We honored our mothers with a Mom's Day on May with a banquet and each mother was presented with an orchid corsag~. Sherry Waldman read a beautiful motherhood poem, and we sang several of our favorite songs. After the dinner, we initiated seven new Mother Patronesses. The whole day was an enjoyable one for both the moms and their proud daughters. The main event on the NIU campus during the month of May is May Fete weekend. The AZ.A name really sparkled as J oan Haegle, a senior, and Mary E llen Tavormina a freshman, were elected to th e Queen's Court. W~ entered the Island Acts with Theta Chi fraternity doing a hilarious skit entitled "Spring to the Right Choice." The over-all theme this year was " The Rites of Spring. " Our pledges represented us very well in the Pajama Races and some of our sisters were extremely good cyclists in the exciting Tricycle Race. Gail Borghi was also co-chairman for this big event. On May 22 we wished our nineteen seniors farewell. We know they will all be very happy and active alums! We are certainly looking forward to seeing them and all the Beta Rhos at our summer reunion. Plans are already being made to enter next year's homecoming float contest with Phi Sigma Epsilon. We are also making striking new outfits to wear for next fall rush . Talking about these future plans and our summer adventures should keep us all extremely busy at the reunion . We are looking forward to another successful ycar.BARBARA HANSO N
Beta Sigma Southwest Missouri State College Springfield, Missouri As the school year ends there is always the anticipation for summer excitement, but there is a lso a note of sadness as roommates and friends say goodby. Some will be back, others won't, but there will always be the memories of past events. Beta Sigma spent a busy semester attending state day, arranging the mother-daughter banquet, the alumnae tea, and many other events. Our Sweetheart Dance was one of the highligh ts of the year. After a formal reception at the sorority house, a banquet was held at a local dinner house. We then changed to school clothes for an informal dance and a slumber party. Jo Kay Wilkerson was named Sweetheart. That same night five of our sisters placed fi rst in the Sigma Tau Gamma Variety Show as representatives of the sorority. Those participating were Connie Lemons, Cheryl Junkins, Ruth Mitchell, Sharon James, and Pat Hamlin. Stephanie Shuck was chosen as Greek Week cochairman, and Beta Sigma participated in its discussions, songfest and house decorating contest. During initiation week members and pledges each held parties and presented skits. One of the most successful activities of initiation week is a secret Alpha angel who does nice things each day for her initiate. Not until the end of the week do the girls know who their Alpha angel is. National Membership Director, Mrs. Fred T rowell, visited our chapter and provided us with many ideas for the future. She attended church with us and was an honored guest at Beta Sigma's alumnae tea. Beta Sigma proved to be champions in the athletic department as we won first place trophies in basketball and softball intermurals.
Beta Sigm a's Suza nne Taylor H enna g e presents Jo Kay W ilkerson with roses a s sh e g ives up he r crown as A Z.A Sweet he a rt to Jo Kay at th e Spring Forma l. Tho se wa t chi ng are: Eve lyn Va nce , Ma ry Wicks , a nd Da na Sa nd ers.
The semester was interspersed with coke parties for spring rushees. Spring pledges along with holdover pledges presented a carnival for their spring moneymaking project. They also sold candy bars early in the semester, and the entire chapter sold perfume as moneymaking projects. Individual awards for the semester include Mary Brummel, cheerleader and best supporting actress ; Lesley Fleenor, cheerleader and pep commissioner; Mary Cavendar, Greek editor of school newspaper; Cathy Welch, Sigma Phi Epsilon Sweetheart attendant; and Evelyn Vance, Miss Springfield semi-finalist and Ozarko Queen candidate; Linda R ichter, 1st runner up for Missouri Ski Queen; Connie Lemons, secretary Delta Psi Kappa; Susie McGehee, Military Ball Queen attendant and Barnwarming Queen; and Lou Ann Lambeth, four year scholarship for graduate work in dance history at Southern Illinois University.- J EAN CHAPIN
Beta Upsilon Ind iana State University Terre Haute, Indiana Beta Upsilons had a wonderful spring semester. Our first big activity was Campus R evue. Ann Becker and Sherry Romine directed our skit which was entitled "Look At Prim and P roper Me!" It was a mixture of hard work, joy, and laughter, and we are looking forward to next year's revue and a first p lace trophy. As a philanthropic project, the pledge class entertained several mentally retarded children at an Easter party. Following refreshments, several games were played and an Easter egg hunt was held. One of the highlights of the pledges' activities was their walkout. Since it was impossible to decide which member to take with them, the pledges took the entire chapter. T he day began with a mock trial held in the sorority suite. Several members were charged with cruelty to the innocent pledges, and the rest were charged with being accomplices. All were found gui lty and sentenced to prison. The prisoners were then taken by bus to the U.S. Penitentiary R ecreation Center where a mock pledging ceremony was held complete with ball and chain and serial numbers in preparation for turnabout day. Skits, dinner, and dancing followed making it a day to be long remembered .