Winter 1972 Vol. LIX No. 6
Celebrating AOII's 75th Anniversary
Come and have fun in the sun with your A o n sis- You will squeal with delight at the awards; get misty
ters! For five, fabulous, fantastic, friendship and fun- eyed at candlelighting. You will take courage and go
filled days it will be A o n all the way from June 17 to the microphone on the convention floor and let
through 22. your sisters know how you believe it should be done
(remember our Parliamentarian has said, "Try it,
Pin a rose on your calendar, red letter the dates you'll like it.")
when we will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the
founding of Alpha Omicron Pi at The Diplomat, Holly- Make your convention plans now. Send in your
wood-By-The-Sea, Fla. Our roses will sparkle with reservation for five, unforgettable wonderful days with
diamonds! your AOII sisters.
Your hours will be crowded with living and learning. The inevitable question, "What to wear?" Follow
You will hear stimulating, provocative speakers, re- the simple rule that you are AOII representing your
ports from various chairmen. You will join in rituals collegiate or alumnae sisters. There will be business
and sessions on problems of today's world, solutions sessions, training sessions, luncheons with special
and leadership training. You will participate! guests, three formal banquets (the opening banquet,
the 75th Anniversary Banquet and the Rose Banquet),
In the spirit of our four founders, Jessie Wallace and dinners when we honor our alumnae and col-
Hughan, Helen St. Clair Mullan, Stella George Stern legiates, plus the rap sessions (optional, of course, but
Perry and Elizabeth Haywood Wyman, you will shape who could bear to miss them).
the destiny of AOTT.
Our AOII sisters in Region I I I are busy getting
Never a dull moment from the shrill alarm that ready for this fabulous fraternity function. Do come to
awakens you from deep sleep through the rap sessions convention. Take home treasured memories of your
that break up in the wee morning hours. There will fraternity, a many splendored thing!
be banquets of gourmet fare. Golden days and silver
nights. You will meet new sisters and greet others Fraternally yours-AOII-75 years,
with "Remember when," recalling rare moments of
fun and friendship. Eleanore Dietrich MacCurdy,
Check the schedule and you will see that your International President
Executive Committee and International Convention
Chairman have set aside free time during the conven-
tion. You really can have fun in the Florida sun, on
the beach, sightseeing, or what you will.
Convention is where the action is. I t is where you
determine the course of our fraternity for the next
biennium as you vote changes in Constitution and
Bylaws, elect members of the Executive Committee
and the Board of Directors.
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Alpha Omicron Pi
Winter, 1972 Vol. L1X, No. V I
published since January 1905 by
ALPHA OMICRON PI Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Barnard College. January 2, 1897
Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office CONTENTS
Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Parkway,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 Second Cover Call To Convention
1973 Convention Schedule 138
Send all editorial material and corre-
spondence to the Region III To Host 75th Anniversary Convention 139
Mrs. Robert C . Murphy They Coordinate Convention Plans 141
4534 Shy's Hill Road,
Nashville, Tennessee 37215 Chapters Aspire for Awards At 1973 Convention 144
Send all changes of address, death no-
tices and T O D R A G M A subscriptions What's New On Campus? 145
Aon Rechristens Traveling Secretaries 150
Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office Alpha Omicron Pi Is Concerned About Arthritis 151
Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Parkway
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 Central Office Aquisition Fund 152
TO D R A G M A is published by Alpha Wisconsin State Scene Of Region I I Session 153
Omicron Pi Fraternity with headquar-
ters at Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Park- Identity Is Earned, Not Found 154
way, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205, Sec-
ond Class Postage paid at Indianapolis, Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter Installed 155
Indiana, and at additional mailing offices.
Collegiate Commentaries 157
TO D R A G M A is printed four times a
year in Fall, Winter, Spring and Sum- Directory inside back cover
mer by Benson Printing Company, 136
Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, Tenn. THE COVER: The 1972 Convention cover features, from left, Susie Hunt
37219. Deadline dates are June 15, Sept.
15, Dec. 15 and Feb. 15 for Fall, Winter, Livingston TO, Ft. Lauderdale, and Virdia Van Huss Cushman K F , Key
Spring and Summer, respectively.
Biscayne, local Florida co-chairmen, and Gerry Martindale King TO, St.
Subscription Price is $1.00 per copy.
$3.00 per year. Life Subscription. Louis, Mo., International Convention Chairman, who are pictured in
Hollywood-By-The-Sea, Fla. In the background is The Diplomat Resorts
and Country Club, scene of the 50th biennial AOH convention to be marked
by a joyous spirit of celebration as the fraternity observes its 75th an-
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m lomat Resorts and Country CluJD
Sunday, June 17 Registration 6:30 p.m. amnae Dinner
2 00 to 5 00 p.m Ritual Rehearsal 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Training Sessions
3 30 to 5 pm. Opening Banquet (formal)
6 00 p.m. Opening Ritual Wednesday, June 20 mm*
9 30 p.m. Regional Meetings 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
10 30 p.m. 9:00 to 12:00 Business Session
Monday. June 18 12:30 p.m. Panhellenic Luncheon
7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast mm ! 2:00 to 3:001p.m. Business Session
8:00 to 9 a.m. 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. "Free" Time
Credential Presentation 6:30 p.m Collegiate Dinne:
9:00 to 12:00 noon 9:00 p.m Memorial S,ervi
12:30 p.m. Extension (Doors close promptly
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 9:00 a.m.) 7:30 to"«:30 a.m. Corporation Meeting,
9:00 to 12:00 Business Session
3:30 to 5:00 p Opening Session noon Fun Luncheon
12:30 p.m. Business Session
6:30 p.m. Extension Luncheon 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Installation of Officers
4:00 p.m. Rose Banquet (formal)
8:30 p.m. Training Sessions: 7:00 p.m. Reception: New Executive
10:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Committee
Constitution and By laws
Tuesday, June 19 Friday, June 22 Breakfast
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. "How to" Sessions 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Check Out Time
9:00 to 12 noon 9:00 to 12:00
Seminars 1, I I , and I I I noon
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 75th Anniversary Banquet
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Region III, Florida's East Coast To Host
75th Anniversary Convention
Looking in all directions on Florida's Gold Coast, there's water to be seen. Navigable rivers, canels and lagoons snake in and through
the cities and towns. Gleaming houses and colorful landscapes along the waterways add to the panorama everywhere.
Region I I I A O n s > and particularly
of the Florida East Coast area, ex-
citedly are anticipating and preparing
for the arrival in June, 1973, of
sorority sisters from all areas of the
United States and Canada.
The Diplomat Resorts and Country
Club in Hollywood-By-The-Sea, Fla.,
will be the scene of AOn's 75th an-
niversary celebration at the 50th
biennial convention June 17 through
"Fraternally Yours-AOll.75 Years"
is the theme chosen by the Executive
Committee for this festive diamond
The Diplomat is one of the Sun-
shine State and the world's most
fabulous vacation operations with 900
rooms and suites extending over 600
One of the Gold Coast's beautiful, sunny,
sandy beaches. Photographs through the
courtesy of the Publicity Department of
the Ft. Lauderdale News.
Here delegates will be located cen- —* s
trally in the very heart of Florida's
Gold Coast for The Diplomat is sit- i. in-
uated between the excitement of Mi-
ami and Ft. Lauderdale. • Ft. Lauderdale and
This family-owned vacation mecca Pleasure craft ply the waters all about Hollywood-By-The-Sea,
annually bills the top names of show Miami.
business, such personalities as Dionne
Warwick, Petula Clark, Peggy Lee
and Danny Thomas, for the enter-
tainment of its guests.
A sampling of the cuisines and
cultures of many countries is offered
in its ten assorted restaurants which
literally attempt to give suests an
around the world tour in dining.
Besides a 1.200-foot private ocean
beach, there are five swimming pools,
golf on two championship courses
and tennis on eight tournament
Business sessions will be held in
Convention Hall, an extremely large
theatre type facility with seating ca-
pacity for 2,500 or school room for
2,160, part of The Diplomat East's
The convention Boutique, Awards
Display, Resource Center and Listen-
ing Post will be arranged together in
one large area convenient to the Con-
In contrast to conventions of the
Quaint shopping districts abound. This one's in Ft. Lauderdale. past when breakfast has been served
buffet in one particular dining room,
delegates will be on their own to the
extent of choosing any one of the
public dining rooms for their opening
meal of the day.
The first banquet of the 50th ses-
sion will be formal and will feature
an address by International President
Eleanore Dietrich MacCurdy. It will
be followed by the opening ritual and
Two more gala banquets will re-
quire formal attire, the 75th Anniver-
sary Banquet Monday, June 18, and
the Rose Banquet Thursday, June 21.
The latter will be climaxed by a re-
ception in Convention Hall for the
1973-75 Executive Committee.
Besides all the excitement of digni-
fied business sessions, featured an-
niversary observances, traditional
banquets, award presentations, spe-
cial gatherings for training, "How to"
and rap sessions, plans are afoot to
offer convention-goers free time to
exdore the vacation land about the
hotel and to choose from three post-
convention tours: (1) Disneyworld.
(2) the Bahamas (Nassau) and (3) a
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Plans for AOII'j 75th Anniversary celebration scheduled at the 50th biennial International Convention June 17-22, 1973, at The
Diplomat, Hollywood-By-The-Sea, Fla., are under the guidance and direction of the International Executive Committee. They are,
left to right, Eleanore Dietrich MacCurdy IA, President: Norma Nierstheimer Berry P, NPC Delegate; Bobbye L. McCarter NO,
Secretary; Adele K. Hinton P, Extension Vice President; Patricia Jacobs Mottweiler 6, Executive Vice President: Norma Marshall
Ackel K 6 , Treasurer, and Janirae Linebaugh Callaway 0, Administrative Vice President.
With the inspired leadership and Lambuth, she taught girls' physical planned to provide toys for children
planning of the Executive Committee education, health and seventh and who do not have the simplest of toys
and the masterful coordination of In- eighth grade science at junior high at home; to encourage interaction in
ternational Convention Chairman, school in Jackson, Tenn., for a num- a positive way between parent and
Gerry Martindale King of St. Louis, ber of years during which time she child; to supplement and augment the
Mo.. Aon's 75th Anniversary Con- earned a M . E d , degree in education teachings of the school, and to teach
vention promises to be a dazzling from Memphis State University. responsibility and sportsmanship.
event in the fraternity's glowing his-
tory. She and her husband and their SUSIE HUNT LIVINGSTON (MRS.
freshman high school-age son, K e - A. C . ) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., rO-
GERALDINE MARTIN- vin, now reside in St. Louis, where University of Florida, and V I R D I A
D A L E K I N G (MRS. JACK B.I Jack King is television engineer for VAN HUSS CUSHMAN (MRS.
f20-Lambuth College, as International Channel 2, the A B C affiliate in that S T A N L E Y ) of K e y Biscayne, F l a . ,
Convention Chairman, serves as co- city. Kr-Florida Southern College, are
ordinator of the whole festive cele- serving as local convention co-chair-
bration and biennial meeting. On the local level, Gerry has served men.
AOn in many posts. Twice she's been
Convention planning is nothing president of the St. Louis Alumnae Susie was president of her col-
new to Gerry, who was masterminded Chapter and is a regular volunteer in legiate chapter during days at the
two others on the international level the office of the Eastern Missouri University of Florida, served as chap-
for AOn—1967 at Mackinac Island Chaoter. Arthritis Foundation. ter adviser and also has been an of-
and 1969 at Los Angeles. These came ficer in the Broward County Alumnae
after she served as local coordinator Currently she and five friends are Chapter.
for the 1965 St. Louis meeting. engaged in setting up a pilot program
for the St. Louis Board of Education Her husband, Alec, is a group in-
After graduating cum laude from in one room at 15 schools. Parent- surance representative. Although their
Child Toy Libraries, the project is
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Poolside at The Diplomat, site of AOTI'j
75th Anniversary Convention June 17-22,
1973, are reservations chairman, Linda
Ekberg Blau H, and publicity coordina-
tor. Elaine Miele Reese EA.
one-year-old daughter, Alexis, in- m
volves a major portion of Susie's time,
she is working on her Master's degree "m
and is a devotee of tennis, sewing and
other forms of needlework. Diane Lee AA, Sylvia Moon Stafford AA and Faith Stewart Burke TO, left to right,
arrangements, flowers and Boutique chairmen, respectively, prepare to lunch in one of
Vice president of the Women's Pan- The Diplomat's wide variety of restaurants.
hellenic Association of Miami and the
Aon Miami Alumnae Chapter, Virdia PATTY CONNORS CALIENDO hobbies she works in the office of her
was looking forward with great joy at ( M R S . S A M ) of Pompano Beach, attorney husband, sews and engages
T O D R A M A ' S press time to the birth TO-University of Florida, was vice in working with decoupage and
of a baby. president of her collegiate chapter ceramics.
and has served as an officer of the
She substitute teaches and is en- Broward County Alumnae Chapter. S Y L V I A MOON STAF-
gaged in work towards graduate de- She is chairman of convention hos- F O R D ( M R S . L E O N A R D ) of Ft.
grees in psychology. Her hobbies in- pitality. Lauderdale. AA-Auburn University, is
clude decoupage, crocheting, tennis flower chairman. A past personnel
and golf. She is a fourth grade teacher. As
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( M R S . G U S ) of Miami X-Syracuse
University, is registration chairman.
She is an elementary school teacher
and her husband's manager of the
Miami Beach Federal Credit Union.
Their sons, Steven and Thomas, are
graduates of Auburn and Miami
Dade College, respectively.
Treasurer of Aon Miami Alumnae.
Molly pursues Greek cooking, sewing
and arts and crafts for relaxation.
LINDA EKBERG BLAU (MRS.
A R T H U R E . ) of Miami. ^-Miami
University, has the important job of
reservations chairman. She's the
daughter of A on. Thelma Ekberg.
who is a former International Philan-
Linda's husband is vice president
and general manager of Allstate-Pro
Gas. They have three children. De-
borah. 10. Douglas, 8. and Diane, 3.
She is active in Girl Scouts. Beta Sig-
ma Phi Sorority and Bartholomew
Women's Club and enjoys sewing and
ELAINE MIELE REESE (MRS.
B E R T R A N D ) of Pompano Beach,
Fla., EA-Penn State University, is
handling local convention publicity.
Elaine, who works part-time for an
outdoor advertising agency and hus-
band, Bert, who is a speech pathologist
in private practice, are parents of a
six-year-old, Mike, and Guy, 2.
executive, she currently holds down a non, are two and four years old, re- She likes gardening, decoupage and
full time job as wife of Leonard spectively. cooking.
Stafford, attorney and Broward County
public defender, and mother of Craig. In the interest of the Boutique, MARY DELL HATCHER PATER-
8, and Mark, 4. Faith's address is 3755 N.W. 24 NO ( M R S . R O B E R T ) of Miami, FO.
Street, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., 33311. University of Florida, will be hand-
Between Cub Scout activities, she ling arrangements for exhibits. She's
plays tennis and swims. D I A N E L E E of Pompano Beach. M - the wife of an attorney and the
Auburn University, is arrangements mother of two youngsters, Kathleen
FAITH STEWART BURKE (MRS. chairman. Employee of John Robert and Bobby.
