Tag Archives: Phi Kappa Psi

GLO Members Doing Us Proud!

It’s the Friday before Labor Day. There are two things I’ve been meaning to write about all summer and two that fell into my lap yesterday. Julie Crider Wisbrock became a member of Alpha Chi Omega while at the University … Continue reading

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In Mount Hope Cemetery, So Many GLO Connections

Yesterday morning, I found myself taking the 7:30 a.m. train to Champaign so that I could get some research done for a project I committed myself to early in the year. It needs to be off my to-do list. However, … Continue reading

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On #PhiPsi165, a Pi Phi Connection

Phi Kappa Psi was founded on February 19, 1852 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, at Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania). Phi Kappa Psi’s founders are William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. Today it celebrates 165 … Continue reading

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R.I.P. @PhiPsiArchives and a Kappa Delta Is Interred at Arlington

At the Fraternity and Sorority Archives Conferences, Phi Kappa Psi’s Historian, Michael H. McCoy, “Mike” to us, was an elder statesman. Yet, he was up on the latest in social media and he shared his knowledge freely and with great glee. … Continue reading

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100 Years of National Park Service and an #amazingsororitywoman

Today is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. President Woodrow Wilson, a Phi Kappa Psi, signed the National Park Service Organic Act on August 25, 1916. I’d like to tell you about an #amazingsororitywoman named  Marguerite “Peg” Lindsley (Arnold). She … Continue reading

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W&J, a Wedding, a Rotary Dinner, a Walk in the Cemetery, and a P.E.O. B&B

This past weekend was a fun one for us. The Becque5 clan gained another +1. Officially we are the Becque5 +2 after last fall’s wedding of our daughter. I made the hotel reservations in early January and didn’t think more … Continue reading

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On Phi Psi’s Founders’ Day, the Third Williams Brother

(This was originally posted on Friday, February 19. Notices did not go out to subscribers about the posting. As I was out of town with limited computer access, I knew there was a problem, but there was little I could … Continue reading

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On Phi Psi’s Founders’ Day, the Third Williams Brother

Phi Kappa Psi was founded on February 19, 1852 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, at Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania). Phi Kappa Psi’s founders are William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. For the last few … Continue reading

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Ernie Ovitz, Elvis, Sis Doc, and More

Sometimes when I am knee deep in a project, I need to divert my attention for a few minutes to help get me past a stumbling block. The first of yesterday’s diversions was Ernest G. “Ernie” Ovitz, a member of the … Continue reading

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GLO Connections at the Book Sale

My anthropologist friend and I head up the book sale for the Friends of Carbondale Public Library. It is a labor of love. We love books and we love to get them into the hands of people who will love … Continue reading

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