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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.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!

We welcome our members who have joined Pi Gamma Mu this spring. We are very happy that you have affiliated with our organization. Your name has been added to our E-mail subscription list, and you will remain on this list as long as you wish to receive our newsletters. There is information at the bottom of the page to make changes to your subscription when necessary.

PI GAMMA MU SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Pi Gamma Mu's international Board of Trustees is conducting a search for a new executive director to succeed Sue Watters, who concluded over 17 years of service to the society when she retired on April 30. The board has released a document that contains a "Description of Qualifications and Expectations" and a "Solicitation of Applications." Click on the [Read more...] link to see the entire document.

The board encourages applicants to apply by August 23.

Pi Gamma Mu StarMAKE YOUR CHAPTER A
"PI GAMMA MU STAR"

Has Pi Gamma Mu helped you by giving you the recognition that you have earned as an honor student, or by facilitating your institution's process of recognizing honor students? If so, please help us to create new chapters so that faculty members and honor students at other colleges and universities can benefit, too.
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VIEW FROM THE PODIUM
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Dr. Barry Friedman Building on the work of such scientific-management and administrative-
management pioneers as Frederick W. Taylor, Henri Fayol, and Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, between 1927 and 1932 G. Elton Mayo and his associates conducted experiments at the Hawthorne Works, a Western Electric factory in Cicero, Ill., a Chicago suburb. (Current students are not likely to be familiar with the Western Electric Company. Western Electric was the AT&T subsidiary that manufactured the indestructible black dial telephones that the students' grandparents and I had in our homes.) The experiments were conducted to explore possible factors that might improve workers' productivity. The most well-known version involved manipulation of the level of illumination in a room in which six women assembled telephone relays.  When the researchers increased the level of illumination, productivity went up.  The researchers increased the level of illumination again, and productivity went up again.  Another increase, and there was even more productivity. 

CHAPTERS IN ACTION

Delaware Beta
The Delaware Beta Chapter at Wilmington University donated food to Catholic Charities in its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in 2012.

This issue has news on our chapters at Wilmington University, and Wichita State University.

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PI GAMMA MU ITEMS AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS

BannerThe international office is selling royal-blue Pi Gamma Mu sweatshirts in sizes M, L, XL, and XXL for $25. We have navy-blue polo shirts, embroidered with the Pi Gamma Mu key design in white, which are always a popular item. We have them in sizes M, L, XL, and XXL for $25. You can order your honor cords any time during the year. They can be worn at graduation, they can be draped around your Pi Gamma Mu membership certificate on the wall, or you can be creative--but be sure to order yours. There is an order form on the merchandise page at www.pigammamu.org. You can also call the international office and purchase these items with a credit card, and they will be mailed to you immediately. If you would like more items with the Pi Gamma Mu logo, check out the selection from our CafePress storefront. Church Hill Classics offers beautiful Pi Gamma Mu frames that can turn your membership certificate into a spectacular work of art! Visit the Web page at http://www.pigammamu.org/church-hill-classics-store.html.

CHAPTER SPONSORS: PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ANNUAL REPORTS

The international office solicits the submission of annual reports from chapter sponsors. It is very important that you fill out the report and return it to our office. The annual-report form is also on our Web site at www.pigammamu.org/chapter-reporting.html, so, if you would prefer to send your report electronically, you have the opportunity and is very easy to fill out and submit.

If you would like to see your chapter's activities mentioned in the Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter, you must send in your annual report and tell us what your chapter has been doing this year. Even better, send us photos to put in the newsletter to accompany the description of the activities that you sponsored (they can be sent in an E-mail to the international office). You need to brag about your students and what they are doing. The deadline is September 1 to submit the report to the international office.

Because of the new IRS tax laws, we require information from every chapter regarding its yearly income. Part of the annual report asks whether your chapter made more than $5000 during the previous fiscal year. We must have this information from each chapter, so please fill out the report and submit it to the international office.

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CHAPTER SPONSORS: PLEASE SEND IN YOUR CHAPTER’S INITIATION FORMS

The fiscal year of Pi Gamma Mu's international board ends on August 31. We solicit submission of pending membership-registration cards before then. Of course, a chapter can send membership-registration forms to headquarters at any time during the year. But, if you are holding on to membership registration cards and initiation fees, now is a great time to mail them to our headquarters so that our staff members can register your new members and credit your initiation activity to our 2012-13 fiscal year.

Our goal is for all chapters to have sent in membership registration cards this year--i.e., by August 31. We will greatly appreciate your attention to this matter.

PI GAMMA MU SOLICITS YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Pi Gamma Mu is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and 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 10 scholarships to students going into a graduate program in social science each year. You can mail your donation to Pi Gamma Mu, 1001 Millington St., Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156.

Virgina C. ShingletonVIRGINIA C. SHINGLETON

Pi Gamma Mu's international officers have learned that Virginia Colonese Shingleton, sponsor of the Indiana Epsilon Chapter at Valparaiso University for 19 years, passed away on December 27, 2012, at the age of 62, following a lengthy, courageous battle against cancer.  Dr. Shingleton helped get the chapter reactivated in 1994.

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I WANT TO SUPPORT PI GAMMA MU BY MAKING A DONATION

Pi Gamma Mu is committed to providing a wide range of services that will stimulate social-science research, recognize the achievements of honor students in the social sciences, and encourage student members to pursue graduate studies in social-science disciplines. We do a lot, and we'd like to do more! Please, would you help us?

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Please direct my donation as follows:

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x Conventions (student travel, registration, etc.)

x Publications

x Where most needed

Donations of $25 or more will be acknowledged on Pi Gamma Mu's Web site and in the Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter.

Pi Gamma Mu is a Section 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

Ask about the opportunity to endow a Pi Gamma Mu national scholarship.

Mail your donation to:

Pi Gamma Mu
1001 Millington Street, Suite B
Winfield, Kansas 67156

For more information, call Beth Biddle at (620) 221-3128 or visit our donations Web page: http://www.pigammamu.org/donate.html

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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 (executivedirector@pigammamu.org), 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.

ACHS Membership Protects the Legitimacy of Honor Societies

Pi 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 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.achshonor.org) for the list of honor societies that are members.

CONTACT US

Here are ways to contact our international office.
Regular mail: 1001 Millington St., Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156
Telephone: (620) 221-3128
Email addresses:

Beth Biddle, acting executive director, associate director
for chapter services: [email protected]
Angela Shear, chapter-development officer: [email protected]


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