DU Quarterly: Volume 127, No. 2
The Delta Upsilon Quarterly is the official voice of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity.
Friendship In the fall of 1834, there arose on the Williams College campus a matter of great concern to the faculty and students. Two secret societies were conspiring to place their members in high campus offices whether qualified or not. Convinced that the spoils of victory should be awarded to men on merit and not to unqualified men who used political clout to deliver them the prize, some students decided to act. On November 4, 1834, 30 men called a meeting in the Freshman Recitation Room of West College to discuss their plan of action. The result would be the formation of a Social Fraternity that would become Delta Upsilon. Character Delta Upsilon’s First 175 Years—Page 3 Membership 2 | DUEL 10 Alumni News 14 | Chapter News 18 Justice 17 De 5th lta Ce An Up leb niv sil rat er on’ e sa s ry Culture Volume 127, № 2 –Summer 2009 Delta Upsilon’s Next 175 Years We live in a period of tremendous change and upheaval. Organizations that we thought would live forever are now struggling to survive. Others are gone. The survival rate of new business start-ups is hauntingly small. And if we focus on the largest, most successful companies in the largest, most prosperous economy in the world, the performance record is even more alarming. John Hagel III, author, business consultant, and co-chairman of a Silicon Valley-based research center, announced at a recent Microsoft Venture Capital Summit (May 9, 2007) that over the last sixty years, the average lifespan of companies on the S&P 500 list has declined by 80 percent, from 75 years to 15 years. Yes, competition is intensifying. Yes, we are facing massive structural changes on the corporate landscape. But this year we celebrate the 175th anniversary of our Fraternity. While corporate American struggles to stay alive, our Fraternity lives on. The role of history has a two-fold purpose. First, history is to be used to understand and give context to the changes in our world. Second, history creates a bridge between the past and the present so that significant events do not slip away from our Fraternal experience. History is a guide in turbulent times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. And I think in our case, it is a good indication of why we have survived. The way we respond to history matters. The often-repeated saying that those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them has a lot of truth in it. But what are “the lessons of history” for us? The Preamble of our Fraternity best describes the strength and courage of our Brothers. “We are confident that the great objects of equality, fraternity, and morality may be attained without resorting to the veil of secrecy. We, therefore, the several Anti-Secret Societies of Hamilton and Waterville Colleges, the University of Rochester, and Middlebury, Rutgers, and Jefferson Colleges, in order to secure greater unity, permanency, and efficiency of effort, do agree to form ourselves into a Fraternity for the purpose of counteracting the evil tendency of secret associations in College, for maintaining and diffusing liberal principles, and for promoting intellectual, social, and moral improvement.” From these clear statements, against a backdrop of anti-secrecy, came the principles we hold dearly today: friendship, culture, character, and justice. What I believe has allowed us to survive 175 years while corporate organizations have been reduced to a mere 15year lifespan has been our ability to maintain our unwavering commitment to a non-secret heritage and our four solid, key principles. We have not drifted from our mission. Over time we have focused on making these principles relevant in a changing college environment. Mission drift occurs when external or internal events challenge the organization to depart from its mission and core values. A drifting organization gives in to cultural and economic shifts. The organization limps and stumbles along, attempting to be all things to all people, with no limits, and no boundaries. Lacking focus, energies are dissipated as the organization tries to deliver more functions than can be appropriately served. The organization finds it self host to an excessive number of functions all laboring and anguishing under starving resources. In time, the lack of a focused purpose drags an organization to its death. An organization can survive only if it is unequivocally committed to a strong mission. The next 175 years may challenge us greatly. The college culture may force us to revisit our notions around non-secrecy, asking us whether or not we really live open and transparent lives. And the campus demographics may challenge us to re-examine male friendship, culture, character and justice. We must remain true to our mission of Building Better Men even when the men in the 21st century look and live out their lives nothing like the men in the 19th century. I am confident that our motto, “Justice our foundation,” will guide us. . E. Bernard Franklin, Kansas State ‘75 President, Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Delta Upsilon International Fraternity North America’s Oldest Non-Secret Fraternity: Founded 1834 The Principles of Delta Upsilon The Promotion of Friendship The Development of Character The Diffusion of Liberal Culture The Advancement of Justice The Motto of Delta Upsilon Dikaia Upotheke - Justice Our Foundation Officers President E. Bernard Franklin, Ph.D., Kansas State ‘75 Chairman of the Board William L. Messick, Lafayette ‘68 Secretary Charles E. “Chuck” Downton III, North Carolina ‘66 Treasurer Bradford S. Grabow, DePauw ‘85 Delta Upsilon Directors Malcolm P. Branch, Wisconsin ‘69 Timothy C. Dowd, Oklahoma ‘75 Robert D. Fisher, Alberta ‘76 Joseph R. Heerens, DePauw ‘84 E. Bruce McKinney, Missouri ‘74 Matthew C. Nance, DePauw ‘10 Adam M. Sessa, San Jose ‘10 Richard X. Taylor, North Carolina State ‘82 K. Brad Valentine, Ed.D. Tufts ‘67 Delta Upsilon International Headquarters Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Office: 317-875-8900 / FAX: 317-876-1629 Email: IHQ@deltau.org / web site: www.deltau.org Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. Past Presidents Terry L. Bullock, Kansas State ‘61 Samuel M. Yates, San Jose ‘55 Bruce S. Bailey, Denison ‘58 James D. McQuaid, Chicago ‘60 Alvan E. (Ed) Porter, Oklahoma ‘65 International Headquarters Staff Executive Director, Delta Upsilon Fraternity Justin Kirk Executive Director, Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation David R. Schumacher Director of Operations Brandylin J. Cole Director of Development, Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation Craig S. Sowell, Houston ‘92 Associate Executive Director of Educational Services Andy Bergman Associate Executive Director of Chapter Services Eric Chamberlain Director of Chapter Performance Ian M. Areces, Rochester ‘06 Chapter Development Coordinator Gordon Bothun, Carthage ‘08 Expansion Coordinator Kyle Sahagun, Washington ‘08 Leadership Consultants Patrick Anderson, DePauw ‘09 Cyril Wood, DePauw ‘09 Senior Staff Accountant Mary Ellen Watts Membership Services Coordinator Jana Cole Membership Records Clerk Roslyn Riall Director of Communications Jean Gileno Lloyd Design by Jimmy Ball, Arlington ‘90 The Official Magazine of the International Fraternity Since 1882 Volume 127, № 2 - Summer 2009 Delta Upsilon Quarterly is published quarterly in the spring, summer, fall and winter at 8705 Founders Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46268, U.S.A., ® TM Registered U.S. Patent Office Copy deadlines: Winter, October 1; Spring, February 1; Summer, April 1; Fall, August 1 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 8705 Founders, Indianapolis, IN 46268. North-American Interfraternity Conference www.deltau.org 1 Membership Growth in 2008-2009 Last year the “Dynamic Recruitment” article in the Quarterly called for chapters to “reach out and have an exceptional year of growth.” Well, they responded. Through June 15, more than 1,500 men accepted invitations to join Delta Upsilon – the most in any year since 1999-2000. To learn more about how your chapter can recruit more, high-quality men this coming year, email email@example.com or call 317-875-8900. We look forward to more membership growth during the 2009-2010 academic year. Chapter Oklahoma 2 Number of Associate Members Number of New Initiates Total Membership Arlington 18 15 30 62 45 148 California 18 12 43 17 11 47 Central Florida 59 48 140 Chicago Indiana 53 31 115 Northwestern 17 11 50 Western Illinois 42 24 55 Cornell 16 16 70 Purdue 38 23 84 Massachusetts 16 10 49 Illinois 37 35 97 Pacific 16 14 37 16 5 24 Wisconsin 37 33 105 San Diego Kansas 36 36 107 Tufts 16 0 64 Miami 36 33 82 North Dakota State 15 12 26 Missouri 35 33 135 Ohio State 15 12 17 Kansas State 34 30 87 Oregon State 15 8 14 14 13 41 Kent State 34 25 46 Michigan San Jose 34 25 83 Northern Illinois 14 0 25 North Florida 33 30 70 Pennsylvania State 14 13 44 Wichita 30 20 38 North Carolina 13 14 26 Bradley 28 26 90 Pan American 13 9 23 13 13 14 Johnson & Wales 28 0 28 St. Norbert Colgate 26 23 65 Bucknell 12 11 41 Lafayette 26 19 70 Western Ontario 12 9 17 Embry-Riddle 24 0 21 Culver-Stockton 11 9 23 Georgia Tech 23 21 64 Western Reserve 11 9 27 10 11 46 Houston 23 19 34 Lehigh South Carolina 23 24 40 Louisville 10 7 22 Washington 23 22 79 Michigan Tech 9 5 15 Washington State 23 17 46 North Carolina State 9 10 31 Carthage 21 17 55 North Dakota 9 9 37 11 44 Swarthmore 9 9 34 Nebraska 21 Virginia Tech 21 0 20 Alberta 8 9 15 Arizona State 20 16 34 Cal Poly 8 10 33 Florida 20 18 32 Pennsylvania 8 5 24 Hamilton 20 20 53 Shippensburg 7 0 26 7 7 37 DePauw 19 18 51 Technology Iona 19 20 39 Fresno 6 7 11 Rochester 19 17 63 Pace 6 9 20 Virginia 19 15 48 Manitoba 6 5 15 Webster 19 35 34 Ohio 6 7 13 www.deltau.org Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. 