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Bringing you the latest in Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, wherever life takes you. We hope to educate, inspire and entertain with tips and lessons from members of our Fraternity.

Bringing you the latest in Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, wherever life takes you. We hope to educate, inspire and entertain with tips and lessons from members of our Fraternity.

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United States

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Bringing you the latest in Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, wherever life takes you. We hope to educate, inspire and entertain with tips and lessons from members of our Fraternity.

Language:

English

Contact:

317-872-6533


Episodes

Founders' Day 2021 Bonus Episode

1/10/2021
Happy Founder's Day TKE Nation, and welcome to this special bonus episode of the TKE Nation Podcast. To celebrate our Fraternity's founding, The TKE Nation Podcast is happy to release this reenactment of that speech. It will also be available on YouTube for you to watch the full video, as it appeared for the first time during our Centennial Celebration in 1999. As we reflect on the impact of that speech and our organization's future, the TKE Nation Podcast is also proud to broadcast the 2021...

Duration:00:22:57

CAC 2020 Lessons Learned—Part 5 of The Esteem Discussion Series

12/9/2020
As we near the end of 2020, Frater Alex Swenson sat down with a few members of the Collegiate Advisory Committee to find out what we learned. Join CAC Chairman Cole Conner and CAC members Ty Hogg (Beta-Zeta, Louisiana Tech) and Reese Jones (Alpha-Pi George Washington) as we break down what we've heard in the Esteem Discussion series so far and what we can expect as we look to 2021. The conversation isn't over, and the expectation of Excellence will continue no matter what the future holds!

Duration:00:52:36

Brad Bohannan Giving Tuesday Bonus Episode

11/27/2020
Joining us for a special Giving Tuesday episode of the TKE Nation Podcast is Frater Brad Bohannan (Delta-Lambda, Central Missouri). Many Fraters will remember Brad for his support of our New Orleans Conclaves as well as the owner of Spirits on Bourbon and Turtle Bay—Brad and Spirits on Bourbon have been featured on Bar Rescue. In this episode, we talk to Brad about how he built his business through hard work and tenacity and why he feels motivated to give back wherever possible. Brad is an...

Duration:00:23:08

Big Goals, Good Plans and The Great Outdoors with Tony Watson

11/25/2020
Frater Tony Watson is a past Leadership Academy graduate, a career sales professional and recently launched an outdoor apparel business, AllOuter (AllOuter.com). In this episode, he joins Regional Director Santos Lara to talk business, big goals, good planning and the great outdoors. Hailing from the Salt Lake City Utah area, Tony is an avid trail runner, skier and outdoorsman. He shares his methods and techniques for setting goals and achieving them. We end our conversation talking about...

Duration:00:48:42

Order of the Shield: Celebrating Veterans

11/11/2020
Happy Veterans Day, TKE Nation. On this day, we honor those who are proud to give their all for their nation. We're celebrating today by bringing you a correlating episode of the TKE Nation Podcast. In this episode, we hear from veteran Jeff Searcy (Xi-Theta) and active duty Griffin Bryn (Mu-Chi) as they talk about the relationship between their service and their brotherhood. Their stories are as unique as they are inspirational on why their relationships have taken them as far as they have,...

Duration:00:45:47

Young Alumni Career Coaching

10/28/2020
A.J. Eckstein is one of TKE Nation's fastest rising young professionals. In this episode, we learn what it has taken for A.J. to get where he is today and his biggest tips for young alumni entering today's unique workforce. He recently launched a start-up called the Career Coaching Company, which now has more than ten Career Coaches, reviewed over 100 resumes, and has coached over 200 hours collectively. Their team has industry-specific coaches that work at companies like The Boston...

Duration:00:34:56

Alumni Endowed Scholarships with Roger Underwood

10/14/2020
We all know that having an active alumni base is a sign of a strong chapter. But is your alumni base as functional as they could be? In this episode, CEO Donnie Aldrich sits down with Frater Roger Underwood (Epsilon, Iowa State) to learn about the robust scholarship program he has been instrumental in building for Epsilon. The Epsilon Alumni Association is responsible for a scholarship program that began humbly in 1963 with only a two five hundred dollar scholarships and has now grown to...

Duration:00:49:37

A Discussion of Values—Part 4 of the Esteem Discussion Series

9/30/2020
Do you ever wonder what you are supposed to do with the values that are so fundamental to TKE? Love, Charity and Esteem—what do they mean after college? How do they apply to the complications of life? In this episode, we are joined by Fraters Jason Lam, Chris Catizone and John Broadway as they evaluate how their values went from something memorized in college to something understood and fundamental to their every action. They continue by discussing next level strategies for networking,...

Duration:01:03:15

Connections & Conflict—Part 3 of the Esteem Discussion Series

9/16/2020
We are all interconnected, but we are not always going to agree. So, how do we deal with that? How do we approach our brothers' situations with empathy and humility? How can we employ conflict resolution skills to promote the well being of our relationships and ourselves? In this episode, Frater Greg Roskopf discusses mental health, conflict resolution, and fraternal strength with fellow Frater Dr. Gerald Opthof. Frater Opthof offers strategies built on his professional knowledge, experience...

Duration:01:08:17

Recruitment Roundtable

9/3/2020
If you want to know what the highest performing chapters are doing this semester, this is the episode for you! Director of Fraternal Growth Zach Scott sits down with David Black (Beta-Zeta, Louisiana Tech), Jakub Pirog (Delta-Gamma, UConn) and Chandler Morris (Omicron-Sigma, Indiana Southeast) to talk recruitment. Learn from your peers about what works and what challenges they are overcoming. Want to learn more? Reach out to Zach, or connect with one of these chapters to build a...

