2014 Fall Homecoming and Alumni Reunion

 


Below read about the intial plans for this year's Homecoming and Alumni Reunion
More detail to follow when we post itinerary and RSVP form.
 

 

2014 Fall Homecoming and Alumni Reunion

From Mark Davenport August 18, 2014  

Save The Date: October 3 – October 5, 2014 The 2014 Kappa Sigma / Kappa Sigma Kappa Homecoming Reunion.

Get this date entered on your calendar; contact a few of the Brothers who you would like to see; and let them know that you will be there. More details will be coming out shortly.

The NEW Chapter House at 801 Moss St. is in it’s 6 th year as home to the Theta-Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma. If you have not seen The New House on the Hill, you really need to come back and check it out.

We will also be having the House Corporation’s Annual Business Meeting to bring our Alumni up to date on all that is going on.

Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5

Visit our Chapter website frequently for updates about Homecoming, and other news and notes about Chapter events.

www.theta-xiofkappasigma.com



Our Reunion is being held during Trine University’s Homecoming celebration. See University website for hotel information. Special rates are available for Homecoming weekend.

www.trine.edu

Alpha Sigma Phi Reclaims Cup at 2013 Sig Cup Scholarship Golf Tournament

From Mark Davenport August 11, 2013

Team Kappa Sigma, 2013

Ralph Trine and Steve LaHood

On August 2 and 3, Alumni from the Theta-Xi Chapter gathered for the 8th annual Sig Cup Golf Challenge to compete with Alumni from Alpha Sigma Phi for fun, fellowship and to raise funds for scholarships for undergraduate Brothers from both Fraternities. Established in 2006 by Kappa Sigma Alumnus Steve LaHood and Alpha Sigma Phi Alumnus John Goudy, this match play-scramble event has grown in number of participants every year, and has raised over $30,000 to date. The Friday afternoon round is held in conjunction with Trine University’s Annual “Alumni and Friends Scholarship Golf Outing” at Zollner Golf Course. The Saturday morning round takes place at a different course in the Angola area. 

 Sean Sullivan, Andrew Lesher, Shawn Floyd and Alex Lorencz

The 2013 Sig Cup was won by Team Alpha Sig with a solid wire to wire runaway on Day Two at Glendarin Hills Golf Club, and over $5,000 was raised for the scholarship fund. Two Undergraduate Brothers from each Fraternity will receive a $1000 Sig Cup Scholarship for the 2013-14 school year.Brothers participating this year included Steve LaHood, Frank Hall, Keith Turner, Bill MacIver, Dave Ballinger, Ralph Trine, Marc Snyder, Doug McCray, Ron Thomas, Dave Petrie, Roy Charleswood, Brian McNamara, Ryan Slone, Shawn Floyd,


Dave Zeider and Mark Houser

Alex Lorencz, Andrew Lesher, Mark Davenport, Mark Houser, Dave Zeider, Steve Bushore, Sean Sullivan, Noah Warren, and Undergrad Kevin Wunderlin. Others who took part in the festivities but did not compete for the Cup were Mike Darch, Mitch Rhoads, Bill Myers, Rick James, event photographer Ryan Estes, Faculty Advisor Marek Kolar, and undergrad Kaleb Fondren.

Steve LaHood, Brian McNamara, Frank Hall and Keith Turner


 

 

 

If you are interested in participating in, or contributing to, the 2014 Sig Cup event, contact one of the following Alumni Brothers: Steve LaHood, Shawn Floyd or Ryan Slone.

Ron Thomas and Roy Charleswood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

New Letters for the Kappa Sig House

From Mike Darch May 29, 2013


Brother’s proudly surround our new letters.

 

 

Plagued by repeated vandalism and a workable solution, the two corners of the Kappa Sigma house’s perimeter wall have been in a state of visual unpleasantness for a long while. That was until brother Lyle Smith asked for the assistance of his father, Robert Smith. With a dxf drawing from Lyle, Mr. Smith took the project into his Indianapolis shop utilizing 10 gauge stainless steel, a water jet cutter and a tig welder to fabricate the letters and brackets.  Ambitiously,  Mr. Smith sourced an Angola firm to secure the letters to the cornerstones to complete the transformation.  The letters can proudly be seen from the Kinney Street entrance and the lower portion of the campus.  Both views are impressive.

Kappa Sigma Faculty Advisor Spotlighted by Trine University

Marek′s teaching and mentoring come
from real life experiences.

From Mike Darch December 31, 2012


I have been teaching finance at Trine since August 2009. Previously I taught economics in Michigan at Delta College in Saginaw, Northwood University in Midlandand Michigan State University in East Lansing.I am awaiting publication of one of my 2008 doctoral thesis chapters in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money. Through doctoral research, I have gained expertise infinance, economics and business, and am eager to pass this expertise on to the students at Trine.
Marek KolarI was born in Czechoslovakia, and lived there under communism for 14 years. That experience has made me a passionate defender of freedom. I was inducted into the Northwood University Athletic Hall of Fame as a tennis player in 2007. I am a big fan of soccer and hockey. My wife Erin and I have a newborn daughter, Mikaela, and a seven–year–old black lab named Lucky. After living over 10 years in Michigan, we are excited to be a part of the Angola community.