3 arely 30 years after President Thomas Jefferson approved the Louisiana Purchase, thereby more than doubling the size of the United States, 30 men gathered in a dimly lit room in the tiny hamlet of Williamstown, Massachusetts to form a brotherhood that has lasted 175 years. i There were no telephones. Alexander Graham Bell’s invention wouldn’t come until 1876. i The United States only included 24 states. i Andrew Jackson was President of the United States. i The Battle of the Alamo had not yet been fought. As the sixth oldest Fraternity, only five other men’s fraternities can claim a longer history than Delta Upsilon. Even the oldest is only older by eight years. Regardless, Delta Upsilon has a long and rich history that spans numerous eras in American history. i Dinner at a nice restaurant might cost upwards of 12 cents. i College tuition was about $12 a semester. i All land west of the Mississippi was still largely unsettled. To put it in perspective, when Delta Upsilon was founded in 1834: Clearly, much has changed in the 175 years since our Founders created “The Social Fraternity”, which we now know today as Delta Upsilon. There were no electric lights in homes or on the streets. Edison’s bulb wasn’t invented until 1879. (Edison himself wasn’t “invented” until 1847) As we begin to celebrate our next 175 years, lets take a look back at where we’ve been, and the historical events that have overlapped our first 175 years. i www.DeltaU.org The War of 1812 begins between the United States and Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson is elected 3rd President of the United States. In the fall of 1834, there arose on the Williams College campus a matter of great concern to the faculty and students. Two secret societies were conspiring to place their members in high campus offices whether qualified or not. Convinced that the spoils of victory should be awarded to men on merit and not to unqualified men who used political clout to deliver them the prize, some students decided to act. On November 4, 1834, 30 men called a meeting in the Freshman Recitation Room of West College to discuss their plan of action. The result would be the formation of a Social Fraternity that would become Delta Upsilon. The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise. The WebsterAshburton Treaty is signed, officially establishing the border between the United States and Canada. In the same year that Thomas Edison is born, four non-secret groups at Williams, Hamilton, Union and Amherst Colleges ban together to form the ‘Anti-Secret Confederation.’ They meet in what would be the first DU convention in Troy, New York. 4 The U.S. completes the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon I of France for $15,000,000. Telegraph invented by Samuel Morse. U.S. President Andrew Jackson is re-elected to a second term. President Jefferson dispatches Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition. Davy Crockett and others fight in the Battle of the Alamo against Mexico. Fraternity Founder, Stephen J. Field, Williams 1837, is born in Haddam, CT on November 4, 1816, exactly 18 years prior to the Founding. Field would go on to set a service record of over 34 years as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. That record would stand for 75 years until broken by Justice William O. Douglas in 1973. www.DeltaU.org Gold is discovered at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. News spreads quickly, prompting more than 300,000 people to travel west in the California Gold Rush. The design of the current DU Badge with the superimposed “Delta” and “Upsilon” is officially adopted at the 1858 Convention, along with the motto, “Dikaia Upotheke.” The “Seven Stars” Convention is held in Burlington, Vermont. The seven chapters in attendance, in addition to the host chapter, Vermont, become the inspiration for the seven stars on the DU Coat of Arms. The first DU magazine titled “Our Record,” begins and continues sporadically and unorganized. Canada becomes an independent nation. The Hamilton and Rochester Chapters send delegates to Middlebury for the 1864 A.S.C. Convention. With four chapters needed for quorum and only three in attendance, it appeared that the Fraternity was on the verge of being permanently dissolved. But, in the afternoon, a delegate from the Rutgers Chapter finally arrived, effectively saving the Fraternity. With renewed energy the Convention approved the Badge design and a new Constition, and formally adopted, “Delta Upsilon” as a new name for the Fraternity. The Great Chicago Fire destroys four square miles of land of Chicago, but prompts the rebuilding and development of Chicago as a populous and important U.S. City. “Blue and Gold” are officially adopted as the official colors for DU. Two years later they would be specifically adopted as “Old Gold and Sapphire Blue”. Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. 5 President Franklin Pierce signs the Gadsden Purchase, the last American land acquisition, which finally defines international boundaries of the United States. Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th President as the United States enters into a Civil War. The first DU songbook is completed and published by the Rochester Chapter. The famous gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona occurs. The Transcontinental Railroad between Omaha and Sacramento is completed. The Battle of Little Big Horn is fought. Alexander G. Bell receives his U.S. patent for the telephone. www.DeltaU.org James A. Garfield, Williams 1856 is elected the 20th President of the U.S. DU celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a banquet that is attended by Fraternity Founder William Bross, Williams 1838. Bross is one of two Founders born on November 4th, the day of the Founding. The Delta Upsilon Quarterly begins publication. To date, the magazine is the oldest continuously published Greek letter fraternity magazine in the world. The Klondike Gold Rush occurs in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Theodore Roosevelt becomes President of the United States upon the death of President William McKinley. The Delta Upsilon Fraternityâ€™s Board of Directors is formally established. The first production Model T Ford is built at the Ford plant in Detroit, Michigan. 6 The SpanishAmerican War is fought. Delta Upsilon establishes a Fraternity Headquarters in New York City, the same year as the Brooklyn Bridge is completed. Coca Cola is invented in Columbus, Georgia. DU becomes an international fraternity with the chartering of the McGill Chapter in Montreal, Quebec. More than 3,000 people are killed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Baseball's first World Series is played between Boston and Pittsburgh. The Wright Brothers conduct their first successful aircraft flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Statue of Liberty is officially dedicated in New York Harbor. www.DeltaU.org The Fraternity is officially incorporated under the laws of New York. Through it all Delta Upsilon loses zero chapters, and in fact, adds eight to the chapter roll between 1929 and 1935. The first DU Initiation Ritual is officially published for the first time. The DU flag is officially adopted by the Convention. The Indy 500 race is run for the first time. The 50th Chapter of Delta Upsilon is established at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh. The "Delta Upsilon Ode", written by Edward L. Seip, Lafayette 1891, is adopted as the official DU song. The Fraternity establishes the Virginia Chapter as the first DU chapter in the "south". The United States enters World War I. Delta Upsilon celebrates its 100th Anniversary and places a memorial to the Fraternity in front of West College at Williams. The stock market crashes, plunging the U.S. into the Great Depression. The United States enters World War II after declaring war on Japan following Pearl Harbor. 7 Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. Grand Central Station opens in New York City. Charles Lindbergh completes the first non-stop transatlantic flight. Talking pictures debut. Canada declares war on Germany and enters World War II. The “Star Spangled Banner” is officially adopted as the U.S. National Anthem. Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Charles Evans Hughes, Colgate & Brown 1881 becomes U.S. Secretary of State. The author of the DU Initiation Ritual and the Articles of DU Incorporation, returns to the high court ten years later as Chief Justice. www.DeltaU.org The Battle of Iwo Jima is fought. World War II ends after Japanese surrender following President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb. Lester Pearson, Toronto '19 becomes the 14th Prime Minister of Canada. Jackie Robinson breaks baseballâ€™s color barrier. In the midst of massive expansion and growth efforts, Delta Upsilon establishes its 100th Chapter at Platteville, Wisconsin. DU moves the Fraternity Headquarters from New York City to Indianapolis, Indiana. Alaska and Hawaii are admitted as 49th and 50th US states. The St. Lawrence Seaway opens in Canada. The Korean War begins. The current DU Fraternity Headquarters building in Indianapolis is officially dedicated. 