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Today, just hours before submitting the magazine to the printer, I called an audible. Like Peyton Manning, I yelled down the hallway O-MA-HA. We've just wrapped up an impressive 56-page issue covering Conclave, our award winners, and much more which has been in development for nearly five months. This is the largest non- annual report issue we've done since I've been honored to serve as editor of THE TEKE. But something didn't sit right with me, so our awesome team held the press while I sat in my office this morning writing a new editor's letter to you. I am writing this note just one day after the violent terrorist attack in Las Vegas. We've heard stories over the past 24 hours of Tekes who were in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert or had family/friends there. Luckily, as of this writing, all are accounted for and safe. We are all thankful for that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who were lost or injured in this tragedy. I'm not usually one to speak up or share my views in times of tragedy but for some reason, on this chilly October morning, I felt moved. Maybe it's the outpouring of sup- port; maybe it's the bit of "religion" I got yesterday after visiting three of the Founders' gravesites and the original chapters in the founding triangle. Frater Mike Huckabee (Beta-Psi, Arkansas State) so profoundly shared at Conclave in New Orleans, "The world would be a better place with more Tekes running it." During events like Conclave, the Professional Staff and stage crew are often so focused on what's on deck that we often don't get to hear keynotes in full detail. That was the case during Frater Huckabee's Awards Luncheon keynote. His lighthearted jokes and occasional self-deprecating humor didn't really even register for me. But when he dropped that knowledge on the crowd, I completely stopped in my tracks. It was such a profound statement and it has stuck with me since. On this morning, as I reflect on the recent tragedies that have occurred since our last issue, Frater Huckabee couldn't be more right. The world would be a better place when more leaders' decision-making is based on our principles of love, charity and esteem. When more people are "slow to reprove others' faults" and are "respectful to the honest convictions of others." In a country currently so overwhelmingly divided, we need more men who can build a better world. We need you to go find someone who lives our ideals, bleeds cherry and gray, and ask him to become part of the greatest Fraternity in the world. As Tekes, we need to continue to step into leadership roles and make a difference in our local campuses and communities. We need more men of "sterling character and staunch uprightness" because the world needs Tau Kappa Epsilon now more than ever. Yours in the Bond Alex Baker, Editor, THE TEKE The World Needs Tau Kappa Epsilon 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 FIRST WORD 2017 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/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 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 THE TEKE STAFF Donald E. Aldrich, Chief Executive Officer Rho-Upsilon, Franklin College Alex Baker, Chief Information Officer and Editor Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI Garrett Thomas, Communications Specialist Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI Katie Sayre, Production Manager 2017 - 2019 GRAND COUNCIL Christopher T. Hanson, Grand Prytanis Alpha-Pi, The George Washington University Dr. James Hickey, Grand Epiprytanis Zeta-Alpha, Wagner College Ted Bereswill, Grand Grammateus Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Ryan J. Vescio, Esq., Grand Crysophylos Rho-Omega, University of South Carolina Brian D. Montgomery, Grand Histor Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Anthony F. Clemens, Grand Hypophetes Nu-Mu, University of South Alabama Rob J. Guarini, Grand Pylortes Sigma-Nu, State University of New York at New Paltz John K. Fabsits, Grand Hegemon Xi-Eta, Missouri Western State University MG Charles Whittington, Jr., Grand Council At-Large Pi-Psi, University of Southern Mississippi THE TEKE 2 FALL 17

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