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Psi Upsilon Today, March 2016
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Convention

Seattle will be the location of this summer's Leadership Institute and Convention. The Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and special events include a cookout at the Theta Theta and dinner cruise.

More information and registration.

History and Grandeur at DC Event
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William Webster, Gamma '45 with Gary Pan, Eta '86 and Gary's wife, Wendy.

Psi Upsilon brothers spanning seven decades from 13 chapters gathered on March 10, 2016 in Washington DC. They learned about the origins of The Society of the Cincinnati and marvelled at the grandeur of Anderson House.

Established in 1783, The Society of the Cincinnati is the oldest private patriotic organization in the United States. The founders of the Society assigned their descendants the task of preserving the memory of the patriotic sacrifices that made American liberty a reality.

Completed in the spring of 1905, Anderson House was the winter residence of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat, and his wife, Isabel, an author and benefactress. For more than thirty years, the couple enjoyed their Washington home as a showcase for their art collection and a backdrop for high society galas.

View photos from the Anderson House event on YouTube or Facebook.

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Mark Smucker, Phi Beta '92 Named CEO of J.M. Smucker
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Mark Smucker, Phi Beta '92
The J. M. Smucker Company named Mark Smucker, Phi Beta '92 (College of William & Mary), to replace his uncle, Richard K. Smucker, as chief executive. The transition is part of a plan that the more-than-century-old food products company says will help long-term growth.

Mark Smucker, currently president of the consumer and natural foods unit, will become chief effective May 1. He is Richard Smucker's nephew and Timothy P. Smucker's son. Richard Smucker, who has been chief since 2011, will succeed Timothy P. Smucker as executive chairman. The company said the announcement ''underscores the tradition of management continuity that has shaped Smucker into the company it is today.''

J.M. Smucker brands

Learn more about the executive transition at J.M. Smucker

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Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes: A Day's Work for Dan Zarrilli
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Dan Zarrilli, Eta '92
New York City's Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) is headed by Dan Zarrilli, Eta '97 (Lehigh).

It's Dan's job to make sure New York doesn't turn into a sort of nightmarish disaster movie scene, but he prefers not to think of it in worst case scenarios.

Dan told an audience of civil and environmental engineering students during a recent visit to Lehigh: "In the last 15 years, we've had 9/11, a blackout, an Ebola threat, a plane crash in Queens, two tornadoes, two hurricanes, and an earthquake."

Not only does Dan's office tackle the NYC's efforts to withstand and emerge stronger from the effects of climate change, he's also looking at ways to reduce the city's carbon footprint, improve its aging infrastructure, spur new construction efforts, strengthen communities, reduce income inequality, prepare for population growth, and even cut commute times.

Learn more about Dan Zarrilli.

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Philanthropy & Service
Zeta (Dartmouth)

Zeta
When the brothers of the Zeta Chapter found out that Anya, a Dartmouth staff member who works at Late Night @ Collis Cafe, was going through a very difficult time, they took steps to help. Anya had recently suffered the loss of one of her sisters in Ukraine following a battle with cancer.

They learned that most of Anya's sister's cancer treatment was paid for completely out of pocket, draining the life savings of Anya and other family members. Given these financial troubles, Anya was left with no means to travel back to her family in Ukraine during her time of grieving.

Through gofundme.com, the chapter launched a campaign to raise money to send Anya back home to Ukraine. Setting a goal of $3,000 for Anya's travel expenses, campaign ultimately raised $4,298.

Omicron (University of Illinois)

Omicron

The Omicron Chapter took part in Delta Zeta's Paint Wars. This philanthropy event raised money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Zeta Zeta (University of British Columbia)

Zeta Zeta

The Zeta Zeta participated in Gamma Phi Beta's Moonball tournament and assisted them with their bake sale, raising money for Girls on the Run and the BCSPCA.

Phi Nu (Christopher Newport University)

Phi Nu

The Phi Nu Chapter hosted its first Psi U Tube, Music Video Awards and raised $900 for Relay for Life. Teams made music videos in one of four categories (80s, 90s, 00s, and current music) and the audience voted on a winner for each. This event packed the house and included a red carpet walk complete with paparazzi and a photo backdrop.

Theta Theta (University of Washington

Theta Theta

Brothers of the Theta Theta Chapter got up bright and early to volunteer for the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K. Proceeds from the race helped support the local Ronald McDonald House, which provides more than 28,000 nights of housing a year for families with children receiving treatment at the nearby Seattle Children's Hospital.

Lambda Sigma (Pepperdine University)

Lambda Sigma

Members of the Lambda Sigma Chapter and Gamma Phi Beta sorority joined Waveside Church in picking up litter along Pacific Coast Highway.

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Newsletters from the Chapters

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Annual Fund Update

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Learn more about what your investment in Psi U will do and make a difference today.

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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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