8 The DU Educational Foundation is founded in the state of Ohio by Hugh E. Nesbitt, Ohio State '14. The Foundation is formed to begin offering financial scholarships to DU members. The first DU Leadership Institute is conducted in Oxford, Ohio. The United States enters the space race as John Glenn orbits earth successfully. The United States enters the Vietnam War. Linus Pauling, Oregon State â€˜22 wins his second Nobel Prize, the only man to ever win two singlehandedly. The Supreme Court decides the landmark decision in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, declaring racial segregation unconstitutional. www.DeltaU.org Delta Upsilon establishes eight new chapters in its most successful year of expansion. President Richard M. Nixon resigns. The trial of O.J.Simpson captures the attention and captivates the U.S. The World Series is cancelled by the baseball strike, the first time the fall classic is not played in 90 years. The 150th Anniversary of DU highlighted by establishment of the DU Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is first presented to seven individuals. The Iran Hostage Crisis begins. Hurricane Katrina devastates the Gulf Coast. By mutual agreement, the DU Foundation officially becomes the clearinghouse for all fundraising efforts and takes over all fundraising efforts from the Fraternity. DU establishes its 150th Chapter on Founders Day at Northwestern University in Nachitoches, Louisiana, nearly two months after September 11th. The Charles Evans Hughes DUEL Program is established. 9 Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. The first space shuttle is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes, sending the U.S. into mourning. The Oklahoma City bombing occurs. The fall of the Berlin Wall begins, paving the way for German reunification. Delta Upsilon conducts its first Presidentâ€™s Academy, which eventually transforms into the Winter Educational Conference. www.DeltaU.org The Space Shuttle Columbia explodes over Texas, temporarily halting the shuttle program. Saddam Hussein captured. DU celebrates 175 years of existence and welcomes the Webster Chapter, which is installed as the 152nd chapter of Delta Upsilon on March 28, 2009. Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders experience 10 2009 DUEL participants outside the West College building at Williams College in June. The Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders (DUEL) Experience is a three-day program held at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, Massachusetts. This program is uniquely designed to help young leaders meet the challenges and responsibilities of life and in their chapter. Each participant developed his unique leadership strengths utilizing the StrengthsQuestTM philosophy. StrengthsQuestTM gives participants the opportunity to develop based on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. Participants are immersed into conversations of diversity and shared-values to effectively collaborate and lead through courage and conversation. Participants were given the opportunity to gain an understanding of the historical roots of Delta Upsilon by visiting the founding site at Williams College. The program effectively leads participants into creating a personal vision of the future for themselves and leading their chapter. Graduates of the Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience will wear the DUEL guard along with their DU badge. DUEL Experience Learning Objectives: • • • • • • • Emerging leaders will identify both their individual personal contributors to their success and their future mentors. Emerging leaders will identify their unique strengths profile and use these strengths to be an effective leader. Emerging leaders will create a personal vision statement. Emerging leaders will obtain knowledge about the founding history of Delta Upsilon. Emerging leaders will articulate and recognize the founding principles: Promotion of Friendship, Development of Character, Diffusion of Liberal Culture and Advancement of Justice. Emerging leaders will articulate programs and events that will align in their personal life and in their chapter life. Emerging leaders will identify personal moments that have influenced their leadership ability. www.deltau.org DELTA UPSILON 75 Leaders Share Strengths Delta Upsilon brothers share their thoughts on the strengths they identified through the Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience at the beginning of the summer. Andre McIntosh, Embry-Riddle Colony ‘12 Strengths: Strategic, achiever, empathy, individualization, analytical Put them all together and use it to better myself and those around me. Embrace the strengths that my peers and I have and use them to achieve a common end goal. Matthew Norris, Nebraska ‘12 Strengths: Learner, achiever, consistency, harmony, belief Drew Scott, Carthage ‘12 Strengths: Adaptability, Strategic, Significance, Connectedness, Includer StrengthsQuestTM allowed us to see where we fall in areas of common leadership styles. We saw how, even though some of us had completely different strengths, it took all of them to be successful. By using this knowledge in our own chapters we can use all of the potential found in our brothers. In a room of just ten people we had so many different strengths. The curriculum showed how focusing on our strengths instead of our shortcomings will allow us to be more effective leaders. Heath Oetgen, North Dakota State ‘12 I plan on taking on more responsibility in my chapter. By taking on more responsibility and being more of a leader I hope to help my chapter achieve greater unity and brotherhood. I plan to be restorative by solving problems so we can advance as a chapter and follow our founding principles Rick Carpentieri, Virginia Tech Colony ‘10 Strengths: Relator, Achiever, Responsibility, Includer, Strategic I have always seen myself as a people person, and I will continue to work with my brothers to succeed in our future. I will continue to include all members in plans, ideas, discussions, etc. I will make sure to relate to each brother individually, to grow with them and the chapter. I will continue to set high goals and push my chapter to achieve them. I will use strategic ways to recognize patterns and to see the solution more clearly. I will continue to be a responsible leader and I will take ownership of my actions and duties. Delta Upsilon Wins Awards 2nd place – Human Interest Article – “Taking Care of Your Brothers, Taking Care of Yourself ” – Fall 2008 2nd place – Greek Life Article – “Dare to Lead” – Winter 2008 3rd place – Feature Article Layout – “Dynamic Recruitment System” – Spring-Summer 2008 www.deltau.org re ur ltur C lt Cu hip sh riend ri Fri e of s g Car Takin Brothurer f urCare of Yo sel Yokin g Page Ta lture ul ult Cult t l Repor Annua DUEF s 8 New s 14 Alumni duate New Undergra r acter Char Delta Upsilon was honored with three awards in the Fraternity Communications Association 2009 Annual Awards Competition. In a field of 75 member-organizations DU received three honors for the DU Quarterly. p hiip sh nds iend ie Friend Fr ter ter cte rac ar Char Ch Copyright 2009 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. Strengths: Achiever, responsibility, belief, learner, restorative I hope to apply my strengths to DU and elsewhere by taking an active role in my organization. In DU, my strength of harmony and consistency will help me get along with fellow brothers well. With my learner and achiever strengths, I will seek to find solutions and not stop until I have completed the task. Finally, I will use my belief strength to stand up for my values, which are included with DU’s values. 