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busy on campus this year. Dawn has acted as captain of Miami's Shakerettes, and Sylvia has served as chairman of several Panhellenic committees, as we ll as appearing in the all-campus musical. The Alpha Alphas are also very proud of another member, Carolyn Vanhousen, who received the Dayton Alumnae Junior Award. Carolyn's varied interests on campus include acting as head majorette for Miami. This past year found the Alpha Alphas entertaining quite a few people. On Founders' Day we conversed and shared past experiences in AL.A with several alums at a banquet and coffee hour afterward in the suite. Then at the beginning of the second trimester we treated our beaus to the sparkle of an " AL.A Ice Palace" at a formal dinner dance. And could we forget our moms? T his year, because of the new trimester system, we celebrated Mother's Day in March in Cincinnati with a banquet, a skit, and compacts bearing the AL.A crest. Winter Greek Week began with fraternity-sorority exchange dinners. The members of Alpha Alpha put on their Sunday best to impress the brothers of Delta T au Delta. C linics were held throughout the week for the newly elected officers of the various Greek affil iations. For the annual Zeta Tau Alpha Songfest, Miami's Alpha Sigs donned derbys and vests to sing "Lida Rose" under the direction of Ruth Roller. A banquet sponsored by J unior Panhellenic and Junior Inter-Fraternity Council provided the Alpha Alpha chapter a chance to present an award to the most outstanding freshman woman. We are really proud to announce that our adviser, Mrs. R ichard Fink, was named "Most Outstanding Adviser of the Year." While many sisters of Alpha left school for summer vacations and jobs on April 15, some of us remained at school for the third trimester. For this reason, ou r suite is to be open for the first term of the th ird trimester. Although summer is really just beginning, the Alpha Alphas are already fired up for fall rush. Our rush chairmen have been busy learning about the changes Panhellenic has affected in rush for 1966. The maj or change being that our fourth period theme parties arc now to be held in the suite instead of in fraternity houses. With another chance to show off our suite we are looking forward to returning to fall rush.-Lr~ABETH CoMM

Alphas were tremendously excited to see Marsha Erickson win Fun Festival Queen, making it the third consecutive year an Alpha has won. Our booth, Alpha Sweetbeat, a cakewalk, was, as usual, one of the most popular at this carnival type event. The Mother's Day Tea was a lovely affair. We had almost one hundred per-cent attendance of mothers and honored them by singing, "Only You Can Be An Alpha Mom" and presenting each of them with a long stemmed red rose. Strains of swinging music drifted across campus early one Saturday morning as the Alphas had their annual Breakfast Dance at 6.30 a.m. on May 7. Following a "Mardi Gras" theme, the dance featured a "float" on which the band rode, colorful confetti and streamers, and a large, laughing cardboard clown greeted couples as they entered . Pat O'Brien glasses were the favors. Gayle Mi ller received the Best P ledge Award, and Beth West received both the Best Scrapbook and Best Scholarship Awards which are annually presented to deserving pledges. We are proud to recognize members who through their hard work and abilities have achieved much. Alpha Sigs really showed their worth by winning two of the Student Council offices in spring elections. Connie Ferguson is treasurer and P at Hamilton is cou ncil member-at-large. Jeanie Coy is the new president of Panhellenic as well as captain of the College Ushers. Martha Acuff has just been selected business manager for the yearbook, Glenda Grinstead is the new president of P i Omega Pi, honorary business organization, and Shirley Black and Sue Davis were initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, education honorary. These and other recogniticns throughout the year make us quite proud and further encourage us to work harder fo r an even more wonderfu l year for Alpha Beta.LINDA WINKLEMAN

Alpha Gamma Ind iana University of Pennsylvania _ Indiana, Pennsylvania

Northeast Missouri State Teachers Colleg e Kirksville, Missouri

As the second semester began, the Alpha Gammas prepared to go all out for spring rush. We had five partieseverything from James Bond to Sweetheart Soiree. But the nicest event of all was our formal rush Coronation by Moonlight, during which the rusheecs V:ere crowned as A L.A princesses. We saw the results of our work when we took what can only be described as a top-notch

Delighted at gaining wonderful new pledges the Alpha Betas enthusiastically planned and enjoyed many events. We especially enjoyed having Mrs. Bonnie Kcenemann National Ed!tor, and Mrs. Lonna Hendren, Alumna~ Editor, visit our campus for inspection. At the Sweetheart Ball, Jane Miller was crowned Sweetheart. Carol Behn and Mikel Sue Brice were her attendants. After quarter break, Alpha Betas busily involved themselves in spring activities. We invited the alumnae chapter to our installation of officers dinner and greatly enjoyed fellowship with them. "St01ybook Land," at which the pledges assumed the roles of fairy tale characters, also featured members dressed as little boys and girls. These "kids" really enj oyed the antics of the creative pledges ; it was a really successful pledge party. In April, we travelled to Beta Kappa chapter at Macomb, Illinois, for Illinois State Day and had a wonderful time.

State Day at Ind ian a University of Pe nnsylvania wa s hoste d by A lpha Gams .

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THE PHOENIX

Profile for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Asa phoenix vol 52 no 1 fall 1966  

Asa phoenix vol 52 no 1 fall 1966