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September 29th

Great Lakes Province Meeting

Gamma Delta (www.glpfall2017.weebly.com)

Findlay, Ohio

October 6th

Mountain East Province

Epsilon Omicron (goo.gl/forms/PEfU01xdPZdp49tP2)

Buffalo, NY

October 13th

Mid-America Province

Epsilon Omega (https://goo.gl/nXu5vE )

Lincolnshire, IL

October 27th

Northeast Province Meeting

Zeta Zeta (http://kyzetazeta.weebly.com )

New York, NY

November 23rd

Thanksgiving Holiday

Central Office Closed

Central Office Closed

December 3rd

ASHP Midyear Meeting

Convention Center

Orlando, FL

December 21st

Christmas Holiday

Central Office Closed

Central Office Closed



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Welcome to the official website of
Leaders in Pharmacy, Excellence in Life
 
The oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world
 
Kappa Psi was founded on May 30, 1879 in New Haven, Connecticut, and currently there are 191 chapters (110 Collegiate and 81 Graduate chapters), more than six thousand collegiate members, and over eighty seven thousand graduate members across the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas.
 
The objectives of Kappa Psi include:
  • To conduct a professional fraternal organization for the mutual benefit of its members;
  • To develop industry, sobriety, and fellowship;
  • To foster high ideals, scholarship, and pharmaceutical research;
  • To support all projects which will advance the profession of pharmacy and to actively participate in them;
  • To inspire in its members a deep and lasting pride in their Fraternity and in the profession of pharmacy;
  • To render such other services to its members and its profession feasible and in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of the Fraternity.
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Fraternity News and Notes

2017 -2019 Executive Committee - Read More

Grand Regent - Robert Mancini  grandregent@kappapsi.org

Grand Vice Regent - Christy Askew  grandviceregent@kappapsi.org

Grand Counselor - Jason Milton   grandcounselor@kappapsi.org

Grand Historian - Melissa Buchanan  grandhistorian@kappapsi.org

Grand Ritualist - Mike Starvaggi  grandritualist@kappapsi.org

Graduate Member at Large - Chris Miller gmatlarge@kappapsi.org

Collegiate Member at Large -  Joe Nardolillo  collatlarge@kappapsi.org

Past Grand Regent - Latrha Radhakrishnan  imedpastgr@kappapsi.org

Executive Director - Johnny W. Porter   centraloffice@kappapsi.org

     Kappa Psi Pharmaceutival Fraternity

     2060 N. Collins Blvd., Suite 128

     Richardson, TX 75080-2657

     972-479-1879

 

Newest Kappa Psi Collegiate Chapter- Zeta Upsilon - Read More
Dear Brothers,
 
It is my pleasure to announce the Chartering of the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. at Union University School of Pharmacy in Jackson, Tennessee. The Chartering Ceremony will take place at 10am on Saturday, August 19th, 2017.  If you are interested in attending the Chartering, please contact Samantha Duncan (sduncan@uu.edu) for more details regarding the ceremony. Should you wish to send letters of congratulations, please send them to Brother Duncan. 

 

Fraternally,

Latha Radhakrishnan, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Grand Regent, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc.

 

Newest Kappa Psi Graduate Chapter- Hawaii Graduate - Read More
Dear Brothers -
 
It is with great pleasure to announce the Chartering of a new Graduate Chapter! The Hawaii Graduate Chapter will be chartered Friday, March 3rd 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you are interested in attending, please contact Brother KristiAnne Nishek (Kristnishek@gmail.com). I encourage Brothers to send letters of congratulations to Brother Nishek or Grand Vice-Regent, Robert Mancini (grandviceregent@kappapsi.org).  Congratulations to the Brothers of Hawaii Graduate Chapter!
 
Fraternally,
 
Latha Radhakrishnan, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Grand Regent, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc.

 

The Spring 2017 Issue of The Mask - Read More

Brothers,

Below is a link to the full issue of The Mask for Spring 2017. Inside, you will find all the details about the upcoming Grand Council Convention in Naples, Florida. 
 
Please take special note of the candidate biographies. These are your candidates for the 58th Grand Council Convention. You are advised to closely review these biographies with your chapter prior to the GCC.
 
 
Here is a link to just the biographies as a PDF.
 
