Spring, 1976 micron Pi
Volume LX, No. 7
Alpha Omicron Pi
Spring, 1976 Vol. LX, No. 7
Published since January 1905 by
A L P H I O M I C R O N PI Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Barnard College, January 2, 1897
3 AOII's 1976 Regional Meetings
4 Bicentennial Campus Sights and Sounds
5 N u Lambda Chapter Is Reactivated
9 A O I I Central Office Open House
10 Sigma Delta Installed at Huntingdon College
12 Introducing Our Central Office Staff
14 The Volunteer Professional
16 Campus Sights and Sounds
19 Alumnae Reports
23 A O I I Directory
Founders TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMI-
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Helen St. Clair Mullan (Mrs. George V.) Omicron Pi. is published quarterly by
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AOn's 1976 Regional
Meetings Will Be
Colored Red, White
By M I L L I E M U R P H Y , NO board illustrating their chapter's his- campus in Kearney, Neb. June 4-6 with
tory. Mrs. Bill Jeter, Eastlawn Estates, N o .
Exhilaratingly renewing . . . fanci- 22, Kearney, Neb. 68847. as general
fully unique . . . bigger than a life- A n d with the same spotlighting of chairman.
time are the never-to-be-experienced- the past, Regional Operation Commit-
again sensations to be derived and tees are asking all representatives to Mrs. David Watters, 311 Walnut
shared in connection with the celebra- know something about the history of Ave., Perkasie, Pa., 18944, is spear-
tion of our nation's Bicentennial Year. their chapter and be aware of how this heading arrangement for Region I's
information fits into the total history meeting set f o r June 5-7 at the Univer-
And to Panhellenic-minded women of Aon. sity of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
everywhere, with emphasis of course on
AOITs, the celebration takes on added Following their prerogative for get- Scene of the meeting o f Region I V
significance since 1976 also is the 200- ting a head start on all other areas, June 11-13 will be the University of
year-old birthday of the fraternity sys- Region V I I I staged their regional ses- Evansville, Evansville, Ind., with Mrs.
teri. sion March 26-28 at the Chi Delta Kenneth L . Kreke, Rt. 3, Box 231,
Chapter House, University of Colo- Angel Drive, Newburgh, Ind. 47630,
Dec. 5, 1776, Phi Beta Kappa, rado, in Boulder. as general chairman.
America's oldest fraternity, was found-
ed at the University of William and Chairman was Elinor Sieke ( M r s . Address of the chairman of Region
Mary, Williamsburg, Va. D.E.) of Littleton, Colo. International VPs regional session is Miss N o r m a
officer present to lend her expertise was Wood, c/o Alpha Omicron Pi, 220
It is particularly significant therefore Mary Hansuld Moore (Mrs. Wayne R. Daly, Missoula, M o n t . 59801. Scene
that 1976 marks also the time f o r our Iota Sigma), Executive Board. of this meeting June 12-14 will be Beta
fraternity's regional meetings when Rho Chapter House, University of
leaders f r o m eight areas of our nation, Although informality is playing a Montana in Missoula.
and Canada, too, collegiate and alum- vital role in regional meeting agenda,
nae, gather in eight specific spots f o r tradition, protocol and patriotism are Region V I I has scheduled its meet-
special, biennial sessions. receiving their full measure of consider- ing for June 18-20 at the Sheraton-
ation. Little Rock in Little Rock, Ark. In
These meetings are geared to be stim- charge of arrangements is Mrs. Edgar
ulating, educational and beneficial ex- Highlight o f the first day's program, Doyle, 2624 Arkansas Valley Drive,
periences for the chapter officers and immediately following registration is Little Rock, Ark. 72207.
leaders selected by their chapter to ritual while patriotic songs, as well as
attend. They are planned, however, to AOII favorites, are scheduled to be Also scheduled on these same dates
make the fraternity experience more sung at the informal assemblages sched- is Region I I's meeting which will be
valued and valuable for all members in uled following dinner. staged at the Hoyt Conference Center
the chapters and thereby, the world in Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.
which they function. Scheduled for each of the area meet- M i c h . , with Mrs. Brian Downs, 1033
ings is a two-hour Potpourri which i n - Maplegrove Ave., Royal Oaks, Mich.
Eloquently expressive for the un- cludes a teaching session emphasizing 48067. as general chairman.
equaled aspects of the occasion, "The AOII Before '76 (a history) and
'76 Spirit of A O I I " has been selected A O n after '76 (including a close look Sharing responsibilities for making
as this year's regional Meetings theme at A O I I reorganization and the frater- arrangements for the meeting of Region
by the Executive Board. nity's meaning beyond collegiate life). I I I in East Point, Ga., June 25-27 are
Mrs. Charles D . Lee, Jr., 4526 Wood-
Needless to say, all the three-day Of course each regional session will land Circle, Roswell, Ga. 30075, and
sessions will be colored brilliant red, be starred with its beautiful Rose Ban- Mrs. James Hardy, 3465 Somerset
white and blue. quet when glittering, gleaming awards Trail, S.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30331. Scene
will be made, officers presented and of this meet w i l l be Dunfey's Royal
A l l chapters, both collegiate and regional accomplishments extolled. Coach M o t o r I n n , 1-75 at Howell M i l l
alumnae, are being asked to bring ma- Road.
terial suitable for posting on a bulletin The next session scheduled is that of
Region V on Kearney State College
Sights And Sounds
1911: I n The Sorority Handbook, strations to exhibit their wrath at hav- men's fraternities held conventions and
ing young ladies i n their classes. I t is reunions and didn't seem so interested
Ida Shaw Martin makes a comment quite likely that the vote will be against in the discussion sessions as the women
women when the Board of Trustees re- felt they might have been. Held at the
worth repeating in 1976: "The year views the case. A r t Institute, the meetings Wednesday
morning, July 19, were designated as
1776, remarkable in the annals of his- 1925: There are 823,000 students en- College of College Fraternities while
rolled in American colleges this fall, the afternoon was devoted to a Special
tory as witnessing the beginning of a nearly double the 437,000 on campuses Session o f Fraternity Editors. The
four years ago f o r the 1921-22 school Congress of Women's Fraternities, its
mighty nation through the union of year. second such meeting, was the event of
Thursday, the twentieth, concluded
thirteen colonies,—a union that was to 1882: Violent rivalry of all sorts is with a reception and banquet at the
reported on college campuses—Greek New York Building at the Fair.
stand preeminently for the brotherhood groups robbing each other's mailboxes
at Wisconsin (so most groups supply 1890: Tennis is a chief amusement
of man, saw also the foundations laid correspondents with "secret addresses"). on college campuses this year. From
A t Northwestern there were interclass the State University of Iowa comes the
for another union, another brother- feuds. When the Freshmen were hav- report that the different literary so-
ing their first social affair, the Sopho- cieties, fraternities, etc., each have their
hood, that like its prototype, was des- mores "brought the gas factory to bear own court.
upon us and tried to choke us out, but
tined to grow into a mighty power. On we wouldn't choke worth a cent. A n d 1915: W i t h so many young people
later that year, one evening when our living together in campus housing,
the fifth of December, the Phi Beta unsuspecting foes were gaily playing contagious diseases pose a constant
post office with their fair damsels at the threat of epidemic. Last year it was
Kappa Society was founded at home of one of their number, we scarlet fever, and already this year
called, and left them minus hats, over- mumps has closed the University of
Williamsburg, Virginia . . . the first of coats, and canes to go home unpro- Oregon.
tected from the weather."
the secret Greek-letter societies and 1921: W i t h women's suffrage es-
1943: A n hour a day of physical fit- tablished now, many campus groups—
therefore the parent of the modern ness exercise is required of every panhellenics especially—are finding a
student by the government. Many fine f u n d raising device is the publish-
fraternity system, which has become so sorority houses have added this to the ing and selling of a pamphlet entitled
schedule after closing hour in the eve- "How to Vote."
large a factor in the college life of the ning. Chapters on the two coasts have
added air raid drills to their regular 1918: The epidemic of Spanish i n -
United States. routines. Houses have been prepared fluenza which has ravaged the United
for blackouts, and an air raid warden States and Canada this fall has caused
CAMPUS SIGHTS A N D SOUNDS and assistant are among regular chapter severe curtailment of academic cur-
are momentary things, fleeting, soon officers. riculum on most campuses, strict
replaced by other things to see and to quarantines of dormitories and fra-
hear. These bicentennial moments 1861: The members of the ladies ternity houses. A t Albion College the
dateline the sights and sounds of other societies at Wesleyan Female College sorority lodges were offered f o r use as
days . . . in Macon. Georgia, have joined the temporary hospitals, and, after inspec-
Ladies' Relief Society, donated blankets tion, one was chosen f o r this purpose.
