Professional artist Eric Von Arx ’87 Delta Tau Delta has recently delved into hyperminimalist sculpture. These temporary installations, which he terms “momentary sculpture shows,” are typically just a foot tall and are often spontaneous, mostly uninvited, and created with found objects. Read the Full Story……
Thanks to prior success in real estate with his grandfather, Emil Von Arx Jr. ’33 Delta Tau Delta, whose generous support funded Von Arx Lounge in Skillman Library, he doesn’t have to create art for sale, so he doesn’t anymore.
He recalls a studio art class with visiting lecturer Berrisford Boothe ’83 Chi Phi, who encouraged him with the declaration, “You are an artist!”
Delta Tau Delta is a values-based organization. Our mission and values are offered to the public as a representation of the core values contained in our Ritual. All Delt men live by a common mission: “Committed to Lives of Excellence.” All programs offered by the Fraternity reflect our values, and are designed to help the men of our Fraternity reach the level of excellence for which we all strive. Delta Tau Delta was founded at Lafayette College in 1874 as the Nu Chapter. The undergraduate chapter has been inactive since 1988.
The four fundamental principles of Delta Tau Delta
Truth is vital in the relationship between an organization and the outside world. If an organization cannot be trusted, it will perish. Truth begins within the organization. In order to truly become brothers, men must be truthful to themselves and to one another. They must hold one another accountable.
Courage takes heart. Those who are courageous thrive. As you navigate through life, you will be confronted with many difficult decisions. Courage helps a leader understand the best option and take it, regardless of the popularity of that choice. Courage has a distinct relationship with truth. One must know the truth in order to stand for it.
Faith is belief. Faith grows and develops and changes. It means trusting yourself and believing your actions are appropriate and right. Faith will help you trust decisions made and believe that information told to you is correct. A lack of faith drives a wedge through an organization and through friendships.
Power begins as inner strength. Power is a combination of talents and inherent abilities and wisdom. It is increased when the power of many individuals is united through an organization or a brotherhood. The power of an organization, when combined with courage, faith, and truth, leads one into the future and ensures success.