Convention Updates: Places to Eat!
February 1st, 2015
Hey everyone! I was looking around my Google Docs and found a couple of the files that Grant, Andy Stephens, and I assembled for the Tau installations. I’ve updated a bit of the material to reflect the hotel we’ll be staying at, but please visit the Activities tab, then click National Convention, and then click the 2015 link. Under Food and Activities, you should find a few good restaurant options. Sadly, I couldn’t find many vegan restaurants around the hotel, but there were a few Asian restaurants that do offer vegetarian options.
Thanks, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as new information becomes available!
Convention 2015 Details
January 5th, 2015
Happy 2015 y’all! Hope the first few days of the new year have been joyous and full of family, friends, and laughs. We here in the content division (namely, yours truly) have been relaxing with plenty of music, sports, and eggnog. Especially eggnog. Now that we’re officially in the New Year, it’s time to turn our focus once more to our annual National Convention!
Friday – Sunday, March 20-22, 2015
We’ll be touching base with our Fearless Leader soon to get all the delicious details of our alumni rendezvous at god-awful o’clock, but for now, let’s just run through the basics. Here’s what we’ve got.
This year’s convention will be held at – The Holiday Inn Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
Unlike past years, where meetings would be on the campus of the host Chapter, this year’s meetings will also be at the hotel, allowing for us to be in one central place for extra sleep, so no excuses if you’re not there at god-awful o’clock!
To reserve a room at the group rate, please call (202) 338-4600 and ask for group sales between 8am and 5pm. I know that I personally will be arriving via train on Thursday night and have been informed that there will be transportation provided from Union Station and from the airport.
Directions from Airports
Is has been recommended that Brothers flying into DC for convention land at Reagan National Airport (DCA). There is a Metro (subway) station at the airport that will take you into the heart of DC via the Blue and Yellow Lines. The closest stop to the hotel is the Woodley Park Metro Station, and the hotel provides a shuttle to and from. Please note the Woodley Park Metro Station is on the Red Line, so you will need to change trains.
For those opting to travel into Dulles International Airport (IAD), you will likely have to take a taxi to get into DC and then Metro from there.
A full, detailed map of the DC Metro can be found here.
Directions from Union Station
For those taking the Megabus or Amtrak, you will be dropped off in DC at Union Station. There is a Metro Station at the station that is on the Red Line. So good news! You won’t have to switch any trains! Take the Red Line train to the Woodley Park Metro Station, and the hotel will provide a shuttle to and from.
A full, detailed map of the DC Metro can be found here.
Directions from The South
For those folks deciding to brave The Beltway, join up with I-95 and drive to I-395. Take Exit 8B to hop on VA-27 East/S Washington Blvd in Arlington. Follow to the ramp to get to N Lynn St (US-29 North). You’ll cross the Key Bridge and then turn right onto M St NW. Turn left at 33rd St NW. Take this street to the end, and then turn left onto Wisconsin Avenue NW. The Holiday Inn will be on the right, just past the PETCO and the British School of Washington. Insert joke here.
Directions from The North
For the north, it gets a little complicated because of the different routes. Folks around New England, New York City, and New Jersey will have the easiest time on their road trip. Just hop I-95 South and then take I-495 West to Exit 33, MD-185 South/Connecticut Ave in Chevy Chase. Yes, you will have to enter Chevy Chase. I apologize, but for all I know, it could be a quite pleasant experience. You’ll have to get back to me on that. Go around the rotary and continue on Connecticut Ave NW. Turn right onto Nebraska Ave NW, then another right onto Grant Rd NW. Turn left onto Wisconsin Ave NW. The hotel will be on your left after about 2 miles.
For those of you from Michigan and you’re insane enough to drive down, go down the mitten and hook up with I-80 East, continuing onto the Ohio Turnpike, and continuing to I-76 East. Take Exit 161 for I-70 East. Take Exit 53 to merge onto I-27o East and then follow signs for I-495 South. Take Exit 39 to merge onto MD-190 East. Turn right on Ridgefield Rd, then the first left onto Westbard Ave. Turn left onto Massachusetts Ave NW. Turn right onto Wisconsin Ave NW. The hotel will be on your left.
Or, instead of taking my word for it, use your GPS.
More details to come…
A Conversation With… @mubetapsi
September 1st, 2014
Hello all! After a nice, relaxing summer, it’s back to the grind for our collegiate Brothers and it means a return to action for yours truly here on the Alumni website! To get us back into the swing of things, here’s an exclusive interview with the mysterious owner of the @mubetapsi Twitter account.
