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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta is published three times per year in spring, summer and fall/winter by Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity.® POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE QUILL OF ALPHA XI DELTA, 8702 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268 Volume 111/Issue 1 Copyright 2014 by Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity; all rights reserved. Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity 8702 Founders Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 317.872.3500 www.alphaxidelta.org fhq@alphaxidelta.org Submission Deadlines Spring issue – January 23 Summer issue – June 1 Fall/Winter issue – September 6 Submission Procedures Text and photographs may be emailed to the Editor or to the Fraternity Headquarters address listed above. Photographs submitted become the property of the Fraternity. Digital images must be taken using the highest settings on a camera that’s at least 3.2 megapixels. Address/Name Changes Visit www.alphaxidelta.org or mail changes to 8702 Founders Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268. National Executive Director Elysia Balster Gallivan, South Dakota ’93

Recreating a Memory We asked readers to identify the following Sisters in the fall/winter issue of The Quill. Thank you to everyone who responded to our call out. I definitely remember that picture! They are Sisters from the Gamma Beta Chapter at Marshall University. They are sitting in the fountain behind the Student Center, which is across the street from the chapter house. They are from top left (going counterclockwise) Karen Courts, Marshall ’84, Jayne Matlack Kinney, Marshall ’83, Deanna Keeling, Marshall ’83, Lorene Burkhart Whitehouse, Marshall ’83, Anne Harman, Marshall ’82, and Robin Hill Horch, Marshall ’82. (in the top right of the fountain).

Director of Communications and Marketing Lauren Blankenbaker Felts, Indiana ’03

Thanks for the memory!

Communications Coordinator Lauren Fisher, Indiana ‘08

- Anne Templeton LaMalva, Marshall ’84

National Council 2013-2015 National President Sandi Edwards, Kentucky ’75 National Vice Presidents Suzanne Cantando, UNC Asheville ’92 Michele Herbst Evink, South Dakota State ’86 Nancy Fehremann Gainer, Iowa State ’69 Micaela Isler, Texas ’91 Fatima Johnson, UNC Asheville ’95 Nealy Patty Wheat, West Georgia ’97 The Mission of The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta: To inform, inspire and challenge. To sustain and nurture membership loyalty and interest. To recognize individual, group and Fraternity accomplishments. To provide a forum for the exchange of information and opinion. To be the permanent record for the Fraternity.

That picture is of my Sisters and I from the Gamma Beta Chapter at Marshall University. There was not usually much snow there, so we were enjoying it! Jayne Matlack Kinney, Marshall ’83, is in the white lettered sweatshirt, and Robin Hill Horch, Marshall ’82, is on the top right. The young woman on the top left above Jayne is Karen Courts, Marshall ’84. In front are Deanna Keeling, Marshall ’83, Lorene Burkhart Whitehouse, Marshall ’83, and I’m on far right, Anne Harman. What a hoot to just now open the magazine, with my 14-year-old daughter at my side, and laugh out loud. - Anne Harman, Marshall ’82

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Remembering Jane Henson Jane Nebel Henson was my Beta Eta Chapter Sister at the University of Maryland. I remember her roommate telling us about that “green frog” on her bed and all of us saying, “You’re dating who? And he’s in Home Ec and does what for a hobby?” When I was in charge of our entry in the “Mad Hatters Parade,” Jane came to my aid, and of course we won! Another time, I needed to make favors for a rush party, and Jane made a silk screen quill for me to put on bags. I used that bag for my hair rollers until it shredded. Jane would bring Kermit to alumnae meetings to tell us about The Muppets. One year, Jim and his Muppet, Smuggums, were grand marshals for Homecoming and Beta Eta had an open house for them. There is a life-size statue of Jim and Kermit in front of the University of Maryland Student Union sitting on a bench. Jane was honored at the football game on the day in 2004 when the statue was unveiled. The University of Maryland loved Jim and Jane, and we all loved Jane and Beta Eta. - Sibyl Klak Fisher, Maryland ’54

Social Media Comments NeeCoool: Reading @alphaxidelta’s newest issue of The Quill and I see a byline by @shellbeae. t_yildiz: Proud of Kent State Alpha Xi Delta for being in the Fall/Winter issue of The Quill. #sororityoftheyear #3peat #kentstate pic.twitter.com/Q1LHz0cwhbhb

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The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta - Spring 2014  
The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta - Spring 2014