Pi Kappa Alpha - Purdue University

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Beta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Purdue University

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Beta Phi Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested - pikapurdue.org - purduepikes.org f Purdue Pikes l @Purdue_Pikes @purduepikes i Purdue Pikes If you would prefer to receive the Candlelight e-newsletter, please email alehr@penningtonco.com. I t's impossible to provide an update from the Home Association without mentioning the current circumstances. Purdue University announced on March 10 that it would move to online-only classes starting March 23 and has consistently encouraged students to return home, including announcing a $750 credit to those students that agreed to move out of the residence halls by March 30. The Home Association Board has attempted to match Purdue University's communications, and I contacted brothers and their parents on March 21, announcing that the Chapter House would close effective April 1, and we would endeavor to provide the same credit to our members as Purdue University was providing. There are many unknowns at this time, including whether such credit is financially feasible, but the board remains committed to making responsible decisions in a timely manner, that prioritize the health and safety of the brothers we are charged with, which led to our decision to close the Chapter House. We understand that this is not an ideal ending to this academic year, but history tells us that the world will keep turning and, right or wrong, our decision will be judged. In the end, we wanted to be judged for a decision that prioritized our brothers over the financial repercussions of closing the house early. Fraternally, Matthew Folz, Theta Omicron '07, Home Association President matthew.r.folz@gmail.com Home Association Navigates Housing Changes in Midst of Coronavirus Outbreak Alumni News Harvey Gerry '78 is retiring after 30 years with the DoD Education Activity (school system for the children of U.S. service members stationed overseas); 20 of those in Germany as the chief of staff/deputy director. He now lives in Charlottesville, Va. Email: harv.gerry@gmail.com Mark Your Calendar OCTOBER 10 Beta Phi Alumni Reunion OCTOBER 31 Homecoming FALL 2022 Beta Phi Centennial Celebration during Homecoming Stay tuned to Facebook and our alumni website for more details as we get closer to the events. B eta Phi Chapter needs your help spotlighting brothers in future issues of Candlelight. Do you know a Purdue Pike who's making a difference in the world during the coronavirus pandemic? Are you one of them? We want to hear from you! Tell us stories about healthcare heroes, men handling crisis management, brothers who are involved with nonprofit or volunteer organizations that are community lifelines—any brothers with purpose who we should feature in a future Beta Chi Chapter publication. Let's shine some light on our courageous brothers. Please send submissions to alehr@ penningtonco.com. Thank you for staying connected with Beta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha. We appreciate your support and encourage you to reach out to your brothers during this time of uncertainty. Spotlight Search for True Pikes in Action

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