Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest travels (and food choices) at University cities all across North America!

Fraternity Foodie: Interview with Kalinda Fisher

Check out my interview with Kalinda Fisher, one of the newest speakers for Greek University! Kalinda is bringing “The Great Reset” to college campuses all over the country to enable students to have the difficult conversations around topics like: 1. Polarizing Media and Knowledge Acquisition 2. #Metoo and Relationships in the 21st century 3. Mental Health Care and Accessibility 4. Alcohol/Drug Abuse Cause and Effect 5. The Convergence of Politics and Religion 6. Immigration 7. (In)equalities with Race and Gender 8. Gun Control and Legislation 9. Honoring Country and The Anthem – What is a Patriot? Learn more about Kalinda by watching the video below and then contact me to book her for your campus! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPInkDBcXGI

Fraternity Foodie: UC Berkeley

I worked with the new members of the IFC Fraternities at UC Berkeley on Monday. We talked about Hazing Prevention, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention, as well as their role in creating a safe campus environment.   Before heading over to Berkeley, I had lunch with a chapter brother at The Ramen Bar (101 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111). They serve outstanding Tokyo style ramen noodles (pictured here is the Chicken Ramen). I also tried the Tuna Poke Bowl and it was super fresh and tasty. I stayed in Oakland (close to the airport), so before catching a plane back to Nashville, I decided to stop into the Oakland Grill (301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607). Check out this tasty treat: The Crab Cake Benedict. Fantastic!

Fraternity Foodie: AFLV Central in Indianapolis

AFLV Central this year certainly did not disappoint. The keynote presentation from Vice President Joe Biden was certainly one of the big attractions. Over 3,700 fraternity and sorority leaders were in attendance to hear Joe Biden talk about Sexual Assault Prevention and the #ItsOnUs campaign. As VP Biden said, “The only way we are going to change the culture is if we all take a stand.”    

Fraternity Foodie: UMass Amherst

I had a wonderful visit to UMass Amherst this weekend where I worked with the Fraternity and Sorority leadership on Strategies for Managerial Excellence, Officer Transition, and Reducing Risk. I was really blown away with how much this Greek system has grown over the last 10 – 20 years, as well as the high caliber of students that are part of this Greek community. I flew into Logan Airport in Boston, and as the Boston skyline came into focus, I started to daydream about sports. The Superbowl was only one day away. As a New Yorker who grew up cheering for the Yankees, Rangers, and Giants, I remember how much I respected the teams in Boston. Think about those historic games against the Red Sox, the Bruins, and the Patriots. Every pitch, every shift, and every first down in each of those respective sports mattered. It was great drama, and I also believe that the competition between these cities continue to bring out the best in each other. I want to bring out the best in this Greek community because I know it’s there. I was staying in nearby Northampton, which is a great town that has a ton of....