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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2015-09-21 16:14:52

1978 Summer - To Dragma

Vol. LXI, No. 3

3? *

Slide Into Fall

Then Make A Splash
With Great Ne^r Rush Ideas

Adele K. Hinton 1920-1978

Adele Kuflewski Hinton, our 33rd University. Three times International ^^^^
president, spent a full life of Convention Chairman and Adele Hinton
service—service to her family, her Panhellenic Delegate for the past 12 Past International President
community and her Fraternity. She years, Adele was involved in almost
died after a long illness June 4 in every phase of Fraternity operation,
Nashville with AOII memorial ser- from Chapter Advisor, Regional
vices conducted by Past International Director and Extension Director to
President Mary Louise Roller on the first Administrative Director of
June 7 at the First Presbyterian Nashville's Central Office.
Church in Nashville.
Also active in civic and cultural af-
"Let your light so shine" typifies fairs, she was past president of the
the spirit of Adele during her lifetime Nashville Symphony Guild, the
of accomplishment. AOII will cer- Women of First Presbyterian Church
tainly miss our distinguished speaker, and the Middle Tennessee Heart
our perpetual mistress of ceremonies, Association. She is survived by her
our expert in public relations, our husband Fred and daughter Alice.
longtime supporter and friend. . .
A special fund, part of the Central
Adele began her service to Alpha Office Acquisition Fund, has been
Omicron Pi when named Outstanding established in her honor.
Pledge at Rho Chapter, Northwestern

Summer, 1978 Vol. LX1, No. 3 Contents

Published since Page 8 4 Meet Our New Regional
January, 1905 by Page 10 Directors

ALPHA OMICRON PI 7 "Once Ours—Ours Forever"
Fraternity, Inc.
8 1978-79 Perry Award Winners
Founded at Barnard College, 9 DJF Names New Trustees
January 2, 1897 10 Rush Party Ideas

Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office Sparkling With Creativity
2401 Hillsboro Road, Suite 103 12 Rush Directory
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Telephone: 615-383-1174 14 To Dragma Creativity Contest

TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMI- 15 Membership Information Form
C R O N PI, the official organ of Alpha
Omicron Pi, is published quarterly by 17 Collegiate Commentaries
Alpha Omicron Pi, at Williams Print-
ing Company, 417 Commerce Street, ON T H E C O V E R : Now is the time to "slide" into a lot Slide Into Fall
Nashville, Tennessee 37219. Subscrip- of new activities . . . whether they be fall rush plans or
tion price is $1.00 per copy. $3.00 alum projects. It's also time to mark your calendar for
per year. Life Subscription, $25.00. the greatest A O I I International Convention ever,
Send change of address and corres- scheduled June 31-July 4 in Nashville, Tennessee. This
pondence of a business nature to group of Nashville collegians took a breather from sum-
Alpha Omicron Pi, 2401 Hillsboro mer school and work to enjoy a refreshing ride on one of
Road, Suite 103, Nashville, Tennessee the city's many attractions—Hermitage Landing's
37212. Address all editorial communi- Aqua-Trak, billed as the world's longest water slide.
cations to the Editor: Editor, care Nashville has much to offer visitors, so plan now to
of Central Office. Second Class Pos- bring family and friends along for a memorable Fourth
tage paid at Nashville, Tennessee. of July get-together.

2

Here She Is . . .
Mrs. America

Who wears a sparkling tiara, swim- •m
suit and beaming smile? The new
Miss America? Close. But now add •
two small children and a radiant man
cheering loudly in the audience, and t«5§
you have?. . .yes, Mrs. America.
/
And who could this year's Mrs.
America be, but an AOII? Cindy L/l
Graham Roberts, Sigma '68, may not
have sported her badge right up there Family comes first for the new Mrs. America, Cindy Graham Roberts. From left are daughter
on her sleek maillot but somehow Chey, Cindy, husband Malcolm and son Bret.
judges must have sensed that special
quality when she was crowned in Las and a worker in numerous political pictures of her in the bathing suit
Vegas in April. campaigns. competition. They were then used all
over the nation. Being married to a
Although everyone's heard of the Cindy feels such versatility makes public relations man helps. "That's
single woman's title, the term "Mrs. her typical of many married women the name of the game," she says
America" has yet to become a today, and reemphasizes the point of matter-of-factly.
household phrase, a goal young girls the Mrs. America pageant. It's to
dream of attaining. But the contest is acknowledge the "multiple role" How was Cindy nominated for the
only two years old, and sponsors married women perform; it's to title? Well, it was on short notice,
hope it will someday reach the world- "break their 'just-a-housewife' im- when contest sponsors realized they
wide fame of other top competitions age." had no Alaskan candidate and decid-
for women. Meanwhile, for Cindy ed to make a special effort to get one.
Roberts, the title means a chance to True feminists might be a bit disap- They called a modeling agency in An-
travel outside her home of An- pointed in the garb sponsors chose chorage, which recommended Cindy
chorage, Alaska, a chance to meet for the final crowning. As news along with several other young
new people, a chance to share her photographers flashed their cameras, women. From then on it was smooth
ideas on marriage with other women they captured not only Cindy's smile sailing to Las Vegas and the national
across the country. She'd like to tell and excitement and but also her long title.
others how she combines her many legs and figure in a bathing suit.
activities and family responsibilities. That national title has its tangible
Some other pageant contestants awards too—a new car, a new war-
Mrs. America won't be boasting considered the sponsors' decision to drobe, travel. But little Chey and Bret
about her cooking or immacualte crown a winner in a bathing suit "ter- Roberts have a different sort of
home, though. A similar contest, ribly undignified," Cindy says. But dream for their queenly mom;
which withered away from lack of ap- she saw the purpose in it, and while perhaps, just perhaps, she might
peal a few years back, selected Mrs. conceding it was a "little tacky," says make a guest appearance on "Sesame
America on the basis of her ability to it "made sense." Last year's Mrs. Street," which in their minds would
bake cookies or remove stubborn America was crowned in an evening "be even better than the sparkly
stains. Nobody was interested in gown and her picture got little play in crown."
talented homemakers with nice per- the press. . .until sponsors dug out
sonalities. 3

So how does someone become Mrs.
America in 1978? Today the key
words are "attractive," "articulate,"
and "involved." Cindy fits all three.

First, she is "wife" to public rela-
tions man Malcolm Roberts and
" m o m " to daughter Cheyenne
("Chey"), 6, and son Bret, 4. Then
come the other commitments and ac-
tivities. Cindy is a fashion
photographer with her own business,
a model, active with the Girl Scouts, a
former vice-president of the An-
chorage Republican Women's Club

Meet Our New Regional

A Regional Director is a special Becky Wolfe AOII's chapter representative to the
kind of AOII—she knows the ins and City Panhellenic.
outs, ups and downs of all collegiate In the spring of 1971, Becky Penn-
alumnae chapters under her motherly ington Wolfe pledged Phi Kappa On top of AOII work, Lynn will
wing. She may spend two hours on chapter, Morris Harvey College, soon be returning to the working
the phone with a frazzled collegiate Charleston, West Virginia. And col- world as a fulltime sales represen-
president dealing with her first crisis; lege and AOII haven't stopped play- tative for R . J . Reynolds Tobacco
she may even drop everything and ing important roles in Becky's life. Company. Husband Stan, presently a
drive over to meet personally with CPA in Atlanta, will be entering Har-
that same girl. She never knows what She is currently enrolled in the vard Business School this fall for a
the next phone call will bring; she counseling and guidance program at two-year MBA program.
never knows where and when she'll be West Virginia College of graduate
summoned next. The monetary studies, working toward a graduate While Stan is in Boston, Lynn and
rewards are nonexistent; the emo- degree in either counseling and young Weston, 2Vi, will hold down
tional ones never-ending. guidance or social work. For the past the fort in Tucker, Georgia. Lynn en-
year, she has also served as president joys "all kinds" of music, dancing,
Ten women recently joined the of the Charleston Area alumnae boating and skiing.. .and tries to visit
ranks of this elite group of AOII of- chapter. a local health spa three times a week.
ficialdom, just in time to attend the She also says she loves yard work and
first regional training sessions and Becky is employed by the West finds being outdoors in her garden
Regional Meetings. Virginia Department of Welfare, very relaxing.
Division of Crippled Children's Serv-
Region I ices, as a social service worker. (Her Patsy Cox
undergraduate major was sociology).
Nancy Moran A fourth generation Floridian, Pat-
Nancy Small Moran, Gamma, The Wolfes (Becky and her hus- sy Donaldson Cox lives in Gainesville
band Ray) live in her native (which is just a few miles from
graduated from the University of Charleston, with a pet dog named Waldo, where she was born). She at-
Maine in 1960 as a French major. She Jyoshi (Joe-She). The name means tended Florida State University for
became involved in AOII alumnae ac- "female" in English, and is a result three years and was Alpha Pi
tivities in 1972, affiliating with the of the Wolfes' stay in Japan while chapter's rush chairman her
Southern Connecticut alumnae Ray was serving in the Navy. sophomore year and vice-president
chapter. Since then, she has been her junior year.
secretary, membership chairman, Hobbies include "trying to raise
reporter for To Dragma and house plants," dancing and reading. Then romance entered the picture
Panhellenic delegate, and is currently "And, of course, being active in the and Patsy married Lt. David Cox and
serving as president. alum group of AOII." settled in Jacksonville, Florida for a
few years. Upon discharge from the
Before her marriage in 1965, Nancy Region III Navy, both Patsy and David re-
taught French for five years in Maine entered school at the University of
and Connecticut. She and her hus- Lynn Baumgartner Florida. Patsy received her bachelor's
band Bill, an associate producer on Some women are just "born to be degree in education and immediately
the CBS Evening News, live in Old started teaching fourth grade. Mean-
Greenwich, Connecticut, with their busy." Lynn Lavender Baumgartner, while, David completed law school
two daughters: Lisa, 11, and Beth, 7. Lambda Sigma, is one of those and set up his law practice in
Nancy has been a substitute teacher women. After her graduation from Gainesville.
and Girl Scout leader, and now en- the University of Georgia (where she
joys bowling, tennis and bridge. The was songleader, social chairman and Patsy has been actively involved in
Moran family spends summer vaca- president of her chapter), Lynn the operation of Gamma Omicron
tions at their beach cottage in Scar- became active in the Atlanta Tri- chapter at the University of Florida.
borough, Maine. County alumnae chapter and was She served as Corporation President
for three years . . . doing everything
4 from washing dishes to redecorating
the entire chapter house. Her spare
time is filled with church work,

Directors

volunteer work at her son's school,
transporting her 15-year-old daughter
to ballet classes and sewing "when
there's an extra hour."

