Brothers Helping Others Boys &Girls Clubs and Delta Upsilon
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT DELTA UPSILON INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY
A New Partnership Dear Brothers:
North America's Oldest Non-Secl路et Fraternity; Founded 1834
Delta Upsilon has taken a dramatic step in our 167-year long history of Building Better Men .
The Principles of Delta Upsilon The Promotion of Friendship The Development of Character The Diffusion of Liberal Culture The Advancement of Justice
Your Fraternity has formed a strategic partnership with one of the world's largest and most respected service agencies: the Boys & Girls Clubs. Working with both the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, we can better achieve the Fraternity's purposes. This unique partnership is a perfect fit for both organizations because the purpose of each is so similar.
The Motto of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity
Dikaia Upotheke Justice Our Foundation OFFICERS Presidellt
Ed Porter, Oklahoma '65
Build Better Men through advancing the principles of friendship,
character, culture, and justice. Inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
This partnership provides the men of DU the opportunity to experience the character building qualities of serving young people in one-on-one situations . There is no better way for us to build our own character and sense of justice than by helping others do the same. The nearly 3.4 million youngsters across North America that participate in Boys & Girls Club activities are the kids that need the most help, the most mentoring, and the best role models . Half of these club members are less thanlO years old, over half are minorities, and about half are from single parent families .
AI\'an E. (Ed) Porter, Oklahoma '65 Chairman of the Board Scott A. W. Johnson, Washingtoll '80
Secretat)1 Richard B. Campbell. Nebraska '68 Treasurer Richard L. Delano. indiana '85 DIRECTORS Rees M. Jones, Manitoba '67 Stephan G. Kouzomi s. lllillois '68 Jordan B. Lotsoff. Northern //linois '88 Mark L. I\'larshall . Klll/sas State '76 Gregory H.lvlathews. Florida '70 Corbin G. Navis. Kansas State '03 Coady H. Pruett, Cal Poly '01 James S. Simpkins. Washington Stare '81 Allan A. Warr<lck , Albcrta '61 PAST PRESIDENTS Charles D. Prutzman , Pennsylvania State ' 18 Henry A. Federa, Louisville '37 Charles F. Jennings, MarieJla '31 Terry L. Bullock. Kansas State '61 Samuel M. Yates , Sail Jose '55 Gary J. Golden, Rutgers '74 Bruce S. Bailey, Denison '58 James D. ~'kQuaid. Chicago '60 INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS STAFF
Many Boys & Girls Club alumni are Delta Upsilon Brothers. Many DU alumni serve in leadership roles including weekly volunteers, staff members, and members of the Fraternity's Board of Directors. Brother Peter Ueberroth, San Jose '59, has joined leaders like Colin Powell, Denzel Washington, Jerry Jones, Melvin Laird, President George W. Bush, and the CEOs of some of North America's largest corporations to support and encourage involvement in the Boys & Girls Clubs. Delta Upsilon's purpose of Building Better Men is being accomplished . We are doing it on a daily basis and the world will be a better place because we follow our words with action. If you would like to help your chapter participate in this exciting and unique opportunity, please contact me or our offices in Indianapolis. Dikaia Upotheke,
Ed Porter, Oklahoma '65 President email@example.com 2
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Abraham L. Cross, CAE Director o/Illformation Technology Phillip A. SChOll, Northern Colorado '96 Director of Chapter Sen1ices Tyson R. Vaughn, Miami '98 Director of Leadership EduClitioll Jeffrey W. Sears, Arlington/Northern Arizona '98 Directors of Fraternity Expansioll Adam L. Culley, Northern Iowa '00 John W. Duncan. Jr. , Oregon State '~O Director of AIIIIIIlli Sen1ices Craig S. Sowell, Houstoll '94 Leadership COl/sultallls Geoffrey K. Hollefreund. Victoria '00 Patrick J. B. Morison, \Yes/em Olllario '0 1 Jason N. W. Plowman ,Miami 'OJ Philip G. Ranford, C/l!l-e,.-Stocktoll '00 Office Manager, Jo Ellen Walden ACCOlll/tal/l, Michele Camarco Accoullts Administrator, Rosemary Brady ExeclI/i\'e Assistant, Barbara Harness Chapter Services Administrative Assistant, Jeanette Smith Educational Foulldation Ereciltive Director David R. Schumacher Director of Dereiopmem Aaron D. Clevenger. Central Florida '97
Delta Upsilon Quarterly THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE DELTA UPSILON INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY SINCE 1882 WWW.DELTAU.ORG
VOL. I 19, NO. 2 - SUMMER 200 I
Delta Upsilon's New
Service Partnership The smiles say it all. ..... the pleasure of helping and the joy of knowing someone cares. At the April 200 I meeting of the Fraternity's Board of Directors, it was decided to establish a service partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Canada. Read about this new connection with the young people of our two countries.
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lumni involvement is a prized possession. Fifty years worth of involvement however, is a rarity. The Purdue Chapter has a long history of success and excellence. One of their bestkept secrets is Brother Byron O. Lee, Jr., Purdue '51. A native of Chicago, Brother Lee came to Purdue University at the urging of his father. Determined to become a "first-generation college graduate," he settled at Purdue to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering . After settling at Purdue in his freshman year, Byron came across a friend of his, Stanley Banas, Purdue '50, who urged him to join Delta Upsilon . Brother Lee accepted , and thus began a relationship with Delta Upsilon that has spanned 50 years. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue, he earned a Masters degree from the University of Chicago before entering the job force . Brother Lee worked for Commonwealth Edison for over 34 years, retiring as Executive Vice President. The next five years he was the President and CEO for NUMARC retiring in 1992. NUMARC's membership is made up of US companies who operate nuclear power plants . Brother Lee has always maintained a fondness for DU, and has been involved with the Fraternity in some capacity throughout his life . Currently, he serves as the Alumni President for the Purdue Chapter and contributes financially to both the Purdue Chapter and the DU Educational Foundation. Asked why he continues to stay involved, Lee states, "It is interesting to work with the younger brothers, but I also want to do my part to see that this effort continues. The DU Purdue Chapter has done a lot for me and I want to see that the experience continues for others who will follow." When asked what the greatest reward of his involvement has been , Lee replied, "Seeing the success of the younger brothers, and seeing that THEY transition into brothers that contribute now and after they graduate is a great reward." Brother Lee is a gentle giant among the Purdue brothers. He is a prime example of how alumni brothers are needed to stay involved to help cultivate the involvement of younger alumni . He is truly an involved volunteer and is an integral part of Delta Upsilon's core purpose to Build Better Men.
Active Alumni he term "active alumni" is not an oxymoron. We have all heard the saying that a person takes away from his DU experience as much as he puts into it. That mantra became real for the DU Alumni Association of Carthage College (DUAACC) as they hosted the first annual Undergraduate/ Alumni Retreat on March 2-4 , 200 I. A group of alumni , led by Brian Jones, Carthage '00, and Matt Geary, Carthage '99, set the ball in motion and began planning this extraordinary event. The goals for the weekend were based upon the needs of the undergraduate chapter and included: get back to the roots as a DU chapter; build teamwork and trust; re-instate and develop the
Carthage brothers 011 a weekelld reh'eat ill earlyspring 2001.
relationship between the undergraduate and alumni brothers ; reflect on the positive attributes of the chapter; reflect on areas in which the chapter has fallen short; brainstorm ideas for events such as philanthropies and membership education programs; and enjoy a weekend of brotherhood . More than 60% of the undergraduate chapter caravan ned to the
Oakdale Lodge and Nature Preserve in Freeport , IL , where they were greeted by alumni . The weekend was filled with discnssions and activities that promoted the goals of the weekend. The final morning of the retreat was spent in a question/answer session. It is true that one gets out of DU what he puts into it, but that shouldn 't stop when he graduates . Find the time to reacquaint yourself with your chapter, rally other alumni to join you in your endeavor, and give as much support as you can to your undergraduate brothers . You will be amazed at how much more you can still get out of Delta Upsilon , even as an alumnus , because brotherhood is forever.
Meeting the Challenges by Donald E. SpJi tstone , Miami '96 or some years, I have considered myself part of the Delta Upsilon family - a family that provided me the opportunity to experience and learn like no classroom or lab course ever could. I am proud to have contributed my efforts , and hope that I added positively to the experiences of others. During the past year, I have been focused more on my immediate family. My mother, Diane Splitstone, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia (CMML) in May of 2000 and is undergoing treatment for the disease . The intense chemotherapy was not successful and she is now faced with undergoing a bone marrow transplant. Searching for a way to help, I contacted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for infolTIlation about their fund raising programs. I am inolved in raising money to help the fight against cancer through one of the society'S fund raising vehicles; a
group called the Team In Training (TNT). I am accepting pledges toward my goal of $8,000 as I train for two 100mile cycling races. Should you like to make a donation , checks should be made payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and
~:-----,~[JQ~J!t:ll::lit:~! mailed to: Gannett Fleming, Inc. , Foster Plaza III Suite 200, 601 Holiday Drive , Pittsburgh , PA 15220, time that you would also like bone Attn: Donald E . Splitstone. marrow typing to be performed . I also inquired about the National As I mentioned , aU men in our Marrow Donor Program , and found Fraternity have heard the sentence , another way to do my part. I am now trying to organize friends and members of "You'll get much more than you give," and I know that this holds true in my groups to which I belong to enter experience. Please be a part of the fight themselves into the National Marrow against blood cancers by helping me Donor Program. The Central Blood Bank along my 200-mile challenge to raise indicated that the eligibility criteria for $8,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma having your bone man'ow "typed" is Society, and by registering in the almost the same as for giving blood. So , National Bone Marrow Database! Thank please donate blood (call 1-800-310-9551 you very much for your support. for information) , and mention ahead of DELTA U ON THE WEB @ www.DeltaU.org
ALUMNI NEWS arlier this year Ohio State University announced that the library and computing center of the Fisher College of Business had been re-named Mason Hall after long-time supporters Major General Raymond E. Mason, Jr., Ohio State '41, and his wife Margaret. Mason Hall will be equipped with labs wired for video conferencing , computing stations for 140, an electronic and hard-volume resource center, and the rotunda will feature an alTay of monitors broadcasting news from every corner of the globe. In 1987 the Masons established the Mason Foundation, which awards grants for charitable , scientific, educational, public , and cultural purposes. Since its establishment , the Mason Foundation has made grants to community and smaller liberal arts colleges in South Florida , Central Ohio , and the Appalachian areas of Kentucky and West Virginia to support students who are self-employed , employed parttime , or emolled in work-related educational programs . Grants from the Foundation have also helped support the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge , Boy Scouts of America , World Scout Federation , Salvation Atmy, and the American Red Cross. Speaking of the Mason Foundation , Brother Mason has said, "It is our desire to emphasize education through research and practical application by organizations advancing the cause of the American free enterprise system, and our constitutionally-guaranteed liberties. The Mason Foundation will also promote international understanding and peace through organizations such as the
Grant D. Robinson, Oregon State '93 , recently opened People Values Consulting in the Seattle area. After traveling as a Leadership Consultant for the Fraternity in 1993-94, Grant spent two years in South Korea where he taught English and completed a screenplay. He just recently finished his third screenplay, a political thriller entitled American Pastime, and is seeking representation. Brother Robinson and his wife Sunny make their home in Kent, Washington . Brother Robinson's venture, People Values Consulting , partners with its clients to help them select and hire top performers , improve the retention and productivity of employees, and assists in developing powerful management teams. Grant invites you to call him at 877-931-2220 or visit his website at www. peoplevalues.com. 6
Rotary International Foundation to assist families and individuals engulfed in turmoil and conflict in Europe and elsewhere."
SAT-7 NOlth America has announced that J. B. Kump, Missouri '68 , has joined the international ministry as Regional Director of Development J. Kump in the southern region . Brother Kump was most recently the Director of Communications and External Relations for the Boeing Company at Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. SAT-7 broadcasts daily via satellite television for four hours in nativelanguage format for the Christians of the Middle East.
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Michael D. Simley, North Dakota '89, has been promoted to Major in the U.S. Army. He is assigned to the U.S. Total Army M.Simley Personnel Command in Alexandria , Virginia. Brother Simley was previously stationed in Germany where he commanded Charlie Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery. During the summer of 2001, Brother Sirnley will attend Army command and general staff college in Fort Leavenworth , Kansas.
The Delta Upsilon International Fraternity is a member of the Fraternity Insurance Purchasing Group (FIPG) and the Fraternity Risk Management Trust (FRMT). The policies on Alcohol & Drugs , Hazing , Sexual Abuse , Fire, Health & Safety, and Education are reprinted here from the FIPG, Inc. policy. The Loss Prevention Policies of Delta Upsilon and FIPG , Inc. include the provisions that follow and shall apply to all fraternity entities and all levels of fratell1ity membership.
The possession , sale , use or consumption of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES , while on chapter premises , during a fraternity event , in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, or at any event an observer would associate with the fraternity , must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state , province , county, city and institution of higher education , and must comply with either the BYOB or Third Party Vendor Guidelines . 2. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through chapter funds nor may the purchase of same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity or conunon sources of such alcoholic beverage, i.e . kegs or cases , is prohibited. 3. OPEN PARTIES where alcohol is present , meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the fraternity, without specific invitation, shall be prohibited. 4. No members , collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to , or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e. , those under legal drinking age). 5. The possession , sale or use of any ILLEGAL DRUGS or CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES while on chapter premises or during a fraternity event or at any event that an observer would associate with the fraternity is strictly prohibited. 6. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor, charitable organization or tavern (tavern defined as an establishment generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol) where alcohol is given away, sold or otherwise provided to those present. 7. No chapter may co-sponsor or co-finance a function where alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters , groups or organizations. 8. All rush activities associated with any chapter will be a DRY rush function. 9. No member shall permit, tolerate , encourage or participate in drinking games. 10. No alcohol shall be present at any pledge/ associate member/novice program, activity or ritual of the chapter.
No chapter, colony, student , or alumnus shall conduct hazing activities . Hazing activities are defined as: "Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment , harassment , or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol ; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue ; physical and psychological shocks ; quests , treasure hunts , scavenger hunts , road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery ; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities ; and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution, or applicable state/provincial law."
All chapter houses should meet all local fire and health codes and standards. All chapters should have posted by common phones emergency numbers for fire , police and ambulances and should have posted evacuation routes on the back of the door of each sleeping room. All chapters should comply with engineering recommendations as reported by the insurance company. The possession and/or use of weapons of any kind within the confines and premises of the chapter house is expressly forbidden. The term "weapon" means any object, substance or chemical designed or intended to inflict a wound , cause injury or incapacitate , including but not limited to , all firearms, pellet guns , switchblades , knives and knives with blades five or more inches in length or dangerous chemicals.
Each fraternity shall instruct its students and alunmi in the Loss Prevention Policy of FIPG, Inc. Additionally, all student and alunmi members shall annually receive a copy of said Loss Prevention Policy. The fraternity will not tolerate or condone any form of sexist or sexually abusive behavior on the part of its members , whether physical , mental or emotional. This is to include any actions which are demeaning to women or men including but not limited to date rape, gang rape or verbal harassment.
(Adopted by the Delta Upsilon Board of Directors November 1990, Revised July 1996) The Delta Upsilon Intell1ational Fraternity 's Loss Prevention Policies are reproduced above in compliance with Fratell1ity Insurance Purchasing Group (FIPG) and Fraternity Risk Management Trust (FRMT) practices . DELTA U ON THE WEB @ www.DeltaU.org
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Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation Appoints Director of Development
heDU Educational Foundation announced the appointment of Aaron D. Clevenger, Central Floric[a '97, as its Director of Development. Brother Clevenger began his new duties at the Foundation office in Indianapolis on March I , 2001.
