Other events include games, work, banquet

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Friday, March 13, 1959.

The 1959 Greek Week dance will be held this evening at the Memorial Union from 8:30 to midnight. The Five Guys will provide the music for the dance, which is open to all students and faculty who desire to come. Highlighting the evening will be the crowning of the Greek Week king by Miss Sharon Whitacre, Miss Kansas of 1958. Also, there will be skits presented by various members of the Greek organizations.

Decorations for the dance will include Greek letter mobiles, fraternity and sorority crests, and columns to give a Greek atmosphere. It promises to be an enjoyable evening and a fine kickoff to Washburn’s second annual Greek Week.

This year’s work project will be held Saturday morning at the Lake Shawnee Day Camp in conjunction with the City Recreation Commission and Kiwanis Club. The work project will include painting of building and general cleanup of the camp. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and will be concluded at noon with a lunch provided by the Recreation Commission.

Something new in this year’s Greek Week will be Greek games held Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 at Moore Bowl. Included in the program are: sack races, three-legged races, greased pole climb, wheel-barrow races, and other feats of skill. Highlighting of the Greek Games will be a chariot race between fraternities. Each chariot will be drawn by two fraternity members, and driven by a sorority girl. Prizes will be awarded to winners of various events. Although not an equal to the Olympic Games once held in Greece, it is sure to be an entertaining and amusing afternoon for participants and spectators alike.

A church service will be held on Sunday morning at MacVicar chapel, beginning at 11 o’clock. Speaker for the service will be Dr. William McKeefery, vice-president of the university. Special music and readings are also included in the program. Students of the university will participate.

Also on Sunday, the fraternities will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. The fraternities participating wish to extend an invitation to visit their houses during the afternoon. Faculty administration, parents, students, and friends are invited to attend the open house, which is sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity Council.

Highlighting and concluding Greek Week for 1959 will be an all-Greek banquet held at the Roof garden of the Hotel Jayhawk. Dinner will begin at 6:30, with the program following at the conclusion of the meal. The speaker for the banquet will be Professor Allen Crafton, drama instructor at the University of Kansas. Prof. Crafton will be introduced by Doug Wilmore, general chairman of Greek Week, who will also act as master of ceremonies.

Trophies won during the past year will be awarded by the presidents of Inter-Fraternity Council and Panhellenic Council. Last year, over 400 Greeks attended this function, and an equal number or more are expected to attend this year.