Category Archives: Zeta Psi

The 11th day of the 11th month – #EnduringFriendships

Today, Veterans Day, commemorates the date upon which World War I ended – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It had been known as Armistice Day, but in 1954 it was renamed Veterans … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day, “In Flanders Fields”

The haunting poem, In Flanders Fields, was written by John McCrae, M.D., a Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Army during World War I. He was a Zeta Psi from the University of Toronto chapter. Although it was written by a Canadian … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day, GLO Friends!

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends! Many fraternity and sorority conventions have taken place in Canada. The Bigwin Inn, Lake of Bays, Ontario was the site of many fraternity and sorority conventions including: Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma in 1925; Phi Kappa … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day, Zeta Psi!

Zeta Psi was founded on June 1, 1847 at New York University. John Bradt Yates Sommers, John Moon Skillman, and William Henry Dayton are its founders. The NYU chapter is the Phi chapter.  In trying to figure out what to write … Continue reading

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When This New Pin Grows Old!

When I went searching for something to write about for Kappa Alpha Theta’s Founders’ Day, I came across this ditty and it was too good not to share. It was also one of those works that made it around the … Continue reading

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11/11 Gamma Phi Beta’s Founding Day and Armistice Day

Frances Haven (Moss) grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Evanston, Illinois, as her father, Dr. Erastus Otis Haven, headed up the University of Michigan and then Northwestern University. When Dr. Haven was elected Chancellor of Syracuse University, Frances moved to … Continue reading

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Zeta Psi and Fred Nymeyer, a Dedicated Illini

Zeta Psi was founded on June 1, 1847 at New York University. John Bradt Yates Sommers, John Moon Skillman, and William Henry Dayton are its founders. The NYU chapter is the Phi chapter.  In trying to figure out what to write … Continue reading

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Oldest Fraternity Chapter West of the Mississippi and More!

In 1856, the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was built. It connected the Rock Island Arsenal in northwestern Illinois to Davenport, Iowa. The Eads Bridge in St. Louis was completed in 1874. Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, was established in 1851. Although the … Continue reading

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Today Marks 135 Years of Greek Life in Canada!

Today, March 27, 2014, marks 135 years of Greek life in Canada. Zeta Psi became the first fraternity in Canada when its chapter at the University of Toronto was chartered on March 27, 1879. Zeta Psi’s Grand Chapter met in … Continue reading

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Syracuse University and the Tragedy of Pan Am Flight 103 Over Lockerbie

December 21, 1988, four days before Christmas, was to have been filled with joyful reunions. It quickly turned horrible for the families and friends of the 259 people on board and 11 on the ground who perished when Pan Am … Continue reading

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