Early in May we held our annual Spring R etreat at the Delta Chi fraternity house. A special program was held for our adviser Miss Shirley Trent who is leaving after nine years of service. "This is Your Life" was the title of the skit. Miss Trent, who is leaving to further her education, was presented a desk pen set as a remembrance and thank-you gift. This is a special treat for the Chi Chis to spend the night together. Senior banquet also highlighted the spring quarter. After a delicious dinner each of the seniors were read a poem that had been written by their "little sis." Other annual awards were presented at this time. Chi Chi chapter is very proud of our honored students. Five sisters were chosen as "Outstanding Juniors" i n their respective areas of study. Fran Davis represented Alpha Sig as a finalist in the Miss Ball State Pageant. Fran chose a dramatic reading for her talent. Jan Jester was initiated into Clavia, a senior women's honorary. The outstanding sophomore in the Home Economics D epartment was Jan Hunt. A bridal shower was held at the conclusion of our last meeting. All of our "brides-to-be" were honored and . were presented a cake knife with A "i:.A engraved on it. The 1966 school year was a very happy, fullfi lling and successful year. We are now looking forward to an even more properous year. The forthcoming events include homecoming, rush, retreats and parties.-PAULA HoWARD
Beta Delta University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg , Mississippi The Beta Deltas again had a very fun-filled, workpacked spring quarter. We returned from quarter break with enthusiasm and excitement for plans of Alpha Week, which precedes our spring initiation. T he big week finally started with a chicken supper given to the members by the pledges on Sunday night. After that, the pledges were entertained all the way. Monday night was a "Little Kid's Party," Tuesday night was a scavenger hunt in the Panhellenic Dorm, Thursday was our formal party, Friday night was the spend the night party, Saturday was the ali-day picnic and swim party, and initiation on Sunday. After Alpha Week we had a chance to catch up on our studies and relax with our Easter vacation. We returned from vacation with a lot of work and fun ahead. The following Saturday night we had our Red Slipper Ball. That Sunday we held our Parent-Daughter Banquet. There was no stopping us. The following Thursday, Mrs. George J. Malone Jr., our National Vice President arrived for our chapter's inspection and to be speaker at State Day, which we hosted . The weeks that remained in the quarter were filled with elections. Jennifer Eichelberger and Peggy Malone were elected to serve in the school Senate. Sandy Weigle will serve as president of the Panhellenic Council and Patty Loper will serve as president of the Panhellenic Dormitory. We are also proud of Frances Stone, who was elected president of Alpha Lambda Delta, national honorary fraternity, Margaret Peden, who is vice president ; and Dee Hanson, who is historian. All in all we had a very enjoyable spring and hope all our sisters over the land did so too. CHARLOTTE McQuEEN
Beta Zeta University of Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette, Lo uisiana "Is To To To To
it so small a thing have enjoy'd the sun, have lived light in the spring, have loved, to have thought, have done?"
Truly the above quotation from Empedocles on Etna by Matthew Arnold reflects the spring activities of Beta Zeta chapter with its personal and group achievements. "Is it so small a thing to have enjoy'd the sun . . . " Many members basked in the sunlight of recognition. First to share the light was our president, Mary Margaret Guillotte who was a maid in the Azalea Trail Court, one of Louisiana's colorful festivities. Susan Fogleman was selected as one of the twelve beauties of the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity calendar. Other members shared this light of recognition. Dianne R amos was elected secretary of the Newman Club, and Nunie R oque was presented the Southwestern Senior Merit Award. Alpha Lambda Delta, an honorary sorority on campus, invited two of our sisters, Cathy Christmann and J oanne Sterbenz, to become members of their organization. "To have lived light in the spring. . . ." Members and guests enjoyed the annual Spring Formal held on May 7. N unie R oque, past president and treasurer and present record ing secretary, was presented the Frost Fidelity and O utstanding Active Awards. The E lizabeth Bird Small Award was given to Leslie Langdon, who is now serving as vice-president. Mary Nezzio was announced as being the Outstanding Pledge, and Joanne Sterbenz, the Ideal Pledge. Harry Hitt was named the 1966 Beau. Favors were green wine 路 decanters with an A"i:.A crest on them. "To have loved . . . . . " During the spring initiation Beta Zeta welcomed many new sisters who will further the growth of our chapter. As a gesture of love and appreciation a luncheon for parents was given by the members at the Holiday Inn. Mrs. Kenneth Hait, one of our advisers, gave an inspiring talk on the topic, "How Sorority Life Molds the Individual." "To have thought . . ." Preparations for closed rush in September are being made. There will be two workshops during the summer for making decorations, learning new songs, and perfecting the skits of our parties. The themes of this year's rush parties are Alice in A"i:.A Land, Ski Lodge, and Phoenix Ball. "To have done ..." In the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Corsage Contest our chapter placed first and received a plaque. We also placed second in the annual Greek Week Song Fest sponsored by Sigma Nu Fraternity. Paula Kursweg directed our group in the singing of "Edelwiess" and "Maria" from The Sound of Music. Judy Nunn was the soloist in the rendition of "Edelwiess." The groups wore their new blue and white striped shifts. Beta Zeta knows that it is not "a small thing to have enjoy'd the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done."SusAN THmEAUX