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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Chapters show ‘true colors’

Chapters showed their true colors through themed dance routines ranging from “Welcome to the Jungle” or “America’s Next Top Model” themes at the Airband Competition Saturday.

Kappa Delta won first place in the sorority division with its “Welcome to the Jungle” themed routine and Lambda Chi Alpha won first place in the fraternity division.

The second place winners were Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Phi.

The chapters were expected to incorporate their themed color for Greek Week into their dance routine.

Angelica Cerceo-Jensen, a sophomore family consumers science major and a non-Greek, said she went to the airband competition because she wanted to support her friends in sororities.

Cereco-Jensen said she was impressed with Alpha Phi’s routine, which was about dancing to all the different types of men, and Sigma Phi Epsilon’s hip-hop battle routine.

Courtney Wodarski, a family and consumer sciences major and team captain for Alpha Gamma Delta, said she was thinking about ideas and themes for the airband competition since winter break and her team started practice in February.

“We wanted to show everyone what we got,” Wodarski said.

Before the competition, Wodarski said their theme for the competition was America’s Next Top Model.

“We are going to be sassy,” Wodarski said.

During the competition, 2011 Greek coronation was announced.

Ansu Durgut, a junior biology major and member of Delta Zeta won 2011 Greek Queen and Rob Curtis, a physical education major and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, won the 2011 Greek King.

“I did not think I was going to win queen,” Durgut said.

Durgut believes she won because of what she said during the interview part of the competition.

During the interview, she said she talked about her 4.0 GPA and all the volunteering she has been involved with at Eastern.

The runner-ups were Haley Gilbert, communication disorders and sciences major and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, and Travis McDonald, a communication studies and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

The queen and king are chosen by an interview, popular vote and application. Each queen and king candidate had to have a GPA of at least 2.5 and must be a junior or senior in order to qualify as a candidate.

Members of the airband and Greek sing committee who organized the event were Curtis, Ally Dinkle, a family and consumer sciences major; Lauren Witucki, a communication studies major; and Brooke Waite, communication disorders and sciences major. The tickets for the event were $10 for floor seats and $7 for balcony seats at the Lantz Arena.

Elizabeth Edwards can be reached at 581-7943 or [email protected].

Chapters show ‘true colors’

Chapters show true colors

Members of Kappa Delta perform during their jungle themed dance at Airband Saturday in Lantz Arena. Kappa Delta took first place in the sorority division of Airband. (Danny Damiani


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