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Omegalite JULY 2006 Omega of Pi Kappa Phi, Inc. Housing Corporation P.O. Box 2700 West Lafayette, IN 47996-2700 Chapter web address: http://www.purdue.edu/ pikapps (includes alumni info) Corporation Officers JAY SEEGER PRESIDENT 3817 Old Farm Road Lafayette, IN 47905 765/742-4529, work 765/474-1986, home jay@shf-law.net

BRANDT HERSHMAN VICE PRESIDENT 6142 Maderia Lane Lafayette, IN 47905 574/581-2000, cell b.hershman@insightbb. com STEVE BOHNER TREASURER 194 Twin Springs Ct. Carmel, IN 46234 317/846-3008, home 317/844-2250, work 317/844-2296, fax steve@langdonan company.com PAT KUHNLE SECRETARY 720 Chelsea Road W. Lafayette, IN 47906 765/743-1111 ext. 205, work 765/743-6087, fax 765/743-1256, cell pkuhnle@purdue exponent.org

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Several alumni have NASA ties The impact of Omega alumni stretches well beyond the skies. “The NASA experience has been nothing short of spectacular,” Adam Gilmore (Omega No. 1439) said. He cites his experience in working with international contractors and the cultural differences in approaches to engineering as “eye opening” – something he did not anticipate in his Pi Kappa Phi days at Purdue in the mid1990s. Gilmore, NASA’s International Space Station Mechanical Lead, works with space station contractors and provides technical analysis of hardware design. He is also part of a team that reviews mechanical hardware fail-

ures for the space station. In his engineering responsibilities, Gilmore has worked with Japanese,

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Kaz Vogelgesang (holding the shuttle logo), poses with the space shuttle Endeavor flight crew, which flew in 2000. Vogelgesang is one of many Omega alumni who work with NASA.

Pre-planning taking place for chapter’s 85th With the chapter’s 85th anniversary in 2007, alumni are asked how they might want to best celebrate that landmark. Since its record-breaking event in 1997, the chapter

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alumni have celebrated edly contributed to the the chapter’s anniversaries largest attended singlein five-year increments. At chapter alumni event in Pi the 75th anniversary, the Kappa Phi history. chapter had more than 400 In 2002, a homecoming alumni attend homecompre-football game banquet ing events and make near- and weekend events were ly $50,000 in donations (a attended by nearly 200 variety of funds were alumni. About $25,000 was available for contributions, raised for chapter improveincluding debt reduction, ments and mortgage chapter improvements, an reduction for its 80th educational fund or undes- birthday celebration. ignated). The event was Considering that the coupled with Purdue’s first last two major chapter winning football season in anniversaries were cele13 years, which undoubtContinued on back page


OMEGALITE Continued from Page 1 with such a diverse group has enabled me to grow in ways that would have otherwise not been possible had I not decided to work at NASA.” The Dayton, Ohio, native worked in a co-op program while in the chapter. “I envisioned myself working in the automotive world,” he said. After his co-op experience, he “realized there may be something even better suited for me than designing cars.” It’s a career that has spanned nine years since graduating with a bachelor’s degree. “Without Purdue, I wouldn’t be at NASA or have the job I have today,” Gilmore said. “Aside from providing me with the opportunity to interview with NASA for the co-op program, it is clear that my education from Purdue gave me the necessary tools to excel at the position I have.” Gilmore stays active living near Houston. “I spend a lot of time long-distance biking, kayaking, hiking and all kinds of off-the-beaten path travel.” Another Omega alumnus, Phil Gemmer (Omega 905), has even more experience with NASA than Gilmore. Gemmer, project manager for software and telemetry communications, has been with the space agency for more than two decades. Gemmer has worked as a contractor to NASA and the Air Force at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for 23 years. In that capacity, he is responsible for the computer and software support for the NASA Weather Office and helps calculate data used in launches. He also does analysis for shuttle main engine vibration as well as emergency communication during launches. Even though his career has taken him to NASA headquarters in Washington, DC, the Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena, CA,