J O U R D A N ) of Lauderdale Lakes. Powers as a speech and diction teach-
Fla.. ro.iJniversity of Florida, will be er, lovely Dee aspires to go into tele- She's a member of the Miami
in charge of the convention Boutique. vision as an interviewer and news- Alumnae Chapter, the Women's Pan-
caster. She served Delta Delta hellenic Association of Miami, and
She suggests that chapters through- Chapter two years as president. gardens, sews and knits.
out the country be working on items
for this special feature of the Florida CAROLYN RICHARDS SHERIN MARJORIE JERVIS SHULL (MRS.
session. Macrame belts and purses, tie (MRS. R I C H A R D ) of Miami. rO. F R A N K T . ) of Ft. Lauderdale, NT.
dyed scarves, pennants, paper flowers, University of Florida, is in charge of New York University, is president of
decoupage and crocheted hats and convention printing. Married to a the Broward County Alumnae Chap-
vests have proved to be fastest selling certified public accountant, Carolyn is ter and is coordinator of all arrange-
current items. psychologist for the Dade County ments for the opening banquet.
Jail. She's president of the Miami
Faith, who's taught elementary Alumnae Chapter and a member of Because of her husband's work.
school, is secretary of the Broward the Women's Panhellenic Association Marjorie has lived abroad and trav-
County Alumnae Chapter. Her hus- of Miami. eled extensively. She has four chil-
band is an I B M marketing representa- dren. 11 grandchildren and enjoys
tive. Their children. Jason and Shan- golf and swimming.
Chapters of Region I I I in charge
of various events at the convention
include: Kappa Gamma, Delta Delta,
Gamma Sigma, Lambda Sigma,
Lambda Chi, Omega Omicron, Tau
Omicron, Kappa Omicron, Nu Beta.
Alpha Pi. Gamma Omicron, Omi-
cron, Phi Alpha, Zeta Psi, Alpha
Delta, Tau Delta, Nu Omicron, and
Broward County, C o c o a - Mel-
bourne Miami, Palm Beach County,
Auburn-Opelika, Mobile, Mont-
gomery, Atlanta, Atlanta-Tri County,
Jackson, Martin, Memphis, Gaines-
ville. Orlando-Winter Park, Knox-
ville, Johnson City, Birmingam.
Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Nashville
Marjorie Jervis Shull N, left, president of
Broward County Alumnae Chapter, is
coordinating arrangements for the con-
vention's opening banquet, and Patty
Connors Caliendo TO, right, is hospitality
Chapters Aspire For Awards
At 1973 Convention
Ann Griffin McClanahan e (Mrs. R. Keith), 5316 Skyridge Road, Indian- /
apolis, Ind. 46250, heads the special committee on A wards.
For many years a highlight of each International Con- of fraternal affairs, are considered.
vention is the presentation of awards climaxed by the The McCausland Cup will go to the collegiate chapter
revelation at the final Rose Banquet of the winners of the
coveted Founders' Awards. with the most outstanding scholarship for the past two
years. The winner of the award is selected by the Interna-
A l l chapters, collegiate and alumnae alike, are working tional Scholarship Chairman from her records.
hard vying for nominations in the coming competition. It
is every chapter president's hope to experience the thrill In addition Scholarship Recognition Awards will be pre-
of winning recognition at convention next June and the sented seven chapters that have demonstrated their scho-
joy of bringing some of the dazzling array of silver trophies, lastic abilities in helping their individual members attain
trays, bowls and pieces of all sizes, home to her chapter. outstanding achievement.
Mrs. R. Keith Gilchrist ( A n n Griffin McClanahan O ) is Inaugurated at the 1971 Dallas International Convention
chairman of The Awards Committee. She stays busy be- was the Philos Award, a Panhellenic presentation awarded
tween conventions answering collegiate chapter's inquiries to the collegiate chapter which best exemplifies the inter-
and charting their achievements and nominations for awards. action of Alpha Omicron Pi as a member group of National
Panhellenic Conference within the groups on campus em-
The Founders' Awards include: The J W H Cup presented phasizing "Cooperation for furthering fraternity life in
biennially to the most outstanding collegiate chapter. It is harmony with its best possibilities—the ideal that shall
based on service to the college and community, good guide our fraternity activities." Panhellenic Creed.
scholarship, having fulfilled financial responsibilities, and
while active on campus, still maintaining good relations The Collegiate Chapter Distinguished Service Cups will be
with A O I I national and being involved in a commendable presented to 10 chapters exemplifying A O I I ideals on
training program while strengthening its own internal A O I I campus, in their community and within the sorority's
relations. A select group of loyal and deserving AOIIs who typify
The Perry Award (annual) is the highest distinction the lifelong vows of the A O I I sisterhood by their active
given to a collegiate chapter president. I t was initiated in interest and participation as alumnae, and often serve
1960-61 with the statement by A O I I executives, "We wish silently will be presented the Rose Award.
to find the presidents whose over-and-above contribution
To one alumnae chapter with a membership of more than
places them apart f r o m all others. In addition, these 25 members, and to another with a membership of under
candidates are set apart because of their character, integrity 25 will go to the Alumnae Chapter Distinguished Service
and inner strength; their mature and exceptionally fine Awards based on service to community, collegiate chapters
leadership. . . . Most of all, her own life is an example and other activities. Three other citations also will be made
of Alpha Omicron Pi philosophy." in this category.
The Wyman Award (biennially) is presented to an Based on philanthropic achievements, fulfilling quota and
alumna member who has achieved outstanding success and/ contributing time and/or money to local projects, Philan-
or acclaim in the arts, her profession or service to humanity. thropic Awards will be made to the most outstanding col-
legiate and alumnae chapters, plus three additional citations
The Mullan Award (biennially) is made to an alumna in each of these categories.
who has continually through the years, expressed loyal,
faithful and devoted service to the fraternity. Any alumnae The Central Office Cooperation Cup will be presented to
members, including past International Presidents who con- the collegiate chapter maintaining the best communications
tinue to serve on committees and assume the responsibilities and records with Central Office.
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(First Article Of Three)
by Mary Margaret Garrard
Today, with over 7 million stu-
dents—double the 1960 number—
seeking higher education, with a
25% increase in the number of col-
leges and junior colleges, and with
the attendant disenchantment with
education felt by many, change is
rife on the campus scene. As col-
leges and college-age individuals
seek to reassess priorities so as to
better resolve the problems of con-
temporary human existence, we are
confronted with a new approach,
new patterns in universities, new or-
ganization, new freedom, a new stu-
dent, and new developments for
The following article deals with
the new approach and new patterns
THE NEW APPROACH
"We need to remind ourselves
constantly that a student at what-
ever level is not in competition with
his fellow students—he is in com-
petition with the best that is in him.
The purpose of assessments of all
kinds, be they marks or test scores,
is to help us understand an individ-
ual student and to help him under-
stand his unique interests, aptitudes
and talents."—Eugene S. Wilson,
longtime dean of admissions, A m -
The admissions picture in the six-
ties was one of great selectivness.
A s we start the seventies, it is eas-
The financial pinch is causing
many families to shop around for a
good buy in a college education.
Through necessity, high-tuition col-
leges and even some state universi-
ties are reassessing their require-
ments for acceptance of students.
The whole problem of finding
ways to identify the full potential of
poor and minority group students is
having great bearing on principles
and practices of formerly selective
There is a strong nation-wide
movement by students toward the
two-year community colleges, most
of which do not require admissions
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The question constantly raised these days on college campuses is "Do
students need grades to be motivated to study?"
". . . we are confronted with a new approach, new patterns . . . new
freedom, a new student, and new developments for fraternity."
Now a large university has Curriculum and have the approval of his depart-
adopted an open admissions policy ment.
—the City University of New York " A degree has become a credit
( C U N Y ) . Despite many complica- card which allows the student to buy Other courses particularly linked
tions and problems attendant on the his way into society's institutions to student concerns are, of course,
change, the policy seems to be work- rather than allowing him to orient the black studies plus the study of
ing and it brought 12,000 more his education toward what he wants the role and history of women, the
applicants to C U N Y now in the sec- to know and how his personal de- latter highlighted by San Diego State
ond year of the program. velopment can come about."—Dr. College's full-scale eleven-course
Robert Krueger, Duke University. offering.
Does this mean the end of test-
ing? Not yet. Aptitude and achieve- College curriculum is being turned There is also considerable effort
ment tests, required as a part of upside down with students taking to make existing courses more mean-
many college applications, are hold- responsibility for their own educa- ingful. A new approach to chemis-
ing steady, with admissions directors tional plans. try, relating it to man's environment,
repeating what they said in the six- has students enthusiastic at places
ties: No one is accepted on test Have you heard of the "free" like the Universities of Maryland,
grades alone. Other important con- university or the "experimental" col- Wisconsin and Rutgers. On many
siderations: high school grades and lege, in vogue for awhile, but now campuses "core" courses have been
rank in class; also evaluation of mo- not so prevalent? Many of these are eliminated. DePauw, wondering
tivation, creativity, self-discipline, student inspired, hold classes on whether English, science and a for-
traits not measurable by tests. Like- campus and present courses ar- eign language are really essential to
wise, tests, even if not used for ranged for by students on a wide a liberal arts education, has em-
admission, continue to be used for range of subject matter, quite often barked on a three-year pilot study
placement. those they consider "relevant" to to find out.
social issues of the day.
For those who see the trend Students in many places also have
toward open enrollment as a threat However, while such courses usu- a good deal to say about their own
to quality in higher education, there ally do not provide college credit, graduation requirements. The Uni-
are the reports just in on "risk stu- many schools are liberalizing cur- versity of Alabama is starting The
dents accepted over the past several riculum with credit at student sug- New College, a small, flexible per-
years at both Stanford and Brown. gestion. Indiana University says sonally-oriented undergraduate pro-
Nineteen of 21 black students with members of the class of 1971 trig- gram, allowing students to set their
lower than average test scores ac- gered their new School for Public own pace of study and many i n -
cepted at Stanford have already and Environmental Affairs. Student- stances, their own requirements. I n
made it through creditably to gradu- designed courses at the University Duke's Program I I students may
ation and the other two are on their of North Dakota include Tech- have all course requirements waived
way. The some 2100 risk students at nology of the Modern World and upon presentation of a different plan
Brown have graduated at almost the Dialogue Between East and West. of study.
same rate as other students and have Any group of 15 students at Notre
shown themselves as equally likely Dame may petition for a credit The method of study is increas-
to succeed after graduation. course on any subject for which ingly coming to mean independent
they prepare a bibliography, secure study, a highly personal, individual-
a teacher from the regular faculty ized program determined by a stu-
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dent in conference with a professor- Self-learning techniques are being of a teacher, but whether a teacher
adviser. Indeed, say its proponents, tried at Indiana University, particu- demands memory, thought, obedi-
the goals students are thus allowed larly in the journalism school where ence or reasoning, I rarely know."
to set for themselves are usually as a student sits in a booth with a cam-
ambitious as any professor would era in hand and is shown by slides Is it possible to combine the best
outline. and tape-recorded instructions how of both systems? Ohio University
to use it. A program called STIR has made a try. Under the pass-fail
Work is implemented many places (Self-Teaching Independent Re- option a student may decide during
through the interdisciplinary ap- search) has excited the Ohio Wes- the first ten days of a quarter to have
proach, which brings together the leyan campus where 16 learning his final grade in one course con-
resources of several departments or carrels are available to students for verted by the office of student rec-
even of several different colleges; study at three levels of an evolu- ords to a "pass" if he has earned
also through the honors program for tional program and where they can any grade from A through D , or to
academically gifted students. work at their own speed using equip- a " f a i l " if he has received an F. The
ment provided—two microscopes, a instructor turns in the usual letter
Work off-campus is also more tape deck, film loop projector and a grades without knowing which stu-
frequent. This varies from entire 35 mm. projector. Even some soror- dents have chosen the pass-fail
semesters devoted to work-study or ity houses are now being built with option. No more than 45 pass-fail
study abroad, to smaller projects study carrels. hours can be counted toward a
locally oriented. One of these is degree.
Cornell University's Human Affairs Grading
program which grants credit for stu- "What kind of substitute can be But nothing can be said to be the
dent work in the community. A n - last word on grading today. I t is
other is Goucher's Center for Socio- found for the maintenance of good changing so rapidly that the officers
logical Study which gives students academic standing if the grade-point of Phi Beta Kappa, an organization
credit for work on small independent average, which academic standing whose whole existence has been
research projects in the community committees have commonly used as predicated on grade-point average,
which they then correlate with their a basis in the past, is no longer re- found that a report they prepared on
academic study. liable?"—Dr. H . Bentley Glass, past trends last year was completely out
national president, Phi Beta Kappa. of date this year. The only thing
Critics of so much student-in- that seems to be sure about grading
spired work stress the importance of The pass-fail grading system, also is that there is dissatisfaction with
stronger faculty-student rapport. I n - the pass-no credit system, are nib- the way it is and great effort is be-
deed, professors, long used to han- bling away at the traditional A B C ing put forth to find something
dling lecture classes, find the closer grading system. In many colleges better.
student relationship with the neces- students now can choose to get only
sity of frequent student conferences a "pass" or " f a i l , " the option usually PATTERNS
challenging—and time consuming, restricted to elective courses (al-
a matter for additional study and though a few schools have gone to Applications
planning. To better general faculty- complete pass-fail).
student relations Ohio University "You don't have to go away to go
has a University Day each quarter However, there are drawbacks. to a good school any more and it's
used for teach-ins or other student- Some people feel students need cheaper to stay near home."—From
designed educational activities when grades to be motivated. Graduate an article on college applications in
students and faculty participate to- schools still like to know grades and the New York Times.
gether. A t the University of Dela- class rank and unless a school is
ware, twelve student-faculty com- small enough to provide personal Knowing that it's easier to get
mons rooms are being set up to evaluation from professors in lieu of into college today than it was a few
foster closer informal association grades, graduate schools feel they years ago (see section on Admis-
between the two groups. have little to go on. Even students sions), high school seniors are not
find drawbacks, suspecting that in such a frenzy as they have been.
Besides humans, machines help teachers, freed from making numeri- Besides, it is thought that some, view-
out with the new curriculum. cal judgments, are not painstaking ing the job situation, may have de-
Through "Dial a Lesson" students enough in evaluating course grades. cided not to go to college at all or to
at Penn State can dial to hear a Too, employers need more precise wait out a year. By mid-July schools
lecture they missed or listen to sup- knowledge and may equate a pass were reporting 400,000 vacancies
plementary materials. Ohio State has grade with a D . yet unfilled. However, some college-
a computer-based information cen- bound students may be in for turn-
ter in the library, which, upon re- On the other hand, the letter downs. Some schools are decreasing
ceipt of a phone call, will provide a grade is thought to encourage cheat- enrollments by self-imposed enroll-
printed bibliography of materials ing and to cause students to steer ment quotas and because of eco-
published in any one of five areas of away from challenging courses as nomic difficulties. Others have hous-
science and engineering. A t South likely to damage their grade point ing, classroom and faculty shortages.
