Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. at Missouri Western had their annual fraternity week from Nov. 5-11 with a lot of fun events scheduled each day.
The big event was on Monday Nov. 6 in Blum 218, which the fraternity called “MAB Mondays.” This event was called “Dress for Success,” which was sponsored by Dillard’s.
The event had Dillard’s workers talking about how to dress when it comes to business meetings or if a person is going to an interview for a job.
The workers talked about what tie to wear, whether it should be a bow tie or regular tie. They also talked about what pants to wear for men and for women, what pants or skirt to wear. Another thing they mentioned was about what type of dress shirts to wear, whether it was a button up dress shirt or a three button polo shirt. To top it off they talked about what dress shoes could match with the outfit a person has on.
Phi Beta Sigma member Raymond Clay, senior, tells how many times “Dress for Success,” has happened.
“No, this is not our first time having this event. Last year, was our first time having this event and I feel like it expanded a little bit more from last year. It could have been some things that we could have improved, but I feel like it was definitely some things that we did good on this year compared to last year,” said Clay.
Senior Elijah Todd, another member of Phi Beta Sigma, thinks this event should happen again.
“I think we should make this a Fall and Spring event just so people can know the Fall conditions of how to dress and Spring conditions how to dress,” said Todd.
Clay and Todd mentioned that they hope people got a lot of this event and can go on knowing the information they and using it in life.
Jonathan Julion, Missouri Western graduate, tells how he felt about the event as a guest.
“I felt like the event went very well, even though I graduated it still was helpful information given. You know, you get the aspect of different age groups, you get to know what the older people think about urban fashion and urban casual. Versus what the youth think that way you get a different view point on how to prepare yourself for an interview or just how to dress up nicely,” said Julion.
Before the “Dress for Success”, Phi Beta Sigma gathered for a church service at Word of Faith that was on Nov. 5.
After, there was a Speed Dating event that was on Nov. 7 in Spratt 214 at 7:14 p.m. They had topics already written so that participants could start up a conversation with one another. The time to talk during each round was three minutes.
Another event was Pie-A-Sigma on Nov. 8 in Blum walk-way beginning at 5:00 p.m. This was an event where students got to pie a member of Phi Beta Sigma in the face for $1. The event had roughly 8 participants.
On Nov. 9 there was a basketball game featuring Phi Beta Sigma against Alpha Phi Alpha. Alpha Phi Alpha won against Phi Beta Sigma with a final score of 92-86. The fraternities made a bet that the loser would have to wear dresses. So, members of Phi Beta Sigma had to wear dresses the next day in Blum Union.
To close off the week, on Nov. 11 from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. there was a tailgate for the Northwest vs. Mo West rivalry football game. It had free BBQ and beverages with great music. Later that night at 7:14 p.m. it was a probate, or an induction of a person joining a fraternity (or sorority). That evening Paul Granberry III became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.