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Sisterhood is forever by Lynne Rachal Chambers A notice arrived in the mail the other day announcing-to my great shock-my fifteenth college reunion. As I mulled over the vari· ous activities planned, I naturally began to reminisce about " the good old days. " One of the best experiences of my college career began on that day in late fall 18 years ago when I pledged Alpha Sigma Alpha. As I look back on it now, the main rea· son I joined AEA was for friend· ship-so I wouldn't be just another face in the crowd. How very differ· ent we 60 girls were ; how very much the same! From the presi· dent of Student Government to the captain of the field hockey team to "Miss Longwood" to members of every honor society, we were all in· dividuals. But we all shared the same creed , wore the same pin, as· pired to the same high ideals. We were all Alphas. A bit of nostalgia crept in as I began to wonder what has hap· pened to all those sisters in the years since we left school. Oh, I've kept in touch with a few, but what about those who were seniors when I was a freshman, or the new pledges when I was a senior? Wouldn 't it be great to have all those old AEA ' s back together again to " remember when . . . ?"

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The next best thing to seeing them all and reminiscing is to share those good times with to· day's AEA's. Last fall I had the delightful experience of having my niece and godchild become my sis· ter. What fun we have had going through my box of things I saved from my collegiate chapter daysl We have shared some good laughs over many of the photographs, but we have also found that many of the traditions that I enjoyed then still exist today. Lydia will be trans· ferring this fall; fortunately , her new campus has an AEA chapter. The faces in her new chapter will be different, but that Alpha love, warmth and friendship will also be there to make her transfer a little easier. Why don't you experience some of that same love , warmth and friendship? Why not go back to homecoming or the alumnae tea? Age is not a factor. The members still look forward to weekends , rush parties, mixers, pledge activi· ties and Greek Week as much as

we did, but they also would love to hear about those "good old days" when we had curfew and Saturday classes, had to go five miles out of town for a beer and couldn't wear slacks to class. If it's too far to go back, join (or start) an AEA alumnae group. Help out the local collegiate chapter. Send a donation to your chapter or to National for The Development Fund. Oh, I know how busy you are these days; I am, tool But once a month it's fun to see a new group of faces besides your co-workers, the PTA, or your woman's club friends. Reflect on all that sorority gave you besides friendship: high ideals, leadership training, a chance to help others, training in organization. Why not try to return a little? Think about it. What other group has so many diverse ages, careers, interests and yet can share good food, philanthropic projects, family outings, Special Olympics, and just plain fun? Remember, SISTERHOOD IS FOREVER! * 'tl

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====In This Issue==== Volume 69

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One Alpha's Opinion

Past president and scholarship donor die

Lynne Chambers, former province director and Richmond alumna, shares her thoughts of lifelong commitment to AEA sisterhood.

4 Alpha alumnae: We need you! Four new alumnae chapters have recently been formed. Turn to pages 4 and 5 to see how you can form an alumnae group.

During 1983-84, past president, Mary Blackstone, and scholarship founder, Martha Dimond, died. A full memorial list can be found on page 6.

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1984-85 scholarship winners announced

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Six scholarship winners have been announced for the 1984-85 academic year. Turn to page 8 to read all about the winners.

Never did we imagine Lost luggage and flight delays never dampened the spirit of chapter consultants, Beth Colwell and Jan Verfurth. On page 10, they reminisce about a wonderful year just completed.

PHOENIX STAFF Alumnae Editor Kim R. Meyer 8014 Rossman Gulch Rd . Morrison, Colorado 80465 Collegiate Editor Sue Zorichak Hagen 3612 70th St . E. Inver Grove , MN 55075

Feature Editor Nancy I. Z. Reese 828 S. Golf Cui de Sac Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Historian Esther Kaufman Gatseos 6659 E. Eastman Ave . Denver, Colorado 80224

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Congratulations to the chapters taking quota and total. Over sixty percent of the chapters took quota, total, or both.

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EDITOR Dr. Rosemary Carucci Goss 2305 Capistrano St. Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

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6 ............. .In memorium 12 ........ Stars in Our Crown 16 ..........Collegiate Corner

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THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA ~_,c-E::',c:::..._ SIGMA ALPHA (USPS 430路 640) , an educational journal, is published in the fall , winter, spring, and summer of each year by the Sorority , 1201 East Walnut Street, Springfield , Missouri 65802 . The subscription price $1 .50 a year. Printed by Compolith Graphics and Maury Boyd & Associates, Indianapolis, IN 46268 . Member, College Fraternity Editors Association. Send change of address and business correspondence to Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters , 1201 East Walnut St ., Springfield , Missouri 65802 . Address all correspondence of an editorial nature to the editor , Rosemary Carucci Goss , 2305 Capistrano St. , Blacksburg, Virginia 24060 . ARTICLES are invited for publication in this journal. Manuscripts should be submitted to the editorial staff for consideration . Acceptances are on a con路 tributing basis only and subject to editorial review . Articles published are the personal expressions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policies of AI::A . Second-class postage paid at Springfield , Missouri, and at additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to National Headquarters, 1201 East Walnut St., Springfield, Missouri 65802.

Alpha Sigma Alpha is fun any time of year but especially when the weather is warm. Turn to the Collegiate Corner to experience Alpha Sigma fun with chapters from across th~ United States. (Photos by Nanc y I. Z. Reese)

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Wichita, York, Northwestern Ohio, Northern Virginia

Alpha Sigma Alpha welcomes four new alumnae chapters Name: Wi chita Officers: Presi dent, J ean Schreiber, HH; vice president, Tresa Miller, HH; secretary, Lee Knickerbocker , HH; treasurer, Debi Walters Hildfelt, HH ; editor, Sheryl Picking Linn, HH; philanthropic, Jenalee Jones, HH; City Panhellenic, Monica Olmstead Anderson , HH . . . . Additional charter members: Rene Rothe , HH, Debbie Wolf, BI:, Michelle Boultmghouse, HH ; Knstm Wortman , HH; and Jill Bestgen , HH. Future plans: To meet nine times a year. Specific plans to be made later.

Name: York County Officers: President, Christine Knaub , ~0 ; secretary and editor, Betty Fissel , ~0 ; treasurer, Grystal McGee, r'lt. Additional charter members: Lynn Epply Beck , rT , Tracey Gaymen , ~0 ; Sherry Lowe Runkle , t.O ; Wanda Storms, ~E ; Natalie Grayson, ~0 ; and Betty Wallick , ZZ. Future plans: To support local Special Olympics and Delta Omicron at York College .

Name: Northwestern Ohio Officers: President, Barb Shaver Christensen, AA ; vice president, Terri Warner Hook, rM ; secretary/treasurer, Vicki Wagner Laurel! , rM; editor, Jan Kendall Nye, AA ; philanthropic chairman , Carole Kirk Huebner,

B . Additional charter members: Peggilow Moses Marsh , rM; Carol Richards, AA ; Karen Kelley Rollins , rM. Future plans: To work with Gamma Mu at Adrian College and to increase membership.

Name: Northern Virg inia Officers: President, Christine Greninger, BE; vice president, Julie Baca, BE; secretary, Marcy Dollar, BE; treasurer, Mary Cain, BE; editor, Alixis Sigethy, BE; philanthropic, Susie Donnell , BE. Additional charter members: Suzanne French , BE; Susan Pelleriti , BE; Kendra Straight, BE; Sandy Cox, BE; Jan Verfurth , BE. Future plans: To meet eight to ten times a year. Specific plans to be made later.

Yes, you too can form an alumnae chapter Five women sat in a room at Longwood College in Virginia in 1901 and founded the sorority known as Alpha Sigma Alpha. And 82 years later, five women, sitting in a church basement, community room or member's living room, can carry on that tradition by forming an alumnae chapter. The reasons are varied-assisting a collegiate chapter, assisting each other with careers, supporting a philanthropy or just plain fellowship-but Alpha Sigma Alpha

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women across the country are in- chapter. creasingly gathering in groups of The first step is to write AI:A five or more to share that special National Headquarters, 1201 E. meaning Alpha Sigma Alpha has Walnut, Springfield, Mo. 65802, in their lives. telling them you would like to orFour groups of women have re- ganize an alumnae chapter. You cently taken the plunge, organiz- will receive a packet telling you ing alumnae chapters in Northern how to proceed and a printout of Virginia, York, Pa., Northwestern all Alpha Sigs living within a 20Ohio and Wichita, Ks. mile radius. If you wish to define Whether you have lived in a your ared of membership differentcommunity '"forever" or have just ly, include a list of towns and zip arrived after a transfer or gradua- codes with your inquiry. tion , you too can form an alumnae Once you have the printout, step

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Alpha alumnae: We need you! by Linda B. Rogers, National Vice President of Alumnae

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o you remember why you joined your Alpha Sigma Alpha collegiate chapter? The involvement and range of new friends you were looking for bridged the gap of different backgrounds, different lifestyles and different ages. A special bond of sisterhood developed through caring, sharing and working. Although the involvement with AEA during college days was intense, those were but a few short years of your total sorority experience. As alumnae you can now enjoy a similar commitment to Alpha Sigma Alpha with the friendship and sisterhood offered to you as you pave new pathways. The many new

Just as you first explored AEA for its offer of a new "family" during your college experience, make the commitment to explore a new alumnae "family."

