|PKP News||September 2008, Vol. 1, Issue 1|
|In this issue:
• Student Vice President
New Student Vice President Named
Chris Goss, a music major, has been named as the first-ever student vice president for the university's chapter of PKP. Homeschooled for most of his studies, he graduated from Augusta Christian in 2005. He talks frankly about his learning disabilities and the academic success he has had in college, calling it miraculous. He is anxious to make other students aware of their potential and this new role in PKP will help. Chris plays classical guitar and recorded Swing Away -- some original cross-over country music. Following graduation, he plans to move to Nashville and pursue a career in the music industry.
Welcome from the chapter president
Welcome to a new academic year at Augusta State and to the first email newsletter of ASU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Although I have already had the opportunity to see many of my colleagues and students, I am looking forward to our first chapter meeting of PKP to renew the anticipation and promise for our chapter's future.
As many of you already know, this year will be challenging for all of us as we enter into an uncertain time for our university's budget.
This is important to our chapter of Phi Kappa Phi because as the university's budget becomes tighter and tighter, we will find it harder to get the economic support for our programs that we have enjoyed for so long.
For many chapters, this lack of support would cause a significant downturn in campus programming but here at ASU the enthusiasm of our members and their inspiring commitment to intellectual curiosity and diversity has already generated a full calendar of scheduled talks and programs. This should tell us all one thing; our chapter is truly one of the most active and committed members of the Phi Kappa Phi family. As the president, I would like to start this year out by thanking each and every one of you that works so hard for this chapter and our students. If it were not for your work, Phi Kappa Phi would not add the tremendous intellectual value that it does to our campus.
It is clear to me that our chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and the leadership of this university have a commitment to the academic life of this institution and to the advancement of our students. Our chapter clearly seems to understand that Phi Kappa Phi is not a club or faculty organization, but rather an institution committed to the advancement of our students, and for this we should all be proud. It is this commitment that is reflected in the vibrancy and brilliance of the university's academic life.
I trust that all of you, like me, are ready for the fresh opportunities this year will bring as we continue the work that makes PKP the center of academic life of this institution.
Ray Whiting, president
Arsenal Speaker Series: Learning is Life
Thurs., Sept. 25, 1 p.m., Butler Rm., JSAC. Tom Nakashima, Morris Eminent Scholar in Art.
Fri., 0ct. 10, 10 a.m., Coffeehouse, JSAC.--Hubert van Tuyll, War and History: Comprehension & Performance
Wed., Oct. 29, 1 p.m., Coffeehouse, JSAC. Sam Robinson.
Noon, E 156, Allgood Hall --
2008 Award of Excellence Award Winner: Jason Sumerau
“Income, War, and Elections” (Vol. 88, No. 2., Summer 2008, p. 26-27) by Jurgen Brauer, PhD., Professor of Economics, Hull College of Business, appeared in FORUM, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi journal.
Member Benefits Announced!
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Keep us posted!
Castles, Battles & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History, by Jurgen Brauer & Hubert van Tuyll
Brauer and van
Tuyll reconsider key episodes of military history from the point
of view of economics —with dramatically insightful results. For
example, when looked at as a question of sheer cost, the building
of castles in the Middle Ages seems almost inevitable: though
stunningly expensive, a strong castle was far cheaper to maintain
than a standing army. Similarly, great commanders of the Age of
Battle such as Napoleon, Marlborough, and Frederick the Great
My skepticism was relieved by the preface, my expectations enhanced by the first chapter, my confidence
assured by the second. This study is serious, creative, important. As an economist I am happy to see
A short YouTube video on the characteristics of students today was shown at one of the summer's PAC meetings.
|Augusta State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi|