The Interfraternity Council (IFC), hosted a Castle Point Terrace wide Barbecue on Saturday October 24th that the Brothers of Theta Xi participated in. The Brothers opened up the house to potential new members for tours, billiards, socials and games of ping pong. There was also a variety of food that was prepared by our wonderful Chef Theresa for the event.
On October 18th the Brothers of Theta Xi hosted a Rush Event for potential new members by the name of “Root Beer, Brats and Tots.” The Brothers bought a Birch Beer Keg and cooked a bunch of Brats and Tater Tots for all to enjoy. There was a large turnout with around 20 potential new members showing up to enjoy the delicious food and drink and to watch some football and get to know some of the Brotherhood. The Brothers will also be hosting several more large Rush Events throughout the rest of the semester.
Craig O’Dell, Kyle Schnering, Joe Capretta, Jon Karkoska, and Nick Minervini all participated in this year’s Lipsync hosted by Phi Sigma Sigma. Phi Sig has been hosting this event for the past few years and all the proceeds go towards their national philanthropy. This year’s theme was best of the best and the brothers of Theta Xi chose the Backstreet Boys for their performance. Special thanks to Terez Lebron and Christina Sciarra of Phi Sigma Sigma, our team’s coaches, for helping us with our act and teaching us some dance moves. We look forward to participating in this event in the future. It was a great time for the performers and the audience!
The Grand Lodge of Theta Xi Fraternity is pleased to announce that after the completion of a successful search process, it is appointing Charles “Charlie” Hiemenz III as the Interim Executive Director of Theta Xi Fraternity. In accordance with the Board and National Headquarters Staff, he will begin his term on November 3, 2014.
As the Fraternity’s Interim Executive Director, Charlie brings an extensive and impressive non-profit and for-profit professional background totaling more than twenty years of experience. He is very involved as a civic volunteer in the St. Louis area, and comes to Theta Xi after his most recent professional role as Interim Executive Director of the World Pediatric Project. In addition, he has held volunteer positions with our partners in higher education at both Saint Louis University and Southern Methodist University.
In this leadership position, and serving as the executive of Headquarters Staff, Charlie will coordinate Staff operations while assisting the Fraternity in its search for a permanent Executive Director.
Dick Rushton, Theta Xi’s National President, provided greater insight into the Board decision, “We welcome Charlie, and are excited to have him join us; he was selected both for his experience and excellence in non-profit operations and to support our long-term Executive Director search and the ensuing transition process. We are enthusiastically acting on the idea that involves someone from outside coming onboard in the near-term to offer a fresh perspective, as we move forward.”
Charlie was hired to assist with the business and organizational needs of a vital, dynamic and growing Fraternity. He will work with the professional staff and volunteer membership to secure a productive and sustainable platform for the organization as we pursue the strategic direction ensuring success for the next 150 years.
Charlie commented on his new position by saying, “I am truly honored to be joining Theta Xi as Interim Executive Director and to be working with the Theta Xi staff and Grand Lodge members during this transition period. I expect to build on the fine and rich traditions of the Fraternity and to assist in identifying and hiring the very best full time permanent Executive Director in as expeditious a timeline as practical. I also look forward to meeting members, alumni and friends of Theta Xi during my time as Interim Executive Director.”
Eleven brothers this past President’s day spent their day off volunteering at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City! The brothers included Richie, James, Kristian, Nick, Ryan, Ryan, Craig, Jon, Rob, Shawn and Brandon. Every year LSC hosts a week devoted to engineers and their work. Being comprised of mostly engineering students the brothers assisted in the use of several different experiments that highlighted some basic engineering principles. It was a rewarding experience for the brothers to donate some extra time to put a smile on some children’s faces!