Archive for January, 2008

Website beautification and functionality

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Now that this format of our website seems to be working well (for almost 1 full year!), I have decided to make it a little more pleasing to the eye…adding in some elements along the way.

Check out the buttons below, which will be living in the right column from now on. Descriptions have been included if you are unfamiliar with certain web applications. Thanks to Fuzzy for getting the ShareThis function running smoothly!

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.

Lambda Chi Alpha desktop wallpaper

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I created this desktop wallpaper a couple years ago and am now posting it because of recent requests. It features the Lambda Chi Alpha Badge on a field of black, surrounded by the names of our Lambda-Iota Zeta Brothers.

Click on the appropriate size below and download/set it as your desktop image.

( 800×600 ) ( 1024×768 ) ( 1152×864 ) ( 1280×1024 ) ( 1600×1200 )

If you have questions about the wallpaper or are unsure how to set it as your desktop, feel free to email me, Jeff, at

In Honor of Andrew…

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Andrew UllrichHere is a schedule of events, in Honor of our Brother Andrew Ullrich.

Monday January 28
4-7 pm Visitation @ Schmidt and Bartlet, Menomonee Ave., Menomonee Falls
Tuesday January 29
9:30-10:30 Visitation @ Schmidt and Bartelt again.
…Procession to St. Anthony’s in Menomonee Falls
11 am Mass
Luncheon at Knights of Columbus hall to follow.

Obituary from Schmidt & Bartelt.

Also, we have been notified that the University flag will fly at half-mast on Tuesday, 1/29/08 in Andy’s honor.

The Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association sends our deepest condolences and prayers out to the Ullrich family and their friends.

Announcement: Andrew Ullrich

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Andrew UllrichIt is with a heavy heart that I make this posting.

It has been reported that our Brother Andrew Ullrich passed away today.

Information is forthcoming. Please respect Andrew, his family, and friends by being patient in waiting for details.

I would like to include this passage from Lambda Chi Alpha Open Rituals, as I know how much the Fraternity meant to Andrew.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew’s family and friends.

A time of grief is a time of Love, a time of Faith, and a time of Hope. Our faith in God supports us as we suffer the loss of a loved one. Our hope is strengthened by trust in God who assures us that He can and does sustain us. Love for each other reaches a new high as we come together to mourn, to bring someone we love to final rest, and to thank God for sharing His life with us through Brother Andrew Ullrich.

We are surrounded by signs which can offer to all of us the consolation which God provides at this time. The delicate, silvery crescent, rising in the sky, symbolizes for us birth; the birth of a soul. And as the crescent grows into the full moon reflecting the light of the sun, so does it represent the growth of a spiritual realization within us reflecting the glory of God.

May Peace be with you all.

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.


Report from the Sundance Film Festival 2008

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Brother Darren Hafford is reporting, shmoozing and trying to get a production deal at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He sent us some prelim pictures from his camera phone. Be sure to check back for more photos and details.

Jodie Foster Sundance 08
Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, Contact)

Felicity Huffman Sundance 08
Felicity Huffman (Georgia Rule, Magnolia, Desperate Housewives)

Bill Pullman Sundance 08
Bill Pullman (Spaceballs, Independence Day, The Grudge)

Jay Matusin receives a Davey Award

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Silver DaveyCongratulations to Brother Jay Matusin, LI 798 who recently received a Silver award from The Davey Awards, an international advertising competition. Jay received the award for his submission of an original corporate logo design. Jay graduated UW-Whitewater in 2003 with a BA in Advertising with a minor in Graphic Design.

The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide. The 2007 Davey Awards received over 4,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms.

The Davey is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), and underwritten by The Creative Group, the leading creative professional staffing company in the world and Adweek Media.

Chi Delta Rho photos (pt. 4)

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

cdr19 Jim Liska (facing camera) at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr20 Tom Hinz (standing center) and his wife, Marilyn. Sitting at his left is Bob Frisch. Staring at Tom is Tom Bell. Right background is Bob Knudsen…at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr21 Ron Freeman (left) and Steve Zantow (right) at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr22 Ted Haasch (left) and … Schaetten at the Homecoming Parade, October 1965.
cdr23 The “Gorillas”, top intramural bowling team in 1964-1965 academic year. Tom Hinz and Bob Knudsen to right. Non-fraternity members from left to right at Roy Schmidt, Mike Obendorfer and Brian Bohaty. Hawk Bowl, early 1965.
cdr24 Mitch Covic and girlfriend Dottie. Jefferson V.F.W. costume party. October 1964.

