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185th Annual Convention

This summer marked the return of the Alpha Delta Phi Convention to Minnesota. The MN brothers worked hard to get the chapter house in good shape to host their national and international guests for a weekend of good food and great friends. A Friday evening reception at the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum kicked
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Taking a real stand

We are so incredibly proud of our current active chapter president Ben Leipholtz for taking a stand against sexual violence on campus. Ben participated in a summit recently for It’s On Us in Wisconsin and was asked to facilitate a panel discussion about how Greeks can be part of the solution and not the problem on college campuses. We
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Room Renovation

Cross another room off the renovation list at the house! Thanks to our generous alumni donors, we were able to remodel the old computer lab/townie room into a quiet study space. We’ll be decorating the walls with academic awards and composites in the next week. Thanks to Bill Galbraith and Paul Schmidt for volunteering to fix the
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Stepping up for safety

This month, Stephen J. Ehrfurth – ADPhi Executive Director and MN ’06 graduate, had the honor of representing Alpha Delta Phi at the White House during the It’s On Us Summit. The summit is intended to bring like-minded organizations together in collaboration to find creative and effective ways to end sexual violence on college campuses. Alpha Delta
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A Longtime Dream Achieved

As we begin a new year, we want to thank all of our alumni members and especially the donors who made last year so successful. With alumni support, we were able to invest over $200,000 into the 90+ year old chapter house that many of us have called “home”. In 2016, we replaced the three porch doors, repaired
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125th ANNUAL FOUNDERS DAY

We invite all active brothers and alumni to join us as we kick off our 125th Anniversary celebration! We are honored to be joined by Stephen W. Starnes, HAM 1980, President of Alpha Delta Phi International this year. When: Friday, February 17, 2017 Schedule of Events (Coat & Tie Required): 5:00pm – Social & Fellowship –
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The house gets a makeover

Thanks to the donation of furniture and home maintenance experience of Br. Paul Schmidt as well as the generous contributions of our alumni donors, Alpha Delta Phi’s living room has never looked better! The new couches and chairs give the house a more unified, home-y feel which is crucial for the comfort of residents, potential recruits,
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MN Chapter’s Stephen J. Ehrfurth named new Executive Director of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

Congratulations to the Minnesota Chapter’s Steve Ehrfurth ’06 on being named the new Executive Director for the Alpha Delta Phi International Organization. Steve is a natural born leader with a passion for all things Alpha Delta Phi. His beginnings as the Minnesota Chapter’s active president led him to higher responsibilities as the International Chapter Service
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The reason we dedicate

The following is an insightful submission by Br. Allen Eastlund ’05 who reflects on his fraternity experience and how it shapes his and our dedication to the past, present and future of Alpha Delta Phi. A must-read for actives and alumni alike, it recounts the journey of an undergrad and how it affects new journey
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2015 Founder’s Day

The Minnesota Alumni Society would like to invite our alumni to the Chapter House to celebrate the founding of the Minnesota Chapter.  On February 22, 1892 the Minnesota Chapter was founded by a small group of men along with the guidance and support of Br. William Watts Folwell (Geneva 1857), the first president of the University
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Alpha Delts stand against sexual violence

Members of Alpha Delta Phi at the University of Minnesota lit up social media with a pledge to help end sexual violence. Today’s media is inundated with stories of victims who have endured sexual assault, and the Alpha Delts have responded with a public commitment to help lead efforts toward increased vigilance and sensitivity to crimes of a sexual nature,
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The Greek mythology of today

Being Greek is more than yogurt, The Odyssey and John Stamos. Depending on who you talk to, opinions on college Greek life will vary to dramatic degrees — from those in unabated, enthusiastic favor of it to those who can’t help but feel disdain and abhorrence. In a 2012 USA Today article penned by Nicole
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Food, prepare yourself…

What do Jennifer Aniston, Christie Brinkley, Brad Pitt and the MN Alpha Delta Phi kitchen all have in common? And don’t say “immaculate hair growth.” No. Seriously, don’t. Instead, can you say FACELIFT? That’s right. After years upon years of dutiful service to our house, the old kitchen has earned its right to once again
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Some things deserve a second look

I know. It’s been awhile since our last update. Sorry about that. But we’re here now. Gazing into each others’ eyes and pondering…what we’re going to eat for dinner or something. Anyway… As we await the completion of the chapter house’s brand new kitchen (yes, our kitchen is being completely renovated and upgraded), I’d like
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Billy Bronson, MN ’11 Promoted to Transition Director for Alpha Delta Phi International

Thanks to Br. Alex King for sharing this news with all of our chapters! Today International President Steve Starnes released another message, sent to the fraternity’s “Governors and Volunteers” listserve: “Dear Brothers, I take great pleasure in announcing the promotion of Brother Bill Bronson, MN ’11, to Transition Director for Alpha Delta Phi International. Brother
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If walls could talk…

Boy howdy. Our beloved 1725 University Ave. SE home has sheltered countless generations of Alpha Delts over the decades. We have shared meals, rooms, experiences, and some of the most defining moments of our youth in this building. Whether we knew it or not at the time, it was in this place that we completed
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Food, prepare yourself…

What do Jennifer Aniston, Christie Brinkley, Brad Pitt and the MN Alpha Delta Phi kitchen all have in common? And don’t say “immaculate hair growth.” No. Seriously, don’t. Instead, can you say FACELIFT? That’s right. After years upon years of dutiful service to our house, the old kitchen has earned its right to once again
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Alpha Delta Dapper!

After a brief stroll through today’s internet(googling all things ADPhi), I came across this dashing little number. The Alpha Delta Phi blazer by Blaze-In Sportswear. How great would you look sporting one of these babies at homecoming or relaxing at Founder’s Day? Heck, wear it out for a night on the town. Just a friendly
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Rah, rah, rah for Ski-U-Mah!

The Minnesota Alumni Society would like to invite you back to the Chapter House for the Annual Homecoming celebration along with the University of Minnesota and the undergraduates of the Minnesota Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi. The festivities will kickoff at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 12 as we welcome alumni and family to get the best
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Bruce Anderson Memorial Concert

After the recent passing of our dear friend and brother Bruce Anderson ’76, a small group of brothers have come together and decided to throw him a party! We cordially invite you an evening at the Alpha Delta Phi Chapter House for an night of story telling, memory sharing, and great music featuring the reunion
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Grill you marry me?

There comes a time in every Alpha Delt’s life when it is time to settle down.  My “time” finally came on June 21, 2012 when I proposed to my girlfriend of 3 1/2 years.  Kellie and I started dating our senior year of college.  She was an Iowa State Cyclone and I was a Minnesota
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When the paint dries…play ball!

This original painting by Br. Jeremy Kuehn ’13 showcases Minneapolis’ very own Target Field – home of the Minnesota Twins.  The outdoor stadium opened in 2010, replacing the team’s former field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Lauded by fans as a beautiful new addition to the city of Minneapolis, it serves as the perfect
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In Memoriam: Jerry Garati

It is with a sad heart that we come to terms with the loss of a wonderful friend and brother. On the morning of May 11th, 2012, Brother Jerry Garati ’89 passed away due to complications from a recent cardiac arrest. Jerry will be laid to rest in a private family service. The Minnesota Alumni
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