The Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosted their AKA week from February 28 to March 4 titled “KREED”.
“The purpose of the week was to let people know about Alpha Kappa Alpha and what we are about. It’s not just about looking pretty, its about scholarship, uplifting, embodying positive change for all African American male and females, and service to all mankind,” said Dr. LaQuetta B. Anderson, graduate advisor.
The sorority hosted six events which kicked off with “Weigh in with Christ” held at the Campus Community Worship Center on Sunday.
“All of the events from going to church, to feeding your spiritual soul are beliefs founded on a spiritual principle and a foundation built on God first and foremost,” Anderson said.
Round one was called “BeAT: Hitting Jawline, Cheeks & Eyes” which was a Skin Care and Makeup Forum. The event featured freelance artist Astra Watts who demonstrated how to apply make-up correctly.
“It was my line sister Allison’s idea to have the event because she is very much into make-up. We are ladies and we have to know how to properly put on make-up and take-care of outr skin,” said Jerrica Newman, a junior math/physics major from Waterproof, Louisiana.
Round two was called “One Minute to Knock Out” which was held in the Favrot student union.
“My favorite event was “One Minute to Knock Out” because I like how everyone interacted with one another. I won the skittles game and received a candy prize,” said freshman Kaderda Aston from Shreveport, Louisiana.
Some of the games included Face the cookie, Twerkbox, and Nosedive. There were two teams, team pink and team green and individuals were awarded prizes if they won the challenge.
“Education is at the center of all that we do. God and education are the cornerstones to Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Inc.,” said Anderson.
Round three was “Study Break” held in Carver Hall where students learned study tips and tricks.
“Most students don’t know how to study and by giving them tips and encouraging them its very helpful. By them having a different point of view of how studying helped them (from the AKA students and professors)” said Jerrica. At the event blue and green scantrons, colorful mini notebooks and pens were distributed to students.
Round four was movie night where 50-75 guests came to the movie theater to watch the movie “Creed”.
“The film had a special message, despite where we come from we can rise above advertises and make a difference in someone’s life,” said Anderson.
The final round, “Phight Night” stroll off was held in the Men’s gym.
The participants were the University of Louisiana at Monroe Alphas and Deltas, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Kappas, Louisiana Tech Deltas, Alcorn State Omegas, and GSU Iotas.
The winners were the ULL Kappas and the ULM Deltas who received $200 each. The money earned from the stroll off went to various foundations.