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Featured Brothers of the Week: Ryan Sheehan and Tyler TrudellEach week, the Iota Tau will be featuring one or two of our brothers as "Featured Brothers of the Week." This week, our featured Brothers are Ryan Sheehan, the Iota Tau Magister, and Tyler Trudell, the Iota Tau Pro-Magister. Brother Sheehan, pictured below on the right, is a currently a Sophomore as St. Thomas studying Advirtising and formally served as the Iota Tau's Tribune. Brother Trudell, pictured below on the left, is a sophomore studying Political Science and also currently serves as Iota Tau's Scholarship Chair. There two gentlemen kicked off the first Fall 2013 Associate Member meeting on Wednesday and are super excited to guide this next class through their quest in preperation for brotherhood. Great work so far brothers, keep it up! In Hoc!
Brother Tyler Trudell (2016) and Brother Ryan Sheehan (2016)
September 2013 Newsletter to Alumni
If you are an Alumni of the Iota Tau Chapter, you should be receiving the September 2013 newsletter by e-mail within the next few days. If you have not received the newsletter in a few days, or you would like to update the e-mail address to which we send the newsletter, please contact Iota Tau's Tribune, Chad Grossman, at email@example.com.
After an exciting summer, the Iota Tau Chapter is ready for another great year!
This last summer turned out to be a great summer for Sigma Chi. The Iota Tau Chapter was fortunate enough to have many of our undergraduate brothers attend various leadership training programs and as well as other events sponsored by the Sigma Chi International Fraternity that took place all across the country thorough out the summer:
- Jack Tousignant, Iota Tau Pro-Consul, attended Horizons, a six-day, highly interactive leadership experience that is focused on the development of the Fraternity's undergraduate brothers, in Snowbird, Utah.
- James Ericson, Iota Tau Kustos, represented Iota Tau at Grand Chapter, the supreme legislative body of the Fraternity that convenes every two years, in Washington D.C.
- Eight undergraduate brothers attended Balfour LTW, Sigma Chi's annual summer leadership development conference, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana:
- Taylor Marsh, Iota Tau Consul, participated in the Consul Program.
- Jack Tousignant, Iota Tau Pro-Consul, participated in the Pro-Consul Program.
- Ryan Sheehan, Iota Tau Magister, participated in the Magister Program.
- Ryan Joynes, Iota Tau Risk Manager, participated in the Risk Management Program.
- Shawn Elliott, Iota Tau Quaestor, participated in the Quaestor Program.
- Paul Perrizo, Iota Tau Brotherhood Chair, participated in the Emerging Leaders Program.
- Tyler Trudell, Iota Tau Scholarship Chair, participated in the Emerging Leaders Program.
- James Ericson, Iota Tau Kustos, was one of three undergraduates who participated in the brand new Ritual Renaissance Program.
- David Hackworthy (2012) in his new capacity as Sigma Chi Leadership Programs Coordinator, provided logistical support for the conference and managed headquarters staff.
- Todd Larson (Drake 1998), Iota Tau's Chapter Advisor volunteered as a facilitator for the Emerging Leaders Program.
- Tim Sullivan (2010) and Ben Roby (2008) volunteered as facilitators for the new Ritual Renaissance program and helped develop a learning portal to provide continued access to course materials.
- Brian Dahl (2012) volunteered as a facilitator for the Magister Program.
- Alex Pokorny (2009) participated in an Alumni Training Program intended to develop skills that can be used to assist undergraduate brothers and chapters more effectively.
- The Iota Tau Chapter was awarded their 10th Peterson Significant Chapter Award.
- David Hackworthy (2012) accepted a job as the Leadership Programs Coordinator for the Sigma Chi International Fraternity.
- Todd Larson (Drake 1998) was awarded the Sigma Chi Seven Lights Alumni Award.
- Tim Sullivan (2010) was elected the Grand Praetor of the North Central Province.