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he has seen nearly every shuttle launch first-hand. While a student in the ‘70s, Gemmer majored in financial management and computer science, but “had a dream” to work in the space program. “It was certainly just that – a dream,” he said. “I grew up during the highlight of the space program and it was an aspiration of mine to be involved in any part of the NASA mission.” Ironically, it was fellow Omega alumnus Randy Braun’s (Omega 910) acceptance of an offer to work in Melbourne, Fla., for a semi-conductor manufacturer that led Gemmer to Florida. “He convinced me to try the Florida job market,” Gemmer said. “I eventually secured a job in the semiconductor industry before moving on to software development. In a way, Pi Kappa Phi was the link to my path to the Kennedy Space Center shuttle program.” Gemmer has been married to his wife, Sharon, for 25 years and has two daughters – one a sophomore at Florida State University and the second a freshman in high school. The chapter connection continues to be part of his life. “Just recently we met with Fred Schwartz (Omega 906) and Craig Llewellyn (Omega 913) and their families in Melborne,” he said. “It’s hard to imagine that our children are now in college.” Another Omega alumnus who was in a NASA co-op program as an undergraduate engineer took a different career path, but nonetheless savored his experience in the late ‘60s. “My NASA experience gave me a wonderful opportunity to experience the space program during its most exciting period,” David Lane (Omega 835), said. “All the early

PURDUE UNIVERSITY Apollo missions (including Apollo 8, 11 and 13) took place during my tenure there. “I was able to hear many of the astronauts describe their experiences shortly after their return from space. I didn’t fully appreciate the value of my exposure to the space program until years later.” Lane was an engineer trainee from August 1967 until August 1970 in the co-op program. He worked in the experimental aerodynamics section at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. His work group conducted wind testing on the Saturn 1B and Saturn V rockets as well as the Skylab and the early stages of the space shuttle. It was during his time in Huntsville that he chose to pursue law school. “Because I was doing ‘state of the art’ work with the launch vehicles, anything I would choose to do in the engineering field might be a step backwards,” Lane said. “I loved my time at NASA, but the longterm future did not appear especially promising for a young engineer” due to budget cuts. Lane resides in McLean, Va., with his wife, Mary Beth. Richard Daniels (Omega 448) is another NASA veteran. He held a variety of administrative management positions ranging from budget to information resources in his 33 years of service to NASA. He retired in 1994, as a member of the federal senior executive service. Daniels married his wife, Billie, in 1958 and has two children. He spent two years at Purdue majoring in chemical engineering, but transferred to the University of Cincinnati. Richard McArthy (Omega 440) was associated with NASA. From 1977 to 1990, McArthy worked for TRW, Inc., in California where he worked in research and development of propulsion and chemical laser systems for NASA and the Department of Defense.


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Omega alumni help NASA overcome tragedies While Omega alumni have contributed to NASA’s vast successes over the years, they have also been there to help overcome the failures. “Unfortunately, problems detected before flight or avoided during flight don’t make the headlines,” Adam Gilmore (Omega 1439) said. Gilmore is one of several Omega alumni who have participated in picking up the pieces after high profile accidents. He was involved in determining why the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in 2003 as it was reentering the earth’s atmosphere. “I was part of a team that designed, analyzed, manufactured and tested the leading edge of the orbiter's wing, “he said. “We had to perfectly recreate the orbiter's wing leading edge structure (full scale) and integrate it into a test environment that could be used for foam impact testing. The results from this test were pivotal in determining the cause of the Columbia accident.” Gilmore has met his share of NASA employees since joining the agency in 1997. Most noteworthy among them was Bill Schneider, deputy director of engineering at the Johnson Space Center before retiring. “He had an impressive resume and worked on some very interesting problems in the Apollo, shuttle and space station programs,” Gilmore said. “I worked him as part of an inflatable hyperbaric chamber several years ago.” Gilmore joins Kaz Vogelgesang (Omega 1422) as key NASA

employees in attempting to get NASA back into space after the Columbia disaster. Vogelgesang is a Space Shuttle Communications Instructor for United Space Alliance, a contractor to NASA. In that capacity he works directly with astronauts. “I train them in simulators and classroom settings on how to operate the shuttle communication equipment such as microphones, speakers, antennas, cameras and other equipment as well as how video, voice data and commands make it to and from the space shuttle and Mission Control Center,” he said. Vogelgeang has worked closely with the latest Discovery flight crew scheduled for a July 2006 liftoff. “I have worked with numerous astronauts, as well as international astronauts and cosmonauts, getting them prepared for missions,” he said. The Richmond, Ind., native started work at the Johnson Space Center in 1998. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a 2-year-old son and another son expected in October. Vogelgang has a second degree black belt in karate and has been studying various martial arts, such as Kyokushinkai and Bushi Ban for 13 years. Alumnus Phil Gemmer (Omega 913) saw space shuttle Challenger explode shortly after takeoff in 1996. While Gemmer watched the Challenger accident unfold, another Omega alumnus was helping to pick up the pieces. Don Porth (Omega 1180) worked at the Johnson Space Center as a subcontractor for United States Space Alliance for two and a half years. “I was the third person hired (in 1989) into the control/propulsion section after the Challenger accident,” Porth said. “A number of people had left NASA during the

