Delta Upsilon - University of Kansas

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Kansas Chapter of Delta Upsilon at the University of Kansas

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Spring 2017 The Sunflower A publicAtion of the KAnSAS chApter of DeltA upSilon T he 2016 fall semester was an extremely important and successful semester for the Kansas DU Chapter. We are approaching one year since being on reorganization status, which left us redeveloping and working toward the goal of a better and brighter future for Kansas DU. We are 90% complete with our reorganization plan provided by DU International headquarters, and we are projected to complete the final 10% in accordance with their one-year deadline. With this completion, it will represent the necessary change that has taken place throughout this period to reincorporate our principles and values, which have made us so successful on The Hill for almost 100 years. Also during the fall, each of our 48 live-in members averaged around nine hours of community service and we held our Dogs with DU and Puppies with Pi Phi philanthropic event that raised more than $3,500. A portion of that amount was given to the local humane society to support animal cruelty awareness, and another portion went toward our international philanthropy, the Global Service Initiative, which provides support for impoverished peoples in Jamaica. The DU football team had a winning record throughout the fall and was two games away from reaching the finals. Two members, Dylan Jones '19 and Adrian Janowick '19, were part of Student Senate and held vital roles in university decisions for students. Academically, Kansas DU finished the semester with a 3.0 GPA, which was up from 2.8 in spring 2016. This spring, we plan to host a community service and philanthropic event to represent our desire to give back to the Lawrence community. We will also complete the reorganization plan given to us by DU International, which shows our efforts to make necessary changes for our future on The Hill. Lastly, we want to increase our GPA from 3.0 to a 3.2 for the spring 2017 semester. We hope you have a chance to visit us this spring and again in the fall for Homecoming and other events. Fraternally, Braydon Welles '18 Chapter President Kansas DU Sets Its Eyes on the Future Undergraduates Make Big Strides in Academics and Philanthropy More than 300 people attended the Dogs with DU and Puppies with Pi Phi philanthropic event last fall. Members of DU helped set up by building a temporary fence for dogs in the backyard, picking up food and charcoal for the barbecue, and getting many cases of water and ice. Delta Upsilon and Kappa Sigma fraternities collected aluminum cans for Cans for the Community in honor of America Recycles Day on November 15, 2016. From left: Cans for the Community KU Advocate Gideon Naude and his children, Lillian and Vincent; Linda Klinker; Adrian Janowiak '19; and Bruce Nightingale. Cans for the Community recycles aluminum cans and donates all proceeds to local nonprofits. The group has donated $180,000 and recycled more than 11 million aluminum cans since May 2005.

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