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Theta Delta Chi 165th Convention

Xi charge sent three members to the Convention in Toronto this past week, two current members and one alumni. In celebrating the University of Toronto’s Lamba Deuteron Centennial, a large number of Thetes gathered from around the country to party with each other, while also addressing the current standing of the fraternity. Being one of the Xi charge representatives, I found the convention to be a good learning experience and an excellent way to meet brothers from different universities.

Also announced at the Convention this past week was the fraternity’s recognition of Autism Speaks as its International Philanthropy. Not only is this a big step for the fraternity as a whole, it is also a big step for Xi as we now have an organization to work with exclusively as we plan philanthropic events for the coming year.

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Fun Facts about Theta Delta Chi

Yesterday on LinkedIn I found interesting facts about our fraternity. In wake of the 165th Convention coming up this August we are sharing the information here on our xicharge website.

LinkedIn has become a great way to communicate with other brothers throughout the country and as we see from the information above the group has only continued to grow in members of all charges and ages. Also, a quick update about the website address. We are planning on changing the address to hobartxicharge.com rather than the our previously used xicharge.com as there was a miscommunication in keeping the website domain. Clarification on this is soon to come.

Senior Journal #1: Joe Swist

Starting a new tradition for the Xi charge site we will be posting one or two jounral entries from our seniors as they graduate Hobart and move on to bigger and better things. The first entry this year is from Brother Swist who will be attending law school in the Fall:

During my junior year at Hobart College I completely committed to the plan to attend law school. During that same time I was living with four other members of Theta Delta Chi, Charlie Hale, Mike Garland, Keith Forman, and Mike Moulton. During this year while I was preparing for not only the LSAT’s, but also the entire application process as a whole, my brothers at TDX were instrumental in my eventual success. They gave me my space when I needed it to study, but they also kept me mentally healthy and balanced. When I was too pre-occupied and stressed they would be the first people to pull me out of my funk by getting me out of the room and into the limelight that is Hobart College. With their help I did very well on my LSAT’s and was eventually accepted into a number of law schools.

The first school I was accepted into was Hofstra Law, where Brother Pauly Liggieri, from SUNY Binghamton, currently attends. Furthermore, Hofstra offered me a large merit based scholarship. After I was accepted into Hofstra I was accepted into the law programs at Catholic University, Villanova University, Penn State University, Drexel University, DePaul University, Loyola Chicago University, and Syracuse University. Furthermore, I was waitlisted at Northeastern University, Temple University, and Notre Dame University. No matter where I end up attending I owe a lot to my brothers from all Charges of TDX. Brother Liggieri has given me advice over the last three years, and I cannot say thank you enough to him personally. Furthermore, to the members of the Xi Charge, especially the alpha pledge class, I want to say thank you for keeping me focused at times and hopelessly unfocused when I needed it most.

 

Once again congrats to Brother Swist and good luck next year at law school.

 

1st Annual Theta Delta Chi Xi Charge Golf Outing

After our failed attempt at rushing to have a golf outing at the end of last semester. We have decided to have our 1st Annual Theta Delta Chi Xi Charge Golf Outing in September 2012 in hopes of  bringing together the brothers of old and new for a great round of golf and fun. We have not yet decided on what local Geneva golf course we will be playing at or the exact date of the event, but we will let all alumni know via email and xicharge.com when the plans are finalized. Hope to see all of you there. Please feel free to leave comments with any questions regarding the upcoming event.

 

Brother Campbell Leads Hobart Lacrosse

Brother Campbell lead the lacrosse team to a respectable 4-9 season this year against a schedule that included six teams ranked in this week’s USILA Coaches Poll and two more that received votes. He led the team all season long with his never quit attitude on and off the field. Matt was presented the Van Arsdale Award for superior scholarship, leadership, and determination as well as the Dorine Maxwell Memorial Citizenship Prize for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the Navy SEAL Foundation. Brother Campbell was the leading figure (along with other Thetes) in creating and selling hobart lacrosse t-shirts throughout the season all of which benefitted the Navy SEAL Foundation.

As co-captain of the team he recorded career-highs in goals with four, 26 ground balls, and five caused turnovers. Two of his best games this season were played against Siena in which he racked up a season high six ground balls and Binghampton in which he scored a goal and an assist.

Brother Campbell leads the Statesmen on to the field.

Congratulations Class of 2012

As the year comes to a close we would like to congratulate our fellow brothers, Mike Moulton, Joe Swist, Keith Forman, Mike Garland, Matt Campbell, and Charlie Hale on graduating on May 13th. All of these men have played large parts in bringing the Xi Charge back to campus in a big way and will be missed by all.

We would also like to recognize the recent achievements of Thetes on campus:

Ausserhofer- Druid Society, ECAC West All-Academic Team, Holden Hockey Award
Kelly- Ray Demuth Soccer Award
Campbell- Van Arsdale Lacrosse Award
Richard- ECAC West All-Academic Team
Swist- Hofstra Law School
Chase- Senior Internship at Admissions
Tardelli- Stewardson Society Chair

And Summer Internships:

  • Tardelli: Senator Gillibrand, Washington, D.C.
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Chase: HBO Sports NY
  • Meighan: Perkins Eastman Architecture Internship NY
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Kreisinger: Consolidated Environmental Inc. NJ
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Mallordy: Catalyst as a Census Intern/Account Manager  NY
  • Murray: High Gate Hotels NY
  • McDonough: Magistrate Judge Hannah Lauck, Federal District Court, VA
  • Grogan- Octagon CT
  • Hale- Allen & Gerritsen as emerging technology strategist MA
  • Davis- The Pottery Barn CT

And more to come…

TDX holds “Autism Speaks 5K”

This past weekend, the Brothers of Theta Delta Chi held their first annual “Autism Speaks 5K” around the beautiful streets of Geneva, New York. Although the weather couldn’t make up its mind, the energetic participants never wavered. ImageWith a phenomenal turnout and several wonderful donations, the Xi Charge raised more than $500 for our national philanthropic partner, Autism Speaks. The walk was just the beginning of several engaging fundraising efforts the Charge has planned for the semester. Stay tuned for more opportunities to help spread awareness and raise money for this great cause!

Pictured: Keith Forman ’12, Brad Richard ’13 (pre-directing traffic)

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