Truthfully, there is no fraternal brotherhood quite like Omega Mu at the University of Maine. We are proud of our history, and we are proud of the impressive number of fraternal brothers who played on many University of Maine athletic teams. With conviction and commitment, our Omega Mu athlete brothers brought a great deal of joy and satisfaction to the university community, creating many wonderful memories since the first baseball team was established at Maine State College in the 1870's. The worked together for the success of each Maine team, and the overall civic good of the University of Maine. The sheer number of Omega Mu athlete brothers is an unqualified triumph for the University of Maine. They each gave their best efforts on each team, and what they achieved perfectly compliments what we fraternally believe: drive and determination. It is a heady athletic legacy. Accordingly, their accomplishments claim our fraternal attention and respect. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are proud. Therefore, in the linked soul and spirit of our long fraternal history, we gratefully remember and celebrate our QTV and Omega Mu brothers who participated on many varsity athletic teams at the University of Maine. Their sacrifice of time was worth the effort for them and the student body at the University of Maine who watched them play. They created many warm memories since the early 1870’s. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are all very proud.
Thoreau said it best: “What a difference, whether in all your walks, you meet only strangers, or in one house is one who knows you, and whom you know. To have a brother…How rare these things are.” How true that is, and we remain that way to this day. That is a proud fraternal legacy.
Omega Mu Athlete
Austin H. Chamberlain,
Omega Mu Years
Crimson Rambler Band
Omega Mu Christmas Party for children from
Orono and Old Town.
"Dinner was served the youngsters, after which they adjourned to the large living room where the brilliantly lighted tree bore gifts of clothing, toys, and candy bags for each. Mrs. Margaret Vickers, fraternity house mother, was hostess. John Carlisle, chapter house president, was in charge of the party."
Mrs. Vickers and John Carlisle
Pig Dinner or Homecoming
A nice photo of Omega Mu fraternal gentlemanliness and civility from the late 1930's, and most likely it was taken during Pig Dinner. On the right, seated, the second person in is George H. Hamlin, 1873; Theodore T. Curtis, 1923, is the seventh person seated on the right; Austin Chamberlain is standing directly behind a gentleman in the center table, andArthur Hauck, president of the University of Maine, is seated to the left at the center table.
George H. Hamlin and Theodore T. Curtis.
Arthur Hauck and Austin H. Chamberlain.
Frank Fellows and Paul Cloke
Edward Addition and Frederick Johnston
"Phi Gamma Delta, with a most remarkably executed tableau of a set of three figures on a raised dais, was adjudged the winner. The entire scene was excellently sculptured, showing a great deal of work, thought, and
skill on the part of the sculptures."
Over the years, our Omega Mu brothers were involved in many Maine Masque productions, including Malcolm E. Fassett, Harry Lovely, Austin H. Chamberlain, Nathan F. True, Fernando T. Norcross, Theodore W. Haskell, Charles E. Stickney, Robert Irvine, William Demant, Evans B. Norcross, J. Richard Buck, Willam Keith, Harry P. Carle, Howard L. Farwell, Jacob M. Horne, Jr.; Bryant M. Patten, Sumner Waite, Norman D. Carlisle, Paul F. Slocum, Clifford H. George, Ernest F. Andrews, Robert S. Hussey, Elwood D. Bryant, Howard J. Stagg, III; Stanley T. Fuger, John T. Clark, John W. Ballou, George R. Berger, Robert D. Parks, Arthur B. Conner, Louis Louis H. Thibodeau, Henry S. Simms, among many, many others! Praise for them is merited. Exhibiting diligence and discipline, these Omega Mu brothers, through many decades, brought a joyful vibrancy and communal vitality to the University of Maine community. What a superb gift to give the community, rich, alive, and inspiring. Significantly, many of our Omega Mu brothers were a driving force in many of the plays because of the impactful, leading roles that they often played, luring and capturing the imagination of the audience as they moved and glided, with apparent ease and poise, on the theater boards. By all reports in the Maine Campus and the Bangor Daily, their performances were quit affecting. The quality and depth of their disciplined art form joyfully enriched the lives of countless numbers of people.
Our Omega Mu Maine Masque theater brothers, just like our athlete brothers, are an enriching testament to what it means to be a fraternity brother in Omega Mu, and we are proud of their dedication, creativity, and commitment in adding such an important historic angle in our fraternal history at the University of Maine. They exemplify the good of what it means to be a positive part of the university community, and in doing so showing the good of fraternal culture. Attending a play is a special, spirited experience, and we are proud of the legacy of these brothers for their unbending commitment to the beautiful creative art and discipline of Maine Masque theater productions. These Maine Masque theater brothers make us proud, and their legacy in Maine Masque history continues to shine. They, too, like our Omega Mu athlete brothers, continue to enrich and strengthen our perseverant and determined fraternal identity, 149 years strong.
"One of the most compelling plays that the
Masque has attempted."
Johnny Johnson, voices a philosophy of was and peace that is too obvious to be practicable and finds himself a victim of a society that
refuses to be saved."
as the mad psychiatrist."
Austin Chamberlain is the fourth actor in from the left.
"It is enough to say that the entire Maine Masque may take
University of Maine Athlete
Austin Chamberlain, third in from the left.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82