1890: Sorority women at Cornell and clothing to soldiers and appeared
held a Fancy Fair for the furnishing of in a performance of "The Flower 1932: As long as the depression con-
a department at the city hospital for Queen" to raise money f o r the society's tinues women are advised that "the tra-
sick students. I t is reported that all war relief. They also belong to volun- ditional fields o f women's work have
students, professors, and ladies of the teer military companies at Wesleyan survived the economic crisis. For sta-
university were interested and over and drill regularly. The first official bility of occupation a woman should
$1,000 was raised. Confederate flag was fashioned by an engage in education, library work,
Adelphean. philanthropy, government service—in
1942: With the world at war the other words, state-supported or en-
drive f o r scrap metals to be reforged 1893: The period July 17-22 was dowed organizations—or else i n f o o d
into arms has found college panhellenic designated as Fraternity Week at the and housing.
support. Chapters everywhere are con- World's Fair in Chicago. Many of the
tributing cups and other metal awards
to the scrap pile.
1918: The manpower shortage in
f a r m labor is being met during this
summer season with the recruitment of
college girls. Enlistment is usually f o r
three week periods with the option of
unlimited re-enlistment until the harvest
is completed in the fall. Sorority
women at Syracuse who have been part
of this program hope to climax their
labor with an appearance in the State
1888: Though coeducation is grow-
ing in all areas, the men students at
Adelbert College in Cleveland are vio-
lently opposed and have held demon-
Nu Lambda Chapter Is Reactivated At
University Of Southern California
By J E A N H I L E R MARODER, A sity (Nu Omicron); Chris Costantino, Beverly Hills. Twelve representatives
Region V I I I Extension Officer University of California, Berkeley from the University, the School of
(Sigma). Medicine and Collegiate Panhellenic
Forty-one young women became the who came as guests of A O I I were
pledge class in the reactivation of N u Other collegians were Jeffi Parker, greeted by the many AOIls present.
Lambda Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi University of Southern California
at the University of Southern Califor- (Theta Omega); Patti Rosvall, Califor- AOIIs in the Los Angeles area are
nia at Los Angeles Feb. 12. nia State University, Northridge (Sig- always very supportive of and help at
ma Phi); and Tracey Grosser, Univer- this benefit every year. Mary Garvey
Norma Marshall Ackel (Mrs. Au- sity of Arizona (Upsilon Alpha). Kendall (Mrs. W. D., Upsilon) of Santa
gust, Kappa Theta), International Vice Barbara serves on the Southern Cali-
President/Operations conducted the As a special, preliminary note of fornia Arthritis Foundation Executive
formal pledging ceremony in which the interest to the whole reactivation proc- Committee as President of the Santa
original pledge pins f r o m the chapter ess, Feb. 3 an AOII arthritis research Barbara and Ventura County Branches.
were used. N u Lambda's charter, held grant of $7,500 was formally presented Arlene Andreson DesJardins (Mrs. R.
in trust by AOII, will be returned to to Allen W. Mathies, Jr., M . D . , Dean J., Jr., Chi Delta) is A O I I liaison to
the chapter for its installation later in of the USC School of Medicine and the SCAF in the Los Angeles area.
the Spring. Robert Ellis, Director of Medical De-
velopment for the University. How the "World of A O I I " came
Representing AOIl's Executive Board back to the University of Southern
and present for the week of rush were The presentation was made by Nor- California is an exciting story in itself,
Norma Ackel, Adele K. Hinton (Mrs. ma Ackel at the annual Southern Cali- representing months of planning and
Frederick W., Rho), past International fornia Arthritis Foundation benefit dedication on the part of many AOITs
President and new Administrative D i - luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton in
rector of Central Office; Carolyn Huey.
Harris (Mrs. J. Rodney, Lambda Sig- 4
ma) and Mary Louise Filer Roller
(Mrs. George K . , Alpha Pi), past Inter- t
national Presidents and now Directors
on the Executive Board; Phyllis Arner <
Westerman (Mrs. William M . , Rho),
Executive Board Director; and Peg Members of the committee whose plans for the reactivation of Nu Lambda Chapter at
Kramer Crawford (Mrs. Richard C , the University of Southern California met with such exciting success are: Foreground,
Jr., Iota), First Alternate Delegate to Beryl Arbit, K©. Seated: Gerry Clark, N A , Jean Maroder, A, Regional Extension Offi-
NPC for AOn. cer and coordinator of committees; Willa Olsen, N A , and standing, LeiLani Miller, AB,
Jan Thomas, N A , Marilyn Kezirian, N A , and Morgan Gould, [email protected]
Flown in from all parts of the coun-
try were the eleven members of our
collegiate rush team, and Jane Ham-
blin (Purdue University, Phi Upsilon),
Traveling Consulant. Rush team par-
ticipants were: Laura Billig, Miami
University of Ohio (Omega); Becky
Duncan. University of Tennessee
(Omicron); Heidi Herlong, University
of Mississippi ( N u Beta); Kathy Whit-
ley, University of Alabama (Alpha Del-
ta), Martha Johnston, Iowa State U n i -
versity (Iota Sigma); Barbara Paakh,
University of Illinois (Iota); Julie Han-
sen, University of Washington (Upsi-
lon); Janet Hayden and Margie Harrel-
son, Ball State University (Kappa Kap-
pa), Bridget Luther, Vanderbilt Univer-
Nu Lambda's pledge class, each holding a long stemmed rose, pose for this portrait.
and represents cooperation in all areas. its N u Lambda chapter and become the help of Jean Hiler Maroder (Mrs. Ed-
Following our fraternity's successful 15th sorority on the "Row." mond C , Lambda), Chairman of Alum-
nae Committee Arrangements went to
presentation to a Panhellenic Coloniza- A O I I arranged a special rush for the work to plan and carry out all events.
tion Committee at USC in March 1975, week of Feb. 9-12. Janie Callaway, Janie Callaway was responsible f o r the
by Adele Hinton, Janie Linebaugh Cal- International President, and Norma formation of the chapter advisory
laway (Mrs. George B., Omicron), Ackel met with Dean of Women Joan committee and Norma Ackel for hous-
then International Administrative Vice M . Schaefer and Miss Elizabeth Carr, ing plans and the corporation board.
President; and Marilyn Tevriz Kezirian Panhellenic Adviser and Assistant D i -
(Mrs. Aram P., N u Lambda), A O n rector of Residential L i f e at USC early USC Collegiate Panhellenic Office
President of the L A . City Panhellenic; last November to finalize plans. helped with signups, and with on-
Alpha Omicron Pi was chosen f r o m A n enthusiastic team of local alumnae campus publicity. Collegiate Panhel-
among five N P C sororities once colon- committee chairmen under the leader- lenic members arranged for and wrote
ized on the USC campus to reactivate ship of Janie Callaway and with the a full-page story with pictures about
Adding a vital note to the Nu Lambda reactivation success story A group of rushees survey an architect's drawing of the Nu
was this rush team of AOlls who were flown in for the occasion Lambda Chapter house during the reactivation program.
from all areas of the nation.
Preempting the reactivation of Nu Lambda Chapter, University At the luncheon, reading clockwise, left to right, were University
of Southern California, Los Angeles, was the presentation of a of Southern California Dean of Women Joan Schaefer, Dr.
$7,500 arthritis research grant by Alpha Omicron Pi to the USC Edmund Ackell, Vice President, Health Affairs; Norma Ackel,
School of Medicine. Giving the grant on behalf of AOll to Dr. Dr. Allen W. Mathies, Jr., Dean, USC School of Medicine; Dr.
Allen W. Mathies, Jr., Center, Dean of the USC School of Willa Olsen, Robert Ellis, USC Director of Medical Develop-
Medicine, and Robert Ellis, right, director of USC medical ment; Dr. Rodanthi Kittridou, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Marilyn
development, at the annual Southern California Arthritis Foun- Tevriz Kezarian, NA, and Dr. George Friou.
dation benefit luncheon at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills
was Norma Marshall Ackel, K®, International Vice President/
the return of A O I I for the campus The area alumnae helping were: tral Supply, and Norma Ackel, Special
newspaper, The Daily Trojan; and also Chairmen: Gerry Brinkley Clark (Mrs. Assignments.
designed our fliers (which Jeffie Parker, Carl J., N u Lambda), Reservations, I n -
A O I I senior and Mortar Board member vitations and Transportation; Gina Assistants of each were: Nancy
at USC distributed throughout the Canatsey Powers (Mrs. Dennis M . , Chi Schrader Blackman (Mrs. Lee G., N u
campus). Delta), Publicity; Beryl Arbit (Kappa Lambda); LeiLani Sorensen Miller
Theta), Staging; Willa O'Day Olsen, (Mrs. John J., Lambda Beta), Morgan
As our rush week started, alumnae M . D . (Mrs. Carl J., N u Lambda), Gould (Kappa Theta), Pat Crawford
chairmen cheerfully overcame many a Rushee Information; Camille Stickney Brown (Mrs. Robert C , Nu Lambda),
problem in logistics such as "Opera- (Sigma), Rush Presentation Party, Cere- Cindy Dickranian Norian (Mrs. Ken-
tion A i r p o r t " (Meeting everyone at mony and Pledge Dinner; Jan Bryson neth, Kappa Theta); Penne Benson
L . A . International), and where to store Thomas (Mrs. Gilbert, N u Lambda), Ferrell (Mrs. James, N u Lambda), and
our beautiful floral centerpieces (topped Printing; Marilyn Kezirian, Arthritis Carolyn Blaine Jones ( N u Lambda).
with many A O I I "worlds") until need- Research Grant Presentation, and Cen-
ed. Special signups at the University
Panhellenic Office and names sent us
Comprising another table at the luncheon were Crystal Paine Reading from the foreground, clockwise, are Ruth Moore, Mari-
Compese, xA, Norma Longmeyer's mother, Norma Longmeyer, anne Carton, Y, Region VIII Finance Officer; Alene Harrold, K®.
Virginia Lloyd, K®, Terrence White, K®, Cindy Dickranian Trudy Johnston Lockwood, K®, Florence Spaulding, Ann Shelton,
Norian, K®, Sue Fenn, Susie Alston, Mary Rosenfeldt and Carmalete Webb, A, Mrs. Woodard, Adelaide Canfield, Lucile
Phyllis Casteel Gilson, 2<£, Region VIII Director. English, A, and Olga Siebert Vatcher, A.
by alumnae resulted in more than 100 chapter house on the old Alpha Tau light shone on white roses as introduc-
young women indicating they were in- Omega property on the "Row" (725 W. tions were given and many thanks ren-
terested in hearing more about the 28th Street) which A O I I has acquired. dered to all those who had in many
"World of AOII," and virtually all were Architect's drawings have been com- and varied capacities and with AOII
able to come to our Rush Presentation pleted and were on display at the Rush love contributed to our successful reac-
Party, a buffet dinner held at the Town Presentation Party. tivation of N u Lambda Chapter. Fol-
and Gown club on campus Monday, lowing the Pledge Dinner the A O I I
Feb. 9. Our collegiate rush team with The eventful days drew to a close pledges were invited by the Alpha Tau
the help of Jane Hamblin, and Camille with the giving out of bids Thursday, Omega fraternity to be taken by taxi to
Stickney, former T.C., epitomized in February 12. The Ceremony followed the ATO house where a live band and
a musically delightful way our theme by the Pledge Dinner were held that a "Welcome to AOII" party brought
in this Bicentennial year, "See the evening at the University Hilton (just an exciting end to a busy and meaning-
USA!" Honored guests were Dean Joan across the street f r o m the campus and ful week.
Schaefer and Elizabeth Carr. Miss Carr our center of AOII activity). Candle-
gave a warm welcome talk to A O I I on
behalf of the University and Collegiate Reading clockwise from the foreground at another table are Mrs. Roy Shrader, Mrs.
Panhellenic, and also told about the John Anderson, Mrs. Wanda Bunker, Sigma Phi President Patti Rosvall; USC Collegiate
founding of the fraternity system 200 Panhellenic President Debbie Hadley; Penne Ferrell, NA, Pat Crawford, Brown, NA,
years ago. Elizabeth Carr, Assistant Director, Residential Life, USC; Hanns Reichl, director of
Residential Life, USC, and Terry White, *A, Standing are Arlene DesJardins, x ^ ,
Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 10 Pasadena Alumnae President, Virginia Lloyd, K®, and Gerry Clark, N A .
and 11) found the Executive Board
representatives aided by Jane Hamb-
lin and Camille Stickney busy at the
Religious Center lounges on campus.
They spent f r o m early morning to eve-
ning getting acquainted with and an-
swering the questions of the many
young women who had indicated their
interest by signing up for our individual
Open House for interested collegians
was held Tuesday at the colorfully re-
decorated pledge room in the Panhel-
lenic House (647 W. 28th Street, Los
Angeles) which will be home f o r the
new group for this semester. Starting
July 1, A O I I has leased the entire
house for two years f r o m the Univer-
sity and will completely refurbish it to
be ready f o r fall rush and occupancy.
Plans are underway to build a new
Each AOII Must Play Active Role In Preserving
Fraternity's Development, Growth
EDITOR'S NOTE: It is a privilege for tion o f women is a fascinating story Since our fraternity's earliest years,
TO DRAG MA to present another in within the realm of higher education, young AOIIs have delighted i n listening
the regular series of articles by mem- and our fraternity is part o f this d i - to older sisters tell about their collegiate
bers of the Rituals, Traditions and vision of American heritage. chapter days. H o w do we preserve
Jewelry Committee. these accounts and tales just as they are
To preserve the history of our fra- told?
By N A N C Y M O Y E R McCAIN, Rho ternity, each o f us must be unofficial
During this Bicentennial year, our at- assistants to the Historian . . . actively Use a tape-recorder! It's easy. I n
preserving the tangible evidence of fact, the story of AOIl's founding was
tention is focused upon the events, large A O I I development and growth. tape-recorded at the 1951 Convention
and small, which created our nation. and we have i t today, just as it was told
A l l too often we limit our view of the Photographs have little meaning i f by Stella, Jessie and Bess . . . and in
nation's heritage to the large, cata- they are not accurately labeled with the their voices, too.
strophic happenings which profoundly names of the people in the picture, with
directed the way America was to grow an explanation of the event which gath- As a chapter Bicentennial project,
. . . the military struggles which gained ered this group to be photographed, record the stories of your chapter's
independence, the political decisions with notation of the location of the pic- earlier years; alumnae would delight re-
which determined the way of life for ture and the date it was taken. lating their memories. And, remember,
the newly created nation. today's events are tomorrow's heritage.
Is your college scrapbook well Preserve them now, well documented
Woven into American heritage is the labeled? Does your chapter's scrapbook and labeled. Capture today while you
development of its major institutions, of include labels f o r every picture and
which education is a part. The educa- memento?
AOII Central Office Is Officially Opened
At Reception March 7 In Nashville, Tenn.
I n Nashville, Tenn., approximately 200 guests called mm.
at an open house at A O I I ' s new Central Office Sunday,
March 7. -
T h e Executive Board and the Nashville Alumnae Chap- Region HI Directors, Sue Edmunds Lewis, TA, and Mary
ter joined in presenting the beautiful new facilities at Rawlings Reese, TA, left and right, join Nashville Alumnae
2401 Hillsboro R o a d to area A O I I s , Panhellenic repre- Chapter President, Rose Pickel, TA, in welcoming guests to the
sentatives and A O I I business associates. open house at AOII Central Office in Nashville March 7.
T h e 1,700 square feet on the first floor of the new
suburban office building were adorned with quantities of
red roses, white stock and red and white tulips and a
number of floral arrangements from well-wishers.
Assisting Administrative Director Adele K . Hinton,
Rho, in welcoming the guests were Executive Director
Carolyn Huey Harris, Lambda Sigma, and Nashville
Alumnae Chapter President Rose Pickel, Tau Delta.
Region I I I executives present for the occasion were
Mary Ann Caldwell, T a u Delta, Vice President, and
Regional Directors June Greer Bogle, Nu Omicron, Sue
Edmunds Lewis, Tau Delta, and Mary Rawlings
Reese, Tau Delta.
Central Office Communications Coordinator, Darci Sullivan, A 2 , Arriving at the open house are Mrs. Jack F. King, Jr., Mr. King,
and Administrative Director, Adele K. Kinton, P, Join in welcom- Mrs. Ward DeWitt, Jr., and Mr. DeWitt. King and Dewitt are
ing Executive Director Carolyn Huey Harris, AS, as she signs members of the law firm of Trabue, DeWitt and Sturdivant,
the guest register. AOII's general counsel, and King serves on the sorority's Execu-
tive Board as legal counsel.