Region IV

Nancy Garrett Becky Wolfe Lynn Baumgartner
Patsy Cox
It all began in September, 1956, w I
when Nancy Carr Garrett pledged
Delta Delta chapter at Auburn Nancy Garrett
University (then known as Alabama
Polytechnic Institute). How was she Jan Pope
to know her life was about to be
altered forever?

During that first quarter, Nancy
met her husband-to-be Ray at a Theta
Chi-Alpha Omicron Pi Pledge Swap
("he signed by my name because I'm
short—5'2"). They married in July,
1960 after graduation, and now have
two boys, John R., Jr., 16, and
Mark, 14.

Life has been perpetual motion for
the Garretts . . . while Ray was in the
Air Force, they lived in Texas,
Oklahoma, South Carolina and

mm

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t

Joan Piper Mary "Palf" Palffy

Guam. During that time Nancy was Region VI "I'm taking the seven-year option!"
"inactive" in AOII, keeping busy as she says. She'd like to then begin
a military wife and becoming a Mary Haller work for a master of fine arts degree
mother. She did teach sixth grade in in either painting or printing; hus-
Guam, though, and says "that island Not everyone can be initiated at band Dave is working on his master's
gets pretty small after awhile." our International Convention, but it in animal science and will eventually
certainly does provide extra inspira- go on for a Ph.D.
Then it was back to the good ole tion. Mary Barnes Haller, Alpha
USA in 1966, moving to Fort Worth, Rho, became a member at the 1946 In any spare time, Palf pursues her
Texas, where Ray worked as an Convention in Port Huron, hobbies: waterskiing, biking, hiking,
engineer for General Dynamics. Michigan. . .and she's been active in backpacking, running, raquetball and
Nancy became very active in alumnae activities ever since. Present- photography (developing and print-
AOII—finding out about the chapter ly, she is philanthropic chairman of ing in her home darkroom). She is
there through a picture in the the Seattle alumnae chapter. also a certified alpine and nordic ski
newspaper. While there, she served as instructor and enjoys traveling. She is
secretary, Panhellenic delegate and The mother of five grown children, an adopted full-Swiss born in Vienna,
president. Mary worked until recently as Austria, brought to the U.S. at the
Washington's State Director of age of four months. Last summer,
Since then the Garretts have moved Training for Head Start. This spring, she spent 5lA months in Europe
twice . . . first to Springfield, Virginia she completed her master's degree in visiting long-lost relatives.
in 1973, where Nancy quickly became child and family studies, with em-
a member of the Northern Virginia phasis on planning for senior citizens. Region VIII
alumnae chapter, serving as She now works as a representative for
secretary, treasurer and president. the Child Development Associate Ann Crawford
(This group nominated her for the Consortium and as consultant to the Ann Crawford, Kappa Theta, easi-
Rose Award received at Convention, Parent Education program at
1977). Now the Garretts have moved Bellevue Community College. ly combined full-time work with work
again, and Nancy finds herself in for her Fraternity. Ann, a teacher in
Westmont, Illinois, a member of the Mary is also active on the board of Monrovia, California, is also active
Western Suburban alumnae chapter. directors of the Seattle Day Nursery on the Nu Lambda Advisory Board
Association. and served as this year's Regional
"In our travels," Nancy says, " I Meetings Chairman for Region VIII.
realize more and more that sorority Her hobbies include geneology and
membership is just beginning in col- attending family get-togethers. Her hobbies include needlework
lege. Some of the best friends I have and racquetball.
are the AOIIs I have met in our Mary ("Palf") Palffy
moves, women wno I feel as close to Jan Pope
as a true sister." Where does "Palf" Palffy find Circumstances sometimes force a
time to eat, sleep, do those normal
Joan Piper everyday activities the rest of us do? woman to cut down or even give up
activity in her Fraternity for a few
Joan hasn't been out of school She and her husband Dave Patter- years after college. Jobs, young
long, but she's packed a lot of AOII son live on a 40-acre farm on the edge children, isolated locations—all
experience into those few short years! of Bozeman, Montana. . ."consisting sometimes leave no other choice. Jan
While at Sigma Rho chapter, Slippery of a house, barn, corrals, pasture and Gyger Pope, an active Theta Omega
Rock State College, Joan served as an alfalfa field by 16 peafowl, two at Northern Arizona University,
treasurer, Panhellenic representative rabbits and various skunks, owls, found this to be true. For the first two
(and Panhellenic secretary) and presi- etc." The property was originally years following graduation, Jan was
dent. Then, she followed that ex- homesteaded by Palf's family in busy at her new job as an accountant.
perience with a year traveling as a 1863; after her parents' death several Then—back she came . . .
Traveling Consultant in 1976-77 (and years ago, Palf has kept the family
"loved it!"). business going. How? She met her husband Cliff
and they moved to Denver. "Not two
Now Joan is in Bloomington, In- Palf is still a college student, too. months after I arrived," Jan says, " I
diana, teaching learning disabled She was elected Alpha Phi chapter was asked to work with Chi Delta as
students at the high school level. She president in 1975, and is now an adviser." At first she served as
also finds time to work with Beta Phi finishing work on a double major, a chapter relations adviser, then as
chapter as a pledge adviser, and is an B.A. in architecture, a five-year pro- pledge adviser. (She was pledge class
active member of the Bloomington gram, and a B.A. in fine arts, paint- president and pledge trainer during
alumnae chapter. ing option, a four-year program. her college years.)

Other interests are swimming, sew-
ing, hiking and traveling. Joan says
she likes dogs and lots of land and
"hopes to have some of both some-
day."

6

"Once Ours—Ours Forever"

Mary Louise Roller leader. They expand their decision your mind someday and need
R,T&J Committee making powers. The Fraternity often them.
does as much for the member who 3. If there is not an alumnae
Alumnae are born the very day serves as the member does for the group in your area, write
they are pledged. Their confirmation society. Central Office for instruc-
takes place when they are initiated. tions on how to contact the
AOII opens doors everywhere. sisters near you. (There will
"Once Ours—Ours Forever." That's more important today with the be some close by from our
It's another way of saying, 'til mobile population and the growing more than 66,000 members.)
Death Doth Do Us Part. opportunities for women. But AOII
The lifetime friendships pledged in cannot open the door unless the
any given chapter merely raise the
curtain on broader friendship circles "AOTT means more to me today . . . I don't believe I grasped
across the world. AOII is a beautiful the scope and the need for friendships as I do now."
experience in a prudent, tolerant, lov-
ing lifestyle that goes with each member and the Fraternity are in the 4. If you find yourself in a
member as long as she lives. same complex. remote area without AOII
The experience does not work quite associates, look up
like magic, however; one must reach How do you stay in the AOII com- Panhellenic members, or
out for our Fraternity to expect in plex? Not every alumna can devote even start an informal
return that the Fraternity will the time and effort to serving the Panhellenic group yourself.
strengthen our lives. One Past Inter- Fraternity that is required for the The women you meet will be
national President told me recently volunteer officers. Yet, every alumna outstanding and worth
that she had AOII friends of every should feel obligated to serve at least knowing.
age in every state and parts of four years beyond college. Maybe
Canada. "It gives me a warm sense of those four years will be when your 5. If you would like to serve
security to know I am always close to daughter (or son) is in college—or AOII with your special
a friendly voice and a smile of your granddaughter. Maybe those talents (artist - writer
understanding," she said. four years will be nothing more than -photographer -seamstress
One time a Chapter Adviser made a annual financial aid for a chapter or -cook - pilot - speaker) write
memorable speech at a Regional an annual contribution to one of the Central Office. There's a job
Meeting saying that she had kept up worthwhile funds of the Fraternity. for you that will suit your
with a decade of changing attitudes (It has been proven, however, that the talents, your timing and your
and issues through her work with col- alumna who becomes interested in a limitations.
lege girls. She felt stimulated by her project for four years beyond college
relationship with youth. She thought rarely slips back into unconcern for Our Fraternity chooses members
her job in AOII was the most her Fraternity.) carefully so the AOII you meet from
rewarding of all. another area will measure up to you.
A Regional Extension Officer ex- There are certain simple rules to There will be much to share. One of
plains, "AOII means more to me to- follow to keep in step with AOII: those goals will be the development of
day than in my college years. I don't a spirit of Fraternity and love among
believe I grasped the scope and the 1. Always notify your chapter members. This is the most important
need for friendships then as I do now. and Central Office of a name thing in your lifetime membership. Be
It's a challenge to me to introduce our change or an address change. proud of it. Contribute to its exten-
Fraternity to each new campus and (There's no other way to sion and strengthening. Work for it.
new potential. It's a selfish service for keep the record straight!) Cherish it.
me. I enjoy the whole process . . . and
my Christmas Card lists grows each 2. Look up the AOII alumnae Fraternity can be expensive if you
year . . . thanks to AOII." chapter when you move. Tell pledge, are initiated and in a few
There's another significant pattern them who you are, and ask months forsake it. It is quite
worth noting. In working with our what events or meetings are economical in a lifetime ratio. It's
Fraternity for more than 30 years I've planned. Tell then what sup- possible that it will be the best invest-
recognized the development of many port can be expected of you ment you will ever make.
individuals. They grow into the job . . . even if you do not plan to
they accept. They blossom into a be active . . . you may change 7

Tulsa Turns 50!

Little did the Tulsa alumnae know Theta; Peggy Knox Orr, Omicron;
last August when they first began Barbara Babione Lasley, Pi Kappa,
planning their 50th anniversary and Flora Alcorn Hurley, Eta.
luncheon (to be held March 18, 1978)
that one of the worst and snowiest Several very special members were
winters ever lay ahead. also in attendance. Four charter
members were each honored with a
But when January arrived, they single red rose: Virginia White Parks
found out! Each time the luncheon (current alumnae chapter president),
committee was to meet, it snowed! Elizabeth Elgin, Eva Drumm Stacey
The first time, the meeting was and Stella Fortier.
cancelled, but from then on, the
AOIIs were undaunted and slipped Above, International
and slid to meetings so that plans Secretary/Treasurer
could proceed. Mary Moore presents
Tulsa Alumnae Presi-
Tulsa has been known to have dent Virginia Parks,
snow and ice as late as March 21, so it left, with a special gift.
was a lovely surprise when March 18 At left are members
dawned sunny and warm with a receiving 50-year cer-
promise of spring in the air. tificates: (I. to r.) Bea
Cox Carlock, Xi, Grace
Mary Rawlings Martin, Kappa Austin Gray, Eta, Stella
Theta, was appointed chairman of Fortier, Xi, Flo Alcorn
the committee, with assistance pro- Hurley, Eta, and
vided by Virginia White Parks, X i ; Elizabeth Elgin, Xi.
Tricia Peterson Eidson, Lambda
Theta; Carol Spence Barrow, Kappa

Perry Award Winners 1978-79

Choosing the Stella George Stern v Donna Willis, A A
Perry Award winner is never an easy
task, but this year, the Committee's • 815 Indiana Ave., Terre Haute,
decision was particularly difficult. All Ind. 47804
16 nominations were excellent and diana, and Donna Willis, Alpha
should make the members of Alpha Delta chapter, University of And to Donna at:
Omicron Pi proud of the collegiate Alabama, University, Alabama. 305 N . Hillcrest St., Geneva, Ala
presidents of our Fraternity. 36340
You may send your congratula-
The qualifications of two tions to Marjorie at:
presidents were so comparable that
the Committee felt both should share
in the Perry Award. Two others were
so excellent that the Committee
wishes to make Honorable Mention
of Candada Jo Moore of Kappa Pi
chapter, Ohio Northern University,
and Ann Jolliffe of Beta Tau chapter,
University of Toronto.

The two winners are Marjorie Long
of Kappa Alpha chapter, Indiana
State University, Terre Haute, In-

8

Portland
Alumnae
• Installed

Rosalie Barber Sue Hadley 1 We Gammas in southern Maine
have come a long way but we are
Karen Tucker finally here! After much talk we spur-
red into action and became installed
DJF Board Names as the Greater Portland Area (Maine)
Three New Trustees alumnae chapter on March 11, 1978.

Three new members have been Sue is always ready to fit an AOII Installation took place at the home
named to the Diamond Jubilee Foun- task into her busy schedule. . .she of President Barbara Koeritz Went-
dation Board of Trustees. These three designed the Christmas cards and worth, Gamma '75. Regional Direc-
AOIIs, Rosalie Gorham Barber, Sue original notepapers used as fund- tor Sandy Amos was our installing of-
Tyler Hadley and Karen Thomas raisers for DJF, and did the artwork ficer, aided by Terry Tobey, Ruth
Tucker, have been active in both col- for the slide show shown at Conven- Spear, Susan Bridgeo, Julie Tobey,
legiate and alumnae work and will tion in Arizona. (This show is now Kathy Evans and Dina Dudarevitch,
now be working on the national level available to chapters for viewing by all Gammas at the University of
with the promotion and projects com- their members.) Maine in Orono.
mittees of the Foundation.
Sue's husband, Perry, is a salesman We had talked about starting an
ROSALIE GORHAM BARBER, for a food broker. They have two alum chapter since graduation, since
Sigma Omicron, Arkansas State sons and two daughters, and Sue has so many of us moved into this area
University, 1957, was pledge trainer, been active in PTA, Campfire Girls, devoid of an alumnae chapter. Last
corresponding secretary, vice- Sunday School, and Home School (a October at homecoming we decided
president and president of her special school for the handicapped). on a course of action. Letters were
chapter. Since graduation she has written, phone calls made, and with
served as collegiate director, presi- KAREN T U C K E R attended the tremendous help and support of
dent of Sigma Omicron Corporation, Auburn University, Auburn, our Region I officers we made it!
RVP of Region V I I , Executive Vice- Alabama, graduating in 1972 with a
President of AOII, Chairman of the BS in chemistry and political science. We began meeting in October to go
International Nominating Committee She was fraternity education pledge over mailing lists and discuss plans
and a member of Rituals, Traditions, trainer and fraternity relations officer and problems. In December, we had a
and Jewelry Committee. Rosalie is for Delta Delta while husband Jim Founders Day Tea and elected of-
listed in the current "World Who's was working on his MBA at Harvard, ficers: President, Barbara Went-
Who of Women" and the "Dic- Karen taught chemistry in a Boston worth; Vice-President, Judith Dance
tionary of International Biography." area high school, and served as Keenan, Gamma '74; Secretary, Jean
secretary of the Boston alumnae Lane McKenney, Gamma '74;
She is married to Michie, a Sigma chapter. They now live in New York Treasurer, Bebra Garside Clark,
Pi, who is with the U.S. Department where she teaches chemistry in a Gamma '74; Membership Officer,
of Labor. They have a boy and a girl private high school and Jim is practic- Marion Libby Broaddus, Gamma
and live in Jonesboro, Arkansas. ing law. Karen's hobbies are skiing, '42; Historian, Joy Walker Halligan,
tennis, painting and politics. Last Gamma '74; Liaison Officer, Susan
SUE TYLER HADLEY graduated summer both Karen and Jim served Perry, Gamma '76; and Fraternity
in 1950 from Kappa Theta, UCLA, as Congressional aides in Education Officer, Nancy Pistaki,
where she was an art major and AOII Washington. Gamma '75.
house manager. She has been active She for Congressman Edward
in San Fernando Valley and Glendale Markey of Massachusetts, and Jim After a meeting in January to vote
alumnae chapters, serving as presi- for Senator Edward Kennedy. on bylaws and budget, we began in
dent and vice-president of Glendale. earnest. A valentine dessert party was
held in February we swapped recipes
and had a fraternity education pro-
gram. March was installation and in-
cluded a buffet lunch. April brought
a fund-raising jewelry party and
business meeting, followed in May by
a garage sale. In June, we held a
beach party for couples. — Judith
Dance Keenan, Gamma '74

9

Rush Party Ideas That

By Jane Hamblin, i University of Toledo which puts on great keepsake for a rushee and pro-
International Rush Chairman its AOII International Health Spa. vides a firm reminder of names and
With the rush room decorated like a AOII facts.
Take a castle and sprinkle it with a spa, the emphasis of this party is the
bit of AOII magic or fill a lush vivacity of AOII. Exercise mats are The entire International Health
tropical isle with friendly AOII placed on the floor and form the basis Spa party is a clever way to "show
pirates, and what do you have? Just of the party's conversation groups. o f f " members of the chapter in a
two of hundreds of exciting parties When the "drill leader" blows a relaxed, yet top-notch format.
with which our collegians will enter- whistle, members and rush guests do
tain lucky rushees this year. With fan- simple calisthentics together or LAMBDA SIGMA chapter at the
tasy and style, smiles and verve, members rise and perform a peppy University of Georgia has created a
AOIIs design and produce extremely song or chant. Members rotate after Magic Kingdom of AOII which
successful parties each year which are makes rush guests think only of
first-rate in every way. Not surpris- A O I I . For decorations Disney
ingly the common factor of all the top characters line the walkway to the
rush performances is CREATIVITY. chapter house and a castle invites
rushees into the foyer. The living
Creativity in rush means capitaliz- room depicts the "It's a Small
ing on the mood of rush guests World" theme. A huge papier-mache
throughout the rushing period and globe decorated with dolls from
entertaining them by transporting foreign countries and travel posters is
them into the wonderful world of the focal point of the room.
AOII. Here is a small sample of those
well-aimed, creative parties which More fantasies are offered rushees
sweep rushees off their feet. in the chapter room which is divided
into an "Adventureland" display of
One of these breath-taking produc- A New Friend the chapter's activities, the "House at
tions is a final party performed by AOII Corner," a "Hall of AOIIs"
KAPPA KAPPA chapter at Ball . . . a new sister. Isn't that what rush is really display of members' awards and
State University where the chapter all about? honors, and a "Tomorrowland"
room is transformed into the display of pledging pictures and
Kingdom of Alphaland for the Castle each round of exercises or song by jewelry—everything a rushee could
Party. A sumptuous banquet awaits changing mats to sit with different hope for "tomorrow in A O I I . "
rush guests as they enter the rush guests. Conversation topics are
kingdom. Royalty of the realm at- assigned to members so that rushees •
tired in velvet and satin serve as are able to learn about many facets of
perfect hostesses, and magicians, AOII's activities.
jesters, minstrels and singers perform
to the delight of all. Costuming is The "Clapping Song" and
very specific for all characters in the "Chicken Fat" are two key numbers
skit and for all performers, and the sung during the party. Refreshments?
dress for other rushers in the chapter Orange juice, of course.
is a peasant-style outfit. A trophy
room, rose garden and throne room Each rush guest receives a pam-
serve as the basis for the other phlet welcoming her to the spa and
elaborate decorations which this par- describing AOII activities, and hob-
ty requires. bies and interests of individual
members of the chapter. This inex-
Naturally an AOII theme is thread- pensive, yet attractive booklet is a
ed throughout this fantastic party:
the queen searching for friendship
finds the warmth and love she seeks
have been present all the time in
AOII.

A lively second round party comes
from THETA PSI chapter at the

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With Creativity

The creativity and appeal of this from the 1890s to 1970s are per- For a terrific string of unstructured.
"total" presentation goes on and on. formers portraying flappers of the rush parties BETA TAU chapter at
For instance, the halls of the chapter '20s and lollipop girls of the '50s. A the University of Toronto creatively
house are decorated in a "Main Shirley Temple performance is also a assessed time schedules and members'
Street" motif with a variety of store part of this skit. The pieces of music "reaching" power and developed a
signs hung outside members' rooms. are strung together by a vamp which two week-long variety of rushee-
The dining room of the chapter house helps lead the audience's attention pleasers. Beginning with an informa-
is transformed into the Mickey through the decades, and piano ac- tional meeting and open house, the
Mouse Club House and refreshments companies the entire skit. Rushees see chapter then garners rush guests with
are served here. Skit performers in clearly through this skit how creative a Super Sub lunch and a Continental
the club house wear Mouse Club the Kappa Alphans are, and this skit Cuisine dinner. A wine and cheese
t-shirts and mouse ear headgear while is one way that the chapter entertains party, Chili Round-up and a Surprise
entertaining rushees with a variety of rush guests with only the best. Sundae Bar also provide superb op-
AOII-worded Disney songs.

From KAPPA ALPHA chapter at r
Indiana State University comes a
casual party entitled "You've Come a A good rush requires careful planning, as Lambda Beta members (above) have learned.
Long Way, Baby," written and
staged entirely by chapter members.
Portraying the social and profes-
sional development of women since
the time of AOII's founding, this
presentation begins with four per-
formers dressed as our Founders. It
concludes with four performers who
depict "modern girls," and the im-
pact of this presentation shows that
AOIIs have been "modern girls"
since the start.

