What are you bringing?

I’m so excited for potluck tomorrow night. I finally got around to making those Norwegian chocolate balls I keep promising.


Are you coming? You can rsvp here: http://goo.gl/OxaeeF

There’s a rumor that the roommates of 901 East River Parkway will even be hosting an Iron Chef competition. Exciting!


Monthly Pot Luck Tradition

Hey ΨΩ:

Now that we have a brand-spanking-new kitchen,
we’re going to start a monthly pot-luck tradition 🙂
The first Thursday of every month at 6:00 (starting Thursday, October 2), we will meet at the house and share a meal. Feel free to come by the house before 6 if you so choose, we’re just giving everyone time to grab their food or transport themselves if on outreach, working, etc. Not everyone will be able to make every month, but those who can will enjoy some fraternal camaraderie. And, with everyone brining something to share, no meal will be the same!
Please let us know if you plan on attending, as well as what you plan on brining — this helps everyone plan for a “balanced” meal. As PsiO has cups, plates, utensils (and the keg) covered, you can bring a “main dish,” “side,” or “dessert.” Don’t feel like you have to bring food for tons of people. If everyone brings just a little more than they think they themselves will eat, we’ll have plenty to go around!
You can sign up for the pot-luck here: goo.gl/OxaeeF
You can see what other people have pledged to bring here: goo.gl/Npm5Vx

Alumni Tailgate this SATURDAY, September 20th – 12pm-???

We are hosting our 2nd annual alumni tailgate this Saturday, September 20th starting at 12 noon at the Psi O house. We are hoping to see many of you there! Our kitchen is freshly remodeled and I’m sure you are all interested in checking out the much needed upgrade. Here’s a sneak peek!

psio kitchen remodel

​Doesn’t it look amazing!?

If you are planning on coming this weekend, please take a moment and RSVP by replying to this email or clicking here. Friends/guests are welcome to join you as well!

As I said, the tailgate will begin at noon with grilling, music, lawn games, and all the other normal tailgate traditions. Come join us cheer the Gophers on to victory against San Jose State! The game begins and3pm. Everyone is welcome to stay and watch the game at the house in the living room or continue on to the stadium. Tickets are still available online for anyone interested.

Members who have paid dues and alumni = FREE
Guests = $10 to cover the cost of food/beer

Go Gophers!

Watch Rush Video Here!

Hi everyone! Check out the awesome rush video put together by Membership Chair Eric Christenson, Social Chair Caleb Christel, and VP Stephen Sylwestrak. Good work guys!!!

Bonfire + Yard Games TONIGHT!

Join us for s’mores and yard games at the chalet tonight, starting at 8pm! Meet other members and hang out around the fire. We look forward to seeing you there.


PS. Rush Party is Friday starting at 9pm – Rugged Loggers vs. Sexy Joggers theme!

Check out the Spring 2014 Frater and misc. info

HI everyone! Make sure you check out the Spring 2014 Frater. We are honored that our chapter alumni adviser, Dr. Paul Thai, is now the President of the national Psi Omega organization. Go Paul!

frater spring 2014

Here is the link: http://www.fratermagazine.com/spring2014/#

A few reminders of national Psi Omega student benefits:
1) $3,000 loan available to 2 D2+ students per chapter each year. The terms of the loan are interest free during school, followed by a 5% interest rate for 3 years, with the balance due at the end of the 3rd year. That’s a pretty sweet deal!
2) If any of you are participating (or have participated) in research during school and have their research paper, submit it to national Psi Omega for publication and $500!
3) Submit dental comics to the frater for publication. No $$$ for this one, but it will be printed for everyone to see

Kitchen Renovation Progress

While everyone has been busy enjoying their summers, we have been busy updating the chalet! As you can see, progress is happening in the kitchen. A new commercial stove has arrived, yet to install, but the hood vent was installed 2 days ago. The cupboards are all installed as of a couple weeks ago, new vinyl tile was put in the old utility room which is now the pantry. The laundry is being moved into the old lab, which will still function as a waxing lab, but will now have the laundry in it, as pictured. The floor in the lab will also have new peel and stick tile, same as in the old utility room.  We are waiting for the stainless steel countertops which are on order. and we will be ordering new washer dryer stackables. Also, the hallways to the dorms, entryway, and both stairwells were repainted!

Election Results

Congratulations to the executive committee for the 2014-2015 school year.

President – Mark Thiele
Vice President – Stephen Sylwestrak
House Managers – Jon Hallie and Matt Merfeld
House Treasurer – Thomas Jordan
Fraternity Treasurer – Terry James
Social Chair – Caleb Christel
Rush/Membership Chair – Eric Christenson
Recorder – Brianna Berg

Lutsen countdown begins!

We are 27 days away from our most fun event of the year, our annual ski trip to Lutsen Ski hill. Due to fewer people signing up, we have decided that two large townhouses will be plenty. The townhouses are still much larger than the ones we have rented in the past, so there will be plenty of room to lounge, socialize, and have fun. These cabins are so slick, they even have hottubs! Sign up now to reserve your spot with Kevin Liberko. You don’t want to miss out on this weekend!

Fees are $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers.



Tailgate success!

We had a great turnout for the first annual alumni tailgate this weekend. Many students and alumni came over to the house to enjoy breakfast, coffee, and a Bloody Mary bar in preparation for the Gopher football game vs. Nebraska. Our positive energy must have worked because the Gophers pulled out a win against the #24 Cornhuskers. This is the second consecutive week of big wins for us. With wins over Northwestern and Nebraska, the 6-2 Gophers are now bowl eligible!

Notable alumni that came by include Past President of the MDA Dr. Mike Flynn, alumni treasurer Dr. Paul Thai, bench/clinic instructor Dr. Craig Freirichs, and bench/clinic instructor Dr. Robert Beattie.