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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.

BykerkINVITATION TO ATTEND THE 2017 TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN KANSAS CITY, MO

November 2-4, 2017 
"Leadership, Scholarship, and Service"

Mark your calendars! Plans are coming together for our next Triennial International Convention. Join us in Kansas City, Missouri on November 2-4, 2017! This year's convention is sure to be one of the best yet with a spectacular program including student paper presentations (oral presentations and poster sessions), a new Student Leadership Program including special workshops and a decision-making simulation at the Truman Presidential Library, a Chapter Development Showcase including poster presentations by some of Pi Gamma Mu's most active chapters, a keynote address, a welcome reception, an awards ceremony, roundtables and panel discussions, student elections, and much more!

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CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS for the
2017 PI GAMMA MU ANNUAL CONVENTION

Think about it! Presenting at an international academic convention looks great on a resume. Submit your papers now!

Pi Gamma Mu student members are encouraged to submit completed social science research papers for presentation consideration at the 2017 Triennial International Convention of Pi Gamma Mu.

PI GAMMA MU STUDENT ACADEMIC POSTER SESSION - November 3, 2017

The Poster Session is designed to feature student work in the Social Sciences and promote interaction among all Pi Gamma Mu members attending the 2017 Triennial Convention. A poster consists of an exhibit of materials that reports academic work or information in visual and summary form.

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LeadershipLEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Triennial Convention, Kansas City, Missouri November 2-4, 2017

A good leader inspires others—and makes difficult decisions when faced with adversity. Many of us have a vision of what a good leader is, and many of us have known someone that inspired us. Leadership is a difficult skill to attain but is so important in a variety of different disciplines, jobs, and decisions that need to be made.

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CHAPTER POSTER SUBMISSIONS WANTED
Share Your Ideas and Success Stories!

2017 Pi Gamma Mu Chapter Showcase Poster Session:  This session is designed to feature posters 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 use poster displays to share the good work they do.

fUNDSFUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONVENTION TRAVEL

It can be difficult to travel in college,
especially when money is limited.  

Here are a few ideas that might help you as you contemplate traveling to the Convention in Kansas City.

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JOIN US AT THE CONVENTION OPENING RECEPTION

Please join us on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:30pm for the Convention's Opening Reception! After settling in and perhaps taking a walk through the Country Club Plaza, which is considered to be the nation's first suburban shopping center, and was influenced by the classical architecture of Seville, join us at the hotel on the Plaza Terrace, to start the convention. 

STUDENT MEMBERS, CONSIDER RUNNING FOR A POSITION ON THE PGM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

A message from Student Representative, Mark Mabry, Jr.

Greetings Fellow Pi Gamma Mu Members, If you have not yet considered attending the 2017 PGM Triennial Convention in Kansas City, MO this November I highly encourage you to do so.

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CLARA SMALL TO PROVIDE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE PI GAMMA MU CONVENTION THIS NOVEMBER

SmallWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Clara Small will be providing the keynote address at the 2017 Triennial Convention this November.  Small is Professor Emeritus of History at Salisbury University in Maryland and is currently the Interim Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 

TOO MUCH KNOWLEDGE TO FIT INTO TWO ISSUES

ISSRThe International Social Science Review will be published not twice—but thrice!—in 2017! We have been receiving such a high volume of quality research papers that Pi Gamma Mu authorized an extra issue of the journal this year. So please keep an eye out for a Spring, Fall, and Winter issue!

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE ΠΓΜ HALL OF FAME

MedalPi Gamma Mu solicits your nominations for new inductees to the Pi Gamma Mu Hall of Fame.  Nominees should have at least 10 years of services to the organization as chapter advisor, officer, or Board of Trustees member or in some other meritorious capacity and should have an exemplary record of achievement and contribution in the social sciences and dedication toward Pi Gamma Mu.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE PI GAMMA MU ALUMNI AWARD

Pi Gamma Mu would like to solicit nominations for our Pi Gamma Mu Outstanding Alumni Award which is given every three years at our Triennial International Convention.  While Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society has always valued our life-time members, our Pi Gamma Mu Directory published in 2009 enabled us to have the email addresses of alumni to communicate directly with life-time members. This enabled us to be more systematic in inviting and involving alumni in our Pi Gamma Mu International Conventions including our upcoming convention in 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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ΠΓΜ CONVENTION COMMITTEE PLANS ROUNDTABLES AND PANEL PRESENTATIONS AND SEEKS YOUR INPUT

The Pi Gamma Mu Convention Committee is continuing to make plans for its 2017 Triennial International Convention (November 2-4, 2017 in Kansas City, MO). Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions and panel presentations covering a range of possible topics including preparing for graduate school, resume writing, how to get published, chapter leadership, and more.

PI GAMMA MU INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY U.S. SHADOW PRESIDENT POSITION

At the 2017 Triennial International Convention in Kansas City, Missouri student delegates will have the opportunity to run for and be elected to the position of our honor society's U. S. Shadow President. This will be for a three year term ending at our next convention.  This position was created prior to the 2010 Atlanta Convention to give someone a chance to evaluate the U. S. Presidents activities, policies and to give the president advice through writing a column in our Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society Newsletter.

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VETERANS SERVICE PROJECT

MedalThis year at Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society's Triennial Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, we will be conducting a service project in support of our nation's veterans. Convention participants are asked to bring a toothbrush and/or a paperback book on any subject that they would like to donate. The toothbrushes and books will be delivered to the Kansas City VA Medical Center in Kansas, Missouri.

CHAPTERS IN ACTION

ChapterThe South Dakota Zeta Chapter at Presentation College has had some wonderful activities in the past year for its students!  The chapter gave to Safe Harbor last year, a home for women and children victims of domestic violence and the United Way.  Last year the chapter also hosted Shirley Christian, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.  While the chapter is still young, two members have been awarded the Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship over the last few years.

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ACHS MEMBERSHIP PROTECTS THE LEGITIMACY OF HONOR SOCIETIES

Honor SocietyPi Gamma Mu is one of 68 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.

ANNUAL REPORTS ARE IMPORTANT

ChapterChapter annual-report forms will be mailed to chapter sponsors in April. It is very important that all sponsors fill out and return this form to the international office by August 15. We will put the form on our Web site soon 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.

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SHOW YOUR PI GAMMA MU SPIRIT!
Pi Gamma Mu Offers a Great Line of Apparel, Certificate Frames, and Honor Cords

PlaqueThe international office is selling Pi Gamma Mu honor cords, t-shirts, polo shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, bumper stickers and more.  Members can order honor cords any time during the year. They can be worn at graduation, they can be draped around your Pi Gamma Mu membership certificate on the wall, or you can be creative--but be sure to order yours. There is an order form on the merchandise page at www.pigammamu.org/store.html.

Church Hill Classics offers beautiful Pi Gamma Mu frames that can turn your membership certificate into a spectacular work of art! Visit the Web page at www.pigammamu.org/church-hill-classics-store.html.

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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 and convention information).

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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CONTACT US

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Telephone: (620) 221-3128

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OTHER NEWS

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