Elizabeth Elliott Stafford, KO, left, was chairman of arrangements Among guests at the open house were Dottie Whelen Cook, O,
for the open house. She and other Nashville alumnae, Sue her husband, Joe Cook, Margaret Hermes, fi, and Mary Ann
Vssery Clark, aO, Linda Miner Carswell, NO, and Maida Moore Winneke Stephen, BX, who both came from Clarksville, Tenn.,
Payne, KO, gather about the serving table with Carolyn Huey for the occasion, Ginger Johnston Francis, TA, and her husband,
Harris. Rick Francis. Mr. Francis' mother, Jane Fagg Francis, O, and
her husband, C. M. Francis, Jr., also attended the open house.
Sigma Delta Installed At Huntingdon
College, Montgomery, Ala.
The weekend of Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. are Dea Abbott Beck (Mrs. James, Chi tive Board and past International Pres-
1 was most exciting and inspiring for Lambda), Sue T r u m p (Mrs. Rick, N u ident, officiating. She was assisted by
initiates to Alpha Omicron Pi's new Iota), Pat Sylvest (Mrs. Burke, Delta Region I I I Vice President Mary Ann
Sigma Delta Chapter at Huntingdon Delta), Freida Walls Gammill (Mrs. Caldwell (Mrs. Robert, Tau Delta) and
College in Montgomery, Ala., and John, Delta Delta), Suzanne Bianconi Darci Sullivan, Alpha Sigma, Commu-
Montgomery alumnae. Duffey (Mrs. Jeff, Delta Delta) Adrien- nications Coordinator, Central Office.
ne Plauche Aronstein (Mrs. Jay, Delta
A f t e r several months of guidance Beta), Elaine Forsythe Morgan (Mrs. Charter initiates of Sigma Delta
f r o m Sue Edmunds Lewis ( M r s . John, Delta Delta), Sue Hettey Bridger Chapter are A n i t a Hope, Becky Ste-
Rex E . , Tau Delta), Huntingdon's (Mrs. Mike, Sigma Omicron), Nancy phenson, Debbie Strong and Charlotte
Dean of Students and Regional Direc- Killian Williamson (Mrs. Joe, Delta Wilson of Montgomery; Ann Ingram
tor, the alumnae advisory committee Delta), Winn Shappell (Mrs. Gordon), of Prattville, Ala., Norma Borland of
and the Executive Board and planning and of course Past International Presi- Millbrook, Ala., Marsha Brown of We-
by the installation committee, the time dent Dorothy Bruniga Dean (Mrs. tumpka, Ala., Susan Floyd of Birming-
had come for the installation of Sigma George, Rho) and Sue Lewis. ham, Ala., Dorothy Dunbar of Troy,
Delta Chapter at the lovely, old South- Ala., Kay Gomillion and Beratta Go-
ern college. Montgomery's First M e t h o d i s t million of Florala, Ala., LaDonna Gil-
Church's Fellowship Hall was the breath of Rainsville, Ala., Patricia Cul-
Alpha Omicron Pi is the first col- scene of the installation ceremonies pepper of Louisville, Ala., Marianne
legiate sorority on the Huntingdon cam- with Carolyn Huey Harris (Mrs. Rod- Lindsay of Moundville, Ala., Susan Mc-
pus. ney, Lambda Sigma) Director, Execu- Gowan, Carey Tweedy and Amanda
Local advisers to the new chapter
Some Campus Highlights
Composing the receiving line at the tea officially welcome Sigma
Delta to the Huntingdon College campus were President Kay
Gomillion, Executive Board Director Carolyn Huey Harris, AS,
Dr. Allen Jackson, president, Huntingdon College, Mrs. Jackson,
Sue Edmunds Lewis, TA, Huntingdon's Dean of Women and
AOII Regional Director, and Dea Abbott Beck, *A, Alumnae
Kay Gomillion, center, Sigma Delta president, accepts the Execu- / 3 . \Kst
tive Board's present from Carolyn Huey Harris, AS, Executive
Board Director, and installing officer, as Mary Rowlings Reese, Freida Walls Gammill, AA, second, left is president of the Mont-
TA, Region HI Director, Patricia Cowley Hardy, VS, immediate gomery, Ala., Alumnae Chapter. With her are Sigma Delta
past International Rush Director, and Region HI Vice President president Kay Gomillion, Darci Sullivan, AS, Communications
Mary Ann Caldwell, TA, stand by. Coordinator, Central Office, and Dea Abbott Beck, xA, Alumnae
Introducing Sigma Delta Charter Initiates
Kay Gomillion, Norma Borland, Gail Thielin, Ann Ingram, Charlotte Wilson, Lyn Wilbert, Carey Tweedy, Amanda Harris,
LaDonna Gailbreath, Liz Outright, Marsha Brown, Susan Floyd, Debbie Strong, Claire Ward, Carolyn Philips, Patricia Culpepper,
Pamela Austin, and Dorothy Dunbar. Becky Stephenson, Beratta Gomillion, Susan McGowan, Susan
Stone, Emily McNeil, Sarabeth Owens, Anita Hope, Marianne
Lindsey and Lynn Smith, pledge.
Harris of Decatur, Ala., Susan Stone Huntingdon's History Began in 1854
of Opp, Ala.. Pam Austin of Cocoa,
Fla., Gail Thielen of Barton, Fla., Feb. 2, 1854, the Governor of Ala-
Emily McNeil of Tampa, Fla., Eliza- bama signed the law which became the
beth Cutright of Atlanta, Ga., Sara- charter of Tuskegee Female College.
beth Owens. Chatahoochee, Fla., Caro- This charter was granted to a group of
lyn Phillips of Belle Glade, Fla., Lyn public-spirited men and women with
Wilbert of Avon Park, Fla., Claire the sponsorship of the Alabama Con-
Ward of Virginia Beach, Va. Lynn ference of the Methodist Episcopal
Smith of Pensacola, Fla., is a pledge Church, South.
to the new chapter.
The cornerstone of the first building
M a r y Rawlings Reese, Tau Delta, was laid A p r i l 9, 1855, and the college
Regional Director, was toastmistress at was organized Feb. 11, 1856. The Ala-
the beautiful Rose Banquet given at bama Conference of the Methodist
the Governor's House following instal- Episcopal Church, South, assumed f u l l
lation. responsibility for the college in 1872,
when the charter was renewed under
In addition to a large representation the name of Alabama Conference Fe-
from the Montgomery Alumnae Chap- male College.
ter there were representatives at the
banquet from Delta Delta Chapter- This institution continued in Tuske-
Auburn, Tau Delta-Birmingham South- gee until 1909, at which time it was
ern, Alpha Delta-University of Ala- moved to Montgomery, Alabama, and
bama, Gamma Delta-University of established under the name of Woman's
Southern Alabama and Omega Omi- College of Alabama.
I n 1935 the name was changed to
Sharing honors at this affair with the Huntingdon College in honor of Se-
new initiates and their parents were lina, Countess of Huntingdon, who was
Dr. Allen Jackson, president of Hunt- one of the first influential persons to
ingdon, Mrs. Jackson, Dorothy Dean be associated with the Wesleyan move-
and Mrs. Leland Allen, past interna- ment.
Men were admitted as regular stu-
Sunday afternoon, a reception was dents f o r the first time in 1932. Since
given when Sigma Delta Chapter was 1946 they have constituted a significant
officially introduced to the campus and proportion of the students enrolled.
Our Central Office Staff
By A D E L E K . HINTON, P the varied avenues of communication Smith
Administrative Director with our collegians and chapters, is
Central Office Lynn Reagen Samuels who was presi- Skibbo
dent of her chapter, Omicron, at the
The first of our quintet in Central University of Tennessee. M a i d of Cot- Samuels
Office came to work at 2401 Hillsboro ton public relations activities found her
Road in late September. Betsy Smith, traveling almost constantly. She now Southerland
Secretary, was an A O I I pledge at Delta lives in Nashville where her husband,
Delta, A u b u r n University. She left col- Ron, is an officer with the First Ten- Sullivan
lege before initiation to pursue a nessee National Bank.
career in business. A few short years tions Coordinator. D a r c i is writing the
later—with her car still emblazoned Membership and Supplies Secretary PIPER, assisting with the T C program,
with an A O I I sticker, she made a most is Debra Southerland, a West Tennes- developing a new approach to Fra-
natural transition. I t is Betsy's enthu- sean who was graduated f r o m David ternity Education and working on the
siastic voice answering the telephone Lipscomb College in Nashville. Ex- revisions of manuals.
