Thanks to Geoff Schellack for making this video.
One Hundred members of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity spent most of their Saturday, May 9th, completing a long list of home improvement projects to beautify their fraternity house, which is the historic Old Glenn Home. They also celebrated ground breaking on a major renovation project of one of the buildings on their grounds.
There were 17 work crews, each with a separate team leader. In addition to the projects outlined below, a ground breaking ceremony for the several hundred thousand dollar renovation of Alden Hall, a currently unoccupied 1950’s era dormitory on the grounds, occurred.
The event was covered by several local media outlets, including the Terre Haute Tribune Star, which featured the Chapter's work on page one of the Life Section in its Sunday paper: http://www.tribstar.com/archivesearch/local_story_129224757.html
Today we officially broke ground on the Alden renovation project. With the empty shell of a building behind us, Housing Corp president Don Brannan, Chapter President Ryan Smeltzer, Tim Orr, a sophomore who really got the project started last year, project manager Steven Sawochka, and I dug our shovels into the ground. It is a symbolic leap forward for the project.
In addition, the first installment of the Alden Documentary has been completed. Thanks to Whitney Zimmerman, Alex Cobb, and Evan Cornell for their work on this.
March 20th at the ISU pool, Pike won DG's annual Anchor Splash competition for another year. This could only be accomplished by hard work and determination by all the members of the swim relays, synchronized swimming team, our Mr. Anchorsplash, Brian Cherbak, and all those who donated to Penny wars.
Pike nearly swept the competition winning all of the relays and synchronized swimming. We only had Mr. Anchorsplash pulled out from under us at the last minute by a generous donation against us by one of the other fraternities.
Congrats to all the participants!
Direct Link to the winning routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8M2oskUlx0
International Workday is a program administered by the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity. Each year, Pike Chapters across the country organize their own workdays to improve their houses. Iota Delta has a long tradition of successful and standard setting workdays.
This year, 95 Brothers, girlfriends, and members of the community, including 9 alumni, worked on 19 different projects during the 10-12 hour workday held Saturday, April 19. Many of the participants helped paint all of the interior public spaces of two of our three dormitory buildings and our party house (not including bathrooms, kitchens). Several Brothers repainted the Fraternity's Coat of Arms in our Back Lounge. The Fraternity rented 3 sets of painters scaffolding for this task and purchase approximately $450 worth of paint and paint supplies to complete the projects.
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On Sunday, May 4, 2008, 60 Brothers came out to compete and cheer on other Brothers at Rose’s Annual Greek Games Cup. The competition was comprised of six events: the chariot race, relay race, dodge ball tournament, tug of war, two liter bottle throw, and the classic Greek Pyramid. A seventh event, blood drive participation, took place a few weeks before. First place finishes included the chariot race, relay race, and field event. Pike also placed first in the Pyramid, the first time in four years. Overall, Pike emerged victorious for the third time in the past four years! Thanks to all the Brothers that came out for the day and the alumni that came back for the games. Watch the video below to see the Pyramid Team's winning run!