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Greek 'contacts' endure beyond departure from the 'U'
The Full Monty (1997) See Thursday. Mich.
David Bowie Ziggy Stardust has emerged
into classy elder rock statesman. State
Theatre, Detroit. 961-5450.
By Sarah M.Ag
For the Daily
Connections. Networking. Contacts.
The importance of these three words
becomes glaringly apparent as students
graduate and head into the "real world"
in search of jobs. Does the Greek sys-
tem provide these vital "contacts" for
alumni once they graduate? Most agree
that it can't hurt to add a fraternity or
sorority name to a resume.
"Once you join a Greek organization,
you're joining it for life," said John
Mountz, adviser of the Interfraternity
Council on campus. This lifetime mem-
bership can be valuable while looking
for career advice or career positions,
often providing someone to contact
who can help. Although connections
vary from group to group, Greek alum-
ni can feel sure that almost anywhere
they go, there will be someone affiliat-
ed with their sorority or fraternity's
Today, undergraduates in fraternities
and sororities have the opportunity to
meet many alumni members of their
groups working in various career fields.
This is excellent for "career network-
ing;' added Jeff Schoenherr, a 1991
LSA graduate and an alumni regent for
Delta Chi, especially today, when stu-
dents are thinking of careers earlier in
their college life.
LSA sophomore Adam Pence, a
member of Kappa Sigma, added that
simply belonging to a fraternity can
help career-wise even if graduates don't
talk to people necessarily connected
with their former fraternity or sorority.
"I guess if you're talking to someone
(for a job) in the same chapter it proba-
bly scores you some points, but there is
a kind of connection between (members
of) the Greek system anywhere," Pence
Most fraternities and sororities keep
in touch with their alumni via newslet-
ters and social get-togethers. Such ser-
vices provide a social support system
that is also useful after graduation.
Greek organizations often have region-
al groups that help keep a social associ-
ation with former members.
Margie Miller, a 1989 LSA graduate
and alumna of Chi Omega, said that her
experience with the Greek system was
extremely beneficial to her social life
even after her college years. "It provid-
ed a social connection for me - when
I moved to Seattle to work for
Microsoft, I contacted one of my soror-
ity sisters there and was introduced to
all her friends," Miller said. Miller
added that it helped her feel a sense of
belonging in a place new to her.
Greek life certainly has its advan-
tages - even after the four years of
brotherhood or sisterhood are over.
terpiece set during World War II. Mich. 4:10
Cabin In the Sky (1943) Musical starring
Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Mich. 7.
The Full Monty (1997) See Thursday. Mich.
Shawn Mullins Atlanta singer/songwriter
has opened for the Indigo Girls and Joan
Baez. The Ark. 8 p.m. $10.
The Full M9
Yo La Tengo
Play another area gig. The
Richard Tilinghast University Prof.
Tillinghast reads his poetry. Rackham. 4
Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart and
Ingrid Bergman in the classic romantic mas-
Guttermouth Expect a seriously
show. St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit.
Faith No I
ADPhI alumnus Fletcher Baranowskl cheers with current president Frank Hwrelick.
Ana Castillo The author of "So Far From God"
will read from her latest collection of short
stories, "Loverboys." Shaman Drum. 8 p.m.
ITastes of Ann Arbor Dining Guide
A Thousand Acres Michelle Pfeiffer
and Jessica Lange star in this drama
about a dysfunctional family. At Ann
Arbor 1 & 2: 12:30 (Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and Tuesday only), 2:45
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday
only), 5:00 (except Sunday and
Monday), 6:00 (Sunday and Monday
only), 7:20, 9:30.
In and Out Kevin Kline is a teacher
who has to prove his masculinity
before he gets married. At
Briarwood: 12:45, 2:00, 3:00, 4:15,
5:15, 7:00, 7:45, 9:20, 10:15; at
Showcase: 12:30, 1:00, 2:45, 3:15,
5:00, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:25, 9:55,
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Guy
Pearce and Russell Crowe star in
this gritty detective thriller. At Ann
Arbor 1&2: 1:40 (Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and Tuesday only), 4:20,
7:00 (except Wednesday), 9:45; at
Showcase: 12:40, 3:40, 6:35, 9:30,
Wishmaster Not all wishes come
true in horror movie about an evil
genie. At Briarwood: 1:00, 3:10,
5:20, 7:30, 9:40; at Showcase:
12:45, 1:15, 3:00, 3:30, 5:15, 5:45,
7:30, 8:00, 9:45, 10:15, 12:00,
The Edge (Sneak Preview) Alec
Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins star in
a psychological thriller set in the
Alaskan wilderness. At Briarwood:
7:30 (Saturday only).
Air Force One At Briarwood: 1:30,
4:20, 7:15 (except Saturday), 10:00;
at Showcase: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15,
Career Girls At Ann Arbor 1&2: 12:00
(Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday only),
5:15 (today only), 7:30 (today only),
9:15 (today only), 11:30 (Friday and
Conspiracy Theory At Briarwood:
Cop Land At State: 7:00, 9;15 (today
only); at Showcase: 10:05, 12:25.
Excess Baggage At State: 1:30
(Saturday and Sunday only), 4:30
(Saturday and Sunday only), 7:00,
Fire Down Below At Briarwood: 4:40,
9:45; at Showcase: 5:20.
The Full Monty At Showcase: 12:15,
2:35, 4:45, 7:00, 9:10, 11:20.
The Game At Briarwood: 1:10, 4:00,
6:50, 9:50; at Showcase: 1:00, 1:30,
3:45, 4:15, 6:40, 7:10, 9:20, 9:50,
George of the Jungle At Showcase:
12:50, 3:05 (Saturday and Sunday
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