International Badge Day

Monday March 2, 2015 is International Badge Day!  Established in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference, today is a day for women throughout the world to wear their sorority badges or Greek letters in a celebration of sisterhood.

How do I know this?  My mother posted it on Facebook!

Here are some badges of current and past Greek social organizations in Potsdam:

Ice Carnival: Cavalcade

Imagine a Saturday Night Live skit with a really loud audience.  That's sort of what Cavalcade felt like.  The skits were part comedy and part music video.  It was a great night and definitely one of my favorite things about Ice Carnival.  Here are the photos I've gathered so far (more to come).  Another great spot for old photos is this album on the Clarkson Flickr account.



Zeta Nu Fraternity

Since 1956

Zeta Nu is a local fraternity founded at Clarkson on February 23rd, 1956. The 31 founding members purchased the house at 74 Elm Street and completed many renovations.  In 1960 the brothers purchased the home known as Reynold's Hall at 27 Main Street. The building and its adjacent garage were the oldest standing wooden structures in the town of Potsdam.  It was once home to a funeral parlor.

On February 17th 1996, a major fire started in the chimney and spread quickly through the walls of the house.  A majority of the two top floors and the back of the house were destroyed. The chimney had just been inspected and cleaned two weeks prior to the fire. With a large insurance settlement and strong alumni support, the house was rebuilt and ready for brothers to move back in November 1996.

1957 yearbook
1957 yearbook

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