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Poet Henry David Thoreau once said, "Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." Through what seemed like a whirlwind of a summer, my wife and I filled it with memories of a lifetime ... taking our 3 1/2-year-old son to Walt Disney World and to see the Atlantic Ocean both for the first time. After struggling getting a toddler to go to sleep one night, we talked about how real the fear of missing out (FOMO) actually is. How seeing all of our friends highlight reel on Facebook and Instagram makes you just want to hop on a plane and travel the whole world. These awesome summer trips inspired us. Inspired us to work with a Frater who pushes himself as a survivalist to seek out some of the coolest places to visit for both pleasure and to enhance his skills. Frater E.J. Snyder (Grand Chapter) showed us how many awesome places in the U.S. and Canada we are missing out on. For what seemed like hours, THE TEKE staff combed through the outstanding pictures of each of his locations off the beaten path. Katie, Garrett and I lavished at the pictures of Garden of the Gods, awestruck by their beauty. We struggled to narrow it down to just four to feature for this issue. We were enthralled by photos of the work Alex Russell (Iota-Kappa, Clarkson) did in Uganda. We thoroughly enjoyed re-connecting with our past International Sweethearts to hear about their exciting adventures, including Mio White and her husband Frater Alex Rudnicki (Pi-Xi Chapter, University of California, San Diego) who now live in China. As you look back on the memories of your time as a collegiate member in TKE, many of those favorite memories are road trips, events your chapter put on, spring breaks or summer travel. This is what the Fraternity for Life is all about-creating friendships, experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Often, we are more connected to the Fraternity than we think. Several of our closest friends are Fraternity brothers-the people we call to catch up with and the people we continue to make more memories with. As the summer comes to a close, go out with your brothers and get lost for a while. Yours in the Bond, Alex Baker Editor THE TEKE THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT 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. THE TEKE (ISSN 1527-1331) is an educa- tional 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. 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 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 MG Charles Whittington, Jr., Grand Histor Pi-Psi, University of Southern Mississippi 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 Michael Beals, Grand Council At-Large Epsilon, Iowa State University Zain Islam, Collegiate Advisory Committee Chair Upsilon-Mu, NYIT-Manhattan 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: 2018 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. the teke

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