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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.

2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

After much deliberation on the part of the Pi Gamma Mu Awards Committee, the committee's chairperson, Dr. Clara Small, recommended 11 scholarship winners to the Board of Trustees.  The board awarded the scholarships to the following lifetime members of Pi Gamma Mu:
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APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS DUE ON FEB. 15

Apply!Each year, Pi Gamma Mu awards 11 scholarships to outstanding members. Three scholarships are worth $2000 each, and the other eight are worth $1000 each. These 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.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

We have completed another great convention with over 80 students, faculty sponsors, and alumni in attendance in Charleston, SC last month. Outstanding research papers were presented, chapters shared their unique stories, and we got some great ideas directly from chapter sponsors and students who participated in our new strategic planning process.

One message we received is that in this period we need to work closely with chapters to reach more outstanding students in the social sciences who deserve to be honored through membership.

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ConventionPI GAMMA MU CELEBRATES ITS 90TH
YEAR IN CHARLESTON
, S.C.

Over 80 lifetime members attended Pi Gamma Mu's 2014 triennial international convention on October 16-18 in N. Charleston, S.C. The three day meeting provided the opportunity for some of the best and the brightest upcoming social scientists to share their ideas, learn from each other, collaborate, and celebrate. We learned about Pi Gamma Mu's past during a chapter showcase session including posters displaying archival materials from Pi Gamma Mu's 90 year history as well as the unique histories of some of our oldest and strongest chapters. We celebrated our present by hearing from students and alumni in poster and oral research presentations.

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THE PRESIDENT'S VIEW

HeckThe 2014 Triennial Convention at Charleston culminated in an outstanding, productive, and stimulating event, from start to finish.  The opening ceremonies incorporated central aspects of Pi Gamma Mu.  The roll call of chapters brought to mind our wide reach as delegates of each chapter stood for recognition.  Attendees from the U.S., the Philippines, and Canada attested to our international status.  The presentation of stuffed animals brought by convention attendees and given to My Sister's House, Inc. reflected the service component expressed in our mission.

2014 CHAPTER HONOR ROLLS ANNOUNCED

What has your chapter been up to? During the annual meeting of the international Board of Trustees in October 2014, the board approved the recommendation of the Awards Committee concerning which chapters are recognized on this year's Roll of Distinction and Roll of Merit.

The Rolls are the result the Awards Committee's evaluation of the annual reports filed by responsible chapter officers. Among the criteria reported are facts indicative of the activity and effectiveness of the chapter on its campus, as well as its efficiency of operation according to procedures suggested or required by the international board.

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Stuffies2014 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT

My Sisters HousePi Gamma Mu donates stuffed animals to My Sister's House, Inc. in North Charleston, SC.

Delegates in attendance at the 2014 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention donated dozens of stuffed animals to My Sister's House, Inc., a charitable organization located in North Charleston, SC. This international service project has been a very well-regarded and popular event at several of Pi Gamma Mu's past conventions.

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THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE REVIEW IS NOW ONLINE

We are thrilled to announce that the International Social Science Review (ISSR) is now an online journal. The ISSR is the peer-reviewed professional journal of Pi Gamma Mu. This format change is an exciting advancement for Pi Gamma Mu's prestigious academic journal, which saw Vol. 88, Issue 3 going live online in May. Housed on the University of North Georgia's site, the journal is now accessible to everyone - no subscription required.

NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE DONATIONS

Pi 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.

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PoloMERCHANDISE UPDATE

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.

New items include gray men's t-shirts and pink women's t-shirts proudly displaying the Pi Gamma Mu logo and name on the front and the mission statement on the back for $20 and navy and white polo shirts embroidered with the Pi Gamma Mu seal for $25.

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MAKE YOUR CHAPTER A PI GAMMA MU STAR

Pi Gamma Mu StarNow there are two ways to make your chapter a Pi Gamma Mu Star.

1. Increase your chapter's number of new initiates by 20% or more as compared to the previous academic year.

2. Add a link to the Pi Gamma Mu "Start a Chapter" webpage to your chapter's website.

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. PROGRAMS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Taking advantage of a Washington, D.C. internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college.

Deadline extended for Capital Semester Spring 2015

Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Furnished Housing
Generous Scholarships Available

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2014-2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCED

Prior to each triennial international convention, each chapter is entitled to one vote in the election of international and regional officers of Pi Gamma Mu. Earlier this year each chapter was mailed an election ballot and chapters choosing to vote returned their ballots to the international office by the September 25th deadline. Election results were announced and the new board was sworn in during the triennial international convention which was held in N. Charleston, S.C. last month.

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CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

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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.

2013-2014 DONOR RECOGNITION

Thank you!
Pi Gamma Mu gratefully acknowledges those who donated during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which concluded on August 31, 2014.

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TRIENNIAL FINANCIAL REPORT

During the last triennium, Pi Gamma Mu increased memberships by 12,038. This brings the total membership in the society's 90 year history to 258,939. A total of ­­­148 chapters initiated members in the past three years.

The following financial reports are submitted to the chapters to fulfill the requirement of the Pi Gamma Mu Constitution. They present three aspects of the fiscal affairs of the Society – the income and expenses for the last triennium, the statement of fiscal activities for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, and the cumulative results of Pi Gamma Mu's 90 years of operation:

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

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

We communicate with our members via email.  Anytime your email address changes, such as after graduation, please notify the Pi Gamma Mu office immediately. This will prevent your emails from being interrupted or discontinued. You can send an E-mail message ([email protected]), 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 email address.

Thank you very much for taking a few minutes to keep your information current.

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