Carnival 2022

Join PIKE at CMU Spring Carnival 2022!

Brothers and Alumni of the Beta Sigma Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity:

Spring Carnival weekend at CMU is April 7-9, 2022.

The Buggy Alumni Association is ready to celebrate our first in-person Carnival in three years with a Pi Kappa Alpha Reunion.

We will reunite with all brothers and alumni of Pi Kappa Alpha. We’ll celebrate major reunion milestones for many classes. We’ll also celebrate all those who were part of PiKA buggy over the years.

One thing is for sure, time does fly so don’t let this pass you by! The reunion is sponsored by the Beta Sigma Alumni Association (BSAA) and the current active brothers.

In order to get an accurate head count, we will need to know the details of those who plan to attend (and their guests). Please fill out this RSVP form.

Weekend Agenda of Activities

We encourage you to also register for the on-campus events on CMU’s Carnival website, which includes many other events on campus. Our on-campus events currently do not have exact locations assigned, but we will publish them when they are finalized. Many CMU events are livestreamed - please check CMU's website for details.

If you’d like to stay in touch with other Pikes in real time during the weekend, please join our GroupMe group message.

Thursday, April 7

12pm-2pm Buggy Showcase

View the latest buggy designs, talk with the teams and vote for the Buggy People’s Choice Award.

Friday, April 8

8am-12pm Prelim Buggy Races

Watch the races with fellow PIKE alumni. We usually have gatherings of people in the middle of Flagstaff Hill, and at the top of Hill 2.

1-3pm Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Gathering

Location: Peter, Wright and McKenna Rooms, CUC

All PiKA undergraduates, alumni of all years, parents and their children are invited to gather together over lunch.

3pm-onwards Free time

The BSAA is not planning anything specific for Friday afternoon or evening. Feel free to plan your own meetups with other alumni.

7pm-9pm Buggy Bash

This event is hosted by the CMU Buggy Alumni Association. Please the CMU website if you'd like to attend. Attendance is limited and filling quickly. The description of the event is:

Join us in commemorating 100 years of Sweepstakes with Buggy-themed food, refreshments and activities! Be the first to set course records in the latest version of the student-made Buggy racing game, hear remarks from student and BAA leadership, compete for prizes in Buggy trivia and relive your time on Tech and Frew with friends.

Registration Requested/Event Fee: $20 alumni/guests; $5 students; Free for children 12 and under

Saturday, April 9

8:30am-12pm Final Races

Watch the races with fellow PIKE alumni. We usually have gatherings of people in the middle of Flagstaff Hill, and at the top of Hill 2.

11:30-12pm Post-race Buggy100 photo

Be a part of Buggy 100 forever in a huge group photo on Hill 1 immediately following the races.

1-3pm Beta Sigma Annual Meeting

Location: Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall

There will also be presentations by the Beta Sigma Alumni Association (BSAA) and the Beta Sigma Corporation (BSC), and it will serve as the annual meetings. All brothers and alumni (and families) are welcome.

Feel free to grab food from the all-campus lunch on your way there.

The BSAA and BSC will be holding officer elections, so please reach out to if you are interested in volunteering - we will find a spot for you.

4:30-5:30pm Spring Carnival Booth & Sweepstakes Award Ceremony

Hopefully we’ll be cheering on PiKA Buggy as they collect their 1st place trophies.

6-9pm Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion at the Wyndham

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Cost is $70 per person - ask that you pay in advance. This includes a buffet dinner. There will be a cash bar. Business casual, suggest jackets. Please bring memorabilia or pictures to display. Slideshow to be provided—bring some photos in electronic format if you want them projected (contact for info).

Payment info: Cost is $70 per person. You can pay online through Paypal (click here), or you can make a check payable to “Beta Sigma Alumni Association, and mail it to:

Beta Sigma Alumni Association

c/o Jim Plymyer

1416 Edenwood Dr

Beavercreek OH 45434-6822

Hope to see you there!

In φφκα,

Sean Sechrist

Beta Sigma Alumni Association (with date of initiation)

Tom Wood (Social Chair, 1969)
Joey Raudabaugh (President, 2008)
Andrew Fernandes (Vice President, 2013)
Jim Plymyer (Treasurer, 1974)
Dave Conley (Buggy, 1988)
Sean Sechrist (Secretary, 2007)

BSAA Contributors

Keshav Raghavan (Chapter Advisor, 2008)
Ken Janowitz (1968)
Patrick Tan
Sebastian Dounchis (undergraduate alumni relations chairman)