17 amicnt Dyn uitme ce ice tic st Just Ju Recrystem S tute 6 ip Insti Leadersh s 14 2008 duate New Undergra News 20 Report 26 Alumni al r’s Annu ce Justi Treasure Page 2 2 11 Terry Clapacs, Indiana ‘65 Honored by Indiana University and Delta Upsilon 12 J. Terry Clapacs, Indiana ‘65, received significant accolades and recognition as he retired from a long and distinguished career as vice president and chief operating officer of Indiana University in May. The celebration culminated with multiple events on May 28 starting with the dedication of a special garden plot in the Indiana University Arboretum. A public reception was held in Alumni Hall in the late afternoon when several awards were presented and a video about Brother Clapacs was first shown. The final event was a dinner and program in the auditorium. The outer and inner lobbies of the auditorium were filled with food-laden tables as guests arrived. Former IU Presidents John Ryan, Thomas Ehrlich, and Myles Brand were present along with current president Michael McRobbie and many trustees who have served during Terry’s 40 years of ever-growing responsibility at IU. Master of ceremonies, recently retired IU Foundation President Curt Simic, directed the attendees into the auditorium for a program following the dinner. Clapacs is most recognized as the person who served as the guardian of the physical environment of IU’s Bloomington and regional campuses. He oversaw all campus master planning, buildings construction and renovation, physical plant services, real estate operations, human resources administration, purchasing, and other roles as well as filling such important interim roles as director of athletics. Those who honored him at the program marveled at how he kept so many balls in the air so skillfully; coaches particularly expressed surprise about his dedicated, energetic leadership of the athletic program at a time of great stress while never faltering in the fulfillment of his many other duties. Twentynine major building projects completed during Terry’s tenure were listed in his “architectural legacy” including, on the Bloomington campus, Assembly Hall, Musical Arts Center, Art Center, Virgil DeVault Center, Simon Hall, and the nearly completed North End Zone Facility. Delta Upsilon was prominently mentioned in Clapacs history with IU including his arrival on campus. He had initially enrolled elsewhere but was dissatisfied and called a high school classmate from Goshen, Indiana, John Turner, Indiana ‘65, who had said he was happy at IU. “Bulldog” Turner promptly drove to pick up Clapacs and bring him to IU where he immediately moved into the DU house. At the auditorium program, Turner talked about the characteristics of Goshen and their influence on Clapacs and announced that Clapacs has been admitted to the Goshen Hall of Fame. On campus, Terry got involved with the Little 500 as a rider on the DU team. While participating in the race he met Phyllis, who he eventually married. During the program, Terry was admitted to the Little 500 Riders Hall of Fame. Phyllis had fun stories in the video and his two sons spoke during the program about their impressions of their father’s role and his devotion to family. Clapacs noted that two of his DU brothers, Don Weaver, Indiana ‘60, and Bob Cochran, Indiana ‘60 had begun work for IU upon their graduation and were influential in his decision to also become an IU employee. Justin Kirk, Executive Director of Delta Upsilon, International, presented Clapacs with a special recognition from the Fraternity in the James Conant Award of Merit in Education. Delta Upsilon Awards of Merit are presented to esteemed members who have exhibited excellence in their given profession; this award is named for James Bryant Conant, president of Harvard University for 20 years. Many times during the festivities, Clapacs noted that he and Curt Simic share a Croatian heritage and the last award presented to Clapacs at the program related to that heritage. Steve Moberly, National President of the IU Alumni Association said that after hearing so much about Goshen, he felt he should give Terry a free trip to Goshen with complimentary ride tickets at the Elkhart County fair but decided instead to give Clapacs and his wife passage on an Indiana University cruise including Croatian ports. www.deltau.org Photo Courtesy of The Indiana Daily Student By Ron Kovenor, Indiana ‘55 DELTA UPSILON 75 Celebrate 175 years of DU The DU Foundation is honoring the 175th Anniversary of the Fraternity with a special offer for the 2009-10 fiscal year. The President’s Club, the Foundation’s annual giving club, is usually reserved for those donors who give $200 or more within the July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. However, to help commemorate and celebrate the Fraternity’s 175th Anniversary, the DUEF is offering membership in the exclusive President’s Club for only $175 for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. President’s Club Membership Only $175! In addition, the special pricing for engraved bricks in the Founders Memorial Courtyard continues. For just $175, you can leave your permanent legacy in the beautiful courtyard at the Fraternity’s Headquarters in Indianapolis. Join the others who have already included their name in the courtyard. View those names and other details at www.DUEF.org. Engraved Bricks in Founders Memorial Courtyard Only $175! The DU Foundation raises financial gifts to support the educational and leadership funding needs of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Show your support for your Fraternity, and help commemorate the Fraternity’s 175th Anniversary with a gift of support today. Special Offer The President’s Club Combo Special Offer Copyright 2009 delta upsilon International Fraternity Inc. As an added bonus, if you join the President’s Club through this special offer, get your brick for only $125. Yes, for only $300, you can have a courtyard brick and join the exclusive President’s Club. President’s Club Membership ($175) + Courtyard Brick ($175) = $350 Less President’s Club Combo Discount _ ($50) Total President’s Club Combo = $300 Just clip this “coupon” (or photocopy it) and include this in the envelope attached to this magazine with your $300 check or credit card payment and your complete contact information. We’ll send you confirmation of your gift and your brick text after processing. Thanks for celebrating with us and supporting your DU Foundation. Enter your desired brick text below: *Special offer available only through this Delta Upsilon Quarterly. $300 gift would be split. $175 to the annual fund and $125 to the brick fund. www.deltau.org 13 Alumni News DePauw Jeffrey Rader, DePauw ‘98 and Kate Rader announce the birth of Jack Andrew Rader, born April 22, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. Jack joins identical twin sisters Lauren and Caroline, three years old. Contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Iowa Tom Bauer, Iowa ‘66 retired from the University of Iowa Research Park in May. Bauer, who was associate director of the research park, worked at the University of Iowa for 38 years. During the past few years, Bauer has helped oversee the design and construction of the UI’s BioVentures Center at the research park. The center is the university’s first business incubator with wet lab space, an essential feature for life sciences companies. The 90,000-square-foot, $20 million facility opened in November. 14 Tim Sacks, Iowa ‘98 and his wife Maureen welcome their first child, Ethan Christopher Sacks. He was 19 1/2 inches long and weighed 6 lbs. and 8 oz. Kansas State Steve Hoffmann, Kansas State ‘77 published, “Planet Water: Investing in the World’s Most Valuable Resource.” Hoffmann explains the dynamics driving the water crisis and identifies investment opportunities in various sectors of the water industry. He provides investors with the knowledge and insights they need to make informed investments in water utilities, as well as companies providing water treatment services; infrastructure services; water monitoring and analytics; and desalination services. Louisville Building on the success of the 60th anniversary luncheon in January, Louisville’s DU alumni chapter plans to make the January luncheon an annual event, honoring local alumni for their achievements. Minnesota The Minnesota alumni were busy getting the important house purchase mailing out in April. Contributions are coming in as alumni pitch in to raise the down payment and they hope to make the purchase in the fall. For more information about the purchase of the house Louisville’s 60th anniversary luncheon in January 2009. www.deltau.org DELTA UPSILON 75 visit www.du-umn.org, the web site developed by Eric Moritz, Minnesota ‘11 and Andrew Carlson, Minnesota ‘99. The third Rick Bennett Memorial Poker night was held with more than 20 alumni in attendance. Funds raised through this event support the Bennett TextBook Scholarships given each fall. Dick Morin, Minnesota ‘71 and Dave McKeag, Minnesota ‘04 again provided the leadership for this event. The Minnesota Chapter honored alumni volunteers with their annual thank you dinner. The names of 19 alumni were added to the chapter’s “Thank You” plaque including Rod Nelson, Minnesota ‘63 who was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. His role as advisor and his ability to be at the house for meetings and everyday experiences has allowed him to offer assistance where the undergraduates needed it and to provide recognition and support for the chapter. A highlight of the evening was a demonstration of incredible drumming and piano playing by some of the chapter’s most talented undergraduates. North Carolina Franklin Freeman, North Carolina ‘67 was featured in an article in the Raleigh News and Observer on January 24 about his work with North Carolina Governor Mike Easley. Freeman’s career in public jobs crosses decades, crises and branches of state government. He graduated from law school at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1970 and clerked for Associate Justice Dan Moore of the N.C. Supreme Court, a former governor. He was an assistant district attorney in Surry, Stokes, Rockingham and Caswell counties from 1971 to 1973 and assistant administrator of the Administrative Office of the Courts, which oversees court operations from 1973 to 1978. He was elected district attorney back in his old district in 1978 and three years later was named director of the Administrative Office of the Courts. In 