Zeta Kappa Chapter (Southern Indiana)

Zeta Kappa Chapter was installed at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana, on November 14, 1998.

The 55 women were initiated in a ceremony performed by Gamma Tau Chapter (St. Louis) and assisted by Elizabeth Phillips, director of ritual. Also present to lend helping hands and witness the event were Vicki Read, membership vice president; Jennifer Zatechka, extension coordinator; Barbie Chadwick, Ann Mitchell and Linda Trimpe, new chapter rush consultants; Christa Hamilton and Amy Geist, collegiate leadership consultants; Shelly Martin, chapter advisor, and Karen Modesitt, financial advisor.

The installation banquet took place at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Evansville. Approximately 150 people attended, including family and friends. Jennifer Zatechka kicked off the event with an excellent speech followed by John Deem, assistant vice president for student affairs, who gave a very nice welcoming speech on behalf of the university. Vicki Read presented the charter to the new president, Michelle Hickey, who gratefully accepted it. It was a very special afternoon that the women of the Zeta Kappa Chapter will never forget.

The chapter had already completed many exciting events prior to receiving their charter. They participated in Hay Days, where members spent time with children carving pumpkins and taking hayrides to celebrate Halloween. They also participated in many walk-a-thons in support of various causes. In December, the chapter adopted families to provide Christmas presents for and decorated Christmas stockings that were donated to children at local hospitals.

Excerpt from the winter (volume 4) 1998 issue of The Crescent, page 12.