when you call " C O . " perience in inventory records provides
a perfect background for the myriad A n addition to Central Office staff—
Skilled in the financial aspects neces- mailings f r o m the second floor section at presstime—is Patricia (Pat) Ward,
sary in maintaining monetary records of our offices. Her husband is a com- a David Lipscomb College graduate,
f o r a smooth operation is Sherron Skib- mercial artist. who is Associate Membership Secre-
bo, accountant. Sherron is a native of tary. Her husband, Greg, is an engi-
West Virginia with a college age daugh- The fifth member of our staff is neer with the State o f Tennessee.
ter attending the University of Miami former Traveling Consultant, Darci
and an active nine-year-old son. She Sullivan. This Alpha Sigma member
is a graduate of Towson College in and graduate of the University of Ore-
Maryland. Husband, Charles, is mar- gon now has her " F i d o " and " F i f i "
keting director for Exxon. suitcases gathering dust while she
works at Central Office as Communica-
Collegiate Secretary, responsible for
Betsy Smith, Secretary; Sherron Skibbo, Accountant, and Darci Debra Southerland is Membership and Supplies Secretary, and
Sullivan, A 2 . Communications Coordinator, are three-fifths of Lynn Reagen Samuels, O, Collegiate Secretary, are new faces in
the CO. staff. our headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
AOII's 21st International President,
Mary Lindrooth, Dies In Chicago
Alpha Omicron Pi's 21st Interna- Mary's influence with collegiate chap- poration Board of Directors.
tional President, Mary Paschen Lind- ters widened further in 1947 when she Mary's devotion to A O I I was an ex-
rooth, Rho, died Jan. 3 i n Chicago, 111. was elected First Vice President, the
executive officer responsible for the col- tension of her devotion to her family,
With enthusiasm and her special legiate department of the fraternity. the heart of her life—Bob and their
flair, Mary shared her talents w i t h Nearly every collegian had met her by daughters, Mary Lou, Rho Chapter,
Alpha Omicron Pi for just three months the conclusion of her 1949-1951 bien- Nancy and Dorothy and their families.
less than 50 years. Always, her A O I I nium as International President. Eight grandchildren were Mary's de-
sisters welcomed each contact with her, light.
for—over the telephone, on the pages During those years she traveled
of a letter or, best o f all, with her— widely visiting chapters f r o m coast to Inspiration, leadership and loyal ser-
there i t was, that sparkle so distinctly coast. For four years (1953-1957), vice, these were Mary's gifts to A l p h a
Mary's. Mary was AOII's delegate to National Omicron Pi. Loving friendship was
Panhellenic Conference. Mary's gift to her A O I I sisters.
A native Chicagoan, it was natural
Mary attended Northwestern Universi- Throughout her years o f A O I I ser-
ty. I n 1926, she was initiated into Rho vice, M a r y used Rituals as her guide
Chapter. N o t many years later, she and direction. She instilled i n young
married and while her three daughters A O I I s an appreciation of the value of
were young, Mary was busy with North Rituals' ideals and principles in making
Shore Alumnae. decision's regarding the fraternity as
well as i n their own lives. When
It was Rho Chapter's housemother, Founder Stella George Stern Perry's
Mrs. Johnson, who claimed credit for death created a vacancy on the Rituals
starting Mary's service as an adviser and traditions Committee, Mary was
to the chapter; " I just told the alums appointed in 1957 to take Stella's place.
I wanted Mary for Rush Adviser," de- Mary was serving on this committee at
clared Mrs. J. the time of her death.
A perfect choice! Soon Mary was Mary's years working in the colle-
chairman of Rho's Advisory Committee giate department of the fraternity re-
and in the early 1940's accepted ap- vealed another of her abilities—finance.
pointment as Supervisor f o r a District She applied this talent as a member o f
composed of Iota, Rho and Tau chap- the Finance Committee and the Cor-
Alpha Omicron Pi Mourns Death Of Helen M. Waller
Alpha Omicron Pis everywhere who time of her death, mourn the passing death of her mother, Helen set a prece-
had the opportunity of knowing her of Helen M . Haller, Omega, resident of dent by being the first night school
and especially those of the Los A n - Pasadena. graduate of Stivers High School in her
geles, Calif., area where she was active hometown. Dayton, Ohio.
in affairs of her fraternity up until the She was AOII's 17th International
President and the assistant bursar of Later, because she worked her way
the University of Southern California through Miami University in Oxford.
in Los Angeles for 40 years prior to Ohio, it was five years before she
her retirement in 1962. graduated with honors in economics.
She was a charter member o f Omega
She died in mid-December at Good Chapter there.
Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, after
a short illness. Private funeral services Called to California in 1927 by the
were conducted. illness of her sister, Bertha, Helen
never returned to Ohio to live.
Helen was A O I I International Presi-
dent from 1939-41. She served AOII in many capacities
including adviser to Kappa Theta
A warm, intelligent personality with Chapter and trustee of the Diamond
deep concern for the individual, Helen Jubilee Foundation of which she was
shunned the spotlight unless she was scholarship chairman.
Just prior to her death, Helen was
Her life, nonetheless, serves as an working intensely for the Arthritis
inspiration to all her sorority sisters Foundation of Southern California with
since she lived the tenets o f A l p h a Omi- the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter, ac-
cron Pi. cording to their treasurer, Alene With-
ers Harrold, Kappa Theta.
Forced to drop out of school at age
12, to care for her family after the 13
By A N N A D E L L C R A I G LAMB his fellow man without thought of re- maximum service to their constituents.
payment and without legal requirement They must depend on a corps of volun-
A lot is being said these days about to do so—is typified in the way in teers.
"fulfillment." Women's Lib advocates which neighbors help each other in
have bombarded the public with con- times of crisis, such as fire, storm, crop But what is happening on the volun-
sciousness-raising thoughts that have damage, illness, financial loss, etc. teer front? The latest page in volunteer
many convinced that every woman must history shows a rapid decline in the
be an oil company executive or she isn't In earlier days the concern was near- American volunteer corps.
"fulfilled." ly always personal, among people who
knew each other. A s cities grew, the A circle of events has pulled more
Must this attitude be accepted, that person-to-person concern was replaced and more women into the job market,
a woman must compete—with clenched by concern through organizations some out of a desire to gratify personal
teeth and doubled fists—in the male- which had as their objective getting wishes for careers, many out of the
dominated job market or be labeled a those who needed help together with necessity to bring an extra income into
societal outcast? those who were willing and capable of the household now that the standard of
giving it. living is raised so much higher by the
Everyone's fulfillment is not found in larger number of double income fami-
a paid job. There are alternatives. Throughout history there has been lies. Every woman who goes into the
support of the arts and cultural events job market along with her husband
And while women are being "saved" by citizens who did not profit monetar- forces family income averages up and
from the slavery of a male-oriented ily from these activities. makes it necessary for another woman
world, they may well be badgered into to enter the job market. And so the
slavery to a time clock or the almighty Promoting the cultural aspects of circle widens.
dollar in exchange. life, preserving the past, and helping
others have become real concerns, es- Such increased rates of employment
There is no doubt that women's roles pecially to today's generation, and that's among women have cut deeply into the
are changing. They have never ceased great to see. But the helper benefits, volunteer corps which has kept a vast
to change. But the goal of change too. Such activities not only give a number of charitable and community
should be the opening up of more op- feeling of satisfaction, but a way of enterprises functioning for many years.
portunities, more choices, more alterna- sharing specialized knowledge, improv- Organizations are looking desperately
tives—not merely the exchange of past ing skills, and enhancing professional for women who are not tied to restric-
dictates of society (for instance the talents—all by lending a helping, vol- tive working hours that seriously limit
one which said a woman's place is in unteer hand to others. the time they can give to volunteer
the home) to newer dictates (for in- duties.
stance the one which says she's a slob No longer is working for a charity
if she isn't out earning a living). Many a matter of sorting used clothing or Volunteer Bureaus have been estab-
women are feeling unnecessary guilt giving Christmas parties for orphans. lished in many cities and large metro-
because of these new attitudes generat- Now the volunteer professional has politan areas. I n one medium-sized
ed by the self-proclaimed leaders of emerged. The definition is not meant midwestern city, for example, about 50
modern women. to imply that a person volunteers so organizations use volunteers. Through
constantly that it becomes a "profes- a volunteer bureau and a weekly news-
Much good has come, and no doubt sion"; but rather it refers to one who paper column called "Needed: Help,"
will continue to come, from the new uses his or her professional talents in people willing to work and jobs need-
awareness to women and their roles, volunteer service. ing to be done find each other. Another
and to the contributions they make to nearby daily paper carries a similar
both society and to the business world. Philanthropic, cultural and social column called "Getting Involved." Such
Equal pay for equal work is but one service organizations of all kinds—na- bureaus and volunteer columns are
very important such achievement. tional and local—are in need of the found nationwide.
same professional services any business
But there are options to life-time, organization uses. Special skills in de- From the informality of neighbor
all-consuming careers for a paycheck. mand include public relations, consum- helping neighbor, volunteerism has
er relations, clerical help, investment come a long way. Consider some of
The re seems little doubt that every- counseling, fund-raising know-how, the new concepts of the volunteer pro-
one can benefit from a work experience. budgeting expertise, teaching and coun- fessional now developing:
But it is possible that the option of an seling skills (especially for youth, the
unpaid voluntary responsibility in her elderly and troubled families), medical 1. There is now a National Center
career field or area of interest can pro- skills and knowledge, artistic, musical, for Voluntary Action in Washington,
vide today's woman with the "fulfill- and theatrical knowledge, and manage- D. C , which serves as a national infor-
ment" she seeks. ment consultation. mation center for volunteers.
