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Mathematics & Statistics

College of Arts & Sciences

ETSU's Kappa Mu Epsilon Chapter
TN BETA Chapter, South Eastern Section
Founded May 22, 1959

Quoting from the Kappa Mu Epsilon national chapter website: "The primary purposes of being a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon include the following :

  • to further the interests of mathematics in those schools which place their primary emphasis on undergraduate programs;
  • to help undergraduate students realize the important role that mathematics has played in the development of civilization;
  • to develop an appreciation of the power and beauty possessed by mathematics, due, mainly, to its demand for logical and rigorous modes of thought;
  • to provide a society for the recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics at the undergraduate level;
  • to disseminate the knowledge of mathematics and familiarize its members with the current progress in this important area of human interest."

The faculty co-advisors for the ETSU Chapter of the math honor society Kappa Mu Epsilon are Dr. Robert Beeler and Dr. Bob Gardner. For academic 2014-2015, the Tennessee Beta KME officers are:

  • President: Dustin Chandler
  • Vice-President: William "Ty" Frazier
  • Secretary: Austin Patrick
  • Treasurer: Nathan Molder

New TN Beta Chapter initiates for 2015 are David Burton, William "Ty" Frazier, Erica Fugate, Erika Hale, Caleb Ignace, Samuel Kakraba, Ciana Kissel, John Lagergren, Nathan Molder, Jessica Osborne, Brandi Parsons, Austin Patrick, Alex John Quijano, Haley Russell, Colleen Walls, and Robert Whitinger.
Requirements for ETSU students to become members of the TN Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon include:

  • Students must be either undergraduate or graduate math majors in good standing,
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least three semesters of work and graduate students must have completed at least one semester of work,
  • Undergraduate students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and graduate students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.5,
  • Students must have completed at least three math courses at the appropriate level (undergraduate or graduate) with a GPA average in math courses of at least 3.0 for undergraduates or 3.5 for graduates,
  • Students must be nominated by a faculty member in the ETSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and
  • Qualified students must pay a one-time $30 fee to the Tennessee Beta chapter.

New members are inaugurated at the Mathematics Honors Banquet which is held in April. Upon graduation, KME members are allowed to add a pink and silver honor cord to their graduation regalia. Cords can be ordered individually from (but check with the faculty advisor to see if a bulk order may be placed).

The Pentagon, the official journal of KME, is no longer published in a paper version. New issues are now, however, available in PDF form online at: This website also includes ALL back issues of the journal. Here is the announcement of the creation of the Tennessee Beta Chapter in The Pentagon, Volume XIX, Number 1 (Fall 1959, page 56):

the pentagon tennessee beta chapter.

Here are summaries of our recent activities:

Here are some links to the national organization:

Last updated: April 10, 2015.

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