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Tau Market Do you have leftover rush favors? Do you still have some of the items you took to sell at the Country Store at the last RLW or Convention? Would you like to dispose of these items and make a small profit? Advertise in the Tau Market! Starting in the fall ANCHOR, the Tau Market will feature A~T items for sale by collegiate and alumnae chapters. If your chapter has items to sell, please send a photo or professional drawing and a description of the merchandise, the price , and the name address, and phone number of a contact person to THE ANCHOR Editor, Carole Keily, 7807 Leland Road , Manassas, VA 22111. Details submitted by August 15 , 1992 will be included in the fall 1992 issue.



Vol. 66 THE ANCHOR is published in the Fall and Spring. Single copies are available for $5 .00 each. Third class postage is paid at Indianapolis, IN , and at additional mailing offices. Send address changes , death notices, and business correspondence to National Headquarters. Editorial correspondence should be sent to the Editor.

Alpha Sigma Tau National Headquarters P .O . Box 59252 Birmingham , AL 35259 205/ 945-0318 Editor Carole Bicking Keily 7807 Leland Road Manassas, VA 22111 Alumnae Editor Rose Marie Schmidt 5106 Harvard Road Detroit, MI 48224 Collegiate Editor Liz Deemer Conner 401 12th St. South #711 Arlington, VA 22202 Director of Publications Carol J . Cooper Contributing Artist Terry Winston Dudley Produced by Maury Boyd and Associates.

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Convention Eye On . .. Pine Mountain Rush Nominations Resume Campus Crime Panhellenic News Foundation Advisers Eternal Chapter Alumnae Collegians

On the cover: Beta Chi Chapter, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan

Where's the Directory? The Alpha Sigma Tau Directory will only be included in the fall issue. Directories are available at any time from National Headquarters.

Anniversaries Congratulations to these chapters celebrating milestone anniversaries during the first half of 1992: 60 years: Rho , May 1 30 years: Alpha Mu, May 5 20 years: Beta Eta , May 28 10 years: Beta Pi , January 30 5 years: Gamma Beta , May 2 Gamma Gamma , May 16 1 year: Gamma Nu , March 23 Gamma Xi , April 13

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The Founders National Presidents Grace Erb Ritchie (1925-1928) Luella Chapman (1928-1934) Carrie Washburne Staehle (1934-1949) Dorothy Bennett Robinson (1949-1955) Mary Alice Seller Peterson (1955-1964) Elizabeth Wilson (1964-1972) Lenore Seibel King (1972-1984) Gail Shockley Fowler (1984-1986)

MableChase Ruth Dutcher MayGephard Effie E. Lyman Harriet Marx Eva O ' Keefe Adriance Rice Helene M. Rice Mayene Tracy

Chief Patroness Ada A. Norton (1925-1928)

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and 12 miles from the Tulsa International Airport), the hotel features the largest meeting rooms in the area, two fine restaurants an indoor pool , health spa , sauna, whirlpool , tennis, jogging trails, and is adjacent to the Kensington Galleria , home of 60 fine shops and Oral R o berts restaurants . The teleUniuersity, phone number for the City of Faith . hotel is 918/493 7000 . The rates are $55 .00 per night plus tax for single , double , triple , or quad rooms. Complimentary transportation from the hotel to and from the airport is available every 30 minutes. Taxi service is also available at reasonable rates .

t Alpha Sigma Tau 's 29th National Convention will be held June 23-27 , 1992 in Tulsa , Oklahoma. You'll be "Living on TAU/sa Time " at the largest convention hotel in Tulsa , the Sheraton-Kensington Hotel. Located at 1902 East 71 st Street South (9 miles from downtown

LaFortune Park

What to Bring to Convention Chapter Plaque Chapter Scrapbook National , Alumnae, and Collegiate Chapter Constitutions and proposed amendments Chapter allowance for convention pictures White dress for opening session and ceremonials (no short skirts, split skirts, or leggings) Nice dress , suits , or dress pants for business meetings (no shorts or jeans); Sunday dress for the Crown Luncheon; and an after-five , dressy , formal outfit for the banquet Saturday evening Nautical attire for the daytime events on Wednesday (may include casual clothing of a neat nature ; avoid sweats and shorts) Green and gold casual attire for Thursday afternoon (acceptable dress for an evening barbecue in the community) Bring a small campus or Al-T item {pencil, pen , notepaper, plastic cup, etc.) for the exchange on Friday. Also , a campus or state T-shirt (size X-Large) for the exchange at the Get Acquainted Party Country Store items Secret Sis items (poems, pens, notepads, candy, etc.) Fitness attire , if desired. Include swimsuit, coverup, and athletic clothing Comfortable shoes for sightseeing and long days Al:T SPIRIT!


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Alpha Sigma Tau National Convention "Living On TAUlsa Time"

Registration Form Tulsa, Oklahoma: Kensington-S herato n Hotel June 23-27, 1992 Name _ __ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ __ ___ First Name for Badge _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Address Street




Summer Addres (after 5/lS) Collegiate Chapter _ _ _ _ _ _ __ __ __ ____ Alu mnae Chapter _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ National Po iti on _ _ __ __ _ _ _ _ __ _

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Roommate(s) -National Staff and Collegians Must Have 4 Women Per Room: !. _ _____________________ 2. ______________________ 3. ---------------------Arrival Date/Time _ _ _ __ _______ Departure Date/T ime._ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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Full Convention Registration Fee _ _ $175 () A t. to Nat'l Staff ___$ 175 ( ) National Staff Nati onal Coun cil ___$ 175 ( ) Collegiate Delegate ___ 175 Alumnae Delegate ___$ 175 ( ) Alum nae Non-del. _ _$ 175 ( ) Late Registration - - - 200 Collegiate Non-del. ___ $ 175 ( ) AST Approved Gue t $ 0 (Postmarked May 1, 1992) Guest (S pou e,Family,Friend): Fees asse ed on site fo r events attended. SATURDAY : 35 TH URSDAY: LUNCH- 25, PLAY- $25 TUES., WED., AND FRI.: $25 EACH Please Check the Events You Will Attend (Cost Included in Convention Fee)

* Coll egiate Arrival Wednesday, June 24 (National Staff On ly) Tuesday, June 23 (National Staff) ( ) Conventio n Orientation ( ) National Staff Breakfast ( ) Advisor Sharing Time ( ) Get Acquainted Party ( ) National Staff Meeting ( ) Mentor Training ( ) Officers Recepti on () AST ( ) Social Hour Saturday, June 27 Friday, Ju ne 26 Thur day, June 25 () A Timele Tradition: ( ) NPC Friendship Tea ( ) Crown Lu ncheo n The Yellow Ro e Banquet ( ) ASTs in Action (Fun Night) () AST () Pl ay: "OkJahoma"/Barbecue I ORDER TO G ARA TEE YOUR ROOM E 10 THIS Send your check payable to: Registration Information: FORM TO LI DY STEE ES 0 LATER THA MAY 15 , Alpha Sigma Tau (Mark your envelope 1992. A HOTEL REG ISTRATIO FORM WILL BE Mr . Lindy Steeves Co vENTIO REG ISTRATIO ) MA ILED TO YOU TO FORWARD TO THE HOTEL 0 22 1 Powell Street LATER THAN J NE 2, 1992. PLEASE RET RN 0 y 605 14 Clarendon Hills, IL Deadl ine & Late Fee: May 1 ONE CARD PER ROOM . (708) 325-7427 No refund after May 15

Tuesday. June 23: A TIME FOR MANKIND 8:00 2:00 6:00 8:00 9:00

National Staff Registration - ational Council Meet Until oon National Counci l, Di trict Presidents, and Chairmen Advi sor Sharing Time ( at'l Council, at' l Staff, and A st. Staff) Mentor Information Session ( at'l Staff and Asst. Staff) "Livi ng on T AUisa Time" Social Hour (Early Arrival Welcome!)

Wednesday, June 24: 6:00 8:00am 7:30 9:00 11 :00 12:00 12:30 I :30 4: 00 6:00 8:30 9:30


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The Balanced Woman (Opti onal Fitne s Activi ti e !) to 6:00 pm Registrati on National Staff Breakfast (A ll at' l Staff and A t. Staff Welcome! ) ( II taff Picture) ati onal Staff Workshop ( at'l Counc il , at' I Staff, A t. Staff, and Jumnae) AST Corral (Setup by Di trict Pre ident ) Ceremonial Setup Cermonial Rehear al ( at'l Counci l) Collegiate reg istrati on Beg ins ( at' I Trea urer and Secretary on ite for con ultation) Get Acquainted Party (A ll Collegian , Staff, and Alumnae) Opening Se sion (White Dress) Ceremonial (White Ore s) Officer Reception (A ll Collegian . Staff, and Alumnae)

Thursday, June 25: A TIME FOR FRIENDSHIP GREEN AND GOLD DAY: (Informal Attire After Lunch For Convention Picture) 6:00 9:00 10:45 Noon 2: I 0 2: 15 4:30 I 0:00

The Balanced Woman (Opti ona l Fitne Activi ties!) General Busines Session Queen Interview Crown Lunc heon Convention Picture AST Corral (A ll Collegian , Staff, and Alumnae) "Okl ahoma" Pl ay and Barbecue Board of Trustees

Friday, June 26 : A TIME FOR IDEALS CAMPUS OR AST MEMORABILIA DAY: Exchange small item wi th a ister! 6:00 7:30 9: 15 oon I :30 4:00 7:00 9:00 I 0:30

