AKPsi Twin Cities Alumni Chapter

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Random NYC Meetup

It just so happened that Missy Dolski (AH 99 - currently in London), Brad Johnson (AH 99 - currently in Minneapolis) and Michael Krans (AH 98 - lives in NYC) were in New York last Thursday night, so we had dinner and talked about the fraternity ALL NIGHT...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Homecoming Football Tickets

The Gophers (3-5) play Indiana (4-4) this year for Homecoming, and Alpha Kappa Psi will be there!

Saturday, November 4th
11 AM @ The Metrodome

If you're interested in getting $20 tickets with other AKPsi alums, contact Rosita Villelli by Saturday 10/21.

UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to this SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29. Out of towners like Lyn Truitt and Jason Busta will be attending, as well as old timer Dick Perrine. We need more people to get tickets or we don't qualify for a group order - so place your order NOW.

More details are available for Homecoming 2006: "Wild, Wild Midwest"
  • Parade
  • Football Game
  • BBQ @ Chapter House
  • Alumni/Active Football Game
View the calendar for more details.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Lyndell Truitt Kissed by John O'Hurley in TV Debut

Lyndell Truitt, AH '96, recently appeared on The Family Feud with three of her four sisters and her dad. The Truitts auditioned in Milwaukee in July, and flew to Los Angeles in September for the filming. The episode originally aired on October 5, 2006.

Within 5 seconds of meeting her, host John O'Hurley succombed to Lyn's legendary charm, flirting and kissing her hand. The Truitt Family started strong, winning the first round with the question "We asked 100 people where to go to fool around at your office." Lyn proved a strong team leader by answering the initial question correctly and deciding to play. Her family pulled through with correct answers such as "the copy room", "the bathroom", and "the conference room". Sorry, Andrea, but "under your desk" was not a correct answer.

Unfortunately, a question about what makes Popeye sexy tripped up the Truitts and it was downhill from there. They lost the game and went home to Milwaukee after a few days of SoCal R&R with their parting gift (a coupon for the Family Feud computer game).

Lyn was an AKPsi Housing Scholarship winner, and lived in the AKPsi House throughout her college career. She is employed as the E-Commerce Marketing Manager at C&H Distributors in Milwaukee, is pursuing her MBA at Marquette University part-time, and lives in West Allis, WI.

AKPsi Twentysomething Happy Hour

We don't care if you haven't been to an event since last century's Demit - it's time for young(ish) alumni to get together over FREE APPETIZERS and cheap drinks.

A new tradition - the AKPsi Twentysomething Happy Hour!

The inaugural event will be held at The Independent in Uptown on Wednesday, November 8 at 5pm. The event is FREE if you have paid your alumni dues (or $5 if your membership has lapsed). You will have the option to pay your dues that night at the door.


* The event is scheduled from 5pm-7pm -- no guarantee on appetizers after 7 but people will probably still be around if you have to work late.

* Non-alumni friends/co-workers/significant others are $5 (includes apps) - please RSVP w/ their name if you're bringing a guest.

* This event is focused on "youngerish" alumni - but if someone isn't quite in that age group and wants to attend, that's fine :)

* Calhoun Square offers ramp parking, meters are on the street.

Questions? Post a comment here on the blog!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Save the date!

The November Third Thursday event will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 6pm at the AKPsi House. Dinner will be served by the pledges as a fundraiser.

The pledges will be serving salad, spaghetti, and brownie sundaes for the dinner as a fundraiser. Cost of the dinner is $8 for actives and $12 for alumni. A glass of red wine will be included in the meal, with additional glasses going at $2. There will also be $2 bottles of beer on hand as well.

If you live in the Twin Cities and we have your email address, you will receive an Evite to this event. If we do not have your email address (or you're not sure if we do), email Laura Whisney at laurawhisney@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Third Thursday Alumni Dinner Well-Attended

Over 30 alumni and actives (and a few pledges!) attended October's Third Thursday alumni dinner last night. The event was held at the AKPsi House and catered by Boston Market.

Everyone shared their expectations for this year's alumni chapter. Comments included:
  • Implementing a planned giving program
  • Having events where students get to hear stories about how things "used to be" from alumni
  • Networking with alumni to talk about job opportunities

The next Third Thursday event will be on Thursday, November 16 at the AKPsi House and will be a fundraiser for the pledge class. Check back for more details coming soon.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Carlson School Reunion

The Carlson School is hosting "Reunion 2006" during Homecoming weekend this year - one more great reason to make your way back to campus!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Support Jason Van Buren

You're invited to Campaign Kickoff 2006! Speakers include: