Monday, June 27, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi Visa® Rewards Card Limited-Time Offer

The Phi Kappa Phi Visa® Rewards credit card is the perfect way for members to show their Phi Kappa Phi pride everywhere Visa is accepted while supporting Phi Kappa Phi awards and grants at the same time.

For a limited time only, the first 100 approved cardholders to make their first purchase will receive a complimentary Phi Kappa Phi canvas tote bag courtesy of Phi Kappa Phi (pictured). To qualify for this offer, your account must be opened by June 30, 2016.

Members can also earn rewards points redeemable for thousands of rewards items. Other benefits include 20% off Phi Kappa Phi merchandise purchases, no annual fee, a low introductory rate for the first 6 months, $100,000 travel accident insurance and much more!

To sign up for the Phi Kappa Phi Visa Rewards® credit card and take advantage of the great benefits, click here. If you have questions, contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Great Courses Partnership Discontinued

As of July 1, The Great Courses has discontinued their partnership. As a result, Phi Kappa Phi members are no longer eligible for a discount from The Great Courses.

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the discounts offered by other Phi Kappa Phi scholastic partners including JPASS by JSTOR, Fit Brains and Lumosity. To access all available member discounts, click here.

If you have questions, please contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Show Your Phi Kappa Phi Pride and Win!

Calling all graduates! Did you wear your Phi Kappa Phi stole, medallion or honor cords at your recent graduation? If you have commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride, share them with us for a chance to win an Amazon gift card and be featured in Society materials.

To enter, click here to submit your entry online by June 30, 2016. Please limit your submission to no more than five photos. High resolution .JPEG or .PNG images are preferred.

The first place winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, second place will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and third place will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Click here
for more details including official rules and submissions from previous graduation photo contests.

If you have questions, contact Hannah Breaux at hbreaux@phikappaphi.org.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Online Store Coming Soon

The Phi Kappa Phi Online Store is currently being updated to provide members with a better shopping experience. Due to the update, the store will be unavailable from June 20-30 while it undergoes the enhancements. No merchandise orders, including phone orders, can be placed during this time.

The new and improved store launches Friday, July 1, and will feature many all-new Phi Kappa Phi-branded items. And of course, you’ll still find member-favorites like graduation gear, t-shirts, license plate frames, mugs and more!

Stay tuned to Phi Kappa Phi social media for up-to-date information and sneak peeks of the new merchandise items. If you have questions about the store update, please email tnavarre@phikappaphi.org.

Thank you for your patience as we work to provide an enhanced shopping experience!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Member Benefits Highlights – June 2016

What do you have planned this summer? Whether it’s traveling, studying, getting organized or just relaxing, Phi Kappa Phi has you covered! Don’t miss these exclusive discounts available to members throughout June.

Ticket Monster *New Benefit
Phi Kappa Phi is excited to announce it has teamed up with Ticket Monster Perks to offer members an exclusive 15% discount on more than 2.5 billion sports, concert and theater tickets worldwide, and up to 25% off movie tickets and theme park admissions. The new partnership includes discounts for AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Disneyland, Six Flags, Knotts Berry Farm and much more! Click here to sign up today and save $5 on your first order. If prompted for a company identifier, use PhiKappaPhiTix1.

Carbonite

Keep your important computer files safe and your mind at ease when you use Carbonite, the leading online backup provider. Carbonite backs up your irreplaceable computer files securely and automatically to the cloud allowing you to access them from any computer, smartphone or tablet. Phi Kappa Phi members receive 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 Carbonite.com today and enter promotional code PKP2015 when signing up for your free trial or purchasing a subscription.

Carey & Embarque Car Service
Carey and Embarque offer chauffeured transportation to make your journey as effortless and efficient as possible! Phi Kappa Phi members receive 10% savings on premium chauffeured transportation from Carey and receive exclusive pricing on Embarque transportation services. Call 1.800.336.4646 to speak with one of Carey’s professional reservation specialists or 1.866.444.2144 to book your reservation with Embarque. Reservations can also be booked online by visiting www.carey.com or www.embarque.com. Use account number WA818139 when booking your reservation.

Franklin Planner
Excellence starts with a plan! Shop Franklin Planner’s June sale and save 20%, 40%, 60% and 80%. Plus, all orders over $60 receive free shipping. Don’t forget to enter promo code PKPMEMBER at checkout to receive an extra 15% off your purchase. Visit FranklinPlanner.com to start planning today.

Lenovo
Take advantage of instant savings on Lenovo's award winning technologies throughout June including special offers up to 27% off select laptops, desktops, tablets, accessories and more. Click here to learn more and start shopping.

Local Hospitality Summer Vacation Giveaway
Enter into a drawing for a free booking when you book between now and September 30 using Phi Kappa Phi’s Worldwide Hotel & Car Rental Discount Program. Using the program, Phi Kappa Phi members, friends and family can access a worldwide inventory of hotels and rental cars at exclusive discounted rates. Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, individually or in a group, domestically or abroad, take advantage of huge savings up to 50% for hotels and 35% for car rentals at locations worldwide. Click here to book today.

The Princeton Review
In the midst of test prep? 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 800.2REVIEW.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight – June 2016

David Dampier
Mississippi State University


Name: David Dampier

Chapter Position: President

University Position: Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute

Years of Service to the Chapter: 4 years

Degree(s)/Discipline: Ph.D., Computer Science; M.S., Computer Science; B.S. Mathematics

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I was recruited by the outgoing Chapter President to be the incoming Secretary. In our chapter, an officer serves two years as Secretary, then two years as President-elect or Vice President, and then two years as President. It is a six-year commitment.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud? Seven straight years as a Chapter of Excellence

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you? A non-discriminatory honor society. As a computer scientist, we are not usually eligible for the university-wide honor societies. Phi Kappa Phi gives our students the opportunity to be recognized at the university level for their achievements.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer? Being involved and meeting the students.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer? Pay attention and get to know the chapter, especially the students.

What are your hobbies? Woodworking and Taekwondo

Where are you from? Naples, Florida

See David's CV.