Brother A. Clellenger Clevenger was previously employed by Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida , for the past five years. He served in various management capacities with the training & development and human resource departments for Disney Sports & Recreation . Most recently he was responsible for intern staff management and designing training within Disney's Sports & Recreation. Aaron was recently honored by Disney with their highest employee award - Partners in Excellence. As the Director of Development, Brother Clevenger will be responsible for the annual brotherhood campaign as well as the development of chapter educational accounts and scholarship programs. He will collaborate with the Foundatioll and Fraternity staff, as well as the Fraternity's Board of Directors, the DUEF's Board of Trustees, and volunteers in developing , implementing, and maintaining the mission of the Educational Foundatioll. Brother Clevenger brings to the DU Foundation a strong commitment to the organization as well as a passion and appreciation for the college fraternity experience.
Want to multiply your gift to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation without donating a penny more? n recent years, many employers have established plans that provide incentives for their employees to make gifts to certified fraternity and sorority foundations . Typically, these are referred to as Matching Gift Programs, and almost 350 such programs have been identified .
If you are employed by one of the organizations listed below or any of the more than 310 other organizations that are listed at www.DeltaU.org, inquire with your organization 's human resource department on how you can take advantage of a Matching Gift Program, thereby boosting your personal donation substantially, often even double.
Abbott Laboratories Fund American Airlines Anheuser-Busch Bank of America Beckman Instruments Inc. Bell South CBS Foundation Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Coca Cola Foundation Essex Group Gannett Foundation Glaxo Welcome, Inc. Home De~ot Honeywell International Johnson &Johnson
K-Mart Corporation Levi Strauss MBNA McDonnell Douglas Microsoft Nike, Inc. PepsiCo Foundation Pfizer, Inc. RJR Nabisco Foundation St. Paul Companies Tricon Foundations United Technologies UPS Foundation Wal-Mart Xerox Corporation
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rett is nine years old and is in third grade in a downtown elementary school. He likes to play soccer, and has many friends. He is one of the brightest in his class, and is quick to lend a helping hand to a fellow student. Brett seems like he has it all . .. but there is more to his story. Brett is nine years old and lives with his mother and his two sisters in a dilapidated one-bedroom apartment downtown. His mother has three part-time jobs that barely pay the rent . Each day after school , Brett walks through the back alleys of his neighborhood witnessing things kids should never see. If Brett were to go home , he wouldn ' t have anyone to help him with homework, ask how his day was, fix him dilmer, or supervise him and his sisters . But Brett has a place to go ... a positive place where he will be inspired, encouraged, and enabled. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe and positive place for children - especially those in disadvantaged circumstances. Whether playing bumper pool , shooting hoops , making a clay sculpture , or learning to read - the Boys & Girls Clubs provide a number of guidance-oriented, character development programs each day. In April 200 1, the Delta Upsilon Board of Directors unanimously recognized Boys & Girls Clubs as the Fraternity 's official service partner. The Board enacted to establish this partnership through a resolution that addresses the similarities in organizational values , the need for active volunteers , and encourages undergraduate and alumni brothers to volunteer their time with a local Boys & Girls Club. This partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs will encourage yet another way that Delta Upsilon brothers can personally develop themselves, while promoting the Four Founding Principles and serving others in need . The values of Boys & Girls Clubs follow closely with the mission of Delta Upsilon . Friendship, Character, Culture , and Justice are supported through the Boys & Girls Clubs' Youth Development Strategy, and numerous other club programs and activities.