- Matthew Bouche
- Ogechukwu Edward
- Alexander Fidler
- Hughbert Kumwesiga
- Francis Kuteesa
- Rodrigo Marmol
- Anthony Martin
- Tyler Trudell
- Muhannad AlMalki
- John Bjorklund
- Chris Daniels
- Shawn Elliott
- Thomas Friedrichsen
- Michael Garrity
- Chad Grossmann
- Charlie Hackworthy
- Keany Krech
- Ryan Joynes
- Ryan Puc
- Ryan Sheehan
- Ben Sjodin
- Conner Balczewski
- Dan Fastner
- Taylor Marsh
- Davonte Davis
- Christiaan Wabers
- Stephen Buckeye
- Nathan Dudley
- Donnie Kneepkens
- Michael Kryschyshen
- Scott Hird
- Tony Meier
- Brian Dahl
- James Brown
We are very excited to see what these brothers have brought back to the chapter from these training programs! In addition to a large number of undergraduate brothers in attendance at BLTW, Iota Tau had a large number of alumni brothers representing them, participating in many different ways:
It was great to have so many Iota Tau alumni in attendance for BLTW! (A chapter goal for this year is to make an increased effort to reconnect with Iota Tau alumni.) In addition to widespread participation in Sigma Chi events this summer, the chapter also learned about a few significant awards/achievements that were achieved/accomplished by our undergraduates and alumni alike:
In the wake of all of these impressive events, the Iota Tau Chapter is more excited than ever to start the year out strong. Each of our of officers have big plans for their positions and we are all committed to giving them the support they need, so that we as a chapter can attain the lofty goals that we have set for ourselves for the coming year!
Iota Tau awarded Peterson Significant Chapter Award!
The Iota Tau Chapter was awarded their 10th Peterson Significant Chapter award at Balfour Leadership Training Workshop. The Peterson Significant Chapter Award, sponsored annually by the Sigma Chi Foundation, is the highest honor that the Fraternity bestows upon an undergraduate chapter. Award criteria are assigned on an objective scale and encompass the entire gamut of chapter activities, from financial stability and recruitment, to chapter and member reputation, to Ritual and Initiation performance. This is the third consecutive year that Iota Tau has received this award, and the forth time in the last 5 years. The Iota Tau chapter would like to thank all of the past and present active brothers for their continued effort and support in working for the betterment of the chapter, and for their lifelong dedication to the ideals of Sigma Chi. In Hoc Brothers.
Iota Tau sends 8 Active Brothers to Balfour Leadership Training Workshop!
The Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (Balfour LTW), established in 1947, is Sigma Chi's annual summer conference at which the leadership from undergraduate chapters across North America convene to learn and practice skills that will be implemented in their home chapters during the upcoming year. This year the conference will be held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and the Iota Tau Chapter is excited to have eight undergraduate brothers who will be in attendance: Taylor Marsh, Jack Tousignant, Ryan Sheehan, Shawn Elliott, Ryan Joynes, James Ericson, Paul Perrizo, and Tyler Trudell. Iota Tau will also have numerous alumni in attendance, including Timothy Sullivan, Benjamin Roby, Alex Pokorny, David Hackworthy, and Brian Dahl, each of whom are either volunteering their time as facilitators, providing logistical support, or participating in training sessions themselves. Iota Tau's Chapter Advisor, Todd Larson, will also be present, facilitating the Emerging Leaders track. This is the largest number of brothers the Iota Tau chapter has ever had attend BLTW and we cannot wait to see what all the brothers will bring back to the chapter for the coming year.
Congratulations to Iota Tau Chaptor Advisor, Todd Larson, Seven Lights Alumni Award Recipient.
The Iota Tau Chapter would like to congratulate our Chapter Advisor, Todd Larson (Drake 1998), on receiving the Sigma Chi Seven Lights Alumni Award. The Seven Lights Alumni Award is presented annually to alumni brothers who have demonstrated significant service to the Fraternity. In addition to serving as Iota Tau's Chapter Advisor, Brother Larson is a BLTW Emerging Leaders Facilitator and Cornerstone Mentor. Thank you, Todd, for your continued dedication to Sigma Chi, and for all you have done for the Iota Tau Chapter. In Hoc Brother.
Congratulations to Alumnus Brother Tim Sullivan, newly elected Grand Praetor for the North Central Province.
