Lambda Chi Alpha in Ohio Busts Pumpkins for J. Luce Foundation

Marietta, OH. The men of the Marietta College chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity — John Moore, Matthew Unkefer, Shaun Stoner, Edward Tarbay, Joshua Kertes, Karl Ni, Ryan Vlachos, Jacob Hill, Andrew Bukala, Joshua Nider, Ronald Cantrell, Jr., and Austin Klintworth — will be hosting their second annual Pumpkin Bust on October 31st.
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804578_10153651465193828_651896739_nThe men of the Marietta College chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity:
John Moore, Matthew Unkefer, Shaun Stoner, Edward Tarbay, Joshua Kertes,
Karl Ni, Ryan Vlachos, Jacob Hill, Andrew Bukala, Joshua Nider,
Ronald Cantrell, Jr., andAustin Klintworth. Photo: Lambda Chi Alpha.
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The event, which is open to the entire Marietta College campus, is a philanthropic endeavor designed to engage Marietta students in various methods of pumpkin carnage, from a pumpkin piñata to pumpkin bowling. The event will take place from 1pm to 5pm at the Hermann Bowl on Marietta College’s Campus.
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The Pumpkin Bust is a team-based series of events, with a maximum of five members per team. The Pumpkin Bust provides Marietta College students with the opportunity to forgo the stresses of college and spend an afternoon engrossed in final celebrations of the fall season. Each team is charged a fee of $5 per person and all proceeds will go to The Bauer Fund of the J. Luce Foundation

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Campus-allMarietta College is a private, liberal arts college located in southeastern Ohio.
Photo: Marietta College.
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The men of Marietta College’s chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha decided to donate the proceeds of the Pumpkin Bust to the Bauer Fund in honor of Grant Bauer, their faculty adviser Bill Bauer’s son. The purpose of the Pumpkin Bust is to promote a sense of community, fun, and celebration that Grant exemplified during his time at Marietta College.
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The men of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity were asked to explain more about the event and the cause:
I really hope this event does well. It’s for a great cause, and it’s a privilege to be able to help plan this event. – Shaun Stoner, Senior Petroleum Engineering Major and Philanthropy Chair
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The next time I hit a rough patch in life I will be able to think back to this day of accomplishment and be lifted by the energy and happiness it brought to others. – Zachary Husk, alumna
12166875_10153651464998828_1938651007_nEddie Tarbay. Photo: Lambda Chi Alpha.
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Events like the Pumpkin Bust are the main reason why I joined Lambda Chi Alpha. We’re a tight-knit group here on campus, and we have the amazing opportunity to synthesize and collectively unify our time and resources for the benefit of the community. The Pumpkin Bust provides Marietta College students with a stress relieving afternoon to relax with friends, all while adding to the Bauer Fund’s potential to help others in the community. It gives me total faith that our chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha will continue to benefit Marietta College and beyond for years to come. – Edward Tarbay, Senior History and English Double Major
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The Pumpkin Bust has been a major philanthropic asset to our chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha since it was adopted onto the campus and showcases our ability and willingness to partner with such a worthy cause as the Bauer Fund. While building our reputation is important for our fraternity, it is more important for us to help build involvement and to help build recognition for smaller, if not more important projects and groups that we support here at Marietta and all around the nation for Lambda Chi Alpha as a whole. –  Joshua Kertes, Junior Land and Energy Management Major
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12165648_10153651465158828_1530095292_nKarl Ni. Photo: Lambda Chi Alpha.
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Lambda Chi Alpha showcases the incorporation of fun and philanthropy annually through its main Fall event, the Pumpkin Bust. This event allows participants to partake in delightful challenges while helping a great cause such as the Bauer Fund. Historically this event has had a great turnout. This year we expect even larger numbers. Personally, I take great pride in this event as it represents the culmination of the hard work and dedication Lambda Chi Alpha puts forth. – Karl Ni, Junior Petroleum Engineering Major

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Jim Luce, founder of the J. Luce Foundation and a recipient of the Marietta College “Mister Mac” Award (link), said:

When I was on campus last month for the Peter Yarrow benefit concert, I was enormously impressed with the students at Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Their care in constructing The Puff Mobile and their general hard work and goodwill really impressed me. If all fraternities acted as responsibility and charitably as these fine young men, fraternities would have a stellar reputation from coast to coast.

There are now six J. Luce Foundation Fellows at Marietta College (HuffPo).
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Other colleges and universities are also supporting The Bauer Fund.  The Ohio State University Men’s Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio’s Kenyon College on October 30, to also benefit The Bauer Fund.
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The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is the communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org). There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.

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