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KKPsi & TBSigma

Volume 13, Number 7
March 19, 2012

Editor: Nick Smith
Publications Manager

News from Headquarters

Welcome Back

As you enter into your Winter semesters, make sure you continue to work hard and prepare for what is sure to be another great semester as brothers and sisters. Study hard and make sure that you register for your district conventions on time! You never want to miss an opportunity to learn more about leadership, music and better ways to serve.

Wishing you another successful semester,
Zac Humphrey, Evan Thompson, Nick Smith, Dale Croston, Aaron Moore, Debbie Morris, Di Spiva & Alan Bonner


Submissions for the Fall 2012 issue are officially due May 1st. 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 Nick 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 Historical and Development Coordinator:
Aaron Moore

Chapter and Colony Education Coordinator:
Dale Croston

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

HazingPrevention.Org Announces Anti-Hazing Heroes

HazingPrevention.Org Announces Anti-Hazing Heroes  and NHPW Digital Pix & Composites Photo Contest Winners for 2011   

The recipients for the Anti-Hazing Awards are individuals who have stood up to hazing in their organizations and helped educate others about the dangers of this practice. Phi Delta Theta fraternity has sponsored these a wards for the past five years. 

For more information, view the original press release here.

Tau Beta Sigma District Convention Policies
by Dawn Farmer, National President, TBΣ

Dear Members of Tau Beta Sigma,

District Convention season is approaching and we would like to remind all Active, Associate, Conditional, Honorary, Life and TBSAA Alumni Association members of Tau Beta Sigma of our policy regarding membership cards to attend any District or National Conventions. All convention attendees MUST present their respective membership card at convention registration in order to attend the convention. Only registered members of the convention can participate in the convention. Membership statuses will be checked at registration closely so it is imperative that you do not leave for convention without your membership card with you. Take the time now to check your status and do not wait till the last minute. If you have any questions regarding your chapter status, individual status, purchase a life membership or alumni association membership, please contact the National Headquarters, 405-372-2333 or 800-543-6505. Thank you for your attention to this matter! Safe travels to District Conventions this year!

New KKPsi National Award
by Jack Lee., National VPP, KKΨ


I am pleased to announce the creation of the W. Francis McBeth Student Musicianship Award!

Created at the 2011 National Convention, the W. Francis McBeth Student Musicianship Award honors current active, associate, and conditional members of Kappa Kappa Psi that exemplify the highest standards of Musical Achievement. W. Francis McBeth (1933-2012) was a world-renowned composer and conductor.

McBeth was appointed band director at Ouachita Baptist College (now Ouachita Baptist University) in 1957. He remained at OBU, retiring in 1996 as chairman of the theory and composition department, resident composer, and the Lena Shepperson Professor of Music. In 1971, McBeth served as the commissioning composer for the 1971 National Intercollegiate Band, which premiered his work "The Seventh Seal." In 1975, he was named composer laureate of Arkansas, the first composer laureate in the United States.

Like many nominations for national awards, the application material is due by January 1 and June 1 to the National Council, and should include: the nomination form, a letter of nomination, examples of the individual's musical achievement, and letters of recommendation from individuals who know the nominee well. The specific application is posted on the national website under fraternity awards.

If you have any specific questions regarding the award, contact National Vice President for Programs, Jack Lee.

Past National Executive Secretary Passes Away
by the National Headquarters Staff and Joint National Councils

Brothers and Sisters,

The National Headquarters and Joint National Councils are sad to announce the passing of W. Frank Evans, past National Executive Secretary of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. Mr. Evans was the National Executive Secretary from 1975-1976 while also serving as the Grounds Keeper of the Seretean Center which housed our National Headquarters office at the time.

Frank Evans settled in Stillwater in 1963 and was the owner operator of Evans Music Co. before becoming the first facilities manager of the OSU Seretean Center. In the mid-1970's he was Assistant Physical Plant Manager for Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, and returned to Stillwater in the late 1970's as Executive Secretary for Kappa Kappa Psi/ Tau Beta Sigma. He retired in 1995 as coordinator of extension conferences for OSU's Division of Agriculture.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Evans family. For more information about W. Frank Evans and for information about his memorial you can see his obituary on the Stillwater NewsPress website.

NIB Repercussions CD Now Available on iTunes
by National Headquarters Staff

Hello Brothers and Sisters!

This past summer's performance of the National Intercollegiate Band is now available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon. If you missed the performance, it was surely one to remember, including the pieces "Rest" and "Angels in the Architecture" by Frank Ticheli, "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen and the World Premiere performance of "Repercussions" by Adam Gorb. Head to iTunes now and search for "National Intercollegiate" to hear the pieces and help support one of our best and most recognized National Programs.

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