Congratulations to our September Member of the Month, Melissa Gutwein!


Major: Special Education (Math, UECP, TESOL)

Grade Level: Senior

Melissa’s favorite KDP events are, “any professional development event that brings in College of Education alumni- they have great insights to share and understand how it feels to be in our position as undergraduates.”

When asked what she has gained from KDP, Melissa said, “as a member of KDP, I have the chance to learn from awesome professional development events, to be an active part of my community, and to meet inspiring future educators!”

Congratulations, Melissa!  We appreciate you.



GENERAL MEETING… Sunday, October 22nd at 5PM


We will be heading to Uncle John’s Cider Mill for a Social.  You can earn one point for attending.  We will meet in the Erickson parking lot AT 3:00 and drive from there.  We will be back in time for the general meeting.

Sign up here.



Friday, October 20th Kappa Delta Pi will be walking in Michigan State University’s homecoming parade!

Here are the details you need to know for the parade:

Parade Participant Parking and Shuttle: Parking will be available for parade participants in the St. Thomas Aquinas parking lot off of Old Hickory Road in East Lansing, MI (see map). A shuttle will be available to take you to the staging area at the Hannah Community Center. Parking will not be available at Hannah Community Center. Following the parade’s conclusion, there will be a shuttle available in the driveway next to the MSU Planetarium to take you back to the St. Thomas Aquinas parking lot to your vehicle.

Parade Route & Flow: The parade will begin at the intersection of Abbot Road and Burcham Drive at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will travel south on Abbot Road, east on Grand River, south at Farm Lane, and will conclude at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes. Groups should maintain a distance of 2-3 car lengths between parade groups throughout the parade route.


Kappa Delta Pi will also be volunteering at the Alumni Association tailgate on Saturday, October 21st from 1:30-3:30pm.  The location of the tailgate is still TBD.


April Member of the Month

Our April 2017 Member of the Month is Alysia Little!

Alysia is a Senior at MSU studying Elementary Education. Her favorite KDP event was walking in the Homecoming Parade to represent future teachers and KDP.

When asked what she has gained from being a member of KDP, Alysia said, “The two biggest things that I have gained from being a part of KDP is the fundamental things about teaching that is not taught within our TE courses and the friendships that I have built.  Teaching is such a collaborative career so having these friendships and people to bounce ideas off of it just awesome. I will really miss KDP and everything that it offers when I graduate next month!”.

Thank you for all that you do, Alysia, and congratulations on graduating!


Panda Express Fundraiser

On April 19, we will be having our last fundraiser of the year at Panda Express from 11am to 7pm in the International Center Food Court!

If you attend the fundraiser, you will receive 1 Fundraising Point by sending proof of your attendance (bill) to our Vice President of Fundraising, Shannon Williams at

If you attend the fundraiser AND post on social media about it (again, send a picture of your post to Shannon), you will receive the fundraising point already mentioned, plus 1 Promotional Point. You will ONLY receive the promotional point if you also attend the fundraiser!!!

If you pass out flyers for the event between 11am and 2pm, you will receive 1 Wildcard Point that will go toward a category of your choice!

Remember to show the flyer below when you go so that part of your bill goes back to KDP!

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Notes for the Remainder of the Semester

The following are important dates/point opportunities for the remainder of the semester. Please utilize the sign up sheets in the linked text:

  • April 12: KDP Decals for sale to earn a Wildcard Point
  • April 17: Homework Help Room from 5pm to 7pm at the East Lansing Public Library (1 Service Point)
  • April 19: Panda Express Fundraiser from 11am to 7pm in the International Center Food Court (1 Fundraising Point for attending; 1 Promotional point ONLY if you both attend AND post about the event on social media; 1 Wildcard Point for passing out flyers between 11am and 2pm). Make sure to show the flyer in order for part of the bill to go to KDP!
  • April 23: Regular Write-ups and Mentor-Mentee Write ups are due at noon!!!
  • April 23: Final General Meeting at 5pm in 252 Ericsson; recognition of achievements and e-board elections (1 General Meeting Point)

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