As the halls outside of Kulas auditorium filled to maximum capacity, forming a line that wrapped around the Administration building, the JCU community came together for a night of lively performances at the John Carroll University Greek Week Lip Sync 2015, held on Friday, April 17.
Despite the auditorium’s intense humidity, friends and family gathered to support their favorite members of the Greek community. All proceeds from Greek Week events, including Lip Sync, went directly to the Greater Cleveland Fisher House. Similar to Ronald McDonald House, Fisher House is a place for military family members to stay free-of-charge while their injured or ill loved ones receive treatment or rehabilitation.
Greek Week chairs, seniors Frank Ruffolo and Erin Davies, emceed the event alongside Greek Life advisor Mary Ann Hanicak. The judges panel for the competition included Lisa Ramsey, Director of Student Activities, Sara Schiavoni from the Department of Political Science, Danielle Carter, Director of Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Stephanie Patterson, Community Coordinator for Hamlin Hall and Dr. Ann Lee from the Department of Management in the Boler School of Business.
The night started off strong with Gamma Phi Beta’s “Peter Pan” themed routine, followed by Lambda Chi’s dance-heavy jean shorts adventure “Let’s Go to the Mall” performance.
Kappa Delta brought power and punch with their “Hunger Games” themed lip sync – a perfect follow-up to their “Harry Potter” performance from last year.
Kappa Alpha Theta took the audience down the rabbit hole with an “Alice in Wonderland” theme, while Delta Tau Delta rocked in their “Battle of the Bands” performance.
Beta Theta Pi channeled the popular ABC Family television show “Pretty Little Liars,” while Kappa Kappa Gamma recreated “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” with an imaginary trip to downtown Cleveland.
The winners of the night were fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon, who channeled the classic love story between Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton from “The Notebook,” and sorority Chi Omega, who performed an audience interactive “Dora the Explorer” routine.
A few JCU Greek Life members shared their thoughts on the event in addition to their favorite part of the performances.
“I personally enjoyed being able to dance in front of everyone and seeing the moves everyone else had up their sleeves,” said junior and member of Delta Tau Delta, John Park. “Lambda Chi definitely had some slick moves and I loved their theme. Chi Omega stole the show for sure with their theme. The interaction they had with the audience was clever and I hope performances such as theirs inspire everyone to keep improving throughout the years.”
Sophomore and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Lizzie Posney, said, “My favorite part of the night was the energy from all the Greek organizations. Lip Sync was such an exciting night and it was great to see everyone’s hard work pay off.”
“Lip Sync is the event that every chapter looks forward to all year long,” said sophomore and member of Kappa Delta, Tara Daly. “The amount of hard work and dedication that goes into creating each performance is astounding. The best part is that each chapter’s strengths and creativity is clearly displayed with each performance. The adrenaline rush you feel after performing and the excitement you feel for other chapters makes the months of planning and practice completely worth it.”
After an evening of music, jokes and dance, JCU Greek Week Lip Sync 2015 raised the bar once again for future lip sync performances.