3 Brothers Become Alumni
At the end of the 2016 fall semester, we said thank you and goodbye to three members of Indiana Kappa. In the final chapter for the semester, Eli Voyles, Bond 797, Ian Smith, Bond 779, and Louie Wieseman, Bond 778, gave their final address as actives and willed down their Phi Delt-related possessions before officially becoming a Phi Delt alumnus. We thank them for their work and dedication to the chapter during their time here at Ball State.
Indiana Kappa hosted their first Moms Day event to honor all the mothers of Phi Delta Theta that helped shape the men of our chapter. The serenade team kicked off the event with a performance that was followed by a Thanksgiving lunch prepared by brothers. After lunch, we had some very competitive games of bingo with some wonderful prizes provided by the Gura family. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Philanthropy & Community Service
We have been striving as a chapter to improve our community service outreach. With the help of our Community Service Chairman, Ryan Seymour (Bond 819), we reached our goal of 1000 hours! We averaged roughly 12 hours per person between the active brothers and the Phikeia. Congrats to our brothers and Ryan Seymour for achieving this feat!
Phi Delta Theta has also participated in many philanthropies around campus this semester after hosting our own in September. We’ve participated in AOII and Phi Psi’s Island Wars, Sigma Kappa and Phi Mu’s Greek-tober Fest, and Alpha Phi’s Glow Run. Congrats to Ben Schueren, Bond 816, for getting third place in AGD’s 5K run!
Ball State hosted their 90th annual homecoming this past October. Phi Delta Theta was involved around campus during the week with their homecoming partner, Sigma Kappa. Monday’s Homecoming Village kicked off the week of events. The second night, our new chapter president, Trent Sauceda (Bond 813), competed with his A Capella group, Unexpected Resolution, in the scholarship talent show. Wednesday was the annual blood drive and Thursday was one of Ball State’s most exciting events, Air Jam.
Friday and Saturday, we invited our alumni to come spend the weekend meeting younger members, grab dinner at classic Muncie restaurants, and to enjoy their time again at tailgate before Ball State took on Akron. It was an exciting weekend and one that we will not forget any time soon!
On Saturday, December 3, the outgoing/incoming officers and the CAB of Phi Delta Theta met at alumnus John Velasquez’s (Bond 588) home to discuss officers’ positions, find ways to better the chapter, and officially transition the group that is leading our chapter for the next year. We’re very excited to see what these brothers have in store for the upcoming semesters in their positions.
HUGE congratulations to the Phi Delt Jags for winning the intramural basketball and indoor flag football fall semester championships. We hope the Phi Delt Jags can bring home more accolades this spring semester. The basketball championship was an exciting game between our Phi Delt Jags and the Delta Tau Delta A team. Check out the recap video below of the highlights from the win.