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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, October 10, 1986, Image 8

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By BOB'YELEZ those th~t you will call brother or sister. · · Members of a fraternity or sorority learn to do things as a group ~nd groups accomplish a lot more than individuals. Maybe being a part of a group can make us veer . away from our very individualistic Children's Association. Dale Miller, president of Zeta Beta Tau, talked about the fund-raisers that his fraternity was in- volved in, such as Community Fellowship Day and some of the activities that his fellow brothers are in- Last Wednesday the G~eek Convocation ~as held in the Corey Union Function Room to answer any questions regarding the fta:ternities and sororities here at the State lJniverstiy College at Cortland. James McCabe, president of the Inter-Greek Council, gave the opening remarks on the function of the I.G.C. and said that all. of the frater:nities and sororities are helping to strengthen a11d help this college grow as a· part of the State University of society, Clark added. . ' · ~ Linda Kuk, v~e president Of student affairs, and Cortland County mayor, Francis 'Bud' Quinlan, also spoke at the Convocation. _ volved in on campus. . Delta Kappa Beta was represented by their presi- dent,· Joseph A. Brand, who was\ spoke on their own favorite charities which include the American Cancer Society and the Cortland Childrens Associa- New York system. - McCabe said that through fund-raisers and com- munity services that the college and fraterni_ties and sororities provide, the college, the students and the community benefit. A representative of every fraternity and sorority on campus also attended the Convocation and each of them spoke on their individual fraternity/sorori- ty. tion. . . Vice president of Pi Lambda Phi Larry Garland, noted that one of the charities in which they are in- volved is the United Way. SUCC president James Clark, who is an honorary member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, had a f~w words to say about the close ties that the fraternities and sororities provide. The president of Beta Phi Epsilon, Craig Papach, talked of the fund-raisers that he and his fellow brothers .are involved in, such as the Big Brother program and the Hrun for fun\ which is used to benefit the Boy scouts of America. Speaking for one sorority side, Delta Phi Ep- silon, the newest sorority on campus hopes to be in- volved with the campus and community in the near future. Another sorority, Nu Sigma Chi, was also represented by their president, Donna D'Ors. He said that he hopes to open new doors to other students. through the utilization of the fraternities - and sororities. · Clark added that the fraternities and sororities give the students a chance at an alternate lifestyle. Their purpose as a ftaternity, is to show high scholastic and social services, including Good Neighbor Day, the Homecoming King contest, and Community Fellowship Day, he add_ed. At the end of the program there was an open forum on any topics that concerned the Greek Community. Many of the questions were pertained to alcohol and it's use on this campus. Clark also said that being a member of a fraterni- ty or sorority, being a brother or sister, helps you learn to be less selfisP,. It helps you to l-earn to trust Sigma Phi Epsilon, one of the biggest fraternities in the country, represented by President McCabe, spoke about fund-raisers in which they are involved in, including their annual \Keg Roll\ whose funds are turned over to the American Retarded Quinlan responded by saying that he wasn't in favor of the 21 year old drinking age. He said that some .alternatives were not to have open alcoholic parties and not to charge admission. . . . 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Jarman said people will be forced to take vitamin pills since the food itself would not supply the necessary nutrients. Therr~ will be an increase in the amount of radioactive materials being transported ·on U.S. highways, Jarman said~ There will be mobile ir- radiation units going from one harvest site to another, he saicrl, which means there will be more nuclear ac- cidents on the road. Basically,. Savagiam said, the issue of irradiation just gives Americans one more thing. to worry about. The FDA will require ir-. radiated food to be marked with a symbol. known as a Radqra which will say either, \Treated· With Ionizing Radiation\ or \Irradiated With Gamma Rays, •• Savagiam said. The problems with this, he said, are that after two years the words . may be removed and process- ed foods containing less than 90 percent irradiated food Nicks Town and Country Restaurant .,____ Topps Plaza- Groton Ave. Breakfast Specials: 7am- lOam Mon- Fri --------Sat. 2 eggs, Homefries, Coffee, Toast, O.J. Pancakes or French Toast _ . Coffee, O.J ., Choices of Bacon Sausage $1.15 Ham $1.75 . th.e. Spaghetti yQ.u . can. 'eat and ·salad· ,, - . . $~.9.6. '· Salad. Bar- Scallop potatOes .·d'Ham- ap . ' ~ ,! • $3~91$ tner @l]d get o~e .. M&'U;V ·or 1$r for Frida.y Nigl)t aren't required to be labeled. NYPI G, co·mmunity health food stores, consumer organizations, and environ- ment groups oppose food ir- radiation. Savagiam said. There is a bill in Congress which calls for an extensive study of at least two years before the process is used ex- tensively, Savagiam said .. Another thing NYP I RG wants to do is educate people with the facts, he said. Jarman said he is planning sessions to teach students about irradiation. He said he plans to involve .the faculty as well by g~ting a physics professor to inform students of the facts about irradiation and an economic professor to explain the economic results of using this process. The active supporters of food irradiation include the FDA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Energy, according to the fact sheet. This sheet listed the leading corporate supporters as being the nuclear. energy industry, irradiation in- dustry. and many of the large food processors such as General Foods and Campbell Soups. ROSA BEAUTY SALON 4 Charles ST . 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