• 1978: Respiratory health was designated as the
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS DECADE • 1970: Members of the Ohio National Guard killed four students at Kent State University in Ohio during a mass protest against the Vietnam War. Sister Sandra Scheuer, Kent State ’68, was one of the victims who was killed while walking to class. • 1970: Alpha Xi Delta adopted Pittman Hall as a
new philanthropic focus. • 1978: The Loyalty Fund for the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation was created.
NOTABLE NEWS 1970-1979 •P resident Richard Nixon became the first President
national philanthropic focus. • 1974: Al Fuzzie was adopted as the official Alpha Xi Delta mascot. • 1975: Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity Headquarters was dedicated at its current location on Founders Road in Indianapolis. • 1975: CORT was held and the name was changed to
to resign in 1974. • Vietnam War ended in 1975. • Women’s movement gained momentum. • The U.S. celebrated its 200th birthday in 1976. •T he disco era took hold in 1977 after the release of Saturday Night Fever.
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