Like nearly everything, volunteerism, It is not possible for private organi- 2. Center leaders and others have
too, has undergone changes throughout zations and agencies to pay for all advocated more recognition of volun-
history. these specialized skills and still give teer service and even the establish-
ment of a Guild for American Service
The most basic forms of volunteer-
ing-—that is, man reaching out freely to
Volunteers to inform and represent teer in a theatre-dance group which astrous to more than just the individual
them. produces children's plays. Now she and the family; society has lost, too.
conducts a popular exercise class and
3. The House Ways and Means Com- enjoys the income she receives for this But Mama doesn't need to stay home
mittee is considering bills that would short investment of time. constantly to dust and bake cookies.
allow a modest tax deduction for vol- Proper management will help her find
unteer time donated to qualifying agen- 4. The new director of a United the time to do what she wants to do.
cies. I n other words, the bill would Fund agency related that when she was Here the flexibility of a volunteer job
allow tax deduction for donations of employed, her eighteen months as a is highly desirable; so is the contact
time just as presently donations of volunteer counselor for a crisis agency outside the home; so is the opportunity
money and goods are allowed. in another state was counted as work to keep job skills sharpened or to de-
experience along with her two years of velop new skills.
4. Volunteer agencies are increasing- paid work as a child welfare worker.
ly formalizing their relationship with In retirement years, many have found
the volunteer. Complete job descrip- 5. There are thousands of people in volunteer work a suitable continuum to
tions or written agreements defining the this country who work for their politi- use further the talents and skills de-
roles of volunteer and agency make it cal parties on a volunteer basis. Many veloped through life experiences, and
easier to work with maximum efficiency of those starting in such volunteer to occupy a less demanding period of
and minimum friction between volun- positions discover a growing interest in life.
teer and paid employee. political and governmental affairs and
run for office—another example of vol- The Federal government, in fact, is
5. Volunteer work is now accepted unteerism leading to employment. In encouraging retirees to donate their
as valid work experience by many em- this case it is perhaps not guaranteed time to volunteer action, through grants
ployers. This is especially true if the as permanent, however! to R S V P (Retired Senior Volunteer
volunteer work has been in the appli- Program) which provide funds to reim-
cant's career field, but employers also Today's college graduate might be burse the small expenses of volunteer-
are taking seriously the important ex- lucky and find full time employment ing (such as transportation or lunch)
perience gained from serving on volun- in the career for which she has been for the elderly who have time and
teer boards of directors, budgeting studying and training. This would limit energy for volunteer work but who are
committees, in management roles, and the time she might have available for on fixed or limited incomes.
in contacts with the public. So don't volunteer work, but with careful man-
hesitate to list volunteer experience on agement it is always possible to find Paid employment can give you an in-
your next job application. an hour or two here and there that will come, fulfillment and self-expression,
give an outlet for job-related (or for advancement in your career field, de-
If volunteer work is done as con- variety, perhaps entirely unrelated) velopment of skills, and contact with
scientiously as you would approach a talents and interests, and additional per- the business world.
paid position, you will have good re- sonal contacts and experiences not pos-
sults to show, not only for the agency sible otherwise. A volunteer position will give you
for which you are volunteering but for all that except the income. And in
yourself in work experience that can Or that same graduate may find a addition it offers flexibility of hours
count toward some future employment. tight job market in her field—entirely and type of work, and a chance to
possible in this day when 1.3 million develop new and untried skills—a
Here are a few examples: college graduates are seeking employ- chance for professional growth that
1. A college graduate whose hobby ment each year compared to less than might not be possible in a locked-in job
is genealogy worked as a volunteer in half that number only ten years ago. situation.
this field at a museum for several years She may be settling for employment
while her family was in its growing that is not in her field, just to have in- Volunteerism has a lot to offer. Y o u
years. Early this year she was appoint- come. Then it becomes even more im- will benefit—and so will the world
ed director of the museum, a well-paid portant for her to seek volunteer work around you.
full time position. in her career field or related to it, in
order to gain some experience that "The Volunteer Professional" by A n -
2. A suburban housewife who is an could lead to the type of employment nadell Craig Lamb is one of a series of
artist and had really never considered she prefers. articles prepared for sorority magazines
employment outside her home, enjoyed through Operation Brass Tacks, a proj-
working with the local art center for Or she may choose to raise a family ect of the National Panhellenic E d i -
years as a volunteer. Now, with her and concern over just the right paying tors Conference.
youngest son in college, she is delighted position may not loom so large in her
with her new part-time paying job as mind. Surely there is nothing more im- Annadell Craig Lamb lives in Lafay-
assistant director. portant in this world than devoting ette, Indiana, and is the historian for
time and attention to growing and de- Phi M u . She has recently become the
3. A former physical education in- veloping children. If this responsibility editor of the bulletin of the Interfra-
structor who stopped teaching while is mishandled, the results can be dis- ternity Research and Advisory Council.
her family was growing up, kept her
interest in her profession as a volun- 15
T R A D E - O F F C A R E E R program has been launched at a diverse and complicated division of many universities, an
the University of Utah as full-time workers in search of a area which truly extends the university to all corners of its
college degree switch places with experience-hungry manage- state or province. Utah State reports that in 1975 extension
ment students. Twenty workers were given "released time" included the testing statewide of pressure cooker gauges,
each week in order to pursue their management degrees, and, but more important academically there and elsewhere was
in turn, their places on the work force were taken by 20 the use of the telelecture system. When the Assent of M a n
senior management students. series was aired on public T V students w i t h telelecture could
watch, listen, and carry on two way discussions with their
R E G I O N A L T I E S are naturally a part of academia—and professors on the home campus.
so at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas course in M i n i n g
Claim Staking and Mapping. A former county deputy sur- B I K E T H E F T A N D A C C I D E N T S have quite naturally
veyor who teaches the course says, "They haven't discovered gone hand in hand with the increased number of bicycles
all the lodes yet!" on campus. A t least one institution has met the problem
head on—campus police are themselves patrolling by bike,
D E G R E E P O P U L A R I T Y comes and goes, and statistics not car.
f o r 1975 tell us that the number o f students seeking degrees
in psychology has tripled since a decade ago—from 17,000 F A S T F O O D chains such as Burger K i n g and McDonalds
to 57,000. have been hailed as the rising sun on the campus eating
horizon because they offered students what they wanted to
T H E A D A M S C H R O N I C L E S have been the basis o f eat. They have been successfully installed in campus student
courses offered by more than 300 colleges during the first centers on a number of campuses but there was no welcome
part of 1976. correlating with the public television series at San Diego State. I n fact, students rebelled, called f o r a
shown during this period. referendum, and McDonalds lost three to one and did not
occupy the union snack area.
E N R O L L M E N T S A R E U P and dorms are jammed, as
previously reported in this column. City located universities T H E C O L L E G E M A R K E T is an important one to mer-
add, however, that enrollment figures are boosted consider- chants who like to know what the current profile is. For
ably by part time—especially evening—students. N o doubt 1975, 22% own a passport, and 8% plan to visit Europe
that segment of the student population also is a major factor within the next year; 68% have a typewriter, 56% a bicycle,
in average student age statistics moving upward. and 32% an electronic calculator. Of women, 92% have a
hair dryer while 4 7 % of the men own one of these.
