Kappa men to celebrate 40th year on campus


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Jarvis Burks, senior Kappa Alpha Psi member and communication studies major, takes a photograph of Cyle Cobolt, senior Kappa Alpha Psi member and a communications major with Cassy Hodge a breast cancer supporter at the Kappa Alpha Psi and S.u.c.c.e.s.s. breast cancer awareness event in front of Thomas Residence Hall on Sept. 30, 2014.

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

In honor of being chartered on Eastern’s campus for 40 years, the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity will be celebrating with a week of events beginning Monday.

The theme for the week is “Kingdom Kome: 40 years of Treachery.”

Eric Echols, the president of Kappa Alpha Psi, said the organization was chartered at Eastern in May 1975, so these events will allow the men to give back to the community to celebrate their 40th year.

“Our purpose is to uplift the community,” Echols said.

Starting the week is “The Dating Game,” a discussion about the do’s and don’ts of dating at 7:11 p.m. Monday in the second-floor auditorium of the Physical Science Building. Echols said because social media has made it harder for many people to communicate face-to-face, this event will be a way to show others the do’s and don’ts of dating.

“Keep encouraging the networking,” Echols said.

“Nupes for Achievement” will follow at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium. Echols said this event will help encourage others to achieve their goals as well as showing others how to act in a professional setting. The forum will also address the stereotype of African-Americans not knowing how to act professionally in business settings.

“Your race does not eliminate you from being professional,” Echols said.

Echols said one of their events, “Koolin in the Quad/Kappalympics,” will be held at 11:11 a.m. in the South Quad and is similar to the university’s Quakin’ in the Quad. Through the use of inflatables, a dunk tank and a bounce house, they hope for the event to be larger than Eastern’s version.

“Stroll like a Kappa” will be at 4:11 p.m. at the Doudna steps with four teams strolling off against one another in competition; the winning team will get free tickets to their “All White Affair,” which will follow at 9:11 p.m. Saturday.

The Kappas will also host a free BBQ event at 11:11 a.m. Saturday in Morton Park as well as a baseball game with alumni members facing off against current members of their chapter organization.

Roberto Hodge can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].