The Balanced Woman (Optional Fitness Activitie ) ational Foundation Break fas t (Purc ha e Tickets at Regi tration ) Ge neral Se sion Lunch With Me ntor Groups Ge neral Se ion PC Friendship Tea (A ll Collegians, Staff, and Alumnae) A Time to Learn (All Collegians, Staff, and Al umnae) ASTs in Action: Fun ight ! (Everyone In vited- We tern Attire) National Counci l and ati onal Foundation Meeting

Saturday, June 27: A TIME FOR GRACIOUSNESS OF LIVING MENTOR GROUP DAY: (All activitie will center around mentor group ) 6 :30 9:00 Noon I :30 7:00

The Balanced Woman (Optional Fitne s Acti itie !) General Se ion Lunch on Your Own (Emerald Chapter: Retired Staff/ Alumnae Who Ha e or More! Purc ha e Ticket at Registration.) General S s io n Formal Banquet ( II Collegian , at'l taff, lumnae and Gue t )

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convention Calling All Taus!!! Are you interested in serving Alpha Sigma Tau in a National Staff position? Do you know an alumna sister who is qualified or do you feel you are qualified and can devote the time for one of the following positions? If so, please complete the form below and return it along with a letter naming the areas in which you are interested , to the Nat ional Nominations Chairman . If you are not ready for a Staff position now, but feel you may be in the future , please note that on the form. The following National Council positions will be elected at the 1992 National Convention: Director of Alumnae National President Director of Expansion Director of Fraternity Programs The following National Staff positions will be appointed : Alpha District President Gamma District President

Epsilon District President Iota District President Nu District President THE CREST Editor Financial Assistant

Eta District President Lambda District President Omicron District President Expansion Assistant Convention Co-Chairman National Historian

National Colony Advisor Membership Development Chairman National Music Chairman National Publicity Chairman National RLW Chairman Parliamentarian National Rush Director If you would like more information about the duties of these positions, please refer to the National Handbook or contact Kathy Pulice Baecker, National Nominations Chairman , 18667 N. Oak Ct. , Mt. Clemens, Ml 48044 (313/ 286-23 14) .



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Return this form to Kathy Pulice Baecker, 18667 N. Oak Court, Mt. Clemens, MI 48044 by May 10, 1992.


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EYE ON ...

Arline Bouligny Clark

Arline Bouligny Clark Pi , is a professional storyteller . Her skills have been used by the St. Louis Public and Private Schools for Springboard to Learning by encouraging listening skills and creativity. She draws from a large repertoire of folk and fairy tales, myths and legends, and stories of her own personal experiences. Many of her programs include music and have audience participation . Arline has traveled to many of the countries that are the focus of her programs. She presents German , English , Scottish , Italian , Japanese , Mexican , Irish and Chinese programs, as well as seasonal programs including summer , Ha lloween , Thanksgiving , and "A British Yuletide." She performs at storytelling festivals , workshops, and schools throughout Missouri. Arline says she enjoys watching the eyes of the audience as their recognition of a moral or ethic idea makes them laugh . She thrives on the requests she receives and enjoys making up new and interesting programs as well as meeting so many people . Arline is a member of the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter and is LT's National Music Chairman . Kathy Brewers Crandall , Alpha Epsilon, was inducted into the Illinois State Coaches Hall of Fame in the fa ll of 1991. Kathy is chair of the Physical Education Department at Palatine High School and has coached four state championship teams in 1985 , 1986 , 1989 , and 1991. She was named Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1987. Rochelle A. Hargis , Alpha Alpha , was named a Professional Society Representative in the field of Journalism for Ball State University 's Alumni Council. Rochelle, a past Editor of THE ANCHOR, is also on Ball State 's Alumni Communications Advisory Board . Dr. Eva Beasley McManus, Psi , was honored at 8

Dr. Eua Beasley McManus

the 1991 National Panhellenic Conference Awards Banquet with the Faculty Member of the Year Award. This award recognizes the faculty member who best embodies the ideals set forth in the Panhellenic Creed and serves as a role model for Greek women on the campus. Dr. McManus is chair of the English Department at Ohio Northern University. She urges her students to strive for greater understanding of themselves and others , and often educates beyond classroom material , dealing with campus topics and events. She plays an active role in student life, sitting on University committees and advising student organizations, including serving as the philanthropy advisor for the Alpha Omicron Pi chapter at Ohio Northern . The high standards she sets for herself are a positive role model for her students. Dr. McManus and her husband are the parents of a five-year-old son and live in Ada , Ohio. Melissa Friesen Parks , Beta Xi , is a Staff Engineer-Joining Development for General Electric Aircraft Engines. Missy's father , a metallurgical engineer, encouraged her to investigate a career in engineering . Since she has an aptitude and interest in math and sciences, she felt that this field offered an opportunity to apply that knowledge and utilize problem solving skills in a practical manner. Early in her career, Missy worked with Rolls Royce in England on GE components at several different facilities. She also worked for several years to introduce a new alloy into a military engine to improve performance . A few years ago , she wa chosen to pro ide senior students at Michigan Tech (her alma mater) a materials selection problem for a jet engine component. Missy went back to MTU to give a pre ntati n THE ANCHOR/ Spring 1992

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Melissa Friesen Parks

and work with the students . 'The global nature of our business is impressive ," said Missy . "It's a challenge to integrate resources and interface with many other organizations to define new joining programs needed for development and production engines. " Missy was a finalist for GE's Engineers Day award for leading a multi-year, $0 .5 million dollar joining and repair technology program for an advanced high temperature turbine component. She will receive her M.S . in Materials Engineering from the University of Cincinnati this spring. Cheryl Quast , Al pha Lambda , is the Assistant Manager at Greendale Golf Course in Alexandria Virginia. Cheryl started working at the golf course while in high school ; after college graduation and a short stint with the Federal government, she returned to Greendale and was quickly promoted into a management position . Cheryl enjoys working with the public while they are having fun. Her job entails planning large-scale tournaments and special events; she likes watching the competition and excitement build as the event progresses. She attends local PGA/LPGA events and relishes "introducing a ladies' aspect to a predominately gentlemen 's sport. " Cheryl says the adage "A bad day at the golf course is better than a good day at work," really is true. Currently completing turf management and golf course management studies, Cheryl also wants to obtain pro teaching status from the LPGA. Eventually, she 'd like to be a club manager at a prestigious course "somewhere where it is warm year-round! " Betsy Ross , Alpha Alpha , received Ball State University's Benny Award for outstanding service to the university as a volunteer and member of the university THE ANCHOR/ Spring 1992

Che ryl Quast

Alumni Council. Ms. Ross, a news anchor for WLWTTV in Cincinnati, was profiled in the spring 1991 issue of THE ANCHOR.

Order of Omega The following sisters were initiated into the Order of Omega during 1991 : Upsilon: Leann Collums Rho: Amanda Cobb, Liz Cobb , Alisa Frank, Gina Wagner, Stacy Ward , Kimberly Webb Psi: Meredith Harris , Mary O 'Brien , Paula White Alpha Gamma: Mary Jo Mann , Dianne Nanneman, Shirley Rook Alpha Epsilon: Elizabeth Cole, Kelly Colgan , Shari Gresham , Sue Reynders, Deborah Skirpan Alpha Pi: Tese Caldarelli , Jennifer Gift, Jennifer Showers Alpha Phi: Lisa Brandt, Joy Condon, Kathleen Nilles Beta Epsilon: Michele Dougherty, Elisa Mast, Debra Rahn , Deborah Wells Beta Pi: Betty Jo Coy Beta Psi: Debra Huck, Laurel McGee Gamma Zeta: Paige Lueck Special congratulations to Sharon Lutz and Tracy L. Stein , Beta Delta , who are charter members o f Duquesne University's Order of Omega.



Visit To Pine Mountain Settlement School by Patricia Nayle, Phi, National President

I had the opportunity to visit Pine Mountain Settlement School last summer. No description of this beautiful vast open land in Kentucky would give it true justice. One has to see Pine Mountain for oneself to really appreciate its magnificent environment. I was greeted by Debra Callahan , Secretary to Pine Mountain's Director Paul Hayes. Debra's great-grandfather was "Uncle William " Creech , owner of the acreage given to build Pine Mountain Settlement School. Upon my arrival , Debra showed me to my room in Laurel House. After settling in , I began exploring the grounds. The first building I saw was a chapel at the top of a hill. Inside the chapel was a brass plaque with the words to "Whatsoever Things. " It meant so much to see the words there and to realize that there is so much that Alpha Sigma Tau has in common with Pine Mountain. T hat evening , I was treated to a partial tour of Pine Mountain by Mary Rogers. Mary and her husband Burt live on the grounds of Pine Mountain and have worked there since 1942. First we went to a campground area at the edge of a forest where students are taught about the environment. After leaving the campground , Mary showed me Big Log , the first school house . It is no longer used due to termite damage , but Paul Hayes is working to renovate Big Log with matching funds from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our next stop was the library where there is a vast collection of books on science , environmental topics, history, fiction , and a children 's section. Upstairs are several rooms which describe the phases of education emphasized at Pine Mountain . . . first it was a private boarding school , then a private boarding school for 10

high school students , then a community school , and finally the environmental education school it has been since 1973. Mary and I and her husband Burt spent the rest of the evening talking . Mary and Burt have much to tell about Pine Mountain's history over the past 50 years. Before they came to Pine Mountain , the Rogers were teachers in China and India . When they returned to the States , they wanted to teach rural children and found their niche at Pine Mountain. Burt was Director of Pine Mountain from 1949 to 197 3. He told a story about his successor Reverend Alvin Boggs , who went through the eighth grade several times at Pine Mountain because he wanted to continue to learn , but the lack of adequate transportation pre vented him from traveling to a high school. Eventually , Pine Mountain added high school classes. Both Burt and Mary had many kind words to say about Alpha Sigma Tau and in particular about our National Philanthropy Chairman Marty DeCamp. It is Burt's opinion that Marty did much to rejuvenate Alpha Sigma Tau 's interest in Pine Mountain when she was first appointed to her position . I noted that our donations to Pine Mountain have changed in that we encourage our chapters and individual members to contribute by giving funds through the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation . The next morning I met Paul Hayes, the current Director of the school. He took me to the gift shop on the third floor of Laurel House . There were many wonderful things to buy, from T -shirts and sweatshirt with Pine Mountain imprinted on them to unusual, ine, pensive wooden children 's toys, to beautiful framed print of Pine Mountain , and posters with the well-remembered words of 'Uncle William" Creech . I could ha THE ANCHOR/ Spring 1992


