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Kappa Delta Celebrates a Successful Recruitment Weekend!

Volume 4 Issue 1 September 2012


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As  Greek  students  at  Iowa  State,  we  come   across  many  issues,  internally  and  externally,   facing  our  organizations  on  a  daily  basis.  These   may  include  stereotypes  or  members  not  living   up  to  the  organizationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  values.  Fraternity  men   and  sorority  women  from  around  the  nation  are   given  the  opportunity  to  enhance  and  explore   WKHLUOHDGHUVKLSVNLOOVGXULQJDÂżYHGD\SURJUDP in  Bloomington,  Indiana,  the  Undergraduate   Interfraternity  Institute  (UIFI).  They  work  together   to  confront  these  issues  and  create  â&#x20AC;&#x153;blueprints  to   success,â&#x20AC;?  or  positive  action  plans,  to  solve  these   issues.  This  year,  Ben  Freese  of  Delta  Tau  Delta,   Zach  Mlcoch  of  Sigma  Alpha  Epsilon  and  Nate   Bucsko  of  Theta  Chi  all  attended  the  institute. Through  his  experience,  Freese  realized  it  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   always  easy  to  confront  issues  or  problems   within  the  Greek  Community  and  each  individual   chapter.

)UHGG\)LÂżHOGRI6LJPD3LSDUWLFLSDWHGLQ8,), LQDGLIIHUHQWZD\DVRQHRIWKHLQWHUQV)LÂżHOG attended  the  institute  last  year  as  a  participant   and  enjoyed  the  experience  so  much  he   continues  to  be  involved  with  the  program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  gained  a  perspective  that  I  never   would  have  gotten  if  I  stayed  here  at  ISU   DQGGLGQÂśWJR´)LÂżHOGVDLGÂł,ZDVKXPEOHG I  was  proud,  and  now  I  am  ready  to  lead  the   change.â&#x20AC;? )LÂżHOG5HFUXLWPHQW&KDLUIRU6LJPD3LKDV used  his  experiences  and  knowledge  gained   from  UIFI  to  help  enhance  recruitment  for   his  chapter.  He  was  also  driven  to  run  for  the   Interfraternity  Council,  of  which  he  now  holds   position  of  Vice  President  of  Marketing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing  has  changed  my  life  to  the  extent   that  UIFI  has.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Throughout  UIFI,  you  are  forced  to  step  out  of   your  comfort  zone,â&#x20AC;?  said  Freese.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our  facilitators   kept  telling  us,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Trust  the  process,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  and  once  we   were  able  to  do  this,  we  grew  incredibly  close.â&#x20AC;? UIFI  helped  Freese  establish  connections  to  other   Greeks  across  the  nation  who  he  knows  will  be   willing  to  share  advice  with  him  as  needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These  people  have  already  been  a  huge  help   to  me  in  my  journey  to  improve  my  chapter  and   community  as  a  whole,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. Because  of  his  rewarding  experience,  Freese   encourages  all  up-­and-­coming  Greek  leaders  to   consider  attending  UIFI  in  the  future. Ben Freese with UIFI Participants

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6RURULW\)RUPDO5HFUXLWPHQW BY  MELISSA  GOFFORTH

This  year,  657  women  went  through  the   )RUPDO5HFUXLWPHQWSURFHVVPDUNLQJWKLV WKHODUJHVW)RUPDO5HFUXLWPHQWWRGDWH After  a  long  week  of  communicating  what   the  Panhellenic  community  has  to  offer,   493  women  were  welcomed  into  the  Greek   Community. Working  together  the  Vice  Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  of   5HFUXLWPHQWIRUWKH&ROOHJLDWH3DQKHOOHQLF Council  spent  all  summer  preparing  for  this   one  week.  The  recruitment  team,  which  is   comprised  of  the  Panhellenic  President,  Vice   President  of  Judicial  Affairs,  Vice  President   RI)LQDQFH9LFH3UHVLGHQWRI5HFUXLWPHQW Counselors  and  Vice  President  of  Membership   Development  assisted  with  recruitment  and   spirit  week.

