Phi Kappa Theta - Iowa State University

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Iowa Xi Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta at Iowa State University

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PAGE 3 FKQ FKQ (Continued on page 4) H omecoming 2021 was one for the books! We are so glad to have had an excellent alumni and undergraduate turnout as well as delicious barbecue from Hickory Park. Plus, we were able to have a day of transition as the new alumni board and committees were sworn into their roles. We thank all who were able to make the visit to Ames for the weekend and, most importantly, enjoy an exciting Cyclone victory! We are already looking forward to seeing you at next year's celebration. Fraternally, Clayton Short '15 Another Successful Homecoming Homecoming 2021 displays a wonderful turnout of alumni and active brothers. Iowa Xi Aims for the Stars Active Brothers Are Eager to Return to Normalcy T he men of Iowa Xi have been very busy the last few months. From spring 2020 to the beginning of this semester, most major events in the Greek community were canceled or postponed; however, COVID regulations have been greatly relaxed this semester, which has led to a major influx of events being hosted and attended, including our Parents' Weekend on September 25. On top of our usual brotherhood events, we had our alumni tailgate at the Homecoming football game, and we were finally able to participate fully in Homecoming. The tailgate was the first chance that the alumni and the undergraduates have been able to interact with each other in over a year. This semester, we had the ability to hold not one, but two philanthropic events. The first was our usual fall philanthropy, Phi Kap Cookout. The second was a Panda Express fundraiser. Between these two events, we were able to raise $1,600 for Children's Miracle Network. After a tough work week getting the house cleaned for the semester, brothers decide to take on the Iowa State Fair. From left: Jack Steen '23, Kaden Alther '23, Justin Kirwan '24, Daniel Mieure '23, Connor Cigrand '24, Tony Schreyer '24, and Blake Juszczyk '23. Quarantine gave us time to reevaluate certain things we do, including recruitment. We decided to restructure our process and implement a growth committee. This committee acts as a filter between our recruitment chairmen and our potential new members; they will reach out to people in their area, and if those men are seriously interested, their information will be passed to our recruitment chairmen. Coming out of the pandemic, Iowa Xi needed a large recruitment class, and we were able to retain 14 new members using our restructured process. Academically, our grades have been steadily increasing over the last few semesters and are currently the highest we have seen in a very long time. One of the biggest reasons for our recent success is our younger members. All the men at Iowa Xi are devoted to doing their very best in academics, but our freshmen and sophomore classes take that goal to the next level. As we continue to promote academic excellence to our

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