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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 10, 1985 - Page 3
Alpha Xi Delta sorority
comes back to campus

By JOANNE CANNELLA
There's a new sorority on campus,
but oddly enough it's been here for 65
years.
At last night's mass meeting, about
300 women gathered in the Michigan
Union's Pendleton Room to learn
more about the new Alpha Xi Delta
sorority.
PAHNELLENIC President Maggie
Michaels said that the sorority needs
"at least 100 members or it will not
form."
The Panhel Office has been sear-
ching since last April for a large
sorority chapter to bring to the
University.
But Alpha Xi Delta isn't exactly
new.
IN 1920, an Alpha Xi Delta sorority
chapter began here. But dwindling
membership hurt the sorority and last
year, it died.
"The numbers just got low," said
Mary Beth Seiler, Panhellenic ad-
visor. And low membership means a
low popularity level.
According to Seiler, women tend to
shy away from small sororities during
rush.
WHEN MOST of the sorority's

'It's a real obvious success. We're lucky to
be following Sigma Kappa.'
- Mary Beth Seiler,
Panhellenic advisor

members graduated last year, the
remaining members took alumnae
status. Alpha Xi Delta's national
chapter preferred starting the
sorority over with all new members
than attempting to revive the
organizations.
According to Seiler, "there is a lot
of interest" in new sororities. Because
more women rush every year, there
are fewer spaces in existing
sororities, she said.
Last year, an increased demand for
sorority membership resulted in the
establishment of the Sigma Kappa
house. It is now the largest sorority on
campus.
"IT'S A real obvious success. We
are lucky to be following Sigma Kap-
pa," Seiler said.
Representatives from the Greek
System's existing 36 fraternities and

18 sororities were on hand at the
meeting. Showing enthusiasm for the
new sorority, many of these members
sported "I'm supporting Alpha Xi
Delta" buttons.
The Alpha Xi Delta sororitL has
80,000 members nationally. Ul~ the;
sorority obtains a chapter house here
.on campus, it will operate out of the
Panhellenic Office in the Michigan
Union as Sigma Kappa did last year.
Rush begins tonight at 7 p.m. in the
Union's Pendleton Room. Personal in-
terviews will be conducted onFriday.
The preference party lj be at the
Sigma Kappa house on turday and;
formal pledging will be on Sunday
with the traditional "carry-in" at the
Sigma Nu fraternity house. Interested
women are invited to attend tonight's;
party.

Daily Photo by DEAN RANDAZZO
Music man
The Diag's newest balladeer, Steven Baird, takes refuge from the rain earlier this week.
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ew group makes lef
By EVE BECKER The group's activities will focus or
The Michigan Freshman Connec- the interaction of students withir
tion is going to make campus leaders MFC. At the weekly meetings, MFC
out of campus newcomers. will have the students working
MFC, which started this year, is a together to develop skills they can use
group exclusively for freshmen that throughout their stay at the Univer.
lps new students get involved in sity.
niversity activities and prepare DIFFERENT STUDENTS and staff
them for future leadership roles. members of SODC will lead each
"IT'S REALLY exciting to have a session, which will deal witi
place on campus just for freshmen," everything from leadership styles and
skid Chris Carlsen-Jones, a staff group dynamics to stress and time
member of the Student Organization management.
Development Center (SODC) who is The students will form committees
vdorking with MFC. planning activities for MFC and foi
"It's a new organization that's just other freshmen at the University.
yours. You'll learn organization and MFC is hoping to attract freshmen
leadership to get you rolling," she told who were involved in extra-curricular
} group of about 35 students who activities while in high school.
lhowed up for MFC's first meeting "WE WANT to help freshmen find
last week. niche in the University and prepare
H APPENINGS
Highlight
The Ann Arbor Ecology Center and State Rep. Perry Bullard will
present the film Acid Rain: Requiem or Recovery followed by a panel
discussion tonight at 7:30 p.m., in Room 1046, School of Natural Resour-
ces.
Films
Anthropology - Eskimo: Fight for Life and Yesterday, Today: The
Nertsilik Eskimo, 7 p.m., Room 2, MLB.
CG - Barry Lyndon, 7 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall
AFCC - The Birds, 7 p.m.; Marnie, 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
MTF - A Sunday in the Country, 7 and 9 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Performances
Hill Street Players - Talking With, 8 p.m., Hillel Aud.
Performance Network - Loot, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington Street.
Music at Midday - Brahms & Beethoven Trios, 12:15 p.m., Pendleton
Room, Union.
Theatre Department - Project Theatre, The Daughter-In-Law, 8 p.m.,
Mendelssohn Theatre.
University Music Society - Concert, Francois-Rene Duchable, 8 p.m.,
Rackham Aud.
Speakers
Music Anthropology - Brown Bag Lecture, Aram Yengoyan,
"Reading Hodder: An Exploration of Symbolic Archaeology," noon, 2009
Music.
Ann Arbor Public Library - Ramon Hernandez, "Inside East Ger-
many," Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 South 4th Street.
Michigan Italian American Women - Maria Vitti-Alexander, "The
New Italian Woman," 7:30 p.m., MLB.
Meetings
University AA - noon, 3200 Union.
GEO - 7:30 p.m., Anderson Room, Union.
Rugby Football Club -7 p.m., Elbel Field.
Sailing Club -7:45 p.m., 3111 West Eng.
Undergraduate Lesbian Group -7 p.m., 3rd floor, Union.
Committee Against Racism and Apartheid - 6 p.m., Trotter House
Lounge.
Miscellaneous
His House Christian Fellowship - Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann.
Yearbook Portraits - Walk-in sittings, 9 a.m. - noon; 1-6 p.m., 420
Maynard Street, Student Publications Building.
Human and Growth Development - Conference, "Computers &
Children: What Lies Ahead?" Hale Aud., School of Bus Admin.
Biostatistics - Seminar, Donna Brogen, "1983 Georgia High Blood
Pressure Survey: Methodology & Results," 3:30 p.m., Room M4332, SPH
II.
Japanese Studies - Brown Bag Discussion, "Can Great Novels
Become Great Movies?" noon, Aud. B, Angell Hall.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens - exhibit, 1 p.m., 222 State Plaza.
Chemistry - Seminar, Robert Marcus, "Oxidation of Silicon," 4 p.m.,
1200 Chemistry.
Computing Ctr - Wkshps, Kari Gluski, Formatting a Rackham

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them for an active role in other
student organizations," said Debby
Tseng, who is helping to organize
MFC.
"The Freshman Connection will
help ease the transition to the Univer-
sity's physical and social environ-
ment," Tseng said.
LSA freshman Liz Masha, who at-
tended the first meeting, said she
liked the idea of being in MFC and
plans to continue with the group.

"I 'CAME TO develop leadership
qualities and to learn more about
other organizations on campus," she
said.
Carlsen-Jones said she was pleased
with the amount of people who atten-
ded the first meeting.
"(They) really seemed excited
about the possibilities of this
organization," she said. "It's nice to
see faces here instead of imagining
what it would look like."

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