Omega alumnus Don Porth poses with his mother in front of the space shuttle. return to flight period, so I was given a lot of responsibility very quickly.” During Porth’s years in Texas, he interacted directly with the flight crews. “I was responsible for training the astronauts and flight controllers how to operate the space shuttle flight control and propulsion systems,” he said. He worked directly with the crew for the 1991 shuttle mission. Two members of his original hire team have advanced with NASA. One has become an astronaut and another a flight instructor. “As I've interviewed for other jobs I've told people that it was pretty cool being a year or two out of college (it took me about a year to get certified) teaching military test pilots how to fly the shuttle,” Porth said. “I also remember walking over to the control center the morning of the last launch before I left and thinking, ‘I can't believe I am getting paid to watch the shuttle launch from mission control.’ ” Porth met his wife, Michelle, while a contractor for NASA. She was a civil servant in the training division. The Porths live in Seattle and have a 4-year-old daughter.


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Alumni assistance helps set Push fundraising record Omega’s fundraising for Push America, the Pi Kappa Phi national philanthropy, set an all-time chapter record in 2005-06. The chapter raised $10,008.10 in Push fundraising, ranking it third nationally. The eighth annual Pi Kapp 100 – an 100-kilometer bike ride from Zionsville to Purdue – raised $9,746.10 of the overall total. The remaining $262 has been donated to Push America in memory of Dorothy “Dot” Sickels, the retired chapter cook who died in April. Four alumni participated in the April trek. They included: Mark Higgins (Omega No. 1031, uncle of undergraduate pledge Donovan Higgins), Tony Lenhart (1468), Mike DeCorte (1482) and Travis Conley (1497). Each alumni rider had to raise at least $250. DeCorte, set the standard by raising $1,050. Undergraduate members must

raise at least $150 per rider or $75 per crew member. The chapter had 15 participants. General alumni sponsorships – those who did not sponsor a specific rider – raised $3,289.59. Alumni sponsors included Jack Berlien (722), David Lane (835) Steve Bohner (1077), John Hess (1181), Pat Kuhnle (1197), Jason Morin (1429), Rick Major (1257), Brent Buroker (1265), Todd Spaulding (1272), Matt Bouma (1367), Rob Curtis (1415), Jeff Hanson (1481), Gary Fischer (1494), Phil Leslie (1506), Westin Rink (1549), Josh Peter (1573) and Tim Kamerud (1599). Alumni who sponsored specific alumni riders included Jeff Lampe (1390), Kevin Hofer (1394), Steve Templeton (1444), Cory Wheeler (1453), Kevin Johnson (1461), Brian Huseman (1480), TJ Aubin (1493), Justin Burris (1514) and

Nate Damasius (1459). The Pi Kapp 100 is held annually on Mom’s Day. The chapter hosted more than 100 people and had regional governor Carl Nelson, a Journey of Hope alumnus from Troy State (Ala.), as the featured speaker. The day-long Pi Kapp 100-Mom’s Day also has an auction of donated items from parents. It was a record day for auction income as well. The chapter grossed $5,175 from the early-evening auction. The proceeds go toward chapter improvement projects. This year’s money will be used to re-cover the second floor hallways, which now have vinyl tile, with composite wood flooring. Auction items included a neon-lit sign with our Greek letters for Pi Kappa Phi, beer signs, gift baskets, Cubs baseball tickets, sportswear and the like.

Four alumni – Tony Lenhart (first row, far left), Travis Conley (second row, first person with silly hat), Mike DeCorte (second row, fourth from left) and Mark Higgins (second row, far right) – particapted in the eighth annual Pi Kapp 100 in April.