Filling in the time line of this skit

Rush—It's A Piece Of CAKE portunities to entertain rush guests.
Several planned outings with men's
At Regional Meetings in June an rushees and the style of rush on that groups are also included in the
acronym for rush was introduced as a campus. schedule.
reminder to all collegiate and alum-
nae chapters that AOII rush parties K—knock out. Everything about Rush ideas need not be new to be
must always be of the finest quality. the chapter's rush must be im- CREATIVE. Many chapters have put
The acronym is CAKE—rush is a pressive, attractive, fun and on successful rushes using the same
piece of CAKE memorable—a knock out. parties for several years. If your
chapter wants to perform new or old
C—creative. Chapters should use E—effervescent. Bring forth in rush parties well, you must assess
originality, imagination and unique rush high spirited", lively, vivacious every aspect of each party for
expressiveness for creative rush par- activity with style and rush will be un- creativity and appeal. Rushing efforts
ties. forgettable. are made to ensure that only the best
women pledge AOII. Therefore those
A—appropriate. After analyzing By recalling this simple acronym, efforts must be carefully and creative-
the rush situation, chapters should collegians and alumnae who work ly planned to offer the best of AOII.
develop a rush format which will with collegians during rush, should Emphasize creativity and follow the
capitalize on the strengths of the always be able to evaluate rush plans lead of the chapters who developed
chapter and perform parties which and performances and make sure that the parties just described, and your
are "just right" for the types of all qualities of the piece of CAKE are chapter will be on its way toward of-
present throughout rush. In doing fering the best of AOII . . . and gain-
this rush will be a "piece of CAKE. " ing great results.

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% Cu*P TOR Dear Alumnae Sisters,
OHO/
Summer vacations will soon be pleasant memories. Soon it's "Sister Picking" time!

1 Collegiate AOIIs everywhere are planning, rehearsing, constructing, smiling, singing,
talking endlessly, and selecting our new AOII pledges. . . .

Alumnae everywhere should have a part in the activity. Our activity in Rush is to be in-
visible to the rushees, but it is vital to them and to A O I I .

Before you put your T O D R A G M A aside, turn pages until you find the Membership
Information form. Tear it out, get the information about a favorite young friend written
and send it now to the collegiate chapter adviser of the AOII chapter where your friend
plans to attend school this fall. Telephone the girl down the block with whom you have
been meaning to talk with about your sorority. Introduce your friends and your business
associates to A O I I . Leave your T O D R A G M A on the coffee table for your sitter to read.
Volunteer your time, your information about potential AOII rushees, and your good
wishes. You, too, are an important person in A O I I , and you owe it to yourself to help us
with the "Sister Picking."

Fraternally,
Jane Hamblin
International Rush Chairman

RUSH DIRECTORY 1978

ALABAMA Lambda Colony Stanford University Mrs. John Kemp
Lambda Beta Palo Alto, C A (Joanne)
Chapter School, Month of Rush Chapter Adviser 261 Gabarda Way
Alpha Delta University of Alabama Mrs. Arthur C . Carney Sigma California State-Long Beach Menlo Park, C A 94025
Alpha Kappa University, A L (Marie) Sigma Phi Long Beach, C A
August 109 W 53rd St. E . August Mrs. Jim Ferrell
Gamma Delta Tuscaloosa, A L 35401 Alpha Pi (Penne)
Sigma Delta University of North Alabama Gamma Omicron University of Cal.—San Diego 24701 Raymond Way
Tau Delta Florence, A L Mrs. Patty Lewis Kappa Gamma San Diego, C A Space 24
August 207 N. Sequoia Blvd. September, January E l Toro, C A 92630
Theta Omega Florence, A L 35630
Upsilon Alpha Auburn University University of Southern Mrs. Philip Holtkamp
Sigma Omicron Auburn, A L Mrs. H.C. Morgan California (Susan)
September (Dottie) Los Angeles, C A 485 Santa Dominga
Chi Alpha 2150 Robin Dr. September Solana Beach, C A 92075
University of South Alabama Auburn, A L 36830
12 Mobile. A L University of California- Mrs. Robert McWhirter
September Miss Rebecca Cash Berkeley (Nancy)
158 Grand Blvd. Berkeley, C A 1923 Pullman Lane
Huntingdon College Mobile, A L 36607 September Redondo Beach, C A 90278
Montgomery, A L
September Mrs. M . H . Jones (Carol) California State-Northridge Ms. Mary Linquisl
1844 Braddock D r . Northridgc, C A 151 Kimberlin Hts. D r .
Birmingham Southern College Montgomery, A L 36106 August Oakland. C A 94619
Birmingham, A L
August Mrs. Thomas Gibbs COLORADO Ms. Candv Rajacich
(Jane) 6624 Whitaker
ARIZONA 1217 Greensboro R d . University of Colorado Van Nuys, C A 91406
Birmingham, A L 35208 Boulder, C O
Northern Arizona University August Mrs. Louis Spomer
Flagstaff, A Z Mrs. Gail Morris (Janet)
August, January (Toni) DELAWARE 6991 East Cornell
1505 N. Aztec Denver, C O 80224
University of Arizona Flagstaff, A R 86001 University of Delaware
Tucson, A Z Newark, D E Mrs. James Hey
August Ms. Susan Duggins September (Pam)
1734 E . Second St. 36 Stature Dr.
ARKANSAS Tucson, A R 85719 FLORIDA Sherwood Forest
Newark, D E 19713
Arkansas State University Mrs. Thad Wyatt Florida Stale University
State University, A R (Carolyn) Tallahassee, F L Ms. Jan Ranson
September 1812 Eldridge September 2315 C . Columbia C t .
Jonesboro, A R 7240J Tallahassee, F L 32304
CALIFORNIA University of Florida
Mrs. William Huston Gainesville, F L Ms. Susan Adair
University of Cal.-Davis (Alice) September 7 S.W. 23rd St.
Davis, C A 8719 Fallbrook Way Gainesville, F L 32601
September Sacramento, C A 95826 Florida Southern College
Lakeland. F L Mrs. David Marshall
September (Ann)
3204 Hilltop Ave.
Lakeland, F L 33803

Gamma Sigma GEORGIA Miss Sandra McCallum Delta Omega Murray State University Mrs. Kenneth Harrell
Lambda Sigma 3202-B Post Woods Dr. Omega X i Murray, K Y (Ellen)
Beta Sigma Georgia State University Atlanta, G A 30339 August Box 3026, Univ. Sta.
Iota Alpha Atlanta, G A Murray, K Y 42071
Beta Lambda September Ms. Nancy Alford Morehead State University
LaGrange College Morehead, K Y Ms. Debra Parsons
Sigma Iota LaGrange College LaGrange, G A 30240 August, January #16 Lewis Hall. M S U
LaGrange, G A Morehead, K Y 40351
Kappa Alpha September Mrs. Patrick Kelley
Kappa Kappa (Sharon) Alpha Omicron LOUISIANA Mrs. Arlher Favre
Phi Upsilon University of Georgia 458 Dearing St. Kappa Tau (Charlene)
Athens, Ga. Athens, G A 30605 Louisiana State University 10349 Azrak Ave.
Alpha Theta September Baton Rouge, L A Baton Rouge, L A 70809
Iota Sigma Mrs. Theron Rust August
Theta Chi IDAHO (Linda) Mrs. W. D. Willig
Alpha Chi 2797 Lancaster Dr. University of Southwestern (Judy)
Boise State University Boise, I D 83702 Louisiana 728 Brentwood Blvd.
Boise, ID Lafayette, L A Lafayette. L A 70503
August Mrs. Terry Haggard! August
(Rita) Mrs. Tom Welch
Idaho State University 2037 E . Lewis Southeastern Louisiana (Elaine)
Pocatello, I D Pocatello, I D 83201 University 105 S. Chestnut
September Hammond, L A 70401
Mrs. Dean Graven Hammond, L A
ILLINOIS (Jacquie) August Mrs. Oscar Robinson
1008 Morgan St. (Carol)
Illinois Wesleyan University Normal, I L 61761 Northeastern Louisiana 2209 Emerson
Bloomington, 1L University Monroe, L A 71203
September Mrs. Chuck Borrenpohl
(Linda) Monroe, L A Mrs. David Sprague
University of Illinois 1011 Holiday Dr. (Debra)
Urbana, IL Champaign, I L 61820 MAINE 9 Knox Ave.
September Bangor, M E 04401
Mrs. Peter Taubenheim University of Maine
Northern Illinois University (Barbara) Orono, M E
Dekalb, I L 534 Sequwia September
September Roselle, I L 60172
Pi Delta MARYLAND Mrs. John Ward
Western Illinois University Mrs. James Conley Sigma Tau (Marjorie)
Macomb, I L (June) Beta Pi University of Maryland 3818 Benton St., N . W .
September 152 Penny Lane College Park, M D . Washington, D . C . 20007
Macomb, I L 61455 September
Mrs. Fred Price
INDIANA Mrs. Barry Huttt Washington College (Karen)
(Rita) Chestertown, MD P . O . Box 92
Indiana University 361! Bainbridge Dr. Informal-October Chestertown, M D 21620
Bloomington, IN Bloomington, IN 47401 Formal-February
November, January Mrs. Edward Kraus
Mrs. Kenneth Kreke MICHIGAN (Brenda)
University of EvansviUe (Ginny) 330 E . Elm St.
Evansville, IN R . R . #3 Bx.289, Angel Dr. Eastern Michigan University Monroe, M l 48161
September Ncwburgh, IN 47630 Ypsilanti, MI
Mrs. Michael McClaren
Indiana State University Mrs. Paul Gibbons Omicron Pi Colony University of Michigan (Jeanne)
Terre Haute, IN (Jo Ann) Ann Arbor, MI 1606 Long Shore Dr.
September, January 35 Gardendale R d . September Ann Arbor, Ml 48105
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Ball State University Beta Epsilon MINNESOTA Mrs. James Brown
Muncie, IN Mrs. Niedenthal Huber (Elizabeth)
September (Mary Lou) Bemidji State University R R #2. Box 226
2000 W . Jackson St. Bemidji, MN Bemidji, MN 56601
Hanover College Muncie, IN 47303 September
Hanover, IN Ms. Kayla Jorgens
January Mrs. Larry Moore Nu Beta University of Minnesota 3841-10th Ave. S.
(Stephanie) Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, Mn 55417
Purdue University 505 W. Main Lambda Omega
West Lafayette, IN Madison, IN 47250 Alpha Phi MISSISSIPPI Ms. Deb Mathis
I n formal -October Phi Sigma 26 LaRhonda, R l . #5
Formal-January Mrs. Jan Richards University of Mississippi Oxford, MS 38655
133 Red Cloud Trail University. MS
DePauw University W. Lafayette, IN 47906 Ms. Jan Rhodes
Greencastle, IN MISSOURI 323 A . King St.
September Mrs. James Johnson Warrensburg, M O 64093
(Martha) Central Missouri State
314 Hightail University Mrs. Gary Ury
Greencastle, IN 46135 (Connie)
Warrensburg, MO 1201 N. Buchanan
IOWA Ms. Kathy Martin September Maryville, M O 64468
209 Holiday R d .
Coe College Coralville, I A 52241 Northwest Missouri State Mrs. Diane Kommers
Cedar Rapids, IA University 801 S. 6lh St.
September Mrs. Robert Shirk Bozeman, M T 59715
(Karen) Maryville, MO
Iowa State University 2854 Monroe D r . , September Ms. Susan Lucas
Ames, IA Ames, I A 50010 3008 Bancroft
September MONTANA Missoula, M T 59801
Ms. Pam Yockey
Morningside College 3110 Virginia Montana State University Mrs. Richard Blausey
Sioux City, I A Sioux City. I A 51104 Bozeman, M T 3702 Ave. M
September September Kearney, N E 68847
Mrs. Neil Allen
KENTUCKY (Rachel) University of Montana Ms. Linda McNaught
459 Brentmoor Dr. Missoula, MT 3022 " P " Apt. #1
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, K Y 42101 September Lincoln, N E 68503
Bowling Green, K Y
August, January Ms. Annie Bryant NEBRASKA
140 West 12th St., Apt. 18
Kentucky Wesleyan College Beaver Dam, K Y 42430 Kearney State College
Owensboro. K Y Kearney, N E
September
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, N E
August