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The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada have more than 2,900 facilities and serve more than 3.4 million youth each year. Half of the 15.7 million children in America living in poverty reside in urban areas where gangs , drugs, and crime thrive in the community. Research has shown that Boys & Girls Clubs make a significant difference in the lives of children and families living in these inner-city areas. The Boys & Girls Clubs turn these "kids at risk" into "kids with hope." The U.S.-based and Canada-based Boys & Girls Clubs organizations strongly SUppOlt this partnership. "Boys & Girls Clubs of America is most appreciative of the support of the membership of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and we are certainly excited about this innovative and creative relationship. Clearly, this partnership will greatly benefit our Clubs and the youth we serve." Roxanne Spillett, national president, Boys & Girls Clubs of America "Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is proud to welcome the members of Delta Upsilon Fraternity into our Clubs. There is no doubt that this exciting partnership will provide many new opportunities for our members , and Clubs across the country," said Bill Snowdon, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada. As volunteers at a Club, DU brothers can serve as positive adult role models, share the importance of higher education, promote the values of Delta Upsilon through the club, and provide a meaningful service to the local community. "Volunteering for the Boys & Girls Club here makes me feel like I'm helping the community and helping the youth of Seattle," said Brandon Szerwo, Washington '04. "When we leave the club, my brothers and I talk about how much fun we had and all of the little goofy things that happened while we were there. Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Clubs not only helps the kids, but it also helps the chapter by getting us involved and bringing us closer together." The kick-off to the partnership will be a conference-wide service event at the 2001 Leadership Institute . Brothers will spend a morning with kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas . Delta Upsilon brothers will also learn more about the Club programs and philosophies. Promotional materials and a start-up kit will be distributed to all Delta Upsilon chapters and colonies in the fall of 200 I . For more information on how you can help and get involved in DU's new service partnership, please contact JeffW. Sears, Director of Leadership Education at IHQ, visit your local Boys & Girls Club, or visit the Delta Upsilon website at www.deltau.org/bgc.html.
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Boys &Girls Clubs of America 1230 W. Peachtree SI. NW Atlanta, GA 30309-3447 Phone: 404.487.5700 www.bgca.org
Boys &Girls Clubs of Canada 7030 Woodbine Ave, Suite 405 Markham, ON L3R 512 CANADA Phone: 905.477.7272 www.bgccan.com
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he Nebraska Delta Upsilon Alumni Association Board of Trustees announced details of a new scholarship program during recent initiation ceremonies and promptly rewarded eight members of the Nebraska Chapter with $4,250 in scholarships.
Robert Shively, Nebraska '82, chairman of the board's education and scholarship committee said that funds available to the Nebraska Chapter had grown to the point where annu al scholarships could be awarded to deserving Nebraska Chapter members . Some additional scholarships will be awarded in the fall of 2001. Brother Shively cited strong alumni support and the benefits of a surging American economy as the causes of growth in three primary funds available for scholarships. The three funds include a chapter educational account available to the Nebraska Chapter and administered through the DU Educational Foundation in Indianapolis, the University of Nebraska Foundation Delta Upsilon Scholarship Fund , and the University of Nebraska Foundation Robert Valdez Delta Upsilon Scholastic Fund . "This is only the first step in an on-going commitment to assist undergraduate members of the chapter," said Brother Shively. "Efforts will be made to broaden the use of some funds to include education-related improvements to the chapter house , computer technology, libraries, and education programs and activities sponsored by Delta Upsilon."
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The spring 2001 scholarship recipients are: Joe Ferring '02, Chapter Intercooperation Scholarship Pat Heimann '04, Outstanding Pledge Scholarship Jeff Kratz '03, Most Improved GPA Scholarship Bill lawton '01, Steven Carlton Cass Memorial Scholarship Dave McCoy '03, Membership Recruitment Scholarship Chris Vanlong '01, W. F. "Doc" Jones Memorial Scholarship Ryan Wondercheck '01, Greek Affairs Scholarship Brian labloudil '02, Robert Valdez Delta Upsilon Scholarship Todd Cox '04 and John Gilroy '04 had initiation fees waived after each achieved a petfect 4.0 grade point average . Brother Shively told aluI1mi, active members and new initiates of the Nebraska Chapter, parents , and guests attending the ceremonies held January 13 at the Lincoln Hillcrest Country Club that the alumni board would explore the funding and naming of additional scholarships. "We expect that all funds will not only provide incentives for educational achievement and personal improvement, but they will give Delta Upsilon member recruitment advantages on the Nebraska campus."