E X T E N S I O N is a simple term which manages to cover
M O V I E S O N C A M P U S have become standard fare, avail- Barbara, and many other campuses have provided feature
able to students one or three or five evenings a week, some old material for alumni publications—at Northwestern's feature
or classic, some new, and thus has been created a whole new on little known facets of the Revolution and what followed.
theatre business. Some campuses report that attendance
surpasses that of athletic events. B I C E N T E N N I A L W E E K at Central Michigan will occur
in September, but all year every department, organization,
R I G H T T O P R I V A C Y extends to all corners these days, and agency on campus has been urged to schedule events
and not the least important is the student's room. Some which would create an understanding of America's culture.
institutions issue Roommate Bill o f Rights to incoming stu-
dents while others, recognizing the need for individual Ole Miss AOII's Donate Homecoming Decorations Fund
privacy f o r each student, campaigns through posters, letters, to National Arthritis Foundation.
dorm reminders of all sorts.
CAMPUSES CELEBRATE T H E BICENTENNIAL
L E C T U R E SERIES are the most popular—at Oregon IB
State six eminent historians, at Utah State eight of the na-
tion's foremost constitutional scholars, and Nevada/Las A NEW TRADIT
Vegas features Nevada-oriented subjects including "The De- ALPHA OMICRON
velopment of Nevada Gambling" and "The $300 Cure:
Divorce in Nevada" among others. This campus has also HAS DONATE
replaced its Confederate Rebel mascot with the Colonial $1,000
Rebel of 1776. TO THE
R E S T O R A T I O N and preservation is part of the Bicen- NATOINAL /
tennial mood. Bethany College reports a $15,000 grant from
the National Park Services through the West Virginia A n - FOUNDATION
tiquities Commission for a preliminary architectural study
which could lead to the restoration of Old Main. IN HONOR OF
A K R O N ' S B I C E N T E N N I A L Bulletin Board tells of a HOMECOMIN
season o f American plays which opened with " O f Mice and
Men." A t the same time the A U chapter of the Administra-
tive Management society was presenting "The American
Revolution and its Meaning f o r Today's Business" while the
concert series f o r the year celebrates both the Bicentennial
and Akron University's 150th birthday.
A M E R I C A N O P E R A w i l l be saluted at Duquesne's School
of Music Opera Workshop with a Bicentennial program
including "Trouble i n T a h i t i " and selected scenes f r o m
"Porgy and Bess" and "Summertime."
R E D I S C O V E R I N G A M E R I C A is the University of
Utah's Bicentennial theme and extends into all areas of the
University through lectures, concerts, museum exhibits stu-
dent competitions, a bicentennial bookmobile, and the ap-
pointment of 20 distinguished Bicentennial Professors to the
faculty—British botanist, Lord Eric Ashby, Aaron Copland,
and James Reston among them.
H U M O R O U S SIDE O F H I S T O R Y opened a Bicentennial
series at Stetson University i n the fall of 1975 with "1775
3A"—satirical sketches of historical events. Other more
serious programs have followed throughout the year. Recipients o f many campus-wide kudos and possibly set-
ting a precedent, members of N u Beta Chapter-University of
H O M E C O M I N G 1975 had its share of Bicentennial Mississippi, donated $1,000 allocated for homecoming decor-
themes and so w i l l 1976. Emphasis is on Americana, red, ations to the National Arthritis Foundation.
white, and blue, and nostalgia in half-time programs, decora-
tions, and parade themes. Standing beside a giant sign proclaiming this move is N u
Beta's president Judy Williamson.
H I S T O R I C A L S C H O L A R S at Duke, Northwestern, Santa
It's 43 Years
For Beta Tau's
A f t e r more than four decades o f service to collegians and •
alumnae in Toronto, Canada, Beta Tau Chapter's Mothers'
Club have evolved some traditions of its own. 'i
Just f o r example, they have Life Memberships, a welcome Mrs. J. Perdicaris, BT, president of Beta Tau Chapter's Mothers'
rose and "passing of the p i n . " A L i f e Membership Badge is
awarded for a ten year membership. Club, is seen at a wine and cheese party the group gave for
This exciting organization now has 24 life members and collegians, their parents, alumnae and friends earlier this year.
they are slated to be honored this spring at a special lun-
cheon. With her are Mothers' Club life members, Mrs. A. S. Hustwitt
Oustanding personalities in the group are Mrs. G . E. and Mrs. William T. VanCamp.
Clemes and Mrs. W i l l i a m T. Van Camp, who continues to
advise the club, and M r s . A . S. Hustwitt, who participates i n Past Mothers' Club president, Mrs. K. W. McGill, chats with
activities in memory of her daughter, Audrey. life member, Mrs. G. E. Clemes.
As a fine start for 1976 and the beginning of their 43rd
year, the Mothers' Club were hostesses at a wine and cheese
party for collegians, their parents, alumnae and friends.
Throughout the years the Mothers' Club has encouraged a
feeling of comradeship among its members and many lifelong
friendships have been formed as a result o f its activities.
There are charter members of Beta Tau Chapter in this
The club's activities are centered around assisting Beta Tau
by catering during rush, serving homecooked meals at Christ-
mas, Thanksgiving and at occasional Monday evening meet-
ings, contributing to the decorating of the house i n
coordination with the alumnae chapter, and by contributing
time and financial support to one o f the chapter's favorite
philanthropic projects, the Corbrook Sheltered Workshop for
To each new member of the Mothers' Club goes a red rose
of welcome. Each new president receives as her symbol of
office, a Mothers' Club pin donated by former president, Mrs.
E. C. Brockett.
A handbook listing all 70 members of the Mothers' Club
goes to each current member of the club as well as a listing
of all collegians.
The presentation of 50-year pins to
five members and an address by Region
I Vice President Marion Grassmuck
Clouse, X, highlighted the "Members
Day" luncheon of the New Jersey
Alumnae Chapter held at the Town
and Campus Restaurant in West
Fifty-year pins went to Thelma Rob-
ertson Mitchell, X, founder of the
chapter, Mildred Stewart La Due, X,
A n n Spalding Schneider, X, Mary Kent
Miller Tennant, OIL and Helen Gray
Also special tribute was paid to i m -
mediate past president, Emily Granger
Hinman, Gladys Pearson Swanson, im-
mediate past treasurer, and secretary,
Dorothea Murphy Catena.
1 A N N D E W A R B L E C K E N , K O , is country could make them, too."
a member of the Memphis firm, B & " I t took us three years to f o r m our
52 B Needlecrafts, an official manufac-
turer of an officially recognized com- firm."
VICKI RUSSELL AND memorative of the Bicentennial. "We have made the k i t as fine a
MARY LYNN GRIFFIN, An
Two AOIIs, both alumnae of Delta Their quilt k i t is licensed by the product as any i n the field, all fabrics
Omega Chapter, Murray State Univer- American Revolution Bicentennial A d - dyed to exact specifications, all ap-
sity, Murray, K y . , are employed in the ministration in Washington. Royalties plique pieces die-cut and all back-
office of U.S. Congressman Carroll f r o m its sales go back to the Adminis- ground blocks stamped by silk screen
Hubbard in Washington, D.C. tration to help finance local celebra- with the symbol design f o r exact re-
V i c k i is serving as executive press tions across the country. production. We are even including a
secretary to Congressman Hubbard, woven label proclaiming the quilt's
while Mary Lynn works with her hus- A n n says, "Several years ago the U.S. official licensing and providing room
band, Dennis G r i f f i n , executive assis- Postal Service issued a stamp bearing for each quiltmaker*s name and date."
tant. the official symbol of the American
Revolution Bicentennial, a double star "Actually, I am a housewife and
in red, white and blue, and, as a quitt- weekly garden columnist f o r The Com-
er, I thought what a beautiful applique
quilt that would make. I made one and mercial Appeal in Memphis and my
it is beautiful. I also thought how husband is an insurance executive, but
great if American women all over the we now find ourselves all wrapped up
in quilts and having a most exciting
time. Our quilt even appeared on the
Scholarship Winner Is Announced
Margaret A . Thomas was the recipient qualified graduate woman f r o m any
of the Epsilon Corporation of Alpha college or university and provides a
Omicron Pi Sorority graduate fellow- stipend of $2,600 plus tuition and gen-
ship f o r the academic year 1975-76, eral fees.
according to an announcement made
by Cornell University. All other qualifications being equal,
preference is given to a member of
Miss Thomas, of Louisville, K y . , is Alpha Omicron Pi.
a graduate of Duke University, where
her area of study was History of A r c h i - For information, write to the Grad-
tecture specializing in preservation. uate School, Cornell University, Ithaca,
N . Y . 14850.
The fellowship is available to any
Alumnae Chapter Installed
In Richmond, Va.
