Greek Week boasts togetherness

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skits.jpg:Senior Colin Waters and junior Clayton Kellerman perform during "The Gong Show" in Rice Auditorium Wednesday night as part of the Greek Week events. They played a slow melody keeping with the theme of "Wedding Crashers.":Joey Hermes

Bonding, unity and a whole lot enthusiasm were key factors in this week's Greek Week festivities.

The activities included the Mr. BU pageant Monday night, The Gong Show Wednesday and an awards banquet Thursday night. Director of Greek Life Bryan VanOsdale said certain chapters and people were awarded with special awards at the end of the week.

"Greek Week is a week at the end of the year for greeks to get together and celebrate the year's successes," VanOsdale said. "The Mr. BU pageant is open to the entire campus, but the remainder of the week's activities is geared towards greeks."

Sophomore Kyle Jones is a member of the Zeta Chi fraternity. He said the week provides greeks a great opportunity to show the rest of Baker University what they're all about.

"The purpose of Greek Week is to get all the greek houses together as one," Jones said. "It lets the campus know the advantages of being greek."

Jones said in addition to the Polyeuphony benefit concert the Zeta Chi fraternity put on Saturday, the fraternity is also trying to organize a community service project.

Sophomore Carissa Nichols is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and she said the activities were a great way to bond with girls in her house.

"We are doing Mr. BU tonight, and we made signs for our candidate Frank Owens," Nichols said. "We made banners and we are planning a skit for the Gong Show this Wednesday."

Nichols was also really excited about another Greek Week event that she said has been missed since it was cut from Baker's Senior Weekend.

"Serenades are on Thursday, and they are going to be a lot of fun," Nichols said. "I'm excited they're coming back."

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