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Beta Theta Pi Final Lore
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Most important/number 1 rule of Beta Theta Pi?
Beta business is Beta business
When and where was Beta Theta Pi founded?
August 8, 1839, Old Main Building at 9 pm, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Who are the founding fathers of Beta Theta Pi?
Of Ever Honored Memory, Pater: John Reilly Knox '39
Samuel Taylor Marshall '40
David Linton '39
James George Smith '40
Charles Henry Hardin '41
John Holt Duncan '40
Michael Clarkson Ryan '39
Thomas Boston Gordon '40
Who is our local sister sorority?
Pi Beta Phi
Who is our national sister sorority?
Alpha Chi Omega
Beta Theta Pi mission statement?
To Develop Men of Principle for a principled life.
Beta Theta Pi vision statement?
All men will live by Beta Theta Pi's values
What are the five core values?
Where is the Admininstrative office located?
Oxford, OH The sam place as the Alpha Chapter
Who owns the majority chapter houses?
What Is John Reilly Knox's nickname?
When and where was the second chapter of Beta Theta Pi founded?
Where and when was the first convention of Beta Theta Pi?
What is the oldest chapter of Beta Theta Pi in existence?
Washington and Jefferson, 1842
What is known as Beta's darkest hour? Why?
The Civil War. It pitted brother against brother.
Other than Beta Theta Pi, what other fraternities were in the Miami Triad?
Sigma Chi, and Phi Delta Theta
What are the colors of Beta Theta Pi?
Delicate shades of pink and blue
What is the saying that goes along with the colors?
So long as the sun rises and sets there will always be Beta Theta Pi
When was the first meeting of Beta Theta Pi held?
August, 8 1840, one year after her formation.
When did John Reilly Knox die? Where is his body buried? What is the day known as?
February 7, 1898. Greenville, OH. Knox Day.
When was Beta Theta Pi magazine founded?
December 15, 1872
What's the deal with the Wooglin Club House?
The Wooglin club house is in Lake Chautauqua, NY. It is a lodge/vacation spot for Alumni. It was built by members for Alumni. It burned down in 1901.
What is the flower of Beta Theta Pi?
Who recommended the flower?
What is the Beta Campanile?
A bell tower that was dedicated to Miami University at the 100th General Convention in 1939 it was formally dedicated May 17, 1941.
What are the names of the bells in the tower?
Beta, Theta, Pi, 1839-1939
Who were the two Betas that lost their lives aboard the U.S.S. Arizona?
Lt. Frank S. Lomax, Nebraska 1939, and Ensign James W. Haverfield, Ohio State, 1939
Who was the first general president?
William hamilton, Northwestern, 1879
Who was the first general secretary?
Charles Duy Walker, VMI 1869
What is another name for the president's badge?
The Kirby Badge
What is the Sisson awarded?
Awarded for chapter excellence.
What is the Knox awarded for?
Highest award for Chapter Excellence.
What is the North Dakota awarded for?
Excellence in Chapter Publications.
What is the Oxford Cup awarded for?
Highest order in fraternity.
What is the Virginia Tech awarded for?
Recognizes an entire Chapter for Academic success.
What is the Whitman Choral Cup awarded for?
Awareded for greatest singing/choral abilites.
What and when was the first fraternity formed?
Phi Beta Kappa, 1776
What were the fraternities that existed when Beta Theta Pi was founded?
Kappa Alpha, Delta Upsilon, Delta Phi, Sigma Phi, Psi Upsilon, Alpha Delta Phi
Where is the Knox Memorial located?
Old Main Building, Oxford, OH
What does the Memorial read?
in 1839 John Reilly and his associates founded here the fraternity Beta Theta Pi.
Who designed the Beta Flag, the membership shingle, and the membership badge?
George M. Chandler, Michigan '98
Who designed the first membership shingle?
Morris Ebersole, Cincinnati '98
Who wrote The Loving Cup?
Horace G. Lozier
What were the Betas who died in the First World War known as? Why?
"Gold Star Brother of the World War" many of them died wearing their pin on their uniform.
Explain the Toronto Fund.
Designed to keep the doors open to the Toronto chapter because most of the members were enlisted in the war bills could not be paid for the house. One dollar was asked of every Active member . More than enough money was made. The left over money went to the Baird Fund to recognize the Betas who died in the war.
Who designed the first membership badge?
Samuel Taylor Marshall, Miami, '40
Which fraternity later became the Gamma Gamma chapter of Beta Theta Pi?
Theta Mu Epsilon
When did the above fraternity officially become the Gamma Gamma chapter of Beta Theta Pi? How many members did it have?
September 19, 1914. 22 members.
Who was the "Knox" of this local fraternity?
Lawrence Gordon. A UI professor
Who was the Pater of this chapter? What object on our crest symbolizes him?
Frank G. Ensign. A sword is on the crest because he spearheaded the entire operation.
What was the Gamma Gamma house used for in WWII? What was it called?
A women's dormitory. Mary's House.
Who were the founding fathers of Theta Mu Epsilon?
Donald Whitehead, Idaho, 1907, from Boise.
Albert McPherson, Idaho, 1907, from Boise.
Guy Hollman, Idaho, 1908, from Helena.
William Morrow, Idaho, 1907, from Boise.
Who are the pictures in the TV room of? Name them.
Past house mothers. Linore Scott, mildred cummings, joella kleffner, ellen piercen
What Gamma Gamma Beta was also president of the General Fraternity? When? When did he graduate?
A.J. Gustin Priest, 1951-1954, 1918.
Who was responsible for financing Gamma Gamma? What were his nicknames?
Francis Jenkins. Daddy Jenkins, Andrew Mellon from Idaho, and Grand Old Man.
What does the gold plaque above the fireplace read?
Dedicated to Francis Jenkins for his loving affection and service to the Gamma Gamma chapter.
What is our pledge manual called? Who wrote it?
Sons of the Stars. L.E. (Erv) Johnson, Idaho, '53
Name four prominent Gamma Gamma Betas.
Frank Schrontz, Boeing CEO. Erv Johnson, former editor of Beta Theta Pi Magazine, and author of Sons of the Stars. Pat McMurray, First Security CEO.
William Stoneman, GM of the Anaheim Angels, and former pitcher for the Expos.
When was this house completed? How much was it?
What is the motto of this chapter? What does it mean?
"Gaza Gaylophone". "Treasure of the Hills".
When was the first UI vs. WSU football game? Who won?
1893, Idaho won 12-0
when was idaho established as a territory
march 3, 1863
Land grant institutions?
UIdaho is a land grant institute that became possible from an act of territorial legislatioin on jan 30, 1889. Morrill Act-Lincoln admn.
Where was uidaho initally attempted to establish? why wasn't it successful
UI at eagle rock (idaho falls)
1. boise already had the penitentiary
2. wahsington was trying to annex north idaho
3. area was rich in agriculture
When did Idaho become a state ?
july 3, 1890
when did idaho first open
october 3, 1892 with one building, one professor, and forty students
How big was the original campus
20 acres/ $4,000
The first acting president before classes?
First president Uidaho?
franklin benjamin gault
when did the argonaut begin
when was the original admin building bult
1899 but burned down march 30, 1906 but the new one completed on august 17 1909.
First, second, and third fraternities on campus
kappa sigma 1905, phi delta theta 1908, beta 1914
First, and second sorority
gamma phi beta 1910, delta gamma 1911
How wrote "here we have idaho"
mckinley helm, this song is both the UI alma mater and the state song.
what is the generic name for rapivab?
what do you call a man with a rubber toe?
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Who is credited with popularizing the term rock and roll?
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