Members of the Northwestern Ohio alumnae chapter enjoy sharing the bonds of Alpha Sigma Alpha sisterhood at their organizational meeting.

challenges, adventures and decisions that await you mean that your life will be changing. Let AEA be the constant support that carries you through those changes. As alumnae you have the greatest challenge of all-to make the commitment to make AEA grow and stay the strong national sorority it is today. Upon graduation you have three choices-to affiliate immediately with an organized alumnae chapter in your vicinity; to be a member of the Members at Large Alumnae Chapter if there are no organized chapters near you; or to organize a new alumnae chapter through the Chairman of Alumnae Development. You will benefit from becoming

an active alumna by developing a new circle of friends; participating in valuable workshops and programs; finding a support group of sisters; and contributing to the collegiate world in a new way. Just as you first explored AEA for its offer of a new "family" during your college experience, make the commitment to explore a new alumnae "family." The next step towards an active alumnae life is yours. Contact your local alumnae group, let National Headquarters know of your whereabouts, offer your help to a collegiate chapter, keep in close touch with your AEA sisters. Continue that lifetime commitment now-AEA wants you. AEA needs you.* * *

by Carmine Alvey and Nancy I. Z. Reese two is to contact those listed by phone or mail. Under certain circumstances, National Headquarters can send out query letters. After making contacts, step three involves setting up an organIzational meeting time and place. Goals for the group need to be established. Since every organization needs leaders, officers must be elected. Fortunately for the lives and purses of busy alumnae, alumnae chapter membership is much less

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demanding in time and less costly in money than membership in a collegiate chapter. Alumnae chapters meet once a month or less, and depending on how the group is organized, officer duties and program responsibilities are rotated among the members. Annual national alumnae dues are only $8 plus whatever amount the local group decides to charge. This ranges from $2-$12. Sound easy? Of course it is! And being the charter member of an

alumnae chapter can be just as gratifying as being a charter member of a collegiate chapter, only more so. The satisfaction of contributing to the strength of the organization you once pledged to "give full measure" cannot be calculated. You've probably heard that each new initiate adds to the strength of the sorority; well, each active alumnae member multiplies that strength by her support of the sorority's programs and goals. Happy organizing! * * *

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In memorium 1983-84 EARLY ALPHA Isabel Seamon Chalmers

EARLY ALPHA ALPHA Olive Pierce Swigart Elizabeth Hardy Hyman Ethel E. Barnett Hulshuzer Martha Green Dimond Margaret Duncan

ALPHA ALPHA Ruth Hirzel Horton Eloise Everett Martin Ruth Giesler Womack

ALPHA BETA Lucy Reddish Martha Francis Ayres Jewel Whitelock Smith Claire McCallister McKee Cecile Thompson Cary Butler Boone Bernice Morehead Peterson Edith Franklin Moe Hila Hall Cable Vest L. Hall Annie Fulton Smithey Fleeta Whisenhand Rogers Leonara Raine Condit

ALPHA GAMMA Mary Cruse Sorg Mary Emerson Blackstone

BETA BETA Marguerite Richmond Clark Eleanor Tupper Doney Frances Baker Woodbury

GAMMA GAMMA Josie Ottinger Ailinger Blance Rackley Pickett Susie Stone Lois McCown Collins Bertha Bass Miller Bess Hubbard Polito Virginia P. Beren Ruth Hill Salwaechter Bess Elliott Plahn Ethel Irene Utterback lone Clark Williamson 6

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Pauline Ethel Fellers Mary Louise Vincent Elinor Abernathy Nina Marie Cook Larana Wethington Callahan

DELTA DELTA Edna Usher Hoak Ada Haun Harvey Bernice Mary Fawcett Margaret Cruikshank Jackson Rebecca Esienbrey Zolner Mildred Eisenbrey Hausman

EPSILON EPSILON Nell E. Nincehelser Agnes A. Nincehelser

ZETA ZETA Mary Wilson Ellerbrock Mary Coleman Knowles路 Mildred Morrow Burks

CHI CHI Lois Shultz Jefferies Katherine Faust Davey

PSI PSI Miriam Nelkem Betty Jo Semple Lodi Tucker Bryant

OMEGA OMEGA Ann Elizabeth Powell Elizabeth Kratz Markey Regina Oberman Hickey

BETA GAMMA Ruth Ellen Plank

BETA DELTA Mary Evelyn Wiltshire Dorothy Hooker Cecil Blount Dickson

BETA ZETA

Tillie Martin Adams Noma Matter Haynes

Olive Arceneaux Romero Lois Richey Miller Carolyn Reeves Kyle

THETA THETA

BETA ETA

Lois Butterfield Bristol Pricilla Fletcher Bagley Ruth Newcomb Fletcher

Arlene Hansen Holo JoAnn Dietz Manshum

KAPPA KAPPA

GAMMA CLIO

Octavene Riley Weaver Ethel Williams Ward

Doris Wood Stokbridge

ETA ETA

LAMBDA LAMBDA

BETA THETA

BETA NU Elizabeth Grimes Eason

Gertrude Durr Calvert Mary Helen Lewis Ruth Bretz Heiges

BETA XI

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Martha Sasse Helen Barnard Hunter

Effie M. Downer

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Lillian Ferguson Judd

BETA UPSILON

Harriet Sealander Weiffenbach

Carolyn Surrell Andrew Mary Reilly Pennington

SIGMA SIGMA

BETA PSI

Harriet Stone Lake

PHI PHI

Kathleen M . Ciambella Marilyn L. Hamilton

Jacqueline Burger Derr Mary Louise Riggs

Joan Zalucha

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GAMMA BETA

GAMMA THETA

Barbara Crotteau McDowell

GAMMA IOTA

Donna Severance McCulloch

Valerie Stys

Past National President Mary Blackstone dies Mary Emerson Blackstone, Alpha Gamma, Alpha Sigma Alpha president from 1961-64, died April 18 in Pinehurst, N.C. Mrs. Blackstone, who also served as paraphernalia chairman, national vice president and NPC alternate delegate, was awarded the Wilma Wilson Sha~p award at the Diamond Jubilee convention in Williamsburg, Va:, in 1976. She received her 50-year membership plaque at the 1982 Convention in Chicago. Active in alumnae work in Chicago , Buffalo, Kansas City and Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Blackstone helped organize several alumnae chapters in the Chicago suburbs. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and taught in public schools and private and church-affiliated nursery schools. She is survived by her husband, Lawson; a son, Paul; and two grandchildren. The establishment of a scholarship in her name was announced at the 1984 Convention in Kansas City.

A scholarship in honor of Mary Blackstone was announced at the 1984 Kansas City convention. Contributions to this scholarship can be made through National Headquarters.

Dimond Scholarship founder dies Martha K. Green Dimond, Alpha Alpha, who established a scholarship in her name in 1977, died Oct. 21, 1983 in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Dimond, who was a longtime member of the Washington Alumnae Chapter, served as National Panhellenic Delegate from 1960-61. A graduate of Miami University of Ohio, Mrs. Dimond worked for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and the Railroad Retirement Board. THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

The idea for a graduate scholarship to be given in her name occurred to Martha Green Dimond while attending one of the business meetings during the Diamond Jubilee Convention in Williamsburg. VA , in 1976.

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Six awarded 1984-85 scholarships Martha Dimond

Mary Turner Gallagher

Special Education

Silvana Filippello Richardson , Gamma Lambda, will begin full time research on her d issertation on the prevention of child abuse th is fall at Southern Illinois University. She is working towards a doctorate in health education with a minor in parent-child health at Southern , where she is graduate assistant for Greek Affairs . An Elizabeth Bird Small Award winner, Silvana has been a continuous contributor to Alpha Sigma Alpha since her initiation. She has served on National Council as vice president of collegiate program and as a province director and national ritual chairman. She also served as charter president of the Chicago Metro Alumnae Chapter and as secretary, vice president and president of her college chapter. Silvana graduated from Loyola University, Chicago, with a B.S. in nursing and obtained a masters de路 gree from Governors State University, Illinois. She has worked as a pediatric nursing professional and in education. Among her memberships and honors are Phi Delta Kappa Sphinx Club (service), Illinois Nursing Association, Child Abuse Prevention Speakers Bureau , Sigma Theta Tau (nursing) and Assoc iation for the Care of Ch ildren's Health .

Rebecca Lawson, Gamma Omega , Eastern Illinois University, is working toward the completion of a bachelors degree with teacher's certification in the double majors of English and journalism . She has served her chapter as Panhellenic delegate and scholarship chairman. She also is active on the student newspaper, the Daily Eastern News, and a regular contributor to the Vehicle, EIU's literary magazine. Secretary of Women in Communications, Rebecca is also a member of Phi Alpha Eta (academic), Sigma Tau Delta (English) and the Society for Collegiate Journalists. She has been on the Dean's List every semester.

Marlise Stieglitz, nominated by Chi Chi Chapter, is working towards a bachelors degree in elementary and special education at Ball State University, Indiana. Marlise is active in the Student Education Association and Council of Exceptional Children. Her honors include Golden Key National Honor Society, Dean's Honor List and Provost List. -tf -tf

Wilma Wilson Sharp Diane G. Schott, Gamma Eta, is an industrial engineering student at Pe nn State University . She hopes to pursue a law degree after obtaining her bachelors from Penn State. Diane ha s served on numerous comm i ttees for her chapter. She is also a member of Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Alpha Pi Mu (indu str ial eng ineering) and Pi Mu Ep si lon (math). D i ane r ecentl y completed an internsh ip with the IBM Corp. 8

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National Philathropic Gamma Omicron's Sharon McKay is pursuing a bachelors degree in elementary education with a minor in early childhood education at Ciarion University, Pennsylvania. She is currently scholarship chairman of her chapter and has served as assistant vice president. In addition, she has been active in the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association , both at the campus and state level , and has served her hall council as vice president and the Inter-Hall Council as secretary. Sharon is also a member of Phi Eta Sigma (freshman), has been on the Dean's List every semester and is listed in Who 's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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Amy M. Swisher Rachelle Redd , Epsilon Epsilon , is working towards a bachelors degree in English and Spanish secondary education at Emporia State University, Kansas . She is currently chaplain of her chapter and is a member of SPURS (sophomore service). Rachelle has been a sect ion ed itor of the Sunflower, ESU 's yearbook, and has applied to be sen ior editor next fal l.

