Greeks show their skills at ‘Greek Week’ talent show

Emily Nordquist

Incorrectly spelling “talent,” nearly killing yourself on roller blades and clanging on water glasses aren’t normally considered talents, but it worked for Sigma Nu.

Andrew Meeks, senior advertising major and member of Sigma Nu, gave a heartfelt goodbye to Greek life and Kent State before introducing his brothers and their ensemble of “talents.”

Kent State Greek life showed their performing abilities last night in Bowman Hall. Fraternities and sororities participated in the Greek Week talent show as part of their week-long program coordinated by the Inter-Greek Programming Board.

While Sigma Nu took first place for the fraternities, Delta Gamma sorority won with their song and choreographed dance routine. One sister began the performance with a shortened rendition of “Natural Woman,” then the black outfit-coordinated girls moved on to an enthusiastic dance that incorporated chairs.

Theresa Musser, junior electronic media production major and member of Alpha Xi Delta, is the Greek Week chairwoman. She said IGPB has changed the layout of Greek Week from past years.

“Monday was pretty mellow with the blood drive,” Musser said. “The talent show always gets people going and, this year, we are going to try to keep the high energy with the Greek games on Wednesday.”

The talent show is usually one of the more popular events during Greek Week. Ninety to 95 percent of chapters on campus participate, Musser said.

Sigma Nu and Delta Gamma earned points toward the overall win of Greek Week. Greek Week will continue tomorrow with games all day, including dodgeball and trivia.

The event was judged by Eugene Walters, marketing director for Dining Services, graduate assistant Ralph Hickman, and their friends Greg Caldwell and Kristen Kaloczi. The judging criteria for participants are originality, props, costumes, clarity, level of difficulty, stage presence, creativity and overall talent.

Walters has judged other Greek life events such as Songfest, Anchor Splash and Lip sync. He was interested to see the individual talents, ranging from guitar-toting and a cappella singers to a juggling act, of the members of these fraternities and sororities.

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