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NEW YORK Nu Omicron Vanderbilt University Ms. Susan Derryberry
Omega Omicron Nashville, T N 310 Wilson Blvd.
Sigma Chi Hart wick College Mrs. Fred Hickein Upperclassmen-September Nashville, T N 37205
Theta Pi Oneonta, NY (Eleanor) Tau Omicron Freshmen-January
Zeta Psi January Upsilon Lambda
Kappa Pi Oneonta, NY 1 3 8 2 0 Lambuth College Mrs. Roy O. Evans
Omega Colony Jackson, T N (Anita Kay)
Wagner College Ms. Frances Lorenzo Gamma Alpha September 101 Ayers
Theta Psi Staten Island, N Y 141 Figurca Ave. Alpha Gamma Jackson, T N 38301
Alpha Rho September Staten Island, NY 1 0 3 1 2 Upsilon
Alpha Sigma Iota Tau
NORTH CAROLINA University of Tennessee Mrs. James Brennan
Sigma Rho Sigma Lambda KnoxviUe, T N
Delta Phi East Carolina University Ms. Gloria Sanders September (Katherinc)
Kappa Omicron Greenville, N.C. 97 Greenway Apt. Beta Kappa 8229 Foxall Circle
September Greenville, N C 27834 Knoxville, T N 37919

OHIO University of Tennessee Mrs. Adair Duncan
Martin G H Hall, UTM
Ohio Northern University Mrs. Bart Meyer Martin, T N Martin, T N 38238
(Phyllis) September
Ada, O H Mrs. William Cooper
October 626 Pleasant View TEXAS (Marie)
Ada, O H 45810 6030 Forest Ridge
University of Texas San Antonio, T X 78240
Miami University Mrs. Robert Schuette San Antonio
Oxford, OH (Alice) Mrs. Kathy Campanella
August San Antonio, T X 4146 Hamilin Ct.
9 Robin Court Chantilly, V A 22021
Oxford, O H 45056 VIRGINIA
Sue Hinz
Youngstown State University Mrs. David McNicholas George Mason University N.W. 1915 Kenny
Youngstown, O H (Patricia) Fairfax, VA Pullman, W A 99163
October 6686 Katahdin Drive September
Poland, O H 44514
WASHINGTON
University of Toledo Mrs. George Skaff
Toledo, O H (Fadwa) Washington State University
September 2674 Drummond Pullman, W A
Toledo, O H 43606
OREGON
University of Washington Mrs. Bruce Busch
Oregon State University Mrs. John Baines Seattle, W A (Kathleen)
Corvallis, OR (Ruth) September 5700 29th N . E .
September 204 NW 27th Seattle, W A 98105
Corvallis, O R 97330 WISCONSIN
Mrs. James White
University of Oregon Mrs. Lester Hixson Stout State University (Jeannie)
Eugene, OR Menomonie, Wl Route 1, Box 56
September (Connie) August Eau Galle, WI 54737
1523 Russet Dr.
Eugene, O R 97401

PENNSYLVANIA University of Wisconsin- Ms. Kristin Maegli
Milwaukee 3519 N. 97th Place
Indiana University Ms. Laura Valazak Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee, WI 53222
of Pennsylvania 32 Harrison Street September
Homer City, P A 15748
Indiana, P A
September University of Wisconsin Mrs. Peter Koukola
LaCrosse (Chris)
East Stroudsburg State College Mrs. Joseph Catanzaro LaCrosse, Wl 426 N. 22nd St.
East Stroudsburg, PA Parkway Dr. September, January LaCrosse, WI 54601
October Delaware Water Gap, P A 1830

Slippery Rock State College Ms. Bonnie L . Lipton CANADA
Slippery Rock, P A 804 Cussewago Rd., BRITISH COLUMBIA
Meadville, P A 16335

SOUTH CAROLINA University of British Columbia Mrs. Kerry Spence
Vancouver, British Columbia (Judi)
University of South Carolina Mrs. Dean Sommers September
Columbia. S.C. (Carol) 264 Montroyal Blvd.
408 Fireside Dr. N. Vancouver
TENNESSEE Columbia, S . C . 29210 British Columbia, C A N A D A

ONTARIO

Southwestern at Memphis Mrs. B.W. Rushton University of Toronto Mrs. Donald Pressey
Memphis, T N Toronto, Ontario (Dianna)
October (Priscilla) September 44 Charles St., West
95 Hollyokc Lane Apt. 4111
Memphis, T N 38117 Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

LAST CHANCE Who's Eligible To Enter: All initiated on each sheet. (Please limit
TO ENTER AOIIs, alumna or collegiate, are in- manuscripts to four typed pages.) Art-
vited to submit entries. work may be any size, but should be
TO DRAGMA'S signed with the artist's name and
CREATIVITY Categories: Four separate categories chapter of initiation.
CONTEST! of competition have been set: artwork
(black and white), photography (black Submit To: TO DRAGMA CONTEST,
and white), fiction and poetry. You AOTT Central Office, 2401 Hillsboro
may enter as many categories as you Rd., Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37212.
wish, and more than one entry per Name, address and chapter of initia-
category is permitted. tion should be included with each en-
try. All entries must be postmarked by
Format: Photographs should be 8x10" midnight, October 1. Entries will be
black and white glossy prints. Fiction returned if a self-addressed stamped
and poetry entries should be typed, envelope is included.
double-spaced, with author's name

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ALPHA OMICRON PI
Membership Information

Picture

Rushee's Name

(Nickname)

Age:. .College Class: Freshman_ Sophomore Junior. Senior.

Parents Name:

Home Address City Zip
Zip
N

School Address

!

High School

Location

Scholastic Honors. Rank
College Attended (if any).
IplxrMi.ldlcLowcr 1 3rd

.Scholastic Av.

Location

AOII Relatives: Sister Mother. .Grandmother. . Other.

Name .Collegiate Chapter.

Married

Address

Street City Zip

Relatives in other NPC Groups Name of Fraternity

Relationship

Have you informed this rushee of the benefits of AOII membership?

Is this rushee financially able to belong to AOII?

List rushee's extracurricular activities, giving leadership roles, if any: College:
High School:

Special recognition in the above activities:

- OVER -

Rushee's personality traits: Include as much information as you can which will help the chapter get to know this rushee.

This information has been obtained from: School sources •—

Personal friends____ .

Other sources

OR- years.
I have known this rushee personally for

I hereby endorse this rushee with the understanding that she may become an AOII pledge if the chapter so desires.

signed:. raw* MaMrn name —_—, O . I I I - B M I I - Chupl.-r Inula *r,,r
Stnrl Zip
First Married uniliaKi

Address: Ot> Statr

Nuinlx-r

Date: -

TO: Col lege

Chapter ——_—

Membership Chairman Slrivl Qt> Stall- /.ip

Address

SinnUr

Alabama paign for Miss Auburn with Karen Teaming up with Delta Tau Delta
Kroft, Lynn Dawson and Cindy fraternity we captured third place in
As Alpha Delta chapter looks back Weinberg making it into the top 20 the annual Spring Sing contest with
at the past year, members may have a finalists. Lynn Dawson, our chapter our "Chorus Line" melody.
difficult time remembering all the ac- president and active in University
tivities—the Christmas party, the big Singers, Angel Flight and Mortar And, we are proud of sister Teri
sister-little sister match-up, the for- Board, was the first runner-up in the Elliot, chosen to be AOII Special
mal in New Orleans, the faculty tea, pageant. Chapter Assistant at University of
the senior banquet . . . the weekend Michigan this fall.—Marion L.
pledge retreat. During spring "South Seas Fantasy," our all- Ludington
semester, we held a walkathon for the campus fund drive, was held in May
Arthritis Foundation and raised with Phi Kappa Tau frater- British Columbia
$1,000! nity—proceeds going to the Arthritis
Foundation. Also in May, Delta Canadian collegians keep just as
Alpha Delta has also received Deltas headed to Ft. Walton Beach, busy as Americans, as Beta Kappa
several awards this year. We were the Florida, for our annual house party can attest. In between pledge (and ac-
sorority winners of the Miller Pick- weekend.—Linnea Fraser tive) kidnaps, broomball tour-
Em-Up Contest and of the Lambda naments and retreats, Beta Kappas
Chi Alpha Kidnap Ball. We received Ball State still managed to fit in other activities.
third place in sorority lawn decora-
tions for homecoming. Kappa Kappas have been busy During Songfest, AOII came up
racking up campus awards—presi- two points from last year's standing,
Many individuals have received dent Judy Vigus, Teri Elliot and Judy and the annual Easter egg hunt was
special recognition throughout the Levasseur were named to "Who's again a success (even though weather
year—in sports, Carol Wagner placed Who Among College Students;" forced us indoors).
sixth in the nation among women col- Barb Dunn was named Sigma Alpha
legiate divers. In campus activities, Epsilon's sweetheart; Jan Chapman Individuals also kept busy . . . Barb
Carol Ann Ross was named chairman was elected Panhellenic rush chair- Kaiway, Panhellenic treasurer, was
of the spirit committee, Cathy Taylor man, Paula Cooley was appointed awarded "Outstanding Greek
was named head University usher and diector of Student Orientation Corps Female," while Barb Godby, our cor-
Ginger Culver was elected vice- and Janet Etherington was named responding secretary, came in
president of the Alabama Panhellenic outstanding junior art student. third.—Paula Lorette
Association.
We were forced to cancel our an- California State-Long Beach
Dawn Kanareff served on the nual basketball marathon because of
board of governors for the Alabama the energy crunch. However, we Who would believe a Mr. Macho
Union and as executive assistant to didn't let the crisis crunch.our energy. Contest could raise $200 for the Ar-
the Union president. Several girls Kappa Kappas still held street collec- thritis Foundation?
became members of Triangle—Lynn tions and were able to collect $2,000
Amos, Lynn Neff, Carol Ann Ross, for the Arthritis Foundation. Lambda Betas proved it this spring
Cathy Taylor, Tanya Curtis and . . . charging $1 to submit a name and
Karen Kremer. Karen also qualified
for membership in Mortar Board and
Omicron Delta Kappa. Debra Lee
was selected as a rush counselor for
the coming school year.—Karen Cass

