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Volume 9, Number 11
November 20, 2008
Editor: Jake Burk, National Publications Manager

• KKPsi Another New Colony!
• TBSigma Announces Two New Appointments
• New Fall Activity Report!
• KKPsi National Month of Musicianship
• Hazingprevention.org
• Chapter Status Reports for Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

1. KKPsi Another New Colony!

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

George Mason University is a public university that offers undergraduate music degrees. Ensembles include Wind Ensemble Jazz, Basketball & Symphonic Bands.

Our newest KKPsi colony has 11 colonists. Their officers are as follows:
Lauren Ridley- President - lridley@gmu.edu
Bailey D. Awkard- Vice President - bawkard@gmu.edu
Kaitlyn Sakry- Treasurer - ksakry@gmu.edu
Abby Byrom- Secretary - abyrom@gmu.edu
Katherine Kane- Alumni Secretary - kkane1@gmu.edu
Louise Minette Fisher- Historian - lfisher@gmu.edu
Edward Foster- Webmaster - efoster3@gmu.edu

You are invited to send notes of congratulations to their Director of Bands, Michael Nickens, at mnickens@gmu.edu and to their colony officers.

 


2. TBSigma Announces Two New Appointments

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tau Beta Sigma is thrilled to announce two new appointments.

Dr. Joan deAlbuquerque has been appointed our new National Vice President for Professional Relations. Dr. deAlbuquerque is the Associate Director of Bands at California State University, Long Beach where she conducts the Symphonic Band and Concert Band, teaches conducting, and assists in the supervision of music student teachers. She will bring a fresh perspective to our students and organization while she focuses on the NIB in Phoenix next year.

Dr. deAlbuquerque earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in wind conducting from Michigan State University, where she was a student of John Whitwell. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of North Texas, as a student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Prior to her doctoral studies at the University of North Texas, Professor deAlbuquerque was Interim Director of Bands at Adams State College, where she directed the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and the Marching Show Band. An experienced public school teacher, she was Director of Bands at Pinckney (MI) High School, where she directed the Wind Symphony, Marching Band, and taught instrumental and general music at the elementary and middle school levels.

Joan deAlbuquerque, D.M.A.
Associate Director of Bands
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-7101
(562) 985-4533
jdealbuq@csulb.edu

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Scott McCambridge has been appointed to the TBSAA Executive Committee. Mr. McCambridge is a Life Member of the Zeta Alpha chapter at Illinois State University where he earned a B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Scott is an Education Consultant for Model Metrics, LLC. where he designs curriculum for sales force training. He also serves on the board for the Illinois State University Alumni Band Association. Scott is looking forward to working with the alumni as the service/projects coordinator.

Scott McCambridge
2425 Dickens Drive
Aurora, IL 60503
(630) 217-6919 cell
scott.mccambridge@gmail.com

 


3. New Fall Activity Report!

Brothers and Sisters,

The Fall Activity Report has been updated this year. Please double check what form you are using in preparing for this years deadline and make sure your form is the most current. A new Fall Activity Report can be found on-line through www.kkytbs.org or downloaded here.

KKPsi – http://www.kkpsi.org/fallreport.asp

TBSigma – http://www.tbsigma.org/forms.html

These are fill in PDF documents. I highly suggest reviewing this new form and not wait until the last moments to complete. New sections have been added so it is better to review now and not wait. The postmark deadline has not changed and remains DECEMBER 1, 2008.

If you have any problems downloading the form please call Headquarters at 1.800.543.6505.

Derrick Mills
Kappa Kappa Psi
National VP for Colonization & Membership

Dollie O'Neill
Tau Beta Sigma
National VP for Colonization & Membership

 


4. KKPsi National Month of Musicianship

This year Kappa Kappa Psi will once again celebrate music in the month of November. This also coincides with our theme of this biennium which is Celebrating the History of College Bands. This year marks the Third annual National Month of Musicianship. This program is taking place during the founding month of our fraternity. What better way to celebrate our organization, than celebrating the music and bands that fuel our purposes and vision.

The success of this program falls on you. As a chapter, set aside time to go to a concert or even have your own recital. This is a time to celebrate music, bands, and how it relates to Kappa Kappa Psi. Take time to plan a service project that directly relates to music. Usher a concert, organize a reading band, or set up a lab band for music major to practice conducting. Let's Celebrate Music as a Nation in November! Also, you can join the facebook group for the event by going to:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35243952154&ref=ts

Finally, make sure you submite a write up of what you have done to me (adamcantley@kkpsi.org) with a picture for the Spring 2009 issue of The Podium!

AEA,

Kappa Kappa Psi
National VP for Programs

Adam Cantley

 


5. Hazingprevention.org

Brothers,

Kappa Kappa Psi has joined in a partnership with hazingprevention.org. On the main page of kkpsi.org you will find a link that guides you to the hazingprevention.org website. This website has some great resources for you and your brothers. Please go online and explore the site and get some ideas on how to support hazing prevention in your chapter, band program, and university.


AEA,

Kappa Kappa Psi
National VP for Programs

Adam Cantley

 


6. Chapter Status Reports for Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

Each National Council wants to keep all members appraised of the status of chapters across the country. Each month we will publicize in the NewsNotes the status of all chapters who are not in good standing: Probation, Suspension, or Dropped (within the past 3 years). As a general guide to those different standings, the National Councils normally will place a chapter on Probation or Suspension when we learn that the activities of the chapter are not consistent with its organization's policies, its National Constitution, or the Ritual of that organization. Suspension is typically used for investigation when we receive serious allegations, and most certainly when we receive allegations of hazing. When we investigate a chapter and the results support the allegations, the National Council will drop a chapter, requiring at least 5 years of absence from the campus before the National Council will consider a request for re-colonization.

In our effort to inform you all of the efforts we make to strengthen the Fraternity and Sorority and to reduce the dangers associated with risk management issues, it is important that we keep you current as to the status of all chapters who are under increased supervision by the national leadership. Our intent is not to embarrass any chapter, band program or university. However, we no longer can cover up the actions of some chapters that call for stronger discipline, and even sanctions at times. When a chapter is removed from this list, we'll be certain to list that good news here as well! If any chapter is uncertain why it is included on this list, please contact your National Council or the National Headquarters for clarification.

Kappa Kappa Psi
Probation
Chapter
University
Date of Action
Reason for Action
Gamma Zeta
Lamar University
Aug-05 Failure to Submit Reports
Delta Chi 
Southern Arkansas
Oct-08
Removed from Suspension (Violating Fraternity Policies)
Delta Delta
Arkansas Tech
Oct-08
Removed from Suspension (Violating Fraternity Policies)
Delat Psi
Prairie View
Jun-07
Removed from Suspension (Violating Fraternity Policies)
Zeta Upsilon
Troy University
Aug-08
Failure to Submit Reports
Theta Rho
Lincoln University (MO)
Feb-08
Failure to Submit Reports
Kappa Kappa
Miles College
Mar-08
Failure to Submit Reports
Lambda Zeta
Fort Valley State
Aug-08
Failure to Submit Reports
Lambda Eta
West Georgia State
Feb-08
Failure to Submit Reports
Lambda Sigma
Coahoma Community College
Aug-08
Failure to Submit Reports
Suspension
Chapter
University
Date of Action
Reason for Action
Zeta Rho
Modesto Jr. College
Jan-08
Failure to pay Membership Dues
Lambda Theta
Coastal Carolina
May-08
At the Direction of the Director of Bands
Dropped
Chapter
University
Date of Action
Reason for Action
Beta Beta
University of Mississippi
Sep-07
At the Direction of the Director of Bands
Zeta Nu
Southern University
Feb-08
Violating Fraternity Hazing Policies
Eta Mu
San Diego State
Apr-06
Violation of Fraternity Policies
Theta Eta
University of Louisville
Apr-06
Failure to submit Required Paperwork & Fees
Theta Chi
Livingstone College
Oct-06
Violating Fraternity Hazing Policies
Theta Delta
Central State University
Apr-06
Violating Fraternity Hazing Policies
Iota Theta
Morehouse College
Oct-05
Violating Fraternity Hazing Policies
 
 
Tau Beta Sigma
Probation
Chapter
University
Date of Action
Reason for Action
Alpha Tau
University of Wyoming
Mar-07
Failure to submit Required Paperwork & Fees
Epsilon Xi
Troy University
Jul-08
Removed from Suspension (Violating Sorority Policies)
Suspension
Chapter
University
Date of Action
Reason for Action
Gamma Omicron
Southern Arkansas
May-08
Violating Sorority Policies
Iota Theta
Edward Waters College
Oct-08
Violating Sorority Hazing Polocies
Dropped
Chapter
University
Date of Action
Reason for Action
Kappa
University of Texas, El Paso
Aug-07
Failure to submit Required Paperwork & Fees
Beta Kappa
University Southern Mississippi
Mar-07
At the Direction of the Director of Bands
Gamma Eta
Mississippi Valley State
Jul-06
Failure to submit Required Paperwork & Fees
Eta Theta
Lincoln University (MO)
Mar-08
Violating Sorority Hazing Polocies
Eta Upsilon
Georgia Southwestern State
Aug-07
Failure to submit Required Paperwork & Fees
Theta Sigma
Miles College
Mar-08
Violating Sorority Hazing Polocies
Theta Omircron
Livingstone College
Jul-06
Failure to submit Required Paperwork & Fees

 



Reminders!!

  • When you complete your Initiate Classes, REMEMBER, you have 30 days following 3rd degree to submit the Initiate Registration Form to get them entered into the Master Database and avoid the late fee! Don't wait until the 29th day... EARLY is much better!!

  • December 1: Postmark Deadline for KKPsi and TBSigma Fall Activity Reports

  • December 1: Postmark Deadline for TBSigma Award Applications

  • January 1: Postmark Deadline for KKPsi Award Applications

  • 2009 District Conventions

    Northeast District Convention
    March 19-22
    Amherst, MA
    North Central District Convention
    March 27-29
    Toledo, OH
    Southeast District Convention
    April 3-4
    Columbia, SC
         
    Midewest District Convention
    April 3-5
    Manhattan, KS
    Western District Convention
    April 3-5
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Southwest District Convention
    April 17-19
    Baton Rouge, LA



  • April 15: Postmark Deadline for National Intercollegiate Band applications and audition tapes

  • July 21-26: KKPsi and TBSigma 2009 National Convention in Phoenix, AZ

ATTN: District Governors/Counselors/Officers/Chapter Presidents...

Please ensure widest possible delivery to all chapters, colonies & members in your respective districts!

The idea of this electronic newsletter is to be able to quickly and efficiently send out information to every individual member. Therefore, it is up to the District Leaders to appoint someone to be responsible for forwarding each issue to all chapters or Chapter Presidents in their district. Chapter Leaders ensure every member of your chapter receives it! Please help us to communicate to the individual member!

All NewsNotes On-Line issues are available on-line at http://www.kkytbs.org/newsnotes.html.

Many thanks,

Lt Col Alan L. Bonner, USAF (Ret.)
National Executive Director
Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma
National Band Fraternity & Sorority
http://www.kkytbs.org

 

 



 

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