1993, he was appointed secretary of correction by Gov. Jim Hunt and in 1997 he became Hunt’s chief of staff. In 1999, Hunt appointed him to the North Carolina Supreme Court; in 2000 he lost the Supreme Court election; and in 2001, Governor Easley named him legislative liaison. Northern Illinois Northern Illinois alumni joined the parents of the undergraduate colony members for lunch and a tour of the chapter’s new facility. The leased facility is located in the traditional greek row area of campus, and was highly sought by several groups. The property owner preferred Delta Upsilon www.deltau.org 15 Award from the University of Rochester Office of Student Affairs. South Carolina alumni gathered for a wine and cheese event at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, South Carolina. based on the strength of character of the undergraduate members. However, while the undergraduate colony is growing towards the number required for installation, it fell short of the necessary number of brothers to fill the facility to capacity and several alumni brothers donated the shortfall in funds necessary to fulfill the requirements of the lease. Rochester 16 David L. Reiner, Rochester ‘04 was ordained in the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati on Saturday, June 6 at the historic Plum Street Temple. During rabbinical school, Reiner held student pulpits at Congregation Gates of Prayer in New Iberia, Louisiana; Temple Beth Shalom in Fort Walton Beach/Destin, Florida; Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism in Washington, DC; Congregation Beth El in Saginaw, Michigan; Temple Chai in Long Grove/Chicago, Illinois; Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois; Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Temple Israel in Boston, Massachusetts. He has served as a board member of the Cincinnati Hillel Foundation; a volunteer service leader at the Cincinnati Hillel; co-chair of “Back to the Bible” at Cincinnati Hillel; junior youth group advisor of Temple Israel in Dayton, Ohio and Rockdale Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio; and a guest lecturer at the World Religions Class at Christ College of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Reiner’s scholarships and awards include the Beck Family Adopt-A-Rabbi, the McQuaid Graduate Fellowship of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, the Spirit Award from the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, the Ford Motor Company/Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship, and the Alice DeSimone Student Life Reiner’s achievements include helping to direct relief efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, including the disbursement of more than $100,000 from the URJ Hurricane Relief Fund and connecting congregations around the country with Louisiana communities in need of assistance. He also spent two summers coordinating the Machon Kaplan Summer College Internship Program at the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism. San Diego Steve Lewis, San Diego ‘00 married Carolyn Sperry on February 21, 2009 in Redondo Beach, Calif. Virginia Andrew Perreault, Virginia ‘05 is a filmmaker whose first feature film premiered at the Riverside International Film Festival outside of Los Angeles in April and at Oklahoma’s Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival. “Bureaucracy” won “Best Drama Picture” at the Bare Bones Festival. “Bureaucracy” stars Jack Robinson, David Simon, Kaitlyn Black, and features ESPN radio-host Steve Mason. The award was presented during the festival’s closing ceremonies inside the historic Roxy Theatre. The packed house included notable guests such as Lollipop Munchkin Jerry Maren (The Wizard of Oz) and youngest American mayor John Tyler Hammons. Brother Perreault is part of Proactive Pictures LLC comprised of his brother Mark, Rock Schroeter and Jonathan Edwards. Proactive Pictures LLC is currently in pre-production on its next two feature films. Perreault is working with Virginia DU alumni to plan a screening in conjunction with the 175th anniversary this fall. Washington The Washington Chapter’s Founders Day Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at the Don James Center at Husky Stadium in Seattle beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. For details and to RSVP, please contact Tye Rickert, Washington ‘03 at email@example.com or 206-227-2967. We need your news for the Quarterly! Delta Upsilon International Headquarters 8705 Founders Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46268, U.S.A. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / web site: www.deltau.org www.deltau.org DELTA UPSILON 75 Alumni Spearhead Turnaround for Washington State Chapter By Judson Preece, Washington State ‘87 In 1998, Jason Clark, Washington State ‘01, president of Washington State University’s Delta Upsilon (DU) chapter, made a gut-wrenching decision. The fraternity was falling short of its ideals in academics, finances, membership recruitment, and alumni involvement. Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. With the assistance of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Clark shut down the fraternity that had been his home. The plan was to recolonize the fraternity within the next four years. For Clark, it meant an end to Washington State DU brothers following their winter initiation ceremony his undergraduate Greek experience. “I moved to the other side of campus, and every day saw instantly changes the culture and attitude in the house,” Greeks walking to class with their spirit and their letters. I Simpkins said. was no longer part of that group,” he said. “We made the right Today, DU’s roster includes 48 members, up from 18 in decision, but it was horrible.” 2003. This past fall, the chapter earned the sixth-highest Alumni board president Jim Simpkins, Washington State ‘81 who assisted in the difficult shutdown process, put his focus toward the future. His previous five-year term on the Delta Upsilon Board of Directors convinced him that a successfully recolonized chapter would require strong leadership and guidance from alumni. “I saw that successful chapters had very involved alumni,” Simpkins said. “Struggling chapters had none.” In 2001, Simpkins was ready to implement the plan. By fall, a new group of members had moved in to the house and a new alumni board was formed. This group included Fritz Cox, Washington State ‘80, Jud Preece, Washington State ‘87, and Nate Kuester, Washington State ‘05. This time around, new management tactics included a live-in alumni advisor. Clark, who had returned to WSU to prepare for graduate school, embraced the role and moved into the chapter house. Plus, Simpkins asked each alumnus volunteer to serve as a mentor to each DU officer, planned monthly alumni board conference calls, and encouraged visits to Pullman to build relationships with the DU undergraduates. “Simply put, showing the students that alumni do care for their well-being GPA out of 25 fraternities on campus with a collective 2.86 grade point average; for the same semester DU was recognized as the most-improved men’s chapter in academics. Strong financial management resulted in surplus funds for house renovations and upgrades. During the past three years, the alumni board managed major projects at the chapter, including new kitchen equipment, remodeled showers and bathrooms, a new roof, new carpet and furniture, and an enhanced food budget. Approved projects for summer 2009 include the entire replacement of all interior doors and doorframes. Says Clark, “The experience that we’re helping to provide these students will impact their academic success at WSU, their future success, and their lifelong relationship with WSU.” Junior business major and past DU president Tim Nygaard, Washington State ‘10 agrees. “They all have careers and families, and it amazes me that they’re willing to devote their time and energy to keep this fraternity moving in the right direction.” DU alumni interested in becoming involved with the WSU chapter can visit www.wsudualumni.org. www.deltau.org 17 Chapter News Alberta Chapter The 21st Summer Solstice Volleyball Tournament was hosted by Delta Upsilon Fraternity on June 20 to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton. On the longest day of the year, more than 100 participants and spectators sweated out the summer heat at the Garneau Community Courts to take part in this cherished event. The chapter is proud to have donated an average of $1,000 per tournament to the Boys and Girls Club and their goal this year was to raise at least $1,500. 