Dakota State University a responder average because they are "too hard."
system has been installed in a large Dean Wilson, former head of admis- With many seniors choosing
classroom so the lecturer can have sions at Amherst, takes this view: " I schools closer home for cost reasons,
immediate feedback as to whether have become suspicious of marks. the pressure is on state and land-
students are comprehending the . . . Marks are evidence of how grant institutions. By early spring
material. much a student has met the demands 1971 these schools reported they
had an average 1.5 applications for
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every available place in autumn en- students about $300 less annually freezing professor's salaries and
rollment. They expected to have to than if they had lived in other uni- hiring fewer new ones; abandon-
turn away 50,000 qualified people, versity dormitories. ment of construction plans; trim-
although freshman enrollment over- ming graduate programs; increasing
all will increase 3.8%. They also Unfortunately, there is also a the ratio of students to faculty. A n -
reported that in-state applicants, as squeeze on outright grants or loans other innovative economical move
usual, would be given preference available to students trying to meet is for groups of neighboring schools
over those from out-of-state. the new costs. No one knows to cooperate on courses and library
whether Congress will extend the materials. However, a few weaker
As an indication of what is hap- National Defense Education Act in schools have closed already and
pening in expensive private colleges, 1972, a program which enables stu- others have found it necessary to
as of April 1971 Ivy League schools dents to borrow money and repay it combine with public institutions.
in the east reported a 7% decline in within ten years at 3% interest. But
applications, after steady growth for even with such money available, Based on this, is it any wonder
the past three years. Their counter- Auburn University reports they had that the Carnegie Commission on
parts, the Seven Sisters, showed a to turn down one-third of their Higher Education recommends that
2.5% decline. However, overall, applicants for loans in 1970. The a public supported community col-
these schools could only accept 20,- University of California at Santa lege be established within commut-
874 members into the class of 1975 Barbara says that 80% of their stu- ing distance of every person in the
and sent out 45,263 letters of re- dent body inquired about or applied U.S.? Average tuition is only $300-
jection. for financial help during 1969-1970. 350 (and none in California), and
During that same year Penn State since students live at home there is
Cost notes that two out of three of their no cost for room and board. Two-
fulltime students received financial year programs are available, one
"From coast to coast whole fami- aid. And Rutgers reports that for leading to transfer to a four-year
lies are sharing the cost of college 1971 it can meet only half of the college, the other, vocational-techni-
outlays nowadays. Wives work. Hus- financial needs of its freshman class. cal geared to those who want jobs.
bands 'moonlight.' Homes are re- They go on to say that the extreme Currently nearly two and a half mil-
financed. And students increasingly problem at the freshman level can lion students attend the 1 100 junior
compete for scholarships, work part- be attributed to the reluctance of the colleges of which some 250 are pri-
time and take out sizeable loans to federal government to fully fund its vate with higher tuition). Forty to
be repaid after graduation."—U.S. program, federal red tape and the 50 community colleges are being
News & World Report. small amount of the university's own added each year.
resources. I t might also be men-
Everything costs more nowadays, tioned that the emphasis on enroll- The New University
including college. ing more youngsters from poor and
minority families has significantly "No longer do we automatically
Here are a few examples of 1971 added to the need for financial aid. assume that four years, two semes-
increases in tuition. (Rates at public ters, 15 hours is an education."—
universities are for in-state students; It might not be so bad if the col- Donald Nolan, director of the New
out-of-state ones pay even more.) leges themselves were in better Y o r k state program providing for an
Cornell University, from $2,050 to shape. According to a study made "external" degree.
$2,175. Harvard, $4,070 to $4,470. by the Carnegie Commission on
Minnesota, $399 to $474. Montana, Higher Education, the rising cost of What constitutes college, any
$667.60 to $847.50. Kent State, recent improvements (better sal- way? Sometimes schools cut across
$660 to $750. M . I . T., $2,500 to aries, courses, scholarships, com- lines to lower "requirements": i.e.
$2,650. Vermont, $750 to $950. munity services) have increasingly Goucher, a private women's college,
outstripped income from endow- accepts qualified students who have
The average national tuition i n - ments, gifts, grants and government not completed formal high school
creases for this year have been fig- aid, which means that at least two requirements. Then there is the new
ured at $200 at private coed schools out of three U.S. colleges and uni- Hampshire College in Massachusetts
and $96 for in-state students at pub- versities are facing financial hard which also does not require a high
lic schools. But, even at this, at times. Many private schools are al- school diploma. On the other end
public universities resident students ready dipping into endowment prin- of the scale, Columbia University
now pay 28.3% of the bill for their cipal for current expenses. has come forth with a two-year pro-
education; non-resident students pay gram leading to a Master's degree
70.3%. Besides the slowing down of state for executives to accommodate the
and federal support, these other self-educated man without a bache-
Various schools have various causes are mentioned for the finan- lor's degree.
ways of helping students meet these cial distress: faculty salary increases
costs. Yale has come up with P A Y E of as much as 75% between 1959- But colleges are going farther
—Tuition Postponement Option— 1969; tenured faculty; unbusiness- than this. The big move is toward
under which a student can stretch like handling of affairs; revolt on off-campus study, credit by exami-
out tuition payments over a 35-year campus, also the realization that a nation, external degree programs.
period and which will allow a fresh- college degree no longer guarantees
man entering in 1971 to defer a job, all of which has caused the Two programs are underway i n
$5,000 over a four-year period. public's disillusionment with educa- New York state designed to allow
With help from the Federal College tion; a slump in alumni giving; in- high school graduates to get a col-
Work-Study Program universities in flation-fed operating costs; and so lege degree without going on cam-
Texas have banded together to on and on. pus for more than placement or
launch Project SET—Summer Em- counseling. One program allows
ployment in Texas—trying to help Cost-cutting efforts by schools i n - students to take courses at any of
solve the growing student problem volve trying to save on maintenance the university's 70 campuses, or, if
of finding summer jobs. The Univer- (grass cutting, maid service, etc.); they prefer, at home through corre-
sity of Tennessee opened a coopera-
tive dormitory last fall which costs
148 To Dragma of ALPHA OMICRON PI/WINTER of 1972
spondence, T V lectures and cas- government executives, scientists, basis of examination. The tests are
settes. Tutoring sessions with faculty artists and the like; d.) take any of available monthly in 60 urban loca-
are required intermittently. The his courses at any of the 17 colleges tions, are accepted by some 600
other program will grant "external" or by independent study, T V , or institutions for up to two years of
degrees to students who pass college tape; e.) receive credit for off-cam- college credit. They are considered
equivalency exams on material pus work such as supervised intern- especially valuable for people whose
learned on their own through read- ship. VISTA, travel abroad and so learning experiences have taken
ing, practical experience or company on. One requirement: before receiv- place primarily outside the formal
training. ing a degree he must produce a classroom.
contribution to his field, perhaps a
The fall of 1971 sees the formal research study, a work of art. an Syracuse University has a four-
opening of the University Without identifiable community service, etc. year program where students spend
Walls, a program backed by HEW only 24 days each year on campus.
and the Union for Experimenting The CLEP exam (College Level . . . In a special cooperative pro-
Colleges and Universities, a group Examination Proficiency directed by gram, tool and die workers can re-
of 17 cooperating colleges where a CEEB, the organization which han- ceive 32 hours of credit at the New
student aged 16-60 or over, can get dles SAT tests) is a newly devel- York Institute of Technology for
a.) a study program tailored to indi- oped method to earn college credit, their 5,000 hours of apprenticeship.
vidual needs; b.) take as long as he or satisfy college equivalency re-
wants to graduate; c.) be given the quirements for a license or a certifi- And so it goes toward the goal of
advantage of an adjunct faculty of cate or for job advancement, on the developing, not finished graduates,
but lifetime learners.
New patterns emerge at the most tradition-bound universities and colleges so widespread
is change in the campus scene.
Operation Brass Tacks
Mary Margaret Garrard, author
of "What's New on Campus," has
written on other campus subjects for
the Brass Tacks program, including
articles on housing and admissions.
She free lances for such magazines
as Parent's, Better Homes & Gar-
dens and for the religious press and
is also editor of the Kappa Alpha
"What's New on Campus" is one
of a series of articles prepared for
sorority magazines by the Operation
Brass Tacks Committee of the Na-
tional Panhellenic Editors Confer-
ence. Members of the committee
are: Marilyn Simpson Ford, Pi Beta
Phi; Ellen Hartmann Gast, Alpha
Xi Delta; Ann Hall, Alpha Chi
Omega; Dolores Friess Stephenson,
Theta Phi Alpha; Mary Margaret
Kern Garrard, Kappa Alpha Theta,
chairman. The Operation Brass
Tacks Committee is constantly look-
ing for material for its program and
welcomes submission of manuscripts
or ideas for manuscripts.
Permission to use "What's New
on Campus," Part I, in full or in
part in other publications must be
obtained from the Operation Brass
Tacks Committee. If reprints of the
article are desired, contact the Com-
mittee for prices.
A ddress: National Penhellenic
Editors Conference, 19740 Heather
Lane, Craig Highlands, Noblesville,
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A O I I Rechristens Traveling
Secretaries, Traveling Consultants
Meet 1972-73 Quartet
AOn'5 1972-73 Traveling Consultants are Deb Stanley
I I K , Candy Kirkwood K K , Ginger Banks U K , and Mar-
garet Hook NB.
Ginger Banks UK, serving a sec- personnel, directed by the Executive for A O I I include: Deb Stanley I I K ,
Committee, who serve as counselors who spent five years at the University
ond term as Traveling Consultant, to collegiates on organizational mat- of Texas studying pharmacy. She
ters, rush, ritual instruction, fraternity served as chapter relations chairman
is editing Beeline, new publication education and other special assign- for two years, alumnae relations officer
ments. and president of Pi Kappa Chapter.
to encourage communication be- She's an accomplished pianist, collects
They have been rechristened Travel- Barbara Streisand memorabilia and
tween collegiate chapters. ing Consultants to better typify their pursues golf for recreation.
specific jobs. Likewise, Graduate
Are You Interested Counselors have been retitled. Special Candy Kirkwood K K . graduate of
Chapter Assistants. Ball State College in Muncie, Ind..
In Being A n A O I I forged into the business world by
In line with a major objective of working at First National Bank of
Traveling Consultant? A O I I Traveling Consultants, getting Atlanta after graduation. She came to
chapters to communicate with one Georgia via two summers of working
The Fraternity's Traveling Secre- another, Ginger Banks TTK, T C , who at Callaway Gardens during college.
tary Program, as all other aspects has signed on for a second stint, is
of Alpha Omicron Pi, has grown and editing an innovative publication A business administration major,
changed. monthly, Beeline, A O I I Campus Com- she's a whiz on organization. She. too.
munique, for which the T C s will plays the uke!
Expansion and increasing scope has gather news from chapters regularly
necessitated renaming these young and would like collegiate contributions Margaret Hook X B . graduated last
as well. January from the University of Mis-
sissippi and taught the second grade
In Ginger's own words, "a continual for a semester. She attributes tinges
Beeline of information from college of gray in her hair to the latter pur-
chapter to college chapter can help suit.
us honeycomb chapters with a greater
understanding of the concept of in- A double major in math and
ternational sisterhood and the con- Spanish did not keep Margaret from
viction that we can all benefit by total involvement in university acti-
keeping the lines of communication vities and serving as chapter relations
buzzin'. Zip your creations to Ginger chairman and rush chairman. She
Banks. c / o Central Office (the main plavs the clarinet.
Beehive) by the tenth of each month."
Quite a musical quartet of Travel-
Ginger is a 1971 graduate of the ing Consultants, A O I I has!
University of Texas where she ma-
jored in journalism. She is not ad-
verse to playing the ukelele as her
acquaintances well know.
New faces on the traveling circuit
150 To Dragma of A L P H A O M I C R O N P I / W I N T E R of 1972
jobs such as those on assembly lines i n factories that way I k n o w to relate one to others while at the same
offer precious little reward. I do not believe that all time allowing one a healthy independence f r o m the
the problems of human existence are solved by work, whims of popular opinion.
but then if all the problems should be solved, we
would have something other than human existence. Much of what I am saying may seem superficial,
and it is d i f f i c u l t to be p r o f o u n d i n a c o l u m n l i m i t e d
I am convinced that w o r k is better than the endless by the space of the newspaper and the fleeting toler-
rap session now so popular where weak people bore ance of my readers. But I am thoroughly disgusted
others with the tiresome accounts of their self-dis- with the rash of student beggars on the strip—middle-
covery. W o r k is surely better than the gnawing con- class kids trying to play at being poor by whining,
cern w i t h status and appearance that is eroding our "Buddy, can you spare some change?" A n d I was sad-
society. I f one is concerned about doing his work well, dened and amused by the pink boy in bib overalls on
he has little time left to worry about what people think 17th Street the other day. The sight of his clothing
of h i m , and so his motives are more likely to come struck me with tremendous nostalgia for the farmers
f r o m the inner impulses of the heart rather by his of my youth with their endless stories. But I looked
frantic attempt to measure the desires of the people at the pink boy and knew without knowing h i m that he
outside w h o m he wants to impress. W o r k is the best had no stories to tell.
Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter Installed
Luncheon at the Read House pre-
ceded installation of the Chattanooga
Alumnae Chapter Sept. 16 conducted
by International Extension Vice
President, Adele K. Hinton p and
Region I I I Vice President Mary Ann
Rice Caldwell TA.
Pictured on this occasion, seated,
left to right, are Linda Price Sullivan
\'B. secretary-treasurer of the new
chapter; Lynn Ridgeway Fife A l l .
president, and Sandy Law OA, vice
president. Standing are Pat C. Hardy
n. Regional Director, Mrs. Hinton,
Mrs. Caldwell and Lydia Lewis Varino
Jullienne AO, Panhellenic delegate.
Eleven collegiate chapters were rep-
resented by alumnae who were in-
stalled as chapter members of the
seventh alumnae group in Tennessee.
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Miss Marilyn Taylor A A ( climaxes her many collegiate honors by reign-
ing as Miss Auburn University.
Nancy Rocho, Nu Iota, a junior art-
dance major, was one of ten most
notable Creeks on Northern Illinois
University's campus. She was chosen
during the Greek Olympian contest con-
ducted by NIU fraternities to discover
the ten most outstanding persons in fra-
ternal, campus and community affairs
with a cumulative gradepoint average of
at least 2.4. A member of the NIU Pom-
Pon Squad, she was a member of the
casts of "Kiss Me, Kate," and "How To
Succeed in Business" and of the Van Litu
Touring Dance Company as well as-
serving as chairman of numerous cam-
pus activity committees.
Amy Rea, Delta Delta, by virtue of her talent and pulchritude, has won
many titles. They include: Miss February in the Calendar Girl Contest.
Calendar Girls, chosen for their beauty, poise and personality, act as
Auburn University Union hostess and representative during the month
for which they are selected. Kappa Tan Dream Girl, Amy is a resident
of Moultrie, Ga. She was selected Miss Moultrie and competed in the
Miss Georgia Beauty Pageant.
Vikki Ogg, Delta Omega, was named
Murray State's Ideal Greek Woman. She
is listed in Who's Who In American Col-
leges and Universities and has served her
chapter as publicity chairman and stand-
W I T H YOUR CHAPTER
Rebecca Ambrose and Ellen Daniel,
Kappa Omicron Chapter, Southwestern,
are members of A O N Bis; Sister Program
whose volunteers work weekly clinic at
Le Bonhettr Children's Hospital in Mem-
phis which is headed by Dr. Aram S.
Hanissian of the University of Tennes-
see, who is a pediatric rheumatologist or
specialist in caring for children who have
To Dragma of A L P H A O M I C R O N P I / W I N T E R of 1972 157
Cindi Alexander, Delta Omega, was ALABAMA went to Debbie Estes whose concern for
elected battalion sweetheart of the Re- The Southeastern Panhellenic Confer- the welfare of the entire pledge class Jed
serve Officer's Training Corps at Murray her to initiate a special study program
State. She is Delta Omega's philan- ence was held on the campus of the for the pledge class as a whole. Finally
thropic chairman. University of Alabama this spring and the announcement was made for the
Alpha Delta participated by extending best pledge award which went to Corinne
Indiana University Beta Phi, Linda its hospitality and sharing its house with Mikos whose devotion to A O I I and
Wagoner, as a junior, serves on the sisters f r o m other chapters as well as whose hard work throughout her pledge-
Union Board of Directors. with other Greek sisters. ship made this honor one which was well
Mari Kramer, voice major and Sigma April 6, Alpha Delta held its annual
Lambda's song leader at Wisconsin State Parent's Day. Open house and the tradi- ARKANSAS
University-LaCrosse, was among the Col- tional father-daughter softball game Enthusiasm and involvement are two
legiates, a 15-member university musical made the day enjoyable for everyone. words that describe Sigma Omicron
group chosen to tour Greenland, New- Chapter at Arkansas State University.
foundland, Labrador and Iceland when Alpha Delta's most important event of The chapter finds its place at the top
they entertained at Naval, Air Force and the year is it's annual Arthritis drive. in campus affairs as well as individual
Coast Guard Bases for the USO. Mari, The Student Union building displayed a honors.
as a soloist member of the University banner urging people to "Help AOI1
Singers, also toured Europe extensively Strike Out Arthritis." Members canvassed Captain of the cheerleading squad is
giving concerts. door-to-door in the morning and manned Karen Moffitt. Helping Karen boost the
a roadblock in the afternoon. The total Indians' spirit is cheerleader Debbie
Neesa Miles, Peggy DeYoung and Sandy proceeds exceeded $800. Duncan. Jeanne Crain displayed her
Dobriken man Beta Chi Chapter's winning smile and vivacious personality
"Craft's Boutique" at Eastern Michigan Alpha Delta Chapter was hostess for to capture the Miss Congeniality award
University. The operation featured a the 1972 Region I I I regional convention in the Miss ASU pageant. Also making
variety of handmade items and raised held June 9-11. AOIIs gathered from her mark in pageant competition was
funds for rush and other activities of the Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi. Alexis Menke who was first runnerup
chapter. Tennessee, North and South Carolina to in the Miss Jonesboro pageant. In SGA
158 share ideas for rush and for philanthropic elections Libby Watson was successful in
projects. her campaign for second vice-president
of the student body.
Each summer Alpha Delta holds a
workshop to prepare for Rush. The work- Becky Collier is serving the SGA as
shop this year was July 28-30. The girls secretary, and Meredith Walker, Cathi
practiced their rush skit based on Baker, and Aria Westerfield have repre-
"Camelot," and the songs they sing to sentative positions.
the rushees. Everyone was glad to be to-
gether again. Sigma Omicron was fortunate to have
outstanding senior leadership throughout
Under the able leadership of the new the past year. Receiving special recogni-
philanthropic chairman, Carol Campbell tion were the following seniors: Dis-
Delta Delta Chapter placed service to tinguished Student Award—Barbara
others in top priority. Before the sisters Reng; Graduated Student of Distinc-
left for Christmas holidays they enter- tion—Paula Carroll, Teresa Green, and
tained twenty underpriviledged children Anne Horton; Graduated Student of
from the Auburn area. The children Special Distinction—Barbara Reng, and
came from seven different families and Barbara Marconi; Who's Who in Amer-
ranged in age from four to ten. AOIIs ican Universities and Colleges—Paula
presented gifts to their guests and refresh- Carroll, Cindy Truxton, Terry Porter.
ments were served. The evening was Barbara Marconi, and Barbara Reng;
then concluded by singing Christmas Who's Who in Greek Fraternities and
carols. Sororities in America-—Cindy Truxton,
Paula Carroll, Terry Porter, and Bar-
Though it was a rainy overcast day bara Marconi; Alpha Sigma Upsilon
the sisters of Delta Delta Chapter took Senior Honorary—Barbara Marconi,
to the streets to aid in a city-wide Barbara Reng, and Libby Watson.
March of Dimes road block campaign.
Members of four other fraternities and AOIIs also were recognized among
sororities also participated in this endea- other Greeks on campus in various
vor. areas. Phoebe Cyrus Hyman's honor
of being Pi Kappa Alpha Dreamgirl was
Recently twenty of Auburn's AOIIs passed on to Becky Collier, who was
received notice that they were eligible selected 1972-73 Dreamgirl.
to be considered for membership in
Auburn University Mortar Board. Pike calendar girls for 1971-72 were
Debbie Gilbert. Mary Anne Greer, Deb-
Auburn's Delta Delta Chapter initiated bie Duncan, Cydney Eslander, Phoebe
80 percent of its fall pledge class to Cyrus Hyman, and Becky Collier.
make a new all time high in the number
of initiated pledges. The week prior to Freshman Denise Campbell was
initiation was declared Rose Week and named Lambda Chi Alpha Cresent Girl
was planned to include various activities at their spring formal and succeeded
which would prepare the pledges and Cydney Eslander who held the title dur-
the sisters for initiation day. The week's ing the past year. Meredith Walker was
activities included having the pledges chosen Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fra-
make sheafs of wheat and have them ternity sweetheart, and Jane Jolly was
signed by the sisters and making up a spring pledge class sweetheart of T K E .
song about what A O I I had meant to
Theta Omega, Northern Arizona Uni-
This was a week when big sisters were versity, is going full steam ahead with
brought especially close to their little a great pledge class which kept collegiates
On the day prior to initiation the During Greek Week, the service
chapter participated in a Rosebud Cere- project was to collect recyclable cans
mony especially for the pledges and then and bottles. These cans were turned in
on Sunday the day of initiation had and the money received was turned over
arrived. to the Big Sister Organization which had
just been formed in the Flagstaff com-
At the initiation banquet that evening munity.
several awards were made. Donna Muir
received the scholarship award for hav-
ing the highest grade point in her pledge
class. The award for the best big sister
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Theta Omega won the Service Bonnie Baumhefner was chosen Rose r
Project phase of Greek Week by col- Queen of Pi Kappa Phi, and during
lecting more than 90 pounds of cans. September, Ann Langston had a one- Jeanne Harris, second from right, re-
Also at this time they participated in woman art show of her embroideries ceives a Distinguished Public Service
the Greek Talent Show in a truly patri- and stitcheries at the county library. Award on behalf of Zeta Chapter, Uni-
otic way. Dressed in red, white, and versity of Nebraska. Seen with her, left
blue, wearing VOTE T-shirts they sang Mary Tominaga, a Pompon Girl, had to right, are Dr. Arthur L. Weaver,
the songs, "The Declaration of Indepen- the distinction of serving as one of 25 Lincoln pharmacologist; Alys Wallace.
dence" and "People Gotta Be Free," as American hostesses at the Olympics in A O I I alumnae representative; Jerry
sung by the Fifth Dimension. Munich. Walsh, National Arthritis Foundation,
director of special services, and Dr. Paul
Before packing and leaving for sum- COLORADO D. Saville.
mer vacation seven collegiates drove to During the spring the University of
San Diego for Regional VIII's Regional Colorado Panhellenic and Intra-Fra- Tina Hoar, Phi Upsilon, Purdue Univer-
Convention. I t was decided that the nine ternity Council sponsored a Greek Week. sity, is president of Gold Peppers Activ-
hour drive, although tiring was well The main activity of the period was a ity Honorary, recipient of the 1972
worth it. The convention was fantastic book drive for the ailing school library. Home Economist Business Scholarship
and participants picked up many tips for A O I I set up book drops in the house to and vice president of the Indiana Stu-
rush and ritual along with other ideas. collect unwanted books and magazines. dent Home Economics Association.
Two years earlier the AOIIs won a
The semester scholarship banquet was stereo console by collecting more than Chris Salo, Sigma Lambda, Wisconsin
held at Mormon Lake Lodge, a fabu- 2900 books!
lous steak house nestled in the pine for- State University-LaCrosse. Panhellenic
est of northern Arizona. Active in the Greek Blood Bank on
campus are Suzi Schneider, vice-presi- representative, was chosen Miss February-
CALIFORNIA dent, and Tina Anderson, treasurer.
Lambda Beta Chapter is no longer During the '71-72 school year Chi Delta Calendar Girl.
located at California State College at donated over 40 pints of blood!
Long Beach. It is now located at Cali- Kappa Kappa Chapter's Debbie and
fornia State University. Four Chi Deltas were tapped for Lynn Sitko are a dynamic duo. Debbie,
Mortar Board. The new initiates in- left, as vice president of the Student
The school has moved up in rank and cluded: Carol Harrington, Colleen Center Governing Board, was first
so has A O I I . In a rating done by the Thompson Hope, Chris McClure and runner-up in Greek Woman of the Year
administration of all Greeks on campus, Mary Jane Pettigrew. Another Chi Delta. competition. Sister, Debbie, right, is a
considering scholarship, campus activities senior, Beth Lewis, welcomed the girls Ball State University cheerleader.
and reputation on campus. Lambda Beta into the group.
was rated number two. 159
The national education honorary.
Lambda Beta continues to improve its Kappa Delta Pi. has two Chi Deltas in
standing. It outpledged all other sororities its membership, Carol Dunlap and Chris
in spring rush, getting nine of approx- McClure, both elementary education
imately thirty girls who pledged. One of majors, were initiated this past year.
the pledges is Gloria Tillman, a legacy.
Her mother. Elizabeth Tillman, was an Elected in the spring semester was
AOII at Rho Chapter. Northwestern Senator Stephanie Smith of the Associ-
University. ated Students of the University of
The pledges were initiated April 1 at
the chapter house, and Mrs. Tillman was A O I I Bev Rabe was elected chapter
in attendance. president of Tau Beta Sigma, national
women's band honorary. Other Chi
Among honors received by Lambda Deltas in the fraternity included: Jennifer
Betas were second place in the all-school Stoll-vice-president, Carol Harrington-
blood drive and second place in a Theta historian, and Amy Rice-corresponding
Chi race (proceeds to charity). secretary. District president of the
organization is Suzi Schneider.
President Candy Evans, along with
representatives of Delta Gamma and Past chapter president of Sigma Alpha
Kappa Sigma, helped to plan the first Iota, national professional music frater-
annual Greek Week celebration. nity for women, is Jennifer Stoll.
Donna Chesus won the honor of Jane Nelson, a legacy, was initiated
Greek Week Queen by collecting money into Chi Delta. Her mother, Jean D.
(at a penny a vote) towards sending a Nelson (Mrs. William) also was a
mentally retarded child to the Special member of Chi Delta.
Olympics. Donna collected over $30.00.
far outdistancing all other competitors. FLORIDA
Donna is also serving as Panhellenic This year Panhellenic on Florida State's
Rush Chairman this year. campus has been very active. They
started the year off by revising the rush
Lambda Beta's new housemother is rules and encouraged voter registration
Mrs. Dione Dunson, the mother of by calling many citizens in Tallahassee.
Martha Dunson, a collegiate in the Alpha Pi Chapter was very happy to help
house. FSU's Panhellenic in many charitable
'Tis no wonder that Sigma Chapter, projects. These projects included March
University of California, won the award of Dime's road-blocks, volunteering at
as the most improved collegiate chapter halfway houses, and a "charity football
in Region V I I I ! Their activities have game" against the IFC. Donations re-
been many, varied and highly successful. ceived at the game went to the Talla-
hassee Junior Museum.
Participation in three rush programs
netted them 18 pledges during the year. Panhellenic was notified about a little
Meanwhile they managed to maintain girl who had been in a coma for several
their fantastic 3.2 grade point average months following a severe accident.
and finish second out of all sororities at Panhellenic and IFC combined efforts
U . of C. and asked campus sororities and frater-
nities to donate money to a hospital
More than half the house holds fund for Eve rather than make house
membership in the Student Honor decorations for Homecoming.
Society. Chris Hamilton, house president,
and Sue Ryel, Panhellenic delegate, both The keyword for FSU's Panhellenic
were tapped for Mortar Board. Sue also and the Alpha Pi Chapter is Charity.
ho.ds i..embership in Prytanean.
Several honors were bestow on AOII's
Diana Corzo was elected president of at FSU recently. Georgia Gaskin was
Panile. Nancy Stone, though only a elected to the office of vice-president of
freshman, was selected an Oski Doll.
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Diane Murdoch. Gamma Beta, is Indiana Sally Hall and Janice Weinberger was to Gamma Omicron, also. Joyce Conway,
University of Pennsylvania's candidate pledged to Les Blue Berets. Cindy Latham, and Linda Nolte were
for Glamour Magazine's Top Ten Col- tapped as members of Mortar Board and
lege Girls. Laurie Dick became a member of Cindy was elected- secretary of this
Tarpon Club and was tapped into honorary. Cindy Perkins was crowned
Phi Kappa Psi Sweetheart. Jill Lockart Garnet Key along with Marica Ziegler, the University of Florida Engineering
H i , idso is a Kaydeen for ROTC at Shelly Shaffer, and Kathie-Anne Law- Fair Queen and was also a semi-finalist
Indiana University of Pennsylvania. son. Julie Dunn was given the honor of for the title of Military Ball Queen.
joining F Club, a physical education
Zeta Psi Chapter's Willa Anne Howard, honorary, and Janet Lester became their Caroline Furman won the title of the
at East Carolina University, was named next president. number one woman archer in the state
Miss Future Business Executive of 1972. of Florida. Leslie Rundell and Judy
received the Outstanding Senior Service Nancy "Goldie" Goldberg became the Mucci are studying in Florence, Italy
Award and is a member of Phi Beta new president of FSU's women's Glee on the Florida State University study
Lambda business fraternity. Club. program. And two seniors, Christine
Poulos and Beth Anderson graduated
Cheryl Crowson of Lambda Tau Chap- Mary Jo HofFmeier became Dream with high honors in June.
ter. Northeast Louisiana University, Girl of Theta Chi.
serves on the Senior Board there. The school year was brought to a close
Beta Phi Chapter's junior, Ellen Tiede- Elected to Cap and Gown, women's by the senior banquet.
man, reigned as queen of Tau Kappa leadership fraternity, was senior Cindy
Epsilon's Chariot Race. Wageman. Tapped for Alpha Eta, INDIANA
women's honor society, was newly in- Kappa Kappa Chapter embarked on a
160 itiated Sue Smith. new year with a whirlwind of activities.
