THE DUQUESNE Parthenon by decree


									                         A Newsletter of the Duquesne University Interfraternity Council

                 THE DUQUESNE
                                           Spring 2008
  Duquesne Greeks Lend
  A Helping Hand to Local
                                                                                    “      The annual

        The members of the Greek community on Duquesne’s campus
                                                                                   Alpha Phi Delta
have been very active in Pittsburgh’s community. The brothers of the Psi
Chapter of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity held their annual Valentine’s
Ball. This event was the first event ever held at the new Power Center on
                                                                                   Valentine’s Ball has
Duquesne’s campus. The brothers of Alpha Phi Delta had one of their
best turnouts for the event, raising over $8,000 for the ALS Foundation.
Earlier in the winter, the Duquesne Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity            always been a
also continued their annual ‘Can the Van’ project, where the Chapter
raises food for local Pittsburgh Food Shelters.
        Many other fraternities did many other fundraisers on Duquesne’s           highlight of the
campus for local organizations. The brothers of Alpha Xi Chapter of the
Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity had a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey raffle,
where the proceeds went to a local chapter of the Children’s Miracle               spring semester. The
Network. The brothers of the Delta Beta Chapter of the Sigma Tau
Gamma Fraternity continued with their national philanthropy, ‘Books
for Kids,’ as they donated books to the library of Phillips Elementary             event brought in
School on the South Side. The brothers of the Theta Gamma Chapter of
the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity kicked off a new campus event, ‘Ballin’
for Cancer,’ where the proceeds from the event would go to the Lance               over $8,000 for the

Armstrong Foundation. The fraternities on Duquesne’s campus came
out in full force to clean up local streets. Every fraternity on April 12th
attended the Keep it Clean South Side (KICSS) program that was put                 ALS Foundation.
together by the Brashear Association.
                  The Spring 2008 semester for the IFC Fraternities has been quite a positive one; the
                                                                                                          A Semester of Great Events
A Message         following are some of the highlights.
                                                                                                          Being a Fraternity man at Duquesne is quite an honor. Not only do we share in lifetime brotherhood, but we also give
                                                                                                          back to the community in countless ways throughout the year to our fellow man. Check out some of the activities in

                          This semester has been seen many breakthroughs for the Interfraternity

from the          Council and fraternity life on campus. As most of you know, we have revised our         Fraternity Life so far this year!
                  Constitution, in order to make it more effective, and so that it better reflects how
                  our Council serves as a governing body. I would like to thank those who served on
                  the Constitution Committee for your hard work and dedication to drafting a new
Interfraternity   document for us.                                                                        The brothers of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and the
                                                                                                          sisters of the Alpha Phi Sorority paid tribute to a former brother

                                                                                                          of Sigma Tau Gamma, Justin Henderson, at their annual mass

                           Yet another achievement that our Greek community has seen this semester
                                                                                                          that was held on April 6th.

                  is the introduction of Carnival in the A.J. Palumbo Center. This is the first time
                  that a student-run organization has held an event in the Center. Although the

President         event has yet to happen, I am sure that it will be highly successful. I would like to
                  thank all the Carnival chairpersons from their chapters, and especially IFC
                  Carnival Chairman Anthony Lucas.

                          The opening of the new Power Center has already seen its first event which

                                                                                                                                                                                       The brothers of Delta Chi Fraternity celebrate giving their
                  occurred in February. This event was the annual Alpha Phi Delta Valentines Ball.                                                                                 letters to another sweetheart.
                  I personally attended this event and saw first-hand the great success. This event is
                  always a highlight of the spring semester, and the brothers of APD work extremely
                  hard to make this happen. This year, they raised $8,000 for the ALS Foundation,
                  who continually research for a cure of Lou Gehrig’s disease.                                                                                                       The brothers of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity pause for a
                                                                                                                                                                                     moment to take a picture together at their hot dog sale
                          The Power Center has also been the center of attention for the IFC Intramural                                                                                    outside of St. Ann’s Living and Learning Center.

