Tag 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 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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A Death, a Greek Village, and a Highway Clean-Up and GLO Connections

Delta State University Professor Ethan Schmidt, Ph.D. was killed in a shooting on Monday morning. He was killed by another professor while sitting in his office on the DSU campus in Mississippi. Schmidt was a member of the Emporia State chapter of … 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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A Lot Like Christmas, GLO Tidbits in Every Store…

The poem  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas was written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822. Its original name was  An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas and it has a connection to an Alpha Xi Delta, see the post at  http://www.alphaxidelta.org/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&blogid=79#.VJsAq14AEB. *** Unbroken, … Continue reading

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