PHYLLIS CASTEEL GILSON, 2*, Kris Lusk Lincicome, Z * , is presi- Bassford Rowe (Mrs. James L . , Z * ) ,
received a trophy upon being named dent of the recently installed Rich- Sheila L . Spruill, Z * , Emily Jane
"Most Distinguished Alumna" by Sigma mond, Va., Alumnae Chapter. Thomas Elliott (Mrs. Robert C , Y A ) ,
Phi Chapter, California State University Judy K. Thomas Farmer (Mrs. Charles
at Northridge. Phyllis, former director Jackie Dinwiddie of the Northern J., A l l ) , Deborah Ann Whitlow, Z,
f o r Region V I I I , currently serves as Virginia Alumnae Chapter assisted Donna Liverman Haggard (Mrs. H . J.,
rush and pledge adviser for the colle- Joan McCallum, International Vice Z * ) , L . Annette Stokes, Z * , Geralene
giate chapter and president of Sigma President/Extension, in the installation Mills Sutton (Mrs. Leonard, Z\I>), M a r y
Phi Corporation Board. ceremonies which took place at the Kay Oswald, Br, Sylvia C. Zelkin.
home of Mary A n n Peters Greenawalt; Z * , and Edith A . Gessler Happ (Mrs.
KATHERINE CAMUEL HUME, B$. Henry, X).
AX-Western Kentucky University, has
been named "Young Speech Teacher of Charter members installed in addi- In addition to Kris, other officers
the Year," by the Kentucky Associa- tion to Kris and Mary A n n included: are Anna Rowe, vice president and
tion of Communication Arts. Lydia Boyce Fauls (Mrs. duBois, secretary; Ruth Lawson, treasurer; Jeri
A n ) , Sheridan Smith Mahaffey, $A, Sutton, historian, and Debbie Whitlow,
Kathi received the recognition for Elizabeth Dumm Phillips, EA, Ruth social chairman.
her outstanding instructional program Peters Lawson (Mrs. R. M . , B$), Anna
in speech and drama at Tates Creek
High School in Fayette County where Alumnae Report Activities
she has taught f o r five years.
DR. JANET TURNER, A, Chico fabrics, as well as metalsmithing f r o m
She holds a Bachelor and Master's State University professor of art, was 21 countries in the display.
Degree in Speech f r o m Western Ken- named one of two outstanding pro-
tucky. fessors in California State University The ornament can be worn either
and Colleges for 1975. with interchangeable feathers or fresh
This educational system consists of
19 campuses employing 15,000 faculty Ruth, whose bracelet was selected out
members. of 9,500 entries, also was featured by
Fawcett Publishing Company in their
Sponsored annually by the Board of "Woman's Day Special Interest Series"
Trustees, the outstanding professors se- in a story entitled "North American
lection program operates throughout Indian Jewelry."
the system with participation by the
statewide academic senate. Nominations She reports that her work in gems
are made on the basis of outstanding and silver and goldsmithing started
standards in creative teaching and about 20 years ago with private study
scholarly endeavor. when she lived in St. Louis. M o .
Each of the honorees received a MADELEINE HAGGERTY, *A,
$1,000 award through the cooperation of Youngstown, Ohio, has been ap-
of the Joseph M . Schenck Foundation pointed supervisor of the Dental
of Los Angeles which has provided Hygiene Technology Program in the
grants since 1964 to make the awards Technical and Community College of
possible. Youngstown State University.
Dr. Turner, noted internationally She has been a teacher i n Youngs-
for her lithographs and watercolors of town and Cleveland for a number of
birds, interrupted a bird photographing years and holds a bachelor of science
expedition north of the Arctic Circle degree in education f r o m Youngstown
on Victoria Island, Northwest Terri- State University, a master of science
tories, Canada, to return to Los A n - degree in education f r o m Northeastern
geles to receive the award. University, Boston, and an associate
degree in dental hygiene f r o m Lakeland
RUTH BUEHLER WARE, $, Fort Community College.
Collins, Colo., jewelry maker, was
among three Coloradans whose work V I R G I N I A RUSH LLOYD, K®,
was represented in the Contemporary of Los Angeles, Calif., reports that
Crafts of the Americas: 1975 hemi- AOII alumnae, who have turned their
sphere-wide exhibit at Colorado State attention to behind the scene activity
University. f o r the Arthritis Foundation, were fea-
tured as members of "The Golden
Ruth's bracelet, made of sterling Circle" who took telephone pledges
silver and gold with a faceted quartz during the recent Southern California
gem, was chosen one of 343 items in- T V Telethon.
cluding ceramics, woodcarvings and
., 1 _
Elizabet/i Hale Hunt, O, and Genevieve Bacon Herrington, X I , Among alumnae at the New Jersey Alumnae Chapter's "Members
are pictured with the governor of Oklahoma, the Honorable
David L. Boren, at a special "Arthritis Day" reception at the Day" luncheon held at the Town and Campus Restaurant in
state capital. Governor Boren is honorary state chairman for the
Arthritis Foundation and deeply interested in its work. These West Orange were Emily Granger Hinman, seated, NO, past
two A Oil alumnae are liaisons between the alumnae chapter and
the state Arthritis Foundation. In this capacity they worked president, and Thelma Robertson Mitchell, X. chapter founder
closely in connection with the first annual Arthritis Bowl featuring
Coach Barry Switzer and the Oklahoma University football team. and 50-year member. Regina Ryan Stranchon, E A . publicity
chairman; Florence Miller Lynch. Xl, and Dorothea Murphy
Catena. 0 / / , secretary.
On behalf of the Baltimore Alumnae Carol Lee Hensyl, Melis Erlbeck and Irene T
Chapter, Irene Schumacher accepts the Schumacher sell tickets to a benefit per- Edith Ailken, I, was winner of the At-
lanta, Ga., alumnae "Be a VIP for a
Distinguished Public Service Award from formance of "Gypsy" starring Angela Night" which they sponsored for the
Arthritis Foundation. She is seen accepting
Dr. L. Myrton Gaines, Jr., president of Landsbury. Proceeds benefited the co- her prize from Lee Harty, director of
Brennan's Restaurant. At the right is Mary
the Maryland Chapter, Arthritis Founda- sponsoring Maryland Chapter, Arthritis Wade. \\\. who sold the most tickets for
the giveaway which included a dinner for
tion. The Baltimore alums work on many Foundation which worked with the Balti- two at Brennan's, a chauffeured Cadillac
and theater tickets to "Sherlock Holmes"
fronts in the battle against arthritis. more Alumnae Chapter in staging the given by the Alliance Theatre.
SHIRLEY A. WOOD LVD1NGTON. Oil.
of Fulton, N.Y., wants to know if their
are any other AOIIs other than herself
who are licensed pilots. Her husband
Ramsey G. Ludington, owns a Cessna 172
Skyhawk, they are both licensed pilots,
and now their daughter and son are taking
flying lessons. Shirley, who currently is
in the process of upgrading her license to
the Instrument Pilot rating, flew her
daughter to her college interviews in Ohio
JAN DOUTHIT WEIR, Z-University of
Nebraska, was named "1975 Advertising
Woman of the Year" by the American
Advertising Federation at its Public Affairs
Conference in Washington, D.C. Cited for
valuable contributions to advertising
through her own accomplishments. Mrs.
Weir is a principal in Mefford Warren
Weir, Inc., a 4-A Denver advertising and
marketing firm, and chairman of the board
of the Fontana Media Corporation, an
FM. broadcasting company. She is the first
woman to be elected president of the 490-
member Advertising Club of Denver, the
nation's oldest advertising organization.
An internationally published writer in his-
tory and bibliography, Mrs. Weir is
Among those who gathered in Memphis to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kappa acknowledged as an outstanding public
member of Kappa were, clockwise from center, Minnie Lundy Wellford, a charter speaker who is one of the most articulate
members of Kappa
Omicron; Louise Mayo Rollow and Elizabeth William Cooper, and effective spokespersons for the adver-
Omicron's first pledge class, and Sallie Clark, KO's president. tising industry in the West.
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• if j i K f n
LOU ELLEN PHELP, president of the
Beaumont, Texas Alumnae Chapter, pre-
sents a 50-year pin to Charlsie Elizabeth
Berly, K. at a recent meeting of the group.
Also recipient of this honor at the same ARLENE ROUPINIAN, president of the
REBA SHANNON TRABER, Y, displays session was Mary Ryan Cecil, K, who South Bay-Palos Verdes Alumnae Chap-
pink, informal notepads she designed. The
50-sheet pads are available for $1.00 from also was a student at Randolph Macon ter, and Sharon Axfornd, a past president,
the San Diego Alumnae Chapter, P.O.
Box 28241, San Diego, Calif. 92128. Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va. The are pictured during a chapter outing
22 awards marked the Beaumont group's aboard the yacht of Sharon and her hus-
first anniversary. band, Roy.
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