The Rho Gammas Prepare to Welcome Potential Members to the Greek Community

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Part of Recruitment Exec Under the Campanile

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  favorite  part  of  recruitment  was  all  the   SRVLWLYHHQHUJ\ZHKDGIURP5KR*DPPDV DQG5HFUXLWPHQW&KDLUV´VDLG.DWLH+HQU\ 9LFH3UHVLGHQWRI5HFUXLWPHQWÂł(YHU\RQH worked  so  hard  to  prepare  for  the  week  and   everything  went  well.â&#x20AC;?     )RUPDO5HFUXLWPHQWZDVVXFFHVVIXOIRU all  chapters  this  year.  Each  chapter  was   able  to  reach  the  recruitment  quota  of  40   new  members  with  some  chapters  offering   a  few  extra  bids  to  women.    After  such   DVXFFHVVIXO)RUPDO5HFUXLWPHQWWKH Collegiate  Panhellenic  Council  voted  to   increase  the  panhellenic  chapter  total  to  115   women  from  99.    

The Vice Presidents of Recruitment Sam Stonehocker and Katie Henry After Rho Gamma Reveal

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13+&DQG0*&¡V0HHWWKH*UHHNV BY  ALYSSA  CZAPLA Each  fall,  the  National  Pan-­Hellenic  Council   (NPHC)  and  Multicultural  Greek  Council   (MGC)  host  Meet  the  Greeks,  an  opportunity   allowing  students  to  learn  about  chapters   within  these  councils.  This  year,  all  seven   NPHC  chapters  attended  Meet  the  Greeks   as  well  as  three  MGC  chapters.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coming  to  an  event  like  [Meet  the  Greeks]   is  a  great  opportunity  to  come  meet  the   chapters  here  on  campus  and  learn  about   VSHFLÂżFUHTXLUHPHQWVWREHDSDUWRIRQH´ said  Jordin  Parker,  the  Vice  President  of   Delta  Sigma  Theta  and  the  President  of   NPHC  at  Iowa  State.

The New Dean of Students, Dr. Pamela Anthony, Speaks at Meet the Greeks About Her Positive Experience with Greek Life

NPHC  on  the  Iowa  State  campus  is   comprised  of  seven  Greek  lettered  African   American  fraternities  and  sororities,  while   WKH0*&FRQWDLQV¿YHFKDSWHUVZKLFK are  all  cultural  interest  based  chapters.

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7KH*UHHN&RPPXQLW :DWHUPHORQ)HVWD By  CALEB  EVERS  AND  MEGAN  MCDONAGH

On  August  23,  the  Greek  Community   celebrated  its  annual  Watermelon   Fest  as  students  gathered  around   the  Greek  Triangle  for  watermelon,   barbeque  and  to  meet  fellow  Greeks.   'XULQJWKHHYHQWÂł7KH5HDO4XDLG´ a  band  of  Delta  Tau  Delta  brothers   jammed  for  all  in  attendance.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  event  allows  new  members  to   see  the  Greek  Community  together   IRUWKHÂżUVWWLPHRIWKHDFDGHPLF year  and  to  meet  new  members  from   other  Greek  letter  organizations,â&#x20AC;?  said   David  Moore,  a  sophomore  on  the   Emerging  Greek  Leadership  Council   (EGLC). The  event  was  hosted  by  EGLC,  with   PXFKWKDQNVJRLQJWR5HG%XOOIRU their  donations  and  the  students  that   came  out  to  support  the  event.

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W\&RPHV7RJHWKHUIRU DQGWKH<DUG6KRZ On August  24th,  NPHC  and  MGC  showcased   their  organizations  through  their  annual   Yard  Show.    Traditionally,  yard  shows  occur   at  different  campuses  to  show  the  current   chapters  that  are  on  the  ‘yard’,    meaning   which  chapters  are  active  at  the  school.  It  is   a  time  for  all  organizations  to  come  together   to  not  only  have  fun  but  also  show  potential   new  members  what  their  organizations  are   about  through  their  strolls,  step,  or  salutes.     Sororities  and  fraternities  perform  in  the  order   of  the  year  they  were  founded.  The  Yard  Show   is  a  form  of  entertainment  for  the  community   but  also  a  time  for  MGC  and  NPHC  to  show   pride  in  their  chapters.

