Monday, August 31, 2015

Train Your Brain with Lumosity

Phi Kappa Phi has teamed up with Lumosity, a leading brain training company, to offer members an exclusive 25% discount on individual yearly and lifetime subscriptions.

Launched in 2007, Lumosity is a simple online tool that offers more than 40 games designed to challenge core cognitive abilities. The groundbreaking program is based on extensive research in the field of neuroplasticity.

Lumosity is available on iPad, iPhone and Android, and in and in several languages on the web including French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

To take advantage of the exclusive 25% discount:
  1. Visit to set up your free account.
  2. Once you’ve created your account, click here to activate the 25% discount.
To learn more about Lumosity, watch this video. If you have additional questions about the discount, please contact Jamie Chapman at

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Apply Now: Study Abroad Grants and Love of Learning Awards

Applications are currently available for Session B of the Love of Learning and Study Abroad programs.

To learn more about each program including how to apply, follow the links below.

Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Twenty-five $1,000 grants will be awarded during Session B. The deadline to submit applications is September 15.

Fact Sheet
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Love of Learning Awards
Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include, but not be limited to, graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/studies, etc. Eighty awards, at $500 each, will be distributed during Session B. The deadline to submit applications is October 1.

Fact Sheet
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

AT&T Discount Increased to 15 Percent

Phi Kappa Phi members are now eligible to receive a 15 percent monthly discount on wireless phone service from AT&T. The discount is available on qualifying voice and data plans.

Members currently enrolled in an AT&T plan with the 14 percent discount will receive the new discount automatically. Please allow up to two billing cycles for the discount to take effect. New and existing AT&T customers not yet receiving the discount offered through Phi Kappa Phi can register for the discount by visiting or bringing a Phi Kappa Phi membership card and photo ID to a local AT&T store. Please note not all retails stores may honor the discount.

Click here more information about the AT&T discount. If you have additional questions, please contact Jamie Chapman.

Try The Great Courses Plus for Free!

You’ve heard of binge-watching, but how about binge-learning? Beginning this fall, The Great Courses—a worldwide leader in lifelong learning—will launch The Great Courses Plus, an on-demand video service geared toward learning.

As a Phi Kappa Phi member, you have the opportunity to be one of the first to try the new streaming service for free before it becomes available to the public. The free subscription is being offered to members as part of an exclusive beta testing period open only to a small audience.

As a beta tester for The Great Courses Plus, you will have access to many great features including:
  • More than 4,600 lectures from the best courses in The Great Courses library of content, including the Smithsonian courses
  • Courses and lectures covering subjects in history, science, professional development, cooking & wine, photography and much more 
  • Compatibility on web browsers, mobile web browsers, and apps through Apple, Google Play, Kindle Fire, and Roku

To take advantage of the free subscription and vast online course offerings, visit and enter your email address and invitation code PHIKAPPAPHI in the orange box. Please note that a valid credit card is required to complete the registration, but you will not be charged now or in the future.

This exclusive beta testing period is expected to run until late September. Once finished, your subscription will be cancelled and you will be under no obligation to join.

To learn more about The Great Courses Plus, click here to view a list of FAQs. If you have additional questions, please contact Jamie Chapman at

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Member Benefits Highlights – August 2015

Class is in session! Whether you are a faculty or staff member, student, or parent, don’t miss out on these great back-to-school specials available exclusively to Phi Kappa Phi members throughout August.

Franklin Planner *New Benefit
Excellence starts with a plan! Phi Kappa Phi has partnered with Franklin Planner to offer members a 15% discount on online purchases. Whether you’re looking for a Franklin Planner signature planning system to organize your time or a fine leather bag to organize your professional world, you’ll find the tools you need at Franklin Planner. Visit to start planning today! Enter promo code 26538 when checking out to apply the discount to your order.

As a Phi Kappa Phi member, you are eligible for a $300 discount when you register for all four parts of Becker Professional Education's CPA Review Course at the same time. Visit to enroll online and enter code 2005BCPARCPKP to redeem the discount.

Keep your course files and study guides safe this semester with leading online backup provider, Carbonite. With Carbonite you can rest easy knowing your files are backed up securely and automatically to the cloud. In addition, you can access these important files from any computer, smartphone or tablet. Carbonite offers members a 10% discount, with additional discounts available for multi-year purchase, on all business and personal plan subscriptions. Members can also try Carbonite free for 15 days! Visit today and enter promotional code PKP2015 when signing up for your free trial or purchasing a subscription.

Gear up for this semester with Dell's exclusive savings on computers and accessories. To take advantage of the special discounts, shop at And click here for more details on additional back-to-school discounts including a free LG TV with purchase of a $699.99 PC!

Looking for a new computer to help keep up with coursework and studying? Lenovo has instant savings up to 38% off laptop, tablets, desktops and more! Visit the Phi Kappa Phi member site now for the latest and greatest in Lenovo technology and check out the Lenovo Back to School Guide to make school shopping easier.

The Princeton Review
It’s never too early to start your test preparation and The Princeton Review can help. Save up to $150 on classroom courses, small group instruction, tutoring, and self-guided courses for the MCAT, LSAT, GRE or GMAT. To enroll with the discount, click here or call 1.800.2REVIEW.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Stay Organized with Franklin Planner

Phi Kappa Phi has teamed up with Franklin Planner—a global retailer of time management planners and accessories—to offer members an exclusive 15% discount on online purchases. Whether you’re looking for a Franklin Planner signature planning system to organize your time or a fine leather bag to organize your professional world, you’ll find the tools you need when shopping at Franklin Planner.

To take advantage of the discount, visit and enter promo code 26538 upon checkout.

For more information about Franklin Planner and the exclusive discount, click here. If you have additional questions, please contact Jamie Chapman at or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Spring 2015 Graduation Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to Hanna Wienke from Carroll University for being named the first place winner in the Phi Kappa Phi Spring Graduation Photo Contest! As first place winner, Wienke will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Second place and a $50 Amazon gift card was awarded to Valencia Campbell from The University of Texas at Austin. of San

Third place and a $25 Amazon gift card went to Chibuike Chikezie from the University of Bridgeport.

Watch for the winning entries, along with other submissions, to appear in various Society marketing and promotional materials. And don't forget to stay tuned for information about the 2015 Fall Graduation Photo Contest!

To see all entries, click here.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight – August 2015

Bill Mulligan
Murray State University

Name: Bill Mulligan

Chapter Position: President

University Position: Professor of History

Years of Service to the Chapter: 7 years

Degree(s)/Discipline: A.B. in History, Assumption College; A.M. and Ph.D. in History, Clark University

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? Our chapter had a lull after chartering and I was part of a group that met and was interested in reviving the chapter and making it more active. That led to my first term as president. I think Phi Kappa Phi can play an important role in promoting academic excellence at Murray State and we are making progress.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud? I guess responded positively to changes and ideas I proposed to make us more active and visible. We have gone from doing nothing but inviting new members to holding workshops for students on Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grants and other topics, to sponsoring a lecture, and having a very successful book drive led by our student vice presidents.

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you? It is an organization committed to rewarding excellence and thereby encouraging people across all disciplines to push a little harder to do their very best.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer? Interacting with motivated, active people from across campus and working with the students.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer? Go to the convention and see what as many other chapters as possible are doing. In your chapter never accept that you are doing all you can – we need to grow and explore new areas to encourage students and faculty.

What are your hobbies? I collect stamps from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the Vatican City. I also enjoy photography and reading mysteries – Anne Perry and Christine Trent.

Where are you from? I was born in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Hempstead, N.Y.