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Beta Alpha chapter of Beta Theta Pi: Spring 2011 Newsletter


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Chapter newsletter, Spring/Summer 2011

Chapter newsletter, Spring/Summer 2011

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  • 1. The ΒΘΠ Newsletter
    Beta Alpha - Kenyon College
    Spring 2011
  • 2. Table of Contents
    • P. 3: Get Connected with Beta Alpha
    • 3. P. 4: Summer/Fall 2011 Beta Alpha Chapter Officers
    • 4. P. 5 - 7: Philanthropy Work
    • 5. P. 8 – 12: Music/Athletics/Greek Week
    • 6. P. 13 - 20: Meet the New Brothers
    • 7. P. 21– 22: Initiation 2011
    • 8. P. 23: Class of 2011
    • 9. P. 24: State of Beta Alpha
    • 10. P. 25: How You Can Help
  • Get Connected to Beta Alpha
    Beta Alpha on Facebook
    Beta Alpha on Twitter
    Website: Undergoing a re-design
  • 11. Fall 2011 Beta Alpha Chapter Officers
    President: Luke Ivey ’12 Temple Chairman: Michael Papagni ‘12
    Vice President: Michael Papagni ’12 Social Chairman: Scott Forsythe ‘12
    Secretary: Cameron Ash ’13 Philanthropic Chairman: Joshua Auerbach ‘12
    Treasurer: Derek Barbato ’13 Alumni Chairman: Ian Watt ‘12
    Risk Manager: Ian Watt ’12 IM Chair: Alex Traugutt ‘12
    Ritual Chairman: Tim Benner ‘13
  • 12. Philanthropy Work @ Knox County Humane Society
    Since our first outing in September, the brothers of Beta Alpha have helped coordinate over 170 hours of service at the Knox County Humane Society
    Stuart Brown ’14
    Scott Forsythe ‘12
  • 13. Ian Watt ‘13
    Brett Williams ’13
    Harrison Scott ’11
    Luke Ivey‘12
  • 14. Beta Alpha Philanthropy
    27 members of Beta Alpha signed up as bone marrow donors with Be The Match Foundation, with 19 brothers volunteering their time to help register more than 250 new donors in one afternoon. The effort was spearheaded by Alex Traugutt ’12. Learn more about the program and how you can help at the Be The Match website
    20 + chapter members also were part of the Kenyon Football Relay for Life team, which raised $2,000 + dollars for cancer research. Brett Williams ’13 and Scott Forsythe ‘12 were Team Captains.
  • 15. Battle of the Bands/Sendoff 2011
    Brett Williams ‘13 ^
    Harrison Scott ’11 >
    Andrew Maurer ‘14 >
  • 16. Athletics/Greek Week
  • 17. Athletics/Greek Week
    Greek Week 2011 Tug-of-War champs
    Greek Week 2011 3rd Place Dodgeball
    Kenyon College Varsity Football
    19 brothers were participants
    Scott Forsythe ‘12, Luke Ivey ‘12, Alex Traugutt‘12, Derek Barbato ’13, Cameron Ash ’13, Ian Watt ’13, Michael Papagni ’12, Brett Williams ‘13, Will Clements ’13, Nick Ksenich ’14, Stuart Brown ‘14, Daniel Waters ’14, Henry Smith ‘13, Sam McQuiston ‘14, Dylan Westerhold ‘14, Andrew Maurer ‘14, Daniel Muller ’14, Brendan McGoldrick ‘14, Patrick Brady ’14
    Kenyon College Varsity Lacrosse
    Daniel Muller ’14
    Kenyon College Varsity Baseball
    Will Clements ‘13
    Kenyon College Ultimate Frisbee
    Joshua Auerbach ‘13
  • 18. (L to R) Sean Millet ‘11, Henry Smith ‘13, Ian Watt ‘13, Alex Traugutt ’12, Cameron Ash ‘13
  • 19. (L to R) Luke Ivey ‘12, Ian Watt ’13, Brett Williams ‘13, Tim Benner ‘13, Alex Traugutt ‘12, Michael Papagni ‘12, Scott Forsythe ‘12, Sean Millet ’11, Cameron Ash ‘13, Michael Beck ‘11, Derek Barbato ‘13, Henry Smith ‘13, Harrison Scott ‘11 and Andrew Jurado ‘11
  • 20. Meet the New Brothers: Class of 2013
    Brett Williams
    Henry Smith
    Hometown/High School: Chesterland, OH / West GeaugaMajor: EnglishCampus activities: Football
    Interests: eugenics, angst, white person problems.
    Hometown/High School: Somers, NY / SomersMajor/Minor: Math/PhysicsCampus activities: Football, Kenyon Math (The J. R. Butz Mathematics Prize )
    Enjoys: kittens, snowboarding, New Balance shoes
  • 21. Will Clements
    Hometown/High School: Chagrin Falls, OH / University School
    Major: Sociology Campus activities: Football
    Interests: Head and Shoulders, home cable repair
  • 22. Meet the New Brothers: Class of 2014
    Nick Ksenich
    Andrew Maurer
    Hometown/High School: Blacklick, OH/ Columbus Academy
    Major: Undeclared
    Campus activities: Football
    Interests: wolf t-shirts, small children, MATHEMATICS!
    Hometown/High School: Avon, OH / Elyria Catholic Major: UndeclaredCampus activities: Football
    Interests: Patchy facial hair, Abraham Lincoln’s beard.
  • 23. Sam McQuiston
    Daniel Waters
    Hometown/High School: Phoenixville, PA/ Phoenixville Major: BiologyCampus activities: Football, Pledge Class President
    Height: 1.651 meters / 3.61 cubits
    Quote: “Waters, you need to leave the house. Find a girlfriend or something. Take up golf. Just figure it out. “
    Hometown/High School: Groton, MA / Groton-Dunstable
