Beta Theta New Member Class Largest of Fraternities
Illinois Nu presents you with this semester’s new members, the Beta Theta new member class! This group of 8 men is our newest addition to Illinois Nu, increasing membership to 24 members. This group of individuals consists of a variety of different majors and backgrounds, all men that are eager and happy to contribute both to this chapter and the EIU community. This group was the largest of all fraternities this spring! Beta Theta’s members include:
Joshua Temaner (Junior) – Major: KSR in Exercise Science, Minor: Sports Broadcasting
Karl Webber (Junior) – Political Science in Pre Law
Julian Gomez (Sophomore) – Digital Media
Tommy Riordan (Freshman) – Major: Special Education, Minor: Sports Management
Eric Hunter (Junior) – Accounting
Brian Foley (Freshman) – Undecided
Alex Meinhart (Junior) – Construction Management
Gabriel Hallford (Freshman) – Double majoring in Psychology & Neuroscience
Illinois Nu is excited to have this fine group of individuals. Congratulations balanced men!
In the last few weeks, Illinois Nu has dedicated much time to civic engagement and volunteerism on campus. On Martin Luther King Jr Day, the group got together and donated time at the MLK Union for EIU’s annual day of service. Everyone in attendance made “love bugs” and blankets for children at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Valentine’s Day!
IL NU also spent time making dog toys for a local animal shelter and blankets for local families in Charleston, the materials were provided by the civic engagement office.
Carlson Leadership Academy in Lombard, IL
This past weekend, the spring 2020 executive board took a trip up to Lombard, IL to attend the Carlson Leadership Academy. CLA is an annual leadership conference in which e-board members, rising leaders, alumni, and volunteers meet to celebrate chapter success, meet other brothers from the region, and attend position-specific meetings. The executive board learned ways in which they can do their jobs better, lead their chapters in the right direction, and how exactly their role on e-board is crucial to the overall success of the chapter throughout the school year.
Andrew Fritts, who attended the “rising leaders” track took a number of things away from his experience at CLA. Drew said “having a purpose” is essential to both self and chapter-growth. Having a “what” is meaningless without a “why” in anything that you do in life, and Drew says that CLA inspired him to apply this to his own personal, professional, and academic experiences from here on out.