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Psi Upsilon Today, February 2015


Join Psi U's Executive Council, Foundation board of directors, and your brothers from across Chicagoland in a celebration of Psi Upsilon. We will gather on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 6-8 pm at mEAT on Chestnut, owned by Raj Bhorade, Omega '91.

As part of our celebration we'll be saluting Sam Tinaglia, Omega '88 (Chicago) for his leadership of the Foundation and thanking him for his commitment to Psi U.

Register for our Psi U Celebration and Salute to Sam.

Omicron Makes BP's Ultimate Field Trip Finals
Center: Ivan Villamar, Omicron '17

Ivan Villamar, Omicron '17 (Illinois), made the finals of BP's Ultimate Field Trip competition. The annual competition asks students from across the country who are studying in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to solve a real-world global energy problem. This year, BP asked participants to find a solution for cleaning the contaminated water created by the oil industry.

"One of the things about the competition is that you will never know what problem you are going to get this year," Villamar said. He considers this to be the biggest challenge of the competition. His team is one of seven finalists.

Read more.

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Pi Chapter Braves the Shave

This is the 4th year that the Pi Chapter at Syracuse University has had a team raising money for St. Baldrick's Foundation which funds childhood cancer research.

This year is extra special as one of the team members, Mike Dellon, Pi '16, has battled and beat cancer himself.

Learn more and donate.

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Epsilon Nu Relay for Life

The Epsilon Nu Chapter at Michigan State University raised more money in 2014 for Relay for Life in 2014 than any other fraternity at MSU.

The chapter is trying repeat this achievement in support of Micheal Bordas Epsilon Nu '17, who is currently being treated for a form of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. They are teamed up with Alpha Xi Delta and Phi Kappa Psi.

Learn more and donate.

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In Praise of Fraternity Life on Campus

Pete Smithhisler, President & CEO of the North American Interfraternity Conference

The North-American Interfraternity Conference CEO & President Peter Smithhisler wrote a rebuttal which appeared in Newsweek addressing the negative press fraternities have received recently.

Read more.

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Shop to Benefit Psi U

Shop & Give allows brothers to shop online at over 2,200 participating stores that pay a percentage of the purchase price to Easycause. Easycause tracks these purchase commissions and sends them back to Psi Upsilon Fraternity.

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Annual Fund Update

  Brothers at the 2015 Archons Academy writing thank you notes to donors who paid for transportation, meals, hotel and materials for the event.

The Annual Fund is an important part of Psi U's success. Contributions from members help keep services to chapters at a high level and undergraduate dues at an affordable amount.

Make your gift today and build your consecutive years of giving.  Many brothers have given to the Annual Fund every year since they graduated.  Here is a list of those who have given for 20 or more consecutive years.

You can make your gift online today by clicking the button below.

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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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 or snail mail it to:

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

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Calendar of Events
February 25, 2015

Psi U Social Hour in Boston
Kingston Station
More information and registration
Alex Senchak, Eta '06

March 7, 2015

Psi Undergrad/Alumni "Traditions Workshop" Day at the Hill
Clinton, NY 
Paul Freyer, Psi '83 

March 13, 2015

Celebrate Psi U and Salute Sam Tinaglia
mEAT on Chestnut
Chicago, IL
More information and registration

March 14, 2015

Executive Council and Foundation Board Meetings 
Chicago, IL 
Tom Fox, Omicron '00 and Mark Williams, Phi '76

Click Here for a Complete List of Psi U Events

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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