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Psi Upsilon Today, February 2016
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Psi U at the Society of the Cincinnati
Washington, D.C.
March 10, 2016


The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts.

Psi Upsilon brothers and their guests are in for a treat as Jack D. Warren, Jr., executive director of the Society of the Cincinnati, will welcome us to Anderson House on March 10, 2016. Warren is an expert on George Washington, the first president general of the Society.

The registration deadline is March 3, 2016. Register today!

A Penny for Your Thoughts at the Xi
Xi Chapter (Wesleyan University)
On Wednesday, February 18, the Xi chapter at Wesleyan University hosted its second annual “A Penny for Your Thoughts” event, bringing in four Wesleyan University students to share their stories and interests with a large audience. The event was in part a fundraiser for the MacDonough Elementary School in Middletown.

"A Penny For Your Thoughts" allows students to speak about personal experiences, academic endeavors, or other things they are passionate about. The program provides a platform for students to share their work in the form of short TED talks.

The chapter recently created a website to archive past presentations. The mission of the program is: “We believe that everybody has a story and that there is something to be learned from every experience.”

Read more about A Penny for Your Thoughts.

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Tau Brothers Establish Beau Biden Scholarship at Penn
Beau Biden, Tau '91
In conjunction with the Tau Chapter, the University of Pennsylvania announced the creation of the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III Memorial Scholarship.

It will provide need-based support to a Penn student demonstrating a passion for civil engagement and leadership through public service. The scholarship, which will be awarded to one student annually, will cover the average financial aid package for a Penn student of $44,000.

Biden trained as a lawyer and served two terms as attorney general of Delaware. Previously, he served in Iraq as part of the Delaware National Guard where he won a Bronze Star. He was also given the Legion Award of Merit posthumously.

Learn more about the Biden scholarship

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Sigma Phi Alumnus Opens Craft Distillery
Jared Adkins, Sigma Phi '08
Jared Adkins, Sigma Phi '08 (St. Francis), a founding father of his chapter, recently opened Bluebird Distilling in Phoenixville, PA.

“The first year was absolutely crazy,” Adkins said. “There’s really something new every single day. I’m still trying to figure out the industry as a whole. It went from learning to make the spirits and make a good quality product, to all of sudden I’m learning how to run a bar ...”

“Distilling was kind of a natural evolution,” he said of the craft industry that began with local wineries 10-15 years ago and continued through craft brewers. “I feel like it’s mostly people opening their palates. I tend to see the people who actually like craft beer are more open to trying whiskey and spirits and something new down the avenue.”

Learn more about Bluebird Distilling.

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From Duke Student to Duke Faculty
Tina Del Carpio, Chi Delta '11
Tina Del Carpio, Chi Delta '11 (Duke), was recently interviewed about her transition from student to instructor at Duke University.

Del Carpio, a 2010 Psi Upsilon Foundation scholarship recipient, is currently a molecular biology lab instructor.

She observes "that right now is an interesting time to be in tune with college campuses across the country. There are so many discussions of gender and race that I don’t think happened to quite the same degree when I was an undergrad not so long ago."

Read the entire interview.

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Omicron Professor Welcomed to Cornell's Life Sciences Incubator
Adam Boyko, Omicron '99 (left) gets a ceremonial key to his new incubator space.
Cornell’s Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences welcomed Embark Veterinary to its incubator space.

Embark Veterinary will use cutting-edge genetics to help determine disease risks and other important aspects of a dog’s unique genetic profile.

It was founded by Adam Boyko, Omicron '99 (Illinois), assistant professor in biomedical sciences at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and by CEO Ryan Boyko, Adam’s brother.

Learn more about Embark Veterinary.

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Repercussions by Anthony Schneider, Tau '87
repercussions According to Kirkus Reviews, Anthony Schneider's new book, Repercussions, "spans continents, decades, and generations... with vivid immediacy."

Born in South Africa, Schneider's book earned parise from fellow South African writer Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer: "A depth, a synthesis of human contentions, intellect, emotions, self-searching, fully realized...A work of the meaning of exile. I hope this daring novel will be widely read!"

Learn more about the book at Amazon.

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Annual Fund Update

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Psi Upsilon
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Indianapolis, IN 46240-1357

Contact Mariann Williams if you would like to donate appreciated stock or include Psi U in your will.

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In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Robert F. Froehlke, Rho '44

With sore and stricken hearts, we mourn...

Robert F. Froehlke, Rho '44 (Wisconsin) died on February 12, 2016. Froehlke served as Secretary of the Army under Richard Nixon.

Appointed in 1971 he served at time when the US was withdrawing combat troops from Vietnam and moving toward ending the draft. Froehlke also had a distinghished career as an insurance executive.

Read more about Robert F. Froehlke.

To report the passing of a brother, please send the date of death and a copy of the obituary to or snail mail it to:

Psi Upsilon Fraternity
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Indianapolis, IN 46240

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