Auburn Active AOII's: Above,
Jan Chapman, KK
Delta Deltas at Auburn University Panhellenic Rush Chair-
are very proud of Lee Edwards, Cin- man; Left, Auburn's
dy Weinberg and Kelley Ledbetter, Sheree Nelson, majorette;
who were recently selected as and (I. to r.J, Lee Ed-
members of the 1978-79 cheerleading wards, Kelley Ledbetter,
squad, and Sheree Nelson, an and Cindy Weinberg,
Auburn majorette. 1978-79 cheerleaders.

AOII also ranked high in the cam- 17

loosesPleasure For You —Growth For Alpha Theta pledges got involved ear-
DJF Scholarship Fund ly with parts in the musical, while
Our Own Jacqueminots! Marisa Geist has had major roles in
three of the latest campus produc-
A. Full color miniature rose woven f o r AOTT-DJF on the f a m o u s tions. Linda Martin, our new presi-
Jacquard looms in Coventry, England. . . . a "collectible invest- dent, is captain of the women's tennis
ment," in limited edition, to hang or display on an easel. Matted team. And to keep everyone inform-
size: 5J/«" x 67.", ready for framing, $7.50. In custom made gold ed, Laurie Meade is sports editor of
leaf frame, $20. the school newspaper.

Order from AOII spirit comes through Kathy
D i a m o n d J u b i l e e F o u n d a t i o n , ob Jean Bourland, PO Box 896, Wilson and Mora Link, newly elected
Royal Oak, Michigan 48068, (Michigan residents add 4 % sales cheerleaders. Deb Richardson was
tax). honored as Phi Kappa Tau
Sweetheart . . . and on tour with the
Send_ J n a t t e d • framed • rose weaving(s) college's swing choir was Julie Bain.
Jackie Schultz spent spring term stud-
To: ying in New York City.

Address: The chapter has been busy as a
group, too. Activities included our
B. Live plants . . . spring 1979 delivery. $10 each f o r 4 or more plants spring pledges' car wash, a
to one address. A d d $2.00 delivery charge per plant f o r less than 4 Panhellenic weekend of workshops,
plants to one address. fraternity exchanges and "Sig Olym-
pics" (first place.) AOIIs also par-
Order from ticipate as the only women's in-
Mrs. Carl B . Johnston, 1600 Royal Blvd.. Clendale, California tramural softball team and were the
91207 intramural volleyball champions. —
Mora J. Link
Send Jacqueminot rose plants(s) To:
Colorado
Address: With the fun of rush over, Chi

Your Order is a Tax Deductible Donation For Delta settled into an even more hectic
Which You Receive a Lasting Tangible Benefit! routine of Denver art museum trips,
parties and an all-Greek ski day at
25 cents per vote. The contest was Kraus, will fill the position of upper Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Also
held on campus and we were given a division senator. included in our spring schedule were a
large amount of publicity from our chili dinner for our philanthropy
campus newspaper, the Daily Forty- Phi Psi 500, bringing all Greeks of fund-raiser, spring cleaning, a lawn
Niner. All contestants were male, CSUN together, was another exciting sale, retreat, scholarship dinner and a
with the exception of one—a little event. We not only won first place in visit from the Nebraska pledge class.
sister from Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. the obstacle race but also the first
(A professor for the science depart- place trophy for this year's 500 When the dust settled, Chi Delta
ment was also nominated.) events! Then Sigma Chi Derby Week found itself "at the top of the heap"
gave Sigma Phis another chance to in scholastic standing of all sororities
Study habits and grades also receiv- show their enthusiasm and spirit. . . on campus. Our chapter president,
ed our attention. The annual scholar- once again we not only won the first Tracy Livezey, has been elected to
ship dinner was held in April, with place trophy for overall events but Mortar Board, while senior Martha
top honors going to junior Diana raised the most money for Sigma Toon walked away with both the Girl
Scoles and senior Kim De Lay, both Chi's philanthropy project. of AOII Award and the Denver
with 4.0 i GPAs. New initiate Ann Alumnae's version of the Wyman
Blankenship received a $50 scholar- All our fund-raising activities this Award for service to the
ship from the Southern Orange semester were quite successful. We chapter.—Julie Ann Adam
County alumnae chapter. Ann held sponsored and participated in a
the highest grade point average in the 24-hour Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity Delaware
fall '77 pledge class.—Kim De Lay softball game. Then came our first Fraternity presidents at the Univer-
annual Mr. Fraternity Contest with
California State-Northridge five fraternities competing for the ti- sity of Delaware had to beware, for a
Campus elections held for the up- tle of "Mr. Fraternity." All proceeds posse of Delta Chis was out to kidnap
from this event went to our Greek them on Jesse James Day during
coming fall semester really displayed housing fund.—Janie Hyatt Greek Week. Taken to the
AOII political spirit! Sigma Phi's Panhellenic house, the seven
Karen Denton was voted an officer of Coe College presidents enjoyed beer, pretzels and
the school of social and behavioral A look around Coe College finds
science and another sister, Debi
AOIIs involved everywhere. Two
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good old AOII entertainment while also chosen Outstanding Freshman, special combination of beauty and
they waited for their brothers to bring Outstanding Sophomore and brains. They have undertaken a full
the ransom money. By the end of the Outstanding Junor Woman through academic, social and philanthropic
evening, Delta Chis raised almost her college career. Way to go, Leigh! schedule and come out on top of
$200 for the Arthritis Foundation. everything!
—Joy Ashin Leigh was also tapped into Rho
Lambda honorary along with Anne First, philanthropic endeavors took
East Carolina Byrn and Debi Snelling. (Debi was on new shape. AOIIs manned a "Fish
Involvement equals Zeta P s i . . . on also in a run-off for the presidency of for a Friend" booth at the campus
the student body). Leigh, Debi and Muscular Dystrophy carnival.
campus and with other Greeks. We Anne Wooten were tapped into Chapter members and Bloomington-
participated in both Lambda Chi and Palladia, the highest honor a Univer- Normal alumnae also assisted an ar-
Pi Kappa Phi field day, had our an- sity woman may obtain, and Anne thritis clinic, overseeing seating,
nual Christmas party for under- Wooten was also elected recorder of refreshments, passing out literature
privileged children and hosted a get- the student senate. Martha Wood was and running audio-visual equipment.
together for all sororities on campus. elected to the Student Senate and to But the chief philanthropic project of
the University Council from the the semester was a pizza sale.
Zeta Psi was pleasantly surprised at school of home economics.
the annual campus scholarship ban- We had our share of "beauty" too.
quet . . . we were awarded the Most We also found ourselves involved Julie Parsons was chosen Sigma Chi
Improved Scholarship Award. Karen in athletics. Debi Snelling was elected Derby Darling, Carol Doherty was
Alkofer was asked to be in Rho captain of the tennis team, the second Acacia Sweetheart, and Linda Sam-
Lambda, an honor society for year in a row for an AOII to hold this son was selected as a candidate for
outstanding Greek women, and Sue position (Chris Marshburn was their the Theta Chi Dream Girl Court.
Lutz and Linda Warfield were chosen captain last year). As tennis partners,
for the Greek Hall of Fame. Chris and Debi won the state doubles Bonnie Bennett was elected
championship and individually won a Panhellenic president at IWU, and
Florida state singles championship title. They Lori Eklund added new spice to this
Every weekend was packed with ac- closed their season with a year's Greek Week. A "Greek
southeastern regional doubles finalist Roast," featuring puns on all Greek
tivities. One of the high points came title.—Anne Wooten houses, and all-Greek t-shirts con-
when University of Florida hosted the tributed significantly to Greek
Southeastern Panhellenic Conference Illinois awareness and unity. Fraternities and
April 14 and 15. Gamma Omicrons sororities also enjoyed the traditional
were hostesses for their sisters from During spring semester, several Greek banquet. Marsha Guenzler was
Tennessee, Mississippi, East Ten- Iota chapter members received the recipient of the "Greek Female
nessee State, Georgia State, Florida awards and honors. Sharon Stefanik Spirit Award," an engraved plaque.
State, Auburn, Alabama, South was honored with an award for the
Alabama and East Carolina. senior with the highest grade point Iowa State
Members of Alpha Gamma Delta average at the annual senior luncheon In 1968, the spring issue of To
sorority also stayed in our house. sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana
alumnae chapter. Sharon also won Dragam announced the colonization
Sigma Chi Derby Week adopted the Edward S. Fraser award to the of a new AOII group at Iowa State
the theme "Derby Around the campus engineering senior with the University. One article stated, "the
World," and each sorority chose a highest grade point average. largest colonization in the history of
country to use in their decorations. AOII took place October 26-29,1967,
We chose Ireland, making us the Iotas are also proud of three on a beautiful winter weekend with
"Wild Irish Roses." (We were juniors who were honored for their four inches of snow in Ames, Iowa.
especially wild when we won third scholastic endeavors and campus ac-
place in the week-long event!) tivities. Gloria Faulkner was chosen On April 20, 1968, the new chapter
for Mortar Board, and Ria Manning was installed.
The Arthritis Foundation will have and Nancy Sternal were chosen for
some "money in the pocket" thanks Shorter Board. This spring, 10 years later, alum-
to our fund-raising Pool-A-Thon. nae, initiates and pledge members
Teams of players played each other Lynne Ellis and Marian Drahnak, celebrated Iota Sigma's 10th year an-
until all of the others were eliminated both engineering seniors, were niversary, beginning with a wake-up
and we ended up with a winning "knighted" at the Knights of St. breakfast of doughnuts, milk and
team. Patrick Ball in March. This honor is juice. Streamers and "Happy Birth-
bestowed upon those who show day" signs adorned the dining room.
Georgia outstanding performance in engineer-
Being named Outstanding Senior ing activities.—Marcia Vorhes Later in the week, alums and col-
legians gathered at the Ames Country
Woman at University of Georgia is Illinois Wesleyan Club for the Rose Banquet, followed
quite an honor, but it was an even the next day by an open house attend-
greater achievement for Gamma Beta Lambdas have proven once ed by University officials, other
Sigma Leigh Langston. Leigh was again this year that AOII are that Greeks and friends offering con-
gratulations and best wishes for the
future.

