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Psi Upsilon Today, September 2014

This is National Hazing Prevention Week sponsored by HazingPrevention.Org.

Psi Upsilon Fraternity values lifelong friendship, moral leadership, intellectual engagement, responsible social conduct, and service to society. Our fraternity is opposed to hazing in any form.

Psi U on "The Knick"

Anyone watching "The Knick" on Cinemax? The Delta chapter at NYU, circa 1900, made an appearance in the sixth episode, "Call Me Dad".

"The Knick" is a look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. The show is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Clive Owen.

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Sam Schmidt Drives at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The NFL season opener between the Packers and Seahawks featured a commercial from Arrow Electronics featuring Sam Schmidt, Lambda Sigma '86 (Pepperdine).

The spot shows Sam driving a specially modifed race car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The car was built as part of the Arrow Electronics SAM Project.

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Two Psi U's Win Emmy Awards

At the recent Emmy Awards, two Psi U alumni were recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Danny Zuker, Pi '86 (Syracuse), serves as an executive producer and writer for "Modern Family" which won the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy for the fifth year in a row. Prior to working on "Modern Family" he worked on "Just Shoot Me!" and "Grace Under Fire". Danny got his start writing for the "Arsenio Hall Show."

Greg Thompson, Theta Theta '83 (Washington) is the co-executive producer and a writer for "Bob's Burgers" which won an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. Greg previously worked on "King of the Hill", "Everybody Hates Chris", and "3rd Rock from the Sun".

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Phi Beta Missing in Costa Rica

Since July Cody Dial, Phi Beta '09 (William and Mary), has been missing in Costa Rica. He was seven months into an overland journey starting in Mexico. His last communication indicated that he planned to cross Corcovado National Park, a huge wilderness of rain forest, tropical coastline, and rugged mountains.

You can read more about the search for Cody and help by contributing at the family's Go Fund Me page:

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Using Social Media in Recruitment

Looking for great ways to utilize social media with recruitment?

Take a look at what the Theta Theta Chapter (University of Washington) is doing on Facebook: They have created bios of all those who accept bids.

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Special Recognition for Scholarship Recipients

Executive Council member Matt Eckenrode, Epsilon Nu '04 presents Aldo Vacco, Epsilon Nu '15 with the Jerome Brush, Delta Delta '39 scholarship during a chapter meeting at the Epsilon Nu chapter (Michigan State).

This fall, the 2014-15 Psi Upsilon Foundation scholarship recipients are receiving special recognitions in their chapters.

Executive Council members, Foundation directors, chapter alumni presidents and others have been traveling to the chapters to make special presentations of the scholarship certificates.

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Geico Quote Helps Psi U

Make sure to check out GEICO to see how much you could save on auto, home, and renters insurance with your Psi U discount. Every quote benefits Psi Upsilon.

Get your quote at


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Learning from the Best at THE Foundations Seminar

The Psi Upsilon Foundation chairman of the board, Patrick Gilrane, Psi '83 and treasurer Tim Zepp, Chi Delta '08 recently attended THE Foundations Seminar in Indianapolis.

 THE Foundations Seminar brings together fraternity and sorority staff and volunteers for three days to learn from speakers with intenational reputations about advancing the cause for Greek Life on campuses across North America.

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Psi U Social Hour in Brooklyn

Erik Joyce, Pi '06 (Syracuse) will sponsor the next Psi U Social Hour at his restaurant, the Two Door Tavern. Located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, it's just a block from the Bedford Avenue subway station (L line). That's the first stop from Manhattan in Brooklyn.

Mark Thursday, November 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. for the Two Door Tavern event.  Erik will provide snacks with a cash bar.  Register at

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Meeting at Alvin's

On September 18, 23 brothers and spouses gathered at Alvin & Friends in New Rochelle to celebrate Psi U. The restaurant is co-owned by Tom Leghorn, Delta '77 (NYU).

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Annual Fund Update

Did you receive this fall's Annual Fund letter? 

Make your gift online today at

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

Recent Notifications

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Calendar of Events
October 4, 2014

Psi Upsilon Foundation Board Meeting
Kellogg Center, East Lansing MI
Mark A. Willliams, Phi '76

October 8, 2014

Tau Homecoming Kickoff in San Francisco
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m
John Colins Bar, San Francisco
Lambros Theofanidis, Tau '12

October 9-12, 2014

Psi Chapter Fall Coming and Family Weekend
Hamilton College
 Peter Michailidis, Psi '16

October 11, 2014

Football Saturday at the Phi
UM vs. Penn State

October 14, 2014

Annual Elmira Psi Upsilon Dinner
Elmira, NY
George Howell, Eta '55

October 18, 2014

Psi Upsilon Executive Council Meeting
Atlanta, GA
Tom Fox, Omicron '00

Theta Pi Installation (Georgia State)
Atlanta, GA
Tom Fox, Omicron '00

Register Here

October 24-26, 2014

Omicron Homecoming
University of Illinois
Dave Simpson, Omicron '07

November 1, 2014

Football Saturday at the Phi
UM vs. Indiana (Homecoming)

Tau Homecoming
Penn vs. Brown
Philip Timon, Tau '86

November 6, 2014

Psi U Social Hour in Brooklyn
The Two Door Tavern
Register at

November 8, 2014

Sigma Reunion
Providence, RI
Contact John W. Cobb, Sigma '55 845-565-0500

November 15, 2014

Psi Chapter Career-Mentoring Day at the Hill
Paul Freyer, Psi '83

Psi Initiation Banquet at the Hill
 Peter Michailidis, Psi '16

December 1, 2014

Delta Yule Log
Gregory P. Kardell, Delta '98

December 2, 2014

#Giving Tuesday

January 8, 2015

NYC Psi Chapter Holiday Gathering
with Spouses, Partners & Undergrads
New York, NY
Patrick Gilrane, Psi '83

January 18, 2015

AFC/NFC Championship Games at Foxwoods
Manshantucket, CT
Paul Freyer, Psi '83 

March 7, 2015

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

June 5, 2015

Psi U / Hamilton Reunions
Psi Chapter House Party
Clinton, NY 
Patrick Gilrane, Psi '83

June 26-28, 2015

172nd Psi Upsilon Convention & Leadership Institute 
East Lansing, MI
Tom Fox, Omicron '00



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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