Fraternally,
Editor of The Mask of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
Mr. Cameron Van Dyke, RPh.
mask@kappapsi.org

 

Risk Management Case 1 Spring 2016 - Read More

Risk Management Scenario Spring 2016:

Imagine a Spring weekend after midterms. Only a few Brothers remain around campus for the weekend. Two Brothers, Cadet and Russell, arranged a gathering at one of their houses and invited other Brothers on the Chapter’s Facebook page to enjoy some grilling and drinking beer. As the night starts off, it is fairly low-key. People are tossing bags, listening to music, and hanging out. Around 9 pm, other people started showing up, and the gathering starts to get cramped and loud. By 10 pm attendees decided to move the party a couple miles away to the downtown strip of bars. Brother Cadet chose to drive a few people since “he’d only had a couple beers.”

On the way, Brother Cadet incidentally rear-ended a car in front of him, barely making contact. No one seemed terribly hurt, but the accident was reported and Brother Cadet blew a 0.1 when the police gave him a breathalyzer test. The police arrested him for a DUI. Come Monday morning, he was fearful of what the State Board and his college might do with him. He asked all his friends not to say anything until he could figure out what he needed to do.

Option 1: After much debate, Brother Cadet sought out advice from his GCD. Dr. Hands listened carefully and recommended he seek legal advice, and report the arrest as was necessary with the State Board and College statutes. Dr. Hands also inquired about the event, Brother Cadet’s history of drinking and driving, and whether drinking was an issue. He informed Brother Cadet that he would be inquiring to others present regarding the event. A short few days later, Dr. Hands discussed with his Chapter Executive Board regarding the event being posted on Facebook, Brothers not choosing to get a cab or Uber and what could have happened if something more serious occurred. He asked for a report to be completed and submitted to the College and Kappa Psi Central Office detailing what happened and the Chapter’s action plan to prevent future incidents. Dr. Hands tasked the Chapter Sergeant-at-arms and Risk Management Committee to develop a presentation to be delivered to the Chapter and Province levels on what a “Kappa Psi Party” may look like, the gray line between official and unofficial gatherings, and how to effectively mitigate future risks. Brother Cadet ended up needing to navigate many hurdles as he worked himself back into a favorable position with the College and the Board of Pharmacy and Legal system, but his Brothers were walking with him every step of the way.

Option 2: After much debate, Brother Cadet asked everyone to stay quiet about the incident. However, one of the passengers in the car he rear-ended sought medical attention with neck issues. She underwent months of therapy and pursued legal action. The passenger was frustrated by what she saw as a bunch of fraternity kids running amuck. The College administration found out about the accident the same day the lawsuit was filed. Dr. Hands, the GCD, was shocked when the Dean approached him about the incident. Dr. Hands promised full cooperation with the College. After some investigation, Dr. Hands found out details of the night leading up to the accident including the intentional hiding of information by some of his Chapter’s Executive Board. Dr. Hands kept hearing over and over again from the Brothers he interviewed that “it wasn’t a Kappa Psi party”, “We’ve done these parties before”, “Brother Cadet wasn’t drunk” ,and “It wasn’t our place to stop him from driving”. Dr. Hands immediately reached out to the Grand Regent/Central Office. He expressed his struggle with obtaining information from the Brothers as well as the pending college and legal involvement. The Grand Regent stated the Executive Committee would get involved with the serious nature of this occurrence. Brother Cadet has found himself treading through serious legal matters, issues from the State Board and College from a lack of reporting a serious incident, and consequences of Chapter repercussions.

Questions to discuss:

1. Does this type of gathering violate Kappa Psi’s Risk Management Policy? Why or why not? a. What should have been done to prevent this type of occurrence?

