President's Message, Volume 5

Hello Sisters!

I don’t have much to update on the personal front other than the fact that we found out we are having another girl! If I could have hand-picked my family, I’d have chosen three daughters, and I’m so excited this dream will be coming true in 2015. I have a heart for young women, thus my continued involvement in KP, and I look forward to (most) of the years ahead with my three. The teenage years? Maybe not so much. J

Let’s go get some ice cream together. We are perusing the flavor options and you find out that your most favorite flavor of ALL TIME is about to be discontinued. What size do you get? Do you get the small (or the “like it” size), the medium (or the “love it” size), or do you get the gigantanormous (the “I can’t live without it” size)? The biggest they will sell you, of course!

How does that kind of “can’t live without it” kind of attitude translate into your spiritual life? Do you like God, so you go to church weekly? Do you love God, so you plan to do a Bible study this semester? Or do you feel like you can’t live without God, so you are in constant prayer, read your Bible daily, and live for Him daily? If I’m being honest, I’m somewhere between “love” and “can’t live without” when I know I want to be squarely in that last category. Starting tonight, I want to live as thought I can’t live without HIM in my life. Join me!

Then join me for ice cream. Today is National Ice Cream Cone Day. For real.

President Profile of the Week! Marissa Witkovsky:

My name is Marissa Witkovsky. I am president of Beta Gamma at Ohio Wesleyan University and will be graduating this spring with a double major in Botany and Zoology and a double minor in Religion and Environmental Studies.

This year, Beta Gamma is starting out with fifteen members, but recruitment has been going well so far. A lot of our favorite activities center around our love for being crafty, our tendency to have parties for nearly every major holiday, and our trips off campus to serve the community or unwind from the week with some fun at a pumpkin farm, the Columbus Zoo, or pottery painting (to name a few).

As for what I like to do, coming from the small, rural town of Roaring Spring, PA, I love outdoor activities including kayaking, fishing, hiking, and just walking around in nature’s beauty. I also love cuddling with my pets, playing board games, and being with family. My picture is of me and a few friends from one of my favorite places in the world, Camp Blue Diamond, the church camp I grew up at and work at during summer (I am in the red shirt). I hope all of your chapters have a great year!

Thanks, Marissa!

 If anyone sees any errors in the National Directory I emailed out last week, let me know! Thanks!

Mark your calendars now!! October 23rd at 8pm (Eastern time), our National Associate Sponsor, Karen DuBois, will be hosting and leading a WebEX presentation titled “How to Lead an Interactive Bible Study.” This would be a great thing for each President, VP Programming, and Chaplain to hear, and as always, every member of your chapter may attend. Make time NOW to attend this brief presentation. If you have class or have KP meeting that night, listen to the recording and send Karen a short note afterwards to let her know you listened.

Since I’ve already had my ice cream cone for the night (1/2 price at Sonic, all day today!), I guess I’ll be off to bed soon. I don’t envy those of you up late studying and preparing for tests, but I do pray for you! Have a great week!

In His Love,

Jennifer Hovis

Spring 2014 Candle Beam

The Spring 2014 Candle Beam is published! Check out the Candle Beam section of the website for viewing.


Stay updated with Zeta Kora by reading the most recent newsletter–Babble-On, Winter 2013-14! Find all of Zeta Kora’s newsletters here.

NEB Bio Survey - How Does God See You?

In conjunction with our theme, “Through God’s Eyes,” officer bios are going to take on a different look this year. Please click on the link below to fill out our NEB bio survey.

Candle Beam 2014 Survey for NEB Bios — How Does God See You?

Fall 2013 Candle Beam

Interested in all of the latest Kappa Phi news? Download the Fall 2013 Candle Beam publication directly from our website.

Candle Beam Survey

Have you taken the Candle Beam survey yet? If not, there is still time. Take the survey now, here!

Online Yule Log Ceremony -12/12 @ 8pm

Please join us on Thursday December 12th at 8pm eastern/7pm central for an online version of the Kappa Phi Yule Log Service. This online service is open to all alumnae of the Kappa Phi Club. Hope that you join us for this wonderful annual tradition!


Kappa Phi Alumnae Survey

If you are an alumnae of Kappa Phi, please take a few minutes to give us your feedback! This is the survey for alumnae mentioned in your most recent alumnae letter. Contact for any questions.

Need to order official Kappa Phi Jewelry?

Check out the updated jewelry page! On the page, you will find the order form for the 2013-14 school year.

Don’t forget to order your pledge pins with plenty of time for the form to be processed, and the jewelry shipped.

Attention Pittsburgh Alumnae!

The Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter is going to begin meeting!

The first Meeting and Tea and Dessert Tasting will occur on Sunday, October 6th at 2:00pm! Please contact Judy Chan at to RSVP or for further info.

Join the Facebook Event here: