Category Archives: Kappa Alpha Order

Austin Peay on Kappa Alpha Order’s Founding Day

I had never heard the name Austin Peay until I moved to southern Illinois. It’s mentioned frequently on local news, especially the Paducah station, during the sports update. Austin Peay State University, or “Austin P.” as some sportscasters call it, … Continue reading

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A Day in Common for Phi Sigma Sigma, Kappa Alpha Society, and Sigma Alpha Mu

Phi Sigma Sigma was founded at Hunter College on November 26, 1913. Its original name was Phi Sigma Omega, but it was discovered that the name was already in use. Its founders are Lillian Gordon Alpern, Josephine Ellison Breakstone, Fay … Continue reading

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The Tiny Settlement of Gatlinburg in Deep Shadow…

As time was passing rapidly, and we had that 17 mile drive still before us, I said goodbye, promising to think it over, and report favorably on Gatlinburg if I could. As we drove along the road, looking back I … Continue reading

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Sigma Nu May the Force Be With You!

Sigma Nu became a Greek-letter organization on January 1, 1869. It was founded at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia by three young men who were opposed to the hazing that was a part of a cadet’s life at VMI. James … Continue reading

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A Super Sesquicentennial for Kappa Alpha Order!

Sesquicentennial is a big word. It’s a fitting word because it means “of or relating to the one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of a significant event,” according to that big internet dictionary in the sky. Kappa Alpha Order was founded at Washington College, now Washington … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like a GLO Convention!

Summer is convention season for Greek-Letter Organizations and it has been for more than a century. In the 1800s, conventions tended to take place during the academic year or over the Christmas holiday. While many GLOs have different names for … Continue reading

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Awards, a Special Teacher, and Sally Ride

The local newspaper’s Monday edition is usually very light on news. This week, because Monday was a holiday and the newspaper was not published, Tuesday’s paper was like a Monday edition. Usually this annoys me, but when I opened the paper … Continue reading

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Belated Greetings to Robert E. Lee, Washington & Lee University, and Kappa Alpha Order

Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807. In 1749, Augusta Academy, a small classical school, opened a little north of Lexington, Virginia. In 1776, the school’s trustees changed the name to Liberty Academy. In 1782, the Virginia legislature … Continue reading

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