The Teke 11 01 2016 E Edition Page 2

Like most people in the Great Lakes region of the U.S., this song has been stuck in my head non-stop for two days. "The Cubs are gonna win today. Go, Cubs, Go." As a Chicago native myself, it was such an awesome experience to sit at home with my wife and my 2-year-old son who conveniently woke up at the bottom of the 8th to watch the Cubs win-108 years of superstition, dreamers, doubters, goats, rally caps and above all else, hope for a better next year. The long legacy and the fan's pride for their organization spoke to me. I got goosebumps watching the commercial with the Harry Caray dubbed audio produced by an MLB sponsor the night of Game 7, released the next day. "Holy cow! You talk about a mass of happy humanity! How about them Cubbies? Now our lives are com- plete-the Cubs are No. 1." Grand Prytanis Rod Talbot posted on Facebook earlier that he's the first Grand Prytanis to ever serve when the Cubs won the World Series. Our first Grand Prytanis was elected in February 1909; Cubs won in October 1908. Think about what our Fraternity has been through in the last 108 years-some years better than others, but always hope for a better next year. In our Declaration of Principles, Wallace G. McCauley wrote: "love that binds our hearts with the sturdy chords of fraternal affection." Like Cubs fans, in my 11 years as a Teke, I see that love, hope, passion and drive for our organization every day ... pas- sionate and dedicated Professional Staff and volunteers who send that one extra text message or stay an extra hour after a meeting instead of going home to their families. I've been fortunate enough to meet many of the greats of our Fraternity- prominent businessmen, Past Grand Prytani, Order of the Golden Eagle winners, and past editors of THE TEKE. But for the last four years, I've been able to witness firsthand how one man can ignite that passion in others. When Frater Buckwheat stands in front of a room, he can inspire the most apathetic of members or potential members to greatness. For nearly 45 years as a Professional Staff member, Buckwheat has challenged Tekes to dare to dream. In October 2016, the Rush Legend himself announced his retirement. Because of this, we are excited to highlight Buckwheat's lifetime dedicated to growth of the greatest Fraternity in the world in this issue of THE TEKE. Like many of you, I look forward to seeing Buckwheat again at Conclave 2017 in New Orleans and have an op- portunity to say good-bye. It's the kind of thing that'll give you goosebumps. Yours in the Bond, Alex Baker, Editor, THE TEKE 2016 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: tkeogc@tke.org Website: www.tke.org HOW TO SUBMIT STORIES/PHOTOS Send news & photographs for THE TEKE to the ad- dress above . Chapter news should contain information about events, community service projects, and other no- table achievements. Articles and photos can be emailed to tkeogc@tke.org. 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 bever- ages or members displaying inappropriate behavior will not be accepted. the teke Hey Chicago, What Do You Say? 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. 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 Corey Krupa, Communications Specialist Zeta-Lambda, Bowling Green 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 Peter Sobich, Grand Council At-Large Chi, University of Washington Jonah Griego, Collegiate Advisory Committee Chair Tau-Psi, University of West Florida THE FIRST WORD THE TEKE 2 WINTER 16

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