FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    Date: January 26, 2001

                                                                                                            Contact: Lezli Austen

UIS to charter a chapter of Kappa Delta Pi

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield’s College of Education and Human Services has received approval to establish a chapter of Kappa Delta Pi on the UIS campus. Dr. Wallace Draper, past president of Kappa Delta Pi, will install the Alpha Alpha Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi during a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 17, in the UIS PAC Restaurant, lower level of the Public Affairs Center.

Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education.  The society was founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has a long history of openness to genders, different races, ethnic backgrounds, handicapping conditions, ages, and a wide variety of intellectual ideas.

As a community of scholars pledged to worthy ideals, Kappa Delta Pi recognizes scholarship and excellence in education, promotes the development and dissemination of worthy educational ideas and practices, enhances the continuous growth and leadership of its diverse membership, fosters inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues, and maintains a high degree of professional fellowship.

Current and past members of Kappa Delta Pi living in the community are invited to join in the ceremony.  For dinner reservations ($15 per person), information regarding Kappa Delta Pi at UIS, or membership inquiries, contact the chapter adviser, Dr. Allan F. Cook, associate professor and chair of teacher education, at 206-7007 or cook@uis.edu.

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