Every year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln joins in with the community to volunteer around town. The Big Event gives back to the community through connecting students to local communities around Lincoln. Alpha Xi's love being able to help better the community!
This week is the start of Greek Week! We are so excited to celebrate being apart of an amazing greek community here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln!
Sunday April 7, 2013: Carnival
We recently had our annual spring philanthropy, Fiesta Feed. Every year we pair up with the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Alpha to raise money to benefit Autism Speaks. This year we had an amazing turnout, serving almost five hundred students and others around the community unlimited nachos. We are so blessed to help and be a part of Autism Speaks.
Today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. Help celebrate with us by lighting it up blue! But do not stop today continue to spread awareness all month long!
"Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. With the May 2013 publication of the new DSM-5 diagnostic manual, these autism subtypes will be merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD" (http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism)
"A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect"
What a perfect quote to describe moms day today. Today, Alpha Xi's and their moms showed off their creative abilities at Paint Yourself Silly. Paint Yourself Silly's process goes a little something like this:
After imaginations ran wild the end result turned out to be a success! The store was filled with laughter and excitement as girls came and went having a fantastic time with their moms. It definitely doesn't take an artist to create a beautiful piece of work.
It's time for Karaoke Kampout again!
The fall philanthropy for Alpha Xi Delta is tonight from 9 pm until 2 am. Come for hot dogs, chips and s'mores, and stay for some karaoke.
There will be chances to win gift cards to some Lincoln hot spots so don't miss out!
All the money benefits Autism Speaks, Alpha Xi Delta's national philanthropy.
So stop by the Alpha Xi Delta chapter house at 1619 R Street for some fun!
Tickets are $4 from any Alpha Xi Delta in advance, and $5 at the door.