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Provides Escape from Studies, Friendly Competition— , WRA Gives Coeds Opportunity to Relax To give the gals a chance to . shake off that feeling which inevitably follows a study session; to keep muscles In tone, to work off weekend banquets, and generally to participate in sporting activities — competitive and cooperative — WRA exists. ' The initials stand for Women's Recreational Association. The group is under the overall direction of Miss Helen Clark, of the Women's Physical Education Department. — . The policies and details, more specifically, however, are functions of the 24-women WRA Board. The Board consists of the presidents of the sports clubs, plus several executive officers. * All are students. The President lor the 1955-56 year is Jonne Shiley. Two-Fold Program , The WRA program is two-fold. It encompasses seven sports clubs, and the organization of Women's intramural competitive sports. Sorority houses and all Independent women's resident halls compete' for the Intramural Trophy whjch is awarded each year on the basis of an accumulation of points. For the past two years, Pi Beta Phi has won the cup. Miss Janet Atwood is in charge of the 'intramural program for WRA. . Intramural contests are held in a wide variety of sports from golf, tennis, and swimming to volley ball, mixed volley ball, basketball and bowling. Tournament Schedule Trie fall and winter schedule of tournaments is: Golf, Oct. 3-9; . tennis, Oct. 10-18; swimming, Oct. 25; volley ball, *Dec. 7-8; bowling,,, Jan.. .4-25; basketball, February and March. Any girl who'participates actively In the. intramural program •and; wishes to do so, may join the Recreational Association by recommendation of the intramu- tal chairman. • : vIBut, member or not, any girl on campus, graduate student or undergraduate, may also partici- pate'in one of ..the seven athletic tflubs .on .tthe 'State'-UniVerslty of Iowa'campus'. ." j 'Host of the/clubs meet twice a •week., in ..the.'Women's Gym Bulidihfe;... Techniques-and drills ahd:gines: are ^scheduled for thi Ba>KetbfiU ; 'Club -. wriose season rUhs.ftom'Jjov. 14-Jan. 18. The Stunts and Tumbling Club begins operations during the middle of the first semester. Trampoline tumbling Is one of the club's favorite activities. Hockey Club • One of the most strenuous of women's sports, rarely found in the Middlewest, finds enthusiastic support on the SUI campus The Hockey Olub meets three limes a week, during the fal term. Orchesis Club is an association of girls interested in modern dance. The Seals are a group of girls very much at home in the water. The ' Club presents an annual aqua show every Mother's Day weekend. The Social -Dance Club opens its doors 'to both men and women.' Basic dance steps are taught in eight lessons, for which $1 is charged. The Club gets underway early in the fall semester.. In ttye. fall, a series of football lectures by members of the SUI coaching staff are presented under the sponsorship of WRA. ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE MUSCLE COORDINATION. Every week in the women's gym during- the stunts and tumbling season, the WRA Stunts and Tumbling club meets to work-out and develop that muscle coordination. The couple above, working out in one of the co-recreational sessions o^ the club show they've learned their lessons well. Panhellenic Council Governs Programs of SUI Sororities ' The Panhellenic Association '.was devised to foster a closer cooperation among sororities and independents. All undergraduate women who are chapter members 6f the 13 national sororities at the State University of Iowa belong to the Panhellenic Association. The Panhellenic Council, consisting of the presidents of tho local chapters, directs sorority affairs on the campus. The council, through discussion, seeks solutions to the problems confronting the chapters, whether they qi scholarship, social affairs or rushing. Scholarship Tropliy Each fall, the Panhellenic Council presents a traveling trophy to the sorority which has the highest cumulative grade average for two preceding semesters. Kappa Kappa Gamma last fall was presented the trophy at the October Scholarship Dinner. A total of 050 sorority women attended. Monthly exchange dinners are sponsored, when sorority members are invited to other chapter houses as dinner guests. Each year 1 the Panhellenic Association holds a formal dance at the Iowa Memorial Union. "Artistry in Rhythm" was the theme for this year's formal held March 11. Music was provided by Huss Morgan. ' In the spring, an officers training school is held to help orient chapter officers to their jobs and give them an opportunity for an exchange of ideas. Junior Panhellenic A part of the Panhellenic Association is the Junior Panhel- lenic Council composed of thi presidents of cnch of the 13 so rority pledge classes. Under the guidance of Miss Helen Reich, assistant director of Student Affairs, and Alici Dalbcy, adviser from Panhcl' lenic Council, the girls mee monthly to discuss and plan thi programs for Junior Panhcllcnii Association mass meetings. The Junior Panhellenic Coun> cil is designed to help orient new members to sorority life and t promote continuity and coopera lion among pledge classes. NO NEED TO WAIT PAINT IT YOURSELF

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  1. The Daily Iowan,
  2. 27 Aug 1955, Sat,
  3. Page 92

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