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New fraternity is more than an animal house  October 2nd, 2011

[KVAL] CORVALLIS, Ore. — After two years without a home to call their own, Phi Kapp Psi held the grand opening of the first new house on Greek row at Oregon State University since 1960.

After the breaking of the bottle and the cutting of the ribbon, fraternity board member Jerry Nelson said the house is more than just brick and mortar.

“It’s not just buildings, tables and chairs, but also the spirit of the quality of life America needs,” he said to parents, fraternity alumni and other board members.

Fraternity president Ryan Ruark said, “It’s our mission to use this new house to help rebuilt the reputation of the fraternity system here at Oregon State. We want the outside community to know this building stands for the value of our organization.”

The new building replaced the original one that was destroyed by a freak boiler explosion in 2008.

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