Archive for the ‘Whitewater’ Category

Hats off to the Graduates!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

2008 GraduationCongratulations to all new Alumni Members who have just graduated from college!

Brothers Darren Hafford, Michael “Fuzz” Martin, Derek Blaszak, Peter Reynolds, Chris Zimbrick, Andy LaSusa, Kirby Fitch, Mingo Nicks, Anthony Nigbur are now Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni. (Although Darren and Fuzz had been Alumni for a few years).

***ADDITIONS: Matt Marver is also graduationg. My apologies. And extra congrats to Matt, who was in school for a year or 2 when I was in Whitewater (for one reason or another! haha).


Also, Brother Andrew Ullrich is being awarded his degree by the University in a ceremony separate from that of all other graduates. His parents will be accepting the diploma on his behalf. It will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Old Main Ballroom at the UC. Everyone is invited, light refreshments will be served.





North American Food Drive: 180 Days

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

The Lambda Chi Alpha North American Food Drive will take place in 180 days from today. That may seem like a long way away, but with the summer days coming and the return of Lambda-Iota to Whitewater, it is sure to sneak up faster than we can imagine.

This year, we will have the Undergraduate Colony to work with on the Food Drive. Last year all of you helped the Alumni Association raise $1150 for the Whitewater Food Pantry, equaling 8,050 pounds of food! That’s pretty awesome for a bunch of guys donating from the comfort of their computer desks!

We are actively seeking volunteers to help brainstorm ideas for area sponsors and other fund raising ideas to help Lambda-Iota’s contribution to the Whitewater Food Pantry pass 10,000 lbs of food. We have some great tools set in place to facilitate these efforts, now we just need YOU to volunteer for some online brainstorming.

Will you help our Brothers with our most important philanthropic event?

If so, please leave a comment on this thread and I will get in touch with you, or contact me (Jeff) via the CONTACT US page.

Lambda Chi Alpha returns to Whitewater

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

We\'re Number OneEveryone,
It is with great joy that I post this message saying that our return to Whitewater has been cleared on all levels.

The Dean of Students has signed off and given final approval of our return. Lambda Chi Alpha will begin the expansion process this fall, with a professional recruitment team coming to Whitewater for 3 weeks to build our Colony.

Keep tabs on this website to find out more about this important re-colonizing process.

Boiler explosion at UW-W

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Luckily there were no serious injuries. More updates as they become available.

Return to Whitewater

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

So, what happens next?

First the Dean of Students needs to approve our return.

Pending that approval, a visit from our International Headquarters Recruiting Team to put together an interest group on campus. The goal is to get a group of 20 men who would be the new base of Lambda Chi Alpha in Whitewater. From there, the Colony Process begins.

When can all of this start?

The Recruitment Team will be on campus starting Sept. 20th, 2008. There are more specific details about the timeline, which will be presented in a future post.


Lambda Chi Alpha back at UW-W

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

In a quick phonecall from Brother Mike Easton, it was reported that the presentation before the UW-W Expansion Committee went very well. We are now waiting for final approval, from the Dean of Students, Dr. Tisa Mason.

Many thanks to our Alumni Association President, Martin Hoke for doing such a wonderful job with the presentation.

The presentation to the committee was videotaped and should be available on this website for viewing, very soon.

More details to follow tomorrow…in the meantime, we should all take a moment to think about what each of us can contribute to make the new Colony a success.

Pride, Replacement, Money and Time.

Homecoming 1961-1962

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Many thanks to our Chi Delta Rho Brother Hugh Foy for sending these great color photos from Whitewater Homecoming 1961-1962.

Chi Delta Rho House Grilling Float 1 Float 2 Float 3 Hugh and Don

NCAA Tournament Challenge: Winners!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Tourney Pickem 08

Congratulations to the following Brothers who were the Top 3 finishers in the NCAA March Madness Tournament Challenge:

1) Trent Olsen (AKA: one of my Little Bro’s!) with 132 points (42 of 63 picks correct)

2) CJ Kactro with 122 points (42 of 63 picks correct)

3) Jeff Reisdorfer (me) with 105 points (43 of 63 picks correct)

Trent and CJ will both be awarded a Lambda Chi Alpha t-shirt of their choice from The Chop Shop (, my Lambda Chi Alpha Apparel shop-site.

The Chop Shop
Had it not been for that final 3-pointer by Kansas at the end of regulation, the standings would have been much different! Thanks to all of the Brothers who participated in this free contest. Be sure to visit the site regularly to learn of other contests where you can win prizes for free!

Royal Purple writes pro-Greek

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Food DriveA submission from Brother Bill Campolo.

Brothers, In recent weeks The Royal Purple (The UW-W campus newspaper) has run several articles that have shed a very positive light on the Greek community.

Article: Greeks a viewable, valuable part of community
Article: Fraternities, sororities provide social structure for shy students


Additions to the Fraternity Archive

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Fraternity Archives

If you have items you would like to have archived, be it Yearbooks, Fraternal antiquities, Membership Badges, please use the Contact Us page to send me, Jeff, an email about your item(s) and I will provide you the address to send them to.