he Bradley Chapter of Delta Upsilon, located in Peoria, Illinois, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary October 2627,2001. DU has a rich tradition on Bradley's campus and the Fraternity is proud to be celebrating a half-centmy of excellence! The Rho Delta local fratemity was founded on October 6, 1946, when a group of 17 World War II veterans fomled the chapter. From that strong nucleus, the Rho Delts progressed until the group agreed that affiliation with a general fratemity was in order. Contacts were made with several leading national fraternities and after serious consideration, the group chose a fratemity whose principles and ideals were much the same as their own. Installation of the Bradley local fraternity, Rho Delta, into the Delta Upsilon Intemational Fratemity took place on December 8, 1951, in the Bradley Hall chapel. In the 1950's the major social events for the men of Delta Upsilon were the annual bathtub Gin Party (ginger ale, that is) followed by an annual fOlmal called the Rose Ball, a dinner-dance in a hall decorated with 1,000 roses. In 1955, 1956, and 1959, the Bradley Chapter won the coveted IFC Scholarship Trophy. The trophy was accompanied by awards such as the first place homecoming stunt show trophy and the PanFra Sing Trophy. The fIrst place Pan-Fra trophy was won when Brother AI Hetzel directed the DU choir in a rousing rendition of Seventy-Six TJVmbones. During 1964, the objectives of the Bradley Chapter were to plan construction of the new chapter house at 1318 W. Fredonia, and to initiate a new policy of introducing younger men into the offices of the chapter for training as assistants. This helped prepar'e our underclassmen for future leadership responsibilities. In 1966, Delta Upsilon was the first fratemity on Bradley's campus to establish a progressive pledge education program. The barTiers between actives and pledges were tom down forever. During 1972, major house renovations took place. The conversion of all the rooms to two-man sleep/study rooms and the elimination of the second floor dorm complex highlighted the improvements. In the mid 1970's, DU continued to lead Bradley in campus and community affairs . The promise to each other was, "A DU in everything and evelY DU in something." Between 1975-1980, three DUs were elected all-school president. In 1975 alone, DU had fIve
student senators, nine varsity athletes, an all-school treasurer, and the IFC president. Needless to say, DU was running the campus! In 1982, the work of the previous four years was exemplifIed in two trophies. The all-sports trophy for the fraternity that wins first place in intramural sPOlts was retired (won three years in a row) and the DU Sweepstakes trophy was awarded to Bradley Delta Upsilon for the first time. These recognitions were the result of many years of hard work. Bradley DUs spent countless hours practicing sports, orgatlizing a Regional Leadership Seminar', planning a 30th Anniversary reunion, and leading Bradley's campus. The chapter's strong brotherhood and work ethic helped lead to these successes. In the fall of 1986, DU pledged 47 men, the largest Bradley pledge class ever. Strong recruitment effOlts were the rule in the mid to late 80's as the Bradley Chapter consistently had membership of over 100 men. Leadership on catnpuS continued as DU had brothers in several key campus leadership positions year' after year. After another outstanding year in 1990, Bradley DU was awarded its second Sweepstakes Trophy by the Intemational Fraternity. Campus leadership along with excellence in scholar'ship, community involvement, and SPOltS were the driving forces of DU throughout the 90's. As the chapter's 50th Anniversary approaches, 1000+ alumni and undergraduate brothers will pause to reflect upon the great times that have been enjoyed and the many lifelong friendships developed over the year's at Bradley as members of Delta U. Bradley DU has built a strong chapter over the past 50 year路s . For more information on the Bradley Chapter's 50th Blue & Golden Anniversary Celebration, please contact Mike Puttin, phone 630.406.8904 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Invitations for the weekend will be sent to alumni in August.
