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FALL 2013

DELTA SIGMA ALUMNI UPDATE

Delta Sigma to Lose House Homecoming 2013 Homecoming 2013 marked the end of an era, being the last one the the chapter celebrate in the house we’ve occupied for 30 years. There were nearly twenty-five Delta Sigma alumni in attendance including members from as far back as the mid-80’s. On Saturday morning, the the university held a house closing ceremony for all Greek alumni. There, chapter presidents symbolically turned in the keys to each house, and the university unveiled its plans for the new Greek village. The 2013 annual alumni chapter meeting was held, where much discussion of the new greek village, collection of alumni dues and the development of scholarships took place. While a massive downpour flooded out the alumni tailgate, alumni reconvened off campus, and the Falcons went on to beat out UMass 28-7.

after us. While the brick and mortar will be torn away, the house that built us will live on At Delta Sigma, we look to the final year in in our memory as we recall the formative the home that served as a backdrop to the times of our fraternity experience. brotherhood that flourished there for the better part of thirty years. In May 2014, the New Greek Village house will be torn down to make way for the BGSU has long discussed its intentions to new Greek Village. develop a new Greek village on campus and The traditions of the fraternity emanated beginning this year, it will finally come to from the walls, some in the form of a fruition. The village, to be built over where plaque, others in the form of permanent Harshman, Conklin, and Fraternity Row marker on a rafter board. This is the home now sit, is expected to complete construction that shaped our experiences and witnessed by Fall 2016. All fraternities have been our history. It was where brothers guaranteed a house, and Pi Kappa Phi is congregated for many years, to initiate new currently considering several models to members, to mourn the loss of our own, to house the chapter. From Fall 2014 through spark ideas that would revolutionize Push Spring 2016, the chapter will be expected to America, to reclaim what fire could not take fill twelve spots in one of two dorms. away. As much as any brother that’s stepped While the campus intends to provide some through these doors, these doors themselves basic furniture, the chapter will need to are a part of our identity. The next few provide additional pieces that will help to years will be strangely absent the spark of make the house a home. The new floor plan tradition and the warmth of brotherhood, will not have an area for the old pool table but soon a new house will serve as the new that was dedicated to brothers Hanna and backdrop for the brothers who stream forth Ross, but at this year’s alumni chapter meeting, discussion went into appropriate rededication of either new items or even a room in the new house. As more details are finalized, we’ll keep you informed of items the chapter will need for the new home and ways you could help. For more on the Greek Housing Project, go to: http:// w w w . b g s u . e d u / o f fi c e s / s a / fraternityandsororitylife/page108062.html

Old House Torn Down

University rendering of the new Greek Village, extending along the front of campus up Wooster Street.

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DELTA SIGMA ALUMNI UPDATE FALL 2013

Upcoming Events 2014 - 2015 Fall Initiation

BGSU

Nov. 24th

Founders Day Dinner

BGSU

Dec. 6th

Hannah / Ross Dinner

BGSU

Mar. 21st

Pig Roast

BGSU

April TBA

Journey of Hope (Trans)

Cinci.

July TBA

Journey of Hope (North)

Toledo

July TBA

Journey of Hope (North)

Cleve

July TBA

The new website is here! The alumni chapter has finally completed the Delta Sigma Chapter website. Great features including chapter history, upcoming events, and the archive of newsletters. The website even has options to update your information and to pay annual alumni chapter dues. Go to www.pkpbgsu.com to check it out for yourself ! Be sure to connect with us on social media as well:

Facebook Chapter: Pi Kappa Phi BGSU Alumni: Pi Kappa Phi - Delta Sigma Alumni

Twitter @BGPiKappAlumni

LinkedIn Pi Kappa Phi - BGSU

Celebrating Anniversaries Initiated 35 Years Ago David Benston (51) Kevin Schwartz (52) Jon Vince (53)

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By Ja’ Quan Frazier

For the third time in ten years, Give-A-Push Weekend was at Camp Miakonda in Sylvania, OH. During this GAP weekend a ramp was built, gravel path was laid, and foundation for another gravel path was made. Seven chapters were in attendance, including Bowling Green State University (Delta Sigma), University of Toledo (Beta Iota), Illinois Institute of Tech (Alpha Phi), University of Cincinnati (Theta), University of Michigan (Alpha Kappa) and the recently recharted chapter at Central Michigan (Beta Xi).

Chapter Spotlight Graduating Seniors - Blake Williams - Alex Dudek - Clark Jacobs - Dominic Busaca - Nick Kreischer

Chapter Exec - Archon: - Vice Archon: - Treasurer: - Secretary: - Warden: - Historian: - Chaplain:

Alex Dudek (449) Domonic Busaucca (431) Shawn Breen (451) Zach Spence (459) Cameron Walter (454) Ja’Quan Frazier (456) Chris Mohler (432)

New Members

Initiated 25 Years Ago Jon Urso (168) Steven Messenger (169) Dan Kalish (170) Pete Woeste (171) Don Marcello (172) Phil Flauto (173) Doug Helman (174) Rod Wood (175) Paul Kim (176)

GAP Weekend 2013 Accessibility project at Camp Miakonda

Rick Zinser (177) Philip Ganz (178) Jim Vincent (179) Jon Matthew (180) Kirk Kneidinger (181) Bob Storm (182) Joel Cardarella (183) Gary Matthews (184)

Name: Alex Williams Major: VCT/ Film Production Year: Freshman Hometown: Cortland, OH

Name: Nick Blakely Major: Business Administration Year: Sophomore Hometown: Perrysburg, OH

Delta Sigma (Bowling Green) Fall 2013  
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