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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - Network. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15341.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - Network. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15341

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Transcript The Greek Week Committee at the Star of Hope Shelter Phi Kappa Theta participates in the water balloon toss at the Greek Games. Celebrating 40 years of Greek life at UH, the 19 sororities and fraternities on campus banded together to kick off Greek Week, March 27, in order to promote student participation at UH. Motivational speaker, Gary Bonas, from Villanova University in Philadelphia, initiated the fesitvities in Agnes Arnold Auditorium 1, where he spoke on problems that affect student organizations at metro schools like UH. "Greek Week is a time for all the fraternities and sororities at UH to get together and let the community see us and know what we're about," Co- chair of the Greek Week committee Craig Rickard said. That is exactly what they did. The Lip Sync shows in Agnes Arnold Hall, Bowling at the UC, and the Greek games at Robertson Stadium, with events such as water balloon toss and wheelbarrow races, filled the air with friendly competition. The Games drew the week to an unwelcome close. Co-chair Lee Dougherty, senior hotel and restaurant management major and member of Delta Gamma (AT), said her favorite event was the Lip Sync contest where the theme was "movie sound-tracks." Activities advisor Doug Miller agreed with Dougherty. "The Lip Sync was a laugh-a- minute," he said. "Attendance was huge. We packed Agnes Arnold Hall." Rickard admitted that there is a lot of competition between the different fraternities and sororities. However, Michael Butler, senior marketing major and president of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), said, "Greek Week is a time for all of the tension to drop and for the organizations to band together and have fun." Having attended Greek Greek Weeks at different campuses for 10 years, Miller said this year's Greek Week at UH was "head and shoulders above the rest." "I was most proud of the banquet at the end of the week. It was just so first- class," Miller said. At the banquet, held in the Athletic/Alumni Center, awards for all the winners of the week's events were given, as well as the announcement of the Greek Man and Woman of the Year. Brad Hubbell was awarded Greek Man of 1996 and Kara Stauffer was named the Greek Woman. The Lee Simmons Scholarship Award is awarded annually to the person with the highest GPA during his or her pledge semester. It was named for Simmons, a Greek man who suddenly passed away in 1995. This year's award was presented to Donald Large of Alpha Epsilon Phi. The fun and excitement of Greek Week was not without community awareness. Admission to each event during the week was one canned-good item. At the end of the week, the food was passed out at the Star of Hope Women & Childrens Center. Although Greek Week is not a sanctioned Rush event, Rickard said the Greeks are always trying to promote Greek life and let students know what it is all about. "Greek life is an experience you can't explain," Dougherty said. by Amy Davis 1/ ur,