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ƤƪƲ5HFHLYHV&KDUWHU By ABBY  EHRLER After  6  years,  the  Tau  Sigma  chapter  of   Beta  Theta  Pi  at  Iowa  State  received   their  charter  during  the  173rd  General   Convention  of  Beta  Theta  Pi  in  Chicago.   The  chapter  has  been  at  Iowa  State   since  1905,  but  closed  in  2005.  In  the   fall  of  2006,  the  chapter  recolonized  at   Iowa  State  and  began  the  long,  rigorous   process  of  receiving  its  charter. ³,WWRRN¿YH\HDUVRIKDUGZRUNWRJHW to  this  status,”  said  Sean  Hickey,  a   sophomore  in  Beta  Theta  Pi.  Before   petitioning  for  a  charter,  Beta  Theta  Pi   had  to  be  reestablished  as  a  colony.   This  required  approval  from  the  Board   of  Trustees  and  an  authorization  at  their   General  Convention  to  achieve  full  colony   status.

Finally, the  chapter  was  granted  their   charter  after  three-­fourths  of  the  Beta   Theta  Pi  chapters  represented  voted  in   favor  of  the  charter. “This  is  really  good  for  us  because  it   takes  away  the  question  of  how  we  are   going  to  stay  around,”  said  sophomore   %HWD7KHWD3LPHPEHU-RVLDK5XKODQG ³5HOLHYLQJWKHFKDUWHULVIRUWKHDOXPQL because  now  the  traditions  and  legacies   of  Beta  Theta  Pi  are  sure  to  carry  on  at   Iowa  State.”

Once established  as  a  colony,   the  men  of  Beta  Theta  Pi  could   then  petition  for  their  charter.  The   procedure  of  receiving  a  charter  is   different  for  each  organization,  but   to  receive  one  for  Beta  Theta  Pi,  it   was  requires  recommendations  by   two  of  the  three  nearest  chapters   on  campus.   A  petition  has  to  be  reviewed  by   a  Board  of  Trustees,  and  after  a   majority  of  the  members  vote  in   favor,  the  petition  was  then  taken   to  the  next  General  Convention.  

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Gamma  Pi  has  earned  a  spot  in  the  top  ten  Delta   Tau  Delta  chapters  in  the  nation.

This  fall  the  Gamma  Pi  chapter  of  Delta  Tau   Delta  celebrated  their  100th  anniversary  with  an   alumni  dinner  on  September  14.  Two  hundred   DQG¿IW\DFWLYHVDOXPVDQGIULHQGVFDPHWR celebrate  the  fraternity.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  aspired  to  something  different  than   others  on  campus  and  have  aligned  to  our   values,  standards  and  practices,â&#x20AC;?  said  Michael   .XSXVWNDWKH&KDSWHU$GYLVRUIRU*DPPD Pi.  With  100  years  of  history  on  the  Iowa  State   campus,  the  chapter  has  left  their  mark  on  the   university  and  the  Greek  Community

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  historically  been  known  for  our  strong   The  Gamma  Pi  chapter  of  Delta  Tau  Delta  was   academics,  and  I  am  proud  to  be  a  part  of  this   ÂżUVWFKDUWHGDW,RZD6WDWH DVVRFLDWLRQ´VDLG.HLWK(UYLQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  aspired  to   as  the  Omega  chapter  in   member  of  the  1956  pledge  class. 1875.  In  1891,  President   something  different   Beardshear  banned  Greek   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Gamma  Pi  chapter  of  Delta   than  others  on  campus   organizations  from  Iowa   Tau  Delta  is  indeed  a  unique  group   and  have  aligned  to  our   of  men,â&#x20AC;?  said  Chapter  President   State  forcing  Delta  Tau   Delta  to  close  its  doors.   values,  standards  and   Joseph  Langner.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;As  a  chapter  at   After  the  ban  was  lifted,   Iowa  State  we  pride  ourselves  in   practices.â&#x20AC;?   -­Michael  Kupustka   Delta  Tau  Delta  reopened   producing  leaders  to  represent  our   their  doors  as  the  Gamma   the  Chapter  Advisor  for  the  ISU   university  in  as  many  different  lights   Delta  Tau  Delta  chapter.r Pi  chapter. as  possible.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Technically,  2012  marks   the  101st  year  of  our  chapter,  but  we  are   celebrating  it  as  the  successful  completion  of  100   consecutive  years  as  the  Gamma  Pi  chapter,â&#x20AC;?   said  Gregory  Vose,  Alumni  Chair  for  the  chapter.   At  the  dinner,  the  International  President  of   'HOWD7DX'HOWD7UDYLV5RFNH\ZDVSUHVHQWDW the  event  to  show  support  and  congratulate  the   chapter  on  its  accomplishments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gamma  Pi  has  been  an  exceptional  chapter  for   many  years,  and  has  a  very  bright IXWXUH´VDLG5RFNH\RQKLVVSHHFKWRWKH members.  Eight  out  of  the  last  nine  years  

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A  100th  anniversary  marks  a  big   accomplishment  in  any  fraternal  organization,   and  the  Delta  Tau  Delta  chapter  has  much  to  be   proud  of  as  they  continue  their  impressive  legacy at  Iowa  State.

