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PHOTOS FROM THE ARCHIVE OF PAUL ZAENTZ, BETA PI ’69

Pictured above: Harvey Mackler, Paul Zaentz    

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PI KAPPA ALPHA OFFICERS FOR 2022-2023

Beta Pi undergraduate officers for the academic year 2022-2023 are: Lucas Loschiavo              President         

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PIKE NOW CHAPTER CHALLENGE 2022 IS A SUCCESS

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            The PIKE Now Chapter Challenge (PIKE Now), first instituted in 2021, was such a success, that it has been repeated for 2022. PIKE Now 2021 was a fund-raising event intended to offset the costs of COVID on college campuses. The success of this event warranted a repeat PIKE Now in 2022 for the purpose of establishi

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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Scott A. Mackler 5k Run/Walk Is Scheduled        

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CLIFF VINER, A LEADER IN COMMERCE, COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND PHILANTHROPY

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            In the first in-person Alumni Weekend since the advent of COVID, the University of Pennsylvania hosted 50-year anniversaries for the graduation classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972. Cliff Viner, Beta Pi ’67, Penn ’70, was there and celebrated with his fraternity brothers.

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PENN STATE SUSPENDS PI KAPPA ALPHA…AGAIN

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Photo Credit: The Daily Collegian The Beta Pi eletter of November 2020 reported that Pi Kappa Alpha’s Beta Alpha (BA

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IS NEW LAW DUE TO HOWARD SPIEGLER?

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Photo Credit: Kaye Spiegler In the Beta Pi May 2021 eletter, an article was published describing the groundbreaking legal proceedings pertaining to Nazi stolen art that were litigated by Howard Spiegler, Beta Pi ’66

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PENN ALUMNI WEEKEND 2022

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Pictured: Charles Schliebs, Rich Sussman, Paul Zaentz The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Weekend festivities were held in-person from May 13-16, 2022. In attendance to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their graduation from Penn were Paul Zaentz, Rich Sussman, Rich Myers, Charles Schliebs, and Don “Manny

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MATT KLAPPER AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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Photo Credit: Business Insider Matt Klapper, Beta Pi ’02, has assumed a powerful position in Washington, D.C., as Chief of Staff to Merrick Garland, U

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Say hello to the new give year! 

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This year, brother after brother answered the of question of why it is important to give back to Pi Kappa Alpha and said it was because of how much the fraternity changed their life. PiKA gave them leadership skills and friendships that have weathered life’s ups and downs. Together, our gifts can make sure

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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 Check out all the alumni news and updates for September!   Annual New York City Faux Founders Day Event

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SCOTT A. MACKLER 5K RUN/WALK IS SCHEDULED

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                For the last two years, COVID restrictions would not allow in-person participation in the Scott A. Mackler Memorial 5K Run/Walk (Mackler 5K) that is now scheduled on Sunday, November 13, 2022, 12:30pm, at Temple Beth El, 301 Possum Park Road, Newark, Delaware. All proceeds and donations of the Mackler 5K

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A PERSONAL LETTER FROM LINDA HERMAN

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Linda Herman, wife of Jerry Herman, Beta Pi ’72, sponsors the Hermanators, a team of bicyclists riding in the New England Parkinson’s Ride to raise money for Parkinson’s research. One of those affected by Parkinson’s disease is Jerry, a loyal and active member of Beta Pi since his initiatio

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VINNIE LIU DEVELOPS LANDMARK CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM

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Photo Credit: www.bishopfox.com/authors/vincent-liu Vinnie Liu, Beta Pi ’01, is co-founder and CEO of Bishop Fox, the largest private professional services firm focused on offensive security testing of computer programs. “Offensive security” means that his firm takes proactive steps to ensure tha

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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Annual New York City Faux Founders Day Event The annual New York City Faux Founders

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BETA PI MEMORIES

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(Photo credit: www.zaentz.com) Paul Zaentz, Beta Pi ’69, is part owner and executive for Fantasy Films/The Zaentz Company that made three movies earning Oscars for Best Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, and The English Patient. During his life, he has had to

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WHY JOIN PI KAPPA ALPHA?

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The first question that a prospective new member should ask is whether joining a fraternity is the correct and intelligent thing to do. What are the benefits to be derived from the fraternity experience?   The NIC (North American Interfraternity Conference), a trade group that represents 66 national fraternities, including Pi

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Dr. John M. Feder ’83: The support I received far exceeds my monetary contributions

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Feder (far right) with old friends at an alumni weekend. Photo courtesy of John Feder. Dr. John M. Feder ’83 (jfed[email protected]), M.D. looks back on his experience at Pi Kappa Alpha and shares why he gives back to the fraternity. Feder made the

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Richard Schorr ‘75: The house stood apart from other fraternities at Penn

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Richard Schorr ‘75 ([email protected]) says that the day he decided to pledge to πKA, the house grew – a lot. “Twenty friends from my freshman dorm decided collectively to pledge πKA,” he says. He says that the house stood apart from other fraternities at Penn. “πKA was more diverse and welcomed

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CHAPTER ETERNAL

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It is with deep regret to report the passing of the following Beta Pi fraternity brothers into Chapter Eternal: As reported in the spring 2022 issue of Shield & Diamond magazine: Louis Bonaventura Jr. ‘47 As reported in the spring 2022 issue of Shield & Diamond magazine:

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