Rachelle Redd. EE

Marlise Stteglttz

Scholarship applications are due Feb. 15, 1985. Obta in applications from chapter philanthropic chairman or National Headquarters.

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Philanthropic Fund contributions 1983-84 Alumnae chapters Akron , Ohio Alexandria , Virginia Anderson , Indiana Buffalo, New York Central Pennsylvania Chicago Chicago Metro Chicago North Cincinnati Columbus, Ohio Dayton , Ohio Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania Denver Elkhart-Goshen , Indiana Fort Lauderdale Area Fort Wayne, Indiana Greater Dallas Houston Indianapolis Jackson Purchase, Kentucky Kansas City, Missouri Maryville, Missouri Milwaukee Muncie, Indiana Newark-Zanesville, Ohio Omaha Pittsburg, Kansas Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania Richmond , Virginia St. Louis San Diego Southwestern Indiana Springfield, Missouri Terre Haute, Indiana Tulsa Valley of the Sun, Arizona Washington, D.C. Wilmington, Delaware

Collegiate chapters Alpha, Longwood College, Virginia Alpha Alpha , Miami University, Ohio Alpha Beta, Northeast Missouri State University

Alpha Gamma , Indiana University of Pennsylvania Beta Beta, University of Northern Colorado Epsilon Epsilon, Emporia StateUniversity, Kansas Nu Nu , Drexel University, Pennsylvania Pi Pi , SUNY College at Buffalo, New York Phi Phi, Northwest Missouri State University Chi Chi , Ball State University, Indiana Beta Epsilon , James Madison University, Virginia Beta Eta , Dickinson State College, North Dakota Beta Theta, Central Michigan University Beta Iota , Radford University, Virginia Beta Kappa , Western Illinois University Beta Mu, Henderson State Un iversity, Kentucky Beta Nu , Murray State University, Kentucky Beta Sigma, Southwest Missouri State University Gamma Zeta, University of Arkansas-Monticello Gamma Eta , Pennsylvania State University Gamma Iota, Rochester Institute of Technology Gamma Lambda , Loyola University, Illinois Gamma Mu, Adrian College, Michigan Gamma Xi , Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania Gamma Omicron, Clarion University, Pennsylvania

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Gamma Pi , Missouri Valley College Gamma Rho, East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania Gamma Psi , Edinbo ro University , Pennsylvania Gamma Omega , Eastern Illinois University Delta Epsilon , Mansfield University, Pennsylvania Delta Iota , Univers ity of Delaware Delta Kappa , Indiana State University路 Evansville Delta Omicron, York College, Pennsylvania Delta Rho , Elon College, North Carolina

Delta Chi , Bloomsburg Un iversity, Pennsylvania Epsilon Alpha, Southern Arkansas University Epsilon Gamma , Virginia Commonwealth University

Individuals Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council-Indiana State University-Evansville Mr. and Mrs. James T. Francis in memory of Martha Dimond and Martha Ayres Phon J. Gillespie in memory of Ruth Bryant Pennell ZZ

Chicago-area Founders' Day November 17, 1984 For information contact: Beth Zubinski Heidel 4515 Stanley Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515

Tri-State Day (North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) November 10, 1984 Hostess: Beta Iota Chapter, Radford University For information contact: Cherie Fink Shallock 223 Burr Oak Drive Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Chapter consultants reminisce

Never did • • we 1mag1ne By Beth Colwell and Jan Verfurth Never did we imagine as pledges of Alpha Sigma Alpha that we would someday become National Chapter Consultants and travel the country, serving our beloved sorority and establishing lasting friendships. Our journeys took us from the Colorado Rockies to Independence Hall in Philadelphia; from the cold Minnesota snow to the southern drawl of Mississippi. We enjoyed the comforts of cars, buses, planes and trains. We encountered the problems of everyday travelers: lost luggage, flight delays and cancellations, missed connections and seemingly endless layovers. Upon arriving at each chapter, we exchanged "hellos" with members, got settled into our temporary home away from home and began our workbecause it didn't seem like 24 hours in a day were enough to accomplish the tasks set before us. A typical chapter visit included meeting with officers, advisors, alumnae and administration; timeconsuming bookkeeping; conducting various workshops; corresponding with national officers; completing lengthly reports and training and educating officers. But work certainly wasn't everything. We were able to share the joys, achievements and progress of successful chapters, as well as the pains, sorrows and frustrations of those that are struggling. Besides the work and emotions involved in the job, was the opportunity to have fun and extend our college days another year. Attending football games, homecomings , fraternity parties, fire drills , car washes, formals and even classes, helped us to relive our own college experiences. We both agree that the trend of our members is leaning toward career-oriented goals. Chapter members are involved in work-stvdy programs, internships, service clubs and part-time jobs. Many members too are planning on continuing their education at the graduate level. We also found many members in leadership roles both within the sorority and other campus organizations. Although quite serious in their professional pursuits, the AEAs we encountered are both "trendy" and casual in their appearance and attitude. The fads of campuses today range from mini-skirts and lavish accessories to Levis and T-shirts. Another distinct trend we noticed this year was that of sentimentalism. Members today thrive on a "sense of belonging" and this, we feel, enriches the 10

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Beth Colwell (left) and Jan Verfurth pose for one last photo at National Headquarters before leaving for the Kansas City Convention and completing their year as chapter consultants.

lives of our members-which in turn strengthens the sorority. The qualities members possess are those of commitment, dedication and devotion. It's not uncommon to find a member doing something special for another member. It's nice to see members benefiting from the ideals of what a sorority is meant to be. We truly feel this past year has taught us not only about Alpha Sigma Alpha but about ourselves and life in general. Being independent and interacting with so many varied people has given us insights which we are sure to use in our future endeavors. We would like to share with you some of our most treasured memories: • Picnicking with national council at National Headquarters in June • Midnight ice cream runs with National President Rhetta Robinson and Secretary Helen Malone • Being stranded overnight in Chicago the first day on the job • Driving through beautiful and colorful Pennsylvania in autumn • Receiving welcome and farewell gifts from chapter members • Attending the state fair in Mississippi and the festival in San Antonio • Visiting magnificent Niagara Falls, exciting New Orleans, Colonial Williamsburg, VA, and historical Washington, D.C. • Being snowed-in at Williamsport, PA • Working with the wonderful and fun staff at National Headquarters • Being a part of the Epsilon Gamma installation • Attending the Mid-American Panhellenic Conference Association and seeing the sights in St. Louis • Meeting with national officers all over the country • Barbequing, thistling, cherry-picking and LATE nights with Headquarters Executive Rosie Fellin. An experience beyond words! * *

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QuotaiTotal honor roll Both Quota and Total Alpha, Longwood College, Virginia* Epsilon Epsilon, Emporia State University, Kansas* Zeta Zeta, Central Missouri State University* Phi Phi, Northwest Missouri State University* Beta Epsilon, James Madison University, Virginia* Beta Iota, Radford University, Virginia* Beta Nu, Murray State University, Kentucky* Gamma Zeta, University of Arkansas, Monticello* Gamma Lambda, Loyola University, Illinois* Gamma Mu, Adrian College, Michigan* Gamma Rho, East Stoudsburg University, Pennsylvania Delta Iota, University of Delaware* Delta Chi, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania*

Quota Alpha Beta, Northeast Missouri State University* Alpha Gamma, Indiana University, Pennsylvania* Beta Beta, University of Northern Colorado*

CAMPUS SIGHTS AND SOUNDS KAPPA DELTA RHO members at the University of Oregon set up what they say is the first joggers' escort service for women. A woman jogger is met at her door by a male jogger and accompanied on her route at her own speed for whatever distance she wishes.

Eta Eta, Pittsburg State University, Kansas* Nu Nu, Drexel University, Pennsylvania Beta Kappa, Western Illinois University* Beta Lambda, University of Central Arkansas* Beta Pi, Concord College, West Virginia* Beta Sigma, Southwest Missouri State University* Beta Upsilon, Indiana State University* Gamma Xi, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania Delta Epsilon, Mansfield University, Pennsylvania * Delta Rho , Elon College, North Carolina Delta Upsilon, University of Texas, San Antonio* Epsilon Gamma, Virginia Commonwealth University

Total Beta Rho, Northern Illinois University* Gamma Eta, Pennsylvania State University* Gamma Iota, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York Delta Omicron, York College, Pennsylvania *Chapters appearing on 1982-83 honor roiL

AEA recognized in CFEA art contest Mrs. Patricia Ann Mcfall, M, University of Tampa alumna, received four runner-up awards in an art contest sponsored by the College Fraternity Editors Association (CFEA). Two of her cartoon winners can be seen in this issue, one on page two and the other below. -t<

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KAPPA SIGMA installed a chapter at Gallaudet College, the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf. The chapter is the first college social fraternity to be chartered on the campus of an all handicapped college. MORE THAN SEVEN out of ten Greeks at the University of Minnesota hold jobs while attending schooL A survey by the Student Organization Development Center finds that 69 percent of sorority women and 75 percent of fraternity men are working at least part time. (Triangle Review) THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

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====stars in our Crown==== AEAs share successes, uniqueness

Sharon Guiglianotti, AI' Chapter vice president, presents a Halloween treat to one of the children on the pediatrics flo or of Indiana Hospital.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Special members Alpha Gamma Chapter relies on the varied interests of each of its members to spark involvement in a wide assortment of activities, community events, and services. The AI:As here have utilized various means to make their presence felt. It may mean volunteering as models for the student newspaper's fall fashion issue, taking balloons and treats to children in Indiana Hospital at Halloween, or Christmas caroling on a cold night during finals week . All of these efforts add to the visibility of the cheerful girls in red and white at IUP. But what makes the members special is their reason for taking time out to do these things in the genuine interest of brightening the lives of others.

