MURRAY, Ky. — Sigma Alpha Iota’s All Campus Sing, a Murray State University tradition that has taken place since 1958, welcomed students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to Murray State’s campus on April 12.
The event, which included participation by 22 campus organizations, helped raise money for the People to People Project, which takes resources, music, instruments and teachers and performers to developing countries. Individuals can still donate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota would like to think everyone that worked, participated in and viewed the event. It was a very strong All Campus Sing, and we are already looking forward to preparing for next year,” said Allison Adams, SAI All Campus Sing Chair.
All Campus Sing had more than 5,000 online views during the event through a live stream, attracting viewers throughout the world including 26 different countries. Top viewership areas outside of the United States included the U.K., Saudi Arabia, Chile, Germany and Spain.
Social media also performed well during the event. Nearly 1,000 people used the #MurrayStateACS hashtag through Twitter, with user posts reaching more than 204,000 people. Individuals from as far away as Belize connected with Murray State through social media.
Stories posted throughout the day on the University’s official Snapchat at murraystateuniv reached anywhere between 900 and 1,300 views. A snapchat filter set up by Murray State allowed attendees in the Quad to use a custom All Campus Sing filter to share their own stories and experiences from the event.
Awards given included Best Soloist to Lambda Chi Alpha, Best Costumes to Alpha Omicron Pi, Best Choreography to Sigma Phi Epsilon, Spectator’s Choice to Sigma Sigma Sigma, Spirit Award to Alpha Delta Pi and both the Director’s Choice and Creativity Award to the Honors College.
First place in the residential college division was Elizabeth College, and first place in the independent division went to the Honors College. Sigma Phi Epsilon won first place for the fraternity division, Alpha Omicron Pi took home first place in the sorority division and Alpha Delta Pi was awarded the All Campus Sing Grand Champion title.