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PHI KAPPA THETA/SETON HALL NEWS BITS By Nick Scalera ’63

The first annual Phi Kappa Theta Day at Walsh Gym will be held on Sunday, January 22nd at the Seton Hall v. Syracuse women’s basketball game at 2 p.m.

It’s a great way to show support for the team and Head Coach Anne Donovan.

Ticket Sales Director Richard C. Bello has reserved 25 seats for Phi Kappa Theta brothers/guests in Section 15 at the reduced rate of $5/ticket (usually $10). Contact the SHU Ticket Office at richard.bello@shu.edu or (973) 275-2327 or and mention the code “PKT” so he knows you’re with our group. The tickets will be mailed to you.

The Lady Pirates, with a 5-4 record, finished second in the “Island” division of the Paradise Jam Tournament in the US Virgin Islands. Senior guard Jasmine Crew of Camden was named to the All-Tournament Team and selected as ECAC Player of the Week and BIG EAST Player of the Week – the first to earn this honor since Noteisha Womack in December 2007. She is averaging 20.2% from the field, with 33 assists, 12 steals and 4.4 rebounds/game.

PKT alumni/friends can also join Annie’s Angels, a booster club started by brother Chuck Guariglia ’64 to increase home-game attendance. Members receive The Donovan File, a monthly newsletter; team progress reports; restaurant/ticket discounts; and an invitation to a post-season team party. For more information, contact Chuck at guarigliac@yahoo.com. SAVE THE DATE: The next Phi Kappa Theta Day at The Rock will be held at the SHU v. PITT game at noon on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Details to follow.

MORE NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

 PKT ANNIVERSARY REMINDER: The 50th Anniversary of the installation of NJ Phi Beta Chapter is now just 10 months away! Friday, October 5: Annual Golf Outing; Saturday, October 6: Anniversary Mass celebrated by the Rev. Paul A. Holmes ’A at 5 p.m., Cocktails at 6 p.m. and Buffet Dinner


at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Be sure to circle this special weekend on your calendars. Wives and significant others are welcome. Fee: $50/adult; $25/undergrad. Guests of honor: SHU President A. Gabriel Esteban and PKT Executive Vice President Robert Riggs. Jim Spaeth ’65 is seeking a golf course, class liaisons and nominees for distinguished service awards to be presented to PKT alumni/SHU officials. Email Jim at spaethusa@verizon.net.

 TOY DRIVES: The men’s and women’s basketball teams are joining with two nonprofit agencies to solicit unwrapped toys for needy children. The men’s team is supporting Team Walker, founded by brother Jerry Walker ‘A to help at-risk youth in Jersey City. Bring your toys to the main concourse at the Prudential Center before the SHU v. Wake Forest game on Saturday, December 10th. The women’s team is seeking toys for vulnerable children served by the One Simple Wish foundation. Bring your gifts to Walsh Gym at the December 17th game against Stony Brook.  PKT MEMORABILIA WANTED: Archivist Alan B. Delozier is seeking PKT keepsakes that illustrate fraternity life at SHU from the 1960s to the present: news clips; pledge books; pamphlets; recordings; song books; scrapbooks; photos; posters; beanies; banners and paddles. They will be displayed at times in a PKT Archives Collection in Walsh Library. Put your name, address, telephone number and “PKT Collection” on the box front and ship to: Alan Delozier, Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, 1st Floor, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079 or contact him at (973) 275-2378 or alan.delozier@shu.edu.

 “LOST” ALUMNI: Dennis Aslanian ’70, George Kennedy ’65 and David P. Trolio ’94. If you know their current email addresses, please let me know.

 PKT NEEDS HELP: The Setonian Foundation relies on alumni donations to grant scholarships to undergraduate brothers, pay annual alumni chapter dues and website fees and host alumni events. With more funds, we can expand the number/amount of scholarships and host more events. Mail your check made payable to The Setonian Foundation to: Mike Trapani, 39-65 52nd Street, Apt. 5-N, Woodside, NY 11377.

 JOB HUNT: Michael W. Strasser ’00 seeks a management position in sales, customer relations or related field (resume attached). Contact: strass25@gmail.com.


 PIRATE PRIDE: The men’s basketball team, with a 7-1 record, is off to

an impressive start. As of games played through December 6th, three Pirates are among the top BIG EAST performers: Senior forward Herb Pope is first in scoring (20.9), rebounding (11.7) and defensive rebounds (7.1) and is second in offensive rebounds (5.5); senior point guard Jordan Theodore is second in assists (8.3); and sophomore forward Fuquan Edwin is second in steals (2.7), while Theodore is third (2.1).

 PIRATE BLUE STUDENT CLUB: Chairman Brian Burke reports the newly

activated student booster club now has 651 members – the largest student group. Its members work to advance SHU athletics by hosting events and developing new cheers, chants and traditions. “We’re pleased with the response,” Burke said, “but our next goal is to enroll 700 members by the start of BIG EAST play.” Students who buy men’s basketball season tickets are automatically enrolled; others can join for $5. For information, contact Brian at: (973) 761-9561 or brian.burke@student.shu.edu.

 NEW PIRATE BLUE PROMO: A new video asks SHU alumni/friends to join the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund, which supports university athletic/recreation programs. It’s worth seeing: http://www.shupirates.com/SplashPage.dbml?SPLASH_AD_ID=554567. If you’re not a member, why not consider it? Our student-athletes would appreciate the help.

 SHU TIX: Home basketball game tickets are on sale at: (973) 275-4255 or (800) 745-3000; tickets@shu.edu; or http://www.ticketmaster.com/SetonHall-Pirates-Mens-Bas.


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