PRESS RELEASE - August 26, 2005

MIT Fraternity Makes Fall Recruitment a Laughing Matter

As part of their fall rush schedule, MIT's Theta Chi Fraternity and Theta Chi alum comedian Evan Wecksell announce a free comedy event on Sunday, September 4 to welcome new and returning students to campus.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 26, 2005 – As college fraternities everywhere are kicking off their fall recruitment schedules with viewings of "Animal House" and trips to the arcade, the Beta Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity at MIT is injecting some live entertainment into their schedule. On Sunday, September 4 at their Chapter House, Theta Chi is hosting musical comedian and Theta Chi alum Evan Wecksell.

A 2001 graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, Wecksell is a brother from Theta Chi's Epsilon Theta Chapter. He is also the Chapter's Alumni President.

Wecksell expects his Boston, college, and Greek experiences to appeal to possible new members and entertain everyone in attendance.

“The brothers here at Beta [Chapter] are great people," says Wecksell. "I just want to give everyone a good time and let potential rushes and their parents know that this is a great House. These guys are far from that "frat" stereotype."

At this time Theta Chi leads all other fraternities at MIT in both academics and activity participation. Last year, Theta Chi volunteered for the Boston Walk for Hunger as well as Cambridge Relay for Life, an event that raised over $100,000 for the American Cancer Society.

"Theta Chi is a brotherhood where every member is encouraged to pursue his unique talents," says Theta Chi Rush Chair Ante Vulin. "Evan Wecksell is a great example of that spirit."

Theta Chi's comedy rush event takes place on Sunday, September 4 at 9:00 PM at the Beta Chapter House. It is located at 528 Beacon Street in Boston. The show is free for all MIT students. Opening for Evan Wecksell is local comedian Jack Byrne.

About Evan Wecksell:
Stand-up Comedian and Singer/Songwriter Evan Wecksell is one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates dysfunctional relationships, endorses unorthodox career paths and makes fun of bad music. Later this year, Evan will appear on VH1’s “I Love the 80s 3D,” “I Love the 70s II” and “I Love the Holidays.” For more information on Evan Wecksell please visit

About Theta Chi Fraternity:
Theta Chi is an international fraternity made up of more than 160 chapters and colonies. The Beta Chapter at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was established on December 13, 1902, which marked a new era of country-wide expansion and national organization and administration. Although hindered by a serious depression and two world wars, Theta Chi has grown, and prospered beyond the dreams of the Founders and holds a prominent position among the national fraternity scene. For more information on Theta Chi Fraternity visit For more information on Beta Chapter visit

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