A large number of fraternity men from NIC member fraternities will be involved in the upcoming Olympics in London (July 27-August 12) and Paralympics in England (August 31-September 5).
Beach Volleyball player-Phil Dalhausser, Lambda Chi Alpha-Central Florida
Basketball—Managing director Jerry Colangelo-Phi Kappa Psi-Illinois; assistant coach Jim Boeheim-Delta Upsilon-Syracuse
Sailing—Mark Mendelblatt-Delta Tau Delta-Tufts; Eric Storck-Psi Upsilon-Dartmouth
Slalom Kayaking—Michael Tayler—Tau Kappa Epsilon-Carleton (competing for Team Canada)
Swimming—Markus Rogan-Kappa Alpha Order-Stanford (competing for Team Austria); head athletic trainer Keenan Robinson-Theta Chi-Adrian
Tennis players—Bob Bryan-Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Stanford; Mike Bryan-Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Stanford
Track & Field—Amir Nikfar-Pi Lambda Phi-Cal-Berkeley (shot putter for Team Iran); Nick Symmonds-Sigma Chi-Willamette (800 meters for Team USA)
Volleyball—assistant coach John Speraw-Phi Kappa Psi-UCLA
Water Polo players—Tony Azevedo-Kappa Alpha Order-Stanford; Peter Hudnut-Kappa Alpha Order-Stanford; Peter Varellas-Kappa Alpha Order-Stanford
Wrestling—Jake Herbert-Delta Tau Delta-Northwestern
Olympics TV broadcast anchors, analysts & reporters—Brett Haber-Sigma Nu-Dartmouth (tennis); Tom Hammond-Kappa Alpha Order-Kentucky (track & field);Dan Hicks-Sigma Phi Epsilon-Arizona (swimming); Cobi Jones-Lambda Chi Alpha-UCLA (soccer); Al Michaels-Sigma Nu-San Diego State (anchor); Pat O’Brien-Delta Tau Delta-South Dakota (tennis); Dan Patrick-Phi Sigma Kappa-Dayton (anchor); Craig Sager-Delta Tau Delta-Northwestern (basketball)
Quad Rugby—Jason Regier—Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Oregon State
Sailing—Mark LeBlanc—Kappa Alpha Order-LSU
Swimming—Evan Austin—Pi Kappa Phi-Indiana State
If other Greeks are participating in the Olympic or Paralympic Games, please send names and fraternity affiliations to Jay Langhammer at Jlangha132@aol.com.
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Healthy Masculinity Summit Faculty: Conversation-Starters
This October 17 – 19 in Washington, DC the Healthy Masculinity Summit will mark the beginning of the Healthy Masculinity Action Project. The summit’s structure, designed to be facilitated through conversations instead of presentations, requires skilled dialogue facilitators about issues like healthy masculinity in fraternities and more.
That’s where the topnotch faculty members for the Healthy Masculinity Summit come in. These individuals, representing a wide range of expertise and issues, will be the conversation-starters. Faculty members include people like:
· Rosalind Wiseman, author Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, the groundbreaking bestselling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls.
· Joe Ehrmann, Founder and President of Coach for America, called by Parade Magazine “the Most Important Coach in America”
· Jacquelyn Boggess, Co-Director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice and President of Women in Fatherhood
· Andrew Barnett, Executive Director of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), winner of the Metro Weekly Next Generation Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of LGBT activists, artists, and leaders under 30
Learn more about the Healthy Masculinity Summit’s topnotch conversation-starters and take advantage of early bird registration price, ending August 17th:
Healthy masculinity is one step in building better men, in and out of fraternities. That’s why the North-American Interfraternity Conference is a Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP) Ally. And we aren’t the only one. See all of the HMAP Allies: http://bit.ly/L4Z5XW