The Iota Tau Chapter would like to congratulate Alumnus Brother Tim Sullivan (2010) on his election to Grand Praetor of the North Central Province. Brother Sullivan was nominated for the position by the attendees of the North Central Province Conference in February, and elected by the Grand Chapter. As a Grand Praetor, Tim will advise the chapters in his province, maintain general knowledge of their condition, and endeavor to improve their standing in scholarship, morals and discipline. In addition to his new role as Grand Praetor, Tim will be a facilitator for the Sigma Chi's new Ritual Renaissance training program that will be launched at BLTW this August. Brother Sullivan, thank you for the continued support you have provided to the Iota Tau Chapter, the North Central Province, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity; In Hoc Signo Vinces.
Congratulations to Alumnus Brother David Hackworthy, new Leadership Programs Coordinator for Sigma Chi!
The Iota Tau Chapter would like to congratulate Alumnus Brother David Hackworthy (2012) on his new position as the Leadership Programs Coordinator for the Sigma Chi International Fraternity. David held numerous leadership positions within the chapter during his time as active, including Magister, Pro-Consul, and Consul, and is a past Chapter Balfour Award recipient. As Leadership Programs Coordinator, David will be responsible for managing and coordinating a wide range of Sigma Chi Leadership Programs, including: Balfour Leadership Training Workshop, Horizons, Journey, and Mission 365. Brother Hackworthy is one of most passionate Sigma Chi's that any of us have ever met, and there is no one we think would be better suited for the job. Thank you, David, for your never ending dedication to the principles and ideals of Sigma Chi; we wish you the best of luck in the endeavors that await you in your new position.
The Iota Tau Chapter wecomes Megan McGill as new Sweetheart
Megan is just finishing her Sophomore year at the University of St. Thomas pursuing an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science double major. The Iota Tau chapter feels that Megan exemplifies Sigma Chi's Three Great Aims of Friendship Justice and Learning and we are excited to have her as our Sweetheart for the upcoming year!
Congrats to the Newly Initiated Brothers!
Congratulations to our most recent group of newly initiated brothers. We are proud to have eight more worthy gentlemen among us, and are looking forward to their involvement in the chapter.
Iota Tau to Host the 2013 North Central Province
The Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is proud to be hosting Province 2013 at the University of St. Thomas. For details regarding the events planned, as well as information for getting to the UST St. Paul campus, parking information, and location details for meetings, please Click Here to visit the Province 2013 site.
Online Registration has been closed. Thank you to those who registered.
Congrats to the Newly Initiated Brothers!
Please welcome and congratulate our newly initiated brothers. They are a wonderful
group of gentlemen, and we are looking forward to their involvement in the chapter.
Congrats to the Newly Initiated Brothers!
Please welcome and congratulate our newly initiated brothers. They are a wonderful group of gentlemen, and we are looking forward to their involvement in the chapter.
Congrats to the Newly Initiated Brothers!
Please welcome and congratulate our newly initiated brothers. They are a wonderful group of gentlemen, who only being active for a short time, have already proven themselves and taken an active role in the future of our chapter.
United We Serve Philanthropy Event
On Sunday, September 12th, Brothers Hackworthy, Hill, Priem, Snidarich and I participated in the United We Serve event. United we Serve is a campus sponsored event put on by the Center for Community Engagement and included several service projects students could pick from. Donned in Sigma Chi gear, the five of us chose to clean up the trash along the banks of the Mississippi River near campus. It was a nice day for being outside, and even though it's been cold lately, Mother Nature decided to treat us to one last eighty degree day. The men of Sigma Chi can makeany event a good time, no matter how arduous, and as a result the three hours we spent picking up trash flew by.
Help us raise money for Relay For Life
The Iota Tau Chapter of Sigma Chi is working with Relay For Life, part of the American Cancer Society to help raise money for the fight against cancer. We are asking for anybody (actives/alumni/anybody else) to please help us raise money for this wonderful benefit. Currently Iota Tau is the #1 team at the University of St. Thomas for money raised. To donate, click the link below for our team donation page. Thank you for your contributions!
Sigs Against Cigs Team Donation Site:
Iota Tau is turning 20!
The Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is turning 20 years old this year. We have several festivities
and events lined up for this joyous occasion. We welcome all alumni from Iota Tau as well as alumni from other
chapters to join us in celebration. Click below for information regarding the various events, including a Golf
Scramble and the annual Sweetheart Ball/20th Reunion Celebration as well as online payment options for the events!
You can access more information about the 20th Anniversary of Iota Tau by visiting http://alumni.iotatau.org/20thReunion