Archive for April, 2008 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!

Famous Lambda Chi Alpha Member: Will Forte

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Will ForteFans of Saturday Night Live will be pleased to learn that Will Forte is a Lambda Chi Alpha Alum from our UCLA Chapter, Epsilon-Sigma. (The now inactive UCLA Chapter is also home to soccer/football star Cobi Jones.)

Will Forte is in his sixth season on “Saturday Night Live.”

Forte has appeared in many memorable sketches, most recently taking on the role of President George W. Bush. This past season, Forte showcased his singing talents as an unhinged “Fly High Duluth” band leader with a penchant for chugging Jack Daniels. He’s created lasting characters in “The Falconer” – the once-successful executive who’s mysteriously chosen to live in the woods with his faithful falcon, Donald – and the (very) soft-spoken politician, Tim Calhoun. Forte is also a regular on the show’s recurring “Hardball” sketch as the ranting, vein-popping former Senator Zell Miller.


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.


UW-W Lambda Chi Alpha Day

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Today is the day that Lambda Chi Alpha was installed at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In 1965, Chi Delta Rho Social Fraternity was given a Charter by Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity.

Our Fraternity has been on the campus of UW-Whitewater since 1929, before it was even known as UW-W. We have the largest population of Fraternity Alumni on campus! That is something to be commended. Cheers to you all!

Many thanks to all of our Beta Kappa Nu, Delta Kappa, Chi Delta Rho, and Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers for staying strong and providing a solid future for us at the University! (And also for representing at our meeting with the University Expansion Committee last week).

To honor this day, enjoy this selection, Hymn to Lambda Chi, from the Year of The Brother CD that was originally distributed at General Assembly, 1996. (You can download the entire cd from

SeeqPod – Playable Search

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

Expansion Committee Presentation: April 10th

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Lambda Chi Alpha : Lambda-Iota Zeta

Brother Martin HokeAn open letter from Brother Martin Hoke, Lambda-Iota Alumni Association President.

The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Alumni Association will meet before the University Expansion Committee on Thursday, April 10th, 2008, at 6:30- 7:00 pm to officially petition to return to campus. The meeting will be held in Room 268 of the University Center.

The presentation compiled by Jeff Reisdorfer will be delivered by me, Martin Hoke-Alumni Association President. After the presentation, members of the Expansion Committee will ask questions, and then another fraternity, also hoping to return to campus after a long hiatus (since 1970), Sigma Tau Gamma, will do their presentation. The Committee will deliberate, and the final recommendation of the Committee will be reached later that evening.

There will be an audience area set up for those people not directly involved with the presentation, for those who want to attend. We also hope to have it taped for those who cannot attend.

Dress is professional. Please email me, Marty Hoke, with questions. (

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!

Brother Nick Schreck wins corporate award

Monday, April 7th, 2008

SpeechBrother Nick Schreck (2001) won the 2008 Assistant Division Manager Award, one of the “Big 5” awards given out, for his company, Physicians Mutual.

Nick received his award during a ceremony which included being honored with a video documentary of his work accomplishments. The award was presented to Nick at the company’s 2008 convention held in Hawaii on the island of Kauai.

Brother Dave Baumgartner, also a member of the Physicians Mutual family, was on hand for the presentation of Nick’s award.

Portrait PoseCongratulations Nick! Be sure to give us all a great quote on insurance when we call on you!

Trip to Oklahoma City & OKCU

Monday, April 7th, 2008

I was in Oklahoma City last week for a conference and was able to visit our Brothers at Theta-Delta at Oklahoma City University. Their house reminded me very much of our house, except that it was made of brick and was only 1 story (and a basement). Other than that, it was pretty much like being back in Whitewater. Many thanks to Chapter President Matt Schultz for taking the time to give me tour of the house.

(*Note: My apologies for blurry photos…my flash wasn’t working as well as I had hoped. I was told that the house had not been cleaned since Sunday evening, which explains the disarray of the living room/hallway).

Front of the house The front of the Oklahoma City University House
Entrance Tiling A mosaic tiled Lambda Chi Alpha greets all those who enter the house


Composite: 1962

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Chi Delta Rho 1962

Many thanks to Brother Paul Korth for sending us this 1962 Chi Delta Rho composite.

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.Check back for other composites submitted by Brother Korth.

(***Note: The photo of Brother Korth has been PhotoShopped in from a 1961 composite, as his photo had been cut out of the submitted composite.)

Composite: 1963

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Chi Delta Rho 1963

Many thanks to Brother Paul Korth for sending us this 1963 Chi Delta Rho composite.

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite. Check back for other composites submitted by Brother Korth.

Alumni Interview: Kevin Shumate

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Kevin too-close for comfortI was an undergrad when Kevin Shumate joined us as a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. Having been a transfer student who was an upper-classman, Kevin had many unique ideas and experiences he brought with him. His efforts and attitudes towards the Fraternity came full circle when he took on the roll as Chapter President in Fall of 2000. I am very excited to have gotten an interview from this somewhat-elusive Lambda Chi…enjoy!

Kevin, where did you attend college?

Before coming to Whitewater I was at UW-Madison for 2 years and then 3 years at Whitewater.

And what degree did you attain?

BS in Geography

Kevin in a dunk tank, for work

Featured Playlist: Kevin Shumate

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

In the same thread as Apple’s iTunes Celebrity Playlists, we are now running featured playlists from our Brothers.

Bringing you some of the songs they remember from college that have (sometimes) great memories tied to them.

Our first Featured Playlist belongs to Brother Kevin Shumate.

Here is the Seeqpod player with Kevin’s songs all queued up…click READ MORE to find out Kevin’s reasons for choosing these songs.