Inspire Series

Formally known as the IGNITE Series, Inspire is designed to put members on stage to share their ideas, stories or message.

Delta Upsilon's Inspire Series provides attendees of our Leadership Institute the opportunity to take the stage to share their DU story, tips and ideas. These TED Talk-like presentations are a maximum of 10 minutes each and are design to inspire DU brothers, sharing ideas and passion for Delta Upsilon. This series used to be called the IGNITE Series. 

After a few years off, Inspire talks will take place at the 2022 Leadership Institute! Applications for the Inspire Series will launch later this spring. 

Have questions about the Inspire Series? Contact Senior Director of Educational Programs Noah Borton at borton@deltau.org

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2019

Family Until the End

Speaker: Christian Lange Christopher Newport '21

2019

Creating Your Chapter Legacy

Speaker: Branden Labanowich Western Ontario '20

2019

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone, Be Social and Meet New People

Speaker: Ian Jones Michigan Tech '20

2018

The Broken Thread

Speaker: Bryant McLaughlin Oregon '20

2018

No Storm Lasts Forever

Speaker: Jacob Haugen North Dakota '19

2018

Creating a Greater Sense of Belonging

Speaker: Nikkoh Mendoza Bradley '20

2018

Forever a Brother

Speaker: Bennett Kammermeier Iowa State '20

2018

Why Join DU

Speaker: Alexander Hauser Iowa State '21

2018

Belonging in DU

Speaker: Wyatt Cooper Carthage '17

2017

Watchwords for Life: Gratitude, Servanthood and Humility

Speaker: John Little San Diego State '72

2017

Making the Most of Your Presidency

Speaker: Alex Mulligan Toronto '18

2017

Be Phenomenal or Be Forgetten

Speaker: Benyoceth Juarez Lopez Bradley '18

2017

Tell Your Story

Speaker: William Tavel Western Reserve '17

2015

Red, White and DU

Speaker: Timothy Richard, Christopher Newport '17

2014

The Elements of Matter

Speaker: Mindy Sopher, North Carolina State University

2014

Education: How to Teach Our Principles

Speaker: Matt Panzano, Florida '11

2014

Making the Snooze Button Obsolete

Speaker: Dale Shanklin, Boise State '15

2014

Service Learning

Speaker: Michael Rundell, Iowa '16

2014

Finding Your Place in Your Chapter

Speaker: Isaac Stine, Wichita '17

2014

Mentorship: Effective Networking

Speaker: Alex Hein, Purdue '15

2013

America's Job Surplus (Talent Deficit)

Speaker: Nick Welton, Lehigh '10

2013

From DU to Dhaka: Living in a Global World

Speaker: Mike Taylor, North Carolina State '10

2013

Redefining Manhood

Speaker: Ryan DeGraw, Culver-Stockton '14

2013

Live Your Oath!

Speaker: Craig Sowell, Houston '92

2013

The Value of Community

Speaker: Zack Hibbs, Louisville '14

2012

How the Origins of College Harm Society Today

Speaker: Tyler Dillon, Northwestern '14

2012

I Saved a Life-You Can Too!

Speaker: Christian Montgomery, Michigan '09

2012

Ending Poverty Through One Campaign

Speaker: Aaron Vince, Grand Valley State '12

2012

Hitting the Turbo Button: Understanding the Power of Action

Speaker: Mawi Asgedom, Harvard '99


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