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New Member Recruitment 2015

September 17, 2015

Fall Rush has begun! The members of Pi Kappa Alpha Iota Delta Chapter are ready to recruit the best scholars, leaders, athletes, and gentlemen Rose-Hulman has to offer! Rush will last 5 weeks this year, and our rush committee has been hard at work planning events and rush tactics.

The first rush event kicked off with a cookout at Deming Hall. The chapter Fire Truck pulled in and quickly turned into the grill station manned by the brothers. Freshman from all over campus stopped by to talk to current brothers to see what life at PIKE might look like for them!

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2015 Iota Delta Rush Retreat

September 13, 2015

Coming off another productive and successful school year, the Iota Delta wanted to maintain that momentum by setting new goals at the annual Rush Retreat. Instead of having the retreat on the Iota Delta grounds like previous year, the executive board wanted to have the event off-site to make it a celebration as well. So, the Iota Delta Chapter packed up their bags and headed to the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, IN for “PIKES Stay the Night!”. The two day Rush Retreat consisted of fun activities to bond with brothers, planning, vision casting, and lots of great meals.

On Friday September 11th, brothers started off the night with Bowling and Laser Tagging.

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After a fun-filled night, the brothers checked in at the Westin to get plenty of rest for the upcoming sessions.

The next morning, brothers convened at the Westin conference room to begin a productive day. Brother and current President Joe Kaltenthaler led the morning session by vision casting and evaluating where the chapter is now and what the chapter should look like the future. Brothers broke into small table groups to discuss current issues and practical ways to address them.

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For lunch, brothers walked to Shapiro’s Delicatessen to enjoy some on Indy;s finest Jewish-deli cuisine. Trays full of Pastrami on Rye, Reubens, Mahzo Ball soups, and plenty of desserts filled the tables as brothers dined and ate in a lively environment. Brothers were so fortunate to experience such great hospitality at Shapiro’s!

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The afternoon session was started by Chapter Advisor Dr. Mchael DeVasher. He gave the brothers a Call to Action, which reminded all the members there present how important it is to really keep each other accountable to fulfill our goals  Following Dr. DeVasher’s call, Rush Chairman and Brother Mike Cirocco. He explained why new member recruitment is so crucial to the chapter and also taught the brothers effective recruitment strategies.

The day ended with brotherhood dinner. Because the brothers were so full from the food at Shapiro’s, everyone opted to take the Buca Di Beppo’s to-go!

In the end, brothers came out of the retreat optimistic and ready to take on the school year! Thank you Shapiro’s Delicatessen for the amazing food and hospitality! Thank you to the Westin Hotel Indianapolis for hosting our 2015 Rush Retreat!

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Logan fell in love with a special someone that night. If you want to know who, then ask him. Then tell me.

Pikes Stay the Night

Emboldened by their decision to eliminate chapter goal “discussions” last year, exec decided to do something even crazier for this year’s chapter retreat. The simple meeting on the grounds was turned into a full-fledged event – complete with a hotel stay and bowling. It turned out to be a great event. Brothers got to hang out together and bond far away from school and come up with more focused goals for the year.

 

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The night started out with bowling.

That's Mr. President. He's wearing his excited face.

That’s Mr. President. He’s wearing his excited face.

Tucker learned to control his excitement by touching his mouth and balancing on one foot.

Tucker learned to control his excitement by touching his mouth and balancing on one foot.

Laser Tag was also a thing that happened.

Laser Tag was also a thing that happened.

They knew we were coming.

They knew we were coming.

Wyrick and friends: the coolest engineers in Indy.

Wyrick and friends: the coolest engineers in Indy.

Logan fell in love with a special someone that night. If you want to know who, then ask him. Then tell me.

Logan fell in love with a special someone that night. If you want to know who, then ask him. Then tell me.

Chant has taken it upon himself to continue Spurr's shady business dealings.

Chant has taken it upon himself to continue Spurr’s shady business dealings.

Kneppers is still distraught over the Chic-fil-a incident, so some of the new guys stepped up to console him.

Kneppers is still distraught over the Chic-fil-a incident, so some of the new guys stepped up to console him.

The person who took this picture is on his way to the bottom of the Wabash.

The person who took this picture is on his way to the bottom of the Wabash.

Joe and Jonathan are checking out some classy new music. Nick does not approve because he hates music and happiness.

Joe and Jonathan are checking out some classy new music. Nick does not approve because he hates music and happiness.

Mr. President starts off the most exciting part of the event.

Mr. President starts off the most exciting part of the event.

Dr. DeVasher inspired us to win all the Smythes. And at that moment, Wryick realized he was no longer the coolest engineer in Indy.

Dr. DeVasher inspired us to win all the Smythes. And at that moment, Wryick realized he was no longer the coolest engineer in Indy.

Rose-Hulman may be #1 again, but they still don't offer a class that teaches engineers "How to talk to People." So Mike decided to pick up the slack.

Rose-Hulman may be #1 again, but they still don’t offer a class that teaches engineers “How to talk to People.” So Mike decided to pick up the slack.

Stopka demonstrates some of the things he learned at SpaceX.

Stopka demonstrates some of the things he learned at SpaceX.

 

Probably at least 9999 times better than the last chapter retreat. And only a teeny tiny bit more expensive.

Probably at least 9999 times better than the last chapter retreat. And only a teeny tiny bit more expensive.

 

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Chalmers and Theo work on the frame for the ship.

Cleaning Up/Prepping for Party

The new school year is kicking into gear very quickly at Rose and at Pike. Not only have brothers been busy moving into their new rooms and cleaning up the grounds, but they’ve also been setting up the party. malta This year, the first party of the year will not be a foam party in Owen. It will be a “Pikes of the Caribbean” party in the recently renovated gym, complete with a pirate ship.

Chalmers and Theo work on the frame for the ship.

Chalmers and Theo work on the frame for the ship.

It's late and it's a lot of hard work . . .

It’s late and it’s a lot of hard work . . .

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but Theo brings enough Jammers to get them through it.

Then Seth decided to leave us to start a real job.

Then Seth decided to leave us to start a real job.

But we don't care. It's not like were going to miss him or anything.

But we don’t care. It’s not like were going to miss him or anything.

Dieselfest happened again, much to the delight of the new freshmen's parents.

Dieselfest happened again, much to the delight of the new freshmen’s parents.

Trying to keep spirits high after losing Seth to the real world.

Trying to keep spirits high after losing Seth to the real world.

The frame nears completion, and Chalmers keeps working hard.

The frame nears completion, and Chalmers keeps working hard.

2 scary people. 1 scary picture. Nothing good happened after this was taken.

2 scary people. 1 scary picture. Nothing good happened after this was taken.

Nothing good.

Looks like Sam finally tired himself out.

Looks like Sam finally tired himself out.

The grass got to be about 10 feet tall. Its fixed now.

The grass got to be about 10 feet tall. Its fixed now.

Making sure the gym is clean for the party.

Making sure the gym is clean for the party.

The lights are all set up for the party. It actually looks pretty impressive in the gym.

The lights are all set up. It actually looks pretty impressive in the gym.

The ship's looking pretty nice as well.

The ship’s looking pretty nice as well.

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