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spent a bundle of money in the gift shop if given the chance! Mary Rogers and I continued our tour by heading to the E.J. Carr Plant Center, a wooden classroom building which contains a rare collection of jars with herbs and plants, where students and visitors are taught edible and medicinal purposes of the environment. E.J . Carr, an herbalist and naturalist of the region , collected these herbs and plants for many years. Our tour continued in Draper, the largest building on campus, with six classrooms and maintenance facilities. There are rooms with machinery where students were once taught how to build furniture. The rooms are still used to repair the school 's furniture . Another room contained looms and spinning wheels for students and visitors to experience the art of cloth-making as the early American settlers once practiced it. I even got a chance to work the weaving loom with Mary's help . Before I left, Paul Hayes showed me his 140-yearold home where the Directors of Pine Mountain have lived for many years. He was kind enough to give this lost soul directions to get down the road back to freeways and traffic congestion and tall buildings. Since I became a member of Alpha Sigma Tau in 1971 I have learned about Pine Mountain Settlement Scho~l through the Pledge Manual , articles in the HisTHE ANCHOR/ Spring 1992

tory of Alpha Sigma Tau, writeups in the Alpha SigNal , slide shows prepared by the National Philanthropy Chairman , and just hearing about it through ALT National Staff members. I never imagined that I would consider my visit one of the most memorable times of my life a nd that I would become so attached to its cause and our support. Alpha Sigma Tau is not the sole financial support of Pine Mountain ; most of that comes from the school 's alumni. However, our financial support is important for Pine Mountain to continue to educate based on the needs of its community. Pine Mountain has been emphasizing environmental ed ucatio n since 1 973 . We are all beco ming more aware of the need to respect our environment and I am grateful for Pine Mountain 's contributions . Mary Roge rs expressed it appropriately when she said , "Looking out for the environment requires a change in the value system ; there is no world without care of soil and respect for plants and water. " Each Alpha Sigma Tau who has not had the opportunity to see Pine Mountain Settlement School must someday visit this magnificent place to see how Alpha Sigma Tau 's donations to Pine Mountain exemplify our Creed , as we "contribute to the progress of mankind ."


Rush is a Protnise for the Future .

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by Melissa Friesen Parks (Mrs. Clinton), Beta Xi, National Rush Director Many of you are anxious for graduation and to move on to new challenges. Have you ever thought about going back to visit your Alpha Sigma Tau chapter on campus after graduation? Plan to come back and visit-it's a special experience for you as an alumna and for collegiate members. You can be an asset by donating your time , your skills, offering to assist the chapter financially , providing a different viewpoint or just being there to listen to any problems. Yet, imagine that one year you go back to visit and your chapter is no longer there. You may be thinking, this can 't ever happen to our chapter! But it can , and for many alumnae it's a sad but real situation. The main reason is lack of members. Why aren 't there enough members? Because the chapter didn 't rebuild . Why didn 't the chapter rebuild? There were too many other activities that seemed more important at the time. Why do other activities seem more important? Because rush is thought of as "work " and many times doesn 't get the priority it deserves. However, in or. he continuity of the der to survive as a Assunng t I h Xi sisters at a chapter, you need to de- chapter : A p a velop a long range view 1976 rush party ... and plan to make membe rsh ip recruitment an important activity and increasing membership a chapter goal. If you think of rush as an opportunity to insure the continuity of your chapter, then it definitely becomes very important! Rush can be fun when you are creative and get everyone involved . How can we, as individuals and as Alpha Sigma Tau sisters, put out our best effort and attract the highest quality women to join? Make a positive im-

pression so potential members will be interested in seeing what AIT has to offer. Rush is more than just the parties-as an Alpha Sigma Tau sister, you are rushing 365 days a year, in or out of letters, on or off campus, in everything you say and do . Today's college women are interested in effectively allocating their time between academics, work, and friendships. As a successful rusher , you need to portray sisterhood and the many opportunities for self-development in your chapter. Outline the opportunity for leadership, teamwork, philanthropic activities, and participatory membership. Find out what the rushee is looking for in a Greek organization. Also, keep in mind that you 're an IT forever! As you promote the activities in your chapter, point out a lifetime opportunity of membership. Asking alumnae to help with rush activities will show that lifetime commitment to your guests more than words can ever convey. All of us as members of Alpha Sigma Tau need to take the initiative to make our sorority stronger and more successful. Your chapter history is being written now , so don ' t wait to see what happens next-plan and implement chapter activities to make each year a wonderful chapter in AIT history and to insure your chapter will survive . Resolve to be active as an alumna and support Alpha Sigma Tau no matter where you live. Think of rush as a promise for the future of your chapter!

· · · and sist I at Alpha x,· ers a ter a 1991 rush · party


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Resume for Nomination of Staff Positions Applying f o r - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - -- - - (Position) Name - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - (Maiden) Address C i t y / S t a t e - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - -- -

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Is there an airport within close proximity to you which offers domestic flights? ___________________ Would you be able to serve a full term (four years) if selected? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Briefly list your reasons for agreeing to be nominated for a position with the national staff of Alpha Sigma Tau.

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Do you enjoy receiving correspondence which requires responses? - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - -Are you able to travel at short notice? Are you able to work within a budget? Please see reverse for further areas of interest. Please list anything else you feel pertinent information concerning yourself.

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Please send this form to: Michelle Schmidt National Nom inations Chairman 2203 South Marion, Apt. F Kirksville, MO 63501

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Catnpus Protecting YourseU, Yo11 The Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 went into effect in August 1991. All colleges and universities will be required to pu?li~h ~ta足 tistics for the following crimes reported to thetr mstttutions : murder , rape , robbery , aggravated assault , burglary, and motor vehicle theft. The number of arrests need to be reported for liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapons possession. In addition to the required statistics, the department responsible for the security and safety on campuses will be required to explain their campus security policies. A statistically significant number of colleges and universities will report that larceny and vandalism constitute the top two crimes committed on their campuses. These two crimes do affect students more than they understand . Thefts are most likely to occur in the student's room , and other prime areas for theft are athletic facilities , the library, the lounges of residence halls, and in or around the cafeteria. Vandalism will also affect the student's personal property , particularly if a student has a car on or around campus. Students may not realize that theft and vandalism to university property affect them indirectly. Universities spend enormous amounts of money to repair and/or replace items vandalized on campus. Many universities also have to replace thousands of dollars worth of furniture and equipment stolen from campus buildings. Students may face additional tuition due to the additional dollars needed to make the necessary repairs and replacements. Students should take incidents of theft and vandalism to the institution 's property as personally as they would if it were their own property and report any information to the campus law enforcement agency. Personal safety needs to become a concern to students on college campuses . Students need to understand the behavior that constitutes crimes against persons, how to avoid becoming the victim of these crimes and how to deal with these crimes. Many assaults occurring on campuses are alcohol-related and occur due to disagreements between students. Many crimes that occur within the university community go unreported , and the campus community needs to remain aware that these types of crimes do occur . Many universities have implemented policies again t sexual harrassment and procedures for students and employees to follow in the event that they do become victims of harrassment. Harrassment in the univer ity setting often occurs via telephone and this is a criminal act (harrassment by communication). When you get a crank call, hang up immediately. Don't keep the caller on the line , as the caller is usually looking for om type of reaction. Neuer volunteer your numb r to n 14

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Crime Property, and Your Tuition unknown caller. Report all obscene and annoying calls to the campus law enforcement agency or to the police. The media has focused on campuses as a prime target for the occurrence of sexual assault and rape , specifically, date rape. Students need to protect themselves from becoming the victims of these sex crimes by realizing that these crimes are real and do occur frequently . Statistics have shown that rape/sexual assaults on campuses are likely to occur in a fraternity or dormitory and the perpetrator and/or the victim are likely to be under the influence of alcohol or some other controlled substance. It is estimated that reported rapes represent only 10% of the rapes that actually occur and that 95% of the victims of sexual assaults in college never report the incidents. If we as women keep these statistics in mind , we can take the first step to take our safety into our own hands. If you are the victim of a sexual assault or rape, you should immediately seek emotional support from a professional , or at a minimum , from a friend or family member. You should also seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Reporting the crime is often a difficult decision . University students can report the crime to the campus law enforcement agency or to student affairs personnel. The victim can ask to file a report or can request to remain anonymous. The victim must decide whether to file criminal charges. If the victim knows the perpetrator (and he is a student) , she can file charges through the university's disciplinary system . Most campus law enforcement agencies have people on staff who are trained to deal with sex crimes. They can provide information necessary for the victim to make a sound decision about handling the incident; for example , there are technicalities that the victim may not be aware of when attempting to make her decision. It is in the victim 's best interest to seek the assistance of these trained personnel. Even if she chooses not to file a formal report with the university's law enforcement agency , she should at least contact the agency anonymously to report the incident for the record . Ultimately, we are all responsible for our own safety. We should use caution in not setting the stage to become a victim.