Our goal is to keep items for a running history of our organization throughout it’s tenure at UW-Whitewater. From the creation of Beta Kappa Nu in 1929, to Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa, back to Chi Delta Rho and finally Lambda Chi Alpha…we feel it is important to preserve our history and share it with all of our Brothers, friends and the University. The men of our organization have contributed so much to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and to one another. We do this to recognize our combined effotrs and contributions.

Many thanks to Delta Kappa Brother Dwane Kamla of Janesville, WI.

Dwane has recently supplied the Fraternity Archive with color copies of the Whitewater Minneiska Yearbooks from 1953-1959, specifically the covers and all pages mentioning Delta Kappa.

High Pi transition: a letter from Tom Boelk

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Tom BoelkA letter from Brother Tom Boelk.

As you all know, I stepped down as High Pi (Fraternity Advisor) after serving for many years.

I found it very rewarding, but thought it was time for new leadership as we make the transition to recolonize Whitewater. So, I am happy to announce that Brother Nick Weisensel will be stepping up to be the next High Pi for the Lambda-Iota Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. Nick attended the Winter Leadership Conference in January 2008 and has been working hard to learn as much as he can to assist the new colony. This will become official as soon as we recolonize and fill out some paperwork, but please join me in congratulating Nick on taking on this important role. I know he will do a great job and I will continue to help him in whatever way I can and hope all alumni will do the same. It’s a very rewarding role, but one that works best with support from all the alumni.

High PiTom Boelk
Lambda-Iota 269

UW-Whitewater to launch new website

Friday, March 14th, 2008

UW-Whitewater Logo

On Monday, March 17th, 2008, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will re-launch their website with a new look and feel.

I am very excited for this re-design as their current structure is visually cluttered, hard to navigate and hard to find items quickly. The new design only appears to affect the shell of the site, with individual Centers and Departments having their own sites as usual. I anticipate standardizing throughout the University which will keep everyone in the same look and feel.

To preview the new site, click here to visit .

Website Anniversary

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The 4th Anniversary of our website came and went as January faded into February…and 1 year (March 7, 2007) since we changed the format of the site to the version you see today.

We look forward to a prosperous year of growth as our Brotherhood returns to the campus of UW-Whitewater, continuing the tradition that has been active since 1929!

A continued thanks to all of our Brothers throughout every incarnation of our Fraternity in Whitewater. Our Brotherhood transcends names and members, and it is our commitment to one another and the Bonds we share that remain true.

Chi Delta Rho Delta Kappa Lambda Chi Alpha

CANCELED!: Meeting with University Officials: February 26

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

UPDATE: (from Paula Mohan): We are cancelling the meeting between university officials and the Lambda Chi alumni scheduled for Tuesday, 2/26/08, because of the storm that will be hitting all of Southern Wisconsin on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, 2/26/08, at 6:30-7:30 pm, Room 275B in the new University Center, the members of the Alumni Association are invited to a meeting with the three University Officials who will work most closely with the new Colony, once it is approved. Everyone is invited, Chi Delta Rho and Delta Kappa Alumni, included.

Lambda Chi Alpha snow sculpture

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Ice Lambda Chi Alpha
(L-R) Brothers Dustin Scholz, Mark Volz, Derek Blaszak and Aaron Lauzon posing with their Lambda Chi Alpha snow sculpture. They mixed water, Coke, chocolate syrup, and charcol to darken the background.

Great work guys!

Business Meeting: February 12

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

think.jpgThe Alumni Association Business Meeting, originally scheduled for 2/5/08 has been re-scheduled for:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
7:00 pm, 215 Hyer Hall



Business Meeting: CANCELLED

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008


The Alumni Association Business Meeting scheduled for this evening, February 5th, has been cancelled due to the approaching snowstorm. The meeting will be re-scheduled shortly and a notice will be posted here.

The new UW-Whitewater University Center

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Wondering what the new $20.25M University Center looks like? They made a handy YouTube video for everyone to see. Check it out.

Andrew Ullrich remembered in the Royal Purple

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

The Royal Purple remembered Andrew Ullrich with two seperate postings on its website, today.

UW-Whitewater flag at half-staffThe first posting was a tribute to Andy, himself.

The second, a tribute to Andy and another Whitewater undergrad, Jesse Gamache, who also passed away recently.

The Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association thanks the Royal Purple for recognizing our Brother, Andrew Ullrich, and his contributions to the University, his friends and our Fraternity.

The Royal Purple is the student newspaper for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. They have recently changed their online format to accommodate comments and sharing of stories via email & social networking sites. Visit the Royal Purple at

University Flag at half-staff in memory of Andrew

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

UW-Whitewater FlagThe UW-Whitewater campus flag will be flown at half-staff, today, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, in memory of our Brother Andrew Ullrich.