Tim Halperin Puts On a Show

September 8, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Aida Ahmed
aahmed@smu.edu

Walking into Hughes-Trigg Student Center Tuesday night you would have thought John Mayer was performing from the looks of the sorority-packed room. That’s because Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi brought out musician Tim Halperin to perform for an all Panhellenic event.

Playing both original pieces and covers of popular songs, Tim Halperin shows his musical talents in the Hughes Trigg Commons. (PHOTO BY ERIN GOLDSMITH / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

The concert, originally scheduled to be at sorority park but moved because of bad weather, featured Halperin in the middle of the student center, surrounded by sorority girls. In jeans and cowboy boots, Halperin sang while playing the piano and his band on the guitars. He performed one of his original songs which was featured on MTV’s Real World XXIV: New Orleans. And while Halperin sang covers of Justin Timberlake and John Mayer, students sat around in a circle eating pizza and drinking soda.

Engaged by the music, Ellen Flowers, left, and Kaitlynn McConville watch as Tim Halperin performs. (PHOTO BY ERIN GOLDSMITH / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

Junior Chi-O Melanie Evans said her sorority chose to put the event together in an effort to bring all the sororities together under one roof.

“It’s so hard to get an event together for all of us with school and sorority events,” Evans said. “We wanted to do an event for all Panhellenic women to come together and enjoy good music.”

Evans said she first heard Halperin when he came to the Chi Omega house and performed for the girls. After hearing his music they decided to bring his show on campus as a part of one of their annual events.

Along with Chi Omega, Pi Beta Phi hosted the event. Pi Phi sophomore Emily Brantt said her sorority hosted the concert to bring live, local music to SMU.

“We do these to bring live music to campus,” Brantt said. “And to intermingle with other sororities and promote Panhellenic.”

SMU students Jennie Pearson, Stevie Farrell, and Samantha Matthews spend time with friends and enjoy the live music. (PHOTO BY ERIN GOLDSMITH / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

Jilian Rossow, an SMU freshman, heard about the event at night at the club and flyers and came to check it out.

“I was upstairs and I heard the band and I called my friend to come see the show,” Rossow said. “I really like it.”

To hear music from Tim Halperin check out his site.

Campus News Blog: Students Share Alpha Chi Connection with Condoleezza Rice

April 15, 2009 by · Comments Off 

A group of SMU Alpha Chi Omegas take a picture with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  She and former President George W. Bush visited the SMU campus to discuss the Policy Institute. (COURTESY PHOTO BY STEPHANIE SAWYER)

A group of SMU Alpha Chi Omegas take a picture with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She and former President George W. Bush visited the SMU campus to discuss the Policy Institute. (COURTESY PHOTO BY STEPHANIE SAWYER)

Posted by Rachael Morgan

Among the horde of SMU students trying to take a picture of Condoleezza Rice was a group of SMU Alpha Chi Omegas. Rice is an Alpha Chi Omega alumnae from the University of Denver.

First Year Mallory Nutt gave Rice an Alpha Chi heart button. First year April Zinober spoke a little Russian with her. Rice promised to visit the Alpha Chi house the next time she was in town.

Being from Tuscaloosa, AL, I had to greet her with a “Roll Tide!” It’s the slogan for the University of Alabama. Rice responded, “Roll Tide, that’s right! But wait, it’s ‘Go Mustangs’ too, right?”
I responded “Yes, ma’am!” as the crowd closed up again.

According to Dallas Morning News, Condoleezza Rice, former President George W. Bush, and other former White House advisers were at SMU to discuss details about the Bush presidential library.
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Alpha Chi Fuses Fashion and Philanthropy

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