This past Saturday, the volleyball girls had a tournament at Rose. The men of Pi-Kappa-Alpha were there to show their support and enthusiasm. They plan to continue attending games and cheering on our volleyball team throughout the season.
"Bike for Tykes" has gone stunningly well for another year as over 350 Rose students showed up early on the morning of Saturday, December 10th to assemble approximately 500 bicycles and tricycles. The event started at 8:00 am and the last bicycle was assembled around noon. For more information, please click here.
Just yesterday, a group of around 30 Pikes and a few others journeyed to Hanover College to see the Rose-Hulman Lady Engineers crush the competition and win their first ever Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) championship in volleyball. The fifth seeded Lady Engineers demolished the third seeded Bluffton Beavers with a convincing three set sweep. The Pikes led cheers, shouted positive encouragement, and willed the Lady Engineers to victory. In one of the most successful seasons in Rose-Hulman volleyball history, the HCAC champs set their sights on Wittenburg in the NCAA D3 regional match-up.
Pike won 1st place in the annual "Greek Games" competition, edging Delta Sigma Phi by one point.
The combination of winning the chariot race, placing 2nd in the eating competition, and dominating the field in pyramid, ensured the Iota Delta victory.
Pikes spent much of the morning of September 19 completing various landscaping jobs around campus to help beautify it for the homecoming festivities and homecoming. Among the tasks were repainting curbs, mulching, planting, and others.
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!
Earlier this quarter we reported on Pike's established presence in the many academic honors societies at Rose-Hulman, including the sweep of all executive positions in Eta Kappa Nu, the international ECE honors society.
Not to be outdone, members of Pike's freshman class have been recognized by their peers for their leadership qualities in being elected to be officers in Alpha Lambda Delta. Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is only open to freshmen with GPAs above 3.5 and in the top fifth of of their class. The Chapter would like to congratulate Russell Bennett (ALD President), Nathan Jackson (ALD Treasurer), Jesse Cherbak (ALD Historian), and John McLaughlin (ALD Historian) for being inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta.
Eta Kappa Nu is a prominent national Electrical and Computer Engineering Honors Society. Annually, the top 25% of the junior class and top 33% of the senior class are invited to join. Six of this year's fourteen initiates - Scott Fieldhouse, Ryan Roberts, Brandon Finan, John Stargel, Jonathan Kellerman, and Whitney Zimmerman - are Pikes. The 2008-2009 President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are all members of Pi Kappa Alpha. The new executive board have big plans to make significant improvements to the activities of the Honors Society.
Pi Kappa Alpha is well represented among the academic honor societies at Rose-Hulman including Alpha Lambda Delta, Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Pi Mu Epsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Blue Key. You can find out more information about these societies on Rose-Hulman's website.
Saturday, March 8 marked the return of comedian Steve Hofstetter to Rose-Hulman’s campus. Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity hosted the comedian at Hatfield Hall, in efforts to assist Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vigo County. The event was marketed to all of campus and also to the entirety of the Wabash Valley, selling tickets at five dollars for Rose-Hulman students and seven dollars for non-Rose-Hulman students.
The event, designed to assist the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vigo County, coincided with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vigo County “Bowl-for-Kids’-Sake,” an annual event that comprises one of the organization’s largest fundraising drives. This year the goal had been set to $50,000 in funds in order to further assist the youth in Vigo County. This goal was through the contributions of all who attended Saturday night’s performance by Steve Hofstetter.
Hofstetter’s performance appeared to be well received, with approximately four hundred people in attendance.
The annual Greek Night hosted by Alpha Tau Omega had a large turnout by all Greek organizations, cheering on our Fightin’ Engineers as they battled against our rivals, the DePauw Tigers. Over sixty brothers were in attendance with painted up chests, flags waving, and members of the pep band firing up the crowd. ATO held several raffles during halftime, with all proceeds going towards the Salvation Army. Pike would like to thank ATO for all the work they put into this event, and would like to wish them luck with future Greek Nights.