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3 October 2009


On Oct. 3, 2009 the first joint reunion dinner of the Sigma Mu Sigma and Acacia fraternity chapters took place at Baker′s Clear Lake Inn near Fremont, Ind. Eighteen members, most with their wives, returned to the Angola area to attend the dinner, which was held during the Homecoming weekend.

In many cases this was the first time that some of the members had seen each other since leaving Angola over 40 years ago. Attendees traveled from as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and Ontario, Canada to enjoy an evening of reminiscing, memorabilia and a great meal.

Sigma Mu Sigma, founded in 1921, was the first fraternity on the Tri–State College campus. Following the full accreditation of the school in 1966, the members began the process of affiliation with the Acacia fraternity. Following a brief period as a colony, the Tri–State College chapter of Acacia came in to existence in January, 1967. The chapter closed in 1979 due to lack of membership.

During its long and proud history in Angola, Sigma Mu Sigma had some 850 members and Acacia another 150 members.

Following the success of this first event, a second reunion dinner is being planned for fall 2010. Any members interested should send a brief message to rflang@charter.net or varizzi2@yahoo.com.

If you or your organization is planning a reunion or get–together, let us know and we can assist in spreading the word. Also, let us know if we can assist with tracking down your classmates. Contact alumni@trine.edu to get it started.

Tbolt Trivia!

14 February 2010

Welcome to the third installment of our Tbolt trivia program. With each issue of the Tbolt, a trivia question about our University will be asked. In order to compete and win from our stack of different prizes, the only thing you have to do is reply to tbolt@trine.edu with the subject line: Tbolt Trivia and submit your answer.

Regarding our previous question – The buildings that were located where the new Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium is being constructed were, as many of you knew, Alwood, Cameron, and Platt Halls. We had a great response from all of you out there and our second winner is (drumroll!): Rex and Lisa Gilman whose name(s) was drawn randomly from the list of participants. You will be contacted with your prize. Congrats!

This issue′s Trivia question:
Which current member of the Trine faculty has been on staff the longest?

If you know the answer to this trivia question, send it to us by March. 10, 2010 (only one submission per participant), and you can win Trine gear.

Trine Magazine Winter edition - online

16 February 2010

Our first issue of 2010 will be arriving in the mail soon. Catch up with our deans as they lay out the plans for our different schools, save the date for homecoming, connect through our new social networks, and learn much more about the university in this issue.

Now you can view it online. Click this link to access a flipbook version of the Winter 2010 issue. You can flip through pages, print specific pages of interest, download it in a PDF version, and more. Make sure you use the "Zoom In" tool for online reading.

If you want to check out older versions of Trine and Discover Magazines. Click here.

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