Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fit Brains Partnership Discontinued

As of November 1, Fit Brains has discontinued their partnership. As a result, members are no longer eligible for a discount from Fit Brains.

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the discounts offered by other Phi Kappa Phi scholastic partners including JPASS by JSTOR 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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ticket Monster Perks 4-Day Sale

For 4 days only, Phi Kappa Phi members can save $10 off Ticket Monster Perks orders over $200. Between October 25-28, members can use promo code Save10 to access this exclusive deal.

Ticket Monster Perks offers members an exclusive 15% discount on more than 2.5 billion sports, concert and theater tickets worldwide. Members are also eligible to receive discounts—up to 25% off—on movie tickets and theme park admissions. This includes discounts for AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Disneyland, Six Flags, Knotts Berry Farm and much more!

Click here to sign up today for access to Ticket Monster Perks discounts exclusive only to Phi Kappa Phi members.

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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi Installs Chapter 338 at Washington State University Tri-Cities

Phi Kappa Phi will install its 338th chapter at Washington State University Tri-Cities today, October 20.

The installation of the WSU Tri-Cities chapter comes after a thorough chartering process and approval from the Society’s board of directors. To be eligible, an institution must be a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an established reputation of excellence and an expressed commitment to upholding the values of the Society.

“Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to welcome Washington State University Tri-Cities to its growing community of scholars,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “Its focus on the quality of the academic experience and hands-on, project-based instruction is evidence of WSU Tri-Cities’ commitment to academic excellence and the Phi Kappa Phi mission.”

Officers elected by the chartering group to serve the newly installed chapter include President Mark Mansperger, President-elect Katherine Banks, Secretary Darlene Scrivner, Treasurer Debbie Nogueras, Public Relations Officer Maegan Murray, and Awards & Grants Coordinator Christopher J. Cree.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Display Your Membership

Looking to show off your Phi Kappa Phi pride? Frame your membership certificate with a customizable frame from our partner, Church Hill Classics. Choose from a variety of frame moldings, mat colors and materials to create a frame that complements your home or office decor.

In addition, you can find a frame to showcase your medallion, stole or Phi Kappa Phi photos. Click here to start designing today!

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Brooks Brothers Fall Event: Save 25%

Don't miss the Brooks Brothers Fall Shopping Event, which runs today, Thursday, October 13, through Friday, October 14. During the two-day event, members can receive 25% off full-priced purchases online, by phone and in Brooks Brothers retail stores when using your Corporate Membership card.

To receive the discount, you must sign up for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card by visiting Membership.BrooksBrothers.com or calling 1.866.515.4747 with the organization ID 11755 and pin code 61431.

To receive the discount online, members must create a separate Corporate Member profile, even if you already have an existing Brooks Brothers profile. Please allow 20 minutes after you receive your email confirmation before creating your online Corporate Member profile. Register for your separate Corporate Member profile here.

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Save the Date for Giving Tuesday

On November 29, 2016, Phi Kappa Phi will join thousands of organizations around the globe to celebrate Giving Tuesday. Now in its fifth year, Giving Tuesday is a day of philanthropy dedicated to giving back through the support of nonprofit organizations.

This year after all of your holiday gifts have been purchased on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we ask that you consider making a gift to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation. All gifts, no matter the size, will open doors of opportunity to members both near and far. Your generous gifts will help deserving students and members realize their educational and career goals, from study abroad to graduate school to lifelong learning.

Want to see exactly how your contributions can make an impact? Check out these testimonials from Phi Kappa Phi members across the country.

Ready to join in the Giving Tuesday movement? Make sure you:

Join us on Giving Tuesday and help us continue to make an impact on the future.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Help Us Put a Face to a Name and Win!

Have you added a profile photo to your Link account? In addition to helping build your personal brand, having a profile photo makes it easier to stand out among fellow Phi Kappa Phi members and increases the chances that members will respond to your question or discussion posts.

Add or update your Link profile photo between now and October 31, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Phi Kappa Phi Store!

Don’t miss your chance to win! Follow these 3 simple steps to upload your photo today:
  1. Sign in to your Link profile.
  2. Click the drop down arrow next to the Actions button located under the blank profile photo.
  3. Upload your photo. (Yes, it’s that simple!)
You even have the option to import your photo directly from your LinkedIn account. What could be easier than that?

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Member Benefits Highlights – October 2016

No tricks here, only treats! Take advantage of these great offers exclusively available to Phi Kappa Phi members throughout October.

Avis
As a Phi Kappa Phi member, you can save up to 25% off base rental rates when booking with Avis Rent A Car. Click here to make your online reservation or call 1.800.331.1212 and mention AWD number W980400. Don’t forget to download exclusive coupons for a free upgrade, free weekend day and $25 off a weekly rental!

