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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the newest initiated brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha Lambda Iota Zeta.  Fall 2010 grades are in and the men posted an impressive 3.15 cumulative GPA.  Way to go men.  The 932 brothers before you are impressed by your hard work and dedication.  Keep up the good work men. You make us proud.  A special thanks goes out also to Nick “Pokes” Weisensel on his dedication and hard work with these men.  Ever since their return, Nick has driven home the importance of grades and education.  Nick deserves just as much recognition as the undergrads. Way to go guys.


Thursday, October 7th, 2010

UPDATE: AM Ceremony will take place this Sunday 10/10/10 at 2pm in Whitewater. The event will be held in the University Center Rooms UC 68A&B. We will be meeting at the House around 1pm and heading over for those of you who don’t know where these rooms are located. This is it Gentlemen, all the hard work is about to pay off.

Cross and Crescent Cover

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Congratulations to Brother Jeff Reisdorfer on his creation of the cover of the January 2009 edition of the Cross & Crescent magazine:

Great job, Claude!


Cross & Crescent: November 2008

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

This month’s Cross & Crescent marks the 3rd year that the official magazine has been published completely online. Features include:

  • An interview with Professional Wrestling legend Tito Santana
  • An article on Neal E. Boyd, winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent
  • An article about the founder of Veteran’s Day, Max C. Floto
  • An article I wrote about controling your image online
  • Chapter News section which has news about Brother Tommy Kempfer who is (still) stuck in a truck!
  • Fall Recruitment Schedule

    Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

    Below is our schedule for Fall Recruitment (some of this is subject to change):

    Sunday, September 21 – Recruitment Team arrives on UW-W campus
    Monday, September 22 (4:30-6:15pm) – Reception with school
    Tuesday, September 30 (TENTATIVE) – 1st Associate Member Ceremony
    Wednesday, Oct 1 – Mon, Oct 6 – Recruitment Team on staff retreat in West Virginia, return to campus on the 6th
    Friday, Oct 17 – Recruitment Team leaves UW-W campus. Colony will operate on its own for several weeks
    December 1 – 7 – Recruitment Team returns to campus for Pre-Initiation week. Initiation is that Saturday.

    All events are coordinated and run by Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters Recruitment Team Members. If you have any questions about these events or how you can help out, please email Brother Matthew Roy (with LCA HQ)

    Lambda Chi Alpha General Assembly 2008

    Thursday, July 24th, 2008

    2008 Lambda Chi Alpha General Assembly
    Here is a great group shot from General Assembly 2008.

    Keep an eye out for the August issue of the Cross & Crescent for a complete re-cap of all GA happenings!

    Update your information

    Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

    Directory PostcardLambda Chi Alpha Directory PostcardMany of you have already received this postcard which asks you to call a 1-800 number to update your information with Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters. This is a legitimate request, on behalf of our Fraternity. There will be a Centennial Edition of the Alumni Directory published in 2009. When you call the 800 number, you will be asked to give as much or as little information you would like to have printed. From your name, graduation year, profession, marital status, email, etc. Afterward, the customer service representative will ask you if you want to purchase a Lambda Chi Alpha directory (which will arrive in February of 2009). The cost for a hardcover edition is $90, softcover is $70 and a cd-rom version is $40 (? I think). You are not obligated to purchase any of the items to have your information included.

    If you do purchase a bound directory, you will be pleased to find a (40 page?) History of Lambda Chi Alpha included inside the book. Lambda Chi Alpha does receive a portion of the money generated from the sale of the directory.

    Please make the quick phone call today and update your information.

    New Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity website

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

    A big hats off to the Brothers at Lambda Chi Alpha International Headquarters on the new website.

    Lambda Chi Alpha website design 2008

    The new design is incredibly easy to use! Tabbed browsing makes finding materials on the Lambda Chi site is a snap. Congrats to Brothers Chris Barrick and Tad Lichtenauer on their efforts to complete the site.

    Cross & Crescent: July 2008

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

    Be sure to check out the Cross & Crescent this month. The entire issue is a tribute to our Brothers who serve & have served in the armed forces.

    Cross & Crescent July 2008

    Also, I had the privilege of illustrating the July 2008 cover, shown above.

    Lambda Chi Alpha Centennial Logo

    Thursday, June 26th, 2008

    Check out the official Lambda Chi Alpha Centennial Logo.

    Lambda Chi Alpha centennial logo

    A complete description of the logo continues below.

    Lambda Chi Alpha website crashed?

    Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

    Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters website crash?Anyone seen the Lambda Chi Alpha headquarters website? It’s faded to black with just a Coat of Arms on the site…what’s up with that?

    Keep checking the site what they are up to!

    Info Leak: Cross & Crescent Alumni features

    Monday, June 16th, 2008

    The Cross & Crescent is released on the 2nd of every month. Here are some of the upcoming features:

    July 2008 – A tribute to all of our Brothers who are members of the armed forces. (*note: I have been given the honor of illustrating the cover for this issue, keep an eye out for that!)

    Future issues could possibly have features on famous Alumni Members Will Forte and Tito Santana.

