Tau Kappa Epsilon

MARQUETTE, MI--   An NMU fraternity member hit by a vehicle during a charity event November 2 faces a long recovery time.

WLUC-TV reports Leo Maiorana is a 23-year-old sophomore and a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was pushing a bathtub along M-28 near Shelter Bay as a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital when a car hit a safety vehicle behind him. Maiorana was struck by the safety vehicle and thrown from the scene.  

SHELTER BAY, MI--   Three people were injured near Shelter Bay while participating in a Northern Michigan University fraternity charity event on Saturday. 

At about 11:30 a.m. Alger County Dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting a three-vehicle accident on M-28. The Alger County Sheriff’s Office, Onota Fire Department, AuTrain Fire Department, UPHS Ambulance, Alger EMS and Wilderness Recovery responded to the scene. 

HOUGHTON, MI--   For the second time in the past three years, Tau Kappa Epsilon took first place in the month-long statue division at Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival. 

This year’s theme was “Myths and tales of the past in our frigid forecast.” The TKE’s winning entry along US-41 is “Behold a frozen Thor, mighty god of Viking lore.”

Second place in the overall section went to last year’s winner, Phi Kappa Tau, for “A sword is drawn from a stone and a king ascends an icy throne.” It can be found on Quincy Street in Hancock.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Fraternity members from Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State University are pushing bathtubs for charity this weekend.

Tau Kappa Epsilon chapters from both schools are leaving Marquette early Saturday morning in a race to see who gets back to their respective city first.  The Tech brothers will push the customized tub about 100 miles, while the LSSU brothers have around 170 miles to travel. 

Tech is raising money through pledges for the Copper Country Humane Society, and Lake State is taking pledges to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  


SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (AP)--    Members of a college fraternity are on a roll between two of the largest cities in the Upper Peninsula. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon at Lake Superior State University is pushing a tub on wheels, from Marquette to Sault Ste. Marie. Fraternity members left Friday and hope to reach their destination by late afternoon or evening Saturday.

The red tub with three wheels is on a roughly 170-mile roll on highway M-28.

The fraternity is trying to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. 

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Members of a Lake Superior State University fraternity plan to push a street-modified bathtub roughly 170 miles across part of the Upper Peninsula this week to raise money for a police department. 

The annual Tau Kappa Epsilon fundraiser is Friday.  The bathtub  will be pushed from Sault Ste. Marie to Northern Michigan University in Marquette.