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Spring semester ends with accomplishments This past year was full of fun, excitement and a renewed sense of brotherhood at the Omega chapter. We entered the spring semester ahead of both the all-fraternity and all-men’s grade averages and second in intramural athletics. As we closed the year, our initiates maintained a grade point average more than 2.8 and we finished top five in intramural sports. In the fall, Pi Kappa Phi ranked No. 8 in grades out of 39 chapters. Our member grades were 2.906 (the all-men’s average was 2.715 and all-fraternity average was 2.727). We had four members with a 4.0 GPA – Vyto Damasius, Corwin Lemon, Josh Stolarz and Kevin Vargo – along with 20 on semester honors or the dean’s list and 41 with a 3.0 or more, out of 94 members on campus. The eighth annual Pi Kapp 100 this year was incredibly successful helping us raise more than $9,500 for Push America. Support and feedback from our parents, families and alumni for this event proved overwhelmingly positive and are greatly appreciated. We want to thank our donors and riders who made this year’s ride even more memorable. In particular, we wanted to recognize alumni riders Mark Higgins, Mike DeCorte, Tony

Lenhart and Travis Conley. Pi Kapps spent Grand Prix paired up with the Delta Delta Delta sorority even though we didn’t have a kart in the race. We spent the week getting to know our buddies, making new friends, enjoying cookouts, and much more! This fall we will spend Saturday afternoons paired with the women of the Phi Mu sorority. Barbecues, date functions and more are planned while Omega members could not be more excited. The chapter has continued improving its standards and working to create more effective and efficient chapter operations. We have introduced a formal appeals board to supplement our practicing standards board that enforces chapter behavior. Omega has created a formal committee to review and revise the chapter by-laws as well. Made up of one elected member from each pledge class represented in the house, the committee has spent much time working to revitalize our by-laws to make them more practical, operative and efficient. Omega will hold a comprehensive strategic planning retreat in late August. Carl Nelson, our regional governor, Dan Wrona, Director of Leadership for Pi Kappa Phi, and I have been working to

Omega chapter members pose for a group photo prior to the last chapter of the spring semester in April.

May graduate Jon Majerski hands out a Cubs poster during senior wills. develop this retreat which we hope will help the chapter develop a long-term vision for the future on all levels – from recruitment and alumni relations to chapter operations and philanthropy. In the spring, we initiated our 1,688th member, Pat Cox. That initiation number ranks No. 3 in all Pi Kappa Phi chapters nationally. Over the past year Omega has continued to develop as leaders both within the fraternity and on campus. Pi Kapps at Purdue are represented on dozens of campus organizations, many in leadership roles. For example, Pi Kapps currently hold high-profile positions within the Interfraternity Council including vice-president of administration, risk management director, and publicity director. For the second year in a row, one of our chapter members will be chairman of the Purdue Student Publishing Foundation, the board that oversees the publication of The Exponent. Since I became affiliated with Omega in 2003. the chapter has made innumerable advancements and light years of progress. That momentum has been continuing to build. The members are energized and eager to continue improving themselves, their chapter, and the world around them. Tom Harzula (Omega No. 1619) Archon, spring & fall 2006


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Purdue holds earlier Homecoming this year The Purdue Boilermaker football team will open the Big Ten portion of its schedule for Homecoming. Minnesota will provide the opponent for the noon, Sept. 23 game at Ross-Ade Stadium. The gametime has been locked in regardless of whether the game will be televised. As in the past, the housing corporation will take orders for singlegame tickets with a deadline of July 28. Tickets will be priced at $39 each. Unlike in the past, we will be able to get tickets as soon as the deadline has passed (previously tickets were not mailed until two weeks prior to the game). Traditionally, we have held the tickets at the house for pickup on game day. This allows you more flexibility if your plans change because we can sell them to other alumni seeking tickets. However,

we will be able to mail them to you if you so note with your payment. Checks for football tickets should be made payable to: Omega of Pi Kappa Phi; P.O. Box 2700; West Lafayette, IN 47996-2700. If you do not send your payment to us by July 28, we cannot guarantee your ability to sit with other Omega alumni. Hotel arrangements should be made on your own. The LafayetteWest Lafayette Chamber of Commerce maintains a master list of hotel availability (it is updated weekly). The Chamber may be reached at 800/609-0098. You can also find a listing of hotels on the Chamber’s Web site: http://www.lafayettechamber.com/co mmunity/links/ Please act quickly if you want to ensure tickets!