                  League. IFC Intramural Chairman Eric Petrone has worked hard all semester with
                  Jason Brailey of the Power Center to successfully oversee the fraternity intramural
                  league. This year’s basketball season has been one of the most competitive season we
                  have seen in years. Congratulations to the Theta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Tau
                  Omega on their championship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity held
                          Community Service and philanthropy have been a great improvement this

                                                                                                          The brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon                                                                                                          their annual Valentine’s Ball this
  IFC President   semester. We have seen more support in programs such as Keep it Clean Southside         Fraternity show off their 2007-2008                                                                                                        past winter and raised over
                  (KICS), and we have Spring Cleanup coming up on April 19th. The event begins at         rush shirts at Greek Sing in                                                                                                               $8,000 for the ALS
 Michael Machen

                  9 AM and free breakfast is provided! I encourage you to continue supporting our         November.                                                                                                                                  Foundation.▼
                  cause as a Greek community with your service. Thanks Paul for helping me out,
                  and successfully leading our community in their service efforts.

A Message

                           I guess this is where I say my parting words. I would like to thank everyone
                  for supporting me as IFC President. I know there were a few rough patches this
                  year, but thanks to your continued support we have made it through the tough

from the          times. I would like to thank Andrew John for his hard work in putting together this
                  publication. Thanks to Allen, Hudak and Steve for their leadership in scholarship,
                  effective communication and recruitment. I wouldn’t have been able to do this
Interfraternity   without you guys. Last but surely not least, I would like to thank Greek Life
                  Graduate Assistant Andy May and Greek Life Director Rebecca Jamrozik for their

                                                                                                                                                                                  The brothers of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity at their

                  priceless advice and guidance during this school year. Good luck to everyone on                                                                              pinning ceremony with smiles on their faces because they
                  finals.                                                                                                                                                      were very pleased with their Spring new member class.

President           Michael D. Machen
                    Duquesne Interfraternity Council
Interfraternity Council Honor Roll
It is with great pride that we announce the list of our top fraternity men who were named to the Interfraternity
Council Honor Roll for the Fall 2007 Semester.

The Honor Roll consists of Fraternity men who have earned a 3.5 grade point average or better. We are very proud
of these men of scholar who have excelled both in the classroom and within the American Fraternity Movement. They
have demonstrated dedication and hard work to achieve this honor.

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding men!
Alpha Phi Delta                                        Gamma Phi                                                    Sigma Tau Gamma
Arnie Bernard                                          Joseph Henderson                                             Dorien Goodnight-Giddens
                                                       Zack McLaughlin                                              Zachary Hubert
Alpha Tau Omega                                        Chris Prykull                                                Corey Lucci
Christopher Miller                                                                                                  Ryan Miller
Mark Moses                                             Phi Kappa Theta                                              Andrew Taccone
Marc Valli                                             Allen Hoffmann                                               Matthew Walker
                                                       Jay Martello
Delta Chi                                              Patrick McElwee                                              Tau Kappa Epsilon Interest Group
Donald Alfano III                                      Joe Potts                                                    Peter Home
Michael Arcuri                                         Steve Remai                                                  Andrew Mullen
Phillip Basciano                                                                                                    Paul Remy
                                                       Anthony Ross
Matthew Behr                                                                                                        Bryan Seybert
                                                       Rossen Vulchev
Andrew Bingman                                                                                                      William Waltonbaugh
Christopher Collins                                    Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Christopher Federinko                                  Kevin Baldini
Zane Gray                                              Joe Cirrincione
Stephen Hudak                                          David Drayton
Lawrence Joseph                                        Chris Galanowsky
Thomas League                                          Matt Pacella
Michael Lethbridge                                     Michael Pierce
James O’Mara                                           Zach Sabella
Kyle Phillips                                          Nick Sasso
Josh Pukl                                              Patrick Sebastiano
Regis Ryan                                             Greg Shaw
Mario Seneca
Jason Smith
Adam Weller

    Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity       --    Psi Chapter                             Executive Committee
    Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity       --    Theta Gamma Chapter                     Michael Machen, President
    Delta Chi Fraternity             --    Duquesne Chapter                        Stephen Sinnott, Vice President
    Gamma Phi Fraternity             --    Local Chapter                           Eric Petrone, Treasurer
    Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity       --    Alpha Xi Chapter                        Andrew Hudak, Secretary
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity   --    Pennsylvania Xi Chapter                 Allen Hofmann, Scholarship Chairman
    Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity       --    Delta Beta Chapter                      Andrew John, External Relations Chairman
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity     --    Nu Phi Chapter                          Paul Freas, Service Chairman

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