Collegiate Corner James Madison University
In touch with alumnae Good alumnae relations are important to the Beta Epsilons. Alumnae ~ive members, who are presently active, a sense of history that adds to their pride in Alpha Sigma Alpha. Kara Ramsey, as chairman of alumnae relations, has brought Beta Epsilon's alumnae support to new heights. Kara's first order of business was to create an alumnae newsletter. The newsletter is several pages long and contains articles on Alpha Sig activities. The newsletter is sent out to all alumnae since Beta Epsilon was founded. The list of addresses includes cities all over the United States and even one in South America. In addition to telling Beta Epsilon alumnae what their chapter is up to, Kara has invited them back to see the newest additions first hand. As the university holds class reunions, Kara lets these alumnae know that the Alpha Sigma Alpha house is always open to them. A group of members assembles at the house on the mornings of the reunions and greets the alumnae .
Beta Iota pledges fulfill their physical aim by taking a hike in Jefferson National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Dickinson State University
Freshmen get AEAwelcome As summer came to a close, the Beta Eta Chapter set its activities into motion . Although the dorms were nearly empty , sounds of balloons being blown, signs being colored and the racing of feet from door to door could be heard. As they arrived, incoming freshmen found a pleasant surprise awaiting them with much information about AEA. As the evenings grew cooler, the thoughts of all turned to homecoming. When royalty was announced , members of Beta Eta were pleased to find that their president, Julee Lundberg, had been chosen as one of the maidens. The day of homecoming , Alpha Sigs appeared at the parade and cheered the Blue Hawks to victory . After the game , the members were treated to a traditional homecoming tea at the home of alum Bertha THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA
Geiger. Before the dance, everyone gathered at the home of vice president Ellen Baird for a reception . Dawn Frankl
A special homecoming The Beta Iota Chapter had its best homecoming ever. The weekend included a sixth annual toga party with Sigma Phi Epsilon and the annual alumnae reception at the chapter room . The highlight of the weekend was an alumnae luncheon , a new idea created by the alumnae committee and vice president. Beta Iota 's 45th year on campus was commemorated, and Bl advisor Dr . Paul MacTeer dis路 cussed the growth and changes of Al pha Sigma Alpha . Judy Armstring
Western Illinois University
Happy days with AEA "Welcome . . . to the white house on West Adams street . . . " could
be heard blocks away as the Beta Kappa Chapter practiced for rush. Practices started the day after classes began , and they included the usual committee meetings, songs, conversation , topics, rotation skills and detailed instruction about rush plans. A few of BK's traditional rush ideas were changed. Instead of the conventional slide show, there was a home video. In place of the skit , seniors Jill Pierce and Sammi Rhein talked about involvement and sisterhood. It wa s very moving and helped the rus hees see AEA in a different light. BK's theme for first round parties was the '505 . An old convertible car parked in the front yard set the '50s mood . In the house, old 45s, album covers and graffiti covered the walls. Me mbers dressed for the theme in poodle skirts or jeans jackets and jeans. The informal parties were all red and white including the decorations, food and attire. For formals , everyone looked beautiful in dresses , and the house was simply decorated with flowers and candles. Anne E. Odendahl WINTER 1988