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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Indiana Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Purdue University

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From the heart sigma phi epsilon 3 saVe the date Indy 500 Good Times Tailgate A s the Indy 500 approaches, we are again planning a tailgate at the American Legion Speedway. This has been an annual event planned by Jarod overton '00 and Jay bilunas '99 for the last eight years. We once again invite all alumni to join us during any of the festivities. You are welcome to stop by and visit or even stay the night or two with us. We have three RV spaces, two RVs, and plenty of tents for overnight guests. We have a variety of events planned for Wednesday, May 24, through Sunday, May 28, after the race, and have plenty of food and drink, but donations are welcome. If you want to stop by and just say hello, that's fine too. american legion 1926 georgetown road indianapolis, in 46224 may 24-28, 2017 Indiana Alpha Alumnus Gets Out-of-This-World Opportunity P urdue University will be well represented on an upcoming NASA mission with three alumni picked for significant duties on a 2018 flight to the International Space Station. Veteran astronaut drew feustel '89 will take his first long-duration mission as flight engineer of Expedition 55, scheduled to launch in March 2018. He joins fellow Purdue graduate and first-time astronaut Scott Tingle, who initially will launch in October as part of Expedition 54. In addition to the two Purdue alumni, Expedition 55 will feature a third Boilermaker presence on the ground: Gary Horlacher, a 1989 graduate of Purdue's interdisciplinary engineering program, now the School of Engineering Education, will serve as lead flight director for the expedition. "This is a first… two Boilermakers on an International Space Station mission together…with a Boilermaker calling the shots as the lead flight director in Mission Control," Feustel said. "I could not be more excited to work with Scott Tingle and Gary Horlacher (and many other Boilermakers around the agency) during such a dynamic time for human spaceflight. Boiler Up!" Feustel earned a bachelor's degree in solid earth sciences in 1989 and a master's degree in geophysics in 1991, both from Purdue. Additional reporting by Brian L. Huchel (Purdue University) and Megan Sumner (NASA). The 2016 tailgate was one for the books. We hope you'll join us at this year's!

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