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Kearney State pies), a musical production of volved in campus activities. As a
Showboat and the pledge class gift to result, many members received
Hard work and desire paid off for the chapter—a monetary contribu- special scholastic recognition and
Phi Sigmas. Bike Bowl week on the tion to AF. honors. The Taylor Medal, the
KSC campus includes various bike University's highest academic award
races, a concert, movies and picnics. AOII Betsy Claton was voted a for scholarship, was presented to
This year AOII played a big part in member of the 1978 basketball Teresa Greer. And Cathy Hirsch was
Bike Bowl activities—our six-member homecoming court by the basketball one of the first three women elected
team, the " A O I I Fresh Apple Pis" team. to Omicron Delta Kappa, the highest
finished second out of 46 trike teams leadership honor that can be bestow-
entered. AOII was also well-represented in ed upon a student at the University of
the Student Government Association Mississippi.
Then the AOII Apple Pi Peddlers during the past year. Senior Susan
went on to become the first women's Hayes was president of SGA, while Mortar Board chose four AOIIs
team in the history of the college to Madeline Todd, Susan Foote and this year: Susan Anderson-Smith,
finish the 25-mile bike race. Seven- Janet Phelps also held SGA offices. Anne Dauenhauer, Teresa Greer and
teen teams (only two were female) Bonnie Young. Cindy Ferrell, Paula
peddled the quarter mile track in an In senior "Who's Who On Cam- Jones and Tory Robertson were
effort to finish the 100 laps. The Ped- pus," Susan Hayes, Lynn McAlister, selected as members of Lambda
dlers may not have won, but they did Janet Phelps, Molly Wagster and Sigma, national sophomore leader-
finish! Jane Spencer were recognized for ship society. Alpha Lambda Delta, a
their outstanding achievements. Also, national freshman honor society,
AOII senior Karen Geisler has been Jane just received word that her years tapped Joy Acred, Melinda Bunch,
chosen as director and botanist of a of hard work have paid off. She has Cindy Ferreell, Suzette Floyd, Paula
National Science Foundation grant been accepted at the University of Jones, Sue Knister and Cathy Patter-
program studying the origin and Tennessee Veterinary School . . . son.
plant succession of the Platte River Congratulations, Jane!
Islands in Nebraska. Karen is a Montana
biology major and along with direc- Minnesota
ting the program will also receive a Spring was just great for Beta Rho
salary and college credit.—Ruth Fen Spring quarter's main activity, chapter! We celebrated our 13th an-
Campus Carnival, actually began ear- niversary on April 10 with a fun and
i ly in the winter. Campus Carnival is a successful talent show. (It's amazing
fund-raiser for the American Lung what you can come up with if it's for
Phi Sigma's "Fresh Apple Pis": From left Association and this year gave Camp a good cause!) We charged a 10 cent
(back)—Sue Jamrog, Kim Butler, and Julie Super-Kids—a camp to aid asthmatic admission fee, proceeds going to the
Mangers; and front, Ruth Fenn, Julie Hobza, children—$25,000. Tau chapter Arthritis Foundation.
and Deb Morrow. members were paired with Phi Sigma
Kappa fraternity and each group AOII had several queens this year:
Lambuth chose a special theme and worked it Debbie Riefflin, homecoming queen;
into everything they used at "Carni." Debbie Woodridge, Derby Days
Miss Lambuth College 1978 is In awards, AOII received second Queen; Barb Wilson, Sigma Phi Ep-
Grace Elizer, a newly initiated AOII. place overall, with a first place in out- silon Queen of Hearts, and Cheryl
Grace is a freshman speech and side set and seconds in ballyhoo, Boyle, Forester's Ball Queen.
drama major and currently is vocalist band, skit and skit attendance.
for three bands, one on campus and Montana State
two off-campus. Individuals also won their share of
awards and honors. Colleen Kelley Again the honors stack up for
Money-raising projects for the Ar- served as student senator, Chris Alpha Phi chapter members at Mon-
thritis Foundation included an AOPie Casper was secretary for the Student tana State.
Supper (each AOII contributed two Services Fees committee, and Missi
Berset was assistant Panhellenic rush Jeri Steen, Jancee Pust and LuAnn
20 chairman. Cindy Bergan served as Valjacic were all named to "Who's
Panhellenic secretary. Who in American Colleges." LuAnn
was also tapped by Mortar Board.
Colleen Kelley and Cathy Saari
were inducted into Omega Delta Kap- Debbie Wall, a sophomore in home
pa leadership honorary, while Teri economics education, served as
Zenk became a member of Pi Panhellenic secretary and in the fall
Lambda Theta education honorary. will take over the Panhellenic
— Kathryn Larson presidency. — Kristi Runge

Mississippi Murray State

With the coming of spring, Nu Imagine seeing 65 girls running
Beta chapter became increasingly in-

around at a track meet with " A O I I Northern Arizona Three Fires in Bedford, Iowa, gave us
Official Huggers" printed on their a chance to try our skills at fire-
t-shirts. At Murray State University February 24 will go down in history starting, cooking and skipping rocks.
this was not an imaginary event. Dur- for Theta Omega chapter at Northern
ing a Special Olympics track meet for Arizona University. Members of Lambda Omega are
handicapped children, Delta Omega active in other areas of campus life
members hugged and encouraged AOII, teamed with Kappa Sigma also: Lori Bowers was named to
participants with AOII spirit and and Sigma Phi Epsilon, took first "Who's Who in American Colleges;
smiles. place overall in the Greek Week talent Susan Jackson was named to the
show, then went on to win both first music honorary; Diane Funk is
To top off the semester, Senior and third places for best individual Panhellenic secretary, and Deb Pfeif-
Send-Off, a weekend retreat, was acts. fer was initiated into the home ec
held in honor of all graduating honorary. Kathleen Shoemaker is a
seniors. A cabin on Kentucky Lake At the same time the talent show new member of both Cardinal Key
was the perfect setting for the gather- was taking place, AOIIs were show- and Kappa Delta Pi honorary educa-
ing. At midnight the girls gathered on ing a movie to raise money for the Ar- tion society. Melinda Spradling was
the dock, then, with a toast to the thritis Foundation. A total of $400 elected vice-president of the biology
future, each senior set afloat a candle was made from the two sell-out society.—Laurie Gourley
to symbolize the parting of her life crowds.
from collegiate membership in Delta Ohio Northern
Omega. The flickering candles Various AOIIs received honors
floating on the lake reminded remain- throughout the year. Ginny Tonz was Kappa Pi sisters received many and
ing members that even though the selected to "Who's Who In American varied honors during the campus
seniors will be gone, their spirit re- Universities." Archons, a Greek Women's Week this spring. Sisters
mains.—Sheila Foster honorary society, selected Jennifer who received awards at the week's
Blood, Karen Allison and Julie recognition dessert included Becky
Nebraska Gilmore as members. Montgomery, Christine Zanow and
Candi Moore who were awarded
On April 8, over 120 alumnae and Chapter president Doris Allen was Alpha Lambda Delta senior cer-
collegians gathered to join in the elected Panhellenic vice-president and tificates for maintaining the same or
celebration of Zeta's 75th year on the Laura Roberts was chosen rush chair- higher grade point average since their
University of Nebraska campus. Zeta man.—Lynn Bartels initiation into the freshman women's
is AOII's third chapter to celebrate a honorary. Candi Moore was also
75th anniversary. Northern Illinois named Outstanding Greek Scholar
and received the Senior Book Award
In other Zeta news, the fall pledge Faculty dinners were a new addi- from Alpha Lambda Delta.
class won the Alpha Tau Omega soft- tion to Nu Iota's busy activities
ball championship; Nancy Peck schedule. We enjoyed having our Molly Robison and Kappa Pi presi-
(UNL homecoming queen) was pic- teachers out for the evening and it dent Julia Dorrance were tapped for
tured and interviewed in the October gave them a chance to see that Greeks initiation into Mortar Board.
issue of "Good Housekeeping" are very much alive on this cam-
magazine, and four AOIIs have been pus—especially AOIIs! Another new The Women's Week Committee,
named University cheerleaders. Deb event here was the First Annual AOII chaired by Karen Dudley, coor-
Kleve, Karen Kirwan and Liz Held Car Wash for the Arthritis Founda- dinated such activities as the special
will be cheering for football and tion. Although the day wasn't the chapel service, the recognition
basketball games, while Pam best (slightly rainy), we made a lot of dessert, theater productions, a discus-
Rosenau has been cheering for the money and had lots of fun. sion of women and law and a
Varsity wrestling team.—Karen Davis photography display depicting
Many of the girls are very involved women on campus.
Zeta's Kalhy Neary realized her dream when in outside activities on campus. Karen
she was accepted into the University of Konyar was elected president of the Oregon
Nebraska Medical School in Omaha as a Society of Professional Journalists.
junior. Lori Williams has been working as a Alpha Sigmas didn't let that
disc jockey for the local radio station famous Oregon rain dampen our
and has also served as assistant pro- spirits this spring. Activities included
motions director there.—Janet Ny- marching door to door for the March
quist of Dimes, a ski weekend and a jog-a-
thon to help raise money for the Ar-
Northwest Missouri State thritis Foundation.