Lori Begg

Pittsburg State

Support is key " Aren't the Sig Taus holding their annual Freedom Festival?" says one member of the Eta Eta executive board . The president of the chapter responds with the date and reminds us 12

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where the proceeds go . After the meeting , plans are made to meet at the dance (which is open to the entire school) and members choose a song for the sorority to dance to in the sorority dance contest. The following week the same scene takes place only with reversed roles. The Alpha Sigs hold their annual dance with the proceeds going to aid the mentally retarded , and the Sig Taus make up a dance for the fraternity dance contest. Throughout the school year this same scene takes place but with different sororities and fraternities sponsoring the event and various contests are held. Everyone is busy with the mass of dances and activities but one thing shines through that makes our Greek system unique from others. It doesn't matter which group is sponsoring the event or where the proceeds go, what does matter is a group similar in goals and expectations to our group has found a worthwhile cause and needs support to make it a success. We attend their events and likewise can count on a large response from the other Greeks.

Julie Bresnick

Pittsburg State

30-year legacy The Eta Eta Chapter has a legacy dating back to 1953. In the fall of that year, Mary Louise Bresnick (formerly Crosetto) pledged along with 16 other women and began a legacy that is still continuing . During her years in col lege, Mary Louise was rush chairman and was voted outstanding pledge of her class. Then in 1967, Mary Lynne Crosetto (formerly Welbaum) pledged the chapter. Holding the office of treasurer, Mary Lynne continued in the sorority until her marriage to Mary Louise's brother. Mary Lynne was also a legacy as her mother was an Alpha Sig. A long time span followed, but in the fall of 1979 Mary Judene Bresnick pledged the same sorority as her mother had back in 1953. Proud of following in her mother's footsteps, Mary

Judene held such offices as parliamentarian, scholarship chairman , junior and senior standards board representative, Panhellenic representative, and upon graduating was named the National Elizabeth Bird Small Award winner. While Mary Judene was still active in the collegiate chapter, her sister Julie entered college and in spring 1982, Julie became the fourth in line by pledging AEA. Julie has served in such offices as president of her pledge class, rush chairman , public relations chairman, money making chairman and is currently editor. She also fol lowed in her mother's footsteps and was voted ideal pledge . As you walk tJ-.rough the Bresnick and Crosetto homes, AEA paddles, plaques and memorabilia are displayed with pride.

Julie Bresnick

Ball State University

Outstanding senior Mary Moran, Chi Chi, was presented the Outstanding Senior Award Nov. 4 , 1983, by the Indianapolis, IN, Panhei Ienic from a field of 14 candidates. The award is based on the following criteria: One must 1) belong to an NPC sorority, attend an Indiana college or university and be

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==stars in Our Crown=== a resident of greater Indianapolis; 2) be a senior and apply for the award; 3) have a high grade point average (Mary's is a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale); and 4) be active in campus activities. Mary served her chapter as president this past year, and has also been assistant treasurer and held many chairmanships. She is a member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; accounting club; Rho Lambda ; Ball State Choral Union ; and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Mary received an engraved silver tray and a $100 check.

these is the nerd-of-the-week , and goes to the girl who did the most mindless thing that week. We all look forward to hearing the funny stories, and congratulating the winner. The winner takes home cute , little "Nerdle the Turtle, " a small stuffed turtle . Ellen Baird

Ball State University

Alphas abroad To travel and study abroad is a dream that many people share. Students at Ball State have this opportunity offered through the London Centre program . Classes are taught through an extension of the university located in London, England. Students take a quarter of classes and then have a three week tour of Europe. Kelly Haney, a Chi Chi, took this opportunity this past fall. Experiences such as living in the London House Hotel (during the quarter), traveling to Ireland for a fun -filled five-day weekend , attending many plays and the continental tour, will never be forgotten. When asked how she liked the program and London itself Kelly replied, "I didn't want to leave and I would love to go back for the program again!" This fall , five Alpha Sigs will be traveling to London for this experience of a lifetime. We are all very excited about the program and just might set up an Alpha Sig annex in "jolly old" London town!

Robin Be/skis

Penn State

Sisterhood BN 's, from left Alyce Edomds, Jackie Shroat and Alicia Merritt lead a cheer at the AXA fraternity watermelon bust at Murra y State in Kentucky.

Pamela Kirkbride

Dickinson State College

Terry Copen, left, gives her big sis and Bll homecoming queen candidate Karen "Bear" Webb a bear hug.

Monopoly The Beta Eta Chapter is the only sorority on campus. This means we have a monopoly on all the girls on campus, and we've had a great year so far. Each week, we elect our sis-of-theweek, our sunshine award and our nerd -of-the-week. The funniest of THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

pha Sigma Alpha teamed up with Delta Upsilon fraternity for the event. The competition included syncronized swimming in which our team did their performance to the song , "Old Time Rock and Roll" from the movie "Risky Business ." The team finished in first place. Other events included competitive swimming races such as the medley race , a 200-yard freestyle relay, 100yard sweat shirt race, and 100-yard freestyle relay. The AEA's and .:lT's placed in all of these events. Also , Jayne Marchese represented Beta Rho as a candidate for Miss Anchor Splash. Each contestant had to model in bathing suits in front of a full -spirited crowd. Beta Rho worked hard together to prove that they really are number one on campus.

Northern Illinois

Best on campus Once again, Beta Rho has proven to be the best sorority on campus. On Saturday, March 3 , 1984, Delta Gamma sorority sponsored their annual event, Anchor Splash. Members of AI-

Sisterhood is like the sea . We come face to face with it like children . . . . . . amazed at its magnitude and greatness. By ourselves, we wonder how we can learn about it all . . . but we walk a littler farther by giving of ourselves and find other children just like us playing by its shore . . . WE SMILE . .. THEY SMILE BACK and together we build great sandcastles of love . . . Through smiles and tears we join hands and walk into the sea no longer afraid . . . The wind is strong on grey days, but we have built a shelter against the world . . . Just now the sun shines on our sisterhood .. . as our new world beginsdon't be afraid of the darkSisterhood shines even then like a star that guides sailors safely home . . . it is as ever constant as the sea , has no boundaries and no end , and enfolds us within its elusive beauty . . . TREAT YOUR SISTERHOOD GENTLY -as you would a fragile daisy and guard the sandcastles of LOVE. Donna Hoffman SUMMER 1984

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====stars in our Crown==== Rochester Institute of Technology

Diversity gives strength Gamma Iota Chapter has a favorite saying we use to describe our chapter. This saying is " our diversity gives us strength. " Sometimes the diversity is so appar路 ent that many of us are a bit surprised how much strength we continue to have among us. For instance, we have members that come from every one of the assorted majors offered at R.I.T., from business to the arts. We have members that are involved in both on路 and off-campus activities. And of course, the choice of fraternities to associate with is divided up in nine different directions, each being partial to at least one particular house. The diversity is not looked upon as a downfall but , on the contrary, a cause for us never having a dull mo:ment within the sisterhood. We even support each other in many ways, such as visiting one of the tennis player's matches or attending a concert in which one of the members may be playing. Many may believe that sororities are groups of girls that conform to walk, talk , dress and breathe alike, but we can honestly say that we could most definitely prove that to be wrong. We truly mean it when we say , " our diversity gives us strength." Judy Caputi

Mansfield State

Sentimental value North Hall , one of the oldest standing steel structures in the United States, is a very unique part of Mansfield University. The seven-story building has an old-fashioned look about it. There are stories that ghosts live there and can be seen from the top window. The building was closed because it needed repairs. A new plumbing sys路 tern , central heating, painting and a sprinkler system must be added . Because of the lack of funds , the university had to close the building. Some school officials want to tear the building down ; it would be cheaper than trying to restore it. The building does have a sentimental value to th is campus. Some alumni 14

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and students have put together a com路 mittee to save North Hall. As of now, there will be no sudden decisions of the future of the building . Each day we can enjoy the mystery and beauty it provides for Mansfield University.

to announce that Vicki Johnson was chosen as homecoming queen. On Feb . 25 ISUE had their homecoming basketball game. Vicki was crowned queen from among 12 candidates.

