February 8, 2013
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In This Week’s News: February 2-8

News, In The News

While many of us spent Super Bowl weekend eating game day food, the brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Adelphi University fasted for 24 hours preceding the Super Bowl in what is known as their Super Hungerfest. The initiative is aimed to raise awareness about the hunger epidemic on Long Island and to support Island Harvest, an anti-hunger organization. According to Chapter President, Alex Lucks ’13 “…we wanted to draw attention to the thousands of Long Islanders who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, especially on Super Bowl weekend, a time when most households gorge themselves on food and drink.” On Sunday, February 3, the brothers collected donations from local businesses and residents.

Media coverage included: Garden City Patch, The Garden City News, L&M Publications, Long Island Press and Newsday.

<center><em>Adelphi University Kappa Sigma Brothers at their Super Hungerfest Kickoff</em></center>

Adelphi University Kappa Sigma Brothers at their Super Hungerfest Kickoff.

In other news: Thomas J. Donohue, M.B.A. ’65, president and CEO of the United States Chamber of Commerce, will be honored with the Horatio Alger Award, a prestigious national award that recognizes individuals who have overcome obstacles to become successful entrepreneurs or community leaders.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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