|PKP News||November 2008, Vol. 1, Issue 2|
|In this issue:
• Award Applications Available
2009 Award Applications Available Now
Scholarship and award applications for the 2009-2010 academic year are available now at PhiKappaPhi.org. Applications are available online for Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships, Study Abroad Grants, and Literacy Grants. All applications must be received on or before the following deadlines:
For additional information about Phi Kappa Phi award programs, contact Maria Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
The Celebrating Student Success conference is an opportunity for all students at ASU, regardless of discipline, to showcase their scholarly and artistic endeavors.
The conference, begun by ASU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in 2000, is held as an annual, one-day event in March. Program presentations are selected on the basis of anonymously reviewed abstracts submitted by a deadline in January. Presenters and their faculty sponsors are notified of acceptance by email in February.
The presentations may be paper (oral) presentations, poster presentations, symposia (multiple presentations on a highly integrated topic), or other presentations including recitations, musical performances, displays of artwork, dramatic scenes, and reading of original creative writing. The conference day begins with a plenary lecture arranged by the Student Conference Committee, followed by poster presentations, artistic presentations, concurrent contributed paper sessions, and a reception.
The conference will be held on Wednesday, March 11, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center.
The Tenth Annual Augusta State University Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Celebrating Student Success will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2009. It will be a special occasion, so faculty, please encourage your students to present their research and also encourage your classes to attend. by Camilla Reid
Dues Increase - Save Money by Renewing Now
At our last meeting, the members approved increasing the local chapter dues from $12 to $15 effective in January 2009. Please consider paying chapter dues of $12 either by sending a check payable to Phi Kappa Phi to Robert Smalley at Box #11 or through PKP headquarters by clicking here.
CALL FOR POETRY
Phi Kappa Phi Forum seeks original, previously unpublished poetry from active members for its summer 2009 edition that will be devoted to American pride around the anniversary of the birth of the nation.
One original, previously unpublished poem will be selected from all entries to appear in the printed version. Runner-ups will appear online. The contest is open only to active PKP members, published or unpublished. The poetry must reflect the theme of the issue.
Poems should be up to 40 lines long. The deadline is Friday, March 13, 2009. For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org\.
Writers sought for PKP Forum
Qualified writers are being sought for the summer 2009 edition of Forum. The plan is to run anywhere from four to eight articles at 1,000-2,000 words apiece. Topics are detailed on the National PKP's website. If interested, send a short summary of your ideas and your credentials to Phi Kappa Phi Forum editor Peter Szatmary at email@example.com by Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.
The Economy and You
The National PKP is presenting a teleseminar for active PKP members on Dec. 9 titled The Economy and You. Financial advisor and PKP member RoShawn Winburn will present information on how to manage money in the recession. .Register for the teleseminar.
PKP already offers a car rental discount through Enterprise; now it offers additional savings to active members through both Avis and Budget Rent a Car.
Ray Whiting, president of ASU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, and the Executive Committee extend warm wishes to PKP members for a happy holiday season. Join the ASU community in celebrating the season at the following events during December: Dec. 4, Christmas Tree Lighting; Dec. 5, Cookies and Milk with Santa; Dec. 12, Faculty-Staff Holiday luncheon; and Dec. 13, Alumni Association and President's Drop-in.
|War and History: Comprehension and Performance.
An A Day program presented by Dr. Hubert van Tuyll, chair of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy. Recap presented by Robert Smalley.
As an introduction, Dr. van Tuyll challenged everyone to consider how many wars they could name if they were given sufficient time. He asked everyone to consider whether they had ever seen a film showing a war, a war scene on television, a documentary on a war, or ever played a game based on principles of war. I am sure most of us realized we had been exposed to war more than we had thought.
Since the lecture was sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi, Dr. van Tuyll made sure he used at least one word I would need to check in the dictionary after his speech by discussing the ubiquity of war and the ubiquity of the literature of war. In case there is anyone else who is not sure of the meaning of ubiquity, Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary provides the following definition: "presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously." That source gives the word omnipresence as a synonym.
He mentioned the size of the one-volume Encyclopedia of Military History, discussed the amount of literature written about Napoleon and Hitler, and stated the book of Deuteronomy in the Bible has good examples of literature on war.
Arsenal Speaker Series
The Phi Kappa Phi Arsenal Speaker will continue it’s “life lessons” series in spring semester. The events will be held in the JSAC Coffeehouse.
Jan 29, Thurs, 1 pm –
Feb 25, Wed, Noon – Donna Wear, biology
The national office of Phi Kappa Phi has requested permission to use videos from our Phi Kappa Phi programs last year on their site. Above is one such video.
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100 Useful (and interesting) Websites: Whether you need to find a home, share a huge file, or throw a wicked curve with a Wiffle ball, you'll find these sites indispensable. Compiled by Mark Sullivan in PC World magazine on Oct 2, 2008.
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