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International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu® is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 15 - APPLY TODAY!

ScholarshipsEach year, Pi Gamma Mu awards 11 scholarships to outstanding members. Three scholarships are worth $2000 each, and the other eight are worth $1000 each. These scholarships are intended for the first or second year of graduate work in the social sciences. If you are interested in applying, you should start putting your information together right away.

THE PRESIDENT'S VIEW

You've got fundingIn general, service on the Board of Trustees offers many rewards. Perhaps the most important reward involves recognition of student excellence and seeing the joy students show upon their recognition. Sometimes Trustee responsibility involves making hard decisions--raising membership fees exemplifies a hard decision.
Each year the Trustees create a budget that maintains our service to students and chapters but keeps cost within the revenue; revenue comes primarily from membership fees. As the task of keeping costs within revenues has become increasingly difficult, the Trustees turned attention to the membership fee.

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CHAPTERS IN ACTION

News in this issue comes from the Georgia Xi chapter at Brewton-Parker College, the Texas Eta chapter at Texas State University, the Colorado Theta chapter at Adams State University, and the North Carolina Omega chapter at Livingstone College.

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MEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

MarbyPi Gamma Mu is a unique honor society in a number of ways, two of which I find particularly valuable to its members. First and foremost, Pi Gamma Mu recognizes excellence in all of the social sciences and, therefore, creates an environment in which individuals from a variety of disciplines can come together to share their interests, research, and lives.

Dear Chapter Sponsors,

As you know, 2014-2015 is an important year for Pi Gamma Mu. The society celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014 and this year we are focusing on growth. In order to maintain fiscal stability and prepare for a strong future we must continue to grow by inviting more outstanding students who deserve to be honored by an invitation to become lifetime members and we ask for your help.
Please review the following suggestions for increasing your chapter's membership:

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VOLUME 90, ISSUE 1 (2015) OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE REVIEW IS NOW LIVE!

issrVisit http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/issr/ or type "International Social Science Review" into any search engine to view the issue. The ISSR, Pi Gamma Mu's peer-reviewed professional journal, transitioned from a print format to a digital format in 2014 making the journal accessible to everyone – no subscription required.

DonateNOW ACCEPTING DONATIONS ONLINE

Pi Gamma Mu is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation and is able to accept tax-deductible donations. If you would like to make a donation to our organization in honor / memory of a professor, sponsor, loved one or friend, or to support our scholarship program, you are encouraged to do so. Pi Gamma Mu gives 11 scholarships to students going into a graduate program in social science each year.

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StarMAKE YOUR CHAPTER A "PI GAMMA MU STAR"
- Now there are two ways to become a Star Chapter!

  1. Increase your chapter's number of new initiates by 20% or more as compared to the previous academic year.
  2. Add a link to the Pi Gamma Mu "Start a Chapter" webpage to your chapter's website.

Increasing your chapter's membership helps Pi Gamma Mu accomplish its mission to encourage and recognize superior scholarship by extending the benefits of membership to more students. Increasing membership will also benefit more of the high performing students at your school with opportunities for scholarships, publications, networking, and more.

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MERCHANDISE UPDATE

CordsWe are excited to announce that new Pi Gamma Mu merchandise is now available on our merchandise webpage. Our exclusive merchandise not only gives you the opportunity to proudly display your achievement and affiliation with the society, but merchandise purchases also support the activities of Pi Gamma Mu and help us finance our programs and awards.

FBI SEEKS APPLICATIONS FROM HONOR SOCIETY STUDENTS – Application Deadline January 20

The FBI is conducting a career campaign to fill open cyber security positions and they are interested in receiving applications from honor society members. If you are looking for a challenge that puts your talents on the global stage, or one that unites your passion and your purpose with the power to literally transform your community, you should consider applying for a position with the FBI's cyber security team.

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PI GAMMA MU MEMBERSHIP REPORT - August 2014

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CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

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Here at Pi Gamma Mu, we see social media as another way for us to carry out our mission to encourage scholarship and to foster cooperation and service among our members. Now you can connect with us and other members and supporters of Pi Gamma Mu on the social networking sites you like to use. We welcome your comments, posts, and photos of chapter activities.

awardSCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The scholarship award is a time-honored tradition of Pi Gamma Mu. This award has been in use since the early days of the organization. Once a year chapters have the privilege of awarding one medal to a person who has distinguished him/herself in the social sciences. It has usually been given to an outstanding student as a prize for scholarship and/or service. However, it may also go to some other person deserving recognition in this field or to a faculty officer of a Pi Gamma Mu chapter.

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TEACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT KAPLAN TEST PREP

Kaplan Test Prep is looking to bring teachers onto their team immediately for classes starting throughout Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, New Rochelle, and Westchester, NY. These area schools only recently confirmed the program with Kaplan and are hoping that Kaplan can find teachers to begin supporting their students right away.

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ACHS MEMBERSHIP PROTECTS THE LEGITIMACY OF HONOR SOCIETIES

Honor SocietyPi Gamma Mu is one of 66 members of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), which is the authority on standards and definitions for the honor society movement. ACHS has stepped up efforts to alert the higher education community to the standards of traditional honor societies. In contrast, some new so-called honor societies exist online and allow self-nomination, accepting fees with no questions asked. If in doubt about an organization, you can check out the ACHS Web site (www.achsnatl.org) for the list of honor societies that are members.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Pi Gamma Mu communicates with its lifetime members via email. Anytime your email address changes, such as after graduation or when you change jobs, please notify the Pi Gamma Mu office immediately. This will prevent your emails from being interrupted or discontinued. Simply email your new email address to [email protected] or go to our Web site (www.pigammamu.org) to change your address information. We will need both your old email address and your new email address to update our records. Thank you very much for taking a few minutes to keep your information current.

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