During the 2019 spring semester we welcomed 5 new brothers into our fraternity:
Mitchell Cascia from Pekin, IL, who is currently enrolled in the College of Engineering, and is majoring in aerospace engineering.
Jonah Ozer from La Grange, IL, who is currently enrolled in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and is majoring in graphic design.
Viral Patel from Skokie, IL, who is currently enrolled in the Gies College of Business, and is majoring in Finance.
Cesar Carranza from Chicago, IL, who is currently enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and is majoring in political science.
James Cantora from Palos Park, IL, who is currently enrolled in the Gies College of Business.
We are proud to have these men become a part of our organization.
FALL RUSH Schedule 2017
||12:00 – 6:00 PM
||3:00 – 6:00 PM
||Thursday Night Football
||7:30 – 10:00 PM
||Meet the Brothers/Open House
||12:00 – 6:00 PM
||12:00 – 4:00 PM
||Bags and Burgers
||3:00 – 6:00 PM
||NFL Watch Party & Wings
||12:00 – 6:00 PM
*All events will take place at the DU CHAPTER HOUSE
located at (312 E. Armory Ave, Champaign)
Scottie Semko: (618)-407-2512
Calvin Sailer: (224)-639-2873
Brendan Ruffolo: (847)-361-6804
The now annual DU Fall ReUnion on 10/8/16 was a huge success with 50+ alums joining the undergrads and the 39 member strong recently pledged members of the class of 2020 at the House! Highlights included the awarding of the Keith Ulatoski brotherhood award to Ken Hecht ’79, an overtime Illini football game, cocktails before and after the game, and limitless story telling! Twelve members of the class of ’76 made to Champaign on the occasion of their 40th class reunion, and look forward to even stronger participation from the 77’s and 78’s in the years to come.
A special thanks to numerous alums who made very generous, and badly needed donations to the House. Look forward to seeing one at all at the Fall ReU in 2017!
We are again having a summer work weekend at the DU house in Champaign. Last summer, a group of dedicated alumni and 20 undergrads worked for 2 1/2 days making much needed repairs to the 2nd & 3rd floor hallways, brick walkway and outside wood trim. Much was accomplished, but, as with any structure that is 89 years old, another round of repairs is needed. This summer, we will seal the basement floor, refinish the floor on the main level and also paint the walls.
The work weekend is July 11-12th. You are strongly encouraged to join us to lend a hand – whether it be for a couple of hours, a day, or the full weekend. No special skills required. Please let us know if you plan on helping out so we can plan the work teams’ time effectively. In the past multiple Alumni Board members and undergrads have greatly appreciated the work of brothers like Kim Lewis ’79 who have generously donated their time. This year, Jeff Castles ’76 will provide his expertise on the painting projects needed. We are also planning on repairing/replacing the infamous “penalty boxes” in the rooms in the next couple years. Anyone with furniture expertise would be very helpful in the planning of that–
Perhaps just as importantly, we need your financial support to help purchase the necessary supplies. This request is urgent as we are planning our materials procurement now for delivery in July. Please consider donating $250, $500 or $1,000 today! Send your check directly to, Kevin Donnelly, 5822 Giddings Ave., Hinsdale,IL, 60521. Please make checks payable to Illinois Chapter of Delta Upsilon, Inc. We’ll make sure the donations are quickly earmarked for this summer’s work project.
Questions? Feel free to call me for more details at 630-207-0239. Best time to call is 7pm – 10pm CT. Hope to hear from you.
Thanks for your time and support!
John Sladek ’75 and the DU Alumni Board
An early Happy New Year greeting, and hoping that the holidays have been good for one and all.
First, let me thank all the Brothers that responded to our December 4 email request for tax deductible contributions to the Illinois Housing Account at DU International. With still a couple days left in the year, 2016 tax deductible contributions can still be made at http://duef.deltau.org/Give?cea=true
followed by selecting Illinois Housing Account from the CEA drop down menu.
This would be tremendously helpful. If that’s not in the cards for this year, please bookmark this link for your charitable giving plans for 2017 as we’re in a capital raise mode in order to finish the roof replacement, etc!
Your Alumni Board along with the new House President, Brendan Ruffolo ’19-50 and other undergrads gather tonight at Fuller House Bar in Hinsdale. It will be a nice way to wrap up the year and get acquainted with Brendan over burgers and beers. We’re confident that Brendan will continue the strong leadership demonstrated by his predecessor, Ethan Lewis, who oversaw the recruitment of a monster 39-man pledge class that will be moving into the House next Fall.
Looking ahead to 2017, your Alumni Board plans to visit the House and take in a b-ball game on Feb. 11. Please reach out to Fran Broich ’76-50 if you’re interested in tickets. The Alumni Board plans to once again organize a House Work Weekend in July. John Sladek ‘75 and Dan Gibbs ‘85 will organize this annual event that effectively combines some great project accomplishments with brotherhood reconnections. The successful Men of Merit Scholarship program will be continued with two scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen next fall. A ReUnion will of course be organized and scheduled for the fall in the coming months.
DU brotherhood is a living, breathing thing that we all enjoy for our entire lives. I encourage everyone to make 2017 a year in which we reconnect and personally enhance that brotherhood, and also support the critical capital needs of 312 E. Armory, the place where it started for all of us.
That’s it for now. Please feel free to call me and I’d be happy to meet with anyone that finds their way to Chicago.
Walker Geyer ‘78