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7KH1HZ  .ƌ¡V In  order  to  prepare   for  the  sororityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   fall  recruitment,  the   leadership  consultants   went  through  extensive   training  and  became   involved  with  all   aspects  of  the  Greek   community.  

The Kappa Delta leadership development consultants MacKenzie Van Dam (left) and Hillary Yetter (right) $IWHUÂżYHZHHNVRIPDUNHWLQJDQGUHFUXLWLQJ JDORUH.DSSD'HOWDÂśV6LJPD6LJPDFKDSWHU concluded  their  recruitment  weekend  on   September  23.  Their  Bid  Day  celebration   was  booming  with  80  new  members  eager   to  make  a  lasting  impact  on  the  national   organization.   With  the  help  of  two  leadership  consultants,   Hillary  Yetter  and  Mackenzie  Van  Dam,   .DSSD'HOWDÂśV1DWLRQDO+HDGTXDUWHUV6WDII 8QLYHUVLW\RI0LVVRXUL.DSSD'HOWDÂśVWKH National  Leadership  Team  and  a  member   of  the  sororityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  National  Council,  the   Sigma  Sigma  chapter  gained,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;women  who   HSLWRPL]HWKHYDOXHVRI.DSSD'HOWDWKDW women  have  been  sharing  for  more  than  100   years,â&#x20AC;?  Yetter  said.  

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mackenzie  and  I  were   very  excited  when   we  were  told  of  the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  am  most  excited opportunity  to  rebuild   WKHIRXQGDWLRQDW.DSSD connections   in  Kappa   Deltasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Sigma  Sigma   chapter.  So,  at  training   philanthropies   in  June  we  jumped  at   the  chance  to  be  in   residence  at  Iowa  State  University  throughout   the  fall  and  spring  semesters,â&#x20AC;?  Yetter  said.   The  duo  shadowed  several  chapters  during   )RUPDO5HFUXLWPHQWDQGUDLVHGDZDUHQHVVRI their  fall  recruitment  at  Destination  Iowa  State   and  ClubFest.  To  gain  a  better  understanding   of  Iowa  Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Greek  life,  the  leadership   consultants  attended  Collegiate  Panhellenic   Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  weekly  meetings.  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  weekend  showed  me  what  true   sisterhood  was  since  we  had  our   Missouri  KD  sisters  and  the  national   team  come  here  to  help  us  out.â&#x20AC;?   -­Carly  McKinney,  Junior

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V2QWKH%ORFN By  MARY  KATE  BURKERT

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  knew  this  reorganization  would  be  a   success  because  of  the  caliber  of  the   New Kappa Delta female  students  attending  Iowa  State   members throw as  well  as  the  incredible  support  from   the KD sign on bid WKH*UHHN/LIHRIÂżFHDVZHOODVWKH day! Panhellenic  and  IFC  communities.    We   are  so  excited  about  Kappa  Deltaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   incredible  new  members  and  believe  that   Âł6WDUWLQJWKHÂżUVW a  stronger  Kappa  Delta  makes  a  stronger   week  of  classes,  [the   Greek  Community  at  Iowa  State.â&#x20AC;?

leadership  consultants]  -­Alison  Argensinger,  National  Vice      set  up  coffee  dates                President  of  Membership  for  Kappa  Delta  with  potential  members      to  meet  women,  talk   The  sorority  conducted  their  fall  recruitment  in   WRWKHPDERXW.DSSD DVLPLODUIDVKLRQRI)RUPDO5HFUXLWPHQW'D\  Delta,  and  sign  them   one  included  both  open  house  and  house   up  for  the  weekend.   tour.  On  day  two,  philanthropy  and  in  depth   We  utilized  Gabby  Greek  to  spread  that   information  was  covered,  and  both  preference   LQIRUPDWLRQDVZHOO´VDLG.DWLH+HQU\VHQLRU DQGELGGD\WRRNSODFHRQWKHÂżQDOGD\ LQ.DSSD'HOWDDQGWKH&ROOHJLDWH3DQKHOOHQLF &RXQFLO9LFH3UHVLGHQWRI5HFUXLWPHQW 1RWRQO\LV.DSSD'HOWDSURXGRIWKHLU successful  recruitment  weekend,  but  Iowa   Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  entire  Greek  community  is  ready  to   welcome  the  new  members.  

