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S: Sigma Alpha Epsilon 2010-2011

FC: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Indiana Epsilon 2011-2012

1: The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe. - John Walter Wayland

5: SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON | The 2011-2012 school year brought more success to the Indiana Epsilon chapter. Our men came out strong after winning the Zeal Award at the John Mosley Leadership Academy. The brothers returned to campus energized as ever to try and bring home the Zeal for the 2nd time. Our house introduced a new philanthropy to the campus, and had another successful year during Homecoming. The brothers received another perfect score from Nationals and are eager to find out the results of the Leadership awards this year.

7: Passover 2011 Passover was once again successful for the Indiana Epsilon chapter. We welcomed another 15 men into the bond of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

9: Southern Gentlemen's Ball 2011 SGB was another memorable night for everyone involved. The new pledges were glad to see the reveal of their big brothers, and Greek families were eager to see another extension in their lineage. Here's to the breezes brothers.

10: Halloween 2011

11: Homecoming The men had another great showing at Homecoming by winning float and crowning another brother king with Kyle Coulson passing the crown to Jeff Hoida... Phi Alpha Brothers

13: Christmas Date Party | Twas the Holiday Season at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon House. The brothers exchanged gifts and celebrated as they brought another successful semester to a close.

14: Valentine's Date Party | Angels and devils ran about as the house found itself in Heaven or Hell Valentine's Date party. The brothers and their dates danced the night away.

16: The Legend of Paddy Murphy You ask me who was Paddy Murphy? Questions like that usually come with a two-drink minimum. But you seem like a straight shooter, so I’ll humor you with the story. Picture yourself in 1920's Chicago. Business is good, life is easy, and Al Capone's crime syndicate is the red-hot center of guilty pleasure for the city’s movers, shakers, and social elite. Every day unmarked barrels are smuggled into and around the country to fuel America’s favorite pastime by night. Capone’s top bootleggers move from safe-house to speakeasy, staying one short step ahead of crack teams of Federal agents, and the gangsters pull every devious trick in the playbook to keep it that way. After all, blood ruins the flavor of whiskey. In the middle of this story, somewhere between history and legend, we come across Paddy Murphy, an imposing Irishman whose temper and wits were always in a race to see which one was quicker. Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and baptized in the Fountain of Youth, some say he was breast-fed from a shot glass. As a boy it’s rumored that it took him until Tuesday to finish his confession from Saturday night, so he gave up guilt for lent. As a man he became one of the most respected mobsters in Chicago, and he was famous for carrying two large guns. One was a Thompson. You can guess what the other one was. Someone once reported that he brought a knife to a gunfight just to give the other guy a fighting chance. But stories, like the love of a beautiful woman, are meant to be enjoyed and should never be taken too seriously.

17: What we do know is that the members of the Chicago underworld weren’t the only ones with an eye on Murphy. Frustrated with repeated failed attempts to reign in the bootlegging syndicates, the Feds gave the job to Elliot Ness, one of the most ruthless agents in the country, and one of the few men whose name could put a flash of fear into Al Capone’s eyes. Ness and his men moved into Chicago, and it wasn’t long before whatever bootleggers hadn’t skipped town were given the choice between a set of silver bracelets or a lead makeover. All the bootleggers, that is, except one. One night, on an anonymous tip, Ness and his men surrounded an abandoned warehouse on the south side where Murphy and his men were supposedly preparing a shipment. They stormed in with guns drawn and, in the chaos, Ness ordered Murphy to surrender. Murphy disagreed with that suggestion, and he reached for his gun instead (the Thompson, not the other one). Ness fired and delivered a fatal wound to the mobster’s chest. As he walked over to read Murphy his rights, the Irishman reached out his hand and gave Ness the handshake that no brother of SAE can mistake. The agent realized what he’d done as he looked into the dying eyes of his fraternal brother. The history books would never show it, but it’s been said that Ness dipped into one of the whiskey barrels that night and went shot for shot with his brother, as it were. The long and short of it is that Ness ordered an honorary funeral for Murphy, complete with a traditional Irish celebration of life, death, and all the joys and vices that go with them. This tradition is carried out once a year by the brothers of SAE. But, of course, bars are for talking and life is for living, and sometimes you just have to be there to know.

18: The Gentlemen paid tribute to the brothers who have moved on to the chapter eternal with the annual coffin walk across the campus. | Paddy Murphy Week

19: Sweetheart Alex Jackson Being SAE Sweetheart is more than just a title and a shirt with letters on it. It is my honor and absolute privilege to represent the true gentlemen of my campus. Over the past 4 years, I have grown drastically as a person and these fine gentlemen have been with me every step of the way. In a big way, I have them to thank for this. I’ve shared so many wonderful memories with my SAE boys and girls that I will cherish forever. I can count on them for anything. If I’m ever feeling down, I know that I can walk just those few steps over to their house and a smile can instantly appear on my face. These are the individuals that I can always count on. These are the men that I want to stay close friends with forever. These gentlemen are SAE’s and I am theirs forever.

20: Intramurals | The brothers had another successful year in intramurals leaving them in contention for 1st place again this year.

23: Car Show The 8th annual Sigma Alpha Epsilon Luau Car Show was another great success raising over $2,800 for the Children's Miracle Network

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  • Title: Indiana Epsilon Year Book 2011-2012
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