|PKP News||March 2009, Vol. 1, Issue 3|
|In this issue:
• 10th annual Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
The video produced for PKP promoting student research and the Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference was sent to the national office. It now appears on their website, along with a news item about ASU's conference.
Mr. Perry Snyder, PKP executive director, wrote the public relatons office the following e-mail and gave permission to quote him:
"Two words: THANK YOU! One more word: WOW!
"So very impressed am I with the Conference you tube that I have forwarded it to members of the Society’s governing board of directors (and that includes the president of your university) and my staff colleagues in hopes that all will forward it to chapter officers around the nation. In my case, I shall forward it to several with whom I have met in recent weeks.
"From time to time, Dr. Bloodworth and other board members will make reference to 'Phi Kappa Phi at its best.' That’s what kept coming to my mind as I watched ASU’s you tube. ASU’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is indeed “Phi Kappa Phi at its best.”
Your thoughtfulness is appreciated as is your commitment to honor and excellence.”
10th Annual Student Research Conference
Ten years ago, three faculty members in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at ASU came up with an idea to give students an opportunity to present research in a conference setting. Thus was born ASU’s Student Research and Fine Arts Conference, an annual event that has grown from 17 presentations and a poster session to 65 student presenters in this year’s 10th annual Student Research and Fine Arts Conference, which is being held on campus Wednesday, March 11.
"I'm excited that our research conference provides another venue for student research. Student research is one way that students learn to be active participants in the learning process and begin to take responsibility and ownership for the knowledge they are gaining," said Dr. James M. Grayson, president-elect of the Augusta State chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and conference planning chair.
This year, the conference also has gained the support of a local sponsor. “First Citizens Bank is pleased to sponsor the Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference at Augusta State University. Not only is this a reflection of our commitment to the university but to the fine students who will benefit from this opportunity to showcase their scholarship,” said Philip Wahl, city president for First Citizens and an alumnus of the university. For information on the conference, go to: www.aug.edu/pkp/2009/2009Spring.html
The last regular ASU chapter meeting of the academic year will be held at noon on Wed., April 23, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Coffeehouse.
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PKP Holds Annual Initiation
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its iinitiation on FRIDAY, MARCH 20, at 7 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom.
Mr. John C. Bell, Jr., immediate past chair of the ASU Foundation and local attorney will be the featured speaker.
Mr. Bell, a '69 alumnus, was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi as a law student at the University of Georgia.
Please note several changes in the initiation ceremony this year:
PKP expresses their appreciation to First Citizens for their support of the conference and reception.
Renew Your Membership
Renew your membership in the national organization by completing the Online Renewal form. Discounted national rates are available if you opt to extend your active membership for multiple years, or you may opt to make a one-time Active-for-Life payment ($300), which ensures that you receive the benefits of active membership for a lifetime. Other fees are optional, but all serve to support and strengthen local chapters and award programs.
You may also be interested in paying ASU chapter Life Dues. For around $150, you may be an active member of the chapter for life. For more information on life dues, contact Robert Smalley in the Hull College of Business, treasurer for the ASU chapter.
For Members Only
If you ever need to rent a car, Phi Kappa Phi has you covered. Avis, Budget, and Enterprise offer exclusive discounts to society members. Click the links to book your rental online or note the following discount codes when renting your car by phone:
AVIS -- W980400
BUDGET -- R023600
ENTERPRISE -- NA1427
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As a Phi Kappa Phi member, you can take advantage of savings through Dell's Employee & Education Purchase Program. Check the PKP website for special deals on laptops and Desktops from Dell.
|Augusta State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi|