FIJI/Farmhouse Chili Cook-Off for Africa

For Spring 2014, Chi Eta is partnering with the brothers of FarmHouse for a Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Kurasini Orphanage in Tanzania. Various campus organizations will be creating their best chili and bringing it to this event where people will get to taste and rank their favorite ones. The Chili Cook-Off will take place at the WKU Intramural fields on Saturday, March 29, from 1-4 in the afternoon. If your group wants to submit a chili, contact Zach Miller at (606) 231-7292. Each chili submission is $50. Early tickets for entry to the event are $6 and cost $7 at the door. To get your ticket got to the following link: We hope to see you there!

chili cookoff

A Color Run to Remember

Join the Bowling Green community for a 5K that is sure to leave you colorful and full of memories while supporting a great cause. This race is built for people of all ages and sizes and is family-friendly! Spread the word to all of your friends and family in the area! This race will feature colored “powder” that will be thrown on every participant to ensure a vibrant and exciting atmosphere. Register on-line early to ensure that you receive a t-shirt with your race. Walk-up registration and check-in starts at 9AM the day of the race and the event starts at 10AM. All of the proceeds of the event go to the Alzheimer’s Association to assist in the fight against this prevelant disease.

If you, or anyone else is interested in registering click the link below to sign up!

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Phi Gamma Delta hosts Inaugural Summit

The brothers of the Chi Eta Chapter hosted the Inaugural FIJI Summit on Saturday, March 17th, 2012.  The FIJI Summit was held in the Downing University Center and was used to replace the individual seminars the Chapter holds throughout the year.

Executive Director of the WKU Honors College and Chi Eta Graduate Brother Dr. Craig T. Cobane was the first speaker at the Summit.  Dr. Cobane gave an hour seminar on effective leadership in today’s world.  In this seminar, Dr. Cobane also talked about one of his passions, studying abroad.  Dr. Cobane has been influential in expanding the role of studying abroad at WKU and inside our chapter, as just this semester we have 5 students overseas (Trip Carpenter, Spencer Wright, Nick Serroque, Michael Hayden and Griffin Fruge).

The second speaker for the evening was WKU Football Chaplain and Character Coach Sean Pugh.  Sean delivered a seminar on relationships and religion.  He spent about 30 minutes giving his testimony of dating in a fun-hearted way that allowed everyone to learn from him.

Following the two main speakers, brothers enjoyed a little brotherhood and pizza time while watching the end of the Murray State NCAA tournament game.  Following the game, the FIJIs who are WKU Spirit Masters led a session on what it takes to apply for the Spirit Masters for those interested in joining.

“This event went really well,” stated Membership Development Chairman Zack Ryle.  “The idea of making one night of seminars instead of drawing them out over the entire semester was an idea that the Chapter has really embraced.  I am so proud of how this worked tonight and even more happy that the brothers enjoyed themselves while learning.  This is the goal of this chapter in action, to develop boys to young men who will be ready to leave college and make a difference in the world.  This event has so much promise and I cannot wait to see what future Membership Development Chairmen do to improve this!”

Fiji, AOPi, and Sigma Gamma Rho = One Amazing Pairing!

Fiji, AOPi and Sigma Gamma Rho's float for Homecoming!

The week of Homecoming was yet another great one for the Fijis of Chi Eta. Homecoming was Cajun-themed this year because the Homecoming game was against the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. So, the Homecoming Committee agreed that a swamp theme would fit perfectly with these Cajuns from the Louisiana Bayou. This year, the pairing was an absolute shocker because the brotherswere paired with the women of Alpha Omicron Pi, who earlier on this year had won the overall award for their chapter just as Chi Eta had done. The pairing also consisted of a smaller service sorority on campus known as Sigma Gamma Rho, who were also excellent in their status at WKU. The week took off on Sunday as the men and women worked diligently on preparing their float which consisted of a fan boat straight out of the swamp. Many hours of hammering, stapling, nailing and cutting were put into this 30-foot-long trailer.


In the end, the outcome was spectacular. The float came together and looked beautiful and consisted of five moving/mechanical parts! How could the judges not possibly go for a float of this technological caliber? But Homecoming Week does mean more than building a float. Each night, once a satisfying amount of work had been completed on the float, the Phi Gams treated the all the lovely ladies to a dance at Briza Azul’s, a local spot in the downtown square of Bowling Green, to take some stress off of all the hard work everyone had all been putting in throughout the week. The themes for these occasions were quite hilarious, but that’s an entire story in its own.


Friday consisted of a float parade in which all floats were judged, followed by Big Red’s Roar which is the biggest pep rally of the year held for the football team. At this event, the pairings screamed their lungs out to see who would bring home Big Red’s Spirit Stick as well as see who would win the overall championship for Homecoming Week. The Brothers, along with the sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Gamma Rho grabbed a third place finish overall. This wasn’t the result that most brothers wanted, but in the end they represented themselves well, they fought hard, they showed their women a great time, and most importantly, they grew as a brotherhood which is all one could really ask for. Now the brothers move their focus to Greek Week in the Spring which is just another chance to prove themselves against their own potential.