Kansas State University's 11 Greek sororities held Rush Week 2000 in mid-August. The following area students have joined a K-State sorority.
From Lawrence: Lesley Johnson, Alpha Chi Omega; Erin Hickey, Alpha Delta Pi, Lindsey Sullivan, Delta Delta Delta; Alicia Roberts, Gamma Phi Beta; Sarah Spencer, Kappa Delta; Elizabeth Becker, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Elizabeth Marie Willhite, Pi Beta Phi.
From Ottawa: Tara O'Connor, Alpha Delta Pi; Kasey Hays, Alpha Xi Delta; Kristy Morton, Emily Petersen and Kristen Sells, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Jessica Sylvester, Pi Beta Phi.
From Wellsville: Megan Kalb, Alpha Chi Omega.
From Valley Falls: Laura Coleman, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
From Basehor, Karly McKinley, Chi Omega.
From Linwood: Kristen Norman, Kappa Alpha Theta.
From Tonganoxie: Jennifer Lynn, Alpha Delta Pi.
The following area students have joined a Greek fraternity at Kansas State University for the 2000-2001 school year.
From Lawrence: Jaime Dillon, Beta Theta Pi; Mark Davis and Joshua Lock, Delta Sigma Phi; Franklin Salb Jr., Kappa Sigma; Dominic Inzerillo, Phi Kappa Theta; M. Ryan Hornberger and Alex Roberts, Sigma Chi.
From Ottawa: Spencer Coatney, Alpha Tau Omega; Jon Anderson, Daniel Jessen and Jared Wiesner, Delta Upsilon, Ryan Huschka, Lambda Chi Alpha.
From Meriden: Steven Brockhoff, Beta Sigma Psi.
Ozawkie: Aaron Kenkel, Alpha Tau Omega, and Stephen Hobson, Sigma Phi Epsilon.
From Tonganoxie: Eric VanDyke, Theta Xi.
Joseph Aussem of St. John's Military School, Salina, has completed his New Boy training and has earned his Old Boy status of private second class. Aussem is the son of Joanne Aussem, Lawrence. This is his first year at St. John's Military School.
Lawrence native Helen White, a sophomore at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, has been selected as the school's Katherine Malone First Year Student Prize for Academic Excellence.
This prize recognizes outstanding academic achievement combined with a commitment to the College community. White is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School and the daughter of Keith and Lucy White, Lawrence.
William Anthony "Tony" Ice, Lawrence, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 30. In honor of this event, his family is having a card shower. Cards may be sent to: Tony Ice, 12304 258th Street, Lawrence 66044.
Anthony coached American Legion baseball for 38 years, was a mail carrier for 33 years and worked at Kansas University for 18 years. He still works at KU part-time.
Helen White, 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School and daughter of Keith and Lucy White, Lawrence, was named as recipient of the Katherine Malone first-year student prize for academic excellence during opening convocation ceremonies at Wellesley College. The award includes a $7,500 stipend from the college. White, who is majoring in economics and Chinese, was honored for her outstanding scholarly achievement and commitment to the college community.
Tamra Martens, Olathe, and Dr. Larry Lucas, Edmond, Okla., and formerly of Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Caitlin Rose Lucas, born on Sept. 7, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Caitlin has one sister, Melissa Martens, 19, and two brothers, Kyle Martens, 16, and Sean Lucas, 10. Grandparents are Bill and Elaine Rogers, Kingsville, Mo., and James and Geneva Lucas, Springfield, Mo. Great-grandparent is Lavon Williams, Lawrence.
Jackie Marie and Jarrod Sommer, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Gage Tibon Sommer, born on Sept. 10, 2000, at the Topeka Birthing Center. Gage has a sister, Sierra Paige Sommer, 2. Grandparents are Ronald and Barbara Grandstaff, Lawrence. Great-grandparent is Louise Grandstaff, Lawrence.
Christina Schnose, daughter of Greg and Linda Schnose, Lawrence, will be participating in the Semester at Sea program during the fall semester.
Semester at Sea, administered by the Institute for Shipboard Education and academically sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, is a global study abroad program that takes students to nine countries around the world in a 100-day semester. Students will travel to Vancouver, Japan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Spain and Cuba, before returning to New Orleans on Dec. 22.
The Lawrence High School class of 1970 will have its 30th reunion Oct. 6-7. Class members will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to ride a float in the LHS Homecoming parade. Tours of LHS will follow the parade. Members will meet at Johnny's before the LHS homecoming football game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Haskell Stadium. Members will gather at Abe & Jake's Landing after the game.
LHS tours will be given from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 7. A picnic will be given from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Centennial Park.
For more information, call Jane Weidensaul Buxton at 843-7775.
The 45th annual Schwarz family picnic and reunion will be today and Sunday.
The Charles and Magdalena Haas Schwarz descendants are invited to the picnic at 6 p.m. today at St. John's United Church of Christ in Worden. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert and lawn chairs.
The reunion will be Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building 21. Visiting begins at 11 a.m. and the meal begins at 1 p.m. Members are asked to bring a covered dish and place settings.
Scot and Lori Harries Hickman, Austin, Tex., announce the birth of a daughter, Lillie Jewel Hickman, born Aug. 25, 2000, in Austin, Tex. Maternal grandparents are Roy and Leone Harries, Ozawkie. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Carol Hickman, Austin, Tex.
The Santa Fe Trail Historical Society's annual picnic will be at 5 p.m. Sunday. The historical society will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish, table service and a lawn chair.
The dinner will be followed by music and a short business meeting to discuss plans for Maple Leaf involvement. The public is invited to attend.