Written by Isaiah Smart
VSU Kappa, Jeremiah Wiggins, will single-handedly keep the legacy of the Lambda Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. going this year with the “I Am Legend” themed Kappa week.
This will not be a typical Kappa week as it hosts a line-up of events that the chapter hasn’t done before.
“A major gain of mine was to introduce new trends and events to VSU so that there will always be a legacy,” Jeremiah Wiggins, Lambda Phi president, said.
Sunday, “The Kalling,” will start the week at Union Cathedral. The church is located at 1050 E. Hill Avenue, and service begins at 10 a.m.
Then, join the KAPsi cavalier for a movie night at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater with a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
On Monday, “The Awakening,” will give the campus a chance to give back to Valdosta with the HOPE for South Georgia Community Initiative. The event will be hosted at 6 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Rooms.
“KAPsi does many things for both the campus and community, mainly working with youth, not just in Valdosta but in Macon as well like (Kappa League),” Wiggins said. “The way we were taught however, we don’t seek attention or press for our works because these are things that we are expected to do wholeheartedly and without expectancy.”
Wiggins will conclude an evening of service by encouraging students to relax and enjoy karaoke night at 9:11 p.m. at Applebee’s on St. Augustine. The event will bring back the theme of “Club Applebee’s” one last time as it features local DJ, Big Nick.
On Tuesday, it is all about “The Amerikan Idol.”
The “fiery nupe” collaborated with Creative Media to bring the “Kampus Kontender Talent ShowKase” that will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The event will also feature the Act Like a Nupe Stroll-Off with $1 entry fee.
“One major thing KAPsi hopes to gain through the week is unity,” Wiggins said. “Not exclusively among Greeks, but unifying other on-campus organizations as well.”
On Wednesday, “The Survivor,” will uplift the hearts and minds of many. Wiggins, alongside NAACP, Black Student League, CWVSU and CMVSU will bring “Rise Up: BeKoming Legendary.”
The event will be held at 7:11 p.m. in the Student Union Theater and will celebrate the “legends” on campus as nominated by the collaborating organizations. Rise Up will also enlist a panel of students to speak on how peers can continue to exceed standards and be legendary at VSU.
On Thursday, “Battle of the Legends,” will conclude the week with one of spring’s most anticipated Greek events.
Wiggins will bring the student body “Greekdom” at 7:11 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms B & C.
Greekdom is a step and stroll competition that will feature some of VSU’s Greek organizations. There are three rounds, each with a different theme that results in a $1000 grand prize.
Wiggins looks forward to “Greekdom” because of its involvement with his fellow Greek peers and the fast paced, thrilling competition.
Tickets for Greekdom are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.
“I’ve enjoyed interacting and building bonds with members of other Greek organizations,” Wiggins, said. “It’s an amazing feeling to have friends who are in other organizations that genuinely support one another and I definitely appreciate it during this time.”
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