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Congratulations to the 2014 Founders' Men!

posted Aug 3, 2014, 3:26 PM by Matthew Adamson

The alumni of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, South Dakota Alpha Xi chapter are proud to announce this year's Founders' Awards recipients.  We are very proud of all of their accomplishments as Phi Kaps and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!  This year marks the 5th year our local chapter has given these awards and we look forward to honoring many more of our active and associate members in the future.  Congratulations!

Founders' Award for Spiritual Excellence
Mitchell McLaughlin
Founders' Award for Excellence in Leadership
Jeff McGrath
Founders' Award for Fraternal Excellence
Elliott Zadow
Founders' Award for Social Excellence
Eric Maassen
Founders' Award for Intellectual Excellence
The Alpha Xi Award
Hans Tvedt

Winners were presented awards at our annual Founders' Banquet held on April 26th.  All winners received scholarship awards of $200 each, with a special $500 award for the Alpha Xi winner.

2013 Founders' Weekend

posted Jun 14, 2013, 11:41 AM by McMc

This years' events were held at the USD campus, April 26th through the 28th 2013.

This years' events included:
Golf & Lunch at The Bluffs Golf Course
The fourth annual Founders' Awards scholarship banquet
Mass at the USD Newman Center

Congratulations to the 2012 Founders' Men!

posted Aug 2, 2012, 7:46 PM by Matthew Adamson

Phi Kappa Theta's board of directors is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Founders' Awards.  These awards are given out each year to active fraternity men who best exemplify our fraternity's ideals: spiritual, intellectual, fraternal, social, and leadership.  Each award winner is recognized at our annual banquet and receives a scholarship award of $200.  The Alpha Xi Award winner is presented an even larger scholarship of $500.  On behalf of the board and our chapter alumni, congratulations to this year's winners!
Founders' Award for Spiritual Excellence
Greg Schmidt
Founders' Award for Intellectual Excellence
John Buchkoski
Founders' Award for Fraternal Excellence
Alex Johnson
Founders' Award for Social Excellence
Dan Carmichael
Founders' Award for Excellence in Leadership
The Alpha Xi Award
Howard Schmidt

Second Annual Founders' Weekend Highlights

posted May 30, 2011, 8:59 PM by Matthew Adamson

Thanks to all who attended the second annual Founders' Weekend!

    We had a great turnout this year, all beginning with nine holes of golf on the Bluffs golf course. We had three big groups who participated in this event. The course was a little soggy from the overnight rain, so no carts were allowed, but the event went on as scheduled with alumni, parents, friends and active members participating. After the event, Director Huckabee hosted a Phi Kap barbecue at his home on the course. Special thanks to Greg and Susan Huckabee for hosting the event, and to the Nasers family for helping supply food.

    After the barbecue, guests were welcomed to the second annual Founders' Awards Banquet, held at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. A formal dinner was served, followed by the awards show, highlighting the success of the chapter in the past year and honoring six members of the fraternity with scholarship awards. Their profiles can be found on the Founders' Men page. The following day, guests were welcomed to mass at the USD Newman Center followed by a reception breakfast hosted by the active members of the fraternity.

    We want to thank everyone who helped make this a fun weekend for everyone, especially our scholarship donors. Thank you for your support!

Founders' Weekend Schedule Released

posted Mar 28, 2011, 10:18 AM by Matthew Adamson   [ updated Mar 28, 2011, 10:37 AM ]

The schedule for the second annual Founders' Weekend has been released and the first round of invitations sent.  After a very successful Founders' Awards Banquet last year, the event has been expanded to an entire weekend of activities.  All Phi Kappa Theta members and their families, alumni, donors, and friends of the fraternity are invited to join us for a weekend of events honoring the many accomplishments of the South Dakota Alpha Xi Chapter this past academic year.  A complete schedule is posted below.  If you would like to attend any events (RSVP is required) but did not yet receive an invitation, please contact Jeff Nasers ( or Matt Adamson ( and we will get you the information.  See you there!

Founders’ Weekend

Schedule of events

Saturday, April 30th

10am – Golf outing at The Bluffs golf course 

12pm – Outdoor barbecue at the home of Greg Huckabee (Alpha Xi Director of Fraternal Development)

7pm – Founders’ Awards Banquet at the Muenster University Center Ballroom

Sunday, May 1st

11am – Phi Kap mass at the St. Thomas More Newman Center 

12pm – Phi Kap breakfast prepared by the chapter members of South Dakota Alpha Xi at 324 Elm Street


Board of Directors Meeting January 15th

posted Jan 6, 2011, 2:47 PM by Matthew Adamson

The board of directors of the South Dakota Alpha Xi Association, Phi Kappa Theta's local alumni association, will meet at the Muenster University Center on Saturday, January 15th at 10am for a regular meeting.  Meetings are open door for all initiated Phi Kap members and alumni, and several important initiatives will be discussed including this year's Founders' Weekend.  Stop by or check back later to hear the results!

Founders' Weekend Date Announced

posted Oct 27, 2010, 2:23 PM by Matthew Adamson

The dates for the second annual Founders' weekend have been officially announced as April 30th and May 1st, 2011.  After a very successful Founders' Awards banquet last year, activities will be expanded to an entire weekend of events.  The Founders' Awards banquet will continue in its second year the night of Saturday April 30th.  More information will be available as events are planned.  Check back on our announcements page to stay up to date!

Our Biggest Year Yet!

posted Aug 31, 2010, 5:52 PM by Matthew Adamson

To all our members, active, alumni and future,

I wanted to say how excited I am about the coming year.  The SD Alpha Xi Board of Directors held our fall meeting on August 21st and I am proud to announce that this year will definitely be our most exciting yet.  Several new initiatives were presented at the board meeting including a major expansion of our annual Phi Kap Fish Fry for Kids philanthropy, the establishment of a true scholarship foundation for our members, receiving our official charter this fall, and of course, our new website.  All of which will greatly improve the experience for all our members.  We are very proud of all the progress made so far and are looking forward to improving even more this year!  Please stop back often to check on all of our improvements.

Proud to be a Phi Kap,

Matt Adamson

First Post For the BoD

posted Aug 4, 2010, 9:01 PM by Devon Schreiner

This is the first post from the Board of Director's blog. There will also be some really great information about the chapter coming from here.

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