Brooks Brothers
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Brooks Brothers Fall Shopping Event! Receive 25% off full priced purchases online, by phone and in stores when using your Corporate Membership card on October 13 and 14. To receive the discount, you must sign up for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card by visiting Membership.BrooksBrothers.com or calling 1.866.515.4747 with the organization ID 11755 and pin code 61431.

To use the discount online, members must create a separate Corporate Member profile, even if you already have an existing Brooks Brothers profile. Please allow 20 minutes after you receive your email confirmation before creating your online Corporate Member profile. Register for your separate Corporate Member profile here.

Budget Truck

Haul away the savings with Budget Truck! Save 20% on truck rentals picked up any day of the week in October. Click here to book your reservation or call 1.800.566.8422 and mention Phi Kappa Phi account number 56000134543. To ensure availability, early reservations are strongly encouraged. Available for pick up through October 31, 2016.

Church Hill Classics
Looking to show off your Phi Kappa Phi pride? Frame your membership certificate with a customizable frame from Church Hill Classics. Choose from a variety of frame moldings, mat colors and materials to create a frame that complements your home or office decor. In addition, you can find a frame to showcase your medallion, stole or Phi Kappa Phi photos! Click here to start designing today!

Lenovo
Fall is here and leaves are changing but great discounts remain! Phi Kappa Phi members can save up to 32% off select Lenovo tablets, up to 30% off select Lenovo laptops, and up to 15% off select ThinkPad laptops. Visit Lenovo.com/PhiKappaPhi to start shopping.

Ticket Monster
Ticket Monster Perks offers members exclusive discounts on sports, concert, movie and theme park tickets worldwide. And for 4 days only, save $10 off your Ticket Monster Perks order over $200 between October 25 and 28. Click here to get started. Use promo code Save10 to access the limited-
time offer.

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

Monday, October 3, 2016

Apply for a $10,000 Dissertation Fellowship

Phi Kappa Phi is now accepting applications for its Dissertation Fellowship program. Introduced in 2014, the program is designed to support doctoral candidates who are writing their dissertations.

Beginning this year, the program will award ten $10,000 Dissertation Fellowships. To be eligible, applicants must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. Awards are for 12 months of dissertation writing. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the application deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal.

The deadline to apply is November 30 and recipients will be notified by February 1.

To start your application, click here. For more information, read the Dissertation Fellowship FAQs or download the fact sheet.

If you have additional questions, please contact Kelli Partin, awards manager, at kpartin@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 235.

Volunteer Spotlight – October 2016

Leigh W. Cellucci
East Carolina University

Chapter Position: Treasurer

University Position: Professor and Director, Health Services Management Program

Years of Service to the Chapter: 5 years

Degree(s)/Discipline: M.A., Sociology, College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Sociology, University of Virginia; M.B.A, Discipline Health Services Management, Idaho State University

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? The 'tap on the shoulder.' I emailed the East Carolina University Chapter President when I began work at ECU in 2011, and he invited me to a board meeting. By the next year, I was 'tapped on the shoulder' and asked if I would serve as treasurer.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud? Our East Carolina chapter of Phi Kappa Phi sponsored a lecture by Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, about her book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. Prior to the lecture, she met with students to answer questions about her research. After the lecture, she stayed to sign copies of her book for those in attendance and then, she had a very late supper with students. She was an excellent speaker, and she was willing to spend as much time with the students as they needed. She illustrated Phi Kappa Phi's motto regarding the love of learning. On an interesting note, directly after her visit with us at East Carolina, she flew to attend the NAACP Awards Ceremony in California. Her work had been nominated, and she did receive the award for the NAACP Outstanding Literary Workbiography. As she wrote to me later, she appreciated the warmth and hospitality of East Carolina and the bright, curious, and kind students. It is the support of Phi Kappa Phi and the work of college chapters that creates opportunities for the University community to meet and visit with such interesting, smart, and gracious scholars.

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you? Phi Kappa Phi means opportunity. It gives me the opportunity to serve and give back, but also it gives me the opportunity to get to know and learn from others.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer? Working with my colleagues from various disciplines. They, like Theoharis, are smart, interesting and fun. And, their service illustrates the love of learning, too.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer? Allow yourself to be 'tapped on the shoulder.' You will find the work meaningful.

What are your hobbies? With my husband Tony—running, sailing, and walking the dog.

Where are you from? I am originally from Charleston, South Carolina, and now call Greenville, North Carolina, home.

Read Leigh's bio.