Ann Reece

University of Delaware

Pulling together At the University of Delaware, one sorority remains apart from the rest due to the individuality of the members. That sorority is Delta Iota Chapter of AEA . But even though each member is an individual, we all share a common love of sisterhood and friend ship. This past fall semester Delta Iota filled quota for the first time. But instead of causing problems as the chapter tried to adjust to so many pledges, the new pledges have caused the members of Delta Iota to become closer. We have formed into a very strong chapter that exemplifies that four aims set by our five founders. Spiritually, we have grown together as a whole and share a bond unique to other chapters . The adjustment was hard work, but together we have developed into a unified group. Intellectually, five members of .:ll were elected to Order of Omega . They are Marianne Fusco, president ; Linda Jacobs, rush chairman ; Harriet Berkowitz, fundraising ; Robin Martini, athletic chairman; and Emily Stavis. Physically , we won a trophy for the volleyball tournament held during fall Greek Week. Socially, .:ll's have been very active with many of the fraternities and sororities on campus. Activities include mixers, tailgates, pumpkin carving , fraternity night and winter formal. Delta Iota is a strong chapter and next semester, at 65 strong , we plan on becoming even closer. Sisterhood and friendship-that's Delta Iota. Kimberly Kokesh

Indiana State University-Evansville

Homecoming queen Delta Kappa Chapter is very proud

Vicki Johnson, t.K

Vicki pledged in the spring of 1983. She is a very active member in the sorority and in other organizations. She has helped start an International Club at ISUE and is very active in the activities programming board. Vicki wasn't the only Alpha Sig winning an award at homecoming. The chapter won three other awards, including the spirit contest, which lasted through many games but ended on homecoming. The prize was $100, a plaque and a traveling trophy. We also won two second place trophies-in the banner and float contest for the homecoming game. In addition , each year the Evansville City Panhellenic gives a scholarship to a girl from ISUE and the University of Evansville . This year, however, the city Panhellenic was in need of cash to continue granting these scholarships, and they sponsored a raffle . Delta Kappa sold more tickets than any other sorority in the city (which includes two universities). Helping with this raffle was even more rewarding when Melanie Ayers won the scholarship. THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA


====stars in our Crown==== The chapter also recognizes the following members for their accomplishments: Lori Muehlbauer is Panhellenic council president; Muehlbauer, Ayers, Sandy Johnson and Cindy Harty are all new activities programming board officers; Linda Malizia was accepted into medical school; Malizia, Beth Niehaus and Tammy Wheaton have all been chosen for Who's Who Among American College Students; Mary Barthel had the fastest qualifying time for the Eagle Grand Prix Bike Race and won the sportsmanship award, and Muehlbauer had the second fastest time; the chapter's team of Muehlbauer, Barthel, Harty, Lisa Sailer and Lori Goodman took second place. Kim Phillips was first runner-up for coed of the year; Sailer won the Greek Goddess contest, the proceeds of which went to Special Olympics; Jane Baumgart, Rhonda Payne and Kym Pruden are rush counselors, and Baumgart is also an AMIGO-an orientation leader. Delta Kappa also won Greek Week; won the most improved GPA for sororities on campus and the highest GPA for sororities; and won all the campus intramurals, in every sport-tennis, football , volleyball, swimming and basketbalL Lori Muehlbauer

York College

Rich history There are two things which make York College of Pennsylvania unique from other schools; the city and the location. York College is located as its name states-in York, in south central Pennsylvania. YCP is a small school of approximately 2,000 full-time students and 1,400 part-time students. Low tuition, a wide range of programs, a good academic reputation, a high employment record for YCP graduates, a modern campus and an outstanding intercultural program are just some points which attract students from 25 states and 17 foreign countries. The college was founded in 1787, although it's no longer in its original location. During the 1770s York was an exciting place to live. In September 1777 the Continental Congress moved THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

to York making the colonial town the nation's capitaL Congress stayed for nine months and while there, adopted the nation's first constitution, the Articles of Confederation. The site where York College is now located was once a golf course. Both these points make YCP a very unique schooL Today York is known as a productive area with plentiful industrial, agricultural, recreational and cultural resources. YCP has grown from a small school established in the 1770s to a thriving college which still aims to provide the students with meaningful education opportunities in a warm atmosphere. Jill McNary

Elan College

Superwoman She is not a bird or a plane, and she cannot even fly, but she is the superwoman of the Delta Rho Chapter. Her name is Darla Jo Bray, known as just Jo. Darla was recently elected president, and she not only leads our meetings but also inspires us. She goes beyond the call of duty. Whenever there is a problem with the chapter, she is always right there to try and help and solve it. If a member has a problem , whether it be personal or with the sorority, they always seem to go to Darla. At every activity Darla is always in the middle of things making sure everything goes as planned. If we are ever out of line, Darla make sure we know. Why does Darla even bother? She wants her chapter to be the best on campus. Darla is one of those rare people who cares, and if something is very important to her she puts her all into it. Darla shows us that sisterhood is something you feel and care about; it is not something you just have. If one ever meets Darla, one will get this feeling of caring she has for her chapter. She is also a very talented singer, and has been in quite a few musicals and has had two voice recitals here. Sometimes we just take her for granted; therefore, we would like to say to Darla thanks, and we love you.

Bloomsburg State

Adding on We wished upon a falling star, behold our dreams came true. A sisterhood, a unity, a bond that's everlasting. It's love that glows within our hearts and once you've experienced it . . .

You'll want to tell, everyone, you'll want to pass it on. 9th Pledge class, Delta Chi Fa/11983

University of Illinois

New in town The Epsilon Beta Chapter is unique because of the way we got on campus. It all started in October 1982 when Elaine Carroll contacted Adlon Jorgensen, the Panhellenic advisor , about having another national sorority on campus. After reviewing the three NPC sororities not on campus, Panhellenic voted and Alpha Sigma Alpha was invited to come to the campus. This occurred Nov. 15, 1982. Once AEA was invited here, things really began to happen. A core group of girls held an informal rush with the help of Vicki Hersh and Lynn Jimenez, national chapter consultants, and we increased our size from nine to 34 women. On Feb. 6, 1983, we officially became the Epsilon Beta Colony of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Finally, after completing the necessary requirements we became the Epsilon Beta Chapter April 29, 1983. Since then, we have had our first formal rush and many fun and exciting activities under our belt. In fact , on Nov . 15, 1983, our national Founders' Day; the EB chapter celebrated its first year. Our school , as well as our chapter is unique. The U of I is a Big Ten school, and the only Big Ten school where Alpha Sigma Alpha is. Also, the U of I has the largest Greek system in the country, consisting of 26 NPC sororities and 44 IFC fraternities. It's special to be part of such a large and influencial Greek system. Sheri Moeckler

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====collegiate Corner==== Chapters shine in campus activities Longwood College

Christmas party Alpha Chapter 's major philanthropic activity for December was a Christmas party for the underprivileged children of Prince Edward County. The sorority contacted the members of Kappa Alpha fraternity at Hampden-Sydney College to co-host this project and they agreed . Five members of the sorority went to pick the children up at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. They were taken to the KA house at Hampden-Sydney where they were greeted by AEA and KA. The house was beautifully decorated with Christmas decorations and a Christmas tree . The children had time to dance and then had a dance contest. Following the contest the children were given punch and cookies and sang Christmas carols. Then the children had a chance to visit with Santa Claus and receive a candy cane. The members felt that this project was very rewarding and look forward to doing it again next year. Nancy Buckingham

Miami University

Suite success Alpha Alphas always find something worth smiling about, but plans for suite renovation are making life twice as nice-literally. The new suite, to be completed in time for August rush , will be more than double the size of the current cubbyhole. Shirley Wakefield, state coordinator and treasurer of the housing corporation has been hard at work with a decorator, matching money to moods. The result : an elegant Alpha Alpha suite quietly contemporary in dusty rose and silver gray. With an office , complete kitchen, and lots of storage space, organizing the chaos uncovered at our March 3rd moving party was a breeze. Stimulating anticipation will be our memories of spring without a suite , and the relaxation of much more room for rush. With expansion in the air , the beginnings of a great pledge class should be underway, as Alpha 16

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Alphas show rushees why AEA is so much more than a name. Celia Farmer

Northeast Missouri State

Hectic week The Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils at NMSU held their annual Greek Week April 2-7, and the Alpha Beta Chapter had a great week . Monday was scheduled to be the evening of an all -Greek torch walk starting at the eternal flame on campus and continuing through the streets of Kirksville. This was followed by a basketball game for representatives for the entire Greek system. Tuesday was the award banquet for the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils. There were more than 200 Greeks in attendance. The coronation of queen and king of Greek Week followed. Susan Kline of AB shared the crown for this year's festivities. What an evening of excitement for the whole chapter! The next night was variety night. Each sorority and fraternity submitted a skit to be judged. AB performed a dance to "Thriller" and had a great time doing it. Thursday evening a faculty reception was held at the Panhellenic dorm and Friday was the Greek carnival with all proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The final event of the week was Saturday afternoon when the Greek Olympics was held in Stokes Stadium, letting Greek members compete in a wide range of games. Although the week was very hectic, AB enjoyed it immensely and is already making plans for next year's Greek Week . Ramona Richardson

Emporia State University

Original ideas For the first time in three years, Epsilon Epsilon was eligible to participate in spring informal rush and rush chair Lisa Buffon kept every member busy with her original party ideas. The first party included a house

tour and a preview of an updated slide show. February brought a "Name That Tune" party that both Alpha Sigma members and rushees really got into. Songleader Deb SanRomani spun some old tunes while the contestants raced to ring the bell first and name the tune. "Alpha Feud" blew in like March. Similar to the television game show, members and rushees were asked questions, kissed on the cheek by the host , and the winning team even went on to play "Easy Money." The fun evening was brought to an end with ice cream sundaes and a fixyour-own topping bar. The Epsilon Epsilons are excited and proud as can be of the many new actives. Gilda Poley

Western Illinois University

Catchy theme Beta Kappa Chapter began spring informal rush with a catchy theme"You've got a friend in Alpha Sigma Alpha. " We felt this theme was a personal way to make the rushees feel at home in our home. Since spring rush is informal, all the chapters must find the best way to attract the rushees to each house. Our rush chairman made cute logos to illustrate our theme, and she and her assistant also organized a decorations and food committee. For snacks we served ham and cheese and other hors d'oeuvres, and of course our "famous" punch. The decorations included an array of flowers and an 8' x 5' mural of a girl and her friend in a boat; above the boat we displayed our theme in large letters. We also showed a slide show of past events and of girls in the chapter, using the song "You've Got a Friend, " by James Taylor. To complete the party the members performed a skit and sang songs to the rushees. Our hard work paid off and we pledged a wonderful group of women . Lisa Simone

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===collegiate Corner==== Temple University

