Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Announces Partnership with NIXTY

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—today announced it has entered into a partnership with NIXTY, a global online learning platform, to promote the Society’s national service initiative.

The new partnership is aimed at providing an open-source learning platform for the Society’s more than 100,000 active members to share their wide-ranging expertise in a variety of formats.

“We at Phi Kappa Phi look forward to our partnership with NIXTY in developing our national service initiative,” said Dr. Ray Sylvester, Society president-elect and 2010-2012 chair of the national service initiative task force. “We believe NIXTY will provide the platform for dissemination of our members’ expertise in a variety of topical areas, beginning with some of our proven literacy projects. We believe this partnership will go a long way in fulfilling both the Society’s love of learning and its desire to be of service to others.”

“NIXTY is incredibly excited to be partnering with Phi Kappa Phi in support of their service initiative,” said NIXTY President Glen Moriarty. “We look forward to leveraging the Society''s diverse areas of expertise and passion for service with our platform to enact meaningful change in the world.”

To launch the partnership, recipients of Phi Kappa Phi’s Literacy Grants were provided with the ability to share their literacy project models with both members and non-members of the Society seeking to implement similar programs in their own communities.

“NIXTY supports service initiatives in an important way by supporting the sharing and planning of projects,” said Dr. Kathleen Tice, Phi Kappa Phi member and assistant professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. “The NIXTY platform provides easy, broad access to information. The flexible format also can be helpful for users.”

Tice—who shared her literacy project using the platform—continued, “I have been able to present a video that shows a service-learning project rather than solely describe it. I also can include information that I have learned over time that could be useful for those beginning service projects of their own.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Seventy-Three Phi Kappa Phi Chapters Recognized

The Board of Directors of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi congratulates 20 chapters that earned the Chapter of Excellence distinction this year, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization. Phi Kappa Phi also applauds 53 chapters that received the Chapter of Merit honor for 2011-12. Thanks to the efforts of volunteer officers, these 73 chapters have met and exceeded national standards and demonstrated strong ongoing commitment to recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

2011-12 Chapters of Excellence
Augusta State University
Brigham Young University
East Carolina University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Louisiana State University
Mississippi State University
North Carolina A&T State University
The Ohio State University
Pittsburg State University
San Diego State University
Texas Woman''s University
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Nevada-Reno
University of North Texas
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of West Alabama
Youngstown State University

2011-12 Chapters of Merit
Alfred University
Arkansas State University
Black Hills State University
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Sacramento
Cameron University
Campbell University
Carroll University
Columbus State University
Duquesne University
East Tennessee University
Eastern Kentucky University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Institute of Technology
Georgetown College
Grand Valley State University
Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Kansas State University
Lycoming College
McKendree University
Miami University
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi University for Women
North Dakota State University
Oregon State University
South Dakota State University
Southeast Missouri State University
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University
Truman State University
United State Military Academy
University of Bridgeport
University of Central Florida
University of Central Missouri
The University of Findlay
University of Georgia
University of Kansas
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Massachusetts
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of the Pacific
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
The University of Tennessee at Martin
The University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Toledo
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
Washburn University
Weber State University
Western Washington University
Wright State University

For more information on the Chapter Recognition program, click here.