Pi Gamma Mu International Newsletter: September 2017
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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.

ATTEND THE 2017 TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION!

Kansas MOThis 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 guest speakers, 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 more!
Convention Registration Form
Tentative Convention Schedule

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deadline extendedDEADLINES EXTENDED!

The deadlines for submitting proposals for the Chapter Development Showcase poster session and for student research paper presentations at the 2017 Triennial International Convention have been extended to Sunday, September 24.

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CONVENTION FUNDS AVAILABLE TO CHAPTERS

Each chapter is building a reserve of convention funds at the international office. It grows every time you send applications for membership and initiation fees. The Convention Reserve Fund was established by action of the International Board of Trustees to encourage more chapters to participate in convention activities.

ELECTION OF INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS

Each active chapter of Pi Gamma Mu is entitled to one vote in the election of international and regional officers of Pi Gamma Mu.  These votes must be cast by sending your ballot to headquarters no later than October 6, 2017.  To facilitate the procedure, the international office has mailed a ballot marked "official" and a letter of instructions to each chapter sponsor.

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PosterInterdisciplinary Social Science Undergraduate Research Conference

Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA - October 27, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Georgia Rho chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in the Social Sciences invites student members of Pi Gamma Mu from all chapters to participate in an interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference on the campus of Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA.  All social science students are encouraged to submit research for poster presentation. 

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CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS
Deadline extended to Sunday, September 24

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.  To encourage more student paper presentations at the Kansas City convention submitters (and their chapters) will be quickly notified whether their papers have been accepted for presentation.

CALLING ALL CHAPTERS! - Submit a Poster for the Chapter Development Showcase
Deadline extended to Sunday, September 24

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.

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
New at the 2017 Conference

The Leadership Development Program is a new program for Pi Gamma Mu members taking place at the next Triennial  International Convention in Kansas City this coming November. 

WHITE HOUSE DECISION CENTER
Truman Library, Independence, Missouri

The Truman Library is a remarkable organization with a special program designed to help program participants understand the decision making process in a different fashion. 

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fUNDSCONGRATULATIONS, STAR CHAPTERS!

The Pi Gamma Mu Board of Trustees and staff wish to congratulate and thank the 2016-17 Star Chapters for their dedication and success in increasing their chapter's number of new initiates by 20% or more as compared to the 2015-16 academic year.  Join this elite group by increasing your chapter's membership in 2017-18!

HOFCALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE ΠΓΜ HALL OF FAME

Pi 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.

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NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT

At this year's Triennial International Convention we will be donating toothbrushes and used paperback books to a Kansas City area Veteran's hospital.  If you are attending the convention, please bring new or used paperback books (fiction and non-fiction) and new toothbrushes to Kansas City for donation to this great cause.

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CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

TwitterHere 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).  Keep your eye out for updates about the Triennial International Convention coming up this October!

STUDENT MEMBERS CAN RUN FOR OFFICE!

Pi Gamma Mu invites student members to run for office!  At each triennial international convention, the student members elect two students to serve on the international Board of Trustees for the upcoming three-year period.  Both student trustees then attend the annual board meetings during that triennium and participate actively in governing Pi Gamma Mu. 

Board membership is a sign of respect and accomplishment, particularly if it happens when one is still a student.  But it is certainly a significant career milestone at any age.  Board membership can open up a whole new world of wonderful people, experiences, and causes. 

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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. 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. 

CHANGE OF EMAIL 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

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

Suzanne Rupp, Psy.D., Executive Director: [email protected]
Beth Biddle, Associate Director for Chapter Services: [email protected]
Quinlan Stein, Chapter Development Officer: [email protected]

A list of all active chapters and chapter sponsors, including email addresses, is available on our website

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