Kappa Sigma - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Beta Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma at Missouri University of Science & Technology

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ΚΣ C lumns Kappa Sigma Fraternity at miSSouri univerSity oF Science and technology | Fall 2014 Inside national recognition continueS 2 generouS alumni, thanK you 3 Welcome, neW memberS 3 chapter celeStial 4 Beta-Chi WELL-ATTENDED HOMECOMING EVENT On the 18th of October we celebrated the 111th anniversary of the Beta-Chi Chapter at MST. Over the last 111 years the school has changed names three times— MSM, UMR, and now MST—but the Beta-Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma has been a constant. Saturday night of Homecoming, the Dining Room was packed wall to wall with alumni, undergraduates, pledges, and guests. Our new food service company, College Chefs, did an excellent job catering the meal. GM Jeff Fritzmeyer '10 talked about the tremendous success of the Chapter followed by my House Corporation update. A great time was had by all. COMPETITION GROWS AMONG FRATERNITIES One of the primary focuses of the undergraduate Chapter and the House Corporation is the recruitment and retention of quality young men to join our noble order. The competition for new members remains high. Many fraternities are following our lead and raising money to renovate, or have already renovated, their chapter houses. The new KA house is first class and was unveiled during Homecoming. SigEp and PKA have recently renovated, and SigEp surpassed 100 members for the first time in recent campus history. Delta Sig, our former neighbors on frat row, have renovated an old building in downtown Rolla and have gone from being inactive to one of the five largest fraternities on campus. Phi Kappa Theta demolished their house last summer and are in the process of rebuilding. TKE, Sig Tau, and Lambda Chi are in the planning stages of renovating or building new chapter houses. Thanks to the quality of young men representing Kappa Sigma on campus now, and our recently renovated Chapter House, we remain the second largest fraternity on campus with nearly 120 actives and pledges. WHERE DO ALUMNI STEP IN? There are two key elements that have a significant impact on recruitment and are within the control of alumni: Scholarships Many chapters are using scholarships as a recruiting tool. Our House Corporation is coordinating efforts with the Beta-Chi Educational Foundation to grant $3,000 per year in scholarship money earmarked for freshmen. We continue to explore granting scholarships to upperclassmen who have excelled academically and through leadership in the Chapter House but currently lack funding to implement such a program. We need the support of alumni to afford these and future scholarships. Donations for this purpose can be made to the Beta-Chi Educational Foundation and are tax exempt. Physical Condition of the House The House Corporation is working hard with the undergraduates to keep the Chapter House in first-class shape and as nice as the day the new YOUR ANNUAL DUES MAKE BIG IMPACT AT BETA-CHI The newly installed plaque recognizes our generous contributors to the Securing the Future campaign. Alumni and actives gathered in the Dining Room during Homecoming weekend. Steve '84, Dan, and Maureen Ederle enjoy the festivities. READ MORE ON PAGE 4! MAKE YOUR DUES PAYMENT ONLINE AT WWW.BETA- CHI.COM

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