TKE News

08/28/2014 |

INDIANAPOLIS – In an effort to tailor Tau Kappa Epsilon's social media campaign to better suit the Fraters and followers of TKE, we are asking you to take our five-minute Social Media Survey. This survey will guide the direction for the 2014-2015 academic year in regard to the number and type of posts, photos, facts and trivia shared by the Offices of the Grand Chapter.

With hundreds of organizations vying for your attention, often times the message is lost in translation. As a result, Tau Kappa Epsilon wants to customize its social media campaign to your needs.

What topics do you want to hear? How often do you want us to post? What more can we be doing? 

Take our five-minute survey and share your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533 Ext. 252
DKlopfenstein@tke.org

08/25/2014 |

INDIANAPOLIS - The start of St. Jude Challenge is one week away! On Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 the Offices of the Grand Chapter will announce two groups to go head-to-head in raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. That means it's time to get ready for the start of the 2014-2015 St. Jude Challenge! 

The St. Jude Challenge is an online fundraising competition that puts the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon in the fundraising spotlight. Participating chapters and colonies who register for the St. Jude Challenge will wait for their name to be called. Every two weeks, one chapter or colony in TKE Nation will have all eyes on them as they fundraise as much as they can for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Utilizing the online fundraising page, members are encouraged to utilize social media to fundraise donations from Fraters, friends and family. Does your group have what it takes to be crowned the St. Jude Challenge Champion?

To compete in the St. Jude Challenge:

  • Register for the St. Jude Challenge by emailing Alex Swenson.
  • Set up a St. Jude Chapter Fundraising Page Here.
  • Wait for your chapter to be called through the TKE Facebook/Twitter pages.
  • Accept the Challenge.
  • Raise as much money as you can in two weeks.
  • Challenge another chapter/colony in TKE Nation.

At the conclusion of the 2014-2015 academic year, the Offices of the Grand Chapter will announce a champion. The winner of the St. Jude Challenge will be featured in THE TEKE.

Also, don't forget to register for the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. On Saturday, November 22, supporters in more than 65 communities across the county will participate in the walk. This exciting, family-friendly event helps raise funds to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Register for the walk, today.

For more information, please contact:

Alex Swenson
Program and Events Manager
317.872.6533 Ext. 225
ASwenson@tke.org

08/19/2014 |

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Offices of the Grand Chapter would like to recognize the thousands of individuals throughout TKE Nation who have taken a splash for ALS. Over the last several weeks, the ALS #IceBucketChallenge has steamrolled its way through social media powerhouses Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. With the intention of raising awareness, and more importantly, driving action, the Ice Bucket Challenge has become a global phenomenon, and we, as members of Tau Kappa Epsilon, are pleased to join the cause. 

Originally referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It's a condition that eliminates your ability to hold a pencil, get out of your chair, and even eat or speak. It's effects are crippling and currently irreversible. 

For too long, ALS went under-funded, under-resourced and largely ignored. That is, until Steve Gleason, former New Orleans Saint player, largely known for his blocked punt on the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened after Hurricane Katrina, was diagnosed with ALS. His campaign #NoWhiteFlags has brought support from NFL players throughout the league. Since then, athletes, celebrities and Fraters around the nation have taken the call to raise not only awareness, but also dollars in the name of ALS, now in the name of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

On Sunday, August 17, 2014, TKE's Chief Executive Officer Donnie Aldrich took the challenge and passed it onto TKE Professional Staff Members Alex Baker, Alex Swenson and Pat Gleason.

The following day, Professional Staff members Alex Baker, Alex Swenson and Kyle Erdman responded with their own challenge.

The Offices of the Grand Chapter would like to thank the Fraters and friends of Tau Kappa Epsilon who have taken the #IceBucketChallenge. And while it is important to raise awareness, it is nothing without action and cause.

Share your Ice Bucket Challenge with Tau Kappa Epsilon by including #IAMTKE in your post. 

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533 Ext. 252
DKlopfenstein@tke.org

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