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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.

Scholarship Winners2015 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 scholarships to the following lifetime members of Pi Gamma Mu:

Tyler Plogher, Duncan Knox, Kailey McDonald, Jon Abrahamsen, Brandon Love, Susan Bearns, Katherine Dubowsky, Michelle Mazurek, Anthony Redman, Khailiah Robinson, and Ashley Smith.

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APPLICATIONS FOR 2016 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS DUE ON FEBRUARY 15

ScolarshipsEach year, Pi Gamma Mu awards up to 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. Applications must be fully completed and received at the Pi Gamma Mu office in Winfield, Kans., with a postmark on or before February 15. Winners will be notified in April, with the grants awarded in October. Please check the Pi Gamma Mu website for information and the application form .

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

2015-2016 is an important year for Pi Gamma Mu and this year we are continuing to focus on growth. In order to maintain fiscal stability and prepare for a strong future we must membershipcontinue to grow by inviting more outstanding students who deserve to be honored to become lifetime members. Receiving an invitation to join Pi Gamma Mu is an honor both students and parents value a great deal. We want more top students to have this opportunity and we are asking chapter sponsors to help us achieve this mission.

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2014-15 STAR CHAPTERS

StarIncreasing your chapter’s membership helps Pi Gamma Mu accomplish its mission to encourage and recognize superior scholarship by extending the benefits of membership to more students. It is the collection of the lifetime membership fees from new members that sustains Pi Gamma Mu and we ask for your continued support in this area. 

The following chapters increased their number of new initiates by 20% or more in 2014-15 as compared to the previous academic year:

2015 CHAPTER HONOR ROLLS ANNOUNCED

During the annual meeting of the international Board of Trustees in September 2015, 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. This includes chapter organization and participation by faculty members and students, election and initiation of members, and financial responsibility. Local initiatives in developing new activities or methods of operation are considered.

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PGM LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN AIMED AT GROWTH AND REQUESTS 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 addition, growth through the development of new chapters is essential to the future sustainability of Pi Gamma Mu. 

SOUTHEAST REGION CONFERENCE CALL SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015

Allison G. S. Knox, Board of Trustees Chancellor for the Southeast Region and faculty member and Pi Gamma Mu chapter sponsor at American Military University/American Public University, will host a conference call for chapter sponsors in the southeast region later this month.  The call will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. eastern standard time.  The call will include a discussion about student officer positions and the roles students may take at various chapters throughout Pi Gamma Mu.  Knox and Pi Gamma Mu executive director, Suzanne Rupp, will also provide updates on conferences, scholarships, chapter service projects, and more. 

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HELP PI GAMMA MU GROW BY SHARING THIS LINK:

Starting a Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu – Membership Benefits and Requirements (https://prezi.com/th5ofvkb259n/pi-gamma-mu/)
Share this link with students and faculty at four-year colleges and universities who would benefit from housing a chapter of the society. In addition to providing well-deserved recognition to top social science students, benefits include Pi Gamma Mu scholarship eligibility, lectureship grants, publication opportunities, conference presentation opportunities, increase in civil service rating, and more! For a list of currently active chapters visit pigammamu.org/chapters.asp

Kansas CitySAVE 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. 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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2015-16 NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT

This fall and winter, we are putting together donation boxes for the homeless in our own respective areas. If every chapter put together one box for an organization in their own community, Pi Gamma Mu could collectively help thousands of people. Together, we can work to make a difference across the country!

HABIB BAIG, WV IOTA, VOLUNTEERS TO FEED THE HOMELESS

Habib Baig, lifetime member of the West Virginia Iota Chapter, volunteered at a Feed the Homeless program in Rockville, MD last month. The program was held at an emergency shelter and was sponsored by the Islamic Center of Maryland Social Services Committee (www.icomd.org) and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (www.mcch.net).

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SHOW YOUR PI GAMMA MU PRIDE

StarVisit our merchandise webpage to show your Pi Gamma Mu pride.  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.

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN.
PROGRAMS IN WASHINGTON DC

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016

The Washington D.C. based internship program is excited to announce a new program for this summer - Leadership and the American Presidency. This program will further develop students’ leadership skills by focusing on lessons and interactive simulations from the American Presidency. More information may be found at www.DCinternships.org/LTAP.

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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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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.

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