    Major: UndeclaredCampus activities: Football, Pledge Class Songmaster
    Quote: “As far as getting out of the house I got a job three days ago taking out trash at an ice cream stand. It's a good way to get paid while getting lost in your thoughts. However, I have noticed that customers seem disturbed when I emerge from behind a dumpster.“
  • 24. Matthew Treuth
    Stuart Brown
    Hometown/High School: Wilmette, IL / New TrierMajor: EconomicsCampus activities: Football, competitive poetry slams, #middleground, New York Giants
    Hometown/High School: Annapolis, MD / The Severn SchoolMajor: Economics
    Campus activities: Rugby, patriotism, Pledge Class Secretary
  • 25. Dylan Westerhold
    Dan Muller
    Hometown/High School: Madison, NJ /
    The Pingry School
    Major: EconomicsCampus activities: Football, First Year Council
    Fun Facts: lightest Beta, went to prom as a freshman…in college
    Hometown/High School: Summit, New Jersey / The Pingry SchoolMajor/Minor: Economics/Art HistoryCampus activities: Football, Lacrosse
    Interests: Bubbles and Owen, co-ed sports, recyling
  • 26. Brendan McGoldrick
    Montreaux Rodgers
    Hometown/High School: West Hartford, CT /Hall HighMajor: UndeclaredCampus activities: Football
    Interested in: the idea of soccer, outdoor performance clothing, unpaid internships
    Hometown/High School: Pepper Pike, OH / Orange High School Major: Undeclared
    Campus Activities: ISSA certified personal trainerLikes: jigsaw puzzles, electronic cigarettes, Apple products
  • 27. Pat Brady
    Hometown/High School: Kumanovo, Macedonia / Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong Major: UndeclaredCampus activities: Undeclared. Freshman Representative in the Student Government; Board Member for The Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter; President/Founder of Students Against Homelessness; Meet the World in Knox County Coordinator; Selection Committee Member for United World College (UWC); At the moment working in the Macedonian government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs.) Has received: Unsung Hero Award 2010-2011
    Enjoys: giving away all he has, including his last…cigarette
    Hometown/High School: Sarasota, FL / Riverview High School Major: UndeclaredCampus activities: Football
    Interests: self aware hip hop references, long distance relationships, bromance
  • 28. (L to R) DarkoGilgorovski ‘14, Daniel Muller ‘14, Brendan McGoldrick ‘14, Brett Williams ‘13, Montreaux Rodgers ‘14, Matthew Treuth ‘14, Sam McQuiston ‘14, Nick Ksenich ‘14, Dylan Westerhold ‘14, Stuart Brown ‘14, Andrew Maurer ‘14, Will Clements ’13, Daniel Waters ‘14, Henry Smith ‘13, Patrick Brady ‘14
    Pledge Class of 2011
  • 29. Beta Alpha, Spring 2011
  • 30. Andrew Jurado
    Kevin McConnell
    Harrison Scott
    Sean Millet and Michael Beck
    Seniors: The Beta Alpha Class of 2011
  • 31. State of Beta Alpha
    • Right now, the chapter is currently on probation with Kenyon and the General Fraternity, as detailed in e-mails sent earlier this semester.
    • 32. We have made great strides in repayment of our debt and finished the semester with no issues relating to violating the terms of our probation status
    • 33. Pending completion of the terms of our probation, we will return to good standing with Kenyon and the General Fraternity by December 31, 2011
    • 34. We currently owe roughly $3,900 to the General Fraternity, having paid off over $6,000 of the original total
    • 35. We are working towards paying off other expenses currently, including property taxes on the Temple and assorted bills associated with the Temple
    • 36. Chapter GPA is currently above the All-Beta average, at 3.1
    • 37. Next year, we hope to bring in 10 to 12 new members, making our fraternitythe largest on Kenyon’s campus.
    • 38. We graduated 5 seniors in the Class of 2011 and are graduating 6 in the Class of 2012
    • 39. Our Division Housing is completely full for the first time in years and we are currently petitioning for 2 more rooms to be added for the 2012-2013 academic year
  • How You Can Help
    • Contact Luke Ivey ( for information about upcoming chapter events and any questions regarding the chapter’s current status, etc.
    • 40. If you have any suggestions for philanthropy projects, please let him or Scott Forsythe ( know
    • 41. If you have memorabilia / composites / etc that you would like to donate to the chapter for display or to be archived, please contact either Luke Ivey or Mike Papagni
    • 42. Contact Luke Ivey ( if you would like to help the chapter financially in any way.
    • 43. Contact Mike Papagni( if you would like to donate cleaning supplies, yard equipment or $ for the maintenance of the Temple in the Woods
    • 44. Specifically, we could use rakes, a leaf blower and a scythe.