Friday, May 3, 2013
GWU Mid Campus Quad, Kogan Plaza
Between 21st and 22nd Street NW; G and H Street NW
Anne Smedinghoff, 25, was the first Foreign Service Officer to be killed in Afghanistan since the 1970s. On April 6, Smedinghoff joined a convoy bound for the official opening of a new school in the Zabul province of Afghanistan. A suicide bomber killed her, along with four other Americans.
Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority is hosting a candlelight vigil and remembrance ceremony to recognize her service and life. The vigil will feature Professor Celina Realuyo as a faculty speaker, a student speaker about Foreign Service, and the GW Pitches. The candlelight vigil will be held on Foreign Affairs Day, on Friday, March 3, in Mid Campus Quad of Kogan Plaza of the George Washington University, located between 21st and 22nd Streets NW and G and H Streets NW.
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Photo by Jennifer Chuang
On Thursday, April 18, 2013, the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority had the opportunity to hear from Ann McDaniel, Senior Vice President of the Washington Post Company, in a private event. Ms. McDaniel spoke about her career in journalism—working for Newsweek magazine and covering George H. W. Bush’s administration and the Monica Lewinsky scandal as well has her current role as a senior vice president of the Washington Post Company. As this was a sorority-only event, sisters heard about and were able to ask about Ms. McDaniel’s experiences as a female in the professional sphere and advice on entering the job market. In addition, Ms. McDaniel spoke about how social media and the future of journalism.
For more information about Ann McDaniel, please click here.
DPE Sisters at the 40s Patriot Can Sculpture Contest. The cans collected will be donated to St. Mary's Court
After a week of friendly competition among the eleven Alternative Greek organizations, Delta Phi Epsilon emerged as the 2013 Alternative Greek Week (AGW) champion! AGW is a week-long competition hosted by the Professional, Honor, and Service Greek Council.
The week kicked off with a barbecue. The other events were Millenium Karaoke contest, 90s Trivia, 80s field day, 70s dance-a-thon, 50s Hoola & Hoop Skirts, a 40s Patriotic Can Drive, culminating to a Roaring 20s Speakeasy. In addition to the challenges, there was a penny wars competitions. The money raised from penny wars will be donated to Sister Somalia, a rape crisis center based in Mogadishu.
Congratulations to all participants of AGW!
On Thursday, March 28, sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon, Professional Foreign Service Sorority, at GWU had the privilege of attending the Women in Foreign Policy event hosted by the White House’s Office of Public Engagement and Council on Women and Girls at the White House. Linda Etim, Caitlin Hayden, Michèle Flournoy, and Maria Otero were among the panelists who participated. Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post, moderated the discussion. The challenge of living abroad, the value of mentorship, and the importance of persistence were just a few of the topics covered during the discussion in celebration of Women’s History Month.
You can read more about the event at the White House blog or watch the event online here.
April 19, 2013
H Street Terrace
Delta Phi Epsilon, Professional Foreign Service Sorority, is having its third Annual International Bazaar on Friday, April 19, 2013. The Bazaar will be open from 9:30AM to 11:30AM on the H Street Terrace of the Marvin Center. Browse and buy items from around the globe–all of the items were purchased overseas by DPE sisters. This year, sisters have travelled to Brazil, Jordan, Spain, Italy, China, among other countries!
All proceeds will be donated to Delta Phi Epsilon’s partner organization, Sister Somalia, a charity operating in Somalia that supports sexual violence survivors, including the country’s first rape crisis center.
Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority - Sisters in Washington DC
On Sunday, March 24, 2013, the sisters of the Alpha Chapter at Georgetown University and the Pi Chapter at American University and the Eta Chapter at the George Washington University met to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Delta Phi Epsilon, Professional Foreign Service Sorority.
L-R: Kelsey Gann (Eta), Emily Edwards (Pi), Lara Marakian (Alpha)
This is the first time in Delta Phi Epsilon’s history in which all three Washington DC chapters have met at one time. Each of the presidents of the three chapters – Kelsey Gann (Eta), Lara Markarian (Alpha), Emily Edwards (Pi)- spoke on the work of their chapter. After the speeches, the sisters mingled and discussed world affairs, a tradition of DPE.
Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority was founded 40 years ago on February 23, 1973 at Georgetown University on the evening of the Delta Phi Epsilon Fraternity’s 53rd Founder’s Day Banquet. For more information about the national history of DPE, please click here.
DPE Eta Chapter at GWU
After careful deliberation, Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority is proud to announce its endorsements for the 2013 Student Association elections:
Executive Vice President
The Elliott School Undergraduate Senator
Delta Phi Epsilon encourages all members of the George Washington University community to take a close look at each candidate’s platform before voting online this Wednesday, March 20 or Thursday, March 21.
Thank you to everybody who came to Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority’s endorsement meeting.
Delta Phi Epsilon, Professional Foreign Service Sorority proudly presents “Social Entrepreneurship and in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World.”
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
2201 G Street NW
On Wednesday, March 20th, Delta Phi Epsilon, Professional Foreign Service Sorority, will host Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman (Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs) and other contributors to Dr. Kaufman’s new book “Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World.“ This event will feature a presentation by Dr. Kaufman about social entrepreneurship and his work as described in his book. Two additional contributors to “Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities”— Scott Ginsell and Leah Maloney—will also serve on a panel to discuss their careers as entrepreneurs and their individual work with organizations in the field. As leaders within this field of business, the speakers will discuss different business models as well as their challenges and successes. Following the event, there will be a reception where you will have the chance to meet and talk with the authors.
This past weekend, the Eta Chapter welcomed a diverse and bright group of twenty-one young women to the Sorority. Welcome and congratulations to the Theta Pledge Class–the Hillary Clinton Line!
Delta Phi Epsilon, Professional Foreign Service Sorority and Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) proudly present Escaping North Korea, a documentary showing of Danny from North Korea.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW
Every year thousands of North Koreans make the dangerous journey across the border to escape oppression and poverty.
In March of 2005, Danny was one of them. Danny crossed into China and escaped a life of indoctrination, routine public executions, and starvation. As Danny traveled, he saw a world he never knew existed. A world where movement was not monitored by the government, information was readily available, and most importantly at the time, there was enough food to fill his empty belly. This is his story.
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is the only full-time grassroots organization in North America devoted to the North Korean human rights and humanitarian crises. LiNK provides protection and aid to North Korean refugees hiding in China and, utilizing a modern-day underground railroad through Southeast Asia, rescues refugees and helps them to reach freedom. LiNK’s global grassroots movement works to redefine public perception on North Korea, shifting attention away from the politics and onto the people, and provides a way for concerned citizens to come alongside the North Korean people and help bring about positive change. LiNK also works to develop people-focused strategies that will have the potential to promote change inside North Korea in the long term.