Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Member Benefits Highlights – November 2013

Don’t miss out on these great offers—including a new benefit—exclusively available to Phi Kappa Phi members throughout November.

Shoeboxed (New Benefit!)
Go from paperwork to paperless with new Phi Kappa Phi partner, Shoeboxed! Shoeboxed provides a fast, easy way to turn your important paper documents such as receipts, bills, business cards, and more into organized digital data. With Shoeboxed, your documents will be carefully sorted and scanned into a secure online account. All of the organized data, including an IRS-accepted image of each document, is then human-verified, categorized, and accessible anytime, anywhere. As a Phi Kappa Phi member, you are eligible to receive 20 percent off your first six months when you subscribe. Sign up using this link to receive the discount and begin eliminating your paper clutter today!

Graduation Recognition Sale
For limited time only, get free shipping when you buy all three graduation recognition items (the Phi Kappa Phi medallion, cord and honor stole). Place your order by phone only at 800.804.9880, ext. 210. Protocol for wearing graduation recognition items varies from school to school. Please check with your college or university before ordering.

  • Save 20% on ThinkPad T431s and X1 Carbon *special configurations only
  • Save 20% off IdeaCentre K, Q and Horizon Table PC desktops as well as A and C series all-in-one desktops
  • Save 25% off IdeaPad U and Z series laptops
  • Save 20% off Ideatab A and S Series tablets
  • Save 15% off ThinkCentre M72z all-in-one desktops and M72e and M92e Tiny desktops

Redeem these and other great deals by visiting with eCoupon code USXNOV2013 by November 30.

The holiday shopping season is here! Whether shopping online or in the store, it’s important to be aware and watchful by taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. As a member, you are eligible to receive a 20% discount on a LifeLock membership. Click here to enroll using the Phi Kappa Phi discount.

The Princeton Review
As you gear up for the holiday season and the new year, make sure you keep your exam preparations top of mind! Phi Kappa Phi members can receive $150 off classroom courses, online courses and tutoring through The Princeton Review with promo code PKP150. In addition, take advantage of 20% off The Princeton Review’s Financial Add Seminars when you use code FINAID20. Start prepping today!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Volunteer Spotlight – November 2013

John Emert
Ball State University


John Emert

Chapter Position: Chapter President

Years of Service to the Chapter: 6

University Position: Associate Dean, The Honors College, Ball State University

Degree(s)/Discipline: Ph.D. and M.S. / Mathematics; B.A. / Mathematics and Music Performance

How did you become involved as a chapter officer?
I was invited by a colleague to join the chapter board.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud?
We developed an annual chapter-funded scholarship. These efforts have increased interest (and success) in the national scholarship competitions.

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you?
"Love of Learning" finds resonance in so many different ways amongst our students and colleagues.  Phi Kappa Phi celebrates this academic diversity and affirms the value, significance, and impact of collaborative learning.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer?
The opportunity to empower our students through the local Phi Kappa Phi student board.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer?
Continually cultivate academic breadth within the chapter. Invite colleagues and students who find their passion of learning through different means. Phi Kappa Phi thrives when it has broad foundations.

What are your hobbies?
Family time and family travels; music; racquetball and cycling; reading

Where are you from?
Originally from East Tennessee, near the Smoky Mountains. After graduate school I accepted my first academic appointment in Muncie, Indiana; Muncie has become my home.

See John's Bio.