Alumni Feature

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    Never going to stop me: Phi Delta Theta’s new expansion consultant

    June 2, 2015
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    One of the more challenging and intriguing parts of Greek Life is the spectacle surrounding its recruitment process every school year. Recruitment budgets range from hundreds to thousands of dollars all in the hopes of “swooning” potential new members. It’s a never-ending cycle of cookouts, sports, information nights, game nights, convincing brothers to attend events, bowling, “BDubs,” etc. It’s the struggle of avoiding cliché Q & A’s when in reality all you really need to do is just be yourself. Then finally, it comes time to ask potential new members if they want to be a part of something...
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    INK Nation California Series: Nick Ferro

    April 27, 2015
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    Q: Where are you from and where are you located now? A: I am from Elkhart, Ind. and I am currently living in Los Angeles. Q: What did you study while you were at Ball State? A: I studied Telecommunications with a focus in video production. Q: What took you out to California? A: I moved to California because, after I’d graduated, I felt that If I stayed in Indiana I’d be making commercials and news. I wanted to do neither of those things, so I packed my bags to come out and work in television and movies. Q:...
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    INK Legacy: The Legend of XKE, The JAGS and INK’s Inception

    March 7, 2015
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    Every Greek life organization has an origin story, and in 1969 Ball State University became home to the Indiana Kappa Chapter of Phi Delta Theta. Every March 15 we celebrate our Founder’s Day to honor that date as the inception of our chapter however, as legend will tell you, INK’s history started even earlier. “I want to say it was 1965 when we started getting groups together that congealed into XKE; I would say the second semester of ’65. Whoa that’s going back,” said Bond 4, Marvin Brethauer. Deep friendships were the main reason Brethauer cited for the formation...