This week the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma have made it a priority to remember Karen Hawkins, a former student at Northwest Missouri State University and a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority in the mid 90′s.
Karen’s Story: An unfortunate event happened to Karen in 1995. As she was leaving work one day, a male co-worker asked for a ride home. Not thinking twice about it, Karen agreed to giving him a ride. She never made it home that night and her body was found two weeks later, she had been raped and killed.
In honor of Karen Hawkins, the women of Sigma Sigma Sigma as a chapter dedicate an entire week every school year to spreading the word about how awful physical violence is and about how prevalent it is in today’s society. During this week, Sigma has a different event everyday. The events include; participating in Burger King Night, in which 10% of the proceedings between 5 p.m.-8 p.m. go to the Women’s Shelter in St. Joseph, a self defense class that was open to anyone who wanted to attend, and a silent walk around campus in memory of Karen. Not only is this week dedicated to spreading the word about physical violence, but it is also dedicated to honoring Karen’s life that was so tragically cut short.
In the classroom: My Anatomy and Physiology class is such a fun and hands on learning class! We are learning about bones right now, and so for the past two classes we have split up into groups and identified actual human bones and classified the different structures on the bones. Another class that I have been really enjoying is my Spanish class. Everyday we talk aloud in Spanish to better our vocabulary and pronounciation! We do a lot of group work and excersises that are based on repetition, therefore the information is more likely to stick in our memory.
I know that mid-terms are just around the corner and stress may be rising. Here is a little motivation to keep you set on your goals: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
I hope everybody has a wonderful weekend!:)