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Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences
International Honor Society in Social Sciences
Pi Gamma Mu®
International Honor Society
in Social Sciences
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Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: (620) 221-3128

Pi Gamma Mu Conventions

Pi Gamma Mu conventions



Theme:  "I'm a Little Bit Country"

Host for the convention:  Monty Pope, sponsor of the Pi Gamma Mu Chapter at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.

Chairman of the convention committeeBarry D. Friedman, chancellor of the Atlantic Region.

: Nashville, Tenn.
Doubletree Hotel Nashville
          315 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee   37219-1693
          (615) 244-8200
          Convention room rate:  $92 (plus tax) per night, up to quadruple occupancy.
          (Breakfast is not included in room rate.)
          Deadline for reservations:  Wednesday, September 28, 2005.  Call hotel directly.

Registration fee:

$40; includes Friday-evening dinner.  There is an additional fee of $20 for the Saturday-afternoon tour.  Registration payment must be received by Monday, October 10.          

Download a registration form (Adobe file):  Click here
Download the detailed convention announcement (Microsoft Word 2000 document): 
Click here
     (The detailed convention announcement includes information about shuttle transportation from the airport.)

Proposals for papers:

Pi Gamma Mu student members may propose to present papers at the convention.  Proposals for this convention must be submitted in the form of a completed research paper or, at a minimum, a complete draft of a paper.  Provide three hardcopies!  Proposals must be received by the chairman of the Committee of Readers no later than September 20, 2005.  The chairman is:  Dr. Robert D. Loevy, faculty sponsor of the Colorado Epsilon Chapter at Colorado College, 14 East Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado   80903, (719) 389-6584, [email protected] .  (Other members of the Committee of Readers:  Pi Gamma Mu's Pennsylvania Governor A. Wayne Burton, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (retired), and Dr. Susan Zlomke, Ouachita Baptist University.)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Luncheon for Old and New Trustees

1-2 p.m.  Board of Trustees Committee Meetings

2-5 p.m.  Board of Trustees Meeting (guests welcome)

5-7 p.m.  Registration

5-7 p.m.  Dinner on Your Own

7-8 p.m.  Plenary Session
                    Welcome (First Vice President Gordon E. Mercer)
                    Roll Call of Chapters (Executive Director Sue Watters)
                    Introduction of Trustees, Governors, and Pi Gamma Mu Staff
                              (First Vice President Gordon E. Mercer)
                    Triennial Report (President Jean Karlen)

8-8:20 p.m.  Ice Breaker:  "Name that Tune" (this is being arranged for the 2005 convention)

8:20-8:45 p.m.  Musical Toys for Kids - March of the Musical Toys (we will ask delegates
                            to bring a musical toy, we'll march with them, and then we'll donate them to a
                            Toys for Tots organization)
                         Jyl Shaffer, Volunteer and Community Resource Specialist of the YWCA
                          of Nashville, will accept the musical toys for the YWCA Domestic Violence Center

8:45-10 p.m.  Student Mixer / Caucus #1
                              8:45-9:45 p.m.:  Nomination process for student trustees
                              9:45-10 p.m.:  Conversation with President-elect Gordon E. Mercer about future
                                                          directions of Pi Gamma Mu

8:45-9:45 p.m.  Social Time for Trustees, Sponsors, and Other Faculty Attendees


Friday, October 21, 2005

8-9 a.m.  Registration

8-9 a.m.  Breakfast Orientation for Trustees and Governors
                 (President Jean Karlen, First Vice President Gordon E. Mercer)

9-10:30 a.m.  Student Panel Session (presentation of students’ papers)
      9-9:16  Erika Dandal and Gialynn Yebron, University of the Philippines, Diliman
                         "The Calling"
     9:16-9:32  Jennifer Holt, University of South Florida
                         "Comparison of the Attributional Ambiguity and Rejection-Identification Models"
     9:32-9:48  Jennifer Forlenza, Catholic University
                         "The Secular-Islamic Cleavage in Turkey and the Country's Bid for EU Membership"
     9:48-10:04  Lisa Nelson, Wayne State College
                         "Chimpanzee Linguistics"    
     10:04-10:20  Kevin Pruitt, Bluefield State College
                         "Faded Glory:  Engagements of the Civil War in West Virginia"

10:30 a.m.-12 noon  Concurrent Workshops
                         Pi Gamma Mu’s Benefits for Students
                         (Second Vice President Charles McClellan, Student Trustee Jamie
                          Cooper, Governor John Roper)
                         Graduate School
                         Publishing in the Journal
                        Chapter Development and Recruitment of New Members
                         (First Vice President Gordon E. Mercer)

12 noon-2 p.m.  Lunch on Your Own

2-3:30 p.m.  Student Panel Session (presentation of students’ papers)
     2-2:16  Serena Ross, University of Saint Thomas
                         "How to Win the Race:  A Case Study on African-Americans and the
                           Pursuit of Higher Education"
     2:16-2:32  Kimberly M. Prentice, University of Nebraska at Omaha
                         "The Republican Revolution"
     2:32-2:48  Matthew Pernicek, Wayne State College
                         "The Burgundian Code"
     2:48-3:04  Jessica Taylor, North Georgia College & State University
                         "Women in India"
     3:04-3:20  Cara Watchorn, Wayne State College

3:30-4:45 p.m.  National Issues Forum - Americans' Role in the World
                            Student Trustee Jamie Cooper will lead the Forum

4:45-5:45 p.m.  Student Caucus #2

5:45-6:15 p.m.  Student Balloting for New Student Trustees

6-6:45 p.m.  Registration

6:45-9 p.m.  Convention Banquet
                         Dinner - Bistro-style chicken with mixed-field-greens salad; molten chocolate cake
                         Recognition of Faculty Advisors
                         Special Awards
                         Keynote Speaker – John W. Rumble, Ph.D.
                                                        Senior Historian – Museum Services Section
                                                        Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
                                                        Nashville, Tenn.
                              Title:  "Country Music:  America's Music"

9-11 p.m.  Concert
                    Entertainer – Sharon Cort & New River Ranch
                         (Visit the Web site at .)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

8:30-10 a.m.  Workshops
                 National Issues Forum Moderator Training
                         (Student Trustee Jamie Cooper)
                Managing Risks of Service and Other Projects
                         (Pi Gamma Mu Legal Counsel Michele Price)

10-11 a.m.  Performance by Cumberland University Country Group

11 a.m.-12 noon  Plenary Business Session

12 noon-1:30 p.m.  Board of Trustees Meeting

12 noon-1:30 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

2 p.m.  Tour begins
               Tour includes the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium, at
               one time the location of the Grand Ole Opry