Along with the above comments Marek made for the Trine article, below are some comments by Brother Mike Darch about Marek's involvement with the Kappa Sigma house.

 

Marek has been the men's assistant tennis coach at Trine for 2 seasons, spring 2011 and 2012 under head coach Bill Maddock.

I have personally known Marek since the Spring of 2010.  Introduced by Professor Bill San Giacomo, Marek graciously accepted our invitation to become a faculty advisor to the fraternity.
He quickly immersed himself into his new role and in short period of time has become an invaluable asset to our organization. His leadership skills helped our undergraduate brothers achieve the “most improved GPA” award for the second time since he became our advisor. This award is given to the Trine fraternity with the most improved overall GPA. In addition, Marek has helped to dramatically increase the number of new members into our brotherhood by way of his acute mentoring capabilities.

To confirm his commitment to the fraternity and enhance his ability to mentor our membership, Marek requested and was granted formal initiation into the brotherhood earlier this year. In addition, Marek has taken on another significant responsibility by becoming the Treasurer for the Trine Kappa Sigma Alumni Corporation.

Marek devotes significant amounts of his time to our brotherhood, as evidenced by his regular participation at chapter meetings, managing our finances as well as serving on the University’s Greek Council.

We are especially proud of Marek’s recent initiative in launching an educational series of workshops sponsored by Kappa Sigma for the benefit of all Trine students using the vast career experience of our alumni.  The first workshop on “How to Develop a Business Plan” was held two weeks ago to an audience of 30 enthusiastic Trine students.       

Business Planning Workshop at Kappa Sigma

Trine Students Learn Practical Steps and Lessons from Alumni Entrepreneurs and IN State Planner

From Randy Plank October 18, 2012

On Wednesday evening October 17, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Trine University hosted a workshop seminar for students interested in how to make and execute a business plan.   Twenty eight students from a variety of TU study majors attended the interactive workshop to learn from a panel of successful entrepreneurs with experience in starting and growing their own various businesses.   The undergraduate brothers of Kappa Sigma organized the workshop under the guidance of Kappa Sigma Faculty Advisor and Professor Dr. Marek Kolar of TU's Ketner School of Business.    The workshop panel was comprised of TU and Kappa Sigma Alumni David Ballinger, Mitch Rhoads, Keith Turner, and Roy Meyer, all highly successful business professionals, along with Wes Shie of the Indiana State Small Business Development Center.  The panel shared practical guidance and experience with TU students who have an interest to start their own business one day.  This was the first in a series of workshops planned by Kappa Sigma at Trine University.  The undergraduate and alumni brothers see the workshops as a productive joint project that Dave Ballinger and Keith Turnergives useful value to TU students by sharing lessons from the school of hard knocks to augment the great classroom education provided by Trine University.

 

 

 

 


Dave Ballinger and Keith Turner make their presentation.

Kappa Sigma Wins 2012 Sig Cup Scholarship Golf Tournament

From Mark Davenport August 20, 2012

On August 3 and 4, Alumni from the Theta-Xi Chapter gathered for the 7th annual Sig Cup Golf Challenge to compete with alumni from Alpha Sigma Phi for fun, fellowship and to raise funds for scholarships for undergraduate Brothers from both Fraternities.

Team Photo

Team Kappa Sigma, 2012

Established in 2006 by Kappa Sigma Alumni Steve LaHood and Alpha Sigma Phi Alumni John Goudy, this matchplay-scramble event has grown in number of participants every year, and has raised over $20,000 to date. The Friday afternoon round is held in conjunction with Trine University’s Annual Alumni and Friends Scholarship Golf Outing at Zollner Golf Course. The Saturday morning round takes place at a different course in the Angola area.

Sexton, McIver, Turner & Ballinger

Jim Sexton, Bill MacIver, Keith Turner and Dave Ballinger

  The 2012 Sig Cup was won by Team Kappa Sigma with an impressive comeback on Day Two at Lake James Golf Club, and $4600 was raised for the scholarship fund. Two Undergraduate Brothers from each Fraternity will receive a $1000 Sig Cup Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year.

Brothers participating this year included Steve LaHood, Frank Hall, Keith Turner, Bill MacIver, Dave Ballinger, Jim Sexton, Randy Plank, Marc Snyder, Doug McCray, Jim Sproatt, Dave Petrie, Roy Charleswood,

Goudy presents LaHood Trophy

Alpha Sig Captain John Goudy presents the Sig Cup to Kappa Sig Captain Steve LaHood


Brian McNamara, Jared Diller, Kyle Squillace, Andrew Wolf, Shawn Floyd, Alex Lorencz, Andrew Lesher, Ralph Trine, Ryan Estes, Terry Stanley and Undergrads Steven Hice and Steven Gullette. Others who took part in the festivities but did not compete for the Cup were Mike Darch, Roy Meyer, event photographer Mark Davenport, Nate Zeedyk, and several of the undergrad summer residents of the Chapter House.

If you are interested in participating in, or contributing to, the 2013 Sig Cup event, contact one of the following Sig Cup Tri-Captains: Steve LaHood, Dave Ballinger or Shawn Floyd.