Blue & Golden Anniversary Celebration 50 Years at Bradley University Friday, Oct. 26th 6 - 7 p.m.- Welcome/Registrotion otthe Brodley Student (enter 7 - 11 p.m.- Howoiion Luou, Silent Auction, Roffle Saturday, Oct. 27th 8:30-11 :30 o.m.- Brunch otthe (hopter House 6 p.m.-midnight - Blue & Golden Anniversory Formol路Holidoy Inn (ity (entre DELTA U ON THE WEB @ www.DeltaU.org
Louisville DU Brothers' Commitment to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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he spring semester for the Washington Chapter was marked by recognition for the chapter collectively and individually. The University of Washington Mr. Greek 2001 Panhellenic Association Eric Reid '04 President Elizabeth Webber praised the men of DU by saying, "Delta Upsilon has definitely set a standard for the rest of the Greek community. Delta Upsilon is in a class above the rest. The Panhellenic Association commends you and recognizes all of your accomplishments this year ... thank you for being the gentlemen that you are!" Additionally, Eric T. Reid '04 was chosen Mr. Greek 200 1 by Alpha Gamma Delta during the sorority's February 21,2001, contest benefiting the Treehouse Foundation. The contest included a modeling competition, talent competition, and an impromptu question . Eric raised over $1 ,700 by selling t-shirts and tickets to the show. Brother Reid was one of three to win the top talent competition with his rendition of Pachabel 's Canon on his electric violin. Tye Rickert '03 and Joe Rasar '03 played the drums and electric guitar in the background. Brian C. Nyberg '04 was chosen by Sigma Kappa as King of the Castle 200 I at the sorority's February 17,2001 , formal. Events that Brian participated in included a joke/ice cream night, scavenger hunt, and casino night. The King of the Castle proceeds went toward Alzheimer's research.
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uring the last three years , the Louisville Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity has made a commitment to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in their efforts to find a cure and to help with administrative costs. By doing so, the chapter set up a "road block" at one of the busiest intersections in town . During the last "road block," held on March 3, 200 I , the chapter collected over $640 within a two-hour period. Over the three years of the DU commitment to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the chapter has collected over $2 ,500.
North Dakota Chapter Again a Winner! t the recent Greek Awards banquet on the University of North Dakota campus, Delta Upsilon was one of the top winners. The chapter won the President's Commendation of Greek Excellence, which was based upon the submission of the PAGE (President's Award for Greek Excellence) Award , which in itself is very similar to the CEP each DU chapter must submit. The commendation DU received served as the runner-up for the PAGE Award, which the chapter won last year. The North Dakota Chapter also took home awards in the areas of membership recruitment, risk management, and once again received the award for the highest GPA for fraternities on campus with an average GPA of 3.13 .
Penn State DUs and THON 2001 he Pennsylvania State Chapter of Delta Upsilon took home many awards at the 29th annual Penn State IFC/PanhelJenic Dance Marathon , affectionately known as THON to Penn State students. The world 's largest student-run philanthropy, the 48-hour dance marathon benefits the Four Diamonds Fund for pediatric cancer at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Delta Upsilon , paired with Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, placed third overall among the 60 money raising organizations , raising an unprecedented $209 ,337 in only their second year of doing THON together. A majority of the money is raised in what are called "canning weekends." There are weekends in the fall and in the spring that are designated as "canning weekends ."
Organizations go all over the northeast and stand on street corners at busy intersections to raise money. In addition , money is also obtained through door-to-door solicitations and corporate sponsors. The t1 Y/AOII pairing also won the THON Spirit Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes the fraternity and sorority pairing that has the most members involved in the planning and execution of the dance marathon. This year, THON 2001 raised over $3 ,609 ,830 beating last year's total by over half a million dollars!
St. Norbert DU Chapter Raises Funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital he St. Norbert Chapter of DU helped raise over $133 ,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis , Tenn. , during the fourth annual WNCY (Y 100-100.3 FM) County Cares for St. Jude 's Kids radio-a-thon in February. The Brothers of DU took phone pledges, assisted the St. Jude representatives with a silent auction, and sent pledge forms to donors. The biggest honor the chapter received for volunteering its time (besides the numerous times they were thanked on the radio by the disc jockeys , St. Jude representatives and
other people walking up to them in the mall) was being asked to sing on the air Whene'er You Find lIvo Rivers. The Country Cares for Kids is one of the largest fund raising programs for St. Jude 's Hospital. St. Jude 's patient stories , country celebrities, and local celebrity appearances highlighted the two-day event , one of WNCY 's biggest promotions of the year. DELTA U ON THE WEB @ www.DeltaU.org
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