpha Chi was awarded the following awards:

Campus Prestige
Most Improved Chapter 

Two of our sisters won individual awards as well! 

Regan Eggli- Greek Woman of the Year 
(which happens to be the highest award a sorority woman can win on this campus) 

Allison Allred- New Member of the Year

April 22

Service Saturday! 

Our sisters Jess and Alli (pictured below) organized a donation drive for CAPSA (Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse). They tabled outside Wal-Mart in Logan to collect items. 

They ended up collecting $203 and over $700 worth of items.

Kaybree, Jessica, Kelsi, Dea, Alli, and Delaney managing a donation drive for CAPSA

A couple of our sisters also volunteered at the Dream Rocket Project to help children in Logan learn about STEM subjects. They tabled with Stokes Nature Center, a community organization. 

Jillian, Liz, and AJ volunteering with Stokes Nature Center. 

We only have two more weeks left in the semester! Woohoo! 

Now onto Dead Week and finals! 

Stay in touch with us this summer. Our blog will be posting monthly updates about where our sisters are all summer. Also follow us on Instagram here for more pictures! 



Philanthropy Week!

Philanthropy week went without a hitch. We had multiple events we did during the week, and all were so successful! 


The first event we did was an unlimited dessert bar. This was so fun because we all got to make desserts together before the event! They were all so yummy!!



We also held a couple other small events. We had an information table, and we were selling Pura Vita bracelets and where students could make the pledge to end domestic violence.

Our big surprise event was Dogs for DVA, where we had people bring their dogs for people walking by to play with, and to get the word out about domestic violence awareness.  













Over the entire week we made $4,580 to donate, to our philanthropy, Domestic Violence Awareness! Want to learn more about Domestic Violence Awareness and how we contribute? 

Click here.

We had such a great week! Thanks to Allison, VP Philanthropy, and her committee, for putting it all together! We are already so excited to start planning Domestic Violence Awareness Events in October! Stay tuned!



Spring Formal

Hi! Alpha Chi just had our Spring formal, and it was so successful!! Everyone looked beautiful, and the night was magical!! Thanks to all of our wonderful sisters who worked so hard on this event!




Sister of the year: Monica Esparza
Senior of the year: ME Culbertson
Best big little duo: Aubree Pustek and Jillian Garry
TSM Award: AJ Cutler
Selfie Queen: Coree Williams
Most supportive sister: Shannon Meyer
Superwoman award: Crystal Arteaga Juarez
New member of the year: Allison Allred
Most extra: Corryn LaRue
Athlete of the year: Alli Stassel
Master chef: Michala Zilkey