For the first time in fifteen years. Kappa
After a very busy "Neophyte Week," Kappa has had a complete remodeling
Kappa Gamma initiated its nine pledges: of their suite. Through the diligent work
Pam Bemko, Carol Carpenter. Valerie of the Alumnae Chapter, the A O I I suite
Fernandez, Nancy Frey, Cindi Haddad, has been redecorated in an impressive
Lynn Porter, Barbara Simpson. Sue contemporary design.
Smith and Linda VanAusdal.
With the beginning of each year, fall
"Neophyte Week" included the annual activities dominate the scene. This year
A O I I weekend when the chapter went AOII was proud to have Lynn Sitko
to the beach for the day and enjoyed a elected to the Varsity Cheerleading
buffet banquet that evening. Squad.
The climax of the year was the senior Homecoming was highlighted for the
banquet when the seniors give their last second consecutive year with sisters,
will and testament. All awards and Debbie and Lynn Sitko competing in
honors are given at this time. Nancy Homecoming Queen competition.
Ireland presented the president's ring to
Marsha Swem. Debbie Sitko placed in the top five.
While participating in another fall
The most outstanding senior award activity, first place was captured when
went to Molly Harris, a psychology the AOIIs teamed with the Lambda Chi
major. Best Sister of the year was award- Alphas to win the Greek chariot race
ed to Alison Row, and named best during Greek Week. For a fall philan-
pledge was Pam Bemko. Senior Cindy thropic project, a Halloween party was
Smith was married May 20 and is living held for a group of inter-city children
in Cincinnati, Ohio. of Muncie.
Rush began with great excitement, en-
Gamma Omicron had busy, but en- thusiasm, and with a few new revisions.
joyable winter and spring quarters. Rush now begins the first of October
Socially, the year began with an Oldie instead of the first of September giving
Goldie dance. For this, everyone dressed new freshmen girls a chance to get better
in the style of the 1950's, and then orientated to college life. There has also
twisted and rock 'n rolled for hours! In been an extension of rush parties. The
March the biggest event of the year. first parties beginning in the second week
Rose Ball Weekend, was on the calendar. in December with the second parties
Friday night a formal dance with a live starling in the first week in January. The
band was given at the house. During the final parties follow the second week of
evening the fall and winter pledges were January.
presented. Fall pledge awards were given, Special honors go to Debbie Sitko
and Rose Man was announced. Early who was chosen to be vice president of
the next morning, the sisters and their the Student Center Governing Board as
dates boarded busses and headed for well as being the Greek Woman of the
Disneyworld. The entire day was spent Year runner-up, and to Mary Lou Bucha
in viewing the attractions there before elected social chairman of Student
returning to Gainesville that evening. Governing Board.
During the spring quarter, a barbecue Also, recognition goes to Barb More-
was given at the house for the sisters house who was elected to a senatorial
and their dates. position for Student Association, and to
Rita Dale who was elected president of
The chapter was busy in other areas Wilson Hall.
also. Philanthropic work was continued Kate Griffin was also honored for
with collegiates and pledges collecting having the highest scholastic average of
money for the Kidney Fund and gather- all the Greek women in the fifteen
ing canned goods for needy families. sororities on campus.
After completing a successful rush with
Politically, Gamma Omicron set a 20 new pledges, Chi Lambda settled
precedent during spring quarter. The down sedately and entertained at their
house was active in supporting the annual Mother's Tea, sponsored by the
winning candidate for student body local Mother's Club.
president and was noted as the first Soon it was football season and time
house to vote 100% in the election. for our Homecoming Celebration. AOIIs
Several individual members were active participated in the festivities by erecting
in student government through holding their lawn display, a big dog catcher's
various positions. truck, bearing the slogan, "Pound the
In intramurals, Gamma Omicron made
an outstanding showing, ranking second
overall in the league. The house won
two first places in individual sports, soft-
ball and bowling.
Individual sisters brought recognition
To Dragma of A L P H A O M I C R O N P I / W I N T E R of 1972
Bulldogs." Our homecoming queen Following workshops on meal etiquette, Marilyn Fritz. Beta Phi, Indiana Univer-
candidate, Mary Prince, was chosen as methods of good posture, modeling sity, was selected to serve on the Herman
U . of E.'s 1971 football homecoming techniques, grooming, figure control and B. Wells Recognition Awards Commit-
queen, after having been backed by a spot reducing exercises, hair care and tee.
campaign which centered upon the theme basic make-up techniques, pupils pre-
of "Let Royalty Reign with Princess." sented a show for their parents and Katy Morrison, Phi Sigma, Kearney
AOIIs. State College, as a member of the Stu-
November 12 was a day for fun and dent Senate, served as official speaker
excitment for Chi Lambda as they played Sharon Samborski coordinated the and author of the new Student Bill of
the role of Jesse James and .his gang for project and instructors included Nancy Rights. Recipient of national scholar-
a philanthropic project. They kidnapped Rocho, Debbie Sales, Karen Harman, ships from Pi Delta Phi French hon-
the vice presidents of all the campus Janet Witing, Jamie Seiler, Susan orary, and Alpha Mu Gamma foreign
organizations and held them captive Poczekaj, Lynne Lewis, Jeanne Gagne- language honorary, she was first place
until their ransom of canned goods was pain. Mary Grabow, Marilyn Scola, winner in national competition which
delivered. Later, this booty was given to Carol Bentson, Jean LeGros, Ellen Tol- netted her a full tuition scholarship to
the Blind Association. That same night lar, Mary Keys, Gail Frigo, Patricia the Monterey Institute of Foreign
our pledges were introduced and given a McAvoy, Ardeen Weil, Peggy Hermann Studies, Kathy, who maintains consis-
long stemmed rose at the Annual Pre- and Linda Schwartz. tently a 4.0 accumulative academic aver-
sentation Ball. age, received the $500 Platte Valley
ILLINOIS State Bank Scholarship and a Kearney
March 3 held excitment for some Even last spring collegiates of Rho State College cooperating scholarship.
members of Chi Lambda as the Annual Chapter, Northwestern University, were
Aerospace Ball took place. making preparations for this fall's rush. Mary Joe Gigante, Beta Lambda, was
Diane Sahadi, rush chairman, appointed Illinois Wesleyan University's all-campus
Two out of six candidates for the Peggy Dougan. Mary Smith and Mary chairman of Mom's Day. She also is a
Military Ball Queen were AOII's, Karen Wright chairman of a party series which member of the Student Welfare Human
Daily and Maria McQueen. Karen Daily included: "Alice in A O I I Land," and Relation Commission and social chair-
was crowned as the Military Ball Queen AOII coffee house and art gallery and man of Beta Lambda Chapter.
that night by Lt. Col. Noel Reynolds. the final affair, "Picture Yourself an
AOII." Denise Lehe, Phi Upsilon, Purdue Uni-
April 8 was an exciting night for Chi versity, finalist in the Grand Prix Queen
Lambda as they competed in the Musical Campus activities have kept Rho's girls competition, serves her chapter as Pan-
Madness production with their skit en- busy. Lise Ressner directed the produc- hellenic delegate.
titled, "Have You Heard the One About tion of "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan
the Rainbow?" The AOII's were awarded Thomas and also was assistant costumer 161
the second place trophy in the singles of Dolphin Show's production of "Man
division, and director. Beth Horstman. of La Mancha."
was awarded the trophy for best director.
Irene Aronin was business manager
Sally Gorman, one of Chi Lambda's for W A A - M u while Maura Feldman was
senior members, was production manager assistant showbook chairman and Pat
for this event. Colbert, special production representa-
tive, for this presentation. The latter also
Kappa Alpha, Indiana Stale University, is advertising manager for "The Daily
received a number of outstanding honors Northwestern", was the business manager
recently. Under the direction of Winona for "The Gathering" and was on the
Hopkins, the chapter won first place in props and stage crews for their recent
the sorority division of the A l l University presentation of "Promenade."
Songfest and took second place in the
annual Campus Revue along with best Pat Colbert, assistant central rush
costume award and one out of two Best chairman, has been dealing primarily
Acting Awards. with rush counselors since the basic
structure of rush was determined.
Staging a Jump Rope Marathon, 15
girls jumped for more than 30 consecu- Rho Chapter officers for 1972-73 in-
tive hours to set a world's record and clude: Mary Smith, president; Pat Col-
raise $500 for the Arthritis Foundation. bert, house president; Anita Senese, vice
president and pledge trainer; Margie
Judy Mason was selected as recipient Oppenheimer, social chairman; Marsha
of the Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Keck, corresponding secretary; Gail
Senior Award, while past chapter presi- Anderson, recording secretary and social
dent, Angie Hustedt, is chairman of 1972 secretary; Lisa Blanche, treasurer; Mary
Homecoming. Wright, Panhellenic representative; Diane
Sahidi, formal rash; Paula Cadagen, in-
Angie also is a member of Blue Berets, formal rush, and Mary Wright, assistant
Pamarista, chief justice of the Student treasurer.
Supreme Court, chairman of the Student
March Upon Trash, Who's Who in the IOWA
Junior Class, a Sigma Tau Delta English Recent months for Alpha Theta Chapter
honorary member and Campus Revue at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
production staff assistant director. have been active.
At Indiana University, Beta Phis donned
sneakers and T-shirts and joined other The pledges worked together and sur-
I.U. Greeks in an Easter Seal march. prised the actives with a wonderful
By walking 14 miles, they helped raise Halloween party, complete with refresh-
$3,000 for the campaign and distin- ments, decorations, and entertainment.
guished themselves by having the largest Next on the calendar was the annual
turnout among fraternities and sororities pledge dance, which was planned entirely
—30 girls. by them, with some aid from the pledge
trainer, Anne Tomson. The dance with
Joining forces with the Sigma Pis theme titled " A O I I , Oldies, Come as
on a homecoming float, their efforts You Will Be.", was a big hit, and mem-
netted them a third place in ^annual bers of all the other social and fraternity
competition. groups on campus attended. So a big
cheer goes out to the wonderful pledges
Margaret Ranshaw completed a year of Alpha Theta.
as president of YWCA, while Ellen Tied-
man was Tau Kappa Epsilon Chariot To celebrate Founders' Day, the
Race Queen. Linda Runkle and Barbara chapters' alumnae gave a pizza fondue
Singer were elected to Mortar Board. party. It was a memorable celebration,
Nu lota, Northern Illinois University, including the passing of the loving cup,
reports success and gratification from a the powder puff, and a skit.
six-week charm school the group con-
ducted for fifth grade girls from several
public elementary schools in DeKalb.
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Every year, the sophomore class of senting Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and of Angel Flight, Tiger Battalion sponsor,
Alpha Theta provides the rest of the Ann Barker, who represented AOII. Out and sweetheart of R . O . T . C Recently,
chapter with a gala Christmas party. In of 32 participants, Ann was one of the she was elected secretary of the L.S.U.
keeping with the season, the hall was top ten finalists. Collegiate Chapter of the American
decorated and there was a huge Christ- Marketing Association and was initiated
mas tree. This year Omega Xi Chaptef has an into Phi Sigma Iota, a national honor
active member, Anne-Marie Demaline, society for Romance languages, and
This spring, was marked by activation who is president of the Panhellenic Sigma Delta Pi, a national Spanish honor
ceremony and a money making project Council. Before taking this position she society. She also was a Golden Girl.
—selling candy. Last year it was tried was sent to the Southern Panhellenic
for the first time, with great success. Conference in Atlanta. She is a junior Debbie Lynn is the president of
and is an elementary major with a minor Student Louisiana Teachers Association
Several members of Alpha Theta in geography. at L.S.U. Recently, at the state conven-
should be noted for their various achieve- Delta Omega girls proved again this year tion of S.L.T.A. in Lafayette, she was
ments. Cherie Collette is president of the that extracurricular activities, campus elected as state president of S.L.T.A.,
campus Panhellenic, Debbie Smith is and community service, and scholarship while Nancy Ourso was elected as
secretary of Student Senate, and music go hand in hand with sorority life. corresponding secretary of S.L.T.A. as
major Kathi Rundus was soloist with well as recently being elected as Pan-
the Christmas chorus production of "The Serving as varsity cheerleaders for the hellenic secretary.
Messiah." year were Cly Denna Hargis, captain of
Iota Sigma Chapter worked very hard on the squad, and Ann Bradley. Majorettes Nancy Davies acted as chairman of a
their varieties skit, "Today is Changing included Sally Harris; captain, Connie bridal fair show presented at the L.S.U.
Me." Co-chairmen, Grace Everson and Ann Compagna and Margarita Ann Union March 1, 1972. The show in-
Georgia Brown, led AOII and the Pi Davis. volved many hours of planning, fittings,
Kappa Alphas to victory by winning and rehearsals. The L.S.U. Fashion and
Varieties 1972. Delta Omega competed in Sigma Chi's Hospitality Committee and Modern
Derby Day, and later in the semester Bride Magazine worked with Maison
The pledge class of 1971 added a great built the "Up, Up and Away" home- Blanche and Cohn Turner in presenting
deal to our year. Many were active in coming float. Nancy Coplen was a mem- two bridal and trousseau fashion shows.
our powder puff football team and in ber of the homecoming court. Nancy designed a beautiful program of
the varieties skit. They were activated gold velvet wedding bells on a white
early in winter quarter and continued to Women's residence hall scholarships background. Many AOII's participated in
contribute a great deal to our house. went to Sally Harris and Johanna modeling the new fashions. Nancy did
Comisak. an excellent job of managing the show.
AOII's at Iowa State were also very
active in campus events. Many were Ginna Lawrence was first runner-up in Kathy Arnold and Peggy Porter were
invited to join honoraries, and three out the Miss Murray State contest and Sally in the musical "Sweet Charity," presented
of six awards given to outstanding fresh- Harris was a semi-finalist in the pageant. by the Theater and Dance Committee
man girls were given to AOII's. March 11, 12, and 13. Kathy was a
Members of the Judicial Board in- principal dancer and Peggy was a
Barbara Snethen has been a particularly cluded Sandra Law, Ginna Lawrence, and member of the chorus as well as doing
outstanding AOII. Barb was a final an alumna, Vicki Russell. work backstage.
candidate for vice president of the
student body and was reelected as Four seniors—Mary Matarazzo, Susan Jane Pittman is president of WRA.
senator for Panhellenic. She was external Sills, Johanna Comisak, and Victoria She has helped AOIIs become more
relations co-chairman for Greek Week Ogg were named to Who's Who in active in sports on campus. A variety of
and co-chairman for a new Greek American Colleges and Universities. sports participated in this year include
programing committee. Barb's honoraries swimming, ping pong, softball, bad-
include Gamma Gamma, Greek Honor- AOIIs on Murray State Student minton, and volleyball.
ary; Lampos, Science and Humanities Government included Rita Craven; senior
Honorary; Pi Sigma Alpha, political secretary, Jen Brady; senior representa- Toots Greco, past president of AO
science honorary, and she was appointed tive, Deborah Block; junior representa- Chapter, has been nominated for the
to the Board of Directors of the Y W C A . tive, and Kathy Slater, sophomore repre- Collegiate Leadership Award.
sentative. Johanna Comisak served as
KENTUCKY editor of the Murray State News, the AOs performed for Songfest, singing
Many events have taken place on More- campus newspaper, and Myra Sachleben competition between sororities and fra-
head State University's campus in which was a member of the paper's advertising ternities. The theme for Songfest for
Omega Xi Chapter either took part in, staff. this chapter was "Travelin". Such songs
or sponsored during the spring semester as "By the Time I Get to Phoenix",
of 1972. These events consisted of Fraternity sweethearts included Myra "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", "Alabamy
participating in the "1972 Ten Top Sachleben; Kappa Alpha Rose, and Kathy Bound", and "I Left My Heart in San
College Girls" contest of Glamour Slater; Lambda Chi Alpha Cresent Girl. Francisco" were sung. The girls wore
Magazine, the 1972 Miss M. S. U . Patricia McKinney Brown was selected as costumes of red and white accented by
Pageant, and contributing the president attendant to the Alpha Tau Omega Sweet- canes.
of the Panhellenic Council this year. The heart.
events sponsored were the AOII Penny In an annual festival, Jambalaya
Drive; the Spring Egg Roll; A O I I — Battalion sweetheart of the ROTC Jamboree, more commonly known as
L X A Powderpuff Football game, and at Murray State this year was Cynthia Jam Jam, the AO's participated with
the Rose Banquet. Alexander. Ranger Company sweetheart the TKE's in performing a skit and
was Jill Craig. running a concession stand. Alpha
Recently Cheryl Levier, Omega Xi Omicron and the T K E s won third place
president, was selected by the Panhellenic On the philanthropic scene, Delta in entertainment and received a plaque.
