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The Beta Nus Beta Theta Pi Fraternity • Beta Nu Chapter • University of Cincinnati • FALL 2011

Mike Paul, Cincinnati ’72, Receives 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame Award Recognized for lifetime of service to the fraternity Congratulations to Michael A. Paul, Cincinnati ’72, recipient of the 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame Award. Mike graduated in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and received his master’s degree in Counseling and Higher Education in 1973. During Mike’s undergraduate years with Beta Nu, he was the Assistant Treasurer and Rush Chairman. He also won the Gordon Strauss Outstanding Junior Award. Outside of Beta, Mike served as a UC student advisor, Student Orientation Leader, and was a member of the Cincinnatus Society. He was also the advertising manager for The Greek Vine, an independent weekly campus newspaper. After receiving his master’s degree, Mike began working for the University of Cincinnati. He initially worked in Registration, under the leadership of John Goering, Cincinnati ’56, who was the University Registrar at the time. Mike eventually became an admissions officer and continued to work for UC for 10 years. At the age of 33, Mike had a major career change and became a financial consultant with Prudential-Bache Securities. He is currently Vice President of Wealth Management and part of The Seven Hills Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, concentrating on retirement planning, accumulation of assets and income distribution. He now has over 28 years of

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experience in the financial service industry. Since graduating from UC, Mike has maintained a high level of involvement with Beta. He was president of the Diogenes

Beta Nu Wins UC Greek Life Awards During the 2011 Spring Quarter, the University of Cincinnati Greek Life Excellence Awards Ceremony recognized the Beta Nu Chapter of Beta Theta Pi with the following awards: • Gold Chapter Award - Recognizes exceptional chapter programming and policy compliance (1 of 6 fraternities to receive this award) • Innovative Recruitment Award - Runner-Up - Recognizes outstanding recruitment efforts • Outstanding Program or Event Award - Runner-Up - In recognition of the President Williams Alumni Dinner

Club for four years and has served as a board member of the Beta Nu Building Company for the past 25 years. In 2010, he became a co-chapter counselor for Beta Nu. Mike is also a proud UC alumnus and has been a member of UCATS and the UC Alumni Association for 38 years. He is currently on the Alumni Advisory Board for the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences. Mike is also on the Development Committee for the Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. In his personal life, Mike and his girlfriend of 11 years, Cathy Koenig Claborn (a 1973 UC grad and member of Delta Delta Delta), enjoy traveling to wine regions throughout the country, attending UC football and basketball games, and spending time with friends and family. Mike has two daughters, one son, and three grandchildren. All of his children were Greek—both daughters were in Kappa Alpha Theta at UC and his son was in Pi Kappa Alpha at Ohio University. Mike says, “I’m proud to be a member of Beta Theta Pi and have enjoyed staying involved. I have many great memories from my years at UC, but I most value the close friendships with my Beta brothers and the relationships that I continue to develop today with the younger members.”

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Beta Nu Chapter Officers President James Balough, Cincinnati ’11 Vice President Justin Behymer, Cincinnati ’12 Treasurer Ben Combs, Cincinnati ’12 Recruitment Chairman Bryan Dickman, Cincinnati ’13 Alumni Relations Chairman Mark Simon, Cincinnati ’12 Recording Secretary Kyle Gundrum, Cincinnati ’15 Inter-Greek Chairman Mike Rodmaker, Cincinnati ’12 Social Chairman Phil Dinovo, Cincinnati ’13 Pledge Educator Cody Moore, Cincinnati ’12 Risk Manager Sean Francsis, Cincinnati ’14 Chorister Sam Huheey, Cincinnati ’14 Intramural Chairman Jordan Fussnecker, Cincinnati ’11 Scholarship Chairman Corey Horan, Cincinnati ’14

