Friday, February 22, 2013

Phi Kappa Phi Forum Online Extras – Spring 2013

The spring 2013 edition of Phi Kappa Phi Forum, "Good News, Bad News," is arriving in member mailboxes this month. As a companion to the magazine, check out these Online Extras that dig deeper into the topics explored in this edition.

Footnotes and Annotated Reading List: "Living Longer, Often with Dementia" by Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden

Footnotes: "Can American Women Have It All and Be Happy?" by Ling-Yi Zhou

Photo Gallery and Footnotes: "Speaking Out for Dying Languages" by Merryl Kravitz

Crossword Puzzle Solution: "Dueling Headlines" by Jim Bernhard

Footnotes: "Bug Off!" by Catherine C. Shoults

Footnotes: "Scaling Adult Obesity" by Angela Lumpkin

Photo Gallery: "Auditing the Course of Academia" by Rodney Hughes

Member News: Unabridged

In Memoriam: Unabridged

Poetry: Runner-up from the magazine contest

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Apply Today: The Mark Twain Awards for Travel

Brought to you by Phi Kappa Phi corporate partner Letterbanc, The Mark Twain Awards for Travel support students who wish to enrich their education through exposure to people and places they otherwise would not encounter. Once awarded, the funds are unrestricted and can be used toward any local or international travel of any duration. Awards range from $500 to $2,500. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are strongly encouraged.

To Apply
1. Create a new account with your username and password at
2. Visit to submit a brief 250 word statement and additional required information.

  • Any currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in any major
  • A graduate student in a masters, doctoral, or professional degree program
  • A recent college graduate who completed coursework less than 2 years ago
  • All applicants will be considered equally on the merits of their proposed travel regardless of affiliation or memberships. 



The Mark Twain Awards for Travel are funded by Letterbanc, the leading application platform for academic awards, admissions, and employment, and promoted by Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board, a national honor society recognizing college seniors.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Member Benefits Highlights – February 2013

Don’t miss out on these great deals and opportunities exclusively available to Phi Kappa Phi members throughout February.

Save up to 25% on Lenovo laptops, PCs, tablets and much more during February! Exclusive offers include:

Up to 15% off ThinkPad T430 & T530 laptops
20% off Lenovo All-in-one desktop PCs
25% off Lenovo IdeaPad S2110 tablets
25% off Lenovo U & Z Series laptops

Redeem these and other great deals by visiting and entering eCoupon USXFEB2013. Offers end February 28.

The Princeton Review
Save $200 on classroom courses, small group instruction or tutoring for the MCAT, LSAT, GRE or GMAT when you enroll by March 11. Use promo code PKP200 when enrolling online or call 800.2REVIEW. Not sure where to start? Take a free practice test to find out. For more information, visit

Save on the phones you love from Samsung, HTC, Nokia and more when you purchase a qualifying plan and 2-year agreement. Offer ends Feb. 18. Learn more.

Worldwide Hotel Discount Program
Enter into a drawing for a one-night free hotel stay when you book between now and March 31 using Phi Kappa Phi’s Worldwide Hotel Discount Program. Choose from a worldwide inventory of hotels with exclusive discounted rates averaging 10-20% below best available rates. Book today!

Learn about other great benefits available to Phi Kappa Phi members by visiting the Member Benefits Center.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pick a Winner in the Fall 2012 Graduation Photo Contest

Thanks to all who submitted photos to the fall 2012 graduation photo contest! We received more than 65 submissions of Phi Kappa Phi members proudly wearing Society recognition apparel on their big day.

After much deliberation, Phi Kappa Phi staff members narrowed the field to 10 outstanding entries. Now we need your help to pick the winners! Voting closes Friday, Feb. 22, at 11:59 p.m. Central time. The winning entries will receive cash prizes and appear in various Society marketing and promotional materials.

Click here to vote now!