by Dolores Stafford, Alpha Xi Assistant Director of Campus Security/Crime Prevention Coordinator, Butler University

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Panhellenic News Alpha Sigma Tau collegiate members serving as Panhellenic officers for 1991-199 2 are : Kimberly Webb, Rho , Southeastern Oklahoma State CPH President Wanda Forsey, Sigma, State University College at Buffalo CPH President Christie Champion , Zeta Tau , Longwood Co llege CPH Secretary Robin Railer, Psi , James Madison University CPH Treasurer Jennifer Pope , Alpha Gamma , Henderson State CPH VP-Rush Coordinator Carry Donahue, Alpha Epsilon , Western Illinois CPH Vice President Lisa Reese , Alpha Xi , Mansfield University CPH President Colleen Gaskill , Beta Phi k California University CPH Secretary Debra Huck, Beta Psi , St. Louis University CPH Secretary-Treasurer Susan Gayheart, Gamma Alpha, Rio Grande University IGC President Lisa Price , Gamma Zeta, Frostburg State CPH Secretary Sheila Rohan , Gamma Theta, Penn State/Behrend CPH President Sherri McMillion Gamma Mu, WVIT CPH President Melissa Robinson , Gamma Mu, WVIT CPH Secretary Melanie Hubbard , Gamma Nu, Waynesburg College CPH Secretary-Treasurer Alumnae serving as Greek advisors include: Debra Schenck Euculano , Zeta , University of Arkansas Coordinator of Greek Affairs Charan K. Bender, Beta Xi, Shepherd College CPH Advisor


AST's delegation to the National Panhellenic Conference meeting Novembe r 13-16, 1991 in Washington , DC included (bottom row, left-right) National President Patricia Nayle, THE ANCHOR Editor Carole Keily, NPC Alternate Delegate Janet Dodson; (back row, left-right) Headquarters Executive Secretary Miriam Lord. NPC Delegate Cynthia McCrory, and NPC Alternate Delegate Carolyn Alexander. The meetings featured a keynote speech by Cong. Patricia Schroeder and a White House press briefing.

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Panhellenic News NPC Plans Interfraternal Forum The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) will sponsor a forum designed to enhance cooperation and communication among interfraternal organizations in addressing mutual concerns. " NP C Interfraternal Forum2000 " will be designed to help participants confront important issues facing the contemporary college campuses and collegiate fraternity members. "The Greek System is under continuing pressure from college administrators, the general public , and its own members to address issues important to the future of Greek organizations ," said NPC Chairman Harriett Macht. "We look forward to meaningful dialogue with other interfraternal groups who share these mutual concerns. " A planning meeting for the forum will be held by April 15, 1992. The location and date of the forum will be determined during the planning process. A resolution proposing the forum was presented by a special committee on interfraternal relationships during the NPC biennial meeting which was held last November in Washington.

Clarion University Panhellenic Wins Award T he College Panhellenic at Clarion Un iversity of Pennsylvania was awarded the 1991 National Panhellenic Conference Award at the 1991 National Panhellenic Conference Awards Banquet. This award recognizes overall excellence in Panhellenic spirit and programming, which Clarion 's Panhellenic has exemplified . Their successful programs included the "Is it Worth the Risk? " liability and risk management workshop. The Panhellenic made excellent presentations on women 's issues and appro~es plans for all sorority events to insure the preservation of high standards on campus. AlT's Alpha Omicron Chapter is a member of the Clarion University Panhellenic Council.

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$2,000 Fellows hip to be Awarded by New York City Panhellenic, Inc. New York City Panhellenic will award one $2 ,000 Fellowship to a sorority woman doing full -time graduate work at a college/ university in the New York City Metro Area during the 1992 -1993 academi c year. Interested? Contact Ms. Rikki Benken , 322 West 57 Street #19M , New York, New York 10019 for an application . Applications must be returned by July 6 , 1992. In the past , these Fellowships have assisted women working for advanced degrees at NYU Graduate Schools of Business and Medicine , Columbia University Law School , Rutgers University, John Jay College , and Adelphi University Graduate Schools.

Forming An Alumnae Panhellenic Is Simple! Purpose of an Alumnae Panhellenic • To inform fraternity women of current trends • To promote the fraternity system • To improve the Panhellenic image • To stimulate a continuing interest in Panhellenic affairs Some of the benefits of affiliation with NPC • Assistance with organizational procedures • Affiliation packet information on NPC publications and programs • Area Advisor support to assist in programming and operations • Pertinent information and fraternity education through publications • Opportunities to exchange ideas • Suggestions for programs, plus statistics and information on the work of NPC Committees Organizing for Affiliation · • Contact the Advisor for Prospective Alumnae Panhellenics: Mrs . Robert Stafford , 2044 Pinehurst Drive, Ames, IA 50010 17

National Foundation Scholarship Winners Diane Nannemann, Alpha Gamma , was awarded

the Lenore Seibel King Scholarship . Diane is a senior accounting major at Henderson State University and aspires to a position with a public accounting firm . As a chapter member, Diane has been junior Panhellenic delegate, publicity NPC officer, Panhellenic delegate, nominations chairman , bylaws chairman , and president. She has also served as rush counselor and on the rush revisions committee. Diane is involved on campus as a member of the Heart and Key , Red and Gray Line , Accounting Society, Catholic Campus Ministry, and the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. Diane has made the Dean 's List every semester with a 4 .0 grade point average. Tina

Naremore ,

Gamma Gamma , was awarded the Rose Marie Schmidt Scholarship . Tina received her BA degree in March 1991 from Livingston University and is currently working on her master's degree in journalism at LU . As a chapter member, Tina served as housing director , recording secretary , bylaws chairman , and president. She was a LU Envoy (campus hostess) , president of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and vicepresident of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society . Tina received the 1990 LU Journalism Award and is a member of Who 's Who Among American College Students. L ara Cegala , Psi , was awarded the J.O . Pollack Philanthropic Award. Lara is majoring in political science and English literature at James Madison University and plans to go on to law school. She planned the annual Parents Scholarship Ban quet and is chapter vice-president . Lara tutors adults at a local high school and serves on the Planning and Development Commission for JMU . Lara represented Alpha Sigma Tau at a White House briefing last spring highlighting the interfraternity effort toward philanthropy, underage drinking control , and drug abuse elimination . 18

Sar a Essex , Gamma Xi , was awarded the Mary Alice Peterson American Indian Grant. Sara is pursuing a degree in health sciences with emphasis on medical technology at Grand Valley State University . Sara has been her chapter 's corresponding secretary and treasurer. She was the LT representative to the Greek Council and served on the fund raising committee . Sara 's tribal affiliation is Lac Courte Oreillec , Pride of the Ojibua , Hayward , Wisconsin . Alpha Sigma Tau salutes its winners and wishes them well in their future endeavors . Applications for scholarships are available from National Headquarters and are included in the Alpha Sig-Nal. Who knows , you may find your name as a winner if you apply!

Please send your tax-deductible contribution for the Lenore Seibel King Scholarship, the Rose Marie Schmidt Scholarship, or any of the scholarships sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation to: Alpha Sigma Tau ational Foundation c/ o Mrs. Robert O 'Dell 222 West Tabor Road Philadelphia , PA 19120

Thank you for your support!

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Want to Become a Chapter Adviser or Cons ultant? Here's How .. .

Cathy Chenoweth Onion

Sanda Clocksin

Do you remember fondly your collegiate chapter advisers? Most A!.T alumnae can recall a variety of situations that involve a relationship with the women who volunteer in such positions. Being a Chapter Adviser, Assistant Chapter Adviser, or Chapter Consultant is one of the most rewarding connections to sorority life . Many opportunities exist for alumnae to give of their time and talents to a collegiate chapter and form a positive rapport with young women. There is a critical need for well-rounded professional women to volunteer today. Your level of involvement can be determined by the amount of time that you want to give. If you want a close relationship with a group of collegiate women , the positions of Chapter Adviser or Assistant Chapter Adviser may be most appealing. Mentoring women in the decision-making process , lending financial guidance, encouraging development of leadership skills , and assisting the chapter to grow in quality and size are only a few of the ways that advise rs work with the chapter members collectively and individual ly. Our most successful advisers and assistant advisers have had some leadership experience and have been out of college for two years or more . If your time is limited , you may decide upon the Chapter Consultant or Advisory Board positions . In these positions, you meet once or twice a semester to advise the chapter on specific segments of sorority life . Like other student organizations, each A!.T chapter varies in personality, size, and needs. Your experience will certainly be a learning one and will make a lasting impression upon the young women that you serve . These positions are best for new advisers or recent college graduates. If you are interested in becoming an adviser, please write to Ms . Ricki Trosen , National Vice President , 904 Kings Road, Kirksville, MO 63501. Indicate your interest in a position, list the collegiate chapter(s) nearest to you, and a timeframe in which you would like to become involved. Afte r surveying the needs in your geTHE ANCHOR/ Spring 1992

agraphic area , Ms . Trosen will contact you with specific details for finalizing the process . We caught up with three of A!.T's Chapter Advisers and asked about their best experiences as an adviser. Alpha Epsilon 's Cathy Chenoweth Onion enjoys just being an adviser, Beta Pi 's Sonda Clocksin is proud to have guided her chapter as it doubled in size, and Alpha's Linda Shapona was thrilled to win the Carrie W. Staehle Adviser Award at the 1990 Convention . Two years ago , Linda facilitated a workshop on chapter growth and distributed surveys for analytic trouble shooting. The workshop was very successful: the Alpha collegiates felt such self-satisfaction in finding their own solutions to problems that they set a goal for a higher efficiency score-and were in fact rewarded for high efficiency at the 1990 Convention . Right after Sanda became engaged, the active members had a surprise pass-the-candle ceremony for her. They knew Sanda did not have one as a collegiate , and she was surprised and pleased that her chapter remembered. "Advising means working with many different women toward common goals," says Cathy. "It means watching quiet, shy freshmen become self-confident student leaders . It means watching women who know little about one another develop such close friendships that one knows what the other is feeling without hearing the words spoken . It means helping women feel confident enough to solve problems . Advising students is like trying to get a kite to fly . You run with them , and they start to fly . . . and then a big wind comes up and blows them in the wrong direction. You start over, running and watching and soon you discover they are airborne and able to fly free and alone. It is most rewarding to watch these metamorphoses take place and to play a role in the process. " Linda agrees and adds: "Although a hug can really make my day, just to enjoy the pledges singing a song they composed with such enthusiam and to see the joy of sisterhood in their eyes is reward enough. " 19

