This blog is all about Clemson University's Beta Kappa chapter of Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity. It was created in September 2011 by Historian Kat Clark, and it is now maintained by Historian Lauren Ball.
Thursday August 29, 2013 - Beta Kappa’s Rush Info Nights!
Beta Kappa has been busy getting everything planned for this semester’s rush. The theme for fall rush is America! Just last week, Beta Kappa held two info nights on Wednesday, August 28th and Thursday, August 29th. There was a great turnout of potential new members (PNMs) for both nights. The IAs for this semester (Kat Clark and Chase Burbage) gave a presentation and then a few Brothers volunteered to share their experiences in Beta Kappa thus far. The first pre-rush event was held tonight and Brothers had the opportunity to interact with PNMs by doing some ice breakers in their rush groups and other get to know you games. Great job everyone! Beta Kappa is looking forward to a busy two more weeks with the four remaining pre-rush events that are planned. Stay tuned for details and pictures!
Saturday August 3rd, 2013 - Beta Kappa’s FIRST National Award!
Brothers Chase Burbage and Courtney Connelly accepted the “Best in Region Award for the Mid South Region” on behalf of the Beta Kappa chapter at the National Convention awards ceremony this past week. This is Beta Kappa’s first national award! Beta Kappa will continue to strive to do great work for the fraternity!
Can’t wait to see what Beta Kappa does in the upcoming year!
Last saturday, the Brothers got together to celebrate 16 wonderful seniors! Lindsey and Kat, the Beta Kappa Historians, hosted Senior day at the Woodlands clubhouse. There was plenty of food and fun to go around, including a few games of pool. This semester, Beta Kappa will be gaining 16 awesome alumni:
Once again, the graduating seniors received paddles painted by Kat and Lindsey to show our appreciation. Even though we’re sad to see them leave, we’re confident that they will succeed in all of their future endeavors! Best of luck seniors, you will be missed!!
After over six months of planning, Mad Men formal finally happened! There were old school decorations, a great dinner, a photo booth with props (some of them hand made!), candy cigarettes for everyone, an awesome photographer, and a great DJ who played the perfect mix of Mad Men era music and modern club music!
This event went really smoothly and ended up being really fun! Thanks go to Kat Clark for planning formal, but not without the help of the formal committee who helped plan, decorate, and run this event!
(This is just a sampling of the photos - there are a ton more on the Clemson University Phi Sigma Pi Facebook page, which you can see here).
Wednesday April 10, 2013 - Beta Kappa inducts 36 new Brothers!
After weeks of ICMs, Fun Nights, Brother Meetings, interviews, and just generally getting to know the potential new Brothers, 36 amazing men and women of the Alpha Nu class were inducted into Beta Kappa.
Beta Kappa is happy to welcome to these new people and is looking forward to seeing how well they immerse themselves into life as full-fledged Brothers.
Also, many thanks to Ryan and Lauren, this semester’s IAs, who did an amazing job with such a large group of people. Great job!
Today some of the Brothers attended a self-defense class at Fike Gym, taught by the Hapkido club. As a part of this A&S event, Brothers learned various basic moves to ward off an attacker, sparred with one another, and broke wooden boards with their fists!
This past Sunday Beta Kappa elected their Executive Board for next year. We’ve got some old faces (Courtney, Chase, and Kat) and some newcomers. It’ll be great to see how this group works together and runs the chapter.
The new E-board is as follows:
President - Amber Hackler
Vice President - Courtney Connelly
Recording Secretary - Corinne Duvall
Corresponding Secretary - Charlene Lyon
Treasurer - Brittany Zaremba
Parliamentarian - Jordan Elder
Historian - Lauren Ball
Initiate Advisor - Kat Clark
Initiate Advisor - Chase Burbage
This coming year is going to be particularly interesting because we’ve consolidated the two historian positions (Written and Fellowship) into one and the IAs are now elected on a semester long basis (which is great for Chase and Kat who are graduating in December). Can’t wait to see how this works out for Beta Kappa!