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Jeff Kaufman’s Reunions Went Viral, and Now They’re a Beta Pi Staple

Jeff Kaufman ‘80 knew that PiKA was the right spot for him from the very beginning, but he probably couldn’t have guessed that the brothers he met in

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Bowling Green State University Update

The April 2021 Beta Pi e-letter reported that Pi Kappa Alpha Inter/National (PiKA Int’l) had suspended all new member activities unt

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Virtual Beta Pi Founders Day 2021 Held Despite Pandemic

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“Welcome to the inaugural and hopefully last virtual Founders Day”, said Jacob Keller ’20. After foregoing Founders Day 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pi Kappa Alpha’s Beta Pi chapter did celebrate Founders Day this year on Saturday, April 24, by Zoom. This year’s celebratio

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Chapter Eternal – Joseph Livezey, Beta Pi ‘56

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A Tribute to Joe Livezey It is with deep regret to inform all Beta Pi brethren of the passing of Joe Livezey, Beta Pi ‘56, Penn ’59. Brother Livezey’s death wa

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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:  As reported in the winter issue of Shield and Diamond: 

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NYC Alumni Association Rides For God’s Love We Deliver

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By Josh Fensterstock, Kappa Xi ‘96  On November 21, 2020, the Pi Kappa Alpha New York City Alumni Association (NYCAA) sponsored a “CRANKSGIVING DAY RIDE,” to raise money for GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER (GLWD), which prepares and delivers 2,000,0

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Philabundance Benefits From Pi Kappa Alpha Generosity

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Once again, the Beta Pi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity has contributed to the public good by participating in a Philadelphia charity. Philabundance plays a prominent role in the fight against hunger in the Delaware Valley, by hosting food drives and raising funds for the purchase of foods to be distribu

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Howard Spiegler’s Recovery of Art Stolen by Nazis Made Into A Movie

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Howard Spiegler, Beta Pi ’69, and his partner, Larry Kaye, at the New York City law firm of Herrick, Feinstein LLP, were instrumental in bringing ground-breaking legal proceedings to recover the Egon Schiele painting, Portrait of Wally (Wally), that had been on display at the Museum of Mode

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Alumni Updates

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The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Weekend, scheduled May 14-15, 2021, will be a virtual celebration. In-person celebrations will be scheduled when the Penn administration decides it is safe to do so from threats of contracting COV

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Spring Rush is a Big Success

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This year’s rush produced one of the largest New Member classes in recent memory. Under the capable leadership of Rush Chairman, Jonah Charlton, the following New Members were welcomed by Beta Pi as the Alpha Epsilon class:

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Chapter Eternal – Donald Motaka, Beta Pi ‘71

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It is with great sorrow to report the death of one of Beta Pi’s most beloved brothers. Donald Motaka, Beta Pi ’71, passed away on December 21, 2020, from a rare autoimmune disease.

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Pi Kappa Alpha Suspends All New Member Activities

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Following the death of a student at Bowling Green University, located in northwest Ohio, Pi Kappa Alpha International has ordered the immediate and indefinite suspension of “any existing or planned events, ceremonies, and functions leading up to and including new initiations” in every chapter and provisio

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Greek Rank Ranks Beta Pi No. 1 At Penn

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Pi Kappa Alpha’s Beta Pi chapter at the University of Pennsylvania has been ranked number one, the highest rating of all 37 fraternities at Penn by Greek Rank. Greek Rank

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Zoom Beta Pi Holiday Happy Hour A Huge Success

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If you thought people are too busy during the holiday season to attend a Zoom get-together, you are wrong. The Zoom Holiday event this year occurred on December 17, 2020. Sponsored by Mark Bodner ’79, a record number of participants

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Beta Pi Chapter House Open For Spring 2021

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After being closed by the Penn Administration for the fall semester, the Beta Pi chapter house was permitted to reopen for the spring semester of 2021. Approximately half the Greek chapter houses on campus will remain closed. Beta Pi is fortunate to once again call 3916 Spruce Street home.

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Paul Vogel, Beta Pi ’92, Featured in The Pennsylvania Gazette

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The leading article in the Alumni section of the November/December 2020 issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette, titled “King of Audio”, features Paul Vogel, Beta Pi ’92, C ’95. Brother Vogel is presently CFO of Sp

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Chapter Eternal– Michael H. Monheit, Beta Pi ‘82

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It is with deep regret and sorrow to report the passing of Michael Monheit, Beta Pi ’82. News of his death was provided by his life-long friend and Beta Pi brother, Bruce Robertson ’82, who provided the details of his last day, “Brother Mike Monheit passed peacefully yesterday (January 21, 2021). His wife Marcy said he was surrou

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Alumni Updates

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Due to the coronavirus, the Founders Day celebration and the annual meetings of the Beta Pi Alumni Association and the Alpha Phi Delta Housing Corp. will not be scheduled for this spring in Philadelphia. Although students are back on campus this spring, the prohibition on the gathering of any large group, the difficu

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