Love of Learning application deadline June 30

Need funding to attend a conference, support dissertation research, or pay for textbooks? Apply for a Love of Learning Award!

Available for only active Phi Kappa Phi members, Love of Learning Awards help fund postbaccalaureate studies or career development including graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career enrichment activities, and travel related to teaching/studies. One hundred forty-seven awards, valued at $500 each, will be distributed this year. The deadline to apply is June 30.
The competition is open to all active (dues-current) Phi Kappa Phi members who:
• Have completed their baccalaureate studies by application submission deadline
• Have not yet received a Fellowship or Award of Excellence grant

TWU PKP Chapter Among the Best: Winner of Little Free Library

On behalf of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, it is my pleasure to announce the winners and results of its inaugural Book Drive Competition held between February 1 and April 30, 2014.  The competition, which was developed and managed by the Society’s Council of Students, saw participation from 19 chapters across the nation with a total of more than 6,800 donated books. [Between our Houston & Denton book donations, we were 22% of this total!]

The winning chapters—the five that collected the most books—include Texas Woman’s University, North Dakota State University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Florida Atlantic University, and Youngstown State University. These chapters will receive a “Little Free Library” (http://littlefreelibrary.org) to place at a location of their choice. In addition, the chapters will receive $150 to cover the design cost of personalizing the library. [Our 2014-15 student VPs will select the location and design]

During the drive, participating chapters were tasked with collecting as many books as possible to donate to an organization of their choice. Beneficiary organizations chosen by the chapters range from schools to libraries to hospitals to a tribal college to a correctional center to other non-profit organizations like shelters, tutoring and mentoring programs, and even an overseas beneficiary. 

The project served as a great way to promote Phi Kappa Phi on campus and in the community.  Other chapters that hosted a book drive include Brenau University, California State University, Sacramento, Campbell University, East Carolina University, Eastern Kentucky University, Elmhurst College, Idaho State University, Kennesaw State University, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, University of Memphis, University of South Carolina-Upstate, and Western Washington University.

The Council of Students would like to thank all the chapters for participating in this book drive, you have helped encourage a love of learning and enable access to opportunities that can last a lifetime!

Sincerely,

Jim Carlson, Ed.D.

Chapter Development Director
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

What has most i…

What has most impressed me about our students, particularly over the last week, is their composed, articulate ability to communicate to large groups. On Monday, our students led part of the Phi Kappa Phi induction ceremony…During those presentations, Chancellor Stuart leaned over and jovially asked if we had ever been that young. Frankly, I am pretty sure I was once that young, but I know I did not have the composure and presence of mind on display by those students.

-Provost, Robert Neely, Texas Woman’s University, Academic Digest, April 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Freysteinson, our chapter Vice President – Houston!

Dr. Wyona M. Freysteinson (nursing, Houston) was chosen as a scholar for the 2014-15 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, a highly selective mentoring program administered by the International Leadership Institute of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau. The academy pairs “scholars,” or aspiring full-time, non-tenured faculty leaders, with experienced leadership mentors whom NFLA faculty members then support. 

2014 Initiation and Banquet

Books collected to benefit Denton County Friends of the Family tied with blue and gold ribbon were the centerpieces for the banquet tables. See more photos on our Facebook page.

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