Zeta Beta Tau - Cornell University

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau at Cornell University

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EDGECLIFF NEWS THE Attention: This newsletter is intended for Zeta Beta Tau alumni and parents. If your son is still attending Cornell University, he will receive a copy at the chapter house. If he is no longer in school, please send us his permanent address to update our records. Kappa Chapter alumni publications utilize a P.O. Box through Pennington & Company in Lawrence, Kansas. Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau Cornell University P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested I n September 2007, the Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau celebrated its 100th anniversary at a grand dinner in New York City. We were de- lighted to honor our first induction class into our Chapter Hall of Fame: Robert Tischman '37, Albert Aschaffenburg '41, Lenny Harlan '58, Robert Rosenberg '59, Dick Schwartz '60, Jules Kroll '63, Tom Jones '69, Steve Edelman '75, Jerry Ippolito '79, and Paul Breitenbach '92. All of these Kappa men made great contri- butions to Cornell and to our global community. But among them, Dick Schwartz and Jerry Ip- polito really stand out for their contribution to the chapter itself. It was those brothers, along with Skip Adler '60, who kept the institution of Zeta Beta Tau alive at Cornell while the under- graduate chapter was closed. The largest group of attendees at the event were from the classes of '89-'92. These were the brothers who refounded Kappa Chapter in 1989 and oversaw another great era of glory. Broth- ers in these years were proudly atop many clubs, organizations, and societies at Cornell and they would go on to great heights in business, med- icine, academia, and society as a whole. Their perseverance in restarting the chapter and re- turning to Edgecliff would ensure that finances were stabilized, a long-term strategy was devel- oped, and Kappa would continue to thrive into its 100th year and beyond. On November 3, 2017, almost on the eve of our 110th anniversary, the undergraduate brothers at Cornell received charter approval from Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. For the third time since 1907, Kappa would take its place on the Cornell campus and in the Zeta Beta Tau international community. A new group of refounding fathers picked up the mantle and prepared to lead Zeta Beta Tau at Cornell. We already know that this group, like all who came before it, will suffer great challenges. We also know that one way or another, the Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau will survive at Cornell. It will survive because our great alumni are prepared to live the spirit of our ritual and serve this great fraternity to de- velop the ideals of intellectual awareness, social responsibility, integrity, and brotherly love. Dick Schwartz '60 shared, "You need to take care of the institutions you care about because you never know if someone else will be there to do it." Zeta Beta Tau at Cornell and our home at Edgecliff will survive because there will always be alumni who care about the institution and will be there to support it. Can't Get Enough Edgecliff News? Follow Us Online for More Updates! WEBSITE zbtcornell.com F FACEBOOK @zbtcornell I LINKEDIN Kappa Chapter-Zeta Beta Tau REKINDLING TIES It is with this thought that we invite all alumni to rekindle their fraternal bonds and rejoin the effort to make Zeta Beta Tau a beacon in the communi- ty as our ritual describes. Go to the new website and check out what's happening at zbtcornell. com. Update your contact information through our alumni relations consultant at sjohnston@ penningtonco.com. Share in the triumphs and times of need of our undergraduate brothers. Share your own news and learn news of your fellow alumni. Come to a Homecoming event in October and reunion in June. Come to an annual alumni event in New York City. Let us help you plan your class-specific or region-specific alumni event. Rekindle your fraternal bonds with your brothers old and young, far and wide. In December 2032, Kappa Chapter will celebrate its quasquicentennial anniversary—that's 125 years. We will gather in New York and see old friends and quickly make new ones, sharing in the values of ZBT. We will share the news of our spouses, kids and grandkids, some of whom will hopefully be ZBTs. We will raise our glasses on high and toast our beloved ZBT. We will do all of this because a dedicated group of alumni care enough about our institution to take care of it. Brothers—in whatever way you are able, won't you please join us? Join Us in Celebration of Over 110 Years of Kappa

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