News en-us No Shave for St. Jude Kids 2014 November is a month where facial hair runs wild across the country. As many individuals choose to celebrate an intermission in shaving during November, did you know you could support the children of St. Jude at the same time? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Register for St. Jude Give thanks. Walk On Saturday, November 22, supporters in more than 65 communities across the country will participate in the annual St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. This exciting event helps raise funds to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With a five-year, $1 million pledge, Tau Kappa Epsilon is all in! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 TKE Educational Foundation Introduces Planned Giving Website TKE Educational Foundation is proud to announce our state-of-the-art planned giving website! Designed with your interests in mind, this website explores the vehicles available for you to donate and benefit the Fraternity you cherish, enabling us to continue building Better Men for a Better World, while caring for your loved ones and lessening your tax burden for 2014 and beyond. Planned giving calculators help you determine the best way to give while at the same time caring for those you love. The calculators help demonstrate the increased impact of gifts such as trusts and annuities among others. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 eCompliance Training Due October 24, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS - On September 24, Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich announced a mandatory eCompliance training to be completed by every collegiate member and candidate by October 24, 2014. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 #TekeTuesday -- Beta-Mu Reagan Run On October 11-14th, the Beta-Mu chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to help end Alzheimer's disease. This past weekend's running served as the 10th annual Reagan Run, a 180-mile relay from Lewisburg, PA to Washington, DC with a goal to raise awareness and funds to benefit the research, care and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 990-N IRS Tax Forms & Risk Management Fee Due 10/15/2014 990 IRS Tax Forms & Risk Management Fee Due Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 St. Jude Challenge -- Epsilon-Delta Up next for the Tau Kappa Epsilon St. Jude Challenge is the Epsilon-Delta chapter at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Fraters, you are on the clock. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Eric Johnson Departs from TKE Professional Staff INDIANAPOLIS - Today, October 8, 2014, is Eric Johnson's last day on the Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity Professional Staff. Eric Johnson has served TKE for the past year as a Finance & Risk Specialist responsible for guiding chapters and individuals in fulfilling their financial responsibility to the Fraternity. In this role, Eric also assisted chapters in budgeting and fulfilling payment plans. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 #TekeTuesday -- Alpha-Tau 75th Anniversary Jubilee On September 27, 2014 Alpha Tau Chapter had their 75th Jubilee celebrating 75 years at Drexel University, hosted at the Union League in Philadelphia. This event largely became possible with the help of the Jubilee committee headed by Rich Brancaleone AT- 1268 and a combination of the current undergrads at Alpha Tau. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Making Events Memorable Across North America, October is one of the most fun filled months of the year on college campuses. Students are celebrating homecomings, alumni weekends, football games, and who could forget the great Halloween party they went to? Well, actually, this year, like every other year, some college students won't remember the Halloween party or the other fun events they went to. Some college students will underestimate the effects alcohol will have on them and convince themselves they need to over consume in order to have a good time. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 #TekeTuesday -- Xi-Omega Pledges $100,000 to St. Jude BLACKSBURG, Va. - Forget settling for less, and forget matching what others have done in years past. There's nothing like pushing the limit on what you believe is possible. The Xi-Omega chapter at Virginia Tech University did just that. With clear eyes and full hearts, these men demonstrated what philanthropy is all about. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Annual Membership Fee Due October 1 INDIANAPOLIS - With the beginning of a new academic year, it's important your chapter or colony is up to date with Tau Kappa Epsilon's annual membership fee requirements. These payments include the Risk Management Fee, Annual Membership Fee and completion of the 990-N tax form. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 St. Jude Challenge -- Mu-Omega and Iota-Kappa After a great two-week period raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Nu-Mu and Sigma-Gamma have passed the torch. Mu-Omega of George Mason University and Iota-Kappa of Clarkson University have been called out. Fraters, you are on the clock. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Tau Kappa Epsilon Takes A Stand After 115 years of operation, TKE faces an internal challenge. As you have probably heard, a very small number of our 268 groups in the U.S. and Canada are being investigated for alleged conduct misaligned with TKE's values. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 White House Announces Campaign to Prevent Campus Sexual Assaults WASHINGTON (AP) - In the recent wake of sexual assault reports throughout college and university campuses over past months, the White House has decided to announce a nationwide public service campaign aimed at urging young people to do more to prevent campus sexual assaults. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Official TKE Gear Now Available INDIANAPOLIS - Recruitment is just beginning on many college campuses. At the Offices of the Grand Chapter, we constantly hear how much time is spent creating and designing recruitment shirts. We are often asked why the International Headquarters doesn't provide an easy one stop shop for recruitment shirts and other TKE gear. As a result, Tau Kappa Epsilon is proud to announce our official partnership with Greek Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 #TekeTuesday -- Building a Legacy INDIANAPOLIS - Last weekend, Tau Kappa Epsilon added two new colonies to the foundation of its brotherhood. Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) and Central Michigan University (CMU) are now recognized colonies in TKE Nation following the initiation 23 men at SEMO and 21 men at CMU. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 AMF Worksheet and Risk Mgmt Early Bird Due Today INDIANAPOLIS - Today, September 15, 2014, is the final day to submit your chapter or colony Annual Membership Fee Worksheet and the final day to receive the Early Bird Discount on your Risk Management Fees. This AMF worksheet must be completed by your Grand Province Advisor or TKE Professional Staff Regional Director. Chapter and colonies that wish to receive a 10% on their chapter statement must pay the Risk Management Fee in full by end of business. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 St. Jude Challenge -- Sigma-Gamma & Nu-Mu The Tau-Omega & Upsilon-Iota chapters of Tau Kappa Epsilon did a phenomenal job in the first St. Jude Challenge. Tau-Omega found success through St. Jude's free online fundraising utilities, and Upsilon-Iota is still counting dollars from their annual Miles for Memphis event. Now, after a great first week, Tau-Omega and Upsilon-Iota have passed the torch. Nu-Mu of the University of South Alabama and Sigma-Gamma of SUNY - Plattsburgh have been called out. Fraters, you are on the clock. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 INDIANAPOLIS - On a clear Tuesday morning on September 11, 2001, an act of terror on American soil in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania left men, women and children with a feeling of emptiness, sorrow and anger. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500