Pi Gamma Mu Key
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.

CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT SHOWCASE --
SUBMIT A POSTER!

What has your chapter been up to?  Pi Gamma Mu members have traditionally been very active on college campuses and we bet this year has been no exception.  We would love to know what activities you have been involved in with your chapter.  There is no better way to share that information than to create a poster for the Triennial PGM Convention in Charleston, South Carolina.  On Saturday morning, October 18th, 2014 students will have the chance to display their posters and tell everyone about the exciting happenings on their campus.  Did you have a fabulous induction ceremony or an invited guest speaker?  Did you engage in a research project or a Service Learning Activity?  Remember to take pictures of your actions and they will be easy to post on a tri-board or create something different and post the text or papers of your chapter's activities.  We all get ideas from others so sharing what we are doing as Social Science Scholars is important.  You might learn about something that another chapter is doing that can be replicated at your school.  Be creative and get some feedback from others at the convention.  If you haven't been very active, there is still time to develop an idea, create a Service Learning activity at a local non-profit agency, or ask a speaker to come to a class to learn more about their area of expertise in the social sciences.  If you don't have the time to submit a paper, or you don't have a paper that you think would be eligible for submission, then think about the Chapter Poster Presentations on behalf of your school.  All chapters are welcome to present, so bring along your Poster Board when you head to Charleston in October.
                                       
share ideasInvitation: Each triennial convention has time devoted to chapter development during which attendees can share information and exchange ideas ranging from initiation ceremonies to community service. The 2014 convention chapter development session will be designed as a "showcase" in which chapter displays provide the start/spark for conversation and creativity. In order to be have a successful session, the Convention Committee invites all Pi Gamma Mu chapters to submit proposals for displays to present during the "Showcase."

Purpose: The session is designed to feature poster displays from Pi Gamma Mu chapters that exemplify the diverse strengths of our chapters, to create a forum for exchanging ideas regarding a wide range of chapter activities, and to promote interaction among participants and attendees. It is a chance for convention attendees to come together and share through posters the good work they do and for attendees to learn from each other.

Content: Pi Gamma Mu chapters are a diverse group that promotes scholarship and service in a variety of ways.  This session will offer a venue for chapters to feature their various experiences, activities, and strengths. Poster displays may provide a general overview of a chapter's activities for a previous year or focus on a particular type of activity a chapter wants to share with others. This may include programming, initiation ceremonies, recruitment strategies, fund raising, a chapter's history or special anniversary, and/or community service. 

Showcase Displays: A Showcase Display is a poster presentation which consists of an exhibit of materials that reports activities or information in visual and summary form. During the session, the presenter(s) stand(s) by the display while others come and view the poster and interact with the presenter. In this way, the Chapter Showcase session will provide a unique platform that facilitates discussion of chapter activities, generates ideas and exchanges, and allows meeting attendees to browse through highlights of chapter practices and ideas.

Note: The Chapter Showcase proposals and poster displays are in an entirely different category from the student research proposals.

Submission Information:
Showcase proposals are due no later than Sept. 5, 2014. Early submissions are encouraged. Send poster submissions directly to Jean Karlen ([email protected]).

Notification: Once proposals are reviewed and accepted, the presenters/chapters will be notified of their acceptance. This process may help the chapter in seeking institutional funding for the presenters. Thus, chapters are encouraged to develop their poster ideas now and submit poster proposals this spring or early in the summer.

INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

POSTER TITLE:

AUTHOR(S): Please provide names and E‑mail addresses for all student and faculty presenters.
(If there are more than one author, indicate with an asterisk (*) the principal author responsible for presenting the poster.)

CHAPTER and CHAPTER SPONSOR:  Provide the chapter name, institutional affiliation, name and contact information (email and phone number) of the chapter sponsor 

ABSTRACT:  (a summary of the poster in 150 words or less)

Expectations of Poster Presenters:
Students must be members of Pi Gamma Mu and register for the convention by the Sept. 25 deadline in order to be mentioned on the convention program.

Posters will be on display in the general meeting area for much of the convention time; however, on Saturday morning chapter representatives are to be present by their posters during the poster session to offer summaries of their posters and answer questions.  

Format/Set up Information: Posters will be placed on tables and must be freestanding without any additional need for support for display. No additional materials including tape, pins, glue, or cardboard will be provided.  Foam board, cardboard, or tri-panel boards made for table-top displays work well and are readily available in office supply stores.  No audio-visual or computer equipment will be provided.

Additional information will be provided to presenters at a later date.

Poster Submission Deadline: Sept. 5, 2014.
Please contact Jean Karlen ([email protected]) or the Pi Gamma Mu international office with any questions you may have.

NEWSLETTER E-MAIL LISTSERV SUBSCRIPTIONS

Members who receive the Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter by e-mail are subscribed to the Pi Gamma Mu Mailing List.

Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Pi Gamma Mu listserv, and follow the instructions to leave or join the list.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Anytime you move, such as after graduation, please notify the Pi Gamma Mu office immediately. This will prevent your mailings from being interrupted or discontinued. The International Social Science Review is returned to us by the post office, which is an additional expense for the international office to absorb. Just mail a change-of-address card, post card, or letter to Pi Gamma Mu, 1001 Millington St., Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156. If you prefer, you can send an E-mail message (executivedirector@pigammamu.org), or go to our Web site (www.pigammamu.org) to change your address information. We need your name, as well as your old and new address. Thank you very much for taking a few minutes to keep your information current.

Mailing address: Pi Gamma Mu, 1001 Millington St., Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156.

OTHER ARTICLES:

Front Page

[Read]

COME TO CHARLESTON FOR THE ΠΓΜ CONVENTION

[Read more...]

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE REVIEW IS NOW ONLINE!

[Read more...]

TOM CARSEY TO PROVIDE KEYNOTE ADDRESS

[Read more...]

THE SWEETGRASS BASKET TRADITION

[Read more...]

CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS

[Read more...]

ANNUAL REPORTS ARE DUE AUGUST 15

[Read more...]

TRIENNIAL CONVENTION AND OPPORTUNITY FROM THE PRESIDENT'S VANTAGE

[Read more...]

CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT SHOWCASE SUBMIT A POSTER!

[Read more...]

PENNSYLVANIA ALPHA NU CHAPTER ATTENDS STUDENT LOBBY DAY

[Read more...]

CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

[Read more...]

STUDENT MEMBERS CAN RUN FOR OFFICE!

[Read more...]

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, CLARA SMALL, NOMINATED

[Read more...]

CHAPTERS IN ACTION

[Read more...]

SHADOW PRESIDENT UPDATE

[Read more...]

SOCIALWORKLICENSEMAP.COM PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

[Read more...]

IDEALS OF PI GAMMA MU

[Read more...]

PDF Print Version (PDF)

©2014 Pi Gamma Mu