The Teke 11 01 2015 E Edition Page 2

2 THE TEKE q WINTER 2015 As I sit in my office at the Offices of the Grand Chapter, I take a moment each day to reflect on our magnificent obsession of Tau Kappa Epsilon. I look out into the Better Men for a Better World courtyard outside of my window and reminisce about my 10 years as a Teke. Normally, this moment is fleeting before a phone rings or an email comes in, but today, I was awestruck. I was struck by how many amazing people have touched our organization and have molded or have been molded by Tau Kappa Epsilon. TKE evolves every day because of dedication from Fraters like yourself engaging and re-connecting with the Fraternity for Life. Being engaged in TKE doesn't have to mean you have to be a Grand Province Ad- visor that runs a Province Forum or Chapter Advisor who attends every weekly chapter meeting. What being engaged means is that you are committed to helping the organiza- tion thrive in whatever way possible for you. In this issue of THE TEKE, we get to know Anish Shroff, an on-air host and commentator for ESPN. Frater Shroff reconnected with TKE through Twitter (@ TKE_Fraternity). A simple follow and a tweet caught our attention. Though such a simple action, it allowed Frater Shroff to get re-engaged with the Fraternity. When we interviewed Shroff many months ago for a Teke Sitdown for a previous issue of THE TEKE, we were so inspired by his story that two pages just weren't enough. This Frater has found great success in his life. He was given an opportunity to be successful because of what he learned during his collegiate years in Tau Kappa Epsilon. We have a team dedicated to helping Fraters re-connect with the Fraternity once again. Our Alumni Engagement Team has been traveling the country and meeting many Tekes just like Anish Shroff, each with their own amazing story of how TKE changed their life. Many times, these Fraters just need an opportunity to reconnect and remem- ber. Who is the Teke that inspired you to join? When was the last time you talked to him? I challenge you to pick up your phone, send a text, or even simply click the follow button. Encourage them to update their contact information or attend a Founders' Day event. Because this is the Fraternity ... for Life. Yours in the Bond, Alex Baker Editor, THE TEKE 2015 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. THE TEKE is the official publication of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. TKE was founded on January 10, 1899, at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. HOW TO CONTACT THE TEKE Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765 Tel: 317-872-6533 Fax: 317-875-8353 Email: Website: HOW TO SUBMIT STORIES AND PHOTOS: Send news & photographs for THE TEKE to the address above . Chapter news should contain information about events, community service projects, and other notable achievements. Articles and photos can be emailed to Mail hard copies and prints to the Offices of the Grand Chapter. Digital photos should be at least 300 dpi in resolution or on a digital cameras highest-quality setting. Photos showing alcoholic beverages or members displaying inappropriate behavior will not be accepted. the teke An Opportunity to Reconnect Content Deadlines Spring - December 1 / Summer - March 1 / Fall June 1 / Winter - September 1 THE TEKE (ISSN 1527-1331) is an educational journal published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter by Tau Kappa Epsilon (a fraternal society), 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. Periodicals Class postage paid at Indianapolis, IN, and additional mailing offices. All alumni Fraters who donate $10 or more to the TKE Educational Foundation, Inc. will receive a one-year subscription to THE TEKE . Its our way of saying thank you and of keeping you informed regarding whats going on in your Fraternity today. MISSION STATEMENT VISION Tau Kappa Epsilon creates lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success. MISSION Our mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. PURPOSE TKE contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members, and service to others. THE FIRST WORD POSTMASTER: send address changes to THE TEKE, 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. THE TEKE STAFF Donald E. Aldrich, Chief Executive Officer Rho-Upsilon, Franklin College Alex Baker, Chief Information Officer and Editor Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI Daniel Klopfenstein, Communications Specialist Alpha-Gamma, Washington State University Katie Sayre, Production Manager 2015 - 2017 GRAND COUNCIL Rodney G. Talbot, Grand Prytanis Beta-Chi, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Christopher T. Hanson, Grand Epiprytanis Alpha-Pi, The George Washington University Ted Bereswill, Grand Grammateus Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Dr. James Hickey, Grand Crysophylos Zeta-Alpha, Wagner College Brian Montgomery, Grand Histor Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Fredrick T. Jacobi, Grand Hypophetes Lambda-Alpha, University of South Florida Ryan Vescio, Grand Pylortes Rho-Omega, University of South Carolina Anthony F. Clemens, Grand Hegemon Nu-Mu, University of South Alabama Rob J. Guarini, Grand Council At-Large Sigma-Nu, State University of New York at New Paltz Jonah Griego, Collegiate Advisory Committee Chair Tau-Psi, University of West Florida

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