OCTOBER 2016 / by Bryan Leach

CHAPTER NEWS

Pie A Psi Fun - Claudia Seemans, VP of Finance

 Brothers and students with nothing but smiles following a pie to the face

Brothers and students with nothing but smiles following a pie to the face

On October 12th, the brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi gathered on the Trabant patio for one of our campus’ favorite fundraising events. A mere two dollars grants anyone the priceless opportunity to throw a plate full of whipped cream into the face of any Psi! Thankfully, it was a beautiful afternoon filled with many laughs, pies to the face, and whipped cream smiles. This year, brother Sarah Safer of the Xi pledge class broke out her colored pencils and provided the chapter with face cutout posters. The posters were a huge hit during the event and were a great accessory featured in many of brother Brandon Leung’s photos. This semester we are so excited to announce that Pie a Psi raised $200, which will be donated to Lazarus Rising and The Boys and Girl’s Club!

Milburn Orchards Bonfire & Hayride

On October 16th, the Omega Alpha chapter went to Milburn Orchards for one of the most anticipated events of the fall semester! Brothers and pledges, equipped with apple cider, chocolate, and marshmallows, gathered for a night of fun fall activities. The evening was full of hay and laughter as the brotherhood gathered around a campfire to make s’mores and enjoy one another’s company. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the night came when a pledge challenged President Matt Sobel to a solo performance of Alpha Kappa Psi’s anthem. Matt kindly obliged and was soon joined by the rest of the chapter in a slightly off-key but enthusiastic harmony. All in all, new friendships were formed while old friendships were strengthened at this favorite annual Alpha Kappa Psi tradition. 

Midcourt Fall 2016

On October 23rd, the Omega Alpha chapter suited up for the Midcourt Ceremonies. The brothers have enjoyed getting to know the Omicron pledge class and are very proud of their progression throughout the pledge program thus far. The pledges did not disappoint, as their passion for the brotherhood showed through their stellar Midcourt performance. The Omega Alpha chapter was also honored to host fellow brothers from William Paterson University to share in the ritual. We extend our warmest congratulations to the Omicron pledge class for their Midcourt efforts and look forward to when we can call them brothers. 

Second Annual Alpha Kappa Psi and Sigma Nu Spelling Bee - Claudia Seemans, VP of Finance

Can you spell “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”? The second annual Sigma Nu and Alpha Kappa Psi Spelling B+ took place on October 19, 2016. We were thrilled to partner with Sig Nu again this year to host this awesome event. Brothers Addison Bolton and Mackenzie Campbell rose to the challenge of representing Alpha Kappa Psi as our spellers. Both Addison and Mackenzie made it to the final round, but in the end, there could be only one winner. Mackenzie now holds the title of the Sigma Nu and Alpha Kappa Psi Spelling B+ champion. It is an honor to have this reining title under the name of Alpha Kappa Psi, but it is an even bigger honor to know that this event helped raise over $1,800.00 for the 11th annual UDance dance marathon. We hope the annual Spelling Bee continues to grow over the next several years and help raise awareness for childhood cancer on campus. 

Alpha Kappa Psi Dances for a Cure - Amanda Flores, UDance Chair

In our efforts to support The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, the University of Delaware UDance dance marathon strives to instill hope in the lives of those affected by childhood cancer. Childhood Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children & teenagers – more than any other disease. There are 16 major types of pediatric cancers and over 100 subtypes. Our organization strives to change those statistics and ensure that children live the long, joyful lives they deserve.

Our Alpha Kappa Psi team is joining The B+ Foundation to fight childhood cancer because 46 kids are told they have cancer every school day and we want that number to decrease. For the very first time, our chapter has been partnered with B+ Hero Nate Griffith, a 2 year old boy with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. We are excited to help him and his family in any way that we can. Our funds help support not only his family and his medical treatments, but also other children like him. Please consider donating to help us reach our goal of $25,000. All donations can be made online through the Alpha Kappa Psi UDance page!