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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

If you are a member of Pi Gamma Mu, you could qualify to be the recipient of a $2000 or $1000 award to attend graduate school.  Pi Gamma Mu awards up to 11 scholarships each year.  Why not be one of the next recipients?

ScolarshipsPi Gamma Mu 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. Applications must be fully completed and received at the Pi Gamma Mu office in Winfield, Kans., with a postmark on or before February 15. Winners will be notified in May, with the grants awarded in September. Please check the Pi Gamma Mu website for information and the application form. The URL address is
http://www.pigammamu.org/scholarships.html 

PAST ΠΓΜ PRESIDENT, JEAN KARLEN, INDUCTED INTO PI GAMMA MU HALL OF FAME

KArlenThe 14th International President of Pi Gamma Mu, Dr. Jean Karlen, was inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu Hall of Fame at the annual meeting of the International Board of Trustees in September of 2015. Karlen served as the President of the society from 2002 to 2005 and currently serves on the Board as a Past-President. Previous roles include Chancellor of the North Central Region (1985-1990; 1993-1996) and First Vice President (1996-2002). Karlen has chaired several Pi Gamma Mu committees over the years including the Convention Committee, Student Paper Sessions Committee, Publications Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Executive Committee.

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Dear Chapter Sponsors,

First and foremost, thank you for your continued support of Pi Gamma Mu! It is you, the chapter sponsors, who keep Pi Gamma Mu going and we owe you a debt of gratitude. Without the new initiates you induct into your chapters each year, Pi Gamma Mu would cease to exist. In order to prepare for a strong future we must continue to grow by initiating more outstanding students and we need your help. If you increase your chapter’s membership by 20% or more as compared to the previous year, we will: 1) write a letter to your college/university president, 2) send you a Pi Gamma Mu Star wall plaque, and 3) recognize you in our Newsletter, journal, and on our website.

Please review the following suggestions for increasing your chapter’s membership:

ACCESS THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE REVIEW ONLINE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

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. 
You can also submit articles and book reviews to be considered for publication via the site or by simply emailing the article to the journal’s editor, Candice Quinn, at [email protected]Dr. Quinn also welcomes Pi Gamma Mu members to share important updates for possible inclusion in the journal (members having new publications, faculty positions, etc.). 

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MAKE YOUR CHAPTER A "PI GAMMA MU STAR"

StarIncrease your chapter’s number of new initiates by 20% or more as compared to the previous academic year and receive special recognition including:

  1. A “Pi Gamma Mu Star” wall plaque,
  2. a letter to your college or university
    president,
  3. recognition in the Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter,
  4. recognition on the Pi Gamma Mu website,
  5. and recognition in our professional journal, the International Social Science Review

NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT

This fall and winter, we are putting together donation boxes for the homeless in our own respective areas.   If every chapter put together one box for an organization in their own community, Pi Gamma Mu could collectively help thousands of people. Together, we can work to make a difference across the country!
To get involved, please find a homeless shelter in your own town or city.  Call them and ask them what they need to help others in terms of donations.

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PLAN TO ATTEND THE AAAS CENTER FOR SCIENCE DIPLOMACY CONFERENCE IN MAY 2016

The American Association for the Advance of Science Center for Science Diplomacy will host the second annual science diplomacy conference, "Science Diplomacy 2016," on May 5, 2016, at AAAS Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The one-day conference will bring scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and students together around emerging aspects of science diplomacy.  Please note that resources, including a conference report and videos of sessions, are available from last year's conference.
Consider submitting a session or poster proposal. The poster session will provide the opportunity for a limited number of participants to present their ideas and fresh thinking on science diplomacy and will serve as a venue for extended informal discussion with other meeting attendees.  

SCHOLARSHIP MEDAL

The Pi Gamma Mu scholarship medal is a time-honored tradition of the society.  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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Kansas CitySAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars! Plans are coming together for our next Triennial International Convention. Join us in Kansas City on November 2-4, 2017! Our hotel, the Marriott Kansas City – Country Club Plaza puts you in the heart of Kansas City’s world famous Country Club Plaza, the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district.

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MERCHANDISE UPDATE

PGM MerchandiseWe 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. &

HELP PI GAMMA MU GROW

Pi Gamma Mu is seeking to charter new chapters at colleges and universities around the globe and we need your help.  Please share your Pi Gamma Mu success story with students and faculty at four-year colleges and universities who are not currently housing a chapter of the society and encourage them to get started.  Our website is a great resource to share and Pi Gamma Mu staff are always available to help.   There is no cost to the university to host a chapter of the society and there are many benefits of membership. 

For a list of currently active chapters visit
http://pigammamu.org/chapters.asp

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PI GAMMA MU MEMBERSHIP REPORT - August 2015

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CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

LinkedInHere 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.  Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn to see announcements, opportunities, and deadlines (such as the scholarship application deadline). Keep your eye out for updates on the Triennial International Convention in November 2017.

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 only online and allow self-nomination, accepting fees with no questions asked. If in doubt about an organization, you can check out the ACHS website (www.achsnatl.org) for the list of honor societies that are members.

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NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE DONATIONS

DonatePi 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.

We are excited to announce that we are now gratefully accepting donations of any size via the internet.  Simply go to our website and click on the Donate Now! button from any page.  This will take you to the Online Donation Form.  Online payment is by major credit card or PayPal account.  Transactions are handled securely at the payment processor site.  Pi Gamma Mu does not receive your sensitive financial data.

CHANGE OF EMAIL ADDRESS / NEWSLETTER EMAIL LISTSERV SUBSCRIPTIONS

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 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.

When you graduate, please give us a new E-mail address if you have been using your college address to receive your Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter. At some point (each college is different), your college E-mail address will be eliminated and you will no longer receive the newsletter or other information from Pi Gamma Mu.

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CONTACT US

Regular mail: 1001 Millington St., Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156
Telephone: (620) 221-3128

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