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  so  grateful  for  the  abundance  of   support  coming  from  Iowa  State  and  the   Greek  community,â&#x20AC;?  Van  Dam  and  Yetter,   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  so  humbling  to  see  the  unity  and   camaraderie  of  the  Panhellenic  chapters.   We  are  excited  to  collaborate  and  work  with   different  chapters  and  integrate  our  newest   members  into  this  fabulous  Greek  family.â&#x20AC;?

The National Kappa Delta Headquarter team in charge of the recolonization process.

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/LYH*UHHN7HOOV1HZ 0HPEHUVWR%8<,1RU*(7 287 By  JACKIE  HOWELL

David  Stollman,  co-­founder  of   &$03863($.ZDVWKHNH\QRWH speaker  at  Live  Greek  365,  an   event  hosted  by  the  Emerging   Greek  Leadership  Council  for  new   members  of  the  Greek  Community.   His  interactive  presentation,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buy  In   or  Get  Outâ&#x20AC;?,    encouraged  members   to  step  up  and  lead  with  integrity.  He   confronted  the  issue  of  stereotypes   and  shared  some  tips  for  creating  a   positive  Greek  image  on  Iowa  Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   campus.     Stollman  called  for  the  audience   to  name  the  stereotypes  for  both   fraternity  men  and  sorority  women   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  some  garnering  a  laugh,  but  most   creating  silence.  .  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  like  these   stereotypes  hung  around  my  neck,â&#x20AC;?   said  Stollman,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;so  stop  perpetuating   the  stereotypes.  Break  them.â&#x20AC;?  

brothers  say  what  you  need  to  hear.   They  say  the  tough  things.â&#x20AC;?   Stollman  concluded  the  keynote  by   saying,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buy  it,  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  rent  your  letters.   ,I\RXGR,SURPLVH\RXZLOOEHQHÂżW from  it  for  the  rest  of  your  life.â&#x20AC;? After  Stollmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  presentation,  Live   Greek  365  continued  with  a  break   out  session  led  by  various  leaders  in   the  Greek  Community.  The  break  out   session  offered  new  members  the   RSSRUWXQLW\WRUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWRQ6WROOPDQÂśV presentation  and  interact  with  other   Greek  students  and  leaders.  

Stollmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  presentation  also   suggested  that  no  one  should  be   a  bystander.    He  said,  if  you  see  a   sister  or  brother  in  need,  you  should   confront  them  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  no  matter  how  hard   it  is.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  secret  to  being  a  good  Greek,â&#x20AC;?   said  Stollman,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;is  that  sisters  and  

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,RZD6WDWH¡V&<WHQQLDO +RPHFRPLQJ&HOHEUDWLRQ By  KATIE  HENRY  

 This  year  marks  the  100th  anniversary   of  Iowa  Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Homecoming  celebration.   Thanks  to  the  hard  work  of  the  Student   Alumni  Leadership  Council  (SALC)  and  the   Homecoming  Central  Committee  (HCC),  the   centennial  celebration  of  Homecoming  is  ex-­ pected  to  be  memorable.  General  Co-­Chairs   Alicia  Snyder,  member  of  Alpha  Gamma   Delta,  and  Morgan  Foldes,  member  of  Pi   Beta  Phi,  have  been  working  hard  with  HCC   to  plan  this  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Homecoming  events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  been  working  together  for  a  long   time  on  this  coming  fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  celebration  -­  from   selecting  out  26  committee  members  to   working  with  SALC  and  others  in  the  Ames   community  to  make  this  year  special,â&#x20AC;?  said   Snyder.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  meet  weekly  with  our  commit-­ tee  as  well  as  our  executive  members  of   SALC  in  order  to  have  every  base  covered.   We  want  this  to  be  a  seamless  event  that   everyone  can  enjoy!â&#x20AC;?

