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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.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE

ReinhartReinhardt University, Waleska, GA

What: An interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference hosted by the Georgia Rho Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu at Reinhardt University.
When: October 21, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA
Registration: Free and open to undergraduate Social Science students. Registration is open from September 1 – October 1.

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CHAPTERS IN ACTION

CS Award

The Delaware Beta Chapter at Wilmington University had a very active year. In 2015-16 the chapter inducted 40 new members and contributed over 450 service hours to various communities and community projects. The University’s Student Government Association awarded the chapter the Student Clubs Service Award for the second year in a row. Dr. Johanna Bishop, Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Science Programs, is the chapter sponsor.

The Philippines Alpha Chapter at the University of the Philippines had a stellar year, as usual.  The chapter inducted 272 students and 2 faculty members in 2015-16.  An induction ceremony was held on May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the UPFI Film Center at the University.  Professor Ma. Luisa T. Camagay, Ph.D. is the faculty sponsor  and President of the chapter.  

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ILLINOIS KAPPA CELEBRATES NEW MEMBERS

The Illinois Kappa Chapter at Dominican University celebrated its new members at an initiation ceremony last spring.  Dr. Janice Monti, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, is the chapter sponsor.

ClarkTHE DELAWARE BETA CHAPTER AT WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES COMMENCEMENT

Heather Clark, showing her Pi Gamma Mu pride by wearing Pi Gamma Mu honor cords at the Delaware Beta Chapter, Wilmington University, Georgetown commencement ceremonies.

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THE ROLE OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN THE FUTURE

altMark Mabry, Jr.
Student Representative, International Board of Trustees
As a new semester approaches, the budding social scientist may find it worthwhile to pause and reflect on their academic field of choice. Pi Gamma Mu, as an international honor society for the social sciences, certainly finds the pursuit of academic excellence within this field to be not only worthwhile but to be vitally important for the future of the international community.

DONOR RECOGNITION

We gratefully acknowledge those who donated to Pi Gamma Mu during the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which concluded on August 31, 2016.

Illinois Pi Chapter at McKendree University, Chapter Sponsor, J. L. Kemp
Margarita Custodio-Garcia, Vineland, NJ
Larry and Robbie Heck, Wichita, KS
Colleen Huseby, Massachusetts Epsilon Chapter at Springfield College
Gordon and Marcia Mercer, Franklin, NC
Luis Rodriguez, Missouri Mu Chapter at Park University
Carol Rupp, Winfield, KS
Suzanne Rupp, Winfield, KS

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WELCOME, NEW CHAPTERS!

We would like to welcome several new and reactivated chapters into the Pi Gamma Mu family!  During the 2015-16 academic year, we have added several new chapters and reactivations to our rolls. 

The following chapters were chartered in 2015-16:
Arizona Gamma – University of Phoenix
Illinois Sigma – Knox College
Connecticut Delta – University of New Haven
Oregon Delta – Northwest Christian University
Kentucky Delta – University of Kentucky
Tennessee Xi – University of Memphis

THE PRESIDENT'S VIEW

Heck"The check is in the mail." That phrase usually makes me smile, as I think about both the promise and the problematic potential. However, now as I think of it, I have a special reason to smile, and my thought is more about the promise. That is because the check I am specifically thinking about is the Pi Gamma Mu scholarship check written for ten lifetime Pi Gamma Mu members. The phrase, "The check is in the mail," came to mind when Suzanne Rupp, our Executive Director, recently reported to the Trustees that the scholarship checks are prepared for mailing.

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CONGRATULATIONS, STAR CHAPTERS!

StarBecome a Pi Gamma Mu Star Chapter by increasing your chapter’s number of new initiates by 20% or more as compared to the previous academic year.

Increasing 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 eligible 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.  Increasing membership will also benefit more of the high performing students at your school with opportunities for scholarships, publications, networking, and more.  Increase your chapter’s number of new initiates by 20% or more as compared to the previous academic year and we will send you a Pi Gamma Mu Star plaque and will recognize your chapter in the Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter and on our website.  Our fiscal year ends on August 31.

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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.

SEEKING NEW CHAPTERS

Pi Gamma Mu is seeking to charter new chapters at colleges and universities around the globe and we need your help!  Our mission is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.  All too often, honor students whose professors do not arrange for their initiation into an honor society receive no recognition at all for their achievement.  Establishing new chapters of Pi Gamma Mu provides that well-deserved recognition. 

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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

FacebookHere 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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CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Anytime you move, such as after graduation, please notify the Pi Gamma Mu office immediately. This will prevent your mailings from being interrupted or discontinued. The International Social Science Review is returned to us by the post office, which is an additional expense for the international office to absorb. Just mail a change-of-address card, post card, or letter to Pi Gamma Mu, 1001 Millington St., Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156. If you prefer, 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 address. Thank you very much for taking a few minutes to keep your information current.

When you graduate, please give us a new E-mail address if you have been using your college address to receive your Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter. At some point (each college is different), your college E-mail address will be eliminated and you will no longer receive the newsletter or other information from Pi Gamma Mu.

CONTACT US

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

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