Asa the owl The past few months have been very busy and productive for Kappa Kappa Chapter. Our spring rush was very successful, and our pledges were very anxious to learn all about the history of Alpha Sigma Alpha. During their pledge period, they held a spaghetti dinner for the members and after dinner held a devotional service. They also held a hoagie sale which helped the women get to know each other a bit better. Kappa Kappa also had the pleasure of initiating two legacies. Melanie Tiedman was initiated into the chapter and her sister, Michele, who is an alumna of Beta Epsilon Chapter, was there for the event. We are also fortunate to have another legacy: Both Danuta and Dorothy Prusik are members of KK. Kappa Kappa recently went to visit the children at St. Christopher's Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. While we were there , we told the children about the story of leap year as well as played games, talked and told jokes. As we departed, we could tell by the smiles on their faces that our visit definitely cheered them up. On March 16, 1984, Kappa Kappa became the proud parents of a sawwhet owl , that we chose to name Asa. The adoption is a program sponsored by the Zoological Society of Philadelphia. As parents, we support Asa by providing food and , in turn, we receive news on his ectivities. We received adoption papers for him as well as an 8 x 10 glossy. (Boy, has he got big eyes!) Michele Larson

Northwest Missouri State

Best Greeks After a successful formal rush, the Phi Phi Chapter began to anticipate the Inter-Fraternity Council and Panhellenic sponsored Greek Week. A variety of events were planned which included Greek games, an awards dinner and various philanthropic projects. Phi Phis participated in the allGreek "clean-up the square" philanthropic project. Members of all the Greek organizations joined together to help pick up litter and beautify THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

Maryville's public square. Another philanthropic project that took place for the entire week was a competition between the sororities to see which group could collect the most pennies in a fishbowl. The money collected was donated to the Judy Skidmore Fund of Maryville. The Alphas scraped together their pennies and won first place! Greek games contributed to our physical development as Phi Phis supported each other while our 10woman team pulled to victory in the sorority tug-of-war, volleyball, fun run, weenie-eating and marshmallow stuffing contests. With spirits high, the Alphas attended the all-Greek awards dinner. The highlight of the dinner was the announcement of best Greek organi-

mester by sponsoring a campus-wide talent show which was a tremendous success. Initiation for fall pledges was held on Feb. 4th and tripled the number of initiated Beta Deltas at USM. Open rush was a lot of fun as well as a success. The party that brought in the most new pledges was "Alpha Queen" which had a showboat-type theme. We participated in several Greek activities, such as Delta Gamma Anchor Splash for Easter Seals, Spring Roundup for area high school seniors, and we had a ball with the other Greeks at USM in our annual "Greek Games" event, in which the women of Alpha Sig were paired with the men of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity to form a team. The annual "Red Slipper Ball" was held at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS. Alumnae and rushees were invited to attend. The Hattiesburg Alumnae chapter honored our outgoing seniors at a special tea. Our annual parentdaughter banquet was held at a local steak house, and chapter awards were presented. To end the year on a positive note, the standards board threw a cookout and pool party the last week of school. Beta Delta is happy with the prosperous year we have behind us and are looking up to an even more successful coming school year. Karen Kay

Elizabeth Hogan, Shelly Sheets, Carolyn Evans, Hollie Bucher and Julie Scott enjoy the pizza treat given for the pledges.

James Madison University zation . Proudly, the Phi Phis accepted this award which is based on community work , campus involvement and individual and group achievements. This award is voted on by a panel of Maryville townspeople. With Greek Week ending on a successful note for the Alphas, members turned their attention to State Day , activation of pledges and the upcoming Special Olympics held at NWMSU. Cretia Rowlette

Southern Mississippi

Tripled membership The Beta Deltas had an extremely busy spring of '84. Our junior Panhellenic delegates started off the se-

Superdance for MD Members of the Beta Epsilon Chapter played an instrumental role in the ultimate success of JMU's Superdance for Muscular Dystrophy. This dance marathon, with well over 100 dancers participating, lasted 28 consecutive hours. The three sponsors-Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council and Order of Omega-provided the dancers and spectators with live music from their favorite bands, side-shows, contests, prizes and food. This Greek effort generated a sizable donation to MDA. Alpha Sigma Alpha deserves recognition as a cornerstone of this event. Out of the 12 committee chairmen heading the Superdance, SUMMER 1984

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====collegiate Corner==== six were Alpha Sigmas, as was one of the two co-chairmen, Sharon Tepper. In addition , AEA provided many lively dancers and workers throughout the weekend. The support and dedication of our sorority in promoting this activity is indicative of the unselfish character of Alpha Sigmas everywhere as we pursue each of our four aims. Susan Manos

Dickinson State College

Melting pot Ireland, Italy, France, Japan, Germany, Mexico-the United Nations comes to Beta Eta Chapter. Or so it seemed on March 11 , 1984. Actually , AEA was holding its spring rush which was an ethnic din-

Central Michigan University

Easter egg hunt The Beta Theta Chapter planned an Easter egg hunt for the children of the community as our philanthropic project. We used a park on campus to hide the eggs and also played games and awarded prizes. The Panhellenic council of CMU planned a philanthropic project to raise funds for the cardiac unit at Central Michigan Community HospitaL On Friday, April 13, community leaders, university professors and the presidents of the sororities and fraternities were " arrested" and put in "j ail " in front of the University Center.

the Beta Iota Chapter. The event began as a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was so successful that it was adopted as an annual event. On March 16, 1984, Joann Donnellan and Sarah Jundt pitched a tent on the top of a local 7-11 store and camped out for 24 hours. Raffle tickets were sold and donations taken to raise money. The money was then presented at the Muscular Dystrophy Dance-AThon that was held on campus. The effort calls attention to the need for money to aid research regarding muscular dystrophy. Last year, over $200 was raised by Beta Iota. This year, members were even more successful in their efforts. One thing was certain , it was a lot of fun! Lisa Crum

Central Missouri State

Spring break fever

BHs model their worldly fashions, representing France, the Caribbean, Mexico, Italy, Japan and the British Isles. Joining the group at their rush party is Corrie Conlon, advisor Deb Conlon 's daughter.

ner. Each member represented a country and came dressed in costume and armed with an item of food typical of that country. There were Italian hit women, Mexican peasants, Japanese Geisha girls , German fraus, British Isle cuties , Irish leprechauns and French fashionables at the festivities . Some of the food dishes included chow mein, taco salad , lasagna , peach pie and Irish coffee . After eating the " around -the-world" dishes, each of us returned to our own American selves and showed the rushees some slides of other AEA activities and explained the sorority to them. Spring rush turned out to be a friendly meeting of nations with great results-new pledges! Ellen Baird

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They then submitted a list of people they thought would help bail them out. Each sorority had representatives that called the people on each list and asked them how much they would donate to the " criminals'" baiL In the case of the professors, students were able to make contributions to keep them in jail so their classes would be canceled. The idea really paid off-one commun ity leader who was out of town and unable to participate even donated $100 . Kathy Burgmeier

Radford University

7-11 campout It was time again for the 3rd annual Cam pout on 7-11, sponsored by

Every col lege student gets springbreak fever. Many Zeta Zeta's decided to take their spring break on South Padre Island, TX. Some of the girls from Sigma Kappa sorority joined us. The week was filled with exciting and unpredictable times. The plane trip was an experience in itself! The strong winds and bumpy curves were a little bit too much for stomachs to handle. At times we weren 't really sure who had control of the plane, the pilot or the plane! We finally arrived at the Hilton Hotel on the beach at Padre Island. After getting situated, we were off to our first walk on the beach, collecting as many shells as possible and dodging the washed-up jelly fish. During the week we decided to cross the border to Mexico. It was so exciting when we all tried our bargaining skills at 'the market.' Then it was on to Garcia's Restaurant to have our fill of spicy Mexican cuisine. To say the least, Padre Island was a blast! We came back with golden tans and burnt noses. We weren 't quite ready to leave the sun and sand and head back to the ice storm of 'Missery.' But once we were back in our own beds and unpacked we realized, "there's no place like home.'' Angie Barnes

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====collegiate Corner==== Murray State

Teetering for tots The Beta Nu Chapter is proud to have begun a new tradition, "Teeter for Tots ," thanks to philanthropic chairman Teresa Dawson. Every year at Christmas the Beta Nus prepare for our philanthropy, "Toys for Tots ." Needy children in the area are invited to share in a night of talking to Santa and his elves and receiving gifts donated by the members. All in all , when the evening is over, it makes one want to believe in Santa all over again. However , this year we planned something to boost not only the morale of the members, but to add a little extra something to the gifts the children receive. Teresa proposed that we teeter on teeter-totters in the town square for 48 hours, as a fundraiser for the party. Members began teetering late in the afternoon on a cool November day. Passersby could toss coins into buckets located around the square , and flyers were placed on cars and in businesses to remind everyone where the donations would be accepted . While some were teetering on the court square , other members , dressed as Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy , visited the local businesses asking for donations. Thanks to not only the door-to-door visitation but also the teetering , we raised enough to buy the children new toys. "Toys for Tots" was a huge success this year. The children seemed to enjoy talking to Santa , the games, refreshments and gifts they received. As fo r the Beta Nus , we were proud to have sponsored such a worthwhile philanthropy. Angela Hearne

Greeks in various events. The first event was the dance contest in which we did not place. Both chapters had an excellent turnout to cheer our dancers on. Unfortunately, our spirits were lowered. The following Monday during chapter meeting , various people gave pep talks to psych us up. It worked. The Alpha Sigs went out to win along with the .:lTs. We placed in the rest of the events, which were water volleyball , basketball , canoe races and the pep rally "Yell Like Hell. " We were in the lead by just a few points. The next two events would be the determining factor as to who would win ; the float for the parade and the house decoration. All hands were needed to help if the pomping was to be finished before time was up . Late nights were spent pomping the chicken wire, painting and building our "masterpiece ." The rain started to come down 24 hours before the judging of the house decorations. The rain did not even stop us. We put a plastic cover over the front lawn, and moved in a little closer and continued to pomp. In return for our hard work and time , we were rewarded with first place in house decoration and second in the parade. During half-time of the homecoming game we were announced as being the 1983 homecoming champs. Our hard work paid off. Not only can our fighting spirit be seen in competition, but also in simple things such as lowering the electric bill. We encouraged each other to turn the lights off and reminded each other of " lights out." As a team we lowered the bill. Together we strive to better ourselves and to stay on the top. Katie Shultz