Council to represent Morehead State Omega collected over $500 from road
University in the Glam.our Magazine's blocks and collections at football games. Highlighting Lambda Tail's recent house-
"1972 Ten Top College Girls." She was party banquet was the presence of an
chosen because of a 700-word essay Alpha Lambda Delta members in- exceptionally exciting guest, Dr. George
she had to write on her goals in life and cluded Georgiana Fergerson, Bette Raque, T. Walker, president of Northeast
how she planned to carry them out, plus Marilyn Simons, and Ruth Titsworth. Louisana University. As guest speaker
her leadership in extra-curricular activi- for the occasion, Dr. Walker marked the
ties on and off campus. She is a senior In the spring. Delta Omega participated first time he had ever addressed any
at Morehead State University majoring in the annual All-Campus Sing, with sorority group on campus.
in Sociology with a social work emphasis. "Let there be Peace" and "America".
This contest was one in which colleges Lambda Tau Chapter practically
across the United States selected can- Nancy Coplen was named to represent walked away with Honors Assembly this
didates to represent them in the national Murray State in the Mountain Laurel year. Not only did they receive the
competition held in New York. Queen contest. Panhellenic Scholarship trophy, but
Cheryl Crowson was also named Most
Morehead State University recently Johanna Comisak was named as Ideal Outstanding Senior Sorority Woman.
held its annual Miss M. S. U . Pageant, a Senior Girl at Murray State. Catherine Gregorio and Janet Koncinsky
forerunner of the Miss Kentucky Pageant, were tapped into Senior Board and Cheryl
in which two AOIIs participated. The Senior Send-off climaxed another Crowson, Beth Rutherford, Gail Coats
participants were Cheryl Levier, repre- successful year for Delta Omega at Spears, and Mittie King Bond were
Murray State. named to Who's Who.
Alpha Omicron Chapter at Louisiana
State University recognizes several of its
members that hold outstanding honors
Claudia Hanbury, a junior majoring
in international marketing is a member
To Dragma of A L P H A O M I C R O N P I / W I N T E R of 1972
Cheryl Poindexter was named out- Rice was tapped as an honorary member is the fifth AOII to be elected reigning
standing woman in education and Chris of the All Maine Women for her service dignitary of the all-campus event in an
Dahl received a certificate of mastery to the University community. equal number of years.
for English and was also outstanding
female senator. Sally Walpole and Mary Gamma had a successful drive for the Chi Pi reports a most successful
Hickman are new members of Alpha Arthritis Foundation this winter. Despite Valentine's Party for 14 orphans from
Lambda Delta and Janet Koncinsky, the fact that it was the coldest night of the greater Boston area. The afternoon
Sharon Fant, Cheryl Poindexter, the year more than $300 was raised. was full of games and goodies which
Catherine Gregorio, and Debbie Doles the children loved. The girls took the
were initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Socially the Gamma's treated Sigma children out monthly and established a
Chi to a Little Italy Spaghetti Supper, friendship with these children. They
Others honored were Sandy Under- held on Parent's Day, and won top need love and attention and that's just
wood, Chacahoula yearbook beauty: honors in the Greek Weekend in the what the Chi Pi girls gave them.
Robyn Sanders, Miss Ouachita Parish: spring.
Elaine Roper, on military ball court. International President, Mrs. Robert
ROTC sponsor, and N L U flag core; AOIIs at Maine have spirit not only MacCurdy, invited the girls to her house
Kathy Smith, N L U mascot; Patti Hart- for their sorority but also for the for a day to discuss the business of the
man, co-captain of the Warbonnets; university and they are especially proud sorority. It was a delightful experience.
Nancy Davis, Warbonnet member; and of Susie Poerce, vice president, who is Mrs. MacCurdy was very helpful to the
Judi Lombardino, Student Government co-captain for the Varsity Cheerleaders.
vice president. MINNESOTA
MARYLAND "Service" is the key word for activities
Besides raising a sizable sum for Pi Delta Chapter reports a busy and of the sisters of Tau Chapter, University
arthritis, the chapter was given a color eventful time. Within the Greek system, of Minnesota.
television for selling so many ink pens. scholastics honors went to Nancy Sal-
The T V was donated to a needy family mon, Terry Herring, Jackie Taylor, Tau Chapter participated in the state-
which is supported by the Wesley Kathy Marshall, and Debra Hesse for wide fund raising drive for the Multiple
Foundation. Other activities were a membership to Diamond, the Greek Sclerosis Foundation.
faculty Christmas tea with singing by a service honorary.
chapter group. Linda Roos also organized a service
Linda Tur became a member of project in connection with the University
Lambda Tau also sold the most pro- Diadem and Evie Maparos w a s wel- Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation.
grams at our football games, helped out comed to International Greek Court. The hospital is an Arthritis Center for
for career day, and tied for first place a large area.
in the blood donation contest. On the campus level Linda Tur holds
membership in Angel Flight and Kathy Many people come to the University
MAINE Marshal's name was entered in Who's Hospital from the five state area to re-
Gamma Chapter finds its members Who; Kathy is also a member of Phi ceive special treatment for arthritis. The
active this year both in sorority and Beta Kappa. Beth Kappel served on people include many very young children.
other campus events. Seventeen new campus judicial board this past term The main part of the project was the
Gammas were initiated. Among these since Pi Delta Chapter is active outside organizing of a party in the children's
new initiates four were legacies—Daphnes the Greek structure as well as within. ward of the hospital every Wednesday
Eyerer, whose mother was also a Nancy Salmon was appointed to the night. The girls planned a variety of
Gamma; Kay Harvey, whose sister, Governor's Committee on Student activities for the children to give them
Keyth Harvey Carter is a collegiate Affairs. something to look forward to and to
Gamma; Nancy Wing, cousin of take their minds off their physical prob-
Gamma's Pam Hakala; and Patti Buck, AOIIs at Maryland energetically in- lems. For example, the girls had a
sister of Gamma's Philanthropy Chair- volve themselves with Greek activities. Valentine's Day party, made valentines
man, Linda Buck. The annual Ugly Man Contest found and played games, not to mention the
AOIIs standing at intersections on two delicious cookies and candy they served.
Five freshmen members of AOII were different weekends from 9:00-4:00 col- The children really seemed to enjoy it!
tapped to the Sophomore Eagles Honor lecting donations for Prince Georges Several girls also take time out from
Society. They were Nancy Wing, Patti County Mental Health. busy schedules to go to the hospital at
Buck, Mary Reynolds, Barbara Crane, other times during the week to read to
and Jeanne McCarthy. This society works AOII's also sponsored a road rally the children and just help in general.
to serve the incoming freshmen and the as a part of Greek Week, a week planned
university. for the purpose of unifying the Greeks MISSOURI
at Maryland. Delta Pi Chapter in the past year, has
Donna Burton, Gamma president, was witnessed their alma mater, Central
a finalist for the Military Ball Queen. Panhellenic held a Bridal Fair at which Missouri State change from a college to
Although Donna did not become Queen Lori Cuerou and Nancy Reed modeled. a university and have celebrated their
she was granted the title of Honorary own tenth anniversary.
Lieutenant Colonel for the honor. Another big affair in which Pi Delta
Chapter took an active part was College Patty Heying was elected new presi-
Two senior members of Gamma, Cindy Night. All graduating high school seniors dent of the chapter, while Cindy Heeren
Chapin and Cathy Tripp were selected enrolled at Maryland for the Fall, '72, was named to head the campus Panhel-
to Who's Who Among Students in semester were invited to the AOII house lenic organization.
American Universities and Colleges. for a general college orientation. Nancy
Both were members of the Sophomore Salmon, who was elected rush chairman Linnette McClure, who won both the
Eagles Society, and the All Maine of Panhellenic at Maryland, was ap- Pledge of the Year and the highest grade
Women Honor Society as well as being pointed chairman for College Night. point award, was elected secretary of
Resident Assistant, on the Executive Jackie Van Dyke and Beth Kappel served Cwens, a sophomore women's honorary
Board for the Class of 1972 and active as representatives of AOII, and Carol sorority. Kathy Carmichael was chosen
on other campus committees. McFarland aided as co-chairman of the Sigma Tau Gamma's Sweetheart, Melinda
photography committee. Sears, who holds the title of Miss Jeffer-
Panhellenic Delegate, Joy Walker son City, was scheduled to compete this
was elected secretary of the organization. Nancy Salmon and Terry Herring also summer for the title of Miss Missouri.
Panhellenic Rush for Fall, 1972, was spent an afternoon speaking for the
supervised by two AOIIs, Joy Walker alumnae of Annapolis at a rush tea. Sharon Brady served as toastmistress
and Kelly Clark. Ginger Harris, a junior, for the formal observation of Delta Pi's
was elected to Phi Kappa Phi and Kay Senior Awards this year were granted tenth anniversary, a reunion banquet at
Harvey a freshman is a new member to Nancy Salmon and Jackie Taylor: the Holiday Inn featuring the theme, "A
of Alpha Lambda Delta sorority. Nancy received the Anna Dorsey Cooke Stroll Through the Garden."
Award and Jackie received the Outstand-
Gamma is very proud of her four girls ing Senior Award. Alumna Joyce Dietz Hall, an alumna
who were tapped for the All Maine of Delta Pi, painted the striking picture
Women Honor Society—this is the high- Furthering her education is Jill Beier- of beautiful red roses presented to the
est non-scholastic honor that any girl lein, a very active graduating senior who chapter on this occasion.
who will be a senior can receive. These was accepted to Lehigh's Graduate School
girl are—Donna Burton, Terri Althoff, where she will be working for her The selection of Judy Pohl, outgoing
Mary Towle, and Barb Sirois. Master's degree in Business Administra- president, as AOII Girl of the Year,
tion. was announced at the banquet.
Gamma's Chapter Adviser, Harriet
MASSACHUSETTS Ruth Ann Hunt, a contestant in the
Susan Parker, Chi Pi pledge, was named Miss Warrensburg contest, was selected
Queen of Winter Carnival Week at as Missouri's candidate for the National
Northeastern University in Boston. She
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Omega Xi Chapters "Miss Easter Make-It-With-Wool Contest and was first The East Carolina Marching Band
Bunny". Joan Jacoby, presents the win- runner-up. features only two baton twirlers and
ner of an Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Janis Gray was one of these. She is a
the AOIT Chapter at Morehead State NEBRASKA certified teacher and judge of baton
University, with the winning top prize. Phi Sigmas on the campus of Kearney and has several years of teaching ex-
State College, Kearney, Neb., have perience.
Debbie Brown, Sigma Lambda Chapter's certainly been raking in their share of
candidate for Wisconsin State Univer- honors lately. First, and foremost, at Zeta Psi members are also active in
sity's Winter Carnival Queen, was a mid-term graduation Peggy Robinson the student government affairs of East
finalist. As a member of L-X, the uni- KeNey, past chapter president, was the Carolina. Deborah Hensley and Debo-
versity dancers, she frequently has per- sole graduate with summa cum laude rah Dellinger are day-student repre-
formed at local events and at half time honors. sentatives to the legislative body of the
during Packer football games. She has Student Government Association. The
held membership in the Catalina Club In addition to this highest of all honors. two girls were screened and questioned
for two years. AOIIs were fortunate enough to have by a panel prior to receiving their po-
three more members initiated into Xi sitions.
During a recent visit of Beta Kappa Phi honorary. They were Kathy Jacob-
Chapter at the University of British sen. Kathy Morrison, and Ramona Niel- AOIIs are also involved i n other
Columbia to Upsilon Chapter, the-Uni- sen. aspects of campus life. Karen Moore
versity of Washington, happy new init- p.m.. which was followed by initiation. represents East Carolina as a graduation
iates pose with their big sister's in Upsi- marshall. Vicki Morgan is copy-editor
lon's spacious drawing room. Left to Two legacies were initiated into the for the East Carolina yearbook. The
right, front row, are initiates Joy Gard- Phi Sigma Chapter: Susan Pirnie, sister Bucaneer. She has also done work with
iner, Donna Christie. Leslie Robinson of Kay Pirnie M5, and Kristine Bauers, the school newspaper. The Fountainhead.
and Lenny Chan. In the back row are sister of Connie Bauers +E.
big sisters. Barbara Keenlyside, Carol OHIO
Thompson, Claudia Ryan and Shirley- Phi Sigs held their annual Rose Form- Omega's of Miami University had a
Johnston. al preceded by a banquet.
busy and fun-filled year which has in-
Debbie Cook is a member of the A "Walk for Mankind" was held in cluded philanthropic and university fund
Kearney. Several AOII's took part in raising drives, overnights, and honors
cheerleading squad at Auburn Univer- the 20 mile trek, while other sisters bestowed on its sisters.
sponsored walkers. The AOII's received
sity. the award for the Greek organization A door to door drive was conducted
that gave the most support to the walk. in Oxford for the National Arthritis
Foundation of Cincinnati. Omega's girls
Phi Sigs held a picnic with the local worked for three days and were proud
alumnae chapter to celebrate the third to give what was collected to AOII's
anniversary of AOII's at Kearney State. philanthropy. The university has a fund
raising charity that continues all year
Phi Sigma Chapter is proud and called Miami Chest. New initiates orga-
happy to move finally into a house on nized a box lunch supper with Miami's
the Kearney State campus. Located in chapter of Sigma Nu. The girls each
the center of campus, the building pre- made a box lunch for two and they
viously was Case Hall, the smallest were auctioned off to the fraternities
dormitory on campus. new initiates. Earnings were donated to
The housing office has given A O I I
full use of the dormitory as a sorority Three parties were given with fra-
house. Each A O I I will have her own ternities. The two chapters get together
private room, with a variety of other on Friday afternoons and have a band,
areas open for social activities and study. dancing, and lots of fun. One big so-
cial event was a riverboat party. The
NEW YORK Omega's rented a large cruising boat
Mary Lou Grezzo, a senior math major, in Cincinnati and a band to play on
is current president of Wagner College's board. The sisters and their dates en-
Panhellenic organization. Mary Lou's joyed a romantic evening as the boat
original ideas, bubbling personality and cruised the Ohio river for four hours.
determination are having a therapeutic
effect on this organization and the Wag- Many sisters were honored this year.
ner community as a whole. At the women's honors banquet Pat
O'Connell was tapped for Mortar
Even before school began. Theta Pi Board.
