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Psi Upsilon Today March 2014


The Psi Upsilon Foundation hosted an event at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT on March 13 where Scott Skyrm, Eta '88 (Lehigh) discussed his latest book, Rogue Traders.

Alvin & Friends



The friends in Alvin & Friends include Tom Leghorn, Delta '77 (NYU) and his wife Theresa. They are co-owners of Alvin & Friends along with Alvin Clayton (above) and CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin. Tom is a trial attorney at Wilson Elser in NYC.

Zagat rated the restaurant, located in New Rochelle, NY, 26 (out of 30) for food, 26 for décor and 26 for service. Westchester Magazine included it as one of the "Best of Westchester" for 2013. The restaurant offers a menu influenced by Southern and Caribbean flavors in a sophisticated space that is both elegant and comfortable. Oil paintings, created by Alvin Clayton, are part of the restaurant's signature look.

According to Alvin: "The restaurant is really an extension of my home; I want people to feel welcome from the moment they step through that door. I know that people have choices, and I'm genuinely honored that they choose to be with us."

Learn more about Alvin & Friends.

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Psi U Cousins Start a Company



Cousins Cody Disch, Pi '10 (Syracuse University) and Oliver English, Chi '12 (Cornell University) have started Ace & Everett, a contemporary men's fashion company specializing in dress socks and pocket squares. The brand empowers the modern man to showcase his personality and style through unique and colorful touches to his wardrobe. Each line of socks and pocket squares ranges from subtle and conservative to loud and provocative.All of their products are crafted in the United States.

Learn more about Ace & Everett.

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Harlan Coben's Latest Book Release

Harlan Coben, Gamma '84 (Amherst) released a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past…and the lies that bind us together.

It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart 18 years ago.

Read more and buy the book.

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Theta Theta Community Service

Logging 100 hours of community service, 25 Theta Theta (University of Washington) brothers woke up at 4am to volunteer serving hot chocolate at a 5k and 15k run on March 1st.

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 Scholarships to UIFI

Psi Upsilon is offering 10 scholarships to this summer's Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) in Bloomington, IN.

UIFI is the premier leadership development experience for fraternity and sorority members, and is an experience unlike any other.

Presented by the North-American Interfraternity Conference, UIFI's main purpose is to inspire and educate the current generation of fraternity and sorority leaders to become dedicated, courageous, and principled builders of the future.

Please encourage outstanding members of your chapter to apply.

Learn more.

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Henry Poor Scholarship Fund
  The Henry Poor Scholarship Fund was created in honor of Henry's 90th birthday. During a 31-year career as an independent school educator, Henry was first elected to Psi Upsilon's Executive Council in 1964. He joined the Fraternity staff in 1972 becoming executive vice president in 1973. Henry held that position until 1987 when he became executive director of The Psi Upsilon Foundation, a position he held until 1991.

Henry's son, Tom Poor, Gamma '65 (Amherst College) has generously offered to help build the fund by matching gifts made before June 30,2014 up to $15,000. As the fund grows, interest earned from its investments will fund larger scholarships each year. 

Give to the Henry Poor Scholarship Fund.

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Annual Fund Update

This month as students submit FAFSA reports for financial aid The Psi Upsilon Foundation scholarship committee is pouring over scholarship applications.

The Annual Fund provides the resources for at least 18 scholarships to outstanding Psi U's who have demonstrated a commitment to moral, intellectual and social excellence.

Make your gift today and help increase the amount awarded for 2014-15 and give some deserving brothers a little less debt to deal with after graduation.  Plus get a tax deduction for being generous!

Make your 2014 Annual Fund gift now.



Give online
via credit card or snail mail a check to:

Psi Upsilon
3003 East 96th Street
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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William Clay Ford Dies at 88



William Clay Ford, Phi '47 (University of Michigan), who once steered a car from his grandfather Henry Ford's lap but never got the chance to run the family business, died March 9, 2014 at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford's last surviving grandchild, he was 88.

The cause was pneumonia, the Ford Motor Company reported.

Mr. Ford, who was also the longtime owner of the Detroit Lions football team, represented the automaker's last direct link to the days when the company belonged entirely to the Ford family. He was long the company's largest shareholder, and the last Ford family member to be a confidant of Henry Ford, the American legend who made the automobile accessible to the masses.

Read more.

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In Memoriam
In Memoriam

With sore and stricken hearts, we mourn...

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

Psi Upsilon Fraternity
3003 East 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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Calendar of Events

April 16, 2014
San Diego Social Hour
Henry Rau, Theta Theta '04 (University of Washington)

May 1, 2014
Psi U Social Hour
The Perfect Pint
NYC
Register

June 26-29, 2014
171st Psi Upsilon Convention and 2014 Leadership Institute
Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Bethlehem, PA

 

To have your event listed in the calendar, email Mariann Williams.

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