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KKPsi & TBSigma

Volume 13, Number 2
November 1, 2011

Editor: Nick Smith
Publications Manager

News from Headquarters

Keep Going!

Your Fall semesters are about to head into the most tumultuous time of the year, both with holidays coming up as well as finals and for those in athletic bands basketball and football bowl games. Please take care of yourselves and your fellow brothers and sisters and keep striving! Things at HQ have been hectic with Chapter Personnel reports and chapter fees, but its finally starting to calm down a bit just in time for Fall Activity reports, so we're right there with you. If there's anything your chapter may need, you can always call up HQ for a question and answer session. Otherwise, keep going, and continue to succeed!

Wishing you the best!
Zac Humphrey, Evan Thompson, Nick Smith, Aaron Moore, Debbie Morris, Di Spiva & Alan Bonner


Submissions for the Spring 2011 issue are officially due November 1st (That's TODAY). Be sure to start thinking now about what you wish to write about and have those articles, pictures and posts sent our way SOONER rather than later! Any questions? You can always e-mail our publications manager and ask.

Please send your articles and photos to:



When you complete your Initiate Classes, please remember that you have 30 days following Third Degree to submit the Initiate Registration Form. An additional fee of 25% is applied to all forms that are late.



To all District Officers and Chapter Presidents:

Please ensure the widest possible distribution of this newsletter to the chapters, colonies and members in your district.

The purpose of this newsletter is to quickly and efficiently send information to each member.

District Leaders should ensure that this newsletter is forwarded to every Chapter President in their district.

Issues of the NewsNotes can also be found on the Headquarters website at

Many thanks,
Lt. Col. Alan L. Bonner, USAF (ret)
National Executive Director



National Executive Director:
Lt. Col. Alan Bonner, USAF (Ret.)

HQ Office Manager & National Accountant:
Di Spiva

HQ Membership Services Coordinator:
Debbie Morris

Alumni, Chapter & Colony Affairs Coordinator:
Aaron Moore

Publications Manager/Multimedia Designer
Nick Smith

Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Zac Humphrey

Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Evan Thompson



KKPsi AA Encore Newsletter

Keynotes Online Magazine

Con Selmer Institute

Wind and Rhythm

Work at National Headquarters
by the National Headquarters Staff

Interested in a job at KKPsi & TBS National Headquarters?

To better serve the growing membership of KKPsi & TBS; and the National Councils, Boards, and Alumni Associations; we are announcing the search for a new staff position at the National Headquarters located in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The new job title is "Chapter & Colony Education Coordinator", and will be responsible for all aspects related to KKPsi & TBS Membership Education Programs & Initiatives. This new position will review MEP documents to ensure national standards, assist with programming initiatives for District and National Leadership Conferences and National Conventions, and track all National Council directed MEP revisions for chapters when necessary. The new position will also become the principal coordinator to manage all chapter investigations from scheduling investigations and correspondence to working with chapters to complete any sanctions imposed and maintaining all related chapter records.

The other broad area of responsibility will focus on coordinating all aspects of the Colonization process including reviewing & approving Petitioning Documents, Membership Education Programs, and Chapter Constitutions. This position will ensure timely pre-installation visits and coordinate the actual installation ceremonies as well.

Qualified applicants must have a deep love and passion for the Fraternity & Sorority. Additional requirements include the following:
1. Bachelor Degree
2. Excellent writing and communicative skills
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. At least three additional references
5. Submit a cover letter of application to demonstrate your personal qualifications & interest for this position
6. Be able to relocate to Stillwater, Oklahoma; preferably in January 2012
7. Resume
8. Experience with college student organizations preferred

Phone interviews will be conducted to select the top finalists who will be invited to Stillwater for a personal interview.
Direct questions to the National Headquarters at or 405.372.2333.

New TBΣ Board Position Filled
by Kelly Eidson, Chair, TBΣ Board of Trustees

Sisters and Brothers,

It is my pleasure to introduce Kris Wright as Tau Beta Sigma’s appointed
Trustee for the 2011-2015 term.  Kris joins the Tau Beta Sigma Board of
Trustees from several strong candidates after review and recommendation by the National Council and approval from the Board of Trustees.

Kris has served the Sorority as Counselor in the Western District,
committee advisor at National Convention, and creator of the Tau Beta Sigma Memorial Ceremony.  In addition to her history and knowledge with the Sorority, she brings marketing and team building experience to the Board of Trustees and Sorority Leadership.  Kris’ vision for the future of the Sorority fits well within the Strategic Plan model of the TBS National
Leadership Team, and we are excited to have her on board.

I ask that you join me in welcoming Kris Wright to the Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees.  She can be reached at

Tau Beta Sigma Ritual Books
by the National Headquarters Staff

Hello Sisters and Brothers of Tau Beta Sigma!

The completion of a newly revised ritual book following National Convention this summer the National Council voted to include one copy for each chapter to use this biennium with their membership cards. Most chapters received these (or will receive these) in the next few weeks.

The new ritual book is not mandatory, but includes those changes to text and sections voted on in Colorado as well as a new layout and design. If you find that you would like more than one copy you can order more using the ritual book order form located at: Book Order Form.pdf

The ritual books are $15.00 a piece and can only be ordered by a chapter president or sponsor.

If you have any questions about the new ritual books or have a problem with anything else in this packet feel free to call HQ at 405.372.2333. We hope you and your chapters are having a wonderful year! Take care, and we look forward to seeing you all at district conventions this Spring.

Podium Articles are Due Today
by Nick Smith, National Publications Manager

Hello brothers and sisters,

Today, November 1st is the Due Date for Podium articles to be submitted for the Spring 2012 edition of the publication. If you want to have your chapter/school/program featured in our National Publication submit articles to before the end of the day!

"Repercussions" Regional Premieres
by National Headquarters Staff

Hello brothers and sisters,

This Fall will begin the regional venue tour concerts of "Repercussions", the commisioned piece for wind bands by composer Adam Gorb. The venues are as follows:

University of Colorado Symphonic Band
Dr. Matthew Roeder, Conductor
Mackey Auditorium
Boulder, Colorado

Illinois State University - Wind Symphony
Dr. Stephen Steele, Conductor
Concert Hall - Center for the Performing Arts
Normal, Illinois

Virginia Commonwealth University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Dr. Terry Austin, Conductor
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond, Virginia

University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
Dr. John Lynch, Conductor
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
University of Georgia - Performing Arts Center
Athens, Georgia

Texas Tech University - Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Dr. Sarah McKoin, Conductor
Hemmele Recital Hall
Lubbock, Texas

University of California at Los Angeles
Wind Ensemble
Patrick Sheridan, Conductor
Schoenberg Hall
Los Angeles, California

Be looking for more information about these venues and concerts! Also, for more information on the writing of the piece, check out Gorb's article in the Fall 2011 Edition of the Podium.




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