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Kami, Peter Howard

A Brazilian student who attended UT at Nashville from summer 1966 to summer 1967 and UT from fall 1967 to spring 1970, Peter Kami was a charismatic individual around whom those protesting UT, national, and world affairs rallied. When students returned from the Christmas holiday in January 1970 and found that the board of trustees … Continued

Kao, Min H.

Dr. Min Hwan Kao earned the BS in electrical engineering from the National University of Taiwan in 1971 and the MS and PhD in electrical engineering at UT in 1975 and 1977, respectively. He joined Teledyne, where he was involved with the development of various navigation systems, and then went to Magnavox, where he designed … Continued

Kappa Alpha Cannon Explosion

In its 1969 celebration of Old South Festival, members of Kappa Alpha Fraternity set off a cannon charge that blew out three windows at the Alpha Tau Omega House and almost all the front windows of the Kappa Alpha House. The three to four pounds of gunpowder explosion were reportedly heard as far away as … Continued

Kappa Alpha Fraternity

Kappa Alpha Order was established on campus (Pi Chapter) in 1880 but was dormant from 1887 to 1893. In 1898 it became one of the first fraternities to be located on the Hill, when it moved into the north end of Reese Hall (where Austin Peay now is). KA was established at Washington and Lee … Continued

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi was established on the UT campus in the summer of 1978 as a colony. The fraternity was founded in 1911 at Indiana University in Bloomington. The current Mu Rho Chapter was chartered May 17, 1986. Colors of the fraternity are crimson and cream, and the flower is the red carnation. The motto … Continued

Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority (Inactive)

Kappa Alpha Theta sorority installed the Delta Pi Chapter at UT on March 1, 1969. The national sorority was founded January 27, 1870, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The colors of the sorority are black and gold, and the flower is the black and gold pansy. The UT chapter became inactive in 1985.

Kappa Delta Sorority

Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority was established at UT on September 25, 1925. Kappa Delta was founded in Farmville, Virginia, at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) on October 23, 1897. The open motto of Kappa Delta is Ta Kala Diokomen (Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest). … Continued

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority

The UT Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma national sorority was established February 25, 1967. The national organization was established October 30, 1870, at Monmouth College. The colors of Kappa Kappa Delta are dark blue and light blue, and the jewel is the sapphire. The fleur-de-lis is the flower, and the owl is the … Continued

Kappa Kappa Psi (National Band Honorary, Inactive)

The Beta Eta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi was established at UT on March 29, 1949, as the 55th chapter of the national organization. Kappa Kappa Psi is an honorary band fraternity that recognizes leadership. It was founded on the campus of Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State) University on November 2, 1919. The national publication … Continued

Kappa Nu (National Jewish Fraternity, Merged into Zeta Beta Tau)

In 1933 a local fraternity of Jewish students, Beta Tau Delta, was formed with the goal of affiliating with a national fraternity. In March 1935 its 13 members accepted a charter and were initiated into Kappa Nu, the national Jewish fraternity. Kappa Nu merged into Phi Epsilon Pi in 1961, and Phi Epsilon Pi became … Continued