AA: Thanks for taking the time for doing this. I guess we’ll jump right in. What was the inspiration behind an anonymous, omnipresent Mu Beta Psi account?
@MBΨ: The original intention was to grab the Twitter name before some non-Brother did. Then it became more about having fun with trivia and connecting Brothers.
AA: What made you want to pledge Mu Beta Psi in the first place?
@MBΨ: I saw right away that Psi Brothers had a sense of camaraderie and togetherness, and that this extended to new people as well. That’s always been my favorite part of Psi.
AA: Are you currently an Active Brother? (not asking for Chapter affiliation. Just wondering if you’re still stalking us all in General Assembly.)
@MBΨ: Let’s say I take an active interest, and have been known to pop up to certain events in person. But there are also ways of getting information from events to seem like I’m there even when I’m not. Unlike The Posse, I cannot be everywhere at once.
AA: What instrument(s) do/did you play?
@MBΨ: Egg shaker. And I play it well. Also other(s).
AA: If there’s one non-revealing thing that you’d like Brothers to know about you, what would it be (for example, that you’re always watching, that you love us all or some sappy thing like that, or what have you)?
@MBΨ: That I’m here to have fun with Brothers, and I love when they tweet with me. Also, I like cake.
AA: Were you a founding member of the Posse?
@MBΨ: I wish!
AA: If you could have any music serve as your entrance music (a la WWE), what song would you choose?
@MBΨ: “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers
AA: Exactly how long have you been a Brother?
@MBΨ: Longer than NP Schaefer, shorter than Major Price.
AA: Nice dodge. If you could serve in any office in Mu Beta Psi, what would it be?
@MBΨ: I would create a new office, National Acquirer and Taster of Cake. It would be a lifetime office and I would make sure that every Mu Beta Psi event had lots of cake, but that I carefully and thoroughly tasted it for flavor, texture, and icing consistency first.
AA: And what if you were President of Mu Beta Psi, what would your first executive order be?
@MBΨ: To create the office of National Acquirer and Taster of Cake. My second would be to step down as President to assume my new, lifetime position.
AA: Fair enough! Now, could you give us your best Ryan Hauck acronym for the BoT? Not that we want to replace Hauck, but just to give you something to think about for a while.
@MBΨ: So far as I know, the first acronym for the BoT was simply “ROBOT” or something like that. So to return to our roots: Delightfully Odd Mob Of Artistic yet Rigorous Insti-Gators, Amazingly Talented Or Reasonably Rational Officials, Board Of Trustees, Oooooooh. Or, DOMO ARIGATO MR ROBOTO.
AA: Not bad! Final question – if you could have dinner with Percy Price, where would you take him, what would you order, and what would be your first question for him?
@MBΨ: I would have a picnic under Percy’s Peaks at NC State. I mean, if I can bring him back, I can bring back the Peaks, right? I would ask him how he went from an instructor in textiles to the leader and founder of NC State’s music program and ultimately Mu Beta Psi. What drove him and motivated him?
AA: Excellent. Thank you so much for doing this, and we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for more tweets!
So there you have it! @mubetapsi is watching us all, so be sure to send the Twitter account a picture of some cake from time to time!
Midyear 2014 – Social Activities Schedule
July 7th, 2014
Hey there everyone! Time is really ticking down until Midyear 2014, and we now have an official schedule of the social events that will take place during the weekend!
On Friday afternoon and evening, Brothers will be meeting up at the Eakins Oval for the following amazing events:
4pm to 7pm: Weekly Philly Beer Garden Series on the Oval
7pm to 11pm: The Awesome Fest, featuring musical guest The Pizza Underground (comedy rock band featuring Macauley Culkin). This includes a free pizza party followed by an outdoor screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
There’s no admission fee, but the beer garden and food trucks cost money. The pizza party, as stated above, is completely free.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!
Midyear 2014 – Guide to Philadelphia
July 3rd, 2014
Midyear is now right around the corner, and Brother Grant Shea was awesome enough to compose a Guide to Philadelphia. In it, you can find information about the city and its attractions, the museums, the famous squares, park areas, movie theaters, and plenty of options for food, drink, and nightlife. (It also includes a number of cheesesteak spots, so don’t worry – you’ll get your fix!)
A link to the guide will be appearing shortly, as Brother Shea is just getting the last bits of input finalized, but once the green light is given, I’ll post the link right here and you’ll be all set for your Philly phun.