Duration:00:56:22

Make It Happen: Entrepreneur Secrets

8/19/2020
Joining us for this episode is Frater Erich Ploog. Erich initiated into TKE at the Epsilon-Omicron Chapter (Houston) and currently serves on the Grand Council. Erich has become a serial entrepreneur in his professional career - running a private management consulting business, managing one of Houston’s leading residential design firms and developing real estate. Previously he spent two decades in management consulting with firms like IBM and Anderson Consulting advising executives at Fortune...

Duration:00:38:43

St. Jude Semester Kickoff

8/5/2020
Joining us for this episode of the podcast are Ashley Smith and Kelley McKimens from St Jude Children's research hospital and Director of Fraternal Health and staff St. Jude Liason Nate Lehman. Leading this discussion is Chief Information Officer Alex Baker. Listen now to hear stories from the hospital, learn what's new with St. Jude, what resources are available to you, and a few never before seen projects our friends at St. Jude share first with TKE Nation! Learn more at TKE.org/StJude or...

Duration:00:42:26

Diversity: Our Experience—Part 2 of the Esteem Discussion Series

7/22/2020
In recognition of the social change happening in the US, TKE asked three BIPOC Fraters from different places in their TKE journey to share their story. This episode is part two of The Esteem Discussions Series, so stay tuned for more. TKE is proud to have never had an exclusionary clause since our founding in 1899. Now in 2020, we are authoring the next chapter of TKE history by opening the dialogue. We are joined by Ed Moy, Edwin Robinson and John Broadway for a panel discussion on how...

Duration:01:01:35

Virginia Tech's St. Jude Secrets

7/8/2020
Virginia Tech is an absolute philanthropic powerhouse! In the realm of fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, there isn't a better success story than the Xi-Omega chapter. These Tekes regularly raise hundreds of thousands of dollars during their TKE Week. Cole Conner, the TKE Collegiate Advisory committee chairman, spoke with them over a Zoom call to find out how they do it. You'll be surprised to learn that it's not as complicated as you might think. Listen in as Cole...

Duration:00:57:17

Pride: Our Experience—Part 1 of the Esteem Discussion Series

6/24/2020
In recognition of June as Pride month, TKE asked four Fraters from different places in their TKE journey to share their story. This episode is part one of The Esteem Discussions Series, so stay tuned for more. TKE is proud to have never had an exclusionary clause since our founding in 1899. Now in 2020, we are authoring the next chapter of TKE history by opening the dialogue. We are joined by Mark Romig, Erich Ploog, Keyeon Pitts and TJ Morgan for a panel discussion on how Fraternity is an...

Duration:00:58:55

What Now?

5/27/2020
It’s been a strange few months. COVID-19 and everything associated with it has caused our everyday realities to change. Part of those changes will be your TKE experience. So, what now? TKE CEO Donnie Aldrich talks with CIO Alex Baker and Director of Fraternal Growth Zach Scott about where we are now and what the future looks like for universities and TKE as a whole. They share what we think next semester will look like and the tools and resources you have at your disposal to make it a...

Duration:01:00:48

Jas Krdzalic: CEO of BodyBuilding.com

5/13/2020
Jas Krdzalic is the CEO of BodyBuilding.com, the world's largest online fitness store. More than that, BodyBuilding.com provides content, trainers, nutrition tips and much more. In this episode, Jas shares the secrets to becoming an effective leader, the must-have qualities for any entrepreneur, and why success is ultimately all about clarity, alignment and hustle. Read more about Jas' story in the winter 2018 issue of THE TEKE Magazine: http://www.theteke.org/app.php?bookcode=20181101

Duration:00:38:38

Career Prep: Tips from the Pros

4/29/2020
Every year at Regional Leadership Conferences around TKE Nation, Tekes have the opportunity to sit for mock interviews with industry-leading Tekes who volunteer this time to provide our members a leg up on their career competition. In this episode, we talked with a few of these volunteers to give our listeners a few tips and tricks to take with them into their job interviews. Join Brandon Rick (Beta - Millikin University), Dave Towne (Omega - Albion College), Tim Murphy (Omicron - The Ohio...

Duration:00:31:26

Retaining your Sense of Connection

4/15/2020
Something new for this week's episode TKE Nation! If YouTube is more your speed, join Nick and Zach for our first ever video podcast. Or get the TKE Nation Podcast wherever you find your podcasts and at TKE.org/Podcast. Get subscribed, so you will be notified when a new episode drops. In this episode, Nick and Zach catch up from quarantine via zoom. They would clearly rather be watching Tiger King but thought they would share a few thoughts on staying connected to your brothers even if...

Duration:00:39:59

Field Notes: Stories from the road

4/1/2020
Right before the Covid-19 situation took over the world's focus, we were lucky enough to get a few of the guys into the studio for a chat. In this episode, Nick Kimble, Kevin Warnke, Victor Casanova, Santos Lara, Joey Krzywonos, Shane McClure and TJ Morgan spent some time swapping stories from TKE Nation and experiences gained as members of the Professional Staff. Tune in to learn why Kevin is now humble, where to find Joey's Youtube channel and why Nick will always represent for his home...

Duration:00:52:39