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A BUSY YEAR FOR THE GEORGIA RHO CHAPTER

KArlenM. Katrina Smith
Georgia Rho Faculty Sponsor, Reinhardt University

One chapter simply should not have so much fun in a single year.  The Georgia Rho chapter is getting ready to welcome new members at our third induction as we top off our busiest year yet.  Making the final plans for the ceremony, I had the chance to reflect on what I have learned as we have developed the Georgia Rho chapter.   When I first applied to form a new chapter at Reinhardt University, I was nervous about being a new sponsor and what it would take to build a successful chapter – especially at a small college.  I suppose that I enjoy creating “firsts”.   With the help of my 2015/2016 officers, Kayla Spenard, Stephanie Smith, and Katie Blair we have been active in hosting social, service and scholarly events throughout the year.  The largest undertaking we had was to plan and host the first Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.  In October, we welcomed 19 presenters and almost 50 participants from four local colleges.  Students were able to present their original research to fellow undergraduates.  Attendees were able to enjoy the half-day event with a poster session and talking with peers (and fellow Pi Gamma Mu members) about their research on variety of topics in Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science. Our keynote speaker shared her experience with working with professionals from many different areas within the social sciences.  We look forward to expanding our conference next year. 

Our work did not end with a single scholarly event.  Our chapter members also worked on social and service events.  We participated in campus events like our Year of Mexico festival which was led by our chapter co-sponsor, Dr. Cheryl Brown.  This year’s fall celebration was set up like a traditional street fair found in small towns in Mexico.  We had a many cultural experiences available for students including food and games.  A major goal for the festival was to raise money to build a well for a small town in rural Mexico.  Before the event, our members worked on raising awareness for the event and the cause.  At the festival, the Pi Gamma Mu chapter set up a contest where participants ran an obstacle course while carrying a 5-gallon bucket of water.  We developed the challenge to help students understand the experiences of town members who were currently faced with carrying water for several miles each day.  They were able to better appreciate the physical challenge and importance of the well.  The festival was a huge success as together the University community raised over $1500 to contribute to the project.

As we close out the academic year, our chapter looks to the future.  Faculty, current members, and alumni will come together in April to induct new members and welcome new officers.  We will celebrate the successes of those moving on and plan for new adventures just on the horizon.

 

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