Category Archives: Beta Theta Pi

W&J, a Wedding, a Rotary Dinner, a Walk in the Cemetery, and a P.E.O. B&B

This past weekend was a fun one for us. The Becque5 clan gained another +1. Officially we are the Becque5 +2 after last fall’s wedding of our daughter. I made the hotel reservations in early January and didn’t think more … Continue reading

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Losing Lincoln, the Titanic, and a Murder in Belize

Two historic events which took place on April 15 had their beginnings on the evening of April 14. The RMS Titanic’s collision with an iceberg happened at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday April 14, 1914. The ship sank in the early morning hours of … Continue reading

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Beta at Kansas, THON at Penn State, and a Phi Mu from Syracuse

I’ve been away for a week on a research project, my mind is swimming with places, dates, and the faces of those long gone. One of the most interesting tidbits I picked up last week was that Emma Patton Noble, … Continue reading

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GLO Musings on a Soggy Saturday

“We can conceive of no more fitting manner of honoring the early sacrifices of our Founders than to impress the new initiates with the deep meaning of fraternal duty and obligation through the inspiration of the initiation ceremony. In a … Continue reading

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Fraternity Diversity, 1870s, Greencastle, Indiana

In 1877, four young Japanese men arrived in Greencastle, Indiana. They became students at the alma mater of their teacher, an American missionary. They, too, like their mentor, became fraternity men. Two joined Delta Kappa Epsilon and the other two … Continue reading

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Founders’ Day Greetings to Beta Theta Pi!

On this day, August 8 in 1839, Beta Theta Pi was founded. It was the eighth day of the eighth month at nine in the evening, so technically, I am not late with this post. Beta Theta Pi’s convention is happening … Continue reading

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GLO History on the Twitterverse

Getting collegiate GLO members hooked on history is an important part in getting them to be life long loyal members. Understanding that the organization spans generations and is greater than one chapter on one campus is heady stuff for a college … Continue reading

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Oldest Fraternity Chapter West of the Mississippi and More!

In 1856, the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was built. It connected the Rock Island Arsenal in northwestern Illinois to Davenport, Iowa. The Eads Bridge in St. Louis was completed in 1874. Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, was established in 1851. Although the … Continue reading

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Pi Lambda Phi’s Connection to Broadway and More

Today is Pi Lambda Phi’s Founders’ Day. Pi Lambda Phi was founded in 1895 at Yale University by a group of men who were denied membership in the other Yale fraternities because of their religious and racial backgrounds. Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter … Continue reading

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NPC Badge Day, the Founding of ΠΚΑ and ΦΜΔ, and a Rabbit Hole

Tomorrow, the first Monday of March, is the National Panhellenic Conference’s International Badge Day. This rare Sunday post is a reminder for my NPC friends to wear their badge and show the power of the 26 NPC organizations. NPC’s International … Continue reading

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