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Graduate brother Dan Bennington's "Burger Quest" continues
Mar
1
7:00 AM07:00

Graduate brother Dan Bennington's "Burger Quest" continues

When the Theta Deuteron chapter at OWU was rechartered, Dan Bennington took up the mantle of Purple Legionnaire.  Through all his contributions to the fraternity, this chapter has thrived and grown to one of the most respected groups on campus, among both faculty and students. When contemplating the question "What does it mean to be a FIJI?", one need not look further than to Dan for the answer. From all Theta Deuteron brothers to Dan, THANK YOU for everything you've done and continue to do for this chapter!

Although Dan recently passed the torch of Purple Legionnaire to the rechartering president Ryan Kaplan, he has kept busy by searching for the BEST BURGER in the United States. While the actives are on campus working hard at academics, athletics, extracurriculars, and community building, Dan is living life to the fullest, all the while searching for the perfect burger along the way. Here is a look at his most recent burger experience.

"Wednesday Hamburger Quest. Duffy's Sports Grill. Estero, FL- No. 165

Estero, Florida is the home of the Koreshan Historic Site, where Dr. Cyrus R. Teed, alias Koresh brought his followers in the first decade of the last century.

Cyrus Reed Teed (October 18, 1839 – December 22, 1908) was a U.S. eclectic physician and alchemist turned religious leader and messiah. In 1869, claiming divine inspiration, Dr. Teed took on the name Koresh and proposed a new set of scientific and religious ideas he called Koreshanity, including a unique Hollow Earth theory that posits the Earth and sky exist inside the inner surface of a sphere.-Wikipedia

If I remember correctly, when Dr. Teed died, his followers placed his body in a bath tub and awaited his return from the dead. After a couple of weeks, the stench, decomposition and lack of movement convinced the faithful that he wasn't coming back and the movement pretty much disbanded.

Tonight, Swany and I went to Estero and Duffy's Sports Grill with good friends Tom and Jan A Kisting and Linda Gordon. All together we had the Cheeseburger, the Cheeseburger Sliders and the Bacon Mushroom Cheeseburger. I don't think any of us would claim it was a religious experience, but we all agreed that the burgers were excellent."

PROUD TO BE!

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Pledges take 2nd @ DG Anchor Splash
Feb
24
9:00 PM21:00

Pledges take 2nd @ DG Anchor Splash

In a controversial outcome, the 2017 pledge class takes 2nd place in DG Anchor Splash. The most important event, the group synchronized dance, was indeed won by the pledges. The group danced to "Backstreet's Back", absolutely shocking the audience with their artistic ability and the emotion instilled in every "synchronized" move. Proud to be.

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OWU FIJI welcomes 27 new men into the brotherhood as pledges
Feb
6
6:00 AM06:00

OWU FIJI welcomes 27 new men into the brotherhood as pledges

The FIJI brothers welcome 27 exemplary men into the esteemed Theta Deuteron chapter of Phi Gamma Delta for the spring 2017 semester. This group of well-rounded men is one of the strongest pledge classes in chapter history. With 6+ sports represented,  majors in more than 4 different departments across campus and a multitude of other unique traits too numerous to list, this class has the potential to push both the fraternity and the university in a positive direction. We are excited to see what this semester has in store for our new members and look forward to grooming them into true FIJI gentleman.

Spring pledge class of 2017

  1. Adam Yingling
  2. Aidan Stout
  3. Antonio Romanelli
  4. Aunders Erickson
  5. Ben Loeper
  6. Conner Brown
  7. Drew Riggle
  8. Duncan Copeland
  9. Eli Rajotte
  10. Felipe Duarte
  11. Jack Dugan
  12. Jared Hileman
  13. Jarrod Ferstl
  14. Joe Brush
  15. John Keller
  16. John Sotos
  17. Jordan Auriemma
  18. Josh Sherman
  19. Martin Dioli
  20. Nick Braydich
  21. Nolan Norman
  22. Pete Mihok
  23. regis O'Neil
  24. Samuel A Miller
  25. Tyler Mctague
  26. William Luckett
  27. Zachary Niswonger

Proud to be.

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Jan
23
6:30 AM06:30

FIJI formal recruitment event Spring 2017

The fraternities formal recruitment dinner with potential new members was a great success. The food was great, the stories from grad brothers Hap, Bennington, and Kaplan were excellent and motivational.

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Brothers attend the 42nd FIJI Academy
Jan
6
to Jan 8

Brothers attend the 42nd FIJI Academy

  • Saint Louis Union Station Hoyel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brothers Ronald W. Gwinn, Paul Heithaus, Addison Stern, Michael Barr, and Robert Gossett attend the 42nd annual FIJI Academy in Saint Louis, MO. The lodging was provided by Saint Louis Union Station hotel. It was a jolly good time and a great success. Brothers met with Archon President Brian Douglas and spoke with him about the Theta Deuteron chapter in great detail. Jim Link spoke to the cabinet after his moving speech to the academy attendees. Proud to be an OWU FIJI

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Jan
1
1:30 PM13:30

Chapter website published

Thanks to the generosity of the chapter graduate brothers, the chapter website was born. Robert Gossett ('18) created the website so that the chapter may benefit from its use for years to come. It will prove to be a great tool for the fraternity, and the chapter is forever grateful for it.

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Dec
12
9:30 PM21:30

First annual brotherhood calendar distrubuted

The first annual brotherhood calendar fundraiser was a great success. With brothers featured in glorious partially clothed fashion for all of the months, the brotherhood calendar tradition was started. The only shortcoming of the event was the misspelling of the word responsible on one of the pages. To salvage the situation, buyers were told the french spelling of the word "responsable" was used. This is a great tradition that brought the brothers closer, and it will hopefully continue for years to come

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Housing Agreement amended

The Theta Deuteron Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta comes to an agreement with OWU to amend the housing contract such that Brothers abroad, and brothers working for OWU as RA's, count toward the occupancy requirement for the lodge (100%). Daud Baz met with Dwayne Todd, while Ronnie Gwinn, Paul Heithaus, and Robert Gossett met Wendy Piper and Dana Behum to resolve this issue which long plagued the chapter.

 

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Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

First annual secret santa

The brotherhood committee (lead by Patrick Alcoufra) held the first annual brotherhood gift exchange. Brothers also decorated the house in lights to perpetuate holiday spirit.

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Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Alex Widman Participates in Delta Zeta's hot dog eating contest

Brother Alex Widman Participates in Delta Zeta's hot dog eating contest for their philanthropy Hot Dogs for Hearing. Brother Widman lost miserably after almost dying from choking on his first hot dog, which he took an enormous bite out of. After stepping away to evacuate the contents of his stomach, Alex returned to continue on in a valiant effort.

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Nov
18
9:30 PM21:30

Chapter wins intramural soccer championship

After a rigorous season, the chapter defeated Phi Delta Theta to win the intramural soccer championship. The team went undefeated on the season.

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Sep
26
12:00 AM00:00

FIJI/DG (Delta Gamma) Anchor Bowl

FIJI and DG held their philanthropy Anchor Bowl benefiting Service for Sight and Joining Forces which helps the blind and the visually impaired. The two teams in the final game of flag football were the Chi Phi/ FIJI hybrid team, and the Men's lax team which FIJIs were on. The Varsity Men's Lacrosse team won.

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