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Psi Upsilon Today, December 2015
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Best Wishes for a Happy
Prosperous 2016

Happy Holidays
Zeta Zeta Supports Operation Christmas
The Zeta Zeta Chapter (University of British Columbia) raised money for Operation Christmas Child which sends shoeboxes filled with toys and school supplies to children in need around the world.

Thanks to the Zeta Zeta more than 300 boxes were sent to underprivileged families for Christmas! You can find more information about Operation Christmas Child here:
On November 27 the Zeta Zeta chapter celebrated Founder's Day with its annual banquet. With generosity, Zeta Zeta alumni supported the chapter's effort towards building a better life for orphaned children in Nigeria by donating a total of $1,500 to The Wanted Children Foundation.
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Career Days at the Epsilon Nu and Psi
EN alumni
On November 7th the Epsilon Nu Chapter (Michigan State University) held its first Career Day. The MSU Career Center gave workshops on interview tips, resume building, and networking.

The program ended with alumni speaking about their own career paths and offering career advice to the undergraduates in attendance.
The Psi Chapter (Hamilton College) held its annual Career Day and Mentor Program, drawing special recognition from Hamilton College in a College News report.

Read the full article here:
Paul Freyer
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Lambda Sigma Top Fraternity at Pepperdine
The Lambda Sigma Chapter was named the "Fraternity of the Year" at the Pepperdine Greek Awards. The chapter also received the "Greeks Give Back" award for its ongoing commitment to service

Individual recognition went to:
  • Tyler Ryan '16-chapter officer of the year
  • Joe Vielbig '17-new member of the year
  • Justin Schneider '03-fraternity adviser of the year
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Phi Nu Invites DEA Agents
The Phi Nu Chapter (Christopher Newport University) invited DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena to tell their exhilarating story of how they tracked and took down the infamous Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar and dismantled the infamous Medellin Cartel.

Their story has has recently been turned into a hit Netflix Original series, Narcos.
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David Brown Receives Psi U Philanthropist Award
David A.B. Brown, Epsilon Phi '66 (McGill) received the George Howell Philanthropist award from the Psi Upsilon Foundation.

This award is presented to an individual (or family) with a proven record of exceptional generosity to Psi Upsilon who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding fraternal and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles within Psi Upsilon at the International level.

Prior recipients include:
2013 George L. Howell, Eta '55
2014 Samuel J. Tinaglia, Omega '88
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Top Psi U Execs Look to 2016
On November 12th, brothers and guests gathered in NYC to listen, learn and ask questions of top Psi U executives as they looked to 2016. The panelists included:
  • David A.B Brown, Epsilon Phi '66 (McGill)
    Chairman of the Board, Lane Christensen Company
  • J. Eric Smith, Omicron '79 (Illinois) (top left)
    President & CEO, Swiss Re Americas
  • Christopher P. Fuller, Zeta '89 (Dartmouth)
    Managing Partner, UniWorld Capital

The program was moderated by John E. Beckwith, Psi '84 (Hamilton) (bottom left)
  NYC audience
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Delta Yule Log
On December 7th, New York area brothers came together in one of the oldest Psi U traditions, the Delta Yule Log. The event dates back to 1895 when Erik Wallin, Delta 1897, first told the story of the Swedish yule log tradition.

Erik described hearty Christmas traditons filled with spiced wines and jubilant races home among his countrymen. Recalling all the warm spirit that the traditions embodied, Erik and the brothers decided that they would hold a Yule Log of their own in New York City.

The occasion brought out alumni and undergraduates alike in a merry custom that has continued for over a century.
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106th Elmira Dinner

The 106th Elmira dinner was held on December 8th at the Elmira City Club. The Elmira Dinner is always a festive occasion with much good fellowship and singing.

The recent loss of George Howell, Eta '55 (see In Memoriam below) a stalwart of the event, was on everyone's mind. While George was the heart and soul of the Elmira dinner, a commitment was made to ensure the dinner continued. Brian Peters, Pi '99 (Syracuse) was elected president of the Elmira association.
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Psi U in the movies
Sculley If you've seen the movie Steve Jobs, you know that John Sculley III, Sigma '61 (Brown) is being played by Jeff Daniels.

Sculley was named president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola in 1977 but Jobs lured him to Apple in 1983 with the now famous pitch: "Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you want to come with me and change the world?"
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Foundation Scholarships
Psi Upsilon Foundation Scholarship applications are due February 15, 2016.

The Psi Upsilon Foundation awards both merit and financial need based grants to upperclassmen who are active in their chapters.

Merit grants will be at least $1,000. Last year, need based grants ranged from $3,500 - 6,000. We would like to award at least 20 grants, depending on the applicant pool.

Click here for applications.
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2015 Annual Fund
There is not much time left to make your 2015 Annual Fund gift. If you want to build on years of consecutive giving, make your online gift today. Or you can snail mail a check (dated December 31, 2015) to:

Psi Upsilon
3003 East 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240-1357

Give online now using the button below:

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
George Howell
George L. Howell, Eta '55
With sore and stricken hearts, we mourn...

George Howell, Eta '55 passed away on November 22, 2015. George was extraordinarily generous to Psi Upsilon and to his community. Read his obituary here. For a man of George's stature his obiturary is remarkable in the number of times Psi Upsilon is mentioned.

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
3003 East 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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To have your event listed in the calendar, email Mariann Williams.
Please provide the date, name of the event, location and contact person.

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