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Psi Upsilon Today May 2014

Registration and information for the 171st Psi Upsilon Convention & Leadership Institute hosted by the Eta Chapter at Lehigh University is available online. Be sure to register by June 1st to avoid late fees.

Learn more about the 171st Convention and register.

Sam Schmidt Makes Racing History

Simon Pagenaud, racing for Sam Schmidt Motorsports, won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis May 10th. Sam Scmidt, Lambda Sigma '86 (Pepperdine), is a founder of Lambda Omega Sigma Fraternity which later became the Lambda Sigma chapter of Psi Upsilon.

Sam also participated in the SAM Project - semi-autonomous motorcar project. A project that fitted a black 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray with advanced electronics and a human-to-machine interface to allow people with disabilities similar to Schmidt's to drive solo. No hands or feet are required to drive the car.
The car was designed in a collaborative effort with Arrow Electronics, Ball Aerospace, the Air Force Research Laboratory and Falci Adaptive Motorsports, could help others with disabilities enjoy the same feeling Schmidt has had while testing the vehicle. He drove his semi-autonomous car in a ceremonial qualification lap after Indy 500 practice on May 18th. Schmidt said he's turned about 25 total laps during the project.

Currently the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation is the official philanthropy of Psi Upsilon.

Learn more about Sam Schmidt and the SAM Project.

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Tony Fadell Named One of Time's 100 Most Influential People

Tony Fadell, Phi '91 (Michigan) was named to Time's list of the World's 100 Most Influential People. Fadell is known for his work with the Ipod and the Nest Labs thermostat.

Read more.

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Chi Brother Joins University of California Basketball Staff

Yanni Hufnagel, Chi '06, (Cornell) was named an assistant basketball coach for the Golden Bears at the University of California. Hufnagel has previously held the position of assistant coach at both Vanderbilt and Harvard.

Learn more about Yanni and his coaching career.

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 Phi Delta Debuts New Show
Christopher Rogers, Phi Delta '05, (Mary Washington) is a creator and co-executive producer of the new AMC series "Halt and Catch Fire" which dramatizes the personal computer boom in the 1980s. The show debuts June 1st and is already receiving positive advance reviews.

Learn more about the show.

 Psi Upsilon Partners with SoFi
  Psi Upsilon has partnered with Social Finance, Inc, SoFi, to offer members special savings on student loans.  SoFi refinances student loan debt at lower rates than federal and/or private options.
SoFi is a leading peer-to-peer lender focused on transforming financial services currently addressing the flawed student loan market. SoFi’s affinity-based marketplace connects high-quality alumni borrowers and investors directly, benefitting them both by bypassing the banks.
For more information, including a $300 sign-up bonus & how to apply, go here:

Annual Fund Update

Make your gift to the 2014 Annual Fund now and receive recognition at this year's Convention.

Undergrads, join the 1833 Club.

Alumni, become part of the Founders' Society with a gift of $250 or more.

Your gift when combined with those of others give Psi U the resources it needs to be self governing and self supporting.

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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Calendar of Events

June 7, 2014
Omega IFC Sing and Annual Softball Game

June 7, 2014

Epsilon Nu Founder's Day 2014
Kenan Bakirci's Estate
For more information contact: Greg Brainer EN '90

June 27-30, 2014

171st Psi Upsilon Convention and Leadership Institute
Hosted by the Eta Chapter
Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA
More Information

September 13, 2014

Football Saturday at the Phi
UM vs. Miami of Ohio

October 11, 2014
Football Saturday at the Phi
UM vs. Penn State

October 25, 2014

Omicron Homecoming
Illini vs. Minnesota

November 1, 2014
Football Saturday at the Phi
UM vs. Indiana (Homecoming)

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

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