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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.

INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 2014 TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL
CONVENTION IN OCTOBER IN N. CHARLESTON, S. C.

CharlestonCome join us for Pi Gamma Mu's triennial international convention on October 16-18, 2014, in North Charleston, S. C. This charming southern city is one of the Top 10 tourist attractions and is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the United States.

The convention will allow you to meet members from other Pi Gamma Mu chapters and learn what they are doing at their schools, present a research paper from your social-science courses, and visit a variety of historic and interesting places in Charleston. You can tour a plantation, take a horse-and-carriage ride through downtown, visit the aquarium, take a ferry boat to Fort Sumter, or take a ghost tour of the area's haunted sites.

Please visit the 2014 Convention Web page for updates, forms, etc. Now is the time to plan your trip; now is the time to request institutional travel funds; now is the time to decide to submit a research paper or help create a chapter poster. We need you! We will have a great time! Plan on joining us. See you in Charleston.

PI GAMMA MU 2014 TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Tentative Program

Theme: An Ocean View of a Global Future

Thursday, October 16, 2014

9 a.m. Meeting of the Board's Executive Committee

9:30 a.m. Board of Trustees Meeting

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

1 - 3 p.m. Board of Trustees Committee Meetings

3 - 5 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (guests welcome)

4 - 7 p.m. Registration

4 – 5 p.m. Pre-convention Workshop on Applying to Graduate School

5 – 6 p.m. Pre-convention Workshop on What You Can Do with a Degree in a Social Science Discipline

Dinner on Your Own

7 - 8 p.m. Convention Opening/ Plenary Session

8 p.m. - ... Social Time/Carolina Shag Dance Lessons anyone?

Welcome
Roll Call of Chapters (Executive Director)
Introduction of Trustees, Governors, and Pi Gamma Mu Staff
Presidential Triennial Report (President)
Service Project Presentation:

We are asking delegates to bring a stuffed animal, which will be donated to a local charity/community organization. This is a very well-regarded and popular service project! Details forthcoming.

Veterans of previous conventions undoubtedly remember the 2002 "Teddy Bear Pageant," the 2005 "March of the Musical Toys," the 2008 "National Nominating Convention" and the 2011 "National Constitutional Convention."

Friday, October 17, 2014

8 a.m. Registration Opens

8 - 8:45 a.m. Orientation for Trustees and Governors

9 - 10:15 a.m. Student Paper Presentation Session I & II

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Student Paper Presentation Session III & IV

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon, Chapter Honor Rolls, James Chapter Award, Sponsor Milestone Recognitions, Hall of Fame Inductees

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address, Dr. Thomas Carsey, Thomas J. Pearsall Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2:30 - 4 p.m. Student Research Poster Session

4 - 5 p.m. Student Caucus

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

Dinner on your own. Group options may also be available.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9 - 10:30 a.m. Chapter Development Showcase (Roundtables and Chapter Poster Session)

Roundtable for Pi Gamma Mu Alumni
Roundtable Discussion Leaders:
Sheila Moyle, Budget Analyst, Western Carolina University
Nilda Pyronneau, Past Pi Gamma Mu Student Trustee
Dr. Gordon Mercer, Immediate Past President, Pi Gamma Mu

Roundtable – Keeping Online Members Engaged

10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Plenary Triennial Business Session (Executive Director)

Recognition of Outgoing Board Members, Installation of New Officers and Board Members, Student Trustees announced

12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (new board)

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

1:30 p.m. Charleston City Tour begins. Advance registration ($20) is required.

The convention committee is building a Web page containing information about the convention. The URL address is www.pigammamu.org/convention-2014.html.

Conference Registration Fees: $45 -- due to international office no later than September 25.

This fee includes the awards luncheon on Friday.

A registration form will be posted on the Pi Gamma Mu Web site in early April.

Hotel Information:

Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Convention Center
4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, S. C.
Call hotel directly. (843) 744-4422 (www.crowneplaza.com/charlestonsc)

Convention room rate: $119 (plus tax) per night, up to quadruple occupancy (Breakfast is not included in room rate.)

Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations. Information on when the block of rooms will open and how to reserve a room will be forthcoming.

Reservation deadline is September 25.

Charleston has it all. We hope to see you at the triennial international convention in October. Start making your chapter travel plans now!

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Mailing address: Pi Gamma Mu, 1001 Millington St., Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156.

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