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Alumni Interview: Dain Hendrickson

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Dain HendricksonDain was a great Philanthropic Chairman while we undergrads together. He really put his heart into all community outreach efforts.

For everyone that wasn’t in school with us, Dain, what years were you in Whitewater and what did you graduate with?

I was an undergrad from 1998 to 2003…and I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

What are you doing now, professionally?

I’m a political operative for a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. After the campaign is over, I hope to return to the Wisconsin Capitol as a Legislative Aide


Note the change

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Just a quick note. I changed the contact email for the site to eChopper.

Chi Delta Rho photos (pt. 3)

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

CDR13 Steve Zielke (right) at the Whitewater Lake home, September 1964.
CDR14 Ron Franzen, Dennis Kelley and Bob Frisch. Check out the Chi Delta Rho shirt on Bob! Fall 1964
CDR15 Ron Franzen and one of his girlfriends in October 1964.
CDR16 Ron Franzen having a bottle for breakfast at home. October 1964.
CDR17 Dennis Kelley preparing something to eat at the Whitewater Lake Home in September 1964.
CDR18 Bill Hamilton (back) and Dennis Kelly (facing camera and wearing Chi Delta Rho shirt) fixing breakfast at the Lake Home in October 1964.

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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


1957 Constitution and Statutory Code

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

1957 Lambda Chi Alpha Constitution and Statutory Code BookI have been collecting Lambda Chi Alpha items since I was an undergraduate (1996-2000).

Here is a copy of the 1957 Constitution and Statutory Code (14th Ed.) that I recently purchased on eBay. It is saved as a .pdf for your viewing pleasure. Click the thumbnail to see the cover. Click here to view the .pdf of the 1957 Lambda Chi Alpha Constitution and Statutory Code.

Remember, this was when new members were called Pledges, et al.

The Witches of Whitewater

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

*NOTE: I just fixed the link to the movie preview. Our YouTube link was bad for an undetermined period of time. It is now working.

I just found this movie preview on YouTube thanks to an outside commenter, Kileen, who is a Whitewater native and former resident of Wells East. It appears the movie’s writers combined several items of Whitewater folklore (which were mentioned in our Halloween 2007 post) and fact and smashed them together to make a movie script.


Cross & Crescent: January 2008

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

PhilbinChris Barrick has written a great article for the Cross & Crescent about Green Bay Packer Offensive Coordinator, Joe Philbin (Washington & Jefferson 1984). Be sure to take note of the list on the right of the article — it mentions all of the Lambda Chi’s who have played/worked for the Green Bay Packers.

Also, be sure to read the article 100 Years of Notable Alumni, this month featuring famous athletes who are Lambda Chi’s.

Chi Delta Rho Photos (pt. 2)

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

To make the most of Bill’s photos, I will be releasing them in groups. Be sure to check back often to see “new” photos of Bill’s!

Bill & Misc. Date Bill Hamilton and someone else’s date at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (AFTER the police raided for underage partygoers).
Faculty chaperones: Mr. Zenz & Mr. Cox (and spouses) Faculty chaperones: Mr. Zenz & Mr. Cox with their spouses at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964.
Joe Palmer Joe Palmer at a home on Whitewater Lake, in unapproved housing. In those days, the Dean of Students had to approve all off-campus housing. (September 1964)
Franzen’s Dad & Bob Brandt Ron Franzen’s Dad and Bob Brandt at a Whitewater Lake party, October 1964. At the unapproved home of Joe Palmer, Bill Hamilton, Ron Franzen, Bob Frisch, and Dennis Kelley.
Steve Dennis & Bob Brandt Steve Dennis, Bob Brandt & several Dads at the Whitewater Lake home, October 1964.
Ron Franzen & Steve Zantow Ron Franzen, Steve Zantow and dates at the Whitewater Lake home, October 1964.

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