ability  to  have  reunions  for  any  classes  that  wish  to   put  one  on  for  their  graduating  class.â&#x20AC;? SALC  will  be  organizing  several  reunions  which  in-­ FOXGHD+RPHFRPLQJ&HQWUDO&RPPLWWHH5HXQLRQ $OXPQL%DQG5HXQLRQDQGUHXQLRQVIRUHDFKJUDG-­ XDWLQJFODVV2WKHUHYHQWVLQFOXGHWKH3HS5DOO\ and  Centennial  Celebration,  ExCYtement  in  the   6WUHHWVÂżUHZRUNVDQGPDVVFDPSDQLOLQJDQGWKH big  football  game  against  Baylor.  The  100th  cele-­ bration  of  Iowa  Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Homecoming  will  be  one  full   of  memories  for  Cyclones  of  all  ages  to  enjoy. )ULGD\2FW3HS5DOO\DQG&HQWHQQLDO&HO-­ ebration,  5-­9  PM Friday,  Oct.  26  -­  ExCYtement  in  the  Streets,  8  PM Friday,  Oct.  26  -­  Pancake  Feed,  8  PM Friday,  Oct.  26  -­  Fireworks  and  Mass  Campaniling,   Midnight Saturday,  Oct.  27  -­  Cyclone  Central  Homecoming   Tailgate,  3  hours  prior  to  kickoff

Foldes  and  Snyder  are  focusing  on  bring-­ Saturday,  Oct.  27  -­  Cyclome  Football  vs.  Baylor,   ing  all  Cyclones,  past  and  present,  to  Ames   kickoff  time  TBD     for  the  big  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cytennialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  celebration.  With  the   help  of  the  Alumni  Association,  SALC,  and   HCC,  the  centennial  celebration  will  have   several  fun  events  such  as  class  reunions,   a  pep  rally,  ExCYtement  in  the  Streets,  and   many  more.  Foldes  and  Snyder  are  bringing   their  own  new  ideas  while  maintaining  Iowa   Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  traditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  having  a  huge  Friday  night  event   that  we  never  have  had  before,â&#x20AC;?  Foldes   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  working  closely  with  the  Alum-­ ni  Association  to  make  sure  there  is  avail-­

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6HQLRU6SRWOLJKW By JACKIE  HOWELL

Kristie Syring Year:  Senior Major:  Apparel  Design Sorority:  .DSSD'HOWD 4:KDWDUHWKHELJJHVWDFFRPSOLVK-­ ments  you  have  had  at  your  years  in   college? A:  College  offers  some  wonderful  oppor-­ tunities  and  I  am  grateful  that  I  was  able   to  take  advantage  of  some  of  them.  My   experiences  on  my  internships,  study-­ ing  abroad,  and  being  involved  with  The   Fashion  Show  have  really  enriched  my   college  experience.  The  common  thread   through  all  of  these  experiences  has   been  the  support  and  anchoring  that  I   UHFHLYHGE\EHLQJD.DSSD'HOWD0\ house  was  my  home  away  from  home   and  my  sisters  have  been  there  to  sup-­ port  me  through  it  all. 4:KDWLV\RXUIDYRULWHPHPRU\IURP the  past  few  years  at  college? A:  My  semester  in  London  offered  me   irreplaceable  opportunities  with  classes,   offers  to  work  with  local  designers,  and   to  broaden  my  horizons.  I  learned  so   much  about  myself  through  that  experi-­ ence  and  it  will  always  be  near  and  dear   to  my  heart.

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Kristie has recently done an internship for Vera Bradley & was a part of the Disney College Experience!

:RUGVRIDGYLFHIURP.ULVWLH “Don’t be  afraid  to  jump  right  in.  I  regret   not  jumping  in  faster  for  different  clubs   or  organizations.  As  a  freshman  I  always   thought  maybe  I  would  do  it  next  semes-­ ter  or  next  year.  I  am  a  Senior  and  it  is   now  or  never,  time  is  of  the  essence.  So   apply  for  that  position.  Be  in  that  club.   Push  yourself  or  bring  somebody    if  you   are  nervous  about  going  alone.”

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6HQLRU6SRWOLJKW By  AMELIA  THORNE

Brian  Skalak Year:        5th  Year Major:    Advertising Fraternity:  Sigma  Pi

4:KDWLV\RXUIDYRULWHPHPRU\IURP the  past  few  years  at  college? A:  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  one  singular  favorite   memory  but  my  favorite  thing  that  we   have  in  the  Greek  community  is  lipsync.   'LHKDUGOLSV\QFHUWKLVZLOOEHP\ÂżIWK year  doing  lipsync.