Chapter members gathered for a gi-
gantic reunion at Patti McCabe's sum- Pat affiliated with this chapter last
mer home. Holley Park, N.J. Home- fall after transfering from Northwestern
coming dominates fall events with University. She was also elected student
collegiates and pledges busily engaged vice president of legislative services in
in working on the A O I I float. an all campus election.
NORTH CAROLINA Debbie Evans, who is vice president
Zeta Psi Chapter at East Carolina Uni- of Panhellenic was tapped for Spurs, a
versity in Greenville. N.C.. had many group of girls who assist in residence
outstanding members during the 1971- hall administration. Joyce Eisenaugle.
1972 school year. It was a year of who last year received a Diamond Jubi-
numerous campus, state and even na- lee Foundation Scholarship, was chosen
tional recognitions for members of Zeta and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa.
Shelley Black has been chosen to be
Willa Anne Howard, a business ma- a University hostess. This group aids the
jor, received many recognitions in her University in entertaining special guests
major field. She was selected "Miss to our campus. Shelley was also candi-
Future Business Executive of 1972" at date for the Miss Miami pageant and
East Carolina. She also received the was named Miss Congenialty.
"Outstanding Senior Service Award"
given annually by her business fra- As for honors within the chapter.
ternity. Phi Beta Lambda. Nancy Heil, first vice president, was
bestowed with the Ruby pin in honor
Patricia Mary Howe, who was East of being elected the outstanding sopho-
Carolina's "fashion consultant" to de- more member. The AOII alumnae of
signers of Vogue and Butterick fashions, Dayton, Ohio award this all ruby pin
won a trip to New York City. Each to Omega's outstanding sophomore each
state entered one girl in the competi- year in memory of Omega alumna K.
tion, but only five winners were selected. Rice.
Patty's winning entry was entitled "A
Trousseau in Seersucker."
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Heading the University of Toledo's Pan- held bimonthly during the fall and winter Belles, which is an organization formed
hellenic Council for 1972-73 is Theta terms, and weekly during the spring to promote good will and spirit among
Psi Chapter's Julie Nachtrab. Julie also term in order to prepare for the up and the athletic teams and the student body.
was tapped for the women's honorary, coming fall formal rush the next school Two sophomores were tapped to a sopho-
Peppers, in recognition of her outstand- year. Anyone can attend these meetings, more campus organization called Talons.
ing record of campus involvement and but only the elected Panhellenic delegates Holly Berry was chosen as house repre-
scholastic achievement. can vote. These meetings allow everyone sentative and Laura Berman was chosen
to become acquainted with each other as Talon-at-Large.
Ginger Conlisk, Theta Psi past presi- and with the other chapters on campus.
dent, recently was elected to represent They discuss various assets and problems Lisa Janelli, Betty Pajunen, and LeAnn
Region II on the Collegiate Liaison Com- that a chapter might have and come up Walters, members of the OSU Raindrops,
mittee and was selected for Who's with solutions or suggestions as to how the university's dance team, spent their
Who Among American Colleges and they might benefit another chapter. This spring vacation with the team in Mexico
Universities and Who's Who Among way both large and small chapters can on a goodwill tour. They thoroughly
American Student Leaders. benefit from each others experiences. enjoyed it and had a head start on
everybody with their tans.
Gwen Petersen is captain and president Panhellenic at OSU sponsors a foreign
of the University of Toledo Dancing exchange program with Stuttgart, PENNSYLVANIA
Rock-ets. Jeanne Vargo, while serving as Germany. Each year, a student is brought Indiana University of Pennsylvania's
majorette for the University of Toledo to OSU to study. She is housed in one Glamour Girl this year Diane Murdock.
Rocket Marching Band, during her of the sororities on campus for the en- Diane competed with fourteen other
freshman year, has managed to main- tire period of her stay here. Each house coeds and was judged on activities, ap-
tain a 4.0 average, scholastically. contributes an equal part to her cost of pearance and fashion consciousness,
room and board plus her $15.00 monthly poise, and personality. She will go on
Registration for rush dropped con- allowance. Two years ago AP chapter at to national competition for Glamour
siderably this year which increased com- OSU housed the student connected with Magazine.
petition between the eight campus this program.
sororities. Good parties made the The program was presented by the
difference, and Theta Psis were satisfied Alpha Rho Chapter took first place in Home Economics Association and the
with their rush affairs, which included: the Women's Division of the Interfra- Student Union Board with its chairman
a Bavarian theme. ternity Council Sing or I F C Sing. The as Nancy Cantalamessa, a senior Gamma
Panhellenic Council is quite a vital force winning songs were "Bluesette" and Beta in consumer service.
on campus, with the sisters of Alpha "Rainy Days and Mondays." They per-
Omicron Pi fully participating. Phi formed before 5,000 moms and their The master of ceremonies, John Riley,
Lambda's delegates include Diane kids on Mom's Weekend, Mai 15. Three recognized Diane's vocal talent and re-
Mastro, Debbie Gabel, and Lisa Valen- years ago the chapter took first place cently she sang on his television show.
tini. They have proven themselves in- and has taken second place the past two Diane's activities include Panhellenic re-
valuable assets to the organization. years. The I F C Sing is a big event held presentative and song leader for Gamma
annually on Mom's Weekend. It is com- Beta, a member of University Senate,
Sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi have petition in singing among living groups secretary of Rules Committee for the
taken part in all Panhellenic activities of all kinds on campus. Practice started Senate, Kappa Mu Epsilon, and vice
scheduled for the school year. In the in mid-January and eliminations were in president of the Math Club.
recent Panhellenic basketball game, they mid-April. Nightly practices become an
succumbed to a tough break of a nine every night occurrence and many hours The Theta Chi Marathon kept Gamma
to eight loss against another sorority. of straining vocal cords with resulting Beta's on the move this fall and we
From the sports scene, the sorority sore throats always took their toll. But were rewarded for our efforts in receiving
turned to collecting canned goods to fill in the end, everyone thought that all the fourth place in the women's division. A
baskets for needy families, with each hard work and long hours were worth it. penny is donated to the Big Brother and
member of every sorority making an Sister Program for each lap completed.
individual contribution. A tea with Junior Also for Mom's Weekend the chapter The program provides activities for the
Panhellenic was held. had a booth at the annual Renaissance needy children of the community.
Fair in the Quad. Pledges made large,
A special highlight was the honor colorful crepe flowers which sold almost The warmth and laughter of holidays
won by Kathy McGranahan.a Glamour as fast as they could be put out. Others was shared with the patients of Cresson
Magazine contest sponsored by Panhel. made craft items, handiwork, and baked State Hospital for the mentally retarded
All sororities participated. Kathy will go cookies. All the proceeds went to help through the combined efforts of the
on to compete further with other campus support the philanthropic program. Gamma Beta's and the Phi Sigma Kappa
winners for possible appearances on the fraternity. The gift of love was well re-
pages of Glamour next fall. On the sports scene, AOPi's are always ceived as patients were entertained by
in there pitching. This year found Alpha a story and skit and joined in singing.
OREGON Rho in there pitching to win the Intra-
Taking their cue from the success of mural Softball title. They made it to the Barbara Britcher, Gamma Beta's cor-
rush last spring, members of Alpha Rho. semi-finals in football, volleyball, basket- responding secretary has initiated a letter
Oregon State University, Corvallis, ball, and bowling. writing program with the other Pen-
climaxed a rushing period of several nsylvania chapters. The results of her
days by featuring a slide show, co- Individual honors are as follows: efforts have been improved chapter re-
ordinated with music and pictures of Cheri Parker was second runner up to lations and an exchange of ideas.
various personalities in the house in the Miss Linn County title and the
typical moods. musical honorary Euturpe. She's active With red floppy hats and blazers,
in Lambda Chi Alpha's Crescents and is Gamma Beta's participated in Indiana's
Themes for earlier rush days were assistant Panhellenic delegate. Homecoming Parade, sharing our float
"Out in the Country" featuring a fashion with the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Match-
show, "Gypsy Day," complete with Candy Pierson was elected to "Who's ing our float to the theme, the Gamma
gypsy regalia, a crystal ball expert and Who in Sorority Hall of Fame." She was Beta's and Kappa Sigs presented their
palmist, and "Welcome to Small Town recently elected to Theta Sigma Phi, a favorite cartoon, "Charlie Brown" show-
Corvallis". The latter was chosen for journalism honorary, and was editor of ing a football fumble by Charlie and
two days of house tours. the recently distributed yearbook. The Lucy. Beaming with pride the Gamma
Beaver. She is also a member of Orange Betas and Kappa Sigs cheered as our
The women's division of the I F C Sing O, a physical education honorary, a homecoming queen candidate, Jeannie
was won by APs while the chapter's own, member on the Encore selection com- Nealen, rode on the Queen's float as a
Cheri Parker was one of the runners-up mittee which selects groups for concerts member of the court. Jeannie was our
to Miss Linn County. on campus, and is chapter vice-president float chairman and is a senior English
and pledge trainer. education major.
Panhellenic plays a very important role
in the preservation of the Greek system On the Commencement program, Mary Pride blossomed again for Gamma
at Oregon State University. Here Panhel- Sale and Liz Gerhardt were listed as Beta when Jill Lockhart was selected by
lenic is a very strong organization due members of the Phi Kappa Phi in the Phi Kappa Psi as their sweetheart. Jill's
to the great support and backing of the School of Education. selection makes three years of Gamma
administration, the majority of whom Beta-Phi Kappa Psi sweethearts. Jill is
have been Greeks themselves during their Janice Congleton was elected to Theta a junior Spanish education major, a
college years. Panhellenic works for the Sigma Phi; Susie McCubbins was Kaydeen for ROTC, a member of
benefit of all the houses together, not awarded the OSU Dad's Scholarship; Spanish Club, and rush chairman for
just for one house alone. Meetings are Chris Kennedy was tapped to Beaver Gamma Beta.
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Indiana's honorary fraternities opened AOII was again shoved into the spot- Barbara Benson, interdepartmental major
roll books to more Gamma Beta's this light in March when pretty, red-haired in French, fine arts and history from
fall. Kappa Mu Epsilon, math, added Carolyn Davis combined beauty, grace, Burlington, Iowa; Kitty Bankston, a psy-
sisters Diane Murdock and Arlene Hlas- and her skill as a pianist to walk away chology major from Metaire, La., and
nick. New members of Kappa Delta Pi, with the title of Miss Lambuth at the Mary Riley of Memphis, who, through-
education, are Andrea Kevich, Kathy annual pageant. Darlene Baker, repre- out her four years at Vanderbilt, has
Damato, Barbara Walter, and Georgia senting the junior class, was named first worked in every facet of university life.
Moder. runner-up; Darlene has been a member
Sigma Rho Chapter at Slippery Rock, of the court for three consecutive years. Mary was chosen 1972 Lady of the
has been very active this semester. Other AOII's who participated in the Bracelet.
pageant were Debbie Denson and Dianne
The major event was, of course, Houchen, both juniors, and Helene WASHINGTON
formal rush. Sigma Rho is proud to say Chapman, sophomore. Many of the girls of Upsilon Chapter
they took twelve pledges. have been given special honors this year.
The achievement of which the chapter Candy Cook, Jeri Youd, Gayle Geizler
During the pledge program there were as a whole is most proud is the Panhel- and Kristi Anacker are the newest mem-
many activities in which everyone par- lenic Scholarship Award. Many hours of bers of Brigadeers.
ticipated including an ice cream party at study and brain work went into obtain-
our adviser's house, a bowling party and ing that trophy. Seniors graduating Corvettes initiates include Alice Cope-
then the pledges cleaned up litter around magna cum laude were Cassie Maynard land, Ellen Oliphant, Ellen Dickenson,
an off-campus dorm. At the end of the and Lynn Snipes; Jean Reid graduated and Castle Kruse. Leslie Pierce is a mem-
pledge period, pledges had a party for cum laude. In addition, eighteen mem- ber of Angel Flight.
the collegiates, at which time paddles bers were placed on the Dean's List
were exchanged. over the past year. Last year Sandra Giles was elected to
the University of Washington pharmacy
The attendance for our annual Mr. Lambuth AOII's also gained many honorary. Donna Drotz, Anne Crawford,
Fraternity, Miss Sorority Dance was very individual honors throughout the year. Sue Porel and Leslie Rutan are all
good. All the fraternities and sororities Jean Reid was elected to Who's Who in members of W-Key, sophomore women's
put up a candidate and supported them American Colleges and Universities, and honorary.
to give us a very large turn out. The was chosen Typical Co-ed by the Lam-
annual dance is for our Philanthropic buth student body. Lambuth students Husky Honeys is a pep organization
project. also elected Cande Joyner, Miss Col- and Upsilon Chapter is represented by
legiate. Three girls served as fraternity Annette Thompson and Nancy Chapman.
The month of April was very busy. sweethearts: Jean Reid. Delta Sigma Phi;
Initiation of new members was April Cande Joyner, Kappa Sigma; and pledge The climate of Panhellenic is most favor-
16, followed by Greek Week, April 18- Jeannie Pugh, Kappa Alpha. able at Washington State University and
21: State Day at Indiana University of this atmosphere is due, in large measure,
Pa., April 22 and the spring formal. Also, three were selected as sweet- to the efforts of three members of Alpha
April 29. hearts for the coming year: pledge Gamma Chapter.
Margaret Williams, Delta Sigma Phi;
TENNESSEE Beth Willet, Kappa Sigma; and Jeannie They are Dot Fleet, outgoing president
Phi Alpha Chapter carried away first Pugh was again chosen K A Rose. of Senior Panhellenic, Debbie Hernas
and third places in Lambda Chi Alpha's current first vice president of this group,
annual All Sing competition, and con- Several AOII's served as class officers. and Marianne Arthaud, first vice presi-
tributed their winnings to the Arthritis They were as follows: Jean Reid, senior dent of Junior Panhellenic.
Foundation. class secretary; Susan Morgan, junior
class secretary; Darlene Baker, junior The latter, in her post, is in charge of
The theme of All Sing was "The Long class treasurer; and Cindy Conatser, the Junior Panhellenic Luncheon in the
and Winding Road of the Beatles." The freshman class secretary. spring given in honor of all pledge
whole chapter, sang "Here Comes the classes. High point of this event is the
Sun," "Ticket to Ride," and "I'll Follow Cande Joyner and Beth Crawley were announcement of the group with the
the Sun." Six girls in a smaller group both elected cheerleaders. Cassie May- highest scholastic grade point and pre-
sang "If I Fell" and "She's Leaving nard, Jean Reid, and Lyn Snipes all at- sentation to them of a loving cup.