Northern Illinois

Fighting spirit

Southwest Missouri State

Beta Rho seems to shine with its fighting spirit. At times when things look almost helpless , members will encourage each other in a positive direction . Our winning factor is that we enjoy being with each other and are flexible enough to direct ourselves to reach one goal. During homecoming BP joined hands with the men of Delta Upsilon fraternity to compete against other

Spreading joy

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The day was Feb. 11, 1984. Cars, filled with members of Beta Sigma Chapter rolled away from our home environment-soon to bring joy to others. This was the day of one of our philanthropic projects-the Special Olympics basketball tournament. When we arrived at the Boys' Club West, a sense of enthusiasm filled

the air. Bleachers were soon packed with teams waiting in anticipation for their turns to play. Along with our alumnae, we split up into groups. Some of us were score keepers and others recorded the accumulated points . Other groups aided the players in determining what they were to do. All the groups spread enthusiasm to the anxious teams. But the most joyous moments were among the group members that handed out ribbons. The joy was instant on each player's face when he/she received a ribbon of achievement. Shelly McMichael

University of Arkansas-Monticello

Helping hands Gamma Zetas have been busy lending a helping hand this year. A local social service agency, SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect), asked for assistance in small but important areas . The rzs responded with smiles and good cheer. Each year, SCAN sells fruit baskets at Christmas to help fund itself. As in the past, the rzs helped deliver not only the fruit but also a little happiness to those who received the baskets. SCAN also has a clothes shop where the needy can obtain clothes at little or no cost. One trivial job that takes up time is putting the clothes on hangers. Once again SCAN called on the rzs for help. The chapter turned out to hang clothes and have fun . For those in the chapter who like children , SCAN accommodated with . . . babysitting! Occasionally SCAN holds sem inars for parents who either abuse their children or have delinquent ch ildren . The rzs were asked to babysit during some of these seminars and were rewarded with the pleasure of helping those in a less fortunate position. The helping hand rzs have given SCAN has benefited not only the organization , but also all those in volved in helping with the various projects. Through SCAN, the rzs have learned more about compassion , sincerity and spreading happiness. And , what's more, the rzs have learned how to give of themselves without expecting anything in return. Melissa Johnson

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====collegiate Corner=== Penn State

Kids are the winners The members of Gamma Eta Chapter have never experienced so vividly the meaning of the word " philanthropy" as they did this year during Penn State's 12th annual IFC Dance Marathon . The marathon benefits the Four Diamonds Fund for care and treatment of children with cancer at the University's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Together for the second year in a row with Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity , rHs raised over $58,000 for the fund . Their efforts captured first place for them and made them the number one contributor to the largest collegiate philanthropy in the nation. Our enthusiasm helped the marathon reach a dollar amount perhaps dreamed of but definitely unexpected: $194 ,000. Every day for two weeks and three weekends, the fraternity -sorority team took road trips all over the state. Members solicited door-to-door and " canned" at intersections. Representing AEA and AE<P in the marathon , Carolyn Tenley and David M. Brown of Alpha Sigma Phi danced all 48 hours. The theme of the marathon was "Help the kids smile, dance for a while." And that's exactly what they did. At times the thought of reaching the 48th hour seemed impossible to the dancers. During these tough times, they had much support from the AI:As and AE<Ps who worked on the various committees , such as judging staff, physical plant and morale. Diana Barnes and Michele Rhoades, chairmen of the event, were awarded Phoenix recognition pins for their contributions to the chapter . rHs have a winning tradition. But winning means different things to different people. It isn't at the end of the 48th hour when you hear them announce your name and you realize you 're the winner. It's seconds later when they announce your dollar total and you realize it's the kids who have won. Gretchen Erb

Loyola University

Do it with style Once again Gamma Lambdas had

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a successful spring rush. The semester's slogan was "AI:A: Do It With Style!" And boy did we-it was one of our largest rushes in a long time. Rush chairman Tisha Rodriguez plans on keeping that enthusiasm going through a summer rush and also through Hoopla, the university's week long " school's out" carnival. Members will be rushing while wearing new AEA painter's caps and crop tops. In early April, chaplain Kathleen Eisin planned a parents' luncheon. This was something new for us, because we had this event as a motherdaughter luncheon. But the change was a definite success. Kathy planned a mass in which members took part singing, reading and speaking. That was followed by the luncheon and an enjoyable light skit and award presentation . The weather was even beautiful that Sunday! Chairmen Rosie Calandra, Kathy King and Mary Kay Willas arranged the biggest and most exciting event that our chapter did this semester. On Feb. 10, we hosted the " Kissing Close-up Contest" with the members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity to raise money for Easter Seals. The events consisted of couples competing in so-called races while kissing their mate. The winning couple would win a night on the town . Even though it was open to everyone, member Michelle Frey and her partner won, raising $810. By raising a grand total of $2,800 , we, along with the EAE were able to host an hour of air time on the National Easter Seal Telethon which aired March 31 . I'm sure not too many of you saw us-air time was 2 a.m. But it was worth it! This exciting semester closed with our spring formal at the elegant Hotel Continental in downtown Chicago .

next year. During the summer we are introducing our sororities to the registered freshman women. This has been practiced in the past, but not in this unique way. We have designed a postcard that will bring all the sororities together, instead of each being separate from the others. Individually, AEA and the other sororities know that their organizations work well; we are trying to stress that Adrian College sororities have joined to enhance our sense of pride and unity in the Greek system. Our postcard will be a printed photograph of all of the sororities on campus. On the reverse side our message to the freshman women will be, "College can offer a student many things: a place to live, classes to attend and many acquaintances. A sorority gives you: a loving home, scholarship and life long friendships!" Suzette La Turneau

Slippery Rock State

Penny-a-pin On March 31, Gamma Xi held a penny-a-pin bowling fundraiser for Special Olympics. People were asked to donate at least one penny for every pin that the member they sponsored knocked down. Each member bowled two games, and the scores of both games were combined to get a score on which to base the donations. The high combined scorer was Susan Hendershot. When all the money was in, we collected nearly $150. Everyone had a great time, even our advisor who joined us on Saturday afternoon. We plan on repeating this event next year; however, we plan on taking some bowling lessons first. Julie Sherman

Elaine Malleris

Adrian College

Clarion University

Unified rush

A mean pace

The Gamma Mu Chapter is working in conjunction with the four other sororities on campus. We are in the midst of planning fall rush for 1984. It is a valuable experience to work with old and , more importantly, new friends . We are putting our heads together to design an effective rush for

On a cold, rainy afternoon, several members of the Gamma Omicron Chapter set a mean pace in their goal to raise money for the Special Olympics. We , along with others at C.U.P., helped to raise $1,600 to be used for equipment, uniforms for our area teams and the training of athletes.

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====collegiate Corner==== Before the big run we had to send pledge cards to secure sponsors. Each of our sponsors paid according to the number of laps we rain in half an hour. One of the members, sophomore .Melanie Campbell, raised the largest si(\gle amount of $143 and received a home computer donated by Radio Shack. Melanie Campbell

Missouri Valley College

Valley volleyball Morrison Gymnasium was the lo路 cation for the first Alpha Sigma Alpha-Alpha Sigma Phi volleyball marathon . The proceeds were to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Associa 路 tion . Missouri Valley is a small college and sometimes lacks the fellowship needed between students , faculty and community. This was not evident at the volleyball marathon . The faculty at "Valley" sponsored a team and there were five teams from the surrounding communities. Publicity began several weeks before the event. Flyers were printed and posted at several local businesses. Eight teams participated and over $1 ,000 was collected. Door prizes , a television set and a free pizza party were awarded throughout the day . Refreshments were provided free of charge to those who participated. The event was a great success and the Gamma Pis and Alpha Sigma Phis are hoping to begin a new "Valley tradition ."

Sigs are active and vital members to this enthusiastic group of girls. This past year, a Gamma Rho has been president of the Panhellenic Council, and through her guidance and effort, many events have taken place. In February , the Panhellenic Council sponsored their second annual dance marathon titled "Don't Stop 'til you get enough ." A goal of $10,000 was set with all proceeds going to go to Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation. On Feb. 17 at 7p.m., the college annex was filled with students ready to meet the challenge of 48 hours of dancing. Of course , Gamma Rho was there in full force with many members dancing and chairing committees. The Alpha Sigs are no rookies to this dance marathon-after having been recognized as the organization to raise the most funds last year, we were determined to defend our title and raise more money than ever before! During the marathon, a few members had to withdraw, but nearing the 48th hour, rP was still dancing strong and had the most members remaining out of all the organizations! As a hush fell over the tired and weary crowd, the total amount of funds raised was announced-an awesome $12 ,000. And we're proud to announce that Gamma Rho was again recognized as raising the most money. Mae Ann Hranchock

Kimberly Nicoli

East Stroudsburg

Eastern Illinois

Winning dancers

Theme parties

"When you see one AEA-you see them all!" This is often the rumor heard around the campus at ESU. The Gamma Rho Chapter is a very close group and we have the spirit and enthusiasm to be the best sorority on campus. Even though we do not have a chapter house and all our members are scattered all over the campus, we always find ways to do everything together, which demonstrates our strong sisterhood bond to the campus population. Panhellenic activities are always going strong at ESU, and the Alpha