Former long-time chapter cook dies

“I got so attached that I couldn’t’ find a place to quit,” she said in 1996. Several Omega alumni attended her Sunday night funeral in Lafayette. They included Steve Sickels in 1996 Bohner (Omega 1077), Dan Witherspoon (1164), Jon Kimpel (1356) and Pat Kuhnle (1197). The housing corporation sent a dozen roses on behalf of the fraternity overall. Others sent eight additional dozen roses. Contributing to that tribute were Witherspoon, Bob Finnerty (1160), Doug Griffiths (1211), David Jones (1163) and Marc Zubeck (1139). Some remembered Dot with memorial gifts. They included: James Briggs (1213) and Don Porth

The chapter’s longest-serving cook, Dorothy “Dot” Sickels, died April 21 at home in Stockwell, Ind. Sickels, who suffered from lung cancer, was 71. She was the chapter cook from 1979 to 1996. During that time, she got to know more than 500 Omega brothers and cooked an estimated 5,000 meals. On her next to last day in April 1996, the undergraduates filled her basement office with balloons. “The room was so full, I had to bust them just to get in,” she said afterwards. In the Spring 1996 Omegalite, Dot said she started cooking on campus in 1972 at Pi Mu sorority. After her sorority experience, a friend who recently had taken a job at Tau Kappa Epsilon learned of the Pi Kappa Phi opening and told Dot. She took the job.

SEPT. 23 HOMECOMING SCHEDULE • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Open House • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., box lunch available in dining room to alumni and guests • 11:30 a.m., leave for RossAde Stadium • Noon, Purdue vs. Minnesota • 5 p.m., meeting for those interested in helping plan Omega’s 85th anniversary for 2007, chapter library • • • CONTACTS: • Tom Harzula, archon, 574/249-0159. tom@tomharzula.com • Matt Anderson, historian, 502/550-0947. mwanders@ purdue.edu • Pat Kuhnle, chapter advisor, 765/743-1256. pkuhnle @purdueexponent.org

(1180) who gave to Push America; Porter Draper (1401) and Kuhnle who contributed to the Chapter Investment Fund held by the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation for Omega educational opportunities. A total of $387 has been donated in her memory to those two funds. “I was heartbroken to hear the news as Dot was like a second mom to me at Purdue,” John Gulla (1358) wrote in an e-mail chain set up to notify alumni. Draper wrote, “I know those who were able to be in the house before she retired have a special place in our hearts for her.” If any alumnus wishes to make a memorial gift to either of the two tax-deductible options, he can make checks payable to either “Push America” or “Pi Kappa Phi Foundation-Omega CIF” and mail them to the housing corporation in the enclosed envelope. A notice will be sent to the family.


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2005 Omega Alumni Giving Report OVERALL UP TO 335 370 588 1436

TOTAL GIVING

$25 Jerry Holman Edward Funke Hilton Henry Tom Bentley

$25 TO 263 385 438 509 596 636 720 724 727 822 862 956 1056 1251 1422 1423 1459 1517 1545

$49 Rolund F. DeHoog R. William MacBeth Don McFee Duane Davis Jerry Davee Fred Lyijynen Warren Cline Mike Ohaver David R. Davis Nick Anjanos R. Michael Little Larry Metzler James Conti Dan Coppersmith Kaz Vogelgesang John Reidelbach Nathan Damasius Brad Eckerle Kent Weatherwax

$50 TO 159 432 429 528 540 576 672 827 838 853 863 882 970 1197 1245 1272 1354 1438 1457 1461 1498

$99 Harold Johnson Loren Montgomery Ken Wark Larry Hines William Hounshell Donald Haselwood Ron Lema Philip Newhouse Mark Laurent Mike Tyrrell Rikard Hill Sonny O'Drobinak David Sterenfeld Pat Kuhnle Barry Crump Todd Spaulding Scott Patton Kevin Ohaver Peter Todd Kevin Johnson Tom Barclay

$100 TO $249 89 Gus Riggs 282 Edward Masline

355 436 448 449 464 520 585 612 621 632 634 643 759 764 836 819 822 1041 1030 1031 1054 1090 1265 Psi

Donald Swager Richard Lowe Kelley Carr Jack Powers Robert Rust Al Kirchner Robert Bartels Michael Kerr Hugh Flanagan J. Michael O'Reilly David Davis Bob Griffiths Robert Harvey Dennis Lowry Ted Coyle Jim Berlien David Lane Greg Robertson Lars Kneller Mark Higgins Dave Mitzner Jeff Egilsrud Brent Buroker Bill Newell $499 John Weaver Kim Tubergen Dick Price Chuck Smith Phil Leslie

$250 571 852 919 1241 1506

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$500 722

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Jack Berlien

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DONATIONS:

