#PrayersforOrlando

Everyday I will continue to strive for peace in the part of my world that I can contribute to. I continue to pray for all who have been impacted by the hate crime in Orlando!

She Talks to Angels

She Talks to Angels AUG 28 Posted by Pi Beta Phi Headquarters This post is courtesy of Dr. Mari Ann Callais. She is the Past National President of Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity and currently serves as the Senior Director of Special Initiatives for Delta Delta Delta Fraternity and a speaker for CAMPUSPEAK. Mari Ann was… Read more »

“Let It Go”

Sometimes we need to listen to others and what they have to share. One of the speakers today said that in order to move forward we have to be able to step into our truth, communicate what we need to move forward, and then we have to let it go. I use the song “Let… Read more »

Leadership Out Loud: Life Lessons for Success

Leadership out loud: life lessons for success When you think of leadership, is it something you know or something you do? More than likely, it’s both. Many people hold leadership positions, but do they understand what leadership truly means? For more than 25 years, I have learned from incredible leaders. Some of those leaders are… Read more »

All Men Should Be Feminist

A Mighty Girl Words of wisdom from newly minted Academy Award winner and nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend! In her role as UN Goodwill Ambassador, actress Emma Watson has spoken widely about a new solidarity campaign called He For She focused on encouraging men to stand-up in addressing inequality and discrimination faced by girls… Read more »

Speak for Those Whose Voices Cannot Be Heard

According to social media, The Oscars were uneventful. I thought quite the opposite. I enjoyed seeing the accomplishments of those who truly have worked to be the best they can be in their craft. Whether a writer, actor, actress, composer, whatever the role, the time and effort to be the best is truly amazing to… Read more »

If Not Me Who, If Not Now When?

This weekend I had the opportunity to speak to fraternity and sorority leaders from across the country.  I am always fascinated at how much they want to do the right thing and be leaders.  I also know we are asking them to do something that we as older adults struggle with. I have made a… Read more »

The Speaking Journey Continues

Do you ever think, I am so fortunate to do what I love!  I love what I do! I love playing music, speaking with groups of students, professionals, even campers at summer camp. Who We are and what We do matters.  Can’t wait to see what happens next! Wishing you a great semester! Peace &… Read more »

Welcome Back to Campus Fall 2013!

I drove around Southeastern Louisiana University today – first day of classes!  The excitement in the air was evident! New shoes, book bags, sorority letters, new friends, new places to live and the list goes on!  It is one of my favorite times of the year!  I also love that as I check Facebook, Twitter,… Read more »

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  • Rituals In All That We Do

    Happy Fest Y’all!   If you know anything about Louisiana, you might know that as soon as Mardi Gras is over, Festival Season begins.  Every weekend you can find a plethora of Festivals to attend that center around themes such as strawberries, French Quarter, seafood, and whatever other theme comes along.  It is what we… Read more »

  • Where My Journey As A Theta Phi Alpha Began…

    Do you ever think, what were they thinking?  This is a question I often ask about our founders.  Did they even have a clue as to what they were establishing for thousands of women who would follow after them?  My logical answer is no way!  They were courageous women who wanted a place to call… Read more »

  • Recruitment = Ritual! What?

    Make A Promise to Live Your Rituals Everyday By MARI ANN CALLAIS, PH.D. The current world of fraternity and sorority life is seeking many of the same answers those of us were seeking twenty plus years ago. We continue to search for “the answers” when it comes to our members really “getting it”. As I… Read more »

  • Hurricane Katrina 2005

    Dear all, Hope your hot summer is coming to a close and if you are like me, you are looking forward to cooler weather.  As you may or may not know, I am from Louisiana!  This Sunday, August 29, 2010, is the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  I wanted to share with you a letter… Read more »

  • Ritual=Values=You!

    Make A Promise to Live Your Rituals Everyday By MARI ANN CALLAIS, PH.D. The current world of fraternity and sorority life is seeking many of the same answers those of us were seeking twenty plus years ago. We continue to search for “the answers” when it comes to our members really “getting it”. As I… Read more »