4:KDWDUHVRPHRIWKHELJJHVW accomplishments  that  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  had  in   your  years  at  college? A:  When  I  joined,  we  were  very  low  on   members,  almost  going  to  get  our  char-­ ter  taken  away,  so  I  was  able  to  come  in   and  work  with  a  lot  of  other  really  good   guys  and  revitalize  the  fraternity  with   not  only  members  but  also  establish-­ ing  philanthropies  and  revitalizing  the   scholarship  program.  Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  gone  from   18  members  when  I  joined  to  around   low  50s.  Like  I  said,  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  been  a  lot  of   other  key  players  in  the  game,  but  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been  motivation  to  see  my  fraternity  be   proud  of  where  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  gone  and  where   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  continue  to  go.  Outside  of  that,  my   experience  on  IFC  was  great,  really  fun   time  and  a  bunch  of  work  but  it  was  cool   to  see  the  Greek  community  from  the   outside.  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  concerned  with  just   your  chapter  but,  where  the  community   is  going  to  go  as  a  whole.  It  was  a  great   H[SHULHQFHDQG,GHÂżQLWHO\UHFRPPHQG that  to  anyone.  

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In 2012, Brian won Sigma Piâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brother of the Year Award & he took home the Man of the Year Award at Vespers!

Words  of  Advice  from  Brian: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never  overlook  an  opportunity.  Every-­ one  says  it,  but  you  will  get  out  what   you  put  in.  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  work  really   hard,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   going  to  build  a  resume,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going   to  make  friends,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  have   a  good  time.  If  you  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  really  do  it,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  be  there,  but  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   going  to  be  on  the  side  lines,  and  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not  what  Greek  is  about,  being  Greek  is   about  stepping  up  to  the  plate  and   getting  those  leadership  skills.

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By  ASHLEIGH  BELIN

Jenni  joined  the  Chi  Zeta  chapter  of  Chi  Omega  at  Colorado  State   University  in  the  fall  of  2008.  While  there  she  served  in  three                     GLIIHUHQWH[HFXWLYHRIÂżFHUSRVLWLRQV7KH6LVWHUKRRG&KDLU7KH Cardinal  Cabinet  of  Student  Activities  and  The  Cardinal  Cabinet  of   &DUHHU 3HUVRQDO'HYHORSPHQW6KHZDVDOVRD5KR*DPPDWKH 3DQKHOOHQLF([HFXWLYH2IÂżFHU5KR*DPPD&RRUGLQDWRUDQGWKH LQWHULP9LFH3UHVLGHQWRI5HFUXLWPHQW6KHJUDGXDWHGZLWKD%DFK-­ elor  of  Science  in  Human  Development  and  Family  Studies  and   minored  in  French. Nathan  joined  Sigma  Lambda  Beta  International  Fraternity,  Inc.  in   the  Spring  semester  of  2007  at  Bowling  Green  State  University.  He   graduated  from  BGSU  with  a  Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  of  Science  in  Human   Development  and  Family  Studies  in  2009.  He  worked  at  Iowa  State   8QLYHUVLW\ODVW\HDUEXWWKLVLVKLVÂżUVW\HDULQWKH*UHHN$IIDLUVRIÂżFH Question Jennifer McDermont What  is  your  dream  vacation? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  always  had  a  thing  for Australia.  I  would  love  to  go   and  see  the  Indigenous   people  and  experience  their   lifestyle.â&#x20AC;? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  one  thing  on  your   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  a  singer.  So  when  I  was bucket younger  I  always  wanted  to   list? put  out  a  platinum  album,  but   QRZ,ÂśGEHÂżQHZLWKMXVWDQ album.â&#x20AC;? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  your  favorite  Greek â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good  questionâ&#x20AC;ŚI  would  have memory? to  say  being  a  part  of  Crossed in  Spring  07  in  Bowling  Green University.  We  were  really   involved  in  a  local  High  School and  did  salsa  lessons.  The   High  School  students  were   all  about  the  Salsa  and  it  was   cool  to  see  them  getting   involved.â&#x20AC;?

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Nathan Olmeda â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  actually  just  had  my  dream vacation.  My  family  and  I  went down  the  East  Coast  and   visited  bunch  of  places   including  D.C.â&#x20AC;? Skydiving

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  favorite  Greek  memory would  probably  be  being  on 5HFUXLWPHQWH[HF,OLNHG being  in  charge  of  that.   Yourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  recruitment  only  has   a  few  little  differences  from   ours.â&#x20AC;?

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Letter Magzines  

Iowa State University Greek Community coverage of the beginning of the 2012 school year.

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