Thursday, May 30, 2013

Apply for a Love of Learning Award

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

Available to active Phi Kappa Phi members, Love of Learning Awards help fund postbaccalaureate studies and/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, at $500 each, are distributed each year. The deadline to apply is June 30.

Applications are open to all active (dues-current) Phi Kappa Phi members who:
  • Have completed their baccalaureate studies by application submission deadline.
  • Have not received a Fellowship or Award of Excellence grant.

Learn more and apply today.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Phi Kappa Phi Forum Online Extras – Summer 2013

The summer 2013 edition of Phi Kappa Phi Forum, "Dreams," 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: "The DREAM Act and Other Mexian (American) Questions"
by John-Michael Rivera

Works Cited: "Lift Every Voice and Let Freedom Ring"
by George Henderson

Works Cited: "The Function of Dreaming"
by Robert Stickgold

Another Anecdote, Photo Gallery & Footnotes: "The Nature of Knowledge"
by Stacy Taniguchi

Crossword Puzzle Solution: "Dream On!"
by Jim Bernhard

Footnotes: "Research Gone up in Smoke"
by Mark H. Griep

Poetry: Runner-up from the magazine contest, "Dreaming of Travel" by Patricia Clark

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring 2013 Graduation Photo Contest

Calling all graduates! Did you wear your Phi Kappa Phi stole, medallion and/or honor cords at your spring 2013 graduation? If you have commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride, share them with us for a chance to win up to $100 and be featured in Society materials.

To enter, email your pictures to by June 30, 2013. Include your name, chapter of initiation, date of graduation, and a brief description of your picture. Please limit your submission to no more than five photos. High resolution jpeg or tiff images are preferred. Contest open to all active Society members. 

First place winner will receive $100; second place $50; third place $25. 

To see submissions from our previous graduation photo contests, click here

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Member Benefits Highlights – May 2013

Spring into savings with these special offers exclusively available to Phi Kappa Phi members throughout May.

  • Save 15% on ThinkPad T430s, T530 and X1 Carbon laptops
  • Save 20% on Ideatab A-series Tablets, K, Q and H series and C-series All-in-one desktops
  • Save 25% off Ideatab S2110 tablets as well as IdeaPad U and Z-series laptops
Offers valid May 1 - May 30 with eCoupon USXMAY2013.

ThinkPad Pre-Graduation Sale
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Use eCoupon THINKGRADS. Offer valid May 2 - 5.

ThinkPad Laptop, Touch & Ultraportable Sale
  • Save 15% on ThinkPad T430, T530, T430s and W530 laptops
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Offers valid May 6 – 8.

ThinkPad Deals for Mom
  • Save 17% on ThinkPad T430, T530, X230, X230 Tablet and X1 Carbon laptops.
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Offers valid May 9 – 15. Use eCoupon THINKMOM.

ThinkPad Graduation Sale
  • Save 15% on ThinkPad T430, T530, T430u and T430s laptops
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Use eCoupon GRADUATION May 16 - 22.

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  • Save 18% on ThinkPad T430u and Twist laptops as well as the ThinkPad Tablet 2
Offers valid May 23 – 29. Use eCoupon MEMORIALSALE.

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The Princeton Review
Save $225 on a GMAT, LSAT, or GRE Ultimate Classroom Course if you enroll by May 23. To redeem your offer, use code LSAT25 (LSAT Ultimate) or GRAD225 (GMAT or GRE Ultimate) when enrolling online or by calling 800.2Review. Visit for the year-round offer of $150 or 15% off classroom courses, online courses, and tutoring.

Additionally, you can receive free study help as you prepare for finals with access to on-demand Q&A, homework help experts and step-by-step textbook solutions brought to you by Chegg Study Week. This service is completely free with no strings attached.

Worldwide Hotel Discount Program
Enter into a drawing for a one-night free hotel stay when you book between now and Sept. 30 using Phi Kappa Phi’s Worldwide Hotel Discount Program. Choose from a worldwide inventory of hotels with exclusive discounted rates averaging 10-20 percent below best available rates. Book today! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Volunteer Spotlight – May 2013

Dr. Barbra F. Mosley
North Carolina A&T State University


Barbra F. Mosley

Chapter Position: President

Years of Service to the Chapter: Since 2010

University Position: Associate Professor, School of Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction - Instructional Technology

Degree(s)/Discipline: BA History, MS Ed Media,  Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction (Instructional Technology)

How did you become involved as a chapter officer?
After my initiation ceremony, I was asked by the President if it would be okay for him to place my name on the nomination list for President-Elect. With no other names on the list, I was voted in as the President-Elect and ended up serving out the rest of that President's term.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud?
I am most proud of the Chapter of Excellence Award we received which validates our commitment to academic excellence and service.  Our members have worked diligently to make the chapter a vital asset for the university and community. 

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you?
It means I am part of an organization that strongly supports the extension of learning beyond personal comfort zones. Phi Kappa Phi has provided me opportunities to seek continued professional development and other activities where I am able to impact the lives of others.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer?
I enjoy working with diverse groups of people and learning how other organizations on campus operate so that we can best utilize resources to promote our chapter and its activities.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer?
Once your foundation has been laid whereby members are actively involved and committed to moving the chapter to higher heights; the new chapter officer should do everything within their power to build upon that foundation.  I am a strong believer that officers set the example for others to follow; you must lead by example.

What are your hobbies?
Singing, writing poetry/songs, reading, working with young people, and playing in my garden.

Where are you from?
I am originally from Greensboro, N.C.; have lived in several states and abroad while serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Read Barbra's Bio.