Some Notes from the House
Below Dan Fogt holds the 'Trine Academic Improvement Award' that was awarded to the fraternity for having the greatest increase in house grade point average for the last academic year.
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity will be bringing back their annual event 'Wine & Cheese' which will be held March 16 at the house. The event is for Trine University faculty members and or alumni who wish to join.
The Spring 2012 Alumni weekend will be held March 31st/April 1st at the house. More information will follow.
We would also like to inform the alumni that we have 19 pledges this semester, and possibly a few more that are interested. After discussions with Darch /Rhoads and other alumni regarding the number of pledges, we are very excited about the high numbers. With the 19 pledges, and the new brothers from last semester the Theta-Xi chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity hopes to recognized in The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma (the quarterly magazine sent out by nationals) for one of the largest increases of the year.
Brothers have been participating in community service in a variety of ways including Project Help, and the Steuben County Humane Society. When the weather clears up, the brothers are excited to participate in a number of highway clean ups for our designated section of the roadway.
A final note, the house has been working with Trine University's Student Services to set up 'Kafe Sigma.' The event details are still being worked out, but a general summary of the event: The Kappa Sigma house will sponsor a weekly event 'Kafe Sigma' where we will provide coffee and doughnuts/snacks to those who attend. A relaxed coffee house type setting where all Trine University students are welcome to enjoy our house while finishing some homework or talking with friends/brothers. We hope that the event will create some buzz around campus in regards to Kappa Sigma, and potentially increase our Rush numbers.
Website and Database Update
As I mentioned in my early days of tenure as website manager my goal was to become a bridge between actives and alumni and plan on doing this in a few different ways. If everything goes as planned, we will be able to strengthen the already strong communication network so that all issues/events/news can flow smoothly through all levels of the Brotherhood. We plan on growing and educating on the emerging social media outlets that are being used to make it easier for all to participate in. Active brother Sean Sullivan has graciously stepped up to show a great interest in aiding me and helping bring our great fraternity into the tech savvy 21st century. Sean has been able to add 15 new recent alumni contacts to our database and we welcome them to the level of the Brotherhood.
Sean Sullivan and Shawn Floyd