$6,689

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DONORS

AIR CONDITIONING FUND 282 Edward Masline 355 Donald Swager 429 Ken Wark 436 Richard Lowe 672 Ron Lema 838 Mark Laurent 852 Kim Tubergen 863 Rikard Hill 1438 Kevin Ohaver 1459 Nathan Damasius 1461 Kevin Johnson A/C SUBTOTAL: $495

BELL DONORS 282 Edward Masline 464 Robert Rust 852 Kim Tubergen 919 Dick Price 1265 Brent Buroker 1272 Todd Spaulding 1461 Kevin Johnson BELL SUBTOTAL: $310 MORTGAGE REDUCTION 159 Harold Johnson 448 Kelley Carr 540 William Hounshell 632 J. Michael O'Reilly 643 Bob Griffiths 720 Warren Cline 764 Dennis Lowry 852 Kim Tubergen 853 Mike Tyrrell 863 Rikard Hill 919 Dick Price 970 David Sterenfeld 1054 Dave Mitzner 1245 Barry Crump 1272 Todd Spaulding 1461 Kevin Johnson Psi Bill Newell SUBTOTAL MORTGAGE: $1,580 HOUSE IMPROVEMENTS 464 Robert Rust 528 Larry Hines 634 David Davis 643 Bob Griffiths 759 Robert Harvey 836 Ted Coyle 822 Nick Anjanos 838 Mark Laurent 852 Kim Tubergen 862 R. Michael Little 919 Dick Price 1354 Scott Patton 1436 Tom Bentley 1457 Peter Todd 1461 Kevin Johnson SUBTOTAL IMPROVEMENTS: $881


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Continued from Page 1 brated during football season, we want to inquire whether a new venue might be more attractive. Furthermore, the challenge to find hotel and banquet facilities given the success of football coach Joe Tiller can be particularly probematic. We anticipate the traditional homecoming fare for 2007, which includes a pre-game alumni reception and meal at the chapter house.

However, the housing corporation is considering other options. One option that more and more fraternities are scheduling are summer outings that may include a serviceoriented project at the house, a golf event and banquet. Events can be held throughout the entire weekend, hotel rooms should be readily available (at a much cheaper cost) and events will not be rushed by a football game. Nonetheless, we need two things from alumni as it relates to the

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Diekelman, West Lafayette, IN June 24, 2006

MARRIAGES Keith Fessler (Omega 1274) and Annemarie Cramer, Indianapolis, IN Nov. 19, 2005

BIRTHS Nathan Charles Smith, May 12, 2005. Parents: Chuck (Omega 1241) and Lora Smith.

Sean Cowley (Omega 1597) and Michele Wilson, Farmington, MI May 20, 2006

Robert Andrew Perschon, Jan. 11, 2006. Parents: Rob (Omega 1463) and Kate Perschon.

Brian Heiwig (Omega 1659) and Sally Anne

PURDUE UNIVERSITY 85th anniversary planning. They include: Return the enclosed slip indicating your preference to a summer event (likely early June 2007) and whether you would be interested in volunteering to help plan the 85th anniversary events. Please remember, there will be the traditional homecoming events for those who enjoy those, but the primary chapter anniversary celebration might take place during the summer.

Dorothy “Dot” Sickels, 71 Chapter cook, 19891996, Died 4/21/06, lung cancer. Obituary can be found at: http://www.jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti cle?AID=/20060422/OBIT S/604220317/1114

DEATHS

106 Joseph Nichols 4/14/04 115 George G. Fassnacht 5/12/05 191 William E. Bruse 8/20/04 201 Gilbert “Gilly” Campbell 2/20/05 209 Frank Glenn 4/7/04 240 Richard Herman Suabedissen 1/21/05

Photo © KevinSwan.com More than 40 Pi Kapps sing “The Rose” at the June 24 Brian Heiwig-Sally Diekelman wedding reception in West Lafayette. Heiwig was a December 2005 grad.

251 Roger A. Anderson 4/23/05

257 Malcolm J. Miller 5/10/05 260 Robert W. Sheay 3/10/04 271 David H. Lennox 3/10/04 373 Ralph W. Myerholtz Jr. 2/15/05 393 Van K. Heely 3/17/04 502 Ken Antony 11/21/04 513 Noel R. Nelson 1/20/04 581 Roi E. Baugher 6/29/04 590 Thomas J. Lonson 2/14/05 608 Robert Sears 6/25/04

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