On Monday, April 27, Phi Gamma Delta, also known as FIJI, kicked off their Islander Week on the ’86 Field. The chapter set up an inflatable obstacle course and sold non-alcoholic strawberry daiquiris, hotdogs, and hamburgers from 8 am–5 pm. Donations were encouraged for runs through the course, but were not required. All money raised during Islander Week will go to help the families displaced by the fire on Fourth and Washington streets on April 10, 2015.
On Tuesday, April 28, following the kickoff event, FIJI tabled in front of Russell Sage Dining Hall. Once again, the chapter sold hotdogs, hamburgers, and non-alcoholic piña coladas from 8 am–5 pm, but they also promoted their Evening of Performances at their chapter house, the former First Baptist Church, in downtown Troy. They hosted Pumper, a pop-punk band composed of RPI students, who played covers of popular songs, like “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” from The Lion King. Additionally, Sheer Idiocy performed after, playing games such as That Darn Clap and Pledge Break. The Rusty Pipes went on following RPI’s first and only improv group, closing the night by singing songs such as “Latch,” by Disclosure and “My Body,” by Young the Giant.
Future Islander events for the week are a frisbee tournament on the ’86 Field at 3 pm on Wednesday, April 29; dunk tank on the Rensselaer Student Union patio with Alpha Gamma Delta from 8 am–5 pm, on Thursday, April 30; and Duct Tape a FIJI outside RSDH from 8 am–5 pm on Friday, May 1.