Archive for July, 2007

Lambda Chi Alpha Coat of Arms: Lion

Friday, July 20th, 2007

COALionThe Coat of Arms was always a great learning experience when discussed as an undergrad. Because of the complexity of our COA, much of the symbolism becomes muddied and misconstrued. Many of the elements which were adopted from Theta Kappa Nu, especially, have these problems.

The Lion, rampant*, which is displayed on the escutcheon of our Coat of Arms is often the source of much talk. The Lion on Theta Kappa Nu’s COA was red. Jack Mason thought a red lion looked like a “ketchup spill” in the middle, so the Lion’s color was officially changed to black (another of TKN’s colors). However, it often appears in white, silver or gold, depending on the artist or printing company.


Green Bay Packer/Chi Delta Rho: Theodore Fritsch

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

1946PackersCoverThrough my various R&D (that’s research and development for the non-advertising people) activities, I found this 1946 Green Bay Packers game program which lists a Chi Delta Rho member as a Green Bay Packer Fullback.

Theodore Fritsch played fullback for the Pack from 1942-1950.

FritschPhotoFritsch’s photo from the program is shown to the left. Click on any of these images to see larger images.

Below is Fritsch’s profile from a 1946 Green Bay Packers game program.


Composite: 1988-1989

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I have some of the mini-composites and began scanning them several years ago. I am going to post some of them from time to time. If you have some of these composites from your undergrad years, please scan them and send them to: eChopper to get them posted on the website.

1988-1989 Composit

Fundraiser Follow-up

Monday, July 16th, 2007

DonationsOn behalf of the Alumni Association, I would like to thank those of you who donated to the Recolonization efforts for Lambda Chi Alpha in Whitewater during our Recolonize in 5 campaign.

Your generous donations have raised over $900 to be put towards recolonizing and Alumni Association efforts!

For those of you who have yet to donate, you can always make a donation with a credit/debit card by clicking the “Make a Donation” button in the right column.

Thank you again for honoring your responsibilities and ensuring Lambda Chi Alpha will continue to live in Whitewater.


Monday, July 16th, 2007

From Brother Marty Hoke, President of the Alumni Association:

Re: Lambda Chi Alpha Recolonization
Associate Director of Chapter Services Jarod Holt from Lambda Chi Alpha HQ is looking at two possible weekends to come to Wisconsin.  He and Director of Chapter Services John Holloway are in the process of scheduling the trip.  The weekends they are currently look at are: 8/31 – 9/2 or 9/7 – 9/9.  This is just preliminary and we will only get a portion of their visit dedicated to Whitewater (as their trip will be to visit several campuses along the way), but it is a start.  Jarod said they are definitely coming to visit with us in Wisconsin, he is trying to work around the schedules of 10 people and will follow-up as soon as possible.

Re: UW-W expands their Greek Life Office
A staff opening at the University has allowed the office to shift responsibilities around for several staff and dedicate for the next year more staff time to the Greek Community (50% FTE).  During this next year, the Career & Leadership Development office will take the NIC report recommendations into consideration and develop an overall Greek Life plan and staffing model that will best serve the office and Greek Life. They will then have a national search for the person that will be in part Greek Life focused.

For the coming year the C&LD office has hired Stephanie Hewitt to serve as the primary Greek Life contact for the office.  This will mean working directly with the 3 councils, administrative functions and chapter presidents.   Stephanie comes with the experience of being a valuable employee for a major corporation, UW-W student, leader and member of the Greek family.  She will also be working with the Homecoming Steering Committee and Leadership conferences.

Any questions can be asked here and I will forward them to Jan Bilgen, Associate Director of the Career & Leadership Development office, UW-Whitewater.

Recolonize in 5

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Recolonize in 5
We appreciate your interest and continued support of the recolonization efforts for the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter at UWW. We have shared many things as brothers… we now share the responsibility of rebuilding our chapter.

Our goal for the Recolonize in 5 campaign was to raise $1,000 and we surpassed our goal! Please visit our Donors Page to see who has donated to the Alumni Association and be sure to add yourself to that group of Brothers by giving back to our Fraternity, which has given so many great memories and opportunities to us all!

On behalf of Martin Hoke (President of the Alumni Association) and all future Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha in Whitewater, we thank you for your donations!

Fundraiser update

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Recolonize in 5

We are over halfway through our fundraising campaign for recolonizing Lambda-Iota in Whitewater. I am pleased to announce that we have collected over half of our goal of $1000! Click the clock above to learn more about the fundraiser.

On behalf of the Alumni Association, I would like to thank the handful of generous donors who have brought our donation total over $500 in just 15 days! I implore all of you to donate even the smallest amounts in assisting our Brotherhood’s return to Whitewater.

Click the “Make a Donation” button on the right side of the page. No PayPal account is required, and you can use a credit card to donate today!

Cross & Crescent: July 2007

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Emmy-Winning Actor Powers Boothe
by Tad Lichtenauer>

Powers Boothe (Texas State-San Marcos 1970)Powers Boothe stole the show last season in the Fox TV hit series “24,” and for three seasons in HBO’s critically acclaimed “Deadwood.” He also is starring in “The Final Season,” a family movie about a legendary high school baseball team from Norway, Iowa.

Fraternal Rituals

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Burning LampLambda Chi Alpha publishes an “open” document that discusses many symbols that are represented in all fraternal ceremonies, it is called Ritual: What and Why. Many of you may have read this during your Associate Membership, as it is readily available to all members of the Fraternity. The publication also discusses some of the origins of the Lambda Chi Alpha Associate Member Ceremony, which has origins in the Theta Kappa Nu Initiation Ceremony.

Thanks to Brother Jason Pearce and The Cross & Crescent Articles on Theta Kappa Nu’s Ritual (Part 1 and Part 2) for providing the link to this open publication.

I hope you enjoy reading Ritual: What and Why, and learning about all Fraternal symbolism as much as I do.