Lambda Omega did something Six days of spring informal rush
unusual for spring rush this year; we gave Alpha Sigma the chance to show
ran two of them. Both were very suc- just how much love and sisterhood
cessful. For our philanthropy project, AOII has to offer. Led by rush chair-
we sold raffle tickets for a gift cer- man Mary Waller, we held six parties
tificate from a local clothing store. which included an open house tour, a
And our annual retreat at Lake of
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"create-a-salad'* dinner, two lunch Upsilon.—Laura Phipps and Tammy award. Half of the Southeastern
parties, a car rally ending with Mikita cheerleading squad and a good
s'mores at a nearby park and percentage of the dance squad are
preference night. Slippery Rock AOIIs, several girls are fraternity or
Greek Week was a BIG week for department sweethearts, and seven
Congratulations go to Ann Abel AOIIs were named to "Who's Who
who was elected Panhellenic treasurer Sigma Rho chapter members! We Among Students at American Col-
and to Nancy Webb who won first placed in almost every event! Some of leges and Universities."
place in a business communications our awards were: first place in tug of
contest sponsored by Phi Beta war and decorating the chariot, third AOIIs jumped head first into our
Lambda, a national business fraterni- place in the obstacle course, and main money-making project for the
ty. — Shannon Robertson fourth place in the 880 relay and Arthritis Foundation . . . every year,
sprint medley. We had a terrific time with the cooperation of the local
Oregon State that week, even when we weren't win- Miller beer distributors, AOII hosts a
ning! 24-hour keg rolling marathon. The
"Mom's Still The One"—that was distributor supplies the keg (on
this year's campus theme for Oregon Our rush counselor, Cindy Wood- wheels) and t-shirts, and the girls
State's annual mom's weekend. One side, organized a concentrated rush scatter throughout town asking for
of the special events was Interfrater- this spring with two small parties and donations per number of miles. We
nity Council Sing: all living groups a spaghetti dinner. The parties were then set up a schedule of rolling times
are encouraged to try out for various so successful we gained 12 new for each girl and everyone takes a
categories such as women's ensemble, pledges! This pledge class is our big- turn. This past year Kappa Tau
men's ensemble, mixed ensemble and gest yet! proudly collected $2,642.22 and
novelty. This year AOII joined presented every cent of it to the Ar-
talents with Chi Phi fraternity and South Alabama thritis Foundation.
sang selections from the musical Gamma Delta worked hard last Tennessee
Brigadoon. The group worked hard
all winter and spring and was one of semester and it paid off with honors Omicron chapter takes this oppor-
three groups chosen to sing in the as well as lots of fun. At Chi Omega's tunity to salute one of its outstanding
mixed ensemble category at the con- annual songfest, we took first place seniors . . . Jan Stailings. Jan was
cert. Everyone had a great weekend with "The Theme from Love Story" recently accepted to the University of
and as a special surprise the moms and our favorite sorority song "There Tennessee Medical School in Mem-
presented the chapter with a brand is a Rose." phis, Tennessee. Jan has never failed
new pool table! to be an asset to our chapter as well as
Homecoming found us campaign- university. She served as a majorette
This spring Alpha Rhos not only ing day and night for our candidates. with UT's "Pride of the Southland"
showed how well they could sing, We were trying to make another clean band for four years and was a
they showed what great olympians sweep of the queen and her court. All member of Vol Corps, Phi Beta Kap-
they were too. The AOIIs took first our telephoning and door-knocking pa, Undergraduate Alumni Council,
place in the Greek Week Olympics! must have paid off because we took Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical
—Julie Carlson all of the maids! Diane Brining, fraternity and Mortar Board. She
Valerie Bunch, Gina Mikkelsen and also received a four-year scholarship.
Purdue Elise Williams were elected senior,
junior, sophomore and freshman Omicron is also proud of many
Phi Upsilon would like to con- maids. other members receiving campus
gratulate several sisters who received honors. Suzanna Timberlake was
honors during spring semester. Con- During Sigma Chi Derby Week, named "Miss Tennessee" and
grats go to Jane Gunsenhouser on Gina Mikkelsen took third place for represented the state in the Miss USA
being accepted into Phi Beta Kappa, Derby Darling and Debbie Aubrey pageant. While at the pageant, she
Susie Phillips for being accepted into and Leslie Legendre combined talents was selected most photogenic by the
med school as a junior, and to Bonnie to tie for second place in the poster photographers covering the pageant.
Johnson who was accepted into the contest. AOII also tied for second Amy Yabro was elected Panhellenic
medical technician program. Con- place for the Spirit Award.—Debra president for the coming year. (Amy
gratulations also go to Debbie Payne Aubrey was also selected for Phi Beta Kappa
who was named Lambda Chi Alpha's and Mortar Board.) Lee Ann Archer
Crescent Girl at their annual spring Southeastern Louisiana was elected commander of Angel
dance. It seems every time an organiza- Flight.—Barbara Jo McBride

A successful car wash with the men tion's name is mentioned, an AOII Tennessee-Martin
of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity netted can be found right in the middle of it! Spring brings change and this
$75 for the Arthritis Foundation. Kappa Tau's Panhellenic represen-
tatives, Debbie Hereford and Barbara spring Tau Omicrons decided to "get
An alumnae awards banquet is Carrier, served as counselors during in shape." The AOII intramural soft-
planned for September. We will be rush, and Debbie received the "Most
honoring various women for their Outstanding Rush Counselor"
outstanding service to Phi

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ball team had a great season and we gram. made $150 for muscular dystrophy.
are also proud of Rose Boyd and Ann Our housemother for the past six Our chapter also participated in a
Hamilton, members of the University campus-wide Red Cross bloodmobile
tennis team. Those two even missed years was honored at the Initiation drive and received a plaque for being
the excitement of Red Rose Ball to banquet as this was her last year. We the campus organization with the
play in a tournament. will all miss her dearly, but we look largest percentage of members con-
forward to upcoming years with our tributing—53%!!—Lisa Caulum
Sandra Williamson and Carol new housemother, Mrs. Helen
Knight were named to "Who's Who Sheehy.—Linda C. Naab Wisconsin-Stout
in American Colleges." Sandra, Imagine the aroma of freshly fried
Cathy Meredith, Debra Ann Morton, Washington College
Kaneal Gay and Deborah Shaw were Forty-two is an impressive number, doughnuts dipped in sugar and cin-
presented University Service Awards namon tantalizing your senses. Iota
at the recent Panhellenic banquet. especially when it is the number of Tau chapter sold doughnuts this
AOIIs on a small campus like spring as a fund-raiser for our dinner
Toledo Washington College. Yet even more dance, the highlight of our calendar.
Even though the carefree days of impressive is the number eight, the This year's theme for the dance was
number of new initiates Sigma Tau "A Rose Under the April Snow." At
spring break quickly came to an end, welcomed into its community this this event, the Outstanding AOII of
Toledo AOIIs still clowned around, spring.—the largest pledge class of all the Year award was given for the first
as they prepared for Songfest. The sororities at WC. time in our chapter's history. The
year's production was entitled recipient was Renee Finder who is
"Laughtears of a Clown" and con- In other chapter news, Sigma Tau also the reigning Farm Bureau queen
sisted of three song and dance earned, for the second year in a row, for Dunn County, Wisconsin.
routines—"The Greatest Show on the highest grade point average of the
Earth," "Send in the Clowns," and three sororities. Cindy Dauch, Dale We put our talents to use when we
"Be a Clown!" The brightly colored Eberlein and Michele Williams were participated in Stout's annual Stunt
red, yellow and blue costumes topped inducted into ODK national honor Night. We performed two short acts
by cone hats and clown faces dazzled society.—Susan Donelian from "Bye-Bye Birdie" and received
the audience. third place in the "most beautiful"
Western Illinois category.—Cheri Steve
Always thinking ahead, several Individually, Sigma Iotas have
members of Theta Psi attended AOII T o Trie £d!iton
State Day at the University of Miami distinguished themselves in various
in Oxford, Ohio. Seminars were held ways this quarter. Mari Kaye Rath, Dear Editor,
in various areas such as rush and chapter treasurer and Panhellenic About 1,000 Epsilon Alpha alums
pledge training, and the girls came scholarship chairman, won two
back bursting with new and inventive Panhellenic scholarships. One was will be notified of the following
ideas for AOII in the future.—Laurie for the highest grade point average homecoming reunion if you run this
Kujawa during pledging, and the other, for small note. . .
the initiated member with the highest
Vanderbilt grade point average. Mari Kaye is a The alumnae of Epsilon Alpha
Spring semester proved a busy one, sophomore with junior standing, chapter will hold a pre-game dutch
and, as a economics and accounting brunch on Saturday morning of
with much to be proud of. Adopting major, has managed to maintain a 4.0 homecoming weekend, October 21,
a "My Fair AOII" theme for second- GPA on a four-point scale! from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Corner
round rush proved successful in help- Room Restaurant, second floor, cor-
ing us acquire our 30 fantastic To earn money for a scholarship ner of College Avenue and South
pledges. Two special events—a fund, Panhellenic sponsored "Beg an Allen streets, State College, Pa.
walkout to Purdue and a special Egg." The object—to go to houses
senior brunch given by Mrs. Helen around town, obtain an egg and sell it This is the first AOII homecoming
Alford—added spice to the last few at the next house for a quarter.— brunch since the collegiate chapter
weeks of the semester. We also held a Susan Adams withdrew from the Penn State cam-
chapter rebirth ceremony to honor pus five years ago. All alumnae are
our 61st anniversary. Wisconsin-LaCrosse encouraged to attend.
Philanthropic projects kept Sigma
Along a more serious note, several RSVP to Melinda Mootz Yowell,
of our sisters have achieved recogni- Lambda chapter members busy this '70, 1865 Mitchell Avenue,
tion: Ann Thomas—member of Kap- spring. The annual campus muscular Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or to Margo
pa Alpha fraternity Rose Court; Lisa dystrophy dance marathon came Streeter Kotulak, '71, 640 South 60th
Camacho and Leslie Haynes—of- first, with AOII in charge of soliciting St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17111.
ficers of Mortar Board, and Linda food donations for the 18-hour event,
Harper and Leslie Neely—accepted as well as our own donation. We held Thanks,
for the Vanderbilt-In-France pro- a beer raffle, with a 1/2 barrel, a 1/4 Margo Kotulak, E A '71
barrel and a 12-pack as prizes. We
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in Nashville for the best ever
International Convention at
the Opryland Hotel June 30-
July 3, 1979.

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the look-out for Executive
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