Beta Nu Leaves Mark on Spring Social Calendar Under the leadership of Social Chairman Phil Dinovo, Cincinnati ’13, Beta Nu had its busiest social calendar in many years. In just one month, the chapter held three different large-scale social events, including several with other members of the UC Greek Community. “A strong social scene strengthens the morale of the brothers,” stated chapter president James Balough, Cincinnati ’11. “We put a major focus on community service and academics, but we know that Annual Spring Formal held in Gatlinburg, TN. a calendar of fun events keep the burgers and hotdogs, with Kyle Mueller, Cincinnati brothers engaged with the chapter.” ’13, serving as the Grill Master. The chapter spent On May 6, the chapter hosted a 3-way Pajama Sunday morning cleaning and packing, making sure Party with the ladies of Kappa Delta and men of the cabins were left in better shape than they were in Alpha Epsilon Pi. The event started out with breakupon arrival. fast for dinner, or “brinner,” and was followed by a Just a few weeks later, on June 3, the chapter held fraternity/sorority mixer at the Beta House. its annual Beta Lei party at the Beta House. This On the weekend of May 20, Beta Nu traveled beach-themed party was a huge success, drawing a to Gatlinburg, TN, for the annual Spring Formal. large crowd from around the campus community. Over 87 people, including brothers and their dates, Brothers Garrett Zimmerman, Cincinnati ’14, and enjoyed a fun-filled weekend in the Smoky MounJosh Virelli, Cincinnati ’15, each performed with tains. The group stayed in three luxurious cabins, their respective bands, and a DJ kept the crowd with amenities such as a theater room, arcade, hot energized late into the night. The combination of tub, pool and gorgeous mountain views. Saturday live music, a professional stage and special lighting afternoon was spent exploring the many attracmade for a great evening of entertainment. Even the tions in the Pigeon Forge area. The formal dance House Mother, Tina, attended the party and served took place in the evening at the Von Bryan Estate, freshly grilled hotdogs to hungry guests. the largest of the three cabins located at the top of a mountain. Dinner consisted of barbeque pork, ham-

House Manager Ed Laage, Cincinnati ’13 Ritual Chairman Donny Bittala, Cincinnati ’12 Sergeant-at-Arms John Memory, Cincinnati ’14 Historian Tyler Waddle, Cincinnati ‘12 Philanthropy Chairman Phil Riazzi, Cincinnati ’14 Kitchen Manager Seth Jennings, Cincinnati ’14

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President’s Report As the 2010-2011 academic year draws to a close, I am pleased to report that Beta Nu continues to advance as a chapter of Beta Theta Pi and in the UC Greek community. Chapter morale is quite high, having been recognized as a top fraternity at the Greek Life Excellence Awards Ceremony. A strong performance in Greek Week enhanced our image on campus—thanks to our growing chapter size, we were able to field teams for every event, a first in many years. Robust programming, including a busy social calendar and meaningful brotherhood events, served as a great outlet from the daily stresses of school. Ever mindful of our core values, the chapter operates with a high level of self-governance and responsible personal conduct, ensuring that our social events adhere to the guidelines set forth by the General Fraternity and Interfraternity Council. Recognizing that we are all here to receive an education, Beta Nu places a strong emphasis on academics as evidenced by our 3.2 chapter GPA; this places us as fourth out of 19 fraternities. One of the great indicators of a healthy chapter is strong finances. Beta Nu has overcome the financial

strains of years past and now operates with a surplus, owing the success to a drastically larger chapter size. We take great pride in our home at 2630 University Court and have chosen to invest much of our extra cash back into the house. Last year alone we spent nearly $15,000 on house improvements, including both interior and exterior renovations. Some of our surplus spending priorities this summer included additional Men of Principle Scholarships for incoming freshmen, an increased recruitment budget to allow for traveling and frequent “coke dates,” restoring seven composites, brass letters (ΒΘΠ) for the exterior of the house, and a $1,000 commitment to the Tangeman Library Campaign. We also put money away in savings to supplement our fall quarter budgets. Overall, Beta Nu is definitely headed in the right direction. While it is easy to be complacent given our many successes, we recognize that there is still ample room for improvement and we will continue to strive to be the top chapter of Beta Theta Pi and the University of Cincinnati. Yours in _kai_, James Balough, Cincinnati ’11 jamesbalough@gmail.com


Alumni: Third Handle of the Loving Cup Since the release of our first newsletter in May, Beta Nu has worked diligently to improve our alumni relations program. Now that the chapter has turned things around internally, it is imperative that we rekindle our external affairs. As the third handle of the loving cup, alumni are a key component of the fraternity and Beta Nu is no exception. As you read this newsletter, I hope you will ask yourself, what can I do to help the chapter? Your generous gift towards the renovation of the Tangeman Library will help us achieve our academic priorities. Perhaps more important is alumni participation within the chapter; your active involvement is what kindles a brotherhood that spans the decades. Attend a rush event, pledge meeting, or ritual. Reach out to other alumni and share the good news about the chapter. Become an advisor. Simply offering words of encouragement and advice goes a long way. The chapter recognizes that an effective program is a two-way street and that we have an obligation to help our alumni. Please let us know if we can help you locate a lost brother, organize a reunion, or even assist around the house. If you are interested in getting more involved or need anything from the chapter, reach out to us on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages. Also, don’t hesitate to contact me at (614) 354-5503 or alumni.betanu@gmail.com. Mark Simon, Cincinnati ’12 Alumni Relations Chairman Editor, The Beta Nus

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Banquet with Brothers Program a Huge Success

Beta Nu hosts a scholarship banquet with the ladies of Pi Beta Phi.

Since the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, the Beta Nu chapter has hosted more than five large-scale banquets in the dining room at the Beta House. In January, the brothers hosted an alumni dinner during rush week with UC President Greg Williams serving as the guest speaker. More than 80 people were in attendance, including 15 recruits and 20 alumni. In March, the chapter hosted Kappa Delta’s Shamrock Spaghetti Dinner. The sorority normally holds this annual charity fundraiser at their house, but their power went out on the day of the event. Ten minutes before it started, the Betas saved the day by offering to host the event at the chapter house. In April, the brothers hosted another alumni/recruitment dinner, with UC Provost Santa Ono as the special guest. Lastly, in May, Beta Nu hosted two back-to-back scholarship banquets with Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Both dinners drew a crowd of nearly 100 people. Many brothers have put forth tremendous time and energy to make these events go off without a hitch, but ultimately we could not have hosted so many dinners without the hard work and dedication of our House Mother, Tina. Her cheerful attitude and superior cooking skills played a key role in the success of the banquets. The chapter is excited for the upcoming school year, as we plan to host at least one special dinner each quarter—all alumni are welcome!

Alumni Spotlight: Keeping Up With Gary Vidmar Brother Gary Vidmar, Cincinnati ’76, started his career in construction management after graduating with a degree Gary Vimar, in Civil EngiRoll #1311 neering. Upon graduation, he began working as a Project Engineer at Danis Construction Company, a position he held for three years before moving to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to work for Baker Concrete Construction. While in Florida, he opened and managed an office of 70 employees, traveling extensively throughout the state for various projects. Three years

later, he moved back to Ohio and formed The New England Development Company with Denis Back, Cincinnati ’73. For the rest of the 80s, Gary worked for two additional companies as a Project Estimator and Vice President of Construction. In 1990, Gary started VidCon, Inc., specializing in construction management. His company merged with Neyer Properties in 1996 to form Neyer Properties Construction; he remained a co-owner until 2001. After leaving Neyer, Gary founded Integrity Group, which concentrated on commercial construction. Integrity merged with Capital Construction Company in 2005 and was renamed ARC Building Group. Gary retired from the private sector

in 2010 and moved into public service. He is currently the Assistant City Manager of Loveland, OH and is responsible for economic development and special projects. In addition to his professional career, Gary has made time to give back to the fraternity. He’s regularly attended Homecoming for many years and joined the Beta Nu Building Company in 2001. In 2006, he took the reins from Steve Wilson, Cincinnati ’66, as President and has held the position ever since. When asked about his Beta experience, Gary said “The most rewarding part of being a Beta is reconnecting with the active chapter and alumni, and serving on the Building Company.”

Outside of Beta, Gary serves on the Board of Directors for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. He is also very involved with the Cincinnati chapter of Habitat for Humanity and has volunteered with the organization for 15 years, serving as Treasurer, Corporate Secretary, Vice President, and President. Gary and his wife of 12 years, Lori, currently reside in Mason, OH. In between work and volunteering, he still finds time to enjoy his favorite pastimes, which include traveling (favorite place is Italy), golf, and gardening. Gary also enjoys visiting his two step children and two-yearold grandson in Raleigh, NC.

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The Building Company: Supporting Beta Nu for 100 Years For nearly 100 years, the Building Company has served as a key network of support for the Beta Nu Chapter, ensuring that its undergraduate members have the finest dwelling of any fraternity on UC’s campus. What began as a housing committee for the Diogenes Club, the Beta Nu of Beta Theta Pi Building Company was officially incorporated on May 29, 1914. The sole mission of the organization was to acquire and hold property for the use of the Beta Nu Chapter and to construct and maintain a chapter house. In 1920 the Building Company purchased the property of O.J. Renner, determined to build a permanent home for the Beta Nu undergraduates. Ten years later, despite the economic slump which gripped the nation, construction began on a new wing of the house—this project seemed practically impossible, but the alumni were dedicated to improving the Beta Nu residence. Over the next 30 years, the active chapter experienced its share of difficulties and successes, all the while the Building Company remained steadfast in its support of the young men of Beta Nu. Throughout the years, the alumni expended a small fortune for maintenance and improvements of the Beta House. By 1959 it became apparent to the members of the Building Company that it was time to completely remodel or replace the present house. After much discussion by the alumni leadership, it was decided that a new dorm wing would be required to accommodate the growing chapter. This major project was completed in 1963 and, among other improve-

ments, added a 2-story dorm wing with 20 rooms. In the years that followed, the Building Company remained a key pillar of support for the Beta Nu Chapter. Dedicated alumni invested considerable capital into the Beta House and served as a continuous source of guidance for the active chapter. The late 90s were trying times for Beta Nu and in 2000 the alumni and General Fraternity made the painful decision to suspend the chapter for not living up to the values of Beta Theta Pi. Fortunately, just as it had in the years leading up to Cincinnati re-chartering in 1890, the alumni worked feverously to reorganize the fraternity. Leading the charge in this valiant effort were the members of the Beta Nu of Beta Theta Pi Building Company. Their efforts paid off and the chapter was reestablished in 2001. It was during this time that the Building Company undertook the largest capital campaign in the chapter’s history, investing over $500,000 into the restoration of the Beta House and an even greater amount into the establishment of a scholarship endowment. The alumni provided significant advisory and monetary support to the undergraduates of Beta Nu as the chapter struggled to remain financially solvent. Fortunately, the Beta Nu Chapter has managed to turn things around in recent years and is now self-sustaining, both in terms of finances and membership. The Building Company remains a constant source of support, just as it has for nearly a century. Beta Nu is privileged to have such a dedicated group of

Alumni of all ages enjoyed the Diogenes Happy Hour on July 14, 2011. (L to R) Brian Luibel, Cincinnati ’98, Tom Cole, Cincinnati ’60, Scott Clark, Cincinnati ’83, and Larry Mueller, Cincinnati ’84.

alumni looking out for us and we look forward to the many opportunities that lie ahead as the chapter continues to grow and prosper. Roster Mark Anderson, Cincinnati ’77 Andy Barton, Cincinnati ’04 El Bourgraf, Cincinnati ’54 Marty Bruce, Cincinnati ’85 Tom Cassady, Cincinnati ’76 Scott Douglass, Cincinnati ’83 Dick Friedman, Cincinnati ’63 John Goering, Cincinnati ’56 Jim Heathcote, Cincinnati ’56 Drew McKenzie, Cincinnati ’05 Tim Miller, Cincinnati ’83 Bill Mulvihill, Cincinnati ’01 Joe Nordman, Cincinnati ’98 Todd Neumann, Cincinnati ’84 Scott Oyler, Cincinnati ’03 Mark Paul, Cincinnati ’77 Mike Paul, Cincinnati ’72 Gary Vidmar, Cincinnati ’76 Steve Wilson, Cincinnati ’66

Alumni Spotlight: El Bourgraf, A Lifelong Beta Nu Elroy E. Bourgraf, Cincinnati ’54, graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a business degree. As an undergraduate El Bourgraf, Beta Nu, he lived Roll #722 in the chapter house for two years and served as the Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and President. Within the UC community, he was involved with the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Cincinnatus Society, and Army ROTC. El was commissioned upon graduation and spent two years in Germany as an officer in an anti-aircraft battery. When he returned to the United States, El began what would ultimately become a very successful entrepreneurial career. He co-founded the Ferno Manufactur4

ing Company, which specialized in patient handling. As a business owner, he helped invent the Ferno One Man Cot, which became, and still remains, the industry standard. Ferno experienced significant growth and eventually acquired its major competitor, Washington Mortuary Supply Company; their two product lines were merged and the name Ferno-Washington, Inc. was adopted. The business continued to grow over the years, transforming from a small-town operation into an international company. While its corporate headquarters remains in Wilmington, OH, Ferno-Washington now operates in over 70 countries. Ferno-Washington is a family business—all three of El’s sons work for the company, with the oldest serving as President. El is semi-retired and serves as Chairman.

Outside of his professional life, El devotes much of his time to community involvement. He is a member of the UC Foundation Board of Trustees, College of Business Advisory Council, and was heavily involved with the Goering Center for Family and Private Business, which was founded by Brother John Goering, Cincinnati ’56. In 2007, El participated in the Kautz Alumni Masters Forum at the University of Cincinnati. Some of his awards include an Honorary Doctorate from Wilmington College in 1996, the Carl H. Lindner Medal for Outstanding Business Achievement in 1997, the 2006 Beta Theta Pi Hall of Fame Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the UC Center for Entrepreneurship in 2007. El has always kept Beta at the forefront of his interests. He has been a member of the Beta Nu

Building Company since 1970, serving as President for many years. He also serves as President of the Naples Beta Alumni group. When the chapter was reorganized in the early 2000s, El was the co-chair of a major capital campaign. He truly lives by the international Beta creed: “Once a Beta, Always a Beta, Everywhere a Beta.” When asked about his life experiences, El said, “My favorite memory is the night that Beta Nu had sorority girls over to the house for an exchange dinner and I met my future wife, Elaine Kunkel.” El and Elaine have been married for 51 years and have three sons and five grandchildren. They split their time between Cincinnati and Naples, spending six months at each location.


Tangeman Library Renovation Campaign Raises $31,535.25

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Beta Nu’s forward thinking has put the Tangeman Library in its focus. With occupancy of the house increasing, and the use of this space in high demand, the Building Company and the active chapter knew that a renovation was needed. They also knew they could not undertake such a large-scale project on their own. Renovating the library and equipping it with 21st century technology will cost approximately $37,000. If this project is to be completed, we must turn to alumni and friends for support. So far, $31,535.25 has been raised thanks to the generous donations of 56 alumni and a $1,000 gift from the active chapter. The Beta Theta Pi Foundation has Rendering of the new Tangeman Library established a Designated Educational Area (DEA) Fund that allows donations made for this project to be tax-deductible. To learn more about the Tangeman Library Renovation, please visit the alumni website at www.betanualumni.com. If you would like to make your gift online using a credit card, you may do so by visiting www.betathetapi.org/gift. Please remember to specify “Beta Nu DEA Fund” in the comment section of the online form.

Co-Chapter Counselor Mike Paul, Cincinnati ’72

Donor List As of September 9, 2011 Cultivators of the Intellect $3,000 - $10,000 Thomas D. Cassady - 1329 Wayne B. Woodward - 0790 Guardians of Knowledge $1,500 - $2,999 Steven A. Wilson - 1051 Keepers of the Stars $1,000 - $1,499 Elroy E. Bourgraf - 0772 Jack E. Brown - 1056 Daniel F. Danzl - 1210 Michael J. Ehrensberger - 1027 John D. Erhardt - 0721 John B. Goering - 0816 Thomas E. Homan - 1330 H. Kent Mergler - 0956 William M. Norris - 0870 William L. North - 0957 Active Chapter

Supporters of Education $500 - $999 Thomas F. Cole - 0890 William T. Cordes - 0689 James A. Heathcote - 0867 Michael A. Paul - 1208 Jeremy N. Rogers - 1996 Gary M. Vidmar - 1311 Friends of Beta Nu $1 - $499 Robert D. Aebersold - 1104 Loren Andy Anderson, Jr. - 1226 Burton P. Bailey - 0659 Jerome J. Baley - 1153 Andrew L. Barton - 2088 John Donald Biehl - 0682 Lawrence R. Burtschy - 0882 Stephen H. Carr - 0995 Thomas E. Dewey - 1100 Keith E. Eastin, Jr. - 0977 Daniel H. Farmer - 1215 Robert L. Felix - 0850 A. William Forbriger, Jr. - 0757 Joshua S. Gerth - 1960

Donald R. Hagerman, Jr. - 1576 Forest S. Heis - 1043 Thomas E. Horwitz - 1322 Emile A. LaChance, Jr. - 1508 Lowell T. Lumley - 0778 Drew E. McKenzie - 2126 Henry G. Meier - 0779 George C. Moore - 0565 William J. Mulvihill, Jr. - 2007 Louis M. Newton - 0780 Scott A. Oyler - 2054 Henry G. Peper, Jr. - 0588 Gregory J. Pike - 1423 Nicholas W. Puncer - 2183 Donald E. Raugh - 2062 Ronald J. Retzler - 1022 Thomas L. Smith - 1091 Andrew M. Taylor - 2172 Kenneth B. Travis - 1162 Daniel K. Winstead - 1071 John V. Woellner - 0633 Thomas R. Wohlwender - 0880 Ben T. Yamaguchi, Jr. - 0848

Recruitment Interviews Surpass 100 Over 200 Applicants for Scholarships

Recruitment is in full swing as we gear up for the start of Fall Quarter. In early June, the chapter sent a letter to 2,795 incoming male freshmen to promote our annual Men of Principle Scholarship, awarded to three non-Greek students. We received over 200 applications and have interviewed more than 100 of the applicants, giving us the opportunity to form relationships with top-notch students that will hopefully carry over into Fall Rush. In order to remain competitive, we started traveling throughout the State of Ohio to meet applicants in their hometowns. This new strategy has gone over quite well and we hope the extra effort will pay off when Rush Week rolls around. The active chapter has worked tirelessly to recruit the best men on campus, but we need your help building a large, quality pledge class. If you know of

anyone who would make a great Beta, please send us his name and contact information. Special thanks goes out to David Beckner, Cincinnati ’50, John Graham, Purdue ’40, and Rod Hurl, Bethany ’52, for sending us referrals. This year, we would also like to involve alumni in our recruitment efforts. We are seeking alumni who are leaders in the fields of business, engineering, architecture/design and other disciplines to participate in networking events with undergraduate brothers and recruits. Lastly, we strongly encourage alumni to support Beta Nu at our Rush Week events, which run from September 30 - October 7. If you are able to offer any assistance, please contact Rush Chair Bryan Dickman, Cincinnati ’13, at (513) 305-1109 or bryandickman9@ gmail.com.