Home." tained membership in Omicron Phi Tau
Omicron honor fraternity. Dev Armstrong will help edit the
All of the groups participating in All At Southwestern, Kappa Omicron's very Chinook yearbook as a division head
Sing chose to receive money for their much in the news with Marty West, while Mary Baumgartel, Mollie Schrick,
philanthropies, rather than trophies. religion commissioner. Ann Reed, Sue and Patty Hernas will keep flying as
Anne Jenkerson and Deb Krivec, Pan Angel Flight Officers. Sue Larsen is an
First prize, won by the large group, Olympics, and Ann Reed, Dorm Board Alpha Lambda Delta member and with
was $45, and third won by the small president and secretary of the Election Patty Hernas was tapped for SPURS.
group, was $10. Commission. Jane Morton and Debbie Floch were
The school year, 1971-72, was another tapped for Cougaretts, a university
very productive one for Omega Omicron. Anna Olswanger and Kiki Crady were marching group.
Following an outstanding rush, which maids of the Cotton Carnival; Debra
resulted in 21 new pledges, the most of Jackson and Susan Witt were Sigma Nu Terry Jo Waud was both Sigma Chi
any sorority on campus, the list of and Alpha Tau Omega Sweethearts, re- Sweetheart and Freshman Greek Senator
successes was begun with a first place spectively, while Sue Anne Jenkerson was for the Associated Women Students.
win in Sigma Kapers, a kind of Derby student coordinator of general biology
Day competition sponsored by Sigma labs. WISCONSIN
Kappa. Phi Deltas at the University of Wiscon-
Two swimming parties for Memphis' sin-Milwaukee contend to having the best
Over a month of fun and hard work, arthritic children were splashing successes. bond of sisterhood on their campus, ac-
sprinkled with a few strained voices and A spring car wash helped raise funds for cording to TO D R A G M A reporter,
sore throats, culminated in November in St. Jude's Research Hospital. Kathy Weske. She certainly makes
a second place Greek All-Sing finish. them sound like an involved and closely
A major role in the revamping of rush knit lot.
In February, the sore throats were re- for second semester by the Panhellenic
placed by sticky fingers when the mem- Council is being played by AOII with Vicki McSorley is Panhellenic repre-
bers of Omegia Omicron spent hours one of their members, Susan Witt, as sentative, treasurer and Big Brother
each night constructing a ten-foot tall president. Coordinator. Nancy Gilmore, a fantastic
papier mache clown and lynx for their Annually the student body of Vanderbilt rush chairman, is credited with enthus-
homecoming display. The colorful dis- University goes to the polls and selects iasm that played a major role in the
play, with its slogan "Don't Clown the senior woman who has best served securing of a pledge class of 15. Sharon
Around, Whip the Lynx," brought home her university in the past year, Lady of Fleiss is a patient, understanding
first prize. Omega Omicron also came in the Bracelet. president, while Pat Rheineck, UWM
first that Homecoming Day in a different Pantherette, is sports coordinator. Bonnie
respect—Cande Joyner, an AOII junior, In the most recent election, Nu Melanowski, corresponding secretary, is
was crowned Homecoming Queen for Omicron Chapter had four candidiates a Pershing Rifle ( R O T C ) ' representative.
the second straight year. Jean Reid, a for this singular honor out of five on
senior and former president of Omega the ballot. They were Janet Franklin, a Carol Maglio, a nursing student, still
Omicron, and Beth Crawley, a newly- political science major from St. Louis; has time to serve as assistant rush chair-
initiated freshman, were also members man. Leanne Bluschke, AOII historian
of the royalty.
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and assistant social chairman, is Panhel- The Betty HofTmeister Memorial Badge
lenic publicity representative. Sue Mc- awarded to the outstanding pledge was
Carthy is responsible, in a large measure, presented to pledge president Leslie
for the ten pledges Phi Delta took this Robinson. Leslie received the award for
past semester, while Muriel Stenus,
pledge trainer, manages to be a 4.0 Winona Hopkins, director, accepts first
student. place trophy, sorority division, for Kappa
Alpha Chapter at the annual All-Univer-
Sue Washatka, works at two jobs but sity Songfest, Indiana State University,
still finds time for A O I I and serves as Terre Haute.
social chairman. Mary Schickowski,
CRC chairman, is president of Focus. Winners of the annual Interfraternity
Karen Chlebana is a busy girl who works Council Song Contest at Oregon State
at least 40 hours each week but still University were members of Alpha Rho
devotes ample time to her sorority. Chapter who are pictured with their
Past Panhellenic president, Peggy
Devitt who served A O I I as public rela- Beth Lewis, senior member of Mortar
tions chairman, was chosen Sorority Board, was jubilant when four of her
Woman of the Year. sisters in Chi Delta Chapter, University
of Colorado, were initiated into the illus-
The Philanthropic Project at the Uni- trious honorary. They include, left to
versity of Wisconsin—Stout is the AOTI right, Mary Jane Pettigrew, Beth, Carol
Hold-Up during Parent's Weekend. Cindy Harrington and Chris McClure. Another
Ballard organized the original Hold-up. new Mortar Board member and Chi
Banners and posters distributed on Delta sister not present for the picture
campus announced the Hold-up for was Colleen Thompson Hope.
Arthritis. The total contributed for this
worthy cause was $275. Beta Lambda Chapter plays an important
role in Student Senate affairs at Illinois
This year Joyce Reit was chairman of Wesley an University with nine members
the committee announcing Hold-up. holding executive positions out of a
Again girls in Red A O I I jackets and membership of 54. They include, first
black hats carrying empty water pistols row, Debbie Wright, freshman secretary-
walked around campus and the business treasurer; Judy Brockway, junior presi-
district of Menomonie saying, "Stick-em dent; and Debie Belter, sophomore
up. It's a Hold-up! Arthritis hurts. Please president. Standing, left to right, are Sid
give to help relieve the suffering." As Voss, PR DC commission chairman;
the contribution was made, the person Libby Rowe, AOIT house representative;
was given a badge saying. " I gave". Some Cindy Snyder, junior secretary-treasurer;
didn't wear the badge because they Patty Svendsen, sophomore secretary-
wanted to be held-up again. Many of treasurer; and Charlene Sonderman, sen-
these individuals were suffering from ior secretary-treasurer. Nancy Ohr,
arthritis or had a member of their family elections commission chairman, was not
suffering from this disease. Despite rain present for the picture. All officers are
and gloomy weather the contributions elected by the student body with the
collected were over $250. It proved to exception of the Student Body Commis-
be a very worthwhile and fun day for sion chairman who is named bv the
all of Stout's Iota Taus. Senate.
Iota Tau Chapter, found a superb
scheme to bolster AOIT public relations
on May Day, 1972.
On May 1 they distributed helium-
filled, red balloons inscribed. "Have a
Happy Day," or "Smile, A O I I , " in the
interest of happiness and spreading that
The smiles on the faces of students
watching these signs of friendship moving
across the sky on a sunny day were
Beta Kappa Chapter's keen and eager
pledges decided to combine the realiza-
tion of what our international sisterhood
is, with their initiation into A O I I . The
plan, instigated by pledge-trainer Pam
King, was to spend a weekend with
Actives and pledges braved snow and
rain for the two-hundred mile journey
from the University of British Columbia
to the closest chapter: Upsilon at the
University of Washington in Seattle.
Saturday served as an excellent oppor-
tunity to become acquainted with sisters
and learn about their chapter. With a
song in their hearts and guitars in hand,
sisters sparked a spontaneous hootenany.
Initiation was held an Sunday morn-
ing in the beautiful red and white living
room of the chapter house. Joining in
the initiation ritual were Traveling Sec-
retary Sue Edmunds and Regional D i -
rector, Mrs. Forest Swan, as well as
several Upsilon sisters.
To Dragma of A L P H A O M I C R O N P I / W I N T E R of 1972
Rebecca Eiler Thorens, Phi Sigma, As vice president of West Chester State
serves as president of the Women's Pan- College's Panhellenic Council, Judy Con-
hellenic group at Kearney State College rad. Theta Kappa, coordinates Greek
in Kearney, Neb. Weekend activities.
Carol Thompson, Beta Kappa, has been Judy Winchester, Theta Omega, presi-
named Panhellenic president at the Uni- dent of Panhellenic Council, has been
versity of British Columbia where her named Northern Arizona University's
hard work for the organization and un- Outstanding Panhellenic Woman. Re-
selfish devotion to further its goals and cipient of two scholarships, one, general
ideals have been consistent throughout academic and the other, the Phoenix
her college days. Area Panhellenic Scholarship, she is a
member of Mortar Board and Oil's Girl
Cheryl Levier £2E was Morehead State In White.
University's nominee for the Top-Ten
College Girls in Glamour Magazine's Spanish major, Helen Gaebe BH, was
poll and Delta Tau Delta's representative Sweetheart of the Illinois Wesleyan Uni-
in the Miss Morehead State University versity Campus Carnival. A member of
Pageant. the Student Welfare Human Relations
Commission and the Convocations Com-
Jeannie Nealen I'B, a member of the missions, she also serves on the Home-
Homecoming Court at Indiana Univer- coming Committee.
sity of Pennsylvania, here amidst castle
towers adds enchantment to the oc- Julie Nachtrab, Theta Psi, weilds the
casion. gavel as president of Panhellenic Council
at the University of Toledo.
Beauteous members of Sigma Omicron
Chapter and campus leaders at Arkansas
Stale University include: Karen Moffitt.
cheerleader captain for the ASU Indians;
Denise Campbell, Lambda Chi Alpha
Crescent Girl; Becky Collier, Pi Kappa
Alpha Dream Girl, and Jeanne Crain,
who was proclaimed Miss Congeniality
in the Miss Arkansas State University
A strong influence at Washington State Principal personalities in the revision of
University is exerted by the Panhellenic rush regulations at Southwestern Uni-
organization of which Dot Fleet, right. versity, Memphis, are Kappa Omicron
Alpha Gamma, is outgoing president, representatives: Junior, Mary Butler;
and Debbie Hernas AT, left is current Panhellenic president, Susan Witt, and
vice president. Kathy Luster, KO president.
168 To Dragma of A L P H A O M I C R O N PI / W I N T E R of J 972
DIRECTORY Executive Vice President BOARD OF DIRECTORS
of ALPHA Mrs. Wilbur R. Mottweiler, Jr. (Patricia Chairman
OMICRON Mrs. T. K. Farrington (Dorothy Bogen
PI W I N T E R 1972 Jacobs 6)
504 South Owen, Mount Prospect, I L A
FOUNDERS 1615 Dry Creek Road, San Jose, C A
Jessie Wallace Hughan Telephone: 312-259-2288 95125
Helen St. Clair Mullan (Mrs. George Telephone: 408-269-5809
Extension Vice President Box 431, Carnelian Bay, C A 95711
V.) Mrs. Frederick W. Hinton (Adele K. P) Telephone: 916-583-3069 (June-
Stella George Stern Perry (Mrs. George No. 51 Versailles Apt., 3000 Hillsboro
H.) Rd., Nashville, T N 37215
Elizabeth Heywood Wyman Telephone: 615-297-8022 CENTRAL OFFICE
The Founders were members of Alpha Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office
Chapter at Barnard College of Columbia Secretary Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Parkway
University, and all are deceased. Miss Bobbye L. McCarter ( N O ) Indianapolis. I N 46205
Box 2073, Stephens College Post Office. Tel. 317-545-6553
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Executive Director—Mrs. Marie E.
President Columbia, MO 65201
Mrs. Robert D. MacCurdy (Eleanore Telephone: 314-449-5811 Hughes B4>
Financial Secretcirv—Mrs. Nell Smith
Dietrich IA) Treasurer
100 Norlen Park, Bridgewater, M A Mrs. August Ackel (Norma Marshall ii<l>
02324 (KB) Traveling Consultants
Telephone: 617-697-7855 Miss Ginger Banks (UK)
Administrative Vice President 12218 Sarazen Place. Granada Hills. CA Miss Margaret Hook (>>'B)
Mrs. George B. Callaway (Janirae 91344 Miss Candace Kirkwood ( K K )
Miss Deborah Stanley ( I I K )
Linebaugh 0) Telephone: 213-363-0271
2400 Craghead Lane, Knoxville, T N TO DRAGMA
NPC Delegate Editor—Mrs. Robert C. Murphy (Millie
37920 Mrs. Willard D. Berry (Norma Niers-
Telephone: 615-573-7558 Milam NO)
theimer P) 4534 Shy's Hill Rd., Nashville, T N
3030 West Laurelhurst Drive, N.E., 37215
Seattle, W A 98105
NEW AOII PEN
to benefit Alpha Omicron Pi
International Arthritis Research Fellowships
easy grip ballpoint with red barrel, white letters
"Alpha Omicron Pi for Arthritis Research"
designed in an arthritis clinic and made by
Kontour Pen, Inc., Cleveland, Miss,
profit to be credited to chapter contribution
for A O I I International Arthritis Research Fellowships
send $1 for each pen to Central Office, check
payable Alpha Omicron Pi. Allow one month delivery.
SEND T O : Pens, Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR NAME
3000 Meadows Parkway, Suite 109,
Indianapolis, Ind. 46205 To: Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office
Address. Date Maiden Name.
zip Collegiate Chapter-
pens at $ I ea. or $ 12 doz.
Enclosed is check payable to Alpha Omicron Pi for $ New Address .
F O R O F F I C E USE: (please leave blank)
New Address Effective -
Order received Credit to quota Present Office Held IMPORTANT!
of For speedier service
Order to Kontour By . -Chapter Attach Old T.D. Label
POSTMASTER—Please send notice of undeliverable Second Class Postage Paid at
copies on Form 3579 to Alpha Omicron Pi. Suite 109. Indianapolis, Indiana, and at
3000 Meadows Parkway. Indianapolis. Indiana 46205 additional mailing offices.
NEW AOII BROCHURE
"Alpha Omicron Pi is concerned about
NEW B R O C H U R E explaining AOII
arthritis activities was introduced at
Regional Meetings. It was designed by
Patti Batchelor Penning and Laura Perry
with the guidance of The Arthritis
Foundation, which paid half the cost.
R E D A N D W H I T E with photograph of a
physical therapist and child with juvenile
arthritis, the folder lists AOII philan-
thropic history, relationships with The
Arthritis Foundation and the Canadian
Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, and
ideas for service.
F I R S T F I V E Y E A R S O F AOII Arthritis
Research Fellowships totaling over $40,-
000 are listed. Ideas for action also in-
clude literature, films, and office ad-
O R D E R B R O C H U R E now from Central
Office for distribution to rushees,
pledges,, parents, Panhellenic, teachers,
community, A F and C.A.R.S. members,
at meetings, luncheons, fairs, mailings.
Because the public often forgets that children as
young as six weeks can suffer from juvenile
arthritis, the new AOTI brochure, "Alpha Omicron
Pi is concerned about Arthritis" features a child
and a physical therapist from Washington. D.C.,
on the cover.
ALPHA OMICRON PI Change of Address
SEE OTHER SIDE
Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Parkway, To A O I I Parents
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 Your daughter's magazine is sent to her home address until gradua-
tion so you can learn more about AOT1 and TO D R A G M A . I f she is
no longer in college and is not living at home, please send her present
address to Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office Address on the form
at the left.