Eternal Chapter Dr. Noel Eggleston The Alpha Lambda Chapter said goodbye to a great friend and patron last October when Dr. Noel Eggleston lost his battle with cancer. An adviser for many years , "Dr. Dad ," as he was known to many sisters, was always there with an open ear and an open heart to help with any problems, sorority or otherwise. Dr. Eggleston wore many hats. He was a loving husband and father , a respected professor of history, an active member of the Humane Society, and a driving force within Radford University's Judiciary Board and Freshman Orientation Program. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Eggleston for two years. As Alpha Lambda's Treasurer, I would go to Dr . Dad 's office the first Monday of each month in hopes that he could help me balance the accounts. He would solve the problem within five minutes every time . "You 'll never make it as an accountant ," he would laugh . Dr. Eggleston had a great gift. Although he was in a position of authority, he easily became a part of the group, not simply someone in charge of it. Dr. Eggleston was a great listener and always attended ou r weekly meetings . He would give advice when asked , but most of all , he listened . After all , he was our friend . When I returned to Radford for the first time after graduating , Dr. Eggleston said to me, "It's ok to call me Noel now. " It never seemed right; he was and always will be Dr. Dad . - Liz Deemer Conner


Alpha: Florence Schmid Baker, Lydia Powell Brown, Milda Hunt Cameron Beta: Mary Lee Doerr Bystrom , Marion Pandell Topham Delta: Dorothy Guard Jordan , Constance Kaness Zeta: Elsie Hill Barner, Patricia Lauth, Marguerite G. Winslow Theta: Caroline Clayton-MacDonald Iota: Gertrude Barton, Phyllis Schroeder Gutzman , Treua Mills, Edith Forrester Wedin Kappa: Isabel Finkbine Reinert, Anna Lou Pangborn Shelton Omicron: Barbara Warden Smith Zeta Tau: Carol Jean Wise Cummings Upsilon: Mildred James, Ann Marshall

Phi: Joann Brauner Alvarez Psi: Frances Grey Conrad Dahnert, Dr. Brenda Lee Sargent Alpha Alpha: Carol Ashcroft Jon es, Phyllis Gouker Moore Alpha Mu: Janis Robertson Phillips Alpha Nu: Dr. Harriet Ewald

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Alumnae BUFFALO White Elephants Benefit Philanthropies Board members started the year with a potluck luncheon and meeting in August at Mary Bolton's summer home at Silver Bay, Ontario. They enjoyed the relaxing day as they finalized plans for the coming year. Salty Wales' summer home on Lake Ontario in Wilson , New York was the location of the September potluck supper meeting . Jean McNamara was cohostess. A surprise baby shower was given for Jeanne Wolf foll owing the meeting . In October , a dessert meeting was held at the home of Norma Martin with Anita Cherkauer as co-hostess. Each member brought one white e lephant item wrapped and one unwrapped. The profit from the lively sale was to benefit the chapter's philanthropic projects. The Founders Day luncheon was held on November 2 . Ten collegiates from Buffalo State College joined us . The program was a videotape presentation on Alaska by several members who had bee n there . Two 50-year me mbe rs , Ruth Ochs and Fran Plachta, were also honored. Maria Lagona was hostess for December's dessert meeting with Michele Luppino the co-hostess . Following the meeting , members exchanged Ch ristmas gifts. A Christmas punch party for members, guests , and collegiates was held on Dec e mb e r 13 at Jan e t and Ed Bartlett's home in Williamsville. Each member brought a favorite hors d'oeuvre to share. - Norma Martin

DETROIT Hosts Metro Founders Day The Detroit Alumnae Chapter finished off the spring with several enjoyable events. In May we held our annual Mother-Daughter luncheon at a loca l restaurant. A raffle of items donated by loca l businesses resulted in a sizable amount for our philanthropies . Nine members attended the Detroit Panhellenic spring luncheon. Our June meeting was held at the home of Kathy Baecker. Several new alumnae members were initiated and officers for the new year were installed. After the business meeting , we enjoyed our annual Ice Cream Social.

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Detroit Alum nae Chapte r Preside nt Rose Marie S chmidt we lcomes new membe rs Denise Marek Moody, Lisa Mi cke Ra tliff an d Cat herin e He lle r.

Th e ne w sc hoo l ye ar sta rt ed o ff pleasantly with our September meeting at Coleen Sylvain 's home. As usual , we are selling Entertainment books as our fundraiser for the year. Our cha pte r was res po nsibl e fo r planning the joint Founders Day celebration with the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor chapter. We decided to ask each collegiate and a lumnae chapter in attendance to present a skit or video at the Founders Day luncheon . Our chapter decided to make a video . The theme was that although we have all chosen different paths since our college days, we 're all still sisters. We had a lot of fun making the video. Kathy Baecker and Nadia Maddens planned the Founders Day luncheon. It was one of our largest Founders Day luncheons ever , with over 170 collegiate and alumnae members in attendan ce fr o m De tr o it , Ypsi la nti -Ann Arbor, Alpha , and Beta. - Patricia Curristan Maddens

ERIE is Now Super Seven We have been very busy in Erie this fa ll and have proudly recruited three more sisters into our group. The "Fabu-

lous Four" are now the "Super Seven." We lcome We ndy , J en , and Ellen! In November we celebrated Founders Day with the Alpha Tau and Gamma Theta chapters at a luncheon in Cambridge Springs. It was a lovely fall day and we were delighted to see so many parents in attendance. As the year ticks by we find ourselves planning a few philanthro pic activities, starting our projects for the Convention Country Store , and planning a holiday gathering for the entire family at the home of Chris Brooks in December. We look forward to continued support and involvement with the two local chapters. Gamma Theta has become involved in the Adopt-aHighway program and we will be assisting during the summer months while they are on break. Look forward to seeing all of you at Convention .. . Tulsa here we come! - Norma J . Black

INDIANAPOLIS Continues Panhellenic Activities Our chapter is a constant of support for those sisters who are in the group. Our major purpose is to nurture the bonds of sisterhood formed when we


Alumnae were in college. The number and variety of our activities shows what even a small group can accomplish. For eleven years, Pamela Legg has been active in the Indianapolis Alumnae Panhellenic. She attends all monthly meeting s and part icipates in spec ia l events that they sponsor. Ingrid Mason has joined Pam as a delegate . The Panhellenic charity gift wrap supports our a lumn ae chap ter ' s ph ila n throp ies , which incl ude the Adopt An Anima l program at the Indianapolis Zoo, Pine Mountain, Literacy League, and Crossroads. At Fo unders Day , we had a salad supper hosted by President Bar ba ra Heeb. Faith Byrne, for mer Nationa l Music Chairman , rejoined the group . Our involvement and previous tri p to Pine Mountain was the main topic of discussion at the supper. Catching up on everyone 's summer activities was also part of the event. - Pamela K. Legg

NORTHERN VIRGINIA Entertains National Officers Installations of offi cers fo r 1991-92 took pl ace in May a t Be t ty Sue Glaeser's home. We also initiated three new alumnae members: Ashley Small, Christine Juliano , and Pam Werner . Betty Sue was kept busy before and afte r the meetin g tak ing membe rs o n tours of her beautiful new home. Our traditi ona l J une fa mily picnic was hosted by Mary Charles and J ack Ashby in The Plains, Virginia . Sixteen

Betty Gail Elliott (left) and Meda Ray Sewell (center) sell White House Christ mas ornaments at NPC meeting for North ern Virginia .


nearby Washington , DC , our chapter had the honor of entertaining the six Alpha Sigma Tau delegates. to the co~足 clave : Patricia Nayle , Nationa l President; Cynthia McCrory, NPC Delegate; Carolyn Alexander, first Alternate NPC Delegate; Janet Dodson, secon? Alte~足 nate NPC Delegate; Carole Ke1ly, Editor of THE ANCHOR ; and Miriam Lord , Headquarters executive . C harlotte Floyd gave a dinner party for these ladies as well as all the Northern Virginia Chapter members who were able to attend . - Mary Louise Doyle

PHILADELPHIA Welcomes Area Alumnae No rthern Virginia 's Maryann West after Founders Day dinner.

