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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.

SAVE THE DATE! November 2-4, 2017
Attend the 2017 Triennial International Convention in Kansas City, MO

KansasMark 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. Situated between two distinguished art museums, The Nelson Art Gallery and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Marriott is an ideal location to get together to celebrate Pi Gamma Mu’s rich history.

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INTERDICIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Waleska, GA – Reinhart University - October 16, 2015 REGISTER TODAY!

The Georgia Rho chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences invites you to participate in the chapter’s first annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is "Bridging the Gaps: Building interdisciplinary connections within social science". It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 16, 2015 on the Reinhardt University campus in Waleska, GA.

SEEKING NEW CHAPTERS

Pi Gamma Mu is seeking to charter new chapters at colleges and universities around the globe. Call 620-221-3128 or email [email protected] to learn more. There is no cost to the university to host a chapter of the society and there are many benefits of membership. Members are eligible to apply for one of eleven annual scholarships, present research papers at international and regional conventions, submit articles for publication in our peer-reviewed professional journal, and those interested in federal jobs have the possibility for advancement in government service rating.

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CupCupsΠΓΜ COLLEGIATE COFFEE MUG COLLECTION

Pi Gamma Mu celebrates its chapters through a unique display at the international office located in Winfield, Kans.  Over the years, Pi Gamma Mu chapters have generously provided gifts of collegiate coffee mugs to the international office.  A total of 46 coffee mugs in addition to other items such as a hand carved wooden spoon from the Philippines, collegiate lapel pins, paper weights, and more have been given to the society over its 91 year history.

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FORMER ΠΓΜ CHAPTER SPONSOR, DR. MICHAEL BOBIC, PUBLISHES NEW BOOK

BobicDr. Michael P. Bobic, former ΠΓΜ chapter sponsor, explores Howard Baker’s ability to lead the United States Senate at a time when it was divided by partisanship and ideology in his new book With the People’s Consent: Howard Baker Leads the Senate 1977-1984.  The book features a quantitative analysis of Senate leadership through roll call analysis, an evaluation of the advantages and difficulties in roll call data, and a discussion of data used to evaluate Baker’s leadership in the 95th to 98th Congress. 

GAIN ACCESS TO JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND MORE AT EXPERIENCE.COM

Pi Gamma Mu and ExperienceTM have partnered to provide you exclusive member-only access to jobs, internships, and other opportunities. ExperienceTM is one of the leading providers of career services for students and young professionals. Through this alliance Pi Gamma Mu members will enjoy some of the following advantages:

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  • Networking with thousands of Pi Gamma Mu members
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2015-16 NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT

ProjectPart of the mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to foster cooperation and social service among its members.  With this in mind, we urge you to join us with helping those in need. Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society is encouraging its chapters to start a donation box for a shelter during these last few months of 2015.  Items needed most include: new pillows, diapers, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, blankets and comforters, gift cards, personal care products, baby supplies, and laundry detergent.  Please contact a shelter in your area to find out what they need most.  We are hoping to make this national service project a success by collectively helping people in need throughout our respective communities.

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR CHAPTER SERVICES CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH PI GAMMA MU

BiddleBeth Biddle, Associate Director for Chapter Services, celebrates 20 years with Pi Gamma Mu this month.  Biddle started as a part-time office assistant in 1995 and took on additional responsibilities and hours over the years.  She is now a full-time staffer at the society managing a variety of services for members and chapter sponsors.  She faithfully fulfills all requests for membership credentials and insignia that come into the international office. 

THE VALUE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
By Dr. Michael Smith, Kansas Iota Chapter Sponsor

SmithDr. Michael Smith, sponsor of the Pi Gamma Mu Kansas Iota Chapter and Associate Professor of Political Science at Emporia State University, wrote the following column for Insight Kansas, a central link repository for statewide syndicated columns on Kansas politics by political scientists in Kansas.  Insight Kansas' columns are published weekly and can be viewed at https://insightkansas.wordpress.com/

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Maryland

ΠΓΜ LIFETIME MEMBER DESIGNS BANNER FOR MARYLAND THETA CHAPTER

Phillip Warlick, Pi Gamma Mu lifetime member and former Vice President of the Maryland Theta chapter, designed a new banner for the chapter housed at the University of Maryland University College.  The sponsor of the chapter is Dr. Katherine Im, Program Chair, Gerontology and Social Sciences.  The banner is pictured here.  It features Pi Gamma Mu’s colors, blue and white, which represent truth and light.  It also includes a wreath suggesting that social science is the outgrowth and fulfillment of natural science.

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FormSwift $1000 SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP
– Apply Today!

FormSwift.com, a young startup dedicated to creating personal and legal templates that are customizable, easy to use, and highly professional, is holding a $1000 Summer Business Plan Contest.  The contest is available to high school seniors, undergrads, and graduate students across the country.  The company chose a business plan contest in order to provide students with a way to both pay for tuition and prove that they are startup savvy.  The application deadline July 30, 2015

WichitaKANSAS LAMBDA CHAPTER CELEBRATES ITS 2015 INITATES

The Kansas Lambda Chapter at Wichita State University (Kans.) welcomed 32 new members at an initiation ceremony on March 27, 2015.  The ceremony was attended by new initiates and their families as well as guests from the university and the Pi Gamma Mu Board of Trustees. 

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2015 INITIATION CEREMONY SNAPSHOTS: KANSAS LAMBDA; KANSAS THETA; NEBRASKA DELTA; and PENNSYLVANIA ALPHA NU

Enjoy these snapshots from a few of the 2015 Pi Gamma Mu initiation ceremonies.  Email your chapter’s photos to [email protected] for inclusion in a future issue of the newsletter.

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ACCESS THE International Social Science Review ONLINE, ANYTIME, FREE OF CHARGE

issrThe International Social Science Review (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. Visit
http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/issr/
or type "International Social Science Review" into any search engine to view the journal.

CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

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. Be sure to like us on Facebook Facebook, follow us on Twitter Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn Linkedin to see announcements, opportunities, and deadlines (such as the scholarship application deadline).         

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REMINDERS FOR CHAPTER SPONSORS

The International Board of Trustees wishes to express their thanks to the chapter sponsors that help keep Pi Gamma Mu going.  Pi Gamma Mu chapter sponsors donate their time and talents to provide the recognition social science honor students deserve.  Pi Gamma Mu values the time, energy, and resources its chapter sponsors commit to their students every day.  Serving as a chapter sponsor can be an incredibly rewarding job and our staff is dedicated to keeping sponsors informed of resources that can contribute to their success.

PI GAMMA MU LAUNCHES NEW FACEBOOK AD CAMPAIGN AND ASKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

FacebookA significant goal of Pi Gamma Mu is to bring the ideals of scholarship, collaboration, and service to colleges and universities around the world through reactivating and establishing new chapters of Pi Gamma Mu at these institutions. In order to achieve this mission, society staff continually reaches out to college faculty to solicit interest in providing recognition to top social science students through establishing a chapter of Pi Gamma Mu.

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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 website (www.achsnatl.org) for the list of honor societies that are members.

CHANGE OF EMAIL 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 send your new email address to [email protected] or go to our website (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.

CONTACT US

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

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