GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > GLO Specific Forums > Kappa > Kappa Kappa Gamma


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 300,115
Threads: 114,214
Posts: 2,151,500
Welcome to our newest member, bdizzcdarka9114
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-08-2009, 06:03 PM
oldu oldu is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 303
Kappa. Illinois

In passing through Illinois I saw a sign for the town of "Kappa." Any connection?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-08-2009, 06:52 PM
ISUKappa ISUKappa is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,451
Nope. According to wiki:
Quote:
In 1833, Thomas Dixon became the first settler in the Kappa area. Over the next few years, other settlers moved in around the area, and eventually a railroad was built through the area. On May 23, 1853 rail service began, and postal service began. The first postmaster, William Jones, appointed the name Montrose, but the Illinois Central Railroad preferred Kappa. Kappa is the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet, and was applied to the town because it was the tenth town between Dunleith (modern-day East Dubuque, Illinois) and Bloomington.
__________________
It's gonna be a hootenanny.
Or maybe a jamboree.
Or possibly even a shindig or lollapalooza.
Perhaps it'll be a hootshinpaloozaree. I don't know.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-29-2009, 11:57 PM
I.C. a Pi Phi I.C. a Pi Phi is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Monmouth, of course!
Posts: 44
Illinois must like using Greek Letters for the name of towns! Near Monmouth/Galesburg there is a town called "Alpha".
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-30-2009, 03:10 AM
LucyKKG LucyKKG is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,421
Kappa is also a word in Japanese. I've seen it on a sushi menu before. Kappa roll!
__________________
On the heart of each sister
lies one
0-----,, that binds us
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-30-2009, 09:54 AM
MysticCat MysticCat is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: A dark and very expensive forest
Posts: 12,665
Quote:
Originally Posted by LucyKKG View Post
Kappa is also a word in Japanese. I've seen it on a sushi menu before. Kappa roll!
A Kappa ("river child") is a kind of water sprite in Japanese folklore. JK Rowling put them in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
__________________
AMONG MEN HARMONY
1898
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Purdue Hazing Penalties for Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Lambda Phi Epsilon exlurker Risk Management - Hazing & etc. 4 03-11-2009 10:07 PM
She's a Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa Gamma Girl... KerriMarie Kappa Kappa Gamma 13 12-23-2008 05:21 PM
Southern Illinois U. charges Pi Kappa Alpha amid drowning of pledge LXAAlum Risk Management - Hazing & etc. 37 05-26-2004 08:13 AM
Is Phi Sigma Kappa being harrassed at Illinois State? The1calledTKE Greek Life 2 10-27-2002 02:23 PM
Anyone from Illinois? AKA2D '91 Alpha Kappa Alpha 7 04-20-2001 09:25 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.