collegiates from Alpha Lambda , Zeta Tau and Gamma Nu were present, the larg~st number of collegiates to attend any of our picnics! Charlotte Floyd , whose lovely home gives one a view of Washington , DC and the Potomac River, was hostess for the September meeting, a potluck supper. The food was plentiful and most delicious and the room buzzed loudly with the noises of women relating their summer experiences . Not much business was conducted! The selection of Carol Mooney as Top Tau for 1991 was announced . Our O ctober meeting was at the home of Cheryl Quast. The 1991 White House Christmas ornaments were distributed for members to buy and sell. These gold-plated ornaments are collectors' items and are much in demand. Founders Day was celebrated at Mary Louise Doyle 's home . She prepared the dinner ; afterwards, the chapter voted to make a donation to the Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Scholarship Fund in her honor! The entertainment committee cleverly decorated the tables with items serving as reminders of the 1992 convention , yellow roses tied with bandanna strips. The evening closed with the Rededication Service , a most impressive ceremony. Founders Day was only part of our sorority schedule for November. Since the National Panhellenic Conference was holding its biennial conference in

Arrangements for Founders Day were made by Gwynne Davisson , who hosted a wonderful afternoon at the Old York Road Country Club. Following a delicious luncheon , we were treated to an informative program about the recent changes in Eastern Europe . Two friends of the hostess gave first-hand accounts of their experiences before coming to this country . They also shared their views on the changes and what the future holds for their native lands . The afternoon concluded with the Candlelighting Ceremony. The Christmas luncheon was held at P eg Brown ' s home and included a "show and tell ," as each sister brought a special ornament to share. Alumnae also brought gift-wrapped underclothing for residents of Haverford State Hospital. Throughout the year, we have supported the hospital by donating robes , handbags , and other personal items. Ruth Young delivers the donations to the residents and keeps members informed of their needs. We assisted with the P hiladelphia Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship Selection Committee and helped sell chances for the gift basket of gourmet goodies galore to raise funds for the scholarships. We were thrilled to learn that our own Mildred Day was the winner of such a delectable treat! The basket was presented at the annual Panhellenic luncheon. The chapter will be concentrating thi spring on strengthening tie with area collegiate chapters. Our goal is to make collegiate sisters aware of the alumnae chapter so they feel welcome to join following graduation. - Deborah L. Br ch min THE ANCHOR/ Spring 1992


Carolyn Alexander, president, presiding at the St. L ouis Panhelle nic S cholarship Luncheon .

ST. LOUIS Wraps for Charity Founders Day was celebrated on November 1 at a luncheon held at Bevo Mill Restaurant. Fifty-six Alpha Sigma Taus from th e St. Louis and Edwardsville alumnae chapte rs and the Beta Eta and Beta Psi collegiate chapters attended . Before lunch , the Beta Psi collegiates e nte rtained with songs used at their recent rush parties. After lunch , a short history of the National organization and each chapter in attendanc e was given. St. Lo ui s gave a check to Beta Eta in honor of their upcoming twentieth anniversary and one to Beta Psi for their Convention fund. A singalong led by National Music Chairman Arline Clark followed. The festivities ended with the Founders Day Candlelighting Cere mony. Collegiate cha pters are high on the list of our alumnae chapte r activities. We supplied food and personnel to serve at one of the rush parties and hosted a chili supper for Beta Psi collegiates. Gift Wrap for Charity is a fund raising Panhellenic event held from the day after Thanksg iving through Christmas Eve. Space is donated by a large shopping mall and staffed each day by one of the sororities in the St. Louis Alum-

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nae Panhellenic Association. A variety of gift wrappings are displayed and prices are determined by the size of the box and the choice of paper, ribbon , and bows. All proceeds are deposited into a single account. The net profit is prorated according to the number of hours a sorority has worked . All money raised must be used for charity , but each so rority decid e s what philan thropic endeavor wi ll receive its portion. This is an easy , successful way to raise money, and has enabled Panhellenic to inform the general public of the sororities' philanthropic works. St. Louis Alumnae Chapter's philanthropy projects include contributions to the Panhellenic scholarships, a contribution to Pin e Mountain , a small monthly gift to a cerebral palsied child of a member, and personal items such as toothbrushes , toothpaste , soap, and shampoo , wh ich a re collected at the holiday potluck for Our Lady's Inn . - Mary Janis Marshall

YPSILANTI-ANN ARBOR Fulfills Charity's Wish List Our 199 1-92 sorority year got off to a delicious start with our annual potluck dinner held at Carlotta Salemi's home. After catching up on each other 's summer news, we got down to business discussing this year's hot topic, the 1992 National Convention . We also planned our fundraising proj e cts , a Stanl ey

Products demonstration and the sale of Entertainment Books. J oyce Berg was the deserving recipient of our 1991 Top Tau award . J oyce is a wonde rful siste r wh o exemplifies the finest qualities of Alpha Sigma Tau. She gives of her time and talents freely and we a re proud to have her in our group . Our main philanthropic project this year was the Pe nri ckto n Ce nte r for Blind Chi ldre n. We had a wo nderful time purchasing items from the school's "wish list. " Our generous members donated food items, arts and crafts supp lies , offi ce suppli es , a nd p e rsona l hygiene items. We also contributed to Pine Mountain and the Multiple Sclerosis Society J og-a-Thon. We celebrated Founders Day at a luncheon hosted by the De troit Alumnae Chapter. Several members of our group dressed up as the founding membe rs and discussed their excitement at atte nding the upcomi ng National Convention. The Christmas season began with a party he ld a t th e home o f Mari lyn Christy, who is known for her wonderful holiday deco ra ti o ns . O ur sisters showed off their culinary skills by contributing many tasty hors d'oeuvres to the menu . We followed a lively game of Pictionary with a gift exchange. This fall we initiated Rachel Sherman into the alumnae organization . - Rebecca Dotson Praznik

Ypsilanti -Ann Arbor Alumnae Rebecca Praz ni k and Be th Levy enjoy a Christmas party.


Collegians Alpha

Eastern Michigan On November 2 , the Detroit Alumnae Chapter hosted a beautiful Founders Day luncheon at Stevenson Haus Banquet Center. Alpha , the Detroit alumnae , Beta , and Ypsi-Ann Arbor alumnae were in attendance. Treasurer Mar leen Aldea was honored by the alumnae as the outstanding sister of the semester. We celebrated homecoming with a potluck luncheon at the house . Over 100 parents and alumnae turned out for the event. Amanda Yurick was on the homecoming court. We have participated in many philanthropic activities. We sponsored a blood drive and participated in a rock-a-thon for a battered women and children 's center and passed out ribbons for M.A.D.D. At Christmas, we visited the Motts Children 's Center and had a doughnut sale to raise money for Pine Mountain . O n October 25-2 7 , we attended RLW at Ferris State . We had a great time with the other chapters. We returned with a "Tau Teddy" which we won for Best Song. We were excited to learn that we will be hosting RLW next year. - Melissa Cheslak

Sigma Siste rs and friend at the Homecoming parade.

Each member sold five homecoming T-shirts. We raised $1200 , which will be used to remodel our suite by adding a walk-in closet, wallpaper and paneling, new carpet, and furniture . - Denise Kunger



Indiana University of PA

Concord College

At !UP 's Greek Awa rds Ceremony last May , we won a certificate of recognition of outstanding volunteers. Vicki Meyer, Nicole Besecker, Jen Calcuha, and Paula Grzelak won individual awards. Our November 4 Founders Day observance was a little different than other years . Instead of having our ceremony at night, the entire chapter had breakfast at Denny's and held our ceremony in a conference room rented from the restaurant. Fifteen hundred dollars of our profit from the Miss !UP Contest , which crowns one outstanding young woman of !UP, went to the Leukemia Society, and $1500 went to Pine Mountain . We also collected money for UN ICEF, the AIDS Quilt, and the American Lung Association . We plan to adopt a highway, and our pledges are involved with Project Tombstone, which cleans up abandoned cemeteries.

We were the only sorority on campus to participate in the Concoct a Mocktail competition sponsored by the Office of Student Residential Life . The object was to put together a non-alcoholic drink ; the organization with the best drink won a six-foot sub. The competition included three other organizations and we won with a drink called "Strawberry Shebang." At the beginning of the football season, the coach asked each organization to design a banner to support the team . Our banner is displayed at each home game. We also participated in intramural volleyball and helped with the Foundation's phone cord raffle and sold gourmet lollipops to raise money . We have made improvements to our lounge-we painted, installed new carpeting, and purchased a new stereo and television. - Lisa Bobbitt



Buffalo State We worked at all the Bu ffalo Bills home football games for a fundraiser ; on average, we made about $300 per game. The money will go towards the Emerald Ball. To get into the Halloween spirit, we volunteered at the Buffalo Zoo's Zooper Pumpkin Patch. We painted children's faces and dressed up in costumes. We also spent time with residents at the Manor Oak House and the Haven House. Welcome to our new advisers , Julie Shelton and Lynne Toczek. - Dyanne Jill Abolafia

Zeta Tau

Longwood College Although we do not have Homecoming , we celebrate Octoberfest. We set up a booth and sold peel-off tatoos and participated in the parade by wearing our rush shirts and carrying green and yellow balloons. We participated in Virginia's adopt-ahighway program, planned a Halloween and Chri tma party for underprivileged children, and donated money to Pine Mountain. We old candy to rai mon for i -

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Collegians ters to go to conventio n and have a bowl-a-thon planned for the future. It is mandatory for each sister to participate in an intramural spo rt , so Ze ta Taus have used their skills in sports such as bowling , pool, flag football , a nd softball. Welcom e to our two new advisers Niki Fallis and Jayne Fanshaw. ' - Joann Ware