Gamma Omega Chapter underwent reorganization this past year; therefore, we did not go through a regular rush program in the fall. Instead, we had as many rush parties in the fall as we could to get new members. These parties were mainly informal because we felt it put the rushees more at ease being in a relaxed atmosphere . We continued having these types of parties through the winter and spring months also . These parties all had a certain theme, such as: the beach , come as

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who you would like to be, the wild West and the 50s. We made our third party more formal, closing with a ceremony. We changed to this idea because we think it has more meaning to the rushees and leaves more of an impression. We heard good response to this and it worked very well for us. Catherine Wangler

Mansfield State

A whole lot more "Spring Break in '84, with AEA, it's a whole lot more " was Delta Epsilon's theme for rush this year. We really had an exciting week. It started off on Sunday evening with a Panhellenic introduction party. Panhellenic was explained and each sorority said a little about themselves while explaining a small display. Later, an all -Greek slide show was shown and refreshments were served. Monday night we had four , 15-minute parties. We talked about membership in general and served cookies and hot chocolate. Tuesday evening we added some spark to keep the week moving right alongwe incorporated our theme into a skit. The setting was Ft. Lauderdale , FL. There were two scenes, one on the beach and one at a night club. It consisted of AEAs from different colleges running into each other on spring break. Afterwards, to keep everyone in the mood , we served tropical fruit and punch. Greek night at the movies was held on Wednesday. It was a nice break for the rushees in the middle of the week. We all got together and watched "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Flashdance." We sent out invitations for the preference party on Thursday. The program began with some officers and chairmen explaining their jobs. We played a getto-know-you game and had a snack. Finally, we had the Pearl Ceremony at the end. Friday at 4 p.m. formal bids went out. We had a very successful rush period , between formal and open bids. Ann Reece

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t.N-As enjoy an ice cream outing at Ho-Jo 's,

a favorite activity of the chapter.

ate one it turned out to be. The highlight of the evening came with the announcement of the year's winter formal queen. We all had the honor of wishing congratulations to our own member , Susan Colatta, who was crowned the queen . Sue is a senior nursing student and was escorted by her fiance Richard Juliano. Decorations provided by Delta Omicron included candlelight and balloons floating in the air and around the floor. Judging by the starry look in the eyes of those students and the honored faculty members, our hard work paid off and the evening was a big success! Lisa Chorpening

GM Engineering and Management Institute

New alcohol policy Recently, the alcohol policy here has changed. Until now , drinking by those under age 21 was restricted by Michigan state law, but never enforced at fraternity parties by school officials. A new policy was presented to students that mostly has bearing over all the Greek houses registered on campus. This new policy states three things: 1. No alcohol may be served at any rush functions , fraternity or sorority, informal or formal rush . 2. Rush cannot begin until the third week of school (normally begins the first , and runs until the fifth) 3. No alcoholic beverages may be served at fraternity parties unless they have a Michigan state liquor license. These policies were set by the dean of student affairs office. As of yet , GMI has been lucky. No one has been serious or fatally injured because of drinking too much at a fraternity party. The administration is hoping to keep this statistic true. The policies on rush were set because of surveys sent in by freshmen . They felt it was too much to adjust to the rigorous demands of GMI , while trying to participate in Greek rush activities . Because Delta Nu-B belongs to the National Panhellenic Conference, we have already been prohibited from serving alcohol at formal rush events. However, GMI is now also proh ibit ing taking a rushee to a bar or other informal events involving a!-

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coho!. The practice of "dorm-storming" (the main way Greeks meet rushees) is also being curtailed in the resi dence hall. From now on , Greeks will only be allowed in the dorm from 5 to 8 p.m. After that they can only come in if accompanied by a resident. One item that remains to be seen is if the school will allow little sister groups to rush on campus. GMI does not recognize these groups as Greek organizations, and by the statement they released, these groups should not be allowed to be viewed as such. Delta Nu-B does not allow little sister members in the fraternity. There are three sororities' on campus at present. With little sisters not rushing on GMI's campus, this could increase the sororities memberships considerably . These policies are meant for the good of all students. What remains is for the students concerned to adjust to such a drastic change in policies. Kelly Lee Chamberlain

York College

All night long Delta Omicron wined and dined York College in style with the annual winter formal fall semester. ~Os spent much of their time planning and organizing an enchanted evening for all at Wisehaven Hall in York. Women and their dates enjoyed a del icious buffet and danced dessert off to the beat of Sound Barrier. The theme of the celebration was "All Night Long ," and what an appropri-

Elan College

Commercial success The Delta Rho Chapter gambled , commercialized and then got serious during formal rush, Feb. 20-23. Convocation night, Feb. 20, started formal rush . Thirteen of our officers spoke at convocation telling what their job entailed. Our president told a little bit of the background of our sorority and chapter, and then the girls looked at our scrapbooks and momentos . The next night was Casino Night. We decorated the room in black and white streamers and balloons. There were different games, such as black jack, Russian roulette , solitaire and craps, set up all over the room. Each girl was given $1 ,500 of play money to gamble away, which most of them did . Refreshments were provided while they played their games. Commercial Night was the theme for the next night. We performed the best commercials which were divided into the categories of funniest, most serious and most creative. Under funniest, we had "we're staying, " which was a take-off from the Hellman's Mayonnaise commercial except , instead of mayonnaise , we used Alpha Sigma members . "Where's the sisters?" was the other commercial under funniest . This commercial was a take-off from the Wendy's commercial , "where's the beef?" For the most serious commercial , we had " my sorority has a first name" and "times like these were made for AEA. "

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====collegiate Corner==== The first was a take-off from the Oscar Mayer bologna commercial and the latter is a take-off from the Taster's Choice coffee commerciaL "Be all that you can be" and "we get a kick out of AEA" were the two commercials under the most creative catego_ry. The first was a take-off from the military commercial and the latter was a take-off from the L'eggs Pantyhose commerciaL We gave an award to the best all around commercial, which was "we get a kick out of AEA. " The last night of rush was preference night , and we performed the Pearl Ceremony. We announced each girl as they came in . The girls were each escorted by a member of the chapter. The seniors, alumnae and our advisor spoke about what Alpha Sigma meant to them . The women then put the pearl into the fountain and made a wish . Refreshments were served after the ceremony as the members went around talking to the rushees.

home with AEA. Our efforts were rewa rded . 路 We took first place among eight sororities and even won the cumulative award , which is an award given to the sorority with the highest cumulative grade point average for the semester. ~X looks forward to this Greek event every spring. It is a chance for us to show our love and friendship toward one another as we work to achieve our best.

Stacy White

Debbie Porter

Bloomsburg State

Lisa Kaye Otey

University of Texas-San Antonio

Big bash From the time the doors opened at 7 p.m. until their closing at 2 a.m., students, faculty and other sororities and fraternities jammed into a local San Antonio nightspot to dance the . night away. The reason? Delta Upsilon's annual Autumn Bash, held Oct. 7, to benefit Skyview Living Center. This year's dance was bigger, bolder and more profitable than last year's bash. All totaled , by the end of the evening, ~T had netted $2,100this figure more than quadrupled the amount of money that had been raised last year. This is quite an accomplishment for a small chapter, but due to the successful coordination of the event by the chapter's philanthropic chairman , Michelle Helms, it was a success. Michelle oversaw the printing of flyers and tickets, as well as the decoration of brightly colored banners that adorned the campus. Other chapter members bombarded neighboring campuses and clubs armed with orange flyers , inviting all of San Antonio to turn out for this worthwhile event. And worthwhile it was , with music pumped in via two lively bands who reminded the crowd

University of Illinois

First place

Cleaning up

An annual Panhellenic activity that the Delta Chi Chapter participates in is Greek Week. At this time , all of the fraternities and sororities compete against one another for various awards. Some of these events include a chariot race, a torch run , games night, tug-of-war and , the number one activity, Greek Sing. Greek S ing is the main event during Greek Week . Only the sororities participate. Each sorority chooses a theme to which they dance and sing. Last spring the main theme was pop singers. Delta Chi chose Billy JoeL Everyone had exactly one week to prepare for this event. After many practices, we finally pulled the show together. During the time limit of 10 minutes, we sang and danced to four songs, three of which we danced to, and the third we sang to. We chose "You're my home, " because of the obvious love between our members and because everyone has found a

On March 24, 1984, the Epsilon Beta Chapter participated in a special Greek project. The project was sponsored by Order of Omega, a Greek honorary . Our charter president, Elaine Carroll, is a member of this honorary and is also on the project's planning board. The project was a Champaign-Urbana clean-up. The participants for this project consisted of members from fratern ities and sororities on campus. Together as a whole, the participants cleaned up public areas in Champaign and Urbana . These consisted of parks, along highways, parking lots and along major streets in the area . Everyone was assigned to a specific group that was responsible for cleaning a certain area previously designated and given to the group leader. The clean-up lasted roughly four hours . The project was publicized through radio , television and newspaper media. After the actual cleanup, a free lunch was provided for the workers as well as music from a local radio station. The clean-up was a lot of hard work but it was fun . It furthered the spirit of Greek unity while doing something worthwhile for the community. On Mom's Day, April 7 , 1984, the chapter had a special ceremony at the home of our advisor, Mrs. Pash. The ceremony was written especially for the occasion by our chaplain, Carol Tobin. As part of the ceremony each mother was presented with a red and while carnation corsage.

~X members appear to be doing the funky chicken (or is it the funky duck?) at a rush party.

Sheri Moeckler

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that the Delta Upsilon chapter at UTSA knows how to throw successful parties-and boy did we! The party, through, was only one aspect of the fundraiser. The other aspect , the most important one , came when Michelle and CeCe Jones took the profits to Skyview Living Center. Due to our contribution, the chapter later learned, an additional 20 residents will be able to fulfill their own special dream of participating in Special Olympics.

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