Co-Chapter Counselor Jordan Brewer, Cincinnati ’10 Financial Vacant Risk Management Tom Cassady, Cincinnati ’76 Pledge Education Vacant Recruitment Jerome Parm, II, Cincinnati ’08 Faculty Nelson Vincent, UC Associate Dean Philanthropy Vacant Scholarship Jim Heathcote, Cincinnati ’56 Leadership Consultant Tristan Sopp, Washington in St. Louis ’11 Regional Chief Zachary Haines, Miami ’05 District Chief Matt Welty, Miami ’06

Wanted: Beta Relics The Beta Nu Chapter would like to thank the following brothers for responding to the request in the last newsletter by sending the chapter Beta Relics: • Bill McKenzie, Cincinnati ’58 - Photo from the 1957 Beta Christmas Formal • Dick Schwab, Cincinnati ’61 - 1960s Beta intramural jersey • El Bourgraf, Cincinnati ’54 - Two composite photos, a 1951 group photo, and a 2008 pledge class reunion photo • Dave Kerka, Cincinnati ’88 - Original signed letters from Francis W. Shepardson and George M. Chandler We are excited to add these unique items to the chapter archives and hope to receive more in the future. Even if you wish to hang on to your collection of Beta memories, the chapter will gladly make copies and return the originals to you in pristine condition. Also, feel free to send digital files to alumni.betanu@ gmail.com. 5


ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED

Beta Nu Chapter Beta Theta Pi (#1601) PO Box 2187 Columbus, GA 31902-2187

Help us keep our alumni records up-to-date! Edit your member profile online at www.betanualumni.com, or clip this form, place it in a stamped envelope and send to: Beta Theta Pi #1601 P.O. Box 2187, Columbus, GA 31902. Name___________________________________________________ Roll Number_______________________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ City/State/Zip ______________________________________________ Phone___________________________________________________ E-mail __________________________________________________

SAVE THE DATE: 2011 Homecoming Celebration - October 14-15 All alumni, family and friends are invited to spend Homecoming 2011 with Beta Nu as we celebrate 171 years in Cincinnati. Since this year’s game is being played at Paul Brown Stadium, we will be hosting two different events. Show your support for the chapter by returning to UC and partaking in our Homecoming festivities. BETA TAILGATE When: Saturday, October 15, begins 4 hours before the game. Game time TBD. Where: Longworth Hall Parking Lot Food and cold beverages will be available Cost: $5/person *visit www.catstix.com to secure your ticket to the game. DINNER & OPEN HOUSE When: Friday, October 14, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Where: Beta Nu Chapter House Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. Food and cold beverages will be available for the duration of the event. Cost: FREE 6

REGISTER ONLINE at www.betanualumni.com

Questions? Contact Mark Simon, Alumni Relations Chair, at (614) 354-5503 or alumni.betanu@gmail.com.

Visit www.betanualumni.com Visit www.betanualumni.com the official Beta Nu alumni website to: • Learn more about the chapter • Search for alumni • Update your address, phone number and e-mail address* • Find out about upcoming events • Post noteworthy accomplishments (a new baby, a recent marriage, a recent promotion, etc.) *Currently, Beta Nu only has valid e-mail addresses for 30% of alumni. As the chapter increases its electronic communication, it is critical that this number grows. If you haven’t done so already, please submit your e-mail address so you can continue to stay informed.

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The Beta Nus Fall 2011  

The Beta Nus is the Cincinnati Chapter of Beta Theta Pi's quarterly newsletter.