Sigma Chi - University of Nebraska

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Greater Nebraska Area Alumni Chapter P.O. Box 95141 Lincoln, NE 68509-5141 Address Service Requested THE HUSKER SIG Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Nebraska Save the Date HOMECOMING 2016 O bviously, no one has a crystal ball, but we're betting on less of a roller coaster of a football season this 2016 than we saw in 2015. Despite a couple of much tougher games this year—like Ohio State and Oregon, for example—we should certainly improve. If we don't, half the state will move to Colorado or Iowa and Coach Riley won't have anywhere to hide. Even in Corvallis. The Husker Homecoming game this season will be on October 1 against "the Fighting Illini" of Illinois. (Can anyone smell revenge from last year's disaster?) So, save the date now, pack your bags, and come to Lincoln for all the festivities that go along with Homecoming. Since the kick-off time on October 1 will likely not be announced until a week or so before the game, we're sort of hamstrung on specific events and timing as this issue of The Husker Sig goes to press. But here are a few things you can count on: So mark your calendars and plan to reunite with old Sig friends. In fact, bring one or more along. Plan to visit the house. And stay tuned via our website, www.unlsigmachi. com, for details as game day approaches. GO BIG RED! A lpha Epsilon is now well into the spring semester, and while the primary elections are taking place across the country, we have had some elections of our own here at 1510 Vine. In February, we held early elections to facilitate advanced planning for the key leadership positions of Consul, Pro Consul, and Recruitment Chairman. The slate was full of great candidates for each position, making the election process long and arduous, but our worthy brothers were willing to stay extended hours to elect our new leaders as we entered the spring term. Ky Veney '17 is our Consul Elect for the 2016-17 academic year. Ky is a Lincoln native going into his senior year at UNL, studying journalism. He is our current Magister and has served as Recruitment Chairman and Recruitment Advisor in the past. When asked what he looks forward to most as future Consul, Ky replied, "Helping the officers realize their full potential and creating a sustainable organization that has the longevity to stand for years to come." The newly appointed Pro Consul Elect is Calen Griffin '18. He is our current Quaestor and previously served as Scholarship Chairman and Assistant Quaestor. Calen is a sophomore from Imperial, Nebraska, and is studying finance and accounting. The position of Recruitment Chairmen has evolved this year from a two co-chairmen system to optimize our competitiveness and to plan for further growth. The objective is to identify and sign 30 new outstanding pledges in the fall. In order to further increase our probability of success, a Head Recruitment Chairman was added to manage all the many organizational details of summer recruitment and act as manager for the recruitment team. Adam Gilmore '18, a sophomore from Columbus, was elected as the Head Recruitment Chairman. Reporting to Adam will be recruit leaders Johnny Keeley '18, a sophomore from Omaha, and Michael Kleine '17, a junior from Gurnee, Illinois, who will be "working the field" so to speak. The recruitment team has already started working and made a strong showing for Alpha Epsilon during Greek Weekend in early March. Important note to alumni: Your referrals provide a decided leg up for the Chapter in this competitive rush environment. It is never too early—nor is it too late— to refer an outstanding young man for membership! To refer an outstanding young man for consideration for rush this summer, please contact Adam Gilmore '18, Head Recruitment Chairman, at (402) 564-9746 or Additional important elections were held in April to round out key offices within Sigma Chi. The Chapter has chosen an outstanding group of individuals to lead the many important offices within the Chapter for the 2016-17 school year. To learn who they are—from Annotator to Scholarship—please visit our website at • Alpha Epsilon will host an alumni reception on the day of the game at the Chapter House. • Brothers you know will be there and they'll be a year older than when you last saw them. And more fun. Maybe. • The band will march to Memorial Stadium to a lot of hoopla. • Someone will kick off and someone will receive a football to begin the game. • There will be red everywhere you turn. • Hotel rooms and tickets always seem to be available, even if you've heard otherwise. But start looking now. • Illinois will wonder why they ever let Nebraska into the Big 10. Alpha Epsilon Officers Elected for 2016-17

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