18 In March the Alberta Chapter, along with the members of FIJI and Delta Gamma, paired with the Edmonton Journal (the major local newspaper) for the Annual “Raise A Reader” book drive. Braving wet conditions, they collected, sorted and packaged books to be sold in order to raise money for Edmonton Journal’s charity. The experience was a step in the right direction for University of Alberta fraternities’ promotion of the Greek system. Arizona State Chapter The Arizona State Chapter raised $850 for the Ladmo and North Tempe Boys and Girls Club. They collaborated with Delta Gamma to seesaw for 72 hours straight. The teeter-totter was set up on the main mall of campus and they raised money by asking passers-by for donations. Arlington Chapter The Arlington Chapter earned gold star status from the University of Texas at Arlington’s annual chapter reporting version of the CEP called CEASR. The chapter was one of two chapters to receive gold status. In addition, the Interfraternity Council honored Chapter President Agapito Flores, Jr., Arlington ‘10 with the highest award given to an individual: the IFC Man of the Year. DePauw Chapter During DePauw University’s Order of Omega and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards ceremony, the DePauw Chapter received the Scholarship Program of the Year Award and Matthew Nance, DePauw ‘10 earned an honorable mention as “Inspiring Greek Leader of the Year.” Neal Broshears, DePauw ‘09 has competed in approximately 50 cycling races during his college career. He has been riding daily since December 2008 in various competitions and training. He joined the Bike Club when he first arrived on campus and during his first year of school competed in the Little 500 bicycle race for Delta Upsilon. “It was cool to be a part of a tradition of winning,” Broshears said. “I didn’t come with the intention of competing on that level. But I was in an atmosphere were everyone rode competitively, and I got sucked into it. The most important race for me back then was Little 5, but I guess things have changed now.” Broshears ranked second in Division II in the regional conference and typically scores within the top 20 among Division I and II cyclists. He hopes to place in the top 10 of the road race for the 70-mile ride at nationals. Last year he biked from Providence, Rhode Island, to San Francisco through Bike and Build, a nonprofit that supports cross-country cyclists and works on building projects for the underprivileged. “We would raise money before going on the trip, and a part of that money would be donated toward a building project such as Habitat for Humanity,” he said. “I was sad when it ended, but also thought, ‘wow ... this is awesome. I just rode across the U.S. without the help of a motor.’” He plans to continue his active lifestyle by mountaineering in Alaska this summer through the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn leadership in adverse conditions. Broshears also plans to intern in Yellowstone National Park in the fall, working with a fish biologist and his team to assist with trout conservation. Culver-Stockton Chapter Rain poured down on the afternoon of March 29, beating on everything in sight and cascading off of buildings and walls. However, inside of the Culver-Stockton Activities and Recreational Center, the spirits were high as the men of Delta Upsilon entered for the Greek Olympics. The brothers of the Culver-Stockton Chapter of Delta Upsilon placed third in the men’s division. Florida Chapter The Florida Chapter was the lead student group participating in a fundraiser organized by the University of Florida’s Students Live United. They collected funds for the local United Way campaign through Facebook to win a national $10,000 prize to benefit the United Way of North Central Florida. www.deltau.org DELTA UPSILON 75 for the third consecutive year. The fraternities that finished ahead of DU were Delta Tau Delta, Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Kappa Psi. James Brosher for The Indianapolis Star On February 19, 2009, Delta Upsilon held their first annual Gatorade Pong Tournament. The event was inspired by the chapter’s tie to Robert Cade, Florida ‘45, who invented Gatorade. The chapter raised $515 to donate to the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of testicular cancer and the need for regular self-examination Florida Chapter Initiation Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. Guelph Chapter On Saturday, March 21, the Guelph Chapter celebrated its 20th anniversary at the University of Guelph. After a challenging year, undergraduates and alumni planned and executed an exciting weekend. Members came from across Canada to honor the chapter’s founding with a weekend alive with friendship and brotherhood. After reminiscing on Friday, Saturday afternoon marked the annual alumni vs. undergraduate football game on Johnston Green. The alumni were once again victorious, but the undergraduates came close this year. The weekend culminated with a formal dinner held at the Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club, with almost 100 members and guests attending. The evening was a tremendous success, highlighted by the annual chapter awards and an impassioned speech by Alumni President Peter Evans, Guelph ‘96. Planning efforts were lead by Peter Evans and Ryan Grant, Guelph ‘03, and many thanks to Calum Ross, Guelph ‘96 and the other brothers who made generous donations to the chapter. The Guelph Chapter is looking forward to the next 20 years with confidence and excitement. Indiana Chapter DU’s Little 500 team finished in fourth place among fraternities, seventh place overall and only four seconds slower than the first place Cutters team that won the race Delta Upsilon riders make an exchange during the Indiana University Men’s Little 500 race on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. Teams are required to make a minimum of ten exchanges during the course of the race Kansas Chapter The Kansas Chapter recently participated in The University of Kansas annual Rock Chalk Revue (RCR), a Greek event where five fraternities are paired with five sororities to write and perform an original musical piece. The event raised $60,000. RCR is incredibly competitive and only five of the 19 fraternities qualify to perform. Delta Upsilon, paired with Kappa Alpha Theta, swept the show, winning eight of the 13 awards including best male performance, best use of set, best script, best costumes, best performance by chorus, and best overall show. Special thanks goes to directors Dan Torson, Kansas ‘10, Zack Zastrow, Kansas ‘11, and Pat Peterson, Kansas ‘06. Kansas State Chapter The Kansas State Chapter raised $885 for the Manhattan (Kansas) Boys and Girls Club through their annual pancake feed. Gamma Phi Beta co-sponsored the event, which ran from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on the evening of the fall basketball scrimmage. The Boys and Girls Club serves families and children in the community through afterschool programs. Three brothers are currently working or www.deltau.org 19 volunteering weekly at the Boys and Girls Club. “It’s really exciting to be able to make such a contribution to the Club,” said Alex Delimont, Kansas State ‘09. the brotherhood I share in Delta Upsilon and convey them to my teammates on the football field.” Kent State Chapter The recipient of the 2009 Delta Upsilon Distinguished Mentoring and Teaching Award at Lafayette is Ronald J. “Bud” Martin ’66, professor of chemical engineering. The announcement was made at Lafayette’s annual trusteefaculty dinner on May 22, the eve of the College’s 174th commencement exercises. Through their fourth semiannual cornhole tournament on May 2, the Kent State Chapter raised $800 for health care costs of a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, Steve Nicholas. Nicholas was life-flighted to Akron City Hospital and put into an induced coma after suffering severe head trauma during Kent State University’s Greek Week last April. Paired with Steve’s fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Sigma Sigma Sigma, the Kent State DU chapter led their team to a Greek Week championship (their second consecutive) winning almost every single event. In the past two semesters the chapter raised their membership from 20 to 44 members (220 percent) and climbed to third place in the campus’ all fraternity GPA after placing last (15 out of 15) a year ago. 20 Lehigh Chapter The undergraduates of the Lehigh Chapter nominated Brother Mark Parseghian, Lehigh ‘49 for Lehigh’s Al Pedrick Award to recognize outstanding involvement in the chapter. Mark has been a blessing to the chapter and the members were proud to present the award in recognition of his dedication. Louisville Chapter On January 8, the Louisville Chapter hosted a 60th anniversary luncheon that attracted more than 125 local DUs to celebrate the transition from Sigma Chi Sigma to Delta Upsilon in 1949, and to honor Dr. Allan Lansing, Western Ontario ‘53, with the Delta Upsilon Founder’s Medal. Among Brother Lansing’s other generous gifts he has endowed a scholarship to send a third undergraduate to DU’s Leadership Institute and he continues to host a pool party for the chapter at his home in Louisville. The chapter started the spring semester ranking first in scholarship among fraternities for the second semester in a row, garnering almost a 3.2 chapter average. Mark Parseghian, Lehigh ‘49 The chapter was recognized at Lehigh University’s Greek Awards Banquet with the Risk Management Award. Nick Welton, Lehigh ‘10 received the Outstanding President of the Year Award and Robert Tulcin, Lehigh ‘11 received the Emerging Greek Leader Award. Nick Welton, Lehigh ‘10 Lafayette Chapter Two brothers, Matthew Cohen, Lehigh ‘10 and BJ Benning, Lehigh ‘10 were elected Lehigh Football Captains. When asked to speak about the honor Cohen said he is prepared to succeed at this new challenge and looks forward to a great season. Benning said, “I hope to transfer the qualities that I have acquired from On March 1, 