Phi Kappa Psi - University of Iowa

Fall 2023 Newsletter

Iowa Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at the University of Iowa

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the hawKeye page 2 Russell Anglada Kyle Behrens Sam Cary Cooper Chiafos Tommy Felstead Ben Fess* Jonathan Fier John Gurskis* Will Hartman^ Andrew Helle Matthew Holje Ben Johnson^ Andy Kaiser Zach Karcz^ Zach Keane Sean Kelley Myles Kelly Dylan Kleyman Sam Klinger $ Reid Kraus^ Jacob Kumoto Marco Leitao Charlie Lenihan Nate Macek* Matt McGarvey Jack McLaughlin*^ Charlie McMurray KJ McNeive*^ Elijah Moore Brady Morgan Tyler Munson^ Jackson Names^ William Naour Spencer Nieman^ Nate Obbink Michael O'Brien Joel Poltronieri Rocco Punelli Kynan Renshaw Carter Rial^ Carl Roemke Caleb Scott Luke Soldati Henry Tasker $ Ryan Tomaszewski Aiden Van Iddekinge^ Warren Wells^ Luke Wohlwend^ *Legacy $ Kinnick Scholar ^Kinnick Applicant Why Iowa Alpha Was the Right Choice "As a new initiate, Phi Kappa Psi has provided a great deal to me. It's allowed me to develop meaningful relationships with my Brothers, which I will carry well beyond my time in college. Their guidance helps me strive daily to honor our Fraternity legacy in my personal and academic life. Iowa Alpha truly values community service, an invaluable lesson I will bring with me moving forward. Phi Psi has done a lot for me, and I know it will continue to do so for all Brothers in the future." –Ethan Walz '23 "For four years, Phi Psi has been the foundation for nearly all my accomplishments at Iowa. That said, one truth has become more evident than the rest: when you're surrounded by peers who share similar academic, professional, and personal aspirations, there is no ceiling for what can be accomplished. My Brothers know I'm terrible at keeping things short and sweet, but I have to say this as I conclude my time on campus: you all have been my friends, teachers, thorns in my side, supporters, and most importantly, my family for four years; I'm grateful for every single one of you. Thank you for helping me along this crazy journey, and thank you, Phi Kappa Psi, for bringing us together. LEDN*!" –John Barton '20 *Live Ever, Die Never WELCOME, NEW 2023 MEMBERS Becoming Like Nile 2023 Kinnick Scholarship Awarded to 15 Students interviews, traveling across Illinois and Iowa and accommodating virtual meetings when needed. Iowa Alpha's fall semester began with the 27th annual Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship Award Ceremony. After careful deliberation, the finalists were awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarship funds ranging from $500 to $2,500. The brunch event on August 20 recognized 15 incoming UI freshmen who embody Brother Kinnick's qualities: academic excellence, discipline, integrity, and service to others. The award ceremony was a great success, featuring guest speakers Michael Doty '10 and UI Professor Dan Matheson along with UI staffers and Iowa's IFC and FSL members. Professor Matheson reflected on his time in the professional sports world and shared his five I n May 2023, Ben Hill '22, Charlie Doubet '22, and John Barton '21 embarked on a mission to find exceptional leaders, athletes, and scholars honoring Nile Kinnick '38, a celebrated Brother of Phi Kappa Psi. The committee received 508 applications and conducted 494 interviews from June through early August, ultimately selecting 68 semi-finalists to move to a second round of Our 15 finalists stand proud with the Kinnick Scholarship Committee at the 2023 Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship Award Ceremony. keys to success. Brother Doty shared a about his life, Phi Psi experience, and the legacy Nile Kinnick left within the Iowa community and our brotherhood. Our service as coordinators was rewarding, imparting valuable lessons in time management and adaptability. Balancing the number of interviews per day, setting realistic expectations for the duration, and adhering to the schedule ensured fairness and efficiency. Thank you for entrusting us with this responsibility. We are honored to help broaden the meaningful impact of Iowa Alpha and perpetuate the important legacy of Nile C. Kinnick. In the Bond, Nile C. Kinnick Committee Brothers of all classes gather at 363 for Bid Day.

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