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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.

CHAPTERS CELEBRATE NEW INITIATES

Chapters across the country celebrated their new initiates this spring. The purpose of the ritual of initiation is to celebrate academic excellence in the social sciences by inducting initiate-worthy individuals into the Society. Induction into Pi Gamma Mu is an extraordinary moment that represents years of hard work and commitment to academic excellence in the Social Sciences. It is often an event that many members remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

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THE PRESIDENT'S VIEW

HeckOne of the happiest and proudest occasions in my academic life occurred when I received an invitation to join an honor society. My many years of sponsorship of our campus Pi Gamma Mu chapter results from my desire to pass that experience on to our contemporary students. I hope they experience happiness and pride upon the receipt of their invitation to Pi Gamma Mu membership!

I have long pondered if Pi Gamma Mu chapters successfully identify all students eligible for recognition through membership in the honor society; finding all eligible candidates can be a difficult and time-consuming task. One of my past ideas involved challenging each chapter sponsor to search for one or two additional eligible students. If successful, across all our chapters, that would result in a significant increase in recognition of deserving students.

HELP PI GAMMA MU GROW!

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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 is always available to help. For a list of currently active chapters visit
http://pigammamu.org/chapters.asp

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Chapter news this month features members of the Nebraska Delta chapter at Wayne State College, who gathered to sort and pack donated items collected and given to a nearby homeless shelter, and also organized a "Chocolate & Popcorn Sale" on campus to benefit the shelter.

The Texas Eta chapter at Texas State University co-sponsored several educational events during the academic year, along with the university’s Center for International Studies, Department of History, International Studies Club, and chapter of Sigma Iota Rho.  

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CHAPTER ANNUAL REPORTS DUE AUGUST 15

ISSRChapter sponsors should have received chapter annual report forms via email in May. It is very important that all sponsors fill out and return this form to the international office by August 15. Many of you have already submitted your reports – thank you!  If you haven’t sent in your report, it’s not too late.  The form is available on our website for those of you who would prefer to send it back that way. We appreciate each sponsor taking the few minutes to complete and return this report.

REMINDERS FOR CHAPTER SPONSORS

ReminderThe 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 top social science honor students deserve.  Pi Gamma Mu values the time, energy, and resources you commit to your students every day.

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.

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BookCLARA SMALL, PI GAMMA MU SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, GIVES RUTH STARR ROSE LECTURE IN EASTON, MARYLAND

Small On June 8, 2016, Dr. Clara Small gave the Ruth Starr Rose lecture in Easton, Maryland.  She was the first speaker in a series of talks focusing on African-American life on the Eastern Shore.  Small is Professor Emeritus of History at Salisbury University in Maryland and serves on the Pi Gamma Mu International Board of Trustees.  During her lecture she shared profiles of notable individuals from the Eastern Shore, such as the first African-American woman to serve in a state legislature who lived on the Delmarva Peninsula.  Also from the Delmarva Peninsula are two Tuskegee Airmen, a Buffalo Soldier, and the second president of Liberia.  Small hopes that her new book, Compass Points: Profiles and Biographies of African Americans from the Delmarva Peninsula, will get into the heads of her readers. 

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NEW MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE

We 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.

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

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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PLANNING DIRECTOR – City of The Dalles, Oregon

The DallesThe city of The Dalles, Oregon values honor society membership and has requested that Pi Gamma Mu share this opportunity with its members.  The following information can be found at www.thedalles.org

Best wishes from your friends at Pi Gamma Mu!

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KansasSAVE 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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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.

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 and convention information).

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