    Will ForteWill Forte (UCLA) of Saturday Night Live is slated to be featured in an upcoming issue of the Cross & Crescent. I posted an article back in April about Will upon hearing the news from the C&C Staff. Looks like that feature will be coming soon to the Cross & Crescent. Will is currently filming a movie. Although I am not sure which, as the Internet Movie Database lists both A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and The Slammin’ Salmon as both being filmed, under his bio. This interview will be a can’t miss! Lots of exciting news from Brother Forte!

    Tito SantanaAlso, Tito Santana (West Texas State University), Professional Wrestling Legend is on the short list to be featured in the Cross & Crescent as well. Actually, until yesterday when I found out about the potential interview in the C&C, I was unaware that Tito Santana was a Chopper! What a great addition to our list of Famous Alumni! I will be looking forward to reading this interview, as I grew up on 80’s-90’s wrestling! Tito Santana was always a great sportsman and competitor…he embodied the essence of the purity of the sport!

    Info Leak: Lambda Chi Alpha website re-design

    Thursday, June 12th, 2008

    You heard it here first, that the National Lambda Chi Alpha website is getting a re-design.

    Now, I have an image to share with you, on the potential look & feel of the new site.

    Lambda Chi Alpha website concept

    This may not be the exact look & feel, but it is the direction that HQ was interested in moving towards. You will notice that important information is a lot easier to access through “tabbed browsing” at the top of the page and in the lower portion of the page. Cross & Crescent articles will be featured on the homepage (the image shown is from the May Issue) and will link to those stories on

    My sources tell me the goal is to have the new site launched by General Assembly (July 17, 2008).

    Also, the staff at HQ is working overtime pumping out newly designed Paedagogus, Officer Manuals, and a Directory. Oh yes, they also produce the Cross & Crescent every month. Big props to Tad, Chris and the rest of the people who make these things appear seamless! website

    Monday, April 28th, 2008

    Lambda Chi Alpha website circa 2007Just a quick posting to let you know that the current website is going to be going by the wayside in the coming months. Sources tell me that HQ is currently knee-deep in developing a new website which will focus on easier access to Lambda Chi Alpha info, Cross & Crescent articles and everything Lambda Chi.

    I, as a designer, am excited for the new site, as the current one has been in use since I was an undergrad and appears a little dated. Best of luck to the HQ development team with their efforts!

    Road Trip: Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters

    Thursday, February 21st, 2008

    Road Trip

    Safe travels to a group of our Brothers who are off to visit Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN.

    Aaron Lauzon, Dustin Scholz, Mark Volz, CJ Kactro, Matt Lahl, Peter Reynolds, and Derek Blaszak are driving out today to see where all of the Fraternity business is handled. We are anticipating all of the photos from the HQ tour (and hopefully some *bonus* snaps of items that are locked in the Fraternity vault, which are not always brought out for tours).

    Thanks for Brothers Chris Barrick, Tom Smith and John Holloway for accommodating our Lambda-Iota Brothers.

    Lambda Chi Alpha change of address form

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

    Moving DayI moved 7 times between my graduation in May of 2000 through July 2006.

    If you are like me, you know that updating people on your address can be a real chore. But now, updating Lambda Chi Alpha on your current whereabouts has never been easier.

    Click this link to be taken to Lambda Chi Alpha’s Change of Address Form on the Official Lambda Chi Alpha website and update your profile.

    Business Meeting: February 5

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

    think.jpgThere is an Alumni Association Business Meeting scheduled for:

    Tuesday, February 5, 2008
    7:00 pm, 213 Hyer Hall




    ***NOTICE: The meeting has been cancelled due to an approaching snowstorm. The meeting will be rescheduled. The current agenda will be covered at the rescheduled meeting.


    Business Meeting Minutes: December 18, 2007

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

    laptop.jpgMinutes from Business Meeting of Alumni Advisory Board,
    Tuesday, December 18, 2007.

    Tom Boelk, Mike Easton, Tom Filak, Ryan Trezek, Nick “Pokes” Wiesensel, Marty Hoke, Bob Hazod, Andy Ellinger, Kevin ‘Doggers’ Grabowski, and Paula Mohan


    Christmas Cards: Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

    Lambda Chi Alpha HQ
    The Christmas Cards are rolling in! Here is one we received from Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters, featuring a photo of the Headquarters Staff.

    North American Food Drive 2007: We did it!

    Sunday, November 4th, 2007

    Thumbs UpWe surpassed our goal!
    Final (Pending) Total: $1160 (11/05/07, 8:00am)
    Donor List

    North American Food DriveWith all electronic donations in, I can tell you for sure we have $855 in donations via this website, alone! Our Alumni Association President, Martin Hoke, has been accepting cash/check donations for the Food Drive and can add to this to make the grand total final. (Last I was told, he had $290 in cash/check donations which gives us the pending $1145 total). Upon finalizing the amount, a check will be sent to the Whitewater Food Pantry and a check presentation will be made. Follow-up press releases and photos will be sent to the newspaper outlets in the Whitewater and Janesville area. I will have the final conversion of pounds of food raised, once I confirm it with Marilyn Kleinbaum, director of the Whitewater Food Pantry. All totals will be posted here and submitted in the press release.

    Again, many thanks to the Brothers who had the means to donate to our Fraternity’s largest philanthropic event, nation-wide! Keep up to date with the website to see final totals for Lambda Chi Alpha nationally for the North American Food Drive!