2009, the Louisville Chapter of Delta Upsilon performed in the Annual Fryberger Sing at the Louisville Palace for the first time in almost a decade. The twelve men were lead by Caleb Perry, Louisville ‘12 as the song chair and Robbie Merriman, Louisville ‘10 on acoustic guitar. For four weeks, they practiced “With A Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles, and “Build Me Up Buttercup” by the Foundations. Gary Steedly, Louisville ‘65 was there for the practices and helped with rehearsals. He was even a superlative judge for the competition itself. With support of the alumni and weeks of rehearsal, the chapter performed on stage in front of a full house and did not disappoint. This performance and the chapter’s aggressive recruitment strategies show that the chapter is making great efforts be to a top fraternity on the Louisville campus. On Friday, May 8, 2009, Nicholas James Coffey, Louisville ‘12 passed away due to complications resulting from Muscular Dystrophy. Brother Coffey was 19 years old and had been a member of the chapter since the fall of 2008. Brother Coffey was actively involved in all chapter activities and was a beloved member. His passing was quite sudden and completely unexpected. He is greatly missed by all who www.deltau.org DELTA UPSILON 75 had the pleasure of knowing him, especially those whom were fortunate enough to call him a brother. Minnesota Chapter The University of Minnesota’s first-string long ball snapper and kicker are both Delta Upsilon undergraduates, Ryan Coleman, Minnesota ‘11 and Eric Elstad, Minnesota ‘11, respectively. Missouri Chapter Each year about 80 or so students are “tapped” into one of 6 honorary societies. Each individual is “captured” at their residence and must wear a hood over their head as they are escorted to the “columns” by the administrative building. There, each individual is revealed and inducted into their particular society. The chancellor of the university and many of the faculty attend the ceremony. The Missouri Chapter has several people “tapped” each year. This year, Ryan Olson, Missouri ‘10 was “tapped” into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national honorary leadership fraternity. Sean Odneal , Missouri ‘10; Ryan Olson, Missouri ‘10 and McLane Poteet, Missouri ‘10 celebrate Olson’s membership in Omicron Delta Kappa. Quad until their names and achievements are announced and they are unhooded. Fewer than, .01 percent of students at the University of Missouri are tapped, and three Delta Upsilon brothers have been tapped in the past two years. Nebraska Chapter Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. Four Nebraska undergraduates were honored with the Harney Four Founding Principles Scholarship. Matthew Norris, Nebraska ‘12, Colin Ward, Nebraska ‘10; Raul Franco, Nebraska ‘12; and James Andrews, Nebraska ‘11 received the first, annual “Roy James Harney Four Founding Principles Scholarships - The Promotion of Friendship, The Development of Character, The Diffusion of Liberal Culture, and the Advancement of Justice.” Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia Brady Deaton and Ryan Olson, Missouri ‘10 Chancellor Brady Deaton was the third DU tapped into Omicron Delta Kappa in the last two years. The others are Erik Bolton, Missouri ‘08 and Tom Brandt, Missouri ‘09. Tap Day recognizes the exemplary performance of students in academic and non-academic arenas. Students are selected based on their academic, leadership and service achievements. Omicron Delta Kappa specifically believes that leadership, exceptional quality and versatility in college, should be recognized and that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors. During Tap Day new members are hooded on the Mizzou Four Nebraska undergraduates received the Harney Four Founding Principles Scholarship at the Nebraska Chapter’s Delta Upsilon Founders Day Dinner. Robert S. Lannin, Nebraska ‘81, President, University of Nebraska, Delta Upsilon Corporation, Craig S. Sowell (far left), Houston ‘92, Director of Alumni Development, Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, and Thomas Roy Harney, San Jose ‘52. (Left to Right, Holding Certificates) Matthew Norris, Nebraska ‘12, Colin Ward, Nebraska ‘10; Raul Franco, Nebraska ‘12; and James Andrews, Nebraska ‘11. The awards were presented at the Nebraska Chapter’s Delta Upsilon Founders Day Dinner at the Embassy Suites www.deltau.org 21 Hotel in Lincoln on April 16, by Robert S. Lannin, Nebraska ‘81, President, University of Nebraska, Delta Upsilon Corporation; Craig S. Sowell, Houston ’92, Director of Development, Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation; and Thomas Roy Harney, San Jose ‘52. Harney is the son of Roy James Harney, Nebraska ‘17, a law school graduate and first baseman on the Cornhusker baseball team, who later helped with the installation of the Delta Upsilon Chapter at San Jose State University and served as Alumni Advisor there for many years. The scholarships were awarded to the University of Nebraska Delta Upsilon members who had most successfully demonstrated the ability to carry out the Four Founding Principles of Delta Upsilon. North Dakota State Chapter 22 The chapter was honored with the Community Service Program of the Year Award sponsored by the North Dakota State University Student Government on April 21. The Bison Leader Awards is a prestigious awards ceremony that recognizes student organizations and student and faculty leaders whose hard work and dedication make NDSU a great place to live and learn. campus and/or the greater Jacksonville community. The chapter also received the Outstanding Chapter Fellowship award which recognizes the chapter that shows a true sense of brotherhood and Interfraternal spirit. Last, but certainly not least, the University of North Florida Chapter was awarded the most prestigious title, Chapter of the Year. In the words of UNF’s Director of Greek Life Tyler Young, “They are a group of diverse viewpoints and perspectives, but one singular, unified voice. They claim to hold no one label, no one niche or stereotype. This chapter of men continues to defy classification or designation and to do their part in holding the doors of fraternity and sorority life open wide to as many students as possible. The bond between the brothers of this fraternity is second to none, and this bond has helped lead them to this new height and ground.” Students and faculty, watch as brothers from the North Florida Chapter shave their heads to raise awareness and gather donations for the American Cancer Society. Brothers from North Dakota State show off their student government award for Community Service Program of the Year. North Florida Chapter The brothers of the North Florida Chapter earned four of the most desired awards given to University of North Florida’s Greek community. Outstanding Future Greek Leader was awarded to Trey Smith, North Florida ‘12. The chapter honored with the Outstanding Campus Life and Leadership, which recognizes the chapter that, through its programming, makes a significant contribution to the Raising awareness and gathering donations for the American Cancer Society, brothers at the University of North Florida held their second annual Shave-A-Thon in February. Each brother let their hair down and allowed others the opportunity to buzz off their locks for the philanthropy. Northern Illinois Colony On April 26, the undergraduates hosted a Parent’s Day luncheon at Rosita’s, a restaurant owned by Eddy Balli, Northern Illinois ‘77. Alumni were invited and after the luncheon everyone adjourned to the chapter house for tours, refreshments, and conversation. www.deltau.org DELTA UPSILON 75 The next day, Delta Upsilon dominated the NIU Leadership and Gifted Student Scholarship Awards. These merit-based awards were given to Steve Ziganto, Northern Illinois ’12 and Sean Trausch, Northern Illinois ‘11 and Karan Dave, Northern Illinois ‘11. Ziganto’s award for leadership was one of only two given to a freshman male. Trausch earned a Gifted Student Scholarship and Dave repeated by winning Leadership Awards again this year along with a Gifted Student Award. Adam Todd, Northern Illinois ‘10 also received a Leadership Award. The Delta Upsilon Colony was given the Annual Interfraternity Council award for contributions to the Northern Illinois campus and the Greek system for hosting the DU Regional Leadership Seminar. Northwestern Chapter In late April Tommy Smithburg, Northwestern ’10 was elected to the position of vice president of Northwestern’s Association of Student Government. Oklahoma Chapter To attend their spring date party the Oklahoma Chapter required each brother to provide 10 addresses of friends and family for a mailing for Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County. Brothers have worked hand in hand with the Boys and Girls Club since December 2008. The return envelopes go straight to the Boys and Girls Club headquarters and they have been counting what the chapter raised after sending the mailing. Three weeks after sending 2,100 letters, the chapter had raised $10,000. Copyright 2008 Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Inc. Oregon State Chapter On April 15, 2009 the Oregon State Chapter held a benefit dinner for their cook Patrice, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and only given a short time period to live. The benefit, a spaghetti dinner held at the chapter house, raised more than $800. Many Greek chapters cancelled their dinner for the night and sent their whole chapter to attend the benefit dinner. In all, 13 different chapters showed their support. A few weeks earlier they also held a benefit in Portland attended by alumni and undergraduates from at least 12 different pledge classes. Between the two events they raised more than $2000 to help Patrice and her family with hospital bills. A week after our dinner at the chapter house Patrice’s husband fell off a 40-foot ladder and only recently woke up from a coma. This has been a very stressful time for their chapter and they ask for DUs from across the nation to pray for Patrice and her family as she is a major part of the chapter. Rochester Chapter The Rochester Chapter consistently seeks to present a wide variety of cultural and political programs to both the university community and brotherhood. They have been working to produce more culturally relevant programs. Delta Upsilon was the lead cosponsoring group in the phenomenally successful, first annual Art Awake, providing an army of manpower, promotional support, and monetary contributions. Other cultural programs include a program honoring black history month and the life of Malcolm X, participating in a foreign film festival, providing the opportunity for brothers who studied abroad to share their experiences, inviting a representative from Beers of the World to discuss the cultural significance of beer in different societies across the world, and inviting DJ Morpheus, an established local DJ, to discuss the history and cultural relevance of underground house music. Amidst the recent historic presidential election, DU Rochester presented several relevant political programs. Delta Upsilon collaborated with the Debate Union, College Democrats, College Republicans, Grassroots, SALSA, and Students for Barack Obama in presenting a public debate on issues including foreign policy, energy, and immigration. We worked alongside UR Concerts in their Rock the Vote campaign, promoting interest and awareness in voter registration. The second academic program consisted of Delta Upsilon opening up its doors and welcoming the campus community to watch the final presidential debate in the living room of the DU house. While the viewing was initially supposed to be followed by a discussion led by Professor Stuart Jordan of the political science department, a last minute personal emergency arose and a brother majoring in political science moderated an open discussion among the attendees. Delta Upsilon invited two professors from the economics department to share their wisdom and insight on the influence of the gas prices on the economy. The two professors elaborated on this central theme and explored other pertinent economic issues. Perhaps Delta Upsilon’s most successful program was bringing television celebrity and scientist Bill Nye the Science Guy to the university. Nye spoke on global warming issues, shared personal stories and humorously entertained a soldout audience in Strong Auditorium. The sold-out program www.deltau.org 23 overflowed to Lower Strong Auditorium, where a simulcast was displayed. This event, conceived and executed by the members of DU, was regarded as one of the most popular campus-wide programs of the 2007-08 academic year. San Diego Chapter The brothers of the San Diego Chapter of Delta Upsilon just finished their most successful spring recruitment. This was possible through implementation of the Dynamic Recruitment System. During the first semester, they added 14 associate members, and with such a large class they were able to use their quantity to drive the quality of the members recruited. They initiated nine brothers who will bring positive qualities to the chapter and who will aid in their future success. San Jose Chapter 24 The San Jose Chapter hosted a “Duck Pong Tournament” in February to raise funds for The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. With a mission of Building Better Men, the chapter came together to honor a brother who was diagnosed with and is being treated for testicular cancer. The chapter’s goal is to help raise awareness of a disease that is overlooked by many college students. The Sean Kimerling Foundation was established in memory of Sean Kimerling, the Emmy Award-winning anchor of WB11 sports and pre-game announcer for the New York Mets. Kimerling died from testicular cancer on September 9, 2003. He was only 37. “The Foundation’s goal is that all men will have the information they need about the disease, its symptoms and what to do about them so that more cases will be diagnosed early, and lives saved,” said Rob Seaver, Vice President of the Foundation. Resources donated to the foundation help support programs and campaigns to create awareness of the importance of self-examination. The chapter raised $550 dollars. South Carolina Chapter On April 4, 2009 the executive board of the South Carolina Chapter had their third annual Alumni Wine and Cheese event. The event was held at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, South Carolina, and was hosted by, Terry Schmoyer, South Carolina ‘77. Approximately 40 people attended the event including the executive board, alumni, and their dates. Many founding fathers were present at the event and current members of the chapter learned stories from our founding. Overall, the event was fun and they hope to continue the event in the future. Tufts Chapter The Tufts Chapter collected cans, glass and plastic bottles during the spring semester to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), a national organization seeking a cure for cystic fibrosis, which is a chronic disease affecting around 30,000 people in the United States alone. DU has extended the can collection effort to other Greek houses, asking fellow fraternities and sororities to help with the cause. The fraternity has also worked with local businesses with can collection, according to Chapter President Thomas Joyce. Wisconsin Chapter In October, the Wisconsin Chapter held their first “Dad’s Weekend.” Forty fathers flew into Madison from around the globe and saw first hand the positive impacts DU imparts on their sons. On Friday night brothers and their fathers met at the Essenhaus in Madison. Several tee times followed Saturday morning at the Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, Wisc. and the highlight on Saturday afternoon was the Badger game. The Wisconsin Chapter participated in the Midwest’s strongest student philanthropy, Humorology. After more than 150 hours of practice, brothers joined women from Alpha Chi Omega with hopes of compiling a winning production cast. Together they created a 20-minute mini musical comedy and competed against five other casts of fraternity and sorority members. The funds generated from the production benefit One Heartland and the Chris Farley Foundation, improving the lives of children impacted by HIV and AIDS. Over the holiday break several pipes burst on the third floor, leading to severe water damage throughout the northwest corner of the chapter house. The brothers cherish the privilege to live in their historic landmark but also hope to give the house a complete structural restoration as quickly as possible. A team of undergraduates and members of their House Corporation are now working to survey renovations. We need your news for the Quarterly! 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Hedstrom ‘52 Christopher Dean Waggoner ‘00 James T. Watkins ‘53 Christopher M. Westlake ‘04 Kansas Melbourne T. Alexander ‘33 J. A. Allen ‘36 Carl A. Bell ‘45 Robert S. Guy ‘40 James Rush Herriott ‘36 Miles Bradley Light ‘49 Eddie R. Maag ‘52 Frank Paul Osborn ‘30 Roland Cushma McGiffert Smith ‘39 Kent State Edmund Irving Mallett ‘51 Lafayette Frederick Hartman Krick ‘60 Louisville Miller H. Harmon ‘49 David Carlton Plato ‘73 Marietta James L. Davis ‘53 Carroll Kervyn Hays ‘45 Robert Woodward Schutz ‘61 Miami John T. Clark ‘73 Campbell Paul Dennis ‘49 Floyd Leigh Maines ‘43 Michigan State Aubrey Radcliffe ‘66 Missouri George M. Martin ‘56 Ben R. Tate ‘41 Missouri Edward Patrick Dwyer ‘36 North Dakota State Timothy D. Peiler ‘87 Northwestern James A. Schwietert ‘45 Ohio State William David Spore ‘39 Harry M. Swickard ‘39 Oklahoma Gaines L. Brunkow ‘64 Oregon Sherwin Neil Jongeward ‘55 Pennsylvania Bruce Kesseli Goodwin ‘53 Pennsylvania State Robert Paul Brooks ‘42 Platteville Thomas Bailey Lundeen ‘52 Purdue Richard John Blackhall ‘46 William Nicholas Konrad ‘48 Robert N. Michels ‘44 Christopher David Wilcox ‘08 Rochester Henry Rask ‘47 William T. Sherwood ‘39 San Jose John Down Luckhardt ‘56 Marty Wayn K. Taylor ‘60 Southern Illinois Gary Nixon Barker ‘79 Stanford James Whitney Freed ‘60 Tennessee Robert Lawrence Neal ‘73 Union Burr Frasier Rockwell ‘46 Melvin Joe Urban ‘57 Virginia Frederick Edenharter ‘44 Washington Eldon Reiley ‘31 Washington & Lee John Michael Cherrybone ‘59 William Strong Hanson Hummers ‘41 Harry Francis Malzeke ‘54 Joe J. Sconce ‘51 Western Illinois James R. Bailey ‘78 David D. Schideman ‘74 Western Michigan Marv Freedman ‘58 Western Reserve Harry Edgar Pontius ‘35 Williams Gaynor Plunkett Collester ‘39 Wisconsin Thomas J. 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