University of Central Arkansas AST dominated Homecoming activities on the UCA campus. LeAnn Collums was Homecoming Queen and Lisa Rosa was the Maid of Honor. Kristies Phillips also se rved on the court. We built a huge float in the sha pe of Cinde re lla 's pumpkin-coach , which was complete with a horse that rocked back and forth . We also had a party for our alumnae. The chapter had a weekend retreat in Mo untain Vi e w , Ark a n sas . Si s te r s stayed up a ll night telling stories a nd playing games. This gave us a chance to relax and enjoy some time together without the worries of getting business done. We exce lle d in intra mura l sp o rts , winning in football , and we will be competing nationally in the future. - Aronna Sitton


Shepherd College We he ld o ur fir st fo rm a l ru sh a nd took te n p ledges. Fo und e rs Day was cel e brated at a loca l restaura nt . We we re p leased to have Ma ry Ch a rles Ashby, Director of Collegiate Chapters, and one of our original founding sisters celebrate the day with us. Our philanthropy projects included a clothing drive and participation in a college open forum. To raise money , we held bake sa le s and car washes. We a lso participated in the college-sp onsored "lip synch " and placed third (and received $ 1 00) for our performance of a Jackson Five song. We a re looking forward to our installation . - Stephanie Shamburg

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James Madison University We got a great start to our semester with 4 6 new pledges! On November 4 , each siste r received a yellow rose fo r Founders Day. Sisters participated in Forest Cleanup and continued to maintain our adopted highway . To raise money to improve our house, sisters sold raffle tickets and pizzas. Other activities included participation in th e a nnu a l Anc h o r Sp las h , a n d sorority intra mural softball , volleyball , and swimming . We did excepti ona lly well in all sport areas. - Amanda Beard

Alpha Gamma

Henderson State Homecoming activities were fun and exciting. Our chapter produced a program of the homecoming contestants, and passed the programs out at the pep ra ll y. We hos ted a tea in o ur do rm lobby for all alumnae , and Diane Nannemann was in the homecoming court. We sponsored a n egg beg on Novembe r 9 for the Le uke mia Society. The pledges decorated residents' doors at a local nursing home for Halloween. During Halloween Week, we held bake sa les on campus e nti tled "Boo Ba ke Sale." The money raised went towards our Winterfest Formal on December 7 . Other activities during the semester included participation in the Greek roll call at pep rallies, where every sorority performs a skit promoting spirit. Sisters

participated in the Panhellenic "Greek Peace" dance, and painted the nursery for AWAC. - Carie Sullivan

Alpha Epsilon

Western Illinois At Homecoming , we participated in a ta lent show a nd in activities called "Taboo " and "Knee Volleyball " which we won first place, and "Yell Like Hell" where we came in second place. We he ld our second annual Challenge of the Fraternities this fall. This is a philanthropy project as well as a huge fund raising activity, and is a competition between each of the fraternities to raise money for the American Cancer Society and other causes. We reached our goal, raising $1000 for the American Cancer Society and $500 for Pine Mountain . In De lta Tau Delta 's "Big Whee ls Race, " we received second place overall. Heidi Jelhison was second runnerup in Al p h a Gamma Rho ' s " Fox y Lady " con test, in which women are judged o n public speaking abilities , poise, and photogenic abilities. We also entered two teams in Tau Kappa Epsilon's Powder Puff Football and won first place overall. - Michelle Mangelsdorf

Alpha Lambda

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Collegians Eggleston, who had been ill for some time. We are working with other campus Greeks to establish a scholarship fund in his name . Dr . E. strongly believed in educational growth , and we feel the scholarship would be a great tribute to him . Sisters dressed up as clowns and passed out balloons at hospitals and retirement homes. We adopted a stretch of highway to clean up once a month and collected aluminum containers to recycle for money to donate to Pine Mountain . We have representatives in Bacchus , Greek Week Committee heads , and next semester four of our sisters will be serving as Rho Chis for formal rush . -Lora Boyd

Alpha Mu

Monticello For Homecoming, we participated in the Board Drawing competition , float competition , and the cheer and chant at the bonfire. We had a great time even though we didn 't win anything. Sisters also worked at the annual phone-a-thon, collected canned food for the needy, had a Christmas party with the kids from the Baptist Home , and participated in the annual lighting of the UAM Christmas tree. -Pam Wells

Alpha Xi

Mansfield University Our Homecoming float , "Celebrate the Chinese New Year with AST," won Best Overall Appearance and we received $250 . We also won for best banner. Nicole Petty was first runner-up for Homecoming Queen . We sponsored a Halloween Haunted House , helped with the biannual blood drive on campus, and participated in a walk-a-thon sponsored by the March of Dimes. Proceeds from the sale of candy will go towards new furniture for our lounge. Our pledges put together a successful nacho sale and raised money for Pine Mountain . - Heather Johnson

Alpha Omicron

Clarion University Our sorority house now has eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitch-


ens , a living room , and a spacious chapter room . We feel the house has helped create an even stronger sense of unity among the sisters. We were recognized as the only lT chapter with 100% efficiency . Lori Sloan was the 1991 Homecoming Queen . Sisters are involved in over 60 campus organizations including many leadership positions. Sheila Fitzgerald is a member of the Student Senate and Monica Douglas was appointed to the Board of Governors for the State System of Higher Education . We have also been very active in philanthropic activities. Sisters volunteered with Junior Olympics, aid in the bloodmobile , adopt-a -highway program , and collected canned goods for the needy. We were recognized by the Student Senate for registering 100% of our membership as voters. - Monica Douglas

Alpha Rho

Youngstown State We have been very busy! We started in the summer with rush practice once a month . We observed Founders Day with the sisters from Slippery Rock. For philanthropy projects, we worked in the Youngstown area 's soup kitchens , donated a food basket to a needy family for Thanksgiving, and sponsored a child for Christmas. We also held a bowl-athon and sold M&Ms. We participated in Greek Week activities and placed third! For Homecoming , we decorated our football players ' lockers and went to the game as a group. - Becky Mayer

Alpha Tau

Edinboro University We celebrated Founders Day with Gamma Theta Chapter at the Riverside Inn. We participated in many philanthropy projects including a campus clean-up day and a pizza raffle . Our chapter attended a mock DUI trial sponsored by the Panhellenic Board. We had the opportunity to voice our opinions on the verdict of the defendant. We also attended a Panhellenic workshop which offered many speakers on topics from drug and alcohol abuse to time and stress management. Other upcoming projects include

the Freshman Project and blood drive . - Audra Merryman

Beta Delta

Duquesne University We changed our local mascot and welcomed a tiger as our new amulet. By doing so, we took on a new nickname, the "Tau Tigers." At Carnival, we placed third with our distinguished booth. We looked quite chic in our poodle skirts and saddle shoes , representing a ' 60s theme . Tracy Stein was runner-up for Carnival Queen . Philanthropy projects for the semester included a Thanksgiving party for homeless children and the phone cord raffle . - Dawn Caserta

Beta Epsilon

Shippensburg University We started off the semester by hosting RLW . Over 150 sisters and five national staff members attended. It was a huge success and everyone had a great time . Homecoming was a lot of fun . We won first place for our walking unit and third for our float. During the game we had a reception at the house for alumnae . Shippensburg won the game and we were honored to have a homecoming queen candidate make the top five . November 12 has been designated '' Adviser 's Day." We honored our adviser, Dr. Urbanowicz , by making gifts for her and hanging a huge sign on her door. For Thanksgiving , we had a turkey dinner for the whole chapter at the house .

Beta Theta

St. Mary's University We celebrated Founders Day by going to mass together and then had a luncheon at Ping 's Chinese Restaurant. We were joined by our new advisers. Debbie Ort and Yvonne Ybarra . On ovember 4 , we celebrated with the rest of the campus by having balloons and a poster in the Quad on campu . For philanthropy project , we had a Halloween party for the children at Ronald McDonald Hou e . and th pledge participated in a program n

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Collegians campus taking children from the local church trick-or-treating . Intramural sports began with softball . Many of our members had a team . Several members participated in a coed softball team and won the se ason championship. Volleyball, floor hockey, and basketball are starting soon . Other activities included the Back to School Dance, Snake Shake, a SG&D Day-out, a study break for the entire campus, and our Christmas party December 6 . -Carol Peck

Beta Iota

Millersville University Homecoming events were held the week of October 7 and included tug-ofwar , volleyball , the fun run , and the ever-popular bed races. We paired with TKE and placed fifth overall . Ke lsey Wade represented AST in the Charity Queen co ntest and we had a picni c with our alumnae . Philanthropy pr ojec ts in c lud ed a bowl-a-thon to benefit Ronald McDonald House , playing bingo with the elderly at Oak Leaf Manor, and wrapping gifts to benefit cerebral palsy. We participated in Millersville 's alumni phonea-thon and helped students move in on Move-in Day. C o ngratul a ti o ns to advise r Mary Anne Weber and husband Tom on the birth o f Hope Kathleen . We lcome to our new Assistant Chapte r Ad vise r , Sonya Zearing . - Kelsey Wade

Beta Mu S iste rs pose fo r the ca mera at the Haunted House.

Beta Mu

Salisbury State At the beginning of fall semester, we held a Rededication Ceremony to help get back to the true meaning of ALT . Our cha pter has deve lo ped a stro ng bond and the spirit of ALT permeates our whole collegiate life. We give the

"Sister of the Week Award " to a sister who best expresses the true meanings of sisterhood in her daily life , and we have a secret sister program , where each sister chooses the name of another sister to whom she sends secret encouraging gifts throughout the semester. We visited our adopted Granddad , "Shorty ," in groups of ten once a week. A LT sp onso red a self-defense class which we opened up to the whole campus . We pa rticipa ted in the J aycees Haunted House and a Halloween party for the Holly Center. Sisters were out on the field volunteering as ball girls fo r the football team at Homecoming . Although we do this for all home games , this was a special game as we captured the crown again when April Meilhammer passed on her crown to Jennifer Ireland . - Barbara Cool

Beta Nu

Bloomsburg University

A family tree re-united at Beta Io ta 's Ho m ecoming.

