Epsilon Chapter Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence

Epsilon Chapter Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence

On May 28, 1915, Grand Prytanis Lyle Straight and other fraternity officers traveled to Ames and Iowa State University to install a group of men (organized as the Seminoles) as Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon. With the addition of the fifth Chapter (and the first Chapter outside of Illinois) TKE came of age by satisfying the National Interfraternity Council requirements for membership, thus becoming a nationally recognized fraternity.

Our alumni leadership and undergraduate members have been diligently working to bring together Fraters and friends for our celebration of our centennial event. It is with great pride that we take the time to recognize this momentous occasion of both Epsilon becoming the first chapter of TKE to reach 100 consecutive years of operation AND 100 years of Tau Kappa Epsilon being a national fraternity. The celebration will include:

Friday, September 4, 2015
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Chapter House tours and refreshments-224 Ash Avenue
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Reception, Hansen Pavilion, 2616 Mortensen Road Ames, Iowa
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Dinner and activities Hansen Pavilion

Saturday, September 5, 2015
8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Chapter House tours and refreshments-224 Ash Avenue
3 hours prior to kick off – Pregame tailgate tent-food, drinks, conversation- Jack Trice parking lot
Iowa State vs University of Northern Iowa Football game- kick-off TBA
Optional return to the Chapter House as time allows

Sunday, September 6, 2015
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Chapter House tours and refreshments-224 Ash Avenue
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Chapter House informal brunch and coffee,-224 Ash Avenue

No doubt this centennial celebration would be an excellent opportunity for you, your spouse, and family to revisit Epsilon Chapter and re-connect with fraternity brothers, pledge sons, classmates, and those who helped shape your life. This event can be an opportunity for you and your pledge class to re-connect and even have a mini-celebration before, during, or after the football game too.

We have partnered with the Iowa State Foundation to help with registration for the Friday night reception and dinner program. Please take a few moments to register at the following hyperlink: Reception and Dinner Program

Additionally, Frater Bill Schaphorst has once again reserved our tailgate tent and a large block of tickets for the football game on Saturday. Please visit the following hyperlink to reserve your spot today! Football Game and Tailgate Information

We appreciate your timeliness in registering as we finalize the plans for the weekend. We look forward to celebrating with you all.

If you have any questions regarding the centennial celebration, please contact:

Mike Beals E-2051
Co-Chairman Centennial Celebration Event

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