2. If a Brother knows of a potential violation, are they required to come forth? Should they come forth?

3. What were the pros and cons of each of Brother Cadet’s options? Could there have been an alternative?

4. When incidents occur, who should be told? At what point should the GCD be approached?

5. Could this happen at your Chapter? If so, what can your Chapter do to minimize the risks of such an incident?

Collegiate Committee Newsletter #1 ​Effective Meetings - Read More
Dear Brothers,
I'm pleased to announce that the Collegiate Development Committee (CDC) will be releasing a 1-2 page PDF newsletter each month with information pertinent to collegiates. One of our charges is to create a collegiate chapter manual. However, after some reflection, we realized that many of you will not be inclined to read a lengthy document. We hope that these small snippets of information will be read and used to benefit your chapters. If you have any ideas on topics that you would like to see in the future, please e-mail them to collatlarge@kappapsi.org. Without further ado, here's our first newsletter on running an effective meeting!
Intro to How to Hold an Effective Chapter Meeting: Running meetings can be tough. You’re trying to start on time, complete the ritual, get dozens of people to pay attention, have officer/chair reports run smoothly, and allow healthy discussion, all while ensuring that everyone gets out on time for their next class or study session. It’s definitely not an easy task and sometimes, it can drive you a little crazy. Not only does the Regent work hard to maintain order in a meeting, but all Brothers should also be active participants in the meeting. Read on for some tips on how to keep the crazy to a minimum and make sure your meetings are as effective as possible, no matter where you may sit in the room.

Link: Collegiate Committee Newsletter #1 (Effective Meetings)
Other newsletters can also be found under the "History/Publications" menu.

PTBYB,
The Collegiate Development Committee

 

CDC Newsletter Issue 2 - Read More

Since chapter elections only happen once a year, it can be easy to forget election procedure, what needs to be done in the weeks leading up to elections, and what should be done post-elections. Transitioning roles is key to ensuring that next year’s executive board is ready to continue on the legacy of your chapter. Read on in the CDC's second newsletter to make sure you and your chapter are prepared to take on these new responsibilities!

 

2016 Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarship Winners - Read More


Kappa Psi Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2016 Scholarship Recipients 
 

Thanks to your donations, the following Scholarships were distributed by the Foundation for 2016

 Pfizer Scholarship ($2000) 
Alan R. Patterson, North Dakota State University, Beta Sigma
Reisetter /MME Scholarship ($2000)
Patrice H. Davis, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Epsilon Rho
NPP 99’ers Scholarship ($2000)  
Alexandrea Ham, Idaho State University, Epsilon Pi 
Grossomanides Family Scholarship ($1000)      
Jordann K. Kunkel, University of Iowa, Delta Zeta

Additional Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarships ($1000 each)
Kandon P. Render, Mercer University, Gamma Psi 
Chandler D. Schexnayder, Xavier University of Louisiana, Delta Eta 
Jeremy J. McLemore, Howard University, Delta Kappa
Alexis E. Schrieber, Drake University, Beta Chi 
Samantha L. Powell, South University, Delta Omega 
Kayla M. Hill, Belmont University, Epsilon Kappa 
Kenneth Martey, University of South Florida, Zeta Delta
Christina Tran, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Ctr, Delta Pi 

The Foundation has distributed 181 scholarships totaling $233,000 to deserving brothers whose qualifications are reviewed by a group of members of the Foundation Board.  Those deserving brothers have utilized these monies to assist in paying for their education, and many have contributed to the Foundation after receiving their degrees.  

 

GoToWebinar subscription - Read More
Dear Brothers,
 
The Collegiate Development Committee (CDC) is excited to announce that the Fraternity has purchased a GoToWebinar subscription!
 
What does that mean for you? With this new service, Brothers will be able to communicate more effectively with other Brothers from anywhere. You can utilize this service to give presentations complete with handouts, surveys, and polls (like the CDC's Webinar series) and hold conference calls where users have the ability to share their screens with each other, all through your computer or through a phone app.
 
How do you take advantage of this service? Here are the steps you need to take:
1) Look at this Google Calendar (https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=uuqa0p09o2v22otm1b1qr9kmd8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York) and see what times are available for you to schedule your conference call/presentation.
 
2) E-mail top three time and date preferences to the Collegiate Member at Large (collatlarge@kappapsi.org). The CMAL will e-mail you back to confirm your slot and will set up the call/presentation. The CMAL will also ask you for details (e.g. if there will be any polls that need to be set up, who will need the webinar invite, etc.).
 
3) Familiarize yourself with how to use GoToWebinar by looking at resources, such as training videos and documents, available at these links:
 
The CMAL is also available to guide you through the process and can do a test run with you if needed.
 
That's it! I hope you take advantage of this great service that many other pharmacy organizations already utilize! Please e-mail any questions, feedback, comments, or suggestions to collatlarge@kappapsi.org
 
 
PTBYB,
 
Karen Hoang, PharmD
PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy/Rite Aid Corporation
659 Salk Hall
3501 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213