Kappa Sigma - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Fall 2015 Newsletter

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

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ΚΣ The Beta-Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma The Alumni House Fund Association P.O. Box 31611 St. Louis, MO 63131-1611 Address Service Requested C lumns Beta-Chi Willkommen, Oktoberfest! T his fall, Beta-Chi tried something new and put on an Oktoberfest-themed philanthropy event to raise money for the Military Heroes Campaign. We invited friends, family, and the community to partake in festive foods and drinks, and participate in raffles and games. We had a strong seasonal theme for our event, which helped make it more special and unique. To make our event feel like a real German festival, we needed Bavarian decorations, bratwursts, pretzels, and root beer. We reached out to Fitz's in St. Louis and they donated to our philanthropy and reduced the cost of two root beer kegs by half. The day of the event was a beautiful fall afternoon and people from all over Missouri and the Rolla community came out to support our cause and enjoy the event. We collected raffle item donations from Rolla businesses and we encouraged them to attend our event. Another company that helped greatly in our event was College Chefs with their large donation of Bavarian food to fit with the theme of our event; without their help we could not have put on such a successful philanthropy. In total, our event raised a staggering $2,700 for the Military Heroes Campaign. This new event was not only a huge success, but also a lot of fun to plan and host. We look forward to seeing more out of Beta-Chi's new philanthropy, and we hope to see the success of Oktoberfest for many years to come. Beta-Chi's Oktoberfest philanthropy event was a huge success, raising $2,700 for the Military Heroes Campaign. Steve Ederle '84 Reflects on His Time at Beta-Chi F or Steve Ederle '84, the decision to join Kappa Sigma was an easy one. While he had many choices at Missouri S&T, his two older brothers, John Ederle '77 and Dave Ederle '81, had already joined Kappa Sigma and Steve knew that was where he wanted to be as well. The men of Beta- Chi offered him friendship and a place to call home while in Rolla. They made the transition to college much easier, and within just a few weeks, he had 80 brothers to hang out with and learn from. Steve recalls the festivities of St. Pat's being a favorite time for him and his fellow Beta-Chis. It was a tradition they took part in wholeheartedly every year. He also remembers the infamous annual beach party. While an outsider may not understand spreading 20 tons of sand just to have a party and then cleaning it up afterward, it was a party for the books. "It was one of those things where you just had to be there." His time with Beta-Chi was not just fun and games. Steve really came to appreciate the men in Beta-Chi and friendships he made there. "I learned so much about people during my college years. Living with all the different guys in Kappa Sigma helped me learn to get along and work with a lot of different types of people. I think it's a lesson that has carried through my life and in the business world." Steve also learned the importance of asking questions. "The best thing young Kappa Sigs can do, whether they're in college still or starting their career, is to ask questions of more experienced people. Learn from them, ask which classes to take or which professors to look for, which to avoid. In business, asking questions will help you avoid pitfalls and guide you in a direction where you can be more successful." For 23 years, Steve has been working for Jost Chemical Co. He and his wife, Maureen, whom he met at Missouri S&T, live in Oakville, Missouri. Their daughter, Melissa, is a junior at Ursuline Academy. They are not sure if she is going to be an engineer, but they haven't stopped trying to convince her. Their son, Dan Ederle '14, is a sophomore at Missouri S&T. Steve is very proud and excited. "It had been several years since I had been back at the Beta Chi, but when I returned for Homecoming 2014 and Dan's initiation, I really felt welcomed back. I was left with a feeling that Beta-Chi is still doing it right in finding great guys and great leaders." - www.beta-chi.com f Beta-Chi of Kappa Sigma l @BXKappaSigma i @bx_kappasigma Christmas happy hour date has been set! See page 2 for details.

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