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Our main fundraiser this semester was wo rking a t Do rn ey Pa rk for a weekend . The whole chapter worked at various stores, rides, and food stands to


Collegians We had a very successful formal rush resulting in 26 new pledges. - Rachel Novak

Beta Phi

California University

Beta Nus Michelle Thomas, Juli Herring, Susan McCluskey, and Chris Siegfried celebrate rush '91.

raise almost $3000. We also worked on campus at the bloodmobile, held a car wash to raise money for MDA, and participated in "Into the Streets," a nationwide campaign to help the needy. A major fundraiser selling pizzas benefitted Billy Haggery , a near-drowning victim in the area. The money we raised went towards his therapy and future education . Our Homecoming float, built with another sorority and fraternity , won first prize. Meg Dougherty and Tiffany Burrier were top ten final ists for Homecoming Sweetheart. We had a social at the house for alumnae and were glad to see so many come back for Home coming . RLW was like a reunion with the Beta Epsilon chapter at Shippensburg. We received an award for Best Rush Skit. Welcome to our new adviser, Peter Bohling. - Michelle Thomas

Beta Xi

Michigan Tech On Founders Day we held a candlelighting and rededication ceremony. Afterwards , all sisters, pledges, and many alumnae gathered for a Mexican dinner, complete with decorations , tacos, nachos , and Mexican lime pie. We participated in Michigan Tech 's


"Hobo Homecoming," where we took second place in the root beer chug-alug contest. Jodie Norton was a finalist for Homecoming Queen . We have been busy reading to children at the public library and helped children bowl. As a fundraiser , we filled out JC Penney credit cards on campus. We raised $300, part of which was donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The remainder went into our Convention fund . Our house is getting a renewed look. We have been stripping the wood on the second floor to restore the house and hope to get new windows and siding this year. - Carol Larson

Beta Pi

Eastern Illinois September 21-22 was our annual Moms Weekend. Mom-Daughter games were held during the day, then we attended a university football game and had dinner that night and breakfast Sunday morning. Our Barn Dance fundraiser, held on September 27 , netted us $350 and was a fun-filled evening. EIU 's 76th Homecoming was held October 17- 19. The theme was "EIU Salutes the Red , White , and Blue." Our float placed third in the flatbed competition.

We won second place for the President's Award and first place for Greek activities. In October we held an exciting weekend of sorority growth. Mary Kay cosmetic representatives came to perform makeovers. Following the makeovers , skits and songs were performed. By the end of the weekend , our spirit and bond had strengthened. We sold fruit baskets and donated the money to the Washington Womens Center , sponsored a person for the CROP Walk , and collected items for UNICEF boxes. We also helped in a town cleanup and sold raffle tickets for Steelers and Pitt games to raise money. Our float won second place at Homecoming, but the most exciting event of Homecoming was our luncheon for alumnae. - Brenda Martin

Beta Chi

Ferris State We hosted RLW this fall. It was a successful weekend as we learned about other chapters and new ideas to implement within our own chapter. Founders Day was also a night to remember as we had our ritual followed by a Thanksgiving feast. We adopted a highway and spent time this summer and early fall cleaning up the side of the road on M-20 outside Big Rapids. We continue to babysit for W.I.S.E. and our pledges escorted trickor-treaters on Halloween. We collected pop can tabs for a patient on a kidney dialysis machine and donated cans of food for the needy during the holidays. We also walked for "Take Back the Night" with many other sororities. - Kimberly Morris

Gamma Beta

Lake Superior State We held a potluck upper on Founders Day at the LSSU Child Care Center. This included a candlelighting service for three of our isters. Our philanthropy project were th

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Sisters of the Be ta Phi Chapter, California University of Pennsylvania.

Diane Pepler Domestic Violence Shelter and the LSSU Child Care Cente r. Sisters sponsored the Child Care Center Halloween Party. We helped decorate and then stayed for the festiviti es which included singing and giving out prizes to eac h chi ld . We also held a Christmas party at the Center , wh ich included cake and gifts for the children . - Alice Maloney

Gamma Gamma

Livingston University Our pledges performed a skit at the Serendipity show at Homecoming and placed second in their division . Leigh Anne Taylor was Homecoming Queen. The sisters held a rock-a-thon on October 16 and received $30 0 in donations and gave the money to charity. We raffled off a steak dinne r for two and sold mums at Homecoming. Sisters took children trick or treating at Halloween. Sisters are involved in S.A.D.D. and

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S .G.A . We a lso participate in intramural football , volleyball , whiffle ball , and goofy golf. - Leslie Evans

Gamma Zeta

At Homecoming , we won third place in the lip-sync contest, our float won second place in the parade , and we placed first in the fence decorating and spirit contests. - Kelley Pershing

Frostburg State

Gamma Theta

Sisters have been busy this semester helping out in the community. In the spring , we adopted a highway which we clean twice a semester. On Governor ' s Community S e rvi ce Day we teamed up with a fraternity to clean up an illegal dump site in a nearby town and some of the sisters pla nted trees around the Cumberland area. We sent cards to the Children 's Wish Foundation for a terminally ill boy who wants to be in the Guiness Book o f World Records for receiving the most get we ll cards . Many siste rs we re involved in the University Greek community cleanup sponso re d by FSU ' s Inter-Fraternity Council.

Penn State/Behrend October was a busy but fun month . Greek Week kicked off the month as every fraternity and sorority prepared for its challenges. We took first in the three-legged race , sack race, best looks for chariot, and a few others. We also visited Shriners Children 's Hospital the day before Halloween to lift the spirits of the children. Fundraisers this semester included a pretzel sandwich sale , candy bake sale, and sweat shirt sale. Money raised will be used for national convention. November brought cold weather and warm hearts as we attended Founders


Collegians Day with Alpha Tau . We celebrated Christmas with the initiation of our newest members at a luncheon. - Wendy Bussard

Gamma Mu

West Virginia Tech We sold balloons at Homecoming and candy at Halloween. Local philanthropy projects include adopt-a-highway , a blood drive , adopting a little brother at a long-term care hospital in Co lu mbia, and providing meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas to local families . Melissa Robinson was second runnerup for Mi ss Golderbear at Homecoming. Local alumnae and parents were invited to observe Founders Day with us on November 9 . A program outlining the chapter activities was followed by a spaghetti lunch and the last home football game of the season. - Teresa Neal

Gamma Nu

Waynesburg College Last Jun e , six of us attended the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter picnic. We met s isters from Alpha Lambda and Beta Mu and had a wonderful day with them and the many alumnae we met. Sisters participate in all phases of campus life. Bobbie Jo Windsheimer was selected as captain o f the tennis team , and othe r sisters lead the religious organizations on campus. Also , every departmental organization has an AlT at the helm. We have maintained the highest GPA of all Greek organizations.

Our pledges won first place in the lip sync contest at Homecoming. On November 2 , we held our first Founders Day dinner at the Towers Restaurant. Our special guest was District President Mary Beth Kelley. - Jami Diamond

Gamma Xi

Grand Valley State At Homecoming, sisters volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Drive, built a float , played tug of war , swallowed gold fish (crackers, that is), and cheered the Lakes on to victory. We won first place for the best decorated car in the Homecoming parade. Our first Founders Day was special. We started the day with a potluck dinner and talked of all the wonderful things that have happened to our chapter. Following the potluck dinner , we held a rededication ceremony. Some of our sisters have been busy playing intramural volleyball and participating in an all-campus sit-out for the homeless. Sisters also participated in an all-campus clothing drive and donated magazines to the Domestic Crisis Shelter. -Nancy Haan

Gamma Pi

Lycoming College Philanthropy projects included help with a telethon for a public broadcasting station , participation in the CROP Walk , and assisting Circle K with the school's bloodmobile for the Red Cross. We joined "Into the Streets," a national social service group, and collected food and clothing for needy people in our area.

Besides candy sales on campus, we sold "Proud 1T Parent" shirts to start us on our new budget. Our main fundraiser was the International Coffeehouse we hosted during Parents Weekend . Our initiation weekend was December 14 and we plan to have a Yellow Rose formal sometime next semester. The four sisters who attended RLW at Shippensburg enjoyed the experience so much that we want to send as many sisters as possible to the next RLW. - Kirsten Rambo

Gamma Sigma

Belmont Abbey College Our first semester was filled with philanthropy projects. We sold tootsie rolls for the Knights of Columbus to donate to the mentally retarded of Gaston County, sent a donation to Pine Mountain , and participated in the campus Halloween events for disadvantaged kids. We also sponsored our moderator in a bike-a-thon for multiple sclerosis and raffled off the AlT phone cord for Pine Mountain . We hosted Pi Kappa Phi 's Push Race for the mentally retarded children in Belmont. Our fundraising activities included our traditional Halloween spook-a-gram sales, doughnut sales, cleaning up our student activities building , and many , many raffles. The semester came to a close with our traditional Secret Santa Week. We also sponsored a child from Gaston County to fill his/ her Christmas with gifts and happiness . - Concetta Williams

Welcome Back! Harrisburg , Pennsylvania Alumnae Chapter Installed March 18, 1992 Alumnae in the Harrisburg-York area should contact Joanna Parthemore , 2895 Lewisberry Road , York Haven , PA 17370 (717 / 938-9495) for meeting information.


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