Subject: PIKE Gamma Rho - Homecoming Announcement

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Pi Kappa Alpha - Gamma Rho
Northwestern University
August 2014
Summer Quarter
Alumni Association Newsletter
Homecoming Announcement
Homecoming is just two months away!! If you haven't already, now is the time to plan for your October visit to Evanston. This is an exciting year for both PIKE and Northwestern as the chapter is once again showcasing its new property (photos here) including a yet-to-be unveiled basement renovation. The Wildcats will also be playing one of the season's best games under the lights at Ryan Field. It's highly recommended that all attendees download the Gamma Rho Homecoming Guidebook (see sidebar) to get more details about the weekend!

Friday Night (7:30-11pm): 
The Alumni Association has booked a private floor at one of Chicago's best BBQ restaurants, Chicago q, from 7:30-11pm exclusively for Pike alumni and their guests. Cocktails and apps will be served at 7:30pm followed by dinner at 8:15pm with late arrivals welcome. Selections from the Gold Coast restaurant's extensive menu will be served in addition to a full bar and wine list. Only 50 spots are available so purchase your ticket today via the link below!
Chicago q Private Floor
Saturday Morning (11am-12pm):
All Pikes, alumni, and family members are invited to attend the open house hosted by the Housing Corporation at PIKE's new property, 2313 Sheridan Road. Take a tour of the new house and check out the plans the Housing Corporation has in the months and years ahead. We'll have the grill fired up afterward if anyone's hungry.

Saturday Afternoon (2:30-10pm):
Head to the north-east corner of the West Lot of Ryan Field and look for the PIKE flag waving high above the crowd. The West Lot Warriors - a group of PIKE young alumni - are planning one of the best tailgates Northwestern has ever seen. Drinks, food, and a lot of football will start up as soon as the parking lot opens at 2:30pm with kickoff at 6:30pm. The Warriors will have two afternoon games on live via satellite from their tailgate van. Tickets for the tailgate can be purchased by clicking the link below and include unlimited food and drink for the entire afternoon.
Tickets to the game can be purchased through NU or online. Contact if you have extras or are in need of tickets and we'll try to facilitate a transaction.
The West Lot Warriors Tailgate Van
Andy Armacost ('86) Inducted into the Order of West Range
Brigadier General Armacost was inducted into PIKE's "hall of fame" on August 2nd. Brother Armacost is dean of the faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He commands the 700-member faculty and oversees the annual design and instruction of more than 500 undergraduate courses for 4,000 cadets in 32 academic disciplines. Join us in congratulating Andy on such a tremendous honor. Check out his acceptance speech here.

Gamma Rho Scores Big at International Convention
The Chapter took home multiple awards at the International Convention earlier this month including the scholarship plaque, recruitment award, and Orians Excellence award. Sophomores Francisco Castro ('14, left) and Jacob Kerr ('14, right) joined Chapter President Calvin Dorsey ('13, middle) in Baltimore for the event. 
Gamma Rho Wins Team of the Year
Continuing the Chapter's legacy of outstanding athletic achievement, Gamma Rho won Northwestern Intramural's Team of the Year award given to the best athletic team across all sports for the entire school year. Pike finished with 535 points, well ahead of 2nd place ZBT with 478 points. This marks the 6th Team of the Year award in the last 7 years for the Chapter. Congrats men!
PIKE Champion Soccer Team & Brothers with the Team of the Year Trophy
Contact Info Update 
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    - Discounted event prices
    - Free quarterly newsletter mailed to your house
    - Voting privileges
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PIKE Homecoming Events

Friday October 17th
Private Room BBQ Dinner

Chicago q
1160 N Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL

Saturday October 18th
PIKE House Tour
(followed by grill out)

2313 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL

Homecoming Football Game Tailgate Presented by the West Lot Warriors

West Lot - Ryan Field
Far North East Corner

Kickoff NU vs. Nebraska
Ryan Field
Homecoming App
PIKE is using Guidebook as its official homecoming guide. Download the app here or scan the QR code below. Guidebook includes detailed information about events throughout the weekend as well as info on the chapter, recent events, and bios on the chapter's leaders.
Shield & Diamond
Gamma Rho was featured as a top recruiting chapter in the most recent summer issue of the Shield & Diamond. Check out the graphic here and the general chapter update here.
Give Back
Anyone interested in serving on the Alumni Association Board or the Chapter's Alumni Advisory board email pikegammarhoalumni@
For general questions please contact Paul Huettner ('09) at pikegammarhoalumni, or 
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